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  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
    A short man with a gut is just an OOMPA LOOMPA -- yuck.
    I laughed so hard when I read this, I almost aspirated my coffee! I too am married to an OL.
    Female 55
    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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    • Your son is doing well, from where I sit! Incredibly responsible that he is making those calls and making plans, trying to sell things and provide for himself. It's not easy to do those things. Of course, I don't know how old he is. I moved back in after college, moved out last year at 23. My sister didn't move out until this year, at 26. She's a full-time nanny and has to find her own health insurance this year, but has made no visible moves to do so =\ Just be supportive of him and I think he'll be okay, especially if he's such a dedicated worker. He must have some money saved up at this point?
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      • I'll give the sweet thing some thought. Do you like sesame? There is a Japanese dressing I make that is sweet. It has some sugar but not too much and with the powerful sesame flavour a little goes a long way. Will try to find a recipe later.
        Another thing I love for sweet is adding fruit to my salads. A handful of blueberries, a chopped or grated apple or pear, some sliced peach or strawberry, a few dried cranberries. Not as sweet as honey mustard but it really jumps out at you with all the vegetable flavours. I think it's just like you say ... these things are so much about what you're used to ... you maybe need to adjust to the flavours of the salad itself. With all the veggies you grow, you should have fantastic salad flavours even without any dressing!

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        • Hey Tomi, Thanks for the encouragement and insight on "my time coming". I know things will be a lot better once I'm done with school, but I'm afraid I'll have so much time on my hands then that I won't know how to fill it... I'll have an extra 8 hours a week from class time alone once school ends... But, I'm almost there.

          And Brady is old enough now that I can trust him to play outside without getting nabbed or wandering into the street - as long as I check on him periodically to make sure he's following the rules. Makenna is still too young to play on her own, but she likes to help. maybe one of these days I can use that to my advantage and make some headway with the stuff I wish to complete. There are so many unfinished projects!!

          I hope your Tuesday is going well. Reading your journal alway seems to lift my spirits, useful on a day like today when my day started so crappy and I was in the duldrums... Thanks.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
            Your son is doing well, from where I sit! Incredibly responsible that he is making those calls and making plans, trying to sell things and provide for himself. It's not easy to do those things. Of course, I don't know how old he is. I moved back in after college, moved out last year at 23. My sister didn't move out until this year, at 26. She's a full-time nanny and has to find her own health insurance this year, but has made no visible moves to do so =\ Just be supportive of him and I think he'll be okay, especially if he's such a dedicated worker. He must have some money saved up at this point?
            He's 26. He has a fulltime job and makes really good money. I think he's making $22/hr now. He never misses work and he's a valued employee. At least I assume so since they increased his pay from $16/hr ot $22/hr in order to keep him from leaving and taking a job elsewhere. He doesn't enjoy being a drafter and wants to "find his passion" - but is rather appathetic about everything, so he's sorta floundering, and is frustrated. He cooks his own meals, and cleans up after himself, he does his own laundry and is in charge of cleaning is own bathroom, which is also the main bath on the first floor. He just struggles with FEAR. People cause him great anxiety! Like fearing spiders or mice............ he fears people. Social anxiety at its worst. I'm trying to be supportive and build him up - but I also need to help him move forward. I just have trouble finding right formula between the two.

            Thanks for your kind words.
            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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            • Jenn ---- always happy to lend some cheer!

              At my age I'm beginning to see that life truly does have its seasons. And within each season are layers of joys, sorrows, and frustrations! They all pass in time. I believe what we learn from them is what shapes our character. I wouldn't be the person I am today had I not gone through my first marriage and its ending --- it built a strength in me I wouldn't otherwise have today. Finding my first love and marrying him has healed so many of the pains from my first marriage - and now my heart knows how to truly rejoice and know what real, honest love is.

