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  • Congratulations on your successes! Sounds like you handled that family get-together perfectly. Brought good food, prepared for objections, gracious in your judgments of others, perfect score! Plus you got to feel great the next day, both physically and emotionally. How perfect is that?
    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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    • Let the real weight loss begin! 196 lbs this morning! The weight I gained from consuming dairy and all sorts of sugar two weeks ago is finally gone!! WHOO HOO!!!

      I learned a very valuable lesson this weekend. I thought I was taking fish oil for mental health, but it appears my body has chosen to use it for inflammation b/c if I DON'T take it, my foot and ankle get so stiff that it's difficult to walk for a short bit. And the other night I noticed some sciatic pain when I'd eaten no foods to trigger it. Must be the fish oil.

      Still reading "It Starts with Food". I would highly recommend this book to anyone who can read and cares about their health. I'm learning so much about how our body works and how food interacts with or interferes with the processes.

      I'm gearing up to go to the gym again. I'm interested in doing more than just walking now. I want to start LHT again and running again. The problem with running is that I don't have any minimalist shoes yet and no money with which to purchase them. So I think running will be delayed a bit longer until I can gather up some funds to buy a pair of five fingers or something.

      This weekend we lost another race car driver. I guess he was at a party and got struck by a vehicle driven by his best friend. Don't know details of how or why, just know that he's gone. DH used to race against him too back in 2006 and 2007. He was pretty serious competition as those were two of our best years in racing (2010 was another great year). So, I told DH that if bad things happen in 3s, I'm sticking him in a bubble and not allowing him to leave the house.

      He went racing last night. Tore up the car. Expected considering where he went. I guess some guy came sailing up into him from the bottom side of the track and just waylaid the car. Tore up the rear end, the front breaks, and did something to the transmission because it won't go into gear. Fan-f*cking-tastic. I'm sure that'll be expensive. I asked DH where he plans to pull the money from this time to fix the car b/c we can't do it. He said he'll just rob a bank... no, in all seriousness, he said "I guess it'll have to sit for a while". This year has been VERY tough on the car. 1 blown motor, 1 broken motor (that could have blown, but didn't), torn up tail, and the $600 ball joint fiasco (ball joint broke, which caused two shocks, 2 A-arms and 2 tie rods to break). No, likely what'll happen is that they'll go over to Bud's (the parts guy) and get more parts, put them on the account and fix the car, only to spend the whole winter paying off the Bud's bill. From a financial standpoint, I am soooo tired of racing. I just learned yesterday that the team bought some scales from a guy for $600 that they haven't paid for yet! Why the hell does everything these guys do cost $600??? Frustrating and annoying as hell.

      AAAAnyhow... 196 today. Pretty stoked about that!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • I want to apologize for being so scarce lately. I've been trying to keep up with homework and the guy I used to work with moved on to his next assignment and the new guy hasn't started yet, so I'm just kind of here trying to get things done for school while also keeping the office afloat... gone are the days where I spend all day on MDA reading journals, me thinks...

        I have two papers due for one class - one is an article review, the other is a video review.

        Then for the other class, I have a 5-8 min presentation I have to give (complete with powerpoint) on how I would use social media marketing to market the Paleo lifestyle to those who don't know or aren't willing to try it. (Yep, Paleo is my "business"), as well as write a 6 page paper on the same subject.

        I'm a bit swamped right now. But it'll all end soon.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • You're doing so well with all the balls you have to juggle, Jenn. You don't have to apologize for anything.
          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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          • ^Completely agreed. Congrats on the new low!
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            • OMG, that video was horrid. I don't even want to share it with the group b/c it was so offensive. It was created by a church association that is against gay marriage. I had to analyze the video, decide whether or not the message they conveyed was effective, and then decide if it was in or out of bounds ethically from a leadership standpoint. I voted out of bounds and ineffective. It angered me and offended me. And since I have a few gay friends, I will not share the video as I don't want to spread their terrible message. It ranks high enough to require brain bleach. But there's a HILARIOUS parody that's been made of it. lol I was laughing at that.

              ANYHOW... back at it. Gotta write my paper on either Libertarianism or Paternalism... probably go the route of paternalism b/c just about everyone in this country needs a dad to keep them from killing themselves out of sheer stupidity. lol
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Busy! holy cow!
                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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                • Got my PowerPoint presentation done for my online Social Media Marketing class (the class I absolutely HATE!!).

                  You can view it at this link: https://docs.google.com/presentation...XH_ujytbQ/edit
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Forgot to add a pic to my presentation... this will be placed in there somewhere near the end.

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



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                    • Now, all that's left of this semester is to write out the paper that is supposed to go with the presentation. 6 pages. Oh, and to actually present on Wednesday. Paper isn't due til Friday so I am actually ahead of the game for once! I think this calls for a fruity snack!!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Your presentation is fantastic, I especially like the picture! Very clever.
                        Went Primal on 1st April 2012

                        Since beginning Primal:
                        - The stomach cramps I'd been having have vanished.
                        - People comment that my skin is glowing.
                        - I enjoy getting out of bed (most of the time)
                        - I'm so excited by food.

                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread52255.html

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                        • I didn't make the picture. I found it on facebook. lol But thanks for the positive feedback.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Day 9 of Whole 30 #2 is starting. Scale read 195 this morning. All that bloat and weight gain from the yogurt/sugar hiatus the last week of June is finally gone.

                            I'm tired today. Not entirely sure why. Maybe it's because my sleep was kind of broken last night. DH is on 2nd so I woke up when he came home, then DS came to our room about midnight-ish, then again later, then that blasted alarm clock went off...

