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JMAHNKEN,

lets hope that the involvement of school & county service will be the wake-up call the parents need. They are not doing themselves, or the kid or anyone else a favor.
This situation is - even though not unique - very serious.

Try talking to his Dad again. Cutting out soda pop & sugary things in the late afternoon & evening should bring quite some improvement. But trying to change this boy, now that he is this big is going to be DIFFICULT.

Wishing you the best.

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9/29/14 11:17 P

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Thanks Steph, his diet is really bad, they spoil him with junk food, candy, soda, juice, ice cream and shakes, and etc all the time. I have tried talking to them about it to no avail. The kid hardly ever eats veggies or salads. Only will eat certain fruits and has to be in the mood to get him to eat it. All he wants really is stuff like bacon, pop tarts, donuts, lunch meats, some types of cheese, some types of yogurt-kiddy types, chips, steak, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, hot wings, pizza, sushi, candy and ice cream really. And each year it seems they let him eat more and more candy and soda. A lot of the times when he is give fruits he might just eat a few bites and try to throw the rest away. They don't even make him save the apples, pears, or what ever and finish eating it the next time he is complaining he is hungry. As he will throw a fit that you are expecting him to finish eating it, especially with apples because they change color once they sit. I could see his diet playing a big role in it, but a lot of it is he is just really spoiled and they have let him get away with pretty much any thing. But the other part could be he could be bi-polar like his mom too? It is hard to know if he is just trying to manipulate us with the stuff he pulls or if it is for real. I have been pushing for counseling for him for yrs because of it. I think that might help us figure out how much is manipulation and what is real? But I think for the most part his parents just wanted to be in denial as much as possible. But now the school and county services has got involved so there are not going to be able to keep ignoring it.

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Berry,

remember even Mt Everest is climbed 1 step at a time. Set small targets, like if you are able to maintain a certain speed on a treadmill over 5 minutes, make it a goal to maintain 10 minutes in 1 week from now. Or if you can lift a certain weight for 10 reps, then make it a goal to do 15 in 2 weeks from now.
Most of all chose exercise you enjoy. For example for me the "no-where bike" is just as boring as can be, and riding a bike in Kenya is dangerous because of the traffic. So I usually only go on the no-where bike to change things up and then don;t do more than 15-20min. max. Then I go to another cardio machine and do something else.

Hang in there, we all have fat to loose & muscle to gain..... LOL


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JMAHNKEN.

also check into his diet, especially sugar intake. lowering that can help many kids that are acting up. Not eliminating, just limiting.

Debby
nice to hear from you.

Wishing all of us a good start into the week

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All my best to you all always.

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Ouch! All my best you you always, you can do this I am sure. Just have to see yourself already doing it! Think positive! Janette

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I met w/ a personal trainer today to get a "baseline" of my current condition. It was NOT a pretty sight. She essentially told me, "You have 40-45 lbs of FAT to LOSE and 20#'s of muscle to gain."
Feels like I need to climb "Mt. Everest" to regain my health...and with baby steps, I will far exceed my lifetime to get there. SIGH...
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Glad to hear from you Debby, all my best to you always. And all my best to the whole team.

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Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well! We were gone for a week then working 9 and 10 hour days since then. I have not left, only just now getting caught up!

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Thanks Steph, he is going to have to go to forced counseling asap again per county services as he is acting up at school too. So his mom is looking for a cognitive program for him now, and medication as a last resort. And sounds like once we get him set up in that and it is going good then we can try family counseling too. The mom at least said she would like to do that with me and the child, and hopefully we can get his dad to agree to it too.

His dad is coming back home late Tuesday night, so hopefully we can start to get back to a more normal schedule soon.

I hope you are feeling better soon. All my best to you always. Janette

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Hi Janette,

sounds like this is a much better way of dealing with that kid. Counselling sounds good too. Hang in there you are earning brownie points for this.... Hugs

For the first time since I have come back I feel like the travel related water retention is starting to resolve. I don't feel so bloaty and my joints don't feel so tense. Feet also look slightly better.

It seems to be taking longer & longer the older I get. Will continue sloshing myself with water and exercising. Am also eating lots of grapes and other foods said to reduce water retention.

