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  • I have broken up my normal daily routine today b/c things are SOOOOO SLLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWWW today that I'm reading The Hunger games... Instead of prowling around on here or some other site, I'm reading... and would you look at that? It's 2:30 and I haven't had lunch yet... I guess I'm still waiting on hunger to show it's face... mild nausea, but no hunger yet. This could play out nicely regardless of whether or not I go racing or go home. I could continue to not eat until dinner time (if I go home) or I could eat just late enough that I won't be tempted by the garbage at the track...

    now, if only Gma Mary would call me so I know what I'm doing...

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



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    • No sitter. Gma Mary is going out of town tonight. MIL is too "sick" to do it, stepmommy has plans with my dad as he's leaving to go to Ohio next week for work, and mom worked all last weekend and wants to get drunk tonight... *sigh* Sometimes I really wish my kids were older so 1.) they could stay home by themselves or 2.) wouldn't run all over hell at the race track so that I wouldn't pay $15 to chase my kids around all night long... but they're young and sweet and they won't be forever, so maybe we'll order a pizza and watch (*gulp*) Chuggington all night. Ugh... I am so tired of that cartoon...

      Now... off to search the internet to find a pizza joint that does gluten-free pizzas...
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Good luck with that last one. Let us know if they're edible.
        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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        • Hi Jenn, how was your weekend? Did you find the glutenfree pizza?
          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
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          Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
          Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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          • I did find a gluten-free pizza from a pizza joint and it was actually pretty good! The crust was thin and crispy, which is not my favorite, but the toppings are what really make the pizza anyway! I had canadian bacon with sourkraut on gluten free crust. Kids had sausage and mushroom on gluten free crust, and we all had cheese sticks on gluten free crust. I'm actually really impressed with the gluten free crust (made with rice flour). The flavor was good - but if they could make the crust thicker, or make it available in a larger size, I'd be thrilled! Right now, it's only available in small.

            I IF'd all weekend long. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I skipped lunch. Friday night we had pizza, Saturday night I had a cheeseburger with no bun and some fries (at the track) and Sunday we had chinese. I'm FLOORED that the scale said 210 this morning... makes me wonder what it would be at if I hadn't eaten garbage. I felt bad for eating the chinese, but it's a lifestyle change... not a perfection plan. I'm not going to ruin my life by having Chinese food once in a while. It was good, but it wasn't FANTASTIC... The crab rangoons were pretty stinking tasty, though.

            I do much prefer my Primal menu over the choices I've made recently. I'm trying to IF today too b/c since we had Chinese last night, there are no leftovers for lunch and I really don't want to spend money upstairs for something that borders on Primal. Their idea of healthy upstairs even by CW standards is severely lacking. Thinking burgers and homemade fries for dinner. Holding off on breakfast b/c I don't want to start the chain of hunger just yet. My tummy is growling, but it's not real bothersome. I'm actually starting to enjoy that feeling! It is starting to signal triumph in my brain! Hunger means I was triumpant in regard to NOT eating b/c the clock said it was time.

            I'm going to start exercising again today, which is another reason I want to hold off on breakfast. I don't want to eat early and then burn off all my glycogen stores during my workout and be starved afterwards... but I did bring almonds for a snack if I feel I must have something.

            Speaking of exercise... I'm not sure what I want to do. I'm finally starting to feel less tired and less lethargic so I don't want to get too crazy with my first workout after my time off. I'm thinking maybe a slow bike ride with Divergent on the Kindle... I'd like to LHT, but I'm afraid it'll make me hungry...

            Next weekend is my daughter's birthday party and the weather man is calling for thunderstorms. This is a problem b/c I have informed people that the party is at the local park so the kiddos can run around and play. We are planning to grill burgers and hotdogs and enjoy the sunshine. Pretty primal if you ask me... I'm afraid the weather is going to force me to make other plans. My sister volunteered to help me get the house ready for guests if it rains, but then I'll have half a dozen kids in my house running around and making a mess of everything. I could have it at a local pizza place that has a playground, but then we don't have the option of primal food items. Pizza isn't exactly primal... despite how hard I try to believe it is... lol Dang weather. Spring in the Midwest sucks when making outdoor plans!

            DH got the check from his graphics equipment yesterday. It's officially sold. It's bittersweet. Graphics has been a part of our lives for 6 or 7 years now with DH designing and lettering his own race car and then making a few bucks on the side with it. It's built a reputation of really nice, carshow winning cars. But it takes up so much time that he's isolated to the basement after work to work on jobs. He gets behind easily b/c race car drivers don't think ahead and line up all their sponsors so the graphics can be started in the early months of the year, so by the time March and April come around, DH is working feverishly to get cars ready for opening night races. he finally had to give people discounts and ask them to apply their own decals b/c he simply doesn't have the time to get it done. Yesterday he brought in quite a bit of money for jobs he'd done, and now it's sold. It'll be nice b/c now he'll have time to enjoy the family and we'll have an extra $600 a month... but... it'll still be sad to see it go.

