Have a blast!
Have a blast!
We had SUCH a good time! Some food shots:
And I think I might have eaten my weight in bacon... and, I've dropped a few pounds while I was on the cruise, too!
Oh, my! Food porn!
I'm still a bit bloated... but my weight this morning was 234.4, which is one pound up from before the cruise.
Not bad. My tummy bloat is down, too... just wish my ankles would come back. :)
Give it time, you'll get your ankles back!
Congratulations for gaining virtually no weight while on a cruise. Too many people use it as an excuse to pig out and you obviously didn't. Were you back in time for the glorious weekend we had in the Harbor? Did you miss the police standoff and shootout in Hoquiam??
Official weigh-in post cruise: I have gained .5 lbs.
My tummy bloat has dropped, however. So, whatever that ends up being, I'm happy (I'm thinking I gained a little muscle, and lost a bit of tummy fat).
Today I go to the ND and find out the results from my lipid panel (well, I already have that), and my hormone screen test. Hopefully, we will be seeing the drastic lessening of hot flashes.
I realized yesterday that this is quite likely the first time in my life that I feel nourished.
When I was very young, my mom was focused on my chubbyness (she also was an over-feeding mom, according to my aunts), and, on the one hand, limited my food choices, and on the other hand, would provide me with candy to deal with emotional issues.
I went into my pregnancies overweight, and not eating nearly enough, and eating crap foods.
Spent most of my life following calorie restriction/low&no-fat.
Spent 11 years as a vegetarian/vegan, with a high reliance on soy & processed "vegan" foods. Still low&no fat.
Now, I'm eating bits of butter wrapped in bacon. Really. :P
Pork carnitas, steak, greasy ground beef, sausage, filet mignon.... and some nicely prepped veggies with butter on them. Oh, and my buttered coffee in the morning.
I'm finally starting to feel nourished, after almost a year of eating this way.
Well, no wonder I am missing you. Its been a couple of months since you posted here!
I was wondering if the cortisol is getting straightened out and if you are seeing any differences yet.
Ah, not so far. My BP is still high, and I'm still having hideous hot flashes and sleeping problems.
I've also started using a custom "cortisol reducer" herb tea in the evenings... but getting decent sleep between hot flashes and hip pain is really iffy. Lack of sleep increases stress.
On the bright side, my skin issues are getting much better... so some of my inflammation is getting reduced. and I'm getting stronger, pain aside, I can actually do stairs much faster and easier.
I'm focusing a lot on grass-fed "fat and bones"... and pastured pork, too. Staying away from fowl (O6), and trying to cut back on nuts (not easy for me to do, actually. It's like an addiction!). I absolutely KNOW that liquid dairy just makes me flare badly... even heavy cream... I can do a little greek yogurt, and I can handle well-aged cheese (lovin' the raw, grass-fed cheddar we found at the oly farmers market!), and cultured sour cream, so it's isn't that bad.
Adding back some carbs into my life... going a bit too low-carb, apparently, can increase cortisol. Go figure. *sigh* Sweet potatoes/yams, and even a few spuds a couple of times a week.
Just did major, intense house cleaning... got my workout! (Just kidding)...
Housework is work!! Definitely a workout.
I cannot do any dairy, I found out, but goat milk products do not bother me at all. Have you heard of Olympia Local on Black Lake Blvd??
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