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Update. Ya'Rly!

Lately, I've been feeling reclusive and depressed. Not like cry- or emo- or why-me-depressed, but more just wanting to be alone and not interact with people face-to-face. Lots of time spent in my room playing video games, watching TV, and just being unsociable. I haven't been sleeping well.

A couple weeks ago, I got some apples on the way home and started eating them as a midnight snack (which is a just-after-I-get-home snack). This week, I decided to try eliminating refined sugars from my diet, which means no PB&H sandwiches, no Oreo cream or French silk pies, no ice cream, etc. Fruits are okay (I'm sticking to apples and bananas mostly). I picked up some no-sugar added yogurt. Spot loves it; it's hard to eat it when she's trying to get at the spoon or the container. Maybe it's a midlife-type-crisis thingy, but I'm sick of eating so much junk. Actually, I think I was sick from eating so much junk. This week, I've felt a lot better. My mood's vastly improved. I went to hand out a birth certificate worksheet to a new mother today and wasn't twitchy or dry-mouthed even though there were three strangers in the room (strangers to me, not the mother). The more complex sugars I'm getting from the fruits, along with the fiber, are making my tummy happier. I don't really miss the sugar. (Although I might pick up some roasted peanuts so Ares and I can bond eating them together; what can I say? My cats are weird.) I even laugh easier.

Things are looking up. Maybe it's not mid-life stuff, but I'm finally growing up a bit. Probably about time, too. XD

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Now, about the car... Tinkerbelle's been squealing and grinding and making various other sounds a healthy car shouldn't make. I'm going to get oil changed early tomorrow and have them check the noises again. The headlights don't work right. Again. The wiring in this little car is crap. >.< I was really thinking about going up to the MSP area to fireboydan's party, but even if they fix everything, and the car is totally road-trip-worthy, I don't know if I'm up to a 12-13 hour round trip. :( I really want to go (there's going to be a jam session BYOI; also, I could donate my very old computer bits to davedujour), but since the weather's supposed to be perfect tomorrow (finally), I should really help clear up all the winter debris (including the downed branches from that ice storm). We'll see, but I think I'll be changing my RSVP to a negative. (Sorry, Dan.) ;_;

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So, what's up with you?

Comments

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fireboydan
May. 12th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Sad you can't make it up. Would be great to see you. BTW got a call from Judy W. tonight about something random. But she is looking for a addy for you.
mandydax
May. 12th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
Really? It's been forever since I've seen Judy. She's not crazy stalker-crazy is she? ~_^

I'll email you my address.
fireboydan
May. 12th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Odds are she is looking to invite you to her pending nuptials. Yep, she is getting married again. Color me excited...
msphat
May. 12th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
As always, miss you like crazy!

Amen to elimination of refined sugars from the eating, and good luck in your quest. It's not the easiest thing to do.

I'm rather wasted right now and at a friend's house. Thought you should know. :-D
primateperson
May. 13th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
Car troubles suck!

I've been NOT dealing with my car troubles for years, now. I have friends in the St. Cloud area who think I'm prevaricating, but honestly, I don't believe my car will make the 140 mile round trip "no problem".

I just go where my car and I agree is a responsible distance to cover.
flower76
May. 14th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
I actually have a co-worker who has eliminated refined sugar from her diet. She said that it was because she noticed a strong link between her sugar intake and her mood. The more sugar she ate, the more depressed she got. Since she's cut out the sugar, she says she feels a lot better.

I... I don't think I could do it myself. But I admire you for doing it!
snakewich
May. 14th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Ares eats peanuts?
My folk's cats eat all kinds of strange things, but not nuts.
That is so cool :D

Sorry, that your car is having some problems, that is never fun.
If you ever need a ride to pick-up or drop-off your car, let me know, I could give you a ride.

I like your icon! I haven't seen that show in so long, I am going to have to record and watch some of those episodes again.
mandydax
May. 14th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Grr. LJ ate my comment.

Peanuts are not nuts. They're leguuuuuumes. P says it's the salt he likes, but if that were the case, he could just lick them, but he eats them.
ladypentacles
May. 14th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
Good for you girl. I don't eat sugar either (mainly to cope with my PCOS) and I know I feel worse when I do!

Chimera also loves all things dairy: milk, sour cream, ice cream, and especially yogurt. He loves to climb in my lap when I eat my breakfast, which generally includes yogurt, and make a nuisance of himself. =)
mandydax
May. 14th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, the irony of loving a nuisance cat! =^v^=

I'm still getting sugars, but it's in fruits, mixed with the obligatory fiber, and better yet, complex carbs. Mostly, I'm eating apples and bananas. Oddly, the more I eat them, the more I like them. ^.^
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