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I've been trying to change my diet in the new year. It's not an eat less crap focused diet but an eat more good stuff focused diet. I'm eating less crap by default because I'm so busy stuffing my face with good stuff and too full for crap. Although I still want the crap. Doughnuts are calling me all the way from the doughnut shop- "We love you. We are languishing here waiting for you..." but that's not the point.

 

I'm following Dr Gregor's daily dozen so I'm trying to eat all of this daily:

 

3 servings of beans

1 serving of berries

3 servings of other fruits

1 serving of cruciferous veggies

2 servings greens

2 servings other veggies

1 serving flaxseeds

1 serving nuts

3 servings whole grains

5 servings of beverages (tea/coffee/water for me)

 

It's so much. My digestive system is begging for mercy but I'm a cold turkey kind of person. It's like all I do all day is eat, eat, eat trying to fit it all in. 

 

You're also supposed to exercise daily, so I'm trying to walk my fat little doggy myself more often. She needs the exercise too but it's cold outside!

 

Dr Gregor advocates a vegan diet, but I'm adding meat and dairy in little bits back in after my milk supply tanked. It may not be related but I can't take the chance when the milk came back when the meat and dairy came back. 

 

It's been about 10 days and other than predictable tummy issues, I have remarkably increased energy. It's almost too much energy because Baby won't sleep without me and instead of napping with him, I'm sitting with my eyes wide open laying still while he naps! 

 

New Year/New Diet Booya!

 

 

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I've been trying to change my diet in the new year. It's not an eat less crap focused diet but an eat more good stuff focused diet. I'm eating less crap by default because I'm so busy stuffing my face with good stuff and too full for crap. Although I still want the crap. Doughnuts are calling me all the way from the doughnut shop- "We love you. We are languishing here waiting for you..." but that's not the point.

 

I'm following Dr Gregor's daily dozen so I'm trying to eat all of this daily:

 

3 servings of beans

1 serving of berries

3 servings of other fruits

1 serving of cruciferous veggies

2 servings greens

2 servings other veggies

1 serving flaxseeds

1 serving nuts

3 servings whole grains

5 servings of beverages (tea/coffee/water for me)

 

It's so much. My digestive system is begging for mercy but I'm a cold turkey kind of person. It's like all I do all day is eat, eat, eat trying to fit it all in. 

 

You're also supposed to exercise daily, so I'm trying to walk my fat little doggy myself more often. She needs the exercise too but it's cold outside!

 

Dr Gregor advocates a vegan diet, but I'm adding meat and dairy in little bits back in after my milk supply tanked. It may not be related but I can't take the chance when the milk came back when the meat and dairy came back. 

 

It's been about 10 days and other than predictable tummy issues, I have remarkably increased energy. It's almost too much energy because Baby won't sleep without me and instead of napping with him, I'm sitting with my eyes wide open laying still while he naps! 

 

New Year/New Diet Booya!

 

 

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Our back deck is the happenin' place for our feathered friends this morning. We can see cardinals, dark-eyed juncos, chickadees, goldfinches, house finches, Carolina wrens, downey woodpecker, mourning doves, red-bellied woodpecker, tufted titmouse, and a squirrel. I expect the nuthatch to show uo pretty soon.

 

Wow! We've had all (or most) of those at some time or other, but never at the same time!

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Wait, didn't you do this last week too? Or was that a different squash? Or were you just thinking about doing it?

I think I was thinking about doing it. Or maybe I did it. I've been drugged since then...

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I am back from work. DH drove. My assistants were good and didn't let me do too much. They also sent me home thirty minutes early because I was hurting. I have a sick turtle. He's throwing up and very subdued. I have dosed him and settled him on the couch with books and a bowl. I took my Tylenol and half a pain pill and now I will settle down and do nothing for the rest of the day. Promise.

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Remember how there are two women at church I have issues with? One has a LD so we let things slide and then there's the other one? Well the other one is getting married and has asked John and Mary to be the ring barer and flower girl because her family isn't going to come out for the wedding. :(

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Remember how there are two women at church I have issues with? One has a LD so we let things slide and then there's the other one? Well the other one is getting married and has asked John and Mary to be the ring barer and flower girl because her family isn't going to come out for the wedding. :(

 

You can say "no thank you" if you want to.  Weddings don't need ring bearers and flower girls. 

