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    Candy - its hard to give up the foods we like even though they cause us discomfort! But you're doing the right thing for your body! Good choices! I can eat dairy as long as I have a lactaid pill --- but I've learned over the years that they don't always work and then I suffer big time for it! When they don't work I start to cramp up and then I can literally feel the stuff moving through my intestines --- I always know when its reached the descending colon because I can hear it! It sounds like a really loud stomach growl as its rounding that last corner! and its VERY painful! like childbirth painful! Within 15 minutes of eating dairy - my entire intestinal tract will be flushed out! So -- I hear ya ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT!!!

    Richard - there really isn't anything more important in life than the people you love. My husband is my best friend and I could spend every minute of my life with him - I never get tired of him.

    Okay.......... still sitting tight at 189. Dang it! But I feel a drop coming............ I know, I can't "feel" that - but I know I'm on the right track with the amount of food that I'm eating and I think its going to trigger a drop soon. I think my scales are off anyway -- cuz I always weigh less when I go to the doc. I mean, I will weigh at home with no clothes on, and then weigh at the docs with my jeans and all and will weigh the exact same. So I think my scales are a few pounds heavy. I weighed at my moms house fulling clothed with my shoes on ---- on her ancient scales........ the type with the little wheel that spins around! and I was 3 pounds lighter than my own scales totally nekkid! I like her scales best! I think I'll ask her to will them to me when she passes. She's had those scales since before I was born I think!

    Its nearing the end of August already -- where has this year gone? I wonder if we will have a nice warm fall this year since summer really didn't get here until mid July! I mean we were watching the 4th of July fireworks on the lake bundled up in sweatshirts and it was raining! Good thing the boat has a full camper top on it! But it was cold! Normally as soon as the calendar turns to September the trees start to turn color....... and then the temps drop and its 6 months of dreary Oregon weather........ UGH! I'm just not looking forward to that this year. I wonder what its like to live in the south where the weather stays nice all year long!

    Trying to decide on what to do for vacation this year. Hubby wants to drive down the coast highway - from border to border. Probably would be fun, but there are some things we need to have fixed on the 5th wheel first -- the heating/cooling system isn't working at the moment and the lights and fans in that bathroom and hall area aren't working either. Dumb thing. I also need to do some redecorating in there! The color scheme really bugs me! The wallboard and the fabrics they used on the curtains and furniture don't even go together! Even the wallpaper border doesn't go with the wallboard. It drives me nuts! I have some fabric to make new curtains and cover the chairs - but I need to find a new border to cover up the old one. I need to get started on that project soon. What I'd really like to do it just paint all the wallboard, but thats a really big project and very tedious work! there is that rubber trim everywhere! and I'd need to keep the paint off that. So, its just going to get new fabric to match the wallboard I guess. Blue........ used to be a favorite color. Not so much anymore. I'm more of a neutral earthtone girl now. I love the colors of spices!

    Okay...... I should stop rambling on about nothing and go do something productive.
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    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    I rambled today too... lol We had wallboard like that in our old house (double-wide trailer but totally unrecognizable as one as it was seated on a block foundation - county actually tried to tax us for having a basement one year and we had to set them straight). I hated it. I wanted to paint it every chance I got, but the chances were few and far between. The family that bought it from us painted it. Often, I wish we still lived in that house. I liked the floorplan better than what we have now. And considering we created our own floorplan in this house, we really screwed up... Now it'll cost us thousands to remodel it to the way we wish we'd done it in the first place... that's what we get for rushing, I guess...

    Anyhow... sorry about that. lol What are your other options for vacation?
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    Jenn - last year we spent a week in the 5th wheel up in Washington on the west side of Discovery Bay. It was great, except thats when the furnace went on the fritz. It works but hubby has to jumper cable something to bypass something else that is causing it not to work by just turning on the thermostat. ????? So, even though we had that to contend with - in February - we still had a really good vacation. We hiked and biked and explored the upper west regions of Washington State. We took a ferry ride over to Widbey Island and then drove up to Disception Pass. BEAUTIFUL!!! We also had BIL and his wife come stay a couple nights with us - they live in the Seattle area. So, other than driving the coast highway we don't really have any other options. We talked about going to Vegas - but I researched what shows will be there in Feb. and there really wasn't any we wanted to see. I've looking into Hawaii - but the one place that our neighbors recommended is completely booked in Feb. Its a nice condo for only $100 a night - and ON the beach! I don't know...... hubby likes to keep things low key and as unplanned as possible. But I find when we go that route we end up doing nothing at all. Thought about Disneyland too....... but he's been there about 10 times. I've been to Disney World (business trip) so don't really care too much about going to the little one in Cali. I don't know. I want to plan something - cuz I like having a vacation to look forward to when the summer crazies are over at the boatshop. Maybe I'll keep looking. We have enough airmiles that we could fly for free just about anywhere in the states or to Hawaii. They add up quick with the business credit card. I'll do some more searching to see what I can find.

    More rambling! blah blah blah!!!!
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    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    I'm interested in hearing about your vacation plans so keep them coming! I'm living vicariously through you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Richard - there really isn't anything more important in life than the people you love. My husband is my best friend and I could spend every minute of my life with him - I never get tired of him.
    Aw thats amazing. I love my family. We go out, work ahrd, all do out bit and our best, and then come home and can really enjoy family time b/c we know we have earnt it. Not that family time should be earned, but you know what I mean.

