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  • How exciting!! All those trips!! Lucky you!

    I am beginning to think my 184 was a fluke... was at 186 again this morning with no out of the ordinary foods. Well, maybe the roasted coconut almonds I had last night were a water retention trigger. Who knows... Maybe tomorrow will say 184 again.

    I'm glad you're enjoying your walks. I like taking walks.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • That would be Cirque du Soleil... (So hard trying to figure things out in another language, isn't it?) Started in my back yard. I lived in Quebec for more than two decades.

      So good to hear of continuing victory!

      Jenn, that usually happens to me too. After a good push down, a two-pound rebound. Just keep pushing. That number will eventually crumble under the pressure. I'm at the same stage myself right now.
      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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      • Good day in my world. Hubby is moving step daughter into new apartment tonight which free's up our weekend to go boating! I'm so excited! Have to plan some yummy meals cuz we love to cook and eat good on the boat! I'm thinking it would be fun to find some some really good filet mignon for Saturday night (most likely our only dinner on the boat). I could bake potatoes ahead of time and rewarm them in the micowave. Breakfast is always eggs and bacon. I'll take almond butter for a little snack. Its hard to travel and stay low carb so I'll have to really plan carefully.

        We will be going to Hope Island, about a 1/2 hour boatride from Olympia. Hubby tells me it is laced with wonderful hiking trails. So, I'll be able to get my walking in Friday morning in my neighborhood - then saturday on the island - and maybe I'll skip Sunday. Perhaps kayaking will count for my hour of movement? I would think so - just a different form of movement

        I went through my closet today to see what clothes I have lurking in there. I never look at the pants side. I found that I have numerous pairs of capris that will be fitting me perfectly next summer! size 10's! Course, goal weight will put me at about a 6 so I'll have to do some shopping at some point. I also have 2 pairs of nice size 12 jeans that I will transition into when my 14's become to baggy. I'm sure I have a good 20 pounds to go before that transition will happen. My 14's will probably be looking quite baggy in the butt before I will be able to comfortably wear my 12's. Tops are not a problem - I have lots of smaller tops. I also have smaller underware and bra's. So, I'm pretty much good to go! Bring on the fat burning!

        I want to step on those darn scales! But - I'm not going to!!!! I want to wait until the 21 day challenge is over and then I'll see what I've accomplished. But I'm feeling very optimistic

        Food today:
        Bacon
        7.5 oz of sweet potato with 1 TB butter

        Gosh.......... thats all I've eaten today. And I'm not hungry. Very strange. I'm sure that sweet potato carbiness will trigger some hunger in about an hour. Then I'll have a combination of pork shoulder and left of salmon. time to clean up the fridge. I'm starting to think I should not try to have salads at home. I much prefer steamed or roasted veggies - and salads just make me eat the bad store bought dressings. But I love a salad in the summer heat - maybe I will come across a good homemade honey mustard recipe? One can only hope........

        I'm trying to find a sealer for the pergola. I've been told to get Sikken's Log House sealer - its supposed to be the best. But, I'm having trouble finding it. So, time for an internet search...........

        later peeps!
        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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        • Hey I got spammed! that hasn't happening in a long time!
          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 are big time now!
            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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            • I just squeezed into my size 12 Levi 529's. They are too tight to ware...... but hey - I got them zipped without having to lay on the bed! At this rate, I'll be wearing them in about a month. I'm so excited!
              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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              • Way to go Tomi!! You are my role model.
                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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                • Hooray for smaller jeans!! And Hooray for boat trips!
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Awesome on all fronts! So happy you are happy and making progress!

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                    • Woot! I bet you can wear them by the end of the 21 days!

                      If you like steamed and roasted veggies, do more of them, especially with cooler weather coming.

                      And maybe try totally different kinds of salads that don't involve your traditional dressings, so you can develop new tastes. Like Asian salads, or ones that have no greens in them.

                      What are your favourite veggies? Let's see if we can invent a recipe around them for you.
                      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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                      • Judg....... I'm not a huge veggie lover - but these are the ones I mostly eat:

                        broccoli
                        cauliflower
                        cucumber
                        red onions
                        red/yellow/green peppers
                        radishes
                        carrots
                        fresh spinach (not cooked!)
                        squash - all kinds, no so much pumpkin
                        sweet potato
                        green beans (not sure if that ones ok or not)
                        lettuce and cabbage

                        I don't care for the more pungent or bitter "greens". If it tastes like dirt - no thank you.

