Lol, I don't think my body's very happy right now. I've been eating chili the past several days (lots of tomatoes and some brown sugar) and tacked on like 2lbs. Then last night I went out for shepherd's pie (it had a VERY floury gravy and some really crappy mashed potatoes -- I didn't eat much of it) and ice cream (had a peanut butter milkshake -- so good! I regret nothing!). Ended up with a pretty bad tummy ache and sipped water the rest of the night. Woke up today and I'm back up to 243. So that sucks, but whatever. I knew there would be consequences.
Got my olive leaf extract in the mail last night, so I'll be starting an anti-candida program soon. Which means super low carb for a couple weeks. Gotta use up some turnips first though. I think I'll make a GOOD shepherd's pie tonight (not like that crap I had at the diner).
I go to pick up my new 30lb box of meat on Saturday, and I'm getting a lot of roasts this month. Gonna be eating pretty much all meat and eggs with small amounts of vegetables and some cream-based sauces. I can't waaaiiit. :)
Have you seen Bee's Egg Drink? It is from a anti-candida regimen. If you search on the forum it will pop up. I was surprised at how much I like it, since my first thought was, 'you do WHAT?. Raw egg and hot water?' Worth checking out.
Thanks, I'll look it up! You're right, though, it sounds gross. :)
Woke up early today feeling really good! I love how that's becoming normal for me. If you'd said to me even two months ago that I would be waking up around 6am with tons of energy, I would have laughed in your face. In fact, after my sleep study follow-up appointment, I remember saying to my dad in no uncertain terms that I would never be the sort of person who goes to bed at 10pm and wakes up at 7. But, um... here we are. :rolleyes:
So anyway, I woke up feeling really energetic. My friend was online (he hadn't slept yet) and so I asked if he wanted to go get coffee with me. So.. we met up at like 7:30am and ended up walking 5 damn miles! I was so not expecting to walk 5 miles today, but it happened and I don't regret it. I might tomorrow, though.
In other news, I have totally not been eating enough. Like one meal a day and a lot of fasting in between restaurant dinners. That maaay be partly why I am gaining/not losing weight. Need to get back to 2-3 squares a day. Need to make sure I am getting enough calories. I've had some pretty disordered eating habits in the past, and one of the "skills" I came away with was the ability to ignore even strong, gnawing hunger. Been doing that sorta often lately, mostly when I just don't feel like getting up and making something. Not good.
I need to remember that putting shitty non-primal restaurant food in my mouth and then not eating for 18+ hours means my body is getting absolute crap-tier nutrition. I need to eat crappy restaurant food AND healthy food. Fasting is good, but only when I'm otherwise eating well. In fact, I can probably consider non-primal restaurant meals a fast for all the nutrition I get out of them.
Holy shit, I feel like I got hit by a bus. That walk yesterday tore me up. My calves are so tight my heels don't want to go all the way down when I walk. Strange sensation. The most frustrating part, though: today I'm actually a pound heavier at 244! Blahhhh. I was at 240 for like two days! What is this shit! My measurements are also the exact same as they've been for a while now: 37" waist, 44" navel, 51" hips, 19" calf.
Damnit. This better be some kind of systemic inflammation that's going to go away.
Exercise water weight. No worries. Keep holding onto the fabulousness of increased energy.
Thanks for the encouragement. :) Today I feel physically run down, but I had plans to go out with my best friend. So we got cambodian curry for lunch and went to the farmer's market. I bought two full grocery bags of vegetables for $10, and local eggs and cheese. Then we went to the butcher. I got 32lbs of meat for the month. Now we're out at the local indie coffee shop (I absolutely love it here, and have been a patron for nearly 15 years. Everyone in here is always super friendly!) and there is a string quartet playing live while I'm typing this. <3
Life is so nice today! I feel so calm and happy. :)
Oh my gosh. Got my LHT in for the day carrying all that meat up to the 4th floor. Phew! Didn't have an asthma attack though, even taking 2 trips to carry other groceries up first, and not resting in between! So yay. :) That's improvement!
But daaaamn am I retaining some water. My whole body is squishy as hell. My breasts in particular are 100% squish. My ankles actually don't look that bad, especially for having been walking around so much (I used to have perma-swollen ankles when I ate grain, and being on my feet made it 10x worse), but my torso is noticeably bloated. The scale says 247.
SQUISH SQUISH SQUISH. :o
Gonna try and guzzle water tonight to fix this. Kind of too bad I don't have a partner right now though because all this squish is soooo soft. <3
Hurray for no asthma! I used to get environmental asthma every winter. The last 2 Primal winters...nothing.
Yeah, I've had exercise-induced asthma since I was a small child. Like, since before I can remember. It's especially bad in cold weather (like yesterday -- I was carrying everything up the steep outside stairs). So the fact that I was breathing hard in the cold and DIDN'T get any serious, lasting lung pain is a pretty positive change.