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  1. @LadyMtrying on clothes is exhausting even if it is a positive experience lol. ah 2021, so hopeful, so very hopeful.
  2. What a fun get away. I’m so glad you have the energy to really enjoy it. I love the pic by the waterfall. It’s like you are literally glowing with happiness.
  3. This last half of the month is going to be busy and exciting! I’m glad you are on the mend. Don’t push yourself too hard give time for rest. I do hope “Dude” and his momma come out from the visit unscathed. Please don’t beat yourself up. You’ve made him aware of the circumstances, you’ve done what you can do and his response to all this is his own. tossing out the “fat jeans” what an accomplishment and a show of confidence that you won’t need them in January! Seriously it feels good to let those old things go.
  4. This! Such a relief when I realized it’s not my job to make people feel comfortable by eating food I don’t want. I have to circle around back to this often and remind myself, but wow the amount of pressure this takes off of me when making decisions about food!
  5. Yes!! Those podcast are amazing. They have helped me so much in learning to know where I am and where I am not and also not giving people the power over me with their positive or negative opinions. I had to stop listening to her podcast around other people because they would have me ugly crying. The podcast have been instrumental in unpacking all that junk in my trunk.
  6. @Jennifer Jenseni had tears reading your story. I am so sorry for the way others treated you when you were younger. People can be cruel, children can be cruel, but honestly this shouldn’t be the norm. if we teach ourselves and then our children and they teach their children etc to be kind one to another and love our neighbors then imagine how many children could be spared that pain of being the odd one out. Oh what a world that would be. I am so glad you have a fighting spirit and you have been able to rise above it all and find a passion and calling in life, that you found your true lov
  7. @LadyM oh hurray on the house! That is exciting! Isn’t it odd how much we resist returning to a healthy habit that made us happy and made us feel better once we have had a momentary stepping away. i hope you feel better soon, and that it is nothing more than a change in weather, or detoxing.
  8. The distance makes it hard on both. The years prior to marrying my hubby he was the sole care giver for his mom as her health failed for three years. Within that year his last member of his family his older brother started getting really sick and my man insisted on getting him in front of a doctor. Stage 4 cancer in his lungs and 8 brain tumors. He basically became the sole care provider for his brother as well. We lost his brother exactly one year after his mom passing. We lived 1.5 hours from each other (not the 4 hour drive you had) but even that distance made it so hard. Communicati
  9. I’m so glad you had a good visit. Sounds like you came home in a better frame I’d mind and lighter spirits. I’m sure it nourished his soul too. Being the care giver to an ailing parent takes such an emotional, mental, and physical toll on a person. I’m sure your presence provided a small sense of rest and escape from all of that.
  10. Also mountain rose herbs is a great source to get them from if you can’t find them local.
  11. @Jennifer Jensenyay I’m glad you got an official word on the oatstraw. When I was using it to promote healing I’d make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge. I’d have a cup in the morning and one at night. Typically my one at night I’d gently reheat on the stove so I could enjoy it warm. I would have enjoyed it warm in the mornings too but I was always in a rush. Sometimes I’d add it to a fruit/veggie smoothie. But it really is wonderful and very grounding. I found for me it was one of those slow gradual changes. You didn’t really notice the changes day to day but 5 months down t
  12. Ah hormones they bring out the devil in me. At least you have an understanding of why you feel this way. As my mom always said, if you know the reasoning you can adjust accordingly. Sending you happy thoughts for next few days.
  13. I mmmm not sure what the official stance is, but if taking for medicinal purposes the stance on medicine has been take it period. So that would probably a personal perception and decision. You don’t eat any of the oatstraw as it’s like a tea you drink. Again if you feel like you shouldn’t on plan then wait until you finish your whole 30. Stinging Nettle is another infusion that will help with over all inflammation and health support that would definitely be okay on plan.
  14. I am one of those busy frantic moms. Would you take a nap for me? Or maybe read a good book? Or soak in an Epsom salt bath? Or find a patch of grass to lie on and watch the clouds float by? be kind to yourself and give yourself time and space to heal. Nerve pain is so hard on the body mind and soul. have you ever heard of or considered oatstraw infusions? I used those along with frankincense essential oils to help my body heal from severe nerve damage. It has helped my friend who had severe neuropathy in his feet.
  15. I nearly squealed like teenage girl when I found this thread. Your food always sound so amazing, and I’m encouraged to know that you also use a recipe from time to time!
  16. 2/3 of the way through, that is awesome. Keep up the good work!
  17. Thank you for sharing recipe links. I love 40 Aprons I have yet to make anything from her site that hasn’t turned out well. Her ketchup recipe and chick-fil-a sauce have been a game changer for me. I am the queen of condiments and these are sooo good and easy to make.
  18. Sounds like you had a great day 1. The chicken meatballs sound delicious!
  19. Welcome aboard the whole 30 quarantine train
  20. In a pinch if I need a quick source of fat to add I just take a spoonful of coconut oil with my meal. Having enough good healthy fat really makes a difference for me in staying full and satisfied until the next meal.