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  • #61
    Thanks for the reminder! It is very true and I needed to hear it!

    hugs back...love your new attitude btw...

    Originally posted by tomi View Post
    Stress can result in a flare --- try to find a way to calm your emotions. It sucks - but it is what it is - and the anger and frustration will not remedy the situation - just make you very unhappy and physically ill. Not that I don't totally understand what you're feeling, I just know its best to find a way to "chill out". I'd hate to see a flare make you even more miserable.

    {hugs}
    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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    • #62
      The jungle continues to drag me down but I have decided I am not giving up. N=Val so far has shown me no potatoes. Which makes me sad but oh well. Focusing now on slowly bringing carbs back down. Slowly because I just can't afford carb flu at the moment. Weaning myself off potato chips. Would love suggestions on this one. I just like to snack and I can't seem to break it. I have tried several things in the past but nothing seems to satisfy. I realize I may just have to suffer however; I am hoping for a better way . Going to start trying to add more movement in. I am feeling better so I hope if I take it slowly I will be able to keep up the exercise. So here it goes...hacking my way through the jungle once again.
      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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      • #63
        try pork rinds as a sub for potato chips. They are totally primal (depending on the oil they are cooked in) - and they taste amazing! I dip them sour cream mixed with uncle dans creamy ranch (not 100% primal, but that small amount of "natural flavors" isn't going to kill me). If you decide you don't like the pork rinds - try almonds. I buy roasted with cinnamon. If you eat just one at a time and only pour one ounce they go a pretty long time.

        Also --- munching on crushed ice helps. It gives your mouth something to do.

        You could also try cutting up carrots - or celery with almond butter.

        There are things that are far better than greasy, gross potato chips!!!

        Keep hacking - you'll find a clearing soon!
        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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        • #64
          Thanks for the ideas. I have tried pork rinds but they just don't do it. Same with almonds. I will keep working at it. I have found chips cooked in olive or avocado oil which makes it easier to justify eating them dammit! Not giving up...just hacking slowly away until I see daylight...

          Originally posted by tomi View Post
          try pork rinds as a sub for potato chips. They are totally primal (depending on the oil they are cooked in) - and they taste amazing! I dip them sour cream mixed with uncle dans creamy ranch (not 100% primal, but that small amount of "natural flavors" isn't going to kill me). If you decide you don't like the pork rinds - try almonds. I buy roasted with cinnamon. If you eat just one at a time and only pour one ounce they go a pretty long time.

          Also --- munching on crushed ice helps. It gives your mouth something to do.

          You could also try cutting up carrots - or celery with almond butter.

          There are things that are far better than greasy, gross potato chips!!!

          Keep hacking - you'll find a clearing soon!
          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


          • #65
            I found it was a matter of BRAIN adjustment more than taste-bud adjustment. I just told myself "I CAN eat *this*, and I choose not to eat *this*. Now, I don't crave what I shouldn't eat. I might have them once in a great while (2 or 3 times over the past year) - but even then I don't pig out on them. I have given up dark chocolate and almond butter because they were items I craved and would over-eat. I've given up even healthy home-made ice cream for the same reason. Well, if you can call it healthy - it still had sugar in it.

            You can do this! It really is all a matter of choice. You can do whatever you choose to do! Sometimes you have to make that choice as your hand is reaching for the bag of chips......... but, its still your choice! Those little sliced of potato, deep fried in yucky oil have NO power over you! If I can stop drinking RUM - you can give up the chips! Come on, girl!!!!
            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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            • #66
              Hah..you got me there I swear alcohol was easier than the damn chips

              You can do this! It really is all a matter of choice. You can do whatever you choose to do! Sometimes you have to make that choice as your hand is reaching for the bag of chips......... but, its still your choice! Those little sliced of potato, deep fried in yucky oil have NO power over you! If I can stop drinking RUM - you can give up the chips! Come on, girl!!!!
              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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              • #67
                wish I could say that! I'd probably be at my goal weight by now if I hadn't drank a drop over the past year!
                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

                Comment


                • #68
                  Hi Valmason - just catching up with your latest journal. I love your piccy !!!
                  Like you I am continuing to struggle, however just wanted to pop by and cheer you on.
                  Keep at it girl !

