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  • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
    I am back from the last(hopefully) college visit. There was just too much life stress going on there for a while. Managed to stay primal on this last visit, which makes me feel amazing. And I have been walking for an hour plus daily every day for two weeks now!

    I have had some weird pains this last week, though, which I am pretty sure are digestion related, so I am going to fast today, and consider it tomorrow. I think my system needs a rest. In more ways than one, but I will start with the food. I might look at JUDDD, in conjunction with the EMF. I think I have lost some weight lately, as my jeans keep slipping down, but I don't feel like weighing.

    I got the car to the dealer this morning for its first oil change, lube, and rotation. Now I am home, and am going to slowly clean up the two days worth of stuff that gathered, take a relaxing bath, and go for my walk. Plus, I'm going to watch movies this afternoon. And drink my electrolyte water, since I am fasting. But that's it! No hard stuff to do.
    Sounds like a nice Tuesday. I'm going to have to google JUDDD. good luck with your fast! Glad to see you're back! It was a long week without you!!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


    • Thank you, Jenn, that's nice to hear. Not that you had a long week, but that I am missed.


      • I missed you as well.
        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.


        • Thanks, Honeybuns. I am slowly working my way through the journals. That is the hardest part about stepping away from the forum- trying to catch up with everyone. I just gave up with EMF, and skimmed through the last ten (10!) pages. And I think that was all posted in the last 24 hours. At least the personal journals are more manageable. I did my dishes today in little bites: one page of a journal, five dishes, back to the journal, then a few more dishes. Slowly, I got them all done. But I still have more journals to look at!

          Was fasting today, to give my digestion a rest, but found it a little difficult. Kept getting hunger pains. I am planning on some sashimi tomorrow. The way I feel now, I will be shovelling it in! Sat with the family while they ate, and had to look away as Littlest cut into her meat. There was a beautiful strip of juicy fat that I just wanted to snatch up. My mouth even started watering. But I remained strong. Or stubborn. I guess it doesn't matter which.


          • Enjoy the sashimi!!
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


            • Ha, I do that too but with grading. Grade 1 paper - Read 1 post. Glad to have you back.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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              • Getting back into the swing

                A good night's sleep last night. I woke feeling rested, though I still have some of those mystery pains. I am certain that some of them are from the extra driving I have been doing. My body is just not used to many consecutive hours in the car. And then there are the digestive pains, stress pains, who knows what all. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks they will all be gone.

                I remember back at Christmas time, how I got the heartburn after some serious bad eating, and it took a week of good eating to go away. I am wondering if my fall into a box of Girl Scout cookies set something off that is just going to take a while for my body to recover from. Again, what is amazing is that I was USED TO all these symptoms as my normal not so long ago. Now that I usually feel great, it is a real shock when I get out of whack. You know, humans are pretty tough, to survive all the shit we do to ourselves.

                Here was yesterday:

                Up at 5:30 (choppy sleep)

                Water: 12 glasses
                Walking: 75"
                Pains(just to keep track) from 2:15 on, after getting back into the car!

                Bed at 9:30

                By the time I went to bed I was already thinking of what I could eat this morning(bratwurst and greens). Woke not hungry, but now, at 8:30 I am feeling it and wondering if I should have a small breakfast and a later sashimi lunch, or power through and eat my fish early. Decisions, decisions!

                We got EXCELLENT news regarding Middlest yesterday. I will be floating on air for a few weeks, I think. Planning a celebratory lunch this Saturday. She gets to choose, but her favorites are...SUSHI, so I think I may get a double dip this week.

                For those of you following along at home, I have missed a few days of doing projects. So, if you think New year's Resolutions require perfection, I have FAILED. But I view it as a process. I am still getting projects done, at a slower pace, and am confident that I will get back to it as I am feeling better. Just as I decided not to fast at the beginning of this month because I was having extra stress, so too, I feel there's no point in making the projects a new stress. They are supposed to help me feel on top of things. That said, next week is spring break, and I am planning on ripping up the carpet in the hallway, and putting down laminate flooring. The ripping up is one project, new floor another, and all the finishing details, a third.

                Sushi for the girls and Honey last week was crab and yellowtail tuna. This week it will be crab and eel. I am loving that roll maker!


                • I think you are doing just fine on your projects. You are WAY further along right now than you were at the start of the year, so to me, that's a success whether you have a perfect track record or not.

                  Your project for spring break sounds tough. Good luck with it.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


                  • Glad you are back! You were definitely missed!
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                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold


                    • Hey! How's Chica?? Haven't heard anything about her in a while.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)


                      • Thank you, Siobhan.

