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  • I know you're right, but it's hard to be patient when your friends are losing lbs 10 at a time all around you. I know my approach is safer and better, but it's hard to brag that I've lost 15 lbs in 5 months when my sister can say "I lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks", ya know?

    I went for a walk with Work Friend and now I'm sweaty under my bra. I hate that. I want to take the fan by my desk and blow it up my shirt to dry my boobies and bra. But I can't b/c there's a guy in my office and that would be less than appropriate... so suffer I must...

    I ate breakfast really late (like 10 am) so I'm not hungry for my lunch yet. I almost wish I was b/c it's a tasty tasty lunch. Leftover scalloped potatoes and ham. mmm I'll put it in the fridge (it's in my cooler now) and eat it later or take it home for dinner.

    Tomorrow is DS's preschool class picnic. I'm trying to think of things to put in our "sack lunch". Since we will have already had breakfast and lunch won't be far behind, I'm thinking about just taking some apples and celery for dipping in almond butter. maybe some grapes and some almonds. It doesn't have to be a meal since the picnic is at 10 and his lunch at daycare is at noon... I probably won't eat b/c I won't be hungry after breakfast.

    After the picnic I'll take the kids to daycare (paying for it either way so might as well use it) and go home and get some stuff done. DH will leave for work about 1, so that'll leave me enough time to get caught up on some stuff. Dishes, laundry, picking up, maybe mop the kitchen, nap... lol I have some veggies to move from pots to the nice plot in my yard that the neighbor tilled for me. so nice of him. That'll be some good sun exposure.

    Yep. Tomorrow is going to be a good day.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Sounds like it. Enjoy.

      I've watched family members peel the pounds off too. And yes, it was a bit demoralizing. But they put it back on (except the ones who got surgery). Every time. Sometimes several times. And when I started out, I didn't know if I was going to make my goal or not. But my reasoning was that every pound I lost - and kept off - was a victory in and of itself. It was that much less strain on my heart and joints and that much less to be lugging around. I wasn't doing it to impress others (although I don't mind if they are!) but for my own sake. But people, God bless 'em, are pretty quick to notice when you're taking weight off and to encourage you about it. So I figure I'm a winner, whether or not I ever lose another pound. I still want to reach my goal, but I guess now I'm more confident, so I'm in less of a hurry.

      And you are a winner too. You've taken some off, and apart from the normal jiggles up and down, you're not putting it back on. So just continue as you are, and you will get there. And chances are, the people that are doing "better" than you now, will be asking you about your secret. 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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      • Thanks Judg. *heart*
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by Judg View Post
          I will confess to feeling a wee bit smug, when the spectacular weight losers who were being thrown in my face as role models are now fat again, and I am getting more and more questions about my "secret".
          What exactly is your method again Judg? The Judg rules if you will .
          Starting weight: 225
          Current weight: 195
          Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
          Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
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          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
            ha ha ha (evil laugh)

            Coaxed another convert!!! She's purging her cabinets tonight!!
            Good job! I've converted my roommate, and one of her friends is considering it...
            My Leptin Reset Journey


            Current BF%: 35
            Goal BF%: 20-23

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            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
              Sugar Binge Annihilation Day 1 was a success. I was 100% primal yesterday. I overate, but I was primal. And I lost 1 lb... one real lb, not one I'd gained back. If you consider ones I gained back, I actually lost 3 lbs overnight... whatever. I'm happy to be at 206 now. that means only 6 more lbs and I'll be looking at the 100's again! ROCK. ON.

              That's so intimidating, actually. The 100's... I've been over 200 lbs for so long that 100's is intimidating. That means some serious weight loss has been occuring. It's awesome, but intimidating and I'm not sure what to think. am I ready? Under 200 is the realm of the successful and I haven't been successful for so long that I don't know if I belong with the likes of them. They say weight loss is a mental game, but I never would have expected to experience anxiety over reaching a weight below 200 lbs... Good thing I didn't reach it today.

