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  • Originally posted by serenity View Post
    It is all about the journey. Plus, at least you figured it out. I'm sure a lot of people these days have health problems but never figure it out (or care to). I feel like I should try harder to see if I have underlying problems too (I probably do), but half the time, I feel like a hypochondriac, and the other half of the time, I just really hate doctors. I've had such bad experiences with them. Not saying that there aren't good ones out there. I just don't know how I'm supposed to find a good one.

    Anyhow, weight loss and I don't belong in the same sentence right now--haha! But hopefully this will change soon. I'm stopping the eating a ton thing as of today and jumping on the JUDDD bandwagon. I'm kind of disappointed at myself for doing this, but I sort of decided to do it a few weeks ago. Was going to wait till next week to start, but late last week, I decided that I couldn't wait anymore. I'm just really scared that I'll continue to gain 1-2 pounds every few months until I'm like 20 or 30 pounds heavier. That would be really bad.
    Aw man, I totally hear you. I felt like a hypochondriac too. We're not allowed to feel remotely bad, remember? We're either DYING, or we're well. There's no middle ground in medicine, and doctors don't care if you have symptoms, and they don't work towards preventing illness. Anyway, I really recommend getting blood work done. Then it doesn't really matter how bad your doc is, you know? The bloods don't lie. But if you did get them done, I'd go to see an endo. What symptoms do you have?

    I understand that you want to try JUDD. It's shit feeling fat. Have you considered cycling calories? It's an amazing way to lose weight, and I don't think it's as extreme as JUDD... I don't know if you ever had a problem with binging, but JUDD would be a bad idea for me.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • FTF
      Entry Fourteen


      I'm feel really good being back in London. The social calendar is full, I'm creatively inspired, I'm not defective or broken in any way, and my mum's tumour was found to be benign. Things are looking up

      Sleep:
      I was a bit pissed last night, so didn't go to sleep til 1.30ish. Then woke at... 5.30am? The four hour sleep cycle!

      Food / Hunger / Cravings:
      Wasn't very hungry today. Actually had that feeling when it's nice to fast? Hardly ever get that.

      Breakfast: 7am - 3 fried eggs
      Lunch: 3pm - 400gs pineapple, small rice pudding, prunes.
      Snack / Dinner: 5pm: banana, 400gs pineapple, small rice pudding.

      Drinks: two coffees, pep tea w/sugar and gelatine.

      Cravings: None, per say, but when I did my grocery shopping I bought prunes and rice pudding, which I never eat. Must have had a subconscious hankering for them.

      Think I'll make Thai green curry tomorrow.... mmmm

      Supps:
      Zinc x 2, Mg-B6 x 2, Vit D x 2, milk thistle.

      Fitness:
      90 minute partner yoga.
      Cycled for about 40 mins.

      Energy and mood:
      Felt a bit tired this morning, but pushed through and actually felt great and happy all day

      Final thoughts:
      Went for acupuncture today. Told the woman that I'm infertile, and she put about twenty needles in my belly.! I've had acupuncture loads of times, and often does nothing for me. But this time I felt something. A bubbling, then rush of joy. It was cool. I guess that means they hit the points that needed to be hit!

      Do I have the energy to watch GOT before bed? (Does the Pope shit in the woods?)
      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

      - Ray Peat

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      • I'm so glad you are feeling good about your diagnosis and especially about your mom's. That is all wonderful news!
        PaleoMom's Diet Recovery Journal
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        • Oops they looked silver upon first glance, but I see now. Well, shiny is shiny, isn't it?

          I love today's journal entry. Positivity runnin rampant! Especially about your mom - that is such wonderful news.

          <3 <3 <3
          Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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          • fwiw, i thought it looked like a yoni, too.

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            • Originally posted by PaleoMom View Post
              I'm so glad you are feeling good about your diagnosis and especially about your mom's. That is all wonderful news!
              Thanks so much PM How are things going with you right now?

              Originally posted by ombat View Post
              Oops they looked silver upon first glance, but I see now. Well, shiny is shiny, isn't it?

