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Post by Narrowminded on Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Wow lots going on in your mind to wrestle with. Seeing the Stones would be something for your memoirs. I never saw them either.

That’s a fairly decent amount of allowed veg. I was thinking the list would be smaller.
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Post by Annieh on Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 am

Hi AT, it's great to have you back. Hopefully the journalling will help you keep on top of your dietary regime and promote your healing. Enjoy the Rolling Stones!!!!!
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Post by perennialpam on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 am

Years back I wanted to see the Stones but could not afford the tickets; or should I say I decided they were too expensive for me. Mostly because I could not afford two tickets in order to have some company at the venue.

Have a great time.

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Post by AutumnTiger on Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am

Thanks Annie, its good to be back. Just couldnt face it when I couldn't eat primally.

Pam - perfectly understandable. We got our tickets at a very good price otherwise we wouldn't be going.

It appears "eat all the things" has kicked in. Partly, possibly, due to the minimal eating yesterday, but I also have a yen for something I can't put my finger on - no doubt something salty, fatty & crunchy.
I think another slice of bacon might have to do it
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Post by Rig D on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:49 am

I wish you lots of luck on your efforts with your diet program. You certainly have a lot of complications to making things work.

Regarding the Stones: It can't be much longer before they start showing up on stage with walkers and canes. They have been around seemingly forever. I'm a big fan of a lot of their earlier stuff, (way back when I was also "earlier') but some leaves me really flat. But agree that going to see them in person would be a good event.
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Post by ONTARIO on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 am

There is a lady, Jennifer Robins, that has an AIP blog and cookbooks. Her stuff (the non-sugary stuff) is quite good.

https://predominantlypaleo.com/

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Post by Meant2Move on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Go YOU on the salsa exercise routine! I love DVD's for fitting in a little movement break when I don't have a lot of time, or the weather is uninviting.
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Post by AutumnTiger on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:22 pm

Thanks M2M, it was fun. I had forgotten how much I missed it. Typical that this week I can't get in a before work session - would like to make a routine of that.

Thanks for the recommendation Ontario, I will look in to that.

Thanks Rig D - yeh, a whole new world of learning. Stones report to follow at the weekend Smile

Yesterday's food - as best as I remember it.

Brek: 2 rashers bacon, melon, bar
Snack: Banana
Lunch: leftover roast dinner, quite a small portion so then had celery and pate; then two more rashers bacon to try and satisfy the craving for salty, fatty, crunchy.
Snack: another bar
Dinner: burger, sausage, oven chips, side salad. This time I did prepare myself a portion of oven chips without thinking. Rolled with it and at them.
That was the end of it. No evening snacking for me - terrified of another bout of the pain.

Could have been worse and as my weight stayed the same this morning I'll take. Although I do feel more bloated than I did.

Today the cravings have continued, but not so far as eating for the sake of it. I also tried to head things off at the start of the day, as I felt breakfast didn't quite hit the spot yesterday.
Monday is usually shopping day but DH isn't feeling too hot, and just nipped in for essentials.

Brek: 2 bacon, 2 fried egg, an apple, a paleo bar; and about 10:30am as I was not hungry any earlier
Lunch, again slightly later to accommodate the later breakfast: chicken breast, two sausages, the last sprinkle of cheese. No veg or salad here, which was naughty, but I just wasn't feeling it.

Still feel fairly satisfied now, and a little bloated, so not sure what dinner will be
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Post by AutumnTiger on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:28 am

Busy week with doing additional hours Mon-Thu in order to take an early finish on Friday for the gig.
Not particularly primal since Wednesday, which was our sixth wedding anniversary - we had a lovely Turkish meal, which seemed mostly primal, although who knows if there was gluten in any of the flavourings, but we chose to have some flatbread and I had a beer, too. Not to mention that we then came home and had cheesecake Smile
Friday was the Rolling Stones and it took us six hours to make a journey that took us 2h45m on the way home. We missed the support but saw the whole of the main gig - which was excellent. Really pleased to be able to say I've seen them!
Today is Father's Day in the UK and DH's eldest son is putting on a barbecue, the weather isn't really with us as it is cloudy, but not raining, and no chance of getting sunburn which is a bonus. There may be more beer, or alcohol with sugar mixers.
Back on the wagon tomorrow.

