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Non scale victories

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Several non scale victories this week! When I ran sprint's, my heart rate monitor chest strap was sliding down to my waist! So I was quite happy to tighten it up before my run last night.

Number two: last year I wore the same red Nike running shirt all year...I love the comfy material. Well! Now it is so loose. It hangs down past my hips & totally covers my rear! Crazy.

Number three: I do not hate trying on swimsuits! I may even wear the new one without my shorts over it this year!
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Number four: I leveled up in the You Are Your Own Gym DVD By Mark Lauren. I am finally doing intermediate workouts! Loving the changes I'm seeing. I almost look good in my lacy things... emoticon

I'm off to walk. Just finished my core workout. emoticon emoticon

Share some non scale victories with me!! Love to hear these, so encouraging! emoticon

  
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DOGLADY13 6/22/2014 8:33AM

    I have Mark Lauren's book. Did not know he had a dvd. Congrats on the progress. It's well earned.

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STODD251 6/12/2014 11:35AM

    Yay for Non-Scale Victories! It sounds like you have a lot to celebrate!

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IRP1114 6/12/2014 10:09AM

    Well done! Congratulations on all your victories : )!!! Very important stuff to consider in this journey. Let's keep at it! emoticon

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/12/2014 12:21AM

    Liking trying on swimsuits = nirvana
Congrats
Like the other NSVs as well
Hope you have many more in the coming week


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DMSPEER93 6/11/2014 10:20PM

    The non-scale victories lead to permanent weight loss! Great job!!!! emoticon

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STRONGCOURAGE 6/11/2014 8:21PM

    thats sooo awesome & exciting, brings a smile to read :) I'm happy for/with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLSMOM1 6/11/2014 7:41PM

    emoticon emoticon You are inspirational.

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NEED2LOSEN2010 6/11/2014 7:12PM

    emoticon I LOVE the NSV!!

Keep up the good work!

God Bless!

Sunny

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June

Thursday, June 05, 2014

I am settled into a good groove at the moment. I am still eating a high nutrient, anti Candida diet, and loving it. I am wearing shorts size 8 & 10's right now! Last July I was busting the seams of my size 14's. I feel great, healthy and strong most days. I gave up coffee & black tea last month. I am convinced it is why I'm feeling so good. I am so much more chill. I had no Idea how it was affecting me, until I gave it up. I'm running a few days a week, walking a few, doing full body workouts a few days a week too. About twice a week I spend a few hours in the kitchen. This has helped me to be prepped for success! I'm loving me some homemade soups & salads! This the season for fresh and delish produce! I ended the month as 180.4! My goal was 179, close! I'd love to be at 175 by June 30th.
Cheers to a new month! Let's make each moment count.

  
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IRP1114 6/11/2014 5:40PM

    That is great! Well done! You are rocking it : )!
Happy to hear how well you are doing letting go of coffee!! Many people just can't do it. Be proud. You are on your way girl! emoticon

Yes! Let's make it count! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 6/8/2014 12:55AM

    Great job! Slow but steady and all that.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/8/2014 12:41AM

    It is fantastic to see that you are doing so well. You have a positive attitude and are grateful for all of the right things!

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CAROLSMOM1 6/5/2014 9:48AM

    You are an inspiration for the rest of us. emoticon

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DMSPEER93 6/5/2014 7:24AM

    Great job! My goal is 175 as well for June. I will pray that you will continue to be disciplined as you reach your goal! I know that you can do this! emoticon

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YENDUCHAKA 6/5/2014 6:54AM

    Good for you! You're doing a great job sticking to your plan. I'm so happy that it's paying off for you! Keep up the good work!

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ROCKNP90X 6/5/2014 2:22AM

    Awesome!!

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Last weeks mileage report

Monday, May 12, 2014

Short & Sweet!

Last week my mileage was 11 miles. Not quite 15 as I'd hoped but it was a rough week. No excuses just reality. Lets see how this week works itself out! It may be hard for me to do the 15-25 without a bike ride. SO! This week, I dream of a bike ride....Will have to work on making that happen....and soon!

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This week

Monday, May 12, 2014

I would love to bust outta the 180's asap! My next weight goal is to see 179 on the scale! I weighed myself today & its 184 (TOM). emoticon

I'm very happy there has been progress, I was back up to 208 as of last July 2013. Just at 194 close to 4 weeks ago. I'm not where I want to be, but I am SO blessed to be making sustainable lifestyle changes! I'm loving the anti candida diet. Its so healing for my body. I do appreciate that soon, I'll be eating fruit again! I don't miss the grain or the dairy so I will NOT reintroduce those two. emoticon emoticon emoticon

This week I will focus on eating more produce, and eating raw produce with every meal, less peanut butter, less sweet potato, more water and spring cleaning this house! I'll work towards 15-25 miles this week (either walking, running, biking). Last night I got in 5.5 miles towards this weeks count. A solid start!


I'm hopeful all these things are enough to get the scale moving in the downward direction.


A wise friend said to me today "I'm in this for the long haul so it really does not matter what I weigh". Loved that! Need to keep that in the front of my mind, yet be mindful of how much peanut butter I am actually eating. The nuts and me...well we iike each other a bit too much. A measuring we will go!


I am loving the soups and broth! Roasting whole chickens and making broth have really blessed me this past few weeks!

Another thing I'm loving are the following teas: Organic Ginger Pear, Green tea with pomegranate, and a minty mix from TJ's. I'm looking very forward to trying Dandy Blend, a coffee alternative made with the very cleansing Dandelion Plant.