    Hows that 'drop' coming? Still feeling it, or has it started to move?

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    It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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    Hey Tomi! You see, I'm still alive.

    Good for you to decide to take yourself in hand. I mean, why do we think we're treating ourselves when we're just causing ourselves suffering? I wish I could nail down what's been bugging me lately.
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    well -- I must have had too much salt in the passed couple days cuz my weight is back up to 191 and I feel puffy and bloated. Even my face looks puffy --- nice little bags under my eyes and everything! UGH! It days like this that I understand why super models put Preparation H under their eyes! If I had some I'd be using it.

    Breakfast is leftover chicken and tuna loin. No dipping sauce. A couple big glasses of water to wash down all my supplements too. Dinner tonight will be leftover pork loin and roasted veggies with a sweet potato. I feel like I'm getting in such a rut foodwise. I need a little more variety. Its really hard to find things to cook when I don't know when hubby will be home everyday. The shop technically closes at 5:30 -- but that doesn't mean he won't be there until 8:00. I guess thats just the price of owning your own business. He does whatever he has to keep the customers happy.

    So..... last night hubby tells me one of his parts suppliers is having their annual buyers show in Vegas in October. They have offered to fly him there and pay for his hotel for the weekend. That means for a very little cost on our part we get a weekend in Vegas! As soon as he gets the details on bookings for him I will get an airline ticket for me! The weekend might end up costing us $500 for my ticket and food. Yeah! Something to look forward to!

    I have been looking at condo's on the Big Island --- there are some pretty killer deals out there! I found one little cottage very close to the beach for $59 a night, and it has good reviews on tripadvisor. We can fly for free, cook our own meals and make a very cheap vacation of it! I mean --- we could almost do a Hawaii vacation for what it would cost in gas, food and RV park fee's to drive down the Oregon coast from border to border. I'm liking this idea a LOT!

    I'm waiting for a guy to get here.......... Hubby has asked for an estimate to have the outside of our house cleaned - roof, gutters, siding and windows! It hasn't been done for about 5 years and it really needs it! We have vinyl siding! YUCK! Stupid choice when hubby and the ex did the remodel 12 years ago. I wish we could affort to have it re-sided, but thats not going to happen. I have to leave for work in about 40 minutes. I guess I don't need to be here for him to look at the outside of the house. I just hope he's okay with dogs. Zeus has an electronic fence so has free run of the yard and a dog door to come and go as he pleases. Sometimes he doesn't like men, especially men in uniform. He really hates the guys from FedEx or UPS.

    I haven't walked for 2 days cuz I was feeling pretty weak - the weekend was super busy with all the bbq preparations and stuff - so I decided to just listen to what my body was saying - and it was saying - "LET ME REST". ok. But I will try to walk when I get home from work today. I should get on my bike - it burns more calories.

    BLAH - I feel like a whale today! Even breathing is uncomfortable! Lets see --- salt makes you retain water -- what is it that makes you release water? If I remember my days of A&P at Boise State I believe the answer is Potassium. A balance of the 2 allows for proper balance of water in the tissues and bloodstream. I'll be sure to eat a lot of potassium rich brocolli for dinner tonight! and plenty of water all day today! Maybe I should pick up some potassium pills on my way home from work. I ran out about a month ago.

    okay.......... how much more boring can I be today? Have a good day all!
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    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    When I need to flush, I eat lots and lots of watermelon!! I'm impressed that you remember potassium as being the counter to salt... I didn't remember that.

    Your trip to Vegas sound ideal. Wish I could go with you. I've never been to vegas!

    What's wrong with vinyl siding? That's what we have. I monitor ours pretty closely b/c a lot of houses around here have moss growing on the north side of their houses. Ours is good so far (also 5 years).
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    Just plain water is great too. Helps dilute the excess minerals causing you to hold on to salt.
    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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    Vegas is okay. I've been there twice, once on a business trip - got to stay at the Venetian! Once because our PU transmission took a dump out in the middle of death valley and we had to be towed back to Vegas for repairs! That time we stayed off the strip. Its all glitz and hookers! Seriously - they have people standing on the streets handing out flyers for "escort" services. Its earned its name as "SIN City" quite honestly. We don't really gamble - maybe $20 in the slots - and when its gone we're done. Hopefully there will be a good show to go see. I strongly doubt we will be staying on the strip this trip. But - it will be fun to run away with my sweetie for a weekend and mostly someone elses expense!

    So I'm thinkin'.............. maybe I need more carbs. Maybe that will shock my system into giving up some fat! I have been trying really hard to keep my carbs between 50 and 100 -- but I would estimate 90% of the time its really close to 50. Overall calories rarely go above 1500. So why am I not losing weight? I keep floating between 188 - 192. I keep reading that some women need more carbs to lose ---- so I'm going to try it out. My goal will be 100 carbs a day for the next 2 weeks. So far today I'm at 56. Breakfast was all meat - I had about a cup of mixed melons and grapes at work - and when I got home I ate a sweet potato with butter and a TB of brown sugar. So, I'll make mashed cauliflower for dinner, with steamed carrots. That won't do it - I might have to go back to eating almonds and see if that will help up my carbs. Any sugggestions?
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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