|Debbie M.||posted 23-Apr-2010 9:12am|
|Debbie M.||posted 23-Apr-2010 10:01am|
|Bronwyn||posted 23-Apr-2010 12:02pm|
K10 I tried to post information for you....not even using URL's or anything and this site won't let me. The name of the program is "Heal Your Hunger".....and they have their retreats in Palisades (I believe).
|K10||posted 23-Apr-2010 4:08pm|
Bronwyn: The location is called Pacific Palisades. Beautiful yes, but if I ever spent that much on something like that I would be so stressed I wouldn't be able to enjoy myself. I would definitely lose weight when I got home because we wouldn't be able to buy food.
Hubby started his new job yesterday. Things seem to be going well. The joys of learning new computer systems and all that.
I hope you are all doing well.
|Debbie M.||posted 23-Apr-2010 4:38pm|
I'v been thinking about you K10.
|Bronwyn||posted 23-Apr-2010 5:36pm|
K10.....yes I totally agree that it is more money then I could even consider. I don't even think I could do it if money wasn't an issue.....it seems too extravagant to spend so much for one week on myself. Also the change comes from within.....not from spending money. I am not sure if it would truly make a difference. I would try the core balance program because it is (1) much more affordable and, (2) dealing with the issues I think I have....hormones and metabolism (of course emotion stuff as well). They can't ship their supplements to Canada or I would try it out for a few months and see if I felt I was getting a better balance of things.
|Anonymous||posted 23-Apr-2010 6:06pm|
K10,,,,,they just sent me this notice on the retreat.....geesh:
P.S. If you have questions, please call us at 310-281-8831
P.P.S. No matter what your head tells you, YOU CAN make it to this retreat! Whatever it costs you to be there will be a small price, compared to what it will cost you NOT to be there!
|Hilda||posted 23-Apr-2010 8:13pm|
I think you can have your own little mini retreat in your own city. Plan your own meals, get your own exercise tape. Maybe your local WW group or group of friends who are dieting could have a one night retreat getaway locally at a hotel. They could order all the food or you could get each person to bring one legal dish to share. You could all go swimming at the pool or watch a movie or take a walk. I would do it. The goal would be to encourage each other. You could get speakers to talk on reasons to give up sugar and flour and high fructose corn syrup, or reasons to drink more water or walk so many steps a day.
|Bronwyn||posted 24-Apr-2010 12:44pm|
Started to count points again today....not waiting for Monday....haven't counted for a long time and I am ready to be serious again.
|Bear||posted 24-Apr-2010 3:34pm|
Hope all are well. I'm tired today but still going strong.
I've been reading about the paleo diet, has anyone else read about this?
It advocates cutting out all grains, processed foods and sweeteners.
|Connie||posted 24-Apr-2010 9:40pm|
We have had a wet stormy weekend so far. It stormed so hard last night I ended up staying up half the night reading. I'm with you Bronwyn...I HAVE GOT TO GET BACK ON TRACK! I keep saying that...and then I last about 24-48 hours...then "poof," I turn into mindless eater! My sister challenged me to a weekly weigh in. We'll see if that helps. I do know I need to spend some serious time looking for a few new recipes. Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to make the most of it. Hope you all are well and happy with your food choices because it sure feels crummy when you are not.
|Connie||posted 24-Apr-2010 9:58pm|
Bear, I just spent a few minutes looking up the paleo diet. That is a pretty strict one and open to interpretation in regards to dairy. But it does remind me of the way I ate when I began NFNS because I hadn't yet discovered Ezek breads or rice pasta. Can I go back to that? I think I should...at least more than I do now. I will look at it some more.
|Bronwyn||posted 25-Apr-2010 2:41am|
holy moly quacamole.....
Basic Paleo Recipe Principles
When you make Stone Age recipes with modern foods, remember you want to insure that all of the ingredients are free of (1) grains, (2) legumes including peanuts, beans, peas, soybeans, tofu, soy milk and flour, (3) dairy products, (4) salt, (5) yeast including baked goods, pickled foods, vinegar, fermented foods and fermented beverages (all contain yeast), (6) processed sugars, (7) starchy root vegetables including potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes, and (8) excessive added fats except for permitted oils. You should try to choose the leanest cuts of domestic meats and trim away any visible fat. Remember, the mainstays of The Paleo Diet are fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and seafood.
|Bear||posted 25-Apr-2010 9:34am|
^^ That sounds stricter than what I was reading. I was reading Mark Sisson, he has a blog/website.
He allows dairy and is very pro-fat, including animal fats and healthy fats. He is also huge on
fiber and vegetables, though less big on fruits, given that they are more sugary and often less nutritious than vegetables.
Importantly, he allows "cheating" every once in a while because he believes it helps people stay
on track. For example, he will eat brown rice a few times a week. He allows dark chocolate, as
long as it is only a few times a week. He allows sweet potatoes with the same rationale, but not white potatoes.
The most interesting part to me is his explanation of how too many grains just make you hungrier
and wipe you out energy-wise. He says you can get all the carbs you need from veggies, and he eats quite a lot of them. He proposes around 100-150g of carbs for maintenance and less than that for weight loss.
I think I could give up all of that, but avoiding legumes would be tough.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2010 9:45am|
Morning all. 153 this morning...good grief! It makes me so upset, but I am ready to do something about it. I am ready to embrace most of the principles on the paleo diet. Today is a new day...yea, it's finally here! So I'm going to post my weight, list what I eat and maybe keep a journal. I am excited to have a plan again.
|Bear||posted 25-Apr-2010 10:49am|
This too shall pass, Connie. One great lure of that way of eating, from the testimonials I read, is the huge increase in energy people seem to experience.
I'm thinking about committing to the paleo diet by eating fewer fruits, more veggies, but keeping legumes. I already avoid grains just because they never really appealed to me, except I would allow some tortilla chips daily.
|Connie||posted 25-Apr-2010 6:56pm|
Ok, I made it to the grocery store, but only bought one evenings worth of food and now I'm not cooking because we have been snacking (good stuff) so I guess I am going to hit the paleo/NFNS eating plan tomorrow. Had little one with me all day...it was fun but I don't get much done.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2010 8:12am|
Morning all. 151.6 this morning. I did much better yesterday. Today I will list my food intake. I plan on having a salad with eggs i it for protein. That will be much brunch. Much to do today!
|Hilda||posted 26-Apr-2010 10:00am|
It would be great if our kids were learning this and sharing it.
|K10||posted 26-Apr-2010 1:25pm|
Hilda: That was great. I am going to have my kids watch that later today.
|Anonymous||posted 26-Apr-2010 4:16pm|
Does anyone remember the mail prank that a mentally unstable neighbor was playing on me last year? Well its been a year and I am still receiving magazines and envoices. Today it got to me. I can still feel the adrenelin surging though my body. My pulse is up and I'm sure my blood pressure too. I am trying to take the high road and be a better person but I tell you I am not proud of what my mind has been suggesting for retaliation. How much can a person take? What is the Christian thing to do? I suppose nothing.
|Anonymous||posted 26-Apr-2010 4:22pm|
I read your link after my post (that was me)and it was a timely inspiration. Thank you.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 4:23pm|
HEHE I did it again.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 4:26pm|
Hey girls, I'm about ready to step down to 10 mg of my Cymbalta. All is going well. I do feel the withdrawl once in a while but its nothing I can't deal with. I'm going to stop the Metoprolol too. Its not working for what the doc wanted me to take it for so I'm weaning down from that too. I read the side effects are weight gain and insomnia. Just my problems. I should be off that within two weeks.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 4:45pm|
You know, I really hate it that I was too weak to resist a drink to calm down.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2010 5:46pm|
Debbie, I don't know how I would handle the magazine prank you have had to deal with. I would probably pass it off to my husband every once in awhile. Good luck with that hon!
So far today I have been soooo good! I ate out and had a salad and a piece of baked chicken. Wednesday I have to have my blood drawn and some tests for the insurance company. It's standard stuff, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc. Tonight I am baking chicken and making a salad. I'll have some cottage cheese as well. I'll make some rice for the others. It has been so long since I have went 24 hours eating clean...I am loving the feeling already!
|Bear||posted 26-Apr-2010 6:29pm|
Debbie, don't forget a short walk to calm yourself. For me that's ten times better than a drink ever was, and much longer lasting. At the same time, it was one time and guilt won't help you. Take care.
Go, Connie, Go!!
For me it's been all of yesterday and today. I'm waiting for the hormones to pass to see how it's making me feel, but I was able to walk today for 40 minutes even though I slept poorly last night. Woohoo.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 9:53pm|
Thanks Connie, Thanks BEar. I did just have one and I resisted more. I'm happy about that. I am calmer now. husband and I bought labels for the printer so I won't have to write:
Return to sender
Did not order
Remove from mailing list
on every single piece I send back.
They come addressed to everyone in my family and names I cannot print here. Including Hag, Stank, Phat, etc. Its pretty childish but it IS getting old.
The pre-printed labels will make it a snap now. I sent 4 back just today.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2010 9:54pm|
I made it through the day eating good! Now I just have to make it through the night. We have a cake in the house (egads!) but I have resisted and much to my delight the resisting is getting easier. I will overcome the chocolate beast in the fridge outside! Now I just need to repeat myself everyday for awhile. I drug out the summer clothes and washed them all up and I am going to be running around naked if I don't get this weight off. And the sad part is my love handles are bigger than they were and now I have a more square shape. Dang. There's nothing good about gaining weight. Sweet dreams all.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2010 9:58pm|
I can't believe the mail dept of those magazines would send them out with names like that printed on them! That is so stupid. You know what Debbie, a drink now and then is perfectly acceptable. I was looking at label paper for my printer on Sat. The company (local) I bought my candles from has sold out so I am considering making some soy candles. I would like to sell just enough to break even. And they make nice Christmas gifts.
|Connie||posted 26-Apr-2010 10:11pm|
I just read a short article on Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna's personal trainer, and she states, "alcohol slows your metabolism for three days after you drink it."
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 10:36pm|
3 days!! Thats terrible. I don't have a drinking problem. I have a stop drinking problem! But I didn't do that today. My drinking is way down and I'm proud of myself for that. I've tried hard to cope in other ways.
Bear you mentioned walking. I want an MP3 player. I have been looking at peppy music play lists on line. I can't wait to be able to afford one. The one I want is under $50.00 at Wal-mart. $43.oo I think. It's Sandisk Sansa CLip+ 4GB. My neighbors daughter has one and they love it. Hint hint to my family for mother's Day.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Apr-2010 10:43pm|
Connie, Wasn't that 2 day rain crazy. What was funny was that the rain came the day after my neighbor had a sprinkler system installed.
You are going to lose those few pounds in no time Connie! You are our CONNIE!
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Apr-2010 8:02am|
I miss our other friends that used to post here. If any of you are lurking could ya give us a wave and update? I miss you all. I don't dare try to name names as there are several and I wouldn't want to leave anyone out.
Good day ladies.
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Apr-2010 8:17am|
I just saw Molly Ringwald on TV. She wrote Getting The Pretty Back. Looks interesting. I'm going to the library to look for it today. She's only 40 something but something looks different about her. Do you think she has had some "maintenance" done?
|Debbie M.||posted 27-Apr-2010 9:10am|
When you go to annualcreditscore.com they will give you your report for free but they want to charge you for your actual score. If you want a free score just go to creditkarma.
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2010 9:21am|
Morning all. 150.4 this morning. My weight starts to drop as soon as I eat right. And my weight goes up immediately when I stray. Fair enough I guess. If I had exercise in my life I probably could eat a little more and not notice it. Last night I fixed rice, but didn't eat any. It was easier to do than I thought. I had cottage cheese with diced tomato and it was satisfying. I limited the amount of cottage cheese (2%) and piled on the tomato. Even my son had some. A good dinner. Tonight I think I'll make meat loaf.
I am really interested in the Tracy Anderson method. She uses weights no heavier than 3 lbs and does 60 reps. That sounds doable. I'll read up on it some more.
Debbie, I don't know how much you drink...but I do know it affects your body in many harmful ways. Blood pressure, weight gain, etc. Now that I am older, I am running into people who have given up alcohol, for what ever reasons, and they look so much better. Slimmer..less puffy...prettier skin tone. I don't think you can reasonably expect to lose weight and drink. Maybe you could have a drink on Sunday evenings? Just a thought.
|Bear||posted 27-Apr-2010 10:23am|
Congrats both of you.
I read (on the paleo blog) that 80% of our weight is determined by what we eat. He also
advocates doing lots of slow movement (housework, gardening, walking) because that does
not activate an extreme hunger response like harder cardio does. He advocates doing that in
addition to sprints and lifting weights. Weights I already do, but not often enough.
His blog gets much more complicated than that.
Anyway, today is day three paleo for me and I already feel leaner and have more energy
than I ought to. All the foods that are appealing to me right now are already in the house:
eggs, lots of quality meats, lots of veggies, etc.
Good day all.
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2010 1:04pm|
I scrambled 2 eggs in microwave, then added some chopped tomato and a small scoop of cottage cheese. That was brunch. I'm going to have an apple and some broccoli around 2 and then fix dinner. I am giving up my shredded fiesta blend cheese. I'm going to use low fat cottage cheese only. Maybe some fresh mozzarella on occasion. Bear, are you having any dairy? One of the sites I looked at said dairy was more of a lactose intolerance issue than a paleo issue. I am compromising as best I can for now. My bone density test came out so good, I don't want to give up dairy altogether. I know there are differing views on this topic, but there are some good benefits to be had with dairy. I really feel less puffy already.
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2010 4:39pm|
Made it home from the store. I bought enough to last 3 days...can't think beyond that! I bought some celery. I am going to mix some light laughing cow, minced green onion and roasted red bell pepper together to put on the celery. I just had an apple with one wedge of laughing cow. Doesn't sound like I'm cutting back on cheese, but I am. Dinner tonight is meatloaf, mashed potatoes (none for me), and salad.
|Bear||posted 27-Apr-2010 5:25pm|
I'm keeping dairy. That said, I drink unsweetened almond milk.
I do eat greek yogurt and some cheese, however. It is taking a while for me to fully
wrap my mind around all the saturated fats that are encouraged on paleo.
I always use more soy or rice cheese than regular. I'm allowing nut butters and avocado,
but lots of fatty cheese and fatty meats are probably just not in the cards for me.
That's great that you're already feeling a difference.
|Hilda||posted 27-Apr-2010 7:08pm|
Did the teenagers like the rap video? All the adults I sent it to loved it.
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2010 8:01pm|
Meatloaf and salad were good and filling. I had a couple spoons of mashed potatoes, I had to check them, and they were really good! But I didn't put any on my plate. I had half a block of leftover light cream cheese and I used that with sour cream when I mixed them. Oh well!
|Connie||posted 27-Apr-2010 9:44pm|
Made it to bed on day 2 of being back on track 100%! It feels good. Eating at home is key for me.
|Connie||posted 28-Apr-2010 10:11am|
Didn't have a good night last night. Where are you Bronwyn? Debbie? K10? Everyone else? Let's support each other. Why are we here? I'll be your NFNS buddy. BTW, I bought another work out video. It's so funny that I did that...I have a decent collection!
|Bronwyn||posted 28-Apr-2010 12:23pm|
I have been really busy since I got home. There are lots of things happening here. I am still having a hard time getting into point counting, I may have to join WW again. It seemed that weighing in and having it recorded by some one else was good incentive for me.
My youngest is going to Haiti for a month. I think it will be such an eye opener for him and I think he will certainly grow from the experience, however I am quite nervous about the whole thing.
My new grand baby is really turned around on his days and nights. I am off to help the Mum get some much needed sleep.
So on the Paleo diet are you guys giving up root veggies such as sweet potatoes. I really can't commit to giving up any veggies or fruits really......sugar and flour yes!
K10, how is it going with your husbands new job and living away from home. That must be tough on you guys. Are you just waiting for school to be out and the lease on your present home to be up before you move?
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Apr-2010 1:38pm|
I am going to the doc in about an hour. I'm a mess. My abdomen is bloated and swollen. Its tender to the touch since last evening. I don't know what wrong. I can't move around or even walk without pain. I guess we will see.
|K10||posted 28-Apr-2010 1:41pm|
Bronwyn: Hubby likes his new job so far. Things are fine for us here. It is harder on him, but we are so grateful that our friend is letting him stay in her home. I think that helps too. We do have to wait until our lease is up on July 31st. We can't get out of it early. God knows best. We will probably start looking in the next month or so. If we start looking now, we won't be able to move for 3 months.
Connie: Things are plugging along. Today I am starting back up on eating healthier. I want to focus on more veggies and fruits. Measuring condiments and things like that. Start exercising.
Hilda: My girls and I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing it.
Have a great day all.
|K10||posted 28-Apr-2010 1:42pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Apr-2010 4:24pm|
Doc ordered an abdominal and pelvis ultrasounds and blood work and while I'm at the hospital I'll get an overdue mamogram. All at 7 AM. What a morning its going to be. 12 hour fast and then 40 oz of water at 6:45.
|K10||posted 28-Apr-2010 4:29pm|
Debbie: Busy morning for you. When I had my ultrasounds I had to ask if I could go potty and let just a little bit out. They let me. I hope it is nothing serious. I will be praying for you.
|Connie||posted 28-Apr-2010 5:27pm|
Debbie, it will be a crazy morning, but all important to do! I'll be praying as well. I have a 12 hour fast before morning too. How is your pain?
Leftover salad with 2 scrambled eggs (all mixed together) with homemade Ranch. Yum! Leftovers for dinner, either chicken or meatloaf...or a little of both if I want.
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Apr-2010 6:06pm|
My pain is dull or non existant if I am still but bad when moving. Thank you girls.
What is your fast for Connie?
|Connie||posted 28-Apr-2010 7:09pm|
The blood work for the insurance co. I found out I can go on line and lie...like my husband did...but I will not do that. I am looking forward to my score being affected by more fruits and veggies in my diet. I'll let you know what my numbers are tomorrow. Debbie, sounds like you should stay down as much as you can.
|Hilda||posted 28-Apr-2010 10:48pm|
Debbie M.- Praying for you too.
|Bronwyn||posted 28-Apr-2010 11:41pm|
Wow Debbie keep us posted.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 2:29am|
Its 2:22 AM and I'm awake. I'm so glad I got up and came downstairs. I found my kitty sitting outside the door looking in. My cats are always in at night. She was cold and hungry.
She is so tiny at just 6 or so pounds and all black but for a few white hairs on her chest. Her name is Coffee. Her brother is a Tabby named Tiger and is much bigger at 12 pounds.
Boy I would love a glass of water but can't have it for a few more hours.
My weight was 199 yesterday! I hope thats not a fluke.
Thanks for your well wishes. Back to bed.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 2:33am|
Hilda, I'm glad you reminded me of your video. I just forwarded it to my teens. I'll let you know about any feed back. Thanks again for that.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 9:17am|
Hello all, Its 9 AM. All my test went fine. Mamo went better than the first time thankfully.
Now to weight for results. I hate wating.
199.5 today. I think I may have really lost some weight!!!!!!!!!!!!Yippy
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 9:18am|
ooops, typo, I meant wait no weight.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 9:19am|
haha, I meant not, not no.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 12:07pm|
Just had lunch at a wonderful new Chinese resturant in town called Ho-Ping House. Mongolian beef! I usually get Sweet and Sour Chicken but I didnt want all that sugar. I think it was a better choice. What do you think?
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2010 12:10pm|
Made it home from blood work. They decided to do a few more tests, lung xray, and a stress test. My overall health assessment score went up from a 61 to a 70, with the average score of people my age being 74. My diet did me in again. Still not enough fresh fruit and veggies and no whole grains.
2 years ago Today
weight 181 149
Blood pressure 120/70 110/62
Total chol 173 185
HDL 77 81
LDL 84 92
TRG 56 63
Glucose 94 95
So, a mixed bag I think.
Debbie, when will you get your test results back?
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 12:36pm|
A mixed bag? What do you think is not good Connie? I thik it looks good! I had Triglicerides of 151 once. And Colesterol of 250. I hope they are down now. They took two viles of Blood. She included a thyroid test. Have to wait now for results. I am NOT a good waiter.
wait, wait, wait.......................
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 12:46pm|
The doc said we would have results somewhere between this afternoon and tomorrow. The technicion said results in 3 to 5 days. Go figure. Hope I'm not dead by then. heh
This may be Too Much Information (SORRY) but after the abdominal and pelvic ultrasound, she did a tranvaginal ultrasound of my uterus and ovaries. The Docs order said transvaginal if indicated. I wonder if she found something. She was very quiet at that point. You know, they aren't suppose to tell you anything and she didn't offer but I have had other techs at times say everything looks good. This gal offered nothing.
Of course at this point my mine could wander into all kinds of territory. I'm just going to keep busy. I've got my stew in the crock pot and on my 3rd load of laundry. Now onto vacuuming and trash.
|Bronwyn||posted 29-Apr-2010 1:04pm|
Waiting, waiting, waiting.......let us know Debbie.
Connie some of your results are puzzling, eh! The weight,,,good, blood pressure great, and the other numbers are not bad at all but, puzzling that some of them are up instead of down. However the numbers are all good it looks like to me. I think HDL is the good one and it is up so that is okay but why would your LDL and TRG be up.....although the numbers are still low and good numbers. Was your Dr. impressed? I would hate to see what my assessment score would be. I am going to go and see if I can find my last blood work and compare to yours as I haven't any idea really how it compares to others. My Dr. has said my blood work comes in good considering I have so much extra weight.
|Bronwyn||posted 29-Apr-2010 1:12pm|
Okay I found my blood work and the recording is totally different.....different system of recording.....there isn't any way I can compare....shoot!
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2010 1:41pm|
I found my numbers surprising. I thought if my weight was down, everything would be down. They sent my blood off for thyroid and vitamin D and some other tests as well. I should get those results back in a week or so. All in all, they said I was in good shape. Debbie, I know alcohol affects blood pressure and possibly cholesterol. Something to think about. Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser this week? The numbers on "overweightness" in our country was a shock! And what to we all have in common...the typical American diet. That way of eating is down right scary! Weighed in at 149 this morning. Back in the 140's and I'm not going back. I could have gone out to "brunch" at 10:00 after the blood work, and I felt like I deserved it after no coffee or anything, but good sense prevailed and I came home to eat. Bronwyn, I wish we could translate your numbers too.
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2010 1:42pm|
I forgot to tell you guys, my nurse today has lost 80 lbs eating NFNS! She said it took her 3 years and she is having no problems maintaining. How inspiring is that?
|K10||posted 29-Apr-2010 2:42pm|
Connie: Have you checked to see what your numbers actually mean? That is encouraging about your nurse.
Debbie: Are you feeling better? I would think so if you are able to be up and about. When I had my ultrasounds a few months ago I had to have the same one you had. My gal didn't give me any clues at all as to what she thought.
|Bronwyn||posted 29-Apr-2010 2:50pm|
Connie is your nurse thin with her 80 lb. loss or does she need to lose more? I just didn't seem to be able to lose more than 10 lbs. doing NFNS but maybe I needed to stay with it longer before I got discouraged. With my osteoporosis I need to not eat sugar it is too acidic. There are those who suggest that osteoporosis is the symptom of something else. What those people suggest is that you may be gluten intolerant or something else and that you don't know it. As a result for example if you are gluten intolerant and don't know it and continue to eat gluten then your system is severely damaged by that. You are not able to process the nutrients of the food you consume. I am not explaining this well because it is too much info to type but, I am thinking of going gluten free as well.,,,,,that would be so hard to do. Also, you know the theory that things you crave.....I crave sugar and wheat products are actually things you are allergic to. I think that is interesting.
|Anonymous||posted 29-Apr-2010 2:59pm|
K10, my numbers are all good according to the guidelines. I think they are bumped up a bit because of my huge cheese intake! I will get the blood work done again in a year and see if the numbers are better with a lot less cheese in my diet.
Bronwyn, I'm sure you have read that a large part of the population is gluten intolerant and are unaware of it. I think I may be gluten intolerant. One of my sisters is hugely gluten intolerant and she is so lean from not eating anything with gluten for 25 years. She eats smart as a rule beyond her gluten allergy. My nurse looked good, not big, not skinny. She looked slimmer on her back side than her front side.
|K10||posted 29-Apr-2010 3:46pm|
There are so many gluten-free products now. I think it would be much easier to eat gluten-free than when Connie's sister had to start eating this way.
|Anonymous||posted 29-Apr-2010 3:48pm|
Trying to get a little housework done. I became really sluggish then remembered I haven't ate. When I got home earlier I cut up a cantaloupe, but my hunger had passed by the time I finished so I only had 3 or 4 small cubes. I think I am going through the craving withdraw that NFNS provides. I think the elimination of grains has added to it. Anyway, I just had a bowl of cottage cheese, cubed cooked chicken and diced tomato. Yum! Hopefully it will give me energy to attack the bathroom!
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2010 3:48pm|
Oops! I have become anonymous again.
|Debbie M.||posted 29-Apr-2010 5:40pm|
I was going to come on here and tell you that I didn't know what to do with my adrenaline. But alass I know you are going to say to take a walk or a bike ride. thanks guys~
|Bear||posted 29-Apr-2010 8:45pm|
Debbie, I hope you did. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Connie, congrats on your weight loss. Hello Bronwyn, K10, everyone.
I wonder if I'm gluten intolerant. I know it's always made me feel like crap, so for
years I've avoided pasta and breads, etc. I was told by a doctor that I tend to develop IBS during times of stress... but I only had one real bout of it.
Anyway. I'm still doing a good job of avoiding all grains. Hoping I get some rest this weekend
to see how much extra energy I'm hiding.
good night all.
|Connie||posted 29-Apr-2010 9:20pm|
I had two pieces of ezek bread toasted with butter. I have 4 or 5 slices left and I'm too pooped to cook, so easy seemed the way to go. I also had a banana. I will not be buying anymore bread...well maybe to have around in a food emergency. Working tomorrow, but plan on staying on track no matter where I am at lunch time. I'm hiding my energy too!
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Apr-2010 8:37am|
Just like last week my gut is returning to normal. I am perplexed.
Its an amazingly beautiful day here this morning! Sunny and warm.
I was incredibly snarkey and crabby with my family yesterday. I made my 11 year old cry and alienated all the others. I was fed up with all their antics and called all of them out on each and every count. Sometimes I just get so fed up with how selfish everyone is. I suppose I have spoiled them and their behavior is truely my own fault.
It was a stressful day for me and I guess MY needs werent met so I am acting out like a child.
Today will be better...
Why will it be better?
Because If I have to, I will keep my mouth shut.......
it will be better.
I think I will go down to the State Park 30 minutes away and walk in the woods. Maybe God will find me and whisper in my ear..........
200 pounds today.
What are you all cooking for supper tonight?
|Connie||posted 30-Apr-2010 9:49am|
"Maybe God will find me and whisper in my ear..." Oh honey...keep those thoughts coming. What a wonderful thought to read first thing in the morning. Thank you so much. Is it your time of the month? I remember when I would get close to my period and I would run everyone off...clear out of the house. I know I was a "b...." back in those days. I could feel my emotions take over.
147.2 this morning. I didn't eat enough yesterday. I feel yucky today, I called in "weak" to my housecleaning job. I'll make it up on Monday. Daughter called sick so I am going to go pick her up and take her to the doc. She will be getting a sinus cocktail and some antibiotics I suppose. She is going to miss her calculus final but she is allowed to make it up on Tuesday. I better get in the shower. Great day all.
|Connie||posted 30-Apr-2010 9:51am|
Dinner tonight, pork chops marinated in Italian dressing on the grill, zucchini and salad. Cottage cheese too.
|Jozinachoquita||posted 30-Apr-2010 11:19am|
Hi girls! I still come on here to see how everyone is doing (not that I say hardly anything) but know you all keep me motivated. Have been on the No Flour/No Sugar diet for a year now and it has really done great things for me. I have lost a total of 20 lbs and feel great! Keep up the good work ladies!!! Hope you have a great weekend :)
|Bronwyn||posted 30-Apr-2010 11:34am|
Debbie I think we all feel that way some times. Like we just want our families to be more grateful, more willingly helpful, more considerate and so forth. I think there were some benefits to raising a family in a society where they had to do more physical work....like on a farm. When families were more self sufficient.
I have been reading a lot about an alkaline diet and I am feeling like I will head more that direction. I found a web site of two sisters who went on an alkaline diet and they had such great results not only with weight loss but with overall health.
Connie see you are right back at it.....you do need to eat enough to feel good however
Jozinachoquita is evidence that there are those out there reading us and that when we are on top of the game we can inspire others to be healthier as well. Good job on your weight loss,,,are you at your goal now?
Bear are you planning on eating gluten free,,,,I think the alkaline diet is gluten free. Many sites recommend the alkaline diet for osteoporosis.
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Apr-2010 1:15pm|
That is super great Joz, Glad to know you are there and doing well!
|Connie||posted 30-Apr-2010 5:16pm|
I am going to have to look up the alkaline diet. Hi Joz...so you check in here, but stay silent? Speak up! You have a good voice for NFNS.
Made it home from the doc and pharm with daughter. She has an ear infection, a sinus infection and strep throat. She is one sick little girl! She's laid up on the couch...in front of the tv...mom's waiting on her...it would be great if she didn't feel so lousy.
I think giving up hard cheese is helping a lot. Yesterday's calorie intake probably was too low. Today's will not be that great eiter, but I had a salad for lunch and I'll have a pork chop and veggie for dinner.
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Apr-2010 7:43pm|
I got SOME test results today after I called the nurse at 3:00. Some good and some bad and some unkown. All my blood test results came back normal. There were two that were barely low. The nurse didn't think it counted. The mamo came back ith a redo. Very common. It happened last time too. The pelvic ultrasound was fine. The abdominal ultrasound wasn't signed off by the radiologist yet for some unkown reason. It did say that I have a slightly enlarged fatty liver. Oh Boy. Didn't get some of the test that I wanted like cholesterol. TSH was 1.9, BP is good
|Connie||posted 30-Apr-2010 9:41pm|
Debbie, it sounds like you need more information. I don't know anything about fatty liver or TSH. I think my blood was sent off for a thyroid test and I should know something this week. Time to read up !
My family wanted some ice cream so after dinner I went to the store to get some. I am blessed in NOT having an ice cream addiction. Anyway, I think I was gone 20 minutes and when I got home everyone was asleep! We are in for another stormy weekend. It "feels" stormy and we all just want to curl up. I'm staying up to give daughter her meds at 10:00 and then lights out for me too. Sweet dreams all.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2010 12:26am|
TSH is thyroid.
Its so nice of you to be nursing your baby Connie. I hope she feels better soon. Don't you eat that ice cream!~ I want your scale to stay down.
|physical therapist||posted 1-May-2010 12:52am|
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2010 9:37am|
Welcome PT. We look forward to hearing your story!
|Connie||posted 1-May-2010 10:40am|
Almost our entire community is flooded. Tornado sirens went off all night with the the thunder and the pouring rain. It was a violent weather night. We have more rain coming. Some areas in our community are evacuating...we should be fine. Our little dog shook and panted all night. I didn't get much sleep as a result because she wouldn't leave my side. I guess I'll be a bum today. Daughter isn't up yet, I hope she feels better today, she had such an ear and headache yesterday. I'll keep you all posted, Debbie, this weather might be headed your way.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2010 2:50pm|
I think I heard thunder one time last night. It was suppose to rain today but its partly cloudy. Much nicer weather here than we expected today.
I am sitting here crying.
My son's mid term report came in the mail today. If he got a report card right now he would be getting an
A in Physics (comment of Performance outstanding)
A in Des Proc 2 (Drafting)
A Phys Ed
B in Geometry
C in English
C German II
Putting him on Vivance was a tough call but apparently its working.
I amso relieved and proud as well as many other emotions.
|Bronwyn||posted 1-May-2010 4:27pm|
I got kicked off again. I was trying to cut and paste some info for Bear. I give up with trying to do that.
Debbie how wonderful. I wish my son had started in high school. I hope I can get him back into school at some point.
|Bear||posted 1-May-2010 5:05pm|
How sweet, Bronwyn.
Congratulations Debbie, that is great news.
We got huge thunderstorms here too, so I'm tired as well. Hope everyone gets some
much needed rest tonight and tomorrow.
|Connie||posted 1-May-2010 5:27pm|
Round two started a few minutes ago. We have had so much rain. So much flooding...it is very sad for some people.
Debbie, that is such wonderful, wonderful news! Truly, sometimes the risk of side effects from medication is not as bad as the side of effects from a problem going untreated. Is your son beaming? He might just deserve something a little special..something to mark the beginning of his bright future. I'm not one for over rewarding, but the meds didn't do all that work alone, he pitched in plenty. Tears of joy are sooo...joyous!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2010 8:08pm|
At first he was scared because he didn't know why I was crying. But I have to tell you he is so proud. And I am obviously proud of him too. It was such a relief to see these grades. I really don't know how he would have gotten though high school.
Bronwyn, Maybe your son could still benifit from meds even at this age. My brother is 32 and he is on ADD meds. He barely made it though high school and couldnt get his degree even after 6 years of college. After being medicated in his late 20's he has now held a job for several years, bought a house, got married and is Debt free. He too would have benifitted from meds earlier had we known.
This is a tough subject for some people as they are totally against meds for ADD. It was not an easy call to make. OK, nuff about that. Thanks for your support all.
|K10||posted 1-May-2010 8:57pm|
Debbie: This is great news. The meds obviously are helping. My friend had to put her now 5 year old son on ADD meds when he was 4. Talk about a hard decision. It has totally helped him and he is a new kid.
Connie: Sorry to hear about all the horrible storms.
A 12 year old California boy died as a result of "the choking game". These kids choke themselves to get a high. They end up dying on accident. It is a total tragedy.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-May-2010 9:42pm|
|Connie||posted 2-May-2010 10:07am|
148 this morning. I missed out on sleep again because of the tornado sirens and storms. Today a nap is definitely in order. My sister called this morning, out little town made the national news because of all the damage. We were very lucky at my house. More rain and storms today.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-May-2010 10:57am|
Yey for your weight Connie, You are winning!
Boo for your weather. Sorry about that.