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  • Felt like death last night. Fever, joint pain, headache, uh excessively enthusiastic elimination. Napped instead of eating dinner, then finally had dinner. DS & DH both threw up - DH has never done that ever in the 17 years I've known him. Weird. Just from eliminating all foods that could be difficult to digest, so that our guts can rest and the pathogens can starve and get out of Dodge. Boy did they get out!!! With vigor, lol!

    Feeling much better today.

    And 162.5, yippee!!
    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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    • 162.5

      1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
      Breakfast - meatball soup w/ bok choy & zucchini

      Lunch - meatball soup again, w/ a spoonful of raw egg yolk and another of fermented pickle juice. Last soup!

      Dinner - stewed rabbit over mashed cauliflower with a wonderful broth-y ragu sauce. Oh, yum!

      2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
      a bit

      3. Lift heavy things.
      Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

      4. Run really fast once in a while.
      Goal: 1x/wk

      5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
      at least 9 hrs, plus two naps yesterday!
      no sun

      6 & 10. Play & think.
      no

      8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
      yes
      Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-21-2010, 06:39 PM.
      5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
      Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
      Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
      Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
      ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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      • Glad you are feeling better! Sounds like GAPS is really moving stuff around for you eh?!

        Was wondering, have you thought about supping D (or are you already)? I think its really biologically appropriate to do so (we would have been out and scantily clad in the sun for lots of our evolution, ykwim?...) Just didn't see you mention it, so wanted to mention it!
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        • I too am glad you're feeling better! I agree with FairyRae about the Vitamin D. I have to say, I think it has improved my moods!
          Starting Weight/BMI: 184/29.7
          Current Weight/BMI: 130 /21.0
          Ultimate Goal: 125/18

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          • Yep, I started a few weeks ago. Haven't noticed any change yet, but I do agree totally with the idea that we are made to be outside all day, and I haven't at all been successful at emulating that yet!

            I don't necessarily think we have to make up for lack of sun in winter, though - I think our biology would expect to have less sun in the winter, no matter which latitude we're at. That's why D is a fat-soluble vitamin, I would think. Bulk up in the summer and feed off your stores all winter.

            There's so much we have to learn!!

            DD is still on the couch today. No elimination for her, just dramatic physical tiredness.
            5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
            Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
            Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
            Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
            ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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            • Well, DaddyGrok is in bed already. Hasn't eaten since he had soft-cooked eggs for breakfast, has horrible leg pain, and his fever is the exact same temp mine was last night. My oldest daughter at one point cried out that her ears felt like they were on fire. She ran to throw up, but didn't, then took a baking soda bath and felt better. IDK if the b.s. does anything, but it alleviated my back pain, her ear pain, and dh's leg & stomach pain when we each took one. Maybe coincidence.

              But I feel GREAT!!!!!! I've had wonderful physical & especially mental energy this afternoon and evening. I remember when I used to feel this way all the time. I'm hoping ...

              DH was still thinking I'd poisoned him from dinner last night, when he called a co-worker to say he couldn't meet for lunch and as it turns out, she has celiac and said that the first week she quit eating gluten was the worst she's ever felt in her life, but since then, it's like she has an entirely new life, it's so much better than before she quit the gluten. So he started leaning away from the "she poisoned me!" idea, lol.
              5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
              Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
              Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
              Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
              ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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              • 162

                1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                Breakfast - soft-boiled egg, cup of chicken broth, Italian sausage simmered in broth, fermented pickle juice

                Lunch - stewed rabbit, half broth-simmered carrot

                Dinner - dang it, the recipe I used for lamb left it totally uncooked at the end of 4hrs in the pot, so we had pastured hot dogs, no-sweetener ketchup, mustard, boiled veggies (bleh) in ghee (yum!), & a cup of beef broth. And a bunch of pickle juice.

                2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                no

                3. Lift heavy things.
                Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

                4. Run really fast once in a while.
                Goal: 1x/wk

                5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
                Well over 9hrs. What is up with THAT?!

                6 & 10. Play & think.
                no play, but I did learn about black holes!

                8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
                yes - except the dumb dextrose I found out too late was in the hot dogs. Grr.


                DH & DD feel way better today. I felt weak-muscled all morning, like I had very low BP (it's usually 90/60 anyway) and sleepy for a while, but overall fine. BabyGrok sounds like she has a cold, but has no runny nose.

                Bloated belly tonight. WHAT??!!?! Okay, some have said die-off can do that. Weird...
                Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-22-2010, 08:08 PM.
                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                • 160.5 WHOA. Only about 2lbs from fitting very comfortably into a favorite pair of Bass sage-colored capris. Of course, today I'm wearing clothes I picked up in the Juniors section a few years ago, so they're size 15. Mystery bloating mostly gone.

                  1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                  Breakfast - 3 eggs w/ mushrooms in a boatload of ghee. Mmm. Just mmm. My body so needed that.

