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    I get those jerking awake things going on too. So frustrating. Not so much lately, for some reason. That's fine with me.

    And I really should be getting off to bed myself.

    I have to admit, it more than irritates me when I hear things like, "I can't afford the test." So glad I live in Canada...
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    I seem to remember somewhere that these types of dreams/issues go away by age 7, but I can't remember where I read that or the context. Of course they could go away sooner. Something to do with different rates of development in different parts of the brain.
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    I had night terrors from adolescence until I had children, so I feel that for me, they were definitely hormone related.

    Middlest also has them; started just before puberty. They are more distressing for the rest of the household than her, as she can never remember them the next morning. But let me tell you, there is nothing like a bloodcurdling scream coming from your child's bedroom to ruin your night's sleep! At least she doesn't run down the hall anymore, like she used to. Once, she almost made it outside, still sound asleep and screaming her head off.

    Parenthood is not for sissies.

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    Parenthood is not for sissies.
    That is certainly true!! Oh please! I don't want my kids to go through this again!!! Once is enough for me thanks.

    Siobhan, DS will be turning 7 in December, may he will suddenly get over the whole thing on his birthday - I wouldn't complain

    Had a pretty good day, not my usual fare food wise, but lately that hasn't been good anyway. I had greek yoghurt with nuts for breakfast. Tea with cream x2 this morning. Lunch was an apple with a bit of cheese, about 6 pecans. Dinner was grilled salmon and veggies sauteed in butter. Dessert was a 'milkshake' - raw milk, dollop of cream, vanilla, banana and a tiny bit of stevia, blended until frothy and then drunk. THe family was in heaven So simple, healthy and quick! I felt pretty good after dinner - just replete and content without any yuck after effects. Dang! Just realised that I forgot my CO today. But I did remember to give us all our supplements today - star for mommy.

    Spent a good bit of time trying to get the chickens all set up for the next few days. We are heading out of town for a couple nights and of course the weather decides that that is the very weekend to send some really chilly weather! So DH was finishing off a portable run that attaches to the very nice little coop he built. It is far better for snow and wind. Then it was moving the run - whew that thing is HEAVY! Certainly think we are pretty safe as far as the wind goes there. Moving the old run around and setting up heatlamps so the waterers don't freeze. Supposed to get down to the teens and only up to the early 30's in the day. Wish I had someone to pop over and check the birds water for me, just going to have to trust that our efforts will be sufficient.

    I have a friend with Rheumatoid Arthritis who is in bad shape at the moment. Can barely even walk poor girl! I suggested to her to check this website out - lets hope she finds some hope here, well actually, lets hope she even looks. All the usual meds are not doing anything to help and she could use a change. Question is whether she has it in her to try another approach after trying so many things and diets etc.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 227 lbs
    S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.

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    OK, I had too much CO this morning on an empty stomach. Feeling really nasty right now! Dizzy, nauseated, headache and short of breath, aching belly. I got blase about the CO effects and decided to take a heaped teaspoon of CO - whew! Guess I still need to take it slow. Going to drink lots and see if I can flush some of those toxins out. Trying to pack for our trip, and plan what food to take with us and now it feels as though someone stole my head and left me with a vacuum that is swirling around constantly. Fortunately I don't have to drive and if it follows my last experience, I should feel more normal in a few hours.

    Starting to snow, but not supposed to get much. Checked and the heatlamp is working as planned (thermostat adapter) so I feel more comfortable leaving the birds. Their new setup is more predator proof too so safer even if a dog or coyote got in. Not too sure about the raccoons though, I put two carabiners through the latch and hope that two will be enough to foil a raccoons attempts to get in.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 227 lbs
    S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.

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    We do feel so much better when we've eaten well, don't we? I find that basking in the glow of a really good healthy and delicious meal makes junk food temptations so much easier to pass on. They never seem to feel that good.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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    Well, spent many long hours in the car this weekend... not my favourite way to pass the time but I did get lots of knitting done which was fun. We stayed with MIL and all got to sweat out all the toxins lurking in our systems. Her house is super hot! My poor son who really doesn't tolerate the heat was having a tough time! We all slept in shorts and just under a sheet. It was pretty cold outside which was fortunate as we could close the door and fling the windows wide, but even with two fans going the radiator was still churning out the heat in the room. But we were able to get to a reasonably warm and bearable temp in the bedroom. My deodorant melted without me realising and when I put it on it took me a few seconds to realise that I had smeared a 1/4" layer on each underarm!!!! I had to scrape it off :0 or my arms would have been glued down to my side when it cooled on my body!! Funny.

    We ate primal, just took our own food, got to cook in ancient worn out non-stick skillets. Decided that we aren't staying there again any time soon! Just too uncomfortable in so many ways. We'll stay at a hotel next time and figure out food differently. Then we can visit for as long as we can bear and leave when the kids start getting too fractious due to the heat. (I won't lie - I also get fractious!)

    I think the long hours in the car and eating too few veggies this weekend took their toll (and a bar of chocolate in the car on the way home) and I have retained water. I am sure it will disappear in the next day or so. Going to go and do some LHT. Not sure how much I will manage but I am really wanting to do SOMETHING and get into more of a routine as far as workouts go. Feeling very flabby at the moment. I know the planks are going to get me wobbling - hee hee. Amazing how difficult they are in the beginning. Still have to work on DH to get me a pull up bar... or else I may need to try and figure it out myself. Only problem is finding somewhere that is structurally sound enough to tolerate our weight without bringing the porch down on our heads! This place is really dilapidated - 1969 trailer .... must have been pretty nice when new, but now it's well past its BB date.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 227 lbs
    S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.

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    And here I was going to say 'I hope you enjoyed your weekend away'! Well, glad you are back.

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    Woohoow, caught up on one journal! Hi Coll
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
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    Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
    Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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    Haha Candy! I am really behind on my journal reading too

    Well, I just did the self assessment from the primal blueprint fitness. Whew, now I have the wobbly leg and arm syndrome I had to lie down and catch my breath. My legs can do more than my lungs and heart can keep up with. I was surprised - I did 72 squats and had to stop because my heart was pounding so hard and I was puffing too hard. I probably could have squeezed out a couple more but didn't want to overdo it. My plank was ever so slightly better than my previous self assessment - but I have decided to still start at the bottom and work my way up - I am pathetically wobbly and 'puffy' on that exercise!! No pull up bar so that will wait for now. Pushups, no surprise there, can't even do one proper push up so starting on the wall pushups, did 40 just for starters today. Even my arms got tired when I did the squats - I was holding them out in front of me most of the time. I think there is a definite imbalance in my body!! I do squat a lot all day long - I don't usually bend to do stuff, I squat. So I guess that is why I can do so many. I did check with the chiro (who does crossfit too) whether I am doing them right and he was impressed. Nice to feel that I can do something - even if everything else is pathetic I feel as though I have a start.
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 227 lbs
    S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
    Goal weight: 135 lbs

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.

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