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    Week 4, Day 5
    BBT - thermometer's batteries are dead
    142.5 ... getting back there.
    93 days binge-free


    Leptin Resistance goals:
    - Breakfast w/ 50gm of protein yes
    - Breakfast w/i 30m of rising no, <1hr
    - 5+ hrs between Breakfast and Lunch yes, no lunch
    - 5+ hrs between Lunch and Dinner yes, no lunch
    - finished dinner by 7:30? yes, 7:10
    - no snacking yes
    - 3.5+ hrs between dinner & bedtime yes, 3.5
    - exposure to morning temp & sun no, too overcast, not worth trying
    - darkening the house at sunset yes
    - 100% primal diet yes
    - <50g carb per day, GAPS (no grains, sugar, legumes, lactose, or starches) yes
    - no PUFA's other than fCLO yes
    - teaspoon of coconut oil if I start fading 2T extra with bkfst

    Morning
    D (5000IU) - 6,000IU
    HCl -
    Dig Enz - Considering another brand and/or ox bile and/or bile salts
    Organs, broth, ferments: raw goat liver, cup broth, & ferm. wtrmln rind for brkfst,

    Midday
    Mg (700mg) - 3/4tsp 8pm
    Selenium (200mg) - yes
    ACV - 1T
    OOO -
    Green tea -
    Salt and/or potassium - 1 t
    Seaweed - 3/4tsp
    GFCF? yes

    B - 4 eggs in 3T CO, 5.5 oz sausage, 1oz goat liver, watermelon rind chunk (fermented), cup chicken broth w/ salt

    D - lots of (quality) shredded coconut, polish ssg, tiny sweet potato w/ heap of CO & pumpkin pie spices. I was craving it after making the family winter squash pudding (eggs, butter, spices, squash)

    Results
    - energy <3/10
    - bloating = 3mo in morning, 5+mo at night. Is it the (lots of) shredded coconut, tiny sweet potato, or handling the kids' butter?
    - skin = absolutely silky smooth all over!
    - sleep very disturbed last night. took forever to fall asleep - increasing spinny mind, then RLS kicked in on right (top) leg, then babygrok started thrashing every now and then. She slept horribly all night, and I kept having very confused dreams and couldn't understand what was going on (it's been a few years since I was having these occasionally, where I'd be half-awake and have no idea what was up or down or whether I was human or not or what was hanging to my breast (baby) ... totally out of it). Around 7 she started waking every 5-10m thrashing and kicking me and fussing. Gave her another detox bath in the morning. She's totally unable to handle any disappoint right now. Am I poisoning her with the detoxing through breastmilk?
    - COLD last night even before bed (and the house was the same temp it's been)
    - felt utterly listless this afternoon. 10m nap, lots of couch-lying.
    - Is my brain coming back a smidge? Little-used vocabulary is popping here and there into my head and I feel like I'm learning stuff a bit better (like that daggum kruse website!).
    - found the coconut addictive like coconut milk/cream, but it's not that easy to binge on, so safe, lol
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-28-2012 at 06:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Cakes View Post
    It sounds like the iron may be the problem. Your cortisol looks OK except for that one reading at 1pm. I think the 10:30 could be lower but you would notice a problem sleeping if it wasn't low enough. I agree that inflammation may be the culprit skewing your ferritin (maybe because of gut issues???). I know people who supplement iron and take vit c with it for maximum absorption. Have you tried taking doses of vit c? I'm curious as to the success of that strategy for increasing vit c levels with an end result of iron absorption.
    Nature-S > Naturthroid > old armour > new Armour

    Dr. K: inadequate vit A means poor LDL -> steroid conversion. (could this apply to my case, with fat malabsorption & low steroids & high LDL?)
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    Week 4, Day 6
    BBT - thermometer's batteries are dead
    144 ... was 146 before bed last night!
    94 days binge-free


    Leptin Resistance goals:
    - Breakfast w/ 50gm of protein yes
    - Breakfast w/i 30m of rising yes, DaddyGrok dear made the sausage for me
    - 5+ hrs between Breakfast and Lunch yes, no lunch
    - 5+ hrs between Lunch and Dinner yes, no lunch
    - finished dinner by 7:30? about 7:45
    - no snacking yes
    - 3.5+ hrs between dinner & bedtime yes, 4
    - exposure to morning temp & sun yes, 34 & sunny, felt luscious
    - darkening the house at sunset yes, about 9, anyway
    - 100% primal diet yes
    - <50g carb per day, GAPS (no grains, sugar, legumes, lactose, or starches) yes
    - no PUFA's other than fCLO yes
    - teaspoon of coconut oil if I start fading 2T extra with bkfst

