COUNTRYHICK12's SparkPeople Blog COUNTRYHICK12's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 30 Day Shred Day 3 I started doing the 30 day shred again, I am currently on day 3. It seems easier this time around so the weight loss has only helped everything along. As for my anemia I have noticed as long as I monitor my heart rate during my workouts and take my iron medication around the same time everyday I seem to feel just fine :). I am still going to the doctor next week just to discuss any other options to control my anemia. I feel awesome though which is great. <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:34:46 EST Medical Hurdles I have been having a hard time with being able to work out. My anemia is very hard to deal with and I feel dizzy a lot of the time. I'm finally starting to feel a little better and am going to try to workout again today. <BR> I fear that being anemic will keep me from being the person I know I really am. I used to be very athletic, played softball just enjoyed being active. I gave birth to my miracle son and now am dealing with the medical complications of it. He is 18 months old now and my f... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:46:34 EST Still Trekking Along! Well I put on some weight but I'm not giving up! I took pictures to capture my 26lb of weight loss :) <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:29:23 EST I'm Still Here! I am still here, I know it's been a little while since I last updated. I am happy to say I am currently down 23lbs and now weigh 233lbs <em>104</em> . I have been walking at least 1.4 miles a day, drinking water and keeping my healthy carbohydrates to around 100grams per day. The weight is slow but seems steady which is what I like to see. Obviously it's fun to see a huge weight drop fast but I always worry that it will just come back, which is usually what it always did. So even when some... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 08:40:24 EST Anyone See the Movie FAT HEAD?? Well as you know I am eating low carb, which I have found to be a quite a bit too drastic of a cut to 20 grams of carbs a day. I didn't make a weight loss update this week but I did lose 2lbs. I am now 236lbs. I recently watched a movie called FAT HEAD, and it really made me think about how we are supposed to eat. Based on the Dietary guidelines that are put on all products we are supposed to consume 300grams of carbs a day!!!! Does that seem crazy to anyone else? After watching this movie I... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:25:53 EST Thanksgiving Dinner At the In Laws while Lo carb eating..... As we all know here in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, along with Christmas. I will splurge a little and enjoy some pie BUT I'm not going to eat everything on the menu. I know I can eat the Turkey no issue there but other than that I have no idea what I can have that will remain somewhat low carb, I know eating pie will put me over my carb limit but I'm still going to make sure I don't eat too many carbs, any ideas? Any low carb or no carb vegetables other than broccoli a... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:11:48 EST BYE BYE 240's Today marks a week since I started the low carb eating and today is my OFFICIAL Weigh in.....238.6lbs!!!! GOODBYE 240'S!!!! I feel so much better than I have felt in so many years. I feel like I am starting to get my life back. I used to be an active person and I want me back. I also look at my son , so young and innocent and I want him to have the best shot at life. I don't want him to be addicted to video games and not know the love for nature like so many kids these days. I want him to p... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:16:39 EST Weigh In Week #1 Alright Yall, here is the update! I weighed in this morning at 240lbs!!!! That means I have lost 6lbs :) With that being said because I didn't start my low carb eating until Sunday, I will be moving my official weight in day to Sundays! So keep a look out for my weigh in and pictures on Sunday :) Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:00:44 EST 30 Day Shred No More Due to some previous medical issues I'm unable to continue with the 30 Day Shred, but I will continue to walk 1.4 miles a day at least as well as the Low Carb eating :) <BR> I'm pretty frustrated with my body. I know I can't control it and that things just happen in life but it just makes me stronger and want to fight even harder in anyway I can. <BR> Weigh In Day is TM!!!!!!!!! I'm beyond Excited! Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:44:02 EST Realization I have come to realize that as much as my mind says I'm an athlete, i'm not quite there again yet lol. I have done the 30 day shred for 5 days now, and it is becoming clear that I will be extending Level One indefinitely until I can easily do the modified version. At that point I will move on to Level Two. So far doing level one has been pretty hard for me. <BR> I take breaks after the cardio and some of the strength sections. I will not give up but I will be doing what i need to do to ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:58:35 EST Lo Carb Eating As of last night I have decided to go Lo Carb, I am following the Atkins actually reminds me alot of when I was pregnant and had gestational diabetes so I feel like it will be something I should be able to follow and adjust to. I have a feeling I'm going to be eating a crapload of eggs lmao...So far so good though. Today I had 3 eggs, and 1/2 cup of cucumbers so far. Oh, and of course WATER!!!! My water has got to be ICE COLD though lmao <em>30</em> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 12:56:21 EST Holy Muscle Soreness!!!! I am beyond sore today, Day two of the 30 day shred. Mostly my legs, glutes, and thighs are very sore. My abdominal muscles are sore too. Yikes I didn't realize how many muscles I actually had :) <BR> <BR> I'm feeling positive still about this journey. I am a little worried about my eating habits. I am trying my best to eat healthy but at times I feel I actually do not eat enough food. <BR> As of now my typical meals have been somewhat like this <BR> ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:39:16 EST Day 1 of 30 Day Shed Day 1 of 30 Day Shed- Starting Stats <BR> <BR> Starting Weight-246.8lbs 5'4" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:54:31 EST