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  • I'm cheap too! I won't by any of those "acceptable" flours because they all cost 5 times what wheat flour costs! NO dessert is worth spending that much on.

    We're thinking about going to Vegas in February! I'm looking online to see who's going to be there and what shows we could see. We aren't much for gambling, so it would be shows, people watching, hotel cruising and relaxing my the pool. I don't know - we'll need to discuss it some more.
    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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    • A successful day!

      breakfast - left over "dry and rubbery" tuna loin (but it had good flavor)
      lunch - skipped
      dinner - ground beef patty, white potato with butter and bacon and colby jack cheese, mixed steamed veggies

      I was really full after dinner, but am feeling a bit hungry now at bedtime. Good thing I have NOTHING to snack on -- unless I want to munch on a carrot stick.

      Getting ready to spend the weekend at the lake. Its fireworks weekend! Planning for the food .............. taking steaks and sweet potatos for Saturday night dinner. Eggs and bacon for breakfasts. Home canned tuna for lunch (with mayo for the hubby, plain for me). I'll take some almonds and fruit for snacking, and hubby wants chips and salsa. He also wants cookies - so I'm going to take store bought chip ahoys ............. he loves them but I think they taste like greasy preservatives - yuck! I was going to make peanut butter cookies - but I know they would be too tempting for me. So I'll take cookies that I don't like. I'm trying to be smart about this....... how am I doing?

      I think I've got my momentum going again! Maybe I'll take off some weight before I slow down again. Seems to come in waves........ its a constant roller coaster of being on top of the game, or struggling to get back in it. Right now - I'm on top. I want to stay here for a really long time so I can see a really nice weight loss!!! I have to get back to 186 before I can start counting the pounds - but I think I'm pretty close. I stepped on the scales tonight after dinner - and with clothes on and it was 190. So I guess I'm probably at 187. I'll find out in the morning. I haven't weighed first thing in the morning in a few days cuz I was doing so bad last week - damn ice cream!

      I know my visit with Lynnie next week is going to be tough....... she's trying to take off a few pounds before she leaves for Korea - but I know she's gonna want to party!!! Which for us old ladies will mean a little drinking, and eating fun food. She knows I'm trying to stay on track with my eating so maybe she won't be too insistant on having "bad" stuff!!! When we get together --- we like to have fun!!!! Once we were on a business trip together to Phoenix and we went out for dinner to Chili's. The waiter - probably 15 years younger than us was seriously trying to pick us up!!! He was trying to get us to tell him where we were staying and said he would meet us there after he got off work!!! We were flattered of course......... but didn't tell him what hotel we were staying at! We love to remember the time the HOT young waiter was hitting on us! I think his name was Mike....... He cooled it when I accused him of being a "tip whore". Our husbands got a kick out of the story too! Good thing they both trust their wives - and know we are faithful to a fault! So you see........... I need to be on my guard next week.

      I'll need all the support I can get girls!
      Last edited by tomi; 06-28-2012, 11:15 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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      • its 2:30 am.......... couldn't stay asleep. Partly cuz the bedroom is a bit warm tonight - but mostly cuz hubby likes to snuggle and it makes it even hotter! I don't like to be hot when I sleep. Also -- my tummy was really hungry, so got up and made a couple fried eggs. I think that should do it so I'm heading back to bed now. Luckily I am free to sleep as long as I want tomorrow!
        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 had a terrible nights sleep! Late to bed because I forgot to take my knock out pills at 9 pm. Then awake almost hourly most of the night. Up for a little something to eat at 2:30 cuz my stomach was part of the reason I couldn't stay asleep. Then wide awake at 7:20 and thinking about what to do with the day.

          I jumped out of bed and started taking apart the bed - to wash the bedding - but also to MOVE the bed so I could finish the painting project that I had started 2 weeks ago. I asked hubby to help me move things but I guess he forgot. So, now the wall behind the bed is all finished - and I have only 1/2 of the smallest wall in the room left to paint. But, thats is the wall that has the armoire on it - and it holds a huge, very heavy tv! I'm not sure how I'm going to do this part.......... But I'll figure it out. By the end of the day that bedroom and bathroom will be painted and all put back together!

          Weight this morning was as I expected --- 187. Now to get back down to my lowest at 186 and I can start to count the numbers again. Feeling good! Thanks for all the encouragement!

          middle of the night snack - 2 eggs
          breakfast at 10:30 - 4.5 oz ground beef patty

          probably won't eat again until dinner.............
          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 like your Chips Ahoy strategy. Good thinking! Sounds like you're doing very well today, despite a bad night.
            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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            • Yes, its going well.......... I haven't made it to the store yet......... so, trying to keep my plan in tact for not buying junk food that will tempt me.

