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Low Carb in Las Vegas!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Well it's pretty darn hot in Vegas! Go's August, it's the desert, and a few miles from all those dancing fountains in front of the's dry & dusty!

Which is why I stay indoors a lot when I visit.

So my boss had a meeting I needed to be here for, and today we went over a bunch of details for a big presentation we're giving tomorrow. In the afternoon, I visited my guys that work out here to see how they're doing and to make the rounds. I like the new guy I hired to run this division.....way better than the last guy I had to fire back in April.

Got all that done with plenty of daylight left to go hit the gym (it doesn't get dark here till after 8:00PM), where I got in a great upper body routine in a magnificent gym, followed with 4x two-minute plank intervals (hold the plank for 2 minutes....take a 1 minute break). Some people call planks boring.....I don't know how the hell anything can be boring when your entire core is screaming for relief!

Then I went and had me some Memphis BBQ baby back bun, no biscuit, no fries, no cole slaw, even picked the croutons out of the salad (I did order 2 side salads!)

It might get redundant hearing me say it so much, but I continue to be amazed at the differences I'm seeing by ditching the carbs. Yeah, my weight is decreasing slowly (that's the one thing that pisses me off about the low carb mafia.....there's a lot of hype about how fast you can lose weight), but I am doing enough ST to see and know that I'm adding lean muscle and losing body fat, so that does make a difference. But I almost have to puff out my belly to see a bulge these days!

Which is really amazing considering I feel like the protagonist in a Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown novel who has unearthed a worldwide underground conspiracy that is too wild to be true, something that if exposed would alter the course of history, something for which you'd be hunted down and shot if you go public. Yet the facts are undeniable; cutting down carbs has given me results that thousands of miles of running, thousands of miles of biking, thousands of lbs of weights lifted, and meticulous logging of thousands of calories hasn't....a slim me!

I've got a theory brewing on how this all least from my personal experiment of N=1, so more to follow....till then....

Have a great night Spark friends!

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DDOORN 8/13/2012 12:03PM

    Wonderful results! Low-carb can be such a potent way to go for many of us!


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SALONKITTY 8/8/2012 3:54AM

    It does feel like being part of some conspiracy! I've also felt like I was cheating at something because it's been so straightforward and the weight does actually come off, which wasn't my experience before, at all.

I totally agree about the planks. They're not boring at all! They're torturous! You're in pretty great shape to be able to do multiple 2-min planks, wow! I wanna do that someday, too.

All great stuf here in your blog post! emoticon

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SHERYL_B 8/7/2012 11:31PM

    I miss Vegas!

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/7/2012 10:37PM

    I am almost persuaded to give low carb a go and see how it works for me...just as soon as I can figure out how to do so in the land of bread and pastry while eating out at every. single. meal until I can move into the new house.

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BERGBA7 8/7/2012 5:18PM

    Hm... I am a vegetarian and am wondering if I could get to that type of diet myself without eating meat... I think I am going to inform myself and see what I could do to be a vegetarian-low-carb-eater
Great job and a real inspiration.

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PLMITCH 8/7/2012 3:36PM

    The bottom line: This works for you! And I'll have to try planking one of these days!


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MYLADY4 8/7/2012 12:02PM

    Hmmm, going to Vegas the end of September and plan on doing low carb there too (plus with wheat allergy, kinda have too). Looking forward to it.

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VHALKYRIE 8/7/2012 11:02AM

    I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't in the works for the next thriller best seller! But how do you work car chases and helicopters into a conspiracy about making people fat?

Like, Woubbie, I'm not sure where the idea for rapid weight loss came from. Weight comes off fast for those who are very overweight. You and I both started our low-carb journey while fit and already lost most of our body weight. My weight loss is slow and steady, but losing .5lbs per week is still pretty darn rapid compared to losing .5lbs in 3 months!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/7/2012 10:38AM

    "low carb mafia"

Too funny. Yeah, I experience the same gnashing of teeth when I low carb it. It is not as quick as they say, at least not at this point in my journey.

Stay strongerrrrrr....

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KANOE10 8/7/2012 9:52AM

    Great job of staying low carb in Vegas. I have found that the small amount of sauce does not hurt you with the ribs.