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I am back from work. DH drove. My assistants were good and didn't let me do too much. They also sent me home thirty minutes early because I was hurting. I have a sick turtle. He's throwing up and very subdued. I have dosed him and settled him on the couch with books and a bowl. I took my Tylenol and half a pain pill and now I will settle down and do nothing for the rest of the day. Promise.

 

 

:grouphug:  :grouphug:   Poor turtle.

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Vopo.

 

Celery threw up, proceeded to eat a bunch of cheese and crackers, and now is lying in bed not quite asleep. And then I proceeded to read some ITT, and just finished 2666, the page about the flu. Great. 

 

I don't know if he's got the flu - I think not, because he isn't complaining about hurting or w/e. 

Solidarity like. The turtle has a fever and is curled up under a shell of blankets, grumbling that he has nothing to do, but feels to bad to do anything about it.

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I am back from work. DH drove. My assistants were good and didn't let me do too much. They also sent me home thirty minutes early because I was hurting. I have a sick turtle. He's throwing up and very subdued. I have dosed him and settled him on the couch with books and a bowl. I took my Tylenol and half a pain pill and now I will settle down and do nothing for the rest of the day. Promise.

 

I'm sorry that the Turtle is sick.

 

I need more coffee, though. My first read-through had you at work with a vomiting turtle.  All I could think was, "I didn't even know that turtles could vomit."

 

:mellow:

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I'm sorry that the Turtle is sick.

 

I need more coffee, though. My first read-through had you at work with a vomiting turtle.  All I could think was, "I didn't even know that turtles could vomit."

 

:mellow:

 

Did you know that rabbits can't vomit?  So if something goes down one end, you need to be sure it can come out the other end. 

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Vo-Po

Horses can't vomit either. If I remember correctly, neither can rats. I had a question about pigs vomiting and it was determined that pigs can vomit, but do so rarely, and when they do, it's likely to be stomach ulcers. I've never seen an actual turtle vomit, although I've seen a snake turn a meal around at least once--technically not vomiting, just regurgitation. And I've seen a heron get rid of a meal. 

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I've been trying to change my diet in the new year. It's not an eat less crap focused diet but an eat more good stuff focused diet. I'm eating less crap by default because I'm so busy stuffing my face with good stuff and too full for crap. Although I still want the crap. Doughnuts are calling me all the way from the doughnut shop- "We love you. We are languishing here waiting for you..." but that's not the point.

 

I'm following Dr Gregor's daily dozen so I'm trying to eat all of this daily:

 

3 servings of beans

1 serving of berries

3 servings of other fruits

1 serving of cruciferous veggies

2 servings greens

2 servings other veggies

1 serving flaxseeds

1 serving nuts

3 servings whole grains

5 servings of beverages (tea/coffee/water for me)

 

It's so much. My digestive system is begging for mercy but I'm a cold turkey kind of person. It's like all I do all day is eat, eat, eat trying to fit it all in. 

 

You're also supposed to exercise daily, so I'm trying to walk my fat little doggy myself more often. She needs the exercise too but it's cold outside!

 

Dr Gregor advocates a vegan diet, but I'm adding meat and dairy in little bits back in after my milk supply tanked. It may not be related but I can't take the chance when the milk came back when the meat and dairy came back. 

 

It's been about 10 days and other than predictable tummy issues, I have remarkably increased energy. It's almost too much energy because Baby won't sleep without me and instead of napping with him, I'm sitting with my eyes wide open laying still while he naps! 

 

New Year/New Diet Booya!

