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Old 12-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #601
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OH Izzy, I so want to see that movie too! Maybe DH and I can go on New YEar's day! Let the kids see something they want and us that movie! THANKS for the suggestion!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #602
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Long day at school, work then studying til 10.30 when I got home. Weight is down, this antibiotic has really cramped my eating style with all its timing rules. Guess I shouldn't complain for being such a compliant patient
Did a urinalysis at school, I am in ketosis again...
Going to have a snack now and try to read a few pages of tess gerritsen before I fall asleep. Ahhhhh

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:37 AM   #603
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Look at you, down to 140!!!!!!!! 130's will be here soon!!!!!!!! is that your goal?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #606
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Got a call from a tenant right before I was to take a test at school yesterday. The wind storm had pulled a big tree from it's roots and it was leaning against her dads truck in the driveway threatening to be blown over the parking gate or my back porch. Stress hormones spiked into super hero picking up a car mode immediately. I'm still jangled today. Had to research who owned the land containing the tree (roots) then found out their insurance wouldn't pay ("act of god"). Was trying to get the other management companies to split the 1200.00 cost, but they weren't interested because they said the owner of the car was responsible for paying (poor on disablility). I was reaching the freaking out level when I decided to call the company managing the tree property back (they initially said their insurance company won't cover it) and leave a message that I know they aren't responsible for the tree on the car, but I've warned them that the tree could fall on a person and kill them and that they've been notified of the danger and they could be held responsible (I didn't know if it was true, but I fervently conveyed that at the time). They had their maintenance crew out there at dark and it took 4 hours to get the tree cut down and removed.
I was so grateful.
But still stressed and allowed myself to do some stress eating last night (no sugar no wheat) but some very good, expensive cherries! lol) and didn't go nuts, but wanted to feel full and I didn't beat myself up....

Glad this week is over....
Was observing the residual effects of high stress. Last night I lost my phone twice. Had several conversations with the tenant whose dad's truck was pinned and barely remembered those conversations...
Today in class, I had trouble paying attention, and bad memory problems throughout the day.
I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress long, long ago. My body/psyche still over reacts to the littlest stresses in my life.....much less the real and big stresses.
I was thinking that I wouldn't have functioned very well as a medical assistant on the job today and that scared me a bit.

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:52 PM   #607
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Wow! ...you pulled it together well Hun. Better than many would have. I'd want you on my team in an emergency. Try to relax now some....I know it's hard to do. Hugs!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #608
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Christmas Eve

Been a hard 3 days to get through, I'm thinking it's horrible bad truly bad pms. I have to internalize the rage I'm feeling, so I've managed to isolate myself to protect others. LOL
Wanted to eat everything in sight. Thank god I stayed away from the junk. Miracle of miracles. Just made a cake for my dad and it took every ounce to not consume the bowl!!! LOL
A friend from school has a 22 month old and no income. I texted my niece a couple of weeks ago. My great niece has the best of everything and an overabundance...I asked if she had any 2t clothes that she no longer used/needed.
My brother dropped it over to my dads and I picked them up yesterday. I washed a sweater and cute jacket and got a huge bagful of clothes.
Since she doesn't have any family I asked her and her daughter to come over tomorrow afternoon for dinner and I'm going to surprise her with the clothes. She had mentioned last month how fast her daughter was going through clothes and she couldn't afford it.

I couldn't afford to buy for my family this year, but I bought her a doll from wal-mart for 10 bucks to unwrap tomorrow and those clothes will thrill mom.
Makes me happy can't wait to see her face

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:29 AM   #609
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Aw Izzy you are such a sweetie doing that for that mom and her daughter!!! Merry Christmas to you!!! I think 2013 is going to be a good year for everyone!!!
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I'm sorry to hear about the stressful tree situation! I think you are handling things well!!

I loved reading your post about your classmates situation and your giving heart! You are so kind, I can't wait to hear about how it went.

Have a Merry Christmas sweetie!

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Wednesday December 26, 2012
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Had a wonderful Christmas with my family yesterday! The brother that hasn't been nice to me in 2 years was really really sweet to me.
There must have been 10 desserts over there and I had them all!
TOM finally started today, spotting brown.
I swear this was killer pms in terms of angst/severe anger) and endless hunger.
The last two have been bad. Wonder if the ablation had anything to do with it?
Glad I'm spotting, because I know TOM has arrived and I have an emotional/physical reprieve for a short spell.
I didn't go to school today. Was sick to my tum last night.
Slept til 10.30. Stayed in bed til 2pm, happy as a camper, watching good movies. Never have done that.
My good mood and hunger control are back.
Seems like when I have a long holiday weekend off, it always coincides with pms. Sucks. But that is life.

I brought lots of dinner back home to feed Heather and her girl Lani.
She was so sweet and loved her presents. Heather was sooooo grateful for the clothes!
Should have left the dessert at my dad's.
Back on track today and won't weigh for a few days hopefully.

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She is very adorable and she looks so thrilled with her new toys!

