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  • This is the one I bought. I buy it in single jars from a local grocer (and Walmart carries it as well in the baking supplies section).

    Amazon.com: Spectrum Naturals - Coconut Oil Organic, 14 oz liquid: Health & Personal Care
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by Judg View Post
      Yes, the daily walking will help a lot. Even before going primal, I could see the difference it made.

      I find weight loss or gain sometimes shows up on the scale two days later instead of the next morning. Not sure why, but it doesn't really matter. You've got something that works now, don't overthink it. Just keep plugging away. This stuff never moves in a straight line.
      Boy - can I get an AMEN to that! Weight loss is the most frustrating thing in the world! We think we should have total control over it right? I mean......... you eat less than you burn and you lose weight! Isn't that the way its supposed to be? Nope........ In the LONG run it works that way........... but its not a direct corralation between the two for sure!

      Yes I will keep my eye on the goal and stay the course... I do believe I have found the right approach and I'm sticking with it for a bit. I was wondering if you should give this a try - b/c I've noticed a JUMP in my energy level since starting. My numbers look like this: Carbs 35 gms, Protein 60 gms, Fats 90 gms. Mind you those are my GOALS. I've done good at hitting the fat grams but have slightly overshot both carbs and proteins nearly every day. I think I had one day that I was almost exactly on. I know you don't like to track so maybe this wouldn't work for you. But you could just try easing back on the protein and carbs and upping the fats. Since it seems your calories are pretty good where they are - your weight continues to drop! YOU'RE SO CLOSE TO YOUR GOAL!!!!! I'm so excited for you!
      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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      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
        never heard of it! I'll see if I can find it - but I still have 1/2 gallon of CO sitting on my counter. Mostly I use it to soften my FEET! HAHAHA!!! Maybe my sister would want it - she bought some from my a while back. Thanks for the suggestion!
        Tomi, I buy Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil. It is refined and has no coconut flavor. Walmart has it for around $6. Albertson's has it for a lot more($9-11, IIRC) and Fred Meyer may carry it but I cant remember.

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        • Marcadav! thanks! haven't heard from you in a while --- thought maybe you'd gotten bored. I hate shopping at Walmart - but I may have to give it a shot. I don't do Albertson's. I used to live in Boise........ the Albertson's are big there as that is where the first store was opened. The families are everywhere -- and ALL VERY WEALTHY! Not that there is anything wrong with capitalism......... but Albertson's is known for having the highest prices around - and the food is the same as everywhere else. I never liked the service there either.

          Keizer certainly needs a WINCO - don't you think? I had heard Walmart was coming to the Keizer Station, so Roths decided to close the Keizer store cuz they were just not making it anyway ---- but then I heard Walmart backed out. What do you hear? I guess I would shop at Walmart if it were that close.
          Last edited by tomi; 08-30-2012, 03:15 PM. Reason: typos
          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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          • Not bored. I read your journal and MDA,in general, everyday. I just don't have much to say.

            I hate WINCO. It always seems dirty and crowded. The food is bad at times and bagging groceries one handed takes forever and holds up the line, which stresses me out. I generally shop Safeway and Albertson's and buy things on sale/stock up.

            I will get groceries at Walmart if I'm there for other things. That's not often since I go to the one by the airport and that's not down the street. I hate the one on Lancaster.

            Last I heard, the powers that be (Citizens against something)were still legally fighting Walmart coming to Keizer.Something about disturbing the neighborhood and too much traffic. That was months ago.

            You know, we should do lunch, a walk, or something.

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            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
              This is the one I bought. I buy it in single jars from a local grocer (and Walmart carries it as well in the baking supplies section).

              Amazon.com: Spectrum Naturals - Coconut Oil Organic, 14 oz liquid: Health & Personal Care
              thanks, Jenn --- Marcadav gave me the same product info
              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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              • Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                Not bored. I read your journal and MDA,in general, everyday. I just don't have much to say.

                I hate WINCO. It always seems dirty and crowded. The food is bad at times and bagging groceries one handed takes forever and holds up the line, which stresses me out. I generally shop Safeway and Albertson's and buy things on sale/stock up.

                I will get groceries at Walmart if I'm there for other things. That's not often since I go to the one by the airport and that's not down the street. I hate the one on Lancaster.

                Last I heard, the powers that be (Citizens against something)were still legally fighting Walmart coming to Keizer.Something about disturbing the neighborhood and too much traffic. That was months ago.

                You know, we should do lunch, a walk, or something.
                I don't care for WINCO either - same reasons - but Keizer needs some variety and price competitors. I mainly do all my shopping at FM. I dont' understand why people say its too expensive. Its cheaper than Safeway!

                ONE handed? I don't get it.........either you have a child on your hip - or you are missing a limb? Hope that doesn't sound insensitive............ I've looked, but I haven't seen your journal - do you have one? You should - then we can all visit and give you support and advice!