    Morning
    D (5000IU) - 6,000IU
    HCl -
    Dig Enz - Considering another brand and/or ox bile and/or bile salts
    Organs, broth, ferments: raw goat liver & SKJ for bkfst, some broth with dinner

    Midday
    Mg (700mg) - 1/2t midday and bedtime
    Selenium (200mg) - yes
    ACV -
    OOO - yes
    Green tea -
    Salt and/or potassium - 1tsp
    Seaweed - 1/2tsp?
    GFCF? yes

    B - 4 eggs in 3T CO, 5.5 oz sausage, 1oz goat liver, sauerkraut juice

    D - beef, pork, & goat ribs (home-smoked), salad, greens braised in drippings & juices from garlicky goat a few days ago

    Results
    - energy 3/10
    - bloating = 4+/10 morning,,
    - skin = soft, nearly hairless above knee & elbow
    - slept hard, still bloated in the morning. Woke feeling like I had only 2hrs sleep (had to get up for an event). Stiff, achey ... remind me next time I say I never get achey. But I didn't have nightshades - I had tiny sweet potato, lots of organic coconut, and touched my children's butter (barely). Dairy didn't make me sore before, nor did it kill my sleep. Did I just erase all my progress trying to wipe out Monday's accidental dairy & rice syrup??!
    - not warm last night.
    - inline skated some today, enjoyed it! It's been a long, long while.
    - BT on vit C around 6-7g. Been hitting 7-8 several days this week with no BT.
    - took detox bath w/ 2C epsom salts at night. Made it too hot and got woozy from the evaporating chlorine, daggumit, but I still think it was helpful.

    These setbacks are temporary, I know, and learning points, but discouraging, anyway.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-29-2012 at 07:35 AM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
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    My rings were tighter after Monday's accidental whatever, then looser again yesterday (Friday), till whatever was in dinner puffed me up again. Calf had been at 14.5", was up to 15" Tuesday, back down to 14.75 Thursday, back up to 15 Friday.

    What is this swelling? Why does the body do it? What is it responding to?

    My voice clarity had been coming back fully by Thursday, too, but wasn't improved any more yesterday and may have been worse.

    Edit 4/9/2012 - Given what's happened recently with coconut manna, coconut milk, & coconut water, I think the coconut shreds were the culprit, not the sweet potato or CO or touching the butter.
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 04-09-2012 at 03:44 PM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
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    Week 4, Day 7
    BBT - thermometer's batteries are dead
    145. Sheesh.
    95 days binge-free


    Leptin Resistance goals:
    - Breakfast w/ 50gm of protein yes
    - Breakfast w/i 30m of rising yes, DaddyGrok dear made the sausage for me
    - 5+ hrs between Breakfast and Lunch yes no lunch ... watched my family eat Mexican and didn't miss it.
    - 5+ hrs between Lunch and Dinner yes, no lunch
    - finished dinner by 7:30? yes!
    - no snacking yes
    - 3.5+ hrs between dinner & bedtime yes
    - exposure to morning temp & sun yes, 36 & sunny w/ bare feet, felt luscious
    - darkening the house at sunset yes
    - 100% primal diet yes
    - <50g carb per day, GAPS (no grains, sugar, legumes, lactose, or starches) way less
    - no PUFA's other than fCLO yes
    - teaspoon of coconut oil if I start fading 2T extra with bkfst

    Morning
    D (5000IU) - forgot
    HCl -
    Dig Enz - Considering another brand and/or ox bile and/or bile salts
    Organs, broth, ferments: raw goat liver & SKJ for bkfst, cup o' broth and ferm rind for dinner

    Midday
    Mg (700mg) -
    Selenium (200mg) -
    ACV -
    OOO -
    Green tea -
    Salt and/or potassium - tsp salt, felt no difference in my wooziness
    Seaweed -
    GFCF? yes

    B - 4 eggs in 3T CO, 5.5 oz sausage, 1oz goat liver, sauerkraut juice & chunk ferm. watermelon rind

    D - heaps o' brussels sprouts in heaps o' coconut oil, steak w/ smoked salt and homemade Montreal blend, chunk of fermented watermelon rind, cup of broth, lots of salt