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WOUBBIE 8/7/2012 9:48AM

    "something for which you'd hunted down and shot if you go public"

Reminds me of poor Dr. Atkins, being called to testify at congressional hearings about "Obesity and Fad Diets". Pah.

I'm not really sure where the misperception about quick weight loss comes from. None of the actual plans tout it per se, other than to point out that you'll lose weight faster than on a low calorie diet. Yet, just like the distorted view that low carb = high protein, it continues to be passed around like an urban legend...

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BILL60 8/7/2012 8:21AM

    Just super!! Hang tough.

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SAFARIBABE 8/7/2012 6:55AM

    I thought you were having a meeting in the gym! What happened to that? LOL So does this low-carb regime mean that the green smoothie guy is....(sniff, sniff) gone????? BTW I had a purple one for dinner last night! emoticon

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LIVELAUFLUV 8/7/2012 5:27AM

    Great to hear the low carb routine is working for you! Enjoy Vegas!

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GLC2009 8/7/2012 12:28AM

    vegas is a great place for the low carb carnivore...all those $10 prime rib dinners, cheap ham and egg brekkies. on and on.
we love vegas. and it's sooooooooooooooo cheap from where we live!!!!! emoticon

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Bye bye to hunger & cravings?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

So I've got to admit, I really like my job!

I got a new boss the other day. My boss lives out in Las Vegas (which is nice...other than the obvious reason that he is 2000 miles away, I get lots of reasons to go out next week for 3 days!)

But it's always dicey breaking in a new boss and we spent all day getting him up to speed on all the big muscle movements of the far flung empire I run.

It went great....he's going to be a good boss, which helps, because I demand that my bosses be good and get really pissed off when they're not!

However, the day went long and by the time I got him on an airplane back home and got caught up in the office on all the other goings on today, it was too late to get to the gym. I've got a dinner tomorrow night (a fish fry with a lot of local yahoos), so I'll need to duck out early to get in some ST, then drive the 45 minutes to this dude's dude ranch. So since getting back home from the cruise, I'll have eaten out 4 times in 3 days....sheesh!

But I'm getting the hang of low carb dining out and it certainly is much easier than I expected. No bread when they bring out a basket full of steaming loaves, ditch the croutons in the salads, leave the potatoes, rice & pastas alone (actually I've found that if you ask the wait staff nicely to give you a double serving of veggies instead of the starch dish, most of them can make that happen), and somehow, magically and mysteriously, by the time the meal is done, I really don't feel tempted in the least by dessert.

I guess what has impressed me the most about ditching the carbs is the stability it has bought to my appetite....I can go hours without eating and am OK.

Today we had a working lunch with my boss. I had ordered a salad with chicken, which somehow got translated into a heap of chicken salad.....a jumbled up mash of chicken in a weird and uninteresting sauce. My staff (already a little edgy about the visit) started doing the funky chicken dance and got all worried that they screwed me over on the lunch (which they did) and started coming up with these harebrained schemes to correct the situation ("Boss I'm going to personally strangle the guy who did this!")

I told them to relax, that I could forgo lunch and still survive.....and I really felt like it was no big deal to not eat anything for 4-5 hours.

They looked at me like I had just punched the Pope and yet I felt perfectly calm knowing that I haven't had strong cravings or hunger pangs in a few weeks.

Even at night, which has historically been my time of weakest resistance to snacking, I don't feel like I have to go eat something sweet mere hours after dinner.

For that reason alone, I feel better and better about this new lifestyle change

Have a great night Spark friends!

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VHALKYRIE 8/7/2012 10:57AM

    [Snip] Whoops, this got posted to the wrong blog! Sorry!

Comment edited on: 8/7/2012 10:58:28 AM

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HAKAPES 8/4/2012 6:36AM

    Some days I have those "no hunger" days, some days I just eat. Then I balance that back with more exercise.

How come your appetite went down?
Did you make something special to do it?

I follow the same strategy in restaurants during work meals, I just ask for a salad or double veggies as a side dish. Often, I order a starter salad as a side dish.

What do you do that you love so much?