              I pooped out before I got started on the masterbath. Moving that furniture was definitely my LIFTING HEAVY THINGS for today! I shuffled the armoire out from wall far enough for me and the ladder to fit behind, then once the painting was done I vacuumed up all the crud that has filtered into that space since the last time I painted (8 years ago??) then I completely dismantled the bed, and moved all the parts out of the way, painted the wall, vacuumed up that bunch of mess, washed all the bedding and put it all back together again! We have a memory foam mattress....... it has got to weight 100 pounds! And moving it is like trying to move a giant wet noodle! I took off the cover, washed it, then turned the mattress over and put the cover back on - so - it should feel like a brand new mattress again!

              At the moment I'm washing the new curtains so when I hang them they won't have the packaging fold marks in them! I'm anxious to have it done!

              Next big job......... cleaning carpets! UGH - thats a big job! I'll have to do that on a day when its going to be really hot! So I can open all the windows and let the heat dry it quickly.

              Better get moving.......... still have to shower, go the banks, go shopping and get everything packed for the weekend..... and it 3:00! Oh dear.........

              Have a good weekend everyone - I'll be out of internet range out on the lake. At least until I upgrade to a smart phone...... maybe this fall.
              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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              • Sunday night --- had a great weekend!

                I stayed on course! I ate only meat, eggs, veggies and fruit the entire weekend! there were 6 other people there - my sister and husband on their boat, and our friends with their 2 nearly grown boys on another boat. Everyone else was stuffing their faces all weekend with chips and dip, crackers, cookies, pop .............. junk junk junk! I said no thank you to CAKE BALLS - Oreo cookies, and lots of other things. But I compensated by having fruit and almonds ............. all healthy - but high calorie. I'm going to weigh in the morning and see what the damage is. I was 187 friday morning. I just stepped on the scales - at 10 pm, after eating all day and it said 191.......... so I'm a bit worried. But even if I did gain a pound - I did it with healthy stuff and not junk food.

                I'm feeling good physically too - not having junk food or alcohol and I can tell! Energy and stamina are doing great!

                Tomorrow starts another challenge........... I'm going to my friends for the week.......... She'll most definitely want to have some drinks. She understands I don't eat grains and am avoiding sugars right now. I need to stay strong and on course.
                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

                Comment


                • I'm at my friends........ having a great time.

                  breakfast: 2 crab cakes (left overs from the weekend on the boat)
                  Lunch: grapes and almonds on the road
                  Dinner: salad with about 2 oz of chicken, ranch dressing
                  snack: more almonds

                  I'm hungry.

                  I'm doing good. Turned down a glass of rum and coke

                  Going for a bit of walking tomorrow. Maybe see Magic Mike. Then I think dinner out?

                  time for sleep............
                  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

                  Comment


                  • Hi Tomi, have a great visit with your friend. Sounds like you're doing really well.
                    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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                    • Having a great week! Doing really good! I had a cocktail with dinner last night - but thats my only deviation! We went on a 4 mile walk/hike yesterday - that was GREAT!!! Today is my last day here - heading home in the morning...... and saying goodbye to my lifelong friend for a very long time........ maybe a year before we see each other again. But - we are trying to plan a meet up vacation - maybe in Bali over Christmas??? Watch out when these 2 girls start planning........... it could get us in trouble!

                      I'm feeling good, sleeping well and getting lots of sun and exercise while I'm here in the high desert of Oregon.

                      Hope everyone is having a good Independence Day!
                      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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                      • Changed my avatar...... thats me. I like the picture of my dog better - but I guess this one will do. I take terrible pictures.

                        I had a wonderful week with my best friend of 38 years. She's leaving in 19 days for Korea. I don't know when I will see her again. She wants us to come visit in Korea - or try to meet her and her husband in Bali for Christmas...... but I don't think we can do that. But, we had fun!

                        I stayed on target except for a cocktail both nights with dinner! I consider that a huge success and a great step forward! Now I need to catch up with everyone's journals and see whats been happening!

                        Edit....... all caught up! I forgot to mention....... tomorrow I start my Tae Bow!!!! Its gonna be fun! I'm looking forward to it - but worried I will end so sore I won't be able to move all weekend! I need to remember to take it slow and easy.
                        Last edited by tomi; 07-05-2012, 07:26 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

                        Comment


                        • Congratulations on your restraint, Tomi! I think we can file that under Sensible Indulgence. Not so my peppermint patties. At least they're almost all gone.
                          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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                            Its finally done! We've been working on our backyard for 2 years! and with the completion of the pergola - we are officially done! Not bad for a couple of old farts!
                            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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                            • Time for a pergola-warming party! I'll bring the guac.

                              Psst, you changed your avatar but not your signature. As it stands, I'd say you have a great-looking dog! ROFL!
                              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
                                Time for a pergola-warming party! I'll bring the guac.

                                Psst, you changed your avatar but not your signature. As it stands, I'd say you have a great-looking dog! ROFL!
                                I just noticed that.............. I'll change it!!! how funny!
                                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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