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  • Yummy sounding dinners! Whats a "NUWAVE" ???? We ended up having grass fed beef patties with sweet potatos. The Pork Shoulder wasn't quite thawed. I'll have to cook it tomorrow.

    So I did some more research and found an article about bile-salts diarrhea. It seems to fit my problem. So, it was saying I don't need bile salts because that would just make the diarrhea worse (heaven help me!) I got the calcium and I'm going to try that for a bit - if it doesn't do the job then I'll get the digestive enzymes. Today everything has been good. I like these kinds of days.

    I decided I'm going to plant some squash in the garden this year. I don't have a veg. garden per say - I'm just going to plant them amongst the rhodies and azaleas and see what happens I'll just start with the squash. Not to many cuz I don't want to be one of those neighbors who is pushing everyone to take my zucchini off my hands cuz I have way too much!
    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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    • When did you have your gallbladder removed? I had mine removed several years ago (must be 6 or 7 years ago) and got diarrhea every time I ate fatty things (especially whipped cream!) I remember being on a romantic weekend with my DH and spending a whole night on the toilet after having dinner at a restaurant, there was some double cream in one of the dishes, didn't have more than a teaspoon of it, but WTH! I remember a couple in the next bedroom was having a really good night, heard her scream "YES YES YES YES" and I was there on the toilet going "NO NO NO NO " . It took a few years, but then the problem just disappeared and I could eat everything again.
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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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      • Squash takes up a lot of room in the garden. It's not something that fits well into the cracks between other plants.
        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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        • I had thought about pulling the daffodil bulbs from my flower bed and using it to grow some veggies. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, sugar snap peas, etc. Wonder if that would look less pretty than my daffodils and weeds??
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Good luck and hope the day continues to be good for you! Hope the calcium works as well.

            A Nuwave is an infrared cooker. Mr. T used to do an infomercial of one. You know, "I pity the fool that doesn't cook in one of these" type ads. They work well though and I do most of my meat in it. I do some veggies too and last night did the sweet potato in there, which took 20 minutes to cook after I peeled it and quartered it.

            Have a great day!

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            • Yes, squash does take a lot of room - but I have a very large yard. The cracks between my rhodies and azaleas are about 10 feet wide! I could probably put in a full on veg. garden by just spreading it all out amongst the shrubs. This year I will just experiment with a few types of squash. I'd love to try to grow some sweet potato!

              Okay - the pork shoulder is finally in the crock pot! I just put it in on high - so it should be done and tender by dinner time. Yeah!

              Last night I banged my baby toe on the leg of the bed - and it really hurts today! I wonder if I broke it. Its starting to turn black and blue! I hit it hard enough to split the nail - ouchy! Can you call in sick to work cuz your baby toe hurts?

              Gosh I really want to just stay home and putter in the yard today - but its still chilly out there! How come its May and still so cold in the mornings? Where is this global warming thing happening? It sure isn't happening in my neighborhood!

              I must semi brain dead today I can't think past a couple sentences and then I need to change the subject.
              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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              • It could be broken. I went to the dr once b/c I dropped a big heavy wooden box on my toe from the top. She told me it wouldn't be broken b/c it's hard to break them from the top - stubbing however she said is almost a given for breaking one. I would think that if it was stubbed and is bruised, it's possibly broken... sadly there's nothing that can be done for a broken toe... expept maybe rest. Sure, take the day off!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • @Jenn - will you call my boss for me? I think putting on a shoe is going to be very painful! It might be a flip flop day!

                  Okay -- the ice cream in my freezer is SCREAMING at me this morning! whats up with that? I think this is first time in 6 months that I've had a real craving for something un-primal. *plugging ears and humming* .............. I can't hear you!
                  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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                  • Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
                    When did you have your gallbladder removed?
                    Gall bladder came out in 2007. But I've had diarrhea issues for most of my life so can't blame anything on the surgery. Nothing much changed from before to after - just no more pain from the gallstones

                    I'm happy to report that I had a normal BM today! In case anyone was wondering! HAHAHAHA! Maybe the calcium is working!

                    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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                    • Pork shoulder came out tender and perfect! Hubby is going to love it! Just hope he doesn't have to work late tonight. I haven't found a good source of organic pork or chicken yet..... and our freezer full of grass fed beef is almost gone! We need to find out if the farmer has any cows ready to butcher. We have a guy who brings us fresh free range eggs for FREE - but the last time he brought them hubby forgot to get them out of the truck when he got home from work and they had to be thrown away! 2 dozen! I was so upset! Maybe I can find something on Craigslist? Or maybe I'll go to the Saturday Market this week.
                      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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                      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                        Yes, squash does take a lot of room - but I have a very large yard. The cracks between my rhodies and azaleas are about 10 feet wide! I could probably put in a full on veg. garden by just spreading it all out amongst the shrubs. This year I will just experiment with a few types of squash. I'd love to try to grow some sweet potato!
                        That's hilarious! Your "cracks" are bigger than my flower beds. Ah, to be so blessed. I live in a townhouse, so outdoor space is at a premium.
                        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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                        • There are advantages to living in a townhouse! No grass to mow, or outdoor painting to do! We have 1/3 of an acre. I do love my yard! Heres a picture of the fish pond my husband and I built. DSC01895.jpg That was taken about 4 years ago, so there is much more greenery now. I love gardening!
                          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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                          • Lovely, lovely. I am properly jealous.

