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  • there is something VERY wrong with all that! Why does everything revolve around money!
    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 - day 3 on Whole30. Going GREAT!

      Breakfast - 6 oz Ground Turkey patty, fried in olive oil.
      Lunch - 1 ounce of almonds
      Dinner (to come) - 3 egg veggie omlette (dang, can't do cheese!) with 3 oz of ground turkey (its a turkey day!)

      Hubby just called and said he's gonna be a bit late tonight so go ahead and eat.......... that means I have to fix him dinner when he gets home later! Ugh - I hate cooking twice. Maybe I'll just wait and eat with him later. Summers at our house are filled with 8 pm dinners - sometimes even later.

      I'll get everything chopped and ready to go so when he gets home I can throw it all together.
      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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      • Nice to be able to wait to eat, isn't it?
        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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        • It sure is! I love not having the terrible knawing in my stomach and the lightheaded feeling that says "EAT or your going to die right now!!!" Its freedom!

          Okay - so I'm on day 4 of Whole30 ---- and I'm down 3 pounds! I'm so excited!!!! I know, mostly water weight - but who cares - this is a new LOW for me since going primal. Last time I weight this (187) I was doing Medifast - meal replacement, soy based garbage psuedo-food! The weight came off nicely - but as soon as I started eating real food again I gained almost all of it back! All but 10 pounds to be exact. That won't happen this time! I guess the key for me is to go VLC. I've been eating real close to 50 grams a day - yesterday was 29 grams. I must be in ketosis - and burning the fat! I would like to stay here until I reach my goal.

          I've made some good choices since starting whole30 - no chips and beans, no tortillas or rice, and no long island iced tea while at the mexican place. Last night hubby wanted to eat junk so I reminded him that we had some Nestles milk chocolate chips in the freezer - he ate those - I didn't even want any! I munched on almonds. I'm pretty happy with my choices! I'm on a roll!!

          Dr visit in a few minutes.............. time to find out about the saliva test. Gotta run...........
          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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          • You go girl! So VLC is working for you, is it? Amazing how different people get different results. VLC makes Lex spitting mad. And I seem to do better if I consciously include some carbs. Although I'm so out of the habit, it's become difficult.
            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 tomi View Post
              there is something VERY wrong with all that! Why does everything revolve around money!
              Because we live in a capitalist nation where money is the ultimate goal in life. You are successful based on the number of zeros behind your company's financial net worth.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • I finally saw the end of my initial weight loss. Had some taco seasoning last night (taco night) that I'm sure included a ton of sodium (didn't look but subconsciously knew it would be a factor). Up one lb today but I know it's water and i'll be gone again after one day of clean sodium-free eats.

                Ketosis - I keep forgetting to test for it! I'm pretty sure I'm there as well. I'd like to stay in ketosis too b/c I really don't miss the carbs - except my fermented dairies...

                You're doing great! Keep up the momentum!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Okay --- got some answers! Thyroid is a bit low so she's putting me on Armour Thyroid (yeah!). Melatonin is low so she wants me to take that at night. My cortisol level is extremely high in the morning (explains the waking up and stressing about everything in life!) and not quite low enough at night, so she had me buy two different adrenal support supplements. My iron is low (but not anemic) so I'm to take more iron. Go back in a month to see how things are going - lab work in 6-8 weeks. Finally - direction and hope! I'm anxious to get started!

                  she didn't mention the weight loss - but it hasn't been that much. Maybe when I get to 20 or 30 pounds it will make a difference. Hopefully when I go back in a month I will be at least 10 pounds lighter! I talked to her a bit about the diarrhea - told her I was taking 2000 mg of calcium and it was definitely making a difference. She said the low thyroid and the low iron could have something to do the with the diarrhea so the added iron and getting the thyroid up should also help. So, I won't change anything I'm taking unless I get bound up - and then I should back off on the calcium a bit. I'm pumped! Finally!!! Something to work on!

                  As for cholesterol - I didn't even mention it.

                  Winter has returned to the Willamette Valley! Its cold, the wind is blowing and its raining! UGH! Not good for soaking up any rays.
                  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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                  • Gives you an excuse to take more Feel-Good D3!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • If only the D3 could also give me that golden glow! Oh, for a nice tan!
                      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 KNOW! My skin is so dark! Well, except that which is covered with clothes all day. That's white as milk!
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • So you have sun in IOWA??? Not fair. Not fair. Not fair!!!! My arms and face have gotten a little color because on the few days that we've had sun I've been out in the yard --- but the rest of me, Lily White!
                          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, I'm glad you're getting answers. Your doctor sounds like a keeper.

                            I definitely need to consider switching doctors. I've only seen mine 4 times in four years--annual exams, new Rxs. Last time I was there (October) she told me I needed to stop looking for something to be wrong with me. How can I be looking for something to be wrong when I see a doctor once a year because I can't refill meds without a new Rx?

                            This was because I asked for certain tests-- vitamin D, HbA1c, fasting insulin, reverse T3..

                            I had horrible Vitamin D levels even while living in S CA and walking outside each day. Diabetes runs rampant in my family and I knew my T3 was low. She would not run any of those tests because I was "in range" in regards to vitamin D, and had a good HbA1c, a year ago. She didn't even know about reverse T3 and since the test wasn't in the computer system she ignored me.

                            She always asks, "What are you going to do with the results? And when I start to tell her she interrupts me, changes the subject.

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                            • Yeah, Marcadav, you need a new doctor! You pay her to listen to your concerns and give you the help you request and she's ignoring you. That's not my definition of a good doctor.

                              Yes, Tomi, we have sun. Iowa is notorious for sunny summers, hence our propensity to grow crops! lol it's a touch on the cloudy side today, but that's ok. I'm chained to my desk anyway.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                                Tomi, I'm glad you're getting answers. Your doctor sounds like a keeper.

                                I definitely need to consider switching doctors. I've only seen mine 4 times in four years--annual exams, new Rxs. Last time I was there (October) she told me I needed to stop looking for something to be wrong with me. How can I be looking for something to be wrong when I see a doctor once a year because I can't refill meds without a new Rx?

                                This was because I asked for certain tests-- vitamin D, HbA1c, fasting insulin, reverse T3..

                                I had horrible Vitamin D levels even while living in S CA and walking outside each day. Diabetes runs rampant in my family and I knew my T3 was low. She would not run any of those tests because I was "in range" in regards to vitamin D, and had a good HbA1c, a year ago. She didn't even know about reverse T3 and since the test wasn't in the computer system she ignored me.

                                She always asks, "What are you going to do with the results? And when I start to tell her she interrupts me, changes the subject.
                                It's definitely time for you to find a new doc!!! Mind if I ask who this "she" is? I work in the medical field, and its always good to know what docs to avoid Call Vida - ask to see Dr. Dacker, heres the number: 503-399-1400 I've started seeing her for my yearly female exams as well. She's thorough! She listens! and she focuses on healing through eating healthy whole foods, natural remedies, and staying active. She only prescribes pharmaceuticals when there is not a better natural alternative.
                                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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