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

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    • Welcome to Army 101, Paula... all you need to know is change is the only constant, nothing ever makes sense and everything's a gawd-damned pissing match...

      Today's Mantra: I love the Army. I love the Army. I love the Army.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Quick observation: sugar makes me bloat. Bad. I had a Dove Dark Chocolate bar (I know, crappy dark chocolate, but it's the best I could do in the chocolate department) and I'm bloated up pretty good - tummy is all distended and uncomfy...

        That is all.

        Oh wait... I'm also reading The Paleo Diet for Athletes. Interesting stuff. No wonder I feel so good after a run and recover so quickly when I eat within the Paleo guidelines. Why isn't this mainstream yet???
        Last edited by jenn26point2; 02-21-2014, 03:07 PM.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Read that over xmas. Thought of you the whole time. Glad you got your hands on it.
          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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          • good grief!!! don't you love governmental BS!

            Sorry the extra running isn't translating into weight loss - I'd be pissed off! Maybe its something you're eating? Or it could be you're building muscle as you're losing fat??? Do you feel firmer and tighter? Clothes any better fitting?
            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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            • Hi Jenn! Just catching up. Sorry for your aggravations. One foot in front of the other, girl.

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              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                Welcome to Army 101, Paula... all you need to know is change is the only constant, nothing ever makes sense and everything's a gawd-damned pissing match....
                Ah, so it is Army wide. How depressing. Here I was holding out hope that there was sanity somewhere. All this over moving offices. It's not like someone stole a tank.

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                • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  Ah, so it is Army wide. How depressing. Here I was holding out hope that there was sanity somewhere. All this over moving offices. It's not like someone stole a tank.
                  Nope, no tanks were stolen... just the corner office. Boss came in today and we discussed it. He said either they give up that office space which is more appropriate for a directorate level executive than a staff level executive, or they hand over $80,000 to renovate our current office. He'll never see $80,000 to renovate... so it's just a matter of getting them to hand over the keys. And there's no reason they shouldn't hand them over.

                  ***

                  It's Monday. I'm tired. My watchband broke while making Brady's bed last night. Got a new one coming. Had $6 in gift cards to Amazon, so I used that to offset the cost.

                  Still reading The Paleo Diet for Athletes.

                  Had a bad food weekend - well, Sunday was a bad food day, I should say. I went to the local fire department's pancake breakfast with my dad. All of our fire departments are volunteer departments, and the equipment is all purchased using fundraising dollars and tax dollars. We have some REALLY good equipment (I'd argue it's probably second best in the county, 2nd to the county seat which is a large city with paid fire fighters), but there's always a need for more, newer, bigger equipment, so I try to make it a point to go to these things. I'd be kicking myself in the ass if they responded to a fire at my house and the house was a total loss b/c of bad hoses b/c I didn't eat their pancakes, ya know? So, I went. I took Kenna with me. $10 donation for all you can eat scrambled eggs, sausage links and pancakes for two people. Brad and Brady were out cutting wood for Grandma's furnace. She has a central boiler, which is a big wood stove outside the house that heats water and pumps the hot water into the house for heating purposes. I think it also heats the water heater in some way shape or form. Anyway, this winter has been very cold so she's gone through more wood than usual, so the boys had to go cut up some fallen trees and split the wood for her. (FIL fills the burner every day). My dad has one of these boilers too. Cost wise, my dad got a 100% return investment within the first two years of use b/c he no longer had a gas bill. His heating bill went from $300 a month to whatever gas he used for his kitchen stove. That's quite the adjustment! Brad and I have discussed it, but cutting wood is a TON of work, takes a TON of time, and sourcing available wood is hard... so.... we've stuck with what we've got. Our yearly heating bill is pretty low (presently we're paying $39 a month for gas on the budget plan).

                  So, wow... got way off track there. After the pancakes, I opened myself up to eating whatever the hell I wanted. I'd already poisoned myself with gluten, so I figured I might as well keep up the onslaught and had some girl scout cookies. I'm not sure why I buy them - they're no better tasting than the knock off version at Dollar General (seriously... if you love caramel delights or thin mints, check out your local dollar g... they have the exact same thing for $1.25 a box).

                  I had some potato salad made with commercial mayo on Saturday night. That was a bad idea. Instant inflammation. My left sciatic was all sorts of pissed off yesterday. Throbbing in the hip and stabbing in the heel (when I tried to run). I ended up scrapping my run b/c I just didn't care enough about it to run through the pain.

                  I'm back on track today...

                  Gut: seems to be getting better. Itching seems to be completely gone. Prescript assist is apparently doing something. Still haven't had an gut wrenching cramps to indicate the war is on, but I have had some less than pleasant gas... Actually, a lot... so I suspect that's the side effect of the war going on. Whatever... as long as things get under control eventually so I can move on. I'm also eating a yogurt every day to give my body the beneficial bacteria that feed the probiotics so a good environment can become established... it's what I read to do anyway...