Looking forward to the weekend

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I got to enjoy myself listening to music and reading a funny book in the truck this morning instead of being inside the ex's house with a rude kid. He was still rude when I went to the door to tell him it was time to go, but at least then I just turned around and went back to the truck and didn't have to put up with him any more. And as soon as I saw him heading to the school I got to come back home.

I think I just have to do it next Monday and Tuesday now, but not sure really how long I have to keep going over there?

Well take care everyone. Janette

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The bf should be home the end of this month, so just a few more days. I just had a great talk with the kid's mom, she wasn't not happy with his behavior to me today either. So she is going to have a chat with him and let him know that it won't be tolerated. She said I could just come and sit in my truck tomorrow and listen to music or read a book and I don't even have to come inside. I can just knock on the door at 8:30 and tell him it is time to leave. That she is just more concerned that he will lose track of time playing and not leave for school on time, then him trying to maybe double back to the house or just wander off after I leave. So I think I just have a few more days of this. And the kid is going to get thrown into counseling asap too! Something that I have been thinking the kid needed since I met him, so woo hoo.
All my best to you all always. Janette

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Hi ladies, I too am still trying to sort through stuff around the house and garage, and yes, it feels like it will never end. But then more and more stuff keeps getting piled up from the mail, the guys, and such too. And inheriting so much stuff from my parents and sister didn't help either.

And now the boy and his mom have me hopping all the time trying to watch the boy. And the boy is obviously not happy with the idea that I am the one watching him. He keeps telling me that he would rather just have me show up right at 8:30 am like an alarm to tell him to leave for school. But I have to come from another city at least 20 mins away, and with traffic some times it could take me more like 30 mins to an hr to get there. And I don't want to show up when he has left and be standing there ringing the door bell wondering if he has already left, or he is just ignoring me because he is having too much fun on the computer skyping and playing a game with a friend of his. And I don't want to be rushing in traffic and get in an accident. So I leave early so that I can try to get there around 8 am- 8:15 am, shortly after his mom has already left for her appt. So I just end up sitting with him for 15-30 mins before I make sure he leaves for school on time. Today, he tried to rush out the front door leaving me inside to figure out what to lock and not to lock. So I had to call him back and tell him it is his house, and his responsibility, that I am his guess and that he should guide me out and make sure to lock up behind us. He didn't like that and kept trying to make me responsible for it all, and then even tried to close a gate on me shutting me in his back yard and taking off with out me again! He can be so rude to me some times!
It is all just wearing me down! I am having problems sleeping at night, doing a lot of tossing and turning, or just can't shut my mind off. I can't wait for the bf to get back home and help out with all of this. Hopefully at the end of the month he will come back.
Well take care ladies,
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Hi Ladies,


Berry,
yeah to getting time to go through boxes. I have some piles of papers that need sorting. Want to come over?.... LOL

JMANKEN,

hope all is well.

I am back to work and feel like run over by a truck. I think I might be getting a cold, my brother was quite sick when i went to see him.





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First time in a LONG time that I have been thankful & enjoyed rain.
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Trying to declutter the PILES of "stuff" all over my house...1 box at a time... Feels like it will take FOREVER!
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9/25/14 12:41 A

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all my best to you all always

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9/23/14 11:29 P

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Well my schedule keeps changing min by min. But looks like I get my nights to myself until the bf gets home. Supposedly he might be home on the 30th now. In the mornings I will go to Poway to make sure the boy goes to school. And tomorrow, since he only has a half day I will go meet him there after school too and sit with him for several hrs until his mom gets back. Take care everyone. Janette

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All my best to you all always. I had the boy all morning and afternoon. Now I have a few hrs to myself before he comes back for the night. Take care

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Hi ladies! Thanks Steph! I have had some good days all to myself and the temps have cooled down a little too. I will have the boy all day and night tomorrow probably, as there is no school for him then. Then I will have him every night, and in the morning take him to school this week. His mom is suppose to take him after school, get his home work done, take him to football if he is going to go, and give him dinner before dropping him back off to me. So I might be busy, but will do my best to keep up with the team. All my best to you all always. Janette

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It's been too hot here... will be glad when we leave the 90's behind. IMO no need for those temps!
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Jmahnken,

enjoy the peaceful time while it lasts.

I had some wild days with my nephews, loving every bit of it and now am glad for some peace and quiet. Tomorrow final day of some shopping with Mum, then Tuesday I will fly back to Kenya. Am glad that I have another day of rest on Wednesday before work starts again

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I had several days to myself and love every second of the peace and calm!

