Hey me2, I've been MIA for ages. Sorry to hear about the teaching burnout. And now this lovely field trip on top of all that, AND tearjerker parent/teacher conferences?
Glad you just flat-out told the principal that. Hopefully s/he will back you up at least a little to reduce the stress of it all.
That's the most beautiful tomato I've ever seen and I don't even like raw tomato. (I want to, but never can manage it.) I am jealous that you are able to enjoy such a thing!
My saviors: sleep, theanine & phosphatidylserine. I decided I had to try something for my stress, the insomnia, headaches, & nighttime teeth clenching. I got off sugar & the insomnia went away. Then I looked up the proprietary ingredients in Primal Calm because only the 1% can afford taking a pill that is $50/month. It has 6 ingredients, I went for the top 2; theanine & phosphatidylserine. It woked! While I am somewhat confliced about having to take a mood altering pill for this yr & am just going to do it.
The constant push & pull of weight loss is taxing. I just want to wake up slender, is that too much to ask?
My pity party:
theanine and phosphatidylserine -- interesting. So have you tested if it's just one of those ingredients that does the trick for you, or both? I take it you found a cheaper source for those?
Glad it's working, regardless!
Yeah, waking up slender would be mighty convenient. I say we all go into chemically-induced comas and lose weight in the hospital while we sleep.
As for losing weight in our sleep, Taubes says it's easier to do on bed rest, which would be boring, so THAT'S my excuse.
Update: Tomorrow starts my paradigm shift.
No more than 2 wines
GAPS diet-compete w/ $100 fucking dollars worth of supplements.
That's right, I'm gonna be a yogi.
Watch me now.
Are those supplements for a month or more...? Supplements are great and all (esp. if you need them), but damn, the prices suck. I would rather shell out the moolah for those than Lexpapro though!
How's the paradigm shiftiness going?
GAPS Day 1
The motivation-broken crap factory & leaky gut=unhappy me. Also probably the reason it is so hard to lose weight.
I hand an enormous amount of anxiety going into this diet, which of course resulted in a week long all out cheat-fest replete w/ booze (in moderation! So proud of that), sugary deliciousness, & GF breads. No my friends, I did not hold back & that likely resulted in at least 5 lbs of weight gain. The odd thing? With the exception on chips & margarita, I felt like rest of it was not worth it. It actually seemed like a waste of calories as it was no longer appealing to me. PB HAS changed my taste buds.
Anyhow, now I am on my way to being a well nourished GAPS girl.
The GAPS intro diet is somewhat complicated. It is basically an elimination diet so you start off with only broth, boiled meat, and certain low fiber vegetables (also boiled). Super boring, but it really is perfect to start in the winter (so much soup!) & especially right after one has stuffed ones face at Thanksgiving. I bought an e-book full of recipes to get me through the intro diet, which is 6 stages @ 5 days for each stage. I will be full GAPS by Christmas day. Full GAPS is really close to PB, only no potatoes or starchy veggies ever, no liquor, no chocolate, no baking soda or powder, & certain cheeses are off limits.
In order to do the diet right you have to commit 100% for at least 6 months with NO CHEATS! That means no chocolate until May 26. YIKES! You can have a little honey & both red & white wine once you are full GAPS. Otherwise I really don't think I could make it.
-Ridiculous amount of probiotics (2 pills Bio Kult/day + fermented food @ every meal).
-Cod Liver Oil
-Omega 3s (anyone know a good affordable brand?)
-Homeopathy-right now sugar & gluten-word on the street is GAPS can cure gluten intolerance. Is there a croissant in my future?
Gross Sick TMI-If your"fast lane" is chronically clogged, as is my issue, you are supposed to give yourself enemas! Barf! I just don't think I am capable of that.
-I get 1/4 pig in the next 2 weeks.
-I am joining a raw dairy share.
-I have been continuing my meditation 2x per day. It will be a year & 1/2 in Dec.
-I went to an amazing 10 hour meditation intensive.
-I did the gaze with Braco. Sounds so out there but my advice is to not judge, or just do it & then judge.
Last edited by me2; 11-27-2011 at 09:37 AM.
Phew keep us posted! GAPS just doesn't seem realistic to me. I'd like to do it to really reset my digestive system and ideally force myself to stick to a primal diet with no cheats. This week just keeps going downhill, I keep cheating more and more after 3+ weeks of only a few indulgences every week.