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  • When you know better, you do better: Metismomma's journal

    Meh, I couldn't think of a really good catchy title

    Its been almost a year but I'm finally making a journal. My goals in regards to Primal:
    -Get more energy
    -get mah groove back
    -shrink a size...
    <.<
    >.>
    -get rid of my stupid stuffed nose. If I could cut the damn thing off I would.
    -pull-ups. One day. I need some place to do them.
    -Successfully IF
    -get into ketosis...maybe...I dunno.
    and because I forget:
    RULES of PRIMAL LIVING
    1)eat lots of animals, insects and plants
    2)move around a lot at a slow pace
    3)lift heavy things
    4)run really fast every once in awhile
    5)get lots of sleep
    6)play
    7)get some sunlight every day
    8)avoid trauma
    9)avoid poisonous things
    10) use your mind

    Going to try to be a little stricter on this, because I slack on almost all on a regular basis.

    So far today!
    1) I had coffee with lots of whipped cream and stevia. Thats it. My tummy isn't happy but I'm not hungry. I mean, my stomach is growling but I don't have the "OMG I NEED FOOD" thing going on. I better eat before it does.
    2)Nope. I don't work today and its -27c. Moving slowly will consist of housecleaning.
    3)I have 2 kids that like to be carried. They may or may not be lifted today. I will do my arms workout today though.
    4)I did the tabata workout for youtube :you have 4 minutes
    5)HAHAHAHAHHAH*gasp* HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!! /wipe tear from eye...*chuckle* HAHAHHAHAHAhaha *coughgagcough*
    6)I'll play warcraft later, does that count?
    7) -27c. I will take vitamin D per usual
    8)I'm staying inside, so trauma avoided!
    9)we'll see...
    10)looking up information about Budwig mix for a customer, reading up on L-Tyrosine and L-Glutamine, looking up information for a customer about ProArgi9(L-arginine supplement) and her particular health maladies. So yes, lots of brain using today. Also trying to keep 2 little girls from killing each other.
    Calm the f**k down.

  • #2
    FIRST.

    its about time
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    HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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    • #3
      You posted somewhere else about Neti pots trying to kill you.

      I have the same problem. I used the NeilMed squeezy bottle for a bit, and I now have the Sinusense thingy that's battery operated - just pull the trigger and lean over the sink.
      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

      Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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      • #4
        It's about damn time. Welcome aboard the world of the journals!
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
        My Latest Journal

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        • #5
          I should really add in some health/life history too, I guess.
          Ok! I have issues. Lots and lots of issues. Readers Digest amount of issues...or maybe I don't...hmmm

          I grew up on a mini farm. We had no indoor plumbing or heating, hauled snow in the winter for water/hauled wood for fire. We raised chicken, pigs sometimes, ducks and geese a couple times and always had dogs or cats. My Dad used to hunt for most of our meat and was a trapper during the winter. We always had a garden. Picked lots of berries, and dried meat. We were pretty much dirt poor. I was raised on a Metis settlement, consisting of 400 people on a huge plot of land so my closest neighbour was about a 1/4 mile away and that was in town. We lived across from a cow pasture! IN TOWN! Yeah, it was small.
          My sister was born with 1/2 of a thyroid, so thyroid issues have always been on the forefront of my mind. My mother has recently found out she is diabetic (its been a couple years now) and is managing her type 2 diabetes well. There were a ton of signs that pointed to her becoming diabetic. She gained a lot of weight, all in her belly. She had yeast infections constantly, she would diet and never lose weight, her cholesterol and blood pressure( which used to be very low) were high. I've sent her "Fat Head" and "Protein Power" to see if it will help.
          So now, I worry about diabetes a lot.

          I'm still recovering from disordered eating. I managed to starve myself down to 100lbs and thought, thats just not good enough! I need to be 90lbs. But I couldn't do it anymore. I ended up binging and regaining about 15lbs. That was 20 years ago and I still find myself falling into those thought patterns. Primal is probably the closest I have come to normal eating.
          I have little motivation, or energy and I have very little sex drive. I figured out that I have adrenal fatigue. Or so I thought...It might be my thyroid after all.
          I had great success with Primal during the summer. My TSH went from 2.9(? I can't remember anymore) to 1.19(? again, can't remember) either way, it was an improvement. My hair started falling out like crazy but it was coming in soft and shiny. My vitamin D lvl went from 39 to 102 (around 50ng/l)
          Now? My hair is starting to get dry again, starting to fall out again, my energy is dropping, not to mention I have a huge white streak down the middle of my head. Another issue of mine, white hair.
          I don't get much sleep since I have a 3 year old that loves to co-sleep but has been waking up at 4 in the F*CKING MORNING!! WTH! I miss 5 am, I never thought I would but I do. I really really miss 7am though..good times, good times. Working on kicking her out of bed, and into her own. Also working on weaning her from breastfeeding. I loved breastfeeding her but I'm done.
          I've been taking supplements to try to help with oh so many issues... I take:

          A good multi-vitamin once a day.
          5k ui vitamin D3
          B50 vitamin complex once a day
          Betaine to increase stomach acid
          Maca to help support my adrenals and to get my bow-chickbow-wow back

          I work at a health/bulk food store. I have access to too much stuff, like vitamins and candy and nuts. The candy is killing me...did I mention its in bulk? And its assumed that we are going to sample and thats ok? Also have access to a lot of stress. People come in wanting us to be their doctors or they come in with some crazy ideas of how to heal themselves or damage themselves more. It gets frustrating.
          I don't exercise enough. I'm now working on a 3 day cycle ofay 1 arms/ Day 2 legs/ Day 3 stretching. Day 4 is rest day.

