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  • Originally posted by Coll View Post
    Congrats on your first order PC! And thank so much for elucidating on the fly lady routine. I think I may just need to adopt a similar thing - but I'll have the kids join me in the routine. I am going to wait until we are moved though - too much on my plate right now to work on that too. Of course it is going to be a while before we move ... we haven't found a house yet. Though I am drooling over 80 acres with an old farm house at the moment

    Maybe we should join forces on starting over on eating right PC! Let me know - I could do with a buddy to cheer on and be cheered on by ...
    Thanks Coll! I was mega excited! My SIL has a show this weekend & she is going to take some of my mason jars & a few of the journals to see if anything sells. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. She has another show the following weekend & she will be out of town, so I am going to do it for her. She said I could put some of my stuff out too...so I'm looking forward to that as well. I have some new items to get up on the website...hopefully I can get pics done & uploaded. After a slump of a few years my creativity has come flooding back! I can hardly sleep at night with ideas running thru my brain! lol.

    Good luck on finding a new place. The 80 acres...with a view of the mountains sounds like heaven to me!!!

    The kids will love helping you do the flylady thing!! Use the timer as she suggests & they'll love it even more. It becomes a game to them.

    I think that's a great idea to join forces to get back on track!! Next week is payday week so I will be grocery shopping, so it will be a good time to start if you want. Having a partner will be a big help! That's why I think even tho I'm "off the wagon" I still come here every morning...every one is always so supportive. It's such a great community!

    Jenn, thanks for adding your thoughts on the Paderno. I will be ordering me one next week. I think I'm going to be doing more stir fries for myself this go round & I think it will be perfect.

    Well need to get busy! Have a fabulous Friday all!!!
    Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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    • Yeah, I'm still here, just have nothing much to post. I don't want to bore everyone with my ramblings of my crafting exploits. A few of you visit my FB page & see what's new. I am having a great time tho & my creativity is in full swing...that's definitely good for my mood & stress level! I have not been a good girl in the food dept tho...but that's fixing to change.

      I am maintaining my weight right now...even with eating some things I shouldn't. Maybe because I'm in a good place mentally?? Not sure. But I have just about convinced myself that it's time to get back to primal ways. So along those lines, I have a question...would anyone reading mind sharing what protein powder they use? If you use one that is. I was looking at some of the ones that the "guru's" have out but it's outrageously expensive. Kinda like their supplements! Yes I'm sure they are excellent, but there has to be good ones out there that don't require a loan to be taken out! .

      I am also going to get the PHD book. Any "diet" that allows potatoes & rice sounds right up my alley! lol. Oh I'm sure there is more to it than that tho! I have been so impressed with how it is helping Paula.

      I have been keeping up with everyone just not posting much. We all seem to have our ups & downs but everyone just keeps on keeping on. Seriously, it is very encouraging & motivating. We are all human after all!

      Have a mahvelous Monday!!!!
      Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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      • I don't use a protein powder anymore b/c I can't find one that doesn't have soy or maltodextrin in it or some other crappy additive, that doesn't also cost a fortune, so I have stepped away from the powders. I hope you find one you like soon.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Thanks Jenn. After doing a little more reading I think I've decided to not worry about protein powder. I was wanting to make smoothies with it...but I'll just make them without. I was wanting something for mid afternoon...I usually eat a late breakfast (mostly protein) & was wanting the smoothie for a little something mid afternoon. We generally eat supper about 6 & I don't usually have anything between then & bedtime...just don't have a desire for anything,unless it's a couple of strawberries or maybe a half of a small container of good yogurt.

          I think I'm going to buy the PHD book for my kindle (on my iPad). That way I can start reading it right away. Have starting looking around their website...am anxious to learn more. Paula has had such good success following it. I would also like to read Kessler's new book. But I'll see if the library has it first.

          Have a nice evening!
          Last edited by theprimalcajun; 03-24-2014, 09:10 PM.
          Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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          • Just toss an egg white into you smoothie.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Ah Ha!! Great idea! Not like I don't have fresh eggs laying around!! thnx!
              Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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              • Or a whole egg for that matter

                I hope your show goes well (or your sil's anyway) I hope you sell a bunch of goodies! I wish I could stop by and drool over your stuff - very pretty and creative. I am painting away again - I figure if we are going to move I had better have a little stock of rocks ready so that I am not trying to pack and paint to keep a reasonable number of them on Etsy. Of course I am not exactly selling them like hotcakes so it may not be an issue, but doesn't hurt to be prepared and of course, I really enjoy it. Looks like I may be moving my painting set up into DS's bedroom corner again as we need the space in the office for something else. What I wouldn't give for a space to work and have everything set up and ready to go! How is your shop going? Are you getting a reasonable amount of sales? I have found it takes quite a while to figure out the details (like pricing and what is popular and how to display! Those photos!!!! etc etc )

