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  • Yes, you can. I'm getting quite the vicarious thrill, reading about everyone's Whole30 adventures.

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    • My best friend is at the Seattle airport - and the way to Korea for their new teaching jobs. My eyes have been leaking since last night when my hubby asked, "when are they leaving?" .......... my answer "in the morning" and the flood gates opened! I'm so excited for them, but my heart hurts. Its not like we see each other that often cuz she lives 2 hours away and we only see each other 4 or 5 times a year anyway --- but its the idea that she's now thousands of miles away from me!! I may not see her until they come back to the states next summer. I know they will be coming home for a couple months. Our 35th class reunion is next summer! holy cow! THERES motivation to lose this weight! The last reunion we had I was FAT and I'm not going to another one looking like that! I was 25 pounds heavier than I am now! I wanted to hide the entire time I was there. I was NOT a good night!

      I'm a little closer to deciding to start whole30 on thursday. Getting myself mentally prepared. So, no weighing or measuring - just eating whole, natural food when hungry and stopping when full. I will miss my condiments. I'm a ketchup lover!!! I like to dip meat in ketchup or honey mustard. oh well.......... I can do it. I did it for 9 days last month. I think thats when I got to my low of 186. No weighing or measuring myself either. No scales for the entire 30 days. Focus on eating healthy, not on losing weight. If my only goal for doing this is to lose weight then I'll be missing the point - and I will not be able to stay on it for the entire month. I know myself.

      Tonight we are going to pick up 70 tuna loins from a customer. FREE! I see canning in our future............ we still have a few cans from the last bunch we canned. I hope we have room in the freezer! I don't know if its fresh and unfrozen, maybe not even vacuum packed? I have no idea.... maybe hubby knows........ *sending text*

      better get moving.......... I have to work this afternoon.
      Last edited by tomi; 07-24-2012, 11:09 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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      • What's the 3 X 80 approach?

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        • 80 grams of each macronutrient. I read in someone elses journal that they had good results so I thought I'd try it. It was good at first, but took too much planning and thinking to sustain it for very long.
          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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          • Thanks for the encouragement everyone - I decided to JUST DO IT! So I'm starting right now. Why wait till Thursday. I'll be posting what I'm eating just to keep myself honest - so consider this my boredom alert!

            breakfast - skipped
            lunch - bacon and eggs

            need to plan dinner.............. need to go shopping cuz I'm out of bacon and eggs. I bought a few bags of frozen veggie medleys at Cash and Carry ---- bleq! it all tastes the same and the veggies have a spongy texture - I wonder if I could make veggie smoothies out of them............... I'm going to try cuz they are yucky! I wish I had a juicer.
            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 could always make your own non-sugar ketchup. Or are nightshades to be avoided?
              And good job starting NOW.
              Tuna should be a lovely way to begin.

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              • Nightshades are ok. Ketchup would be tricky given the no added sweetener of any kind rule... hmmm. Does such a recipe exist?

                I think you can totally do this. I have always been the weakest most uncommitted person to every single challenge I took part in, and if I can do this for 30 days, you certainly can too! I have faith in you!

                I will probably be doing it again in August. My sister in law expressed interest in doing the Whole30 for August. Just waiting to find a link to the actual august challenge. I sent a message to Melissa Hartwig on Facebook to see if she could supply it for me.

                This is exciting! I think you'll have really good results, Tomi!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • day 1 whole30:

                  breakfast - skipped
                  lunch - eggs and bacon
                  dinner - tuna and grapes

                  thats not much food - but I'm not hungry so I guess its all good.

                  Thanks for the encouragement! I need it! Jenn - you're my inspiration so keep going - cuz I'm following!

                  The ketchup issue is no big deal - I'll be able to do without it.

                  I ran out of bacon and all the bacon at the store was pretty fatty - so I bought canadian bacon ---- is that okay??
                  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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                  • GO Tomi, you can do it!
                    For the ketchup, maybe make it with apples and tomatoes for a sweet touch?
                    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 do kinda wonder why so many of us in the PNW end up with fibro... lack of Vit D, maybe? *ponders*

                      Anyway, yes, my symptoms have been calming down a lot since I went Primal/Paleo a couple of months ago. Husband and I are currently doing the whole30.

                      Hang in there.

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                      • Happy Birthday, Tomi! I hope you have a great day.