                I think a Walmart at Keizer Station would be a very bad idea --- there is only 2 entrances and they are both off Lock Haven. I think it would cause a lot more traffic out there - and I don't go to Lancaster at all - unless we're going to Outback I have to go to Dallas on fridays to take my mom shopping - and she likes to go to the Walmart there - HATE it! I used to work for American Greetings and one my stores was the Walemart by the airport - probably the cleanest and nicest one in town - and I still didn't like going there.

                I work over the lunch hour every day but friday - and on that day I'm with my mom in Dallas. Maybe a morning walk sometime?
                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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                • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                  I don't care for WINCO either - same reasons - but Keizer needs some variety and price competitors. I mainly do all my shopping at FM. I dont' understand why people say its too expensive. Its cheaper than Safeway!

                  ONE handed? I don't get it.........either you have a child on your hip - or you are missing a limb? Hope that doesn't sound insensitive............ I've looked, but I haven't seen your journal - do you have one? You should - then we can all visit and give you support and advice!

                  I think a Walmart at Keizer Station would be a very bad idea --- there is only 2 entrances and they are both off Lock Haven. I think it would cause a lot more traffic out there - and I don't go to Lancaster at all - unless we're going to Outback I have to go to Dallas on fridays to take my mom shopping - and she likes to go to the Walmart there - HATE it! I used to work for American Greetings and one my stores was the Walemart by the airport - probably the cleanest and nicest one in town - and I still didn't like going there.

                  I work over the lunch hour every day but friday - and on that day I'm with my mom in Dallas. Maybe a morning walk sometime?
                  I don't have journal. As to the one handed comment--I have all my limbs. However, some do not function properly.

                  I have cerebral palsy, left side predominately affected. The farther from my brain, the less mobility/dexterity I have. For me, that means, among other things, very little fine motor skills in my left hand and foot. I have contracture of the wrist, can't turn my hand to palm up, and depending on the type of hold my wrist collapses if I try to hold much weight in my hand.

                  If I ever get stopped for suspicion of DUI and am asked to do the tandem walk I will fail as I have negative ankle flexibility making the heel/toe walk impossible.. Good thing I never drink and drive.

                  I didn't think your question was insensitive. I've talked about my CP before so I thought you knew.

                  A morning walk would be fun.

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                  • Oh gosh........... I didn't know - I must have missed that part........ then again - my memory sucks! fibromyalgia does that! We all have handicaps I guess. I can see how shopping at WINCO could be difficult. Have you found if changing your diet has does anything for the CP? I'm sorry I don't know much about it. I'm pretty interested in medical stuff, but I haven't done any reading on CP - maybe cuz I've never known anyone who had it.

                    I'm glad you didn't think I was being insensitive --- one of the pitfalls of written communication --- its hard to put "emotion" into the text.
                    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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                    • Okay --- missed the mark again today. Total calories 1100. Carbs: 24%. Proteins: 21%.Fat: 55% Perfect on the proteins, to high on carbs and too low on fats. I always underestimate the carbs in veggies. tonight I had a 5 oz slice of sweet potato, plus 1/3 plate of mixed steamed veggies. I need to have one or the other but not BOTH! Tomorrow I will do better. To weigh or not to weigh in the morning............. hum............. ????

                      I don't have to take mom shopping tomorrow, she wants to wait until next week - yeah! that gives me an entire day to clean this house and take care of my own stuff! I want to do some yard stuff too. I'll try to walk 1.5 miles again tomorrow - keep that up for a week and then I'll up to 2 miles. If I can hold at 2 miles 5 days a week I will be very happy with that! Maybe on the weekends we can add in some bike rides.

                      looking up!!!! in heart and soul!
                      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, I don't mind tracking for a little bit, to get the feel of something. And maybe checking in occasionally. But not on a day-to-day basis. I'm a rule-oriented kind of person and if I let too many of them into my life, they end up strangling me.

                        We'll see how things go after I've settled into my fall routine. Then I'll tweak if and as necessary. In the meanwhile, I'm checking out Attia a little bit.
                        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 tomi View Post
                          Jenn - try this page: How I lost weight (Part 2) The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. He explains his journey from start to finish. His site is huge and takes a lot of browsing! But its all good info........ just time consuming. I'm impressed that he is a medical doctor and is willing to say that most of what he was taught in med school about nutrition is totally wrong.

                          Let me know if this is what you were looking for!
                          HOLY CRAP! This man eats 88% fats??!?! HOW?! Right now, with my current plan, I'm at 7% carbs, 61% fat, 32% protein. Of course, this would only be if I'd followed my plan... I didn't keep my hand out of the candy jar but haven't tracked it yet... starburst jelly beans. Damn them! (despite the candy indulgences, I'm still low enough in overall carbs to be ketogenic - ok, added my yucky foods. I am not at 18% carbs, 53% fat, and 28% protein).

