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    • Originally posted by ombat View Post
      it's a continuing part of my process of turning away from an all-or-nothing attitude.
      YES! Love this These journals are amazing for self reflection, aren't they? I had that moment after I did the raising the body temp thing. It made me realise how ridiculous and unimportant a lot of these things are.

      I'm continuing to keep a food and symptoms journal for myself - Zach suggested I try mono-meals for a while in an attempt to figure out what absolutely induces bloat and what doesn't. It's too early to tell but I'm pretty sure chocolate isnt my friend (I'm not sure why, though, but it makes me nauseous about 90% of the time I eat it) and that neither is cheese, but ice cream might be ok? Its going to take a while to figure it out but I think it's the best approach.
      Isn't it strange, but I find doing mono meals sooo much easier than doing something like GAPS. At least with mono meals you can eat everything: it's just one thing at a time. I haven't cooked once since getting back to London (three weeks); I've basically just eaten meals with two ingredients (cheese or/and fruit and/or meat). Don't know what's making me feel good, but something's working. And I don't "feel good" in the way I felt on month one of Primal. Then it was like ARHHAHHIFAHIAHF - I HAVE ENERGY AND I'M GOING TO DOOOOO STUFF!!! Now it's like: I feel happy again today. This is nice! I feel like working / eating / running / meeting friends. Even energy, you know? For the most part

      Random Anti-Meat Dream? I know Yoyo will want to dissect this.
      Last night I dreamt that I was being (temporarily) housed by a friend at some commune and they told me to go out and gather anything that might be good for dinner. I started digging up sand crabs on a beach, asked whether that would be appropriate, and they said they eat them all the time. Come dinner time I grab a crab and - without a second thought and quite instinctively - crush it with a rock. But when blood started to soak the meat I became very adverse and slightly nauseated by it. I took a bite but couldn't stomach any more. I usually forget the details of my dreams after a few hours of waking but this one has stuck with me. I don't think my subconscious is telling me not to eat meat - I still want it. Heck, I just ate some - but perhaps it was about changing the way I think about myself. I've always said that I could kill my own food if I needed to, but maybe that isn't true?
      *Pulls up chair, applies Rogaine to face, strokes beard*

      ....

      Dream interpretation is bullshit.

      Kidding

      It sounds like quite a strong dream. What strikes me is that it was a crab that you killed - not "flesh", but it bled like a mammal. What do crabs represent to you?

      And now I'm thinking of the STD convo in Derp's journal
      Last edited by YogaBare; 07-21-2013, 03:19 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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      • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
        Isn't it strange, but I find doing mono meals sooo much easier than doing something like GAPS. At least with mono meals you can eat everything: it's just one thing at a time. I haven't cooked once since getting back to London (three weeks); I've basically just eaten meals with two ingredients (cheese or/and fruit and/or meat). Don't know what's making me feel good, but something's working. And I don't "feel good" in the way I felt on month one of Primal. Then it was like ARHHAHHIFAHIAHF - I HAVE ENERGY AND I'M GOING TO DOOOOO STUFF!!! Now it's like: I feel happy again today. This is nice! I feel like working / eating / running / meeting friends. Even energy, you know? For the most part
        GAPS/SCD was ridiculous. I know. I did it. My diet has been very similar to yours: meat, fruit, and ice cream. I'm actually noticing that I digest ice cream significantly better than I do cheese (which makes no fucking sense, by the way) and I'm experiencing that same, even energy. It's quite.... miraculous.

        *Pulls up chair, applies Rogaine to face, strokes beard*
        Hey! Derp said I could have his Rogaine!

        It sounds like quite a strong dream. What strikes me is that it was a crab that you killed - not "flesh", but it bled like a mammal. What do crabs represent to you?

        And now I'm thinking of the STD convo in Derp's journal
        Well, I do have quite a bit of unprotected sex... KIDDING! Kidding.

