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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi All,
    I can't believe I am still weighing less on the scale every week. Love this way of eating, and she has lots of free information if you are interested. brightlineeating.com, lots and lots of interesting information and the latest research on brain responses etc. So I am a Bright Liner for as long as it takes, it is about so much more than food and I have never felt this peaceful or in control in my life. 
    Hope you are all happy and doing what you like, Happy Belated birthday, Nancy. Sounds like you had a marvellous time wtih your family. Vozelle hope your tests come back perfect--huge advantage eliminating sugar and flour (I have realized they will be gone forever from my life and am happy with that). You sound busy as ever Crimsann. Hope you are doing well Cynthia. Think of you all so fondly, we have had a massive journey together.
    Take care.
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    misslindy reacted to vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello ladies! Happy belated birthday to you @NancyW! Good luck you BLE-ers... would like to hear more about that. I peeked at the book on Amazon, but haven't delved further. @Crimsann, despite the food challenges, you totally are rocking the exercise thing, very inspiring. Let's see.... a year ago at this time I was eating pureed foods after gum surgery. But more importantly, I was getting ready to give up sugar. Can't believe it's been almost a year!!!! My grandma turned 98 yesterday and she had ALL the cake. No flour and no sugar for me still... perhaps I am BLE-ing after all?
    I just finished the 60-day SIBO treatment (Candibactin AR and BR, plus a buncha other stuff). I will be re-testing in a few weeks. Wish me luck! I was sooooooo tired of taking pills (36 a day) and tracking my supplement schedule, it was kinda exhausting and made travel a real pain. But that's all done now, and I'm looking forward to retesting to see what's up. These days I am generally sticking to a Paleo template diet, with occasional added homemade yogurt, soaked lentils, plus rare small servings of grain (millet, quinoa) and hard cheeses for variety. I am also still eating honey here and there. My MD approves.  : )
    Will check in after my tests come back.
    Best to all, V
     
     
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    misslindy reacted to NancyW in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello! I've been off work for 1.5 weeks, and had all kinds of fun things going on. That translates to lots of eating and drinking. I don't feel too bad, all things considered, but I'm ready to buckle down. More reading...The Obesity Code. This is the book that puts together the W30 style eating, adds in some grains/beans, and includes some intermittent fasting. The fasting part would help with my insulin resistance, and with visceral fat--both problems that I have. So when I see my doctor next week, I'm going to ask his blessing in giving this a shot. I also will not likely add grains, but maybe beans. Will see what he has to say. He's already agreed that a low carb approach seems to work better for me. I'm not sure about doing another W30. We'll see how things go with a paleo approach with some fasting. It's not terribly intense, just going from supper one day till supper the next. It's a 3-meals-a-day thing too, which I know works when there is enough fat in the meals. 
    Part of what I've been doing is spending time with my family while my sister was here from GA. Today is my 60th birthday (how the hell did that happen???) and they had a surprise party for me last week with my whole family and a couple of friends. Such a fun evening! We also went to Summerfest (biggest music festival in the world, also our annual sister day), had a chance to try a couple of new restaurants, and spent time on the deck just enjoying each others' company. 
    @misslindy I'm glad the BLE program is working for you! 
    @Crimsann & @C_Cezeaux, I hope you are doing well! 
    Now off to get ready for bed. I haven't really been sleeping in while I've been off, but I also haven't had to get right up out of bed and get out the door at 5:30am. Should be an interesting morning. My mostly W30 meals are in the fridge ready to go, so it might not be too bad! Take care, all.
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well. I am loving Bright Line Eating and will keep going with that--finally something that is working and I am feeling so well, calmer, happier than I have been for a long long time. As I said before, many W30 foods are fine and of course I will continue to eat non-processed whole foods and with 20 oz vegetables a day, 12oz fruit (which can be switched for vegetable) and 12 oz protein, I know I am eating what I need and the proportions I need. So will be sticking to this long term. 
    Hope you are all well and happy. 
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello All
    I have been doing Bright Line Eating now for a full five weeks and am down 21 pounds! Can hardly believe it. As I say it is in some ways similar to W30 but no sugar no flour and quantities are important. But for me it is working brilliantly.
    I have been wondering how you are all doing and will check in from time to time but my main focus will be BLE for the next while.  There is a lot of new research on exercise and brain function with weight loss, it does make sense to me and is working.
    Hope you are all well. 
