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One Year Challenge: Dec. 1 to Dec. 1

As the new year crept closer and closer, I began to think about a challenge for the year to come -- something that would really push me to my limit, but would have a payoff that made it worth it. I mulled and discussed and negotiated, and in the end I decided on the following:

* 100% adherence to a Slow Carb/Primal Lifestyle combination that will work well in our family. Basic principles are:
* 6 days per week
* No grains, no fruit, no dairy, no sugar, no ...
As the new year crept closer and closer, I began to think about a challenge for the year to come -- something that would really push me to my limit, but would have a payoff that made it worth it. I mulled and discussed and negotiated, and in the end I decided on the following:

* 100% adherence to a Slow Carb/Primal Lifestyle combination that will work well in our family. Basic principles are:
* 6 days per week
* No grains, no fruit, no dairy, no sugar, no white potatoes or corn
* Less than 50 net carbs per day
* Primarily organic meats and vegetables
* And on the 7th day, she rested (per Slow Carb guidelines)
* 225 minutes of cardio each week

Why cardio specifically? Because it's very, very hard for me. I have no trouble doing strength workouts or Pilates, so no reason to count those. But I hate cardio, and without a good motivator, I won't do it consistently.

My goals are specifically behavioral goals, not results-based. I hope to lose weight and gain strength and functionality, and I really want to get my blood sugar under control. But I would rather base the challenge (or the payoff) on performing the *right* behaviors *consistently*.

What's at stake? 3 weeks off work and a vacation! The challenge runs Dec. 1 to Dec. 1. Hopefully in Dec. 2012, I'll be able to do a whole lot of skiing!




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Member Since: 11/27/2011

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My Goals:
*100% compliance of the program outlined in my intro between Dec. 1, 2011 and Dec. 1, 2012
* 33% strength increase in deadlift, bench press, and squat in 2012
* Able to ski in winter 2012

My Program:
* Slow Carb/Primal Lifestyle combination that will work well in our family. Basic principles are:
* 6 days per week
* No grains, no fruit, no dairy, no sugar, no white potatoes or corn
* Less than 50 net carbs per day
* Primarily organic meats and vegetables
* 225 minutes cardio each week
* Crossfit/Powerlifting 1-2x per week


Personal Information:
I'm 43 years old, and I live on a little farm with my husband and three dogs in the Cascade Mountains NE of Seattle.

Blog:
http://www.melissa-c-alexander.com

E-mail:
melissa@reinventing-melissa.com

Other Information:
I love skiing, horses, dogs, and writing! I had a nonfiction book published in 2003, and I'm currently working on a novel -- one more thing I'm determined to get done during 2012.

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GALINACTION
3/6/2012 12:22:49 PM

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3/6/2012 11:57:47 AM

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Walkin' over to your page to send some woofs & wags for GRRRRREAT Day!



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GROKGRANNY
2/24/2012 2:53:15 PM

Always happy to help!



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GROKGRANNY
2/24/2012 12:11:03 PM

If you don't have an integrative medicine doctor, here is what I suggest.

Google "Genova Laboratories" in North Carolina. Tell them you are interested in testing, where you live and that you need to find a practitioner in your area that uses their services. I know they have a data base.

You don't do the test yourself.

Their plans are all "Pay Assured" which means that you pay a co-pay and then they agree to absorb any additional insurance cost. The food sensitivity test is $189. The hormone/adrenal test is $144.

Hope this helps!



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TRUCKERSMRS
2/24/2012 2:57:43 AM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"





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