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  • #61
    My husband's snoring is a sinus thing. He has a private pilots license-which he rarely uses-but there is a long list of medications that would keep him grounded. Most of the things that might help the sinus are on that list. He uses a combo of things to try to help. I suppose it is better than it would be, but still enough to keep me awake. He has skin issues, especially on his face, pretty sure he could not stand a mask on it. He will not do primal, which I think might clear up his skin, in fact it seems right now to be contrary he is working hard to do the opposite. Of course he won't go shopping or cook and his contrary choices are becoming very limited in the house.

    Maybe after my oral appliance arrives I will try to get him to try my CPAP with one of the nose masks I had tried and didn't work, that don't touch your face. He has tried to do 2 sleep studies, but they sent him home in the middle of the night both times, he could not fall asleep. Funny given he sleeps as soon as he stops moving at home.

    I got the hubbs one of those wire less sets where he wears ear phones and the tv sound is sent to those. Worked really well once I got used to the changing light (ended up wearing an eye mask). Luckily we no longer have a tv in the bedroom. When if finally broke we did not replace it (YEAH!!!!)
    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 "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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    • #62
      rats, the scale has a strange draw, especially when one of 2 things happens. 1. I am doing really "well" with what ever protocol I am following regarding food. and 2. I have what I consider an off day or go off the protocol for whatever reason.

      I felt like I had been doing pretty well, then yesterday went off course slightly with the dessert. No guilt, I chose it consciously, totally controlled. But curious this morning. My weight is still within the same 3 pound range that it was when I started Primal and then Leptin Reset. So I decided to plug in my planned meals to fitday and get my nutrient break downs, just to ease my mind going forward. So here goes...

      B: Mocha, 4 eggs, spinach...Cals. 533; Fat. 32.4 (55%); Carbs. 5.4 (4%); Protein. 52.1 (41%)
      L: Salmon, avocado, mixed salad greens, vinegar...Cals. 428; Fat. 24.1 (48%); Carbs. 14 (12%); Protein 42.5 (40%)
      D: Beef, mixed salad greens, coconut oil, vinegar, cauliflower...Cals. 542; Fat 40.4 (66%); Carbs. 10.7 (7%); Protein 36.2 (27%)

      So the daily totals...Cals. 1514; Fat 97 (57%); Carbs. 31.9 (8%); Protein 131.6 (35%)

      I think this is exactly where I should be, so I will stay the course till my birthday, as planned, with no significant changes, following my 5 Leptin Rules.

      p.s. I follow the beliefs of Paleobird, and others, that while this is not about calories in/calories out this is not meant to be a food shoveling free for all, and calories, on some level do count and so until I get to losing fat I will be counting them, or at least keeping aware. Not going to be obsessive about it, because I don't and won't measure my food.
      Last edited by demuralist; 09-17-2011, 08:26 AM. Reason: adding p.s.
      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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      • #63
        What I actually ate today...

        B: mocha, 4 eggs, spinach, butter
        L: salad greens, salmon, avocado, vinegar and coconut oil
        D: beef, salad greens, tomato, cucumber, pepper, coconut oil and vinegar, spinach artichokes, bacon, coconut milk

        Did a ton of yard work today. Weeding, and trimming and laid out 8 bales of pine straw. So lots of vitamin D.

        Yummy. I am sleepy and will likely go to bed early. I am going to try to move downstairs and use the CPAP tonight, hoping dh's snoring doesn't keep me awake.
        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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        • #64
          ok so yesterday I had

          B: mocha, 4 eggs cannot stomach the spinach so early
          L: Salad, meat, vinegar and coconut oil
          D: baby back ribs, salad with caesar dressing

          Slept extremely well last night with the CPAP-went to bed at 8:30 woke up at 6:30 slept straight through.
          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 "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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          • #65
            Alrightly, these eggs in the morning are starting to get to me, today I had to choke them down. NOT the way I want to start my day. Tomorrow I am going to switch to 2 scoops of protein powder and 1 scrambled egg. Which will give me slightly more protein, slightly less fat and calories, and a calmer stomach. We will see if it does as good a job keeping me from snacking in the afternoon, and if it can get me out of the afternoon slump.
            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 "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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            • #66
              Calories...I like the Leptin Reset for just that reason. It allows almost a natural calorie restriction effect. I also agree with Paleobird, but I didn't deliberately lower calories, I found that my body started to crave less most days.

