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  • It will be nice to have your family around at Christmas!

    I've tried to cut back on fruit as I can easily get out of control with it. I have to ration myself! But I don't ration berries, especially blackberries and raspberries. They are relatively low in carbs and they seem to agree with me. But we are different. Candida is big problem, we see it in the hospital all the time. When a person gets sick and/or their immune system in compromised, it rears its ugly head.
    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, if I've got Candida, I've had it a long time. A little longer won't change much. And I do think it's not as bad as before, it just really threw me for a loop to even consider it. How do they treat it in the hospital, Siobhan?

      Tomi, I don't think God caused the exhaustion, but he is very pragmatic. He will take any situation and turn it to his and our advantage, or at least extract all the good that can be gotten from it. That's my view, anyway.

      I think the stiffness in my legs (mainly in the back of my knees) is caused more by the workouts than the walking. I'm still pretty tired today, but able to get things done if I'm relaxed about them. Christmas tree is up now, with some help from College Son, who got home yesterday. Big Christmas cactus in bloom in the living room too, as well as last year's poinsettia, which is now much bigger, but the blooms are smaller than on the commercially grown ones. So lots of colour in the living room now. I put the Christmas tree on a timer, so I don't have to worry about crawling under the tree and knocking ornaments off twice a day.

      No exercise today, just feeling a little too washed out. I might do a little dancing later, but don't count on 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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      • "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world."
        - attributed to Mr. Rogers
        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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        • Yes, the helpers are very encouraging to see and to know that there are so many out there. I hope you are doing ok - sounds like busy time for you too since your house is filling up. Have fun with your kids and hope it can be a lovely time of reconnecting and refreshing for you all even in the busyness.
          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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          • Probiotics can help with Candida overgrowth (what's in a name, Candida is my full firstname ). You could consider supplementing with Saccharomyces boulardii (a beneficial yeast), lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus rhamnosus and bifidobacter longum. Or you can find these probiotics in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, miso, kimchi and sauerkraut (non pasteurized).
            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
            Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
            Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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            • Thanks Candy. I use Greek yogurt or kefir for most of my dairy needs now (like in smoothies, or a bed-time snack) so it's nice to know I'm on the right track. Translator Son is very big into home-made fermented food, so I'll see if I can talk him into a jar of kimchi.

              Sunday was another draggy day, so I mainly just crashed after church and celebrating MIL's birthday. No exercise, and probably ate a bit too much (but only two chocolate kisses off the birthday cake...) so I didn't feel like weighing this morning.

              I am of two minds about exercising today. Not walking, for sure, we've had freezing rain and sidewalks are not the city's first priority in the winter, unfortunately.
              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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              • definitely stay off those icy sidewalks! Its raining buckets here - so no walking for me either. Actually, I've had no walking for 5 days now. I had the flu that started last Wednesday, and that turned into a head cold. And with all the rain and very cold tempts we've been having the thought of walking just sounds too miserable!!
                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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                • Maybe it's time for us to do some dancing... Unlike walking, you don't have to turn around and walk back if you discover that you just can't do another step.
                  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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                  • thats a good reason to dance!!!!
                    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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                    • The spambots are busy tonight. Imagine if they actually did something constructive?

                      Get dancin'!
                      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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                      • I didn't get to the dancing, I'm afraid, but fortunately I missed the spambots.

                        I've been draggy and I suspect it is because I overdid it a few days back. Don't push yourself is supposed to be my first rule, and I broke it. I do get frustrated with not getting things done.

                        So, taking life as gently as possible right now. Fortunately, I am still capable of getting some things done, so I've been doing a number of small Christmas things done, trying to organize all the conflicting wishes and demands of 20+ family members spanning four generations and even more cities. Not everybody is happy.

                        Other than that, not much to report. Weight is staying pretty stable just below 142, I'm eating decently, and I am about as boring as can be. Sorry...
                        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 never boring............

                          Take it easy - with the holidays just around the corner you'll have lots of busy days to deal with. Rest and be good to youself.
                          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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                          • ^^wss!
                            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                            Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                            Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                            • Yup, busy is the keyword around here nowadays. But I seem to have turned some kind of corner, a good one. I have two extra males under the roof right now, two more coming in tonight, we've had grandchildren stay the night (and get all sick on us), been fighting some kind of bug, running around for Christmas shopping, and yet... And yet I am less tired than I have been in a long time. When I am tired, like this morning, a few hours rest and I start feeling human again. I rested this morning, and since then have been cooking, wrapping, organizing... Brazilian fish stew, by the way, a link that showed up on MDA a while back. Great stuff and oh so primal. Hubby had three bowls, despite the fact that his stomach has been difficult. He couldn't stop... LOL! To be fair, he hadn't had much to eat the last few days, and he isn't fat-adapted.

                              I probably won't be around much for a while, and I don't know when I'll have time to go through everyone else's journals (hopefully you are all too busy to write much) but I will come around again. On the whole, things are well here, although the cold sore on my lower lip is evidence I'm fighting something.

                              Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you!
                              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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                              • After reading everybody else's journals (I just decided to take the time, before tackling the remaining gift wrapping) I am pondering a couple of things. Am I addicted to sugar? Honestly, I'm not sure. I never was a junk-food junkie but neither was I anywhere near sugar free. I still eat small amounts of sweets, and sometimes too much. But I seldom binge and can go a while without any "real" sugar. But I think, all in all, I would like to have less sugar in my life. I would like to be free of it to the point that I can cheerfully go without it for long stretches, and indulge in small amounts (preferably "good" sugars - which means less bad) without guilt and without going off the tracks. I think I'm pretty close, but it is still too easy to shove that extra piece of chocolate in. But I'm not good at doing sudden turn-arounds, so I think I'll just work on gradually expanding the sugar-free chunks of time and shrinking the amounts when I do indulge. Which is pretty much what I've been doing for years now, so I guess I will just continue on that path, until I feel like I've arrived in a good place. Actually, I think I'm in a pretty good place in that regard now, but I would like to be in a better one.

                                If all goes well, I will try to do a little "primal" baking tomorrow or even this evening, to have some goodies on hand for the festivities. But it might be too frantic around here to get that done. Wish me luck.
                                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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