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  • #91
    Originally posted by Gwynnda View Post
    I think the most important thing to remember is we are all making a life style change. We are not expected to be anything other than human. We learn from our experiences and make better choices (not related to food just in general). As for eating and other people, all we can do is what we can do, I know how parents can be. My grandmother is freaking out about the way I'm eating. She does not understand and believes CW. So, I change the subject and distract her. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. She's old and forgetful but sometimes she is as sharp as a tack. She lives in MT so when I go visit her, I know I'll be challenged with what you go through with your parents Ashley. Will I cave in and eat a bit or everything she fixes me or will I stand firm? I don't know. It will probably come down to the look on her face. Can't say for sure.

    I have some exciting news! I think my husband is 1) sick and tired of listening to me complain about the beef (without hormones and antibiotics, etc.) because it's still GRAIN fed or 2) he is just giving in because he knows it's healthier. We are going to go buy a side of beef in a couple of weeks. YAY!!!!!! I'll have 1/2 a cow in my freezer that is grass fed. So excited.

    Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth for the evening. G'nite everyone.
    Yes Gwynnda! I love this. My husband and I were feeling a little Nazi-like in our strictness the first few days, but I've been gently reminding myself and him that even when I am a little over 100g of carbs and had too much fruit or whatever, this is a PROCESS. It is also infinitely better than the way we were eating just a week ago.

    This weekend has been a little tough for us with going out to eat with family and also celebrating a friend's 21st. So we probably made some choices that weren't exactly primal. Just dusting off and going back to it though.

    Congrats on the beef Gwynnda! My father-in-law raises cattle, and though he does finish them on grain, the rest of the time they are out munching on grass the way cows should be. And the meat is free so I cannot complain

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    • #92
      just a note to remind you that a 21 day transformation group is started and I'll be beginning it tomorrow, june 10th. The link to the group is in my signature.
      True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

      My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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      • #93
        Well, me and a friend are going to be starting Whole30 tomorrow. Figured I needed to take it a step further than 21-Day Transformation and cut out all dairy too. It'll be nice having someone nearby to do this with, so then we can shop together and such, and both of our significant others will hopefully appreciate the outcomes!

        On the plus side, I found a WAY faster and easier way to get my sweet potatoes in. Turns out one of our local big chain supermarkets does canned organic baby food. One of the options is sweet potatoes. The ingredients are organic sweet potatoes and water. I can get a 213ml jar for $.98. Pretty sure I've found my new go to food!

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        • #94
          Let us know how your doing ladies @ashley and @Primal. I re-started on the 26th and have yet to be nothing but Primal.

          Ashley, my sister and I used to eat baby food, we were in our teens.
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          • #95
            @Ashley...the big difference between whole30 and primal? Am I correct that Whole30 is no dairy, coffee, wine?
            True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

            My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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            • #96
              Oh my gosh, I've been really bad about updating. So far it seems to be about like this for the areas I'm really trying to watch and improve:

              Macros - within ~5% of my target (I decided I want to try and focus more on that than number of calories)
              Stress - Super high, but getting a bit better every day I don't smoke (on my 9th day...)
              Sleep - Super bad. I've been averaging 4 hours of good sleep with being in bed for 8-8.5. I seem to be having hot flashes and night sweats that are severely messing with my sleep patterns. I'm going to be talking to my doc about it when we review my bloodwork on Thursday.
              Exercise - Bordering on chronic at times depending on how bad I want to smoke.

              On a good note, yesterday when I was at my massage appointment my masseuse asked if I had lost weight because my face looked thinner and I looked a bit more toned Definitely made my afternoon!

              How is everyone doing today?
              Every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value --Winnie Dalley

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              • #97
                @raikay, YAY for you. Isn't it wonderful that people are noticing?!

                CONGRATS on day 9. I am so proud of you, you go girl.
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                • #98
                  @raikay...a huge congrats! My husband quit 5 years ago...the BEST (and hardest) thing EVER!!! So proud of you!!!

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                  True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                  My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                  • #99
                    I'm on day 3 if 21 day transformation. although I'm eating primal, its cool to see gore to integrate the rest of the principles

                    I'm realizing I only allow "play" on the weekends. What.do you guys do for play?
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                    True freedom is the ability to live in a way that is all life giving, not clouded by anything that contaminates body, spirit, or mind.

                    My journey: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread86444.html;)

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                    • Deb (wife) & I foster / rescue dogs for a couple of rescue groups here in SA...... And our latest "pay it forward" venture is starting a meetup group to focus on helping people that need or want health / wellness / fitness help. We are doing it as a 90 day commitment for free seems logical that helping people struggling with how to change their life should be FUN

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                      • Ok, I've been on the primal plan for about a week and although I lost about 5 lbs in weight due to water in the first couple of days, I've gained back about 3 since then. I did so well on Atkins!!! So, I went back and reviewed how I worked the Atkins plan back in the day and what is going on now.

                        I was much more strict about the amounts of food I was eating. I measured everything and although I didn't officially count calories, I'm sure my caloric intake was low. I am currently trying not to count calories and use my scale, but I see that I do better with those tools rather than free-handing it. In addition, I don't think I was eating enough fat. I am still a protein ho and I think I was eating way too much protein and not eating enough fat. Carbs haven't been a problem though, so that's good.

                        So, beginning this AM, after pitching a bitch about the weight gain, I am back to using my food scale and taking a close look at calories. I am keeping a closer eye on my macros. I have become friends again with my measuring spoons and cups and actually, I feel better. I love my measuring cups, spoons, and scale! I am one of those who thrive better with control. Now, let's see how I do in the next couple of days!

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                        • @kreyes, I have not had my cholesterol checked yet because I'm only in my 5th week. Our insurance is not that good, we have to pay for all blood tests (a bit <$380). So I will wait until the next 9news health fair next year before I get mine checked. I'm also hoping that my thryoid will be better so I can get off of those meds.

                          It's hard to get rid of coffee. It's suprising that black is not bad. I was just like you. As for what I do with the loaded coffee, that's my way of getting fat into it. I love dairy and always have.

                          @allymd, I feel your pain, the first 2 weeks I lost 8lbs, put 2.5 back on then lost another lb. So, I quit getting on the scale because it's not very nice to me. I have read so many journals and it's not just us. Others have it too, but what was so inspiring for me is to see how their health improved each month. I did read that the slower the weight loss, the better because it gives your skin time to shrink with the fat, makes sence right? I am trying really hard to NOT weigh myself because I find it changes my mood if I do. I could wake up happy, step on the scale and be out of sorts the rest of the day. With reading these journals, people do so many things, fasting, carb retriction and I'm talking <20 or just at to really help with the weight loss. I love my veggies too much to go below 40ish. Do you know a whole avacado has 12 grams of carbs in it? That's a good way to get fat in as well. Lettuce 2 cups has 4 (red leaf). So, I just make sure mine are <50 or just at 50.

                          I think I mentioned this in this thread but the friend that turned me on to MDA and bought me the book because of my cholesterol. She is 4'11" and was a size 8, a year later, she is a 2. I have no finished all the journals because I'm reading from the beginning, within a year, all have significant weight loss. My friend does not restrict her carbs, although she does keep them <100. She does not count calories but does have a ton of fat in her diet, mostly coconut and olive oil. She buys the 25lbs at costco.

                          The scale is NOT my friend, so I"m concentrating on eating right with 75/15/10 or there about to make sure (it's more like 70/20/10) I stay primal all the time. Except for the weekend of grad parties, Memorial Day weekend, I have been completely primal. I was <10 days into it and after eating baked beans and having a couple of beers I felt like crap the next two days. So tired all I wanted to do was sleep. So I make sure to not do that again. I'm glad I did because if I don't want that stuff anymore.

                          I weight and measure still, somethings I just now know what the appropriate amount is so on some things, I don't measure anymore.

                          We got to do what we got to do, so the scale and measuring cups are my friends too!

                          @Ray, I think you and your wife are wonderful. Very giving with huge hearts!
                          Last edited by Gwynnda; 06-13-2013, 09:00 AM.
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                          • @Gwynnda
                            Thank you it will be an interesting thing that we are both UBER excited about
                            Feel free to visit us at Facebook/physiquespecialists I am trying to get a blog setup and as soon as I get it there will be a link

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                            • Well I am a month into this as of today, lost 8 pounds then went back up 3 or 4 maybe, I did not weigh myself today as it was too depressing. It is almost my TOTM though (Sorry guys, TMI I know) so I am hoping it is because of that. I feel like a bloated whale carcass.

                              Last friday I had a tiny piece of my daughters birthday cake. That has been my only cheat in the whole month, but after I had tasted the sugar it was all I could think of. When I crave sugar but do not allow myself to have it I end up pigging out on other foods as a distraction, this time it was a few days of eating a ton of almonds. I have no idea how many but now the whole SAMS size container is empty....sooooo... I am guessing a lot, though Hubby helped a little. I will not be buying those again!!! Apparently I just cannot cheat. I allow myself some dark chocolate, above 80%, and an occasional glass of red wine but that is about as far as I can let myself go.


                              @RayDWeger, thankyou, I tried the 100% cocoa powder and it was blah from previous experience, adding bar chocolate to my coffee causes it to all float as a film on the top or be a yummy sludge at the bottom may try again though! I will buy some stevia per your recommendation... liquid and powder I guess.... we have some "stevia in the raw" and I remember it being horrid. I just looked up the different forms and seems that is typical of the raw varieties having a not-so-great taste. I tried Nectresse (sp?) a few weeks ago and it blew me up like a balloon!! Apparently I cannot tolerate sugar alcohols it honestly felt like I had swallowed a big rock.

                              @Ashley, I cannot tolerate eggs, so I am guessing all mayo is out, not to mention I hate it with every ounce of my being disgusting stuff, bleck! But thankyou! hahaha! I do eat homemade burger patties (with bacon or onions mixed in, plus spices) as an easy lunch though, I just put the patty on top of a bed of iceburg lettuce with some homemade ketchup and mustard plus some pickles and a dash of chipotle tabasco (love this stuff, when I buy it, I always buy three bottles!). Not a *really* similar meal... but somewhat the same idea

                              @Allymd, I am the same way, keeping track is how I do best though it is a hassle and I grow tired of it quickly. I do so love my kitchen scale though. I cannot imagine how I ever lived without it. I bought it so I could make homemade food for one of my senior greyhounds, go figure. Now I use it every day for one reason or another.

                              Went to a farmers market today, a small weekday one, and met a guy who sells grass fed meats (beef, pork, chicken, goat, lamb, everything) from his farm only 5 miles away from my house! So awesome, as we live in the middle of nowhere and were at least an hour from home where the farmers market was located. We introduced ourselves and he recognized our last name, he sells raw goats milk to my Sister in law how cool is that. He says we can order online and pickup at the farm, that is even closer than the grocery store. Now we just have to get to where we can afford it..... but I am excited
                              Last edited by Greys and Chaos; 06-13-2013, 07:53 PM.

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                              • @ G & C

                                My bad for lack of info
                                I use the 100% Special Dark Cocoa Powder.... The bakers solid chocolate is BLAH!!!!!!!

                                Bummer on the eggs as they are almost a PERFECT FOOD..

                                Have you tried to eat either the whites or the yolk to see if it's a possibility ?



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