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  • Went out of town this weekend for work. My clothes are tight enough that driving was uncomfortable and I look down and see a big fat roll along with the seat belt. And worse I felt horrible all weekend. It took all I had to keep moving. The BS stops here. To be honest not sure how to go about it though. I know my carbs have been waaayyyyy too high which is, I imagine, the primary reason I feel so bad. But I don't want three weeks of low carb flu along with two jobs. So my plan at the moment is to start taking the carb intake down slowly. Today was so-so on that:

    Breakfast: Yerba Mate
    Lunch: 2 venison sausage sticks/Publix salad with Walden Farms Sesame Ginger dressing and appx 16 GF crackers (Yes I know those are horrible, but they were at work,no more buying GF junk food either)
    Supper: Pork chop with sauteed onions, green tomatoes and summer squash lightly 'breaded' with parm cheese

    Dessert: 1 piece of bacon because I was cooking bacon to mix w/ the left over veggies for lunch tomorrow and an apple. I will prob have some potato chips cooked in Avocado oil later. Again, chips are horrible and they are my biggest struggle right now. Any ideas on replacements there greatly greatly appreciated.

    Movement: Lots of movement at work with little pre k people. I had a pedometer that just took a ride in the washer and have been averaging 7000 steps. I have to work myself into feel good and adding some weights and more movement. Its hard when I get home late and don't have time to do anything in the evenings. But this is the way my life will be until next summer so I have to find a way to fit it all in. I am trying to stick with 1200-1400 calories. Really could use some feedback!!
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

    Age 48
    height 5'3
    SW 215 lbs
    CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
    LW 172 lbs
    GW 125ish lbs

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    • Welcome back!!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • So at 47 having been overweight my entire life (acutally just since I was 5 but I don't quite remember the skinny years anymore ) with diabetes and fibromyalgia how realistic is it to expect to look good naked? In other words what do I shoot for without shooting myself in the foot? Any ideas out there?

        Yesterday
        (Tuesday)
        left over squash/green tomatoes/onions with two slices of bacon in coconut/olive oil..appx 1.5 cups--I estimate 250 calories.
        1 boiled egg (white only because I don't like the yolk, yes I know..weird)..20 calories
        Tonight I have to work late: I plan to go to Moe's and get an Earmuff: mixture of ground beef/steak, sour cream, cheese, guac, pico de gallo, lettuce, onion cilantro and (sigh) chips. I will do a double meat scoop and have left overs for lunch tomorrow. All told that is appx 750 calories with chips. Prob a little less per sitting though. Maybe 650? Which means I can have a snack....which will prob be chips at appx 300 calories putting me at 1400 calories. Yes that is a lot of carbs, about 50 grams of fat. Sigh..just typing it out makes me frustrated. I have to get past the carb addiction!!!!
        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

        Age 48
        height 5'3
        SW 215 lbs
        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
        LW 172 lbs
        GW 125ish lbs

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        • So lots of movement today. I was in Crisis Prevention training at school which tends to get fairly physical. It felt good. And reinforced that I need to get in shape. I was hungry by the time I got out of work but managed to resist getting anything horrible at the store. Picked up some veggies for salad along with sliced roast beef and cheese (organic). Thats tomorrows lunch along with a protein bar. Not the best but its another long day again. Ideas on snacky stuff just to keep myself going?Or something to add to the salad? Need more veggies but some stuff is going on sale tomorrow. And I really really hope I can get to the farmers market this weekend.

          So today:

          Left over Moe's
          Grass fed burger w/ cheese
          cauliflower/summer squash/onions baked with some olive oil
          and probably chips...

          Appx...1400 calories..

          Tired but in a good way.
          You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

          Age 48
          height 5'3
          SW 215 lbs
          CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
          LW 172 lbs
          GW 125ish lbs

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          • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
            So at 47 having been overweight my entire life (acutally just since I was 5 but I don't quite remember the skinny years anymore ) with diabetes and fibromyalgia how realistic is it to expect to look good naked? In other words what do I shoot for without shooting myself in the foot? Any ideas out there?
            Maybe work towards better health? I'm in a defeatist attitude right now. I want to say more but I just can't.
            Georgette

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            • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
              So at 47 having been overweight my entire life (acutally just since I was 5 but I don't quite remember the skinny years anymore ) with diabetes and fibromyalgia how realistic is it to expect to look good naked? In other words what do I shoot for without shooting myself in the foot? Any ideas out there?
              I am 56, have thyroid disease, several other issues and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. I can' say I look good naked. Having 3 kids, including twins weighing almost 7 lbs each, can leave lasting issues.

              I can say I don't have any fibro symptoms anymore. I am healthy and within normal weight limits for my height. And, based on the compliments I received at my son's wedding last weekend I can say I must look good in clothing.

