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    • Fantastic! You'll know he's sold when HE starts telling YOU this stuff! If he's an average guy, my guess is four months!

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      • Awesome!!!!
        Primal since 9/24/2010
        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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        • Information is powerful! Keep it up.
          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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          • He's turning away from the dark side! Keep educating him! I wish my hubby was a little closer to even caring about his health. I tried to tell him that m&m's are candy, and the FDA allows 9 rat hairs per candy bar - so m&m's contain rat hair. I thought with his extreme aversion to having hair of any kind in his mouth it would help hinder his m&m addiction --- NOPE.

            He's the most stubborn man in the world!
            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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            • hahaha Brad doesn't read... so he'll never have Paleo information to share with me.

              On a different topic. I sent him the spreadsheet showing where our money is going this month. This is his response: "Am I supposed to be able to understand that or is that some sort of fear tactic to make me not want to deal with the money? Lol"

              I guess my spreadsheet, even only for the month of December, is too much for him to handle. lol I think it's easy.

              There are three columns. First one is income and the date it comes in. Second column is what bill I'm paying that week and the amount. Third column is how much money I'm setting aside for savings, etc. Anything that's being paid off that week is highlighted blue. Anything that is an unusual bill (dr, etc) is highlighted yellow. Of course, each column is made pretty so I want to look at it. Here's a pic:

              Bills screenshot.jpg

              I don't know... I think it's pretty easy to follow. There's a section identical to that for each week of the month to cover all of our bills. I arranged the bills to fit the money received that week, ensuring they're still paid on time. Maybe it's just easy to me b/c I'm a woman. *snicker* Technically, the yellow boxes are 'bills', and they're placed under savings, but that's b/c I didn't want to elongate the expenses column and the savings column had enough room to add all of them. So, that's where they're at.

              speaking of which... I got paid today, so time to pay some bills. All those, in fact. :S I hate paying bills. But I think we're good for this week. Neither of us spent any money so we should be in the black! YAY!
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • It makes sense to me, it's similar to what I have (but all my expenses are just tracked by what I see hitting my bank account, since I use my debit card for everything or expenses are withdrawn automatically). I also have categories on the side that add up things like supplement costs, groceries, student loans (never changes, but I still like to put it there), rent (same as last), utilities (including gas for vehicles), doctor's copays and bill etc. I think it'd be a good thing to sit down and guide him through or see if he has specific questions about how it works, even if it seems simple. He hasn't been thinking about it the way you do. Who knows how he's been thinking about it! haha
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                • Tash, most of those are also paid by debit or autowithdraw, but I still have them on there b/c I have to write them in the check register. Yes, I still keep one even though most of the world has let them go.

                  The thing is that he's smart enough to figure this one out. He's one of the quickest people I know to figure things out on his own. Not sure why this is so difficult to him.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • It's in the "new and different" category. Ask him if he wants you to explain it or if he wants to puzzle it out himself.
                    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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                    • Wow! I am so glad that your hubs is becoming aware. My hubs is in total denial. I am actually hoping that if I am successful, he will get interested. His eating habits are terrible, but they are his. I have even asked him to read a book and he said he is too busy with school and stuff.

                      One day I'll be in shape and healthy and he'll be done with school. I'll get naked and throw the book at him and tell him do you like this hot body? He'll drool or something, and I'll look him in the eye and say, NOW I WANT A HOT BODY TO LOOK AT TOO! and jump his bones. He'll read the damn book I bet!
                      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread70684.html

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                      • Great idea Kymma!! Love it!

                        This is the message I sent to Brad after paying the bills:

                        Paid bills. We have $X left after all bills, groceries and gas.

                        Paid off 3 doctor bills:

                        Genesis (my CT scan)
                        EIPT (your physical therapy)
                        Dentist (not that it matters... have another appt on the 4th... but I think preventive care is 100% covered, so as long as there are not cavities to fill or fillings to fix, we should be good.

                        We have a house, a trailer and insurance for another month... Cabela's won't come and snag one of our kids as payment on the credit card this month, and our kids have a place to stay during the day for another week.

                        Love you.
                        Day 4 Recap:

                        B: 3 boiled eggs, 3 slices bacon
                        L: leftover steak, cajun sweet potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower mix
                        D: Primal meatloaf (in meatball form b/c they cook faster), brussel sprouts with bacon and onion
                        S: almonds, sweet delicious almonds!

                        Day 5 Plan:

                        B: 3 boiled eggs, 3 slices bacon
                        L: leftover meatballs, sprouts
                        D: BBQ pork ribs in the crockpot, home fries (mine will be made with sweet potatoes)

                        I'm doing pretty well, I think. Still having a few minor cravings and subconscious impulses to pop things into my mouth, but luckily I've noticed them before doing it. Also felt like I had more energy yesterday. Felt more awake this morning when the alarm went off. Mood is improving - not getting as annoyed in the mornings as I usually do.

                        Other stuff:

                        I need to start my presentation and paper for my project class. Remember the Sponsorship project? Yeah, it's still going... not as quickly as I had hoped it would, but it's going. Last day of class is next Thursday, so I need to get crackin'. Also need to start thinking about my thesis topic. I start my thesis paper in January and have NO idea what I want to write about... it's supposed to be a minimum of 30 pages long with cited references. I have another class that I'm taking in January as well that I believe ALSO has a 30 page paper... *le sigh* Almost done... almost done.

