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  • The potato feast has made me think that perhaps a few days eating meat and green veg might be in order. Something really simple and easy, like chicken with green salad. Boring perhaps but in my experience very satisfying. Anyway, I should keep this sort of musing in my own journal and not clutter up David's!
    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 don't mind clutter at all. Leastways not in here. :-)

      So I have a 2-quart canning jar of kraut fermenting as we speak, er...as I write. One of the things that I am interested in, and it was part of the appeal of the potato program is to eat more seasonally. I really enjoyed the CSA for this reason. All spring and summer we used the locally grown vegetables and it somehow made me feel more connected to the Earth and to the way food comes to us.

      This is the last week of the CSA and I'm a bit sad about that. I've enjoyed it so. We'll definately be doing it again next year, though without the bakery and specialty items, which will be a disappointment to our friends and family who were the recipients of all those decidedly non-primal goodies.

      I do have a vague bit of emptiness, now that it's autumn. Normally I would be doing a lot of baking and pie making. The sour kraut was in part to fill that space, which it did nicely, but as the holidays approach I will miss making all of the usual comestibles. Some I will still make as gifts. A fine gift, "here, loved one, have this nice apple pie, you are however responsible for your own diabetes which surely will result, Bon appetit!"

      I am conflicted. It's strange that even though lots of family and friends have now acknowledged my weight loss, not a single person has asked me what I am doing to lose weight. So I haven't been proselytizing at all. Woe to the first person who does! :-D
      Height: 5' 10"
      Starting Weight: 292
      Starting Primal Weight: 275
      Current weight: 224
      Goal weight: 172
      Body Fat 30.5

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      • Unrelated post having to do with nothing of importance.

        My older boys, from the first litter tease me whenever I am dressed for walking because I wear mid-calf white athletic socks. So bowing to social pressure, when I ordered a pair of minimal running shoes from New Balance I also ordered three pairs of what I call peds. They just cover your foot and look as though you have no socks on at all.

        I wore them today and have suffered with cold ankles and feeling like my socks have fallen down all day! Each child will be getting a pair in their Christmas stocking.

        That is all.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • So all day I've been thinking about downregulation of metabolism. I've continued to be cold all day, I did take a walk but felt sluggish and heavy. I only did two miles, I'd planned to do four. I took my temperature at noon and again just now at dinner. Both times I was 97.0*F. I began to suspect that the thermometer was not really working so called over boy who read 99.1 and then SWMBO who read 98.5. So it isn't cold in here, it is really just me.

          I made a big pot of chicken, eggplant, onion and cauliflower in Tiki Masala sauce (OMG yum) and had a huge portion. Stoke the fire!

          For the past few years I've gotten very good at eating very little and always I lose some weight and then I stop losing. I bet this is what's happening, my metabolism slows after several weeks of caloric deficit and whatever level of calories I do consume my body adapts to.

          So I'll up my calories (staying Primal of course) until my temp is more normal consistently.

          There, that's settled.
          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 think the same thing happens when a person exercises too much - you know you are over-training when your temp drops. Over-dieting is much the same, I would think.

            I used to be cold all the time, but no more. I am so relieved to not have that happening. I'm going to watch out for something like that - if I start getting cold I will know it is time to change things up.
            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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            • Blurt! I over-ate! The tikka masala sauce was so good I ended up eating way too much and now I'm uncomfortable. My calorie total is 2700 for the day, which is not so bad really. In looking up the masala sauce to figure out totals, I see that despite it being from Whole Foods it's got both sugar and canola oil... Sigh! We all like it so I guess I need to learn to make it from scratch.

              However, I'm feeling bloated and sick... I'm not doing so well!
              Height: 5' 10"
              Starting Weight: 292
              Starting Primal Weight: 275
              Current weight: 224
              Goal weight: 172
              Body Fat 30.5

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              • Hope you feel better soon.....
                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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                • Well Thank you Pedidoc! I do feel better this AM.

                  It was a rough night though, lets just say that the two pounds I thought I gained yesterday I lost all at once! (Well it took several trips actually). Issues with stomach and points South...

                  My Temp is still low! 96.7 on waking. I'm not really interested in eating, so I will wait until I am. I suppose I must consider the possibility that I am coming down with something.
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 224
                  Goal weight: 172
                  Body Fat 30.5

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                  • Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
                    Well Thank you Pedidoc! I do feel better this AM.

                    It was a rough night though, lets just say that the two pounds I thought I gained yesterday I lost all at once! (Well it took several trips actually). Issues with stomach and points South...
                    Glad you feel better. And I hate when the stomach thing happens.....
                    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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                    • Well I felt well enough to eat some lunch (leftover Tikka Masala) and to go outside and pull up the rest of the garden and to put it to bed for the Winter :-(. There were a half dozen eggplant still hanging on, so we harvested those, and there were three cherry tomatoes, the final three. Each of us, SWMBO, Boy and I had one last garden tomato. This was a good year for our tomatoes and we ate lots. Next year we will work harder to find some good heirloom varieties. Also I'll plant some kale and onions as winter crops.

