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just sayin’ … well, bummer

Monday, June 10, 2019



I am feeling … alive. I have been on my upped Armour Thyroid for 2 months now and it has definitely made a difference AND alllllll of my month-long vacation indiscretions are over with and “out” of me.

Went to Dr J today for the second time … he’s my new doc. He wanted to see me first before drawing blood for labs in case he wanted more than just my thyroid panel. So … results on Wednesday-ish. He “wants” me to lose weight, duh … by following a more thyroid friendly way of eating … not DIETING. Eliminate certain foods for a while and then add them back in gradually. Much like my elimination protocol I was doing in 2017 when I lost a lot of weight. And very much in line with my Cat’s Triple Cs plan.

I feel like I have someone in my corner.

Day 5 of the cruise we woke up in Jamaica … I was sooooooo excited. We loaded up for the day and disembarked.

First on the list … no longer existed. It was “locks of love” that was locks and messages on a fenced area. Bummer. The port itself was a maze of … hawkers trying to aggressively sell their wares. We had decided to see the courthouse, an old church and a plantation all within walking distance … outside of the enclosed port.

Big Leroy Brown attached himself to us like … superglue. Yapping the whole time about how he was certified to show us his country. He did get other … escorts … to leave us alone but he never left our side and continue to talk, talk, talk about how he was the best. We … including Leroy Brown … walked to the courthouse. Only to have him spout exaggerated tales non-stop. We did our best to re-group and come up with an exit strategy … but Leroy Brown and his followers would not have it. We walked back to the enclosed port where everyone was over eager to sell us … anything.

I bought some Tortuga Rum Cake … so I could have a “taste” of Jamaica. Only to find out later you can buy this from … Amazon for crying out loud. Bummer.

I wanted to buy DS#1 a t-shirt at Harley Davidson that would say Jamaica … only for them not to have his size in the 2 different shirts I picked out. Bummer.

So, we re-grouped and decided the g-kids, hubby and I would grudgingly get back on the ship while DS and DIL gave Jamaica another chance. Bummer.

About an hour later, DS and DIL were back on the ship. Elvis Presley had glued himself to them like superglue. Bummer.

Jamaica … was a Bummer.

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  • PHOENIX1949
    Dr. J sounds like a keeper.
    34 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    I think I like your MD!

    That's so sad about your on-shore in Jamaica. No words, it's just creepy.
    Still, you had water, sunshine and someone else to cook, do the dishes and make the beds!
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    34 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    Good news about the Dr. It is so much less stress when they are in your corner and on plan with you.

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    During our stop in Jamaica we went to Dunns Falls. It was a looooong trip from where the ship docked so we were tired when we got back. Had a "jerk chicken" lunch which was surprisingly good. Jamaica was okay but not my favorite island either.

    Okay, about my eating plan while cruising. I followed a couple of simple rules. No pastries with breakfast. No bread with lunch. Double vegetables with dinner.... and if I had bread with dinner, it had to be after I had eaten my meal. For dessert I ordered a fruit plate. I also kept a fruit basket in our cabin for afternoon snacks.

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    34 days ago
  • MINDFULSPARK26
    Happy to hear that the Dr is helping you with "Your Plan". That is FANTASTIC!!!

    Sorry Jamaica was not great. But it was an experience!
    35 days ago
  • WHITEANGEL4
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    35 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Sorry about the hustlers like super glue. I found a few like that in Rome, Italy in the 1980's... they were very talented... knew just enough of likely tourist languages to hawk their wares, and they guessed at nationality. I look American / English enough that they tried English on me first. If I went stony silent and did not respond, they would switch to German. Fascinating adventure, if you enter with the right attitude.

    Attitude is everything.

    Sorry Jamaica's attitude toward y'all was such a downer!

    Best wishes for working with your new Doc and the 3 C's of your plan.
    35 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I loooooooved Jamaica and went there 4 times before we found our beloved quiet island of Anguilla.
    I do recall that the hawkers could be bad, esp to the cruise boat folks as they only had a few hours to try to get them to part with their dollars.
    We stayed a week each time and after the first day they knew us and left us alone.
    Did the cruise people give you any tips for handling the hawkers?
    Sounds uncomfortable, to say the least.
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    35 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    I haven't been to Jamaica but . . . that doesn't sound like a great experience. I do NOT like aggressive "hawkers" anywhere. Experienced that in Egypt and in Turkey many years ago and it was actually scary.

    Your new doctor sounds terrific!!! Nice to feel that you are on the right path and that it's sane and sustainable.
    35 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sounds like Jamaica was not the best. Ah well. Never been to Jamaica, but had the same type of experience in Cancun and Cozumel.
    35 days ago
  • KHALIA2
    Amen!
    35 days ago
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