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Up yet another 1/2 lb. Here we go again. I'm having a big pity party. Why does NK seem to be working for everyone but me? I understood things when I wasn't in ketosis. Sigh. I sometimes wonder if I should give up wasting my life trying to lose weight and just accept where I am.
Should be a nice, but busy day. Will take the dogs for a long walk (in the cold), use my new Vitamix, and then help DH teach Sunday (well, okay Saturday) School at church tonight. Tomorrow night, we're having one of my coworkers over for Nepali food. He is vegetarian, so I'll have to figure out some non-meat protein source. But, I enjoy cooking so it will be nice, although a busy day.
Ruth, I am wondering.. what if you tried to eat at "maintenance" for say, 2-4 weeks and then tried again to lose. I could be TOTALLY misunderstanding (it would be not be the first time LOL) but I am just thinking of strategies.
Ruth, I think I agree with Karin. Maybe if you worked to maintain for say one or 2 months and relaxed a bit about your worry of gaining it all back maybe the stress would be reduced and if that coincided with reduced stress at work, you could shift back to an emphasis on losing. I suspect it is very frustrating to have come so far and be so close, but maybe the body needs a break. My memory is that you are younger than we are and hoping for children maybe, so thinking it is not a womanly hormonal thing, but a stress hormone thing I would not be surprised about.
How do you know you are in ketosis?
Not to nag, but I am hoping to make the "bread" tomorrow, wondering if you could post your adaptions, probably not a bad idea to add them to the recipe group thread either. thanks.
Ruth, I looked at your food diary starting in December. I was trying to see a trend. It looks as if you have been hitting the macros for 130lbs pretty consistently. In December, these macros resulted in weight loss. Now you are gaining. Here are my thoughts.
The only changes I see are that you started walking in January.
How is your sleep? What if you tried a small dose of 5htp in the evening? Obviously lack of sleep would result in more stress and less weight loss.
I would also suggest that you aim a little higher in calories if you are going to up your exercise. Maybe at the 140 or 150lb level.
I wish I had a clearer answer for you.
Primal since 9/24/2010
"Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes
Thanks, gals!!!! This is why I love you. More later............
FB tweaks. First, I cut down the salt to 1/4 tsp. Otherwise the family thought it was too salty. Also, we do not like the lemon juice/baking soda combo - no matter how many times I tried it, we got a slightly sour tasting taste. So, last time I used 1/2 tsp baking powder. Still a nice rise, but no more sour. Finally, the original recipe uses coconut butter (mana -- Karin pinned a recipe). I never have this. So, I use 8 TBS butter, 4 TBS lard. Mine comes out like a moist pound cake. Of course, since I'm not trying to use it as a bread, I don't mind at all. I've tried all kinds of nuts and different fats. Like them all, though mac nuts are my favorite!
thanks, I am going to give it a try today. I got some creamed coconut at WF's on Friday, so I may use some of that mixed with the butter. I think coconut butter is just blending coconut until it is butter, if it is too dry drip a bit of the coconut oil in. I did it once but then didn't have anything to do with it. Should be easy with the Vitamix.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
It was good. I ate too much (too many calories) and I know too many carbs and too much protein. But, I'm not going to sweat it. It was all Primal. It's something I make like 1x/year. It was good. Sometimes you have to live life. Eating to self-medicate is not good. Eating for pure joy and something you don't get very often? I'm okay with that. It was still WAY less than I would have had in the past and I didn't go crazy. Progress.
Starting my Fat Fast today. It REALLY helps that I have the day planned and have all the food for my planned day. It also helps that I have a ton of leftovers for DH and something planned for dinner for DH and mom. I weighed today - not because I was going to like the number, or even to punish myself (which I sometimes do, perversely), but because I wanted to see if anything happens as a result of this FF.
Feeling pretty good today. I suspect I'm nearing PMS week - emotions all over the place. Or, maybe I just notice them more acutely since I'm not using food (as much) to blunt them.