Page 26 of 610 FirstFirst ... 1624252627283676126526 ... LastLast
Results 251 to 260 of 6097

Thread: Fibromyalgia and Fat - Tomi's story page 26

  1. #251
    Sabine's Avatar
    Sabine is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
    Posts
    5,302
    I got my honey a separate little refrigerator for his treats. Is that a possibility for you? He keeps it by his computer zone, and I never have to go near it or know what's in it. He also has a treats allowance to spend as he wills. Again, I don't have to have anything to do with it. We did this even before I went primal.

  2. #252
    tomi's Avatar
    tomi is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    7,135
    thats a great idea, Sabine! Just not practical for us. And I know myself well enough to know that if I know he has a stash - when I'm feeling weak - I'm gonna raid it! He likes to have cookies and junk at work - I'm going to ask him to please limit his snacking on junk food to the shop - and leave the home front healthy.

    I put in my 2.75 mile loop again today. It feels good to be walking again. I LOVE biking - and it does burn more calories, but I feel like walking gives my body a better overall workout. Biking gives my legs a workout, especially my upper legs, but I don't feel it much anywhere else. Walking is good for the whole body. All my legs, my butt, my stomach, my back and a little in my arms (maybe). So, even though biking burns more calories - I'm going to keep walking. I'll bike with my honey for the fun of it!

    Does it get any better than having salmon for breakfast? I finished off the omelet that had for dinner last night. YUMMY --- AND, I get to have it again for dinner! yeah! I sure hope our fishermen customers start getting generous with their catches cuz our freezer is looking very un-fishy! SAD DAY! I think I have 2 packages of Ling Cod (ick) and 4 or 5 salmon filets. That will only last a few months! I'm going to have to get my husband up and going for salmon fishing......... This could be a challenge cuz he's going to want to be at the lake on the boat all the time! If I can find a good place to salmon fish up NEAR the lake we can do BOTH! That will be my mission for the summer........... to find a good salmon fishing place up near the lake.

    I still don't have the results of the saliva test. I wonder if she will even post it before my appt. I was hoping something was amiss so we could work on fixing it - at least I would have an answer for my weight loss stall. If there is nothing then I will have to buck up and seriously look at the way I'm eating. I haven't had any alcohol since the 8th - and no dark chocolate for about 3 weeks. I'm not eating bacon anymore either. I would think all that would help - since they are all very high fat/high calorie items - than I tended to have too much of. I guess I will forever be wrestling with the learning curve when it comes to finding a balance between nutrition and enjoying what I eat. It can't all be about whats healthy........ Food is supposed to be enjoyable - why else do we have taste buds? If it weren't for taste buds - we would all be eating brussel sprouts and liver and onions (I know, some of you truly enjoy those flavors...... me, not so much) But, we have yummy things like watermelon! healthy, but too much sugar. Dark chocolate - antioxidants, but loads of fat and some sugar! Ice cream.......... just plain YUMMO! but again, fat and sugar. Fat and sugar are my downfall!

    So, I've pretty much come to the point of realizing that marrying my husband and adopting his poor eating habits is NOT his fault! Although, its so much easier to point the finger out than "in", you know? I always struggled to keep my weight under 140 when I was married to my ex........ when I hit 156 I promptly joined weight watchers and took it off, but it was a slow process. I think I have a genetic propensity (sp???) to be heavy. My 3 older sister have been obese most of their adult lives as well. Add in the emotional aspect of food, the comfort thing, and it spells out O-B-E-S-E Tomi! I always prided myself in staying "thin", as compared to my sisters......... at the age of 40 I was still in pretty good shape.......... then the divorce, the struggle to find work, the move to Oregon, the new marriage with the step-daughters who didn't want to share daddy........... a husband who loves to cook and eat..... fibromyalgia, rum and diet coke every night to sleep....... it all added up to a weight gain of 75 pounds over about 5 years. I topped out at 215. Bless my husbands heart - he loves me anyway! At my current weight of 190, I'm still very fat.