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    misslindy reacted to C_Cezeaux in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Middling! I meant to get on earlier and tell you I bought Bright Line Eating after reading what you said about it. To my absolute amazement,  it is working for me as well. I am just starting my 2nd week, down 5 in week one. :-) I'm keeping to W30 foods with the exception of Greek yogurt, it seems the portions and the planning what I will eat the day before are what I need. Fabulous! 
    I had to give up my exercise for that week because I was so tired, but I will pick itt up again thos week, at least the toning parts. Still working on learning those Latin dance moves, lol.
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    misslindy reacted to NancyW in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    @Crimsann Oh boy, this made me laugh harder than it should have!
     
    @misslindy Naturally, my first instinct was to hop quickly over to Amazon and order the book! 
     
    So here's where I am... As has happened twice before, I find that it takes about 6 weeks post-W30 to find myself steeped in all of my bad eating habits once again. Can you say "slow learner?" I'm not sure what's next, although I will be reading Bright Lines to see what that is about. It's got a 5 star rating from almost 900 people, plus misslindy's recommendation, so that says it's worth a try. I've started working with a trainer, and I love her! She's 58 (almost as old as I am!) and had anorexia in her 30s, so she knows what it's like to struggle with food. At yesterday's session, we walked for the first 35 minutes and just talked through all kinds of things. Very helpful! And since her sessions are 90 minutes, she still had time to cause some delayed muscle pain. Fun times!
    I'd like to do another W30, but I'm not in my own kitchen yet. I seem to have a bit of perfectionism going on (a BIT?? LOL) so I'm afraid it will be hard to commit to less than that. It hasn't worked so far to create my own rules, but that might have to be it right now. Maybe if I write things down, even if it's not totally compliant, I can make it work. Things have been, for the most part, pretty peaceful around here, so I'd like to keep them that way. I guess I'll google some no-cook W30 meals and see what comes up. 
    Wishing you both continued success!!
     
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Sounds like you are motoring along beautifully. I can't believe the helmet with a tiara--LOVE IT! Hope you both have great times on the trails. xxx
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Well I haven't been around for a while and here's why. I was so low about not moving anywhere weight wise and not willing to go another 'diet', had enough of that for twelve lifetimes, but didn't know what to do. Of course, as it happens information crossed my path and I have been reading about Bright Line Eating, the ebook is on amazon.com for $1.99 until the end of May. It makes a lot of sense to me and is based on very very current research. I have been following it for a couple weeks and have actually lost weight for the first time in over a couple years. Not hugely different from this but we weigh our food, eat three meals a day and two major rules: no sugar, no flour. I didn't realize almond flour is actually flour and that the process of making into flour creates the same problem as sugar. Popcorn is considered flour as well! So I was using almond flour in my meatloaf. But doesn't matter now am not using any flour and of course no sugar, sweetener etc and etc and I am finally losing weight. Early days, but I am hopeful. You may want to investigate.
    Freezing cold here and I have to keep moving to keep warm. Hope you are all well.
     
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hard way to go but good outcome. Hope you are feeling better daily.
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    misslindy reacted to Crimsann in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    @misslindy Yup, it's definitely time for our annual trade-off of summer.  I looked at the forecast for the week this morning and thought "finally, that's more like it!"  I wish we could both have nice weather all the time though.  Happy to hear you found something that helped budge the scales.  When I'm on the plan I do usually lose though each time it gets a bit slower as I get closer to my perfect weight and I'm trying to stay patient with that.  Only about one month in to doing this for a solid year so I can keep my expectations low for awhile yet.  But I know if I got to April of next year and felt like I hadn't made any progress on the weight front I would be really frustrated.
    Early days I'm keeping my eyes on NSV's for now.  Last night I had one of those with yoga, in one of the positions achieving the full pose would have my forehead touching my knee and I sort of bumped my head for a second and realized that for the first time I had enough flexibility to bend that far.  I'm really trying to work in as many days doing the full workout, cardio+yoga but without making that one of the rules.  I don't want to burn out on it just when I'm getting some real progress.  That also lets me take a day of down time when I've already met my Move goal just by being more active than days when I sit all morning.  So far, so good.  
    On the other hand, I had this thought last night.  I wear a sports bra to do yoga these days so things stay where they should, but more and more I think I may have to keep doing yoga just to be able to keeping getting in and out of one.  This may be the definition of a vicious circle?
