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  • Your rant about your Dad eating your food is actually a benefit. He likes your food! Just plan on him eating some when you make it. Double the portion of sweet potato fries or whatever and if he doesn't eat his, pop them in a lunch baggy and freeze them. A quick trip in the toaster oven in a few days and you'll be good to go. Same goes for whatever else your making. Make like 8 servings and freeze whatever is left that you won't eat the next day. Another yummy, quick go to meal is bacon wrapped chicken breast. Just wrap a piece of bacon (or 2 if they are big and you love bacon) around a chicken breast with the ends on the bottom and then bake in the oven at 350 deg until done (about and hour). Serve with the sauce of your choosing. A little honey mustard or BBQ sauce is yummy. It freezes well, so I like to make a family pack (about 8-10 chicken breasts) and freeze half for next week. They can each be popped into a lunch baggy for individual servings too. Put a frozen one in the fridge and it can sit a couple of days defrosting for when you are ready. This meal is great with either baked or fried sweet potato.

    Sorry you are not feeling so well. I would get pissy after a while if people ignored my request to avoid junk food all the time too. Is there a way to avoid this part of the trip? Could they drop you somewhere (library, store, or park) while they get their food and eat it and then pick you up after. I realize that these ideas will sound a little crazy to your Aunt and G'ma, but it also may get your point across. Bring a sketch pad and draw or write while you enjoy some fresh air or find a new book to borrow and enjoy. Even shopping without buying can help you find a better/cheaper brand of a food item or a new motivational outfit when you reach a goal. Anything to get your mind off of deprivation. Maybe you'll find a new job possibility or meet a new friend. The possiblities are endless and all are better than sitting trapped in a car feeling unhappy.

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    • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
      Your rant about your Dad eating your food is actually a benefit. He likes your food! Just plan on him eating some when you make it. Double the portion of sweet potato fries or whatever and if he doesn't eat his, pop them in a lunch baggy and freeze them. A quick trip in the toaster oven in a few days and you'll be good to go. Same goes for whatever else your making. Make like 8 servings and freeze whatever is left that you won't eat the next day. Another yummy, quick go to meal is bacon wrapped chicken breast. Just wrap a piece of bacon (or 2 if they are big and you love bacon) around a chicken breast with the ends on the bottom and then bake in the oven at 350 deg until done (about and hour). Serve with the sauce of your choosing. A little honey mustard or BBQ sauce is yummy. It freezes well, so I like to make a family pack (about 8-10 chicken breasts) and freeze half for next week. They can each be popped into a lunch baggy for individual servings too. Put a frozen one in the fridge and it can sit a couple of days defrosting for when you are ready. This meal is great with either baked or fried sweet potato.

      Sorry you are not feeling so well. I would get pissy after a while if people ignored my request to avoid junk food all the time too. Is there a way to avoid this part of the trip? Could they drop you somewhere (library, store, or park) while they get their food and eat it and then pick you up after. I realize that these ideas will sound a little crazy to your Aunt and G'ma, but it also may get your point across. Bring a sketch pad and draw or write while you enjoy some fresh air or find a new book to borrow and enjoy. Even shopping without buying can help you find a better/cheaper brand of a food item or a new motivational outfit when you reach a goal. Anything to get your mind off of deprivation. Maybe you'll find a new job possibility or meet a new friend. The possiblities are endless and all are better than sitting trapped in a car feeling unhappy.
      This may sound selfish but at this point I'd rather have the food for myself. My dad has a tendency to overeat and so there's no need for him to eat my food when he's already eaten. As for the sweet potato fries, he likes them with cinnamon and powdered sugar. I already have to divide up what I make just so he can have his (and he has an annoying habit of ordering people to do things, which ticks me off, even if he's not serious.) If he expresses interest in changing his eating habits or will make up for it by buying me more food (like replacing the potatoes or ground beef) I might consider it. I do want him to try and eat better but I still have a few more weeks to go before I can say I've done this for a month. Who knows what else will happen in that time? I hope good things, things they they all can see and I hope that is what gets them thinking.

      Well quite honestly I accompany them to the physical therapist because my grandmother refuses to use a cane so I act as her support (though I think she's also secretly worried about leaving me at home alone, as if someone will come in the house and get me.) So my role there is not extensive. I'd stay home if I could. Hanging out with older people can sometimes be a bummer (hearing about ailments and medication and insurance and costs and all that crap is not fun, even if I bring my Ipod.) Could be worse yet it still is challenging. My aunt seems to want to keep convincing me that other things are okay and I just politely refuse. And although my grandma comes from the old school, grew up on a farm, tended cows, she's reached an age where she is consuming a ton of items, especially food and no longer wishes to cook. She lives off of TV dinners and doesn't seem very hungry (otherwise I might try to cook for her.) So even though she's come up through a lot of eras, she still has a CW way of thinking and thinks candy or sugar, rather is needed for energy (but she's diabetic and is highly confused.)

