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  • Weird day yesterday - 134 still, thigh up only 1/8" still, upper arm back down, but forearm fairly far up. Very tired mid-afternoon, felt a hot ear & forehead, temp up to 98.2 (norm for me is 97.2). Better by evening.

    Woke up this morning feeling very deflated between the hips, but still bloated looking 3-3.5mo pg just like last night. But - weirder - even though thigh is back up to 1/4" swollen (bigger than yesterday) & bloated & forearm is still up (IIRC), only 132.25! Don't know where it came from.

    Getting sleepy now at 11:30am.
    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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    • And today, 133, still higher in the same places, lower in hips & hip pockets than ever before. Not making much sense, but I feel pretty good and fairly energetic today in the legs, although a bit sleepy in the head.

      I've done only 2gr NDT + 1cap TG the last two days. Or three? Just felt right.
      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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      • Ugh, groan. Went to a party, but didn't have enough land protein this morning (mostly seafood), and even though I ate a full lunch to ward it off, "needed" to eat some olives. And then once that went down, "needed" to eat some moussaka, dolmas, & then couldn't refrain from sour greek, brie w/ cranberries & pecans, & choc-covered pb balls. Feel like I have lead in my gut. Certainly not a binge, but it feels horrible. I love cheese. Cheese hates me.
        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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        • I went to this website Saint's Name Generator

          which automatically at random generates a saint to be your patron for the year. Pushed the button and got:

          St. Erasmus (Elmo)

          Feast: June 2

          Patronage: Against Abdominal Pains; Against Appendicitis; Against Birth Pains; Against Childhood Intestinal Disease; Against Colic; Against Danger at Sea; Against Intestinal Disorders; Against Seasickness; Against Stomach Diseases; Against Storms; Childbirth; Navigators; Ordnance Workers; Sailors; Women in Labor


          Seriously? Whoa.
          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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          • Today's short summary: won't weigh until my calf, thigh, & arm are measuring near normal again (will probably take a week; they're up for sure). Yesterday was CD13 & O. Sweated half the night last night as if I had tons of industrial oils, but I don't think I had any. Couldn't sleep for 60-90m b/c of it. Slept 9.5-10hrs, so was in bed 11hrs! Was VERY sleepy all day, bu tfinally kicked out of it around 7pm.

            In the 51F bath right now. It feels way more comfortable than 53F did a few days ago. Strange.

            I noticed several days last week that the top & bottom of my spine felt like they had less fat padding them, but wasn't sure I wasn't imagining it. Today, it is most definitely like it was before last week, so yes, there must have been swelling/water there that had just disappeared (even though my leg & ribs were still slightly swollen at that time). And now is back, thanks to last night's outing with legumes, dairy, sugar, veggies, fruit, nuts, & rice.
            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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            • Just finished 30m in 51F bath, and it was fine. Very strange! No shivering, could have gone a lot longer. 10m later, I'm still not freezing . My temp is 96.2, though, down a degree from "normal" for me. Odd!

              ETA I shivered very mildly for the next 30m while trying to get to sleep. Very mild, just enough to be slightly irritating.
              Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-14-2013, 06:41 AM.
              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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              • Another day of waking up looking 4.5m pregnant and ~5 by the end of the day. Felt better in the middle, though. More fish, pork, beef, fat.

                I'm wearing my blue-blockers. Gotta get serious on my hormone levels, from DHEA on down to cortisol & progesterone.

                I just got my enterolabs results in.



                Good: Conquered the fat malabsorption!!! I'm absorbing my nutrients again!

                Bad: Long list of sensitivities other than gluten. Gotta find out about that Beef listing. That could make life very unpleasant.

                Ugly: Two copies of gluten-sensitivity-predisposing genes. That means both parent & all my children also have at least one copy. It's not that celiac-predisposing gene, not that it matters, since I already have the immune reaction against gluten, autoimmune reaction based from it, fat malabsorption, low hormones, low calcium & magnesium, low fat-soluble vitamins, & abdominal distress from it. :P
                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,

                  Thanks for your reply (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...d46114-10.html). Yes, I do think that leptin reset would be good for me... but it is not easy... feel very tired.
                  Maybe I had too much protein today. According to the food counter app I had 230gr protein today. Is there a limit? How much should you eat at lunch and dinner time? By that time I was so hungry, that I ate a lot!

                  I did bake everything in coconot oil, so that should be the sat fat, right? I also take omega3-6 capsules.
                  Do you eat the coocnut oil like that? I tried it, but I didn't really like it.

                  Is it true that no fruit is allowed? No apple?

                  I just looked into your journal. Wow! It must be fantastic to be not hungry and to be able to skip lunches. It is encouraging to read that many health issues (gluten, bloating, sugar craving, fatigue..) diminish with this eating pattern. I hope this will work for me too. So far the first day is almost over ... not completely perfect (I did had some healthy snacks), but hopefully tomorrow things will go better!

