Weird Diet Day 2
Blogging yesterday's food: Wellness shake in the morning, eggs and turkey bacon (Applegate Naturals so it actually looks like turkey and isn't a strip of processed, reconstituted turkey-nasty like every other turkey bacon out there), another sha... Read more
Acupuncture for Amenorrhea
Ten months after ending birth control, and I have no period. Still. The Provera challenge to get it started didn't work, and the OB/GYN the Navy referred me to told me to go back on birth control if I'm not trying to get pregnant. Fail.
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I'm slowly working my way through It Starts With Food, the book that outlines the Whole30 more thoroughly, and I'm learning a lot.
The guidelines aren't just about eating or not eating certain foods, they're also about how we approach food ... Read more
Am I Back?
I'm not sure if I'm really back to SparkPeople like I was in the past or not. I decided that tracking my calories was making me focus on food in a punishment/reward kind of way instead of a "you eat food to live" kind of way. I decided to stop... Read more
Primal Blueprint -- finally.
A friend at work and his wife had their first baby four weeks ago. It occurred to me that they can't get away and hang out because Mom is basically slave to the baby's hunger, and Dad knows that since she has to deal with the "feeding end," he ... Read more
Mini Meals vs. Snacks
I had a small revelation last night. In my venture to lose weight slowly without tracking, I've adopted an "Eat more veggies" mentality. I'm also back to eating meals instead of mini-meals. While mini-meals are great in theory, I feel like I ... Read more
When I came back from New York, I was noticeably leaner... and noticeably weaker. I had no way of tracking my calories, so I adopted a pretty easy philosophy: when in doubt, eat more veggies and lean proteins.
That meant an egg-white omele... Read more
Okay, it took me days to put that last post up because I got so busy.... again. Yeah, we had three days off, then we had a half-ish day of work, then I had a REALLY long day on Friday with a gig in the morning on the base and a gig in the eveni... Read more
Dang, thanks for all the supportive comments from my last blog!
I am finally not only back from two weeks on the road, I'm finally functional again! We left on Tuesday before Memorial Day for NYC. Our superiors are smart ones though... We... Read more
You know how sometimes you get a random fashion show at a mall with local models showing off some clothes? That was me on Saturday! It didn't pay, but it was experience. All of us were pretty new models; I was the newest. Here are some photo... Read more
Choose a stage name?
I had my first ever photo shoot to get me started yesterday, and I got hit with, "You know, you should consider a stage name." My first name isn't the problem, it's my last name. It's completely pronounceable, but not when you look at it, and ... Read more
Coming up with a new strategy
I have been doing these bodyweight workouts because they're short, intense, and honestly I put on a little more muscle in my legs than I wanted to. I like the overall results I'm getting even if I've lost a bit of brute strength, but losing tha... Read more
I was so close it hurts
Today, I ran my real physical readiness test.
My goal was to max out. That meant that in one two-minute round, I had to complete 101 sit-ups, in a second two-minute round, I had to complete 46 push-ups, and the third round I had to run 1.5... Read more
Getting back on track
I had the most amazing Cinco de Mayo dinner ever yesterday! Since there is NO good Mexican anywhere on the island, I made my own, and the commissary seemed fully stocked for -- chile rellenos!
So I bought a pound of "reduced fat" ground po... Read more
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Moderation is as moderation does
I had been doing such a good job of moderation, not eating too much, focusing on veggies, skipping meals if I wasn't hungry, and then some combination of being over-tired and over-sad struck me hard on Monday.
I ate very light on Sunday bec... Read more