          Yesterday I was reading up on L-Tyrosine and it could be something I should be taking. I fit almost all of the deficiency symptoms so it makes me really hopeful! But I've been down this path before so I'm not going to get too excited.
          Calm the f**k down.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Twibble View Post
            You posted somewhere else about Neti pots trying to kill you.

            I have the same problem. I used the NeilMed squeezy bottle for a bit, and I now have the Sinusense thingy that's battery operated - just pull the trigger and lean over the sink.
            I find I can't breath at all and I feel stuffed up after I use one. The first time I did it, nothing came out! Oops. Turns out my head wasn't upright enough but it started pouring out when I lifted my head up. When I do use it correctly (heh) my sinuses feel full, rather than cleared. Its not pleasant. I don't know if the Sinusense thingy (good term ) would help with that? What do you think?
            Calm the f**k down.

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            • #7
              I feel your pain with the neti pots. I use the Neilmed squeeze bottle and that works better. I also get that full sinus feeling after using it. I also sleep with Breathe Right strips on my nose and those sometimes help. This is why I plan on moving to a drier climate. Nice journal!!!
              Georgette

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Metismomma View Post
                I find I can't breath at all and I feel stuffed up after I use one. The first time I did it, nothing came out! Oops. Turns out my head wasn't upright enough but it started pouring out when I lifted my head up. When I do use it correctly (heh) my sinuses feel full, rather than cleared. Its not pleasant. I don't know if the Sinusense thingy (good term ) would help with that? What do you think?
                If I don't lean forward over the sink, it all goes down my throat and tries to come out my mouth. When I've been REALLY bad, I've been known to use Afrin before to clear a channel. The Sinusense thingy does the same thing as the Neilmed - you keep your head upright while you're doing it, and it's a lightly pressurized stream.

                Does hot steam do anything to break it up? I take mine in the shower with me sometimes.
                Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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                • #9
                  I have noticed that if the water is lukewarm, it works better for me.
                  Georgette

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by geostump View Post
                    I have noticed that if the water is lukewarm, it works better for me.
                    I can't imagine doing it with cold, and a friend who didn't listen to me about making sure it's not too hot was apparently cussing me out for a bit after he did it...
                    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                    Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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                    • #11
                      I blow my nose in the shower, does that count? (and yes, its disgusting. Thank god for running water)

                      Remember how I said I have Readers Digest worth of issues? I forgot one. Heh, its kind of big too but doesn't affect me too much normally. I haveFactor V Leiden and technically I shouldn't eat too much vitamin K, but I do. I shouldn't sit too much but I do. I started taking Vitamin E to see if would help thin my blood just a tiny bit. Which I'm hoping will help with my fuzzy brain and lack of memory(even though I can be an encyclopedia at times) I have forgotten my childrens names, names of items I use every day. I have forgotten my own name. I'm not kidding.
                      When I was pregnant with my oldest, I developed a DVT in my thigh and that weakened the veins in that leg permanently. I'm managed to make it worse over the years by not using compression stocking. I can't run for a long time without my leg swelling. Yup, I'm not very nice to myself.
                      When my youngest stops nursing I'll be starting serrapeptase. It'll be a trial run to see if it helps with this issue at all. Its similar to nattokinase in function, but its a little more established.

                      On a lighter note! I bought one of those Salinex sprays for my youngest when she had a cold recently. She hated so I tried using it just now. It stung a little (better than feeling like my head was going to explode!) and I had to blow my nose. I feel kinda clear. Hmm.

                      Hahaha I just read the instructions. 1-3 sprays up the nostrils. I'm such a wuss, I just did one. Good to know for next time.
                      Calm the f**k down.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        I have noticed that if the water is lukewarm, it works better for me.
                        Originally posted by Twibble View Post
                        I can't imagine doing it with cold, and a friend who didn't listen to me about making sure it's not too hot was apparently cussing me out for a bit after he did it...
                        I've done cold by accident. You only do it once...
                        Calm the f**k down.

