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    Hi All,

    Well where do I start, well I am a 47 year old female, well will be in a
    couple of months, so close enough.

    I have been a member here for probably about a year, which I
    have been following primal of and on.

    I feel awesome when I eat the primal way and also IFing, so I think it is about time
    I get serious, so have decided to journal my journey, to be able to
    see where I go wrong and hopefully get some pointers from u long timers.

    I suffer from Fibromyalgia and also Chronic Fatigue, and Candida.
    So I am hoping being primal on a constant basis will help. I know
    staying away from sugar does help, which I normally have no problem staying
    of except for the once a week drink. It hasn't helped being away from home
    for a couple of day's and eating the wrong foods, especially bread as I am
    highly intolerant to Gluten. I am finding it hard to stop, so I really need to do
    this, to make myself accountable and get back into the swing of things.

    I have just gone though a very traumatic last 2 weeks, as well as a build up to it,
    and my Fibro pain has increased dramatically, which I think has really spurred
    me on to do something about it. It makes life miserable living like this, I am just so
    thankful that I have a very loving and understanding partner that helps me though
    it all.

    I don't have a decent set of scales, so not exactly sure on my weight, I think around
    the 76kg mark, I will post it when I can weigh myself. I really want to get fit and healthy
    especially as I am getting closer to 50, I don't want to be racked in pain in my old age.
    I want to be able to keep up with and enjoy my grandchildren.

    So folks here comes one fit and healthy yummy grandma, lol.

    I will start posting my meals and such tomorrow, I look forward to connecting with
    you all, if you feel inclined to pop in and say hello.

    Bye for now, but not forever.
    Last edited by couchie; 04-17-2012, 05:07 PM.

  • #2
    Welcome Couchie. I hope you stick with it this time and make a wonderful recovery from your health issues.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hedonist2 View Post
      Welcome Couchie. I hope you stick with it this time and make a wonderful recovery from your health issues.
      Thank you Hedonist,

      I am hoping so to, as it is not nice living like this.

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      • #4
        Day 1

        I got home to late last night to post my day's worth, so I will do it this morning.


        Upon arising I have a small glass of warm water with cayenne pepper added.

        1 cup of dandelion tea
        1 cup of coffee.

        Breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.

        1 green tea
        1 green apple

        Tea: shin beef casserole with asparagus suited in chilli butter and mashed white sweet potato.

        No exercise at the moment, just don't feel up to it yet, but when my body feels ready
        I have Craigs, TT bodyweight workouts on dvd.

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        • #5
          DAY 2

          Feel a little better today but not fantastic, I know it will take a while to get
          the crap back out of my system

          Started the morning with a small cup of cayenne pepper in warm water.

          1 dandelion tea
          1 white coffee

          About 10.30 I started to get hungry so had a nice big bowl of bone broth
          actually it is more like soup as I didn't remove the meat and veg, just the bones,
          it was delicious, maybe a bit fatty as I also didn't remove the fat. It filled me up
          for hours

          About 3.00 started to get a bit peckesh again so had, Greek yogurt with blueberry's
          and a square of Green & Black's Organic 85% chocolate grated over it, yum

          Tea: fillet steak with asparagus, mashed sweet potato and avocado.

          I have run out of coconut oil and miss it terribly, I love it, must order more in.

          Ok let's see how I feel tomorrow, hopefully a little bit better

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          • #6
            Hi Couchie. I also suffer from chronic fatigue and have just started eating primal in the hopes that it will help. That's the short version; I've already run off at the mouth in the Meet and Greet and in my own journal, so I won't bother everyone with that again.

            Sounds like you're off to a great start. I'll be checking in on you so we can encourage each other. It would be so lovely to get our lives back, wouldn't it?
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by couchie View Post
              Upon arising I have a small glass of warm water with cayenne pepper added.
              Never heard of anything like this before, is it an acquired taste? Something for health benefits?

              Best of luck, by the way

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Judg View Post
                Hi Couchie. I also suffer from chronic fatigue and have just started eating primal in the hopes that it will help. That's the short version; I've already run off at the mouth in the Meet and Greet and in my own journal, so I won't bother everyone with that again.