                        Brad had some excitement at work this week - bad excitement. One of the guys in another department, but someone he knew, was burned with 180 degree water over 45% of his body. He went to open a valve that would drain a tank and one of the pipes came loose and just showered him from the front. The tank holds 200 gallons of water... So it SHOT out of the tank. There was NO getting out of the way. And the pressure caused it to fan, so instead of just getting his shins, it got his neck, chest, torso and legs. He was hospitalized for a day, but later released for out-patient burn care. I guess he's got mostly 2nd degree burns, but some 3rd degree. Feel badly for him. So glad Brad doesn't work with anything that could scald him. He just has to worry about pinch points - which can be just as bad b/c it could cause a lost finger or something. It's so scary to think about.

                        Another guy, one of the engineers in the plant, had a massive stroke. He's still recovering and they don't know how much he has lost in regard to mental capacity - at least, Brad didn't know.

                        And finally (bad things happen in 3's right?) a 34 year old in the "making" department (they make the bodywash/shampoos/etc) was walking around on the back dock on his way into the plant and dropped dead. He was 34. Had a massive heart attack. Brad said he was just leaving work the other night when the emergency response alarm went off, but he didn't know who or what it was about, and left. Found out the next morning that this guy had died. Said that the plant EMTs tried to shock him back 3 times before the ambulance got there, but it was no use. The plant, which amazes me to no end, stopped production for an entire 24 hour period, offered grief counselling to those with wished for it, and are helping with the funeral arrangements. His death was 100% NOT work related, just happened by luck while he was at work.

                        Hopefully that's the end of the bad stuff... I think the last thing really put health into perspective for Brad... He said you never would have guessed this guy was minutes away from a massive heart attack by looking at him.

                        On to some better news... Brady has gotten smiley faces at school 2 days in a row. I hope I'm not jinxing it by saying that. I hope it continues for sure! He was dairy free on Tuesday and Wednesday both... as well as gluten free. As well as taking his multivitamin and Omega-3s. He seems more mellow - but still gets excited and still needs reminders b/c he gets distracted (mostly by fun stuff - the dogs, tv, etc, when he needs to be getting ready in the morning) but it's not bad and he's not fighting us about anything... just needing reminders. I can handle reminders. He also said, yesterday, that it's easy to follow the rules. Previously, he would always say "It's so hard to get yellow" (yellow is the best behavior color at his school). Hopefully the trend continues.

                        I discovered that the chicken nuggets I was getting him, that I thought were gluten free, in fact are not... so he's been eating gluten the whole freaking time... I had gotten these Applegate farm chicken nuggets in a box that were gluten free. Then a few weeks later, I discovered a BAG of nuggets (2x as many nuggets for only a couple dollars more). Being thrifty, I snatched them up. I found out 2 days ago that they're REGULAR nuggets, not gluten free. The packaging was so similar that I hadn't noticed. I sent a message to the company asking that they redesign the packaging so that it's easier to tell the difference when you're digging through an over packed, unorganized grocery freezer. Having them both with green labels and only a little single line of text that says "gluten free" isn't enough. No wonder gluten free wasn't giving us any consistent results!

                        ANYHOW... oh, and scale read 189 today (and yesterday). Lost 2 lbs since Monday morning.

                        Better get to work on this paper. Have a great day, y'all.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Good news on the energy front. Sounds like how maca affected me. I'm still waiting before I try again. I think I'd rather knock another supplement out before I add a new one.

                          Also good news with Brady! I think his consciousness of the behavior (finding it easier to be "good") says a lot.
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                          • Wow, Jenn - lots happening in your world! Sorry to hear about all the bad stuff - why does it seem that things always come in 3's ??? I have a friend who just lost 3 dear friends over the period of a month. Can we also say that the GOOD things come in 3's? that would be so much more fun to think about! Lets see - Brady's behavior is 1. Brad's job change is 2. What will #3 be?

                            You're doing great on the whole30! Keep going! I'm also on Day 4 of my Strict14. Doing great......... now, if I had a scale to measure my progress I would be happier - but at least the numbers on my calorie tracking and walking are good.
                            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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                            • Tomi, if only I'd gotten a Powerball ticket this week... that might have been my number 3!
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • I'm kind of excited about going to the dentist. Last time I was there she commented on the tea staining my teeth. Since she's mentioned it, I can definitely see what she's talking about. Their a beige yellow and I'm very self-conscious of it. She told me last time that the polish would take it off, so I'm hopeful the polish will be able to do it again this time. Then it's NO MORE TEA!! No more! I don't want stained teeth, so I will quit the tea (I drink 3 18 oz bottles of Lipton each day). I will switch back to water and call it good.

                                I'd use some whitestrips (since Brad works for P&G and they make crest products, I have boxes upon boxes upon boxes of "professional" white strips), but I have a filling in one of my front teeth and a visible crown that were both colored to match the rest of my teeth. If I use a white strip, it'll expose those color variations and I don't want to have them refilled for cosmetic purposes b/c I cannot stand having my teeth drilled/filled. Plus, my insurance doesn't cover fillings anyway, so the expense would be entirely mine. I wonder if there's a filling "paint" you can buy to whiten them... *pondering*

                                Maybe I'll ask the hygienist her thoughts... My appointment is scheduled for the 4th.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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