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  • I use block cream cheese... I can't imagine greek yogurt being that thick. lol
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Hey, just stopping in. Just started a log here and decided to check out some other logs. looks like your working your butt off and making progress. Keep that head up, smile, smile and smile some more.

      Richard
      It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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      • I'm sure those 4 pounds will fall off quickly.
        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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        • Just what I f*cking need... Brad's bloodwork came back low on testosterone... so every 2 weeks he's going to get a shot to boost it. Really?? I'm already beating him off with a stick every day as it is. The LAST thing I want is for him to have MORE testosterone... I honestly do not enjoy having sex - whether it's technique, hormones, birth control, stress, or whatever - I do not enjoy having sex and the last thing I want is for him to want it more. Please tell me this won't up his desire... please.

          Can't he just change his diet??? *sigh*
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • It won't necessarily increase his desire for sex --- but it will likely increase his desire for physical activity in general. Perhaps the daily need is just a by-product of a lack of desire for other types of activity........ ???? just a thought.

            So, thyroid was good - but testosterone was down?
            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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            • Yep. T3 and T4 were good. No idea what the numbers were. They just said everything was good except testosterone. I am livid that the dr is looking to supplement with hormone therapy instead of being interested in solving the problem by finding the cause of the decrease. I explained to Brad that cortisol is a direct antagonist for testosterone and that excess cortisol is going to cause it to decrease, and that cortisol comes from stress and his belly fat. I explained to him that hormones are directly affected by food and nutrition. His answer was that there's a guy at work who has low t who isn't fat... I really don't see this as the solution and it frustrates me that he won't listen. This damn shot he wants to take is $20 every two weeks! We don't HAVE an extra $40 a month!!!

              *sigh*

              On a more positive note... boundless energy has been discovered. My activity level is so much higher than it's been in years!

              Yesterday: woke up and did dishes. Then made a big hearty breakfast for the family. Then went to sister's and helped place furniture. Then came home and cleaned son's room (it was trashed), then went and got groceries. Then came home and made dinner (burgers with bacon pan fried in bacon grease), then did dishes again and cleaned up kitchen (unheard of prior to primal), then swept and mopped the kitchen floor.

              Tonight: came home from work and made dinner (grass fed ribeyes om nom nom nom nom), then did dishes and cleaned up kitchen. Folded two loads of laundry and put one away (towels), then picked up toys in the dining room (it was trashed) and swept the floor. I'd do more, but it's already 9:30 so I need to stop so I can wind down for sleep.

              I love the energy. It's amazing. I just wish my cortisol peaked at the right time of day so that I could get out of bed easily and get tired before 11:30 pm. But, in the meantime, I'll take what I can get.

              Off to read some more of "It Starts with Food". Yep, still reading it. Hard to read much when you have so many chores to keep up with. But, that's what happens when our diet screws up every aspect of your life and energy level, making you a lazy slug who spends her night on facebook.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • hearing you on the fb time.............. not good. Would LOVE to have that energy level. You GO girl!
                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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                • Jenn, does your husband read? Maybe you could make him read ISWF or The Paleo Solution (by Robb Wolf), as these books really explain how hormones work and how they are influenced by what you eat!
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                  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 set a rule for myself a couple of months ago not to check email after 7PM and have stuck to it successfully. I'm going to implement a Facebook and Tumblr time limit too, but need to make sure I'm squared away with activities beforehand. I'll need to set TV limits so I don't just go to the boob tube when I'm not on the computer. One thing at a time.

                    My first thought was that if he's on SSRI's or something like that for depression/anxiety, that probably has a lot to do with his weight gain, and could also be affecting his T. I hope he will read something, for your sake.
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                    • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                      Yep. T3 and T4 were good. No idea what the numbers were. They just said everything was good except testosterone. I am livid that the dr is looking to supplement with hormone therapy instead of being interested in solving the problem by finding the cause of the decrease. I explained to Brad that cortisol is a direct antagonist for testosterone and that excess cortisol is going to cause it to decrease, and that cortisol comes from stress and his belly fat. I explained to him that hormones are directly affected by food and nutrition. His answer was that there's a guy at work who has low t who isn't fat... I really don't see this as the solution and it frustrates me that he won't listen. This damn shot he wants to take is $20 every two weeks! We don't HAVE an extra $40 a month!!!

