Taking a gander now. Fancier? What for?
Originally Posted by Siobhan
I saved a couple of pieces of clothing from just before I started losing weight. When I am finished, I am going to take a picture of me in them. When I put the pants, which do not have an elastic waist, on I can stuff both arms into them and still have room to spare. It's scary to think that they fit me like a glove and made me feel skinny! You'll get there, CM, the key is to just keep plugging away at it. And to understand that times when you don't lose weight are important victories too, because the really important thing is not to put it back on! As long as you're not putting it back on, you are winning.
Originally Posted by cmlloyd
I normally don't have too much trouble with the "me" time. Even now, hubby spends a good chunk of the day working at the computer, so I'm free to do what I want more or less. But it was actually getting out and about on my own I was missing. My limited energy has been taken up with family. I had to bow out of a chance to see my little guys to have that outing, but I figured I needed it. As well as the clothes... LOL!
Today's lunch was fish breaded with pork rinds (not bad, but my methodology needs tweaking), a tomato-parsley salad inspired by tabouli, and an attempt to make those squash fries using butternut squash. All in all, a good meal.
There was maple syrup in this morning's sausages, but I picked the brand of breakfast sausages with the fewest weird ingredients. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for breakfast sausages without sugar. Honestly, I don't like my sausages sweet anyway. But Hubby was getting tired of bacon. (Yes Ecks, you read that right. He wanted a change of pace.)
I put leftover cooked spinach in my eggs this morning. They were okay, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make them like that. But we are all out of peppers and the other veggies required prep. I don't like cooking in the morning, which is why I ate raw oatmeal for years. It was actually very good, no need to make that face.
Supplements. I tried a spoonful of D-ribose last night on a mostly empty stomach. That was a mistake. I got an allergic reaction (which didn't last long) and was on a buzz at bedtime. I took it this morning after food and it made a huge difference. D-ribose is extracted from corn, which I think explains the reaction. But I've noticed lately that my body tends to react to large quantities of inhabitual foods with an allergic reaction (hives on the inside of my wrists, in case you care). The same thing happened when I had too much ginger at one point, and also to coconut products in my early primal days when I had several meals in a row that involved generous amounts of coconut oil/milk/flour/whatever. So now I try to be moderate in these things, and it seems to be alright.
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