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Sunday, July 15, 2012

No Eggs For Me, and I Want A Dog

Down to 297, sounds more like an interstate than weight?  Reintroduced eggs yesterday, felt horrible, had an ache in my belly.  I think it was leaky gut?  What is leaky gut?  Sounds like you would be eviscerated, not something that happens after eating eggs.  Read the problem is in the egg white, a problematic protein, I can live with that.  What does anyone know about nightshades causing a problem?  Not eating MD tomatoes in July is just wrong.

For the first time since I was a kid I want a dog.  I had the greatest dog in the world when I was a kid, Bunky.  That's me holding Bunky, my dad holding Gypsy.  He used to wait for my mother to go inside, then jump over the fence and hang himself with his leash, cool dog!  I want a rescue dog, but I want Kerry Blue Terrier too.  It gets lonely after all this time, 16 years at home, you run out of things to do.  I found one at a shelter, but it's 100 miles away.  We will figure it out, hopefully not that far away.


Diane J Standiford said...


Karen said...

I have a dog! I honestly don't think I could get through my days without him. I'm alone all day as well, not for 16 years, only 3...but it feels like more. Get a dog, if that Kerry Blue pulls at your heart, go for it!

Nightshade can be a problem. I have MS and Lupus, nightshade is a no for me (both diseases). But...I am so tired of trying to figure out what is good, and what is bad, that I eat everything in moderation. I've tried it all, no wheat, no dairy, no red meat, no tomatoes, no potatoes, no legumes...
The egg thing, it's the whites, so I've heard. The yolks are okay, unless you have a cholesterol problem.

My point is, I have exhausted myself with all the do's and don'ts. At the end of the day, I honestly don't think too much of it matters once the body is riddled with autoimmune disease.

Congrats on your weight loss! Your new diet is at least accompishing that.

Sorry I seem the cynic, but experience is a great teacher.

Muffie said...

Your weight loss is phenomenal -- keep up the good work. As Karen said, I try to follow the ancient Greek adage -- All things in moderation.
Dogs, and any pets, can really lift our spirits. Try online shelters!

awb said...

Diane - I ruined my kids, may as well move on to dogs?

Karen - I'm going to figure this food thing out.

Muff - I am going to do it, going through the shelters, can't buy one when there are so many out there nobody wants.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with not driving yourself crazy about what you can, should, can't, shouldn't eat. Your body will let you know what it doesn't like (as in your tummy pain) and I too concur that there are so many out there that proclaim to have the answer to what's best to avoid or eat for this or that condition and at the end of the day I am not sure anyone knows anything for sure. Moderation is always a good plan.

As for puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, as has already been mentioned, you can't go past having a little furry companion. I was always a "dog" person and never really cared much for cats but since being more housebound with my PPMS I now have the great blessing of a persian named Peta who I can't even imagine being without... she brings a lot of joy to my day.

Take care and I will look forward to any future introductions via your blog on new additions to your family.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is a daily struggle with food...I get tired of it. My dog is a companion...helps the lonely days for me

awb said...

Maggie - I drive myself crazy about enough, don't need to do it about my food too!

Kim - Now it's finding the right companion.


Unknown said...

I don't have MS but I do have another autoimmune disease. In March, while on a high dose of pred for a flareup, I purged my kitchen from top to bottom and have been living a Paleo lifestyle ever since. (No white sugar, grains or legumes; eat grass fed beef and pastured eggs and chicken and no-nitrate bacon is allowed; lots of veggies, moderate fruit, and good fats--coconut oil and lard for cooking; olive oil for dressings...the list goes on. I'm never hungry.) Of course, it's not a cure, but it did, and continues to have, a dramatic effect on how I feel--losing that belly fat was a big plus, too.

I've been off the pred and back to my monthly infusions of Remicade. I need to find more ways to move the old body, and I now have the energy to do it.

If you're interested, start with Robb Wolf's website and then check out Whole9 by the Hartwigs. Nom Nom Paleo is also a great blog that I follow every day. Just some suggestions.