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  • Bye 18's and hello 6's!

    I'm ready to kiss the 18's goodbye and get back in those 6's!

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    Nice goal! Welcome
    Buzz71
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    • #3
      I'm ready to kiss the 18's good-bye with you, hopefully soon!
      Starting weight: 225
      Current weight: 195
      Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
      Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
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      • #4
        Me too! I've been stuck in an 18 for too long!
        Started Primal Dec 2011

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        • #5
          I want to burn my 18s! Good luck to all of us!
          ~Cori
          Rockin' a New Way of Life

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          • #6
            Wow thanks for popping in! I was so shocked to see replies! I think burning the 18's sounds great ! Seems there are a few of us that want to get rid of these 18's so yeah and lets go!

            Just a few more details. With my brothers death I gained a ton. With my dads death I gained a ton. I decided this was no longer a very efficient way to deal with grief as I am ready to pop a button off my bigger and bigger pants! I also feel like crud! I had a few false starts but really got rolling the last day of December 2011. Those few pounds lost got me to the 224 I am at.

            I am sick of my weight sapping my energy, health and confidence. I almost didnt enter Mark's contest because you had to submit a pic. I always fear people will know I am trying to change and the judgement. How silly is that? I decided I simply just no longer care. If someone wants to judge so be it. If I falter and flop~ so be it! I'll just pull myself right back up!

            I also have disk problems that limit some activities AS well as the longest case of plantar fasciitis ever I swear! It has been almost 1/2 a year. That majorly takes walking out of the equation as just standing a few days at work has me miserable. So lift heavy things it is!

            todays meals are planned

            eggs scrambled with pumpkin'

            chicken and broccoli

            a monster taco type salad.

            My oldest is sick as a dog with the flu. KIck in immune system! None of us want to share the flu.
            Last edited by chelle06; 01-12-2012, 04:06 AM.

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            • #7
              Yeah, facing the judgement really turned out to be one of the hardest things for me. You would think it's the taking out of grains (and, for me, experimentation proved I felt a lot better also taking out dairy, fruit or anything too starchy like sweet potatoes). But that's like nothing to me now because as hard as that diet alteration sounds, it seems harder to deal with how shitty I feel without it. When I started telling people, especially ones who are thinner than me, about my diet restrictions, it was especially nerve-wracking because you know their inner monologue is accusing you of knowing nothing and going on an unsustainable fad diet. One family member frequently smirks at my avoidance of gluten as a fad I'm bandwagoning on or straight up holds up a product feigning excitement, "Oh, it's gluten-free!" But this diet is completely sustainable and obviously best for us. Does it involve gradually taking on a lot of new habits and dedicating a lot more thought and perhaps a bigger chunk of your budget? Yes. But eventually that becomes normal. Whatever you do, don't berate yourself too much for any mistakes! There are lots of tiny new habits you have to get used to before you really feel you're on a roll (when/how do I prepare my own lunch? Exercise in the morning or later? Intermittent Fasting yet?)

              My next hurdle, as I'm guessing yours is too (I'm sorry to hear about your father and brother), is to manage the stress. It was only while reading this website that realized being majorly stressed is like eating a candy bar all on its own except the blood glucose isn't coming from a candy bar, it's coming from your liver's emergency glycogen reserve. There are the hurdles within like getting enough sleep and then there is knowing how to get to work and meet deadlines without literally losing hair over it. I'm trying to address that now by getting into the flow:

              How to Recognize and Tap Into the Power of Flow | Mark's Daily Apple

              and dedicating myself to a little more ritual:

              The Power of Ritual | Mark's Daily Apple

              Congrats on finding the right path to health and good luck on continuing down it.
              Last edited by Lex26; 01-12-2012, 07:41 AM.
              Starting weight: 225
              Current weight: 195
              Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
              Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
              My Primal Journey


              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

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              • #8
                Good morning!

                Hey you are in WI too!

                I'm in South Central WI near Janesville. Sounds like you and I have some things in common. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Stress was always the trigger for my eating disorder, then top that with the messed up brain chemistry a high carb diet creates and talk about a train wreck....

                I had Plantar Fac (can't spell it LOL) years ago, I finally had surgery where they carefully cut the tendon to allow it to stretch. Then it healed and it's been a non-issue since. But that was LAST resort after wearing arch supports and cortisone shots (which hurt like he!!). I still wear my arch supports when exercising tho, just to be safe.

