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  • I stepped on the scale over lunch today in my workout clothes, after run 30 minutes worth of run/walk intervals. It said 188.0. That's the BMI scale. Then I stepped on the body fat scale and it said 188.2.

    I hope my scale at home agrees tomorrow. I'll officially give up on it if it does not. Might be time to buy a new one anyway. Have had this one since 2004-2005 timeframe. The one previous I had required me to set a 10 lb weight on it, adjust the dial, remove said weight and then climb on myself to get an accurate reading! Funny stuff.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
      Hi tomi, just stopped in here, I realized have never read your journal. Lots of interesting stuff! I love your sig line - I am going to put that on my refrigerator.
      Welcome

      I have it on my fridge and on my computer - taped under the screen so I see it constantly! Hope it works for you too!
      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 "eat for the body you want, not the body you have" on my pantry door and fridge door.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
          Richard --- I totally agree its a slippery slope between "indulging" - "over-indulging" - and "abusing". I would say when the rum is in my home I tend to "abuse". I think the years of drinking for the pain relief and sleep inducing benefits have caused a pattern to develope. Its weird, cuz if I don't have any rum in the house - I don't really even think about it - but if its here - I'm wanting to drink it. I guess that means I should NOT have it in the house. Since changing my diet to primal standards -- I rarely have fibro pain (as long as I stay the course!) --- and I've found a great sleep aid - Schiff makes a pill called "Knock Out" - its Melatonin 3 mg and 2 other things. It works really good as long as I take it about 45 minutes before I plan to go to bed -- and as long as nothing wakes me up within an hour of going to sleep. So, there is really no reason for me to drink anymore - other than the taste and the relaxation it offers.

          Pedidoc --- I do remember you mentioning a possible job change that would keep you local! Wouldn't that be awesome! I really hope you get the position and things will start to ease up in your busy life. When was the last time you and hubby got away together for some fun and relaxation?

          Okay......... I'm patting myself on the back -- I went grocery shopping today for the family bbq this weekend - and because my stash of egg and veggies is running low. I wasn't even tempted to buy any dark chocolate or almonds! I bought a plantain - cuz I've been wanting to try fried plantain for eons! I got zucchini and yellow squash, brocolli and cauliflower, green, red and yellow peppers and sweet potatoes -- all for roasting for the bbq -- but I might need to try it out first (never roasted veggies before). I also bought chicken breasts, two whole chickens and alaska salmon. I also bought some condiments - mayo, ketchup, mustard, sarachi sauce (sp?), and some salad dressing. Thats where my 20% goes......... condiments. The only "bad" thing I bought after going to 3 stores was 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk so I could make my hubby a pot of chai (yes, I make real authentic Indian Chai) So anyway - I'm feeling pretty good about things. I have my "mantra" taped to my computer - and on my fridge and I'm keeping my focus on the reaching my goal.
          Well done you. You know what is good/bad about it, and you know when and when not to have it. Just like with certain food groups that shall not be named, its all about choice and will power.

          I to love ur sig line....I was thinking of looking for a picture of Grok looking judgemental and put it above the biscuit tin.

          Richard
          It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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          • Hi Tomi. I hope all is well. Just wanted to drop you a note quick and say that I think MIL gave it up already. Two weekends in a row I saw her eating sandwich at the track... And she had a "spell" after going to the state fair. Pretty sure she's not giving this a shot anymore. Too bad, really. Oh well.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
              Hi Tomi. I hope all is well. Just wanted to drop you a note quick and say that I think MIL gave it up already. Two weekends in a row I saw her eating sandwich at the track... And she had a "spell" after going to the state fair. Pretty sure she's not giving this a shot anymore. Too bad, really. Oh well.
              What are gonna do? The same with my sister. She is taking off some weight - she's down about 50 pounds. But, she was upwards of 400 when she started so she's got a long ways to go! She hasn't started eating this way even though she said she was going to about 3 months ago. I gave up on it. We don't discuss fibro much anymore cuz I can't sympathize with her complaints.
              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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              • Monday is here again........ I'd like to be stuck in a version of "Ground Hog's Day"......... where every day is Saturday! Saturdays are perfect cuz the work week is done and you still have Sunday to look forward to as well! Not that I have a grueling job or anything - but I do enjoy having hubby with me!

