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  • Got a lot of cleaning done in the house this week, spent several hours at the shop yesterday ... took some of the bead work and worked on bracelets and chatted with customers coming in. Time consuming to pack up things to take and bring home, but I think I need to be out of the house more often than the occasional run to the grocery store. sigh ....

    Starting in the studio tomorrow to work on organizing and cleaning in there. The past few months of painting the over-sized things have had the whole place turned upside down. Time to set it all back in place so I can work in my relaxed space again.
    Redesigned my business cards and finishing up the design and layout for a tri-fold to have at the shop, to go into a little more detail on my work.

    Meals are on track, sticking with meat and eggs and added in a little romaine and cucumber here and there. Still a few issues with my gut, but dealing with that. The scale has not come out of the closet - but I am noticing that my workout capris are getting looser on the thighs, the fabric is doing little folds on my legs now, so I guess I am doing something right.

    Working on sleeping habits more now too, trying to tame the night owl tendencies.
    Have some porkchops to pan grill tonight, sure wish I was grilling a big sweet onion on the side ... man I miss my onions !!!
    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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    • Sounds like you're doing great!
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Made the mistake of weighing today, thinking that perhaps, finally, FINALLY there would be a change ... I mean it's only been three years now since I went Paleo and well over 8 months since I even looked at the stupid scales .... and weeks into following the FODMAPS to the letter, eating meat, eggs and a little romaine and cucumber, limiting the coffee as well as the tea, still working out, although not as heavy with the weights right now ....
        and wow, guess what the scale said .......

        If you are betting on a loss up to maybe 30 lbs. .... not even close.
        Not even up to 20 ... or 15, or 10 ....
        How about this, not one FRACKING pound.

        WTF

        I don't exactly have too many choices at this point food wise, limit much more and I will be down to just water. I've quit reading the posts on the before and afters. What used to be encouraging to me is like someone saying to me, well everyone else is getting there, but you fracking suck.
        Geesh, can you tell this is my ranting post ?
        Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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        • The scale does not tell the whole story, remember? I'll bet your body composition has changed even if the damned scale doesn't reflect weight loss. I tracked for three months three times a day and realized that there are so many influences that affect that damned scale.
          Do NOT put your faith in it.
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • [QUOTE=honeybuns;1257766]The scale does not tell the whole story, remember? I'll bet your body composition has changed even if the damned scale doesn't reflect weight loss. I tracked for three months three times a day and realized that there are so many influences that affect that damned scale.
            Do NOT put your faith in it.[/QUOTE

            Very little change, if any. A tiny bit on the thighs, and my ring is loose, but no actual inch loss ... and I am still dealing with food not digesting properly , despite the FODMAPS. Really working on changing my thoughts about it all, I know that plays a big part too, but this is really getting to me right now.
            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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            • those damn scales! We use them to tell us if we're doing things "right".

              I'd say if you've been doing it all "right" and the scales aren't moving then there is something deeper going on and a little investigation is in order. If you can, go to the doctor and ask for help. Have the hormones checked, have the thyroid markers checked. Have all the vitamin levels checked. If you're eating healthy, and eating at a caloric level that should be resulting in a loss - and it isn't happening - then there is some reason you're body is hanging on to every pound. Time for some testing.
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                those damn scales! We use them to tell us if we're doing things "right".

                I'd say if you've been doing it all "right" and the scales aren't moving then there is something deeper going on and a little investigation is in order. If you can, go to the doctor and ask for help. Have the hormones checked, have the thyroid markers checked. Have all the vitamin levels checked. If you're eating healthy, and eating at a caloric level that should be resulting in a loss - and it isn't happening - then there is some reason you're body is hanging on to every pound. Time for some testing.
                I'm planning to get some additional testing done when I can, although it's likely to be at least 6-8 months or more before I can ... I do have issues with the thyroid and I have been taking a natural supplement for that (not the synthyroid stuff) ... hormones were better the last time I was able to check that last year.

