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  • Jenn, if you are only taking 1 50mg pill of 5htp like me, then there is no need to split the dose. I have been taking mine after dinner and it is working great. Sleep better, mood better, zero binge urge.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • Overdid the carbs at lunch apparently. Pushing 45 carbs. 10% goal is only 38 carbs. Already over that goal. Definitely don't want to go over 50 or I'll lose my "trace" ketosis. Of course, I was guessing total quantities of my salad items and tried to over estimate them. Hopefully I did.

      not sure what to do for dinner now. Thinking burgers, but the protein is too high. Still have 357 calories to play with. I have class tonight so I'm pretty limited on what I can eat... I won't have the ability to cook for myself. I need something with only 7 grams of protein and 47 grams of fat, but ZERO carbs... suggestions? I do NOT like avocado, so please don't recommend that.


      Stupids salads... I'd be fine if I hadn't had a salad for lunch. lol
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
        Jenn, if you are only taking 1 50mg pill of 5htp like me, then there is no need to split the dose. I have been taking mine after dinner and it is working great. Sleep better, mood better, zero binge urge.
        Right now I'm only taking 50 mg... I'm looking toward the future, anticipating that 50 mg won't be enough. I take it at 3 now (last couple of days) and not noticing the benefit yet. Probably not enough time to make that judgement. Would prefer to take it in the morning so I have the benefit of a good mood through the day, but apparently it doesn't work that way. And still grumpy in the mornings.

        I need more time on it, but I'm looking forward. And I was too lazy to go browse back through my journal to find her answer, so I asked again.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Add a second dose at dinner and see if that helps. That is what I would try anyway.
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          • 7 pm ok? Dinner tonight will be around 5 since I have class at 6. I took my last dose at 3.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
              Not in ketosis yet... hoping it's soon. Tired of feeling tired. I need so badly to remember this draggy feeling when I go off the rails again. Maybe it'll keep me in check - yeah right.

              Still 3 lbs heavier than last week too. Damn crap food. *sigh*
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              this exactly!!!! I don't have trouble with eating poorly - just staying alcohol free. I always feel like total do-do the next day! Somehow I tell myself I won't - and that gives me the okay to indulge. I think after this last weekend - starting at 178.6 - and ending at 183 AND feeling like I was run through the food processor --- I don't want to even think about drinking again. Honestly it makes me nauseous to even imagine the taste............ yuck! Now - the real challenge is to HOLD ON to this feeling so I'm not wanting rum on our vacation!

              I want to get my weight loss back on schedule - and I'm currently 9 pounds OVER where I wanted to be right now. So - its buckle down and get serious time! You with me???
              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
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              • I'm guessing by the amount of pee I have expelled from my body this afternoon and by the yucky taste in the back of my mouth that I am entering ketosis again... unfortunately, I'm peeing SO much and it's SO light in color that it's not changing the ketosticks. Oh well. I feel more energized right now... like almost hyper energized. maybe it's the 5-htp kicking in? maybe it's ketosis? dunno... but it's nice to feel energized.

                Time to leave for class/dinner. I haven't read the materials... *sigh* too much going on with researching for my paper and trying to nail down a topic. No idea what I want to eat for dinner... very limited in my choices simply b/c of the carb count I reached today b/c of that BAS. Probably just going to be a burger patty and a couple eggs from Village Inn (or a ham & cheese omelet, but no way to track it, accurately, anyway, b/c it's not in MFP...)

                Not really hungry, but know that half way through class I'll be ravenous and unable to eat anything... and won't get out of class til 10... eating at 10 would probably be a bad idea.

                See you all tomorrow.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Dinnertime range is anywhere 5-8pm for me, so I think it'll be fine. It may take some time to figure out the best timing for you. Dinner and bed time just work well for me.
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                  • How do I know again if I'm hitting the right dosage and dosage time?

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                    Today I woke up less tired. I still WANTED to sleep, but only b/c I like sleeping and didn't want to start my day yet, but I only dozed instead of falling into a deep slumber again with each hit of the snooze button. Took the 5-htp yesterday at 3 and 7. Feeling sleepy today, but that could be the result of carb-detox too. I'm sure everything will eventually work out and I'll be less groucy and angry bear like in the morning.

                    Didn't bring any food with me to work today. I went to the caf and got a 3 egg omelet with onion, ham & cheese and had a side of 2 sausage patties. 500 some calories. Should hold me over for a while.

                    My pandora radio is playing some kick ass tunes today. I turned on my "Five Finger Death Punch" station and started adding to it. It's now less a "FFDP" channel and more a "Jenn's favorite bands channel" - very similar to my iPod, but I don't have to buy new songs for it to keep up with my current faves.

                    I got my copy of the Primal Sauces book yesterday (and a jar of coconut manna). I'm so excited to really sit down with the book and pick some sauces to try. Some of them look/sound REALLY good. I like the look of his mayo more than the one I was using. The one I was using calls for coconut oil and gets hard in the fridge. Fully intend to try his mayo, among many other recipes. I really need to invest in a blender and a better food processor.

                    Downloaded the runtastic pedometer to my phone... not sure I like it. The screen has to be active in order for it to work (on my phone anyway). If the screen goes to sleep, it stops counting. And I can't take it with me everywhere at work b/c we have secure areas where laptops, mp3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc, aren't allowed. I have to go into these rooms periodically, so I'd have to remember to take my phone out of my pocket before I enter them. Usually, I just keep my phone on my desk, then it's not a problem... but if I have the phone on pedometer mode in my pocket, I'd likely forget. Plus, with my particular phone, having to keep the screen active would murder my battery. Might look for a different app. I have a nice pedometer at home, but it needs a battery and I can't find a screwdriver in our massive collection of screwdrivers that fits the screw... I'll work on it some this weekend.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Usually, they take an eyeglass screwdriver. A flat head will work for a Phillips.
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                      • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        How do I know again if I'm hitting the right dosage and dosage time?
                        Better sleep, more stable moods (usually more positive moods, and stressful things are easier to recover from/not as stressful).
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                        • Amen, I think the 5htp is keeping me from losing my mind over this accident.

                          Jenn, in today's post it sounds as if you may have slept better.
                          Primal since 9/24/2010
                          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                          • Accident Paula? I think I need to head over to your journal. See you soon.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Filing taxes makes my heart pound. Plan to do a mock filing to get an idea of what we're going to get back, then actually go to an accountant to have the taxes filed since we sold the business. It appears we sold at a loss considering we spent $24,000 last year and sold this year for $14,000... though, with no "income" to speak of, it might look funny that we used inventory... hmmm...

                              Still need Brad's W2 to complete the taxes. I wish we could just go off of my income... killer refund if we do... likely get less of a refund after we add Brad's income in, which exceeded mine. Oh well, it looks like we'll get something back and not completely lose our asses on the business sale, so whatev... I'm just ready to have them done so I know what to expect so I can plan what to do with it. Most likely going to put in savings to cover me if I get furloughed.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Went from Trace to Small on the ketostik!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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