    BUT............ I have found the answer......... and the remedy!!! This way of eating IS the answer. I just have to find what works best for me. Mark says the "sweet" spot for weight loss is between 50-100 carbs per day. But I'm not sure thats true for me - or most women in general. I also think women in general need to limit fats - something I haven't really focused on since going primal. If I look at the main sources of fat in my daily logs - it would be almonds, eggs, bacon and salad dressings. If I skip salads and only eat steamed or stirfried veggies I can eliminate the dressings. The almonds are just a filler - something to eat when I have that need to munch out of boredom, so those can go. I could switch out eggs and bacon for ground turkey or chicken with some candian bacon or just veggies, maybe sauteed onions and peppers? Like a scramble type thing? I'm not very good at coming up with new food ideas...... guess I should spend some time looking at the recipe section.

    Anyway - I think I have some good goals and I'm on the right track. Hopefully the weight will start to drop as I implement things.
    Read post #2626
    my motivation

  3. #253
    tomi's Avatar
    tomi is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    7,135
    I think orange/mango juice makes me bloat....... I drank a small glass after work, and now I feel like my tummy is bulging! I'm going to put on my gardening clothes and go putter in the yard for a bit before everyone gets home for the night. I have a rouge rose bush that needs to find a new place to live - and some tulips that need to moved also. I think its stopped drizzling for a while.

    Holy Cow! My puttering turned into some transplanting - some digging up - some pruning - and mowing the entire yard! I'm POOPED! But the yard looks nice! I love a freshly mowed lawn!
    Last edited by tomi; 05-23-2012 at 07:30 PM.
    Read post #2626
    my motivation

  4. #254
    jenn26point2's Avatar
    jenn26point2 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,746
    They make 6 packs of oreos... maybe when he's craving he can swing by the convenience store and pick up one of those little 6 pack sleeves keeping the quantity low in the house. My DH has the same complaint.

    I talked about wheat with MIL today. She made it perfectly clear that she won't give up wheat, even though she agreed that wheat has been linked to fibromyalgia. So frustrating, but whatever... it's her pain, not mine, right? When she gets tired of it, maybe she'll come around.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 182 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)




  5. #255
    Judg's Avatar
    Judg is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,953
    Tomi, maybe instead of concentrating on what not to eat, you could concentrate on what to eat. And don't cut out fats, although limiting them to moderate doses is essential.

    But the main thing I would suggest is veggies, veggies, veggies! There are so many delicious ones, and so many marvellous ways to eat them! I have learned to actually enjoy squash in the last year or two, something I would have thought impossible before. And there are wonderful stir-fries, and salads (look for new recipes if you're bored with yours). 6-12 servings a day! If you just concentrate on getting your veggies in as a priority, the rest of the stuff will probably line up pretty easily.

    I have beaten all kinds of bad habits not by tackling them head-on (because then I think about them all the time and absolutely can't shake them) but by crowding them out of my life with better things. Sometimes it wasn't even on purpose.
    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

  6. #256
    tomi's Avatar
    tomi is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    7,135
    @ Judg ---- VERY good advice on the thinking about what TO eat instead of what NOT TO eat. Honestly though, I don't think about food that much - when I journal I tend to dig deep, and thats when my analytical brain kicks in. I work things out through my writing. The best thing for me is just not having the "bad" foods in the house. If they aren't here I don't have to argue with myself about eating them or not. Call it my avoidance strategy! I've learned from past experience that once I get in the habit of not eating those kinds of foods, then even when they are available, I tend not to eat them. My reasoning is: why mess it up when I have a good thing going? As for veggies - I already eat lots! I know for sure I get in at least 6 servings most days. When I eat BAS its more like 12 servings. I LOVE squash!!!! but right now, its $1.50/pound around here! Plus I'm trying to LOW on the carbs, so I'm eating too many. Sweet potatos are my go-to starch right now. I have some seeds ready to going in the ground and I'm going to grow my own squash this year. Zucchini ribbons are one of my favorits - sauteed in chicken broth, with some nice shrimp added - or salmon! oh......... I need to make that again, its been awhile! Acorn squash baked in butter, with cinammon sprinkled over the top! (or brown sugar if I'm feeling I need more sweet) Hey, I could do just plain maple syrup instead of brown sugar huh???? I'm going to splurg next time I'm shopping. Thanks for stirring the creative juices........ I have grown to LOVE stir fries as well. I use brocolli, cauliflower, zucchini, 3 kinds of bell peppers, carrots and butter and olive oil. At the end I sometimes drizzle a bit of whorechestershire sause, or soy sauce for added flavor. What do you put in your stirfry???? I have wanted to try bok choy? have you tried it? what does it taste like?

