There has been a terrible new development for me. I've noticed when I eat dark chocolate on an empty stomach that my stomach reacts with a lot of violent noise. I think maybe it's not good for me. This is not good news.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 162.5 x 2
I think my copper peptides have jumped the shark- I have not been able to get even my mild product to work for me lately.
I'm going to go over and check out an Asian market tomorrow, shopping for real food and not just tea.
Introductory post here. I've been lurking around MDA for about a year now. Lost my way late last year and just got it back together again about two months ago.
I'm 47, perimenopausal, dealing with hugely stressful issues in my life, but so thankful I feel in control of my eating by eating paleo/primal.
I don't normally weigh myself, but I had an emergency surgery 4 weeks ago today and I weighed 175 in the hospital. As of last week when I had to be weighed again for a preop check for yet another surgery, I weighed 165 I'm 5'7". I don't normally have any medical issues except for anxiety ~ this was just a really strange month.
I live with my dh, two adult daughters and SIL, none of whom are paleo/primal. My daughter and her dh are vegetarians and my dh and other daughter are junk food junkies. It's basically each man/woman for himself/herself with regard to meals around here, which is good because it helps me remain paleo/primal.
I'm not allowed to resume any strenuous activity until next week, and I'm hesitant because I've been battling tendinitis in my right elbow for several months, but exercise is the next step I need to take.
I've enjoyed reading through this thread and getting to "know" you all.
Fast-forward 11 years, and I got off the pill because a) I wanted to see how it affected my overall health and b) we had decided we wanted to start a family. Also, since I went primal, I had started having periods despite being on a continuous dose...kind of defeats the purpose.
The month I stopped taking hormonal birth control, my period picked up like nothing had happened. Seriously, I could have probably gotten pregnant right then and there (well, two weeks later when I ovulated...you know what I mean).
I've been on the Pill since I was 19, with a few skipped years between 21 and 24. If it had a negative impact on my fertility, I don't see it. I do think primal has been a tremendous boon to my fertility. My periods from July to May arrived like clockwork, had minimal cramping, and weren't overly heavy. There'd be one heavy day, then everything lightened up. Couple that with a divacup, and it was practically like nothing was going on. This is a huge change from the painful mess I experienced in my 20s.
As always, YMMV.
My Primal Meanderings
I charted successfully to get pregnant. My story was that I was on the pill for a decade and got off to get pregnant. Through charting I realized that I was having annuvalatory cycles. It took over a year to get my period back. I have never been regular and I am not convinced we are supposed to be so regular... Anyway it took 26 months after my first was born to get my period back. I tracked my temps after that and my cervical fluid. Thanks to that I figured out I ovulated on day 60. I caught that egg and created my son! He is now 26 months old and I still don't have my period. And that's fine. I don't want more kids. I am 41 (so I had my son two weeks before I turned 39). I am tandem nursing and I do fast 5 and still make milk. I am in the best shape of my life. Hear me roar
Hey Ladies ....
I'm on to day 3 of primal eating. 2 questions for you:
1. Yesterday there were a couple times I felt nauseous between meals (had a piece of fruit both times, it helped first time. second time it didn't but coffee with milk did...?) I assume this is normal when starting primal...?
2. when just starting pb, if you're (me) coming off a high carb, processed, crappy diet and start eating proteins and fats what is your body using for fuel in those beginning stages? Curious.