Submitted the job application today. Even if this one is not successful I think I have finally found my goal at last. There do seem to be entry level positions available and/or trainee positions, albeit the ultimate aim would be to attain chartered qualified status. This may or may not have to come out of my own pocket. However, I have finally identified a particular job role/title to look for, rather than the wide and various general area positions my current academic background and experience engender.
Early days so more research to be done.

Reflux continues to ebb and flow. I have discovered that an empty stomach and late night driving/passenger stress will trigger a flare, so it isn't all food related. Poor DH spent nine hours driving on Friday, and the last couple of hours driving home at 1am to 3am were very hairy-scary. We got home safe and sound but it was a little stressful.
I was good for nothing yesterday - felt like a hangover, which I never had even in my drinking days, which appears to show that it is tiredness that is the problem.

Good night's sleep last night and I am back on form this morning. Despite some wheat/gluten yesterday my brain is quite alert today and no mood swings (yet) but I will be mindful today - a barbecue should be easy to stick to mostly gluten free, and I will not use it as an excuse for one last hurrah before getting back on the wagon tomorrow - that is no longer my modus operandi.

Right time to get ready Smile
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Post by Rig D on Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 am

...I think I have finally found my goal at last.

That's a significant accomplishment, now that you are clear on where you want to be/go, you can focus in.

Ya don't want to be following this old saying: "If you don't know where you are going, any direction at all is fine."
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Post by AutumnTiger on Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:46 am

So July was a tough month.

The first day of our week off (Saturday) I cracked on with Tidy Magic, DH went off to Scout Camp for the day and B went to his first festival - tried hard drugs for the first time, overdosed and put himself in ICU. His chances were less than 50-50 on that first night but he pulled through. He spent another night in ICU before being "down-graded" to pediatrics.
So we spent the majority of our week off in a hospital in London. He was finally discharged on Thursday evening.
At least we got the weekend at home to catch up on some sleep and stuff before heading back to work.
For those in the know about healthcare issues he had a couple of follow up blood tests as his creatine kinase levels (to do with kidney function for those less in the know) spiked at over 10,000 (normally less than 100) but came down to 1064 so they discharged him from any more follow up.
I suppose we wont know if there is any long term damage until the future, but for now he appears to have made a full recovery.
His initial reaction has been that he has frightened the cr@p out of himself. I hope the lesson stays fresh in his memory.

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Moving on to happier things, DH's eldest is 21 today!

Rubbish day for a birthday although he is off work and he and his girlfriend are doing stuff today including a birthday meal. There will be a family meal with us tomorrow evening and a family barbecue, with all the family who were in France at Christmas, on Sunday.

I can't believe the boy I met when he was nine years old is now a 21 year old man.
He gave us a rough time, too, but we got there in the end Smile

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So, it wasn't deliberate to wake up on the first of the month and decide to take things in hand again, it just feels like the right time. As mentioned we have a couple of events coming up, and we are out with the MR2 group for a barbecue on Saturday, so things might not be perfect for the next few days, but its time to start paying attention again.

The trigger was getting a message from my habit tracking app that it is their naming day today and it seemed like a good idea to boot it up and get back to it. One of my regular habits was to check in here, so ... Check!

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I hope all is well with everyone, but if not you have my thoughts and prayers, and I will be catching up - slowly - over the coming days.
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Post by Lovebird on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 am

AT... no wonder the TM thread never got updated... Sad going thru a parent's worst nightmare... (((HUGS)))

AutumnTiger wrote:I suppose we wont know if there is any long term damage until the future, but for now he appears to have made a full recovery.
His initial reaction has been that he has frightened the cr@p out of himself. I hope the lesson stays fresh in his memory.

