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Oct goals and Shred Week 4 update

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Happy October! September was immensely challenging emotionally (sick kitty, fired Dissertation chair and awaiting the University's reassignment, family member passed away and resulting family dynamics/drama) but incredibly successful on the health an wellness front (wonderful healthy eating, knee improvement, down 18lbs). Perhaps I'm actually learning new and improved coping skills. Hooray!

October Goals are:
Finish weeks 5&6 of Shred Diet
Adapt a similar eating plan from 10/14-11/2 (2nd round of the Shred starts 11/3)
8 H2O/day
Log nutrition
Exercise 4X/week (Shred weeks are 5X/week)
Lose 8 lbs
Consider joining Zumba class to challenge kneehab

Gratitude for 3 things a day

Write C1 (C1 should be done by 10/3) and most of C2 of Dissertation

Prep work for CSAT conference (10/30-11/3)
Eat appropriately at conference (always a challenge)
Network with phone numbers w/ atleast 3 people at Conference

Shred Week 4 Update
Wk1 loss: 7lbs
Wk2 loss: 6lbs
Wk3 loss: 3lbs
Wk 4 loss:2 lbs (I celebrate days that are smoothie/protein shake free)

I am super pleased witht the Shred so far. Despite lower #s in weeks 3 & 4, these are the weeks where you can really see transformations in my body. Looking smaller, feeling more energy overall, facial changes, fitting into clothes that I couldn't before, etc.

Also, I did not exercise according to the Shred plan because of depression and family obligations with the death in the family in week 4. There are times when I think that the only thing going right these days is the Shred eating plan. I'm committed to it and I'm certain if I was not in the middle of it that I would be shoveling in cake & ice cream to avoid feelings. I'm so grateful for my success in this realm right now.

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NVSHADOW 10/1/2013 11:41AM

  Wow good job and congrats on learning new ways to cope.

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Shred Diet week 2 update

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I've been sticking to the Shred very well. For the most part I have experienced increased overall wellness and energy. Week 1 I lost 7 pounds, week 2 I lost 6 pounds for a total of 13 pounds. I love the foods I eat. Since I eat every 2 hours or so it is kind of okay to think about my food all the time (but instead of cake its fresh figs, hard boiled eggs, and other yummy things). The Shred takes a lot of planning btw.
I also got involved with a wellness group on FB. I love SP but FB has a much better interface for posting throughout the day-with the folks in that group I get 5 to 10 posts that keep me motivated.

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NVSHADOW 9/15/2013 2:13PM

  Congrats on your progress so far.

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Starting the Shred Diet

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I caught Dr. Ian K. Smith on TV last week and he caught my attention (gut instinct attention). I don't think he said anything new or different that I haven't heard in some way or another before but something spoke to me. Anyway I ordered 2 copies of his book. 1 for me and 1 for my best friend. She might not be in the right space and time to do it but in the future perhaps.

So today is day 3 as I prepped last week and started on Sunday Sept 1. The calendar was perfectly aligned this month for OCD folks! Its fun to be a little obsessive about it. Lots of prep and work has to go into meal planning (especially with my limitations at work). So far it seems like I'm eating all the time but very low cal and small portions of food. I'm not hungry. (When I binge on cake or ice cream I'm not hungry either, I'm assuming that I'm numbing emotions--will this plan be enough to distract me or create enough positive thoughts to combat the sugar highs?) My calories have been closer to 1100-1200 for the last 2 days (there is room to consume more but I just haven't needed to and for the record my SP range is at 1500-1900). Anyway, so far so good-great actually. We shall see how day 3 has me feeling. One more side note, since the Shred is about hormone balance, I incorporated more organic foods into my life this week. Double benefit!!

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ALLIGATORKATE 9/7/2013 10:10AM

    Shredding sounds OK- I am interested in how that would work with having to feed other family members- sounds like a good single person plan.

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APRILGOLD55 9/6/2013 5:35PM

    You sound like me with the sugar! I love me some sugar..that's why I have to cut it out..
You can do this! Like you told me, start gentle. I am!

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JLEMUS1 9/3/2013 11:40AM

    Good luck, you can do it!! emoticon

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A heavy reading article "The obesity era"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I came across a very interesting read about "The obesity era." More than just humans are gaining weight. Our lab animals are too...

It is a bit long but again interesting, especially if you are trying to understand obesity (specifically your own personal obesity). It doesn't delve into anything too deeply but looks at a wide range of stuff like gender and BPAs from plastics.


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SHARPWITTEDFL 8/30/2013 3:40PM

  Interesting read

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JLEMUS1 8/27/2013 10:28AM

    Thanks, this is very interesting!!

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I *WILL* get the 1000 monthly fitness minutes trphy this month!

Monday, August 26, 2013

On the 23rd or 24th of August, I noticed I only logged 600ish fitness points. Tsk tsk on me. I decided it was a good mini goal to push to 100o for the month with only a week left. I'm at 829 tonight...and I'm contemplating a walk at dusk. Maybe I can get to 1200 and match in week 4 what I did in the 1st 3 weeks. Thoughts become action!

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ALLIGATORKATE 8/27/2013 6:50AM


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JUNEAU2010 8/26/2013 8:26PM

    Go for it!

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JAMBABY0 8/26/2013 6:29PM

    Good attitude and good luck

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