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  • #91
    LOL...thanks so much! Trust me...I am a cheap drunk. One will do me..but damnit I am going to enjoy 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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    • #92
      Woohoo!! Finally got my CCC's! Clinical Competency Certification in Speech Language Pathology! This means I am a real live honest to goodness Speech Language Pathologist and can add M.S, CCC-SLP to my name. And.....I can start seeing patients at the second job and get some money coming in! I rock!
      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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      • #93
        You DO ROCK!
        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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        • #94
          Thanks Chica! You do too!!
          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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          • #95
            Woo hoo - you rock - BIG TIME............... what a fantastic milestone.................
            well done
            G x
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • #96
              Thanks Gwamma!!!

              And I forgot to add I got a dress zipped up today that I have been working on for sometime. And...took some clothes to the consignment shop and got an Ann Taylor classic navy blue sleeveless sheath along with a funky mutli colored sundress that still had the 90.00 price tag on it for a total of 14.00. Pretty good day all around!
              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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              • #97
                Score!
                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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                • #98
                  I have discovered the egg/banana pancake! It is amazing! Too amazing really. I have had one 3 out of the last 4 days. And bananas are really too carby for that much indulgence. Add it to the farmers market pastured bacon and oh my goodness goodness gracious. Did some IEP updates this morning and then went walking in San Felasco Park. Beautiful hammocks, marshes, cypress stands etc. Phigment I found our next adventure!

                  There is this guy I met on line and then met in person for lunch once last year. Ever since then has been this back and forth thing about getting together. For one reason or another it has not happened. Some of the reasons are fairly strange: he fell and got a concussion, he lost his job, daughter told him she was pregnant,..etc. To be fair I have cancelled a couple of times so I have continued the dialogue. We have been talking more in the last few weeks. We were supposed to have lunch yesterday, he r/s until today. This morning, lo and behold he is suddenly busy at work and mentions an early supper (he lives/works about an hour and a half from me). It is 2:30 and he still hasn't committed to an early supper. I give up. It's not like I thought he was the love of my life or anything. I was just looking for someone to hang out with and enjoy. I have never had such a hard time getting laid before I can't decide what his deal is. If you're not interested just go away. Sigh...I'm not looking for Mr. Right, I would be perfectly fine with Mr. Right Now but apparently even he is not around. I am getting a complex!
                  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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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
                    Woohoo!! Finally got my CCC's! Clinical Competency Certification in Speech Language Pathology! This means I am a real live honest to goodness Speech Language Pathologist and can add M.S, CCC-SLP to my name. And.....I can start seeing patients at the second job and get some money coming in! I rock!
                    HUGE Congratulations! A real Accomplishment. Done. Have you started seeing patients? Is this a different job?
                    "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

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                    • Thanks Crypto! It is a second job in home health care. I hope I get to see patients this week.
                      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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                      • time to update

                        Home from Tallahassee. It was a fun trip. Got to spend some good time with my nieces and nephew and my sister. She is going through a mid life crisis. In some ways its good. She has spent the last 13 years (how long she has been married) very rigid, trying to do everything just right, trying not to be like our mother and getting more and more like her. She is finally starting to let go of all of that. But her marriage is in trouble and she is fighting a strong attraction to another man. And she is very depressed. Makes me sad. And of course she doesn't listen to my nutrition advice which frustrates me because I think it would help alot. The kids eat so much horrible junk. Have y'all ever looked at what is in the stands at the super market. It's not just chocolate and gum. It is these horrible concoctions of artificial flavors and chemicals and just nasty nasty stuff. I ended up buying my 7 year old niece Godiva chocolate to keep her from eating some kind of horrible nasty sugar flavored something. I figured if she was going to eat sugar at least Godiva was better than that. I try so hard not to preach but of course I do because I want whats good for them and I don't want them to have the struggles we have had or that my son has had. I think in a lot of ways I am doing penance because I taught my son such a horrible way of living. Though he does seem to be doing better. He has lost weight and his psoriasis is improved. It makes it harder to preach when I am not on course as well. Which is a good reason to get back on course.

                        My sister and I both started the JUDDD diet yesterday. I screwed up and didn't eat anything until 7 and then was ravenous and ate way too much. I ate way too much today as well of course. Food is a major part of our family celebrations. So I start again tomorrow. I am planning a small green salad w/ EVOO, full fat greek yogurt w/ cinnamon, a scrambled egg and maybe some bacon. Trying to spread it out to keep from hitting yesterdays mistakes. And make sure there is fat so I don't end up starving. I want to start losing again and I want to be healthy. Funny, despite everything I ate today: ham, broccoli salad, fruit, creamed corn, small helping of chicken and dumplings (because oh my gosh chicken and dumplings!) and to top it off banana pudding because I haven't had it since my grandmother died and my cousin made it and some things you just chalk down to you only live once, I am still hungry. (How do you like that sentence? ). I know its because I ate too many carbs and not enough fat and protein. Its been a while since I did that. It is a good reminder.

