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Ok, new plan.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I can't explain how good I feel now that I'm on a correct dosage of my thyroid meds! Before going on them I was soooo tired all the time. Not just tired, more like go-to-bed-at-9pm-wake-up-at-7am-and-still-
feel-exhausted tired. One day I almost fell asleep at the wheel at 3 in the afternoon. Getting my workouts done was torture some days. I just went through the motions. So now that I'm feeling better, I can push myself harder. My workouts have been awesome these last few weeks! My kickboxing partner has been MIA for months so I've been working with the guys which is proving to be a lot more intense. They don't treat me like a girl and will push me. Totally worth the extra bruises! I've also been lifting regularly, running, hitting the Insanity videos pretty hard and getting my $$'s worth at the gym. I did stop going to Zumba - kinda over it now.

So now that I've got the exercise portion of my life running smoothly, I plan on switching up the nutrition part. I've been eating fairly high protein, low carb for 2 years or so. It worked well for me for a while, but now I've developed some wicked awesome GI issues. Proteins are hard to digest as it is, but I get awful gas pains when I eat them. Eggs are officially my gut's #1 enemy. I'm going to try to eat vegetarian Monday through Friday. I will allow myself fish a couple times during the week and also some dairy (mostly in the form of fat free cottage cheese and some greek yogurt). I know I couldn't go all out vegetarian though, so weekends will keep me sane. I'm gonna give this a whirl for a month and hopefully I'll see some changes.

Well that's it, hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

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ROGUE_1 7/18/2012 12:01PM

    So happy to read that you are feeling great!!! Hope it all works out with the GI issues.

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MARLIMOO 7/5/2012 1:15PM

    Good luck with that. Wow=- that is rough having to completely change the diet. I bet I am having some of these issues and I do not even realize it.(Sometimes with some foods my body just completely rejects theM) Gassy , etc Race went great. Was supposed to cycle long Wed- gal cancelled. Hope to go solo tonight and swim tomorrow!

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Going the extra mile.

Monday, May 21, 2012

I need to do it. I need to put in the extra effort in my workouts and in my diet. I can't justify slacking. I have hypothyroidism and it requires me to be extra diligent - especially until I'm on the correct dosage of medication. I can't just have a bite here and there anymore. I REALLY need to scale back on the beer. I've been doing all the same workouts and eating all the same foods for the last month and I'm gaining. So here it is - in writing - I will go the extra mile. Starting today! I've already done a circuit routine this morning and I will go to kickboxing this evening. I've tracked everything that has or will go in my mouth. I've informed the hubby to call me out if he sees me snacking or picking. I'm hoping in 3 weeks I will turn this good behavior into a habit.

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MARLIMOO 7/2/2012 6:55PM

    Girl=I did this same thing. I do not have the thyroid issue- I am sorry to hear you do- my family - sister, Dad, and late Mom ALL had thyroid issues and had medication to regulate so I am familiar with your struggle. SO happy to see you wrote today- found the right one -YAY! I though did the same thing- vowed to MYSELF time to get serious. I dropped from 162 to 154 - the last two weeks. CHanges? Diet mostly... That was it... Exercise and I get along. Just mixing up what I do- cycling now, swimming, triathlons.... Mixing it up. ALso- PAIN free. All my aches I had- GONE. Weird huh as I am old. Well - old compared to you ! Hope you are great ! WOOO! Running the Gillette 10k tomorrow night with my sister.She is tackling the 5k! No kids- should be fun=- Mom'snight out!

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NATIVE_ONE 5/22/2012 12:21PM

    You have been making some very awesome meals and I know you work your butt off - give your body time to adjust to the meds while keeping at what you are doing but counting still. Make sure you keep up with the follow ups with the doc to ensure you and your meds are blending.

I have no doubt that you will go the extra mile - heck - you encourage me to go the extra mile all the time! You can do this!

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AWOLF24 5/21/2012 9:18PM

    You can do this! You just need to get back in the groove!!

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    I've been having so much success with barbell training the last several months that it's hard for me to recommend anything else. It's so each to measure progress too. Lifting moar weight? Progress! So easy that this caveman can do it. Obviously, if you hate barbell training, it's probably a poor choice. I'm just progressing much faster on it than I did with P90X. It's also probably substantially different than anything you've done in the past.

Ya, I was just throwing the rum and coke zero idea out there as an example. Obviously, drink what you enjoy. Just like food and workouts, try to find the most bang for buck and something that you like.

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WINDEE52 5/21/2012 2:15PM

    @Bill - I'm going to reduce my calories as a start. I need to look at my weekly workouts too. I've been doing the same things for a while a now, maybe another round of P90X? I actually hate rum, my other go to is 4oz red wine with some diet sprite. Reminds me of a sangria.

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    So what's the plan? Goals? Moar strength? Moar endurance? If one or both, how measure?

The missus calls me out on picking all the time. Oh, you mean food.