                      I'll have the winter to plan.

                      I'm looking into finding a local organic farm to buy some carrots, squash, yams and kale to keep for the winter (or where we can get some during the winter). I'm also looking into using some less used space in the cellar to grow some fresh herbs and greens under grow lamps, or to find farms locally that do that.

                      I'm really getting into the locavore movement. I think I'm going to seek out some groups this winter.
                      Height: 5' 10"
                      Starting Weight: 292
                      Starting Primal Weight: 275
                      Current weight: 224
                      Goal weight: 172
                      Body Fat 30.5

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                      • Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
                        My older boys, from the first litter tease me whenever I am dressed for walking because I wear mid-calf white athletic socks. So bowing to social pressure, when I ordered a pair of minimal running shoes from New Balance I also ordered three pairs of what I call peds. They just cover your foot and look as though you have no socks on at all.

                        I wore them today and have suffered with cold ankles and feeling like my socks have fallen down all day! Each child will be getting a pair in their Christmas stocking.

                        That is all.
                        LOL! Why does this sound suspiciously like revenge? And yeah, mid-calf white socks says middle-aged/old white nerd about as effectively as is humanly possible...

                        Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
                        So all day I've been thinking about downregulation of metabolism. I've continued to be cold all day, I did take a walk but felt sluggish and heavy. I only did two miles, I'd planned to do four. I took my temperature at noon and again just now at dinner. Both times I was 97.0*F. I began to suspect that the thermometer was not really working so called over boy who read 99.1 and then SWMBO who read 98.5. So it isn't cold in here, it is really just me.

                        For the past few years I've gotten very good at eating very little and always I lose some weight and then I stop losing. I bet this is what's happening, my metabolism slows after several weeks of caloric deficit and whatever level of calories I do consume my body adapts to.

                        So I'll up my calories (staying Primal of course) until my temp is more normal consistently..
                        Certainly does sound like the famine mechanism is kicking in, all right, which is not at all a good thing. Your body will respond by over-producing hunger hormones for up to five years. Sorry. I was sort of under the impression that primal eating more or less short-circuited that mechanism, but now I'm wondering. I haven't had enough will-power since I've been on primal to deprive myself long enough to activate it, so I wasn't too sure. Still not, really. I hope I'm wrong, for your sake.

                        Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
                        Blurt! I over-ate! The tikka masala sauce was so good I ended up eating way too much and now I'm uncomfortable. My calorie total is 2700 for the day, which is not so bad really. In looking up the masala sauce to figure out totals, I see that despite it being from Whole Foods it's got both sugar and canola oil... Sigh! We all like it so I guess I need to learn to make it from scratch.

                        However, I'm feeling bloated and sick... I'm not doing so well!
                        There's a tikka masala recipe on MDA. It's very good, if rather fussy.
                        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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                        • The sauce I buy has canola oil, but it is listed way, way down in the ingredients and appears to be <1g per serving. I can live with that. There is another sauce, Seeds of Change, that doesn't have any, but does have a very small amount of sugar. Again <1g per serving. It's not worth it to me to make my own because of that, but that's me. Also, it is just me so it is a lot of work and expensive for one person.

                          Hey, I think they are lucky you aren't wearing BLACK mid-calf socks.
                          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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                          • @judg, I've heard about the 5 year hunger thing before, hopefully I wasn't very deep into it, I can't imagine I was, as my still jolly midsection will prove.

                            It's funny, but unless I am fasting (potatoes or no potatoes) I really don't notice strong feelings of hunger. I'm not yet very attuned to the signals my body sends to me. It's getting better, since PB, but I still am eating to a set schedule rather than in response to feelings of hunger. Unless I have really overeaten, I am slow to notice satiety too. I stop eating when I believe I've had a reasonable amount. I could always eat more. The other night with the masala, because I was concerned about the drop in temperature and of eating too little for too long a period of time, I decided to eat until full. I ate approximately 3x what I would have normally eaten and was uncomfortable as a result.

                            I have to pay attention to appetite, hunger and satiety more than I do now. I'm not sure to go about it though.

                            @Siobhan I'll look for the Seeds of Change brand. I am thinking that I could make a large amount of the sauce and can it (it should be acid enough with the tomatoes to can well) or maybe freeze it in quart bags. I don't mind involved or fussy cooking as long as the results warrant the effort. To buy the sauce is a 30 minute drive to Milford, right smack through the construction nightmare of New Haven. So the path of least resistance may well be an afternoon chained to the stove.

                            Even Boy likes the sauce! He is by far the fussiest eater of us all.
                            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'd take some sauce off your hands, if I lived closer!
                              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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                              • The temp/metabolism drop may be connected with the season- similar to the seasonal eating article on mda last week I'm betting that your body is going into metabolism hibernation to prepare for winter. It almost makes sense as this is the time of year when our bodies prep for cold by adding fat. Don't be surprised if weight loss slows down/halts. I know mine has as much as I don't want it to. Been on a nasty plateau for about a month and a bit now (though I suspect that has to do a lot with my working situation)
                                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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