                Jody
                Started Primal Dec 2011

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                • #9
                  Hi Lex! I don't eat gluten but sure have had a love affair with oats. People are a pain sometimes with their opinions! Gluten makes me live in the restroom and people still try to push it because " it is healthy". UMM NOPE! You know even with all the thing you found out you feel better restricting it still amazes me people think they even have the right to comment but they sure think so. You are doing awesome so the proof is staring them right in the face! I guess living well is the best way to show the nay sayers

                  Yes, you are very right on the stress. I had no idea it really caused that roller coaster! Thank you very much for the links!

                  Hi Jody! So did you get snow over your way too? Thanks. You know in all honesty I never thought about stress with eating disorders be it too much, too little or purging. Honestly when I all the stress is happening I am always so caught up in try to make it better for everyone that I never realized how stress I am until it calms down. Have you read those links Lex posted? Looks like they could help lots of us. I'm so glad that you found this works so much better for you I was recently reading Sugar Shock and was amazed to read what sugar and quick carbs actually do too our brains!

                  Glad to hear the PF is now a non issue. It is time to go back in because nothing has worked and I now have a big lump on my foot. I have been leery or going because of the possibility of surgery. I work as a stylist so I stand. Having to stay off it would mean being off I think. How long did it take you to heal up?


                  OH MY GOSH can I tell you about temptation! One of my clients older brought in fruit and cream cheese bars for us today. It was so sweet. While she was under the dryer she reminded me to have a bar as she made them special. I told her I'd save it until after lunch. I ate lunch while she was under the dryer. I had to go put a bar on a plate and take it in the back room. I told her I was going to have it a little later. I felt bad fibbing but sure didnt want to hurt her feelings. Especially since it was a lower sugar recipe with my type 2. How kind of her . Even without the sugar the gluten would make me live in the restroom.

                  One bullet dodged right?

                  One of the staff brought in two boxes of fancy chocolates. Eh gad. All these treats when I have pms! Ok dodged that one! Lets go for another.........

                  OH NO !!!!!!! My very nice boss brought us all in these towers of chocolate covered nuts. There were cashews, almonds and stop my heart............... choc covered macadamia. I almost cried that they were covered in milk choc. Hubby and the kids will love them.

                  So anyways I dodged the bullets! I'm sure tomorrow will bring more. Too bad dodging food bullets doesn't make one fit and agile!

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                  • #10
                    Did ok yesterday. After we were done working everyone was starving. Monster burger to the rescue. 222 yesterday

                    I had a client lecturing about the evil of butter yesterday. Yah right! Granted I have never eaten margarine. My cholesterol has always been stellar. I can't say eating butter is why that is so. I have always eaten lots of healthy fats right with the carbage that made me fat. However a woman just as fat as I lecturing me about the evils of butter when her cholesterol is sky high despite a fat free diet and meds is just ridiculous. She absolutely couldnt be swayed. I just can't understand why anyone wants to eat a product some say is 1 molecule away from plastic practically.

                    Yesterday:
                    eggs and pumpkin

                    chicken thigh with broccoli

                    Monster burger

                    I got a weighted hoop yesterday. Wow does that beat the heck out of your abs. Still trying to figure out how I got sore thighs out of the deal!

                    I've got A party after work tonight. I am keeping breakfast and lunch easy because I dont know 100% what we will have.

                    today

                    7 eggs, 2 T salsa, cheese and 2 T coconut oil ( 1/2 lunch 1/2 breakfast)

                    dinner ????????
                    Last edited by chelle06; 01-14-2012, 06:24 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chelle06 View Post
                      My cholesterol has always been stellar.
                      First, both Mark and Gary Taubes have talked a lot about how conventional cholesterol analysis doesn't tell the whole story of whether you're healthy or not and there are a lot of articles to bone up on why. In my case, I actually realized my perpetually low cholesterol was an indication of something unhealthy. I had always thought it weird: I had low blood pressure and low cholesterol, which is "healthy" even though I knew damn well I didn't feel healthy. Doctors would just say, huh? You're fat, but I guess you're healthy because of these numbers. NO. Obesity + low cholesterol + low blood pressure is actually a major sign that your adrenal glands have been fatigued. After reading up on it, it turns out that adrenals that have been injured by too much sugar, too much caffeine, too much sleep deprivation, too much stress, etc. actually feast on your cholesterol in order to help heal themselves. So I hope in addition to everything else you completely take out caffeine!