I'm not sure DH would put up with me if I ate that. There would be tummy issues for sure!  :laugh:

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I very much appreciate the support and the love and the advice. Please don't take this the wrong way, but there isn't any fixing this. I know the value of what I do. That's why I fight so hard to do it. The things DH says are entirely about DH. There's no winning. I went out and got a job, when he was laid off, as soon as I could. He was mad because it wasn't a good enough job. He agreed to take over lessons while I worked. He didn't, then told me I either needed to give these kids lessons or put them in school, because it wasn't right that they weren't learning and I only worked five hours, so why was I tired, anyway? I still did the majority of the household stuff, once the novelty wore off. I could go on, but I won't. It's not about presenting things in a way he'll understand, so he can see things clearly. He won't. What he wants isn't possible for one person to acheive. It isn't really about school for the kids, money, a job...none of it. He actually is pro homeschooling, unless it suits him not to be. It's about him. I can't satisfy. And I cannot, under any circumstances, ask for or expect anything more than his paycheck and whatever help/attention he feels like giving today. It just is how it is. I've spent ten years trying to satisfy him, and trying to change him, and trying to change me to suit him. Doesn't work. All I can do is try to handle what I see needs to be done, by myself, as best I can. So I'm trying to build a routine that will encompass that, while still maintaining some semblance of sanity.

 

For the record, I have no issue at all with working, schooling the kids, and keeping house. I have an issue with doing it all myself. I'm no Wonder Woman, either. DH says he'll split labor in theory, but he won't in practice, so I draw some lines. I don't care about traditional roles or whatever, I just can't do all the things.

 

And I feel like I'm taking up too much time with this. Sorry. I know ya'll are going to say it's okay, but who really wants to read this much drama in the happy place? Thanks for the love, really, it helps a lot.

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:grouphug: Bookie. Depressed people are no joy to live with or be around. We don't even like ourselves very much. Believe me, I know. It sucks. I hate that disease, and it is a disease and it's an awful one because it destroys joy like a blight.

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Did you know that rabbits can't vomit?  So if something goes down one end, you need to be sure it can come out the other end. 

 

I did not know that about rabbits. I did, however, know that about horses. So, hypothetically, if a certain Fjord pony who is as wide as she is tall decides that mom is most certainly trying to starve her and starts nibbling on the cedar shavings blown over from the old gelding's stall in order to stave off impending death, then the resultant tummy ache will hit on a Sunday, so as to maximize the cost of a vet call-out. :glare:

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:grouphug: Bookie. Depressed people are no joy to live with or be around. We don't even like ourselves very much. Believe me, I know. It sucks. I hate that disease, and it is a disease and it's an awful one because it destroys joy like a blight.

I have struggles with depression, too. I do understand where he's coming from, and that to a big degree it isn't anything he's conciously doing. I'm just trying to be realistic and put one foot in front of the other. I have to take care of me, too, and I don't know where I fit in. The obvious answer of get some help from someone else to free up time and brain space isn't possible. I have tried. The only family I have in this state on my side (dad and stepmom) won't help, DH won't help and it will be a fight, and I haven't developed any friendships since we've moved. I'm working on it, but it takes time. So I need to make small adjustments to what we're already doing, so I can exist, too.

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I very much appreciate the support and the love and the advice. Please don't take this the wrong way, but there isn't any fixing this. I know the value of what I do. That's why I fight so hard to do it. The things DH says are entirely about DH. There's no winning. I went out and got a job, when he was laid off, as soon as I could. He was mad because it wasn't a good enough job. He agreed to take over lessons while I worked. He didn't, then told me I either needed to give these kids lessons or put them in school, because it wasn't right that they weren't learning and I only worked five hours, so why was I tired, anyway? I still did the majority of the household stuff, once the novelty wore off. I could go on, but I won't. It's not about presenting things in a way he'll understand, so he can see things clearly. He won't. What he wants isn't possible for one person to acheive. It isn't really about school for the kids, money, a job...none of it. He actually is pro homeschooling, unless it suits him not to be. It's about him. I can't satisfy. And I cannot, under any circumstances, ask for or expect anything more than his paycheck and whatever help/attention he feels like giving today. It just is how it is. I've spent ten years trying to satisfy him, and trying to change him, and trying to change me to suit him. Doesn't work. All I can do is try to handle what I see needs to be done, by myself, as best I can. So I'm trying to build a routine that will encompass that, while still maintaining some semblance of sanity.

 

For the record, I have no issue at all with working, schooling the kids, and keeping house. I have an issue with doing it all myself. I'm no Wonder Woman, either. DH says he'll split labor in theory, but he won't in practice, so I draw some lines. I don't care about traditional roles or whatever, I just can't do all the things.