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SHERYL_B 8/3/2012 8:45PM

    Yeah Vegas! How great that you got along!

Yeah to no cravings!

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    Great news all around! I don't consciously eat low carb but really do focus on protein and fat in my meals and also lots of fruits and veggies as my carbs. I haven't been too hungry lately, either but like I said, I'm not as conscientious as you are about low carb.

Glad to see you back!

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BEATLETOT 8/3/2012 11:56AM

    I'm glad your new boss is awesome, and I'm intrigued by your low-carb experience!

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EGALITAIRE 8/3/2012 9:17AM

    Can it get any better?

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SALONKITTY 8/3/2012 9:01AM

    That's one of my favourite discoveries with low carb....the lack of cravings and the balanced moods. I was a night time snacker, too. It sounds like you're doing really well! emoticon

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BILL60 8/3/2012 8:53AM

    Way to go!! Your life just get better and better.

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VHALKYRIE 8/3/2012 8:34AM

    Glad the new boss doesn't suck! "Bummer" about the work trips to Vegas! ;)

My low carb journey has a similar discover to yours - I can go hours without meals! An occasional skipped meal is no problem! No snacking! I'm free! Free at last!

"Appetite stability" is a great way to describe it.


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KANOE10 8/3/2012 8:32AM

    I have been eating low carb for two years. It is amazing how happy and satisfied you can be. You really get used to asking for double vegetables or telling them to leave the croutons off the salad.

You sound happy and positive about your healthy life. Exceellent job of not eating something you did not want to eat!

I am glad your cravings and snack attacks have diminished!


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LADYJAKE1 8/3/2012 8:09AM

    Good for you, the more I stick to low carb the less I snack and the less hungry I am. I have been walikg alot bc I live in Michigan which means 7.5 months of cold weather.


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SAFARIBABE 8/3/2012 6:20AM

    WTG! I'm glad the low-carb thinbg is working for you! On the boss front I WISH my boss were 2000 miles away. 200,000 would be better still!! LOL Shame you'll have to go out to Vegas regularly. LOL Maybe one of these times we won't miss by a week! Welcome back. Sounds like you jumped right back into the swing of things!

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    It is really great to read this! I am so happy you found what works for you!

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    That's pretty amazing! Good to see it working for you :)

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WOUBBIE 8/2/2012 11:51PM

    Stability is a good word to use. None of that unpredictability of how you're going to feel from hour to hour: sleepy, tired out, energetic, craving something, who knows what ....

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HEALTHIERKEN 8/2/2012 11:33PM

    " . . . no big deal to not eat anything for 4-5 hours. . . ."
That's amazing! Even when I have strictly protein snacks, I have to eat *something* every couple of hours.
Lucky guy : )

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Alaska Cruise results.....down a pound and a half!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well, well, well Sparkfriends, hard to believe it has almost been 2 weeks since my last blog. But it has been an incredibly busy, incredibly relaxing, and incredibly surprising 2 weeks. I was all over the continental United States the first 2 weeks of the month, then this past week, we ventured out of the lower 48 for an Alaska cruise adventure.

It was just what we (I) needed, especially since the weather was freaking amazing (cool, dry, 60 degree temps, clear skies...icebergs in summer....WOW!)

(Day 2 morning view from our balcony)

(ice in the Tracy Arm fjord)

(woke up to this first thing in the morning in Skagway, AL)

And here's the amazing part....I ate like some medieval knight in a banquet hall....every single day....

....yet this morning, I weighed in 1.5 lbs less than when we embarked on the high seas!

Sheer madness I tell can this be!?!?! Every morning I had 3 eggs, 8-10 slices of bacon, 3-4 sausage links, and smoked salmon with cream cheese. Lunches, dinners, snacks....I told myself I was on vacation dammit, no food logging, no worries, eat like the other 2000+ slobs on board. Eat everything, except....


No breads, no sugars, no pastries, no ice cream, no pizza, no desserts (well there was that one night I had a cup of chocolate, peanut butter pudding), but to everything else, a big YES!