                      Also, your story is so funny. Isn't it funny that people will trust a bunch of crappy theories they've been sold in magazines versus real science or just pure observation?
                      Starting weight: 225
                      Current weight: 195
                      Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                      Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                      My Primal Journey


                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

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                      • #12
                        Lex I have always had very high good cholesterol, low for the rest. Also low BP. Dad was the same way. Mom is just the opposite as was my brother. The ironic thing was dad and I were the fat and meet lovers and mom and brother were the pasta lovers. I used to groan when it was my brothers night to pick what was for dinner. My numbers were the same when I was very thin as when I got fat later in life. I wonder why they were always so consistent regardless of of being 100 lbs to 220+ lbs.

                        I'd like to see the info on adrenals. I shall try to look that up. I do have a cup of coffee in the morning and occasionally green tea. I can not drink any later as it causes sleep issues. I shall have to look into quitting caffeine. It isn't the caffeine I want just the coffee. I check a bit yes to the stress and not enough sleep frequently. I go through phases where I can not get enough sleep vs sleeping an hour or so and waking up wide awake. I have had this happen for a few years. You have me thinking maybe I need to look more into the adrenal issues.

                        Yep, it is funny about all the theories. The weekly womens mag makes me laugh so hard when in the checkout. Every single week it is a different miracle diet!

                        Oh my the dinner out for the party last night was heavenly! I had munched on eggs and peppers for breakfast and lunch. The place the boss took us had an absolutely great salad bar and I loaded up.. I had a soup that was beef broth based with mushroom, tomato, onion, prime rib. MMMMM . The New York strip actually made me sigh in bliss! Since I don't like or eat potato they made me up a nice side of broccoli, red peppers and cauliflower! delish!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Happy Sunday!

                          Yes, we did get snow down here late last week, the kids have been out playing in it pretty non-stop for the past couple days, which has been great for me LOL getting lots done around the house... but not so much online, have to get caught up on my journal.

                          You are lucky with the lower cholesterol. It's been something I've been on the "boderline" with for years especially after becoming diabetic. My Endocrinologist would bring up meds and I would refuse and tell him to let me go exercise more, eat less, etc, etc. I'll be interested later this year when I go back for bloodwork to see what it shows. I just read somewhere on the forum not to get bloodwork for at least a few months after switching to Paleo so the body has time to adjust and "clean up". It's all interesting.....
                          Started Primal Dec 2011

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                          • #14
                            Oh my did I get crabby. Today I have watched hubby eat a moonpie's, ice cream, chips and salsa and chocolate covered nuts while I am fighting cravings! I had eaten a god breakfast ( 4 eggs with sour cream, salsa and tomato) and just ate a boatload of chicken wings with hot peppers. Still CRAVING! I think it would be easier if it wasn't all over the house. I really contemplated a bag of dates. I threw them out to my hens who were very happy! I finally melted 2 squared of unsweetened chocolate with some coconut oil and some raw coconut. That seems to have worked!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chelle06 View Post
                              Oh my did I get crabby. Today I have watched hubby eat a moonpie's, ice cream, chips and salsa and chocolate covered nuts while I am fighting cravings! I had eaten a god breakfast ( 4 eggs with sour cream, salsa and tomato) and just ate a boatload of chicken wings with hot peppers. Still CRAVING! I think it would be easier if it wasn't all over the house. I really contemplated a bag of dates. I threw them out to my hens who were very happy! I finally melted 2 squared of unsweetened chocolate with some coconut oil and some raw coconut. That seems to have worked!!!!
                              Sometimes there are genuine cravings, like you probably have. But even after sugar withdrawal I think there's food jealousy. You see others snacking and it's like, where's miiiiine? So I always have some kind of food or snacking equal around like pork rinds or hard boiled eggs. And then I really like this blog post on dealing with food jealousy:

                              Paleo Pepper Blog Archive Feel deprived? Throw a hearty ‘fuck you’ at American culture
                              Starting weight: 225
                              Current weight: 195
                              Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
                              Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
                              My Primal Journey


                              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Nutrition Facts For Foods

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