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  • Ah that's an idea. I will try that.
    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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    • Health journal May 29, 2012

      Sleep: At least 9 hours. I obviously needed it.

      Food
      Vitamins: check. Honestly, I wouldn't remember to take them half the time if I didn't have to enter it here.
      Breakfast: Banana with almond butter
      Lunch: Cabbage rolls redux (Latin for leftovers...)
      Supper: Salad, with cheese and veggies.
      Snacks: primal cookies, Brazil nuts, iced cappuccino

      Exercise: I really have to get my act together.

      Activities: Bathroom cleaning, emptied dishwasher, made cookies, hand dishes, administrative things
      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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      • Hi Judg! 3 days away so I had some catching up to do! I wanted to tell you that I also had a backslide on the energy level. Mine came about 3 months after going primal. Thats when I started initiating all the bloodwork and saliva tests to see if there was something metabolic happening. All my bloodwork was good so far, except a pretty low/normal B12. Might have to do the shots? I don't get the results of the saliva test until the 7th. I was thinking it could be just the normal ups and downs of having fibro/chronic fatigue - but not nearly as low as they used to be. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not cured - I'm just better. I have noticed by energy levels coming back up again in the past couple weeks - so probably is the normal cycles of the illness. Something for you to consider.
        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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        • That makes sense. I am just hoping that I have not seen the end of improving.
          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 find the more I get myself moving the more I'm able to do........ but - I'm much further into the healing time that you are - so just continue to take it easy, but don't be affraid to challenge yourself just a bit each time you do something. That 14 mile bike ride I took on Saturday would have been absolutely impossible 6 months ago, and extremely difficult 3 months ago - but now is totally do-able. But that also does not mean I don't need a little recovery time still........... yesterday and today I've been dragging my keester all day! Had to work both days for just a few hours each, but didn't do much else. I managed to walk a mile this morning - but it wasn't easy. By the end of the week I hope to be back up to my 2.75 miles. But, we'll see.......... You will get better, it just takes time. Give it a good year.............
            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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            • Judg, I don't think you've seen the end of improvement. I'm at a flat spot right now too, but I think I know how to fix it. Keep on trucking
              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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              • Thanks for the encouragement, ladies. I certainly do hope I'll continue to move upward. Babysitting little ones right now, although the Professor has taken them out for a car ride, giving me a chance to shower and recuperate a bit. Oops, think I heard the car door slam. Break time is over.
                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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                • What people don't understand about health improvements and weightloss is that it's not a continual process. Hangups and plateaus are inevitable. And it's crazy, people hit a plateau and feel like they need to "change" or "fix" things. If something was already working keep doing it right through a plateau... you'll come off eventually but your body needs the plateau time to prioritize the energy it's being provided and do some much needed healing along the way. Hope you're doing well!
                  SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                  Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                  Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                  Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                  Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                  Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                  • Thanks, Ecks, yes, I do seem to be doing better. Got up this morning raring to go, which is something unusual after taking care of the little guys. So I am very happy. I guess I was feeling discouraged because the slump had been longer and harder than what I was expecting. Not to worry, I don't give up easily. And I guess that cold was worse than I thought it was. It still hasn't cleared out entirely. Oh well.

                    And I am a couple of days behind in reporting, so here goes...

                    Health journal May 30, 2012

                    Sleep: Not enough. 7 hours? Started too late.

                    Weight: 155

                    Food
                    Vitamins: check
                    Breakfast: bacon and 2 fried eggs
                    Lunch: Everything salad with ham
                    Supper: Chicken breasts, tomatoes, green peppers
                    Snacks: pork rinds, flour-free cookies

                    Exercise: chasing toddlers

                    Activities: Small chores, 2 loads laundry, cooking, hand dishes, emptied dishwasher, babysat, sweeping


                    Health journal May 31, 2012

                    Sleep: 8 hours?

