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from bettyalready :
I tried raw 4 years ago and it just wasn't the right time. This time WAS and I've been in the bulimic arena too. It sort of popped up a little bit 2 weeks ago and I think that's emotional crap built up that's releasing as a result of detoxing. There may be raw "coaches" in your area, but there's www.rawschool.com and www.rawhealing.com. Nora is great at rawschool and Audrey is rawhealing. They're cheap in comparison to some raw coaching. I thought it was a bit much, but if I hadn't done it or had this type of support, it would have been somewhat harder. Anyway, whatever you decide to do is great. A lot of people go 50% raw and then move their way up. There's a book that was popular in the 80's called "Fit for Life" and there's "Fit for Life, II." The food combining principles are very sound. It's not a "raw" book, but it's still great as far as diet goes. One I'd recommend is "12 Steps to Raw Foods" by Victoria Boutenko. She's on www.rawfamily.com. I bought the book of her site because amazon doesn't have the revised edition. My advice to you and the only advice I'll give: Try to stay away from all grains. And the closer people can stick to the "Natural Hygeine" way, the better off they are. I could write for days on this. If you go to www.rawschool.com and read Nora's entire story, you get an idea. If you go into her "articles" section, she's given a more recent update on her success.
from forty-plus :
Happy New Year!
from smedindy :
Hey! Thanks for the add here! Hugs to you and yours. And BTW, you're the second wiccan that I've befriended. Moonfaerry (Sara on MySpace) is also one!
from stepfordtart :
aww, Im such a spazola. Just clicked back a few and read the stuff about Asshat Husband going off on one. And here's me laughing my stupid face off about your glaring similarities to the Duchess of Cornwall while you're having a poop time. Sorry, dear. He WAS being totally unreasonable....but cigs are NOT a weight loss plan. You knew that, tho, huh? He still has no excuse tho. Taking your pocket-money? What are you? 12? Gah. s x
from chaosdaily :
when that happens to me, i go over what i plan to do the next day, in great detail... like i sit up in bed... swing my feet over... get up and go into the bathroom.. believe me, im so boring that it doesnt take long and im asleep!
from nicim :
I continue my journey at http://cunhell.diaryland.com Kisses.. N
from chaosdaily :
thanks for adding me. i look forward to reading you!
from f-i-n :
Those birdies are cute. What kind are they?
from yamaa :
Here are some of my favorite Snape fic sites: http://ashwinder.sycophanthex.com/ http://www.lkweb.net/bloodcultoffreud/ http://www.mirrordance.net/aashby/bnw/bnwindex.html http://wc5.worldcrossing.com/webx?[email protected]@.1ddf29b6 (forum) http://www.digital-quill.org/ http://www.witchfics.org/ (especially the stuff by Anna) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/whenikissedtheteacher/
from nakedbarista :
Thank you for your concern!! I'm not on any medication for depression, but that's by choice. I did really well on Prozac (apparently I'm one of the only people on Earth who can say that, hah!) but I just feel I can manage, or at least deal with my depression without drugs. I'm one of those weird people that don't even like to take mild pain killers for headaches. I have to be half dead before I take anything other than anti-biotics. BUT, if the depression gets to be too much, I have no problem saying uncle and going back to my doctor. Luckily, I haven't had to do that in years. I'm blessed with an amazing husband who is very understanding about my depression so when I get low, he's there to help me along. I know I'd never be able to do this without his support. As for my dad, there's not a lot I can do there. He is who he is and no amount of asserting my independance has helped him to "get" that I'm not putting up with his crap. The best I can do is just not let him see how upset he gets me sometimes. I love my dad and cutting him out entirely isn't an option. When that man hugs me, I feel like I'm safe from the whole world. He's really mean sometimes, but I can see that he does it because he doesn't know any better. He was very abused as a child, so in his mind, as long as he's not beating the ever-loving shit out of us, he's being a good dad. He loves us, I know he does, but he doesn't comprehend how destructive he is at times. And, to wrap up my comment novel here, I'm feeling much better and things are starting to look up again. I hit bottom the night after I wrote that entry and it's been all uphill since then. Hopefully it'll be another month or two till another one comes. : )
from killsbury :
Exactly!!!
from yamaa :
Hola chica, I had a chance to see some of your work on the linked site. You do beautiful work.
from killsbury :
I left this in MY comments lol Here you might actually see it: I actually meant heroin the second time *grinning back at ya*
from cosmicrayola :
Thanks for straighening out my yin/ying. I thought it was yang. Silly me. And thanks for mentioning my book.
from cosmicrayola :
I just clicked on your diary through LA's comments. I was really behind. I could have sworn I added you to my buddy list! Well I have now!