                I am still wanting to do a Whole 30 type thing - just thinking of making it my own version for now as with a move coming up I can't combine big changes with that. I know my limits, but I would still like to make some changes even if small ones at first. I know sugar/ chocolate needs to go for a good stretch of time again. That is such an issue for me ... the vicious cycle trigger. What are you thinking of doing as far as your food goes?
                Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                Primal low: 186 lbs
                Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                Goal weight: 140 lbs

                "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                • nobody faint. just checking back in. cant believe I haven't posted since March!!! Altho for awhile I did try to stay caught up with everyone. Gave up with that too. Still "see" a couple of you on FB.

                  will post more later. Just wanted to bring my journal current so I can find it easy.

                  Hope everyone is doing ok. Will try to catch up with how everyone is doing.
                  Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                  • Yay! Good to see you again! I've been wondering how you were ... looking forward to hearing how you're doing.
                    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                    Primal low: 186 lbs
                    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                    Goal weight: 140 lbs

                    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                    • Hi Coll!!! Thanks! I read a few posts in your journal...are you getting a new place?? If so mega congrats!! I'm so happy for you! Look forward to catching up with my favorite primal peeps!!! From what little bit I've read so far it seems that some have been struggling as well. I don't feel quite so bad. I've been struggling big time. I know what to do...have done it before...now why can't I make myself do it again!!!?? Guess if I had the answer to that I wouldn't be struggling!

                      Will write more later.
                      Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                      • Hey, Primalcajun! Good to see you.

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                        • My Quest for Primal Fire (or Health)

                          Hi Sabine!! So good to see you too! I'm reading back a few pages of everyone's journals to try & get a little caught up with you guys. When I have more time I will go back farther.

                          I wish I could start off by saying I've been a good little primal cave woman (ok not so little) while I've been away...but alas I can't. I pretty much gave up cause I was stressing myself out worrying about why I couldn't fix my issues. I figured if I just quit worrying about all of it then my adrenals would un-fatigue themselves & my thyroid would fix itself. Yeah...once you know all the things you shouldn't be eating that shit never leaves you! So then I was stressing myself out when I ate something I shouldn't & would tell myself...I shouldn't be eating this!! But did anyways. I am very aggra-fucking-vated at myself (hubby's term). I feel like crap...gained some back of what little I did manage to lose before. My joints, knees especially are killing me! My stomach issues are back, like tomi the periodic diarrhea as well. Marcadav's wise words from the past kept coming back to haunt me...don't worry about losing the weight just eat to be healthy. But that whole weight loss "programming" is deeply entrenched in there & doesn't want to let go!!! Very hard to get that out. But I think I'm close to reprogramming myself to just eat to be heathy & the heck with just trying to lose weight. I've been following paleomg's Instagram this whole time as well as the urban poser & nom nom paleo. They post some awesome looking food & I keep saying to myself, "self...what the heck is wrong with eating like that?!!" I need to get Juli's new book (& the old one)...& Michelle's too (nom nom paleo). Urban poser has a recipe book coming out this fall called "Paleo Patisserie". It will be paleo friendly desserts & she has come up with some gorgeous looking yummies! I don't get anything for mentioning this...just sharing the info.

                          On the personal front...things are about the same. MIL is still a pain in the ass. The Idaho sil was here for two weeks & wouldn't speak to any of us (her younger brother & his family or me) cept my hubby (her older brother) & her mother of course. She left yesterday morning & good riddance. Won't see her for another year. Yay!

                          The transmission went out on my mini van so I'm without wheels. Can't afford anything else right now so am making do with taking my son's truck to town in the mornings if I need to go somewhere. He goes to work in the afternoons, so that's not too bad. It's not like I'm totally stranded.

                          I've changed the direction of my little business. Changed the name to "Wrapped In Time" & am making wrap bracelets & leather cuffs. I'm on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest & the link to my etsy shop is http://etsy.com/shop/wrappedintimeshop if you'd like to follow me. I'm waiting on a big order of beads so I can get started making more bracelets. Just bought a beading loom too, so am anxious to get started making some bracelets that way. I'm excited about my little business & hope to be able to do some shows this fall. We'll see how many I can get made. The website is www.wrappedintime.com

                          We have a new addition to the family. A 9 mo old mini schnauzer that needed a home. The people that lived next door to were my hubby works were transferred out of the county & couldn't take her with them. She ran loose & would always come to the shop & hang out with hubby. He really got attached to her, so they asked him if he would take her. He had to talk to me first as I still grieve for my Maggie & have been saying no more dogs, even tho it's been 4 years , I wasn't sure I wanted another one. So anyways, she needed a good home & I had one to share, so she's here, been about 3 weeks now. There are some pics on FB...& I'll try & figure out how to post one here. She is very cute & is so so sweet. She's adjusting nicely. We changed her name to Lilly & she seems to have adjusted to it quite well. They had called her Bristol & we didn't care for that. Nothing against Bristol Palin either. So anyways...I think I'm too old for puppies!! Omg she's "busy"! lol. She's house trained...crate trained & she's learned bad things happen when she chases the chickens!! So she gives them a wide berth when she goes outside now. Oh & of course she is on a grain free, holistic dog food! lol. At least my dog is paleo!! lol.