And I felt great, certainly quite a bit fitter than 99% of my fellow passengers. As a matter of damn fact, I really enjoyed walking through the ship and seeing my rather flat belly and wide shoulders in those plentiful mirrors. When #2 son and I explored all the pools on the Lido deck, I felt wonderfully conscious of being a fairly fit 52-year old dad.....especially when I saw how so many of my younger (and older) peers lugged around some very uncomfortable looking bellies.

SWMBO was still recovering from her recent surgery, so we didn't take many adventurous treks (I wanted to fly a helicopter on to the glacier and go swimming in a glacial pool), so we made due with some canned tours and a whale watching boat ride (where we saw a dozen or so humpbacks doing what they called "bubble net feeding")

But mostly we just bodymedia fit armband tells me I slept a solid 8 hours a night, I read a bunch of books on the balcony as we cruised along the Tongass National Forest (I am surprisingly enjoying the "Game of Thrones" series), SWMBO & I went on a few dates to the campy shows and movies they had on board (we thought the "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was pretty funny though), and I hit their gym 5 days out of 7, even managing to get in 3 spin classes....which is pretty sporty when you're spinning a 30-lb flywheel as the floor beneath you lists 5-10 degrees in any given direction.

Today I'm off (we got home after midnight yesterday), tomorrow back to the office, where, from the e-mails on the berry, I can tell we've got a busy week coming up.

It did feel pretty good being totally unplugged from the net for a few days at a time.

Have a great night Spark friends!

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KANOE10 8/3/2012 8:36AM

    Great job on losing weight while on a cruise! Your pictures are beautiful.


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BERGBA7 8/1/2012 8:35PM

    Very nice pictures! It makes me want to see Alaska too, but maybe not on a cruse. I would not be strong enough to avoid the desert buffet like you did!
Awesome job on the diet and weight progress! Fabulous. Did you eat some whale??
Have a good week with the new boss.

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HEALTHIERKEN 8/1/2012 11:58AM

    OK. I'm *almost* convinced to go Primal! It's amazing that you lost weight while on a cruise : )


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SHERYL_B 7/31/2012 10:57PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and staying unplugged during your trip.

I'm glad you are back!

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/31/2012 10:02PM


Maybe that's what I need to get into spinning, a tilting floor to make it more of an adventure.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/31/2012 9:52PM

    Fab pictures! And "good on you" (where I have I heard that before?)

I can feel your pride and accomplishment in every deserve it!


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SAFARIBABE 7/31/2012 8:57PM

    I understand wanting to eat low carb....but oh great guru of the green smoothie....lox and cream cheese were put on this earth to sit atop a bagel! Alaska is one thing but try to pull that no bagel under lox stuff here in NYC and they'll make you clean out the subways with your toothbrush!!!! LOL

Glad you had a great time and were able to unplug a bit!! But survived without you for a week. I'm sure they could have lasted 12 more hours without torching the place or having the cops called for unruly behaviour and loud drunken parties! You're as bad as I am if not worse!! Hope SWMBO has fully recovered and that y'all were able to get some well deserved downtime. We want more pics!!

Welcome Home!!

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BEARCLAW6 7/31/2012 12:21PM

    Right on!

I have to admit, that one of my best "before' pictures comes from when I was on an Alaska cruise. I knew I was moving away from Seattle and decided to do it before it go very far away. And....I am certain that I was one of those other people who was gaining weight the whole time! I will definitely keep this in mind the next time I am on a cruise.

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EGALITAIRE 7/31/2012 12:11PM

    Doesn't eating bacon still feel a little like when your Mom caught you with your hand in the cookie jar? On the other hand, I find it very liberating to know what foods add weight and what foods don't.

Congrats on avoiding the carbs.

Stay Strong

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VHALKYRIE 7/31/2012 12:02PM

    That looks like a really awesome trip!! I wish we had done an Alaskan cruise when we still lived in the PacNW! Those pics look nice and cool - ahhh 60 degrees sounds really refreshing when we've been hitting the high 90s here!

Yay on your King Arthur diet!! You did better than I did avoiding the carby treats while at AYCE, and it shows!


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It's Go Time.....this week Vegas, Seattle, Alaska!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Alright folks, it's GO TIME!