 

And I feel like I'm taking up too much time with this. Sorry. I know ya'll are going to say it's okay, but who really wants to read this much drama in the happy place? Thanks for the love, really, it helps a lot.

 

I dunno about the bolded, because I'm thinking duct tape or bazooka, dear. :glare:

 

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: Because, in truth, I agree with you. Some things cannot be fixed, only endured. And vent away.  Sometimes that's all you've got. One more  :grouphug: .

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You can say "no thank you" if you want to.  Weddings don't need ring bearers and flower girls. 

 

I don't mind at all. It's just sad.

 

I actually had a really bad day like a year ago with PPD. She was nasty to me, the other lade was nasty to me, the one man (he has issues) was nasty, the boss was nasty, I had little sleep and PPD. I was running around doing a bunch of stuff I shouldn't have had to do, but I always do because otherwise everyone goes to Pastor's wife and she never says no. Sunday School was canceled and they were all in the Sunday School room aka old building and someone snapped at me and I just started crying in front of everyone. One of the ladies that we just  :001_wub: asked me what was wrong and I just went on and on about how this person wants this and this person wants this contrary thing and they're both always mad no matter what I do and my baby's been crying because my husband's in this emergency meeting and it's been demanded of me that I do all of this work that isn't my responsibility, that I was in so. much. pain, that no one ever gave me a break at church and I had dreaded going there for months and no longer loved my church. Well, since that day the one woman has been nice to me, and the man has for the most part, but like I said there are issues there so grace is needed.

 

So, yeah. crying in front of a crowd. It works.

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I don't mind at all. It's just sad.

 

I actually had a really bad day like a year ago with PPD. She was nasty to me, the other lade was nasty to me, the one man (he has issues) was nasty, the boss was nasty, I had little sleep and PPD. I was running around doing a bunch of stuff I shouldn't have had to do, but I always do because otherwise everyone goes to Pastor's wife and she never says no. Sunday School was canceled and they were all in the Sunday School room aka old building and someone snapped at me and I just started crying in front of everyone. One of the ladies that we just  :001_wub: asked me what was wrong and I just went on and on about how this person wants this and this person wants this contrary thing and they're both always mad no matter what I do and my baby's been crying because my husband's in this emergency meeting and it's been demanded of me that I do all of this work that isn't my responsibility, that I was in so. much. pain, that no one ever gave me a break at church and I had dreaded going there for months and no longer loved my church. Well, since that day the one woman has been nice to me, and the man has for the most part, but like I said there are issues there so grace is needed.

 

So, yeah. crying in front of a crowd. It works.

 

I had a situation at an old church where I was supposed to facilitate this group and they were all really nasty towards me.  I took it for months and then one day I snapped and just started to cry.  And they all gathered around wanting to hug me.  And I didn't want anything to do with them.  So I quit right then and there.  I still had to take the nastiest person home though because I was her ride and she told me not to take it personally because she "couldn't help being nasty to anyone with any kind of authority."  :001_rolleyes:  (Not that facilitating really had any kind of authority.  I just basically prayed at the start and asked people if they had anything to share etc.)  

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 It's not about presenting things in a way he'll understand, so he can see things clearly. He won't. What he wants isn't possible for one person to acheive. It isn't really about school for the kids, money, a job...none of it. He actually is pro homeschooling, unless it suits him not to be. It's about him. I can't satisfy. And I cannot, under any circumstances, ask for or expect anything more than his paycheck and whatever help/attention he feels like giving today. It just is how it is. I've spent ten years trying to satisfy him, and trying to change him, and trying to change me to suit him. Doesn't work. All I can do is try to handle what I see needs to be done, by myself, as best I can. So I'm trying to build a routine that will encompass that, while still maintaining some semblance of sanity.

 

 

I see. I get it. I have been in that spot as well. :( I am sorry. 

 

It sounds like what you need more is to be able to ignore him.

 

:grouphug:

 

Feel free to vent by the way!

 

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Well, DH and DS2 are gone. I cleaned the bathroom, bread dough is proofing, am working on the bedroom, DD1 is watching college basketball and feeling much better, and the girls are playing on my phone in their bedroom. I think they watch videos of that girl with the big bow in her hair. 🙄

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We partied. :party: The arcade does three parties at a time five times every Saturday(!) but apparently if you request no balloons, they interpret it as a latex allergy and give you the little side room to yourselves. That was a nice little bit of quiet in a very loud place.  And we'll have leftover pizza for dinner.

