Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal Journal Teri

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #76
    Well nothing much new here. I have lost one pound. I am ssllllooowwwlllyyy learning to take the loss in stride. I still have a bit of "It's been two weeks and all I've lost is one pound!" but I'm moving forward and focusing on my lifestyle changes instead of the weight. I have been really good with my new meds and have been checking my glucose every morning but sadly it still has stayed around 200. I'm not on my full dosage yet but I'm not sure it will help. I realize I really need to get serious about exercise. I keep talking but not doing. haha I did go to the cardiologist yesterday but for some reason they didn't do the stress test like I thought. They did an ekg and everything was good. So I go back in two weeks to get an echo stress test so we shall see. That means I can't do Crossfit until December. :0( I'm going to have to start walking more until then. I was hoping to get to a BMI of overweight which is 169 pounds but it doesn't look like I will make it at the pace I'm going. Oh well I will do my best and see where the year ends.

    Comment


    • #77
      Originally posted by terijr View Post
      Well MsSmith I think we are in the minority. I have not come across anyone either that has shared the same feelings. I'm sorry for your pain. What I have learned is that forgiveness is the key to being free. Why let what our moms did to us enslave our future. I have felt so much better trying to understand her weakness and imperfection and forgiving her. Deep in her heart she was loving me the best she could and I am sure it is true for your mother. There was something just mixed up in them. It must have been so hard for them.
      Thank you. I am sorry for your pain, too.

      Thank God we are in the minority. I wouldn't want more people to go through what we did. Parents are the foundations and without a good foundation....very young adults have to build them under themselves, by themselves.

      I respect your opinion and good intention re: "the best she could" re: my mother but I don't agree. I had to learn how to do better by my daughter and there was nothing that prevented her from doing the same. I never witnessed her enduring any hardship.

      Joyce Meyer's message this morning was about letting go of ashes in order to let the good in and see the good, and I am so grateful that God cleared the path for me to finally be able to do that.
      Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
      Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
      Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
      Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
      1-30-2014 - 157 (lowest weight since 2004)
      GAPS/SCD 12-29-2014
      CW: 164 GW: 130-135 CBF%: 24.38
      49 - 5'7.5"
      Macros (PFC) 30/40/30

      Comment


      • #78
        Hi Teri, I have just finished reading through your journal. So glad you are on this journey with the rest of the imperfect beings that inhabit MDA! I was so pleased to hear your blood tests were looking better after just a short time on primal - you go girl! There are a lot of issues that all play into our choices of what to eat and sometimes it is emotional and sometimes it is something your body is needing and you don't know how to fill that need except with the old choices. I will pray that you have insight into which is affecting you at the times when you are struggling. I find that having something yummy and healthy ready to eat is very helpful when the cravings strike.

        There are so many options for exercise and while I know you are keen to get going on Crossfit there are other things you can do in the meantime. Have you looked at Mark's primal workout stuff. Most of it can be done at home without any added equipment or gym memberships etc. Once you get the go ahead from the docs you can do the other but you could always work on getting ready to start by getting going on the bodyweight exercises. And don't be too hard on yourself as far as expecting incredible changes super fast. The diabetes will have a huge impact on how this journey goes. I would just encourage you to find a few treats that are primal and that you really enjoy. Every time you eat gluten you set your body back as it takes quite some time for your system to recover from each occasion. Keep some snacks that are good for you around at all times, until you are past the stage of going to the old favourites. I know this can be a real challenge for me too
        Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
        Primal low: 186 lbs
        Current weight: 221.4 lbs
        Goal weight: 140 lbs

        "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

        Comment


        • #79
          Coll thanks for the post! I think you are right about setting my body back. I think that and the diabetes are contributing to my weight shuffle. I feel like I'm moving or should I say inching every so slowly forward and not falling prey to the "oopsie" haha I've never thought about the exercise options on MDA. I will have to look them up. The reason I'm wanting to do Crossfit is that I'm lazy when it comes to doing it myself (except for swimming). Crossfit is a group kinda thing. That will help me and it's social so that will be good for me as well.

          Comment


          • #80
            Well my daughter wanted Mexican food last night and my person was coming over to help with my TV. He bought something for me so I bought them the Mexican food. I, on the other hand, had my paleo food; pasta sauce with bison over sauteed cabbage. It was good. I didn't feel deprived at all. He was surprised I didn't get something too. Normally that is when I go off track when he and my daughter want the fast food and I just go along with it. Not yesterday!!! (happy dance) haha :0) I also had a few pieces of dark chocolate later, which I haven't had in awhile. I have to tell you a funny thing. So I have been testing my glucose every morning and it has stayed around 200. This morning though is was 182....humm.....yep it must be the chocolate! hahaha

            Hope everyone has a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Comment


            • #81
              Originally posted by terijr View Post
              Normally that is when I go off track when he and my daughter want the fast food and I just go along with it. Not yesterday!!! (happy dance) haha :0) I also had a few pieces of dark chocolate later, which I haven't had in awhile. I have to tell you a funny thing. So I have been testing my glucose every morning and it has stayed around 200. This morning though is was 182....humm.....yep it must be the chocolate! hahaha

              Hope everyone has a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Awesome! Congratulations.
              Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
              Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
              Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
              Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
              1-30-2014 - 157 (lowest weight since 2004)
              GAPS/SCD 12-29-2014
              CW: 164 GW: 130-135 CBF%: 24.38
              49 - 5'7.5"
              Macros (PFC) 30/40/30

              Comment


              • #82
                Thanks MsSmith!!!

