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~ Update with pics ... ~

Saturday, June 21, 2014

... I posted this on my FB page and wanted to share it with you. As you know, up until last week I have been following the Personal Paleo Code (Chris Kresser). Last week I started doing carb cycling and have added the following foods in with no problem:

- organic sour cream
- Greek yogurt (plain)
- organic cheddar cheese
- cream
- Kerry Gold Butter
- potatoes (new)
- 85% dark chocolate

Aside from the butter, I don't eat these things regularly, but it adds variety to my diet and as long as I they don't cause me a problem I am going to continue eating them. I will however, from time to time, do resets because I know that my body can change over time and what didn't cause inflammation today, may become problematic in the future.

I also wanted to update you on my weight loss progress. I am not big on using the scale on a regular basis but I know that it can be useful from time to time. Well, this morning I decided to weigh myself, and could hardly believe my eyes!!!!!....

Starting weight: APRIL 1st: (pre-reset): 176

Weigh-in: May 24th: - 164

Weigh-in: June 21st: - 158.6

I have lost 17.4 pounds! I know that my clothes are fitting looser, I actually felt that I had stopped losing.... I will have to take measurements later...

Living a low/lower carb paleo/primal lifestyle has not been hard at all and I love that I am finally getting some control over my weight because I was feeling very frustrated and hopeless before the reset. I am still a work in progress and have more weight to lose. My 10% goal is 158 pounds... My ultimate goal is 140 - 145 or size 8.

Weight with clothes on:

Weight without clothes:

I hope my progress will serve to motivate and inspire those who think they can't lose weight. I had never had a weight problem until I got breast cancer and just could not find a way to successfully lose weight until I discovered the Paleo/primal lifestyle, thanks to my dear emoticon "SUE AKA MELTNSUE" ... the PP reset also showed me that I can function just fine on low to no carbs, while losing weight and maintaining muscle mass. This is something even my nutritionist was not able to help me with, I learned all this on my own, through researching the internet, my Spark friends (... Sparkpeople.com) and paleo/primal/low carb groups on FB. I have also been menopausal (... surgical menopause) since 2009.


... Stay encouraged and don't ever, ever give up!

~ Dee emoticon

  
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FITGIRL15 6/23/2014 11:04AM

    I never step on a scale with clothes on! emoticon Seriously... my ego needs all the stroking it can get in that department sometimes!!

Congrats on your amazing results!!!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/22/2014 9:19PM

    You are doing amazing and it really does inspire me. I know paleo/primal/luten free is right for me too. I'm so happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 6/22/2014 7:58PM

    Congrats!

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MRS_TOAD 6/22/2014 9:11AM

    What great success! emoticon You, indeed, are an inspiration to us all!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/22/2014 6:49AM

    emoticon emoticon I would count the one without clothes :)

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NOWYOUDIDIT 6/22/2014 2:57AM

    emoticon Yes I am very motivated by your hard work! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 6/21/2014 11:27PM

  Awesome, You're doing it!!!

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ALICIA214 6/21/2014 11:13PM

 


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BARBIE176 6/21/2014 10:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!

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PICKIE98 6/21/2014 10:49PM

    roars like a lion!

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~ 6/16/14: Day 1 Carb Cycling challenge ~

Tuesday, June 17, 2014



No Carb day:

B: Olives ( ... not very hungry)

L: Turkey meatloaf / turnip greens w/bacon / pomegranate white tea

D: Baked chicken wings / green beans/mushrooms / pomegranate white tea

EXERCISE:

AM: 60 minute walk
PM: 40 minute walk

~ Dee emoticon

  
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SEEINGCLEARLY53 6/17/2014 4:44PM

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JAZZID 6/17/2014 10:04AM

    Morticia, that sounds delicious! emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 6/17/2014 9:55AM

    What a successful day! Way to go!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/17/2014 8:58AM

    I love olives!! I usually 2 jumbo jalapeno stuffed ones a day.

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~ Carb cycling 30 day challenge ~

Sunday, June 15, 2014

... so tomorrow I will officially start my carb cycling challenge.

As mentioned in my previous blog, my carb cycling will look like this:

M: No carbs (as in no starchy carbs)
T: Low carb
W: Moderate carb
TH: No carbs
Fri: Low Carb
Sat: Higher carb
Sun: No carb

... although how many carbs I eat will vary from day to day and may not exactly reflect the above chart, the overall cycle will be the same..

As a pre-challenge day start today was a "no carb" day.

