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    The only thing I have ever seen him read is a racing magazine. If it doesn't talk about compression or set-up, I don't think he'll read it. I have suggested he read ISWF and our doctor has suggested he read TPB, but he hasn't cracked a spine yet.

    191 this morning. Down 2 lbs from yesterday, which means I have 2 lbs left. Hopefully I can flush them today so that I can start my whole30 at 189 where I ended the last one.

    Last night, Brad and I had the best ribeyes ever. They were pastured, grass-fed and grain finished. They were juicy. They were flavorful. And they were marbled. The farm I got them from feeds the cattle grass on the pasture, but then for the last 120 days before slaughter, they feed them corn - and corn only, no fillers, no oats, no other garbage. She said it's corn they grow and harvest, rather than grain or feed brought in from a supplier. They were really good and Brad was even happy with them. And they were cheaper than the sirloin I purchased the week prior. Since when are ribeyes cheaper than sirloin??? When you get them from a different supplier who doesn't overprice their stuff... that's when. lol We'll be getting steaks from that farm again.

    Tonight we're going to have chicken breasts (bone-in and skin on) from the same farm. I'm not sure if I want to grill them or bake them. Maybe I should bake them in a shallow pan (or a cake pan since I have no other use for them lol) with some homemade chicken stock to keep them from drying out. I'm kind of excited.

    Anyone ever made mashed sweet potatoes? Any recipes you'd like to share? I've had them pan fried in coconut oil, baked as french fries, and as a baked potato. I read about mashed sweet potatoes in ISWF last night and wondered how to make them.

    I brought a jog bra with me this morning. Yesterday I really wanted to go for a jog but didn't have a bra. Today I do in case the desire strikes again.

    Over the last two days I have done some serious work on my house. The thing that has had the biggest impact was simply picking up the toys. It took forever to put them all away, but the place just feels so much better. Tonight, I think I might clean our bathroom. I swept the floor in there last night b/c the dog got into the litter again and tracked it all over the place. The

    Started my steroid treatments this morning. Brought a bag of almonds to snack on b/c I know the prednisone is going to make me hungry. I figured almonds were a better choice than what I would make otherwise, especially if I didn't have anything to snack on.

    I suppose... I'm rambling now so I must be out of things to talk about. I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I set a rule for myself a couple of months ago not to check email after 7PM and have stuck to it successfully. I'm going to implement a Facebook and Tumblr time limit too, but need to make sure I'm squared away with activities beforehand. I'll need to set TV limits so I don't just go to the boob tube when I'm not on the computer. One thing at a time.

    My first thought was that if he's on SSRI's or something like that for depression/anxiety, that probably has a lot to do with his weight gain, and could also be affecting his T. I hope he will read something, for your sake.

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    I'm sorry to hear your husband is so reluctant to see food and diet as the starting point to his hormone issue. My hubby has about 60 lbs to lose, he's lost 20 lbs already, but blames the inability to lose more on his hormones. It's tough, and everyone has their own struggle to get to the point of understanding what being healthy really means for themselves. I can't get him to read any book about nutrition. His answer is always "I know what I need to do." Sigh. I'm sorry it's stressful financially on top of it.

    I am also on FB, and my biggest downfall is that I check it on my phone. So even if my computer is shut down, and I'm unwinding, I end up checking it on my phone. I have started to cut way back on responding to FB friends. I read, and if I see someone in person, I tell them how great that photo was or how funny their story was that I saw on FB. It helps me manage the time on FB, and then I feel like I reconnect with people more.

    Awesome on the energy!

    Oh, and I'm trying your pancake recipe this weekend. Woohoo!

    Now that I'm finding my energy surge, facebook is honestly boring. I spend most of my time looking at the Paleo group pages, responding and posting. The rest of it is falling off my interest list. I don't "share" as much stuff as I used to. I don't comment on as much stuff. Just sort of browse, then move on. I'm just not that interested anymore. And most of the stuff on my newsfeed is stuff people did for workouts, this awesome shake they tried, about a run they nailed, etc. On the Paleo boards, we discuss stuff that interests me now, so that's where I find myself congregating most. But even that gets boring after about a half hour. I really think my cortisol peak is coming in the evening rather than in the AM. Brad has always called me a "second shifter" meaning I'm all but worthless in the morning and finally wind up in the early afternoon. Hopefully that changes the longer I'm Paleo/Primal. I'd love to leap out of bed in the morning feeling charged to start my day.

    The SSRI's probably are to blame for his weight gain - that and the sugar and wheat. He was 230-250 lbs when we met, which was big even then with the fatty chest and belly roll, but he was much better than he is now. He was a scrawny kid - people used to question whether or not his parents actually fed him. As a joke, they used to call him the Cambodian Kid. I think he's an emotional eater. Last night after we had dinner (ribeyes, potatoes and veggies) he sat down with a handful of beef jerky - of course, he didn't eat any veggies.

    I was reading on the International Paleo Movement Group on Facebook that a high fat low carb diet could help his "condition". I may force him into that with my cooking. No more potatoes for that boy, I think. I don't know how low it was (I mean, is it 10 points low or 200 points low, ya know?)

    One thing that can help is if he were to get up and move more. Take a walk, LHT, etc, but I've tried to get him to walk with me before and he won't do it. Always says he's got other things to do... whatever. I wish he would get more on board with this.

    Avocadogirl, I actually stole the pancake recipe from I Breathe... I'm Hungry..., except I added the flour to make them thicker - her's were very crepe-like. I hope you like them.
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    My sciatic is inflammed today. Or something is inflammed and causing my sciatic to raise a ruccus. I have a stabbing pain in the back of my thigh. Might have to get up and walk around for a bit.

    I think I might run today. Maybe I'll do the Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 1 activity. 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. Here's a link to the plan in case anyone else is interested in looking into it. Cool Running | The Couch-to-5K Running Plan
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    Did the Day 1 60 second run, 90 second walk. It felt great. It boils down to 8 minutes of running and 12 minutes of walking. I can't wait til my Vibrams arrive. It'll be interesting to feel what it's like to run in them.

    (Excuse me while I whip out my runner speak). My sciatic is still stabbing the back of my leg despite stretching after my run so I think I'll need to roll out my piriformis tonight. That should help to make it feel better. That and nerve flossing. This is the problem I had while running previous to Primal and it frustrates me that it's still happening, or rather reoccuring after having been gone for so long. Maybe I'm still too heavy. This wasn't a problem for me before i gained all the weight with my pregnancies. I had IT band issues from overtraining, but never piriformis/sciatic issues. I'll roll it out this evening and see if that helps at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Just what I f*cking need... Brad's bloodwork came back low on testosterone... so every 2 weeks he's going to get a shot to boost it. Really?? I'm already beating him off with a stick every day as it is. The LAST thing I want is for him to have MORE testosterone... I honestly do not enjoy having sex - whether it's technique, hormones, birth control, stress, or whatever - I do not enjoy having sex and the last thing I want is for him to want it more. Please tell me this won't up his desire... please.

    Can't he just change his diet??? *sigh*
    Ha Ha same thing happened to me. I was thinking, there is no way my husband has low T. He went on the skin rub. Then after the next visit, my hubs came home with viagra. I said, "Honey are you and your Dr. trying to kill me?"
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    Paula, I sincerely hope that's not the path we're traveling down.

    I told Brad I will not give him his shots. If he's going to do this shot thing, he's doing it without my blessing and without my support because I don't think it's necessary. I sincerely believe that we can correct his issues with diet - of course, it would take time because he'd have to lose a considerable amount of weight to eliminate the cortisol that his belly fat pumps out, but it can be done. He's only 29! I can't believe he's got any testicular problems causing this. Especially since his drive is insane and he's very capable of making babies, so it's not so low that his sperm count is depleted or anything like that.

    worst part is that it was a PA that diagnosed him and prescribed the med for him, rather than an endocrinologist, which I'm learning is where the prescription should actually come from. It makes me wonder just how much power we give our doctors when a PA can change the make-up of our hormones.

    I sent a message to my DO asking her to weigh in. This is what I sent to her.

    "I made an appt for Brad to have his thyroid checked. It came back fine. However, his testosterone came back "low" and Mr. Blouse prescribed testosterone shots once every 2 weeks. I haven't seen the lab results, so I can't tell you where he fell in the ranges.

    I just think this is a bit overkill for what is likely not a real problem. He's young, turning 30 next week. He's got a crazy sex drive that I can't keep up with. He's 100 lbs overweight, so yes his hormones will be a bit "off" but I doubt it's anything that weight loss and exercise can't fix.

    I really dislike the idea of him taking hormone replacements when I'm trying my damnedest to get our family OFF of lifetime medications. Can you weigh in on this? Thanks!!"

    Hopefully I'll hear back from her.
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    That seems like a reasonable email to send. I hope you get the response you need.
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    Oh yum! Primal meatloaf! Enjoy!
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    I have not heard back from our doctor yet. Sometimes she responds to my facebook messages, other times she doesn't. I wonder if she'll respond this time or not. I'm seriously considering interviewing some doctors to find out which ones will help us get to the cause of problems instead of just treating the symptoms. I'm so tired of doctors giving one med for this, then another med for the side effects, then another med for those side effects, etc. It's stupid! FIND THE CAUSE and MAKE IT BETTER!! Stop drugging my family!

    Today marks the official start of the August W30. Weigh in today was 189.8... The point 8 is bothersome, but since it's 189 before the point, I'll say I'm back to 189. Which makes me happy. I'm starting my 3rd W30 without having to relose weight I'd lost once before. Glad for those last two days of detox/flush.

    Feeling a slight tenderness in my legs after running yesterday. Nothing real bothersome, just a reminder that I actually ran yesterday. Which reminds me, my Vibrams should be arriving today! I can't wait to try them on! I plan to walk in them the rest of this week (except during work) and then try running in them on Monday.

    My house is getting cleaner and cleaner every day. It feels nice. Thanks to the energy bursts I'm getting because of primal/paleo, except the bad thing is that they come in the evenings which makes going to sleep at a decent time a bit difficult. Last night, it took a while to fall asleep - possibly b/c of the energy surge, but also probably contributed to by the slight rift between me and Brad.

    Last night I was prepping to mop the kitchen and dining room floors at 8:30 (yes, late) and asked Brad if he could put Makenna to bed b/c she was whiney and obviously ready to go to sleep. His response was "Why can't you?" I said "Because I'm getting ready to clean the floors." At 8:45 I finished up and went to scoop up Makenna to put her to bed and he spouted off something (I can't remember what now) and my response was "I asked you to do it". His response was "So because you want to change everyone else has to conform?" I asked what that was supposed to mean, but he didn't answer. For starters, I've never asked anyone to conform. I cook a certain way. You either eat it or you don't. I don't force anything down anyone's throats. I don't demand that anyone eat a certain way except the meals I prepare! I haven't forced Brad to stop taking antidepressants and never said he couldn't take the hormone supplements, just said that I won't administer them.

    I have been cranky the last couple of days. Not sure what it is. Possibly sugar withdrawals - I'm on day 3 of the no sugar/no fruit thing. I'm more easily annoyed and have a shorter fuse than most days. It's likely sugar, but it falls right in line with what the PA told Brad on Monday. Money is tight too. There are a lot of stress factors there, so maybe that's why I've been so pissy. I'm not sure what I need to do to change my mood around. Hopefully it'll just correct on it's own.

    But one less stressor exists now. My house is seriously shaping up. I have spent hours recently ensuring I clean my kitchen at night, do all the dishes, and wipe down all the surfaces. Last night, I swept and mopped the kitchen and mopped the dining room. Monday night I did a bit of laundry, picked up all the toys in the dining room (the dining room doubles as a toy room) and swept the floor. So, aside from some paper clutter on the counters in my kitchen that don't ever get used for anything other than housing paper clutter, the kitchen and dining room are clean. I need to finish folding the laundry that is piling up in baskets on the dining room table and put it away so we can utilize our table again. I think it would be nice to kill the tv and sit as a family for dinner.

    Our recliner broke-broke this week. The one arm had been falling to the side for a while now, but the chair itself was still useable. The cable that puts the footrest up broke yesterday. We'd been meaning to get the chair out of there, move the couch into it's position and then bring a spare couch up from the basement for additional seating anyway, so I think that'll finally happen this weekend. I wish I had the couch I lended to my sister b/c that couch and the one in the basement are a matching pair. My living room would look less hodge podge with that other couch, I think. Instead we'll have a burgundy reclining couch and a regular beige sofa with mismatched end tables. I can definitely state that we'll never spend that kind of money on furniture EVER again. The burgundy set has been slowly falling apart since 2009-ish time frame when we bought them and the beige stuff we've had since 2004 and is still in perfect condition (and we only spent $400 a piece on them, compared to $2,000 on the burgundy set). Oh well... such is the life of a family trying to get out of debt.

    Anyhow, enough rambling... time to get back to work. I hope everyone's having a nice Wednesday. I'm so ready for Friday evening to get here.
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