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  • #16
    Originally posted by Spubba View Post
    I'm not donating my old LB clothes AS SOON AS I can get away from them. Those things are getting burned.
    Fixed that quote for you! You will kiss those clothes good-bye! And congratulations on only gaining 10 pounds back during your recovery - you're in a good place to continue your primal journey!
    My True Primal Story

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    • #17
      Love your writing.

      We're at about the same weight, with somewhat similar stories, too. I'll be interested in following your success.

      I want to be able to buy Ann Taylor. That's my style--but no one knows it yet!

      Hate the LB.

      I live in whatever jeans I can find that don't have an elastic waist, Target t-shirts, Lands End sweaters, and my black "magic pants" that seem to have about a 50-pound give to them. I might have bought them 25 years ago when Catherine's was still "Catherine's Stout Shop," which was once a nice store with a range of decently-stylish to Mu-Mu (moooo, mooooooooo....) clothing and a horrible name. Now it's got a normal name. The clothes are no worse than most, I guess...

      Ann Taylor. About 100 pounds and a few layers of Spanks....

      *sigh*

      Anyway--love the journal.

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      • #18
        I JUST WANT TO WEAR REGULAR-PEOPLE CLOTHES BECAUSE THOSE LAME BRYANT FATSACKS SUCK, OK
        I used to be 300 lbs, - size 26, Lane Bryant. I lost about 100 of that via other, much harder methods. And my god, when I could wear Old Navy- I was estatic. Then LOFT. Now I can get my butt into Seven Jeans. My goal is to be able to look good in things without spanx!

        Anyhow, good luck- but do yourself a favor and save 1 pair of those Lane Bryant jeans.... so you can have that awesome pic of you all inside of one leg.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gottaluvalab View Post
          Love your writing.
          We're at about the same weight, with somewhat similar stories, too. I'll be interested in following your success.
          Hate the LB.
          I can wear LB of course, but it's not me. At all. What is my style? Where would I like to shop? I currently don't know. I can figure that out after I lose another 100. That'll be fun, eh?

          Originally posted by magnolia1973
          I used to be 300 lbs, - size 26, Lane Bryant. I lost about 100 of that via other, much harder methods. And my god, when I could wear Old Navy- I was estatic. Then LOFT. Now I can get my butt into Seven Jeans. My goal is to be able to look good in things without spanx!

          Anyhow, good luck- but do yourself a favor and save 1 pair of those Lane Bryant jeans.... so you can have that awesome pic of you all inside of one leg.
          I'd rather have awesome pics of me in hot clothes that fit, but that would make for a good After picture. Right now I have all of my (even bigger) LB clothes that I can't wear anymore stashed in the back of my closet because they're ridiculously huge now. My current LB jeans have gotten droopy and they fell off my ass this morning when I went in to make breakfast (3 deviled eggs, didn't want anything else, not gonna force it). I'll probably hit the stores soon. Maybe goodwill until my weight stabilizes.

          ETA: OMG, 100 pounds! That is awesome! I figure I have another 100-120 to go myself, or not - depends on how much muscle mass I can build. I have a short, stocky frame and I'm naturally strong (when I was lifting weights I kept up with the boys), so I imagine I can pack on a lot of muscle.

          If I can bring myself to shamble over and pick up that damn dumbbell, that is.

          Stupid dumbbell.
          Last edited by Spubba; 01-14-2012, 09:36 AM. Reason: I added shit

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          • #20
            Day 14 of Whole 30.

            Almost halfway through it, but it doesn't feel like a chore or anything. Still considering extending the Whole 30 past 30, no second thoughts there. Hunger-wise, no issues. Jeans falling off today, in fact ALL my pants feel like sacks. I don't want to wear them anymore. Don't get any perverted ideas - I'm wearing pants, I'm civilized, I'm just not LIKING these pants. There's too much fabric up in here.

            I'm drinking the heck out of some coconut milk.

            Hmm. I'm not very hungry today and don't want food. It probably means I'll eat like a horse tomorrow, as my appetite tends to rise and fall. I won't force feed myself, though. I've done enough of that in my lifetime. I'm being pressured to 'eat' right now but if I'm not hungry, I'm not gonna worry about it.

            I know I'm a fatty, but I figure if I was some kind of a compulsive overeater, I'd have put Hostess back in the black by now. I think my craving/junk food issues don't bug me as long as I keep my house 'clean' and don't bring junk in, watch that carb intake and don't go over 100/day. I've noticed that certain kinds of nuts are 'trigger' foods for me though - so I limit myself to a handful at a time.

            Whipped up a quick signature banner for myself. It showcases fruits just because they're colorful and easier to draw. I eat more meat and veg than fruit. Maybe some day I'll draw some better food. I want to draw a "Paleo food pyramid" and print it up and put it in the kitchen for myself as a reminder.

            I feel amazing! My stomach has settled: no reflux, gas or discomfort. I also have tremendous mental focus, which is very important to me - in fact I rank "mental clarity" as important as "weight loss" on my Big Stupid Diet Priority List, right above "Easy to Follow" and "Cost Effective".

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            • #21
              Look at my ticker for encouragement. I had the same starting weight.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Farfalla View Post
                Look at my ticker for encouragement. I had the same starting weight.
                Hey!!! Congratulations! You've come so far - almost 100 lb down! I hope to be in your place sometime this year or early next. If I do, I'm having a party! There will be strippers and questionable party favors!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bellavida View Post
                  Like I want my ginormous muffin top or back-fat shown to the world. Anyway, this is a fresh start for me too.
                  MY SIDE BOOBS BRING ALL THE BOYS TO THE - oh wait

                  I hear ya Bellavida. I don't like looking like I could be a Featured Creature at People of Wal-Mart. (Fortunately, I have the good sense to cover that nasty stuff up, myself.) Going out in public and looking around is a great motivator. The other day, an Object Lesson rolled past me in a double-wide motorized wheelchair.

