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  • Well, there's nothing like being sick, for getting the numbers down

    Yesterday:

    Lazed in bed most of the day, except when I was in the bathroom. Hungry by evening, so at 5:45 I ate sliced ham and asparagus spears fried in bacon grease. Tasted so good, but it wasn't appreciated by my stomach. It stayed down, but activated my bowels in a big way.

    Weight this morning: 210.0.

    I do feel back to normal, though, so I'm looking forward to some walking and moderate food that will make my stomach happy. Thinking I might be getting my sugar rebound today, too, which I am NOT looking forward to. But it has got to be done to get through to the other side.

    It seems like there are a lot of us, recommitting for the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And some new journals popping up. I'm so glad we are getting to it now, and not just writing our efforts off until after New Year's. That would have been my modis operandi before. But now I am anxious to feel good, and not just stuff my face with everything I can, like it's a race.

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    • Aversion therapy

      I just finished catching up with PediDoc's journal, and she mentioned eating some gluten and losing sleep and throwing up right away. Reminded me of something I did while I was sick yesterday. It was strange, and I won't know if it worked for a bit, but I thought I'd give it a try.

      While I was lying there, feeling gross, I thought of as many 'bad' foods as I could, and tried to associate them with feeling bad. As in, imagining I was eating them, and letting the nauseous feelings overtake me. There was a limit to how many I could do, because it made me feel even worse, but I gave it a try.

      This was based on my experiences being sick during and directly after I ate something, and then never wanting to eat it again. One was very sad: I ate Leyseiffler truffles during my morning sickness with Eldest, and have never been able to eat them, or even think about them too strongly, since. And those truffles were fantastic! The second was a Chik-fil-a sandwich eaten as I was coming down with strep throat. No great loss there, but every time smell I Chik-fil-a, I feel sick.

      These aren't things I ate: I just imagined them, but we'll see if it makes them less appealing in the future.

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      • It might just work! I haven't been able to eat Chef Boyardee's Ravioli since I was very young b/c I ate a can once and then puked. Same with my Great-Grandmother's apple salad. It wasn't the fault of the food - I ate too much and then played too hard as a wee one - like age 6 or so.

        I had a strong aversion to tacos while pregnant with my son. To this day, I cannot eat a soft taco.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Getting violently ill after eating pizza at a putt putt place means I still can't really eat plain cheese pizza. Same goes for smoked cheese. I also can't stand the taste of fake grape, cherry, or banana because of all the tylenol I threw up as a kid. I can't even be in the same room as popcorn, thanks to the nausea it induces (back then, EVERYONE used cottonseed oil in popcorn.)
          I've managed to associate the smell and taste of corn off the cob with the school cafeteria (meaning I don't want it.) Same goes for a few other things (including chili with beans.)
          I think you can instill aversions, if you're proactive with it.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • I'm thinking............. m&m's are a good focus for me in this thought process! I could use a little mental aversion to those little buggers! I think if I just remember the "rat hairs" allowed by the FDA in ALL candy - I should be good to go with the need to pop a few in my mouth............. YUCKY!

            Great idea! Use that barfy feeling to your advantage
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Ugh.

              Whatever it was, may not be done with me yet. I ate a meal at 11:00, and was feeling good afterwards, but my stomach is feeling very peculiar right now, five hours on.

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              • Just sip on peppermint tea (great for settling stomachs) or ginger tea (ditto) until you are genuinely hungry. You might want to ease back in to eating with the easier to digest foods, like fruit and veggies. Wait a while for meats and fats. That's my MO when I've had nausea.

                Aversion therapy... Hey, why not? If it works, it works. Not like it's costing you anything.

                I found watching The Skinny on Obesity videos and Sugar: The Bitter Truth to be really effective in creating something of an aversion to sugar. Probably time I rewatched them.
                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                - Lewis Mumford

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                • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  I know Jenn and Pebbles are doing Whole 30 or 27. This won't be all natural, so not a Whole 28, but it will be Basic 28, just trying to get back into the habit of the basics which I know are so good for me.
                  Basic 28. iLove it!

                  Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  Ugh.