I have felt far calmer and less anxious since giving up coffee last week. I was sooo tempted to have some yesterday but quickly reminded myself WHY I actually don't want it. The last thing I wanted was to be "on edge" from caffeine when its Mothers day!

I had a fantastic day with my family. I felt so much love yesterday, its unreal! I served the littlest of my friends at church (4 & 5 year olds). Then I came home and opened presents with my kids and hubs. My hubs gave me some cash for a splurge of my choice, and he also bought me a new silverware set! Love it! I used part of the money to buy 6 fresh herb plants! I've been adding fresh herbs to EVERY meal I make! I want to invest in more...still want cilantro and thyme. I now have fresh chive, lemongrass, sage, purple basil, peppery thyme, and the regular thyme. So interesting to me that I want to spend my money on things that will help me on this path of more raw goodness in my diet! That is lifestyle! I am pacing myself and itching to spend money on cookbooks and on cooking goodies! My wish list: New pans, new knives, new cutting boards, new tea kettle, a 2nd garlic press, a julienne slicer...I love cooking and eating my creations.

Last week I went out to eat with another family. The company was awesome. emoticon We went to Golden Corral and I was so sick the next day with a thumping headache. I'd just prefer anymore to eat food that I know what is in, so cooking for myself is emoticon ! If I can't I'll make the best of it.

Back to my awesome Mothers Day! emoticon
My 8 year old drew me 3 new masterpieces, a really cool card that I had to "decode", a card from the dog that was a maze to follow, and a bracelet. My son made me a card and he also sacrificed a few things, with a good attitude. Love my peeps! God is good all the time! emoticon

I spoiled them a bit too. I made them yummy strawberry/pineapple smoothies for a snack. I also made venison stew for dinner, and brownies for dessert. I did not even want the things that I know damage my gut. These are BIG improvments and they are happening in my head and my heart... emoticon emoticon

Hope you all had a great weekend and a blessed Mothers Day too! emoticon

Lets rock this week and get closer to our goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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RUDITUDI2000 5/12/2014 10:59PM

    P.S. Note to self... Today I DID manage the peanut butter to only one serving.
I bought some raw macadamia nuts and only had 1/4 cup! So proud of the fact that I am learning how to do this. I really believe that the candida is under control right now. Because of that, there are no cravings to eat extra. Any extra food intake is coming from an emotional trigger. This is helpful in sorting out my feelings and then moving onto something productive, like journaling, reflecting, praying or reading. This is a great non-scale victory for me! These are the kind of things that will propel me into long term success. How to carry on with life in the good, bad, and ugly without running to food to stuff down the hurts or sadness or whatever it is!
Yippee! Thank you Jesus for carrying me through this!

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TRANQUILBEAUTY 5/12/2014 3:23PM

    It sounds like you had an amazing day!!!

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Samm :)

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ROCKNP90X 5/12/2014 1:57PM

    So glad things are going well for you!

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No turning back!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I think I can...I think I can....I think I can.....

I've decided to remove caffeine for awhile. SO! Today I had a terrible headache and absolutely did not want to get outta bed! I ended up not eating much today, was recovering from too much sodium yesterday. I was out all day enjoying the History Museum and picnicking. I did stay on track which is great, however, the meats were salty and the nuts were salty and I munched munched munched too many of them.
I did push myself to run/walk last night so I am happy about that! However, I felt so dehydrated I could not log the miles I was hoping for. I ended up feeling like puking and that was not cool.

My body seems really sensitive right now during this phase of fighting the battle of candida. Next comes healing the gut. I can do it. I can persevere through all this! I will not give up. I know I may not achieve perfect health but I can improve my health. its already happening!

Some of my victories:
My clothes are fitting really well right now!

My skin is looking healthy and glowing!

My eye whites are bright!

My TMJ and jaw is pain free!

My knee is pain free!

My hips are pain free!

My wrist/hand pain seems to be subsiding too...praying for more improvement here.

I am not having any sugar cravings or chocolate cravings which is a miracle!

My muscles are feeling lifted and tight in all the best of ways!

I am keeping things in good perspective, not pushing myself into an injury..listening to my body and being good to myself!

I am still journaling and studying the Bible. I love reading the Proverbs of the day (today is the 6th of the month so I read the 6th chapter of proverbs).

I'm communicating with my hubs about what is happening in my head, which is helpful. Sometimes I over analyze, expect too much out of myself, take on too much...you get the picture. He is level headed and we make a perfect team!

Now! Here are a few things i am working to overcome...along with the caffeine being removed. Getting more sleep! Last night I did not sleep much. I have been struggling with depression again, and anxiety. I run low on amino acids and one day wake up feeling like I've been hit by a truck. Depression is also a side effect of candida and leaky gut. Which is a big part of why I am determined to continue down this path to health. Giving up the caffeine is one more step I'm taking to heal my gut.
I really want to live pain free! I know life is not ever going to be crazy easy, but I
want to face my life head on. So! Cheers to a new day tomorrow, a new day to put new effort into making life changes.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/8/2014 9:18AM

    Of course you can!

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    You encourage me to battle on.... Thank You and HUGS! emoticon emoticon

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TRANQUILBEAUTY 5/7/2014 7:31AM

    Congratulations on all of your non-scale victories!!!

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You can do it!!

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Samm :)

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_BABE_ 5/7/2014 12:56AM

    "Sometimes I over analyze, expect too much out of myself, take on too much...you get the picture."

WOW Mom never said I had a twin. emoticon

I have to admire you and your perseverance through this anti candida diet because I have looked into it and it's tough. I know that eating fairly clean helps me so who knows maybe going that extra mile will be worth it.

Thanks for your comments on my page, I am glad you were inspired by something I wrote because what you are going through resonates with me!

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