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  • I'm supposed to be on a spending moratorium, but I am dying to get a pair of linen dinosaur or fossil print scrub pants. They are expensive - $50. There is a company that has hundreds of types of fabric and you order what you like. For some reason I have been wanting some print scrub pants, probably because no one else wears them. The aforementioned prints are much more subdued and tasteful than you might imagine. I would post a link but I'm not sure that is okay and I am not trying to sell anything. The website is actually not very well organized, ordering is difficult and their matching method is really lame - so trying to get a top in a matching color is really hard. Probably just as well.
    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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    • Hi Sio, I think that's the perfect reward for when you reach your goal weight--as you said you were going to put off buying the next set of scrubs for your next size down. I think you should go for it! Maybe even by just putting aside all the change in your purse at the end of the day, or donating a fixed amount to your scrub fund. You have great self discipline so I wouldn't suggest a 'cheat fund' lol.

      I'm glad to hear about ex-tubby cat, and hope he keeps getting better I've also felt quite run-down lately, and I was wondering if it was low-carb flu? Or maybe just the heat? Is it still hot there in Maine? I think heat affects me more than anything else, even if I don't realise that's what's causing it. I fancy finding a creek and going for a cold, cold dip! ......... or maybe as far as my shower, haha, the streams and creeks around these parts aren't so clean unfortunately.

      When I lived in Utah we had some fantastic streams that came right down the mountains... coldest streams you'd find in the blazing heat of summer with the winter run-off and crystal clear water. I wonder if Maine is similar? In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting Lake Windermere in the Lake District in Northwest England, I wonder if there will be any pools or streams that are nice and clean? Though more than likely the weather will turn and it will be rainy and muggy and miserable, but hey

      What are you averaging on calories per day? Are you (unconciously) being more active or energetic in what you're doing and therefore needing a few more calories? Just a thought

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      • I have been averaging about 1700 per day, give or take 100 calories, 60-70% fat, 20% protein, 10-20% carb. I have been conscious and scrupulous about the amounts I put in my food journal so as not to underestimate, if anything I overestimate my consumption. I was wondering if I have low-carb flu, certainly this heat puts a lot of strain on me. One of the major stresses is that I sleep during the day and it is, of course, the hottest time. So my sleep has been quite horrible after working - maybe 3 or 4 hours of broken sleep. I was just thinking it is significant that when I have a night off, when my home finally starts to cool down, about 9:30 or 10 PM, I feel like a sledgehammer has hit me and I fall asleep immediately. It is very hot here, in the 90's every day and 100% humidity. We are lucky to have a large, cool ocean right handy - I should go swimming. Not a lot of beaches but there are some, and I have friends with docks and swimming areas.

        Did 14 minutes of shovelglove today! Before you think I have morphed into Wonder Woman, let me confess that I used a walking stick for half of it. I do the motion with the stick for a while to practice, then pick up the sledgehammer and do maybe 5 reps on each side. I alternate that way for the time period. It will be quite a while before I can swing the sledgehammer for 14 minutes! Did this in a fasted state, then ate some beef and leafy greens with homemade mayo. Now I need to take a shower and get out of this house for awhile - I have been here for over 24 hours without setting foot outside.
        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 have eaten something that doesn't agree with me, some intestinal distress, nuff said on that subject. Hope this clears up soon. Was it the paleo breakfast bread? That is the only thing I have eaten that is different - too much almond butter at one time? I rarely eat almond butter. Am not happy right now. I want to be back to normal. I should eat some kefir but I am at work and the kefir is at home.
          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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          • Sending positive thoughts. Hope you feel better soon.
            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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            • Almonds - could it be almonds? I haven't eaten them for awhile, until yesterday. Will have to test this theory. I've never had a problem with nuts before, at least that I am aware of.
              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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              • Probably anything new and rich to your system could throw you off.
                Hope you are doing better.

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                • Feeling much better today despite eating almonds again. I don't know what made me feel so bad, but thankfully it is over and I am back to my normal self. At work and full of energy! I think you are right, Judy, the paleo bread was too rich for me, I haven't eaten anything like that for a long time.

                  It was a little cooler today, at least in the morning, so I got about 6 hours of sleep today. This also helped! And it was quiet, no tractors, no brush clearing. I believe the forecast for tomorrow is cooler, I certainly hope so. The farmers market is tomorrow, I hope I can find enough energy to go. It isn't really do-able for me when I have worked all night - it opens around 9 AM and I need to be sleeping then. But I really want some of those mushrooms and some pastured pork and lard. And blackberries.