With beer cutback, it's particularly hard to do in the summer. Have you thought about a replacement? Maybe a rum and coke zero? Substantially more bang for buck.

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WINDEE52 5/21/2012 2:03PM

    I do Jeckie. My biggest problem is grazing. It usually is in the evening too when I bored or relaxing. I know what to do - I just have to do it. Thankfully working out isn't a problem.

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JECKIE 5/21/2012 1:59PM

    Do you plan your meals ahead of time? I find it is VERY helpful, especially with breakfast and lunch when I'm likely to be running around, very busy, and not thinking about health.

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Kitchen tools.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I really think cooking is way more fun when you have the right tools. I recently spent a measly $5 for a julienne peeler and let me tell you - THAT THING IS FUN!

I seriously threw my dinner together in about 5 minutes tonight and I am totally making it again tomorrow! No picture, I wasn't sure how it would come out to be honest. It was delish but kinda ugly. So anyway if you are in need of a super quick, low carb recipe here ya go!

1 Medium Zucchini - julienned (I got 165g)
Cooking Spray
Garlic Salt to taste
1/2c Fat Free cottage cheese
1/4c Spaghetti Sauce
2tbsp Grated Parmesan

Toss your zucchini in a hot pan coated with cooking spray and cook until softened (season with the garlic salt now). In a bowl warm up the sauce and cottage cheese in the nuker. Stir in the grated parmesan. Toss it with the cooked zucchini.

Yum. And under 200 calories. emoticon

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MARLIMOO 5/19/2012 7:37PM

    sOUNDS YUMMY. i Made zucchini /summer squash, and aSPARAgus - baked at 400. Seasoned with bread crumbs- smidge parm cheese, garlic garlic seasoning, and a dab of olive oil. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. About 2 minutes left- sprinkled fresh mozzarella cheese on top- mmmm. Had that with trader joes bbq chicken and a baked tater. Hey- ran 10.6 miles today. MMMM!

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MINIUM 5/10/2012 8:36AM

    It sounds delicious! I'm going to check out that peeler on amazon. Good idea!

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WINDEE52 5/9/2012 8:18PM

    @GFL- Alton Brown is my hero!

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GRACEFULIFE 5/9/2012 4:37PM

    I do the same garlic peeler trick with one of those rubber jar opening helpers. But the same thing can just be done with the palm, either with a bit of smash or without. Alton Brown shows how to do it right in the beginning of this vid right here:

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WINDEE52 5/9/2012 8:39AM

    Thanks ladies! @Red: I need to find that peeler!!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/9/2012 7:27AM

    Sounds yummy - I love all types of squash

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NATIVE_ONE 5/9/2012 6:23AM

    Between the pic from the last blog and this idea, you my girl are on a roll!

Congrats to your husband for losing, you have your kids smiling about the food your making (from another blog) and you also sound so very happy and excited!

Yeah, you are on a roll! Awesome!

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LILMISSRED79 5/8/2012 10:28PM

    Ok.. I just finished a workout and am waiting for my dinner to be ready, so I'm STARVING and this sounds AMAZING! I will definitely have to try this! (I love zucchini)

Couldn't agree more on the cooking tools, either. I have this garlic peeler tube thingie from Williams & Sonoma that I swear is the best invention EVAR. You just pop the clove in, roll it in the little tube, and voila! You have a peeled garlic clove as if it were magic. Brilliant!

Thanks for sharing. :)

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So far so good! (food pics)

Monday, May 07, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I posted that my husband and I made an agreement. I would be his Jenny Craig and he wouldn't buy any more fast food. Like, AT ALL. EVER. I found a really great website where I steal a lot of recipes from (

So far he's down 10 lbs and he gets things like:

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Fiesta Black Beans

Julienne Squash Stir Fry in Balsamic with Sunflower Seeds over Arugala

Farnita (Chick pea flat bread)

Oven Roasted Veggies

Seared Sea Scallops & Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Those are a few I remembered to photograph. I forgot to snap photos of the Cajun Spiced Cod and the Carne Bistec. Have a great Monday folks!

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/8/2012 1:36PM

    I wish you could cook for us too!

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LILMISSRED79 5/7/2012 7:54PM

    Yes, please! emoticon

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ABETTERJILL 5/7/2012 2:55PM

    Lucky husband! :)

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MOM VICTORY (food pics)

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's funny how my kids (husband included) whine and piss and moan when I make certain meals like, oh I don't know - meatloaf and sweet potatoes for example. BUT...make it look cute and call it by a different name and HOLY HELL we have a winner!

Turkey Cupcakes with Sweet Potato Frosting

These were very tasty! Here's the link for the recipe if you want it:

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NATIVE_ONE 4/28/2012 9:12PM

    Wow, they came out amazing looking! I do believe I am going to try this one - it's a keeper for sure! And your little one's smile says it all.

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/28/2012 6:45PM

    Very nice

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SPARKYWATSON 4/27/2012 11:36PM

    I don't know, that "Frosting" looks almost like something else, not sure I'd have fallen for it.

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