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  • My feet and ankles are SOOOOO sore - even a little swollen from yesterdays 8 minutes if squats. And now its time to go get my work out clothes on and do it again............

    Why does it take pain to achieve our goals? UGH!
    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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    • Day 2 of workout with Barre3 - I'm loving this! Granted I haven't done the long hard stuff yet - but I'll work up to that slowly - very slowly!

      Today I did the 10 minute arms and glutes work out. I made it through the whole thing - and was ready for more - but restrained myself. I don't want to the get sore and miserable. It would be easier if I didn't cramp in every muscle I was trying to work - but I'm hoping that will go away the more movement I push through. The good news is - I still have muscle to cramp! But I think I will go lift a little on the Bowflex as long as I have my work out clothes on.

      Thanks so much, Marcadav, for pointing me in the right direction! What would have cost $500 (Fluidity) is costing me just $15 a month! What I don't have is a good sturdy chair to use as my stabilizer - need to go to goodwill tomorrow and see if I can find one. and the pilates ball should be here early next week.

      So, if my body is still the same as it was pre-menopausal I should see some good results fairly quickly with this type of work out - I have always been able to build muscle very quickly. And if all the stars are aligned properly (jk) I will start to burn more calories and see a smaller Tomi in the mirror! Right now I see a flabby, yucky Tomi in the mirror.

      Jenn -- you're right about the conversation with would-be son-in-law............. I'm so anti-pharmacy now -- it will be fun to see how we discuss it all. I won't bring anything up until I know he's going to be a member of the family though..............
      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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      • Dinner with step daughter and new boyfriend was great! I really like him - and I think our little missy has found her man

        Thai food - I had stir fry chicken with veggies. I ate about 1/2 cup of the rice. Not sure what kind of stuff goes into Thai sauce - I'm thinking soy sauce for sure. It tasted wonderful. I ate the chicken and most of the veggies out of the sauce, but most of the sauce stayed on the plate. I think I did ok.

        Calories: 1125
        fat: 39%
        prot: 20%
        carb: 38%

        the numbers are slightly estimated cuz of the dinner out. But I'm pretty sure they are very close. Based on number on CalorieKing. I hope the scale is down tomorrow - but thai probably has a lot of salt - so maybe no. We'll see.
        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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        • Hi Tomi, there are a couple of posts on my journal about your muscle cramps - have a look if you haven't already -
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Thanks for the info - I'm going to do some research today and see if I can find something that will help. Maybe that liquid Magnesium. ????

            So - weight was up 8/10 of a pound. No surprised since I ate salty food and have been doing the Barre3 for 2 days now. I'm sure my muscles are needing some extra water to make repairs. I'm ok with it. But I will sure be happy to get back down to my primal low off 178 and then keep it going.

            Weekend plans............. stay home and do yard work. The pond is looking so much better! We will do another filtering of the water this weekend and try to get the rest of the sediment on the bottom out and cleared. Then we will be putting in a LOT of pond plants this year to help keep it clean and filtered. Not sure how many fish we have now......... an estimation would be maybe 40. Our one big fish is now about 10 inches long. He's the lone survivor of our 5 original fish - I think he's about 5 years old now. I wonder how long fish live? I'd like to get some more fancy goldfish. They look so pretty! The 40 smaller ones are all hatchlings - or whatever you call naturally born fish I'm looking forward to spending the weekend puttering in the yard - there is much to do!!! We will be buying the annuals for the pots and waterfall soon and need to get everything ready for planting.

            Food the weekend............ tonight we're doing a chicken/veggie stirfry or something. I want to roast the veggies so might just find something yummy to cook the chicken in ............... something Asian I'm thinking. Maybe I'll do something Indian. Not sure what the rest of the weekend looks like for food. Maybe steaks on Saturday - maybe carnitas on Sunday?

            We have NO junkfood at all right now - and I'm trying to keep it that way. Hubby is trying to lose some weight to see if it will help the snoring issue (he's down 6 pounds - why is it men can take it off so easily?) so I'm sure he isn't wanting to have junkfood either. And I'm pushing for no alcohol indefinitely. I told him last night I want to stop drinking all together. I really want us to stop completely and I'm going to work toward that goal. Maybe a drink once in a while when we eat dinner out - but never at home. That is the goal.

            Okay - I'm all dressed to work out - so I'm going to go do that and then I have a million things to do today. Have a good day all!
            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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            • Day 3 - Barre3 - loving this ! I can feel my muscles again! I did the 10 minute lower body and a few minutes of upper body. I really need to get a chair that I can easily store so I don't have to get down on the floor. Yesterday I followed the workout with 15 minutes on the bowflex - will do the same today.

              Hope the exercise ball comes soon.
              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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              • Glad you are enjoying it.
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Okay - I got some liquid magnesium/calcium. I wanted straight up magnesium, but they only had in combo with calcium. Nasty white chalky stuff - think milk of magnesia. I mixed a TB in a glass of water and drank it down! Not too bad that way. I'm waiting to see if the magnesium causes a gastric rush and flush! Sure hope not! I took it about an hour ago - so far nothing is rumbling so that's a good sign.

                  I got my pilates ball already! woot woot! I blew it up and Zeus went bonkers thinking it was a toy for him. I sternly explained that this ball was MINE! I have a large exercise ball - the kind you sit on - and he pushes that all over the house thinking its HIS toy! Good thing he isn't able to bite into it.