              Sweeteners...I have noticed that stevia raises my blood sugar where splenda does not. I'm still not sure what I am going to do. Purists would say use no sweetener, but that just ain't gonna happen right now.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • #67
                I have very few vices left-quit smoking, drink VERY little, no sugar, no grains, no staying up late, cut way back on tv,etc.- and creamy sweet coffee is one I don't want to get rid of. I have not checked my blood sugar, not gotten motivated or curious enough to buy a meter, lancet, strips,so not sure if splenda or stevia does better with mine. The sugar free syrup I use uses erythritol (no idea how to spell that), but that is a rare treat, when I need dessert which I haven't since starting Leptin Reset.

                This does seem to be naturally limiting my calories, I have not have even a twinge of an urge to snack. And I notice my meals are getting smaller.

                p.s. I tracked a few days worth of nutrients and here is what I got...

                Calories from 1,400 to 1,500
                Fat from 75g to 85g
                Carbs from 25g to 35g
                Protein from 140g to 145g

                I am hoping that my body is in a healing stage and that all of a sudden fat will start melting right off!
                Last edited by demuralist; 09-19-2011, 11:12 AM. Reason: add p.s.
                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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                • #68
                  Monday's food...

                  B: mocha, 4 eggs
                  L: romaine, cucumbers, salmon, avocado, coconut oil, vinegar
                  D: prime rib, broccoli, very small caesar salad

                  Fluids: 16 oz of coffee, and 72 oz of water.


                  I did some volunteer work at the High school yesterday. Working on cleaning up the bulletin boards and getting college information and current event flyers on them instead of the newspaper articles someone (I know who, we have discussed it, she just doesn't get it-no one is going to stop in the middle of the hall on the way to class and read a newspaper article). Anyway, I am also working to get a sponsor for a scholar athlete of the month or week. It drives me crazy that they award a football player of the week but no mention of academic standards. I personally think this is the wrong focus, so I am working to get what I consider a better focus. Will dedicate one of the bulletin boards to it. Hey, I know I am letting the responsibility of the title "Head of bulletin boards" go to my head, but rank has its privileges!

                  Breakfast this morning was 16 oz. of coffee, 2 scoops of protein powder, 1 oz. cream, and 2 hard boiled eggs. This increases my protein from 51g to 64g and decreases my fat from 32 to 21g and calories from 540 to 480. Lets see how this affects 1. hunger, 2. the reset, 3. my weight, 4. my measurements. Lunch and dinner will remain the same for now (best to only change 1 thing at a time so you know what works and what doesn't).
                  Last edited by demuralist; 09-20-2011, 05:37 AM.
                  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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                  • #69
                    So at lunch today I decided to have a cup of tea-black chai-and put in a generous tablespoon of coconut milk in it and 5 drops of stevia. YUM, forgot how nice it is to just have a cup of tea. Doing the coconut oil vinaigrette is a PITA because it is solid at room temp, I could have added the oil to the tea but honestly the milk was lovely! Cannot wait until I can do my fav green macha with the coconut milk.

                    So had that and romaine with avocado, salmon, and olive oil and vinegar. I had tried the coconut oil because the Kruse site had said it is slightly better, but a true PITA,.
                    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 "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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                    • #70
                      So yesterday's meals...

                      B: mocha with 2 scoops of protein powder, 2 hard boiled eggs
                      L: romaine, avocado, salmon, olive oil, vinegar, chai tea with coconut milk
                      D: tilapia and scallops poached in butter with a lemon pepper sprinkle-absolutely fantastic, especially the resulting broth! spinach salad with mushrooms and a coconut oil vinaigrette, sleepy time tea with coconut milk.

                      Totally falling into the whole routine with the food. I think that keeping it simple is best for me. No fancy recipes or complicated recipes with lots of ingredients.
                      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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                      • #71
                        Yesterday's meals...

