mimi's log

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  1. mimi

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    hey there!

    I wanted to start my own little log and thought it makes sense to put my intro at the beginning of this thread…

    won't be up-dating on a daily basis, but I do plan to chime in every now & then to tell you how it goes for me!

    cheers!

     
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    mimi

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    So, I guess it's time for a post ;)

    Things I'm working on at the moment:
    – upping my protein intake: I like making fruity, creamy smoothies with "topfen" (or "quark") – I use the low fat variety which has basically no fat whatsoever, it's basically just pure dairy protein (as in cheese) bus without being aged and/or full of fat! plus, I did order a box of collagen hydrolysate (Great Lakes) yesterday and intend to blend a tablespoon or two into my fruit smoothies here and there… :)
    – upping my fruit intake: I get that bananas aren't optimal, but they are cheap and tasty – plus, they make the perfect addition to fruit smoothies in order to get a yummy creamy texture. ;) I also like adding fruit juices that are made from concentrate (I'm really digging the OJ/mango/passionfruit blend right now); I do get in some fresh strained OJ, but I don't feel my best because my stomach usually feels weird after drinking it;
    – I'd like to keep white sugar intake low, I do add some teaspoons to my morning coffee, though…
    – I'm adding coconut oil to everything now. Well, almost! I add it into my morning coffee, along with sugar and milk and froth it up with my fancy frother!
    – I'll keep eating starch: really well cooked & peeled potatoes plus white rice; plus some buckwheat and oats here and there; I feel good with potatoes and rice, I usually add lots of coconut oil!
    – I love curries made with coconut milk. :D
    – I made beef bone broth not too long ago. It was a first. We'll see how that goes in the future… tasted good! (Surprisingly so.)
    – Try cutting down the raw cheese I've been eating; with all the carbs I'm getting in it might be too much fat! I love all melty cheese on top of my oven-fried potatoes (coconut oil ftw!)…
    – I also really enjoy simple fruit veggie / root veggie stir fries with coconut oil and white rice!!

    I've recently ordered:

    – pregnenolone
    – progest-e
    – collagen hydrolysate
    – tooth soap

    Will be happy to report back soon-ish.

    Oh, and:
    – something nasty: I got acne/eczema on my face :( :( dunno why! this new development sucks.
    – I think I did gain weight eating tons of soy-free milk chocolate.
    – I was also really stressed at the time, and depressed, and I'm still not fully over that phase; my guess is that winter is having an effect on me, finally… :/
    – I'm using an infra-red lamp now. I love the warmth.
    – I miss sunshine.
    – I'm thinking about getting a thyroid supp.
    – I need to get into a more grateful spot again, all I'm doing lately is complain, complain, complain.
    – I almost set my kitchen on fire yesterday.

    See ya!
    – Mimi
     
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    mimi

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    I got my pregnenolone and progest-e!!! I'm super excited!!!!

    I took 50mg of pregnenolone yesterday evening. Then 50mg today in the morning and another 50mg in the afternoon. Then I went to pick up my progest-e and do some shopping; when I came back home I put 6 drops of the progest-e onto my gums/lips/eczema around my mouth/nose and I felt an INSTANT relief; also I started to smile and my brain seems to "open up", it feels weird but really GOOD. wow. I guess my bod totally needs this stuff!! My eyes seem more "open". Awesome experience.

    I noticed that after my third dose of pregnenolone my edema got much better. My body was holding on to too much water in the past couple of days; I'm happy that I didn't gain that much fat, ha! =)

    YES. pregnenonolone + progest-e => first impression: big win!
     
  4. Kray

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    Hi Mimi,

    Just read your post about eczema. How is that going? Did you figure out what might have caused it?
     
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    mimi

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    The eczema is still there. So, no, I don't know what the cause is, but my guess is hypothyroidism.

    Last summer, everything started getting better: my mood, my skin, my fitness level. By Christmas I was super fit and my skin was okay etc. Felt amazing. I did my best to follow the basic "Peat" guidelines and felt great. Fast forward to January this year: Developed major issues, especially depression, more eczema in my face, have a hard time getting up in the mornings etc. In February my body temp got really, really low. And I didn't really change much. I had some kamut bread and some spelt – so maybe the ingestion of gluten threw me off track big time. I don't know for sure. My digestion suffered a lot and hasn't gone back to fully normal since then. Bummer. :(

    Well, I'm doing my best as always.
    Pregnenolone and Progest-e are not the magic pills I hoped them to be either. I think my thyroid has a really hard time functioning properly at the moment. Patience is not my exactly something I'm famous for. ;)
    So, maybe I really should try a thyroid supp soon.

    I'm basically following Ari Whitten's really, really simple and not too restrictive guidelines he outlined in his book about fat loss. http://www.ariwhitten.com/about-ari/
    That means: Some sort of animal protein source combined with some fruit and veggie. I am not restricting veggies if I feel like eating them. (Depending on what kind of veggies I intend to eat, I cook them thoroughly.)

    That's another thing: I gained unwanted weight from January till well, now. I don't step onto scales anymore. Well, I try to avoid them. I do feel however, that I'm much more bloated these days, maybe also more muscular (I'm doing bodyweight exercises and some HIIT here and there when I don't feel too fatigued). I think this could be a side effect of consuming refined sugar. I'm totally over demonizing sugar, but I think that consuming much more white sugar than I was used to caused my body to store lots of fat. I don't think it was the sugar itself, it was probably more because I was eating too many calories in total during that period of time. I didn't enjoy eating the pure sugar (with coffee, milk etc.) either, I prefer whole foods and honestly, I'm doing better with starch (combined with saturated fat) than with white sugar (with protein/coffee etc.).