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  • okay --- I'm offering this up for accountability sake --- so please be gentle with your responses........ I have been eating WAY TOO MUCH ICE CREAM! Every single day for the past week. So -- now that I just ate the last of it, I'm not buying anymore. I will have to own up to it when hubby wants a bowl of ice cream and there isn't any for him to eat.

    I've got to get back on track here. The ice cream is the only thing I've eaten that isn't primal in so long I can't even remember. And - honestly its nearly all good stuff ---- all but the sugar and corn syrup (cringe). The BAD part is the caloric load it adds to my day!

    I need to find my resolve again - I need to get centered again - I need to focus again - and I need to get serious again!

    As of right now --- I'm back on track.
    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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    • Welcome back, Tomi!!!

      Who is NDF?
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Jenn --- she's some young girl that was giving Leida a pretty hard time about what she posted on the she-groks page. I was getting mad at her, so decided to quit reading. She was trying to tell her she had psychological issues and needed to "get help". Good grief!

        LATER.......... its late. I forgot to take my go to sleep pills AGAIN! aaarrrggg! I need to remember to take my pills at 9 pm - then I will be ready to hit the sake at 10. Why is that so hard for me to remember?

        Dinner was my homemade seafood chowder. I posted the recipe on the recipe forum in case anyone is interested. Title: Killer Seafood Chowder. Just don't yell at me for the canned Cream of Celery soup. Its not primal - but its not TOO terrible. I think its really loaded with calories, I mean, all that heavy cream, bacon and the soup. But, it sure tasted delish!!!! But, now its all gone.......... sad day. Back to eating fish and veggies, ground beef and veggies, chicken and veggies, roast and veggies.... You understand.

        and now - I have to try to go to sleep.
        Last edited by tomi; 06-26-2012, 11:00 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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        • You can do it! I'm having the same problem with nuts and dark chocolate and "primal sweets" *sigh*. So I decided to do a Whole30 as of July 2nd (thanks Jenn for the link!).
          My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
          My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
          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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          • Just tell hubby he can go buy individual helpings at your nearest ice cream store. I had to put my foot down with my hubby too. He was wanting to go several times a week.

            You can make your own sauces instead of using the canned soup. Not that hard. Make up a big batch using arrowroot flour (it freezes well and isn't a grain) and freeze in can-sized containers. Nobody is going to yell at you. We're not doing this to conform to a bunch of rules, but to be good to our bodies. You can still eat that stuff and be good to your body, it just takes a little tweaking.

            At one point my kids asked if we could go vegetarian for a month (sort of like a version of the Whole30) because they wanted to lose weight. So we sat down and made a list of all the meals we could think of that didn't involve meat and that we liked. And then we worked our way through it. We had more than a month's worth. We didn't feel deprived, because we liked everything we were eating. Have you tried doing something similar? Make a list of recipes that you love, and make that the basis of your meal planning and shopping. Needless to say, I made a primal version when I started this, and that's where I go for inspiration.
            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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            • Judg - what a great idea for meal planning. I'm going to work on that today! As for hubby - thats what I'm going to do - tell him Baskins Robins is his new source of ice cream!!

              My tummy isn't feeling very good today -- and after several days of having dairy, and several days of just feeling a bit "off" I'm convinced that the dairy is the culprit. I've sorta OD'd between the ice cream and the chowder. I enjoyed every bite of it --- but I'm sure not enjoying the after-effects.

              Breakfast = 5 ounce tuna loin (needs some sauce, its a bit dry, but I'll survive!)

              I feel like I'm BACK ON TRACK! I certainly lost my focus for an entire week though! In need to start walking again. The weather in Oregon is finally getting good so I have no excuses about going for a nice walk. I'll got get dressed and do that right now!
              Last edited by tomi; 06-27-2012, 10:29 AM.
              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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              • Enjoy being back on track! Hope that clears up your stomach issues.

                And on an entirely different note: you are definitely prettier than your dog!
                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 Judg View Post
                  Enjoy being back on track! Hope that clears up your stomach issues.

                  And on an entirely different note: you are definitely prettier than your dog!
                  HAHAHA!!!! thanks! its good to know I'm more attractive than a saggy ole basset hound! I do love my dog though! I'll see if I can find a decent picture to post of ME one of these days. I just haven't gotten accustomed to the "mature" me........ so when I see pictures of myself I just think - "oh thats a really bad picture!" I guess I have body dysmorphic disorder cuz I think I still look like I did 20 years ago -- until I look in the mirror or at a picture! I like "me"....... I just don't like what "me" is packaged in right now! But - like your husband........ my hubby loves me from head to toe - and is very generous with the compliments and praise! (I think he means it!) Even if he doesn't mean it - I love him for saying it.

                  I am back on track!!! I had tuna for breakfast - real tuna - not canned. I went for a 1 mile walk and then I had an ounce of almonds for a snack. Now I'm going to go ready for work. When I get home I need to mow the grass.... and thats another mile of walking, plus maneuvering the lawn mower around!

