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  • Hah, well, I suggested the Primal30 because I thought it'd be less stressful for YOU to help him out . There would definitely need to be guidelines and limits set for the allowed treats, but I don't see any harm in making substitutions for him, like you suggested. It just might be rough dealing with him whining (if he does that) =\

    Run, Jenn, run!
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    • Yes - easier for both of you. And if he's a big sugar addict - easing him off the sugar will be better than going cold turkey! That can do terrible things to your body - totally shocks the system going cold turkey. Get him to cut the soda and drink water. Baby steps is sometimes the best plan of action.
      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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      • I agree with the easing in. Especially as the yucky 'detox' feeling might be enough to make him say 'forget this'.

        Raisinettes! Yum! Did you know they have 'dark' chocolate ones? I try to convince myself that they're almost primal.

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        • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
          Raisinettes! Yum! Did you know they have 'dark' chocolate ones? I try to convince myself that they're almost primal.
          Completely logical. I would do the same.

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          HOLY INFLAMMATION!! I am not a happy camper right now. My right foot and left calf both hurt. Calf feels like the aftermath of cramps (but there were no cramps) and the foot is stiff and then aches when I walk. Almost like it needs to be adjusted. I'll wait it out and see how it feels on Thursday. If it's still bothering me, maybe I'll go see Dr. Lake, the Princess of Pain, and see if she can fix it. I bet it's directly related to the inflammation from eating BWW on Saturday. Scale is still up 2 lbs as well.

          I realized this morning that I kind of miss whole30. We had Chicken Scampi for dinner last night and it was delicious, but I noticed afterward that I cleared my throat more than I had in the weeks prior. I'll be keeping an eye out for acne and eczema. If either of those make an appearance, I'll probably ditch dairy for the most part. I really don't want my skin to break out again. After 48 days, I'd gotten rather used to going without cheese and cream.

          It's interesting to me how we miss particular foods until we see how they affect us. When I first gave up grains, I missed them terribly and would occasionally cheat and eat them - then the bad things would happen - inflammation, bloating, digestive distress, etc. So I learned that they are bad for me and learned to live without them and not miss them. Then I went dairy free and yearned for cheese and cream. Then I learned that they cause acne and eczema, but continued to consume them. But now, after 48 days dairy free, I learned to adapt and move on without them, and now I'm so happy being acne and eczema free that I'm willing to stay away from dairy... it's odd to me b/c dairy is a major part of my life... or was. I remember around day 20 I sent a text to SIL telling her I could really go for some cheese... and that the first thing I was going to eat when I gave up my Whole30 was cheese... and now I have little to not interest in it. I thought about having some last night but talked myself out of it somehow using the fact that I didn't really want it... It's so interesting how things change so quickly.

          Wow... I am sleepy today! Like so sleepy that every time I yawn, I yawn SO HARD and my eyes water... oy! Guess I didn't sleep so well last night.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • I hope the inflammation passes soon. I wonder if magnesium would help, since it's good for cramping muscles.

            I have to say, I'm VERY impressed with how well you've been doing with this WholeWhatever. You have been sticking to it at basically 99.9999% compliance, which is impressive enough in and of itself, but you are going well beyond 30 days at this point (a month and a half now). You are losing weight again. You seem pretty happy too. I feel a little proud, even though I had nothing to do with it! You are doing amazing work, Jenn!
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            • Sorry you're hurting I agree with you on the unwanted foods thoughts. I feel the same about a couple things that used to be my "go to" snacks when I just wanted to mindlessly eat something. Once the habit it broken its easy to live without. I'm still working on a couple things........... hoping to break the habit soon.
              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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              • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                I hope the inflammation passes soon. I wonder if magnesium would help, since it's good for cramping muscles.

                I have to say, I'm VERY impressed with how well you've been doing with this WholeWhatever. You have been sticking to it at basically 99.9999% compliance, which is impressive enough in and of itself, but you are going well beyond 30 days at this point (a month and a half now). You are losing weight again. You seem pretty happy too. I feel a little proud, even though I had nothing to do with it! You are doing amazing work, Jenn!
                Brad mentioned that my mood had improved since adopting the Whole30 too. I'm so glad I pushed past 30 days. I think the extra 18 days made a world of difference in how I am around food and how I feel in general. I have noticed my mood was improved too. And not so improved since Saturday - I'm cranky in the morning again. So I think I'll continue with whole30 guidelines and do like an 80/20 thing with it - limiting dairy and trying to stay away from sweets in general.

