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  • Originally posted by Judg View Post
    Yay, Tomi! Sounds like you have done really well. You'll have to give us your biscuit recipe.

    Going flat out long-term is a very difficult thing to do. Do your two or three weeks of cutting back hard, and then take time to consolidate your position. It's a more natural and sustainable way of doing things and you don't push your body into famine mode, which not only makes it hard to take off more weight, but also makes it very hard to keep it off afterwards.

    Avoiding booze and candy, on the other hand, is a good long-term lifestyle.
    So right! I've decided my best plan of attack is to focus on the next 14 days. Just for 2 weeks I will go STRICT primal.

    I did break on Saturday and had cheesecake and rum/diet coke. But, it didn't do too much damage.
    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.............. STRICT primal for 2 weeks. I can do this. The remaining cheesecake will go into the freezer, and I've asked hubby not to bring home any more rum. We'll see how that goes.

      I'm very disappointed in my step daughters! They didn't even try to come see their dad the entire weekend! I know SD#2 was in town and could have stopped by Thursday after the gathering with her mom's side. She put a note on fb that said she was very happy to not have to work on Thanksgiving so she could see her family. HUM......... I'm so thankful her dad doesn't do fb cuz that would have REALLY hurt him. And SD#1 lives only 2 miles away from us - but, no visit from her either. Granted they both had to work Friday evening when we had our gathering, but they could have come by to him any other time. Now I'm wondering what will happen for Christmas. Last year they came for breakfast Christmas morning, but only stayed about an hour. They both came to the family gathering at MIL's house, but #2 had to work and left early. Neither one of the girls appreciate everything their dad has done for them. I guess most kids don't.......... so sad how we all take our parents for granted.

      We've also make the decision to NOT hold our christmas gathering at MIL's house this year. Her house can't hold 30+ people. And with the neice bringing her sister and 4 kids it will further crowd things.

      Oh there's a topic. Neices sister was shopping with a friend and showed up 2 hours late. The dishes had all been cleaned up and most of the food was ready to be taken home with who brought it. Sister came in, never ONCE acknowleged hubby and I OR anyone else in the family for that matter. She ate dinner, then dessert - then fell asleep on the floor where her son was coloring. She left and never said a single word to us. So I still haven't even been introduced to her. I could have greeted her when she came in - but I was waiting to see if she would be at least gracious enough to thank us for having her and her 4 kids over (uninvited). I did make a point to say goodbye as she was leaving.......... she gave me a quick glance and said "bye". Very strange!!!

      I can't begin to express how grateful I am that that night is OVER! and I will never have to have that mob in my house again! I had to tell the 3 little ones to stop running in the house - and to stay downstairs within the first 30 seconds of them coming into the house! Stop running - don't touch that - don't push - go around the other way - No you can't have that without asking!!! I wanted to stuff them into the closet and lock the door! And the parents don't do anything about it. GRRRRR. Every one BUT the parents were disciplining those kids. They didn't even bring anything for them to play with - and we don't have stuff for little people to do in our house.

      Okay............. its done - its over - and I need to let it go.

      It's nearly 11 am and I haven't eaten yet. I better get something to eat and then get to work. After work today I will get the rest of the leaves cleaned up. The tree's are mostly bare now. I never finished the back yard before the rains came - so I really need to get those leaves off the grass before they start to damage the lawn. Its monday so hubby will be late tonight.

      off I go.............. have a good day!
      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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      • Forgot to mention........... Since I started this jouney in Nov. of 2011 I have been keeping track of my miles of walking and/or biking. I am only 2.5 miles short of hitting 300 miles. I find that to be a personal success! I will be passing the 300 miles this week for sure!
        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 also decided to get back to tracking. It helps me stay on course. So I weighed this morning. 186. Where did 182 go? I hit it for 2 days and then bounced back up! dang. But - I didn't gain at all over the holiday weekend So I'm very pleased about that! Back to birthday goals..........

