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  • I fell off this weekend too. Climbed back on Monday. You can do it too.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • breakfast - 3 eggs. Several glasses of water.

      TMI warning!!!!!!

      so --- since getting my thyroid up into the "slightly over-compensated" range my chronic diarrhea has morphed into always slightly constipated. UGH! I had to take a couple magnesium pills again. Thats twice in the past week. I will easily go 2-3 days between bm's now. Better than not being able to leave the house because I'm stuck on the potty all day though! But -- now I can't go walking because I'm waiting for the pills to do their thing. The last thing I want is to be 1/2 hour away from home and have the process begin! I'm getting some pretty severe cramping and gurgling noises so I'd say they are working........

      I just read a funny thread about "being hit on more since going primal". Nope --- can't say I have been. But, can't say I watch for it either. I do think my skin and hair look healthier. I don't even use conditioner anymore cuz I don't seem to need it. And I very rarely use lotion - but I do use Olay body wash with Shea Butter --- I guess thats part of it. I don't want to be hit on anyway -- I'm very happily married and have no desire for a man other than my husband to have "those" kinds of thoughts about me. And he's always telling me I'm beautiful so I certainly don't need it from any other man.

      I do have lots of people ask me if I was 10 when I had my son - who is 26. thats feels good. But I've always looked young for my age -- when I was 22 I was pulled over by a policeman. He said "you didn't do any wrong, you just look too young to drive, I need to see your drivers license" ........... he ran it, came back and said, "you look about 14" I was driving a little sports car and he thought I was out joyriding in my dads car. I thought that was funny - and I smiled all the way home.

      I wonder what I'll look like when I get the rest of this blubber off of me.......... hopefully younger and healthier!
      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've been using Vitamin C for my constipation and it works in about an hour. 1,000-2,000mg gets me going.
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        • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
          I've been using Vitamin C for my constipation and it works in about an hour. 1,000-2,000mg gets me going.
          I take 1000mg Vitamin C every morning - doesn't do a thing for me.

          Magnesium - WORKS!!!

          NOTE TO SELF: ONE magnesium pill should work just fine - 2 pills is definitely overkill!!!
          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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          • Magnesium doesn't work for me. For Vit C, I guess some people need to take more (upwards of several grams). First, you have to saturate your system. Everybody's different!
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            • sure would make life easier if everyone's body responded the same, huh? Do X - get Y results.

              I've reset all my 21 day challenge logs. I even increased them to 42 days.

              I will do this!

              1. 5 hours of walking/biking/hiking weekly
              2. bedtime between 10-11 pm
              3. no alcohol, no sugar, no grains/legumes
              4. 1200-1400 calories per day
              5. lose 2 pounds per week
              6. DO NOT QUIT

              Those are my goals.
              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! Don't obsess over the weight loss though; it's not entirely under your control. Everything else is, so you're good.

                Originally posted by tomi View Post
                I take 1000mg Vitamin C every morning - doesn't do a thing for me.

                Magnesium - WORKS!!!

                NOTE TO SELF: ONE magnesium pill should work just fine - 2 pills is definitely overkill!!!
                Okay, that NOTE TO SELF made me giggle. I'm shallow that way.

                Yes, it is a little uncomfortable getting overly enthusiastic comments from other men on my appearance. It hasn't happened much, but it's been a little weird. I can't say anybody has really hit on me, unless you count the very light-hearted and non-threatening kind of flirting I got from a seatmate on a flight (it was very clear he wasn't serious or coming on in any way). But I have noticed that I've become a little less invisible than I was before. Not that I'm getting stared at, but the eyes don't slide past quite as quickly as they did before. Maybe it's just my imagination though, who knows?

                What I really don't like is people joking around and telling my husband that he had better be careful or somebody will steal me away. He's been a little psyched out by my success, I think (although he is down 20 pounds from his peak a couple of years ago), and I don't need anybody feeding his insecurities. I've started commenting back, to counteract it. I know it's a joke, but seriously, do people think I was faithful to my husband only because I didn't have other options? Besides, anybody who would try to steal somebody else's wife is a slimebucket, and I am not at all attracted to slimebuckets.
                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
                  Magnesium - WORKS!!!

                  NOTE TO SELF: ONE magnesium pill should work just fine - 2 pills is definitely overkill!!!
                  I usually take 1 magnesium at bedtime. It helps with sleep and when I get up in the morning, it reliably helps then too.
                  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 haven't noticed any reliability regarding magnesium at night (250 mg nightly), or any help from the Vitamin C (take 1000 mg daily). Maybe one or both need to be increased to help out. Thought the probiotic might help, but no help there either - that I've noticed, anyway.
                    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
                      I just read a funny thread about "being hit on more since going primal". Nope --- can't say I have been. But, can't say I watch for it either. I do think my skin and hair look healthier. I don't even use conditioner anymore cuz I don't seem to need it. And I very rarely use lotion - but I do use Olay body wash with Shea Butter --- I guess thats part of it. I don't want to be hit on anyway -- I'm very happily married and have no desire for a man other than my husband to have "those" kinds of thoughts about me. And he's always telling me I'm beautiful so I certainly don't need it from any other man.
                      So of course I had to go find the thread! Can't say I've experienced it, but maybe when I get the rest of the weight off.
                      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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                      • okay -- so far: 3 eggs in a tsp of bacon fat. 2 TB almond butter. A mug of veg/chicken broth. Dinner will be oven roasted chicken with steamed veggies.

                        I'm feeling good about starting over. I was feeling like a loser cuz I only made it 10 days on the challenge before I caved to the rum and oreos and m&m's. I will do the entire 21 days --- and then do another --- and another --- and another. My goal is to be at goal weight by my next birthday, July 25th. 53 will not see me overweight. I will be thin, healthy(er), and able to enjoy life without thinking "I'm too big to do that!" We plan on buying 2 kayaks to have on the lake next summer and I don't want people thinking "gee look at that fat old lady kayaking!"

                        I wish I could get hubby on board - this would be so much easier!!!! I just have to have enough discipline to not cave to my weaknesses. He just isn't convinced that eating wheat and bad oils is really that bad for you. And he isn't one to do any research to learn more about it. Makes me crazy!
                        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 just cooking what I can eat and filling the fridge with those choices. The boys are on their own if they want soda, chips, and what not.
                          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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                          • yes, at home hubby eats what I cook, and its always primal. But when we go to the boat on the weekends or now with summer being over it will be to the 5th wheel....... He wants junk. Chips (which I have no trouble avoiding), cookies of some sort, m&m's, and rum. The rum in the worst part......... it bloats me up for 3 days after I've had some. The cookies and m&m's just add calories I don't need - and sugar that makes my fibro flare up. I feel so much better when I completely keep these things out of my diet -- but I love them! So its tough. If he would just be nice and not ask to have them around I wouldn't have to fight the desire to eat some! So, it all comes down to ME having self-discipline to not put them in my mouth! I haven't reached the place where feeling good wins out over tastes good! Thats the problem. And thats part of why I'm trying to do this 21 day challenge. Because I know there will never be a 21 day stretch that I am not tempted by something hubby wants to have. So, I'm doing the challenge to help build my resolve. If I can make it 21 days........... I can do it another 21 days and so on.

                            Feeling good in the long run has to overpower tasting good right now! It will happen!
                            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 really a solution, but perhaps a compromise - can he eat your way every other trip? Maybe some primal margaritas - I've seen a recipe around here somewhere. I'd just plan banging meals when it's a primal trip so he wants more. Course if you are feeling better, he might get other benefits.........
                              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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                              • Good idea!! I'll drop that one and see what he says

                                New picture....... I sorta like my hair this way - I never see it from this view!
                                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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