                Calories and food intake are lower than what is optimal, however it will be that way for a while too.
                I've been researching doctors in the area that do functional medicine, and will be able to deal with the Celiac, my food allergies, the Fructose Malabsorption and the suspected IBS and fibromyalgia. I've found two that are located under an hour from me, both with good credentials, one that I am more drawn to after watching the videos she has on her site and reading all of the info she provides. She is quite expensive though .... gonna have to pull out a lottery win to go there ! From the testimonials from patients she is getting good results.

                I started a new notebook this morning where I am logging in everything I eat and drink and how my body is feeling throughout the day ... my thought on this is when (not if ... but when) I get to see her for an appt and testing, I will have a clear accounting of my meals and how I am feeling from day to day. I may start seeing a pattern then on the gut issues !
                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                • hope you don't have to wait that long.
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    hope you don't have to wait that long.
                    I saw my Chiro today and his reply to the fibromyalgia ... yes, even without all the points triggered, yes. He did some intense work on the muscle in my upper back that left me in tears and at the same time, gave me more relief than I have had in a long, long time.
                    Hopefully I can get testing done before too long.
                    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                    • Over the past few days I have started cutting back and out of tea ... I was drinking it with more water than tea, but I have had two and a half days without any at all, and my stomach is feeling so much better. I've cut back from my 2 to occasional 3 cups of coffee to 1 cup and I will transition away from that soon too. NOT looking forward to the first week after that .... I do like my coffee .... sigh

                      Having some pan grilled sausage tonight with a cucumber ....
                      Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                      • I can't do coffee or tea anymore. Coffee gives me immediate gut burn and acid reflux. Tea gives me a general all over gut discomfort - bloated and achy. Can't remember the last time I had a coffee............. I used to drink it with lots of cream and sugar.

                        Sorry about the fibro. I have been able to completely control mine by not eating sugar/wheat/legumes. A LITTLE won't set off a flare - but more than a little definitely will. Like I can eat a serving of sushi and I don't feel it - but if I eat a serving of rice I definitely feel it. A few bites of beans are okay --- but a full serving and I'm in trouble.

                        I can't do sausage either............. something in the spices maybe? Gives me horrible heart burn.
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          I can't do coffee or tea anymore. Coffee gives me immediate gut burn and acid reflux. Tea gives me a general all over gut discomfort - bloated and achy. Can't remember the last time I had a coffee............. I used to drink it with lots of cream and sugar.

                          Sorry about the fibro. I have been able to completely control mine by not eating sugar/wheat/legumes. A LITTLE won't set off a flare - but more than a little definitely will. Like I can eat a serving of sushi and I don't feel it - but if I eat a serving of rice I definitely feel it. A few bites of beans are okay --- but a full serving and I'm in trouble.

                          I can't do sausage either............. something in the spices maybe? Gives me horrible heart burn.
                          This is day two without coffee, and more without tea ..... and my gut is actually acting NORMAL .... I was drinking both straight, but it's more than obvious to me now that it's going to have to be an occasional treat (if at all) instead of a daily thing. I've sure been slugging down the water though ! LOL .... added a sprig of fresh mint to the mug earlier, nice change of taste.

                          My flare was more of the exhaustion and stress, although I don't think I will risk venturing away from Whole30 and Fodmaps at this point. Thankfully the spices in the sausage is minimal, it's vension with a little pork, but not heavy spices.
                          When I started eliminating things years ago, the one thing that would give me horrible heartburn is sugar, and it's almost immediate.

                          Had a relaxing afternoon today and feel sooooo much better now.
                          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                          • Started the day with water .... no coffee. Cooked a little chopped steak with a few eggs. Lunch was a bowl of cucumber with a little lime and sea salt and a left over pork chop. Dinner tonight, romaine with the other chopped steak, maybe a few black olives or another cucumber.
                            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                            • Sounds like you have a good handle on the diet
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                Sounds like you have a good handle on the diet
                                Trying .... I did have a glass of iced tea last night with dinner, and I definitely knew about it. I am going to have to really limit the tea to the very rare occasion. Haven't had any coffee at all and finally starting to feel a little better after a week long headache.

                                Meals today :
                                Bk - water, 2 eggs and 1 leftover pork chop
                                L - romaine, with olives and 3/4 cup ground (and more water in-between)
                                D - romaine and spinach salad, slice of brisket and 1 boiled egg
                                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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