        Yes, Dr. Bare, the part about the crab bleeding like an animal struck me as odd even in the dream! It was very thick, dark blood that completely saturated the thing - almost reminded me of alien slime you see in films. The only connection I have to crabs (sand crabs in particular, which is what they were) is that I used to dig them up all the time as a kid when my dad would take my sister and I to the beach. I hated the beach but he liked it which is why we went. Digging up crabs was the only part I enjoyed. I would put them in buckets, name them, etc.

        You should keep the beard, by the way. It suits you
        Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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        • It makes sense to me. Isn't cheese quite difficult to digest, particularly if it's melted? And ice cream is the food of junkies! THe only thing they can eat after wrecking their stomaches.

          When it comes to dreams, you have to remember that the dream is you. Everything in the dream represents an aspect of you. What I got from the dream, was that you are killing an aspect of yourself because you feel it's expected of you. You are not really thinking about it, but somewhere inside you, it feels desperately wrong. Whatever the crabs represent to you: that's what you are crushing!
          "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
            It makes sense to me. Isn't cheese quite difficult to digest, particularly if it's melted? And ice cream is the food of junkies! THe only thing they can eat after wrecking their stomaches.
            Just thinking about it logically, with my brainz, I would think cheese would be more difficult to digest because of the cultures. And I've proven to myself time and time again that anything that has been made with something bacterial/fungal/"live" does NOT jive well with my body. Anything probiotic, anything with yeast (back when I was eating GF grains I couldn't eat GF bread because the yeast gave me massive stomach aches). But the internet tells me that cheese should be easier to digest because it is lower in lactose than milk / cream. I don't listen to the internet anymore.

            When it comes to dreams, you have to remember that the dream is you. Everything in the dream represents an aspect of you. What I got from the dream, was that you are killing an aspect of yourself because you feel it's expected of you. You are not really thinking about it, but somewhere inside you, it feels desperately wrong. Whatever the crabs represent to you: that's what you are crushing!
            You should be a lit. professor. I also just remembered what came next in the dream! Everyone told me I was doing it wrong. They took the crabs and cracked/split them open, which somehow produced no blood. There was only blood when I completely smashed it. So maybe I'm being too aggressive with something in my life?

            I like your new avatar! Your connection with native Americans.
            Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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            • Originally posted by ombat View Post
              Just thinking about it logically, with my brainz, I would think cheese would be more difficult to digest because of the cultures. And I've proven to myself time and time again that anything that has been made with something bacterial/fungal/"live" does NOT jive well with my body. Anything probiotic, anything with yeast (back when I was eating GF grains I couldn't eat GF bread because the yeast gave me massive stomach aches). But the internet tells me that cheese should be easier to digest because it is lower in lactose than milk / cream. I don't listen to the internet anymore.
              My opinion is based on nothing more than the old wives tale that you shouldn't eat cheese before bed because it's so hard to digest it can give you nightmares Zach or Derp would know the exact science. I just know that junkies eat ice cream, not Edam

              Originally posted by ombat View Post
              You should be a lit. professor. I also just remembered what came next in the dream! Everyone told me I was doing it wrong. They took the crabs and cracked/split them open, which somehow produced no blood. There was only blood when I completely smashed it. So maybe I'm being too aggressive with something in my life?

              I like your new avatar! Your connection with native Americans.
              I wouldn't say something in your life; I'd say something within you. And it looks like your subconscious is telling you there's an easier way! Less severe, or less mindless? (You said you crushed them without thinking).

              Ha - I forgot I told you that! Yeah, revisiting my roots
              "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
                ...junkies eat ice cream, not Edam
                Now if that isn't something to live by.

                I wouldn't say something in your life; I'd say something within you. And it looks like your subconscious is telling you there's an easier way! Less severe, or less mindless? (You said you crushed them without thinking).
                Yes, even in my dream I understood how mindlessly I had done it. So maybe it's the mindlessness, not the aggressiveness, since I have actually become more passive and have stepped back very recently: with food/health and with certain relationships.
                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                • Originally posted by ombat View Post
                  Yes, even in my dream I understood how mindlessly I had done it. So maybe it's the mindlessness, not the aggressiveness, since I have actually become more passive and have stepped back very recently: with food/health and with certain relationships.
                  I think that part is very significant. Being mindless you can still be reckless. I think it's a message telling you to be more conscious of the things you are trying to kill. That there is an easier way. <3