                      *sigh*

                      On a more positive note... boundless energy has been discovered. My activity level is so much higher than it's been in years

                      Off to read some more of "It Starts with Food". Yep, still reading it. Hard to read much when you have so many chores to keep up with. But, that's what happens when our diet screws up every aspect of your life and energy level, making you a lazy slug who spends her night on facebook.
                      I'm sorry to hear your husband is so reluctant to see food and diet as the starting point to his hormone issue. My hubby has about 60 lbs to lose, he's lost 20 lbs already, but blames the inability to lose more on his hormones. It's tough, and everyone has their own struggle to get to the point of understanding what being healthy really means for themselves. I can't get him to read any book about nutrition. His answer is always "I know what I need to do." Sigh. I'm sorry it's stressful financially on top of it.

                      I am also on FB, and my biggest downfall is that I check it on my phone. So even if my computer is shut down, and I'm unwinding, I end up checking it on my phone. I have started to cut way back on responding to FB friends. I read, and if I see someone in person, I tell them how great that photo was or how funny their story was that I saw on FB. It helps me manage the time on FB, and then I feel like I reconnect with people more.

                      Awesome on the energy!

                      Oh, and I'm trying your pancake recipe this weekend. Woohoo!
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                      • The only thing I have ever seen him read is a racing magazine. If it doesn't talk about compression or set-up, I don't think he'll read it. I have suggested he read ISWF and our doctor has suggested he read TPB, but he hasn't cracked a spine yet.

                        191 this morning. Down 2 lbs from yesterday, which means I have 2 lbs left. Hopefully I can flush them today so that I can start my whole30 at 189 where I ended the last one.

                        Last night, Brad and I had the best ribeyes ever. They were pastured, grass-fed and grain finished. They were juicy. They were flavorful. And they were marbled. The farm I got them from feeds the cattle grass on the pasture, but then for the last 120 days before slaughter, they feed them corn - and corn only, no fillers, no oats, no other garbage. She said it's corn they grow and harvest, rather than grain or feed brought in from a supplier. They were really good and Brad was even happy with them. And they were cheaper than the sirloin I purchased the week prior. Since when are ribeyes cheaper than sirloin??? When you get them from a different supplier who doesn't overprice their stuff... that's when. lol We'll be getting steaks from that farm again.

                        Tonight we're going to have chicken breasts (bone-in and skin on) from the same farm. I'm not sure if I want to grill them or bake them. Maybe I should bake them in a shallow pan (or a cake pan since I have no other use for them lol) with some homemade chicken stock to keep them from drying out. I'm kind of excited.

                        Anyone ever made mashed sweet potatoes? Any recipes you'd like to share? I've had them pan fried in coconut oil, baked as french fries, and as a baked potato. I read about mashed sweet potatoes in ISWF last night and wondered how to make them.

                        I brought a jog bra with me this morning. Yesterday I really wanted to go for a jog but didn't have a bra. Today I do in case the desire strikes again.

                        Over the last two days I have done some serious work on my house. The thing that has had the biggest impact was simply picking up the toys. It took forever to put them all away, but the place just feels so much better. Tonight, I think I might clean our bathroom. I swept the floor in there last night b/c the dog got into the litter again and tracked it all over the place. The

                        Started my steroid treatments this morning. Brought a bag of almonds to snack on b/c I know the prednisone is going to make me hungry. I figured almonds were a better choice than what I would make otherwise, especially if I didn't have anything to snack on.

                        I suppose... I'm rambling now so I must be out of things to talk about. I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                          I set a rule for myself a couple of months ago not to check email after 7PM and have stuck to it successfully. I'm going to implement a Facebook and Tumblr time limit too, but need to make sure I'm squared away with activities beforehand. I'll need to set TV limits so I don't just go to the boob tube when I'm not on the computer. One thing at a time.

                          My first thought was that if he's on SSRI's or something like that for depression/anxiety, that probably has a lot to do with his weight gain, and could also be affecting his T. I hope he will read something, for your sake.

