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  • #16
    Originally posted by geostump View Post
    I'd have to say it does. I don't really seem to have much pain from it except when it rains. I have found that sweets(sweet chocolate) can make it worse for me. I've been in pain on and off since Sunday after eating a bit. And that was within a few hours of eating it.
    Originally posted by tomi View Post
    Thats what happens to me when I eat grains/sugars. My fibro wakes up and I get that deep annoying pain in my legs and arms. That alone is good enough reason to stay pretty clean - nope I'm not 100% but I try.
    I would guess that any inflammatory foods would make it worse. And I agree Tomi, though I am slow sometimes. The biggest problem has been the chips with their bad oils. I don't eat wheat. I do eat corn chips though, most recently at Moes over the weekend. Which are cooked in soy oil btw. So...yes fibro wakes up and it is evil. Feel better Geo! Arthritis is evil too!

    Tomi, good luck w/ the libido thing. Shame I can't trade w/ you since I am single. I have noticed since I started the HRT again it has increased. Sigh... If I figure out a way to send you some it is all yours!
    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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    • #17
      Day 3: Overslept but did manage to get up and go to work. Late but i got there. Praying I don't lose my job in all of this. Remember reading that fibromyalgia screws with the way we perceive its time to sleep. Our bodies get confused and "wake up" when we lay down then want to sleep when we are up. And that sleep is always better in the early morning hours. I have found that to be true. Somewhere around 3 I fall into a deep sleep and waking up at 6 or 7 is almost impossible. So...the next battle is to get past that. I will overcome this! Have been hovering around 1300 calories, and 70-80 grams each of macros. I have no idea if that is good, bad or indifferent. I guess I will find out as I go. All my movement has been at work. And I do walk a fair amount but I have no idea if its enough. One step at a time.
      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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      • #18
        Day 4. Scaled down 1.5 lbs but I have been gaining and losing the same two pounds since Jan so not overly excited. I am so tired. Just deep down bone aching exhaustion. All I know is to keep going with what I am doing and hope it is the right thing.
        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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        • #19
          Days 5 and 6. STuck in the damn quicksand again. Trying to be calm and ease my way out of it. They say not to fight but I may have to go against the rules here. I am not giving up! I will survive! (cue cheesy music)
          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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          • #20
            watch out for the RUS's. Is the cheezy song I will survive because in my mind I heard the long ranger theme song.

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            • #21
              LOL!!! It was I will survive. Now I have the long ranger theme in my head. Thanks! What the hell are RUS's???

              They say confession is good for the soul and perhaps it will lighten me enough to climb out of the quicksand so here goes: Yesterday I had grits and organic corn chips. Today I had pecan pralines. Why you ask? I don't know I answer. Insanity is the only reasonable excuse and I cheerfully claim it however the whole point is healing. Grits, corn chips and pecan pralines are the opposite of healing.

              Originally posted by phigment View Post
              watch out for the RUS's. Is the cheezy song I will survive because in my mind I heard the long ranger theme song.
              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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              • #22
                Rodents of unusual size from the Princess Bride.

                You hear a bullhorn: Valmason you are surrounded! Put down the corn chips! Step slowly back and no one gets hurt!

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                • #23
                  Yeah its too late now....damn rodents should have eaten all of the corn for me so I wasn't tempted.
                  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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                  • #24
                    Hey, I was lurking on Jenn25point2's journal and saw your post....I'm a few (or so) miles south of you (Orlando). And on round three (3rd time's the charm?) of embracing Primal....you are tackling some tough issues--best of luck to you.

                    BTW, as NOT a life-long southerner, I can't even claim an addiction to grits as a stop sign. I just hear voices in my head reminding me chocolate is a health food....

                    Lorena
                    My primal journal: My journey, goals, recipes, random thoughts on primal and SAD.

                    It's all about the journey. How we get there is at least as important as where we end up.

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                    • #25
                      Hi Val. Checking in. I hope you are able to avoid the corn chips today!
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • #26
                        Hi! Thanks for stopping by. And yes...3rd times the charm! Congrats on not giving up. Chocolate is a health food At least dark organic chocolate. Sadly grits aren't Love to find more primal Florida people!!!

                        Originally posted by PrimalWriter View Post
                        Hey, I was lurking on Jenn25point2's journal and saw your post....I'm a few (or so) miles south of you (Orlando). And on round three (3rd time's the charm?) of embracing Primal....you are tackling some tough issues--best of luck to you.

                        BTW, as NOT a life-long southerner, I can't even claim an addiction to grits as a stop sign. I just hear voices in my head reminding me chocolate is a health food....

                        Lorena
                        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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                        • #27
                          Thanks Jenn So far so good. I was hoping Mark's post today would help me justify them but alas no I am determined to only weigh once a week but I feel like I have lost weight. We will see.
                          Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Hi Val. Checking in. I hope you are able to avoid the corn chips today!
                          The jungle has been fairly easy going the last couple of days. Have managed to go to work which is good though I have been late. My goal tomorrow is getting up on time. Food has remained fairly constant. The last couple of days calories a bit higher but I am not panicked over it. Today I climbed stairs several times and had some back muscle spasms. Hoping this will even out and not be a problem. I have to be able to move! I want to move damn it!!
                          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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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                            Thanks Jenn So far so good. I was hoping Mark's post today would help me justify them but alas no I am determined to only weigh once a week but I feel like I have lost weight. We will see.


                            The jungle has been fairly easy going the last couple of days. Have managed to go to work which is good though I have been late. My goal tomorrow is getting up on time. Food has remained fairly constant. The last couple of days calories a bit higher but I am not panicked over it. Today I climbed stairs several times and had some back muscle spasms. Hoping this will even out and not be a problem. I have to be able to move! I want to move damn it!!
                            Baby steps, you'll get there!
                            Georgette

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                            • #29
                              I hate baby steps! But I am trying to take them. The alternative is not being able to function.

                              I am eating between 80-100 grams of protein. Is that too much? Carbs anywhere from 50-80 and fat around 80. Thoughts??

                              Originally posted by geostump View Post
                              Baby steps, you'll get there!
                              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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                              • #30
                                I certainly don't rank as an expert, but being rather fond of vegetables, that looks pretty normal to me. Which is to say, I aim for 10 - 12 servings of veggies a day, and if I get them, I suppose I'm getting around 60 grams of carbohydrates...but I seriously don't count when I'm doing primal--I count servings. Does that make sense? I aim for 1 - 2 servings of fruit (and I don't eat things like bananas and mangoes and pineapple except rarely--I stick to berries and apples/pears/etc); seriously, 10-12 servings of non-starchy vegetables--basically, 4 servings at each meal--and my rule on protein is that for two servings of veggies, I eat a healthy serving (i.e. 4 ounces or so, depending on the food) of protein. Using that formula a few years ago, I dropped 50 pounds....roughly 40 in 4+ months, the other 10 over a couple more months.

                                Again, I'm no expert so YMMV - - but I will say it's easier to do that way if you actually like green things. I very rarely eat starchy veggies either--potatoes are a gateway drug for me so I have to be careful. Luckily, I love stuff like kale, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower.
                                My primal journal: My journey, goals, recipes, random thoughts on primal and SAD.

                                It's all about the journey. How we get there is at least as important as where we end up.

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