                  Scale not only hasn't budged, it has gone up! I was 142 this afternoon. Bummer. Not really worried about it, though. The stress from not sleeping/heat/not feeling well/too much noise has been concern enough without worrying about numbers on a scale. And tonight someone stopped me and asked me how much weight I have lost -when I said "A little" she said, "A lot, I think! Your clothes are falling off you!" Which they are.

                  Drank a whole cup of coffee, no reflux, woot!

                  My new avatar is Slim Cat.
                  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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                  • Have to mention I just snacked on a piece of cheese from the food co-op, so unbelievably delicious. It is from Spain, goat cheese that has been bathed in red wine.
                    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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                    • Oooooh! That cheese sounds awesome - I am a cheese fanatic! Not many kinds I don't like (except the processed nasty types!) I am sure that the lack of sleep and the heat is taking its toll! Hopefully you have some cooler weather soon - we have a fantastic day here today! It is in the 60's at the moment and not supposed to go above 80 - at the moment I am wondering if we'll even get that high. I can remember doing night duty in South Africa in the summer - like torture trying to sleep in that heat! I used to wet my sheet and then have a fan blowing directly onto me. As soon as the sheet dried off too much I would wake up sweltering and have to wet it again! Night shift is horrid! There are perks to it - but I don't plan on doing it ever again - of course now I have kids and that brings its own version of night shift when they have some illness or nightmares etc

                      Way to go with your weight loss - forget the scale for a while until you have a couple good sleeps under your belt and are feeling less stressed. Bet it will fall off you then!
                      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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                      • Came home from work this morning really hungry. Had an apple and another piece of cheese from a Spanish goat annointed with red wine. Made meatballs and had three of them. I wish I could say the meatballs were good, but they were actually kind of tasteless, I don't know why. Now I'm headed for a shovelglove workout. Oh, and I slept all morning. It is blessedly cool today. I wish I could take off my clothes and run around in the field but that wouldn't be socially acceptable.
                        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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                        • But how much fun would it be to run around in this weather in the 'nick' - so glad it is cooler for you today!
                          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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                          • One persons socially unacceptable is another persons norm. You wont know if people will disaprove until you try it. I'm am aware that this is my first post on you log haha.

                            Richard
                            It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                            • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                              I have been averaging about 1700 per day, give or take 100 calories, 60-70% fat, 20% protein, 10-20% carb. I have been conscious and scrupulous about the amounts I put in my food journal so as not to underestimate, if anything I overestimate my consumption. I was wondering if I have low-carb flu, certainly this heat puts a lot of strain on me. One of the major stresses is that I sleep during the day and it is, of course, the hottest time. So my sleep has been quite horrible after working - maybe 3 or 4 hours of broken sleep. I was just thinking it is significant that when I have a night off, when my home finally starts to cool down, about 9:30 or 10 PM, I feel like a sledgehammer has hit me and I fall asleep immediately. It is very hot here, in the 90's every day and 100% humidity. We are lucky to have a large, cool ocean right handy - I should go swimming. Not a lot of beaches but there are some, and I have friends with docks and swimming areas.

                              Did 14 minutes of shovelglove today! Before you think I have morphed into Wonder Woman, let me confess that I used a walking stick for half of it. I do the motion with the stick for a while to practice, then pick up the sledgehammer and do maybe 5 reps on each side. I alternate that way for the time period. It will be quite a while before I can swing the sledgehammer for 14 minutes! Did this in a fasted state, then ate some beef and leafy greens with homemade mayo. Now I need to take a shower and get out of this house for awhile - I have been here for over 24 hours without setting foot outside.
                              I've been noticing this shovelglove word of yours without giving it much thought..figured I'd look it up today, saw that guy's you tube videos, how cool is that?? Did you just happen to have a sledgehammer around the house or did you go buy one?? And how much does yours weigh? With the weather cooling soon, thank you Lord, I'll need something more than treadmill and I think I can totally do this shovelglove (my iPad keeps wanting to separate that word:-).

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                              • Phew, I made it to the end of your very engaging journal! I know you already have many commenters, but I will add my admiration of your writing style, my celebration of your successes and my enviousness ( I know, not a word) of your corner of the world as you have described it.

                                Mommymd

                                PS. I love RTs. They help me so much at work, always with a smile.
                                --mommymd

                                LCHF since Oct 2011

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