December 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm #14114
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Does anyone else vlog? I’d love to follow you too. :) I already subscribed to Matt Stone’s channel and have been watching & listening to many of his videos.December 5, 2013 at 12:47 am #14123December 5, 2013 at 7:31 am #14129cindy01Participant
I was wondering, what diets have you attempted before? Have you noticed any success with a particular diet? I’d like to hear about your diet experiences and how it affected your health, in a positive or negative way.
I heard you mention high fat improved your energy levels.
How are you doing so far?December 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm #14140
I’m doing good so far, thanks for asking. :) My temp was up over 97 after my meals today, which is an improvement, but my morning temps are still just over 96. I’m only on day 4 or so though, so I know it’ll take time… I struggle to eat first thing in the morning, never been one to eat in the morning my entire life so that’s hard for me. I also have a hard time falling asleep, so the sleeping piece is also challenging for me. Hoping those happen naturally as I go. :)
Here’s my rather long and involved dieting “history”…
Age 12 & 13, had a big growth spurt, onset of puberty, went from 85 lbs to 130 lbs (and 4’10 or so to 5’4”) in one year. Mom freaked out… I’d always been a petite tiny kid and suddenly I had DD boobs and was very “womanly” shaped… She put me on weight watchers. I started sneaking food cause I was hungry all the time. Never really lost any weight cause I was only following WW when mom was watching me at meal times. PCOS symptoms began, lots of allergy flareups.
Age 14 to 16, gained about 20 lbs and was feeling REALLY fat. Went on a strict 1200 calorie diet comprised of mostly apples & diet coke. Got down to 125 lbs.
Age 17 to 18, slowly loosened up a bit on my restrictive diet and had a few secret binges… was 140 lbs when I graduated high school and remember feeling like a huge fatso.
Age 19 to 21, went to college, living on my own, eating lots more fast food and junk, did a few short-lived diets, mostly weight watchers, slowly crept up to 199 lbs. Went on the Protein Power Plan and in one month got down to 175 lbs.
Age 22, my mom died of cancer (she was only 47), dropped out of college, very stressful year, got engaged at 185 lbs and quickly gained up to 210 lbs in 6 months.
Age 23 to 25, moved across the continent to be with my husband, trapped in a verbally & physically abusive marriage, extremely unhappy, binged and extreme dieted (weight watchers), weight stayed in the 210-230 lb range.
Age 26 to 29, moved back to hometown with husband, got pregnant, husband left me when I was 3 months pregnant, gained 17 lbs up to 247 lbs during pregnancy, very stressful year. After baby born lost 25 lbs immediately, reconciled with husband, moved back across the continent, abuse resumed, binge eating and extreme dieting (tried slim fast, weight watchers)
Age 30, left husband for good, moved closer to my family, got divorced, binge eating and extreme dieting at it’s worst ever (LA weight loss, weight watchers), got down to 210 lbs, did somatic experiencing therapy to deal with trauma, discovered intuitive eating, started switching from a standard American diet of junk food to organic whole foods, stopped binge eating completely
Age 31 to 34, vegetarian, got remarried, moved to a gulf island, opened a business, bought a house, son adopted by husband, very happy… started trying to get pregnant with no luck, fertility specialist put me on metformin, gained 50 lbs to 280 lbs
Age 35 to 37, did a 5 month candida cleanse and lost 25 lbs, discovered I’m allergic to a number of foods, completely eliminated allergens, preservatives & artificial sweeteners, eating a primarily organic whole foods diet, got pregnant, miscarried at 12 weeks, hemorrhaged and had to have emerg surgery, very ill and difficulty recovering, can’t lose weight, discovered HCG, started eating meat again, lost 45 lbs, very traumatic death in the family, stress eating and regained 30 lbs, did multiple rounds of HCG, good success losing weight but lots of fatigue, headaches, and roller coaster hormones, emotions very erratic, extreme cravings.December 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm #14145December 8, 2013 at 5:59 am #14168Rosie123Participant
Really like the vlog, it is very nice to actually see and hear someone’s experiences and look forward to seeing more of your videos!
I’ve been doing RRARF for a month now, however, only the first 10 days I would say I was “aggressively” refeeding, I was PMSing and being really aggressive with the refeeding helped a lot (I ate lots of extra gluten free toast, fruit smoothies, coconut oil and coconut) as well as getting at least 9 hours of sleep. I only had one irritable day when I didn’t get the chance to eat really fully, I was tired too and just wanted to sleep all day but had a lot of work to do. After TOM my stomach felt a bit sensitive and I only felt able to eat to appetite (which was a bit low), I ate more sweet things (honey, fruit smoothies, marmalade) as a way of getting in calories without bulk.
The funny thing is that since starting RRARF I hardly ever crave protein foods or vegetables. I’m not too worried, I guess my body knows what it wants. I was restricting carbs before and filling up with protein and vegetables so I think my body is trying re-balance.December 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm #14171
Thanks for watching, Rosie. :) I’ll definitely continue documenting my journey… Today is one week of RRARF’ing… Easing in to it.
Yesterday everything I ate gave me indigestion/heartburn. Still quite constipated… I ended up resorting to tums in the evening cause I was so uncomfortable. Last night was a VERY low temp before bed… 92.57 degrees F and boy I could tell. I was ice cold and it took a couple hours of using a heating blanket to warm up. The good news is this morning my temp was the highest it’s been at first waking, 97.70 degrees F. I’m often VERY cold when I go to bed at night. Not sure what that’s about, but hoping it resolves…December 10, 2013 at 4:24 am #14198
Busy day and didn’t have time to vlog… Plan to post one tomorrow. :)December 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm #14207
Sorry it’s a bit long, but I haven’t vlogged in a few days. :) http://youtu.be/pKp4dv9kD8gDecember 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm #14224December 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm #14289December 18, 2013 at 7:42 am #14295cindy01Participant
Hi islandsneezer, I really enjoy your vlog.
I was just wondering, you didn’t mention any consistent benefits you’ve noticed other than your temperature? How do you feel after two weeks, generally?December 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm #14296
Cindy, I also wrote a blog account that answers that question specifically. http://islandsneezer.wordpress.comDecember 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm #14297DellaParticipant
Are you experiencing any edema/water retention from refeeding?December 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm #14299
No, not that I’m aware of. I drink to thirst. Last night I drank about 750 mls in the evening and had four slices of toast with butter and cinnamon sugar because I was extra thirsty and hungry… Interesting to note my period started this morning, about 5 days earlier than I expected.
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