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Glad you are having a good time and enjoying your visits with your family Steph.

I just got word that the bf has to stay in Canada until towards the end of the week. So that means more time with just his son and I.

All my best to you all always. Janette

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Having a fun time at my sister's in Germany. Went swimming with her and the boys to a big thermal pool with several pools, water slides and other fun things yesterday. Today we want to go have ice cream and go for a walk.

Tomorrow we are driving back to Switzerland and I will spend another 2 days with Mum.

We also went to see my oldest brother on WEdnesday when we went to the Farmer's Market in the little town where he stays. Then my other brother came over in the evening, but he was sick with the fllu. Went to see him yesterday and went with him to go deliver beer & other things. He has a wholesale for drinks and also hires out all the benches tables and stuff you need for parties. With the beer festivals going on he is very busy.

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All my best to you all always.

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Good night all!

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Thanks

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Hope everyone is having a great start to the week!!

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Steph, you are so welcome! Yes, I think a lot of us on this team have personal stuff going on right now, and some I think are under the weather too.

All my best to you and your's always. Janette

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Hi JMAHNKEN,

looks like you are the only one around at this point.

Thanks for all your caring messages & goodies.

Today is the day of the funeral. Mum is keeping up wello so far. Hope she won't fall into an emotional hole afterwards.

My oldest brother & youngest sister are coming. I will go with my youngest sister afterwards to stay with her a few days.

Looking forward to that. Then on the weekend I will be back here. Flying back to Kenya in 1 weeks time

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Well I have the boy and his other dog too, lol. Take care everyone

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Hey all, I am fine! But the bf just went to Canada, and his ex supposedly just went to the hospital. So I have to get the kid from school and watch the kid probably for the week or more. So I am going to leave in a couple of hrs, and I might not be on here much more today! And I have no idea what my schedule is going to be this week. It might be the first time I don't logging every thing each day on time? I will try to keep up with SP as much as possible, but just don't know what is going to happen right now?

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I took the two dogs for another long walk today before the heat of the day got too bad. All my best to you always. Janette

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The bf leaves for Canada for the Week Monday morning and his ex will be gone part of the last of next week too. So I will be watching their 8 yr old boy for them myself. But at least we have the schedule all worked out finally, so I am not so stressed about what is happening when. I know when I am suppose to get him off to school, when I am suppose to pick him up from school, and when I am suppose to get him to football practice, and what times the switch off with his mom will be. The boy had another football game today and their team won for the first time! Woo hoo, it was a close call but they won. Better than getting skunked like the last two games.
Well I wish you all the best always.
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Thanks Steph! All my best to you and your's always. Have a safe trip! So sorry for your loss! Janette

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I am taking Evening primrose 100mg twice a day.


Have reached Switzerland. We even managed to find affordable black outfits for ourselfs with Mom. Then we got a lot of official stuff done.
My siblings have planned it all out how I will get over to Germany to spend a few days with them as well.
So it sounds like I will have some fun as well


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All my best to you all always.

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Steph, so sorry to hear about your step dad. All my best to you and your's always.

Hmmm, I use to take evening primrose a lot as it is suppose to be good for a lot of stuff. I took it most before the perimenopause and during it. But I don't remember it seeming to help any of those symptoms. I might just have to get a bottle of it again and try it. I think I use to take 3-4 caps a day back then. How often are you taking it?

I took Estroven for a while and it really seemed to help. And then I stopped for some reason, I forget why now. And then when I tried it again, it didn't seem to do anything for me.

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Wow JMAHNKEN,

that sounds like complicated nights.... Since I started taking Evening Primrose Capsules, all the symptoms like hot flashes & mood swings have reduced. Especially those worse during PMS time.

Just got sad news. Mum called, Stepdad passed away last night. He had cancer recurrence and we knew his lung were affected, so we knew he didn't have long.
Now I have to decided if I travel or not. Really don't have the money right now. But will play it by the ear. Let's see how Mum will be coping by evening then I will decide.



