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  • I'm really focusing on the elimination part of the fodmaps thing right now. Trying to eat only protein and a few nuts. I have been eating a few corn chips - but I don't seem to have any bad effects from them. Except maybe some water retention - but honestly its about the only source of salt I have right now. I little on my eggs and a little on the meat I cook. Seems like I haven't been having the hand and foot cramping nearly as much when I'm eating this way. Odd.
    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'm really focusing on the elimination part of the fodmaps thing right now. Trying to eat only protein and a few nuts. I have been eating a few corn chips - but I don't seem to have any bad effects from them. Except maybe some water retention - but honestly its about the only source of salt I have right now. I little on my eggs and a little on the meat I cook. Seems like I haven't been having the hand and foot cramping nearly as much when I'm eating this way. Odd.
      I had cramps in my hands today, weird ... and painful ! Not sure why
      Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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      • must have an electrolyte imbalance if your getting cramps. Magnesium, Calcium, Salt, Potassium --- I think that's all. I get cramps too - hands and feet.
        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
          must have an electrolyte imbalance if your getting cramps. Magnesium, Calcium, Salt, Potassium --- I think that's all. I get cramps too - hands and feet.
          I think it's the magnesium .... I ran out about 6 weeks ago, and the cramps have started again. Hit in the calves last night, despite using the roller after I did squats.
          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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          • So weird not getting up and making coffee. I miss it.
            Started the day with eggs and a handful of ground.
            Muscle cramps in the calves last night, more in the left than the right. Had an intense feeling of strain on the inside of the right ankle, closer to the heel ... I'm thinking when I was moving upward on the squats yesterday I may have put some stress on the right heel, because the left leg was already feeling a little tight.

            Still dealing with afternoon slumps, sleepy even now. I am adjusting my bedtimes, albeit gradually, but at least it's not between midnight and 2 AM now ! I wonder if I am also feeling the loss of the caffeine, although it's a couple of weeks now since coffee and tea went back into the cabinet.
            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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            • are you taking vitamin d and a B complex? You might also need some iron.

              I don't take mag. because of the laxative effect it has - I certainly don't need any more help in that department!

              I would think the effects of the caffeine, or I guess the withdrawal from should be gone by now so I'd be looking for what is lacking in your diet or supplements.
              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
                are you taking vitamin d and a B complex? You might also need some iron.

                I don't take mag. because of the laxative effect it has - I certainly don't need any more help in that department!

                I would think the effects of the caffeine, or I guess the withdrawal from should be gone by now so I'd be looking for what is lacking in your diet or supplements.
                I ran out of all my supplements, so unless there is a really good order that pops in right away, it will be the first of Nov. before I can restock. I had been on a D, especially since that one was one that was very depleted because of all the gut issues. I quit taking the sublingual B and will get something else to replace that. Even waiting to take it after a meal was not working, it always made me very sick at my stomach.

                I had to switch on the magnesium a couple of times to get the one that was actually helping and not causing other issues. Don't recall the specific name and formulation on that, thankfully it's in my files where I buy my supplements. The owner has been in the business for over 35 years and is a fountain of knowledge on herbs and supplements. She amazes me. Her shop is in a nearby town, so a lot of times I call ahead and when I go in they have everything already pulled and ready to go, so I get to spend time talking with them instead of wandering around searching. She's also dealt personally with some of the gut issues that I have.
                When I lived in Santa Fe they shipped things to me when I wasn't going to be back in Texas soon enough to pick up things ...
                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                • what wonderful customer service! hope you're feeling better soon.

                  my gut issues are getting worse as I buckled under the pressure of people reading my journal to go back to a balance primal diet and give up the strict FODMAPS diet. Because I had a few cheats and ended up sick the following day they convinced me that I was barking up the wrong tree. I've been 100% primal for 10 days - and sick 5 of them. GRRRR.

                  I'm going back to the FODMAPS guidelines.
                  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
                    what wonderful customer service! hope you're feeling better soon.

                    my gut issues are getting worse as I buckled under the pressure of people reading my journal to go back to a balance primal diet and give up the strict FODMAPS diet. Because I had a few cheats and ended up sick the following day they convinced me that I was barking up the wrong tree. I've been 100% primal for 10 days - and sick 5 of them. GRRRR.

                    I'm going back to the FODMAPS guidelines.
                    What is balanced for some in primal and paleo is not necessarily going to be balanced for us .... I would love to have sweet potatoes occasionally and I can't. I love apples, they don't digest, at all. I love all the cabbage family and so many of the veggies in the avoid section on the FODMAPS ... and if I stayed on balanced primal eating them, it would look good in my lists, however I would be spending 90% of my time every day (just like I had been doing pre-FODMAPS) running to the damn bathroom. It's not healthy, it's costly ... spending way too much on T paper, not to mention the fact that I haven't gotten the nutrients from my foods and supplements when it's all moving through me faster than my body can even absorb it.