                          But anyhow, seriously... 88% fat? HOW?
                          Last edited by jenn26point2; 08-31-2012, 09:28 AM.
                          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
                            HOLY CRAP! This man eats 88% fats??!?! HOW?! Right now, with my current plan, I'm at 7% carbs, 61% fat, 32% protein. Of course, this would only be if I'd followed my plan... I didn't keep my hand out of the candy jar but haven't tracked it yet... starburst jelly beans. Damn them! (despite the candy indulgences, I'm still low enough in overall carbs to be ketogenic - ok, added my yucky foods. I am not at 18% carbs, 53% fat, and 28% protein).

                            But anyhow, seriously... 88% fat? HOW?
                            I know, right? I thought it was very extreme myself - thats why I didn't go quite so heavy on the fats. I couldn't find the reference when I was looking yesterday - but somewhere I came across his suggestion to start with 10% carbs, 20% proteins and 70% fats as a trial run to see how your body responded to it. I think mine likes it! But doesn't his info impress you? and I thought it was interesting that Mark has used his info on cholesterol for 2 of the blogs this week - so Mark must trust the guy.
                            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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                            • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                              Tomi, I don't mind tracking for a little bit, to get the feel of something. And maybe checking in occasionally. But not on a day-to-day basis. I'm a rule-oriented kind of person and if I let too many of them into my life, they end up strangling me.

                              We'll see how things go after I've settled into my fall routine. Then I'll tweak if and as necessary. In the meanwhile, I'm checking out Attia a little bit.
                              Judg --- I love your style! So relaxed and stuff! I'm glad you're a part of my cyber world - cuz you help keep me grounded! I do tend to get wound up about things......... you know - those past months when I wasn't seeing any progress send me into a search mode like a hound dog! I MUST find a new approach! and then I find what I think is going to be a good one and I instantly respond with my "pointer" stance! THATS IT! .......... and then, I share with everyone. Thats me. But you are doing what is right for you and I totally respect and admire that. So many people offer up different paths - but you stay the course of what you have found to work for you. And with the amazing progress you have seen no can argue that what you're doing isn't working! You look amazing!
                              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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                              • okay............ back down to 186 today! I can't wait to be able to change my sig line to a new low number! I think my body is liking this lower protein thing. I'm not hitting the percentages exactly - but apparently the approximate approach is working too! I do however have a bit of a diarrhea issue again. Just a little. Maybe my body needs to adjust to the higher fat. I'm thinking maybe I will just take some anti-diarrheal meds every morning. I'm tired of spending so much time in the bathroom! and fearing what leaving the house might mean...... In fact, I'm going to add one to my morning collection of supplements. See how that works for a while. If I get constipated I'll just take a couple magnesium to clear the pipes!

                                Not sure what is happening this weekend - we thought we would spend the weekend at the lake - once hubby gets done with his work at the boatshop --- then we found out BIL and family are coming down from washington and want to have a family gathering on Sunday after church. GRRRR. there goes our last weekend at the lake. Hubby is pulling the boat out on the 8th cuz he and his buddies are going on their annual guy trip up into the Pudget Sound on the 11th. Well, we might still go up Sunday after the gathering and spend the night. Monday is a day off for both of us!

                                My son told me yesterday he will be talking to the loan prossessor on Tuesday to start the paperwork for the pre-qualification. YEAH! and he said since he has so much time acrued for vacation he will be taking Fridays off for the next several months to use it up. That will give him Fridays to be working on his "stuff" --- like moving out! WOOOHOOO!

                                OOOPs - I didn't mean to post already - I wasn't done.

                                I have been wondering if I'm getting enough iodine. I just checked my salt and it doesn't have iodine added. I need to do a little research to see if I am getting it in my normal diet or if I should supplement. I know there is an iodine thread going on but I sorta fear there is a lot of craziness surrounding it so I stay away....... but I am going to do some research. First I'll see what Mark thinks. I wonder if I can add that to my bloodwork when I get my thyroid checked next week?

                                Breakfast --- 2 eggs fried in butter with a sprinkle of Garam Masala! YUM! Hubby wants me to do a chicken stirfry thing for dinner tonight. That means there will be added sugars in the sauces. I need to make sure I account for those in my logs. I'm not going to do the typical veggie stir fry though. Since all those veggies add up to so many carbs I'm wondering about just putting the stirfried meat over a bed of lettuce or cabbage? Anyone have any ideas on that??? OH......... maybe I'll do lettuce wraps! I'll put the stirfried chicken along with slivers of cucumber, radish and maybe a little mango?

                                Lots on the adgenda for today! After I'm done with breakfast - and MDA I will go for my 1.5 mile walk (sorry Zeus, you have to stay home and howl in the yard while I'm gone!), and then its house cleaning day! and a little yard work too. The Petunia's are pretty much done for the season and they need to be pulled from the pots on the patio - I hate to see them go, but they don't look so pretty anymore. And hubby asked me to make a Balti Butter Chicken for the family gathering on Sunday.

                                Best get to it! have a wonderful day everyone!
                                Last edited by tomi; 08-31-2012, 10:34 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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