That is exactly the deal PC. One day something sets me off big time and I eat the same stuff on another day and nothing at all happens - too weird. I thought for a bit it might be the digestive enzymes - but after cutting way back on those it is not that. starting today I am taking some potato starch (1 tsp to start - don't want any crazy reactions) and 1 prescript assist. I am not waiting until I see the doc next week. Today I feel stopped up in the digestive system. My weight is fluctuating rather widely at the moment - after a day of the runs it is down (obviously) and then after a couple more normal days it is up and I am just not going to worry too much about it until I have the gut issues settled. I am not eating a whole lot at the moment - sometimes I get mad! I eat way better than a lot of folks and here I am still looking like a ten ton Tessy - DANG! So many people look at you and immediately judge that you stuff your face with food all day long. I feel really self conscious sometimes when grocery shopping - I HATE being fat. I am sure people think I am loading up on too much conventionally 'bad' stuff like fat and meat ... I am not exactly a good ad for primal WOE. Not like I can walk around with my blood test results pasted to my forehead along with a sign saying - " I am actually healthier than I look"
We are excited about the bees PC because there is enough honey (we think) that we can harvest a fair amount for our own use. It is the main sweetener that we use and I am also looking forward to having bees wax around to add to lotions and making candles etc. It is going to take a while to accumulate enough wax to do much - but it is a start. Honey is such an all round great thing to have in your house - fantastic for putting on burns and wounds - they heal up really well. I usually mix a little lavender and geranium essential oils into the honey and put a nice generous smear on. Works beautifully and is very soothing too. I know, I am weird - love that kind of stuff
It is always sobering seeing your folks in their senior years and trying to think how to avoid becoming like them! I think having a happy outlook on life, staying flexible and always learning, valuing others and appreciating their efforts on your behalf and saying so, trying to be loving and caring and kind and respecting others choices even when you don't agree. OF course there is much more, but just a little effort would go a long way - just a bit of appreciation would help so much.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 224.8 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."