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Reasons to smile

I guess not everyone needs to find a reason, but... What made you smile and/or laugh today?

My first LOL of the day was caused by this LOLdog.

I went to the uniform laundry room at work yesterday, to ask if I could try on a size smaller in my trousers. And they fit! The laundry lady asked me if I needed a new shirt, too, so I tried the next size down in that, too. And it fit! Wow. My pants had been slipping down my hips a little for weeks, but last week they got ridiculously slippy. So happy to have confirmation that my body's changing shape/size a little. :iloveyou:

Humming along to the occasional good song at work... it's amazing how much it can lift my mood. ;)b

Overhearing customers' reactions when they can't decide whether flowers are real or not. It's hilarious either way - when they think fake are real, or real are fake. ;D

I presented two posters at my school's Student Scholar Symposium today. I talked to a lot of people from a lot of different departments (I hate talking to people, so it's sort of a big deal to me). I had some good conversations and comments on my research. I wasn't even self-conscious about it because we were talking about things where I am the expert, the one with all the information.

Also, VegWeb was down when this went on, so I couldn't talk about it then, but I did a poster presentation for the Georgia Academy of Science last month. I held the audience's attention for the whole 10 or 15 minutes and got some good feedback and questions.

I'm actually really proud of myself for getting out there and talking about things to strangers.

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Well done, Courth!!

My RTS: DH has been buying "whole wheat" sliced bread for a few weeks. I eat it because the slices are about the right size (bread intake severely restricted), but it's meh.
This week he didn't buy it. When I asked he said, "I read the label and there are too many additives in it."
YAY!! He's learning!!

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w00t to Storm!

RTS:  Spent a nice 5-hour afternoon with the sister having lunch...then we went to the Indian market, Asian market and Whole Foods......serious shopping going up and down every aisle looking at stuff.  It was fun.

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I love Asian/Indian markets!!
RTS: The doctor tweaked my thyroid medication juuuust a little (like 8 mg) and it makes all the difference in the world. I am no longer freezing cold and tired all the time, and the constant hungry feeling is gone! Also found out the sore arm is a rotator cuff problem and the exercises are really helping!!

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I love Asian/Indian markets!!
RTS: The doctor tweaked my thyroid medication juuuust a little (like 8 mg) and it makes all the difference in the world. I am no longer freezing cold and tired all the time, and the constant hungry feeling is gone! Also found out the sore arm is a rotator cuff problem and the exercises are really helping!!

YAY!!!!!! Those thyroid meds make SUCH a difference!! I'm feeling pretty well on the dose I'm on now (200 whopping mcg), although my doc may have to tweak it a bit when I start eating a bit of soy each week... He seems to think it'll be alright though as long as I eat it more than 4 hours after my meds (aka at supper time).

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I love Asian/Indian markets!!
RTS: The doctor tweaked my thyroid medication juuuust a little (like 8 mg) and it makes all the difference in the world. I am no longer freezing cold and tired all the time, and the constant hungry feeling is gone! Also found out the sore arm is a rotator cuff problem and the exercises are really helping!!

YAY!!!!!! Those thyroid meds make SUCH a difference!! I'm feeling pretty well on the dose I'm on now (200 whopping mcg), although my doc may have to tweak it a bit when I start eating a bit of soy each week... He seems to think it'll be alright though as long as I eat it more than 4 hours after my meds (aka at supper time).

Thank goodness for VW and Internet...my stupid Spanish doctors know nothing but nothing about nutrition, and they said that as long as I waited 30 min, I could eat tofu whenever, which I knew was wrong. Same with soy isoflavones which are fashionable here. Take em any time, it makes no difference. Uh, no?

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Thank goodness for VW and Internet...my stupid Spanish doctors know nothing but nothing about nutrition, and they said that as long as I waited 30 min, I could eat tofu whenever, which I knew was wrong. Same with soy isoflavones which are fashionable here. Take em any time, it makes no difference. Uh, no?

-_- Crazy doctor.  Well my thyroid meds act as my anti-cancer medication (they keep my hyper-thyroid to keep the cancer cells from being stimulated to grow), so my doctor (thyroid oncologist) is pretty friggin' crazy about how I have to take my medicine.  He gave me a 4 page handout. o_O.  I am going to triple check the soy thing with him  I eat it because welll......cancer sucks and I want those buggers dead or sleeping, but here are some other tips you may  or may not know:

Take it at the same time every morning, with a glass of water, take it at least 4 hours before you consume any iron supplements, calcium- rich foods (like milk), or soy (although I  have my calcium maybe 1-2 hours after my pill consistently so that my dosage is adjusted for it when they check my levels), store your meds in a dry spot (not the bathroom), and do not store your medicine in any temperature in which a chocolate bar will melt.  If it is hot enough to melt a chocolate bar, it is hot enough to de-activate your pills. Thyroid meds are very temperature sensitive.

Hope that was helpful :) :)

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It is, I had no idea about the temperature thing! We now have AC in the room I store my pills in but if it gets hot before we turn it on, those puppies are goin' in the fridge! I didn't know about the calcium thing either. There's a conventional wisdom thing here that diet doesn't affect thyroid, that there is no "thyroid diet" etc.

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Only two weeks left to go before the homeless guy on my couch becomes the homeless guy on someone else's couch....I feel a smile starting!
:)

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Yesterday I woke up at 3.30 AM. Even in spite of a cup of real coffee and 2 cups of tea, by 9 PM I was nodding, so I went to bed. Slept until 8 AM with no help.
Yum.

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There are three new cookbooks headed my way: The Sexy Vegan Cookbook, Big Vegan, and Vegan Diner.  You can't have too many vegan cookbooks.
:)

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My 2 "student moms" (college grads with small kids at home) both love literature, Shakespeare, and history. And can hold a conversation on same in English.
I love life. :)>>>

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Tomorrow is Pinellas Pepper Fest!!  I have a happy!!

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I have 2 new students that I like, both referrals from previous students. And one of my "moms" is going to stay on for most of the summer.
AND Project Gutenberg just informed me that my DVD is in the mail.
Books. Bliss.

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This morning I got to talk to politicalmonty on facebook in real-time. It was pretty wicked cool ~^_^~

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It's into the 2nd week in June and I still have new students appearing. One emailed me!! She's a repeater.

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losing more weight and feeling good. Getting to spend time with my step son makes me smile too (even though he just turned 13 and has a nasty lying habit)

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I got to wake up this morning and get ready for work without tip-toeing around the homeless guy on my couch because there is no homeless guy on my couch anymore!!!  Life can finally return to normal.
:)

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Gonna spend the morning with my BFF helping her make a quilt for her baby. Indian fudz on the menu, made by yours truly.

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Gonna spend the morning with my BFF helping her make a quilt for her baby. Indian fudz on the menu, made by yours truly.

I ate too much pakora last night.....may have to eat more today lol.

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