                        At the moment, Chica is sitting on Littlest's stomach while she (Littlest) does her homework. She just had a dinner of leftover catfish fried in bacon grease. Life is good.

                        A while ago Littlest made a little book with inspirational quotes in it(illustrated) for a Girl Scout project. I have decided to make one for myself. The first quote, by Muhammad Ali, 'The will must be stronger than the skill', is superimposed over a hippo tossing her head back with a joyous spray of water. I love collecting quotes, and this seems like another fun way to enjoy them. Anyone have a favorite quote to share?


                        • Keith577, it has been so long since I've had a spammer. I kind of like it.


                          • Feeling pretty good this morning. I had a neck and foot massage yesterday, which in addition to feeling good at the time, seems to have worked out some kinks. I still feel a little achy, but markedly less so.

                            And the sashimi was delicious! However, my digestion system didn't take too kindly to it. Fifteen minutes are I stopped eating, I had a session of stomach rumbling, and then a whoosh! effect. Kept me from taking my walk until later in the day, as I didn't want to be caught off guard.

                            Here's how everything went:

                            Up at 5:15 (good sleep)

                            10:45 foot and neck massage

                            12:00 2 plates sashimi
                            1/2C rice
                            1/4C seaweed salad

                            6:30 1/2C greens gratin
                            1 bratwurst
                            1 bowl tomato-basil-cheese soup
                            1 small chocolate bar
                            1/2C pecans

                            Water: 11 glasses
                            Walking: 60"
                            Pains: somewhat throughout the morning, fewer in the evening

                            Bed at 10:00

                            Hmm, that dinner didn't seem big while I was eating it, but typing it in, it feels enormous. I purposely stayed up a little later last night. Did not feel tired at 9:00.

                            Today I am going to prep the rice to make sushi rolls for the girls' lunches tomorrow. This week is crab and eel. I think I will make some of my niwatori slaw, too, minus the chicken. That means toasting almonds and sesame seeds. Maybe I should do some extra and make primal granola. Must check the pantry and see if I've got everything.

                            Alert: spiritual talk ahead.

                            Yesterday I had a visit from an angel. That has never happened to me before that I was aware of, but this was definitely a message from God. I've felt God's presence before, and it was always a great experience, but this is the first time I've gotten a messenger. I feel much better about our money situation. I know it will work out now.

                            Okay, that's it. For spiritual talk, I mean.

                            I am going to try a modified JUDDD, which means fasting again today. If you are interested, there is a basic website (google Johnson Up DAY Down Day) where he gives the basic info, and also offers his book and a supplement for sale. I like that he tells you the premise, and offers a free calculator, so you can do the plan without buying anything, though I am sure there is worthwhile stuff in the book, too.

                            Up days are where you eat normally. He does offer a basic calorie limit, which for me is 2220 calories, but says mostly to just try to eat 'normally', as in, not gorging. Down days, you restrict yourself to no more that 20% of those calories (440).

                            He does not address types of food, but of course, I would be applying this to primal. And since I find fasting easier than restricting, my down days will be fasts, unless I have a social reason to eat, in which case I will try to be restrained (ha!). You can do two Up days in a row, but you should not do two Down days in a row.

                            I decided to try this because during the last week, I have had those pains. I feel certain that they are a result of the Girl Scout Cookie Incident of 2013. I want to give my system a rest, but with all the stress in my life lately, I don't feel up to a multi-day fast. And I wasn't going to start while I was travelling. So maybe a week or so of JUDDD might be a good thing. We'll see how it goes.

                            And let's face it, a one day fast usually feels like nothing to me now. I was very surprised day before yesterday when I had hunger pains. Makes me think that my system is definitely not cleared out yet. I was being as primal as possible on the college weekend, but I think there was something in the turkey tenderloin. It made me feel off in the night and the next morning. I am taking as my maxim that our body can heal itself of most things in three weeks, if we just get out of our own way. So by spring, I should be in fine fettle again!


                            • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                              Fifteen minutes are I stopped eating, I had a session of stomach rumbling, and then a whoosh! effect.
                              Wooosh! = Chocolate rain? Sounds like a crappy (excuse the pun) reaction. Seems odd that fish would do that... or did it come with a side of soy sauce? Mmm... even as a paleo I still love soy sauce... I'd try coconut amios but I can't find them round here.
                              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses


                              • I do use a little soy sauce (about 1T). I'm not sure. I get this reaction with sushi/sashimi once in a while. Possibly a germ my body sees as dangerous? If so, I'm glad my immune system is being Johnny-on-the-spot. It is never painful, just urgent, so it doesn't bother me (mentally) too much. Please don't tell me if it should- I love sashimi and do not want to give it up. I did for the 9 months I was pregnant each time, and it was a real sacrifice.