                  Hugs x
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    wish I could say that! I'd probably be at my goal weight by now if I hadn't drank a drop over the past year!
                    And I would be Hot Hot Hot if it weren't for the damn chips! Sigh...we can do this!

                    Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                    Hi Valmason - just catching up with your latest journal. I love your piccy !!!
                    Like you I am continuing to struggle, however just wanted to pop by and cheer you on.
                    Keep at it girl !

                    Thanks Gwamma! I love your pic too! The one ofme was taking by Phigment on one of our adventures I have actually felt a lot better the last few days. and I am going to find the path out of this jungle!

                    Hugs x
                    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


                    • #70
                      Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                      And I would be Hot Hot Hot if it weren't for the damn chips! Sigh...we can do this!
                      Val - from one girl to another - your are looking amazing and look where you have come !!!!!! Its been huge. Maybe your body needs a transition phase. Thats actually what I am telling myself, because I just cannot get off this plateau. But I go and sabotage my weight loss by eating and drinking too much crap. I am hoping that now that I am off the coffee, I can just continue eating healthily and one day the weight might start to slide again.
                      keep smiling
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • #71
                        Thanks Gwamma! Thats good to hear I have wondered if maybe mentally and physically I have been at a plateau. Spent the afternoon with Phigment with a nice walk and lunch at Moe's (good Mexican food w/ grass fed meats, a good place to stop on your visit). She loaned me the Rich Food, Poor Food book. It has some interesting info in it. may be worth spending money on. Got me inspired either way. So...start trying again. If I am moving and eating clean at least I will know I am doing all I can. Let's make an Easter resolution to be crap free! We can do this. I did tell Phigment I was going back home with you. I think NZ is beautiful and y'all have grass fed meat!!
                        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


                        • #72
                          After feeling really good the last week I woke up this morning feeling awful..have slept and done very little all day. Didn't even go the store so I am day three without the lightbulb I needed Hopefully whatever this is is temporary. My scale showed a two pound loss but it is the same two pounds I have gained and lost since December. I will be happy when I get past that. A rather busy week but then spring break!! WooHoo!! Not that my life is exciting enough to do too much but I do get to see neices and nephews and that is always exciting..Be nice if I had my certification and could start seeing patients. Really need the money. Not much else to report. See Phigments journal for yesterdays adventures. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread72248.html Though she lied and I had to set her straight
                          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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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                            Thanks Gwamma! Thats good to hear I have wondered if maybe mentally and physically I have been at a plateau. Spent the afternoon with Phigment with a nice walk and lunch at Moe's (good Mexican food w/ grass fed meats, a good place to stop on your visit). She loaned me the Rich Food, Poor Food book. It has some interesting info in it. may be worth spending money on. Got me inspired either way. So...start trying again. If I am moving and eating clean at least I will know I am doing all I can. Let's make an Easter resolution to be crap free! We can do this. I did tell Phigment I was going back home with you. I think NZ is beautiful and y'all have grass fed meat!!
                            Oh that would be fabulous. We are a very lucky nation of people, but every country has its goods and bads.
                            if you ever want to visit, and Phigment can come too - always a bed and a yarn....... maybe a song with the guitar, by the fire ??????

                            I am thrilled that you and Phigment are spending some quality time together - friends and family make our world go round!!!!!
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • #74
                              New Zealand is on my bucket list. One of these days I will be at yoru doorstep Phigment and I have fun together. It is good to have friends

                              Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                              Oh that would be fabulous. We are a very lucky nation of people, but every country has its goods and bads.
                              if you ever want to visit, and Phigment can come too - always a bed and a yarn....... maybe a song with the guitar, by the fire ??????

                              I am thrilled that you and Phigment are spending some quality time together - friends and family make our world go round!!!!!
                              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


                              • #75
                                Have you tried making your own chips? Maybe thinly slice a sweet potato and fry them in coconut oil? Or even white potatoes if that's still your fancy. Or are you one of those Fibro patients that can't do any form of nightshade? Judging by your chip addiction, they can't be too bothersome for you or you wouldn't have a chip addiction. There are lots of recipes out there that show how to make your own potato chips.

                                I assume you've already tried kale chips?
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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