    Results
    - energy 3/10
    - bloating = 4/10 morning,
    - skin = soft, nearly hairless above knee & elbow
    - 9.5hrs good sleep, still sleepy in the morning, of course
    - 3g C morning = BT!, 1g evening
    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-29-2012 at 07:56 PM.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    DH mentioned that perhaps teh reason I need so much more vit C than others is my impaired absorption. Certainly possible. I don't know if that works for vit C (since I have fat malabsorption and formerly insufficient HCl for protein absorption), but worth keeping in mind.
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    So the things that happen when my gut's not happy:
    - pink nose
    - less clear singing voice
    - bloating
    - leg swelling (15.25 yesterday)
    - rings stop spinning

    - pop fingers more??
    - sore abdomen (or is this dairy-specific?)
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    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    So the things that happen when my gut's not happy:
    - pink nose
    - less clear singing voice
    - bloating
    - leg swelling (15.25 yesterday)
    - rings stop spinning

    - pop fingers more??
    - sore abdomen (or is this dairy-specific?)
    MamaGrok - I assume your lower legs swell judging by the measurement? For me it's my thighs/butt/hips after eating.

    Which digestive enzymes do you use? I switched to Zypan from Standard Process and I think they work better than the ones I was using before which was Source Naturals Pancreatin 8X. I also use ox bile. Can't say it helped with the bloating but since using it I haven't had my supposed gallbladder attacks (I don't have gallstones so not sure what those attacks are) and my stool is consistently brown whereas before it was rather pale and/or would change depending on the color of food I was eating.

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    Yes, calf is what shows the measurement the most, but I also get swelling in thighs & whole arm. Right now I have enormous stomach bloating and I don't know what it's rom.

    I used Kaire Labs digestive enzymes, and now have none. I didn't notice anything from them. I actually have happy stool, relatively speaking, lol, so the fat malabsorption was a shock to me.
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    Current: 132.5 lbs
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    Week 5, Day 1
    BBT - thermometer's batteries are dead
    146. Sheesh! DH thought I was faking it when I showed him my belly yesterday. So distended it hurts.
    96 days binge-free


    Leptin Resistance goals:
    - Breakfast w/ 50gm of protein yes
    - Breakfast w/i 30m of rising yes, started at the 30m mark, anyway.
    - 5+ hrs between Breakfast and Lunch yes, no lunch
    - 5+ hrs between Lunch and Dinner yes, no lunch
    - finished dinner by 7:30? yes, 7:10
    - no snacking "long dinner" - starved by 5:15, and ate very slowly and sporadically until I finished almost 2hrs later
    - 3.5+ hrs between dinner & bedtime should be just about that.
    - exposure to morning temp & sun yes, 32 & sunny w/ bare feet, saw the sun rise over the trees at 8am on the dot!
    - darkening the house at sunset yes
    - 100% primal diet yes
    - <50g carb per day, GAPS (no grains, sugar, legumes, lactose, or starches) way less
    - no PUFA's other than fCLO yes
    - teaspoon of coconut oil if I start fading 2T extra with bkfst

    Morning
    D (5000IU) - 12,000IU to make up
    HCl -
    Dig Enz - Considering another brand and/or ox bile and/or bile salts
    Organs, broth, ferments: raw goat liver, broth, & SKJ+rind for bkfst, broth for dinner

    Midday
    Mg (700mg) - 3/4t
    Selenium (200mg) - yes
    ACV -
    OOO - 4 drops
    Green tea -
    Salt and/or potassium -
    Seaweed -
    GFCF? yes

    B - 4 eggs in 3T CO, 5.5 oz sausage, 1oz goat liver, sauerkraut juice & chunk ferm. watermelon rind, cup o' broth

    D - steak, sausages, bit of brussels sprouts, carrot, bit of ham steak

    Results
    - energy 4.5/10. Definitely felt more alive today. By no means sproinging around, but awake and alive. Sleepy now at 7:43.
    - bloating = 4/10 morning,
    - skin = super soft, still nearly hairless above knee & elbow
    - bed at 11, woke at 5:15 & couldn't get back to sleep, despite being very sleepy. Lie awake 2hrs, think I may have slept a bit at the end, but still was quite ready to get up when I did. Thought about the past and think that energy in general has gone along with me waking at less than 8hrs in the past year ... will watch for a pattern. I've long thought that my excessive need for 8.5+hrs of sleep per night is from something wrong with me and will go away when I fix things, whatever that is. Could it be as simple as the "intake food / expend energy" balancer?
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    Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-30-2012 at 04:43 PM.
    5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
    Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
    Current: 132.5 lbs
    Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
    Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey

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