Kraft slices, that doesn't sound like Real cheese . I bet that stuff is made of all kind of (s)crap(s) melted together and topped off with chemicals. I don't think it can even be considered primal, or real food.
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
you're right, Candy, and I know this... but I found them to be tasty. Here's the ingredient list (*hiding in the corner now*):
Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, milk, whey, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, salt, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, sorbic acid as a preservative, apocarotenal (color),annatto (color), enzymes, vitamin D3, cheese culture, yellow dye.
You know I could look past most of it until it gets to enzymes (something about that just creeps me out even though I'm sure it's fairly innocuous) and YELLOW DYE.
enzymes are what are used to curdle the milk into cheese.
I guess it's just the word enzymes haha. I'm a fan of quality Vermont sharp cheddar, having been spoiled by my ex who was from Vermont (his dad was frequently gifted with large blocks of cheese that got passed on to our apartment).
Try cheese from Switzerland. Bliss.
Hello folks. Today is day 80. Eight freaking days that I have been following Primal. It doesn't seem like it's been that long!
I discovered something recently... and it's amazing how you all of a sudden discover something that should have been blatently obvious to you... since going Primal I have had MINIMAL sciatic pain. And I only discovered this because I had a sciatic flare this weekend. I went off the path and chose to have a McDonald's breakfast on Saturday. I had the scrambled eggs, sausage and a hash brown. That evening I had a sciatic flare that would not subside no matter how I positioned myself. Finally, the next day after getting back on the Primal path, the pain went away. That just goes to show that PUFAs cause inflammation... my own personal lab experiment right there.
That's when I discovered that my sciatic issues had gone away. Score! I shared this with my SIL this morning while we were talking about Primal. She took a wrong turn last night and experienced the problems that comes with the wrong turn this morning and asked me about them. We got on the subject of her husband's chronic back pain despite surgery a couple of years ago and her mom's fibro. She thinks it'd be awesome if her mom's fibro could be cured (or at least symptoms avoided) by following Primal. I'd already shared Tomi's journal with her mom (and got no acknowledgement, which doesn't surprise me), but today I shared some other Fibro related threads with SIL to share with MIL. I also included one regarding chronic back pain for her husband.
I guess at this point I don't care who gets MIL to change her eating patterns - whether it be me or SIL - but at some point I would like to smuggly say "I told you so", even if it's under my breath.
Anyhow - back to my life since this is MY journal... DH pissed me off last night and I need some advice. I have ZERO sexual drive. Zero... not even enough to partake in solo activities that result in sexual pleasure. I couldn't care less if I have sex. At first I thought it was because of medication. But the deeper I look into it the more I think it's other things - primarily the roles I play in my life. After being a mother, student, chef, and housekeeper, the last thing I want to be is a sex kitten... I've talked to my osteopath about it, and because we thought it was medication related, we switched things around, etc, etc, etc. At the end she said "throw him a bone once in a while, even if you don't want to". So, last night I "threw him a bone" and he turned me down. He doesn't want to have sex unless there's enough foreplay involved that my sexual needs are satisfied too... again, I don't care one way or another... I was just looking to keep him satisfied. When I told him I didn't feel like going to all that work, he said that "just having sex" is then a chore to him and boring. Ok... my response - "well, if that's how you feel, what's one more chore that doesn't get done?" and I rolled over. He got kind of pissy and I don't remember what he said but my response was "What the hell am I supposed to do? You bitch that I don't ever give it up, but when I do you say it's a chore. I don't get it". He didn't respond and shortly after, I could tell he was sleeping.
So, what's a girl to do when she has no sex drive whatsoever and a husband who makes negative comments even though you make ever effort to at least keep him sexed up? I have looked at supplements that are supposed to increase libido, but so far nothing is changed.
I can't help but think it has something to do with our lifestyle - the kids, the jobs, the messy house, the constant stress brought on by too much work and not enough time.
We've tried different things - hotel rooms, toys, movies... after a while they get old. Seriously. I don't want to go to the work of getting there myself. I'd much rather he jump on, do his thing, roll over and go to sleep. I appreciate his desire to satisfy me, but I don't want to exert the energy needed to reach that point. It's too much work and the thought of it exhausts me.
Of all the reasons for divorce, ours would be sexual differences. seriously, this has put a HUGE strain on our relationship and has created this intense resentment for each other and I don't like it one bit. Any suggestions?
On a different note, things in the GI world are righted again... must be the Kraft "cheese".
Added: this whole time we were looking at my anti-depressants as being the problem, but what if it is actually a testosterone problem caused by my birth control... I have to admit that the use of condoms appeals to me much more than NOT using them b/c they cut down on the mess... TMI, sorry, but it's true.
This article written by Mark says that birth control inhibits testosterone production in women:
Testosterone and Women | Mark's Daily Apple
Maybe if I ditch the birth control and the antidepressants, I'll want sex again?