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  • Praying for the situation with hubby........

    I think I'd power through the intense detox period to get it over with. I'd rather feel really bad for a brief period - then sorta bad for a longer period.

    Do you ever roast your veggies? I've been doing that a lot and I can't believe the difference in the flavor - especially if you let them really brown before you turn them!
    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 occasionally roast my veggies. If I'm throwing something in the oven, I'll fill up the rest of the space with other veggies. I should probably do it more often. With the cold weather here, I probably will. Not going to happen much in the summer, I can promise you that!

      Still very draggy today, spent most of the day phoning relatives I hadn't talked to in too long, and have a friend coming for the evening. I didn't want to get down in the dumps. I think for this week I will cut out the magnesium. Too much stuff going on this weekend. And then I will try every other day, and then decide if I want to go full-bore for a while.

      On the menu tonight, MDA's slow-cooked coconut ginger pork, nuked beets and a green salad. I had a cottage cheese salad for brunch and have been snitching pork all afternoon... Haven't moved hardly at all. No wonder the scales aren't moving. They aren't going up either, but I'm not in the mood for depriving myself much, so they aren't going down either.

      I do appreciate the prayers. It might be a long while before there's news, I'm afraid. At least if it's good news. Bad news could come quickly... I'm at peace with either, really, but I obviously prefer good. The bad could be a door into something good, even better, which is probably why I am at peace with that too.
      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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      • No movement is better than movement in the wrong direction.
        Your meal sounds great too!
        "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


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        • Hope the hubby's job situation calms down with positive results.

          Regarding the magnesium. When do you take it? I find magnesium makes me feel sleepy about a half hour or so after taking it so I take it at bedtime. If you don't take it at night, that might be something to try? Good luck.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Will keep you both in our prayers. Let us know once you can - don't envy you having to take magnesium - I use a topical gel, of course that is not what you are needing, but I am a baby when it comes to dealing with the bowel side effects of magnesium. Hope you can get it figured out and get back on an even keel soon.
            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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            • Coll - I have the same troubles with magnesium. I can't take it or I have to spend a lot of time in the bathroom!

              Judg - love your attitude about the job situation with for the professor. God is still on the throne - and He's got a great plan.
              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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              • Thank you for all your kind thoughts, ladies.

                Jenn, that's an idea, to take the magnesium in the evening. It's been two days since I've had any, and I'm starting to feel better again. The last week I've been waking up feeling tired and depressed, which was no fun. How on earth did I live like that for so long? I think when I start up with it again, it might be just once or twice a week to begin with. I'll play it by ear. I don't find it loosens me up too much, unless I'm taking major doses.

                Anyway, the other good news is that the scales finally budged a wee bit downwards. 143.4 today. And that's another thing I will be playing be ear now. I think I might revise my goal to be about 140, and then just take it one pound at a time. I would like to be trimmer, but that might be better accomplished by improving my physical condition than by pushing the scales further down. The physical activity also took a major hit over the last week - while I did get some walking in, that was about it and not every day.

                For those who care, yesterday's food was a bowl of peeled apple chunks (Tomi got me to wondering if apples are easier to digest if they're peeled - I think so) with cinnamon and nuts and cream and a wee drizzle of maple syrup. Then for the second meal I made a soup with a few root veggies, some kale, and some of the pork and broth from Monday's meal. It was absolutely yummy. There's another bowl in the fridge for today. Apart from that I just had a small snack of coconut oil with a dab of apple butter and cinnamon and allspice. Also very nice. I haven't eaten today yet. I'm trying for another meagre day, so my weight won't just bounce right back up again.

                I will probably be scarce in the forum for the next few days. If I can, I'll get around to your journals bit by bit over the course of the day, but I have a lot of catching up to do around here. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! May you find just the right balance between celebrating and staying the course!
                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
                  Thank you for all your kind thoughts, ladies.

                  Jenn, that's an idea, to take the magnesium in the evening. It's been two days since I've had any, and I'm starting to feel better again. The last week I've been waking up feeling tired and depressed, which was no fun. How on earth did I live like that for so long? I think when I start up with it again, it might be just once or twice a week to begin with. I'll play it by ear. I don't find it loosens me up too much, unless I'm taking major doses.

                  I will probably be scarce in the forum for the next few days. If I can, I'll get around to your journals bit by bit over the course of the day, but I have a lot of catching up to do around here. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! May you find just the right balance between celebrating and staying the course!
                  I take my magnesium at night. It relaxes me and the other side effects are taken care of in the morning. Thank you Judg for your Thanksgiving wishes. Enjoy your days off.
                  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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                  • Hope you've had a good few days without being too wiped out! Looking forward to hearing how you're doing ... had a lovely quiet Thanksgiving here with delicious 100% primal food .... now if I could just lose some weight too Decided to take a tip from you and get very focused with my eating for a few weeks and then take a break and consolidate. Sounds more doable than going full steam all the time - just can't keep it up.
                    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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                    • Coll, that sounds like a plan. I have never been good at long-term effort either. I need time to just coast. And I suspect that most of us are that way.

