Third morning I've felt depressed in the morning and then gradually lightened up as the day went on. These short, dark days aren't helping. I long for spring.
Tried a modified one-minute muffin concoction last night using flaxseed meal...it was ok. Debated on the fake sugar or honey thing again, fake won. Felt pretty lame about it too. I was still hungry but had to leave for 2nd job so took sliced ham and layered it in a bowl with cheddar cheese, nuking the whole thing for a few min. in the microwave. Pulled it out, cut the whole thing up with a knife and devoured it - very good, quick, and protein-y. I bought frozen shrimp at the grocery and will try adding that to a veggie when I'm in a pinch.
I've been reading tons on the Leptin Reset thread - so confused. I've read so much at this point about so many people that I can't remember who said what or who is taking what for which. It's mind-boggling. I'd love a step-by-step thread, or a flowchart, something a little easier to follow. I'm sure I'm leptin resistant, no question, but where do I start? What's the point of starting if I cannot get to bed before 11pm 3-5 nights a week? Are there any benefits at all?
Also been researching iodine again and started supplementing again. One particular Dr. (Bowenstein?) talked about detoxification when taking iodine, and one of those symptoms is skin rash. Bromide leaving the skin and such. Wondering if that's what was going on with me. Surely not. I wish I could find someone with the same issue to pick their brain.
Three and a half weeks of this and feeling much better than before. Supplementing with iodine again, more gradually, and that's working out much better too. Been using salt flushes here and there to help with the bromaderma symptoms - brilliant solution and almost invigorating the way I feel afterward. Wide AWAKE. Weird to get that from salt. Nonetheless, not seeing any difference in body size or waist, which is discouraging a little bit. I tell myself I will see changes as my metabolism heals, I WILL. But not seeing any signs at all right now. It is really nice, however, to eat real food and feel like a satiated, regular human being. No counting shit, just eating good food, and feeling good while doing it.
Last edited by Clabbergirl; 02-07-2012 at 09:53 AM.
What about Birch Tree sugar? Has no insulin response, good for your teeth and mouth and doesn't have that aftertaste. It has about the same sweetness as regular sugar. AFAIK it's the same kind of sugar that our body naturally makes when it metabolizes carbs ... or something. YEAH
Originally Posted by Clabbergirl
I have not heard of this, let alone as a sweetener. I'll check into it. Thanks.
Four weeks in and I have notched my belt tighter by one bit. I *think* I can see a little bit of a difference around my waist when I stand sideways in the mirror, but not sure if that's wishful thinking or not. My friends remarked I look like I'd lost weight a few days ago, but they haven't seen me in months and I was wearing a coat. I don't bother with scales anymore so who knows. But I do feel better, although not terrific 100% of the time. Right now trying to get past migraines/sinus issues. WTF. Asked my ENT if this was going to be my life in the forever future...he said maybe as long as I live in this part of the world. That SUCKS. I also refuse to believe there's nothing I can do, and he's not the kind of doctor who usually says that sort of thing. Maybe it was an off day for him too.
But still managing to stay away from grains and keep the carb count low. This way of eating is so liberating after years of carb and calorie counting. I had a lb of bacon this morning and it was heavenly. HEAVENLY.
Five weeks in. Pants may be a little bit looser around the hips, upper thighs, and waist. Afraid to hope. Trying not to think about it and just press on. Started grapefruit seed extract over the weekend and really added a lot to my tea starting 3 days ago. Oddly enough, I've felt pretty lethargic for 3 days too - sleepy, heavy, sluggish, fogged. Very different from how I felt last week. I can attribute it to the GSE I guess, since it is connected. Suppose this is the dreaded die off? I've been skeptical of die off for ages, there's just so many variables and so many people that report things that couldn't possibly be affected. But maybe there's something to it. Maybe. I've decided to slow down on the GSE supplementing to see if I start feeling better. Instead of 5 drops 2x a day, I've gone to 5 drops 1x a day...that was last night. And this morning I'm slow as Moses again...so maybe I should reduce to 2x day for a week or something...
Craving sugar and carbs like mad too. WTF.
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