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Only a brother can make you feel this good.

Friday, May 18, 2012

I'll admit it. Last night I was getting scared to get on the scale in the morning. Who could blame me? Two previous weeks of eating & working out perfectly and a gain each time.

I was watching TV with my borderline autistic brother, Sam, last night. I got up to turn on the fan and he turned to me and said "Acacia (my real name), you are looking slimmer." Now, anyone that works with autistic kids knows they don't make comments like this ever. I have never ever heard him say this to anyone. It made me feel AMAZING. Thank you, Sam. I love him.

Got on the scale this morning and I'm down 2.9 pounds! HELL YEAH! Thank you everyone for the support the last two weeks - it's been tough. I'm hoping all this muscle I'm getting from crossfit is now doing it's job on my metabolism.

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Quick update on other things since I've been MIA in the blog sections...

Sam finished his classes at the college. We're looking for a job for him in Powell or Cody. Until we get him a job (and an apartment after that), he's staying with me. He had an interview at Walmart and at the Buffalo Bill HIstorical Center yesterday. I'm hoping he gets the museum job because that's a pretty cool place.

Brandon finished Grad school with a 4.0! What a smart guy! He was here for a few days and we went to Billings and got him a suit - jacket, vest, shirt & tie (except the pants since he'll be wearing jeans) for the wedding. It was his idea and let me tell you guys...he looks SO hot! Wow.

Brandon applied for a job in Gillette (an hour from my parent's WY ranch & where I grew up) and we should hear back from that in the next two weeks. He also applied for a job in Miles City, MT. Not too far away from home, and I like Montana. I'm starting to get stressed about where we're going to go, but I'm not going to project that onto him because I'm sure he's just as worried if not more than me.
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Everyone have a wonderful weekend - supposed to be cool and rainy here.

  
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KARIDIAN1 5/18/2012 9:55AM

    Great news! Hope everything works out for both your brother Sam and Brandon. I would go for the Museum job since I love history. That would be neat to work in a place like that.

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ANNCHER 5/18/2012 9:54AM

    Good things are happening for you! All your hard work is paying off.
Have great weekend! The weather here is suppose to be nice & sunny except for Sunday evening. emoticon

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REBECCAMA 5/18/2012 9:27AM

  A whole lot of wonderful happening for you right now. Congratulations!!

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CODILYNN2 5/18/2012 9:22AM

    Everything will work out the way its is supposed to for you 2. First of all any where you will be it will FINALLY be TOGETHER! I love the idea of suits in weddings!

and I love little brothers! I have 2 of the very best.. ones name is Sam too and he is the sweetest kid I know he is only 16.

I hope Sam getst he museum job I bet that would be a lot of fun for him!

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VICKLET31 5/18/2012 8:35AM

    CONGRATS girl! That's so sweet about ur brother!

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JECKIE 5/18/2012 8:15AM

    Sounds like life is falling into place for you! Great job! (and your brother sounds like a sweetie!)

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MOMMASHUTT 5/18/2012 7:49AM

    Yeah! Congratulations on the weight loss, I found it! I've actually gained 2lbs., but I know it's because I'm stress eating and know what I need to do. I am so happy for you & your family & your future husband. Good things all around! Have a wonderful weekend!

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JUDYAMK 5/18/2012 7:16AM

    Wow an extra boost from hearing that from your brother. Wherever you live it is the knew life you make together that counts
Judy

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EGALITAIRE 5/18/2012 7:08AM

    emoticon Those NSV are awesome. Nice when you start seeing the payoff for the hard work

Stay Strong

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WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

Friday, May 11, 2012

I don't understand. This is my second week of being absolutely PERFECT with paleo and exercise and I GAINED. AGAIN.

+0.4 pounds

I don't know what to do. I am doing EVERYTHING right. Burning 2500 a week calories through exercise and strength training and eating a strict paleo diet. This is the second week in a row this has happened. Last week it was +0.7 pounds.

I'm so upset that I'm close to tears.

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UPDATE:
Talked to my trainer. Jess says to stick with it the three and a half more weeks we have left. She said it may take a few more weeks for things to go the way I want. I'm going to trust her and not weigh in for a few more weeks. It's going to be very hard.

  
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JULES0225 5/14/2012 10:40PM

    hang in there and stay strong.... I haven't ever really started my weightloss journey... i talk about it and never do it. You are a motivator...

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IAMAHAPPYGIRL 5/12/2012 8:30AM

    emoticon
Don't give up and don't give in. It's just a number!

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KARIDIAN1 5/11/2012 8:44PM

    Hang in there. Don't give up. Follow your trainers advice and at least finish out the sessions

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NAYPOOIE 5/11/2012 11:20AM

    Are you tracking your food, and are you eating enough? Are you tracking your measurements?

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ANNCHER 5/11/2012 9:45AM

    I think its muscle weight.. Don't give up! Hugs! emoticon

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CODILYNN2 5/11/2012 9:44AM

    Aww Casey- I was soo bummed when I saw you gained again.. It will come off- but remember you are now treating your body healthy and thats the over all goal!

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EGALITAIRE 5/11/2012 9:44AM

    It could be you are gaining muscle weight - if thats the case, you should be seeing changes in body comp. Look for Non Scale Victories - they can be as important as the scale.

Stay Strong

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MAPLECANDY3 5/11/2012 7:58AM

    maybe the paleo diet isnt right for you? *hugs* hang in there!!

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__IZZA__ 5/11/2012 7:10AM

    How much water are you drinking? Are you taking other measurements?
Do you track your food so that you know that you are not eating too little?
My first thought is that you are gaining muscles and therefore weight.
Still, keep going. When I started to eat healthier before and started exercising it took me a few weeks to start losing weight and after that I lost it at a steady pace.
Don't give up!

