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  • Can't wait to see how you like the monitor. It syncs with MFP so very cool. I would like to get a new band for mine and maybe the watch monitor. I'll have to go ebay since mine is older.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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    • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
      Can't wait to see how you like the monitor. It syncs with MFP so very cool. I would like to get a new band for mine and maybe the watch monitor. I'll have to go ebay since mine is older.
      There are lots of bands and monitors on eBay.


      Question for those who take 5-htp... can it be taken in the morning? I couldn't find anything about when it should be taken (except at bedtime) for best mood effects and I haven't downloaded The Mood Cure yet. Just wondering if I can take it in the morning if I feel especially moody. I only took one dose yesterday (at 3) as I forgot to take it around dinner, and I think that's why I feel moody right now.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • If it doesn't make you sleepy, you can take it in the morning. It's just more common that is makes people sleepy than not.
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        • I can handle the sleepy with a nap on the weekends.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • My Body Media Fit should be here today. So excited to see what my actual metabolic rate is. Wish I'd had it when I was grocery shopping so I could see how to adjust those days. Right now, I eat approximately 1500 calories and will allow myself to eat exercise calories if I'm still hungry, but according to MFP, my BMR is only like 1534 or something. That's bothersome if that's what I'm eating. Might explain why I've been stalled so long.

            Also want to monitor my sleep. I was really moody this morning, but I got woken up by kids probably 4 times. I'm less cranky if I can wake up on my own, or at least have some time to myself before the demands of life set in (like a shower or getting ready for work). If I get woken up and have immediate demands (like on the weekends when my kids are asking for a million things right away, I tend to get grumpy). I'm hoping the 5-htp will help with this. Intend to increase my 100 mg a day dose to 150 mg a day to see if that helps (100 mg at dinner). AND, I'm going to stop taking it with meals after reading some info on the internet. If you take it with protein, the protein cobs onto it and it goes to body parts, not the brain... good to know.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Jenn, I just did my BMR on MFP and discovered a major flaw. Their BMR calculation does not include activity at all, by their own admission. So that number is just your base "do nothing" burn. BUT, they are claiming that their Mifflin-St Jeor calculation is more accurate than Harris Benedict. Harris Benedict is the equation one uses on the base BMR number to get the total daily caloric needs. No wonder people are trying to go so low calorie.
              Primal since 9/24/2010
              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

              Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
              MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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              • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                Jenn, I just did my BMR on MFP and discovered a major flaw. Their BMR calculation does not include activity at all, by their own admission. So that number is just your base "do nothing" burn. BUT, they are claiming that their Mifflin-St Jeor calculation is more accurate than Harris Benedict. Harris Benedict is the equation one uses on the base BMR number to get the total daily caloric needs. No wonder people are trying to go so low calorie.
                I wondered why my BMR per their calculator was 1534 and the BMR in the "Goals" section was 1920...

                My BMF did not arrive today. FedEx is full of brainiacs, I swear... every time they have delivered something to us, they have gone to the wrong location. There are two locations on our street with the number 314. Ours is South, the other is just straight up 314. The regular 314 is a pole shed/storage garage. I got to know the gentleman who owns said location very well as he usually ended up delivering our packages to us since FedEx delivered them to their location. One morning as I was getting ready to leave for work, he stopped down in his truck to deliver Makenna's crib to me b/c FedEx leaned it against the north end of his building the day before. Awesome. Glad no one was interested in stealing a crib...

                I much prefer UPS. We know the driver by name (his name is Mike) and he has never delivered to the other location. And when it's raining, he lifts our garage door and slips our package into the garage (if it's big) or puts it between the storm door and the big front door to keep our packages dry. Our UPS guy is awesome.

                So, I emailed FedEx to relay my dissatisfaction, explain to them that their drivers need to pay attention to addresses and deliver to the right place, and to request a refund of my Saturday deliver shipping charges since I didn't receive it on Saturday. Amazon said they will deliver "tomorrow" but I don't think FedEx does Sunday deliveries, so I imagine it'll be Monday before I get it. Hopefully it'll be delivered tomorrow, but I'm not expecting it til Monday now.

                Oh, and they can't say that I wasn't there to accept delivery BECAUSE I was laying Makenna down for a nap when they said they attempted delivery and if they had attempted delivery here, my dogs would have gone apeshit. They don't like the FedEx/UPS man (I think it's their truck they don't like).
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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

                  Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                  MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                  • Called FedEx this morning. Told them what happened - how their driver went to the wrong location so my package was not delivered. I also asked about changing the delivery time since the tag I got from FedEx indicated signature was required and no one was going to be home until later today. She said the only reason he indicated signature was required is because he was delivering to a "business" - well, the building he attempted to deliver to was a business, but the package is not intended for a business, so she said that it will not require signature. So, she said she is going to send a message to the driver to 1.) deliver to the right location, and 2.) leave the package without signature. With any luck, I'll have my BodyMedia device tonight!! YES!

                    FedEx customer service still has not responded to my request for a refund. Will wait patiently to have my $8.99 returned to me.

                    Hit 184 this morning on the scale. YES! Finally, those 13 lbs I gained are gone! Now on to new weight loss!

                    Had heart palpitations yesterday. And today, I am easily winded, which is making my heart beat quickly. I suspect iron deficiency and/or electorlyte imbalance. Will take an iron supplement to bring that up and see if that improves it. Also drank an Herb Ox this morning to raise my electrolytes. Hope the problem goes away.

                    Tired today... too many disruptions last night.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Pretty significant anxiety today... not sure what that's about.

                      Feeling really tired and school has me overwhelmed. Maybe that's the cause of my anxiety today...
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Could be linked to whatever is causing the heart palpitations. Did you start taking Vitex? If so, that could be the source and you should stop taking them.
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                        • Not yet. Haven't even bought it.


                          I was ok while I was sitting in a meeting... but now that I'm back at my desk, the anxiety is back. I'm not working on anything with any crazy significance (just updated the calendar with some new events that came to light during the meeting)... maybe a walk will help. I was going to strength train today, but I think I'll do some light walking and maybe some yoga.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • I just looked at the calendar. If my body follows the "prescribed" 28 day cycle, I'm due to get my period this weekend, which could explain the possible drop in iron. I'm pretty sure my iron is low based on the windedness. The palpitations happened yesterday and haven't occured since.

                            The anxiety could be anything - job, school, money, home to-dos, hormones, lack of sleep... anything, really. But it's making me want to munch on stuff.

                            My boss is MIA, so no walk yet... I think I'll go without waiting for her to return. The sun is out and I kind of want to take advantage of it while I can, even though it's only 27 degrees out...
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Congrats on the scale success! onward and downward now!
                              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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                              • Just took a 30 minute walk. It would have been ok out if it wasn't always windy on the Island.... ugh. Cold wind does not make my ears happy. But, I saw probably 50 robins out pecking about the snowy grass, so I am optimistic that warmer temperatures are on their way. Screw that groundhog! The return of the robins signals spring for me! Bring on the sunshine and warmer weather!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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