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  • OMGosh... Yes, good idea to increase your water... everything I've read about toxins from weight loss stresses that you need to drink enough water (or green tea) to help your liver and kidneys flush 'em out. I hope things get better soon and glad you're now listening to your body.

    Hmmm, I'm going to read up on bad estrogen being released from fat burning...
    SW: 243
    CW: 177
    Goal: Health

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    • I'm going to read up on it too - I remember hearing somewhere that estrogen is stored in fat and so is released during weight loss - a fact that can be used to good effect when starting menopause (if I ever do) if you can manage to start losing, the released estrogen will ease symptoms. Course maybe I'm crazy!

      Feeling pretty good, very, very busy at work, up the stairs, down the stairs, patients all over the hospital. Am going to drink some green tea now.

      The goats were so funny today. They look at me with such solemnity. The little white goats walking around in the green field full of dandelions - so pretty. They aren't very energetic, other goats I have known are much more aggressive. These goats might be quite old. I would so love to have some goats of my own.
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • Just ate 6 oz of beef and chix with sour cream. Got this at the food co-op, grass-fed, etc. It was taco day so they had all sorts of lovely braised tender meats. I really like having other people cook up a primal feast for me! The cost is very reasonable considering the quality and there is no waste. Was not hungry but wanted to get my food intake/calories up. Now I'm at 1700 for today.

        I've been reading through some other journals and the 4-week crash seems kind of standard for us ladies! Hmmmm. Wonder what is up with that? Would have loved to have taken my blood sugar this morning.

        Feeling better although not totally top notch. I will be awfully glad to get home and climb into bed and not have to get out of it for awhile. My cats are being ultra-affectionate lately. Do I smell like meat? They sleep on each side of me. I feel like a cat sandwich.

        Having drinks with some friends tomorrow (Friday) night. So looking forward to that! I have some terrific friends, although I am a bit in awe of them. They are all either rich, terribly accomplished professionally, generally both. They are all way out of my socio-economic group. But they are great people and I always feel better after hanging with them.
        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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        • Sometimes it is so hard to keep my mouth shut here at work. I was doing some diagnostics on a patient while the doctor was admitting her - the doctor recommended a low-cholesterol, low sodium diet and ordered her a tray of food. (This patient is not overweight and is quite young.) Someone brought the food - do you know what they gave her to eat? Cookies! Toast! Jello! She hadn't eaten all day! I wonder what her blood sugar is now?

          I so wish I had a paleodoc to visit. There are actually a few in Portland, but that is a bit far, and they don't seem to be GPs.
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • I see you're attracting the weirdo's too now! Wish they could find something more constructive to do with their lives than mess around in people's journals - weird
            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
            Primal low: 186 lbs
            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
            Goal weight: 140 lbs

            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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            • I hope you are feeling better. I do think that there may be something to the whole toxin release as you lose weight. Plus you have been really low on your food intake for a few days. I find that I can go for a few days eating very little and feel great and then I have a day where I need to eat quite a bit more. I try to go with what my body wants so that it gets what it needs. It also takes time to learn the 'new' signals that our bodies give us as we are eating healthily. Sometimes I think we are so used to the old 'hunger' signals that we miss the real deal when it whispers so gently to us. I am having to relearn how to read my bodies signals that it is hungry as I don't get the low blood sugar feelings anymore and so sometimes I think I am not hungry, when I actually am. And water is essential in the early days. I was so thirsty for weeks after starting this WOL and still drink more than I used to - just feel like I need it more nowadays. Let us know how you go!
              Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
              Primal low: 186 lbs
              Current weight: 221.4 lbs
              Goal weight: 140 lbs

              "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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              • Yep, the weirdos are onto me. I wonder what it is like to have a life so devoid of meaning and spirit so empty that one finds it worthwhile to spend time doing stuff like this? Anyway, I reported it.

                I'm feeling a bit better, think the extra food helped. Also I tend to feel better late at night since I'm a night worker/person. But I'm really glad that I have not had cravings or a desire to binge on SAD food, because willpower is not my strong point. Actually the only thing I would like is a small glass of red wine which is out of the question because I'm at work! Don't think I could be primal if RW wasn't on the list!

                I made some herbal tea (raspberry) and poured it over ice, makes a nice beverage to get some fluids on board. I should have been doing that all along -
                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                • Well, I'm a little bummed. I've had some low level back pain, left side only, but it got worse during the night. I asked the lab to test my urine because I was thinking maybe kidney infection - there is a fair amount of blood. Points to a kidney stone. I'm a bit doubtful because I think the pain would be much worse. I can sign in and get a CT scan if I want, but I have to go home. I'm too tired, I can't leave my cats without preparation, I don't have anything with me. I am kinda miserable though. The pain is not so bad that I won't be able to sleep, but if it doesn't go away I will come back later this evening. Luckily I don't have to work tonight. So tired. BTW, I'm in ketosis, woo-hoo!
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Oh dear! I'm guessing you won't have milk thistle or especially non-pasturized cranberry juice kicking around, but I use those - and literally a gallon of water - to flush less dangerous infections away. Glad you will go in if you're no better tonight!

                    Be well...
                    SW: 243
                    CW: 177
                    Goal: Health

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                    • Ouch!
                      Take care of yourself.
                      Thinking of you.

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                      • Oh, do take care, Siobhan! I have no good or experienced advice to give you, so please just accept my prayers and best wishes. I'm about a week behind you on this journey, so maybe my turn is coming.

                        Interesting about weight loss releasing estrogen and mitigating menopause. Why don't we just say I planned it that way? LOL! (Actually my thought was more along the lines of "I'd better lose it now. Everybody says it's harder after menopause.")
                        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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                        • Well, came home this morning more tired than I thought possible. Fed cats and literally stumbled into bed and slept for 7 hours. Pain is no better and no worse. However, I am very grateful for the excellent sleep, which is making the world seem a much better place. I guess the pain can't be too bad if I can position myself comfortably and sleep through it. Absolutely no appetite, the thought of food revolting. I pulled out the primal comfort food, macros be damned. Fried a banana in butter, anointed it with almond butter, coconut oil, and honey and enjoyed. I feel the glucose coursing through my blood as I write this. Am meeting my friends in a couple of hours, one of them is a retired physician. Might show her my urinalysis or I might not. She is a complete rebel, has no belief in the medical establishment. She doesn't go for check-ups, mammograms, etc. So I trust her if she says something about taking action.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • I'm glad you got some restful sleep. And fried bananas: excellent choice! There's nothing they can't fix!

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                            • So true! I can't believe I never knew about fried bananas! Elvis gave them a bad name. They have supplanted creme brulee as my favorite dessert. Fair amount of nutrition there too.

                              A hermit thrush is singing outside, they have the most beautiful song. If I was a female hermit thrush, I would be very tempted.
                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                              • As I suspected, I feel much better after a social evening and also consulting with my retired-physician friend. She agrees with me, my benchmark "Can I get a good night's sleep with this pain" is a good one. And honestly, maybe it's the wine, but the pain is greatly decreased. What a great evening we had! Talked about everything under the sun and solved all the problems of the world. Yes, I know it's only 9:30, we are old. We can solve problems quickly. Experience.

                                At the gathering, I ate some carrots with guacamole and a glass of red wine. No problem avoiding the corn chips, they are poison. Oh, and some olives. Came home and had a bit of beef, almost the last of my brisket. Might have to cook up another one of those. Really like the lemony beefy thing. Just goes to show you can put lemon on almost anything.

                                Cats are starving, must feed them -
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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