Good Morning, All!
Thanks for making my morning better with all your chatter!
: I'm all grumpy because the darn scale has me back up at 287 and it's been there for two days now. :P (If I was still 3, I'd be throwing a hissy fit about now!
) I know...I am totally impatient! With all the exercising I've been doing, I have a pretty good idea that it's just muscle, but after seeing the scale down at 285 three times in the last week and a half, I hate seeing it back up at 287. *sigh*
, good luck on your final! Statistics are so tough--good for you on powering through this!
, you had a very fun birthday, it sounds like!
You naughty girl!
The coneflower sounds gorgeous! Have you heard about those pet pheromone scent thingies? (I describe well, huh?
) You can find it here: http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1087913123181
(If this doesn't work, try www.petsmart.com
and search for "Comfort Zone Plug-In" and you'll find it.) This is supposed to release a dog pheromone that comforts and calms your dog. My sister-in-law has tried the cat one for her kitty and found that it works well. Worth a try!
I hope that Pepper Ann can settle down, for her health and yours! My parents' cat is on Prozac because she is so nervous, she throws up constantly. It has helped her immensely! Maybe they make something similar for Pepper Ann? Oooh, Mamacita, thanks for reminding me of the Top Secret Recipes site! I haven't been there in ages and I love their stuff! Great idea! There is another site with similar recipes at http://www.copykat.com/
, congrats on the OP day yesterday!
Good for you! Hope the periodontist is very gentle! I love Jodi's suggestion...a bouquet of your flowers would certainly keep her from noticing the condition of your teeth!
I look forward to hearing your weight in July. I'm sure it will be a fantastic report from your Onederland beach chair as you sip a nice frothy crystal light!
, you poor dear!!!
Are you allowed/have you tried the Aveeno oatmeal bath? I stayed in one for most of my week and a half of chicken pox when I was 13. It was the only place where I did not itch! If you have access to a tub, and your doctor is okay with it, I would totally spend some time in one of those. Very soothing! I'm sending lots of ((((((((((((((heal quickly))))))))))))) prayers and vibes your way!
, I am so sorry that you are having trouble.
I totally agree with the article you read about seratonin, however, with this diet, I no longer get the same lows in the afternoon that caused me to eat. I do find that I treat food like a drug, eating things that give me a seratonin rush whenever I am sad, tired, bored, etc. Sugar and carbs do
give you a seratonin rush. (that's the hormone that makes you feel happy and calm) I joined OA to help me deal with that food addiction. I know that I am addicted to and use food just like someone would use an "upper". Maybe you have the same issues, or maybe not.
However, I do find that the need for seratonin can only be truly fixed by taking meds. The only natural item I've found that helps is St. John's Wort, but there have been a bunch of reports of awful things happening when it is taken in conjunction with other meds, so I don't think you should try it without the advice of a physician. Seriously. If you think that your seratonin is getting low enough to cause cravings, you might want to think about seeing your doctor and/or a therapist or psychiatrist. JMHO.
I don't think we've met before! Good for you on all your exercising and staying OP!
I still haven't tried the bean cake...gotta do that. Is it fairly easy to make?
We had a good dinner last night-Middle Eastern turkey "meatballs" along with cucumber yogurt sauce (from the little Low Carb Cookbook I picked up at the grocery store checkout line) and tabbouleh (from the Open House Cookbook). Yum! The meatballs had cinnamin in them, which was different and very tasty. I might have to play with putting cinnamin and cloves in meat and see how that tastes. We're having chicken and broccoli with soba noodles tonight (Cooking Light recipe).
We're planning to go to VT, NH, and Maine over the 4th of July weekend, so I'm going to head to AAA to pick up tour books and maps at lunch. Going to heat a quick "cheeseburger" Boca Burger and have that at the office with bell pepper and hummus and carrots and dressing. I still feel guilty when I eat carrots...not sure why.
Did my first belly dancing video last night...did the Abs and Arms one from Veena and Neena. It was awesome! I really have a bit of trouble with some of the isolations...going to have to track down Mauvais (calling Mauvais to the SBD Forum....
) and ask for some help on that, but the video was a great way to workout and
have fun, too! The sit ups were so graceful...you combine your wavy arm movements with each one, so you feel so pretty and, well, graceful!
Have a wonderful day on the beach, lovely ladies!