              206. That's a good number, I think. It means I've lost 15 lbs this year (11 since going primal). But that's only an average of 3 lbs per month. Maybe I should just stop analyzing this and say "I lost 15 lbs so far this year". That's all that really matters anyway.

              Today, food looks like this:

              B:
              3 sausage links
              3 boiled eggs (yesterday I only ate two so might do the same today)
              vitamins

              L:
              left over taco meat
              big bowl of shredded iceberg lettuce
              1/2 roma tomato
              1/4 cup shredded cheddar
              salsa and sour cream

              D:
              Scalloped potatoes and ham, me thinks.

              I wanna make bison burgers or bison steak, but DH is working second so they're gonna have to wait a bit longer.

              I made the coconut macaroons last night. They were pretty good. A little less sweet than I anticipated b/c I'm used to store bought ones, but good nonetheless. The coconut I found (only option for unsweetened) was chipped coconut. I tried to chop it down to a finer consistency using the food processor but it didn't work. So the consistency of the macaroons is a bit off, but the taste is there.

              After I made them, I went to the store and picked up some sweetened coconut. I think that's going to have to be my vice now. Unsweetened coconut doesn't do it for me. It's like it's missing out on that rich coconut flavor... But then again, maybe I just need to give the coconut chips a little soaking in water or something b/c they're dried instead of moist like sweetened coconut... might be worth a shot.

              I think I might take a short walk today in my fast flats and see how it goes. This is my 3rd day of wearing them all day. I think it might be time to venture outward a bit. I miss walking.


              Ok, I think I've run out of things to ramble about. I hope everyone's having a nice day.
              Congratulations! What are your "fast flats?" I've been thinking of getting "barefoot shoes" flats, are these the same thing?
              My Leptin Reset Journey


              Current BF%: 35
              Goal BF%: 20-23

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              • Originally posted by Lex26 View Post
                What exactly is your method again Judg? The Judg rules if you will .
                Hmm, I should probably answer that more in my journal. It's more a series of things though, than one secret.
                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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                • What is a salt flush? Doesn't salt cause water retention? I'm confused............
                  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 tomi View Post
                    What is a salt flush? Doesn't salt cause water retention? I'm confused............
                    According to the Gay Panda and our friend Pebbles, the celtic salt flush is intended to bind with bromide, chloride, and fluoride, all of which interfere with the body's absorption of iodine. Bromide, chloride, and fluoride all bind to the same receptors as iodide in our bodies, essentially blocking them out and potentially causing thyroid issues. Using the salt flush pulls those elements off the receptors (or at least prevents them from binding to the receptors) allowing for iodine/iodide use by the body. I was worried about the salt causing retention too, but they say that it has the opposite effect, but I can't recall why. Something about the binding of the other elements that allows for it to flush from the system or something like that. I don't know the exact science, but they say the "Iodine Anyone?" thread fully discusses iodine and celtic salt flushes - I have not read it.

                    Originally posted by kalli889 View Post
                    Congratulations! What are your "fast flats?" I've been thinking of getting "barefoot shoes" flats, are these the same thing?
                    Fast Flats are Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats (available here). They're very thin and it's a lot like going barefoot, except your feet are protected from rocks and whatnot, and they're cute and appropriate for work.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • You know you're committed when...

                      1. You put in a vegetable garden.
                      2. Buy a bigger refrigerator to hold all your Primal goodies.

                      That's what I did this weekend.

                      Friday, I transplanted all of my veggies into the ground. My neighbor tilled a 3x3 foot spot for me so I could put my veggies in the ground with hopes that I'll get a better yield than I do having them in pots. Hopefully it works.