This is the week our family has been revving up towards for a while. Here's the plan;

- Monday I fly to Vegas for some early morning meetings on Tuesday

- Tuesday afternoon, I fly back to FL, getting back around midnight.

- Wednesday, full up workday (and hopefully some ST Wed night)

- Thursday, early morning meetings here in FL, fly back to Vegas in the PM

- Friday, full day of meeting in Vegas (meanwhile SWMBO and #2 son fly to Seattle...more below)

- Saturday, I fly to Seattle, hook-up with SWMBO and #2 son

- Sunday, depart Seattle for a 7-day Alaska cruise!

We were all set to start our vacation together on Friday, I had booked tickets months ago, then my boss called and said, "Yeah, sorry dude, but you really need to be here in Vegas on the 20th"

Curses! I broke the news to SWMBO, she said, "Just go, we can handle it. Just make sure to give me the name & address of our hotel, and we're good to go!"

I love her!

Luckily Delta was sympathetic and didn't gouge me on the airfare as I changed my flight (it helps being a Diamond member!)

So today we're doing a family packing session, laying out the major things we think we'll need for the cruise; I'm going to be too tight on time and won't have much time to mess around with this, plus I have to pack business clothes for Thurs/Fri and take these on the cruise with me....that's what pisses me off most!

But we persevere and conquer!

I'm hoping I can work out on this cruise's the Star Princess, and what I can gauge from the website and some personal testimony (my secretary was on this same ship 2 months ago) they have a pretty decent gym layout, although as with most resorts, it's skimpy on the free weights and heavy on treadmills & cardio)

Nonetheless, we sail the high Alaska seas for enjoyment, so I give myself plenty of leeway (I think that's a nautical term too) to adjust my schedule. The only thing I'm torn about is the food!

Tom Naughton (of Fathead, the movie fame) blogged recently about doing a Low Carb cruise in the Caribbean.....he seemed to thoroughly enjoy it and didn't feel deprived at all (eg, eating double cheeseburgers at midnight), yet didn't gain a pound the whole time. Yes he did avoid the dessert bars & buffets, but sated himself quite nicely as a Low Carber (even enjoying a drunken karaoke session one night!)

So more to follow....I'll try to stay connected and post a couple of blogs from our trip as we gorge on King Salmon and Alaskan Crab every night!

Oh and I almost forgot the coolest part

SWMBO (though she will never admit that it was my influence) has expressed an interest in cutting down her sugar intake. She started reading this book called "Cut Sugar Addiction Now!' and began hinting that she may try to cut out at least this one offending variant of carbohydrate.

Of course, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME CUTTING DOWN MY CARBS (at least nothing she will admit to, the insolent wench!), but that's OK, at least we have a point of mutual and intersecting interest that will provide for many a leisurely conversation as we sit outside our stateroom balcony, admiring the glacier-filled landscapes of Canada and Alaska!

Have a great day Spark friends!

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GLC2009 7/23/2012 11:44PM

    hope your cruise is great. we did this cruise starting in vancouver, bc a few year ago. i think you may have a moist one like we did. we live on the coast in bc, so, everything about the landscape and weather was just like home..........BUT, you're on a cruise! so great!.............enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....... emoticon emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/18/2012 11:48AM

    I hope that you have a fantastic cruise. And what a work week you have! Even scheduling all of that work must entail exercise!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 7/17/2012 4:43PM

    Busy week with a BIG reward at the end! emoticon

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SKFEREBEE 7/16/2012 10:22PM

    Wow! An Alaskan cruise sounds heavenly this time of year. So jealous!!! Have fun :o)

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/16/2012 5:29PM

    Hey, if anyone can manage low carb on a cruise, you can! I'm trying to figure out how to manage that in France where every other item is a pastry or bread of some sort or another. Enjoy your cruise!

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BERGBA7 7/16/2012 8:26AM

    Safe travels and lots of fun, fat and proteins!
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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/15/2012 9:30PM

    Oh wow, this sounds like a great vacation! Enjoy! emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/15/2012 9:20PM

    Travel Safe! Relax! Enjoy yourself! Take pictures!