                The weekend was wonderful. Our family gathering on Saturday was lots of fun and the food turned out really good. I made potato salad, beef/bacon/bean casserole, roasted veggies, bacon wrapped tuna loin bits, and had a fruit platter (store bought). Hubby bbq'd tuna loin and steaks (he overcooked the steaks a bit). It was yummy, healthy and very filling! I did eat some cupcake - but it wasn't worth it. My homemade icecream was a big hit! and since I threw out my lactaid pills I wasn't even tempted to lick the spoon! YEAH!

                I started walking again last week - and Sunday hubby and I got the bikes out and went for a really nice ride! The scales still say 189 - but I probably ate a little more than usual over the weekend so I'm hoping to see a drop this week. I wish I could ride my bike to work - but its all heavy traffic roads both ways - and a LONG uphill climb the last mile. Maybe I'll just go for a ride when I get home today. My neighborhood is perfect for biking - in fact our street is on the Willamette Valley Bike Tour route. Twice a week we have a couple hundred bikers riding past our house. Its fun because as they are passing by you get little snippets of what they are saying to each other - and it sounds exactly like turning the knob on the radio tuner and passing each radio station hearing just a blip of each. Course - if you've never used the old style radios you have no idea what I'm talking about!

                So............ better go get ready for work. Have a great day all!
                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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                • Hi Tomi, caught up with your journal and glad to see you're doing better again . I sure hope the weight starts coming off again!
                  I hear you on the ice-cream . I'm not even that fond of it, but I make my own ice-cream and now we finally have a summer I was having some home-made ice-cream every day (on top of a greek yogurt AND cheese!). My body made sure I knew it wasn't liking it, as by the end of last week my wrist was killing me, I could hardly move it without crying . So I stopped eating dairy in within 2 days my wrist was better! Had some leftover cake (grainfree/dairy-free, BUT filled with buttercream and finished with ganache made of chocolate and full-fat cream) yesterday after dinner and was bloated all evening . Oh well, I wanted to take the rest of the cake to work today, as a snack with my coffee, but feeling the way I did yesterday made me realize IT'S JUST NOT WORTH IT.
                  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 love saturdays for the same reason. There's something comforting about knowing you have another day off. The family time sounds great. My wife was just remarking the other day that when you don't make time for family time the wheels start to fall off.

                    Richard
                    It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                    • Hi Tomi. I'm not very sympathetic anymore either. She knows what she's got to do and she's ignoring it/doing it halfway. Having seen you and Candy eliminate your symptoms (as well as the others I've kind of followed here who have fibro), I know it's possible for her to eliminate her pain as well. Oh well. I'm not the one in constant pain, so, as insensitive as this sounds, it's not my problem. I've eliminated 90% of my complaints by changing over (still battling morning stiffness and not sure what to do about it) and can't help but not feel sorry for those who aren't willing to do the work to also become pain free. Kudos to you and Candy both for being "man" enough to suffer the inconveniences for quality of life.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Candy - its hard to give up the foods we like even though they cause us discomfort! But you're doing the right thing for your body! Good choices! I can eat dairy as long as I have a lactaid pill --- but I've learned over the years that they don't always work and then I suffer big time for it! When they don't work I start to cramp up and then I can literally feel the stuff moving through my intestines --- I always know when its reached the descending colon because I can hear it! It sounds like a really loud stomach growl as its rounding that last corner! and its VERY painful! like childbirth painful! Within 15 minutes of eating dairy - my entire intestinal tract will be flushed out! So -- I hear ya ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT!!!

                        Richard - there really isn't anything more important in life than the people you love. My husband is my best friend and I could spend every minute of my life with him - I never get tired of him.

                        Okay.......... still sitting tight at 189. Dang it! But I feel a drop coming............ I know, I can't "feel" that - but I know I'm on the right track with the amount of food that I'm eating and I think its going to trigger a drop soon. I think my scales are off anyway -- cuz I always weigh less when I go to the doc. I mean, I will weigh at home with no clothes on, and then weigh at the docs with my jeans and all and will weigh the exact same. So I think my scales are a few pounds heavy. I weighed at my moms house fulling clothed with my shoes on ---- on her ancient scales........ the type with the little wheel that spins around! and I was 3 pounds lighter than my own scales totally nekkid! I like her scales best! I think I'll ask her to will them to me when she passes. She's had those scales since before I was born I think!

