sign up for free speakers regarding different aspects of the psychology of eating. Speakers include Dr. Hyman, Dr. Sarah Gottfried (hormones), Jessica Ortner (tapping), Dr. Perlmutter (neurologist), Jon Gabriel (love him), Dr. Hyla Cass, Daniel Vitalis ... I think there will be 50 speakers during the week. I appreciate the pick-me-up when I'm feeling frazzled -- it helps keep me focused; maybe it will help you, too. Just want you to take advantage if you have time. (I make up an email for such conferences so subsequent emails don't clog up my inbox. You can always unsubscribe as well, of course.)
On a personal note, I've been on vacay in Vegas visiting the folks; met up with my sister so we could have our annual argument - ha. My mom, at my sister's request on my behalf (which was thoughtful), smoked on the back lanai/patio. When I wasn't there she smoked at the stove like always so when I entered I was still hit with noxious fumes. I had to stay at a hotel for 2 weeks and rent a car (can you imagine the charges?!) Oh the headaches (for all of us. I TRIED to not complain, but ... I'm a whiner about such things. Funny, when my sis bleach mopped the kitchen floor and my mom came in from the lanai, she WHINED loudly about the odor! I said, pick your toxin! There's no appreciation for sarcasm at this point of course. ha. She's lost her sense of humor. She went in for a check up on her lung cancer (PET scan). She probably wishes she'd die (she seems so miserable). :( I leave sad as always.
We bought a house! Whoa on the new loan approval process experience since the economic crash. I'm expecting underwriters to show at SP to check my blog for signs of some sort of non-payment (thanks free SP!). :P Closing is the end of the month if the seller doesn't throw in another monkey wrench (but we don't move in until mid-August (of the seven houses we've made, only the first one was nice! The sellers left us wine to celebrate). Won't it be fun to move furniture in mid-August?! ;)
I've gained, I've lost, I've gained again. I'm giving up until I move. 210.8 and puffy awful feeling. Sleep is poor (the apt's a/c vent is over the door, and I'm on the other side of the room - I've got a ceiling fan, one medium fan, and a small desk fan and the temp is still 72 by morning (75 when I go to bed). I have to keep the apt thermostat at 68-9 for THAT. This small 680sf apt had a $206 electric bill! One of the houses we went to bragged of their 20 SEER energy rated a/c units and their $160 monthly bill - for a 4900sf house!).
I've been pigging out on plain greek yogurt. I can't get enough. Derned opioids are cranking up my brain. And my other end. I haven't had this feeling in the rear since pregnancy. Soo, no more yogurt, and upping my omega-3s to switch the balance of fats in my bod. And honey-pie, let's get some more soluble fiber in the diet!!
The city water is the antithesis of soft (I miss my well water!). My hair dry, and cracks off.
My eyes have bags, my coloring is sallow (this supposedly sunny place has been unseasonably wet and rainy - as was VEGAS! I haven't gotten my sunshine in at all!) Wah.
Have I complained enough? I'm sure I'll think of something and be back...that's what blogs are for.
BLESSINGS to be GRATEFUL for: I still care about my health. I have a good life to look forward to. I know it takes a step forward to get better results. I plan to get a haircut and know that'll help!