              I love today's journal entry. Positivity runnin rampant! Especially about your mom - that is such wonderful news.

              <3 <3 <3
              Thanks Ooombop <3

              Originally posted by CiKi90
              Oh, your journal entry is so different today than it was last time, and I'm so glad! It's awesome to read that things are going more positively for you. I love your shoes, they're going to make any outfit look fancy simply because they're shiny. I have a lot of shoes and clothes, but most of them are old. I just hate to throw stuff away until they're completely falling apart.

              The experience you had at the acupuncturist was similar to mine! Whenever she left me for relaxation time, I couldn't relax at all, and was cracking up to nothing! Sucks that they were $70/session, or else I'd get them done more often!
              Cheers C

              Do you have a particular style you like? I've been told I have a fancy but relaxed look, lol. I hate wearing heels and it's all about comfort for me. But I do love shiney stuff

              Hey, I did find the acupuncture relaxing! I don't always, but I think it all depends on where they put the needles. Maybe in the past they were treating me for the wrong things. 70 bucks is mucho steep though...

              Originally posted by zoebird View Post
              fwiw, i thought it looked like a yoni, too.
              You people are all filthy!
              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

              - Ray Peat

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              • This is how I feel after teaching Tantra Yoga on a Tuesday

                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                - Ray Peat

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                • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                  Aw man, I totally hear you. I felt like a hypochondriac too. We're not allowed to feel remotely bad, remember? We're either DYING, or we're well. There's no middle ground in medicine, and doctors don't care if you have symptoms, and they don't work towards preventing illness. Anyway, I really recommend getting blood work done. Then it doesn't really matter how bad your doc is, you know? The bloods don't lie. But if you did get them done, I'd go to see an endo. What symptoms do you have?
                  Yeah, I need to get my free T3 and T4 tested. My TSH is highish--2.33, and I have some hypo symptoms. Inability to lose weight is one. I've only just started trying again, but, here's the thing, before I gained all this weight last September, I usually didn't try very hard to lose weight--yeah, I'd try once in a while, but mostly I just ate as much as I wanted, and my weight was fairly stable. I wasn't ever thin enough for me, but my weight was stable even though I ate a lot. Now, however, I have actually gained 5 pounds since mid-Feb (weighed myself this morning--new high, believe it or not) when I stopped restricting calories and carbs. I don't think this is normal for me. Anyway, I have other mild hypo symptoms--cold hands and feet, thin eyebrows (which is apparently a symptom), and mild fatigue, maybe. The fatigue is weird because I do get tired in the afternoon these days, even if I got enough sleep the night before, and I think that's new. But I don't know if it's real physical fatigue or if it's just caused by boredom. I'm bored to death with my job.

                  Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                  I understand that you want to try JUDD. It's shit feeling fat. Have you considered cycling calories? It's an amazing way to lose weight, and I don't think it's as extreme as JUDD... I don't know if you ever had a problem with binging, but JUDD would be a bad idea for me.
                  Right now, I'm just terrified that I'm going to keep gaining. I was NOT happy when I saw the number on the scale this morning, but I know that some of that is probably actually muscle and some may be water retention. But still! I have had problems with binging, and I would binge once in a while on the weekends when I was actively restricting calories and carbs during the week. But I'm hoping that since JUDDD is alternate high and low days, rather than five days moderately low cal and VLC followed by carb up on the weekends (which was what caused me to binge in the past), I wouldn't be as likely to binge. Also not doing VLC probably helps too. If this turns into a starve/binge cycle though, I'll stop.

                  What I'm really scared of right now is that it won't work. Not that I'd end up binging all the time, but that I'd do it properly but just not lose any weight. I don't think I've ever felt this out of control of my weight. This is not really a great feeling.