    Lunch this week is a struggle.  I was so excited about that pork roast recipe and it ended up being colossally blah.  I can't for the life of me figure out how!  All that flavor in the marinade where did it go?!?  It's totally edible, just almost entirely tasteless.  Can't win them all I guess.  I'm going to do another batch of balsamic chicken for next week I think, I haven't made that since my first Whole30 so I hope it's as good as I remembered.  I might try a version of broccoli salad with it.  You can tell I'm not in love with this week's menu when I have next weeks all worked out and it's barely Tuesday.  
    My niece bought her first bike this week.  Yes, bought it herself out of her piggy bank, mostly in ones and with ever so much pride.  I did a double-take when I saw the picture though.  Her bike helmet has a tiara on it.  The neighborhood is so not ready for this.  But it did have Tt looking for a bike too, after all I can't let her hit the trails alone!  Let's hope it really is true what they say about riding a bike.  Not sure how long I could claim I was only using training wheels in solidarity.
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    misslindy reacted to vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi everyone, I'm still here… Good to catch up on what's going on with each of you. Sorry to hear about the various struggles, wishing you all well.  And good luck with the new challenges/goals!  Crimsann, WOW. 
    I am  now on Phase 2 (of 3) of treatment for my kinda stubborn SIBO,  I'll be on this regimen of supplements and careful eating for 60 days. Then hoping to retest and see where things are at.  In a weird way, I'm now almost grateful to have had this medical issue to keep me making healthy choices all this time. That "forced compliance" over the looooooong haul has really transformed my lifestyle in what feels like a permanent way. And honestly, after the EXPENSE of treating this gut dysbiosis, I have a very strong financial incentive to stay healthy once the condition is healed!
    Blessings to you all, V
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    misslindy got a reaction from Crimsann in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    I tried to respond but the computer doesn't like me any better than I do at the moment. I can so relate to you, Nancy and Cynthia.
    I have decided sugar and flour are out for life for me and have to do it one day at a time or perhaps one meal at a time. I haven't lost any weight on W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I need to do something to change the weight however so have been doing more research.  Flour and sugar, in any form, are out for me and hopefully that will help. 
    I will be in and out of here briefly over the next couple of months but will still be around. 
    Sending light and love to you all.
    L
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi
    Nancy sorry to hear you are having problems with your house-mate. Never easy I think--no wonder marriage is such a marathon
    Having several challenges here and not coming off so well but all part of the process I guess. Made a chocolate gananche the other day and for some reason used sugar--then ate it-- at least some of it. Normally I don't have any sweetener in it just the avocados, oil and cocao powder--who knows how that we sugar devil jumped up. Never mind, I was ill after and won't' be doing it again.
    I discovered last week that pork is not good for me and I have been using it almost exclusively since it seems chicken doesn't sit well, eggs aren't great and beef is okay occasionally but not beef mince. So perhaps that was causing some inflammation and the reason my foot was screaming?"??? Who knows. I am now off pork and working on what else I can have. Back to the drawing board.
    Our summer was non-existant we are now in fall and having some absolutely beautiful days with some regular shockers. Unsettled weather constantly so that makes it unsettled everywhere.
    Breakfast time now--have a good week everyone. 
     
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    misslindy got a reaction from Crimsann in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    I tried to respond but the computer doesn't like me any better than I do at the moment. I can so relate to you, Nancy and Cynthia.
    I have decided sugar and flour are out for life for me and have to do it one day at a time or perhaps one meal at a time. I haven't lost any weight on W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I need to do something to change the weight however so have been doing more research.  Flour and sugar, in any form, are out for me and hopefully that will help. 
    I will be in and out of here briefly over the next couple of months but will still be around. 
    Sending light and love to you all.
    L
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    misslindy got a reaction from Crimsann in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    I tried to respond but the computer doesn't like me any better than I do at the moment. I can so relate to you, Nancy and Cynthia.
    I have decided sugar and flour are out for life for me and have to do it one day at a time or perhaps one meal at a time. I haven't lost any weight on W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I W30 but have changed some habits and developed some good ones. I need to do something to change the weight however so have been doing more research.  Flour and sugar, in any form, are out for me and hopefully that will help. 
    I will be in and out of here briefly over the next couple of months but will still be around. 
    Sending light and love to you all.