                      We had a lot of family activities and by Sunday I was wiped. I spent the day at home very quietly.

                      I did pretty well in the eating department, with a little minor cheating which I consider a healthy part of celebrations. I passed on the homemade lasagna (*sigh* but I am honestly still a little scared of what might happen to me) and on all the high-class pastries. I did eat too much good stuff (roast beef, salads, antipasto, various marinated veggies), did not worry about unhealthy oils, and snitched some of the white chocolate decorations off the cake. It wasn't much, but that way I got to participate a bit. I had considered making something more primal to take for dessert, but I was too busy chasing grandsons. And then two of my daughter's white chocolate mints when she came over. Funny, they were very yummy, but two was enough. Funny how when you give yourself permission to cheat a little bit, and savour it slowly, you don't feel compelled to keep stuffing them in your face. At least I don't. Perhaps because it is not a caving, but a deliberate choice.

                      First snow greeted me this morning. Brrrr. But honestly, I really like the brightening effect at this very dark and grey time of year.

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                      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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                      • Cloudy and 70s here with expected high >80.
                        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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                        • You did excellent over the holiday! Pat yourself on the back for me! And the snow ---- beautiful! I have a strong love/hate relationship with snow! I LOVE seeing it fall --- but hate schlepping through it! If it could fall and never stick I'd be a happy girl.

                          I need a bit of your encouragement and uplifting now as the weekend is over and its time to get back to business. I did very well on food........ but somehow a cheesecake found its way into our fridge....... as did a bottle of rum. Oh dear. My only cheats all weekend!
                          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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                          • Poking my head in to say 'hi'.

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                            • Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
                              Cloudy and 70s here with expected high >80.
                              Are you boasting?

                              Originally posted by tomi View Post
                              You did excellent over the holiday! Pat yourself on the back for me! And the snow ---- beautiful! I have a strong love/hate relationship with snow! I LOVE seeing it fall --- but hate schlepping through it! If it could fall and never stick I'd be a happy girl.

                              I need a bit of your encouragement and uplifting now as the weekend is over and its time to get back to business. I did very well on food........ but somehow a cheesecake found its way into our fridge....... as did a bottle of rum. Oh dear. My only cheats all weekend!
                              I am patting myself... Somehow? Hubby's doing? I hope you scraped the crumbs off the cheesecake, at least. Or does graham not give you fibro?

                              Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                              Poking my head in to say 'hi'.
                              Hi back.

                              I've decided to do an Intense7 (can't call it Whole, because I'm not cutting dairy). I would like to knock off two, at most three pounds by Christmas, and would prefer to get it done over the next week. I haven't been good about this kind of thing for that long a stretch for a while, so let's see how I do. My rules: no sugars, not even the kosher kind. Stevia is okay, but no maple syrup, honey, or even dried fruits. Fruit in moderation, like only one piece a day. That part won't be hard; I rarely get carried away in that department, especially in winter. Only tiny amounts of starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets. No white potatoes or rice. No pigging out. Try to put breakfast off until noon, so I can have only two meals in the day. A bed-time snack is permissible if my tummy will keep me awake otherwise.

                              I decided this after breakfast, so I'll carry this through till next Monday noon. Breakfast would have been close: Greek yogurt, blackberries, seeds, and macadamias, but there was about a teaspoon or so of maple syrup in there.

                              As befits any serious attempt to lose weight, I started with something of a feast. Leftover pork liver with bacon and onions, roasted acorn squash, seasoned and dotted with butter, and a green salad (lettuce, microgreens, and red pepper) with home-made mayo. Judg Fudg with stevia and coconut extract for dessert with black coffee. My fat creds are good, every single one of those items included some form of fat. No sugar. The piece of pork liver was a little on the large side, but not excessive.

                              I'm going to try to do my resistance band routine once my late lunch has had time to settle. I'm still a little draggy from the weekend, although much better than yesterday.

                              So keep me accountable, people. Throw rotten eggs if I cheat.
                              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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                              • You're plan sounds very similar to mine! 'Cept I'm doing a 14 day strict Paleo/Primal. No potatos of any kind. I do have a couple kinds of squash on the counter - so those will be allowed - cuz I couldn't bare having them go bad and havin to throw them out. No alcohol, No sugar, No grains of any kinds. Walk DAILY! I need to get back on schedule with my weight loss plans!!!

                                We're gonna do this!!! You can do it - you've done so great!!!
                                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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