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And she never gave up.............

Monday, March 16, 2015

I had to quit my 2 fave meals (see the 2 blogs below) after emergency dental (with jaw) surgery left me with fewer chewing teeth, and a painful jaw.

It was just as well. My weight had stalled. again. No weight loss with my 2 fave meals a day. Go figure!

Of course I felt defeated.

But in the meantime one of my daughters was beginning to eat/cook paleo. I had spent the last 2 years begging her to eat low carb with me! She "just can't" do what I do (wink-wink) so this is as close as she'd go! LOL! We've spent the last 2 months competing over who could find the best recipes!

My daughter and her husband come every Friday for our "Family Friday Dinners". The dinners used to be about me trying to get them to eat Low Carb, High Fat. Now the dinners are about who can prepare the coolest, freshest, tastiest, real, organic food! And I admit, she spiralizes a mean zucchini. :o) I'm not that talented! But I can bake an organic apple (with only ground walnuts and plain cinnamon) that makes her hubby swear I put brown sugar in it! LOL!

Spring is here and higher temps fop me mean fluid retention. Even with my "water pill". With water retention comes inflammation. The pain stinks. With my MS I've really been struggling to exercise. I bought a folding stationary bike. But it's not going well. If I can just get my weight down.........hmmm.......anothe
r 20 pounds. I think I can use it like I want. Walking is out- I'm falling more.

Of course I never give up! NEVER! Even if I die fat- they'll say at my eulogy- "And she never gave up!"

So I decided to try fasting. Something I've always wanted to do. Something I've tried but not been able to figure out. So I got the book- "The 5:2 Fast". I had seen the documentary and liked Dr Mosley. My first day I tried the 5:2 fast I didn't complete it. I like that Dr Mosley says there's always tomorrow! :o) He's very positive! I went to his website and saw another type of fasting called 8:16. You can even make up your own fasting regime. But I liked 8:16 because I work nights. So I fast 16 hours in one day and eat 8 hours. Well not all 8 hours LOL! That's my eating "window".

So far I really like it. It's very easy for me, and do-able. At first I was getting really hungry after the fast and worried that I'd just over eat. But after a few tries, if I got hungry, I was able to eat just enough for the hunger to leave. phew!

Will it work? For now I think it is. It certainly can't hurt! I'm eating LC/HF, staying on plan and adding fasting.

The important point is I'm NEVER giving up!

So don't you give up either! ;o)
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    You won't be sorry you don't give up! emoticon emoticon
    2079 days ago
    Sounds great, Eliz! Keep working at it till you find the perfect sweet spot!
    2088 days ago
    Sounds like you have a plan. emoticon
    2089 days ago
    2089 days ago
    I attempt to do paleo/primal and also do the 8/16 fast. You guys will have to post some of those healthy dishes!! Good job!
    2089 days ago
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    Good for you for not giving up! That's my motto too! Never! I've gained 30# back and I'm walking and walking with this new knee to get it back off! Whatever need to do we will do because we are strong! It sounds like you know just what to do to get it off too.
    We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2089 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I don't have any back teeth that line up anymore due to dental problems, teeth that split in half top to bottom and can not be saved.

    Never giving up is the key.
    To about everything isn't it?

    Finding a food plan that works for us is the most difficult thing for me so far, not having a supportive family, it feels like a battle.

    I decided to order a weighted hoop for exercise so I may look silly out in the back yard but there is room there so I need a change up on my exercise and I deserve a new gadget after a winter frozen days trapped in the house.

    Fasting is interesting. Sometimes we eat a big meal and then I really do not want to eat for a long time, but eating normally and fasting is better!
    You can do this!
    2090 days ago
    Great blog, sweetie. Sounds like you are doing well with the fasting! I've never tried it but know people that do and swear by it :) I LOVE that you & your daughter compete on healthy dishes. That is awesome!

    I am so very proud of you. You are doing great & I love that you are never giving up!!! And bonus, you're not hurting! Keep going strong!
    2090 days ago
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