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Monday, November 19, 2012

I have been giving some serious thought to my last blog post. I have come to the conclusion that due to my tendencies to undereat (I know its not the norm.) that I must continue to count my calories to be sure that I meet my nutritional requirements. However, I will continue to use the IOWL philosophy: no food is evil, I won't berate myself for going off plan, and I won't use self hate to get myself where I want to go. I will be using a journal, meditation, and the 're-do' method. I will meditate on how to adjust my appetite to a level where I am healthy, well nourished, and I lose weight effortlessly. That is the basic tenet of IOWL: to be naturally slender. That is my goal.

Here are is basic minimal eating plan:

1. At least 1200 calories emoticon
2. I am following the emoticon 3 c. of vegetables, 3 times per day, for my brain function (its good for lots of people, and I want to take every advantage that I can.)
3. I will have 4 tbsp of coconut oil every day for thyroid.
4. At least 60 grams of carbs. from healthy sources (berries emoticon, emoticon bananas, citrus emoticon , steel cut oatmeal emoticon , lentils, brown rice, quinoa, kefir or yogurt, organic milk emoticon )
5. Eat home cooked meals as often as possible.
6. Daily green tea with lemon emoticon

My rotation (as soon as I stop hurting.)
1. At least 30 min. of cardio 5 days/week emoticon emoticon emoticon
2. 2 strength training sessions per week. emoticon
3. Yoga every other day. emoticon

Stress relief:
Meditation every night before bed. emoticon
Journal my woes away emoticon
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    1789 days ago
    The plan sounds good. Good luck with it.
    1790 days ago
    Oh I know what you mean! Ever since I started tracking my food and making healthier choices, it's so hard for me to hit 1200+ calories every day! I know we won't get a lot of sympathy for this but I honestly seem to lose weight better when I'm around 1300 calories per day. And I can't get those calories from ice cream because the sugar is what got me in this mess to begin with! Right now it's nearly 9pm and I'm only at 1100 calories so far.

    It sounds like you have a great plan worked out for eating and exercising! I sure hope it works well for you! emoticon emoticon
    1792 days ago
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