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Light Day

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Today was a Fuel Pull day, which is basically a very light day. I did real well. I got up and microwave a half a mug of egg beaters and had a couple of cups of coffee with plain coffee creamer and stevia. It was alright, and I was hungry by 9:30 and needed a smoothie. I had just 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk and a cup of water mixed it with 2 tbsp. of whey isolate and a few heaping spoons of cocoa powder and a little scoop of stevia. I blended it up then added ice and gluccie. It didn't get thick (gluccie goes first then the protein - oh well it was alright though. Then for lunch I had a little Joseph's pita with one slice of white turkey lunch meat and a small slice of skim mozzarella cheese on each half. Then afternoon snack of another smoothie, this time gluccie first then protein. Then I needed a cup of coffee about 5pm before dinner and I added a couple tablespoons of protein powder...let me say that is terrible and I won't do it again. Dinner was a light salad of lettuce tomato and a slice of turkey bacon with two slices of turkey lunch meat and 8 sprays of Wishbone Italian Spritzer spray. Then I made an awesome soup with some gluccie and fat free broth and a little cauliflower and spinach. It was good and I added wedge of light laughing cow cheese and a heaping spoon full of fat free greek yogurt. Then I ate a dessert of fat free greek yogurt with a tablespoon of Polaner Fruit Spread ( no sugar in this stuff). So that was my food, and I drank copious amounts of water with apple cider vinegar splashed in it. I got through today and I feel really okay. Looking forward to my good carby meals tomorrow. I am going to do E for energy meals tomorrow and those remind me a lot of the old Weight Watcher style meals, except not exactly. I have some leftover light meatball and garbanzo bean soup that is excellent that I will be eating tomorrow. Also having some French toast for breakfast...yummy day tomorrow.

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Dice Roll Challenge

Thursday, January 31, 2013

1 - 3 Arm - 6 reps
1 - 6 Arm - 12 reps
3 - 6 Leg -12 reps
6 - 2 Water - 2 sips
3 - 3 Leg -6 reps
5 - 5 High Knee March -2 1/2 minutes
2 - 5 Core -10 reps
3 - 3 Leg - 6 reps
5 - 1 High Knee March -30 seconds
1 - 2 Arm - 4 reps
5 - 3 High Knee March - 1 1/2 minutes
4 - 1 Side squats -2 reps
1 - 6 Arms -12 reps
6 - 4 Water -4 sips
5 - 5 High Knee March - 2 1/2 minutes
4 - 5 Side squats -10 reps
3 - 3 Leg - 6 reps
5 - 2 High Knee March -1 minute
5 - 6 High Knee March - 3 minutes
6 - 2 Water -2 sips
1 - 6 Arms 12 reps
2 - 4 Core - 8 reps
4 - 6 Side squats - 12reps
3 - 6 Legs - 12 reps
2 - 2 Core -4 reps

If you roll a 1....Arm reps (your choice): multiply the number on the second die by 2, this is
the number of reps you will do

If you roll a 2....Core reps (your choice): multiply the number on the second die by 2, this is
the number of reps you will do

If you roll a 3....Leg reps (your choice): multiply the number on the second die by 2, this is
the number of reps you will do

If you roll a 4....side steps (with a little squat action): multiply the number on the second die
by 2, this is the number of reps you will do

If you roll a 5....march in place (high knees): multiply the number on the second die by 30
seconds, this will be the amount of time you march in place. If you roll a three, you will march in place for 1 minute 30 seconds, if you roll a 6 you will march in place for 3 minutes

If you roll a 6....sips of water, equal to the number on the second die

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JASONV33 1/31/2013 6:37PM

  This is a neat idea! It looks like it keeps things interesting!

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Menu Plan Monday

Monday, January 28, 2013

Breakfasts this week:
Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon or Brown and Serve Sausage, and Coffee with Sugar Free Creamer.
(or Muffin in a Minute if eggs seem boring)

Lunches this week:
Dinner leftovers
(or lunch meat slices and celery sticks with ranch dressing and cheese)

Dinners this Week:
Pork Tenderloin
Black Eyed Peas
Green Beans
Mushrooms and Onions

Turkey Kielbasa
Peppers and Onions
Cauliflower Rice with garlic

Baked Chicken with tomatoes and mushrooms
Brocolli with cheese
Small Salad (with tomatoes and celery, cheese and ranch)

Chicken Fajita Mix
Low Carb Tortilla
Black Beans
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Raw Celery with ranch

Turnip Greens
Mushroom and Onions
Grilled Bell Peppers

Pinto Beans
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
Tomato Slices with Black Olives and Italian Dressing

Taco Salad
- ground turkey taco meat
- spicy chili beans
- sour cream
- avocado
- olives
- cheddar cheese
- salsa
- 4 or 5 corn tortilla chips
- diced tomatoes


When I'm Thin

Monday, January 28, 2013

Three things that I am looking forward to when I am weighing less (maybe not even thin yet).
1. Blood Sugar under 100
2. No more plantar fasciitis
3. Less painful time of the month.

