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  • I understand what you're saying about the restrictive nature of my plan. I'm gonna try it cuz I feel like its the only way to get to the bottom of this. If I can't do the entire 2 weeks then I will go with you're idea........... cut all wheat/sugar and alcohol for 30 days.

    Day 1: eggs and bacon, a salmon fillet, 3 small wild boar chops (yummy).
    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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    • The good thing about this plan is that I happen to love eggs and fish - and there are plenty of different kinds of meat to eat!

      Its 3:45 am............... I can't sleep tonight.

      I've taken my sleeping stuff - melatonin - but its not working tonight. 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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      • I'm with marcadav on this, as usual. I think you need a full 30 days of something. Alcohol, wheat, and sugar would be a good thing to start with. Strict paleo. Worry about the veggies later.
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          • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
            I'm with marcadav on this, as usual. I think you need a full 30 days of something. Alcohol, wheat, and sugar would be a good thing to start with. Strict paleo. Worry about the veggies later.
            I agree with them. I think you're causing yourself stress with worrying about your food so much. You need something you can get through. You may find you aren't as sensitive to all the extra things once the really bad offenders are removed.

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            • I'm just working on stictly gluten-free for now. I don't eat soy or legumes anyway because they're easy to avoid and I never ate them much anyway. Strictly dairy-free is next, which should be simple enough, and then getting rid of regular potatoes, then reducing starches overall. It may take a while for me to get where I want to be (low-starch, paleo).
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              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                I think I need to find those big girls panties again. Must have slipped off somewhere over the past few days!
                Maybe they're too big!! You HAVE lost weight after all! Remember that big-girl panties come in all sizes. Get the next size down, and continue!

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                • I thought maybe her husband was taking off her "big girl panties".

                  Listen Tomi, I am not doing a W30 this month. I simply created a 30 day challenge catered to my situation as it stands now.

                  This month I will
                  1) Do some form of exercise for 30 min every day.
                  2) Eat clean Primal. I am allowing HWC, butter, stevia, reg mayo and reg bacon. Plus, I plan to weigh daily. Therefore, I am not claiming a W30. I will also be doing ADF, which worked well for me in June.

                  I like your idea of dropping gluten, sugar and alcohol for 30 days. A simple plan.
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                  • Well, I am going to be the voice of the other side. Meat, fish, eggs for 30 days is too easy. Not hard at all. Seriously.

                    It makes it so simple, there is no question about what you can eat. Is it meat, a fish, or eggs? No, then I can't eat it. Is it hard? it is 30 days. Good lord, a month. It is not a life time. It isn't a year. It is 30 freaking days.

                    It makes things easy with husbands, friends, going out etc. "Sorry folks I can only eat meat, fish, or eggs for 30 days." It shuts down all arguments or "Oh, just try a little bit..." conversations.

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                    • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                      I'm with marcadav on this, as usual. I think you need a full 30 days of something. Alcohol, wheat, and sugar would be a good thing to start with. Strict paleo. Worry about the veggies later.
                      So, maybe 30 days of only eggs, meat and fish? That would certainly do the trick.

                      Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
                      I agree with them. I think you're causing yourself stress with worrying about your food so much. You need something you can get through. You may find you aren't as sensitive to all the extra things once the really bad offenders are removed.
                      I worry about my food so much because I KNOW that something I'm ingesting is causing this gut distress. Sometimes I can eat or drink XYZ and have no issues at all --- other times I end up in tears because the pain is so intense.

                      Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                      I'm just working on stictly gluten-free for now. I don't eat soy or legumes anyway because they're easy to avoid and I never ate them much anyway. Strictly dairy-free is next, which should be simple enough, and then getting rid of regular potatoes, then reducing starches overall. It may take a while for me to get where I want to be (low-starch, paleo).
                      When I first started this WOE in late 2011 I was very strict. I didn't have any wheat or sugar for probably 6 months. And alcohol was only an occasional treat - I still had stomach troubles. So I know its more than wheat, sugar and alcohol. They most definitely contribute --- but they aren't the soul offenders.

                      Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                      Maybe they're too big!! You HAVE lost weight after all! Remember that big-girl panties come in all sizes. Get the next size down, and continue!
                      Loving this one ^

                      Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                      I thought maybe her husband was taking off her "big girl panties".

                      Listen Tomi, I am not doing a W30 this month. I simply created a 30 day challenge catered to my situation as it stands now.

                      This month I will
                      1) Do some form of exercise for 30 min every day.
                      2) Eat clean Primal. I am allowing HWC, butter, stevia, reg mayo and reg bacon. Plus, I plan to weigh daily. Therefore, I am not claiming a W30. I will also be doing ADF, which worked well for me in June.

