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  • #16
    Hey shelynne62- we did an elimination diet for our son who has psoriasis where we cut all autoimmune trigger foods; eggs, dairy, nightshades, legumes and nuts. We reintroduced very slowly (1 item every 4 days) to see what foods triggered a flare up and it was the nightshades (green bell peppers) that was the culprit.

    Also just a recommendation but that is a lot of nuts for a snack that I would try and do without. If you have a craving for chocolate I always go for this. Oh and ditch the tapioca buns... all that is is a glucose storm waiting to happen if you know what I mean.

    Glad you found your way back and keep movin forward!
    Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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    • #17
      thanks ELCO14. I was dx with psoriasis when I was 25. I'm going on 50 now and I do notice tomatos seem to bring it on too. I think tomatos are in the nightshade family. And as far as the Tapioca buns...yuck, they tasted awful. Ended up just eating the burger and vege's. I use to love breads and pasta's but my pustular palmer psoriasis will get really when I eat even a little bit. I have been noticing that my taste buds are changing. I don't crave "flour" products like I use too.

      Thank again for your input!
      September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
      March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
      November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
      11/16/12 206.6
      GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

      I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

      "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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      • #18
        Had a major "primal" moment yesterday. It was liberating. Some drug reps brought lunch for us...boston market. The only primal thing on the whole buffet was the chicken and green beans. I ended up only eating some green beans. I had taken some NY strip steak (grass-fed) with me and ate that and some green beans.

        I wasn't even tempted by the: Corn bread, Chocochip cookies, Brownies, Mac and cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Meatloaf.

        Holy Moly...I have never passed up a chocolate chip cookie before! The most surprising thing for me though was knowing what was good food and what was crap.

        All I know is that I feel better eating primal. Sugar is a big problem for me, it causes me to get mean and have major sugar cravings. I will just stay away. I was so proud of myself for listening to my body speak. Major breakthrough for me!

        I love MDA!
        September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
        March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
        November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
        11/16/12 206.6
        GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

        I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

        "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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        • #19
          So 2 weeks of pretty consistent primal eating and I am down 13 lbs. My energy is up (not through the roof, but up) and my attitude is better. I feel almost compelled to stick with it because I am feeling so much better. I know I can have anything I want to eat and ocassionally I will indulge, but for me, the thought of the bloating and instant weight gain hold me back from the evil grain-infested foods.

          Last night I indulged with some chocolate covered almonds, but I only ate a handful and not the whole bag, so I am making progress.

          One side benefit I have noticed is the way I feel more in control of my choices. I have made some sort of connection between my brain and my body that I don't quite understand. I use to be a victim to my body demands for sugar, sweets, laziness, but now I can make choices from my brain and my body is cooperating. It is almost like my brain has finally won and my body has decided something wiser is making good choices and has decided to "obey". I know it sounds crazy, but I have a confidence that I didn't have before. I have a feeling of well being and a "knowing" that everything is going to be alright.

          So on that note I will post what I ate yesterday.

          B- 2 large organic eggs, 4 slices un-cured bacon, green tea
          L- 6 oz new york strip steak (grass-fed), 1/2 cup asparagus
          S- 1/2 cup of banana squash with lots of butter

          Snack- 1/2 cup trail mix and a handful of chocolate covered almonds.

          I need to up my intake of vegetables and add some more green stuff. I wasn't really hungry yesterday so didn't eat much.
          September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
          March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
          November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
          11/16/12 206.6
          GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

          I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

          "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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          • #20
            Oh the famous last words. All it takes is one slip and I am back to my old ways. I am so tired of struggling with food. I wish everyone was primal, it would be so easy ya know?! Not sure what pulled the rug out from under me, but here I am again...remorseful and struggling to make this work. So has it really been over a month since I blogged? Guess so. I do come here to read and I love friday's success stories. Inspiring, but not motivating enough for me yet.

            I bought some self hypnosis tapes on quitting smoking, I just don't feel like I can be true to the primal way as long as I am smoking. After awhile I start obsessing about what I eat and what I do. I'm not sure this is a healthy way of thinking.

            We'll it's back to the drawing board for me....
            September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
            March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
            November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
            11/16/12 206.6
            GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

            I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

            "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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            • #21
              So today I was right back to primal eating without missing a beat. Amazing how quickly my body seems to adjust.
              B- scrambled eggs with bits of bacon and sausage
              L- small green salad with roast beef, olive oil and ranch dressing. cooked mixed vege
              s - 2 hamburgers wrapped in romaine lettuce with mayo.
              snacks- turkey bites (kind of like summer sausage)

              And now will have a few beers...well it was almost a perfect day!
              September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
              March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
              November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
              11/16/12 206.6
              GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

              I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

              "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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              • #22
                Has it really been 8 months since I last posted? No, I haven't forgotten ya all...just been living life and trying for the 80/20. My weight has been up and down, last time i weighed I was 204.2.