                So, I just went to another office to find someone for work related stuffs and found someone in the room that wasn't supposed to be there. The room I went into was a secure room (think very large bank vault with cubicles) where they handle classified information. I badged in and then walked into the room and realized there was a guy there delivering office supplies who doesn't have clearance to be in the room and was left unescorted. He was waiting for someone who wasn't there - just standing patiently by the door for her to return - not doing anything 'wrong' in essense, except he's not allowed in that room unescorted and he's not allowed to have a cell phone in that room. He said a soldier let him him. I took care of what he needed to do and escorted him out, then looked for someone to report the incident to. I talked to another civilian who said that kind of stuff happens all the time b/c no one takes the security of that room seriously - they even let the vacuum lady wander around unescorted. I found the soldier who let him in (a MAJOR!! SERIOUSLY! A MAJOR!!) and reminded him that unless they have clearance, they're not to be left unescorted, they're not to have cell phones in the room and the red light needs to be turned on so everyone in the room knows to put their classified information away. The major is a new guy - like only a week or two old in regard to his assignment here, and he may not have been properly briefed on the procedures. I'm going to say something to the XO so they can address it. I don't want to get the major in any trouble and I hope no trouble comes of it, but during their initial training here, soldiers (and civilians alike) need to be informed of the procedures for our secure rooms. Complacency and trusting those that might rightfully deserve it but who don't have clearances can be a terrible terrible thing if the wrong information is seen. Ok... that is all. No more lectures on national security.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Inflammation is going down... ring is starting to flop around on my finger again.
                  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
                    Inflammation is going down... ring is starting to flop around on my finger again.
                    Yay! So happy to read about your disinterest in dairy after your Whole30. Excited for that.
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                    • we seem to learn the hard way huh? I always push my limits and end up paying for it the next day.
                      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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                      • I am giving up dairy again. Going back to Whole30 rules. I have gained back up to 179 since giving up my whole30. The only foods I have reintroduced are white potatoes (I had two wedges that were 1/6 of a potato each) and dairy - cream and sliced cheese (I know sliced cheese is less than stellar - it was on a burger). My ring is still loose so I don't know where the 4 lbs have landed, but they need to get gone again. I think I am going to pretty much live Whole30 and make allowances for dairy on a rare occasion (like when Brad begs and pleads for chicken scampi or chicken cordon bleu casserole).

                        I don't believe the small amount of white potatoes I ate yesterday contributed to the 2 new pounds. I think the Kraft Singles contributed - not that Kraft Singles is real cheese...

                        Peeled an orange today to find that it totally sucks, so I tossed it. So annoying to go to so much work for a piece of fruit to have it taste bland or flat out nasty. Thank you conventional fruit growers for picking your fruit too early and preventing it from actually tasting good.

                        Calf and foot are feeling good today - calf more so than the foot, but this foot has been giving me fits for a while. It's not something I can't run through - doesn't hurt when I run. I will bring it to Dr. Lake's attention when I see her next.

                        Forecast says it'll be 75 degrees at noon when I run. Perfect. Let's hope the weather people are actually RIGHT for once.

                        I haven't tried my wedding dress on yet. And won't til I get back to 175. So, gotta get these 4 lbs gone. And then we'll do pics so y'all can see what I look like in it. Maybe I'll post comparison pics. That would be fun.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • I'm very curious about the fit of your dress! I wonder how different it might be from having more muscle (presumably) now.
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                          • Jenn, I plan to continue to live w30 too and just have dairy and processed meats on special occasions. Like at a party when the only viable food is on the cheese platter. Artificial and real sweeteners will stay gone as well.
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                            • I salute you for going to Whole30 so...whole-heartedly. You're doing great things for your body. I wish I could do it(but not enough to actually DO IT, I guess).

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                              • Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                                Jenn, I plan to continue to live w30 too and just have dairy and processed meats on special occasions. Like at a party when the only viable food is on the cheese platter. Artificial and real sweeteners will stay gone as well.
                                I determined a few minutes ago that dairy and I are no longer friends, which makes me sad. It's a once in a while food now.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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