                          Well speaking of the little devil...I need to go see where she is & what she's doing. It's been too quiet while I've been typing this!

                          I hope everyone is having a wonderful afternoon!!! Hugs to all!
                          Last edited by theprimalcajun; 07-09-2014, 11:33 AM.
                          Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                          • Lovely to hear an update from you! It just reminded me that I haven't been getting your updates on my Facebook feed ... I should go and look into it. I am glad you are having fun with your little business - enjoy! Some animals take a long time to get over... I hope this little Lilly is going to be a blessing for you in between all her mischief. Schnauzers are so smart (read naughty) but lots of possibilities for training. I am so glad you are back. I have been having all kinds of hassles over this last year and have regained all the weight I lost when I first went primal. I know that part of it is the whole thyroid and adrenal mess that you mentioned. It has been very hard at times to keep on - but my hope is to eventually get to a healthy weight. I know that I am a lot healthier since quitting grains and eating primally - and truthfully I LOVE the food. Just so tired of being tired and fat! Here's to a low stress and full of energy future for us both!!!
                            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                            Primal low: 186 lbs
                            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                            Goal weight: 140 lbs

                            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                            • Hi coll! Thanks for stopping by! How is your little business going?

                              So I have been doing some soul searching & this morning I read something that Sabine posted in tomi's journal...about why the need for outside validation of what we already know to be true about a primal/paleo diet. Why don't we let out own bodies & the way we feel be our validation? Why do I need a doctor to give me a diagnosis of intolerance? I already know I am by the way my body reacts to certain things. Why do I stand at the stove making hubby's Mac & cheese (or whatever) & say I shouldn't be eating this...it's wheat/gluten, while I'm shoving a spoonful in my mouth?!! Why am I purposely sabotaging my own efforts? Haven't come up with the answer yet. But there has to come a point where I put on the big girl panties & say NO MORE!! I'm not eating XYZ...it's not good for me, it will make me feel bad.

                              Part of getting back to a primal lifestyle I know for me is going to be planning ahead, so that when I cook for hubby something I can't eat I will have something i can pull out. I got one of those spiral slicers everyone was raving about & it is super cool. Now I need to put it to work for me. I also plan to order a couple of paleo cookbooks I have been having my eyes on for awhile. I have nom nom paleos app on my iPhone...now I need to use it. I'm also going to make a shelf in my pantry that is just my stuff. Right now what few things I have are all mixed up with everything else & if I don't see it it ain't there! So that will be step one in my plan. So here's what I plan to do:

                              Clean out a place in the pantry for my stuff
                              Plan ahead & write down some simple 'menus'
                              Take a day (like Sunday) & plan the week & prepare some things ahead of time that I can just reheat quickly
                              Try to keep the negative self talk out of my head...when a negative thought creeps in stop it immediately & replace it with a positive one. (Writing down some positive affirmations will help)
                              Be thankful I'm still alive to start over.

                              If I insist that my dog eat a healthy wheat/grain free diet for her health, then why can't I insist I do the same for me? More soul searching to do.
                              Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                              • Progress being made...albeit tiny steps. Isn't that what they say? A journey begins with just one step. My journey is focusing on just one meal at a time & eating only the things that will move me steps forward & not backwards. Did that for supper last night. Yay! Just a meat & vegi. But then got hungry later & ate a couple of cookies. I am going to hard boil some eggs this morning so if that happens again (& it probably will) I will have something ready to munch on. Working on a grocery list to pick up some avocados, tomatoes, more squash etc. next grocery run. Going to Houston on Saturday to a bead show & there is a whole foods on the way. Will stop on my way home. Haven't been to a whole foods in like forever! When we lived in Houston many years ago that's where I usually did my shopping! Before I ever knew about paleo/ancestral diets! Wish it wasn't so far away...I'd be shopping there again!! We have a little organic store here in my small town, but it is sooooo expensive!!! There is one farmers market but you have to get there at the crack of dawn to get anything. We didn't plant a garden this year, unfortunately. Hubby just wasn't up to it & I certainly can't do it. I wish I would have at least planted a tomato bush in a big container now. Nothing like fresh tomatoes & I coulda taken care of a container. Oh well...that's hindsight.

                                Wishing everyone a Fabulous Friday!!
                                Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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