                  But, hey, glad that your mom's okay. Also, Thai green curry sounds like a great idea. I LOVE Thai food!!
                  Last edited by diene; 05-14-2013, 07:30 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by serenity View Post
                    Yeah, I need to get my free T3 and T4 tested. My TSH is highish--2.33, and I have some hypo symptoms. Inability to lose weight is one. I've only just started trying again, but, here's the thing, before I gained all this weight last September, I usually didn't try very hard to lose weight--yeah, I'd try once in a while, but mostly I just ate as much as I wanted, and my weight was fairly stable. I wasn't ever thin enough for me, but my weight was stable even though I ate a lot. Now, however, I have actually gained 5 pounds since mid-Feb (weighed myself this morning--new high, believe it or not) when I stopped restricting calories and carbs. I don't think this is normal for me. Anyway, I have other mild hypo symptoms--cold hands and feet, thin eyebrows (which is apparently a symptom), and mild fatigue, maybe. The fatigue is weird because I do get tired in the afternoon these days, even if I got enough sleep the night before, and I think that's new. But I don't know if it's real physical fatigue or if it's just caused by boredom. I'm bored to death with my job.



                    Right now, I'm just terrified that I'm going to keep gaining. I was NOT happy when I saw the number on the scale this morning, but I know that some of that is probably actually muscle and some may be water retention. But still! I have had problems with binging, and I would binge once in a while on the weekends when I was actively restricting calories and carbs during the week. But I'm hoping that since JUDDD is alternate high and low days, rather than five days moderately low cal and VLC followed by carb up on the weekends (which was what caused me to binge in the past), I wouldn't be as likely to binge. Also not doing VLC probably helps too. If this turns into a starve/binge cycle though, I'll stop.

                    What I'm really scared of right now is that it won't work. Not that I'd end up binging all the time, but that I'd do it properly but just not lose any weight. I don't think I've ever felt this out of control of my weight. This is not really a great feeling.

                    But, hey, glad that your mom's okay. Also, Thai green curry sounds like a great idea. I LOVE Thai food!!
                    Just thinking - you said you gained the weight since getting that contraceptive put in, right? It would be really worth getting your sex hormones checked. I was sure I was hypo because I have all the symptoms (the ones you said, plus others). Turns out that I'm borderline hypo, but the hormonal imbalance I have (Oestrogen dominance) can cause loads of hypo symptoms because it actually impacts the thyroid! It's worth getting something more comprehensive than just thyroid because sometimes thyroid is simply a symptom.

                    I don't know about JUDD... try it and see how you feel... As I said, I'm a fan of calorie cycling - it really works! Also, losing weight may take longer than you think... I know it's hard, but try to be patient

                    And thanks for the well wishes I'm so relieved about so many things right now.
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                      Just thinking - you said you gained the weight since getting that contraceptive put in, right? It would be really worth getting your sex hormones checked. I was sure I was hypo because I have all the symptoms (the ones you said, plus others). Turns out that I'm borderline hypo, but the hormonal imbalance I have (Oestrogen dominance) can cause loads of hypo symptoms because it actually impacts the thyroid! It's worth getting something more comprehensive than just thyroid because sometimes thyroid is simply a symptom.

                      I don't know about JUDD... try it and see how you feel... As I said, I'm a fan of calorie cycling - it really works! Also, losing weight may take longer than you think... I know it's hard, but try to be patient

                      And thanks for the well wishes I'm so relieved about so many things right now.
                      Yeah, after reading about your situation, I'm thinking about getting my sex hormones tested as well. To get all the sex hormones plus free T3 and T4 would cost about $400--yikes! My health insurance isn't that great so I get my labs from Direct Labs (which is pretty cool). I think I'm going to wait for these tests to go on sale before getting them.

                      I know weight loss takes time. For now, I just want to stop the slow gain. Seeing the scale creep up is really freaking me out.

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                      • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                        fwiw, i thought it looked like a yoni, too.
                        All I saw was yoni. Then I saw the love heart. Made it even more beautiful I reckon.

