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  • 159.8. Up. Again. I'm baffled. Seriously baffled.

    Why is it so easy for some people once they hit primal and not for others? Why, I ask you? I go no use ranting, won't change my body

    I have some thoughts, will try to get back to them later. I too have a date with my treadmill to do some hill climbing. [Dear body, do you realize hiking would be so much easier if you would let go of this fat??????????]
    -- Ruth

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    • 159. Down .8, but still up .6 overall.

      Here's what I figured out. I'm probably actually at a "set point". I've been overweight since I was probably 5 or 6 years old. In my adult life, I've only lost weight once, for about 2-3 years. I was 147 for about a month (probably long enough to get my Weight Watchers lifetime membership), then spent the next 2-3 years around 155-160. In high school, I may have weighed 150...perhaps 140. That was a long time ago. The point? I think that means I'm going to have to do something to tell my body that it needs a new set point. I haven't figured out what that "something" is yet, but I think I know that I'm going to need to shake things up.

      It also means that 145 is a pretty good goal for right now. That's probably not my ideal weight, but it's likely a realistic weight (and will probably be slightly challenging until I convince my body that it's a good place to be at). Doesn't mean I've given up on 135, but it may be awhile before that happens.

      I also know that I've got to figure out this sleep thing. I have no problems falling asleep, but I'm only getting about 4-5 hours of quality sleep. I sleep in a perfectly dark room. I have all the light sources covered. My room is cold (but I have enough blankets). I have a white noise fan. I don't use the computer or watch tv 2 hours before bed. But, once I get up for the first "pee break", my sleep is very light after that. I can stop drinking at noon and still need to get up at least once in the night. Not sure what the answer is...

      Also, the added veggies have apparently not helped with the weight loss, BUT I seem to have more energy (no mid-afternoon crash) and I feel full all day. Both good things. I will keep this up.
      -- Ruth

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      • My sleep doc told me that we wake up then feel like we have to pee, not the other way around. (ie. that having to pee makes us wake up). So it is likely something that is causing your sleep to get lighter at that time. (hope that all made sense) I will tell you that taking the 5HTP is the first thing I have done that seems to make a difference in the quality of my sleep. I did wake up last night to pee, but I think it was because I had rolled over onto my back and that makes me snore (mild apnea) which makes the sleep lighter and then I gotta go.
        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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        • +1 5htp is helping me with quality as well.

          I don't agree about waking and then having to pee. I usually dream that I have to pee, then wake up and really have to pee.lol
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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          • awesome news on the energy!!
            Karin


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            • 158.2 (down .6 from yesterday, .2 overall). A new low!! It's coming off, although I need to figure out how to make it go a bit faster than .2 a week

              Tried the 5 HTP last night. I think the quality was better. Will need a few more night to really test it out.

              I had incredible energy yesterday. For the last 5 days, no afternoon slump. The added veggies have done wonders. If I could get the sleep down, and be consistent with my movement, I have no doubt I'd lose weight like a rock star.

              Bought some new underwear yesterday. I didn't need them, but I wanted some pretty (but functional) underwear. My old stuff is all serviceable, but don't make me feel pretty. I also bought a few blazers/shirts/sweaters on clearance. All size small. Ladies, while I've lost a ton of weight, I'm still overweight. I still outweigh my husband by 15-20 pounds. How, exactly, can I need a small? And, when I some day get to 135, what size exactly will I wear? And, where will I find such outfits?
              Last edited by RMS123; 02-10-2012, 07:07 AM. Reason: spelling
              -- Ruth

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              • Good gracious girl, why are you fixed on a number?? Do not compare your weight to your husbands. a number for weight does not define and is unique to everyone. This you know I am sure. As for sizes.. its good to wonder, but do not obsess. You will probably shop in the misses or juniors department OR you will have to use alterations.

