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  • way to go seaweed. Those clubbells would be dangerous in the wrong hands !!!! thrilled that the shoulder is getting better as well.
    Zoebird you are one busy wee lady !!!! and thrilled that the wee fella is getting more accustomed to the water. It is certainly a good skill to have !
    planked for 1min 20sec, so am s-l-o-w-l-y getting better !!!
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • i can be quite dangerous with them myself but it is good motivation to keep your grip strong as the last thing you want is to knock yourself out lol 20 secs is a 33% improvement if my maths isnt wrong so that is awesome. fingertip planks are next!!

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      • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
        planked for 1min 20sec, so am s-l-o-w-l-y getting better !!!
        LEGEND!!! So impressed. Will have to up my game......the kettlebelling is going well, bit sore, but then I'd expect that for day 3. Just working on my technique tonight, going through a few different YouTube vids to see how it is done.

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        • Okay so time for me to fess up !!!!
          I have had the worst fortnight in living history. Nearly divorced, grumpy, cant lose weight, stressed, want to totally crawl under a wee rock and just chill......... so me thought that possibly what I needed was a carb refeed. So quietly without advertising the fact - I roasted pounds of the things, and ate.... and ate...... and ate these bloody potatoes. Trouble was I suddenly started craving sugar !!!!! and I was sooooo hungry..... so for the first time since starting this lifestyle I reached for some lollies, and they went down a treat, then more lollies, I was eating crackers and cheese....all sorts of SH-T !!!!!
          For two whole days this went on and then ..... wham.... not sleeping, bloating like you wouldn't believe, my mouth is FULL to over flowing with ulcers, hungry like you wouldn't believe !!!!!!
          so yesterday I went back to totally paleo....... fat, meat, vegs
          slept last night - like a log, feel full again, tummy has de-stended........
          back on track....phew....but how path-et-ic am I ????????
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • oh gwamma! no you arent. i think i have already said that i cant do carb refeeds. they just stuff me up for weeks and i still stuff up on a regular basis. it took me 2 weeks to get back to normal after one GF flour incident. and i was only being polite eating it. what i really hate is the way it totally f*cks with your head. just a piece of food, you wouldnt think. but it does. next time i am going to just politely say no coz at the end of the day, you have to look after yourself. it is good in some ways to find out the hard way that there is a reason we avoid this stuff. at least you can feel vindicated and not question yourself when you have to say no to that wee bit of "treat". and you can smile and nod with glazed over eyes at all those "a little bit of what you fancy.." lectures whilst day dreaming about something far more appropriate. like kettlebelling lol
            gyming it today and shopping. yay. i can get all the funky stuff like kina and muttonbirds as i have no kids for the long weekend.

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            • Well, emotional eating is common (i do it), so I wouldn't get too upset about it.

              On the plus side, you saw how your body reacts to such foods, which means that you'll not go that way in the future.

              This past time when I had lollies with DS and got headaches, it was pretty shocking to me. I haven't had a sugar head-ache since childhood (goes to show I didnt have much sugar as a kid). Now, I'm rather put off having any sweets!

              I always knew I couldn't do pancakes and syrup (hate them), nor twinkies or similar sweets. Even cakes and cup cakes and cookies -- I always had to be mindful as a kid. I could eat mroe as I got older. But now. . . yeah, just a tiny bit of those, if any.

              Between the gas/bloating (wheat) and the headaches (sugar), I'm figuring out that emotional eating is not the right way for me, and that I need to just feel my feelings sometimes. Which isn't always easy.

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              • Thanx guys, I just need a wee kick up the rectum !!!! and yes these self experiments do strengthen the resolve.
                I have prepared most of todays food, so if I get hungry at least I will reach for a decent food source.... but I do think that I am over that little hurdle.
                onwards.....
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • Gwamma, I totally understand!! I was doing so well, physically, on the vlc - but I wasn't doing so well emotionally. Getting stressed doesn't help . Those carb refeeds sounded so good!! Other people seemed to be able to manage them without going nuts. But not me, apparently. I went completely nuts for over a week. I am finding my way back to the Perfect Health Diet way of eating - definitely paleo, very nourishing, but includes safe starches every day. For me, that's bananas and kumara, with a bit of potato occasionally. Rice doesn't trigger me to eat more, but it does bloat me, so I keep it to a minimum.

