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  • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
    Jenn, maybe you could take something with you when going to the races? Prepare something nice that you can eat cold, like a BAS, or egg muffins or so? So you can eat tasty and healthy stuff? I try to come prepared when going somewhere where I don't know if I'll have a healty alternative.
    Candy, the venues here don't allow us to bring in food or drink from the outside. They sell stuff there and want to force you to buy from them. Anything you bring in, if they find it, has to be thrown away. If you refuse to throw it away, they will refuse you entry. I try to eat a late lunch so I don't feel the need to eat at the track. But if I do eat at the track, I'll usually get a brat and some sauerkraut with no bun. That's what I did this weekend, anyway. Discovered that it is possible to screw up sauerkraut. Not sure how they did it, but it didn't taste good unless it was accompanied with a piece of brat.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Can you ask them about a BYO fee? It would be irksome to pay to eat your own food, but they might be willing to consider it if you wrote a letter.

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      • I don't think that's really necessary, to be honest. I can simply eat before I go. Some tracks we can get away with sneaking stuff in. Saturday night I snuck in 2 bottles of tea for me so I could drink tea instead of water. They didn't check our bags. On Friday we went to a local track. They didn't check my bag (thankfully, b/c I had tea in it) but they did check my mom's bag. Our usual Saturday night track made my MIL toss out a half empty bottle of water once - but luckily they didn't find the snacks she was sneaking in for the kidlet types. After a while you learn which tracks follow their procedures and which ones don't and can sneak food in if you can... but as far as I'm concerned, it's easier to just eat before you go - or make requests for a burger with no bun, etc.

        My SIL ordered the PB to her kindle and started reading this weekend. She's starting out small since she's not done reading yet. Her breakfast this morning was strawberries and walnuts. Pretty good breakfast, I think. I don't think I could get away with it given the sugar in the strawberries and how I react to sugar, but she's just starting out and as far as I'm concerned, that's a rockstar breakfast! She invited me to join her on a 5k in June. We're gonna walk it and take our kidlets with us. Well, I'll take DD since she's little and will be content in a stroller. DS will probably stay home with DH. He would not be ok with walking 3 miles, and he has days where he gets "tired" riding his bike for our 1 mile walks, so it'd be best to just leave him at home, I think. The 5k is a United Way charity event, so we'll be doing double duty - taking care of ourselves and taking care of the less fortunate.

        I'm restarting/continuing my leptin reset today, but I'm not going to aim for such a low carb figure. I think that's what set me up for the binges last week. I'll just eat my protein and eat my veggies and see what happens. Kalli is making great strides in her journal and I can't wait to feel the same. She has introduced gelatin to her regimen and says she's sleeping really well now. I think I'll look into it. What's one more thing?? lol

        I'm tired today - understandable. I had another weekend of poor choices - high sugar content, wheat, likely some PUFAs. On the good news front, though, Mt. Dew is starting to taste kind of icky. Not icky enough for my taste buds to overpower my sugar addiction, but icky enough still.

        Wearing my Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats today. It feels so odd to be "barefoot" at work. They're worth the $10 b/c they're uber comfy, but I wonder how long they'll last wearing them outside in the parking lots and what not.

        Anyhow, I have an appointment with Dr. Torture today to work on my hip some more. Foot feels great, but ankle is still stiff first thing when I have been resting for a while. She says this will only take 4 treatments and I'm inclined to believe her b/c I do feel much better now. Foot pain is 0 and sciatic pain in my hip is minimized. Didn't have any hip pain this weekend or today so far. My neck hurts pretty badly though. I can't turn it all the way to the right and might ask her to adjust it/work the muscles.

        I gotta jet. gotta make a potty trip before I head out to see the doc. Have a nice one, ladies!!
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Oh Good Gravy that woman kills me! She worked on my neck today b/c it hurts to turn to the right. YOWSA!! I expected to get an adjustment and instead she did some deep tissue work on my neck, shoulder and pec muscles! Ow is all I can say about that...