                Hooray for the new clothes!! Sounds awesome!! Oh, and DO BUY PRETTY UNDERWEAR!! Its amazing how it makes you feel! Its a moral booster, or at least it is for me
                Karin


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                • I can empathize with wanting to weigh less than hubby. I managed to stay just under DH's weight all through, until I got pregnant. Then not since, even though I did once break 200 (I had food poisoning that kicked off a 2 month stint of the IBD), he was on his light end at the time as well. Not sure why it matters, but for me it sort of does. Of course I don't have to hit 135 to do it, I think DH is at like 175 right now (which is really too low for him, he won't be able to maintain it-his normal is 185-190).

                  By the by-how tall are you, and are you small framed? 135 seems like it is really low? When you get there you will shop at the fancier stores (like Talbots and we have one here called Levy's) their sizes run true and their fabrics are divine.
                  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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                  • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                    Good gracious girl, why are you fixed on a number?? Do not compare your weight to your husbands. a number for weight does not define and is unique to everyone. This you know I am sure. As for sizes.. its good to wonder, but do not obsess. You will probably shop in the misses or juniors department OR you will have to use alterations.

                    Hooray for the new clothes!! Sounds awesome!! Oh, and DO BUY PRETTY UNDERWEAR!! Its amazing how it makes you feel! Its a moral booster, or at least it is for me
                    +1 BTW Karin, Do YOU have pretty underwear for tonight? Not that he will see it of course, but you will know.
                    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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                    • Ruth, hope your weekend went well.
                      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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                      • OMG, ladies. I've missed you. How crazy is that? I have so much to tell you & I need your advice. I'm at the dentist & will write more later (you know I struggle on my phone).
                        -- Ruth

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                        • Missed you gals too. Makes me wonder if I am going to need rehab from MDA someday.
                          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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                          • me three!!! We can all go to rehab together!! hahahaha
                            Karin


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                            • Me four!!!! the shut out made me wonder how I was gonna find you guys if the site never came back up.

                              I wonder, in the "improvements" made to the site, why they didn't add the ability of the person who started a thread to delete a troll?
                              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 much to report...I'm sure to forget things I've wanted to mention. I missed our group. Can you say withdrawal? I wanted so badly to discuss with my internet friends!!!

                                Okay, starting with my weight loss numbers. Things are working: sleep (yay HTP and perhaps kelp noodles?), protein, 9+ servings of veggies, enough good fat. Slow movement (walking) when I have time, but doesn't seem like I have to stress about things.
                                Sat - 157.8 (that was a new low)
                                Sun - 156.2 (another new low)
                                Mon - 157.2
                                Tue - 156.4
                                I am 11.4 pounds from my goal weight - and then I'll re-evaluate. At 149.5, I'm no longer considered overweight by the BMI (as always, it's not the be all end all, but my insurance uses it....). I'm so close I can taste it!!! I have a fair amount of fat still to lose. I'm not sure enough will be gone by 145, but I'll wait and see what leaves my body Of course, if I'd be more consistent with LHT, I think things would be even better.

                                Got my taxes done this weekend. I HATE doing taxes. We have a refund. I don't like refunds - the government having my money without paying me interest. I would rather owe. But, taxes are done. Yay.

                                Today is VDay. 16 years ago, DH proposed to me. He's very romantic. I am not. I do not like gifts on VDay. I certainly do not want candy or flowers. And, cards? What a waste of money. DH knows this (now). Last night, for my "gift", we went to the library (I like to be chauffeured around), Whole Foods (it's really far away - we go once every 3 months or so), and then Ann Taylor (DH bought me a pair of black pants - which I desperately needed - on clearance!!). For DH, I will don my new red dress and go out to dinner (which, I don't generally enjoy, and I specifically don't like on VDay with all the crowds). I'm also going to make him Paleo Bread and some Strawberry “Cream Cheese” (Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Egg/Nut/Seed Free) with directions to also make Sugar Free. | Real Sustenance.

                                Need your advice on a job situation, but will have to get back to that shortly!
                                -- Ruth

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