                            I love gardening too. The last couple of years I couldn't even keep up with the townhouse though. Trying to set things to rights now.
                            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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                            • So..... the scale still says 189. At least I'm holding steady - as I haven't been counting calories at all for a couple weeks now. But I am mindful of whats going in my mouth. I've settled into eating just twice a day - even on the weekends. It feels more natural, and I eat when I'm hungry not when the clock says its mealtime. Last night I had a chunk of pork before Dennis got home from work, I was full from that so when he got home a couple hours later I just had some steamed veggies.

                              I've GOT to get back into may daily exercise!!!!!! I was doing so good before the weather got so dang cold - and I turned into a wimp about it. I'm going to start walking again in the mornings. My toe should be mended enough by tomorrow. I guess I could be lifting on the bowflex..... but thats just so boring! Maybe if I put in a DVD that would help??? Maybe when I get home from work today I'll get bubbles out of the garage and go for a nice ride! I keep saying I'm going to ride to the shop and then ride home in the truck with Dennis - but I haven't done it yet. I hate having that cold wind on my face! (there's a lot of maybe's in this paragraph!)

                              Okay -- another day of normal BMs! I'm thinking I may have finally found the cure to my bathroom woe's! I'm so happy about that! Who would have thought just taking calcium citrate would fix the problem that my doctors were totally stumped by!!!!!! If I would have found this fix 2 years ago I wouldn't have needed the colonoscopy/endoscopy that cost us nearly 3 grand! oh well, live and learn, what can you do?

                              My son has 2 job interviews set up! He has a full time job, but is looking for a change. He's a drafter, and a computer geek. If he is hired for either of these jobs he will be moving out because it would add another 30 minutes to his commute. I'm ready for him to move out, he's 26 years old! He's only living at home so he can pay off his student loans, and he's been doing a great job! So when he goes we will be true empty nesters! The girls moved out last August. I'm ready to have the house kid free! Course, that means we'll be having to take Zeus with us when go to the lake for the weekends this summer. I don't really want to do that, but we can't rely on the neighbors to feed him every weekend! Besides, he'd be very lonely. He seems a bit sad since he's now the only dog in the house. People say you should always 2 because they are pack animals - but we're trying to phase out the animals - and we just don't want to bring another one in. When Zeus goes to doggy heaven we won't have any more dogs.

                              I've been thinking a lot about getting older. I'll be 52 in July. In the last 2 years my body has gone through a lot of changes! Menopause takes it toll on a girl - head to toe! I won't describe it since this is a public forum! But those of who have experienced it know what I'm talking about! I don't much like the changes. Not have a period is WONDERFUL! But everything else pretty much blows! But hey - what can you do? It is what it is, right? I look at other older women and I see such grace and beauty in them -- well ok - not ALL of them, cuz lets be honest here, some women just don't take care of themselves. But wrinkles and sagging EVERYTHING don't take away the beauty from a woman who feels beautiful from the inside. It shines though I think. I want to be that kind of older woman. I want to feel beautiful and healthy on the inside - so the people around me see that, not the bags and sags and yuck of getting old. Eating only healthy real food is going to help me accomplish that - losing weight is going to help me accomplish that - and staying active is going to help me accomplish that. I think the mental part will come naturally if I just do those 3 things. Eat right - get to a healthy, slim weight - and stay active. Simple enough, right?

                              So today: bacon and eggs for breakfast with a cup of green tea with honey. (I should try to get used to drinking tea without the sweetener in it. Honey isn't bad, but it is sugar. I wonder if a tsp of honey a day is really all that bad?) Dinner will be pork with a salad.

                              Tomorrow I'm doing the saliva test and getting my blood drawn. Hopefully I'll get some answers as to why it is so darned hard to lose weight - and we can fix 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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                              • I here ya --- this is the first year I've had enough energy to do much more than just try to keep the house tidy! Changing my diet has made a world of difference for me! My energy level isn't where it was when I first started this last fall, but its still way better than my pre-primal days! Hopefully the testing will give me some answers in that area.

                                Do you take anything for thyroid? I started taking Kelp and I think its helping a little. Rich in iodine, good for the thyroid!

                                You'll get there! You're healing your body, one day at a time! Do you like to do container gardens?
                                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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