                            Somehow I managed to trip walking to my car last night and with no shoes that means I really did a number on my big toe. Stubbed it something fierce. It hurts to walk, therefore I don't walk right. Glad I brought gym clothes. I'll ride the bike instead of walking today, except I have to walk to the gym - about a mile round trip.

                            Lots of goodies today.

                            Bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit medley thing I made at home with mandarin oranges, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries this time.
                            Pork chop, grilled peppers, steamed carrots with ghee and parsley, steamed broccoli (oversteamed, actually. Oops)

                            Speaking of food... kinda hungry now.

                            My sister and a friend are considering the Paleo way of eating. Sister's kids have ezcema pretty badly - like so much skin will flake off and flake so deeply she has to bandage it with gauze to keep them from catching the skin on something and tearing it off. Poor kids. They've had this problem since they were wee infants. Hopefully some diet changes will help.

                            Friend has IBS and skipped our walk last night because she couldn't trust her gut. I shared with her the testimonials at Whole30 and suggested she make some changes that can impact the way her gut works. Sister and I discussed it later (and MIL with her illegal drug use for fibro pain relief) and Sister even agreed that food makes a HUGE difference in how your body works. Sister is known for not being able to cook and always relying on Chef Boyardee or The Helper Hand to assist with dinner. This is amazing coming from my sister - the girl who hates nearly all foods!

                            It's so nice when you can see your world is catching on and seeing the benefits. Just wish MIL would ditch her pot and pick up a chicken leg instead. But she's stubborn and bullheaded and frustrating. She'd rather take the easy way out and eat junk than to put forth some effort to change her diet and maybe try it out just once. Every time I've mentioned that diet can help, she says "well, some people say it doesn't work for them"... ok... but how do you know it won't work for you if you don't try it?? And maybe they were still cheating and that's why they had the problems they had despite their "changes". So annoying that she's not willing to test it. Oh well, I guess it's her pain not mine.

                            ugh she makes me so angry! I'm gonna go make breakfast now. Maybe it'll perk me up since thinking about MIL has irritated me again... now I feel like PC and CJ with MIL's who drive them nuts.
                            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
                              Day 9 of Whole 30 #2 is starting. Scale read 195 this morning. All that bloat and weight gain from the yogurt/sugar hiatus the last week of June is finally gone.

                              I'm tired today. Not entirely sure why. Maybe it's because my sleep was kind of broken last night. DH is on 2nd so I woke up when he came home, then DS came to our room about midnight-ish, then again later, then that blasted alarm clock went off...

                              Somehow I managed to trip walking to my car last night and with no shoes that means I really did a number on my big toe. Stubbed it something fierce. It hurts to walk, therefore I don't walk right. Glad I brought gym clothes. I'll ride the bike instead of walking today, except I have to walk to the gym - about a mile round trip.

                              Lots of goodies today.

                              Bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit medley thing I made at home with mandarin oranges, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries this time.
                              Pork chop, grilled peppers, steamed carrots with ghee and parsley, steamed broccoli (oversteamed, actually. Oops)

                              Speaking of food... kinda hungry now.

                              My sister and a friend are considering the Paleo way of eating. Sister's kids have ezcema pretty badly - like so much skin will flake off and flake so deeply she has to bandage it with gauze to keep them from catching the skin on something and tearing it off. Poor kids. They've had this problem since they were wee infants. Hopefully some diet changes will help.

                              Friend has IBS and skipped our walk last night because she couldn't trust her gut. I shared with her the testimonials at Whole30 and suggested she make some changes that can impact the way her gut works. Sister and I discussed it later (and MIL with her illegal drug use for fibro pain relief) and Sister even agreed that food makes a HUGE difference in how your body works. Sister is known for not being able to cook and always relying on Chef Boyardee or The Helper Hand to assist with dinner. This is amazing coming from my sister - the girl who hates nearly all foods!

                              It's so nice when you can see your world is catching on and seeing the benefits. Just wish MIL would ditch her pot and pick up a chicken leg instead. But she's stubborn and bullheaded and frustrating. She'd rather take the easy way out and eat junk than to put forth some effort to change her diet and maybe try it out just once. Every time I've mentioned that diet can help, she says "well, some people say it doesn't work for them"... ok... but how do you know it won't work for you if you don't try it?? And maybe they were still cheating and that's why they had the problems they had despite their "changes". So annoying that she's not willing to test it. Oh well, I guess it's her pain not mine.

                              ugh she makes me so angry! I'm gonna go make breakfast now. Maybe it'll perk me up since thinking about MIL has irritated me again... now I feel like PC and CJ with MIL's who drive them nuts.
                              Even with the stubborn MIL, that's great that other people in your world are opening up to it! It's amazing -- now when I hear or see that someone I know has mood swings, I look at what they eat, and it's usually a lot of sugar or carbs. I used to be that way! All over the place! So it's great when people are interested in healing. Just keep doing what you're doing -- lead by example. :-)
                              My Leptin Reset Journey


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

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                              • Can you believe it??? I'm almost at the 30 lbs mark... I can't believe it... and I'm starting to get a bit anxious about what it's going to be like to actually reach my goal. I've been working on weight loss for 8 years and never met goal... Now my goal is nearly in sight and I'm getting excited, anxious and nervous. Borderline scared.

                                But in reality, I don't need to worry about it yet b/c it is still quite a ways off. If my weight loss remains the same as it has been, I won't reach 140 until the end of next April. Just in time to graduate with my master's degree!!

                                So, I can chill a bit, I think.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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