    L
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    misslindy reacted to C_Cezeaux in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    I've been lurking lately.  More probably could be labeled sulking in despair/disgust with myself.  The bad news is, when they switched me over from field work to "office" (it's a seacan, but it is my office, lol), I lost all my daily exercise.  I went from walking 5-10 miles daily to...nothing.  Didn't change my habit of coming home and piling up in the chair to read, being exhausted at the end of the day.  A few weeks ago I noticed my old friend back trouble coming back so went to a standing desk.  Knew I had let things slide a bit since the holidays but was really brought home to me when my stepdaughter came to visit and many pictures were taken, followed by a weekend visit to my daughter and grand daughter where... many pictures were taken.  Plus, I was outrun by a 3 year old girl.  Repeatedly.  Staring reality in the face as I go through all the photos, trying once again to find one where I don't look like a blob, I have been down in the dumps.  Have been eating healthy since I came back, which was another reality check as I had to go through the timeline once again.  Day 2 of healthy week nearly took me out.  Made it through that week but now am focused on the fitness and shape aspect.  I still have functions coming up in June and August and DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT want to be bigger than the whales we are going to try to be watching on our cruise in August.  So I have decided to jump in whole hog (so to speak) and have joined a 30 day fitness challenge which starts tomorrow.  They have a support group administered by the lady who does the fitness routine, which involves latin dance (this ought to be interesting, I have danced 2 times in my life and one was the waltz at my wedding).
    I had to take measurements and before pictures today.  SO not fun.  SO fighting the urge to go eat a box of anything. SO afraid I will still look the same way after 30 days of the hard work I am committed to putting in.
    In the meantime, I have done my prep work.  My cabinets are full of good food.  My freezer is full of frozen pre-prepped veggies.  My lovely chicken soup is simmering on the stove.  My workout clothes are clean and ready. Now, if I can just get up out of my pity party and get on with it, I will be ok.
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    misslindy reacted to NancyW in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi all. Happy Belated, @Crimsann, hang in there, @misslindy, and good for you, @vozelle!!
    I've just had a week of playing zookeeper and feeding my sugar/grain dragon. I'm holding on to Crimsann's symmetry of Monday and May 1st being the same day, and preparing myself for a return to sanity. It started a few weeks ago with the reintro of (yes, bad idea written ALL over it...) tortilla chips. I rationalized that the guac and salsa were healthy and compliant. Didn't see then that it would backfire this badly. Now that I've had a couple of days of sugar and bread, I can say with certainty that I feel MUCH worse while indulging in these foods. Stomach troubles are back in spades, and blood sugar is bouncing all over the place. Was it worth it? No. No. No. At least I have a freezer full of compliant meals to fall back on--not officially a 30, but very close to it. My Food Freedom has just gotten a bit more clear about what it doesn't include. I knew this before, but apparently had to prove it out. I'd like to try some paleo banana blueberry bread, to add a breakfast option. Will wait a while now to do that.
    How is everyone else doing? We're missing a few lately...
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello 
    Easter has been and gone along with the rabbit and his chocolate--I did eat a marshmallow egg and honestly it tasted so awful I won't do that again! Didn't even really want it to begin with but there you go.
    have been having a terrible time personally lately so struggling to eat at all, much less properly. I haven't done too badly but really could do better. Emotions just take over my life at times and everything goes belly up!
    Does anyone use Open Office? I am having a terrible time formatting some documents--would really appreciate some help if anyone knows how. I use Writer 5.
    Now I almost hate to say this but in the spirit of full disclosure: I went to Carl's Jr and had a burger--I loved it. I haven't had food from any kind of fast food outlet for years and I had been fighting the idea of having a burger for a few weeks. Thought about it and decided I would do it--for me, it was worth it but haven't needed or wanted to do it again. I think that is the spirit of food freedom so feel quite fine about it for myself. (Some other things I haven't felt that way about).pI have booked an appointment with a physio who specializes in movement. I seriously need to do some more exercise and I want to be sure I am doing things the right way for me. I have finally got my foot back to no pain, but why did it happen is my question? And how to prevent future outbreaks!!!
    Hope you are all chugging along at a pace you are comfortable with.
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello 
    Easter has been and gone along with the rabbit and his chocolate--I did eat a marshmallow egg and honestly it tasted so awful I won't do that again! Didn't even really want it to begin with but there you go.
    have been having a terrible time personally lately so struggling to eat at all, much less properly. I haven't done too badly but really could do better. Emotions just take over my life at times and everything goes belly up!
    Does anyone use Open Office? I am having a terrible time formatting some documents--would really appreciate some help if anyone knows how. I use Writer 5.
