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  • I found this article while researching my own ailment (I am acetaldehyde dehydrogenasse deficient, I get that red glow after a few sips of alcohol and other fermented things, not everytime but it's a gradual build up of a chemical called acetaldehyde)

    Supposedly is linked to CFS syndrome and aerobic activites - which explains a lot. I thouhgt these two articles would be of interest to you.

    aldehyde <<<<this article leads to the following.

    http://www.askdrbird.com/pdf/A_Theor...del_of_CFS.pdf

    Hope you are having a great day.
    I have been studying and working Hubby wants to know why I am tired all the time I think I may have found the answer of why I feel better when I don't go running, and why I feel so crappy for about 4 days after I have a "great run" -
    Thank you for being my lightbulb!

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    • Ummm, WOW on the number! That is totally awesome! Way to stick to it. You have such a great attitude.

      I hit a lower number today too. Not my lowest, still have another 20 to go for that, but it's progress. Thanks for the encouragement a few pages back. I think of it often and picture you in your boots telling me to keep it up and keep going.

      You need to take a picture of you rockin' the skirt on Sunday! And remember to smile this time so you won't catch so much grief around here

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      • I like the sound of your fudge, am going to try that in tiny amounts once I start on the coconut oil. Seems like a tasty way to get it in and I bet the kids and DH will be on board that one too! Congratulations on the new number! Exciting stuff - yup, I second the request for a pic in the black pencil skirt!
        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 know this sounds weird, but I forgot to have supper last night. I didn't even realize it till bedtime. And I felt great. Woke up feeling great. I ate just before noon today out of principle, because I am going to go out errand-running and didn't want to push myself too hard. But it was out of principle. I still felt fine and unhungry. Reprised yesterday's meal because I liked it so much, this time with garden-fresh cherry tomatoes that are ripening on my counter. FIL grows a lot of tomatoes...

          No new low today, but I find that when I am putting so little into my digestive tract, it is in no particular hurry to empty out the little that is there. But I held the line, which probably means a small weight loss overall. No two-pound bounce-up, like so often happens after a new low. If I continue to feel fine, I will keep pushing a little. I would kind of like to lose the next 12 pounds in less than a year.

          Originally posted by cmlloyd View Post
          I found this article while researching my own ailment (I am acetaldehyde dehydrogenasse deficient, I get that red glow after a few sips of alcohol and other fermented things, not everytime but it's a gradual build up of a chemical called acetaldehyde)

          Supposedly is linked to CFS syndrome and aerobic activites - which explains a lot. I thouhgt these two articles would be of interest to you.

          aldehyde <<<<this article leads to the following.

          http://www.askdrbird.com/pdf/A_Theor...del_of_CFS.pdf

          Hope you are having a great day.
          I have been studying and working Hubby wants to know why I am tired all the time I think I may have found the answer of why I feel better when I don't go running, and why I feel so crappy for about 4 days after I have a "great run" -
          Thank you for being my lightbulb!
          Thanks CM. I don't know what I did to turn your light bulb on, but so much the better. I will check those articles out after my errand-running.

          Originally posted by KimT View Post
          Ummm, WOW on the number! That is totally awesome! Way to stick to it. You have such a great attitude.

          I hit a lower number today too. Not my lowest, still have another 20 to go for that, but it's progress. Thanks for the encouragement a few pages back. I think of it often and picture you in your boots telling me to keep it up and keep going.

          You need to take a picture of you rockin' the skirt on Sunday! And remember to smile this time so you won't catch so much grief around here
          LOL! Glad to be an encouragement. This can be done. And there is nothing wrong with slow and steady. Heck, even slow and erratic is pretty good. We chisel a little off here, a little off there, and in the end it means something. And that way, our skin sags less and we don't have to watch our weight ballooning up again right away, as happens to most people who take it off too fast.