              Seasons......... they look different in every life. Marriage, kids, education, jobs, aging, kids moving into adulthood, aging parents, growing old. Many of my seasons have been painful, but I've learned great things. I remember thinking when I was younger than I wanted to age with the grace and beauty of Katherine Hepburn. Funny, I don't think I'm quite on her level --- but as I age I do sense a grace growing within me Her beauty is something I will never attain...... but I'll be the best me I can!
              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 must be addicted.......... I'm going walking again. Today is day 8 of my 21 day challenge - so technically day 1 of week 2. I slept late cuz I slept horrible last night - so now its 11 am........... and I should be at work by 1 pm. If I'm going to walk an hour I had best get hoofing!
                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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                • week 2 - 1 hour walking - CHECK!
                  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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                  • Walking can very easily become addicting. Glad to see you're enjoying it.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • ugh.......... walked an hour, then showered and went to work for 3 hours, then went shopping at costco (blah!) -- and now I'm so tired I could lay down and fall asleep. But --- hubby is on his way home He should be getting close. I have really missed him, but have also enjoyed the time alone - or alone as I can be with my son here.

                      I fasted for 19 hours today! broke the fast at work with a bowl of fresh cut up melons, grapes and pineapple. YUM! I LOVE fresh pineapple. I could eat the entire thing! I hope the fructose load didn't spike my insulin too much. I came home and fried up some bacon right away - and had some almond butter. I'm not hungry at all now - but I'm sure tired! Hubby might want to have dinner when he gets home. Not sure if they will eat on the way or not - so I'm not planning on waiting for him. I'll eat when I get hungry.

                      I'm pretty happy with myself for staying so strict during this challenge. I don't think I've ever done this before. feels good to exercise some discipline!
                      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 go girl! As you see the good results, you will be more and more motivated to keep it up. It's the opposite of a vicious circle. You keep this up and you're going to be motivating me to see if I can up my game...
                        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'm starting to feel like a slug by comparison. I need to set some goals and get moving. The heat and humidity are finally getting better, so I really have no excuse not to at minimum walk the dogs.
                          Female 55
                          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                          • Hi Tomi, you are doing so great! Keep it up!
                            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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                            • Hi Tomi. Checking in. I hope the reunion with DH was nice.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Hubby got home last night around 7:00. always love when he gets home from his "man-cation" cuz those truly enjoy this annual trip. He hadn't shaved since he left on Thursday of last week so he had a bit of a brillo pad growing on his face! he's so cute! He left the boat in Olympia and is taking me back up there on Friday after work. Then again the last weekend of the month - I think we'll take our friends with us and then Dennis will have a guy to help him load up the boat and bring it home. I'm so excited!

                                We also decided to go to the buyers show in Vegas next month - so we booked all that last night. Can't really say no to a free trip to Vegas. We are staying an extra night so we can so see a show. We already bought ticket to see Beattles, Love. A Circ de Soile' production........... and I'm sure I didn't spell that right - but sometimes phonetics works just fine! so, 2 trips to Olympia and a trip to Vegas is in the works --- and then our anniversary vacation in Feb to Gold Beach, OR! I've never had so many things to look forward to! I'm so excited!

                                I've already informed him that I will NOT be cheating while on the boat trips OR in Vegas! I NEED ALL your support to keep me strong!

                                I'm heading out the door to walk - I want to get it done before the sun gets too warm - but its a bit hazy today so it might be really nice.

                                Still haven't weighed but those scales are calling to me!!!! I want to see what progress I've made! I can see it in the mirror - and last night hubby said - "you're butt is so small!" ............. so something has to be changing! Yeah!

                                Jenn.............. only 2 pounds to go! Can't wait to see your victory!

                                Judg.............. You have been MY inspiration all these months! But if I can help spur you on then I'll be happy to do so!

                                Pedidoc......... Get out that harness and take Latte for a walk! I'd take Zeus, but his hip dysplasia won't allow poor guy. he wants to go so bad - and will sit in the front yard and howl while I'm walking away.
                                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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