                    Food
                    Vitamins: forgot
                    Breakfast: Cottage cheese with berries
                    Lunch: Steak, sweet potatoes, mashed cauliflower (with olive oil)
                    Supper: Bit of chicken, dill pickles
                    Snacks: Cookies (same ones), two hard candies

                    Exercise: more of same

                    Activities: grandsons, applying happy face stickers to toddler toilet seat, small errands, emptied dishwasher, hand dishes (twice), changing diapers, etc.

                    Comments: took my blood pressure while at the drugstore. 116/73! That's in the optimal range! I had been edging close to the danger zone before losing weight, but despite the weight loss I had never seen it drop below 120 before. I have also had no incidents of my heart racing (I would sometimes wake up with that) since eliminating grains.
                    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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                    • Hi Judg. Checking in. Glad the (TMI) issues are taken care of. Just be patient with the changes. Changes take time, as I know you know, and I know how frustrating it is to have a lot of positive changes all at once and then nothing for a long time. Just be patient and trust the process.

                      Have a nice weekend!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Yes, I know they take time. But I was starting to get a little concerned that the benefits were only temporary, which would have been pretty distressing. I am kind of tired today, but not flat on my back tired, and I have had a fair bit to do, so all in all, I'm encouraged. And I now have a "situation" to deal with. Caught between government bureaucrats and their never-ending series of hoops, and a stressed-out husband. *sigh*
                        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 went through a real tough week after last week of 21 miles of walking and 14 miles of bike riding! This week was a real struggle for me....... but now I'm starting to feel back the energy coming back again. I walked only 2 miles this week - but I'm okay with that. I don't think the fibro or the chronic fatigue will be fixed by eating this way - but I believe with my whole heart this is the only way to treat it. I guess I can live with a few down times if the rest of the time is as great as its been since going primal.

                          Dang government junk! Hope you get it worked out soon - don't let it stress you, cuz that will just draw on your energy stores.

                          EDIT: 11 miles of walking - (typo) sorry!
                          Last edited by tomi; 06-04-2012, 11:13 AM.
                          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 Judg View Post
                            That meant we could take care of the big brothers (2 1/2 years and 15 1/2 months)


                            Exercise: chasing toddlers...
                            Wow! That'll keep you busy!

                            Originally posted by Judg View Post
                            Basil Donald Antonio...
                            Nice

                            Originally posted by Judg View Post
                            Anyway, I decided to make up some cookies, the butter-almond meal ones I'd made before.

                            Any thoughts?
                            Shortly after I went primal, I decided that I'd not do any primal baking "substitutes". No almond meal cookies, cakes, breads, etc.
                            It was easier.
                            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                            "Moderation sucks." Suse
                            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                            Winencandy

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                            • I did a bit of baking at the beginning, kind of exploring. Then I backed off and went "pure". And I quit losing weight. So I'm trying to figure that out.

                              The weird thing is, I hadn't had any desserts or cookies around the house in ages. And I know find I can have these things in the house and not feel compelled to eat them. When I do have them, I can eat them in moderation. Usually. Hubby came home with Lindor Truffles and I completely forgot we had them. They all disappeared without me touching them. (Everybody claims it wasn't them. Right. Somebody is in denial.) Anyway, I will see how it goes. If it causes problems, I will stop making them.

                              Tomi, overdoing it has always had very bad results for me, exercise-wise. I prefer to do too little than too much. Long experience has taught me that it causes much less trouble. But I'm going to start getting back to it now. Like in a few minutes, LOL! Dancing today; it's raining out.
                              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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                              • Health journal June 1, 2012

                                Sleep: 8 hours. Woke up feeling great, despite a couple of busy days.

                                Weight: 154.0

                                Food
                                Vitamins: forgot
                                Breakfast: Berry smoothie with eggs and goodies (no dairy)
                                Lunch: zucchini stew with poached egg, roast potatoes, a few cherries
                                Supper: 2 cabbage rolls with sour cream
                                Snacks: Decaf cappuccino with honey and whole milk

                                Exercise: None

                                Activities: Small chores, grocery shopping, lunch with in-laws, plant shopping
                                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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