          Pictures will be iffy for a while. Hubby purloined the camera. I do have DS's crappy one, which he left behind because his iPhone takes better pictures, but as of yet no way to connect it to the computer.
          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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          • Originally posted by Judg View Post
            I know this sounds weird, but I forgot to have supper last night. I didn't even realize it till bedtime. And I felt great. Woke up feeling great.
            That was my experience too, which got me thinking about fasting, at first IF and then full on.
            Height: 5' 10"
            Starting Weight: 292
            Starting Primal Weight: 275
            Current weight: 224
            Goal weight: 172
            Body Fat 30.5

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            • I have occasionally forgotten to have meals before, but not when I had been eating so little. I had had only one very modest meal during the day. And two squares of chocolate, LOL! Mustn't forget the chocolate.

              Anyway, I will be checking the other journals later. I really must get moving.
              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, I cracked tonight. I came home tired. I wasn't conscious of being hungry, but I must have been, because while I was making supper, I found myself eating sour cream by the spoonful. Quite a lot of it. And then I had a full meal: pork liver with bacon and onions, roast pumpkin (with yet more sour cream), and some of the leftover green beans in tomato sauce. I suppose it was the sour cream that was the overkill; the rest was pretty reasonable.

                So now I'm sipping on my mint tea, with the fullest tummy I've had in a while. I find that when I've been on short rations for a while, I eventually get to a point where I have to feast. Oh well. Hope it doesn't jack up my numbers too much tomorrow.

                In my defense, I did walk 2.5 km today, not counting the walking in the various stores I went to. That grocery store is humongous too...

                It was Be Nice to Judg Day, which was fine with me. The teller at the bank gave me two free coupons and a pen when she found my birthday was coming up, the barista (who was chatting with me in line at the bank - he's been working at that coffee shop for years) actually pre-warmed my mug for me (!) and the bus driver gave me a freebie ride on top of it! The ticket machine was broken when I got on, and when I came to pay him later, after he got a flying fix at the station, he just issued me the proof of payment for free. I don't know what got into everybody, but I'm not complaining!
                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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                • How exciting for another low number ! and only 12 pounds to go! You have come so far and have been so strong and focused - you are an inspiration to be sure!

                  Hope the errands went well..... and you're not to pooped out.
                  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 did that last week with Kerrygold grass fed butter! I ate a big chunk of it like it was cheese. I've always loved butter, even at the height of the low-fat, saturated-fats-will-kill-you-dead madness. One of my earliest memories is of my Grandfather (who I resemble) sitting with me on his knee , buttering toast for everybody at breakfast and when finished, putting a big pat of butter onto his tongue and a little one on mine.

                    I remember the butter in Ireland (and all of Europe) being very yellow and tasty and when I saw (on this site) that Kerrygold was grass fed, I got some and had my way with more of it than I care to admit! Then ate a big dinner too.

                    Sometimes after getting out of the sugar rut, our bodies cry out for healthy things and I think it's wise to listen.
                    Height: 5' 10"
                    Starting Weight: 292
                    Starting Primal Weight: 275
                    Current weight: 224
                    Goal weight: 172
                    Body Fat 30.5

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                    • Well, if sour cream counts as a probiotic, you are definitely in good shape. I need mint tea just reading it. Rich, yes?

                      I don't think I've ever had pork liver. Is it yummy?

                      Sounds like a good day. Love those kind.

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                      • Errands went well. Bank and grocery store were the important ones. I usually check some of the clothing stores to see if they have anything I need on special. Not today. A few things I would have liked to have, but they weren't urgent enough, and the prices weren't special enough. I'm starting to be more selective in what I buy. I used to grab anything that was cheap enough and the right colour and fit me more or less. Now I am trying to be more discerning, seeing as I have more choice, and things like sweaters especially could be a long-term purchase now.

