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Day 139

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I only got 10 minutes in on the elliptical, but that's all the time I have. Getting ready for church, then off to work. It's a busy day.

I sure hope the storms are done for a while. The forecast says windy today.

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KPETSCHE 4/16/2012 2:07AM

    Yep, that wind was a pain. Good job on the streak!

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    It's definitely windy out there! Good for you for fitting in at least some kind of a workout on a very busy Sunday.


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2012 11:17AM

    Yeah, not looking forward to the drive home in the 40 mph winds! Have a great day!

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Day 138-Short workout, but my streak is still going

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I only had time for a short walk today with hubby. We walked for twelve minutes. I pushed him a little harder and made him walk a little faster, but he couldn't manage my all out walk. He's trying, though, and that makes me happy.

I've done really well the last two days with eating veggies (tons) and small amounts of meat. I've also done well with limited caffeine. Both days I only had two mugs of 1/2 caf coffee. I can live with that. I might even switch to green tea, but hubby made the coffee and I was in a hurry.

Work has been crazy until this point. Last night I didn't even get a break. I hate nights like that. Tonight's been busy, but we've caught up now. Hope I haven't jinxed it.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2012 11:16AM

    Keep up the great work!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/14/2012 11:01PM

    I hope the rest of your weekend is more relaxing.


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Day 137-Back to my old self again!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Although the reboot plan inspired me to make some changes to my permanent diet, I scrapped the vegetarian plan last night. I found myself foggy, exhausted, unable to exercise, and angry all the time. I couldn't take care of my family, and that was the final straw.

I'm back to my protein dieting, but with a lower protein and fat content. I'll keep adjusting that down to a healthier level. I will still push the veggies, but will limit my fruit intake. My blood sugars respond best to this plan.

I was able to do 20 good minutes on the elliptical today and it feels great to challenge my body again. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to jog a little, but I really need to do weights again tomorrow. No time today, getting ready for work.

I'm also back on a small amount of caffeine. My hypothyroidism just slows all my systems down too much, especially my GI system. I was taking in huge amounts of fiber this week, yes, probably too much. Without the coffee to help eliminate it, I was miserable. I've also learned that I just can't digest beans that well. I'll take fish and meat as my main proteins from now on.

So today, I feel much better. I'm not on the verge of blowing up at my family, and I know I can handle my ten hour shift at work, and the commute to and from work.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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KPETSCHE 4/13/2012 8:47PM

    You ROCK Chris! Great Job - see you soon at work.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/13/2012 5:11PM

    Good job listening to your body. Some of that sounds like you may have been missing some key nutrients with the switchover. (Might also have been some of the B-complex - meats don't just provide proteins, and the B-complex vitamins help us handle stresses.) That trouble with beans wouldn't have helped.

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DEBPRE16 4/13/2012 1:54PM

    Good job taking care of yourself. I tried a really low carb diet once and felt so awful. Glad you are feeling better today



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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/13/2012 12:54PM

    I completely understand! I tried the Zone Diet for exactly ONE day. It made me feel foggy, extremely irritable and completely out of sorts. I couldn't interact with my family or function at all! I was disappointed because I had been all geared up to go on a new plan, made a meal plan, bought groceries and everything, but I couldn't handle it for more than one day.

I'm glad you are feeling more like yourself today. I hope you have a great weekend!


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/13/2012 11:50AM

    Glad that you decided to do what was right for you! Have a great weekend!

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Day 136 of Exercising-Day four no meat

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is also day one of absolutely no caffeine. I'm still in a little of a fog, but not so bad that I feel like I need caffeine.

Today's workout was 30 min on the elliptical, weights, and crunches. I may stretch later. Had to postpone stretching, needed to eat.

I think I can eat like this for a month or two if I can figure out what to do about all the gas. I can't go to work and stink up the place, way too embarrassing, so I need to find a solution today. I think I'll try Beano and I'll look up suggestions on the Reboot website. That was a FAQ. We'll see. I may have to replace the beans with meat. Hubby doesn't seem to have this problem, thankfully.

I've logged my food and I seem to be doing fine with protein. I may be a little low on calories, but some of my estimates may be low on quantities. It will be interesting to see if my weight finally moves some more. That will be inspiration.

It's rainy here in my part of Iowa today. I'm glad. It got me back on my elliptical and doing weights. The rain may also cancel a track meet and soccer practice tonight, making my "soccer mom" schedule easier. We'll only have piano then.

Have a great day everyone!

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    You might try acidophilus tablets for the gas. I was having similar symptoms and since I am breastfeeding I was afraid to take much of anything, but I finally decided to try the acidophilus tablets and it really worked for me. I wish it would rain here in Missouri. We planted grass this spring and I am tired of paying to water it. Boy has it been dry!


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/12/2012 3:53PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! The rain hasn't reached us yet, but I can smell it in the air. Have a great evening!

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Day 135- (Day three with no meat)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Just a reminder-I'm doing the "no-meat" thing to support my Hubby. I would really like to add a little meat of some kind, and will add it back (a small amount) down the road.

I didn't sleep well last night, and I tried zero caffeine today so I'm really dragging. I broke down and made some green tea with caffeine in it. It's still a lot less than I'm used to. I'll try to limit myself to one caffeinated tea bag.

Food-wise, I think I'm doing fine. Yesterday, I learned that I need to eat my fruits, not make a smoothie with them. That's too much sugar too fast. I had hummus for my lunch with dipping veggies. I also made a totally meatless, can-free, bean dinner last night that turned out very tasty. I used a bag of 15 bean soup beans, soaked and simmered them. I wilted the following in olive oil: carrots, celery, onion, and green/red/yellow/orange bell pepper dices. I then added the wilted veggies plus two fresh diced large tomatoes, garlic powder, marjoram, salt and pepper. I simmered for another 30 minutes. It was so nice to eat something warm. On Monday, all my food was fresh and cold.

My food day goes something like this now:
Breakfast: two hard boiled eggs, fresh berries, green tea
Morning snack: green sludge
Lunch: dipping veggies with hummus
Afternoon snack: green sludge or a whole fruit (maybe both, still adjusting)
Dinner: salad with lots of veggies, bean stew (last night, still working on other protein options for dinner)
Bedtime snack: 1/4 - 1/2 cup peanuts

I also drink water with lemon added all day, and I've added a sliver of ginger to that. I pour hot water on the sliver of ginger, then add a little cold water so it's a good temp to drink, and add a little lemon juice.

For my workout today I went on another walk. Today I had a friend with me. Since we were chatting, we went at a 20 minute/mile pace. I didn't mind so much, I'm still quite tired from low caffeine and not sleeping well.

From testimonials on the reboot site, people generally feel better somewhere between day three and five of changing their diets. Here's to hoping the fog lifts soon. I'm sticking with it for my Hubby! He needs me and I love him so much!

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    That bean stew does sound delicious. I copied the recipe and am going to try it. I have been trying to incorporate more meatless meals into our diet. I hope you start to feel better soon with more energy than you've had in years! Kudos for still exercising despite feeling foggy. Great job!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/11/2012 1:50PM

    The bean stew sounds yummy! Keep up the great work!

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