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I haven't had what I would call a true "hot flash" for many yrs now. In the late 90's and early 2000's I had the typical "hot flashes". And it didn't seem to matter what time of the yr it was. But it never seemed to fail that as soon as I would just get started trying to make dinner, I would always get one and have to turn the stove down or off, or have some one else watch it so I could run out side and get some fresh air for a second for it to go away before I could stand going back into finishing the cooking. And the night time sweets and then waking up drenched just to end up freezing shortly after because you were drenched, especially in the cold winter months was the worse.
But my TOM stopped in 2010 and before that time, the true "Hot flashes" had already stopped. Before the hot flashes and all, I use to run cold all the time. Always needing to keep a sweater or jacket with me, while everyone else could be just fine or warm. But before my TOM stopped I started switching from always being cold, to having an almost constant hot/cold thing going on. Where one second I am feeling cold so I put a light sweater on. And then I just get comfortable, and then a few seconds later I feel like I am burning up. So I take it off. And then I just get comfortable, and then I am getting cold again. And that goes on and on. That happens more in the fall, winter, and spring time. In the summer time I am usually running on the warm side now while everyone else might be just fine or even cool. And for some reason a lot of the times I feel like I got hotter just after I decided to go to bed too. I could be perfectly fine and dressed up in long pants and all. Then go put on a thin night gown which should make me feel even cooler. But shortly after getting in bed with just a sheet on I feel like I am burning up and kick the sheet off and turn the fan on. All the while the bf is already under covers and then wanting another blanket because I turned the fan on, or wants the fan off, lol. But some times he too is saying that it is really warm and he is just sleeping on top of all the covers, or kicking them off too. That is how it has been lately, too hot and muggy for both of us.

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Junia, hot flashes no matter what the weather! Although they really drive me nuts in the summer, I consider them "waves of warmth" when it gets to -20 or -30F outside.

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Interesting. I just find them more uncomfortable during the hot season. Especially when trying to sleep or when already boiling in a car.....

But then I think we are different anyway.

We finally had some sunshine this morning again, but now it has disappeared. At least it is warm enough to sit in short sleeves.

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Has anyone noticed that flashed are related to outside temperature? I've got them the second year now. I was going crazy last summer with them, but as winter came they were few and rare. With the warmer weather they reappeared and now as it is getting colder are fewer again. Or is it just me?

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It's not the heat that gets me the most it is the muggy part of it. I hate when I feel like I am just constantly dripping with sweat. I even took a cool shower before going to bed and it didn't help at all. It felt better while I was in the shower and a few mins after. But I got dried off and then shortly after I was just drench in sweat again.
I like the dry heat of the desert though, we use to go camping out there a lot growing up and I didn't mind that at all.
I am spoiled, I like it just right, not too cold and not too hot. But I can take the cold better than the muggy heat.

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38F this morning when we got up. Suppose to freeze tonight. Hmmmm sorry, don't care for the hot weather anyway!

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JMAHNKEN,

I am missing warm & muggy.... LOL. But at least yesterday we got a break, the sun came out, it warmed up and I enjoyed my round of golf getting plenty vit D.

Today we are back to grey & cold, but at least no rain.

Am busy working on my systems, but we are getting somewhere, so it is fun.

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We got close to 100 today and it is still warm and muggy tonight and it is already 11:30 pm. Have a great week everyone.

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Another really warm and muggy day here. All my best to you all always. Janette

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We are still really warm and muggy here in Escondido, California. We have been in the high 80's to high 90's lately. At night it cools down some and we might be in the 60's to high 70's.

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Steph, I hope you get some sunshine too! We are winding down the summer here. It was 35 degrees this morning. The trees are just beginning to change and with the cooler weather, I'm sure they will really change too. Interesting to see how the rest of the world seasons are effecting them!

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Another rainy & cold day in Africa. Hey this is the season where it is supposed to get warmer again..... September used to be quite hot. This is the third year in a row, where it is cold (57F this morning), drizzly, foggy and raining. The African effect of global warming.
I am sitting in a woolen sweater and am still cold.


Well, hope we will get some sunshine over the weekend, am planning to visit my friends in Machakos area, they live 3km off the tarmac.

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Steph, all my best to you and your's always. Janette

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D is doing ok so far. Feeling dizzy and getting constipated, but the nausea is kept in check by some other drugs. Her Mum, who lives in the US is coming for a visit tomorrow night. so at leas she will not be alone and will have someone who makes sure she eats good food & takes good care of herself.

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Yes, all my best to you and your friend always.