                  Anyhow... I don't have anything substantial to contribute at this time. Feeling kind of meh today... not sure if it's depression from the crappy foods this weekend or if I'm just tired, but feeling pretty meh about everything today. Not even sure if I'm going to go the gym and knock out those three miles or not... meh... idk. Right now I'm going to work on the boss' travel voucher to get him paid for his travel last week and then probably meh at my desk... I don't like feeling meh...
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • You could be just a little out of balance - hence only some troublesome gas issues I've been taking 2 PA everyday for a month now. I'm doing better - but it still seems that any dietary impropriety sends me into gut distress and frequenting the bathroom. I'm dropping to one pill a day now - as prescribed by the SCD folks. I'm glad the itching is gone! Yeah!

                    I can relate to the MEH feelings. For me - its weather, and not feeling so good physically. I need sun and warmth - and I need my gut and shoulder fixed.

                    I had an OFF evening......... well, sorta. I've been spot on with my diet - but Saturday night I had some vodka/club soda/kombucha. Nothing really bad happened --- but I could tell it was effecting my gut. According to Stop the Vicious Cycle - vodka is on the "legal" list -- according to my gut - it isn't. I don't know about you - but I'm starting to decide that the after effects of eating/drinking off the grid are just not worth it!
                    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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                    • Nothing like a bad food weekend to put things all in perspective! I like to think of it as a reminder, " oh yeah...that's why I avoid all this stuff normally." Or " yeah...that stuff still doesn't work for me." Hope you feel better though!

                      P.S. Hello from a new forum member! Slowly making my rounds on journals

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                      • Welcome Margalott. Glad to have you aboard.

                        On the job front: I applied for that budget analyst position. The posting closed last Friday. Today I got two notifications that my name was placed on the referral list and I may be contacted for an interview if one is warranted. I got referred as a GS-07 (one grade level lower than where I am now, but pay would not be affected - just rank) and I got referred as a GS-09 (one grade level higher - again, pay not affected, just rank). I will take the job at either rank. It sounds like work that's right up my alley.

                        However, I just went to a command level meeting (General was putting out information regarding the restructuring of the army to fit budget constraints for 2014/2015 and how that affects our command). Before that meeting, I had the opportunity to say hello to three of my former bosses. Oh how I miss that job. I really wish it had been a permanent postion - or that I'd been there long enough to see the secretary that I worked with leave so I could have taken her job and stayed where I was. I really miss that office. I miss the people, I miss the activities, I miss the environment, I miss Penny (my former supervisor) and I miss Jim (the director). I was very happy at that job... but had I stayed there, I'd be out of a job right now... Maybe this budget position will help me get aligned back up with that office (they do financial stuff too) so that eventually I can get back in there. And hopefully before Jim and Penny retire.

                        ***

                        While I was at that meeting, I also realized just how uncomfortable I am with my recent weight gain. Like really uncomfortable. So I have decided that on non-run days, I WILL be lifting again. And I will be working to remove the dairy from my diet again. I won't go full blown Whole30 til after the marathon, but I'll be cutting back, sticking mostly to fermented/soured versions. I'm still not drinking milk (just using it in recipes) and I haven't gnawed on a block of cheese yet - so far it's only been milk/cheese in recipes, yogurt and sour cream (on tacos the other night). I also want to focus on remaining gluten free. So yeah, back to the gym with me... every day. I need to work out my plan b/c I won't be able to do as many sets as I did previously (last year this time) and won't be able to do 4 different body regions each week like I did before (thinking two per week - dead lifts and overhead press one week, chest press and squats the next week) b/c of running 4-5 days a week, but I'll be adding weights back for sure. I am tired of feeling fat and bloated...

                        Oh look at that... it's time to go home. I'll have to finish this post tomorrow or something.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Lifting seemed to work really well for your body comp & weight loss. Just don't forget that your runs will be a little different now! I doubt you'll be able to run QUITE as many miles when you're lifting on the other days.

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                          • The way I plan to do it puts marathon training as the priority, so I'll still do my distance (have to or I won't be able to do the marathon at all). I just plan to lift to supplement my running at this point - lifting half of what I can physically do at first. I don't want to wear out my lower body too much - especially before a long run.

                            But once this marathon is done... look the hell out! I'll be throwing those weights around like it's my job!

                            Speaking of jobs. I spoke with a gal here at work about the job I put in for. She said I'll find taking a job with the Corp of Engineers to be the best move I've ever made. She says I'll love it there. *fingers crossed*

                            Experiencing some digestive distress today... grumblings, gas, insignificantly mild cramping (as a result of the gas, I suspect). Not sure what to make of it. Ate my Chobani and took my Prescript Assist just now.

                            Wait... isn't yogurt pasteurized? I can't tell by reading the label on the container - I see no mention of pasteurization, but aren't all commercially sold dairy products pasteurized? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of yogurt?
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I have no idea how commercial yogurt works...

                              Did you just start eating the yogurt? Is that wise if dairy is an issue for you?
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                              • I get phlegmy when I eat dairy... I've had to blow my nose two-three times a day (thick, clear snot) as a result, but I figured a week of good bacteria was probably worth the snot. Plus, I like yogurt.

                                ***

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



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