                Had a hysterectomy a week ago and am still feeling bloated and miserable. Stupid me ate carbs...talk about major bloat, constipation and pain....to say the least I am totally convinced that grains are POISON!

                I have managed to walk a bit over the past few days, I tried one chin-up (unsuccessful), I am restricted on lifting weights (yeah, like a chin-up isn't stressing out my abdominal muscles...lol) for a few more weeks. I am taking the full 6 weeks off work and hoping I am feeling better in a week or two, then I will start focusing on my health. I am looking forward to the New Year and the chance to participate in the 2013 challange. I find reading success stories keep me motivated. I noticed toward the end of all those "in-progress", no one was updating...I will try not to do that!

                I have been pretty much 80/20 over the past 8 months, I think my weight has stayed about the same. I am in full-blown menopause now and I can say that the hot flashes are not so bad, but the insomnia is killing me.

                So I will try to keep you up to date on my foods;
                b-3 egg omelet with spinach, feta cheese, black olives. Fried Potatoes (I know), sourdough bread (I know)
                L -IF (9Hours)
                S-Greek Salad, 2 big meatballs and 1 itailian sausage in marinara sauce.
                Snack - Activa yogurt (trying to keep from getting constipated)
                September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                11/16/12 206.6
                GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                • #23
                  I want to rename my journal to "YO-YO Primal" as in I yo-yo back and forth between staying primal and being totally carb addicted. My weight fluctuates as I eat carbs (as in grains). I exercised today, walked 35 minutes. Hiked 1 hour the day before. Have only had coffee today so far. I'm loving this site so much.

                  I was astonished that I gained 7 lbs in 3 days from eating too many grains, but then lost those same 7 lbs in a week going back to primal. See what I mean about being a yo-yo primal. This can not be good for me. The weight gain I would guess is water weight from my body trying to cool down the inflammation the grains cause.

                  I am finding out that my boyfriend and I are totally enabling each other to eat like crap. I have to remember to take responsibilty for my health and remain strong in the face of a submarine sandwich. I always gain weight the days I spend with him and then when I get home after a few days I feel like shit. Bloated and guilt ridden too.

                  So maybe just staying primal and doing what I know is the best for me will bring to light weather I want to continue to subject myself to the temptations that await me everytime I am with the one I love. Be stong, be true and follow your primal instincts!
                  September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                  March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                  November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                  11/16/12 206.6
                  GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                  I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                  "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                  • #24
                    Update on eating today;

                    Black coffee
                    cottage cheese (approx 1 cup)
                    Dark chocolate covered walnuts (approx 1/2 cup)
                    Whole milk vanilla yogurt (approx 1/2 cup)
                    I'm cooking Kale chips right now.

                    Went to sprouts and bought:

                    Grass fed strip steak (having for supper tonight)
                    Organic spring salad mix
                    Bella Baby mushrooms
                    uncured bacon
                    coconut coffee creamer
                    bulk sea salt
                    bulk almond meal
                    big bunch of Kale
                    vanilla whole milk yogurt
                    dark choco covered walnuts

                    Total = 29.00 plus change.
                    September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                    March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                    November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                    11/16/12 206.6
                    GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                    I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                    "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                    • #25
                      Made kale chips last night and they were good, put too much salt on the first batch though. The second batch was delish. I used some on my omelet this am. What happens if you eat too many kale chips?...I must have ate 1/2 a bunch. I did take some to my neighbor, he thought they were good. His wife gave me some powder drink stuff called. "Greens" supposably it has nutrients and such in it. Anyone heard of it?

                      I cooked the steak last night and it was not as good as I thought it would be. I just can't seem to cook steak very well, any suggestions?

                      Going to lunch with some friends, mexican, so hoping to find a BAS or something else. Think i will eat something before I leave so I'm not tempted to eat crap.

                      I had a headache all day yesterday, think it was carb detox. I did not sleep well last night. Maybe it was the coffee I had at 2130, idk.

                      Major breakthrough today...I had tea instead of coffee. 2 chai tea bags steeped for 5, coconut creamer and 6 drops of sweet drops (stevia, vanilla flavor) yummy...made a 2nd cup. I have been trying different things to break my addiction to french vanilla creamer and I think I may have found the combination, just wish the coconut cream wasn't so damm expensive, i use ALot in my coffee.

                      Looking forward to spending time with friends today. Have not had much social life as I have been out on disability d/t my hysterectomy on 10/4. I go back to work 11/25. I must say I feel so much better than I did when I was bleeding all the time, even though I am having some hotflashes and night sweats (what's the diff?) it is still better than the pain, lethargy and expense of perpetual periods x 2 years.