Sunday: No Carb day:
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Late B: Scrambled eggs and 3 slices of bacon
L: No lunch
D: Turkey meatloaf and turnip greens w/smoke turkey

Calories averaged about 1300 for today. My calorie range will fluctuate between: 1300 - 1500 [more or less] depending on my energy level and workouts for the day.

emoticon EXERCISE TODAY: emoticon

AM: Trainer's Edge AB/Back workout and Rob Glick Core Cuts (Balance ball & med. ball (standing) workouts

Time: 45 mins
Cal: 277

~ Dee emoticon

  
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MRS_TOAD 6/17/2014 9:55AM

    Good luck! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/17/2014 8:57AM

    Good luck with the carb cycling!!

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FITGIRL15 6/16/2014 11:50PM

    Good luck, Dee!!!

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MRS_TOAD 6/16/2014 10:38AM

    Go for it! emoticon

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 6/15/2014 11:42PM

    Thanks for posting! Very interested in your journey and results....I am very cho sensitive. emoticon

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~ Day 10 & update ~

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

... so it's been a few days since my last blog and I have changed some things.

As you know I have been following the Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo Code reset (PPC). The purpose of this reset was to eliminate foods that might be considered inflammatory, such as caffeine & dairy for 30 days and then slowly reintroduce them back into my diet and watch for any signs of inflammation, i.e., indigestion, bloating, etc. I also gave up sugar, equal and Splenda; I now use stevia drops in my tea and I no longer drink coffee. I am not saying that I will never drink another cup, but I know that I will never, ever drink it daily. I am aiming for 2X's month, when my son & I go grocery shopping and have breakfast at Dunkin Donuts... I like that ritual with my son emoticon

... anyway, so far I have added the following foods back in:

- Kerry Gold (grass fed butter)
- Kerry Gold cheese
- new potatoes

I want to add sour cream and eventually Greek yogurt back in... slowly. But the main focus for my meals will be to eat:

- moderately high healthy fats (... olive oil, coconut oil, red palm oil, etc.)
- moderate protein
- loads of veggies
- moderate fruit
- small amounts of starch



My week may look something like this:

M: No carbs (as in no starchy carbs)
T: Low carb
W: Moderate carb
TH: No carbs
Fri: Low Carb
Sat: Higher carb
Sun: No carb



~ Dee emoticon

  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 6/14/2014 1:44AM

    Sounds like a great plan! I like the no-low-moderate. I usually just try no or low. I think your plan sounds great!
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BABY_GIRL69 6/13/2014 5:22PM

    Wow I'm so proud of you!!

God bless,

Dee

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ATHENA130 6/11/2014 7:14PM

    Sounds like a great plan - hope it works well and you find it helps!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/11/2014 4:39PM

    Hoping the carb cycle works well for you. Seems like quite a few people like this type of plan.

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FITGIRL15 6/11/2014 4:22PM

    Great plan! I love that you are using coffee as a treat and something that you enjoy in moderation when you are with your son! Such a nice way to enjoy caffiene! :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/11/2014 2:51PM

    Sounds like a really great plan. I have a lot if inflammation right now and could probably benefit from it too.

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KONRAD695 6/11/2014 8:46AM

    I haven't done this much change, but I have done a few of them. Mine turned out to be some dairy and most gluten grains. I usually break down every few months and then here it comes.

I applaud you for being so strict and doing such a wonderful job with your diet. Here's to many days of Happy Knees and Great Exercise.

Konrad

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MRS_TOAD 6/11/2014 8:31AM

    One of my dear friends found that dairy, at least for her, was indeed an inflammatory product. As soon as she limited her dairy, her knee pain reduced considerably. Hope this works for you.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 6/11/2014 12:10AM

    Just copied your carb schedule,,,think thats a good idea.... emoticon

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~ PPC RESET #2: Day 4 ~

Wednesday, June 04, 2014



~ Day 4: June 4, 2014 ~

B: olives
L: Turkey meatloaf and mixed greens/bacon ... pomegranate white tea
D: Chicken patties with lime/cilantro, Harticot vert French green beans and roasted country potatoes w/wild mushrooms / pomegranate white tea

EXERCISE:
AM: 13 minute walk
PM: 25 minute walk
PM: 30 minute trength training... KCM Step kickboxing workout #2

~ Dee emoticon

  
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EDDYMEESE 6/5/2014 10:52AM

    Great job!

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    emoticon You had a great day!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/5/2014 8:30AM

    Good job. I love olives and it's one thing I could eat for breakfast.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 6/5/2014 1:00AM

    Impressive! emoticon

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KONRAD695 6/4/2014 11:48PM

    Nice report. Good work, and congrats on your full day dedication. emoticon

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