                          Originally posted by avocadogirl View Post
                          I'm sorry to hear your husband is so reluctant to see food and diet as the starting point to his hormone issue. My hubby has about 60 lbs to lose, he's lost 20 lbs already, but blames the inability to lose more on his hormones. It's tough, and everyone has their own struggle to get to the point of understanding what being healthy really means for themselves. I can't get him to read any book about nutrition. His answer is always "I know what I need to do." Sigh. I'm sorry it's stressful financially on top of it.

                          I am also on FB, and my biggest downfall is that I check it on my phone. So even if my computer is shut down, and I'm unwinding, I end up checking it on my phone. I have started to cut way back on responding to FB friends. I read, and if I see someone in person, I tell them how great that photo was or how funny their story was that I saw on FB. It helps me manage the time on FB, and then I feel like I reconnect with people more.

                          Awesome on the energy!

                          Oh, and I'm trying your pancake recipe this weekend. Woohoo!

                          Now that I'm finding my energy surge, facebook is honestly boring. I spend most of my time looking at the Paleo group pages, responding and posting. The rest of it is falling off my interest list. I don't "share" as much stuff as I used to. I don't comment on as much stuff. Just sort of browse, then move on. I'm just not that interested anymore. And most of the stuff on my newsfeed is stuff people did for workouts, this awesome shake they tried, about a run they nailed, etc. On the Paleo boards, we discuss stuff that interests me now, so that's where I find myself congregating most. But even that gets boring after about a half hour. I really think my cortisol peak is coming in the evening rather than in the AM. Brad has always called me a "second shifter" meaning I'm all but worthless in the morning and finally wind up in the early afternoon. Hopefully that changes the longer I'm Paleo/Primal. I'd love to leap out of bed in the morning feeling charged to start my day.

                          The SSRI's probably are to blame for his weight gain - that and the sugar and wheat. He was 230-250 lbs when we met, which was big even then with the fatty chest and belly roll, but he was much better than he is now. He was a scrawny kid - people used to question whether or not his parents actually fed him. As a joke, they used to call him the Cambodian Kid. I think he's an emotional eater. Last night after we had dinner (ribeyes, potatoes and veggies) he sat down with a handful of beef jerky - of course, he didn't eat any veggies.

                          I was reading on the International Paleo Movement Group on Facebook that a high fat low carb diet could help his "condition". I may force him into that with my cooking. No more potatoes for that boy, I think. I don't know how low it was (I mean, is it 10 points low or 200 points low, ya know?)

                          One thing that can help is if he were to get up and move more. Take a walk, LHT, etc, but I've tried to get him to walk with me before and he won't do it. Always says he's got other things to do... whatever. I wish he would get more on board with this.

                          Avocadogirl, I actually stole the pancake recipe from I Breathe... I'm Hungry..., except I added the flour to make them thicker - her's were very crepe-like. I hope you like them.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • My sciatic is inflammed today. Or something is inflammed and causing my sciatic to raise a ruccus. I have a stabbing pain in the back of my thigh. Might have to get up and walk around for a bit.

                            I think I might run today. Maybe I'll do the Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 1 activity. 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. Here's a link to the plan in case anyone else is interested in looking into it. Cool Running | The Couch-to-5K Running Plan
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Did the Day 1 60 second run, 90 second walk. It felt great. It boils down to 8 minutes of running and 12 minutes of walking. I can't wait til my Vibrams arrive. It'll be interesting to feel what it's like to run in them.

                              (Excuse me while I whip out my runner speak). My sciatic is still stabbing the back of my leg despite stretching after my run so I think I'll need to roll out my piriformis tonight. That should help to make it feel better. That and nerve flossing. This is the problem I had while running previous to Primal and it frustrates me that it's still happening, or rather reoccuring after having been gone for so long. Maybe I'm still too heavy. This wasn't a problem for me before i gained all the weight with my pregnancies. I had IT band issues from overtraining, but never piriformis/sciatic issues. I'll roll it out this evening and see if that helps at all.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • ouch...............
                                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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