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21 Day Detox DONE- Setting New Goals and Paleo

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I completed ANOTHER 21 day suger detox (I utilize the Paleo one).

It felt great. Then Halloween hit. I allowed myself a few pieces of candy at first. Then threw in the towel and allowed myself a day to take a break. Which turned into a weekend.

Telling the honest truth, the candy wasnt that great. The beer made me sick. The junk food wasn't what I wanted it to be. It all tasted fake and really didn't taste good. I am not sure why I even fell down the rabbit hole. I used to LOVE and crave chocolate and now it doesn't seem to taste good. Kind of sad.

Definitely believe Paleo is for me. I make my chicken thighs with skin sunday night. Heat up some broccoli with organic butter and enjoy my dinner. I don't get cravings or the need to eat junk because I have options that are satisfying.

I don't know why I purposefully CHOOSE to fall off the wagon when I know I will feel bloated and like cr*& the next day and get breakouts etc. It is just a side step in my journey that adds on more time to get where I want to be.

Speaking of where I want to be....

I want to be in the zone. On my 3rd day of pushing it into ketosis. Hopefully it works! I haven't even used truvia in my coffee. Soo hard.

I want to do two a days for cardio this month and really push it into the holiday season. I allowed myself a few days to really let my body get back into a state of well being and cleanse out the crap (I dont like doing tons of cardio when I am getting over a sugar indulgence so everything can balance).

Tomorrow is time to push.

  
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PRINCESS_SOFI 11/6/2013 3:04PM

    Every time I cheat on my diet and knock myself out of ketosis I kinda regret it. I'm not sure why but sometimes I just want that crappy junk food once a month. I eat it, feel sick, and remember why I stopped again. Then I forget. emoticon

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Long time no blog! Fitness Challenge

Thursday, October 03, 2013

I miss Yoovie.
I am aware she hasn't been on here for a long time.
I haven't blogged in a long time. I noticed over time SP has changed a bit.

Not sure how I feel about it.

Anywho.....

What is up with me. A lot and a lot of nothing.

I did a paleo 21 day detox and DID IT. I mean lost weight look leaner followed it to a T. Was gentle and loving and caring about me throughout the process. It has been about four days and I plan on doing another one. This time with added cardio a la TAM style.

I am starting out with the beginner stuff since I fell off the fitness wagon for a month.

That is what is up with me. October is my fitness challenge month.

  
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RLT5089 2/1/2014 1:55PM

    Yes, it has seemed to change a lot. I don't know if it is just me, but I feel like the community aspect of Spark is really lagging. Every group I go to join seems like it has no active members. I feel like very few people blog and interact regularly in comparison to 2011 when I first joined. I think Sparkpeople is to blame for some of this, they could really stand to update a bit, especially in regards to making the site user-friendly from mobile devices

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Did my morning cardio.
Ate bad on Sunday but I figured to allow myself a free day.
Went grocery shopping and got healthy foods for the week.

FOOD Plan for today:
breakfast scrambled eggs
snack- grapefruit
lunch- chicken with salad
Dinner- salmon with veggies
Treat for the night- chocolate greek yogurt OR another grapefruit/clementine

Also have class tonight.

  


Why Are You Hanging on to the Weight?

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Woke up at 5:25 am. Worked out for 45 minutes on the elliptical! Sweat session. I got to go longer because I am flexing my time today for work and going to be here past 5 pm.

I also did TAM arms for ten minutes (KILLLED!!). I kept putting my arms down from the ache. I was irritated I couldn't hold them up, but I reminded myself perfection isn't what we are going for, its working towards being hot n healthy and its ok to respect where I am currently at physically and push for improvment.

I felt like the glass ceiling shattered for me over the past day. I was listening to another podcast by Jillian Michaels and she was talking to a gal about her weight issues over the phone.

She asked why she was hanging on to the weight? Why was she choosing to be unhealthy? What was she hiding from?

When she asked her that question I swear I heard glass shattering all around me. Why was I hanging onto the weight? What am I afraid of? Fear of rejection. Whether I am overweight or not I will be rejected at some point. In fact it was the feeling of being rejected in college that I packed this weight on (same pattern formed in high school as well). Not being the perfect popular on socially after a reign of ruling the popularity contest. After being academically achieved and receiving stellar grades. Being rejected socially, academically, emotionally equated out to me being unworthy of the beautiful girl I was. I wasn't worthy of being popular or pretty or smart. I wasn't worthy of being on the top of the pile after a little competition and being rejected a few times, so I climbed back down. I had a girl once tell me I wasn't good at tap when I was in taking advanced tap class, so I quit. I allowed people to dictate me and who I was. I lived for being liked and loved. I loathed being rejected or not being number one. So I became heavy. If I couldn't be number one or on top, if I couldn't be loved by all, then I was not loved by anyone. I was worthless and took myself out of the game.