      I can ignore it but it just gets a tad annoying. Hopefully if I work hard enough to get actual varied well rounded meals in place I won't have this to endure this sort of thing. And thankfully I am finding some basic things so yeah! I'm on a roll, on a mission to find at least 7 meals.
      F|26yr|5'3"
      1st Start: 8.25.12
      SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
      HW: 195

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      • Nearly forgot to log in the food.

        M1: chicken leg and carrots again
        S: banana
        S: 1 Applegate Farms beef hot dog
        M2: leftover salmon
        S: grapes

        Too much fruit, not enough vegetables and still lack of hunger (and probably a good amount of laziness.) What's wrong with me!? Dx

        *sigh* My life is super disjointed atm. Heck I should probably be trying to sleep right now, but I want to talk to my friend and this is the only time I sort of get an extended time frame to speak with her. But she does understand that I have to sleep. Even so I feel if I don't speak with her I'll go nuts, since I'm trapped at home.

        I'm feeling gross, probably from lack of fat or vegetables. I may have to force myself to eat veggies and force myself to give up grapes. They're too addictive (especially the red ones.) I'll keep bananas because they're handy (I don't eat more than 1 a day) and I'll try more nutrient dense foods (kale). Perhaps I'm feeling overwhelmed by the amount of vegetables I should be eating while trying not to overdo carbs. I don't know. Getting into a solid routine has been far harder than I thought. Knowing when to freeze or cook, having enough servings or ingredients. So many different things, plus not having much cooking experience. But I'm willing to keep at it even if it has been kind of all consuming. My only wish is that something starts to get easier soon.

        TMI time. Went to the bathroom...wasn't the same as usual but didn't feel any better. I really hope my system will eventually start to improve. I believe the constipation is giving me fatigue.

        That's it for today. I set my alarm...so...I guess I will try to get up around 7am (not normal for me) and eat. I'll take a nap if I have to I suppose, but eating late is not allowing me to get in enough food. I'm eating two meals a day but it's not nearly as rounded as it should be. I hate the idea of forcing myself to eat but I'm not sure what else to do.
        F|26yr|5'3"
        1st Start: 8.25.12
        SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
        HW: 195

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        • Last night was bad.

          Stomach cramps, strong headache, feeling the need to go to the bathroom. First time I've felt IBS symptoms after going primal. I don't know WHAT caused it and it's bugging the hell out of me! Not enough of the right nutrition, no fat, no vegetables, too much fruit, not eating enough! WHAT!?

          I still don't feel good and I just woke up, at the crack of lunch. No appetite as usual. When my stomach gets like this I get even more wary of eating anything. I don't know what's going on or if this is just a normal reaction to going primal.
          F|26yr|5'3"
          1st Start: 8.25.12
          SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
          HW: 195

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          • S: banana
            M1: chicken leg w/ kale
            S: orange
            M2: 2 eggs
            S: hotdog with grapes

            I think I need to see the doctor for a general check up. I worry that there is some other issues going on that I don't know about. Plus I wouldn't mind getting a record of my stats so I can maybe compare them later when I hopefully will be healthier. I did not feel much better today but at this moment, I'm fairer. I hope that's reflective of the extra things I ate.

            I suppose the good news is I finally was able to put together some guidelines for myself regarding meals, so here's hoping that Week 3 will be more well-rounded, restful and more active.
            F|26yr|5'3"
            1st Start: 8.25.12
            SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
            HW: 195

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            • Doctor visit very good idea..You may need some GI tests done. DH had them recently, not bad at all, he said.

              I bought the greatest book last night:

              PRACTICAL PALEO, a customized approach to health and a whole-foods lifestyle
              Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC

              Stayed up half the night reading it but planning on a nap in the sun later.

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              • I just got the same book for my B-day yesterday and I totally agree - great book!

                A doc visit might explain why you still have so many problems, but I also am concerned that they will blame all of you issues on your dietary changes as most doctors just don't get the connection between food issues and IBS. Do you have a specialist? It may be worth getting a stool sample tested though to see if there are other issues like candida or yeast over growth. Again though, I know almost nothing about these type of isses as I've never dealt with them. Maybe search the forums here and other IBS sites to see what else you can learn. A knowledgable patient is always more likely to get good results when deeling with doctors.

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                • Wow, what a co-ink-a-dink!! Great minds.... (happy bday one day late
                  Last edited by JudyCr; 09-08-2012, 09:00 AM.