                        Yes, so weird to see the end in sight. At the beginning, I wasn't even sure I would make it. I almost didn't care, as long as I at least lost some of it and kept it off. But you know, I spent well over two decades of my life obese, and probably only a few months at a really good weight. I really, really want to spend the rest of my life at a healthy and attractive weight. I've done my time at the bad end. And I've had so much encouragement along the way too, which is nice. I find the vast majority of people really are willing to cheer you on when it comes to weight loss.
                        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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                        • Pam, I like pork liver better than beef liver. It has a milder taste and doesn't seem to get as tough. I'm not the greatest fan of liver, but I rather enjoyed it tonight. I seem to always eat it with fried onions though. Used to be onion gravy, but I didn't feel like doing that much preparation tonight, and it really was good just with bacon and fried onions. Good thing. There was enough meat in that packet for four meals. Starting to get a small collection of prepared meals in the freezer.

                          Not sure if sour cream is a probiotic or not, but that store doesn't carry full-fat Greek yogurt (grrr) so I got the sour cream as a stand-in. That kind of thing happens when I shop when I'm tired. Considering my day, I'm not that tired, really, but I'm not exactly burning rubber here either.

                          Yeah, I love those days too. My last trip down to the States was like that. Great seat mates on every flight, all the customs officials for both countries were pleasant, cheerful, and helpful (that had to be a first), great time visiting, just wonderful. The day after I got back, I went primal. I had gone semi-primal during the trip, just to ease my way into it. The cherry on the sundae is that while I was in PA, all the trees were in bloom (I just love that!) and then I got to go through that gorgeous season all over again at home. Double-header spring.
                          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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                          • OH a double spring would be my dream season! I LOVE spring! everything comes to life again - the flowers bloom - the birds are having baby birds! Everything is wonderful! And the spiders are all still small enough to smoosh with my garden gloved thumb! I especially like finding a freshly hatched batch of spiders........ I run for the Home Defense and abliterate the lot of them! I always think ---- thats at least 500 BIG spiders I won't have to deal with this season! And living with a forest behind me........ I have to deal with A LOT of spiders!

                            eeesh........ I'm a murderer.......... but maybe spiders don't count.
                            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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                            • Tomi, that's 500 insect-killers you will no longer have on your team...

                              Pam, get the Greek yogurt. It has much more protein and less whey. I really, really felt the difference the first time I tried it. Kept me going all morning.

                              Well, DD took me out for lunch for my birthday. Some cheating was involved. We went to a new Vietnamese restaurant within walking distance (wore those boots, LOL). The main ingredients were good. The soup was slightly sweet and had rice noodles in it, but not very much, so that was good. I also got shrimp, chicken and veggies with a side of only salad greens, but the sauce almost certainly had sugar and cornstarch and maybe unhealthy oils in it. And my tummy did grumble and churn a wee bit too, which rather surprised me. Just a little and just for a few minutes, but that was interesting that I got a reaction. Actually, still feeling slightly uncomfortable, but very low-level. I will make sure to never overdose on cornstarch in the future. And to be very, very careful about testing corn. A bowl of nachos might cause high-level discomfort. And we did dessert. Deep-fried banana and - I forget - also with some sweet sauce on it and a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream (we were splitting it, so quantities were small). And Vietnamese coffee. Translator Son is right; that stuff tastes wonderful. Condensed milk is involved, so not the most virtuous, but still pretty low level cheating. So, a little cheating all round, but pretty minor stuff, all things considered.

                              That's the second of my birthday outings, apparently a third is coming. I have to pick yet another restaurant. Oh boy... We've done steak house, now Vietnamese, what next? Any suggestions? What kind of restaurants do you like to go to for good primal choices? And we have to accommodate a vegetarian too.

                              CM, I read those articles of yours. Pretty interesting, with some notable similarities to the recommendations I saw on Dr. Myhill's site, especially niacinamide and magnesium. The fact that the article is so old gives me some pause though; has no further research been done in the last 12 years, or confirmation that this is an effective treatment?
                              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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                              • Happy Birthday! (whenever it actually is) mine is coming up too! Let's have this year be the best!

                                David
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

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