I realized THREE Main things yesterday

1) there is no such thing as being worthy- it doesn't exist. God loves you. Period. There isn't anything about being worthy or worthless. I am me. Worthy no longer exists.

2)NEVER allow someone else to dictate who you are- don't give them that power.

3)stop using food as a tool to slowly take yourself out of the game. Live life. Move forward.

BEST thing out of the podcast I got was the question:
why are you hanging on to the weight. What are you using it for to hide from.

  
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RLT5089 4/20/2013 12:17PM

    Awesome blog! You always know how to inspire!

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 4/11/2013 7:02PM

    That is a good question. I like your comments about being worthy. You are right, God loves us and wants us to live an abundant and wonderful life. We should all work towards that goal. Love it.

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BRENNRENN 4/11/2013 2:07PM

    I love Jillian, loved your blog and I can definitely relate. I've struggled as well with this self love/hate issue too. I am making progress tho, glad you are as well! By the way, what are TAM arms? Sounds goood! Have a great day, thanks for posting this blog. Brenn emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 4/11/2013 11:32AM

    Powerful! Thanks for sharing and opening a door for me. I of course can give you a thousand excuses for why I AM overweight - but why I choose to stay that way? Ooooooh that requires me to look inside. I'd rather blame my busy schedule, or my living alone, or my job...... You mean I play a part in this? Yikes!!!

I think you just gave me the motivation I need to do some more work in that department!!! Thank you! emoticon

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My obsession with Jillian Micheals Podcasts

Wednesday, April 10, 2013





Worked out on the elliptical at 5:30 am this morning. Did 30 minutes for 400 calories burned. I increased the level for the last five minutes before cool down on resistance. My booty is burning now on my chair!

I am in limbo right now. I work out in the morning. Come home. Can't really do a lot until my knee is healed so I watch tv and ice it. Make myself a quick dinner. Surf around my fitness sites. Go to bed. Wake up do it again.

I should start reading some books. Normally I don't start until summer, but there is nothing on tv AND I am trying to avoid utilizing it as a an emotional crutch.

My new game is to find interesting pieces of motivation for fitness in weight loss in the media.

Last night I watched "Fat, Sick and Dieing" on youtube for free. Thinking the movie would revolution my life like so many of my friends have said it would. It didn't. I am sure it did for others, but not me. Anyways it was showing for FREE on youtube this week so be sure to check it out if you are interested in juicing (not my bag).

BUT....it was better than watching another mind numbing show on tv that I have seen before. It was information. I am CRAVING information. Craving motivation.

New Obsession for motivation: free podcasts on my iphone. Specifically, Jillian Micheals. These podcasts are FREE PEOPLE!! Free educational information about weight loss.

I listened to another Jillian Micheals podcast on my drive to work today. OMG!! Jillian inspires me. She just says it how it is. No excuses, no whining, just do. Just do and you will get there. She is so intelligent. I am amazed at hearing her list the crap in food that people admit to eating and then telling them what it does to their body and what a better alternate is. AHH-mazing. Yeah it is her job, but still, so helpful.

I really do highly recommend listening to her podcasts if you can. I get them for free on my iphone. They are FREE people!! It is like she is sitting in your car talking to you. It is so motivating. It is constantly making me think. Keeps my head in the game.

After a one hour podcast I leave my car feeling refreshed, renewed and on a mission. Like I just left a great therapy session by a fitness coach.

It is all at our fingertips.

I remember WISHING something like this would exist when I was younger and struggling and looking for guidance. Now this is the age of information.

Educating myself on fitness (even most the stuff that I think I know- gets revolutionized). I am loving it.

If anyone has any other suggestions for great fitness shows, podcasts, people. PLEASE list them below.

  
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LIVING4HIM_INWI 4/10/2013 9:03PM

    I used to do some of her workouts! I loved them! I still remember some of the things that she would say and some that I've read about her. My favorite is "It's not about how many reps you do, it's about getting your power back!" She does have a way of cutting to the chase and putting things into perspective.

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