          Breakfast: 4 thick sliced bacon. 245 calories.
          Took most of my supplements - will take the rest after work, since I forgot to take the thyroid meds at 6:30 when hubby left for work. I took them at 9. I can't take iron or calcium within 4 hours or it interfers with absorbtion of the thyroid meds. sheesh. I'm doubling up on the B vitamins for a bit to see if I feel any different. I'm all out of the super high b vitamin adrenal support stuff that I got from my doc.
          Dinner will be turkey and veggies.

          slept horrible last night. woke up at 2:30 and couldn't go back to sleep until 4:30 - and then I had really strange dreams until getting up at 9. I hate those kinds of nights.

          time to go shower and go to work........... wish I could stay home.
          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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          • Sorry that dinner didn't go as well as you would have hoped. That gal sounds like she's something else... holy crap. To come in 2 hours late, expect to eat and NOT acknowledge the kindness that was provided for her is just wrong.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Well, it's over now. I'm sure you had a lovely time with most of your guests.

              Good for you for sticking the cheesecake in the freezer. I'm going to try to be very strict for the next week too. I just want to get it out of the way and relax for a while, to be quite honest.

              Sorry you had such a bad night. Good thing we get to try again, eh?
              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 comfortable with the plan for the next couple weeks. I can do 14 days of strictness! Yes, I put the cheesecake in the freezer with "new years CC" on the wrapper!

                I am pretty excited about hitting 300 miles of walking and/or biking over the past year. I have altered my chart so I'm starting over as of December 1st. My goal is to log something EVERY DAY! Even if I just walked around the block - but my goal is do at least a mile every single day. It takes me 15 minutes to walk a mile so I think I can find the time and energy for that each and every day. Tonight I walked 2.75 miles after work - course that meant the leaves are still sitting on the lawn in the back yard. Maybe I'll get to that tomorrow morning......... maybe?

                Dinner tonight: Turkey/veggie stirfry. It was yummy! but calories are only at 745 so I guess I need a little more to eat before bed.
                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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                • Just got to Skyp with my best friend who is teaching in Korea! Its 8:40 pm on Monday here.......... and 12:40 pm Tuesday there. I found out at work today that her dad is in the hospital......... he is VERY dear to me, so I'm really struggling with this too! They went up to Seattle to spend the holiday with her sister, and he ended up getting sick and being put in the ICU. I can go see him - its 3 1/2 hours away. I think he'll be fine, but I'm pretty worried. I was so happy to open Skyp and see that she was online! She was on her lunch and only had a few minutes to talk though. She's coming home in December - and I'm very much looking forward to seeing her.
                  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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                  • Final numbers for the day:
                    Calories: 1295
                    Fat: 64%
                    Carbs: 10%
                    Proteins: 26%

                    Those are good numbers! Now.......... may the scales follow suit.
                    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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                    • Good luck with the scale! I've lost a single pound already. YIPPEE!! A single pound loss after 2 days? I'll take it!

                      Glad you got to talk to your friend in Korea. Sorry her dad is ill. Sending well wishes for a speedy recovery and lasting health.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • My scales broke this morning. They were acting weird - jumping around instead of landing on a number and staying put. So took out the battery to reset things, and I cleaned off the dust bunnies from the rubber "feet" things. And then........... NOTHING! Dead scales. I'm trying to decided what to do........... replace them or learn to live without having to judge myself by that stupid number every day. Obviously the latter is the healthier option. Maybe I will do this.............. wait until Jan. 1st - if I feel I still NEED to see what I weigh then I will replace them. But maybe I will be able to do this without the constant need to see a NUMBER! Maybe I can do this with just eating right - getting in my daily movement - and judging my progress by the way my clothes fit, and by the image in the mirror. Which is what I REALLY want to do anyway. But this is scary stuff! Its like a junky learning to live without that fix! I've NEVER been without a scale - E V E R!!! Growing up - my mom had a scale. When I went to college I bought a scale. I have literally NEVER not known what I weigh. But I'm going to try to do this. I won't buy a new one.

                        EEEEESH........... I may have a melt down here!

                        Okay - day 2 of my strictly primal.

                        Yesterday was great! bacon, turkey and veggies in a stirfry with Thai spice, and almond butter.