                        Blessed Easter to all.
                        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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                        • Hi, interesting read on your thread, thought I would add my thoughts.

                          Firstly, as a therapist I have treated many people with fibromyalgia and my best advice is weight training, heavy, once a week plus rebounding, cycling and stretching/yoga/qi gong - combined with a high fat, moderate protein, very low carb diet. Plus plenty of water, no soda. Also no beans, peas, corn, lentils, chickpeas or any pulses

                          My advice is to weigh once every 4 to 6 WEEKS, and to commit to staying on your plan for that whole period

                          50 grams of carbs is OK as long as it's from green veggies and stuff but if you are trying to lose weight really keep that down. Make sure you add fat to everything including your veggies. Grass fed butter is my fat of choice, I toss my greens in it. Add a dab to my steak and in the pan whilst cooking. Good oils are also useful if you like the taste.

                          Hope to hear good news from you! Best wishes, saved your thread in my favourites so will come back

                          The point about 4 to 6 week intervals is it really shows if what you are doing is working. Keeping a daily journal of food, exercise and water helps. Don't forget, get lots of fresh air and sleep plenty

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                          • Do you mind giving me an idea of what to do w/ the weight training? Free weights? I am clueless! I pretty much eat veggies and meat. There is the whole potato chip addiction but we are working on it. I get a fair amt of fresh air, but sleep is always lousy. I never wake up refreshed and am always tired. I have been this way my entire life. It is so frustrating. I am determined to change that and live the rest of my life with energy. Just not sure how yet I am trying the JUDDD scheme to see if it helps. Everybody promises their idea will work! We will see.
                            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


                            • I am very happy to give you as much advice as I can

                              Re the weight training, I would suggest a bar bell and lots of compound exercises. That is whole body movements. Squatting, pressing the bar over head, cleans, clean and press, the Killer... can send you more by PM. The basic idea is to work your whole body in 30 minutes. Have a nice stretch afterwards, long (30 seconds or more, no bouncing, relax, breathe regularly and normally)

                              Once a week will be fine. Rest of the week, walk, cycle, stretch, get on a rebounder, get fresh air. Drink plenty of water

                              With the diet, eat as much nutrient dense food as you can, good meats with good fats, plenty veg and keep those sugars right down, get your carbs from veg. Make your food taste really good, luscious and delicious. Coconut oil is great, will give your brain a boost. Butter from grass fed cows only.

                              The most important thing is to be consistent with your effort. Keep everything nice and regular and your genes will pick up on the fact you are giving them what they want and you will heal.

                              Keep your food journal and note how you have been feeling as you go. This is useful info to understand what works.

                              Can I ask do you have 'hot spots' in your muscles? In your traps, glutes, forearms, quads, hamstrings etc?

                              Just to be clear I am giving advice to treat your fibromyalgia. I assume you are tired, sleep badly, can't get to sleep, can't feel refreshed after sleep, have general aches and pains all over, get tired when you do simple tasks? How is your mood, are you feeling down?

                              You mention meat and vegetables but how much fat are you eating?

                              I am certainly very interested in trying to help you and I'm here if you want to let it all out, by PM if you prefer.

                              You seem to be making good efforts, so if you can just tweak everything to an optimal state then you could recover to full vibrant health. Getting the sleep sorted will help but we must remember the sleep issues are as much a symptom of the condition and not secondary

                              As I say, I would not worry about weighing yourself too often. Focus on getting all the bricks in place and getting the healing process under way. Once a month weigh in should be fine.

                              My number one bit of advice for when you break the primal diet is to shake it off as a minor error and get back on the programme asap

                              very best wishes, look forward to hearing your progress

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                              • Thanks for the advice. I would say yes I am tired, I don't sleep well and life is always a struggle. This week has been really good actually. I started doing the JUDDD diet. I don't know if that is what has made me feel better or what but if things could just continue like this! I have lost 6 lbs. I am still tired but it is manageable. I admit that it would be nice to live a life that is more than manageable. Which sounds like I am whining and I don't mean to. I know I am not exercising enough but I started a second job this week and i am trying to pace myself. I did walk Monday and I do move around alot at work. I do want to add the strength training and more movement however. I know in the past when I have felt good I always overdo it on the exercise so I am very nervous about that, especially right now with trying to start a second job.

                                So overall things are pretty good right now but I need to keep them that 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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