from killsbury :
Each region has their own dialect, so I don't know if I do say that! I think I say "owt", but my bf from Philly says he has NO accent ;)
from yamaa :
Chica! Thanks for stepping up to say Hey. I get my life back the middle of August and will be back posting (& reading!) regularly then.
from killsbury :
I have to ask after reading your comment about me; what is oot?!?
from wistful-blue :
Zen, am so sorry it's taken a while to reply. My blue tooth mouse died and I haven't been able to use my computer until now. Thank you so much for the lovely note you left. *Hugs* How are you doing? (I promise to catch up on all missed entries, asap!) I hate disappointing people--which is why I didn't leave contact info or the address of my writing blog in my last entry--and I'm certain that whatever I was supposed to take away from keeping a diary here has been learned. Have been doing *A LOT* of tarot readings for myself this past week and every single one explicity shows a need to focus on my work. Unfortunately, the more time I take to spend online, the less time and energy I devote to building my "career." (Geez, I hate that word. :D) I may get a bit more personal at "cat's corner," but I don't see myself posting anywhere else in the near future. I *am* sorry for the inconvenience it creates for everyone whom I've met through D-land. *Hugs* -cat
from im2evil4u :
ConEd has total control when it comes to this new(ish) thermostat --- ala 1984.
from smashthegas :
Just got your cool message babe! I promise I'll do the same with your diary... watch out though, some of my earlier entries are a bit cheeky and rude. As are some of the ones toward the middle of my diary and the end (ROFL) But you know, Im a babe lovin gas mashin rockerdude so I hope you will love me anyways! *mwah* Smashx
from juliepoo15 :
Oooh, I like the new look! It's so stylish! But yes, it is seriously lacking without a picture of your birdy bird on it. She will compliment it very well.
from juliepoo15 :
Hey Zen! I've been a reader of witty's diary for a while now and noticed one of your comments said you have parrots. Naturally I had to hightail it over to your diary and check it out! YAY! A fellow zookeeper! And you have PARROTS! I'm going to start reading you now...hope ya don't mind! You can stop by my blog if you want to at seacreature15.blogspot.com. I moved from Diaryland in December... That's a lovely Nanday conure in the pic! I have two lovebirds and a parrotlet. I also have a fish tank, a kitty and a tarantula...and a fiance who loves them all, too! Thank goodness...love me, love my pets! Well, have a great weekend!
from nakedbarista :
Uh-oh! It got returned. Is there another email address you'd like me to send it to?
from nakedbarista :
I sent you an email at your diaryland.com address : ) It has the info you requested!
from wistful-blue :
Oh Zen, your page is as lovely as your jewelry! Two necklaces I find particularly breathtaking: the Rose Faery and Amethyst Zuni Bear. I'm saving up as I type! *Hugs* -cat
from wistful-blue :
Tag! Tag!! Tag!!! (See end of latest entry for more info). -cat
from stepfordtart :
hey! thanks for adding me! When things are a little less hectic here, I'll trawl about in your achive-y bits and afford you the same courtesy! s x
from wistful-blue :
First you need to put the gold stats tracker in both your main page and archive templates. To do that, click "Gold member resources" (under "Other stuff), which will take you to a new page. Once there, click on "Click here for info on setting up your stats tracker," which will take you to the page which tells you where and what to put in your template. I'd say give it a day before you check your stats because D-land's a little slow when it comes to registering the info - plus you always have the option to check the stats for the past twenty-four hours. To check, just click "Your stats" under the "Your info" category then "referrers" once you've arrived at the "general" page. "General," tells you the number of people and individual I(nternet)S(erver)s of your pages' visitors, "osts" tells you their actual IP addresses, and "pages" tells you the number of visits to each specific page. -cat
from wistful-blue :
Awwww, thank you Zen! Although, *cough* I'm not sure my mom would agree with yee. HEE! -cat
from wistful-blue :
OMG! I can't believe I forgot to add your diary to my sidebar list over at Blogspot! I am so sorry. I'm not used to having anyone after Cee's "words & things." I have rectified the sitch and zen-grae is now on the list. -cat
from scotvalkyrie :
Thank you for adding me as a favorite! I look forward to reading more of your diary.
from petals-blue :
Just need a place to send the username/password. :-)
from petals-blue :
I am *SO SORRY*. I was sure I'd responded to your note and I didn't. Please forgive me for my error! I'm hesitant to give the password to this diary out because this is where the ugliest parts of myself come out - and even at that, there are still some things I feel are too ugly to share with the one person who reads this diary. I don't mind sharing - not at all, I just feel it's incumbant upon me to warn anyone who asks that I don't hold anything back here. I name - and link - other diarists, I talk about the darkest crevices of my mind and soul - things of which I'm deeply ashamed - here, I allow myself to indulge the complete nightmare I'm capable of being. If you think you can handle this, I will give you the username/password - but if you prefer to keep - what I consider my own poison - out of your life, this really isn't a good diary to read. -cat
from im2evil4u :
Send me your email address and I'll send you my Flickr link. It is a work in progress, but there are a slew of my photos there.