 

 

 

Lots of :grouphug: for the sick and the struggling.

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Reader and Runner are pretending to be wolves playing house. It's quite interesting.

 

Squishy keeps bringing me plastic dishes and fruit from the play kitchen. When I pretend to eat it, he cocks his head to the side and grunts, "Mo?"

 

SuperDude is hiding in his Fortress of Solitude and won't come out until the mac n cheese is ready.

 

Adorable!

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Wonderful!

 

One of my “when I am old†goals is to have a bird feeder by a window and a comfy chair to sit in and watch them with my cuppa. :)

 

Oh, don't wait until you're old! Birdwatching was an activity to practice silence with my children. :D

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I have been watching my blood sugars carefully for two whole days (today is day 3) and I haven't lost ten pounds yet.  :glare:  Dh suggested that I go to a bariatric specialist but I want to religiously try it my way for the month of January.  Even if I lose three pounds during this month I would be happy and would feel like I'm doing the right thing.  This whole thing makes me feel a bit anxious because I have been trying for years.  I honestly could teach a class on what the experts tell you to do (if anyone wanted a fat person teaching a class on that).  

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I had absolutely no problem giving up paid work to come home.  I wasn't a bad worker and I had some pretty interesting jobs but I like being my own boss.  But I also didn't get married until I was almost 30, and wasn't able to have children at first so I had many years to have those interesting jobs.  I don't know if I would like being a SAHM if I didn't have the interesting job of homeschooling, though.  It also helps that teaching is my passion. 

 

I feel the same. In fact, I was looking for at home work before I even considered marriage and children. I like being my own boss. I think it started with that lemonade stand I had when I was about 8 or 9, lol! I've also had a variety of jobs, learned from them, enjoyed them, but don't ever miss them. But, I have to work, because student loans. And because, I like to teach. I will be paying student loans until I die, and then some.

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There will be no husbands on the island. The only men will be hot male servants. In loincloths or palm fronds. I cannot wait.

 

:mellow:

 

Thank goodness. I was going to add a kahiko hula gif, but they were a bit indecent. And to add indecency on top of indecency would have been indecent.

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I'm not sure DH would put up with me if I ate that. There would be tummy issues for sure!  :laugh:

 

I've heard if you can go 3 weeks that your tummy will adjust. I'm hoping my stomach is a fast learner! 

 

I drove right by the doughnut store like a boss and didn't let them talk me into stopping. And I regret it now. Maybe I'll make some doughnuts.  

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I've heard if you can go 3 weeks that your tummy will adjust. I'm hoping my stomach is a fast learner!

 

I drove right by the doughnut store like a boss and didn't let them talk me into stopping. And I regret it now. Maybe I'll make some doughnuts.

Yay for self control! And for donuts!

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I'm sorry that the Turtle is sick.

 

I need more coffee, though. My first read-through had you at work with a vomiting turtle.  All I could think was, "I didn't even know that turtles could vomit."

 

:mellow:

 

Oh my word!!! That's exactly what I thought!! Especially since she just said she had come back home from work...

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I've heard if you can go 3 weeks that your tummy will adjust. I'm hoping my stomach is a fast learner! 

 

I drove right by the doughnut store like a boss and didn't let them talk me into stopping. And I regret it now. Maybe I'll make some doughnuts.  

 

How to stay on your diet and eat your donuts too.

 

http://www.kansascitydietitian.com/2016/06/veggie-lovers-donuts/

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I had to take the second half of my pain medication. Now I need Benedryl and a nap. :wacko:

 

 

:grouphug:  :grouphug:

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Uterus to you in your teens: what’s going on here? What do I do?

Uterus in your twenties: give me ALL THE BABIES

Uterus in your thirties: you’re getting old. But I still love you, so give me more babies. But I kind of hate you because you’re getting old so I’m going to make you as miserable as possible.

Uterus in your forties: now I really hate you. You’re dead to me. Unless you give me one more baby.

Uterus in your fifties: I’m dead to you. What a woooooorld...

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