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                  • Judy and Mudflinger: I've heard of the book. I wouldn't mind having it...but I'm kind of low on money (plus I just caved and bought It Starts With Food before I found Practical Paleo.) Good book and it does have some advice that I haven't encountered elsewhere, but probably not as "practical" in the sense of a variety of recipes and there's only a little blib on IBS and Digestive diseases. (Happy Bday Mud Flinger) Sometimes I think I shouldn't buy any books so I can get food.

                    Ever since I was diagnosed with having IBS, I've become a hypochondriac. It's not a fun feeling, to constantly worry about one thing or another and not knowing if they're linked or something completely different! I need to see a doctor for a general check up, but I'm still afraid because I simply don't trust them. It's already common knowledge that when it comes to IBS they're not so sensitive. And I have seen a GI specialist. He gave me anti-spasmodic medication (Nulev or previously Levsin) and suggested like...fiber powder supplementation or something. I don't think diet ever came up. I don't want to go to a doctor for help and find they don't know anymore than I do...or worse...I know more than they do.

                    ---

                    I'm feeling super agitated and anxious today. I'm getting low on food and I'm not able to go to the store until tomorrow. I hated eating my eggs this morning and I don't have anything precooked/thawed. I don't feel like doing anything...
                    F|26yr|5'3"
                    1st Start: 8.25.12
                    SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                    HW: 195

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                    • M1: 2 eggs
                      S: grapes
                      S: hot dog
                      M: 2 chicken legs with 2 cups of kale
                      S: pineapple rings

                      -Yet again I wasn't feeling well. I didn't eat much yet at times I felt hungry. I also seem to be having stronger cravings.

                      -I hope I can get some more food tomorrow.

                      -Chewing slowly and chewing this food is killing my jaw. Perhaps it's just not used to tougher food.

                      -I still don't know if multivitamins actually make a difference and when it comes to supplements I'm drawing a blank as far as how much is appropriate. Tired of health and food taking up all my energy. Sounds kinda dumb when I say it like that but I'd like to focus on other things that I may enjoy without having to constantly feel bad or think about what I am going to eat.

                      I don't mean to complain so much. I suppose I'm highly frustrated and still just feeling bad all over. I expected to have more energy or some kind of improvement. But to be fair, I'm not eating nearly enough of the things I should. I'm trying to find the formula that works for me (though I hate how it's taking up a lot of my brain space.) I'll try upping breakfast and I am suspecting I need to really cut down on fruits (which is super hard for me.)
                      Last edited by Byakko; 09-08-2012, 07:00 PM.
                      F|26yr|5'3"
                      1st Start: 8.25.12
                      SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                      HW: 195

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                      • "It starts with food" is a great book. I've heard lots of great stuff about it. I plan on buying it too, but haven't seen it while I'm out. Need to get onto Amazon and buy a bunch of books I've been meaning to get.

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                        • Found some site, suggesting that one should probably take fruit out of the diet for 6-8 weeks if you might have sugar addiction *dies*. But it also suggested having fruit with fat or protein. Ex. apple and a handful of nuts (I'll try with almond butter but I'm not fond of that stuff.) Does that sound valid? Because I'm kind of sure that I am still overeating fruit, but I'd hate to cut it out. I either need to up the amount of what I eat at meals so that I'm less "susceptible" to wanting to have it or...I need to seriously consider taking it out (which is something I don't want to do.)
                          F|26yr|5'3"
                          1st Start: 8.25.12
                          SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                          HW: 195

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                          • M1: 2 hard boiled eggs (pretty digusting)
                            S: Pineapple rings
                            S: LaraBar
                            M2: Italian style burger, trimmed with onions, tomato, mustard, celery (probably won't do celery again)
                            S: maybe grapes, more pineapple or something

                            I used to LOVE Subway sandwiches so I'm going to look into recreating that in a Paleo/Primal way as much as possible (wish cheese was allowed.)

                            Pretty obvious I ate next to nothing all day. Well I've got burgers made so I have 3 meals prepared which is good. (I actually like making burgers.) I was able to make them flatter this time so they didn't turn into beef bombs and more like patties. Not a good day in terms of food but I feel slightly better armed compared to last week.
                            F|26yr|5'3"
                            1st Start: 8.25.12
                            SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                            HW: 195

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                            • Being prepared is very empowering. It allows you time to think of more interesting things to try

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                              • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
                                Being prepared is very empowering. It allows you time to think of more interesting things to try
                                Pretty much. But I'd like to get to a point where food/recipes and the like are not on my mind ALL the time. Mainly I just want to find recipes I can enjoy (and won't be bored with) and eat them. It helps that burgers are easy to put together. I also need a better handle on how to shop.
                                F|26yr|5'3"
                                1st Start: 8.25.12
                                SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                                HW: 195

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