          Then she worked on my nerve issues in my hips and legs. She said my right hip was worse than my left, so she started there. Ouch. Second hip was just as bad. The worst was when she was releasing the nerves in the backs of my knees. She joked "you must be having such a good time! There can't be anything else you'd rather be doing". I responded with "childbirth comes to mind". Seriously, it hurts that badly to have triggers removed. But I'll feel like a million bucks tomorrow!
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Since I haven't done this yet:

            Food:

            B: 8:45
            3 boiled eggs
            3 sausage links
            vitamins
            salt flush

            L:
            rabbit food with olive oil and lemon juice
            2 servings canned pineapple in pineapple juice

            D:
            Fresh wild caught catfish

            I. AM. TIRED!! Never should have had sugar for lunch. Gonna have to take a walk to deliver some paperwork to keep awake.
            Last edited by jenn26point2; 05-14-2012, 11:14 AM.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Do hope you'll be feeling better tomorrow. Sounds like you are a good illustration of faith, LOL!
              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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              • Hope you feel better tomorrow Jenn!
                My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                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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                • The things that woman does with her thumbs is brutal, but the next day everything feels better - and even better still after about 4 days. As long as I don't do anything stupid like overtrain or fall down the stairs... overtraining likely isn't a problem since I'm not running presently (or doing anything as a result of the leptin reset experiment).

                  My gut is unhappy today... It's been paying me back all day long for the poor choices I made this weekend. Gurgling and mildly cramping all day. Unpleasant. I'm hoping it starts to get better soon...

                  Sadly, the only thing I can think of that would be causing actual gut problems in the little bit of macaroni salad I had yesterday. Obviously the macaroni is a wheat product. That is the only thing I had that I know causes gut problems. Otherwise, it was just too much sugar, and the PUFAs in the potato salad and coleslaw I had.

                  Tonight, since DH decided to play hookie today and go fishing, we're having fresh caught catfish. Yummo. I think I'll make some basmati rice with chicken stock too. I love fish on a bed of rice. Since I went to the farmer's market this weekend, I have lots of green veggies - string beans, sugar snap peas, cauliflower, broccoli. I'll probably do beans b/c they just sound summery and in my mind, pair well with a fishy dinner.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Back to basics

                    I have gotten way off course with my diet. I've been binging on sweet crap (last night was pudding cups with marshmallows and heavy whipping cream - at least the cream was primal!). So I'm going back to basics and doing a sort of detox.

                    I need at LEAST 3 days go rid my body of the desires to eat garbage, and then comes the weekend, so my goal is to be 100% strict for the rest of this week and next weekend. By 100% strict, I mean eating ONLY primal foods. If I need to binge, I can binge on primal stuff, but nothing more. But, before I binge, I want to try to fight it off. I will stop, sit down, shut my eyes, put my head down, and breathe for a few seconds. I will analyze what is going on - am I stressed? Am I bored? Am I really truly hungry? What do I really want? What is my motivation for eating right now?

                    To get me through, I will have some strawberries, heavy whipping cream and coconut on hand. Coconut was actually what I was craving last night. I had some unsweetened coconut and I had a fresh coconut on the counter, but I wanted the sweetened kind... so I didn't have any coconut. I think if I had some fresh strawberries (that were still fresh and safe for consumption) I would have been more than happy with the unsweetened version... but then again, one of the girls here posted a macaroon recipe which is specifically why I got the unsweetened coconut in the first place... maybe I should make some macaroons tonight. If things go smoothly tonight. DH is on 2nd shift this week and the first few days are usually crazy b/c the kids want to play outside and I want to get dinner done and can't be in two places at once, etc, etc, etc. But I would be excited to try them out tonight! mmmm macaroons! (ps, who had the recipe? I wanna say maybe Candy? but can't be sure)

                    Anyhow... back to basics. I brought the book with me today to review some stuff. I know what needs to be done, but I think reading the book again (or parts of it anyway) will help me get remotivated to stick to my guns. These binges have GOT to go.

                    1. So, my plan is to conquer the binges first and foremost. I'll have healthy primal snacks available for when the binges strike so that if I can't beat them off, at least I'm not gorging on pudding snacks and fruit by the foot...

                    2. I'll be going back to 3 meals a day (if needed) to keep binges at bay. My binges seem to mostly occur in the late evening hours - usually after my kids go to bed... I'm sure that the "down time" my kids going to bed causes is part of the problem... but I've also been known to graze all evening long while making dinner. I used to be a stress smoker... now I'm a stress eater and I need to get it under control. I'm not sure if 3 meals a day will control the binges or not, but I'm going to try it.

                    3. High protein/moderate fat is the goal as well... I'm not going to aim for VLC, but I will fill up on protein and fat in hopes that I won't want a ton of carbs.