                Sounds like you're off to a great start. I'll be checking in on you so we can encourage each other. It would be so lovely to get our lives back, wouldn't it?
                Hi Judg,

                It sure would be awesome to get our lives back, and I am determined this time round.
                I am just so sick and tied of being in pain and absolutely no energy. I look
                forward to you checking in on me, that would be awesome, and I will do the same.

                Thank you
                couchie

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Milty View Post
                  Never heard of anything like this before, is it an acquired taste? Something for health benefits?

                  Best of luck, by the way
                  Yes as it is hot, so if you don't like hot stuff, you wont like it.

                  As for health benefits apparently so, it is supposed to help with the
                  heart,digestion, energy, arthritis pain and many more, a friend of
                  mine swears by it to keep colds and bugs away. So i decided
                  to trail it. I will let u know how I go. I also take superoxy for my pain
                  as well, so might not know which one is doing the work, hopefully both

                  Have a awesome day
                  couchie

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by couchie View Post
                    Hi Judg,

                    It sure would be awesome to get our lives back, and I am determined this time round.
                    I am just so sick and tied of being in pain and absolutely no energy. I look
                    forward to you checking in on me, that would be awesome, and I will do the same.

                    Thank you
                    couchie
                    Thanks. Will do.

                    And how much cayenne pepper do you put in that water?
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Judg View Post
                      Thanks. Will do.

                      And how much cayenne pepper do you put in that water?
                      1/4 OF A TEASPOON, I just use a small glass so I can drink it down quick

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                      • #12
                        Day 3

                        Felt a bit better today, but not jumping out of my skin as such.

                        Started with the cayenne pepper drink.

                        1 Cup dandelion tea
                        1 coffee

                        Lunch at 12: 3 chic rissoles home made with Asian salad also home made, with coconut oil dressing.
                        Tea: spaghetti meat sauce with out the pasta, and potato, carrot, cabbage stir-fried in butter.

                        Fish oil and magnesium before bed.

                        I must get up earlier in the morning and get a walk in, felt great all day when
                        I was walking in the morning, it's a good fresh start to the day. I need to get
                        in the habit of it before the frosts set in, errrrrrr.

                        Bye for now, but not forever

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                        • #13
                          Day 4

                          Ok trying to catch up, not real good at this journal stuff, but I
                          am sure as I go along I will get a bit better.

                          Cayenne pepper drink
                          dandelion tea
                          coffee

                          11.00: Bone Broth

                          1.00: Old man came into work and wanted to go for a coffee,
                          oh what a mistake, I had a piece of carrot cake, boy did I pay
                          for it afterwards, shocking pain in my chest and stomach, well
                          that will teach me want it. I knew when I ordered it what would
                          happen, so just suck it up princess and get on with it, tomorrow
                          is another day.

                          Tea: will be last of my sweet potato mash with asparagus and a
                          poached egg on top.

                          After tea will be my fish oil and before bed I have my Magnesium and
                          hopefully sweet dreams.

                          Bye for now, but not forever.
                          couchie

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                          • #14
                            How do you make bone broth? I've seen it mentioned on these forums, but I'd never heard of it before.

                            The carrot cake experience is the kind of thing, I think, we need to really stop wanting these things. I'm actually counting on it happening to me sooner or later.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Ok, said I wasn't real good at this journal thing.

                              Haven't had a real good weekend and I have ended up
                              with a head cold from my son, thanks mate!

                              Making another bone broth today, ummm smells so good.

                              Also I bought a free range duck the other week and cooked
                              it up today for my bas at work for the week.
                              It is awesome, so tasty, I will be buying another
                              one that's for sure.

                              Judg: I just put my bones into a roasting dish with carrots, celery
                              onions, garlic and salt and pepper, also a bit of ghee.
                              I then roast them until brown, then I put the lot into a big pot
                              fill with water and add some apple cider vinegar, and cook for
                              about 12 hours then I turn of over night, then scrape the fat
                              of and cook next day for another few hours or until I am left with
                              a beautiful golden broth.

                              Tea tonight, not sure yet weather I will feel like anything, not feeling
                              real good.

                              Bye for now.

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