                Comment


                • #83
                  Good Morning everyone!!!!!!! I've felt so good for the past few days not only physically but emotionally as well. I think God is really doing a healing as I have been trying to focus on Him. Thank you Jesus! I've really been focusing on being thankful. You can't be grumpy when you are thankful. I've just been smiling and not letting things that normally get to me effect me and it feels good.

                  I weighed myself for some reason this morning and I was down another pound. Yay! My new meds are effecting me in a weird way. I don't really have an appetite and other things that are not lady like to talk about. I'm discouraged that my glucose has not dropped. It was 208 this morning.........I guess I was wrong about the chocolate! Darn! hahaha I guess I just need to be patient and let things flow because I am making the right choices. I do feel laid back about this whole process. By that I mean I'm not stressing about when and how much I lose or I don't freak out about everything I eat. No offense to those of you who do all the math and food break down stuff but I would go completely crazy if I had to think about macros etc. I want things to just flow naturally and so far that has worked for me.

                  Well this has been an interesting journey. I'm so excited that I'm only 4 lbs from the 170's. I haven't seen that in 19 years!

                  Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!!!!!

                  Comment


                  • #84
                    Originally posted by terijr View Post
                    I'm so excited that I'm only 4 lbs from the 170's. I haven't seen that in 19 years!

                    Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!!!!!
                    That. Is. Awesome!!
                    Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
                    Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
                    Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
                    Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
                    1-30-2014 - 157 (lowest weight since 2004)
                    GAPS/SCD 12-29-2014
                    CW: 164 GW: 130-135 CBF%: 24.38
                    49 - 5'7.5"
                    Macros (PFC) 30/40/30

                    Comment


                    • #85
                      Teri, lovely that things are inching in the right direction. Just a thought I had - try to keep your protein portions smallish as the excess will become sugar in your system. If you are not doing a lot of exercise your needs are a bit lower. Just trying to think why your bloodsugar is still sitting at that level. I am not diabetic but my mom is and she was a having a lot of success controlling her bloodsugar with restricting her protein portions. Of course she still ate grains etc so is not getting off her meds. Just hang in there and keep trying to figure out what YOUR body needs and how it needs it. A big part of this journey is learning to listen to your own body and that is an ongoing process. I am still on that journey over a year later, but I am much better than I used to be. I am so glad that you are feeling more stable emotionally. That is a big deal - most of my overeating is emotionally fired. The Lord Jesus is so faithful to walk us through all the challenges we face and there is always hope. I pray that you can figure out what is keeping your blood sugar levels raised. Sleep is a huge factor too - I am a different person when I get enough sleep. It helps our bodies heal and with diabetes you need that even more. Have a wonderful day!!!
                      Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                      Primal low: 186 lbs
                      Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                      Goal weight: 140 lbs

                      "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

                      Comment


                      • #86
                        Well everything has been level for a bit. Here comes a new challenge, the Holidays. I think I will be okay. I've been slipping and sliding along. It may be a bit of a struggle but I think I will do okay. I feel pretty set in my new lifestyle that nothing is going to send me off into a downward direction. There are lots of good stuff like turkey, green beans and I will probably take a taste of stuffing and potatoes if I feel like I have to have it. My health is not going to be undone on one day's taste of something. I will probably have a small small piece of pumpkin pie. I know it will be fine.

                        I wish everyone a very happy happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for so many things!!!!

                        Comment


                        • #87
                          My health is not going to be undone on one day's taste of something.
                          Hear, hear!

                          Comment


                          • #88
                            I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! How are you doing today?
                            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                            Primal low: 186 lbs
                            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                            Goal weight: 140 lbs

                            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

                            Comment


                            • #89
                              Head hung.....sheesh......Primal Thanksgiving....EPIC FAIL!! I don't know what to say really. It started off okay but then things just fell apart. I had a 5 day binge. Pizza, candy, cookies, brownies, pies, fried sea food, french fries, Pepsi, I can't remember it all. No sleep. Stress!!! I feel miserable today. I am bloated. My head is spinning. I got on the scales and I gained 10 pounds!!!!! in 5 days. SMH I can't believe I did it. There is a bible verse that says lest we think we stand firm, we fall. SMH

                              Well there is nothing I can do about the past 5 days. I need to move forward. Get back to my routine. I called and change my stress test appointment because how I feel now is not a good thing. I fall down and I just pick myself up and move on albeit I fell in a deep mud hole! haha Still I have today and tomorrow..... Again there is no timeline and I'm still on a learning curve. I know better than to do that again. I have to problem solve that for next year. Christmas will be easier, staying here.

                              I really can't believe how bad I feel. So today I'm starting what I hear people call a detox. I'm going to walk, eat 100% primal for the next 30 days. Yes I can do it. Oh you know what surprised me is my glucose didn't change. Weird. I thought it would be 300 this morning.

                              I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I did get to see family and we shared our memories of my mom and gramma that have gone on to be with the Lord. It was good. Lots of laughs. I am thankful for so many things!

                              Have a great day!

                              Comment


                              • #90
                                Slip ups happen, don't let it get you down too much.
                                Best of luck with your whole 30.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X