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  • #16
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    Good luck with your goals, we all deserve to feel happy and healthy. I look forward to seeing your progress! I'm also just starting with this lifestyle so I'm curious to see how things turn out. Keep us updated

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    • #17
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      Welcome, NoSalad! I often end up in a similar situation as yours, with an hourglass figures that disguises early weight gain until suddenly none of my pants fit. Actually, I just had this happen last fall and I still have not been able to really get that number on the scale to go back down (or squeeze into my skinny jeans again).


      Water retention is a problem for me, too; I usually have to be super careful about how much salt I consume or I get puffy very easily. (Or at least I *feel* puffy, which is just as bad as actually being puffy in my opinion, lol.)


      Cheers on embarking on a quest for health, maybe I will get reinspired to get back on my own healthy plan.

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      • #18
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        I'll be scheduling an appointment with my gynecologist soon. I've been on birth control since I was 15 or 16 (now 21) so that I could have periods (I was never told 100% if I had PCOS or not). Since you have personal experience with this, do you think I should bring up going off of birth control when I meet with him? How would I explain it? I haven't noticed any bizarro effects of birth control on me, but if I can get my period without taking a pill every day, it'd be kind of nice. I absolutely want to have kids some day and I don't want to mess with my fertility.

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        • #19
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          thanks for reading ^_^


          you should make one too to track your progress!


          ______________________

          PiBdate (my version of Update):

          Did I mention my stew was awesome? 'Cause it was. I just ate a pound of ribs with cabbage for breakfast.


          Today, I'm gonna make a Bison steak and I'm really nervous about screwing it up

          I'm gonna go with the pan-oven method and watch a ton of videos on how to make steak tender.

          Wish me luck, friends! <3

          "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
          -Raymond Peat, PhD

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          • #20
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            Kryz, I would go off birth control ASAP! Are you sexually active? Make him wear a condom, you&#39;re letting him touch you- it should be privilege enough, he should bow down and do as he&#39;s told ><

            Anyways, haha.

            My near-death experience was my first (and last time) at the gynaecologist&#39;s and she put me on a birth control that reacted badly with my acne antibiotics (tetracycline; antibiotics another bad call, because while back then I only had acne, now I have PCOS, allergies, weakened immune system just because of the antibiotics).

            I started bleeding, and I didn&#39;t stop. I&#39;m talking not even for a minute, I would bleed and bleed and (you got the picture) until I got pale, could barely move and lost 4 pounds (I take it was blood weight). I had to wear diapers and couldn&#39;t move, I wanted to go to the hospital but from my experience doctors have done nothing for me.

            Enter: the internet (*chorus music*)!

            First I found out that A) it is very clear and known to all that my specific acne medication VOIDS the birth control and can have (a very long list of) side effects if taken together (not to mention I could have gotten knocked up as well). What was that stupid doctor thinking, I do not know, but I&#39;m sure she failed the "how to not kill your patient" class in med school.

            B) I found this ancient book of homeopathy that told me in very casual terms, eat nothing but vegetables and high-fat milk and it&#39;ll stop in three days.

            And you know what? Day three, like clockwork - it stopped.


            The point of the story is: be your own doctor, and let your food be your medicine. I can tell so many horror stories about these Gods in the white coats (because that&#39;s how society sees doctors) but beside treating the symptoms or making things worse they&#39;ve done nothing for me. Every single ache or pain was either &#39;cured&#39; by my own body or with the help of my family.

            I would advise you to go to a naturopath instead, if you really need the help, but when it comes to making a decision regarding your health - trust your body, listen to it, it will always tell you what it likes and what it doesn&#39;t!


            Tell him you want off, you don&#39;t need to explain yourself. Tell him you just want to see how you feel off of it for a while. Doctors get paid &#39;royalties&#39; for pushing a certain drug, so yes he might object, but the decision is yours.

            Seek other options! Go to a naturopath, I am positive he/she can offer an alternative that isn&#39;t as damaging to your body as birth control!

            (even if you didn&#39;t get any side effects, your natural body&#39;s rhythm shouldn&#39;t be interrupted with an inhibiting drug! Try PB!)


            Hope I could help ^_^

            "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
            -Raymond Peat, PhD

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            • #21
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              Shine! tsk tsk, your making excuses for not updating your wordpress blog yet you linger on our PB forum and not even adhering to our strict health regulations! Shame on you :P

              What are you waiting for, darling? :] Do you need the junkfood to get you through the studying? :P


              P.S, hourglass chicks rock!

              "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
              -Raymond Peat, PhD

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              • #22
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                Sharon, your story is very inspiring!

                But kinda depressed me &#39;cause I am currently nearing 150 (haven&#39;t weighed myself) and I&#39;m not nearly as tall!

                It makes me sound so big in comparison! But I have medium-large bone frame, so I guess I shouldn&#39;t be too hard on myself.

                I don&#39;t think I could be a size 2, but a size 6 is most welcome!