*fingers crossed* Talk about 'learning the hard way'...
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Post by perennialpam on Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:12 am

So scary. Glad he pulled through and seems to understand the seriousness of it all.

Glad to see you back for sure.
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Post by Rig D on Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 am

+1 to both the prior posts.
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Post by Annieh on Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:54 am

Check. Thanks for checking in. What a drama, so glad you all came through so far, and may the lesson last. Grok on, AT.
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Post by Narrowminded on Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 am

AT what a horrible experience and definitely a nightmare. Praying the lesson remains fresh in his mind. Thankful that everything seems to be ok, despite the scare.

Good luck getting back to TM. I need to as well.
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Kids do give you a run for the money and unfortunately the older they are the more they can get into and the less control you have over them. I am glad he pulled through, sorry you went through it, and hope he remembers it forever.
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Post by tomi1000 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:52 pm

wow --- scary stuff! So happy to hear he is on the mend and hopefully this little vaca in ICU will teach a hard and fast lesson on putting poisons into his body! Maybe it will also sink into the still growing minds of his friends.

Good for you for getting back to the good side!
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Post by The Walrus on Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:50 pm

So glad DS is okay! The things they put themselves through...and you as well...but hopefully lesson is learned. So glad to hear you are using this opportunity to strengthen your own self care.
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Post by Greensprout on Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:36 pm

We had a similar, tho less serious scare when son #2 was perhaps 14. Was allegedly staying at a friends house on a Fri night, was awakened by local police calling me at 4 am saying “your son in unresponsive and on the way to Childrens’ Hospital in an ambulance”. A mom’s worst nightmare. Was at a different friends house, and they tried something new (besides cannabis). He got aggressive, broke some items in that home, and bit his beat friend on the arm as they were trying to control him. In the end, he was ok, we were able to bring him home in a few hours. But holy crap, stops a mom’s heart for a while. Now at nearly 22, he has apologized for his behavior and what he put us through for several years in the mid teens. He also said in the days following this event that it scared him and the 2 of his friends there. Hopefully DS will learn from this as well. Hugs to you.
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Post by Rig D on Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:43 am

It sounds like a little brotherly counseling may be in order. I hope things even out and Mom can rest easy when children are out and about.
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Post by AutumnTiger on Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Quick check-in, so after months of waiting, I finally had my appointment with a dietitian today to help with my reflux issues.

We discussed my history and current issues for over an hour (I'm not sure the appointment was meant to be that long, but anyway!).

The outcome - keeping a food diary for the next six weeks or so, including trying to introduce some starchy food at every meal, namely potatoes as we discussed my gluten sensitivty, pulses being a no-go and rice not settling well (some of the time). I also mentioned that GF pasta was not really an option and that GF products tended to make me feel pretty rough.
I'm also not a fan of rice cakes or oatcakes (a strange savoury biscuit type thing available in the UK and only eaten by Scots!)

While she is trying to get me to be a carb burner, at the same time I know that for reflux the body prefers a mainly plant based diet. And my choice of plants is still very limited. I'm not sure this amount of potato will be approved by my system but we'll give it a go initially.

However, she has already identified that she may need to refer me on to a specialist - a low FODMAP diet might be required. The food/symptoms diary is to allow her to assess this better.

Naturally, some weight loss would relieve the symptoms but the symptoms are hindering the weight loss. Finally, more exercise - a given and something I should be doing anyway.

Oh, and she doesn't like "diets" and 80/20 is the way to go ....

Time to get back to Primal Blueprint laws!
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Post by Annieh on Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Welcome back, AT. Onward and upward. Be faithful with your diary, it should help.
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Post by Narrowminded on Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm

AT - I’m glad you could finally see a dietician, even if she doesn’t agree on the carb count. Re Primal Blueprint might be just what you need.
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Post by AutumnTiger on Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:48 am

Going OK apart from a few bits not strictly primal that were already in - some crisps (potato chips) and some milk chocolate. The latter has gone now, still a few crisps.

Had a sweet potato with dinner last night, but still not really feeling this potato thing. I just don't feel I need it at mealtimes. Persevering
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