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  • #16
    Yesterday was HORRIFIC day - although all that I ate was PB friendly - I ate a LOT - a LOT of cheese, steak and onions for dinner, then almond "crackers" with more cheese on them. It was cheese day apparently.


    Mood was terrible was also very tired; didn't get any exercise and slept like crap - had night sweats (likely menopause) and also pouding/anxiety heart, so that kept me awake quite a bit.

    Altogether a sh*tty day.

    Today I feel like crap - am late getting ready for work, because I don't really feel like getting ready. Or going for that matter.

    Stomach upset - but that's not a shocker with what I ate yesterday. Going to make some ginger tea and see if that helps.

    Headache too.

    Cranky.....
    sigpicFrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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    Height: 5'
    CW March 2012: 174lbs
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    • #17
      Been away for a while - eating chips...........

      Most of my spare time has been spent driving the dog to vet appointments and working. Slipped back into eating junk food, so while I didn't gain, I didn't lose. Obviously. I had hoped to lose 5lbs by mid-April, but i don't think that's going to happen. My birthday is this weekend and then Easter means more temptations.

      It's frustrating because I have maybe 3 pairs of pants that aren't very tight on me and can't seem to find another couple of pairs to tide me over.So, unless I'm in yoga pants or pj pants I am uncomfortable. Only got out once for a walk this week. Am hoping to get out tomorrow, but weather might not cooperate.After record high temps last week, we are expecting snow tomorrow. Weirdest Spring EVER!

      Any other suggestions for night time snacks would be appreciated; I am using lunch meat and/or bacon, the occasional tablespoon of peanut butter, but it's really the crisp thing I crave.

      Using homeopathy for my high blood pressure. Dr. wants to put me on a third medication, but I didn't fill it and instead am trying some homeopathics. So far they're not working, but I'm persisting. May add another one - if I see my dr before I get it under control he's going to give me major s*it for not taking the 3rd med. Little does he know I no longer take the diuretic either!

      Sleep is a real issue for me - I'm awake every night sometimes for hours - probably clearing maybe 5-6 hours. No issue falling asleep, but staying asleep, is horrific. Might also be hormones and I'm peri-menopausal. Yay.
      sigpicFrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      New Member March 2012
      Height: 5'
      CW March 2012: 174lbs
      GW: 135lbs

      My PB Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread49705.html


      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools

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      • #18
        Birthday on the weekend, let it go, had some junk food and some cake. Stuck to primal at dinner, but had a piece of cake afterwards.
        Not really exercising, not sleeping, so tired all the time, not really motivated. Today is nice and sunny, so might force myself out, but it's also quite chilly. Lat time I went out, it was FREEZING and we lasted only about 15 minutes before I turned back.
        Taking a supplement for my restless legs syndrome, but because it's a combination of several types of magnesium has given me the "runs". I'm actually hoping it will have helped me lose some weight, lol.
        sigpicFrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
        New Member March 2012
        Height: 5'
        CW March 2012: 174lbs
        GW: 135lbs

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        • #19
          Hey Siouxzee! Happy birthday for the weekend! Sounds like you are going through quite a time at the moment. In fact you sound like I did a couple months ago! I can recommend the leptin reset highly. I have been eating a large protein breakfast and then most of the time I am not really hungry at lunch and I find my desire for snacks and munchies has vanished. It really helps to clear out all the crap from your house so that when the munchies do strike you have nothing else to eat but something healthy. I rave all the time about how I can't believe that my cravings are gone as I have struggled with cravings as long as I remember. SInce I have been eating fully primal (leptin reset) the weight has dropped off without any effort on my part. I have lost about 20 pounds since starting on Feb 13th this year. I still have about 70 pounds to go - BUT I feel SSOOOOO much better. The constant exhaustion and lack of motivation has lifted with the change in diet. And it helps so much when your clothes fit better! I can so relate to feeling awful about yourself, I absolutely hate being crammed into tight clothing. Why don't you take the plunge and be extreme for a few weeks (21 days) and see how things change for you You will be pleasantly surprised at the improvements.

          Just remember that exercise is not everything, it is obviously really important to move etc but your fuel determines how your body reacts. Your body is used to burning carbs - the leptin reset will get it back to burning fat. Once you're doing that a lot of other things fall into place without much effort. Be brave and cut out all the carbs except what you get through the low carb veggies... you will feel crappy for a while but the results are awesome. I will keep watching and cheering you on! We all need each other and I am only a few weeks further down the road than you! Hang in there!

          I really hope the stuff with your dog is resolved soon - poor thing to go through so much! And it is so hard to see a creature you care for suffering like that. Have you tried boosting his immunity with plain full fat kefir and other doggy type health food? Just a thought...
          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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          • #20
            Hi Coll,
            Thanks for the encouragement - I don't quite understand the leptin reset, other than eating more protein earlier in the day and then perhaps not eating lunch, but eating dinner? Snacks are easy to miss, I usually carry almonds because I find that safer than being tempted by something totally non-Primal.
            I did get out and walk the dog and felt better for it.
            My dog has been left at the vet's so that his wound can be open and heal without him dropping pus all over our house. It's been a very long process, and still not over. He has an MRSA - we feed him a raw diet and the vet has suggested some immune boosting supplements.
            I've done "low carb" on and off for many years. While I found it was the ONLY way I ever lost weight, I certainly never lost more than 3-4lbs over a few months. However, I do drink diet Pepsi, daily, 2-3 and also drink alcohol weekly. So, I am sure that is holding me back as well.
            Thanks for the advice - I don't want to have to buy all new clothes for this summer!!! The support on this Forum has been so helpful!!
            sigpicFrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
            New Member March 2012
            Height: 5'
            CW March 2012: 174lbs
            GW: 135lbs

            My PB Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread49705.html


            Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools

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            • #21
              So, it's been a while. Have been nursing my dog, Kid, who had cancer, and we finally let him go Monday. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, I think. I was glad we got to be with him at the end and he felt my hands and heard my voice as he fell asleep.
              So, I cry. A lot. Like now.
              Been on and off Primal - some crackers for comfort or microwave popcorn. Have been ok since yesterday and did walk the other dog three times this week. Tuesday I stayed in bed most of the day, sleeping and crying. It also really hurt that someone I am close to was not there for me. Not at all. Not sure I want to continue to have this person in my life anymore.
              I dont' know where my weight is - I know it's certainly not down, but I am afraid to weigh myself in case it really depresses me. Focusing on walking and eating primally.
              Would like to try the Leptin reset, but just not really sure what it is in terms of how it works. Anything too complicated to me, just turns me off and makes me want to quit before I start.

              I am also trying to wean myself off a prescription drug I take for restless legs syndrome - it's not going that well, some nights are ok, then I'll have 2-3 crazy nights where the symptoms are aggravated and I get almost no sleep. Of course this does NOT mean I can rest all day, but rather up at 7am and on with my life.
              Sometimes I would like a pesky drug habit so I can go to rehab and SLEEP. Is it possible to fake a nervous breakdown?????
              sigpicFrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
              New Member March 2012
              Height: 5'
              CW March 2012: 174lbs
              GW: 135lbs

              My PB Journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread49705.html


              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools

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