                What makes me mad is that my mom (she&#39;s slightly older than you are) is so much skinnier than me, and I didn&#39;t seem to get that skinny gene


                A size 2?! Holy mother of God!!! That&#39;s so huge! I would be jumping and kissing random people at gap! :]


                But I don&#39;t think it&#39;ll be that easy for me to lose weight... I&#39;ve been low carbing for a bit for a few months after my birthday (also August! August 17!) and hasn&#39;t lost any weight! Then again, I don&#39;t remember sticking to it 100% or exercising so maybe that was the culprit.

                The thing is, I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve gained weight that fast, I think mine was a 40 pound gain over 5 years, and now my body is so comfortable with being 150 it takes so much work and dedication just to lose one pound!


                I also tried the South Beach diet (what haven&#39;t I tried :/)

                I hope I&#39;m as successful as you are!


                And I relate so muuuuuuuuch with the sugar addiction, but I believe ti really has got to come from within you, because if you force yourself to quit you can never lie to yourself for long. What happened to me was that I binged for months, to the point I felt sick! And when I got used to eating so much crap I got depressed...

                It really is boring to lead a life of constant luxury, because you never get to enjoy things anymore, if you eat them all the time! I realized how useless it is to eat cake and chocolate all day and I lost all appetite for it. Just like that. I can go into a store, spend hours by the meat section but the pretty cakes and icecreams look like cardboard to me -fake and colourful.


                This website is also helpful for women dealing with sugar addiction: www.firstourselves.com

                "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                • #23
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                  Hey No Salad!!


                  Congrats on beginning your journey..I will tell you, I have been on mine since about October...hit it pretty hard this last January but still struggle with keeping certain foods out like sweets! I am probably 90-95% primal. I haven&#39;t read Mark&#39;s book yet but do plan on buying it. I have issues regarding food...if I eat something that triggers a craving then all hell breaks lose basically! haha but this forum is great for support and to just track progress. I will stay in-tune with your blog to see how you are doing and hopefully learn some tips from you along the way as well! That is one of my favorite things about MDA...learning from other posts AND seeing that we all have similar struggles!

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                  • #24
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                    NoSalad: thanks! I am sexually active, and my boyfriend already uses condoms and doesn&#39;t seem to have a problem with them.


                    I&#39;ve read that alternative things like accupuncture can help regulate periods, so that&#39;s something to look into. And a quick googlemaps search shows that there are a bunch of naturopaths nearby...

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                    • #25
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                      Kryz, good luck! :]


                      Linds, thanks for reading! Did you visit www.firstourselves.com? The moderator does a great job talking about sugar addiction and self-confidence, if you&#39;re like me you&#39;ll find it super helpful!


                      And I can&#39;t recommend Mark&#39;s book enough (by now he should be paying me for all the lectures i gave about his book!). Don&#39;t get me wrong, the reason why I love and respect Mark as a person is because he makes this blog free and available for all and MDA.com will tell you everything you need to know about PB, not to mention the awesome stuff and forum members... BUT, Mark&#39;s book explains and answers every little/ stupid question you ever had about PB and doing it right, all in a helpful, orderly way!

                      If you have to starve for a week to get this book, do it! :P

                      "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                      -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                      • #26
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                        I just bought his book on my kindle RIGHT after I posted on your blog..I can&#39;t wait to start reading it..I am going to start tonight on my drive to Tacoma while the hubby drives. I did check that site out and I plan on utilizing that as well..seems like it could really help!

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                        • #27
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                          :] best of luck, don&#39;t forget to update your journal!


                          I have to get the book down by Monday, my official start day, but I&#39;m always on here or cooking :/

                          "The penis is the male animal-flower, a soft-firm dildo, a warm dream."
                          -Raymond Peat, PhD

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                          • #28
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                            Lindsay- how do you like the kindle? I&#39;ve been thinking about getting one but not sure it&#39;s worth the cost yet.

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                            • #29
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                              NoSalad- I will definitely be updating my journal...I am going to try and finish it this weekend as well and really dive in again on Monday with the knowledge of the book and not just hearsay I guess...I am so excited!


                              DR- I absolutely love the kindle..I wasn&#39;t sure if it would be worth it at first but I got it as a gift and use it so much! The books are so much cheaper...for instance...Primal Blueprint was 26.99 regular but I got it for 16.99 with the kindle and didn&#39;t have to wait for it to arrive..it downloaded within a minute. I definitely got a case for it though since it is pretty thin and it fits in my purse so I take it everywhere. I definitely recommend it to those who are into reading..if you don&#39;t read much then it probably isn&#39;t worth it.

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                              • #30
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                                Oh I read all the time! I&#39;ve been tossing ideas back and forth. It&#39;s either a kindle, or my next laptop will be a tablet (with e-books.) Decisions, decisions. Maybe I can prompt somebody to get it for me as a gift.

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