                  Since I'm not sure what time hubby is going to be home from work tonight (apparently its SPRING and every in the county wants their boat ready to go at a moments notice)! He texted earlier to ask me to pray cuz things were pretty crazy down there. Poor guy - I hate this time of year. It settles down once the season gets up and running, but right now everyone is panicking that their boat isn't going to be ready when the first sun beam hits the water. Anyway --- since I'm not sure what to plan for dinner I took out the left over seafood chowder. I also have a Chicken Tikka Masala ready to assemble for dinner tomorrow night. The chicken is cut into pieces and is still thawing a bit, the marinade is done and ready, and the sauce is cooked and waiting to be poured over the cooked chicken. I hope its good. I'll marinade the chicken overnight so it should be nice and yummy by dinner tomorrow. I'm going to make roasted veggies to go with it - unless he insists on rice - then I will make both.

                  I didn't do everything on my list today - but I don't care - it was nothing that can't wait.

                  I changed my ticker to reflect where I'm really at - Since I'm 5 pounds over my primal low I thought I should be honest and fix it. Hopefully I can see that 38 pounds lost again real soon. I know I'm not working out enough yet for it to make a difference, but it has to be helping a little tiny bit - right? I also found a old pilates dvd that I forgot I had - but I'm not going to try it until I've built up some strength and stamina. From what I remember it was pretty intense. I also pulled out my belly dancing dvd's - I have 2 of them. Not sure my body will move like that - but it will be fun trying. Right now I'm just gonna stick with the Barre3.
                  Last edited by tomi; 04-19-2013, 06:16 PM.
                  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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                  • There is a sparkling mineral water that is widely available called Gerolsteiner that contains a small amount of magnesium. It tastes very nice - it's water! It might be something to drink often when you get things under control.
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                      There is a sparkling mineral water that is widely available called Gerolsteiner that contains a small amount of magnesium. It tastes very nice - it's water! It might be something to drink often when you get things under control.
                      Thanks I'll see if they have it around here. The dose of liquid cal/mag that I took yesterday didn't have any immediate "side effects" So maybe I will be able to tolerate it. I'm sorta committed to the bottle since I paid $9 for it! It has 32 doses per bottle. I don't think I'll buy this one again though........ yucky milky stuff.
                      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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                      • okay - after 3 days of Barre3 I'm feeling some muscle again but the scales have gone UP. To be expected though and I'm trying not to panic over it. I'm 186.8 today. That's a 2 pound gain from where I started. I ate 1748 calories yesterday - so that could be a part of it. I generally try to keep my calories down around 1400 - and I had a lot of salt and water. I'm not going to panic, I'm not going to panic, I'm not going to panic! I know its totally normal and to be expected to gain weight when you first start exercising because of the muscle damage and repair that is happening. I get that......... but that number is freaking me out a bit! I've been wanting to go DOWN so badly and to see the number climbing is scaring me.

                        Today I will do better on my calories. I'm making chicken tikka masala for dinner and that is nothing but chicken and tomato sauce and spices. I'll have roasted veggies with it. I'm going to push off breakfast for as long as I can handle it - a little IFing should be in order with the little gain from yesterday. So if I eat some eggs around 1:00 - I should be good until dinner.

                        Workout today: Barre3 10 minute studio burn.

                        I'm going to keep doing the 10 minute workouts until my muscles are in a little better shape - maybe 2 weeks total. Then I'll move on to the 30 minute workouts.

                        On the schedule for today: Workout, mow the grass and try to edge - UGH. I need to figure out how to use our power edger (hubby's at the shop today). When hubby gets home we will probably work on the pond some more, it still needs another filtering to clear the sediment in the bottom. Then??? If I have any energy left............. ???
                        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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                        • Good on the Barre3 work. I did my Barre3 dvd today. Thought it might kick my butt but I pleasantly surprised.

                          As for the weight-- I think you are still too focused on the number on that damn machine. I think history has shown that you, and everyone else for that matter, have no control over what the machine will say.

                          What you do have completely control over is the choices you make. So, please focus on what you can control-- your choices. History has shown me if I'm healthy and make good choices on a daily basis the machine, over time (sometimes a long time),responds in kind.

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                          • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                            As for the weight-- I think you are still too focused on the number on that damn machine. I think history has shown that you, and everyone else for that matter, have no control over what the machine will say.

                            What you do have completely control over is the choices you make. So, please focus on what you can control-- your choices. History has shown me if I'm healthy and make good choices on a daily basis the machine, over time (sometimes a long time),responds in kind.
                            I agree. I feel that it might serve you well to eat based on hunger, ditch all tracking, and just focus on good food and sticking to an exercise routine.
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                            • For magnesium, may I suggest Natural Calm powder. I put one to two teaspoons in my tea at night. I use plain which has a sour taste (works well with fruit teas), but you can get flavored.
                              Primal since 9/24/2010
                              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                              • I agree with Tash and Marcadav. You need to stop paying attention to what the scale says. You said yourself that you will gain weight when you start an exercise program... my advice, step away from the scale for two weeks. Give your body time to adjust to the new workouts, balance out and flush the water. I have also stepped away from my scale as I know my weight has increased as a result of the heavy lifting. I haven't stepped on the scale in over a week. (I plan to weigh in on my first W30 day, but not touch it again until after I've finished the whole30).

                                I think the best course of action for you right now is to put the scale away (take the battery out and pitch it until it's time to weigh again), focus on healthy food choices and avoiding the rum, and just work on being healthier. I have wanted to see the scale move so badly since August. It hasn't... and instead of getting frustrated and annoyed by it, I chose to switch my focus. My focus shifted to lifting weights, getting strong and changing my body in that way.

                                Remember, the scale only tells you how much force you put on the earth by way of gravity... it does NOT tell you what you are made of, it does NOT tell you how much is muscle, how much is fat, and how much is water. Most importantly, it does NOT tell anyone what kind of person you are. So, divorce the scale for a bit (demuralist's words, not mine) and focus on something else for a while.

                                Focus on your health and your fitness while maintaining your healthy diet. Focus on choosing the foods that make you feel the best and performing activities that make you strong!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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