              All that being said, my suggestion is to put the focus on your health and your choices. Not on weight or LGN. If you make good choices, consistently, the rest will take care of itself.

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              • Originally posted by geostump View Post
                Maybe work towards better health? I'm in a defeatist attitude right now. I want to say more but I just can't.
                I'm sorry Geo...I have been like that the last few months. Just keep hanging on. It will go away. Something will click and get you going again.

                Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                I am 56, have thyroid disease, several other issues and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. I can' say I look good naked. Having 3 kids, including twins weighing almost 7 lbs each, can leave lasting issues.

                I can say I don't have any fibro symptoms anymore. I am healthy and within normal weight limits for my height. And, based on the compliments I received at my son's wedding last weekend I can say I must look good in clothing.

                All that being said, my suggestion is to put the focus on your health and your choices. Not on weight or LGN. If you make good choices, consistently, the rest will take care of itself.
                You are both right of course..health is the most important. I just have been more hooked on the looks lately..I want a body that is strong and looks it... But feeling good will be pretty damn nice as well
                You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                Age 48
                height 5'3
                SW 215 lbs
                CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                LW 172 lbs
                GW 125ish lbs

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                • I still want to get healthy. When it comes to the idea of LGN, my brain tells me that no one special is ever going to see me in that position so why bother. It's not like my spouse cares. He thinks I look good nekkid regardless.
                  Georgette

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                  • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                    I want a body that is strong and looks it..
                    Then make choices that will create a strong body. Focus on making consistent choices that will bring about the changes you want. Eat right. Get the appropriate exercise, enough sleep.....

                    I think it's important to realize being strong may not mean looking like a bodybuilder/fitness model.

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                    • Again, good advice. I guess I am just in a place where I struggle with that. I am trying to make the right choices however to keep me healthy.

                      Thanks!

                      Originally posted by marcadav View Post
                      Then make choices that will create a strong body. Focus on making consistent choices that will bring about the changes you want. Eat right. Get the appropriate exercise, enough sleep.....

                      I think it's important to realize being strong may not mean looking like a bodybuilder/fitness model.
                      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                      Age 48
                      height 5'3
                      SW 215 lbs
                      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                      LW 172 lbs
                      GW 125ish lbs

                      Comment


                      • LOL...then thats all that matters. I guess being single I see it differently and shouldn't because this is one area where I can say without guilt "It's all about me". And it has to be all about me when it comes to health so I can do what I want to do which is have the energy to serve kids in high need populations.

                        Originally posted by geostump View Post
                        I still want to get healthy. When it comes to the idea of LGN, my brain tells me that no one special is ever going to see me in that position so why bother. It's not like my spouse cares. He thinks I look good nekkid regardless.
                        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                        Age 48
                        height 5'3
                        SW 215 lbs
                        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                        LW 172 lbs
                        GW 125ish lbs

                        Comment


                        • So the weekend has not been that great. Sonny's bbq on Friday and then tortilla chips w/melted cheese. I had left overs and should have stuck with it but there ya go...yesterday I had a handful of pecans and a banana, about 1/3 lb of steak and 1/2 a small potato for supper then lots of potato chips..damn it. Some movement yesterday. I bought a 5lb weight to keep in the car when I am driving a lot. And a hand grip because my hand strength is so weak.

                          According to the scale I am still at 180 and not going up or down.
                          You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                          Age 48
                          height 5'3
                          SW 215 lbs
                          CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                          LW 172 lbs
                          GW 125ish lbs

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                          • Looks like you are making progress getting back with the program too for me, it's all about building momentum, so that's why I'm counting my primal days. For chip replacements... Those carrots shaped like crinkle chips from Publix? I like them with guac and salsa. Pickles, olives, frozen grapes? Dehydrated sweet potato chips? Sometimes i roast green beans (like the really thin frozen ones from TJs) until they get crispy, and thats kind of a French fry replacement for me.
                            I mean, in the grand scheme of things, if potato chips are just potatoes and decent oil, and the don't send you out of the carb range you want, or push more nutritious foods out of your diet, they're really not the worst thing you could eat.


                            Goal: Feel good, be active!

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                            • The problem is the carbs. I do get TJ's Olive Oil chips or sometimes the avocado oil that publix has. But it's a lot of carbs. I don't eat grains (w/ the exception of some tortilla chips periodically), I have cut back out sweets even my beloved honey, but I am really struggling with the potatoes. I do like your idea of the green beans. I will try that. Thanks!
                              You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                              Age 48
                              height 5'3
                              SW 215 lbs
                              CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                              LW 172 lbs
                              GW 125ish lbs

                              Comment


                              • Ah, I get that. I definitely lose best on lower carb, in my experience. I'll let you know if I think of any other substitutes


                                Goal: Feel good, be active!

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