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  • I very much appreciate a new objective perspective on my food tracking. Whether or not you are currently successful with using your knowledge in your own circumstance, I know that you have the knowledge to evaluate my log in a helpful manner. Thanks!

    Now I can see that not enough of my nutrients are coming from real food. I really like to have a lot of calories mid day. By this I mean that that is when my body really seems to want nutrients. And I think it will help keep the afternoon munchies at bay. So I am thinking that I will try to plan for that.

    I will use your suggestion to have the smoothie with lunch, cutting back on the whey and gelatin, and do 1/2 of the salad I was doing before I started this last switch, which is a tuna salad with walnuts, apple, celery, and broccoli slaw mix with homemade mayo.

    for dinner today I have planned to have a bowl of my beef/cabbage/tomato/bone broth soup with a nice mixed salad, and a serving of raw brazil nuts.

    So here is today's plan-feel free to comment. Demuralist's Food Diary | MyFitnessPal.com

    I have never been able to get my protein very high unless I used whey though. I really an a veggie eater at heart.

    p.s. can you just exactly duplicate that 10 meal plan, for just the next 10 days?
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • Yesterday went well. I could have used more fluid, for some reason I didn't drink all of my teas, and that makes me go looking for something a little sweet at the end of the day. I didn't eat anything, but I did learn a lesson, drink the tea.

      I am going to stay with what I did yesterday for a few days.

      I am really wanting to get back to 251, which is what I was at the beginning of April and then gained 10 to get up to 261 by the beginning of May. I have been hovering there for the first half of this month.

      So I commit to following my plan, with ZERO deviations, for the next 9 days, the rest of May. No sugar, no tastes, or bites, or licks, or whatever. Just focus on eating on plan.

      The other thing I plan to do is to try to shift my focus away from the plan and onto just anything else, basically, my LIFE!

      Hopefully this will have the result of taking those last 8 pounds back off and put me back on track with my intentions.
      Chris
      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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      • Did my BPC this morning with Republic of Tea's Double Green Matcha tea, so very yummy that way, gonna keep it! Did not get to do the treadmill, had to take DS to school because he had his final art project and couldn't walk to school without the possibility of damaging it. Will do some dance game with DD this afternoon to make up for it, after I spread some mulch.
        Chris
        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • I am worn out. Planted 3 very large day lillies, 2 autumn joy sedums, and 1 absolutely beautiful crop of calla lillies. All the lillies are a pinkish purple with yellow inside, very pretty.

          The upside of a fitbit over a body bug, is they are very small and I can wear the fitbit in a variety of discreet places.

          The downside is that the body bug, I believe, does a much better job of giving you credit for work you do that does not necessarily take steps to do it.

          Pretty sure I wear the fitbit more diligently than I would wear the body bug though.
          Chris
          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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          My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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          • Yeah, the body bugg reads electrical signals from your skin to accurately read calories burned and activity, but it shows as a large bump on your bicep. I hated that it was so obvious. I only wear it if I am looking for specific info.
            Primal since 9/24/2010
            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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            • OK, so 2 days in a row that I would consider a success, even if I hadn't lost weight. But luckily I did. 3 pounds in 2 days, so down to 258. Still looking for (visualizing if you will), 251 on that scale by the 1st of June. So 8 days for 7 pounds, we'll see. Normally I would say it was crazy talk, but since it is my low weight from last month, I feel sure it is mostly water. I gained it back too quickly for me to have eaten enough extra calories to think it is fat.

              I know for right now, sleep is an issue. I really need to try to sleep upstairs tonight in the hopes that it is cooler up there and that being hot is by virtue of the ambient temperature and not hot flashes. I have to be going through menopause, but have no symptoms. But it is possible that I only have hot flashes during the night while I am trying to sleep. Although, according to the fitbit, the sleep issue has really only been this week.

              I will stick to the food plan today. I have more yard work to do this afternoon - spreading pine straw mulch around the plants I put in yesterday.
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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              • I really need to plant something. Our Texas friends are already harvesting.
                Primal since 9/24/2010
                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                • I had only meant to get a couple of succulents, but the lillies look so nice and I really need something there, so now today I have to do what I had planned for yesterday.
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                  My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • so, proof of concept, it is not all about carbs, calories do count...

                    Yesterday's stats...

                    Calories = 1958
                    Carbs = 71 Net= 44
                    Fat = 257
                    Protein = 100
                    Fiber = 27
                    Sugar = 21

                    result is back up 1.2

                    Sleep has been awful, so yesterday I actually took a nap. What a waste of time. I slept but still felt terrible when I got up, and it bugs me that I am in bed at night long enough to sleep but am not sleeping. Got nothing done yesterday, moved minimally.