                      I like your idea of dropping gluten, sugar and alcohol for 30 days. A simple plan.


                      Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                      Well, I am going to be the voice of the other side. Meat, fish, eggs for 30 days is too easy. Not hard at all. Seriously.

                      It makes it so simple, there is no question about what you can eat. Is it meat, a fish, or eggs? No, then I can't eat it. Is it hard? it is 30 days. Good lord, a month. It is not a life time. It isn't a year. It is 30 freaking days.

                      It makes things easy with husbands, friends, going out etc. "Sorry folks I can only eat meat, fish, or eggs for 30 days." It shuts down all arguments or "Oh, just try a little bit..." conversations.
                      Canio - thanks. that's what I've been trying to say. It's simple and clean. I just haven't yet found the level of commitment I need to stay with it for the duration. I've done 2 weeks of eggs, meat and fish only --- but had rum. During that 2 weeks my gut problems improved GREATLY. I had only a couple days of tummy issues. I expect my gut will have time to heal if I do a more strict version of that and dump the rum also. Then......... start adding in veggies and fruit and see what happens. In my first 6 months of primal eating I still had daily gut issues even though I was not eating any wheat or sugar.

                      I don't know what the really bad offenders are yet. If I don't figure out what it is I'm going to live this way forever. I'm not talking about one or 2 loose bowel movements a day. I'm talking about 4-5 hours of gut wrenching pain with 10-15 trips to the bathroom and nothing but warm water finishing off the intestinal flush. This problem rules my life! I can't even plan to leave the house before noon because I know 90% of the time I will be chained to the bathroom. My husband is getting so frustrated with this problem interfering with our weekend plans. He knows its not my fault --- but its still a huge problem. Either I have to stay home until all the gut problems settle down - or I'm searching for bathrooms at every turn. On more than one occasion I have had to say - I need to go home. I have to find the cause of this. I can't go at it in baby steps. I have to attach it aggressively.

                      I know I've been at this for a long time -- and you're probably all getting bored with it. Probably frustrated too that I'm not taking your advice to go at in small bits. But small bits are not going to get me where I want to be. I want to heal my gut so this isn't controlling my life. Right now all I know is that eating eggs, meat and fish ONLY is the only thing that has given me relief from the pain and diarrhea. I have to start there.
                      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'll be your biggest cheerleader, Tomi. Just remember why you're doing this when faced with temptation and remain committed to the process. That's where I think you need to focus the most of your energy - to the commitment to see it through for the whole 30 days without succumbing to the temptations you face. I know it's hard... boy do I know. But it CAN be done. Flip that switch that says "it's ok to eat just this once" to "No, I'm staying the course b/c I know this is right. I can have Oreos/rum/wheat/etc another time".
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                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • You go Tomi! I'll cheer on you too!
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                          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                            I'll be your biggest cheerleader, Tomi. Just remember why you're doing this when faced with temptation and remain committed to the process. That's where I think you need to focus the most of your energy - to the commitment to see it through for the whole 30 days without succumbing to the temptations you face. I know it's hard... boy do I know. But it CAN be done. Flip that switch that says "it's ok to eat just this once" to "No, I'm staying the course b/c I know this is right. I can have Oreos/rum/wheat/etc another time".
                            Originally posted by Candy in Wonderland View Post
                            You go Tomi! I'll cheer on you too!
                            thank you so 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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                            • at work......... I need a break from all the medications and illnesses that come across my desk. I need to get caught up - the girls at the front desk have been working like crazy to get new patients scheduled - then its my turn to get the charts ready for the docs. I have quite a stack!!!!

                              I'm feeling hungry this afternoon. I ate 2 eggs in the middle of the night cuz I was unable to sleep and feeling hungry. I ate 3 eggs for breakfast. I eat a lot of eggs.

                              Weight this morning was down to 183 again. I guess the inflammation from the hike is going away. The soreness in m legs is gone I'm feeling good about the eating plan and pretty confident that I will get the results that I'm hoping for in the short term - which is to reduce gut inflammation and all that goes with it. I must stay the course!

                              Today is day 2.
                              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:

                                eggs
                                roasted chicken
                                ground beef patty

                                jump ropes: 312
                                Bowflex: 20 x 30# pull downs
                                Barre3: 10 minute core

                                Feeling good again!

                                Tummy was good today

                                Hoping for a really great nights sleep

                                Back in the game again!!!!
                                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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