                  This is all ties in with the dissertation I just wrote in my journal
                  "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
                    I think that part is very significant. Being mindless you can still be reckless. I think it's a message telling you to be more conscious of the things you are trying to kill. That there is an easier way. <3

                    This is all ties in with the dissertation I just wrote in my journal
                    Maybe I'm going too far in the opposite direction. Who should we call "Yoyo" now? It's very possible that I was being reckless but I feel like I've already taken steps to strike a balance again. My dream was just trying to drive that home

                    Ha, I am impressed by the energy you have for so much detail. Me: "erm, yeah. wut she said"
                    Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                    • That's brilliant! Do you know what the... um... decapod crustaceans could represent?

                      Yes, haha! I do love it. I find the mind-body complex so fascinating, and definitely see life in shades of colour. Which poses many communication problems for me, because most people are determined to see things in black and white...
                      "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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                      • No idea, honestly.

                        50 Shades of YogaBare. Kinky.

                        Update:

                        Noticed so far:
                        - Bloat seems to be drastically minimized by a diet of meat, ice cream, and fruit!
                        - Energy has been great!
                        - Acne is terrible - I'm hoping it's not the dairy.

                        Today had its ups and downs:
                        - I awoke with a flat stomach! I think all the bloating has caused my skin to stretch though because it looked terrible…
                        - I was hungry but had no appetite. Could have had something to do with taking zinc last night after hours of drinking with barely any food. Oops.
                        - I've been craving seaweed ever since I had some nori a few nights ago. I went to a Korean market to buy some salmon sashimi and saw seaweed salad (wakame dressed with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, and spices). I should have known better but I picked some up and ate it for lunch. I didn't notice any bloating for the first 10 minutes but suddenly my stomach ballooned up… It could have been the seaweed or it could have been the sesame or the spices or the shoyu or all of it but anyway I can't help but feel like I sabotaged myself. I could have easily just eaten nori but nooooo I had to get the effing salad with all the shit on it. I just hope it wasn't in vain and that I got whatever nutrients I seemed to be craving out of it (iodine?). At least I now have clear proof that I can't eat something like that. I enjoyed it, though. Think I should make this my new avatar?
                        - Had a massive energy crash late in the afternoon. No way of knowing if it was because of my inability to digest the seaweed or just because I had stayed up until 3am the night before. Or both.
                        - The buildings on campus were closed today so I couldn't do the stairs (again). I jogged around campus a bit and then came home to do body weight exercises (starting form square one, it seems…)

                        While doing said exercises I was watching 60 Minutes and they had a segment on the Lost Boys of Sudan. It was so interesting watching them see stoves, vacuum cleaners, and ice for the first time. One of them asked if the cold during the winter in America caused people to die.
                        Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                        • Yes, awesome potential avatar!

                          Some of the Lost Boys of Sudan ended up attending my high school. They were incredibly nice people.
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                          • Originally posted by ombat View Post
                            Update:

                            Noticed so far:
                            - Bloat seems to be drastically minimized by a diet of meat, ice cream, and fruit!
                            - Energy has been great!
                            - Acne is terrible - I'm hoping it's not the dairy.
                            That's basically all I eat too (+ milk, chocolate and gelatin). My stomach is flat for the first time I can remember. When I'm lying on my back, that is But, seriously my bloat is gone.

                            re. breakouts - I get those when I have non organic dairy (hormones?) and sometimes while ovulating (hormones again?).

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                            • Ice cream doesn't sit so well, but I am drifting towards meat & fruit & fat. Part of me feels like there's no way this could be bad for me and another part of me (thanks to MDA, honestly) is thinking I am going to get diabetes or cancer. My hypoglycemia doesn't act up at all with fruit (only refined sugars & wheat, esp. with the two combined), but I find it's harder to get full. I'm honestly not eating very much lately though. I feel tired of eating the same things. What fruit do you guys eat?
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                              • Great things in here, Om. That crash was for sure from the digestion. Keep track of that and see of you get a crash a few hours after anything that bloats you.

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