                      Then I planted something like 54 flowers in the containers that held my veggies. My deck is a nice little garden now. It's got violets, geraniums, salvia, and some kind of cute flower that opens and closes with the sun. Also a Gerber Daisy and a Mum. I secured my Shepherd's hook to the deck so I can have my bird feeders up there instead of down lower. I have a finch feeder and a hummingbird feeder. Hoping to get some action on them soon. If it wasn't so unbelievably hot and unshaded on our deck, we might actually use it... *sigh*

                      Yesterday, DH and I went to Lowe's and got a bigger fridge. Our 21 cubic foot side by side fridge just wasn't cutting it. We can't put anything big in there b/c it's not wide enough. Nothing about it is big enough, really. We have so many primal goodies packed into it that things go bad before I notice b/c I can't see anything. Things fall out everytime we reach in for something (especially in the freezer). And 4 gallons of milk take up a LOT of room. So, we ordered a new fridge. This is the one we got: fridge. I won't get it until the 1st, which is a bummer, but it's one they normally have in stock, but didn't yesterday (unless I wanted a damaged one - um no). She said it would be a week before they get anymore in, and then they only deliver to our area on Fridays... Stupid, but it's free... what can ya do...

                      This morning I feel like crap b/c I didn't get to eat right away when taking my vitamins... So my tummy is upset by the large quantity of nutrients with no food to dilute them... But, I'm starting to feel a little better after eating, so I think I'll survive.

                      Tired today... sleepy tired - not run down tired. I think I fell asleep about 10 pm on the couch last night. DD woke me up at 11:30 (at least I think she did... when I went to her room, she was sleeping, but I swear I heard her fuss), and then went to bed. Kids both slept the rest of the night through - DS even slept in his bed the whole night! It got cold in our house last night (dropped to 64 degrees when I got up at 6), so maybe they didn't wake up b/c they entered a hibernation mode! lol Whatever the reason, they slept in their own beds and it was nice!!

                      Scale read 206.2 this morning... I am knocking on 205's door... I bet I'm there before Friday.

                      It sure was nice waking up to a number on the scale on Monday that was smaller than the number on the scale on Friday... weekends are usually the other way around for me.

                      I'm gonna go walk around. I hope everyone's having a good Monday so far. Mine is a sleepy one. *yawn*
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Memorial Day weekend in the States, I take it? It usually coincides with our Victoria Day, but not always. Slightly different formula used to determine it. Sometimes our long weekend is a week earlier.

                        The Professor (DH) and Car Salesman Son just walked out the door to join Translator Son and family for a picnic at a splash park with the grandsons. *sniff* I'm not feeling well enough to go, both for their sake and mine. Think I'll go crash a bit.
                        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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                        • This coming weekend is Mem-Day weekend (so looking forward to it). I am SLEEP today, from lack of sleep haha
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                          • Yep... Memorial Day is coming up. Last week I took Friday off to go to my son's preschool picnic. His teacher was hosting a picnic in the park (bring your own lunch kind of thing), much like a field trip, and DS said "Mom, you, Dad and my sister HAVE to come", so we did.

                            It was a lot of fun. DH was the designated child swinger. Everyone kept asking him to push them. It was funny and cute.

                            As for actual Memorial Day plans - we don't have any. Might go fishing... definitely racing. I love not having plans.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Ah well, it's a holiday here today. For those who work or go to school. Even the groceries are closed, including the 24/7 ones. Rats. I could use a few things. It's hard to figure out how much I need to last a week with people coming and going and diets shifting.
                              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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                              • I think I have developed (or recently discovered) an allergy to wheat. On two occasions this weekend I ate a piece of meat that had come in contact with wheat... the next day, both times, I experienced digestive complications. Which lead me to realize there is absolutely NO privacy in a public work restroom... I hate it. Even worse, the bathroom at work has a 'suite' off of it used as a nursing suite for nursing mothers. I felt terrible for the gal who was trying to provide sustenance for her child while I was... er... eliminating a form of "sustenance" that didn't agree with me. *sigh*

                                Someone mentioned a blog on another person's journal and I have fallen in love with it. The Primal Parent | Thoughts on Primal food and Primal lifestyle from a parent's perspective Great site!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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