                  This is their food plate. It works for me.

                  Food-Plate-600dpi.jpg


                  Anyway - I'm resurfacing from a fairly scary detox from coke zero AND all other artificial sweeteners. I haven't been able to face the thought of focusing on anything else til now. Sometime over the next day or so, I'll time my planks and get on board with y'all . It's bucketing with rain here, and I'm about to jump in the car and go to a meeting in Auckland. I have a Jack Reacher book to listen to on the ipod, and new windscreen wipers, lol. Should be an interesting day!
                  Started Feb 18 2011

                  Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                  Journalling here

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                  • coke zero and the like is truly evil. my whole family is addicted (parents, sister, etc). so sad.

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                    • Originally posted by Lizzielou View Post
                      It is so frustrating that anyone you tell about Primal just looks at you like you're a monster from outer space and disregards everything you say. My mother just got so hooked up on cholesterol and how mine will be through the roof given all the eggs I eat (like dietary cholesterol from eggs hasn't been ruled out for decades now) that she couldn't even understand that I don't eat sugar in any form.
                      I find that people are more receptive to the anti-wheat and anti-sugar sides to primal.
                      Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                      Griff's cholesterol primer
                      5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                      Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                      TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                      bloodorchid is always right

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                      • Originally posted by Jac View Post
                        I have a Jack Reacher book to listen to on the ipod!
                        Ooooh is it the latest one? I've read them all except the latest one which my husband is currently reading, and he's taking sooooo loooooong to finish it. I've finished the second Game of Thrones book and a whole Harlan Coban in the time its taken him to get 3/4 the way through. He reckons he's savouring it . My turn next.

                        Good day for a road trip, I'm off to Wanganui with the oldies. Picked up the transit van this morning - fun times.

                        Gwamma - good on you for fessing up. You know what? You are totally normal......we all go off the rails from time to time, its just human nature. The trick is to get motivated again and get back on track. Lord know's I do this often enough, I've 'graduated' from WW three times already, each time I get to my goal weight and then I go and stack it back on all over again. So stupid, but there we go.

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                        • I've got the latest jack reacher book. Am happy to send it - just pm me and I will get it in the post
                          Thanx for all the encouragement. I will get over this ...... one day !!!!!!!
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • it is the emotionally not doing well which always kicks me in the ass. and everytime i go off the rails it is like peeling another layer of the onion and i find something else that triggers it. if i totally avoid sugar and grains. no exceptions that keeps me in line but if i have too much caffeine i think i then get too much cortisol and it all starts again. i do sometimes get a glimpse of what i think is clarity and i have it all nutted out. my current theory is after however long we have all been alive and the things that have happened to us over that time. the crap food we've eaten. the life choices we have made too. all negatively impact. we are all in different states depending on all of these things which is why one thing doesnt work for all. so if i say have too much caffeine and amp up my cortisol too much, my ability to deal with all other areas of my life gets very tenuous indeed. which is a snowball effect as then the kids act up, the dog misbheaves, the horse escapes etc as they all know i am napping on the job lol so i then emotional eat and it goes on.

                            i kettlebelled today at the gym. i went to see my horrid personal trainer who i absolutely adore. he isnt really horrid, he just makes me do things way out of my comfort zone. they only have up to 10kg kettlebells and i am still struggling to see what you can do with them that you couldnt do with a dumbbell. i just did walking lunges and then kettlebells swings for 1 minute with 2 x 10kg kettle bells. i actually reckon they are more dangerous than a clubbell lol any of those one handed overhead swings and it could all be over as you have less control on the grip.

                            gwamma i would give you a hug and cook you some venison and low carb veges if you were here xx

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                            • Oh Seaweed - you wee thing, I will accept any hugs coming my way, and will also kick my own butt !!!! LOL

                              I AM loving my wee kettlebell, but am looking at getting a really BIG one for some swings....however I could try a bucket full of stones ???? wish me luck as I head off to find some stones
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • lmao the trick is not to get the bucket too high and lose the stones on your head! maybe fill a bucket up with concrete and let it set? i really hated the swings. i think coz i prefer more slow controlled movements with lots of weight. i just prefer that type of pain myself. you can do swings btw with a dumbbell. just hold one of the ends and swing. the other thing i want to get is a sandbag. they have always looked way cool and very useful.

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