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                        • #13
                          updating from yesterday:
                          Ended up eating about 3/4 of a container of So Delicious coconut milk ice cream yesterday(about 60g of carbs)
                          1/2 bag of aged cheddar popcorn(Indiana Popcorn) it was delicious and my now gassy bowels regret it. (about 39?ish carbs but yeah corn...heh)
                          an apple (dunno, how much in an apple?)
                          about 2 serving of shepards pie, which was nomtastic. I used cauliflower instead of potatoes. I left them whole so they could roast on top(from frozen) they weren't bad but I should have cooked them first. they came out a smidge bitter but the rest was sooo good. Ever hear of Spike seasoning? Don't tell me its not primal, I don't want to know
                          Exercise: Kid was carried, she was sick and cranky all day. Did my arms workout but only 2 sets. Was being wimpy. Played Warcraft, washed dishes, washed and dried clothes and general never-ending cleaning.

                          Brain usage:Was not success in keeping girls from trying to kill each other, one was sick and cranky. Other is 6. Sigh... I can't say my siblings never fought, because we did. My mom hid in her room, reading for a reason LOL! Learned about L-Tyrosine, still iffy on it. Technically I should be getting plenty. Technically. I should also be getting plenty of iron and b-vitamins. But I'm not.
                          Cuz I just rock like that :P

                          Today!
                          1) coffee so far. Making steak today. Hubby bought some of the most gloriously thick steaks I have seen in awhile. I may have to wrap them in bacon to properly show respect. Planning to IF until I dunno when. Let me do some math...16 hr IF, around 12pm. No popcorn for me today! And I will try to stay away from other crap. Also I'm out of coconut milk ice cream...heh

                          2)no work again today and no school. No moving slowly today. Also -33c.

                          3)child will be lifted. She's a little klingon lately. Legs workout today. Might try squatting 6 year old even though she's full of air.

                          4)Tabata workout

                          5)Slept on the couch last night while hot, feverish 3 year old occupied the big bed. Woke up with her snuggled up to me. Her fever broke and we all slept great.
                          There is a reason I love co-sleeping and she's it. I just love it when she tucks herself up against me. She puts her head on my arm in a way that doesn't cause it to fall asleep. It can be a really comfortable sleeping with her.

                          6) Warcraft. Also thinking of getting a group together for Chorewars. Come on! Experience for doing housework? WIN!

                          7)No sunlight to be had, will take vitamin D

                          8)We'll see. our stairs can be pretty treacherous. So far Stairs=6, family =0

                          9)Hey, the popcorn is gone, ok? *hides candy cupboard from view* I swear, I don't go in there. Scout's honor.

                          10)Damn it! I forgot to look up Budwig mix...
                          Last edited by Metismomma; 02-25-2011, 08:55 AM.
                          Calm the f**k down.

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                          • #14
                            Budwig mixture
                            I've heard of this particular mixture before actually. There is a lady who is using it to help cure her terminal cancer. When I say terminal, I mean they gave her 2 months to live and she came to visit us when her 2 months were up. She's currently in Africa on vacation and plans to come see us when she comes back. You know, to let us know what death is like and all. Heh. I hope she does.

                            Somehow, I'm not sure if this is what the customer was thinking of. Or maybe it was. In which case, guy has no clue what Budwig mixture really is.

                            I think I'm going to drop my dose of maca a little. I have been having some weird sex dreams. Sex dreams in general= good! But these are just weird. Plus I developed a raging yeast infection that may or may not be related. Even so, it means no sex. Which is a real shame since hubby got a vasectomy for my birthday. "For me?! Oh you shouldn't have! I lie, you should have and you are so getting some when you heal up." He got tested to make sure he was clear on Feb 11. We didn't get the results until Feb. 14. Now we ASSUMED he would be clear and there would much fun that night.
                            Never assume, never assume.
                            Did I mention that the maca is helping?
                            Calm the f**k down.

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                            • #15
                              so I was a good primal girl yesterday. IFed until 12pm, had a good primal lunch that I can't remember. I think cheese was involved. It wasn't exciting. Ended up eating two spoonfuls of peanut butter in the afternoon to stave off hunger pangs. Had hot chocolate with real cocoa, stevia and lots of whipping cream. For supper...? Oh doggy this was special. I roasted these luscious steaks with Spike seasoning and wrapped in bacon. They turned out fabulous. I also made mashed cauliflower with salt/pepper/garlic, spinach sauteed with carrots, onions and bacon. It was sooo good.
                              Now I remember what I had for breakfast, leftover shepards pie. Managed to take ACV and betaine with each meal.
                              Infection is almost gone, heh someone's going to get some...

                              Ended going to at 9pm, and slept until 7am. A little broken up, baby was fevered again. She just won't take any medicine at all, the little bugger.
                              Did my tabata workout and again half of my legs workout. No trauma was had, no poisonous things ingested.

                              current stats: 35 Female, 5'1(ugh) 125lbs by the evil scale that has me more curious than anything. I really need to just get rid of it.
                              I digress:
                              chest: 35 bust, 30 chest
                              waist: 29 ish?
                              hips: 37
                              Once upon a time I was 36-26-36 and around 25% bodyfat. I don't think I'm that low(sad) and its all in my thighs LOL!
                              Well, I better get running, I work at 10am and I need to walk. Its a half hour walk and its -14. Blizzarding..fun
                              Calm the f**k down.

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