                        I haven't eated yet today (its 9:40 am). I'm drinking a cup of Ginger Peach tea, sweetened with Stevia. Its very warming.......... my house is OLD and the insulation is not good. In fact - we think the floor has NO insulation at all. There is a very shallow crawl space - making it impossible to insulate. If we ever try to sell this house we are going to be in deep doo doo! Anyway - its really cold in here! The pellet stove is burning away - but we always seem to feel cold anyway. Last winter we burned through 4.5 tons of wood pellets. We need a good fire to burn this house down so we can rebuild - that would be so awesome. As long as I can grab the computer as I'm running out the door - we're good to go! ALL the boatshop financial information in on this laptop. Oh, and my purse - cuz replacing all that junk would be a big pain in the butt! A fire while we are gone on vacation would be a good thing - cuz we always take the computer and my purse with us!

                        Just dreaming here.......... not planning

                        No houses on the horizon for my son. That makes for a very sad mama! I was really thinking the last one was going to be the one - but nope. So I wait to see when he has some more houses lined up to look at. The experts are telling us that anything under $250K is flying right now. Bids need to come in at or slightly above asking price to get it. So he needs to be looking at houses lower than his top limit. UGH........... I wish he would just go get a stupid apartment! I want to give him a deadline........... find a house by _____________ or find an apartment. I don't think thats unreasonable. He'll be 27 years old in April - its time for this boy to leave the nest!!! Maybe I should make him watch "Failure to Launch"!!!

                        That topic frustrates me.

                        New developement on the family gatherings. Hubby and one of his brothers have decided to move our Christmas gathering from MIL's house to someplace neutral and spacier. No more trying to cook curries and cram all of us into moms house. YEAH! Just waiting for him to contact the other 2 brothers and settle on where and when. This makes me VERY happy! MILs house was fine until we added spouses and kids to the next generation - now - there are just too many of us!

                        Thats all I've got today.
                        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 better get an online backup system if that computer is the ONLY place you have all that financial data!

                          Google drive or Dropbox are good free options for documents. Plenty of space for most things.

                          Does your area do month-to-month apartments? I don't think it's unreasonable to ask him to move into an apartment if he doesn't have to sign a long-term lease, in case he finds a house.
                          Depression Lies

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                          • If my house were to burn down, I would want to grab my external harddrive and scrapbooks... And my phone. All of those photos would be irreplaceable. I have been planning to dump the external harddrive on to photobucket or someplace so that all I have to do is grab the scrapbooks and be gone. While the photos in the scrapbooks are replaceable, the hospital bracelets and locks of hair are not (well, the hair *kind* of is, but I will always know it's not authentic first haircut hair). And my wedding album cannot be replaced. I am in possession of the only negatives/copies of the photos and none of them are stored digitally. Walmart wanted $90 to transfer the negatives to CD so I've not had it done yet. One of these days I will break out the scanner and do it, but there are 13 rolls of film worth of photos... It'll take me a month to scan all those in... *sigh* 1st world problems, right?
                            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
                              You better get an online backup system if that computer is the ONLY place you have all that financial data!

                              Google drive or Dropbox are good free options for documents. Plenty of space for most things.

                              Does your area do month-to-month apartments? I don't think it's unreasonable to ask him to move into an apartment if he doesn't have to sign a long-term lease, in case he finds a house.
                              I ALWAYS backup on CD - everytime I make a change to the records. But - if the house burns up - the CD will likely burn up too. I should definitely look into an outside source.

                              Yes, many places will go month-to-month. I'm thinking........... April will be the date for move out. His next birthday seems like a good deadline date. Hubby is leaving it totally up to me (he's step dad, not biological dad) - but I think that is only because he doesn't want me telling him when its time for his daughters to get their stuff out of their rooms (they haven't lived with us for 16 months).
                              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 jenn26point2 View Post
                                If my house were to burn down, I would want to grab my external harddrive and scrapbooks... And my phone. *sigh* 1st world problems, right?
                                Most certainly 1st world problems. I've never really been that attached to things - so I could lose everything in the house and I wouldn't shed a tear -- but recreating financial stuff for tax purposes would send me into a complete anxiety melt down!

                                When I moved from Idaho to Oregon - somehow the entire box of photos - a lifetimes collection - disappeared. I still don't know where that box could have gone. I saw it in the shop when we unloaded my stuff -- but where it is now - is a total mystery! I don't sweat it too much. They are only photos, and I have all the memories in my brain.
                                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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