                  I used to do Tae Bow (think Billy Blanks) before I got sick with the fibromyalgia. I am toying with the idea of getting one of his earlier DVDs to do at home. Its a GREAT workout and I was in really good shape when I was doing it. In fact - I was the smallest I had ever been in my adult life. I was 35 years old..... a petite size 6 and 135 pounds. I don't expect to ever see that again - being a post-meno woman and all...... but if I could just get down to that weight I'd be pretty close! The thing is -- its the only workout that I even really had FUN doing! Yes, it cardio, but I don't have to go full speed at it. Anyway, I'm thinking about. Any opinions???
                  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 have tried it and yes, it is an arse kicker! I think it would be fine. There's nothing wrong with "shadow boxing" as a workout. Consider it a sprint!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • If you enjoy it and you can ease into it gradually, why not?
                      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 found Billy Blanks to Christian music on Amazon - It was only $7 with shipping - used, so I hope it isn't scratched or anything.... supposed to be here on the 5th! Perfect, cuz I'll get home from my trip to Central Oregon that day! Time to get down to business!
                        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 mowed the grass -- TWICE!!! I mowed it once, without the bag, so it mulched....... then I let it dry for about an hour and mowed it again with the bad ON so it picked up all the grass that had dried out a bit! That means I walked a total of 3 miles today! yeah me! And now, I'm totally pooped out! I think I will sleep really good tonight.

                          Hubby is late tonight........ probably won't get home until 8:30 ish. He's bring home dinner, so I hope its something light, like a salad or a chicken breast with veggies..........

                          Hubby still doesn't really get what I'm doing or how I'm supposed to eat. He asks me if I can eat anything from the LoveLove Teriyaki down the street! HUM ---- NOPE. When we go out to eat he always wants to eat at the mexican place or Mangolian BBQ. I have about 2 choices at the mexican place - and have to exercise GREAT restraint to not eat the heavenly handmade tortillas - or the chips and bean dip! And Mongolian BBQ is meat and salty sauces fried with RICE! Good heavens - I've been doing this since November of 2011 - and he still thinks I'm going to eat that stuff.

                          Change of subject......... I've realized I no longer need to wash my hair everyday - maybe every other or every 3rd if I haven't been very active. And, I don't use conditioner anymore.......... my hair is just silky soft without it. I've also noticed that I'm tanning WAY faster and easier than I have in my lifetime! Wonder whats causing that? My arms have a very dark tan and I haven't been in the sun very much -- cuz Oregon has been cold and rainy 99% of the time! Not complaining - just sayin'
                          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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                          • Are you taking Vit D supplements? Maybe that's helping your tan . Or eating foods rich in melanin and carotenoid (carrots, melons, apricots, peppers, spinach).
                            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                            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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                            • I was wondering about the vit. D - I take 4000 IU/day. But not much on the other stuff - except carrots -but thats only 3 or 4 times a week, maybe 2 carrots at a time. Must be the D! whatever - I'm happy to have a healthy glow this year!

                              So - last night hubby called to say he's stopping at Applebee's for take-out! He didn't call me before he ordered so he got me the Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad......... NOOOOO! We just had a conversation about 2 weeks ago about that salad - and the number of calories and fat and carbs it had! I told him I was never going to order it again! (even though its my favorite). Well, he forgot. I ate it, but didn't use all the dressing - just enough to taste it. So, my overall numbers were really good yesterday - but a little high on total calories. I'm hoping the walking and mowing was enough to offset the food.

                              I already walked my mile this morning - the flowers are so pretty! I want to stop at every yard and take a little snip off the roses so I can start a rose bush in my yard! Probably best to ask first.......

                              I'm getting excited to go stay with my best friend for a few days next week! We're going to go see Magic Mike! Today is my last day of work for an entire WEEK! I have to work next Thursday - if I don't do my job then the medical biller can't do her job - and she won't be very happy about that.

                              Okay - breakfast is overcooked and over nuked tuna loin....... good flavor, but CHEWY! (no sauce for dipping!)
                              I have ground beef thawed for hamburger steaks on the bbq tonight and will make steamed veggies to go with.

                              The house is void of all my weaknesses! No ice cream, no dark chocolate, and no almonds. Yes, the last 2 are good for me - but I over eat them, so best not to have them in the house.

                              I'm trying.......... Its SO easy to not eat the grains, rice, beans..... but the sugars......... thats a tough one.
                              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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                              • We have to know ourselves, don't we? I can't resist an open cookie bag. Cookies were banned years ago. Well, maybe I could resist them now, at least on good days, but I don't want to eat grains anyway. I do make up some almond meal cookies occasionally, but I haven't even felt like it lately. I'm very good at resisting things in stores, because I'm cheap. LOL!
                                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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