                  Whatever it was, may not be done with me yet. I ate a meal at 11:00, and was feeling good afterwards, but my stomach is feeling very peculiar right now, five hours on.
                  I hope it goes away soon and takes a few more pounds with it!

                  Originally posted by Judg View Post
                  I found watching The Skinny on Obesity videos and Sugar: The Bitter Truth to be really effective in creating something of an aversion to sugar. Probably time I rewatched them.
                  me too
                  "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                  "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                  "Moderation sucks." Suse
                  "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                  "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                  • Remember this format?

                    Yesterday:

                    Up at 6:00
                    weight: 210.0

                    11:00 big mess of ground beef and ground pork, fried up, with the excess(!) fat drained off
                    4 mushrooms, 1/4 onion, 1/2 zucchini, 2T tomato paste
                    topped with 1/2 avocado

                    6:00 1/4lb beef sausage
                    1/2C mashed potatoes
                    1/2C squash and corn casserole
                    1/2C brussel sprouts and asparagus

                    120 minutes of walking
                    7 glasses of water

                    Some progress made on the secret project, but mostly in my mind, trying to figure something out. Did not.

                    Bed at 9:00

                    Really, I was dozing off on the sofa at 8:15, but by the time I got myself to bed, read a couple of pages because I just HAD to finish 'Sanditon' (again), under the covers, lights out, really ready to sleep, it was 9:00.

                    Water rather low yesterday, I don't know why. I'll watch it today. I did have a nice soaky bath, so maybe I absorbed some through my skin.

                    Today I have a head of cabbage on my counter, ready to be sliced up for kraut, and some kale, ready for who knows what.

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                    • Ah, feels good to be back in the routine, doesn't it?

                      Corn?
                      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • Still working through the leftover veges from Thanksgiving. That was the last of the casserole, though. I will NOT be having any stuffing, no, not even the cornbread-SAUSAGE stuffing. My, but it was good, though!

                        Just finished pounding the cabbage into submission, and am about to walk to the store to get milk for the girls, and a post-workout steak for my Honey. And to return the $2 the checker loaned me yesterday when I was short. She is such a sweet lady. There are definite perks to shopping at the same place for years, that's for certain!

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                        • I love cabbage.

                          I'm interested in this secret project... *rubbingchinwithfingerthinkingofwhatitcouldbe*
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Secrets!

                            I am not going to say a thing!

                            I think you get a certain power when you have a secret. Energy bubbles up inside you from it. Very apropos image, since I'm starting kraut. Well, when my secret has transmorgified itself into secret-kraut, I'll reveal it. Until then, just teasing hints. As in...I figured something out while I was walking. Progress of a non-thinking kind can now commence!

                            And, no secret: I CANNOT stay away from that Shakshuka. Making another batch of it to have for breakfast. I will wash my dishes while it is cooking down, and sit down to enjoy it in a cleared kitchen, feeling virtuous.

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                            • Because there is a limit to how much you post on others' journals:

                              There is an highway interchange in the north DFW area called the High-Five.

                              Operative word: HIGH. This thing is crazy high.

                              I am not afraid of heights, exactly, but I do have a healthy respect for them. The kind that means I address it with its title, and wear good clothes when I know I'm about to meet it.

                              But I don't want to turn into one of those crazy old ladies who will only drive on surface streets within a ten mile distance of their home, so on occasion, I take the High-Five.

                              The first time I did this, shaking in my boots(from respect), traffic slowed just as I reached the very tippy-top, and I was STUCK, looking hundreds of feet down over the line of traffic snaking towards the earth. And there I stayed, for several long minutes. Not short minutes, like when you are eating or having sex, but LONG minutes.

                              It is a triumph of bravery over reality, that I ever went on it again.

                              Do not ask me why I am back on the journals instead of working on the secret.

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                              • I actually think the High Five is pretty cool. It's considered a civil engineering marvel. Then again, I have a professional interest, so my opinion is skewed. That said, I have real problems crossing bridges that move. Heights don't bother me until they move or sway. At that point, I'm scared shitless and looking to GTFO. Tall things shouldn't move.
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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