                    Just as tired today.
                    Chris
                    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                    My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                    • There's some kind of math problem going on in your post.
                      257 grams of fat alone would be 2313 calories on its own. The protein, 400; the carbs, 284. So, shouldn't your total be 2997?
                      I'm not usually such a nitpicker, but I was just doing my tracking last night, sort of boggling at the numbers, so I guess I am still on hyper-number-alert.
                      Last edited by Sabine; 05-24-2012, 06:40 AM.

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                      • Yep, there is a problem there...Demuralist's Food Diary | MyFitnessPal.com

                        that fat number looked very high when I wrote it. Will check, thinking I input my recipe for PB mousse incorrectly, which is giving me an unusually high fat number.
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • ok, so the correct numbers are...

                          Calories = 1958
                          Carbs= 70 Net= 43
                          Fat= 143
                          Protein= 99
                          Fiber= 27
                          Sugar= 21

                          I had a PB Mousse last night, homemade, and the MyFitnessPal.com had the incorrect number for the fat grams in the PB, Thanks for catching it.
                          Chris
                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                          My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                          • SLEEP. I don't understand why it is such an issue. Have gone a week in which my quality is very poor, I was in bed long enough, just really bad quality. So last night I slept upstairs. I feel like I had a much better quality of sleep, although the fitbit says I was still pretty restless. I woke up before the alarm and feel well rested.

                            My plan for today is to follow the hunger. The true tummy growl hunger. and only eat enough to stop the growl. I am eating too much quantity at each sitting.

                            This morning I actually was hungry. Had 7 Brazil nuts. I have also had 2 mugs of coffee with HWC and stevia as opposed to my normal 1. It just tasted really good this morning.

                            I LOVE the taste of the BPC or BPGT (bullet proof green tea), but I am getting way too many of my calories from fat. And oddly enough it is not satiating. So I will have to stop that at breakfast. May add it back at mid afternoon when (if) I get that lobotomy feeling.

                            lets see how this goes.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • Well it is not one of my best days.

                              Food wise, so far, actually I am doing really well. Maybe I am 'growing'.

                              I started TTOM today, oh how I wish I would just be over it.

                              I did not get to do the treadmill today (or yesterday) as I had to drive DD to a babysitting gig before I went to work so no time.

                              I was looking for something in my journal, and I weigh more than I did at the beginning of the year. I have spent almost 6 months and just ended up where I started. shit. I gotta stop going back in the journal. I also came across where DH and I were gonna talk about his ED and our intimacy and while I have tried to have this conversation twice, it has gotten us nowhere. I suppose I am being too obtuse. I don't want to keep having a conversation about our relationship, I just want it to be a good relationship. That includes intimacy, physical and emotional. shit. In the car this afternoon I actually started to figure out if I would stay here or move back to Florida if we don't get it worked out. We will work it out, but I don't like that my brain even went to the idea that I need a plan B. shit.

                              And while I am pretty sure my sleep is much better when I sleep in the spare room, it does not feel right as far as the relationship is concerned.

                              My kitchen is an absolute wreck. DH doesn't eat dinner till I am getting ready to go to bed. Then DD starts cooking after I go to bed. I come out in the morning and the kitchen looks like a hurricane hit it. Then today I had errands to run after work, and places to drive the kids, and now I am sitting here not cleaning. shit.

                              Maybe I will just go to bed early tonight.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • Whoa Chris.. take a step back and breathe a moment. I hear your frustration in the post.

                                1. You are correct in that inadequate sleep causes stinkin' thinkin', which is what it looks like you experienced today.
                                2. Small steps.. as in deal with the small issues first. Your daughter needs to be cleaning up her own mess. She is grown up enough to do so (college kiddo, right?). Messes will continue until she has to clean it herself. You are not the maid dear.
                                3. bigger steps.. sooner or later you will have to talk with the hubs. I would hate to see that wedge get larger. I do not know a lot about relationships but I do know you need to feel valued and intimacy is one way to achieve that. I can not imagine having to have that conversation but you need to ask yourself "How important is this to me?". Let the hubs know that if this were not important you would not address it.
                                4. Going to bed early is not a bad idea.. I seem to recall you suggesting it to me before.
                                5. Remember TOM makes everything seem a little worse that it possibly is.
                                6. Honey, keep your eyes on the horizon.. do not look back at how you were, what you did, focus on the now and whats ahead.

                                Hang in there girl!! **HUGS**
                                Karin


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