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                        • Whole30 --- day 2

                          I should have made note that my weight yesterday was 192. What happened to 188 from last week? Oh, maybe the rum and diet coke, the nasty boxed cookies and the handmade tortilla rice and beans at the mexican joint! I'm so weak sometimes. Hence my NEED for whole30.

                          breakfast as I type is baked tuna and grapes. The tuna was just swimming in the ocean on sunday morning -- now there are 6 of them in our freezer - less a few loins we've shared with employees and neighbors. The key to baking the perfect tuna loin is to make sure the center is still a bit pink when you take it out of the oven. One loin, olive oil, seasonings, wrapped in foil. 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let it stand for about 15 minutes. PERFECT. tender and juicy. I use a little garlic salt, some Old Bay, a little white pepper. Its also excellent with an Indian Tandoori marinade.

                          Well, now I have to say I'm 52 years old. Where have the years gone? Oh yeah........... 18 of them were spent married to the wrong guy! That was a waste of time!

                          So - what do you do when someone you don't know at all except for what they post on some internet sight suddenly vanishes? I'm concerned - but what can I possibly do? Judg hasn't posted anything anywhere in like 12 days or something like that. At first I thought she was just bored with me and moved on............. but she hasn't posted on her own journal either, or anyone elses that I know of. I'm worried that something bad has happened to her or a family member. I've said a couple prayers for her.......... Maybe she needed a change of cyber-buddies and started fresh with a new user name and everything. Maybe she decided this WOE isn't doing her chronic fatigue any good and has just thrown in the towel. Unless she comes back to explain I guess we'll never know.

                          I took Zeus to a groomer to have his nails cut this morning. They clipped one way to short and he bled real bad --- the reason I took him to a groomer was because everytime we cut his nails we clip one too short and I thought they would more careful and know what they were doing better than us. I'm not upset or anything - he does have black nails and they are very large and difficult to cut! It was quite tramatic for the poor guy! I'm not sure I'll be taking him back there. It was only $8 - but for free we can do it ourselves. Its just so hard to wrestle him down and make him sit still long enough to get it all done. And there is the blood when the nail gets cut too short! GRRR .......... at least dog blood doesn't stain like people blood does. It pretty much cleans up with water.

                          I don't want to work today. I probably don't have that much to do anyway. Its hardly worth the 6 mile drive to do one chart and be done in 30 minutes. I need more to do.......... I wish the manager would just relinquish some of his duties to me. I used to run that office, I think I could handle a little more responsibility. I could take over the ordering of supplies or something. He's so dang busy cuz he not only manages the office, but he also manages all the remodeling and repair jobs for all the bosses personal properties. He's got way too much on his plate! Oh well........... I am going to suggest that we go to daily deposits for the bookkeepers sake. It drives her crazy only having the statemens and deposit twice a week. Accounts receivable should be a daily thing. Sometimes I think I should just look for a different job. But I have so much freedom and flexibility with this one I just don't want to give that up!!!

                          so......... better get to it........
                          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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                          • Happy Birthday, Tomi!!!!

                            (I, too, hope all is well with Judg).
                            SW: 243
                            CW: 177
                            Goal: Health

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                            • Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                              Happy Birthday, Tomi!!!!

                              (I, too, hope all is well with Judg).
                              thanks, Kerry!

                              boredom alert!!

                              breakfast: tuna loin and grapes
                              afternoon snack: canadian bacon
                              dinner: (going to Outback) the plan is to eat filet mignon and steamed veggies

                              Gotta stay whole30 - even if it is my birthday. Or maybe I should turn that around and say BECAUSE its my birthday! My gift to myself is to stay honest and do this thing right.

                              I'm sure tired though.......... could be cuz I didn't eat very much yesterday, and last night I didn't sleep very well. Lots of wake ups - lots of night sweats. Tonight I'll try to remember to take my Knock Out by 9 pm - so I'll be ready to sleep by 10. I'm wondering if I should start taking 2 pills. I need to study up on taking melatonin - don't want to over dose. I'm getting 3 mg in one pill and I do think thats the max. Should probably talk to the doc next time I go in Sept.

                              Thinking I should go to the eye doctor again - I just don't think these glasses are the right Rx.

                              Before I forget - I need to do some research on MDA to see if canandian bacon is okay for whole30 or if its even primal at all. Be back in a bit...........
                              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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                              • Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

                                So according to Knifegill I should throw out the canadian bacon cuz its not real food.

                                great................
                                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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