                        Its nearing the end of August already -- where has this year gone? I wonder if we will have a nice warm fall this year since summer really didn't get here until mid July! I mean we were watching the 4th of July fireworks on the lake bundled up in sweatshirts and it was raining! Good thing the boat has a full camper top on it! But it was cold! Normally as soon as the calendar turns to September the trees start to turn color....... and then the temps drop and its 6 months of dreary Oregon weather........ UGH! I'm just not looking forward to that this year. I wonder what its like to live in the south where the weather stays nice all year long!

                        Trying to decide on what to do for vacation this year. Hubby wants to drive down the coast highway - from border to border. Probably would be fun, but there are some things we need to have fixed on the 5th wheel first -- the heating/cooling system isn't working at the moment and the lights and fans in that bathroom and hall area aren't working either. Dumb thing. I also need to do some redecorating in there! The color scheme really bugs me! The wallboard and the fabrics they used on the curtains and furniture don't even go together! Even the wallpaper border doesn't go with the wallboard. It drives me nuts! I have some fabric to make new curtains and cover the chairs - but I need to find a new border to cover up the old one. I need to get started on that project soon. What I'd really like to do it just paint all the wallboard, but thats a really big project and very tedious work! there is that rubber trim everywhere! and I'd need to keep the paint off that. So, its just going to get new fabric to match the wallboard I guess. Blue........ used to be a favorite color. Not so much anymore. I'm more of a neutral earthtone girl now. I love the colors of spices!

                        Okay...... I should stop rambling on about nothing and go do something productive.
                        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 rambled today too... lol We had wallboard like that in our old house (double-wide trailer but totally unrecognizable as one as it was seated on a block foundation - county actually tried to tax us for having a basement one year and we had to set them straight). I hated it. I wanted to paint it every chance I got, but the chances were few and far between. The family that bought it from us painted it. Often, I wish we still lived in that house. I liked the floorplan better than what we have now. And considering we created our own floorplan in this house, we really screwed up... Now it'll cost us thousands to remodel it to the way we wish we'd done it in the first place... that's what we get for rushing, I guess...

                          Anyhow... sorry about that. lol What are your other options for vacation?
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Jenn - last year we spent a week in the 5th wheel up in Washington on the west side of Discovery Bay. It was great, except thats when the furnace went on the fritz. It works but hubby has to jumper cable something to bypass something else that is causing it not to work by just turning on the thermostat. ????? So, even though we had that to contend with - in February - we still had a really good vacation. We hiked and biked and explored the upper west regions of Washington State. We took a ferry ride over to Widbey Island and then drove up to Disception Pass. BEAUTIFUL!!! We also had BIL and his wife come stay a couple nights with us - they live in the Seattle area. So, other than driving the coast highway we don't really have any other options. We talked about going to Vegas - but I researched what shows will be there in Feb. and there really wasn't any we wanted to see. I've looking into Hawaii - but the one place that our neighbors recommended is completely booked in Feb. Its a nice condo for only $100 a night - and ON the beach! I don't know...... hubby likes to keep things low key and as unplanned as possible. But I find when we go that route we end up doing nothing at all. Thought about Disneyland too....... but he's been there about 10 times. I've been to Disney World (business trip) so don't really care too much about going to the little one in Cali. I don't know. I want to plan something - cuz I like having a vacation to look forward to when the summer crazies are over at the boatshop. Maybe I'll keep looking. We have enough airmiles that we could fly for free just about anywhere in the states or to Hawaii. They add up quick with the business credit card. I'll do some more searching to see what I can find.

                            More rambling! blah blah 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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                            • I'm interested in hearing about your vacation plans so keep them coming! I'm living vicariously through you.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                Richard - there really isn't anything more important in life than the people you love. My husband is my best friend and I could spend every minute of my life with him - I never get tired of him.
                                Aw thats amazing. I love my family. We go out, work ahrd, all do out bit and our best, and then come home and can really enjoy family time b/c we know we have earnt it. Not that family time should be earned, but you know what I mean.

                                Hows that 'drop' coming? Still feeling it, or has it started to move?

                                Richard
                                It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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