We will be here when you get back....


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BBECKER1955 7/15/2012 7:34PM

    I''m jealous, sounds like a great adventure. Enjoy!

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    My dh and our two sons also went on an Alaskan Cruise in July, several years ago. We have fond memories of that trip. ENJOY!!!

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LIVELAUFLUV 7/15/2012 4:14PM

    Have a great trip! My DD and I are doing the same thing on the Island Princess next month. I can't wait!!!!

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SHERYL_B 7/15/2012 3:27PM

    Have a great trip!

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REBECCATKD 7/15/2012 2:02PM

    Enjoy your week of travel -- especially the latter part!

And, hey, have you considered shipping your business clothes home from Vegas? :)

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/15/2012 1:20PM

    A cruise in Alaska! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I am so jealous! You'll have a fantastic time! Please, take some pictures for us! :)

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BILL60 7/15/2012 12:45PM

    Sounds like a super cruise. Enjoy yourself with your gang.

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    Sounds like a great trip and you've planned well. Good luck and have a GREAT time! :) My niece is leaving for Alaska on August 3rd to meet her new husband in Fairbanks where he's stationed in the Army so she'll be gone for at least 15 months or so.

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PLATAS0827 7/15/2012 11:25AM

    Have a wonderful time... it sounds like the trip of a lifetime!!

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VHALKYRIE 7/15/2012 11:24AM

    Have a great time on your cruise! I regret not having gone on an Alaska cruise when we lived in the PacNW! Say hello to Seattle for me!

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The Great Low Carb Workout Transition!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well 3 weeks after my low carb transition, I think my body has finally acclimated to it and I can rev up my workouts as usual!

I was plagued with fatigue my first few workouts. I'd start sweating 30 seconds in to my warmup. Mentally, I had no mojo and I would have to dial down my accustomed intensity a notch or 2. For ST, I had trouble starting with the second rep.

But during yesterday's ST session for legs & back, I set records (30 lbs over my bodyweight!) on the squats, not just on the weight, but in depth, form, sets and effort. Same with the deadlifts....same with the pullups.

What was even better is that this was the first session since I started low carbing where I felt strong for the whole time in the gym....none of the fatigue that plagued me those first few weeks of low carbing.

This afternoon I ducked out for a quick lunchtime spin class. I decided to pull out all the stops and just go for it.

No problemo! Curvilicious instructor just kept upping the cadence, putting in hill climbs, intervals, and speed work. I worked up a great sweat, got the heart rate up past 90% of max, and still felt like I could have ridden for another hour easy.

I think I'm over the transition hump!

Have a great night Spark friends!

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ECHAVEZ2 7/15/2012 3:23AM

    Stop by to visit your blog and found myself interested in the first symptoms that one can expect to experience on a low carb diet? HOw long did it last? This has been recommended to me to get past a plateau however I have no clue as to what to expect. Your insight would be helpful.

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GOODGETNBETR 7/13/2012 7:19PM

    emoticon I've heard that waiting for the body to transition from carbs as its main energy source is the hard part.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/12/2012 7:23AM

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Awesome testament!!

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LISAINMS 7/11/2012 3:35PM

    Awesome! Hope you are well past the ick and onto feeling more greatness!

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BILL60 7/11/2012 9:36AM

    Way to go!!

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    That is awesome to hear that you are adjusting :)

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CATH63 7/11/2012 12:48AM

    That's fabulous! I'm sort of experiencing the same thing. I started noticing more energy and less "Induction Flu" yesterday afternoon and went to the gym and did a slightly less intense workout than usual but it felt great to get back on track.

I went back this morning and did one of my normal intensity routines and it went great and I have felt great all day as well!

YAY US for making it through the withdrawls! (at least I hope we are past them!)

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VHALKYRIE 7/10/2012 9:35PM


You totally rock!


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    Great job! :) It's always nice when you get into a good groove. :)

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KALI1007 7/10/2012 9:26PM

    Thats awesome! I really think low carbing is great..I just need to get past the transition phase! thats the worst. :) Its great that your workouts are exceling now. Keep it up! emoticon. Any advise on low carbing tips would be awesome.

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