    I've logged 8.25 miles of walking this week - and I've eating healthy and very primal! Not one single deviation this week. I count that as a big success! I'm a role, so I can more easily keep it going.

    This weekend we will be boat camping - I need a strategy for walking and eating right. I wonder if I can get my husband out of the boat to go for a good long morning walk with me? Ok....... need to find a hiking trail around the lake. Hubby wants to buy a couple Kayaks --- that could be great exercise too! I also need to work on finding a good fishing spot near the lake. I know what your thinking....... "how 'bout fishing IN the lake?" BUT, the lake only has Trout and a very few Kokani. I'm not a big fan of Trout - especially the lake Trout cuz most of them are planters. BUT, the river is FULL of Salmon! And I hear the Springers are running! I want to catch some of those! My goal for the summer is to get our freezer stocked full of Salmon! We've always relied on our customers to gift us with fish --- but I want to do it myself! Could it be my hunter/gatherer instincts are kicking in? What fun!!!!

    UGH --- for now - back to the real world - its time to go get ready for work. I don't think there will be a lot to do today - mail and daily deposit, most likely no new patient packets to abstract - so maybe I'll get out of there early again. Not good for the paycheck - but I love coming home and getting to work in my yard. Maybe I'll get the little Honda tiller out and put those seeds in the ground today! I've been trying to decide where they should go for the best light, and to not look too weird in my garden amungst all the rodies and azaleas! OH my ---- its a downpour of rain right now!

    Have a great day ladies!
    Read post #2626
    my motivation

  7. #257
    TStreich's Avatar
    TStreich is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    22
    ""Holy Cow! My puttering turned into some transplanting - some digging up - some pruning - and mowing the entire yard! I'm POOPED! But the yard looks nice! I love a freshly mowed lawn!""

    A Primal workout! Grok would be proud. I need to get out in my yard too. But since were moving in a month I am not motivated. But it is a good workout. So maybe that will motivate me.
    Theresa

    SW 155 CW 148 GW 135-140

  8. #258
    Judg's Avatar
    Judg is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,953
    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    @ Judg ---- VERY good advice on the thinking about what TO eat instead of what NOT TO eat. Honestly though, I don't think about food that much - when I journal I tend to dig deep, and thats when my analytical brain kicks in. I work things out through my writing. The best thing for me is just not having the "bad" foods in the house. If they aren't here I don't have to argue with myself about eating them or not. Call it my avoidance strategy! I've learned from past experience that once I get in the habit of not eating those kinds of foods, then even when they are available, I tend not to eat them. My reasoning is: why mess it up when I have a good thing going? As for veggies - I already eat lots! I know for sure I get in at least 6 servings most days. When I eat BAS its more like 12 servings. I LOVE squash!!!! but right now, its $1.50/pound around here! Plus I'm trying to LOW on the carbs, so I'm eating too many. Sweet potatos are my go-to starch right now. I have some seeds ready to going in the ground and I'm going to grow my own squash this year. Zucchini ribbons are one of my favorits - sauteed in chicken broth, with some nice shrimp added - or salmon! oh......... I need to make that again, its been awhile! Acorn squash baked in butter, with cinammon sprinkled over the top! (or brown sugar if I'm feeling I need more sweet) Hey, I could do just plain maple syrup instead of brown sugar huh???? I'm going to splurg next time I'm shopping. Thanks for stirring the creative juices........ I have grown to LOVE stir fries as well. I use brocolli, cauliflower, zucchini, 3 kinds of bell peppers, carrots and butter and olive oil. At the end I sometimes drizzle a bit of whorechestershire sause, or soy sauce for added flavor. What do you put in your stirfry???? I have wanted to try bok choy? have you tried it? what does it taste like?
    I've used the same avoidance techique. Almost all desserts have been verboten for a very long time now. Of course, I always knew how to throw together a few ingredients for a cheat when I wanted it, but that involved effort. So spontaneous cheating was much harder. And you're right, once we're out of the habit, we don't compulsively stuff ourselves with them when they are around.