Off topic... I have been looking into areas to move to after I finish school. Would you let me know in my journal or email/facebook what you think about life in St. Louis?
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Had a bit of drama getting a dishwasher for the 1st floor and a new stove for my apartment this past weekend. A tenant moved out. I spent 3 hours last night cleaning the apartment. Got rid of the stove and decided to give her my stove I got a couple of so months ago. The appliance place had flat top convention oven originally worth 800.00 and was selling for under 350.00.
I've been trying to get in a cpr/first aid class for a month and had a chance to get in the free class on Saturday, but the delivery was supposed to take place saturday so I had to pass. They called Friday afternoon and said they couldn't deliver the stove on Saturday because they had to replace the handle? I was not a happy camper because they've had the stove in the warehouse for 3 weeks.
They delivered the pretty black stove today and it's not convection.
I have a feeling they sold that other one.
So a bit of stress tonight.
Tomorrow I'm staying in all day, I'll do a bit of studying then it'll be a movie marathon of relaxation!
Made a rare sighting of cherries this afternoon at the store, couldn't resist. Thought they'd be a good after workout meal, but alas never made the workout. LOL
Anyway, food was good today, a lc shake early, a roasted Lees chicken thigh for lunch, delicious cherries with another chocolate shake for dinner and ff greek yogurt, blueberries and a few spiced walnuts for a snack. If my carbs are on the higher end I try to keep the fat low. 98 carbs versus 25 fat. Today my intake is much lower than I usually eat. Stomach's been cramping from the cherries, I keep forgetting about that effect. Some people have trouble digesting a certain fiber in cherries...
I made lc meatloaf this weekend, I'll probably have that and some really smashed cauli tomorrow...

Have a happy new years everyone!!!

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Productive day, did some studying, sewing, cooking, doing the couch potato and watching movies - now I'm half way through cleaning. Got a second wind tonight. Haven't eaten much today. Appetite is gone for some reason. woohoo
Tomorrow it's back to school then graduation next Friday. double woohoos. lol
Made lunches for the next two days, lc meatloaf and mashed cauliflower. Yum
Love the flat surface stove!!!

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Food: no cravings, my hormones must be in syn.....don't take that for granted.

Good day at school, took my last test, my final is next Friday. I'll still be able to work there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for at least a month or until I find another job! woohoo. I have to attend class next week for attendance requirements, but will be able to study the whole time. Hoping she will let me take it early.
The president got fired. I like the new guy better. Hopefully things will improve around there for the next crop of students coming in...
Need to ice the knees/feet before I forget!

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Weight: 141.6 2 hours later than usual, so it's probably higher
Sleep: awesome all weekend! woohoo
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Sleep has been amazing all weekend! Really good moods. This morning made lc chili for the week. This afternoon, made low carb lemon poppy-seed muffins with sf choc. chips - altered by using orange flavor (no lemon). I had them for dinner with a choc protein shake. Weight will be up because I carbed up yesterday ....meant to be below 20 today...but the couldn't resist the siren call of my orange muffins. LOL ... will make it up this week
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weight: 141 same as last monday woohooie
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The instructor let me take the first part of the final today, 285 medical terms.
I'm going to see if she lets me take the multichoice part on Wednesday, then I can start studying for the certification.
I have study books and papers strewn all over my tiny apartment. Let me clean, meeting a prospective tenant here at 5.30.
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Thanks ladies,
Got 100 on the word part test, 285 medical terms, but matching.
Will probably take the 215 multichoice on Thursday. Will work during class tomorrow 9 to 2pm then we have the certification study from 3 to 4. Guess I could take the test at 2....

Weighed 140 this morn. Still amazed I'm staying closer to 140 rather than 145! Eating lots of fiber in the form of flax meal (muffins) and psyllium (tortillas)...that's the biggest change....and I'm poopin' like normal folk...finally...lol

Oh yea, got my butt to the gym and did the weight machines til my muscles were a quiverin'....really really did not want to go...but glad I did..

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wednesday january 9, 2013
weight: 139....must be a fluke!
sleep: about 6
Mood: gooooood
afformations: 20 mins

Did see 139 for a minute this morn! Saw it a couple times before the holidays, but thought....naaaah ...if it's the same tomorrow I'll have to do the photo op.
Shaved my legs for the first time in a week, painted toenails a peachy color for the first time in a month....catchin' that graduation fever I guess. LOL

Instructor won't let me take final part of the final til Friday. That's okay.
Tomorrow at noon I leave for vatterott college. One of our instructors has a free clinic there on Tues and Thursday afternoon. I won't be able to do anything but I can observe. Got my scrubs all set out...found fitted ones from good will. They are feminine cute!
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After eating all the sugar throughout Christmas day/night....it took my blood sugar a week to regulate. Whew, it was tough. As long as I eat a "carb up" meal within an hour or two....don't have any blood sugar repercussions the next day. (All the rules fly out of the window during pms though)
But I rarely eat sugar, alcohol or wheat anymore. Tames the addict in me.
Anyway, it's easy right now because I'm not dating/social ...not going out. Haven't had the time with school. But that's going to change!!

How did you predict the future? Lol, weighed 139 this morn. maybe the scale is bzzonkers
I can eat sugar, I just have to couple it with protein! On DD's I think with the low volume, sometimes stability isn't there. I don't eat wheat at all since I am Celiac, but I do enjoy drinks, probably twice a week or more!

139, YOU ARE ROCKING this 2013 aren't you??? Senioritis is hitting. When is Graduation?
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Attended the free clinic at Vatterott college. Wow was envious of all the equipment they get to learn on: ekg machines, autoclave etc. I saw a note on the board for Tuesday - they are learning to do sutures on hotdogs. We never covered alot of the stuff they are learning, but heck, we don't have a lab we were confined to our desks. Anyway they just had two patients today, I stayed 2.5 hours anyway. Going back after work on Tuesday. My last day of classes are tomorrow, takin' the final. Time flew by.

food so far today; decided not to eat the big bowl of lc chili at school, didn't wanna fume garlic/onions at folks at the clinic:
small lc flaxmeal brownie and lc EAS shake
sweet potato/butter and lc EAS. May make a psyllium tortilla, pizza sauce, cheese and a few shrimp later tonight.
(I'm trying to talk myself out of going to the gym, it's raining and getting colder...but i've had the major carb for my workout....should go burn some off..)

Weighed just under 140 this morn. Weight didn't change when I picked up my camera which I thought weighed a pound....hmmm


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