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Hi Debby,

thanks,she had her review and has been put on oral chemo this time. Apparently at the moment there is no iv option for her. She has bought the meds and started taking them. Have not yet talked to her, since she spend the night at another friends house, whose son was cooking a special dinner for her.

I also hope the best for her.

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Steph, prayers for your friend going through a tough time right now

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Today I had a really good day even with my sunburn. I got up early and went and bought myself a nice, big black floppy hat that is kind of dressy but also kind of causal and some good sun block. Then we took off to the horse races for something different to do as another celebration thing for the bf's b-day and something fun for the kid. I think we stayed for about 6 races, so about half of them. Then we went out to dinner at an all you can eat place called Hometown Buffet and I am really proud of myself I got just a little piece of steak, a baked potato, corn bread, and loaded my plate over flowing with salad fixings, and some fruit. Then I had just a little bit of ice cream as my dessert. Unlike the guys, I didn't go back several times getting more and more food and desserts. And I got in over 7 miles walking today too. The bf gave me a $20 to bet with and said that what ever I won over the $20 was mine to keep. I only bet $14 dollars and I won $11 of it back. So I only lost $3.00 dollars of the bf's money, I had fun picking the horses and I wasn't out any money of my own. I was just picking them by their names or the looks of the horses or both and I was doing better than the guys that were looking at all the stats of the horses, the trainers and jockeys. So that was fun! Especially not having to worry about if I lost all the money or not, lol.

Well take care all, tomorrow I got to get up early and get the kid off to school for the bf that needs to go into work early. Janette


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Thanks Steph, all my best to you and your's always. Janette

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Good morning everyone. Hope you are waking up to a good day... Ok I know in USA you just went to bed.....

Had a nice dinner at an Indian restaurant with BF and a friend, who was staying with me. We had so much fun and the food was so yummy. Now my friend is off to the hospital to find out what Chemo she will get. She has a relapse of cancer, lymph nodes in the neck, but at least her lungs are free.
Wishing her all the best. At least the kids are back in boarding, so she does not have to worry about them.

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Hi JMAHNKEN

sounds like you had a fun weekend. Sorry about your sunburn. i got a bit of sun myself, but since there was a league match scheduled at my golf club, I only got to play 9 holes and that was not enough for a full sunburn. Just some slight redness.

Hope your burn cools down & heal soon.

Am in the office getting ready for the week.

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Hi ladies, all my best to you always.

I am doing fine except for the sun burn I got yesterday. But I have been putting aloe vera on several times a day and I think it is helping. We all went out for a nice dinner together tonight as a late celebration for the bf's b-day. It was an all you can eat Asian BBQ place, I think I did okay on it. I tried to limit my meat and filled up on salad.

Good night and take care everyone

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have a great day

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good night all, I had a good time at the football game but got too much sun, so it is aloe vera time, and time to go to bed. We had a long day of errands first and then the long game, and then more errands afterwards.

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Happy Saturday everyone. We are going to be off to the bf's son's first football game.

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Wishing everyone a nice weekend

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NGCHILD

thanks for your input.

Happy Friday everyone

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Have a great Friday and weekend everyone

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I am taking St. John's wart currently and think it's helping. But you might want to ask my husband to be sure! LOL I have noticed a change tho, I feel like my mood is better.

It's all about balance.

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It does however have a lot of interactions with medications. So if you are on medication you need to cross check first.

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St. John's Wort definitely has its place in treatment of skin diseases and scars etc. At home we always applied the sap directly on warts and they fall off after a few days.
Then we have also treated scars & skin disease with "red oil", which is made from Olive Oil & St. John's Wort and heat.
But it is also used for Depression & peri-menopausal symptoms. Just haven't seen any experiences from users.

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Do you research about St. John's Wort. I heard a few years ago that it wasn't a good thing to take.

Now?

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugi
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I haven't used it, but I have heard it is good for a lot of stuff.

All my best to you all always. Janette

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Dear Berry,

thanks for the tip on melatonin. I can see it is one of the things in St.John's Wort. Does anyone have experience with St.John's Wort? I remember women at home using St.John's Wort during Peri.



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So sorry to hear it Steph. I know I haven't been sleeping well myself for a long time. Family stress some times keeps me up with my mind racing, and other times it is more just health issues with infections, colds, bladder, what ever bothering me, and the weather has been muggy a lot which also doesn't help. All my best to you all always.

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