                    I know right now, I am not eating enough, but it's the way it is now, so I am dealing. The fibro flare up is easing off now finally. I still want something sweet and that makes me a little crazed, but that too is something I will deal with. I'm working to deal with my frustration (and yes depression) with things when I see how seemingly easy it is with other people to eat primal and within a short reasonable amount of time, they are where they want to be. I just keep reminding myself that I am not other people and obviously there is more for me to address with the allergies and the gut issues ... sigh .....
                    it's Monday, go figure .... I can rant a little. LOL
                    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                    • Originally posted by Orannhawk View Post
                      What is balanced for some in primal and paleo is not necessarily going to be balanced for us .... I would love to have sweet potatoes occasionally and I can't. I love apples, they don't digest, at all. I love all the cabbage family and so many of the veggies in the avoid section on the FODMAPS ... and if I stayed on balanced primal eating them, it would look good in my lists, however I would be spending 90% of my time every day (just like I had been doing pre-FODMAPS) running to the damn bathroom. It's not healthy, it's costly ... spending way too much on T paper, not to mention the fact that I haven't gotten the nutrients from my foods and supplements when it's all moving through me faster than my body can even absorb it.

                      I know right now, I am not eating enough, but it's the way it is now, so I am dealing. The fibro flare up is easing off now finally. I still want something sweet and that makes me a little crazed, but that too is something I will deal with. I'm working to deal with my frustration (and yes depression) with things when I see how seemingly easy it is with other people to eat primal and within a short reasonable amount of time, they are where they want to be. I just keep reminding myself that I am not other people and obviously there is more for me to address with the allergies and the gut issues ... sigh .....
                      it's Monday, go figure .... I can rant a little. LOL
                      If you've seen my journal you know I was being told my everyone that I should go back to a 100% primal or paleo diet and they guaranteed my gut issues would resolve in a matter of months. I got tired of being told I was doing it all wrong so I agreed to do it their way. Its not working.

                      Try to at least eat foods rich in nutrients. I'm sorry you're struggling I wish it was easier too. Its hard when others are finding health and weight loss fairly easy but its a day to day battle from where I sit. And you too, huh?

                      What brought on the fibro flare?
                      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
                        If you've seen my journal you know I was being told my everyone that I should go back to a 100% primal or paleo diet and they guaranteed my gut issues would resolve in a matter of months. I got tired of being told I was doing it all wrong so I agreed to do it their way. Its not working.

                        Try to at least eat foods rich in nutrients. I'm sorry you're struggling I wish it was easier too. Its hard when others are finding health and weight loss fairly easy but its a day to day battle from where I sit. And you too, huh?

                        What brought on the fibro flare?
                        Wow .... I wrote a reply earlier, and it went poof !
                        I know that I am missing a lot of the nutrients in my meals. I am trying to expand a little as I can, right now my meals consist of meats, eggs, romaine, olives, cucumber, an occasional carrot and sometimes a few strawberries. Obviously lettuce is not exactly nutrient rich.
                        Although I have hunted since I was a little girl, I have not been able to deal with eating offal ... I tried liver once, on a dare and that will never happen again. At some point I will try bone broth, when I can get ahold of some grass fed meat bones.

                        I think the fibro flare was the result of overdoing a lot of things from May to mid July .... working too many hours, most weeks 12-18 hours a day, and then stressing over the fact that the pay did not come close to the amount of work that was produced.
                        I am having to reassess how I am working, from promoting to production .... trying to come up with ideas at this point.

                        It is a day to day thing, some days are truly difficult, others pretty good .... I try and convince myself that I am ok with all the limitations with my foods, but reality sets in and sometimes it is just downright depressing.
                        Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                        • Wow, almost a month since I posted .... that's not good. Meals are getting better, getting more greens in now and feeling better as a result. Did have a few leg cramps last night that woke me up, however not as extreme as they have been before.
                          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                          • Should be asleep now, but alas, here I am. Meals are on track, legs a little achy from squats, shoulders could be easier, but that will come along too.
                            Finished out the day with a big salad of romaine and baby spinach, a handful of olives, lime juice and a healthy amount of ground buffalo. Yummm

                            Early workouts with the hoop are hilarious and I am thankful that I am doing these indoors until I am more adept at spinning this sucker ... although I am already planning a section in the backyard where I want to create an area that is nice and level where I can do the hoop-d-doo things. Expand on that area later with some outdoor goodies to make the workouts interesting. Have to get some rings !
                            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                            • Last week and a half spent sneezing, hacking, and generally feeling like crap. Started feeling better, went to Chiro for an adjustment and yesterday, spent a few hours just resting, sitting outside and enjoying everything. Left my lovely space to drive home - only about twenty minutes, and by the time I was back in town, I was having chills, then getting hot, repeat, repeat, repeat. I either had a relapse of the cold/whatever the hell I had ... or now I have another one. This is ridiculous. \

                              Upped the Vitamin C, D and increased the hot tea ... getting plenty of leafy greens and lots of water, but I have to get my immune system bolstered up. Just weeks away from season opening, and it's hard to hunt when you're sneezing and scaring the deer away !
                              Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                              • Painting pretty much non stop preparing for an upcoming show, a little lax on getting in my workouts as much as I hate to admit to ... meals are going ok, although I am fairly certain I am not getting in enough protein.
                                I did start this week with using Living Clay and as strange as it sounds to be consuming it, I am already feeling some slight differences with this. Pretty primal in my mind ... and not near as weird tasting as I had assumed it might be.
                                Back to work ....
                                Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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