                        B: mocha with 2 scoops Jay Robb protein, coffee, and cream; 2 hard boiled eggs
                        L: avocado, salmon, a bit of pulled pork, chai tea with coconut milk and stevia
                        D: caesar salad and a small grilled steak

                        So last night was my first night with the retainer. I think I slept very well. At about 5am DH patted me, so I must have been snoring, but I was on my back so that is to be expected. I will try another night before I do any adjustments. I can add rubber bands to hold the jaw tighter or I can make adjustments to push the lower jaw out more. I will probably start with the rubber bands. Dr. says that I don't want to make the lower protrude too far as it will start to make my teeth angle inward eventually. My teeth were a little sore this morning when I took the thing off, but they feel normal now. While it is on, it kind of feels like someone is pinching my teeth. And when I was falling asleep last night I found myself a little tense in the mouth because I was afraid it would break or bend or something, but eventually relaxed and fell asleep. And I don't remember any dreams. Remembering dreams is a good sign that I was waking up in the middle of the dream and therefore probably snoring/having an apnea episode. The true test will be to see what happens in a few days. It usually takes me about 4 days without the mask to realize I am sleep deprived. But I am pretty excited.
                        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 "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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                        • #72
                          You gotta tell us your mocha recipe you drink it everyday! I have often wondered if a CPAP would improve my sleep... can't wait to hear how your Leptin reset goes, I am not sure i could choke down that much protein within 30 mins of waking...
                          Have high hopes that journaling can keep me on track: www.southerndink.com If you are on twitter hit me up so we can keep each other motivated: http://twitter.com/SouthernDink

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                          • #73
                            So glad you finally got your retainer. Hoping for good results!

                            I second the Mocha recipe request.

                            I am finding that on the Leptin Reset, I am waking up starving and want to eat right away.
                            Primal since 9/24/2010
                            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                            MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                            • #74
                              the Mocha is so easy....it is just 16oz of cold coffee (I put the leftover from the morning pot in the fridge), 1oz heavy cream, and 2 scoops of Jay Robb chocolate protein powder (obviously any chocolate protein powder will work here) I put some of the coffee and the protein powder into a shaker and shake the heck out of it, then put it in a big glass add the rest of the coffee and the cream then add ice. If you add the cream to the shaker it gets very frothy which I don't really care for but my son does.

                              The Jay Robb is sweetened with stevia and has very few ingredients-all of which are recognizable, and it tastes yummy. Unfortunately it is pretty expensive. I just started doing the 2 scoops for the Leptin Reset, and this way I only have to do 2 eggs, which are hard boiled.

                              I agree that I do tend to wake up starving, but the liquid breakfast with just the 2 eggs is way easier for me to stomach. And I am still not getting snacking urges. In fact I have decreased the amount of food I eat at lunch. The other thing is I get very thirsty at the end of the day. Which was making me wake up in the middle of the night in the beginning, but not last night-another reason I think I slept better.

                              The thing with the CPAP, is that my sleep is better with it than without it, but think the oral device is a way better way to go. http://www.greatlakesortho.com/conte...ochure-S31.pdf

                              this is the one I got, a dentist had to fit it, the device and all necessary fittings, xrays, and 'education' is $1200, which my insurance covered because the dentist is also a medical doctor. But the CPAP was more expensive over time because masks and hoses are supposed to be changed quarterly.
                              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 "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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                              • #75
                                Sleep just keeps getting better, although I did wake up hot last night. I ended up sleeping under just sheets as dh was under a comforter. So either the leptin reset is working or its hot flashes (tmi but my last TTOM was the end of JULY).

                                so food yesterday:

                                B: mocha, 2 eggs
                                L: salad, salmon, avocado, olive oil, vinegar, tea with coconut milk
                                D: meatza (gross- will not do this again, dry meat with cheese and sauce), 1/2 of an MIM then I thought maybe nuts aren't supposed to be in the Leptin reset? I won't do it again just in case.

                                Had to go to the Ds's high school open house last night. Basically did his schedule, and ended up with about 8,000 steps on my pedometer. I had been worried because he has been catching a ride home with friends and therefore missing half of his gentle movement-it is about a mile and a quarter walk. but with the morning mile and the movement from class to class, it is not as bad as I thought.
                                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 "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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