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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
(Swedish proverb)
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
(Sicilian proverb)
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
(Elbert Hubbard)
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
(Laurence J. Peter)
Friends are family you choose for yourself.

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4th January, 2006
It seems that the struggle has ended.
I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I finally accepted that all that happens is my own doing. And, that all the struggle is in my mind. I feel no need to repeat the cycle forever again. Let it end now.

Yesterday, I exclaimed to Luke "It is all in my mind!". We both nodded our heads vigorously, in agreement. Yes, the source of all our misery is on our own heads. And, I am glad to know that!

My cooked food temptations flew out the window.

10th January, 2006
Going through detox. I feel tired, my throat is sore, and I got a yeast infection (?!). Blah. I would love to curl up in my bed and sleep, but I can't. There is work to do. I will take leave in a couple of weeks, but then, I will be busy moving to the new house. I dream of holidays!

Licking spoons when cooking is no good. One tablespoon can easily lead to the second, third, and ...
For this reason, I decided not to do this anymore. Another reason is that I decided to cut salt from my diet completely. I have celery sticks instead. Avocadoes taste salty to me too.

My first year of raw was an easy-peasy year. 2005 was a year of struggle, and a year of staying in limbo (ever since that 2004 Christmas!). Now, I am really determined to move forward.

16th January, 2006
On Saturday, I woke up feeling totally awful and hardly able to speak. That's it, I thought, I've had enough. I decided to take drastic measures, that is apply my fail-proof healing strategy. What is it? Simple, stay in bed, cover well and sweat!
It was a bit difficult to do it, having children around, but I managed to do it for a couple of hours. (If I could spend a whole day in bed, I would recover the next day, as I've done many times before). I did it again in the evening, and then a little bit more on Sunday. I noticed an improvement, after each time. I am definitely on the road to recovery.

19th January, 2006
I am still coughing, but gradually feelling better. I guess I am paying for all my relapses. Last time I was sick like this, was years ago. Well, let's not call it "sick". It is a detox, clearly.

Yesterday, I had a salad made from home-growns greens. Very nutricious, and organic, of course! I am looking forward to growing our own fruit too.

My recent eating patter:
* only fruit (mono) throughout the day
* green (low-fat) salad in the evening.

There is one missing ingredient here: exercise. I admit it, I've been not doing anything for too long now (not counting occasional biking). I really must do something about it. I am taking leave very soon, and my plan is to establish some exercise patterns duirng my holidays. Proper diet alone is really not enough.


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