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Day 16

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Again I forgot to blog yesterday! It's an important part of keeping my focus where it needs to be. Have a huge weekend coming up and I need to be focused and prepared.

My sister and her family are moving to Seattle from Brisbane! So we are driving up there (from Portland) to meet them at the airport, help them with the kids, spend some time site seeing etc. So that's constant meals on the road for 3 days. I was able to do it well camping and I'll try to take a similar approach but this time I know there will be restaurants etc. I can always resist what I see others eating around me.. like I have no problem taking my kids out for ice cream but not eating any of it. I just have to have plenty of snacks and things to keep me satisfied so I don't get tempted. I do hate being around it sometimes though, those empty carbs.. Smelling sugar and white bread and I feel like it makes my mouth water and that in itself is not good. So long as I don't touch it I'm fine though. And to not really feel like having a drink, that will be the challenge!

Oh down another pound today! 140.8 I was hoping that might happen after my period passed. Try to decide if I should have a day off from exercise and take the kids to the zoo which is a lot of walking, or go to spin class. Hmm I sure did have a lot of days off last week.

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WOUBBIE 8/26/2014 3:19PM

    Planning is always the way to go. Check out the menus online before you go, and ask your server for some low carb suggestions. Unless you're going to Pasta Villa or Noodle Hut you should be able to find some satisfying choices!

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Day 14 Working it out

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Really dropped the ball on my daily blogging last week. Also had a really off workout week. I only worked out once from Monday through Friday! Back at it though on Saturday and Sunday. I was just feeling so awful from TOM that I thought I was coming down with the flu. Anyway, no regrets and I didn't use it as an excuse to eat wrongly. No weight loss, but no gain either and I bet I'll get a little loss next week once the TOM has passed. I sure can't believe how much my appetite, energy level and weight loss is all about hormones. Frustrating but helpful to understand it.

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BELMACD2 8/26/2014 9:42AM

    I wonder about cortisol levels too. And I have had to give up alcohol completely, just like chocolate, it's a problem "food" for me. I like it too too much!

Carbs definitely create cravings. It's always a nightmare when I start going down that " I can have just one" road. Can't have just one. Body says MORE!!!

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WOUBBIE 8/25/2014 10:47AM

    Yeah, I find it both frustrating as well as comforting - at least I know my weight problems have never been about some character weakness or lack of willpower on my part. I'm sensitive to carbs, and they drive a never-ending cycle of hunger and cravings. Take them away and my insulin drops and I can look at food rationally!

My next hormone focus is on cortisol, which I have problems with from three areas - too much alcohol, not enough sleep, and stressful work (also, generally reacting to everything in life with a stress-reaction!)

Hope this week hands you a nice loss! Good job for not going off the deep end when you weren't feeling well!


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Day 9 Acheived the impossible!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

That is, I got my kids to eat veggies! I roasted up a couple of those spaghetti squashes last night, and instead of removing them from the skin I left them as is and filled them with sautéed bacon, chicken, chard and mushrooms and my kids ate it! Both of them! I called my creation bacon boats! I think the trick was adding the bacon which made the veggies all taste great, and calling it boats. I've had something similar for the last 2 days for lunch too. Now I only have 1.5 spaghetti squashes left. I bought a chicken to roast for dinner tomorrow night along with the last squash and other garden veggies and I'll make soup with the leftovers.

Went for a run this morning and I felt amazing at the end, had a nice little runner's high and felt really really happy to have come so far with my fitness that I can experience that. Floating on air! :) It was just a little to hot for a really great run, but I managed just under 4 miles. Later this week it's going to cool off a bit and I'll aim for 5.

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WOUBBIE 8/19/2014 8:05PM

    Woohoo! That's a lot of wins!

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Day 8 I love summer

Monday, August 18, 2014

Packed my kids off to summer science camp this morning and got a chance to work some long hours in the veggie garden instead of going to the gym. I'm always so sore the day after combat/cx classes that a day off is called for. Anyway, came home with about 10 lbs of veggies. 3 largish spaghetti squashes, 4 zucchinis, not too big (I donated a monster), a ton of kale and chard and a handful of cherry tomatoes. I wish I had more tomatoes but they mostly weren't quite ripe yet. Patience...

Well I love eating a lot of veggies, but I think I would like some stuffed spaghetti squash with a little bacon, peppers, tomatoes and some other stuff sautéed. Mmmm must be nearly lunch time :)

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WOUBBIE 8/18/2014 4:03PM

    Yumm! You can come cook at my house anytime!


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Day 7.. one week, 4.6 lbs down!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Can't believe I undid all that bloat so fast! Loved combat class this morning because I felt super light and energized from the drop. I always feel so much more agile when I've been eating right and less. And cx is feeling fantastic, nothing like a good core burn to make one feel slimmer.

Well, onward! I know week 2 won't see those kinds of results but I'll be thrilled if I lose a pound a week really. :)

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WOUBBIE 8/18/2014 12:29PM

    Woohoo! Good going!

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PUNKGIRL5003 8/17/2014 8:04PM

    Keep up that awesome work :)

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144AUTUMN 8/17/2014 2:57PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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GEMINICHIK 8/17/2014 2:31PM

    Awesome ~ stay focused and keep positive!

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