Day 4. 184 lbs. I have officially lost all of the weight I regained by going off track. YAY! Let the real weight loss begin!
Congratulations! Feels good to be back on track I bet!
Whatcha gonna do?
Nice. Thanks for the video.
We are having a potluck at work to celebrate the 6th anniversary of our command's existence. I hate potlucks b/c they're so limiting when you follow a specific diet plan. We don't have any money this week so I couldn't go buy something and any food we have at home needs to be eaten by us so I didn't participate in the potluck portion - although looking back I have two dozen chicken legs in the freezer I could have baked up last night Paleo style and tossed in a crockpot today, but it's too late now.
Anyhow, I sent out a mass email instructing everyone on when to deliver the food they brought, and one of the Warrant Officers came back and said his wife and daughter made some cookies, but he said to avoid the oatmeal cookies at all costs b/c his very young daughter made them and they're not very good. I told him that wouldn't be a problem for me b/c of my specialized diet prohibiting the consumption of grains. Of course, we got onto the discussion of why I can't have grains. Am I allergic or something? I explained that every human has problems with gluten whether they know it or not (based off info I learned from a REALLY great video I watched on Facebook. I'll see if I can find it and post it for y'all) and that eating gluten/grain containing foods cause my body to react with some mild soreness and sciatic issues. I said that so I wouldn't have to explain the mental health aspect of it. He showed interest, so I pointed him in the direction of Wheat Belly and the Weston A Price Foundation. I did it this way for two reasons.
1. I didn't want to scare him off by shoving Primal/Paleo down his throat - instead pointing him to a doctor who says wheat is bad seemed a safer bet.
2. The Weston A Price Foundation is an honest source of information regarding processed foods, etc, and has links to MDA and other Paleo/Primal sites of interest.
He said he'll look into it, but expects difficulty convincing the family. My guess is that he's experiencing some autoimmune pain (I mentioned autoimmune and rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid conditions, fibromyalgia, MS, etc in my email to him) and he's intrigued. I love it! I love when people are open minded enough to at least LISTEN and look into it themselves instead of just pushing it off as a fad or too radical.
Someone told me that talking about food is like talking about religion or politics. Some are willing to listen, and others are just brainwashed... lol
Hey Jenn, thanks for the facebook add btw.
I wish we would've known about primal 40 years ago. My dad might still be alive today or at least could've lived longer than what he did. He had MS and passed away in 1986.
Here's the video: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUgcLQOUSA]Gluten and Autoimmunity Explained in 20 Minutes - YouTube[/url]
Today is my Friday as of right now... It turns out that our mattress is being delivered tomorrow and of course, Brad's on 1st shift tomorrow, so I have to take the time off. Monday is a government holiday so all government offices are closed, so I asked if they could deliver on Monday but they couldn't guarantee they'd fit us in... so, looks like I'm getting a 4 day weekend. After a 3 day week, following a 3 day weekend... lol Took Monday off as a mental health day, worked the next three days, and now a 4 day weekend. Can't beat it!
Brad wants me to get rid of the clothes the kids can't fit into anymore (read: baby clothes) so I will probably take one of those days to run into Davenport to see if any of the consignment shops will buy them. I have a TON of them though, so it'll take forever. Hopefully they'll let me drop them off and will call to let me know what they want and how much they'll give me so I don't have to hang out and wait. There are two shops that I know of, so I'll go one place first, see what they'll do and take what's left to the next place. Anything left over will probably go to Goodwill. I made $100 on garage sale this last spring selling things for a quarter a piece, so I think I'll probably do pretty well at the consignment shops.
Our team meet-up for class might be cancelled tonight too. One guy can't make it and we're trying to see if everyone else wants to meet or if we want to skip it. The projects are actually pretty individual, but our teams are there to assist us with brainstorming and suggesting other perspectives and give feedback for what we've done so far. I think we can do most of that over email, really.
The potluck had a TON of cakey and cookie items. My mouth was watering. Proves to me that I still have a huge problem with sugar. There was a gigantic cake, soft breads, cookies, bars... all of that stuff was amazingly appealing. I managed to avoid. I did have two big hunks of ham and some carrots. And then ate my salad when I came back to my desk. I wasn't hungry and shouldn't have eaten, but if I hadn't eaten what I did, I probably would have given in to my cravings. The cookies the warrant officer I spoke with earlier today looked delicious! Given the cravings, maybe my leptin's not as reset as I thought it was. But then again, I'm only on day 4 of 100% primal after a couple weeks of non-primal choices, so some lingering cravings are bound to exist. Next time I will definitely do up some chicken legs and bring them. In fact, they sound so good I might make them tonight and nosh on them all weekend. :)
I think I'll spend the rest of the afternoon working on school stuff. I have my books so maybe I'll knock out my last reading review and start researching my research paper so I can be totally done with this class by Tuesday. :)
Hey Jenn, I just posted an article form Dr. Mark Hyman about gluten and wheat on facebook.
Thanks! I'll go check it out.
In regards to the COL that mentioned your upset-ness to your boss... I think that was a nice thing to do, actually. It could have been a work issue, and so your boss should know that there might be an issue...
But, I'm lucky. I've had complete meltdowns in my boss's office - and he's always been a rock for me.
I think your weight loss/inches loss is WONDERFUL! My goodness, you are keeping meticulous records! I need to get back to measuring myself - I can tell by how my jeans fit/don't fit, but I don't have up-to-date numbers.
Oh, and I got a 90-day journal, too! :) It arrived today.
I'm kinda excited about journalling, and seeing how my n=1 goes - I'm going to focus on reducing my systemic inflammation. And sleep. And eating a bit better - less dairy, less nuts (I go nuts!!), and less "stuffing" myself.