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  • How pretty! is there a tarp or something that goes over it for when it's rainy out??? it looks like it was rainy out before the pic - or did you do like they do on the home improvement shows and wet everything down before you took the pics?

    I wanted to mention to you that the situation with MIL has gotten a bit more convoluted... she's now making a THC inhaler that she uses in the public when things get rough... which means she travels in her automobile with me and my kids while having an illegal substance in her purse. I. AM. NOT. HAPPY. ABOUT. THIS. Fuming mad, actually. She's willing to do an hour's worth of useless stretching but won't change her diet to see if that helps... UGH she really ticks me off. I've decided I'm just going to get her the book "It Starts with Food" and leave it at that. She can read it or not. She can absorb it or not. She can stay in pain or not. I don't care.

    Now I struggle with how to approach the no-inhaler-in-the-car-with-my-kids subject... The rest of the family jokes around about it like it's funny. I don't find it funny. I almost want to provide the cops with an anonymous tip, but it won't do any good b/c it's just personal use so they won't care...

    Sorry for the threadjack... I guess I'm half hoping she stalks your thread and will see this...
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • EEEEEESH - Jenn! Thats not good. Why would think its okay to have her pot out in public - and around the kids? Good luck - I hope you can find a way to approach the subject without causing a rift.

      As for the pergola....... we aren't going to put a solid/permanent roof on it. We're going to try to get ahold of a bunch of used sails from a sailboat place in Portland. We're hoping we can get some for very little money. I will no doubt have to do some sewing to make them fit just right. They can be put up really quick and easy with just some simple hooks and rings. I'm not sure how much rain they keep out - but they will make for some nice shade on sunny afternoons!

      okay................ so I did pretty good over the weekend. I did have a few handfuls of m&ms, and a couple drinks to ease the pain of the hard work! But food-wise was good. I'm still not seeing any weight loss - and I'm thinking I will need to have the Armour increased a bit, which should help. This morning was 190 again. ???? UGH!

      Now - I gotta go to work.............. blah!
      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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      • Oh, sails would be nice! And yes, shade is probably more what I was thinking rather than rain protection. Sails would look pretty up there.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I caved to the ice cream.............. 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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          • Oh ice cream is my weakness too!! That and Mt. Dew!!
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • weird............... everything I just typed disappeared!

              So, I was saying.............. my son is getting pre-qualified to buy his first place. He's cleaned out his room of everything that needs to be sold or donated to charity. Not much is left in there! AND he's looking into going back to school to get his degree in Engineering. He wants to make more money than what a career in drafting is offering him. Good for him. Its so good to see him moving forward with his life.

              I'm feeling sorta down in the dumps. No motivation, no energy, no interest. I sure need to clean house and I don't want to do it! The grass needs mowed too. Blah! Maybe we just worked so dang hard all weekend that I'm totally worn out! I think thats it - I just need to rest. So the dirty floors will have to wait.

              Something has me totally bloated today too........... I'm up 4 stinking pounds! Good grief!
              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 hope you feel better and shed those pounds soon!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Yeah, I jumped up for a couple of days too. Not too sure what was causing the bloating, but it all fell away just as fast. Hope it does for you too.

                  Important life rule: when you are tired, rest! Which means I am holding you accountable. You better come back on here and say you've been resting, or I am going to whoop your butt!
                  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
                    Yeah, I jumped up for a couple of days too. Not too sure what was causing the bloating, but it all fell away just as fast. Hope it does for you too.

                    Important life rule: when you are tired, rest! Which means I am holding you accountable. You better come back on here and say you've been resting, or I am going to whoop your butt!
                    ROFL!!!! I've NEVER used that acronym before so I guess that tells you you made me laugh out loud with that one! Yes, I'm resting. In fact, I just went out to the pergola and took a nice little rest in the hanging chair that hubby hung after I took a picture. It was nice and peaceful - although not to warm! When hubby and I got married I had silk hydrangeas for center peices on all the tables. I took all the flowers and made a wreath that has been hanging over our bed for 10 years! I decided the wreath would be a good addition to the pergola, so now its hanging dead center between the 2 hanging chairs that we bought in Cozomel! I already know that pergola is going to be my favorite place to hang out!

                    I just made 3 eggs for breakfast - yummy. I'm hoping this bloat goes away quickly, like yours did! Lots of water, no salt or sweets or dairy!!! That should take care of it. I sure didn't like seeing that number on the scale this morning!!!! I was down to 186 a couple weeks ago...... yesterday 190 ..... today 194. Whats wrong with this picture? Jenn has me thinking about doing the whole30 again. Thats how I got down to the 186. Couldn't hurt. I should do some reading on it, but its pretty basic. 100% paleo. My birthday is the 25th........... I can do this for my birthday gift to myself.

                    Okay......... thats what I'll do. Starting today - whole30.
                    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, add birthdays to the things we have in common. My daughters turn 22 on the 25th.

                      BTW, your yard is gorgeous. Feel free to come work in mine.

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                      • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                        Tomi, add birthdays to the things we have in common. My daughters turn 22 on the 25th.

                        BTW, your yard is gorgeous. Feel free to come work in mine.
                        AWESOME! Happy Birthday to your girls!

                        Thanks for the compliment........... I do love gardening!!! The pergola was the last big project and it certainly gave the yard the "punch" I was looking for!!!! This morning I walked around the yard and took pictures of various things in bloom. My sister told me I missed my calling.......... she said I should ditch the job at the doctors office and design yards instead. Boy - now that would be my dream job for sure!
                        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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                        • Ah for a moment there I thought today was your birthday. Glad I amused you, and glad you're resting. It would have been expensive to come whoop your butt... I would have insisted on hanging out in your gorgeous yard in return.
                          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 think we would have a great time hanging out in my backyard! Just tell the Professor you have an appointment in Oregon!

                            I did good today! I rested this morning - was even a little late for work (not technically since I have a flexible schedule) because I was relaxing in the hanging chair a little longer than I had planned. Work was busy for a change so I put in a good 4 hours today! Then I came home and started dinner --- mashed cauliflower, steamed brocolli, carrots and zuchini, with pan fried salmon! Doesn't get any better than this! Accept I slightly overcooked the salmon. Its pretty good just dipped in the cauliflower mash though!

                            Breakfast - 3 eggs
                            Snack - 1 oz almonds
                            Dinner - 6 oz Salmon, veggies
                            2nd snack - 1 oz almonds
                            3rd snack - 2 sq. dark chocolate

                            yum.................

                            Tonight - I must mow the grass.....
                            Last edited by tomi; 07-11-2012, 09:54 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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                            • Well - the grass did not get mowed last night - so I'm heading out the door to get it done this morning. If I hadn't got stuck on facebook for an hour it would have been done by now! I should know better.

                              So far no food today - but its still early. I'll mow and then eat.
                              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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                              • Sounds like you did well yesterday.

                                Well, if I ever head towards the West Coast, I will let you know. I'm afraid it hasn't happened yet though, other than one quick stay in LA for DS's graduation. No car and no time to play tourist, so we only saw one neighbourhood. Interesting trip nonetheless, for other reasons.
                                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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