                  Lunch - kids made some nut butter butter nut pancakes (almond butter, butternut squash pureed, eggs, cinnamon) - delicious!! They declared it "better than bread" and that they never want to have regular bread again, lol. Color me shocked. Also, a bite of egg salad. I think I need to go heat up some stew for more protein.

                  Dinner - lamb w/ veggies & broth

                  2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                  a bit

                  3. Lift heavy things.
                  Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

                  4. Run really fast once in a while.
                  Goal: 1x/wk

                  5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
                  8 interrupte hrs. sleepy all day; I took two naps and can't wait to go to bed.

                  6 & 10. Play & think.
                  no

                  8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.
                  yes

                  I have never in my life lost 3 pounds in a week (let alone 6 in two!) except for the two times before I tried to give up grains, and that was in the first week only. Here I am 7 months in and holy moly. It's definitely not the typical "start of a low carb rapid water weight loss" thing this time.
                  Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-23-2010, 06:35 PM.
                  5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                  Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                  Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                  Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                  ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                  • Hi MamaGrok! Glad to see you are making progress. I'm a homeschool mom too.
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                    • Keep it up MamaGrok! Happy Friday!
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                      • Hi, AuntPol! And thanks TFG! It's really great to have the support here - I've had a few journals, real and online, private and semi-public, and this one is the one that is really helping keep me accountable from all the enthusiasm & ideas y'all have for me!

                        Milestone day! I started off planning to give myself a reward every 10 pounds. Previous attempts at weight loss meant food-related rewards, like a trip to The Cheesecake Factory, lol. B/c I was still desperately craving sweets every day. Not so much now, TBTG - so these are non-food rewards.

                        170 - haircut at salon instead of DaddyGrok trimming the ends with his spear
                        160 - mineral makeup - I don't think I've reallyl bought new makeup in five years (and no, haven't gotten any eye infections either, lol) b/c I want something great quality without, say, arsenic ... I know, I know, I'm so picky.
                        150 - Hmmm ... what should it be?
                        140 - ??

                        Facial at a spa, DaddyGrok gives me an hour long massage, IDK - I'm not really into indulging myself (what homeschool mother is?), so I need some ideas! An hour by myself in the woods reading a book?

                        At 130 I'm buying a WHOLE FREAKING NEW WARDROBE b/c I haven't been there in almost 8 years and those clothes are not the epitome of style anymore!
                        5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                        Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                        Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                        Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                        ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                        • 160 minus a few ounces. My stomach is flatter than it has been in years - the gut bloat is truly going away!! OTOH, I feel weak, especially in my legs. That's got to be die-off related. I'm certainly eating plenteous meat, fats, veggies.

                          1. Eat lots of animals & plants. (No insects for me, thankyouverymuch!)
                          Breakfast - 3 eggs in ghee, ~~bell pepper cooked

                          Lunch - Lamb, veggies, ~broth, nut butter butternut squash pancakes

                          Dinner - Ham steak (at last!), kabob'd bell pepper & shroom

                          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                          no - well, a bit I guess, while teaching astronomy w/ bebe on back, lol

                          3. Lift heavy things.
                          Regularly lifting 17lb infant and occasionally lifting 36lb 3yo during day.

                          4. Run really fast once in a while.
                          Goal: 1x/wk

                          5 & 7. Get lots of sleep & some sunlight (Goal: 15m peak sun).
                          9 stinking hours. I'm going to assume this is also die-off related until I have reason to believe otherwise.
                          Had to take a nap, too.

                          6 & 10. Play & think.
                          Thought!

                          Is my belly a bit fluffier tonight than last night? Or is it all that water I just downed? We'll see!
                          8 & 9. Avoid trauma & poisonous things.

                          Gave my bunchkins nbbn pancakes for their homeschool group co-op snack to help them not feel sad about not getting the snacks everyone else got. Which was Goldfish, anyway (BLEH!!!).
                          Last edited by MamaGrok; 09-24-2010, 08:05 PM.
                          5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                          ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                          • some that are on my list -teeth whitening, pedicure, high quality sheets, a book that has nothing to do with homeschooling and is totally for pleasure, rock climbing gym punch card, an hour of not being needed-nothing to grade, noone yelling "mom," nothing to cook, fix, clean, or otherwise take care of.
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                            • What beautiful progress, MamaGrok! Congrats on all your hard work! Sounds like some nice reward ideas. Congrats again!
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                              June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
                              Current: 155 - size 10/12
                              Goal:135 - size 8

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                              • Thank you! :blush:

                                And what great ideas! I'm totally doing the rock climbing card - I LOVE that! I think a deep tissue massage would be great, but the last (and only) time I had a massage (was at the Ritz), I was totally disappointed. I want a therapeutic one for my dang sciatica and crick-y shoulder-to-neck muscle and stuff. I'll keep thinkin' ...
                                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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