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                        • Originally posted by VacillateWildly View Post
                          All I saw was yoni. Then I saw the love heart. Made it even more beautiful I reckon.
                          This is so funny... I was so moved by the pic that I immediately put it as my computer wall paper!!! This was before you guys all piqued in. Now I see it as a heart and a yoni, and ironically, this overall message is exactly what I need.

                          Originally posted by serenity View Post
                          Yeah, after reading about your situation, I'm thinking about getting my sex hormones tested as well. To get all the sex hormones plus free T3 and T4 would cost about $400--yikes! My health insurance isn't that great so I get my labs from Direct Labs (which is pretty cool). I think I'm going to wait for these tests to go on sale before getting them.

                          I know weight loss takes time. For now, I just want to stop the slow gain. Seeing the scale creep up is really freaking me out.
                          Damn, that's pricey! Maybe you could do some research before you go and order some tests? I really don't know much about hormones, but I'm thinking it might be worth getting the foundational ones tested first? And cholesterol?
                          Last edited by YogaBare; 05-14-2013, 04:45 PM.
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

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                          • FTF
                            Entry Fourteen


                            Sleep:
                            11.30pm - 5.30am: 6 hours. Woke up hungry...

                            Food / Hunger / Cravings:
                            Was hungry today, which I was expecting, as I didn't eat much for the last two days. But it was good hunger: I ate and the food didn't sit in my stomach afterwards.

                            5.30am - Breakfast: 2 bananas
                            6.30am - 3 fried eggs
                            11.30pm - 2 bananas
                            3.30pm - Lunch: minced liver and beef bolangaise with shredded courgette (large portion)
                            5.30pm - banana
                            7.00pm - Dinner: Sushi: 6 california rolls, carrot juice.
                            12am - bedtime bevvie: pep tea w/lf milk, sugar and gelatine.

                            Fluids:
                            2 cans coconut water, 3 coffees, 3 pep teas w/ milk and sugar, carrot juice, small glass red wine, circa 600mls water.

                            Cravings: None.

                            Supps:
                            Forgot to take today!

                            Fitness:
                            60 mins yoga
                            20 min walk
                            30 min cycle

                            Energy and mood:
                            Speaking of energy, I'm too tired to keep writing! I'll finish this tomorrow...Woke up feeling great, and crashed at 10am. But it was miraculous - I think I found a way to come out of the crashes. I'll see if it works again next time...

                            Felt great and active for rest of day.

                            Body:
                            Water retention: much better
                            Sinus: runny whenever went outside
                            Skin: dry.... I've practically given up on my hands!
                            Rosacea: Had a glass of wine in a really hot bar and got very flushed, but it didn't look bad for once!
                            Lips: marked
                            Digestion: Extremely healthy.
                            Temperature: ?

                            Stress:
                            I notice lately that my hands are shaking some mornings, and they were today. Crashing stressed me a bit, but figuring something out about it exhilarated me. Taught a great yoga class in the avo and was flying for the rest of the day
                            Last edited by YogaBare; 05-15-2013, 01:55 AM.
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • Hey YB--I'm not sure if you've explained this before, but what do you mean by crashing? What does it feel like? Just suddenly really tired?

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                              • Originally posted by serenity View Post
                                Hey YB--I'm not sure if you've explained this before, but what do you mean by crashing? What does it feel like? Just suddenly really tired?
                                Hola chica Yeah, it's basically suddenly feeling really exhausted and fatigued - to the point where I can't really do anything except lie down.

                                The pattern of my energy seems to be that I go up and down: I have a period where I'm really active, then I crash and am totally debilitated for a number of days. One time I slept for 48 hours...

                                DO you get fatigued too?

                                I have to say though, the crashes have gotten A LOT better since I stopped binging. I had a bad one about two weeks ago which lasted 2-3 days (one day in bed, one day limping around my house, one day starting to feel normal again), and I do still get tired a lot, but this is definitely an improvement on before.

                                Oh, on a completely unrelated topic, I bought these yesterday and thought of my MDA friends from Cali

                                Last edited by YogaBare; 05-15-2013, 07:19 AM.
                                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                                - Ray Peat

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