                  Double. Wide.

                  As in, somebody had to call in an order, tell somebody else 'MAKE THIS CHAIR EXTRA WIDE AND GIVE IT A HIGH POWERED MOTOR', and then human beings came together in a factory and fabricated this thing for some poor guy who was (obviously) too morbidly obese to be able to move around by himself.

                  I don't want to turn into that. I won't allow it! I want to live longer than 50! I have a boatload of "bucket list" activities to do yet!

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                  • #24
                    Day 15 of Whole 30! Halfway mark!

                    Breakfast: A couple handfuls of cherries and a big pile o' some kind of primal meatloaf type creation. I'll do better next time, I think, with the recipe. This one tasted too salty. I drank like 2 quarts of iced tea after eating it. Blech.

                    Skipped lunch, because I was busy. Cleaned out my office, unloaded a bunch of crap, mostly old papers and junk like that. I am the Anti-Hoarder. I refuse to let junk pile up. When I clean/reorganize, I like to imagine myself as the poor sap who has to go through my stuff after I'm dead.

                    Also tried my hand at drawing something. First thing I've drawn since the Crimmus holidays, may we never speak of the horrors I consumed during that time.



                    Eh, not bad. Having focus again is nice.

                    Now, some 5-6 hours later, I'm hungry but don't know what I should have to eat. I suppose I should get up off my lazy butt and see what's available, huh? After breakfast, I'm a bit burned out on meat. Hmmm.
                    Last edited by Spubba; 01-15-2012, 01:52 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Love the sig...and your journal. I look forward to reading more. And hey, think you could draw me a cute mouse?
                      Ramblings of an Unamused Mouse (Lots of Food Porn, Too!)

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
                        Love the sig...and your journal. I look forward to reading more. And hey, think you could draw me a cute mouse?
                        Thanks!

                        Oh goodness, I don't know. I have no idea about the mouse because this is a cute mouse, this is a cute mouse, and this is also a cute mouse. This is a super cute mouse. Ok, maybe I'm biased because I think all mice are cute. Rabbits too. Cats, not so much.

                        So, er... do you mean like an anthro pin-up mouse, a simple chibi mouse, or a realistic rendering of a mouse? Digital media or something like watercolor? What will the image be used for?

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                        • #27
                          LOL...yes, they are cute mice, true! On my blog I've got a really rough, hand-drawn-using-the-mouse (har!) mouse that could use some refinement. That's all. If it's a pain in the butt, no worries.
                          Ramblings of an Unamused Mouse (Lots of Food Porn, Too!)

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                          • #28
                            Day 16 of Whole 30!

                            Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, and a pearberry/spinach smoothie. I was fine all the way up till lunch.

                            LUNCH WAS A BOMB!
                            Beef stew with roasted root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, turnips) and something about that combination Did. Not. Work. I was hungry right after I returned to the office. And I don't mean "munchies" hunger. It was honest-to-dawg gnawing-hunger-pangs hungry! What the shit! I haven't had that since way before I started Whole 30!

                            I had to grab an Emergency Can of coconut milk to stave off the hunger, which has like a billion calories in it but plenty of fat and almost no carbs. That helped a lot.

                            I don't know what I did wrong, lunch-wise. Too little protein, maybe ... I'm on a budget and was admittedly trying to 'stretch' the meat in the stew. Too many cooked veggies? Too little fat? My HR/BP were off all afternoon.

                            Tonight I'm having meat with plenty of RAW, UNCOOKED vegetables and fruits, and I think I'll probably be fine. It can be difficult learning what's best for your body! Everyone is different.

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                            • #29
                              Things that I have made since going Paleo that now makes me wonder why I ever bought them in the store because they are soooooo much better tasting homemade and NOT THAT HARD TO MAKE! It's shocking that I used to buy the "ready-made" versions of these:
                              • Beef jerky
                              • Chicken jerky
                              • Turkey jerky
                              • Pickles
                              • Ketchup
                              • Mayonnaise
                              • Salsa
                              • Salad dressing
                              • Broth, soup base, stock
                              • Barbecue sauce
                              • Sausage
                              • Spaghetti and pizza sauces

                              In the current age of 'convenience' foods, I feel so empowered that I can walk out of the store with only the most basic of ingredients and still be able to cook a wide variety of tasty meals. This is all stuff that I whip up while the news is on. Evening time is "kitchen time" and I turn on my big TV and listen to the latest stupid on the news and set my food up for the next day (or the day after, or whenever). I have a tiny galley kitchen in a small one-bedroom apartment. I don't have a lot of money, I don't have a lot of space, and I don't have oodles of time - I work too, y'know. But I'm able to eat pretty clean in spite of it all. The longer I stick with this, the more I realize that most excuses are hogwash, and one of these days, probably soon, I'll run out of excuses for not exercising.

                              Sigh.

                              Tomorrow will be meatloaf again, and this time I think I got the recipe right. I hope, anyway. It's a lotta meatloaf this time because I rolled some leftovers from another thing into it and it totally filled the pan (I'm baking it tomorrow; tonight I just did a lot of prep work).

                              I'll be vigilant about the starches from here on out. Starchy meals obviously Do Not Work for me at all - they put me RIGHT BACK on the mad-hunger rollercoaster that shot me up to 295 in the first place.

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                              • #30
                                Don't worry so much about the exercise thing right now...eat right and the fat will drop right off. If you can at least do some slow movement (walking, etc.) then for sure do that, but diet is step #1.
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