                    4. Carbs will ONLY come from fruits and veggies. No carbs before lunch as they tend to make me sleepy and grazey... i will also work on cutting back the potatoes - I've been eating a lot of white potatoes lately. I know they're ok and consider "primal" but I think they produce an insulin response that contributes to the binging. In fact, I had white potatoes for dinner last night prior to my mega binge on pudding...

                    and now my screen is going all wonky on me (bouncing back to the top whenever I stop typing) so I think I'll end this post here.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Alright! Let's do this! Sugar binges be gone! Vanquished!

                      ...As I'm eating dark chocolate. Whatever, it's 85% and it's a square and a half. Prevention is key for me.

                      ANYAWYS, the 3 meals a day is what has really helped me in the past. Both for keeping myself satiated and making it "illegal" to eat between prevents me from spontaneous binges. Hope your plan works out! I'll check back in

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                      • Tonight I'm swinging by the grocery to pick up some berries. I will cut up my wonderful berries and mix them with the unsweetened coconut and top it with some heavy whipping cream. Hopefully the berries will be enough sweetener to satisfy my sugar monster.

                        Lunch today was leftover dinner from last night. Catfish fillet, cubed white potatoes pan fried in coconut oil, and green beans and garlic steamed with bacon and bacon grease. Yummo. The catfish wasn't the best reheated - kind of tough. Made me afraid that maybe it wasn't completely done. I had left this particular fillet in the oven for an additional 10 minutes because it wasn't "soft" and flakey like the rest... maybe it was just a tough fish?? Who knows. Wasn't taking the chance.

                        Tonight... dinner tonight will probably be lettuce leaf tacos. they're quick and easy and if the kids wanna play outside before dinner, it won't be a problem. Plus, the leftovers heat well. I'll make 2 lbs of meat, feed me and the kids tonight and split the leftovers for me and DH for lunch tomorrow.

                        I just spent a good half hour in the blazing afternoon sun. I could feel my arms getting really warm, and in the light of my office they look red, but I think they're probably ok. I sat on a picnic bench, ate my lunch and read my book. I'm over half way through Insurgent (the second of the Divergent series). Not sure what I'll read after this... probably one of Gay Panda's books.

                        I wore my fast flats again today. It's so funny b/c I get out of the car in the morning and for a fleeting second have that panicky dread that comes with forgetting to put on the right shoes. I did that once. Had to run out to the car for something before leaving for work one day so I just tossed on my flip flops. Got to work and realized I was wearing flip flops and khakis... oops. This is the quick fear I have each morning when I get out of the car. They're nice and comfy little things. More like slippers than anything. They certainly conduct heat though! Woo! And they're kind of cute. I like them.

                        I suppose. There is some paperwork that needs to be delivered so I think I'll go on a short walk. I hope everyone is having a good day.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Good luck on going back to basics! I'm being quite strict with my food right now, because I'm doing a summer challenge with my CrossFit gym (hmm, challenge ok, but where the hell is summer over here? It was HAILING today!!!). I didn't have any chocolate (or other sweet stuff) in more than 10 days! I am having fruit though, that's keeping my sweet tooth happy
                          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                          My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                          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 walked by a friend's computer today at work and saw she was "bing-ing" weight loss plans. I took her mouse and navigated her to MDA. She has taken the bait and is asking me all sorts of questions. her fiancee is a farmer though so she may get some fight out of him (CW farmer).

                            I'm excited that she's interested in trying it. I challenged her to do it for 2 weeks and evaluate how she feels and if she loves it to continue... if she doesn't she can go back, but I really don't think she'll want to go back.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I find my sugar addiction is ebbing. The sweets just don't do it for me the way they used to. I kind of overdid it with smoked mussels in cream tonight though... I needed someone around to eat it with, but DS would not touch smoked mussels or the mushrooms with a ten-foot pole. And that pan had both of those in there. Very, very nice.

                              I do think it's important to try to limit indulgences, when trying to retrain our taste buds. I find if I cheat too regularly, it tends to snowball. A very occasional small cheat helps, but those adjectives are important!
                              Last edited by Judg; 05-15-2012, 06:58 PM.
                              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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                              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                                What should I do about my feet? They're kinda calloused from all my running. DS calls them "itchy" b/c they scratch his hands. lol
                                Try this...... I do this every morning. I keep a container of coconut oil in the bathroom - every morning after my shower I rub my feet with coconut oil and then put on my socks. So, all day my feet are being softened by the oil. It works really good! and if you can handle socks at night you can also do it at night. If they are REALLY dry and icky, use a pumic stone before putting on the oil.
                                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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