there seems to be a consensus here that my gut issues are caused from eating the "bad" foods. I would absolutely agree that they are part of the problem - but not the entire problem. However.............. I will go with the majority opinion and try it your way.
100% primal (less dairy) and 3 meals a day.
I'll report daily what I'm eating and how my gut is reacting.
I really hope you're all on target with this cuz I sure need to get healthy.
I better go stalk up on kombucha so I have something fun to drink tonight while hubby is having rum/coke.
I'll get some veggies and fruit for snacking.
First daily report -
3 small Kokanee (land locked salmon about 8" long)
1/2 small chicken breast
handful of cashews
nice healthy BM this morning. No pain.
Went to the grocery store. Bought grapes and a cantaloupe - cauliflower, potatoes and sweet potatoes, and a butternut squash.
Dinner tonight will be chicken breast and 1/2 acorn squash with butter.
I bought 5 bottles of Kombucha (When I've saved up a dozen bottles I will start making my own)
Crossing my fingers for tomorrow - hubby will want to spend the weekend at the lake and if I'm sick he isn't going to be happy.
I took out a whole chicken to roast - that will be meat to take to the boat, plus either fish or hamburger.
Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 160
Started at a size 16 down to loose 10
With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy
My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html
Go/be prepared. Any sign of tummy trouble, make a preemptive strike against it with meds.
You can not expect to see instant resolution of your symptoms. Eating clean-no grains, sugar, alcohol, junk-- has a good chance of healing your gut and resolving symptoms, over time.
Think back, how long did it take for your fibro issues to resolve when you changed things? And how fast and/or severe do they return if you slide?
Tomi, I know I sound like a broken record. However, I really think you'll see things improve over time with clean, but not too restrictive, food/drink choices. I'm proof that diarrhea doesn't have to haunt your life on a daily basis.
I look forward to the time when you've been symptom free for so long that you can't remember the last time you had to be "late" to work because you needed to stay close to the bathroom.
I cooked the squash with butter - I'm lactose intolerant - but I can eat butter and most cheese without any issues. Its milk and cream that give me issues. Never have been able to figure that one out.
I ate a little chicken - it had a funky texture, almost rubber band like - and I just couldn't handle it. (Costco bagged chicken is getting very poor quality lately) ......... 1/2 acorn squash with butter and white potatoes with butter and seasoning. I also ate about 6 cashews.
Hubby had rum - I had water.
What kind of meds are you talking about? Like antiacids?
When I started eating primal my fibro pain and fatigue was gone by the third day. If I eat something like bread or beans - the pain in back in probably and hour - and gone after maybe 3 hours. Very weird........
So - if I'm sick tomorrow I won't jump to conclusions and blame the veggies.
Saturday - August 17th, 2013
Thinking about the fact that I've been on this primal journey for nearly 2 years. I started October 30th, 2011. I'm much healthier as far as no fibro symptoms and better cholesterol numbers. I am much stronger and less flabby. I started primal at 206 pounds and I now weigh 183 pounds. 23 pounds in 22 months. Nothing impressive - however, research shows that weight that comes off slowly is much less likely to return so that's something to be happy about. My doctor told me she wanted me to lose the weight very slowly - I guess I'm complying........ only not out of choice ............... or maybe I it is out choice since it has been my POOR choices that have caused the weight to come off so slowly. Looking back over my progress I see that I go LONG periods with no weight loss and then over the course of a couple months I drop 10 pounds. I'm ready for the next 10! Weight 183 and holding. On August 17, 2012 I was 191. So in a year I have dropped only 8 pounds. That's pathetic. But - at least its going down and not up
Okay, daily report:
chicken breast - no sauce
1/2 accord squash with butter
Yukon Gold potatoes with butter
I managed to get through the evening with no rum - even though I mixed hubby 2 drinks. Proud of myself for sticking to my commitment - cuz he was not terribly supportive of my choice to give it up while trying to heal my gut.
I was up early this morning and already have a chicken in the oven and a load of laundry in the wash. I will do a Barre3 and some jump rope - then pick up doggy droppings and mow the grass. Start a second load of laundry, shower and pack for the lake. I need to cut up the cantaloupe and chicken, take out some hamburger and make a list of what we need to grab at the store. Costco has a jerky that is all natural and oven baked instead of smoked - its very soft, a weird texture for jerky, but I like it. Hope they have it cuz a couple weeks ago there was a recall due to faulty seals in the packaging - risking spoilage.
I started moving desks to make a new office space in the room that used to be the tv room - then it became the computer room/ exercise room - now its still exercise room, but will double as my office space - hence relieving the dining room table of clutter and laptop. Its not working quite as I had envisioned, but I think it will work. Winters are very cold in that room I may need to get a small space heater.
I need to finish the staining and paint all the outside trim wood before the weather turns chilly. There isn't much wood trim as the house was re-sided with vinyl in 1999 when they did the remodel. However, the old sections of the house still have some wood trim around the windows, and the front porch pillars are also wood. I could easily knock it out in a day, but its one of those projects that is easily pushed off. I will involve getting on the roof to do the second story windows and I'm not thrilled about that.
time to go meet Sadie and do some body work!
Last edited by tomi; 08-17-2013 at 08:29 AM.