    My stir-fries tend to depend on what's around. Bok choy is good, quite mild, so unlikely to offend. Sometimes I do one with a gazillion veggies, sometimes with just two or three. Snow peas are a nice addition too. I like zucchini with onions and sesame seeds, although looking for a substitute for the soy sauce I used to put on. You know, maybe I'll just continue with the soy sauce. A tablespoon or two every couple of weeks is not going to mangle my innards, I don't think. Anyway, I'm still in re-adjusting mode, I'll get all this figured out sooner or later.
    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

  9. #259
    tomi's Avatar
    tomi is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    7,135
    good grief - I just read through my last post - I think I left out a word here and there. I was in a hurry to write it cuz the clock was ticking and I needed to get to work. And then I got "sick" with my tummy issues and ended up getting there later than normal anyway! Good thing I don't have a set time that I need to be at work! I love flexibility! Okay - I require flexibility! I didn't take both doses of calcium yesterday - and today I had troubles........ I'm beginning to see a pattern. I need to remember to take it twice a day. I've been noticing that the patients at the clinic who take higher doses of calcium - like 2000 mg or more, also take a stool softener. So, I have to wonder if there is something to this idea that calcium is constipating. I can't remember the last time I was actually constipated....... I'm sure its not within the last year. Maybe 2 or 3 years ago?

    Work went well - I have a few charts to abstract, and the mail and deposit to do. But, its rainy and cold out so I won't be spending any time in the garden today. Rats. I wanted to get those squash seeds planted. Maybe tomorrow?

    I'm doing great today! Good walk this morning - then salmon for breakfast and now I'm making chicken breast fried in bacon grease with steamed veggies. No dips or dressings tonight so that will greatly reduce my daily intake of fat.

    Hubby is going up to the lake to do some work to the boat tonight - with BIL, also working on his boat! He is a hard working guy! I am SOOOO blessed to have him! What a difference he has made in my life.......... In case you're interested, here is a bit of history about us: We met in grade school - 3rd grade to be exact, when his family moved home from India (he's a missionary kid). We were friends through school, but got to be very good friends in high school, then we both went to the same University and spent pretty much our entire life together there - we'd start the day with breakfast, and end with saying goodnight before going to our own dorms. We planned our class schedules together so for the most part we were sorta joined at the hip. By about Christmas I realized I was falling in love with him. By May we were officially an "item". We had an on/off relationship for a couple years - I knew I wanted to marry him, but he wasn't ready for that. He wanted to date others, so I let him go, thinking he would come to his senses and find his way "home". But he didn't. He started dating another girl - but, he still would come to my apartment - I was the "mistress" I guess. I knew about the girlfriend, but the girlfriend didn't know about me. When I found out he was going to marry her....... I cut the ties with him. I ended up marrying on the rebound - a man I had know my whole like, and who was 14 years my senior. (mind you, I was only 21 to his 35) Everyone who had ever known me was telling me not to do it - even on my wedding day I was hoping my true love would come and save me from my own stupidity. But he didn't come. So --- fast forward 20 years with only 2 times seeing the love of my life ............ my marriage is breaking apart - counseling isn't helping - and we decide to end it all. The phone rings one day and its my love........ calling to tell me that his wife had left him for a younger man (can we all say "cougar" ???) After getting together a couple times we realized we were still very much in love - and being together was like being in the safest place on earth. And that was the beginning of what is now a very happy and fullfilling love affair. Oh I forgot to mention - I was living 500 miles away from him, so for 18 months we did the long distance relationship thing. In June of 2001 I moved backed "home", and in October we were married. Thats my love story......
    Read post #2626
    my motivation

  10. #260
    KimT's Avatar
    KimT is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    180
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    What a beautiful love story! Sometimes things are just meant to be. I met my husband in April, worked together, first date was in July (I had to ask him out), engaged in September and married in October that same year. It was my second (married and divorced young), but I was the first person he dated. I'm sure people thought it wouldn't work, but it's been 13 years. Sometimes you just know.

    @Judg- I just got coconut aminos as a soy sauce substitute and it's really good. Made with coconut and salt. Works great for stir fry. Just thought I'd pass the info along.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •