Health And Weight Loss Update

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Its coming, I tell ya, its coming… Spring is moving as slow as a turtle this year but I know that in the next couple weeks bits of green will be found, foraged and brought it.. it might be awhile yet before daily bowls of things like the above are coming in but a girl can dream.

So I am behind LOL, if there is one thing about blog I have learned over the years, like life.. just reboot, and keep plugging away, I will get the rest of those posts done..

I got the results from the last round of tests including the ultrasounds and they all came back normal, excellent.. I had been well from early jan till last week.  Someone near us at the bird sale must have been just waiting for us.. as both my bird buddy and myself got this lovely sickness..   Cough, Cough, Cough! I went down on tueday last.. one week ago, and while I have been sick, it was a normal cold-flu thing.. down for three days, and working my way better each day after..

I still need to be careful as I have a sore throat and tire out but trust me when I fist pump and go YA! at being able to have a normal time frame on my cold..

Ok on to weight lost, while I am unsure that it will be staying off once I start eating and moving again, I did weight myself on Monday, and was down 7 pounds but I expect part of that was water, etc, so that puts me down about 12 pounds, I had hubby take measurements as well.

But as Miss M

So let me just be straight up on this.. my dear hubby does not do well at creating a balanced meal but he really did try 🙂 and he never said a word when I asked for fruit or this or that afterwards.

However not including the sick week, where I was not as in charge of the food as I normally am, I have been doing good in some ways, struggling in others and down right grumpy on a few things..

Sounds about right LOL

No really its been eye opening to learn things.. I think the thing that started me the most was that most obese people are in fact on a cell level starving themselves, not because they are not eating huge amount of calories but because their calories are so unbalanced that their bodies just keep asking them to eat and eat..

It has truly stunned me at how little food I need to feel full and content for hours IF and WHEN I can get the right balance to meals and to my day in terms of what I eat..

For me so far, I find a good balance in meal is a smaller amount of protein, I must have fat in the meal, smaller amounts of carbs and lots of veggies and a small amount of fruit..

In the most simple terms that I can come up with..

I can eat a lot of the wrong thing or things and never feel content just stuffed, or I can eat a little of the right things and feel really good after..

but having said that, its certainly is still a challenge every day to learn what does and does not work and then try and figure out why.. was it because of something outside the food that had a effect as well..

Someone somewhere so told us fibs when they said.. here eat this and that at that time and amount and you will be good..

They forgot about emotions, hormones, good days and bad, they forgot about stress and lack of sleep, they forgot about the other 99 things that happen in and around you each and every day and how they effect how you interact with your food..

And so it goes 🙂

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5 Responses to Health And Weight Loss Update

  1. Sheri says:

    I have a friend named Jennifer that had struggled with her weight for many years. She was told about a diet and read the book and decided to try it. She admitted to me that the first several months were the hardest because that was “The Changing of Habits and Elimination of foods” time. The book is called “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution” by Steven R. Gundry, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C. He is the Director of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs and the Founder & Director of The Center for Restorative Medicine. I hadn’t seen Jennifer in while so when I did see her after she had started her diet I was “totally floored”! I got the book and I admit that it takes real determination to follow this diet, it’s life changing but it has 70 recipes to get someone started. I “glean” information, keep informed with knowledge that I read and try to keep my compulsiveness under control. I try to eat in moderation but I have my weaknesses. Stay your path and follow your heart!

    • Hi Sheri, I hear you and I do understand, my weight has clearly been a battle for a good long time, I am normally very comfortable at a heavier weight then most as long as I can do everything I want in my life, but it has started to truly effect what I can and can not do and I need to and am making changes..

      I think that I have been blessed with working with someone that came at just the right moment.. she is willing to work with me in terms of the farm and my life choices that have value to me. she has not asked me to change who I am..

      What she has asked is for me to find my inner voice that we have as children that know how to find balance with food and to use my adult mind in such a way as to find that way to join my wants of lifestyle on the farm with what I need to do to reach a better healthier weight..

      That is to me blessing.. because I can see that with effort, time and working the skills as I am learning them, that I have a true chance at making this work..

      • Sheri says:

        I’m listening to this right now. It’s only going to be on the internet today with this summit. (Very interesting!)
        Sally Fallon Morell is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook, Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD) and the Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD). She is also the author of Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN).

        http://homegrownfoodsummit.com/Presentations/fallon.html

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Glad to hear you’re getting well (and at a normal pace: )
    Thanks so much! This is a great photo for this time of year: cuddling with a womping big fuzzy-bunny and both of them wearing such lovely flowers! I (think I) see Hellebores, Lilies, Love-in-a-Mist, Pinks (Sweet William?), Hypericum. Far too early for them here; but, like you said: soon, soon…

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Helleborus/Christmas Rose: (http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Helleborus+niger)
    Lillium: (http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lilium+longiflorum)
    Hypericum(?): (http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Hypericum+androsaemum)
    Love-in-a-Mist /Nigella: (http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Nigella+damascena)
    Funny thing about these plants, LOL! Check out what they’re used for; )

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