                        Okay, lets see what you can do with that list?
                        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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                        • Thursday - and Day 10 of my 21 Day Challenge. Still haven't cheated or veered off course. My calories have been perfect on 8 days, and only 200 calories over on 2 days. Macros are all right on target! I've missed getting to bed on time twice - once was last night! I've had NO grains, NO legumes, and no added sugar! A tiny bit of honey in my almond butter, and trace amounts of sugar in things like seasonings. Why do they have to put sugar in my seasonings? My meat doesn't need sugar! It needs salt and spices!

                          Today I've had bacon and almond butter. Trying to swallow down all my supplements right now. Takes a whole glass of water!

                          Slept pretty aweful last night. I went to bed at 10 pm. Then hubby got home at 10:30 - wanted to talk about moving step daughter #2 into new apartment - then wanted something to eat and wanted me to come talk with him while he ate. So, I was up until 11:45. I slept sort bad. Was awake at 6 am and now I'm wondering if I have time for a nap before going to dinner tonight with sister and BIL. Part of the problem is our sheets......... I'm such a deva when it comes to sheets and stuff! I need comfortable sheets --- they have to be soft, not stiff! I need to go buy a set of Jersey sheets for winter - I LOVE those! And it was too cold in our room last night. I like to have fresh air, but a warm cozy bed. But, if I got hot or sweatie --- I wake up. Wish I could just sleep like a log like hubby does! I think he could fall asleep on the Materhorn if he was tired enough!

                          Oh good grief ............... I've just spent almost on hour doing misc chores --- now its to late to go take a nap. Maybe I'll just make a run to Target and buy some jersey sheets so I can sleep tonight! I need to be a the boatshop in 2 hours anyway. We're eating out tonight in a nearby SMALL town --- at a place that is basically a glorified dinner. So, I'm hoping they will at least have a salad that I can eat with maybe shrimp or chicken. But the dressing will be just bad stuff cuz I know they don't have anything homemade. I hate not being in control of what I'm eating. Well, I guess I am in control, within the confines of the menu.

                          I also need to order some things online. I can't get that darned pond pH to go down with the little $36 jar of "beneficial bacteria"!!! I'd rather order it online than drive across town to get it - which, okay, I live in salem Oregon ---- across town is a 10 minute drive.......... but I hate the traffic! Besides...... the internet is a GIANT store with lots of variety and choices! Not like going to a store that A or B - take your pick. I need to get this water balanced before we go into winter - for the fishes sake! And because I don't like not being able to see them. Maybe I'll just order some sheets online while I"m at it!

                          Lets see - do I have any other random blabbering I could do while I bore to you tears?

                          guess not...........OH yes............ I decided to take the day off of work (since I had nothing pressing) and off walking! So, my son and I (he's also on vacation for a couple days) spent the afternoon running from used bookstore to used bookstore - looking for a used bookstore that would buy all his old books! We sold a few - he made $28. Then we went to the buy/sell video store - he sold a bunch of game system games and I sold a bunch of old movies! CHA-CHING! we both got a little extra cash in our pockets. I also bought a gallon of Sikkens Log House sealer for the pergola (now I have to actually put it on the wood) --- and he bought a bar for doing pull ups. (He's basically primal now )

                          okay........... now maybe I'm done boring you!
                          Last edited by tomi; 09-20-2012, 03:56 PM.
                          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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                          • so - we ate out - and my numbers are still really good. I had prime rib, the smallest cut, and baked potato. The salad was just a pile of lettuce with a few croutons that I pushed to the side. A couple TBs of honey mustard dressing.

                            It all worked out!

                            But, now I'm stressing about this weekend. Rum, double stuff oreo's, peanut m&m's........... hubby is REALLY killing me! I'm tempted to "forget" to buy diet coke. I am getting some DARK chocolate and cinnamon almonds for my snacking. Maybe I won't be tempted at all and everything will be fine.

                            I won't have internet once I leave home tomorrow so there will be no reports until Sunday night or Monday morning.

                            We didn't get home until 9:30 tonight - then packed some clothes and started making a list of what I need to buy at the store tomorrow, and what needs to be packed from the kitchen. By the time we got to bed it was just before 11 --- then I remembered I hadn't taken my sleep supplements! gRRRR........... so here I am at 12:41, waiting for them to kick in. I'm starting to get a little heavy eyed so I will be heading up in the next few minutes.

                            Night all.............. hope you had a great sleep --- and Friday is productive and full of good things! I think Sabine's honey is going to get a job today! (happy thoughts)
                            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, Tomi! Have fun this weekend!

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                              • Will be sending you will power thoughts to help avoid the rum and evil Oreos!
                                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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