Everything else that I get, I will enjoy it more when I know it. For now, I have lots to be happy about.
1. I have a plan that works for me (for the first time).
2. My family
3. I am no longer on a semi-starvation diet!!!!!
4. I am developing exercise habits - thanks to my MOCHA HUNTERS

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WOUBBIE 1/28/2013 2:11PM

    Awesome, all of it! The best is that you're not starving anymore, which tells you you're doing it right!

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KSMACKERS 1/28/2013 10:59AM

    I love your blg!


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BROOKRIVERS 1/28/2013 9:30AM

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!

I love your words, "For now, I have lots to be happy about!" -- Love that!!!

Here's to seeing each and everyone one of those checked off with emoticon

Have a great day and week ahead!!!!! emoticon

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ACYCLINGMIND 1/28/2013 9:13AM

    Looking forward really helps, doesn't it? :D Although I don't find the time of the month to be any easier when I weight less :( Most people do, though!

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TCMAKEUP 1/28/2013 9:10AM

  You have made me think of all the things I will gain when the weight is gone and they far outweigh the things I am giving up.

Thank you

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SMCDONALD624 1/28/2013 9:05AM

    emoticon I look forward to it too!!!

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Knowledge for Me

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This blog is for my internal thoughts to ramble. Sometimes it may seem to someone else a wrong path but I just need to talk about it and I may talk about the same things over and over. If a comment doesn't fit with me, I will delete it, but I do appreciate comments. So here goes.

I lost a lot of weight when I was about 30. I loved being thin, but I was often hungry and grouchy. I followed WW pts. That was when you could eat anything and count the points. I lived on tiny meals and Quaker Chewy bars, those round ice cream sandwiches, and I am not joking...we went out for lunch every day to meet other moms and their babies. Either McDonald's or Taco Bell. I got the chicken nugget happy meal at McD or the Chicken Quesidilla with no sauce and halved it with my 3yr old at Taco Bell. I was breastfeeding at the time and I think that kept my blood sugar down. I had a lot of mom friends that were breastfeeding toddlers and I continued to breastfeed Rachel until she was 16 months before I quit. All that "carby" eating I did, I still lost weight because my body was making milk and I think that kept the sugar from sitting around making trouble.

I told everyone how great WW was. My friends would come and go to meetings, but I stayed. I had a goal weight of 124 - the lowest weight available for my height and I hit a plateau at 128 for 6 months. Often I would tell my leader I just want to change my goal and make lifetime. My leader would tell me not to give up that I would make it if I just kept trying. Well, it was discouraging and then after breastfeeding stopped, the same food I lost with started making me gain. Then I gradually regained everything. It took only 2 years and I was back up to my starting weight.

But now I am blazing my own trail. My twin sister found out she was pre-diabetic last year and this prompted me to start testing my blood glucose. My first reading was 145 at the 2 hours after having some spaghetti. Then about an hour later my blood sugar had dropped to 65 and I realized - this is hypo-glycemia. That is my big problem. The low number, I have felt the way that felt so many times and for me, and probably for everyone it feels like losing control. It feels like I am sick to my stomach and must eat something easily digestible to sooth it. It feels like I am so hungry I am light headed. It feels like I am on the edge of tears. I feel shaky and the urgency to eat is strong. (This is what I used to feel and then binge and wonder why I was so weak.) Now, here is this blood monitor and it is showing me a physical symptom. So now what do I do?

I found Diabetes for Dummies on the internet and I read that book. I then found a book called the Diabetes Miracle and I ordered that. I started following Diane's plan and my numbers stopped going up and down. They stay around 100-110 all the time now. And I lost weight on the low carb first step, but the higher carb 2nd step was a maintenance step for me. Next I read the Sugar Solution and I started realizing that I don't need sugar.

As things continue to reveal themselves, I see this book on the library display - "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. Wow, this book explains it all. I am very carb sensitive so I am low carb now, and I am going to stay low carb. I have Diane's plan for more carbs (40% carbs) that I will use for my maintenance. I only need to lose 50 pounds and then I will go to the Diabetes Miracle for maintaining that loss forever. Hopefully those careful carbs won't make me regain. But I will be watching and testing this time and make changes accordingly.

thank you

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ASHLING9 1/24/2013 10:47AM

  Hi there! I love using my blog to ramble. When I have a bad (or good) day the day before, it just feels so much better to get it off my chest and write it out! I always feel a sense of calm afterwords!

As for people disagreeing with what you do, there will always be someone out there that will do that. When it comes to weight loss or just life in general, different things work for different people. And from the look of things, you got a clear plan of figuring out what is going to work for you! Good luck!! emoticon

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