    Now I almost hate to say this but in the spirit of full disclosure: I went to Carl's Jr and had a burger--I loved it. I haven't had food from any kind of fast food outlet for years and I had been fighting the idea of having a burger for a few weeks. Thought about it and decided I would do it--for me, it was worth it but haven't needed or wanted to do it again. I think that is the spirit of food freedom so feel quite fine about it for myself. (Some other things I haven't felt that way about).pI have booked an appointment with a physio who specializes in movement. I seriously need to do some more exercise and I want to be sure I am doing things the right way for me. I have finally got my foot back to no pain, but why did it happen is my question? And how to prevent future outbreaks!!!
    Hope you are all chugging along at a pace you are comfortable with.
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hi
    Nancy sorry to hear you are having problems with your house-mate. Never easy I think--no wonder marriage is such a marathon
    Having several challenges here and not coming off so well but all part of the process I guess. Made a chocolate gananche the other day and for some reason used sugar--then ate it-- at least some of it. Normally I don't have any sweetener in it just the avocados, oil and cocao powder--who knows how that we sugar devil jumped up. Never mind, I was ill after and won't' be doing it again.
    I discovered last week that pork is not good for me and I have been using it almost exclusively since it seems chicken doesn't sit well, eggs aren't great and beef is okay occasionally but not beef mince. So perhaps that was causing some inflammation and the reason my foot was screaming?"??? Who knows. I am now off pork and working on what else I can have. Back to the drawing board.
    Our summer was non-existant we are now in fall and having some absolutely beautiful days with some regular shockers. Unsettled weather constantly so that makes it unsettled everywhere.
    Breakfast time now--have a good week everyone. 
     
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    misslindy got a reaction from vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    it is like a drug and the problem was I didn't even have anything sweet to stimulate the craving--weird. Never mind I made up for it the other day and won't even tell you what I had, just being defiant and taking it out on myself. How stupid.  As Nancy would say: "Really? How odd." So I had laugh and moved on.
    Foot much better and have no idea what was wrong or what fixed it--thanks for your concern.
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    misslindy reacted to vozelle in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Right!? It is like a drug. I really really REALLY wish it wasn't, but it IS. I made a Paleo dessert at home, sweetened with honey. Not a good idea… set off sugar cravings like crazy. I am now finding my way back to center after that experiment. I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to live my life forever without any dessert or sweet treat EVER, but the drug-like affect is pretty clear. And it doesn't seem to matter how much time has gone by since the last sweet intake... even after all those 6+ months without it, there was an immediate crack-cocaine-must-have-more effect.  Even my home-made healthy treat made with honey, from innocent little bees in nature, no less!  *sigh* 
    Or maybe it's the microbes I'm still struggling with that make sugar cravings worse. Met with my functional medicine doc, now doing a new 6-week regimen to try to get rid of the SIBO...  apparently I have the more difficult kind to treat; the methane-dominant bacteria (as opposed to hydrogen-dominant). *sigh*
    Sorry to hear about your foot injury, @misslindy... get better soon!
    Blessings to all of you!
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    misslindy reacted to C_Cezeaux in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    I think (fingers crossed) that I may be about ready to join the land of the living again.  Rumors of going back to a 48 hour work week instead of the current "ALL THE HOURS" schedule we're on and I think I've finally got the last of the sinus issue beat. (More crossed fingers). Great going through everyone's posts and catching up. Feels like a visit home.
    I laughed reading the description of the Facebook W30 group.  I didn't stay long with the one I tried either.  I get so aggravated when people start talking about a "modified" W30 or how they're so deprived and starving. Really??  I am definitely stealing Nancy's "How odd" to go with that!
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    misslindy got a reaction from C_Cezeaux in Tigers and Turtles - 2016   
    Hello
    Have been MiA for a while, did something to my foot that is not nice and am limping around so am not very pleasant lately. I would think if I damaged it I could remember it, but nothing in the memory banks about injury.  Just woke up unable to put weight on it. Any suggestions?
    Sounds like you are doing well, Nancy. Love the ' Really, how odd' will take that one with me too. I am still laughing.  I have been fighting a few chocolate chip cookies and muffins, lately, not that I want them but I can almost taste them. Thank goodness I have made batches ahead so am not baking them this week. 
    I wonder what that sugar thing is when I have not had any for so long and not even thought about it, then suddenly it's like they are together singing my name like I am the only one in the world that they love and need to be part of my system!!! They didn't win so no problem, just think it is very weird.
    Have a good weekend everyone.