[QUOTE=Gladmorning;1101261]Mine is always rough. Cramps, sickness, headaches, BLOAT like no other. I was hoping that maybe going primal would ease things up a bit, but I guess not.[/QUOTE]
Funnily enough, mine has. There is no 7lb weight gain & cramps or bloating anymore. It is bliss!
Sorry to those who are suffering
Well, I've only been at this three weeks. I'll give it more time before I give up on it helping. Though, I won't sit here and count on it. There is a history in my family of brutal periods and a lot of uterine issues. I think I'm fighting genetics here.
I have to admit, during TOM is the time I really miss being on the pill, 3 days and I could barely tell. Of course this last one I had did not even last a full day. Now I know that means I am in for some hormonal fun, but for now, it was good.
My cycle has always been screwy. Never comes the same day. Always jumps around like a heroin addict. One month it'll be light and easy, then I'll pay for it ten fold the next month. It's like it KNOWS it took it easy on me. Stupid body. I'm still bracing for my weigh-in tomorrow.
More from my blood ketones experiment. I hope the attachment shows up. On my chart, the ketosis line goes with the data above it since I test first thing in the AM. So, my .4 results on the 9th of February actually go with my tracking from the 8th. I'm not sure if it's that sensitive...meaning what I ate yesterday immediately affects my ketones today...but there you go.
I highlighted the day I was able to keep my protein around 55g (56 actually) and I'm not able to see any clear advantage as a result of that. I also highlighted the highest fat day of 146g and didn't see any real change in the data then either. The 2 days with the highest readings for ketones were the days I went running then tested (no water, no food, etc before testing...just forgot to do it until I got back). So, I'm still experimenting. Any requests since I have the machine?
I'm thinking about doing a reading every other day since things aren't changing enough to necesitate a daily tracking but I'm not sure what to change other than to try to lower the protein to try to get deeper into ketosis. Thoughts?
Oh, the one day that has 2 reaadings was a day I tested at the end of the day to see if things changed dramatically based on the time of day.
Note to self..or anyone else:) When my net calories are less then 1200 I pay for it the next day. Hunger rages! Nom nom nom..
Oh...and no Russian Circus for me this month..that's a change..Felt like it was traveling in, but it never stopped at my house.
I'm happy to say the Russian Circus no longer comes to terrorize me! :) Loving this part of menopause!
I posted a new recipe in the EMF Recipe Group --- check it out. Let me know what you think. My son created it. I think its wonderful!!!! Chicken/Bacon Fry.
My day has gone really good - ending with great numbers: 1062 total cals, 78% fat, 19% prot, 2 carbs. Its sure helps to NOT eat veggies with dinner. Except the 1/4 cup each of red onion and green pepper. I'm hoping to see purple on my stick in a few days........ I still need to buy some!
Last night I had a F*** It moment & ate. I wasn’t hungry but I just wanted to eat what I wanted without tracking plans or anything (had a stressful day).
So I decided to give myself permission (no guilt after), but afterwards I would measure it:
1oz Gouda/20z Cream Cheese/18 Olives/1½ oz Kerrygold Butter/200ml Extra thick Double Cream/ Hot Coco with D cream
1813cals, P 23g ratio 6-2-92
Thinking back over the last few times I have had the urge to eat lots in the evening two this come to mind Extra Thick Cream (don’t know the US equivalent) & cheese. I just can’t leave the thick cream alone so MUST NOT BUY IT!.
The cream cheese is a new addition as it is very cheap & I thought it would help with the extras fat but I never plan it in any menus & I think it might be a mistake at the moment so for the next few days I will plan for the cheese & when it is gone, not buy anymore for a bit.
The effects of the binge were interesting:
[LIST][*]Couldn’t get to sleep after that lot & woke up after 4hr & couldn’t get back to sleep again (Can’t blame the dog this time).[*]I was also very hungry – this is the first time since doing the FF & starting IF that I have been hungry in the morning. I had intended doing a 1 day fast today to make up for the binge but the way I felt this morning, that was never going to be happy option so I have decided to tell all here, analyse it & then start again.[*]It made my final number for the day: Cals 3004 P 79g ratio 11-2-87[/LIST]
But you are not going to believe this – I weighed this am & lost another lb [B]172lb[/B] (an all time low for the last 20 years) WTF????
Maybe I have stumbled on an OK (for me anyway) way to binge – not that I intend to
FF Day 3
I have been researching protein needs. This is what I found...
Sedentary Adult Female 46grams
Sedentary Adult Male 56 grams
Light exerciser .8 x weight in kg
Moderate exerciser 1 - 1.5 x weight in kg
Heavy Daily exerciser / athlete Max 2.5 x wt. in kg
The general concensus was that We eat too much protein and the body can thrive on much less even if you exercise daily without cannibalizing muscle.
I've been circling the campfire, eating more veggies, fat not quite as high, protein staying down appropriately. At 1000-1200 calories I seem to be able to keep my macros around 65/15/20 f/c/p. I'm holding at 146 so while down six this year, I still have my first oatmeal of four more to be down 10 for the first part of the year. Ive been walking a 5k daily with hiking on the weekend.
I want to bring my carbs down further for the rest of the week and see f I can move down and stick at 145. I see it a moment and bounce back up to 146.
At 62, it's been over a decade since the Circus came to town. Sympathy to all.