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Me = 8 years old

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I forgot to say yesterday that I jumped the 30" boxes. Jess (the trainer) came over and commented on it. emoticon

My friend Jordan and I started making "Mario sounds" when we jump on the boxes. You know Mario from the video games? When he jumps to get a coin or a mushroom? Every time Jordan and I jump on the box we make the coin sound. The last box jump of the round we make the mushroom sound. Haha. When we do the last squat of the round we make the shrinking sound like when Mario gets hit by a turtle and shrinks. We laugh and laugh and so does everybody else around us.

We jumped rope yesterday, too. So Pheobe and I were singing that song kids do: "Cinderella dressed in yella went downstairs to kiss her fella. Made a mistake and kissed a snake! How many doctors did it take? One...two..."

Mario...
Jump rope songs...
Apparently I am a kid trapped in a 26 year old's body.

  
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IAMAHAPPYGIRL 5/11/2012 5:15AM

    Ah! Gotta love it emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 5/10/2012 9:51AM

    Sounds like you hare having fun doing it. Go for it!

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CODILYNN2 5/10/2012 9:32AM

    Love this!! Bet you had a blast!

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ANNCHER 5/10/2012 9:12AM

    Sounds like you were making exercising fun. Have a great day! Hugs!

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"She doesn't weigh very much"

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

That's what someone said about me at the gym today. It made me smile. A. Lot. Another person said "she's not very big." That made me smile, too.

Yesterday I REALLY wanted to quit the paleo diet. I wanted a beer SO bad. It was warm out and a beer sounded SO good. I texted one of my friends that is also doing the paleo challenge. She talked me out of it. She's lost 12 pounds in the two weeks we've been doing it and I'm still the same. But she told me this morning that she could tell the difference in the way I look. I'm not sure if she's for real (she's usually brutally honest) but she may have been filling me full of sh!t. haha.

Carrying on with the paleo...27 days left.

  
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IAMAHAPPYGIRL 5/10/2012 5:22AM

    Love it! Hang in there on the diet. I'll have the beer for you emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 5/9/2012 9:33PM

    Don't give up! You have come so far. You can do it.

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LIL_EZZY 5/9/2012 4:56PM

    Good on you for staying strong. I know what it is like when the weather is warmer and you just feel like having that social beer. It goes down so good. BUT if you are wanting results try not to sabotage yourself which you seem to have a handle on. Good on you for that. I find my problem is sticking to the one plan.

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BMCKEOW1 5/9/2012 1:24PM

    You can do this keep it up. Your doing great. I read some place once that others can see the changes we make before we ever do. Just remember while you can see the difference it's there.

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CODILYNN2 5/9/2012 9:21AM

    You can do it Casey... Keep it up!!

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MAERETH 5/9/2012 9:11AM

    I LOVE overhearing stuff like that. It's such a boost.

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KTBDAY 5/9/2012 9:09AM

    Whoops, double comment! Hmm, here's an emoticon instead:

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Comment edited on: 5/9/2012 9:09:54 AM

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KTBDAY 5/9/2012 9:08AM

    It's always so great to hear comments like that - just the confidence boost you need when temptations are around.

Well done for being strong, I have a lot to learn from you about willpower!

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EGALITAIRE 5/9/2012 8:36AM

    Kudos for staying with your commitment to yourself. Body comp is actually more important than weight. US Military uses body comp and not weight or BMI to measure fitness.

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What happens with an underactive thyroid?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Getting a thyroid test today. The hospital has a "health fair" where you can come in from 8-11 and get quite a few tests done without having to make an apt. Each test is $15. I'm going to go in right away at 8 so I can get it done. You get your results in two days. After I get the results, I will make a checkup apt. I need to keep my asthma perscriptions current anyway.

I'm curious, people with underactive thyroids; what happens? I'm assuming medication, but does it get your thyroid working normally so weight loss is more consistant and you're not exhausted all the time? I may not have an abnormal result, but I am curious about what happens if that is the case.

  
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BMCKEOW1 5/9/2012 1:28PM

    My fiance has the hypo one and he will take pills for it for the rest of his life. We noticed some huges changes right away. Not really in weight, but it was more he had energy again, he was able to sleep better. I can always tell now when he forgets to take his pill( which is rare.) Good luck.


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KARIDIAN1 5/8/2012 9:31PM

    Hope you find out something that will help you.

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ABIGAILJ22 5/8/2012 6:50PM

    I have hypothyroidism- and I'm in nursing school- so I'll try to answer things if I can. With hypothyroidism you are typically: cold, over weight, have dry skin and hair, depressed, tired. There are different extremes though, and it can vary from person to person. For me, I had very few symptoms, and they actually found it by accident! I did suffer from not being able to lose weight though, and dry skin. The thyroid replacement hormone therapy has to be done for the rest of your life, and it's not "quick" results. Much of the weight gain that happens from hypothyroidism is due to inactivity because of feeling tired and depressed, and not the slowed metabolism (although that is a factor).
Over all, the pill to correct the problem is not magical! I was hoping it was, but it took me over a year to start losing any of the weight I had gained before treatment- because it still comes down to diet and exercise. However, if you suspect that you have it, see your doctor, because left untreated it can cause other problems later on.
I know that was long winded- but I hope it helped!

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CODILYNN2 5/8/2012 9:15AM

    I dont think it will help you lose weight, but you will have to take a pill. With most Thryoid issues you will be on a pill forever. The pill helps regulate your metabolism which is what your thyroid controls. So underactive you are not producing enough. It will probably take some time for them to figure out the correct dosage. I know Hyper and Hypo are pretty different but thats what I have experieced with my hyper

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