                  Sorry, for posting double, not sure what the easiest way is too post this...

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                  • The lunch & dinner protein can go down as you feel the need, as the big breakfast goes up. Eventually, I lost the need to eat lunch at all. A lot of people find they prefer to get by with just some macadamia nuts in coconut oil, or something similar ,for lunch.

                    My dinner is usually close to a full one. My protein total for the day isn't really any higher than most paleo/primal folks say you should get.

                    I don't remember if fruit is allowed on the 6-8 weeks of the LR. I can tell you that Dr. Kruse is absolutely right that every little "cheat" will set you back a week to 10 days! Ask me how I know, lol!

                    Two links you will definitely want to check out: Leptin Reset Easy Start Guide | Living an Optimized Life The Leptin Prescription | Living an Optimized Life

                    I personally do not like CO plain (my hubby does), but I love things sauteed in it.

                    Fatigue did start to lift with LR (after it got worse!), then got better when I really went 100% gluten- and dairy-free, and took off when I started taking natural desiccated thyroid. I hope you fin dwhat you need!
                    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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                    • Strange - I was famished at 4pm, ate a bunch of meat, ate dinner at 6, then had some choc-covered caramels (no milk, just butter & butter oil) (TJ's, so fairly benign, soy & sugar, nothing much else). I had been staring down chocolate bark & toffee & raisins for a long time by then. Why the sudden craving? Still had it after eating another full serving or so of meat & fat.

                      About 3.5mo pg worth of bloat this morning, slowly going down. 135lb, leg still up 1/4".
                      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

                        Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it. Weird. Today I had a huge breakfast (75gr protein) and a big lunch and was still hungry. I was getting crazy at work and thought of stopping with it. Shortly after lunch I ate 50gr walnuts and some tomatoes and now it is 7.30pm and I am still not hungry (feels as if I ate too much, but my belly is pretty flat)...
                        And I am in ketosis according to those sticks.
                        Maybe walnuts are the trick, or the combination with meat?

                        Good luck!

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                        • It took several months at my personal ideal protein level to finally feel like I had had enough food. Others are the opposite - they have to keep pushing the 50g until they can finally get it down. I did 65g and felt like I could eat it all over again, and then had a big lunch & supper, too. Finally it clicked and I started having satiety/fullness.

                          **********************
                          Woke at 6:20 yesterday & never got back to sleep, but felt fin eall day! I got a little sleepy around 8:30, but nothing terrible.

                          Woke at 8 today (bed at 11:10), feeling mostly fine until 2:30 - need a nap now!
                          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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                          • Yesterday my temp was 98.1 in the morning - woohoo!! 135lb

                            Then I took a 47 degree bath - it felt FANTASTIC. I am totally not kidding.. I looked forward to getting in,, and getting further and further in. After half an hour, I started a very slight shiver. Temp was 98.1!!

                            I got out, and 3 minutes later, I was 94.9. Whoops. I was still not shivering bad, and shivered moderately for the next half hour or less.

                            An hour later, my temp was ... drumroll, please ... 98.6! I haven't seen that in decades!!
                            ******
                            Today - back to 132.25lb. Thigh still measuring nearly 1/4" up.

                            Just took a 57F bath bc the water wsa still in the tub and I felt like it. Half hour of no shivering at all. At the end (I threw some ice in), it was 52F. No shivering. Got out, feeling fine, slight shivering inlegs, ,but I haven't put my wool socks on yet.

                            Gonna go step on some bare wet ground first.
                            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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                            • Last night, 4mo & 135.

                              This morning, 3mo & 132.75.

                              I had coconut cream each of the last two days, & curry. I have sausage with cayenne & trace sugar daily. None of these things seem to have a noticeable affect so long as I have my ox bile going
                              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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                              • 98.1 again yesterday morning!

                                36 degree breakfast in the sun both days. I lvoe that

                                I wasn't hungry yesterday even at 5pm, despite hunger getting earlier and earlier each day this week before that. I ate some steak & kidney (& heart) stew, and suddenly felt ridiculously overfull. Kept eating a bit to ensure I didn't regret not having enough, and felt a big filling up of my sides, a big roundedness in the middle I haven't had in a while. Looked about 4mo pg before going to bed last night. Had some slight cramps when I woke this morning after 8.5hrs, with some sleepiness.

                                Looked about 3mo this morning. 134.5. But thighs are measuring at their low again, as is calf & upper arm. Forearm & wrist are slightly up from normal. Weird.

                                The stew had round steak, pork kidney (very mild!), pork heart, water (that turned to broth b/c of some round bones in there), lots of cumin. I had a bunch of Cajun seasoning on top & cinnamon. The cajun did have sugar in it, but I imagined no more than what's in my morning sausage which isn't causing problems. Maybe I'm wrong.. Maybe it's a lot more than that.
                                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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