from wistful-blue :
Damn! That chain makes me wish I still wore glasses full time. You have a *FANTASTIC* talent!
from im2evil4u :
L-O-V-E that eyeglass chain and if I wore glasses I would totally buy one. As for the photo on my page, yes, I took it. In fact, I only put my photos in my diary layout (except for the one I borrowed - with permission - from DeiselEngine this past fall). I try to change the photo every few weeks or so to keep things interesting.
from wistful-blue :
I like the fuscia and/or the blue...the purple's a wee bit dark, might be difficult to see on some screens. :) -cat
from wistful-blue :
PS: Just read "all medical, all the time!" and I am *SO SORRY* that you've dealt with so much emotional and physical pain - not to mention the fact that you're *still* fighting it. I know - from my own food addiction and self-destructive tendencies - anorexia is never "cured"...even on the "good" days, though our addictions and illnesses don't define us, they're *always* present even if it's just in the back of the mind. I really hope you're able to have the surgery to correct the problems with your stim as soon as possible. -cat
from wistful-blue :
Yes, IM Man is trying to manipulate you. The person he should be discussing his pathology with is a therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist or any combination of the above. It's one thing to lean on friends in times of struggle; it's completely different for IM Man to try making *HIS* self-destructive impulses *YOUR* problem/responsibility. The *ONLY* person he should be making the "I won't do anything self-destructive until we talk" committment with, is a trained professional - I speak from experience. Recovered self-injurer here; when I first started seeing my therapist eight and a half years ago, we struck the same "deal." According to Jules - therapist - it's an unfair burden to ask anyone with whom one is emotionally involved (family, friends, lovers/spouses, etc.) to serve in this capacity - which is *exactly* why such individuals need the help and guidance of "neutral" professionals. Hope this helps. *Hugs* -cat
from wistful-blue :
Oooo I love your jewelry! Encore!! Encore!!!
from wistful-blue :
I thought the same thing LA said, but seeing as I'm a "kid," didn't really feel comfortable dispensing advice - especially advice like *that*! Thank you LA. :) -cat
from zen-grae :
zonoria...i couldn't remember the numbers hence me using 3-7. i think probably mine was first around 3 which my doc said was therapeutically okay but when i was still SO tired she upped my dose and took me down to 1. i just couldn't remember the numbers til you posted them. i take levoxyl .137 mcg...but i think i am needing an increase again because my hair is falling out like crazy again!! i guess sometimes we have to push our docs!
from pissymystic :
Damn it, woman, you made me hungry. ;-)
from zonoria :
Wow. My doctor and I consider a TSH of *3* too high. We aim for between 1 and 2, and mine is currently 1.066. The free T4 is 1.21, and the range is .61 to 1.76. But I know what you mean. A lot of doctors don't get that once you have thyroid disease, you can't go by "normal" or "sub-clinical" anymore. FINALLY the American Academy of Family Physicians published a study about that, and the gist of the study was to aim for a TSH of below 3 or 3.5 (I forget which) for ALL people with diagnosed hypothyroidism, no matter what the cause. The more aggressive the treatment, the better, in my book. Heh, my sisters and I joke about seeing who can get as close to 1 without going under, like a medical Price is Right. I think I won today. ;-)
from wistful-blue :
No I haven't read "Maid of the North" but it's going on my list ASAP as is "Victorian Fairy Tales!" I *ADORE* stories in which heroines defend themselves - probably why I'm a fan of the older versions of Red Riding Hood. I *LOVE* reinterpretations of fairy tales/myth/folklore/etc. just as much as the original version(s). Geez, I get downright *GIDDY* when someone suggests new sources of material; thank you so much!!!
from wistful-blue :
Hee! Well silly me...I read entries in order - usually - so I didn't realize you'd already posted your picture. You're *ADORABLE* btw! Thank you so much for sharing with us and thank you for adding my diary to your favorites!
from wistful-blue :
I always enjoy putting a face with the diarist, but having encountered problems recently with the stalker-esque, psychotic little sister of another diarist with whom I had a falling out...meh, I'm not posting *my* image anytime soon and certainly don't begrudge others their right to annonymity. -cat
from pissymystic :
me, I do!
from pissymystic :
Wow, thank you! And my now-enormously-swollen ego thanks you as well. ;)
from pissymystic :
Hi there. I'd love to give you a password, but your Diaryland e-mail bounced back to me! Could you drop me a line? Tipsygypsy at gmail.com
from la-the-sage :
That's good news about getting a surgery date. Scary, but good. Keeping my fingers crossed this lymphnode thing is an easy quick fix. ~LA

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