                      Meals plan for today:

                      B - 4 egg omelet with peppers/onions/kale (done and eaten)
                      L - BAS or other meat/vege for lunch at the Pita Jungle
                      S - Chicken breast with toss salad (olive oil/garlic/mrs dash/lemon, for dressing)

                      Goals for today:

                      Drink some water
                      walk for 30 minutes
                      read something inspiring
                      September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                      March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                      November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                      11/16/12 206.6
                      GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                      I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                      "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                      • #26
                        Good plan for the day!

                        My hubs taught me to cook a steak. Take a pan that can be placed in the oven (425-450 degrees). First you want to sear the steak, 2.5 minutes on one side and about 2 mins on the other (it is going on the oven with the 2nd side down so doesn't need as long. Place your pan on the stove top and heat it on MedHigh or 7 on an electric. Give it a few minutes to get hot, then put some butter or ghee in the pan and let it get hot. Season your steaks with salt pepper or spices you want, then place the steak into the butter for 2.5 mins. Right before you flip it, put another TBSP of butter in the pan, flip your steak, let it sear for a minute, then tip your pan and start spooning the butter over the steak for about 1.5 mins. Then pop it in the oven until desired level, I like MR, so I rarely leave it for more than 3-5 minutes. Remember, you can always cook more, but not less! Take the steak out, set it on a plate or broiler pan for 5 minutes and eat.
                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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                        • #27
                          Thank you...no more ruined steaks for me!

                          Did well yesterday. Ordered Salmon Salad for lunch, passed up the bread with the hummus but did eat a few tbls of hummus. Drank plain ice-tea.
                          Went to my friends after lunch and stayed for supper, had an ounce each of salami and cooked ham in a BAS, didn't eat much though because I just was not hungry at all, used balsamic vinegrette dressing, just a smidge. Had a cup of chai tea (she has a kuerig (sp) with those little cups, better than starbucks!)

                          Got home late so I never walked yesterday
                          I did read some in my book. (Excuses Begone! Dr Wayne Dyer)
                          I drank 3 cups of plain water besides the tea and other liquid I had yesterday.

                          So today...

                          Meal Plan:

                          Banana
                          mini serving of popcorn ( i know)
                          24oz coffee with french vanilla creamer (I said I was trying)
                          Chai tea with coconut cream and 5 drops of vanilla flavored stevia

                          Okay I confess, I already ate all the above items, so they don't really count as a plan, so my lessons learned today is to update my journal in the morning before I start eating so I have a plan to follow. I am pretty good at sticking with plans, but don't let me loose with no direction. I'll end up lost in the candy isle!

                          Meal plans for the rest of the day:

                          Chicken breast fried in olive oil and butter and BAS
                          Chai Tea with fixin's
                          4 hard boiled eggs, I will make them deviled so add mayo (still using up SAD food)
                          1/2 cup of the whole milk yogurt I bought the other day (I put it into 4 serving sizes and froze it)

                          Goals for Today (what's left of it, 3:30pm here)

                          Drink some water
                          Walk 30 minutes
                          Do 10 modified pull-ups or chin-ups, always get these confused (bought me a pull/chip-up bar the goes over a door)
                          Read another chapter in my book
                          Last edited by shelynne62; 11-16-2012, 07:46 AM. Reason: error
                          September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                          March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                          November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                          11/16/12 206.6
                          GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                          I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                          "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                          • #28
                            Hello...Happy 50th birthday to me.

                            Having a cheat DAY...

                            See you tomarrow

                            oh yeah....weighed 206.6 this am.
                            September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                            March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                            November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                            11/16/12 206.6
                            GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                            I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                            "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                            • #29
                              So my birthday slurge was a hot-dog on a bun and a big cake like donut with glaze and a marshmallow snowball treat. Not too bad for a cheat day.

                              Meal Plan for today:

                              B- Eggs and bacon
                              L- IF
                              S- Going out to eat will chose meat and vege and salad.

                              Snacks;

                              Frozen Whole yogurt
                              hard boiled eggs
                              pickle

                              Goals for today:

                              Walk 30 minutes
                              Lift something heavy
                              read something inspirational

                              Spend time with the one I LOVE.
                              September 2010 SW 236 lbs.
                              March 2011 lowest primal weight 190
                              November 2012 CW 210 (yeah, I know)
                              11/16/12 206.6
                              GW 140 - 160 ( we'll see when we get there)

                              I'm not always consistent, but I am consistently inconsistent.

                              "If vibrant had a sound it would be you, welcome back to life" Michael Brown (my son)

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                              • #30
                                Happy belated birthday! Not a cheat day, a treat day!!

                                and 206.6!
                                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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