Page 417 of 618 FirstFirst ... 317367407415416417418419427467517 ... LastLast
Results 4,161 to 4,170 of 6172

Thread: Primal Journal-deMuralist page 417

  1. #4161
    demuralist's Avatar
    demuralist is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,439
    Primal Fuel
    dang, a huge storm just opened up and I am stuck at work, and none of my girls are posting.....aaaak

  2. #4162
    RMS123's Avatar
    RMS123 is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,678
    hmm. got a compliment from the rental car guy about how nice I looked in heels and all :-) nothing and exciting in my world. in a plane home...
    -- Ruth

  3. #4163
    demuralist's Avatar
    demuralist is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,439
    wow, that is a way to perk up the day!

  4. #4164
    athomeontherange's Avatar
    athomeontherange is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,512
    you get hit on and its nothing and exciting? GIRL!!
    Karin


    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

    What am I doing? Depends on the day.

  5. #4165
    RMS123's Avatar
    RMS123 is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,678
    He was old. Either the young Hispanics or old men (and my DH, of course) find me attractive.
    -- Ruth

  6. #4166
    athomeontherange's Avatar
    athomeontherange is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,512
    psh.. take it and run girlie..
    Karin


    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

    What am I doing? Depends on the day.

  7. #4167
    demuralist's Avatar
    demuralist is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,439
    me too, and most especially old Hispanic men. I had an old, very short, Hispanic man hitting on me in Home Depot when I was standing in line with my daughter. He was very straight forward and persistent. My daughter could not stop laughing.

    Saw this article this morning, feel like it is worth sharing as I had just heard about this research yesterday on the radio...
    A recent study reported in the medical journal, SCIENCE,
    reported the following:

    "Researchers gathered human twins in which one
    was obese and the other lean. They transferred gut
    bacteria from these twins into the guts of mice and
    watched what happened.

    The mice with bacteria from the overweight twin grew
    fat; those that got bacteria from lean twin stayed lean."

    Here's what this means...

    *Good digestive bacteria is associated with weight loss/ healthy weight
    *Bad digestive bacteria is associated with weight gain and obesity

    For some people, their digestion is impaired due to
    years of poor food choices and lifestyle habits; and for
    others, their poor digestive health might actually predate
    (and hence be the root cause) of obesity.

    It's a chicken vs. egg question, but regardless of how your
    digestion became impaired, there is no question that healing
    your digestion is paramount to losing weight long term.

    Here are some very simple ways to start right healing right
    now...

    (1) REDUCE INFLAMMATION – Make sure to eat essential fats
    every day in the form of flax, chia, cold water fish, or fish oil
    (all are extremely anti-inflammatory). Also try to go gluten-free
    when you can.

    (2) EAT PREBIOTICS – most people have heard of probiotics,
    but prebiotics are just as important. They are what the
    beneficial bacteria actually live and thrive on. The best
    prebiotics are water- and fiber-dense vegetables, ideally
    raw or lightly cooked.

    (3) TAKE PROBIOTICS – fermented foods such as sauerkraut,
    kim chi, and kefir are all great sources of natural bacteria.
    And for most people, I also recommend taking a strong and
    diverse probiotic supplement, particularly during the healing
    phase.

    (4) USE HEALTHIER SUGARS - While we all know that things
    like soft drinks, cookies, crackers, and bread products cause
    you to gain weight for hormonal reasons, what you may not
    know is that the bad bugs feed off of processed sugar, making
    your intestines a breeding ground for unfriendly bacteria.

    Whenever possible find alternatives to these types of packaged
    foods and sweeten your foods with healthier sugars, like
    coconut palm sugar, stevia and xylitol.


    I won't add any pills (i.e.. the suggestion of probiotics), but I could take more care with the food, add some Kombucha, and start taking my fish oil again.
    Last edited by demuralist; 09-13-2013 at 05:38 AM.

  8. #4168
    demuralist's Avatar
    demuralist is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,439
    So on to the report of my progress...

    Food yesterday was very good, I am still coming in over 500 calories on my fast day, but still under my 550 goal. Yesterday was 542. I guess I will let myself get good at under 550, then slowly lower it as I lose the weight in the method prescribed by the 5:2 plan.

    NEAT yesterday was helped by the fact that I got on the treadmill, even though I couldn't go upstairs since we had a conference going on, and still did not get to walk after work because of the rain. So steps were 8558 and 6 floors.

    Sleep is interesting lately...my efficiency is still high 80's to low 90's, I am getting less than 7 hours of actual sleep. However I have been waking up without the alarm feeling refreshed and the long stretches between wake ups are becoming more frequent. In other words I have been getting 3 to 4 stretches a night that are at least 90 minutes long. Don't know what I can do to promote that but I am happy about it.

    I have lately seen a few things that talk about sleep time and weight and it drives me insane because there is an assumption that the reason we don't get sleep is because we don't get into bed soon enough to allow enough sleep. I keep thinking that people who obviously have no trouble sleeping are the ones writing these articles. I want to smack them on the head and tell them that we all know all the shit they are dishing out for getting into bed and falling asleep, if they want to make a contribution they need to find out why we can't stay asleep all night!

    p.s. the scale is still being kind, down another .8 to 259.4...so back in the 50's Yeah! Today is a non-fast day, will probably do a 3rd fast for this week on Sunday.
    Last edited by demuralist; 09-13-2013 at 08:18 AM.

  9. #4169
    RMS123's Avatar
    RMS123 is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,678
    Interesting article. I read something else that was also interesting, will post it if I can find the link again.

    Amen on the sleep. I leave myself at least 9 hours for sleep. I have two problems: (i) I can't stay asleep (wake up around 3 am and can't go back to sleep, regardless of when I go to bed); and (ii) I sleep very lightly (rarely get into that restorative deep sleep). I haven't seen anything that addresses these issues.

  10. #4170
    demuralist's Avatar
    demuralist is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    9,439
    One of the things I have planned is to switch out our king mattress for 2 twins when we next need a new mattress. I will keep the box springs, so it will be a lot cheaper. Then I will put a strip of memory foam between the 2, and layer the egg crate foam, a memory foam, and a feather bed topper on top of that. This is what I did to our spare bed, because I had the 2 twin mattresses already and wanted a king in there. The only catch is that I will need to use XL twins because the regular twins are 4" shorter than the king box springs. We have a sleigh bed but this arrangement will still fit within it. What this does is make the bed crazy comfy and nearly totally eliminates the wave from your partner's movements.

    Our room is already dark, cool, and quiet but with a box fan for white noise. When we have company in that spare room, they ALWAYS sleep in and rave about how comfy that bed is. We use it whenever we have a good excuse to.

    I am pretty sure that this arrangement will cut back considerably on the wake ups as I am almost positive they are from DH going to the bathroom.

    the only suggestion I have for the not being able to go back to sleep (given you are not Thomas Edison and able to nap whenever you get the urge) is to try a sleep meditation. I have a couple that I listen to that are about 30 minutes long, and use them to fall asleep every night. So that now, my body knows that they signal it is time to sleep, and I use them when I cannot fall back asleep in the middle of the night, which thankfully is becoming very rare.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •