I lived in WA state for over 10 years and on top of having cancer towards the end I had almost non-existent Vit D levels, and was so depressed I could not care about life. We moved here to S. Cali in an effort to try and save my life and thank God it worked wonders.. I NEED the sun everyday. I cannot seem to function or be happy without it. God forbid I ever get a sun allergy!!!
So glad you found what worked for you. More and more, I make it a point to get out into the light almost every day. This week should be great. Warmer, mostly sunny, and long-neglected flowerbeds that are calling my name. Ahhhhh...
B: Greek yogurt again with my normal fixings. What can I say? I love that stuff.
L: Italian family feast. I partook of sweet potatoes with tomato sauce on them, lamb, carrots, salad, roasted red peppers, more salad... a bit of small fruit: grapes, blackberries, strawberries.
Ss: small piece of dark chocolate, a couple of Brazil nuts and walnuts, an apple, a wee bit more yogurt mixed with pineapple and cinnamon. Looks like I was in a fruit mood today. Oh, and the last little bit of the tabouleh.
No supper. Just spread the snacks out.
Went out for a walk in the bright sun. Still kind of crisp, but enjoyable.
Slept better last night, and am going to head off to bed without consulting journals yet again. Sorry... I am trying hard to listen to my own body.
Then you should listen to your body :) No apologies needed lady. I think mine's telling me the same thing right now.
[QUOTE=Alessandra;812756]Then you should listen to your body :) No apologies needed lady. I think mine's telling me the same thing right now.[/QUOTE]
:) Did sleep much better and am feeling like I'm back on track today. I'm going through journals now, and then will concentrate on my offline life.
I've also decided to make Monday a fasting day on a regular basis, if it works out well. It will be a welcome break to not think about food at all for a day, and put the meal prep and eating time into prayer and meditation.
I used to do that when I was single (twice a week!) so I know from experience that my weekly biorhythms will adjust to it and eventually I won't even feel any hunger at all on fasting days. I will make it a quiet day though, the only physical activity will be light housework and a walk in the sun. Other than that I'll be working on finances and similar things, just keeping life on an even keel. Son has been notified he's on his own for cooking. I am so glad I taught all my kids to cook. It has done good things for both me and them so often.
Oh forgot this little anecdote.
When I was at the coffee shop on Saturday, it was quite busy, and so I ended up in close proximity to a very chatty old lady. (87, as she told me twice... ;) ) She had found out that I had walked quite a distance to get there, so when I stood to leave she encouraged me to keep walking, "gotta keep that trim figure." :eek: That is absolutely the first time in my life anybody has said that to me. I certainly don't think of myself as trim yet, although I do feel close. It was still very nice. :)
After you've visited my journal already several times I finally got to your journal (keeping track of all my MDA-friends is becoming a part-time job :eek: ;) ). I started at the same weight as you and lost the same weight pre-primal, lol! I'm currently at 156.5 lb and hope to loose another 16.5 lb or so. I'll be following your progress on CFS, as I have 2 friends with CFS (and fibro and gut problems and...and...and...), I'm hoping to convince them to give primal a try. Would it be ok for you if I sent them the link to your journal then?
Nice to see you here, Candy. I know what you mean. I've already accumulated so many friends...
Sure, that's OK. I hope I will have good enough results to motivate them.
It has been kind of weird for me too to see how many women here have the same start and goal weights as me. So you started the weight loss before finding PB also? What a strange coincidence.
When I first told my husband about my plan to try out primal eating he said, "Why do you need anyone to tell you how to lose weight?" I said, "I don't. I need someone to tell me how to feel better."
Went out for a walk today and it went pretty well, despite that fact I haven't eaten all day. I didn't get light-headed or want to collapse when I got back, so I'm happy. Of course, I'm feeling pretty empty and hungry off and on, but I don't mind that. I'm in no danger of dying from going hungry for a day. I was quite impressed when I read Mark's series on fasting: I always knew it was nowhere near as bad as CW tries to tell you, but I had no idea it had so many physical health benefits. The spiritual health benefits I already knew about...
Hey I saw where you asked for some Kale ideas and I have a 5 minute one that we adore!!
Wah and derib the kale pulling all of those yummy leaves apart to bite size pieces. In a bowl combine a little OO Like a tsp or so with all of your favorite spices, we use pepper, himalayan salt, paprika, chili powder and minced garlic. Dump the leaves into the bowl and toss it around (I use my hands and massage the mix ito the leaves as it helps break down the enzymes for better digestion) then dump into a non stick frypan or iron skillet (my choice) and toss around on low heat until tender about 5 minutes.. YUMMMY and if you let the kale sit and marinate in the spices funtil your done with everything it taste even better!!
Oh, that sounds good too! Assuming that I'm going to like kale, of course... ;)
Well, I successfully stuck to my fast today, so I'm expecting I will see a new number on the scale tomorrow, although I know that the next day it will be up again. As long as it doesn't go up quite as high as it has been. Although I haven't been lightheaded or anything, I have been unfocused. And cold. I did feel a little warmer when I got back from my walk, but the effect wore off and I've been feeling chilly ever since. Seeing as I had been feeling quite a bit warmer all the last week, to the point of dropping the thermostat several degrees, it has seemed strange to be cold all over again, despite drinking plenty of hot drinks. Ah well, tomorrow I will eat and presumably get back to the new normal. Might need extra covers tonight.
I went to bmi-calculator.net yesterday and found out that with the frame I have and the lean body mass I have, 135 is actually on the low side for a goal weight. Heh. Always thought those "ideal" weight tables were out to lunch. In any event, I will be evaluating how I look and feel as I get close to the goal and will then decide what my own ideal weight is, whether it is higher or lower.