            AAAAAAnyhow... I didn't do any reading this weekend, so I'm going to browse through the journals and see what everyone is up to. Have a nice Monday, all.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • It is such a strange experience to cheat and then find out we haven't gained, isn't it? A nice kind of strange... Although in general, I find I can't get away with that too many times in a row.
              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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              • UGH... I took my vitamins (less the fish oil) without food and now I have to break my fast to stop my tummy from churning. I almost made a dash for the bathroom b/c I felt like I could vomit. My tummy was so knotted up. It felt like morning sickness! So weird! I tried to eat some almonds (10) to settle the tummy, but that wasn't enough. Had to make my breakfast and eat an egg before things settled. But, it's nearly 10 am, so I suppose that's ok. I wasn't hungry, but the risk of vomitting on an empty tummy because of the vitamins was enough to convince me to eat.

                Still feeling a tiny bit nauseated, but hoping it'll pass as I get more food in there.

                Why to vitamins upset my stomach so?
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Ok, I googled it... it seems the reason multivitamins upset my stomach when I take them without food is because my body views the large quantities of vitamins and minerals as toxic and sends the message to my brain to rid my body of the toxin... if taken with food, the elements are diluted with the food and the body doesn't recognize them as toxic... makes sense to me.

                  No matter what though, I have GOT to wait to take my vits WITH food...
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Yup. I hold off on my vitamins till the next mealtime if I forget. Which I frequently do.
                    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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                    • The only reason I took them is b/c I was feeling drowsy and knew that taking them would give me the pep I needed to not fall asleep at my desk. It worked, but at the same time I felt rushed to fill my tummy to make the nausea go away. I hate the feeling of needing to puke... ugh.
                      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
                        I hate the feeling of needing to puke... ugh.
                        Well, we all have our quirks...
                        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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                        • Congratulations on your success thusfar.
                          I'm just starting PB, but noticed your comment about vitamins/stomach upset.
                          I took vitamins late night and just as a coincidence had 1/2 cup raw almonds just before -- it really hurt my stomach -- aching big-time. It reminded me of the pain I felt when I ate almost an entire bag of raw carrots on an empty stomach!
                          Went to sleep, but made a mental note to never do that combination again. The reason I take the supplement capsules at night (6 of them = Mark's supplements) is that they make me burp a bad taste and by taking them at night, I'm asleep and don't notice that anymore.
                          It's all one big life lesson in what works, huh?

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                          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                            ......... I'm really bummed that a peanut is considered a legume b/c I lived on peanut butter as a source of protein. ..............
                            I bought some "chunky almond butter" last week and was pleasantly surprised at how much it tasted like peanut butter. The brand came from Kroger and is called "MaraNatha all natural, no stir chunky almond butter"

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                            • Originally posted by Chatty View Post
                              Congratulations on your success thusfar.
                              I'm just starting PB, but noticed your comment about vitamins/stomach upset.
                              I took vitamins late night and just as a coincidence had 1/2 cup raw almonds just before -- it really hurt my stomach -- aching big-time. It reminded me of the pain I felt when I ate almost an entire bag of raw carrots on an empty stomach!
                              Went to sleep, but made a mental note to never do that combination again. The reason I take the supplement capsules at night (6 of them = Mark's supplements) is that they make me burp a bad taste and by taking them at night, I'm asleep and don't notice that anymore.
                              It's all one big life lesson in what works, huh?
                              Thanks for stopping by! And good luck with your journey. I'm about 50 days or so into mine.

                              I used to take my prenatals before bed because then I could avoid the upset stomach that came with them. When I was pregnant, it didn't matter if I took them with food or not - they upset my stomach every time. I also chose that time to take my anti-depressants b/c it was convenient to take both at the same time. Recently Dr. told me to take my AD in the morning to combat some withdrawal symptoms I'd been experiencing, so I also chose to take my vitamins at that time - for consistency, I guess. I'm afraid to take B12, D3 and my stress tab at night b/c they increase alertness... my luck, I'd be up all night reading instead of sleeping like a good little grok. lol
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Hey Jenn26point2! Thought I'd stop by your place and see whats happening! Funny to read about the supplements that made you sick, as I am trying to get all mine down right now. I take quite a pile! Its the herbal ones in the capsules that I hate taking cuz if you don't get them to go all the way down to the stomach - they open up in your esophagus and then you burp out powder! YUCK! And those darn calcium pills are like swallowing a 9mm bullet! I wish everything came in those slick little gel caps like fish oil and vitamin d! They slide down like butter!
                                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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