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  • I forgot to mention that Kerry Gold butter is worth every red cent I had to spend on it. I will make room for this in my budget, no matter what! Soooo delicious!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • What makes KG so good? I always figure butter is butter is butter............ should I buy some?
      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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      • Great progress! Congrats!

        Such sweet stuff from hubby. Hope he continues to improve and make progress too.

        Boss sounds like a real jerk right now. Hope he gets it straight and apologizes and you feel better about the ordeal.

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        • I hope your boss will make public apologies, Jenn!

          It's good to see your husband is making some changes, and soooo sweet his reply on your status! And what a difference in the pictures, way to go!
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          • Great Progress pics. Stupid Boss.
            Primal since 9/24/2010
            "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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            • Tomi, it's like it's got a fuller flavor, it's creamier and smoother. It's VERY yummy. I would at least try it and make your own call. As far as butter being butter being butter, this is grass fed and pastured, so I'm sure it's loaded with Omega-3s that aren't in regular store bought butter.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • It's also very yellow, not pastel like the store brands. If you ever get fresh butter from a farmer, it looks a lot like this (though my one time experience with farmer's butter was that it was almost orange). I take it as a good sign! The first time I had KG, I was blown away by the flavor. Boyfriend said, "It just tastes like butter."
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                • I am quickly coming to the conclusion that school is causing me a great deal of stress. I am writing a paper about "social space" in our office and it's making me anxious. Not cool.

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



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                  • Ok, I'm done. I am done trying to provide helpful information to MIL only to have her shove it back into my face. A new friend in the Paleo world had 3 great articles/posts on her wall dealing with Paleo and Fibromyalgia. I shared them with MIL. This was her response:

                    i have been at this 3+ years i know what bothers me and what doesnt thanks


                    so, I'm done. Screw you.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • That stinks about MIL, but fibro sufferers are just like everyone else, they need to come to the decision on their own. I had a co-worker with fibro and a ton of other issues. She saw the difference in me and asked. I explained. She refused to try it, but said she would "do anything to feel better". I finally told her obviously she wouldn't. People play the game of saying they want to improve and feel better, but deep down, they don't want to work for it and change their behaviors, they just want the issue to go away on its own.

                      Anyway, sorry about the rant, it just irritates me as a fibro sufferer. I know what a difference it makes.

                      School sounds stressful. I give you so much credit for continuing your education!

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                      • You can't forcefeed people. The more we push when they're not ready, the more resistant they get. So leave her be until she comes to you. And the best way to make her want to is to do better than her, although that won't automatically change her attitude by any means.

                        I've just started with my MIL. Mind you, she's 82, so it's kind of late to expect any major changes. But I've just planted in her head the thought that diabetes is caused and can be cured by what we eat. It's an uphill battle and I don't expect much: her English is very limited and she has almost no education. Doctors are close to God in her eyes, and one should do nothing "medical" without their say-so. She was horrified when I gave my kids vitamins. She doesn't understand what vitamins are and thought I was medicating my kids without consulting a doctor. Yes, seriously. You can see why my expectations are low. I don't really expect her to change, but I'll give her tiny bits of information as long as she's accepting them. I honestly don't know how much she's understood so far, but I have told her that if she ate like I did, her diabetes would go away. She loves fruit, pasta, and carbs, and dislikes meat... At least she eats a lot of veggies.
                        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 KimT View Post
                          That stinks about MIL, but fibro sufferers are just like everyone else, they need to come to the decision on their own. I had a co-worker with fibro and a ton of other issues. She saw the difference in me and asked. I explained. She refused to try it, but said she would "do anything to feel better". I finally told her obviously she wouldn't. People play the game of saying they want to improve and feel better, but deep down, they don't want to work for it and change their behaviors, they just want the issue to go away on its own.

                          Anyway, sorry about the rant, it just irritates me as a fibro sufferer. I know what a difference it makes.

                          School sounds stressful. I give you so much credit for continuing your education!
                          Ditto........ changing my diet has made my fibro retreat to the point that I feel I almost have a normal life! But my sister won't try it.......... she says she can't do this WOE because she is diabetic. She just won't do the reading to find that this WOE will help both! I quit talking to her about it 6 months ago. She made it very clear that when she was ready to look into it she would let me know. Uh huh.............

                          Sooo frustrating! And still she posts all the dumb "you can't understand my pain" posters on FB --- poor me, I have fibro and there is nothing I can do about it. I'll bet anything she is saying that I never really had fibro to begin with and thats why I'm doing so good now. She says "when are they going to find a cure for this thing?" ................ UH........... I have the cure, but you won't listen! GGGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!

                          dumb people.
                          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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                          • Tomi, honestly, I'm over it. She's on her own. I'm done trying to help. I am no longer sympathetic. I tried to offer insight on some holistic treatments that have proven to work and she's just not interested so whatever... This was enough to finally convince me she's not worth the effort. As of this moment, I'm done talking about her and her issues.

                            I contacted my professor and asked if I could get an extension on my paper. I got about half way through it and realized it wasn't going in the direction the syllabus wanted, so I have to start over. I was frustrated because of "she-who-will-remain-nameless" and frustrated that I was starting over and got really really stressed. Like blood boiling, hair standing on end stressed. I just wanted to run. From everything. I had the insane urge to eat chocolate but abstained, which only increased my stress. My professor granted me an extension til the end of the weekend. I think I can get it done by tomorrow as I think I finally have a direction to follow. I definitely don't want to stretch it out any longer than Friday for the sake of other assignments that will be coming due.

                            It's awesome how quickly I overcame that stress. It went from a level of 10 where I literally could not focus on anything except what I had to get done but couldn't get done b/c I couldn't focus on it, to a level of 4. I know once the paper is done, the stress will go away - until the next assignment is due.

                            I am sooooo ready to be done with this program and go back to a relaxed who-gives-a-fuck-about-anything mentality.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Judg, I don't feel what I did was force feeding. I found 3 great articles from a Paleo based facebook group that I shared on my wall and tagged her in thinking they'd be of interest to her. She indicated she wasn't interested so I said "well... disregard then. Just thought I'd share what I stumbled upon". She has since commented the she deserves some credit after spending 3+ years researching, going to mayo, blah blah blah..." and ended with "wasn't meant to offend". I won't respond, b/c like I said, I'm over trying to help her.

                              I wish you luck with your MIL. I think I'm done advocating. I'm just going to live the life and enjoy it and internally shake my head at all the fools who won't listen. Such a shame how ignorance seems to be a way of life now.

                              Tomi or Kim, if either of you would be interested in the links I found, I'll be glad to share them with you. Not sure if they'll be of any benefit to you, Judg, given you have a different health complication, but you're welcome to them as well.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • So, how did you overcome the stress so quickly? Did it just pass, or did you do something on purpose?

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