Hey! Goldberry! Lovely to see you here!
Spughy! Amazing that you are so close to your goal!
Cheers for new swimsuits! I got one myself, recently - feels good. I was off of swimming for a while because it seemed to trigger ear infections/itches. I've been trying the trick of putting a few drops of rubbing alcohol in my ear after a swim and the problem doesn't exist anymore?
What is a melusina moment, aweyn? Hooray for silica! I've been putting my family on cell salts for the past couple of months. My sons take ones for teeth (and just had their first cavity-free dental appnt!) , dd has been on bioplasma, which has helped her skin, but seems to have led to an odd sulphurous BO for which I am trying silica. I am taking calc phos for my bone graft, and the other phos's often, others occasionally. DH bioplasma and kali mur. I'm going to keep on with these ones for a couple months, barring anything new in the way of health conditions, and then try switching us all to the bioplasma, see if the conditions remain stable. That would be much simpler!
Something funny -- I've been experimenting with a pendulum as suggested in the cell salts thread for minor health questions. As I've been building my collection of individual cell salts, for example, I'll read the descriptions of say, Ferr Phos and Mag Phos and then use the pendulum to choose which one will most benefit me in individual salts at this time. (They are all much more expensive here, so I have to budget.)
I have also been reading over the FE descriptions, because I really am interested in them. But my pendulum emphatically says nay, buy cell salts, stay away from those FEs - but I continue to use the Self-heal and Madia and am happy at the results. I figure I'm meant to stick with these for a while, before looking at others. I hope to experiment with making some homemade herbal tinctures this spring and summer, and if I'm doing that,FEs shouldn't be too hard to make.
Today is my 7th day sugar-free (not as strict as Lioness, no refined sugar, honey, syrup, or processed foods high in sugar). I've always had a sweet tooth but when I went gluten-free I ate a lot more sugary foods. I'm allowing myself stevia and the occasional diet coke and find myself eating a lot of beans - the complex carbs really help the hungries. I think this is helping my weight loss, although my scale is unreliable lately so I'm not sure. The main thing is that I am feeling so much better - so much less tired! I'm sure the weight loss will come. Glad you are enjoying that side effect, Lioness - you have such drastic changes going on in your diet.
Continuing with the pushups - doing my third go at the same set, but I *am* improving. I can feel the muscles in my shoulders and my posture is definitely improving. (battery dying, going to post now and edit to answer posts below:
Originally Posted by aweynsayl
Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc
Still doing a Gluten-free diet, taking Cell Salts and Flower Essences. I weighted this morning and I'm 2 pounds lighter than before! Yay! Movement! I've been told that when gluten is interferring with thyroid, it can take up to 6 weeks to see results... I'm on week 4 (I think). I'll keep going!
Originally Posted by aweynsayl
ohhh, that's awesome! i am intrigued by the thyroid/gluten link. dont know that i'd heard that. fascinating stuff.
i now have two new swimsuits that FIT. ahhhhh. amazing feeling. :-)
Originally Posted by LionessMom
i have read that having an intolerance and eating the foods you are intolerant too leads to thyroid dysfunction.
i am loving this weight loss! a total of 23 lbs down! my pants are falling down and my rings are slipping off. when i walk down the hall i dont feel heavy. i dont feel like i am thudding or bouncing in my hip sockets. i feel lighter and it feels easier to move. i have been doing body flow, yoga and swimming. but not consistently. maybe once a week. i have been making sure to do housework everyday. i cut out dairy and HFCS. i havent been successful at cutting out anything else. but i have to be on a fructose free diet bc i am intolerant. i have more energy too. so i am 150 lbs. i weighed more than that when DH and I met. i weighed 135 when i was 25. i would love to get back to that. so 15 more lbs. but i would still be completely happy with where i am now if i cant lose anymore. i am so surprised that i lost what i did. i bet i can lose more. especially if i start taking the kids swimming again. it is almost warm enough to justify them having wet hair when we leave the y. they have been asking. but it is still only 25 out most times. oooh and walks. i can start that real soon. i made a boot for my stroller. it is fleece on one side and cotton on the other. with elastic and ties and all that. would def keep her plenty warm if it was a slightly chilly day. and it costs no money to go for walks. i am so getting excited for spring!!
Originally Posted by GoldBerry
Hello all! Geez, it has been a long time since I have been on MDC, but when I came to search for something today (I still often use this site as a reference book of sorts) and I saw this great thread I just had to post!
I'm a 40 year old mama of three- 10, 6 and 6 months. About two years ago, I realized that my weight was creeping steadily up and I had to do something about it. I started running/ walking three times a week and it made an incredible difference. I didn't loose a bunch of weight but I slimmed down and it was also a huge stress reliever. When I got pregnant last year (Surprise!), I was feeling really good about my body. The pregnancy went well and our sweet baby daughter is wonderful! I began exercising a month after she was born and eventually began running again. This January I got fed up with the extra weight, so I began counting my calories (using My Plate at LiveStrong,com) and that has helped a lot! I've lost about 10 pounds and I have five more to go. Jean shopping yesterday was actually fun!
Right now I exercise about 45 minuets 5 days a week. I usually do a Jillian Michaels workout while DD is napping in the morning. Love her or hate her, her work outs really kick butt. I started with the 30 Day Shred (which has three levels and the work outs are 20 minuets long) and now i prefer "Banish Fat/Boost Metabolism" or "No More Trouble Zones"- they really work! I'm not the gym type- I like to be in my living room where I can sweat and fart alone thank you very much! Once or twice a week I do a 30- 45 minuet run with the babe. Now, when I get a chance to run alone, I feel like I can fly because I am not pushing an extra 20+ pounds!
My goal is to keep my daily calories around 1500. I have stopped eating rice or pasta or bread with dinner. I didn't think I could do this, but I have doubled the veggies I eat ( usually with a meat protein of some sort) and that really helps. I limit myself to one beer a week- because I love good beer, but wine has far less calories!
Spiritually, I know that becoming more physically active has put me touch with my body, I love the way it feels when I am really sweaty and my body is just vibrating with energy! Running, especially when I get the chance to do a trail run, is such an amazing way to connect with nature. I usually listen to music and sometimes the beauty of the world and the music and my physical energy come together is a glorious way!
I just wanted to say hi and tell you all that you are awesome! Keep up the great work!!