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7/4/12 10:50 P

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Hi Amber and Welcome!

I am totally late. Been having personal issues to address lately! Welcome to the Team!!!!
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Enjoy life to the "nth" power! If you have goals and aspirations set forth to do them now. Life is too short. Like Nike says...."Just Do It"

Procrastination is not an option. Never say never. Tomorrow is not promised to us. Enjoy!! As my cousin says...."Do you"!!!

Kim
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2nd GW 145 (dream wt): in progress....


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7/2/12 12:32 A

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Amber - are you still on the plan??? Seems to me like the first two weeks are exactly the same so your redo week is/was right on track! I know when we followed the entire 12 plan we all had a few weeks we redid along the way making it a 14-16 week program for some of us! It didn't help that we originally did this at Thanksgiving and Christmas time emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just a few of the roadblocks we ran into. Having the accountability of each other sure made us work harder to make good choices though! Even though we (Kim Susy and I live several hours apart) it often felt as though we were together looking over each others shoulders encouraging the right choices!

Check back in and let us know how you are doing. Don't give up - it's totally worth the committment. You'll change the way you nourish your body for the rest of your life!

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6/24/12 9:30 A

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Hi Amber!

So... we've been quiet on this thread for the past week. How are you doing?!

As for me, I've been out of town with a friend. We stayed in a lovely bed and breakfast just across the street from where she needed to attend a conference. We had a wonderful time!

But I got back home, and other than one day of rest, I've come down with a sore, sore throat. (Swollen glands, etc.) Ugh!

All I want to do is sleep, but I've needed to work my two weekend days.

Enough about me.
Let us know how YOU'RE doing!

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6/18/12 11:35 A

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Hi friends! Thanks for being with me and offering wisdom and support. So I have decided I understand the concept of the first week. I had read that it is the foundation week, where you learn the proper eating technique, figure out how to drink your water, etc. Apparently I am a slow learner, so I am making a judgement call and redoing week 1. Let's hope I don't have too many week redo's, but I am definitely feeling committed still.
Stats are the same, so let's do this again!!!

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6/17/12 9:59 P

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emoticon Amber! Almost done with week 1! I hope you are finding that checking in here helps. I wish you had been here when we did this originally. You fit in perfectly with the questions, struggles and success's Kim, Susy and I had along the way. I love your comment that none of this matters but it does. I totally agree. It does matter and you are making great choices in response to all of the obstacles that have come along. There will never be a perfect time to make great choices, something will always come along. It's the making of great choices that helps us navigate those things that come along!

I hope you are ready for this coming week. emoticon

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6/16/12 8:03 A

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Hi Amber! Just jumping in with a quick comment:

You're doing great! I mean... look at all the obstacles that keep coming your way, but you sound like you're determined to find a way to get compliant as time goes on!

I like reading about your day! You are one busy chickadee!

Gotta run! I'm back "home" for the next four weeks, and working at my old job (Curves Fitness for Women) on the weekends!
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6/16/12 12:41 A

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Day 4-
YIKES! I teach running on Friday mornings, so I had to lay off the water chugging first thing in the morning today. I made my usual Coach's Oats with 1/2 cup almond milk and a few walnuts. Being that it's summer, my kids are home, and they watch the youngest, Mackenzie when I work. My DH Mike has been out of town working for three weeks (but home tomorrow!!) but THIS week my middle three had camp, my oldest son who is home from college for the summer was on a fishing trip, and my second born is working 40 hrs a week (this is his last summer before college). So no go on the free babysitting at home, looks like I have to put her in the kids club at work.
Back to the oats, by the time I got Kenzie up, washed and fed, I not only wasn't very hungry, I didn't have time to eat. I took a few bites and went to work.
Once there I realised I forgot the banana and protien shake I take for lunch. Crap!
After my class I went to do legs. I'm one day off of my program (second round of Jamie Eastson's LiveFit) because of the no sitter situation, and I am feeling irritated. OH LOOK, the weight room is closed because they are re-carpeting.
From there my day was a blur of running errands and getting the house prepped for the middle three returning from camp tonight, and Mike getting back from Valdez tomorrow.
I know NONE of this seems to matter, but OH IT DOES! From 7am to 4pm I ate my oats, and only my oats. I drank 50 oz of water, but I was so busy and off schedule I didn't eat anything else. I had my dinner, but I feel a little defeated. Funny enough, I actually felt thinner today when I woke up.
Things I learned today:
1. I must must must have a game plan for every day. Today wasn't an exception to the rule, this is my life in all it's unpredictable craziness. Fail to plan= plan to fail.
2. Drinking the water is getting easier, but making me feel fuller, which makes it harder to want to eat on plan. I have to get out of the mindset that skipping meals will help me lose weight.
3. By changing the way I do things, I can help myself be sucsessful. Instead of making the 3 dozen no bake cookies for tomorrow's baseball BBQ tonight, I will make them in the morning, since Saturday is my cheat day, and since they won't be sitting around all night tempting me.

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6/15/12 12:46 A

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Day 3-
Yes, Thora, I CAN do it! But I didn't....well I kind-of did it, plus I did half a piece of peanut butter pie. Did I mention I'm a sugar addict??? UGH! The day started out fine, woke up, drank 24 oz water, breakfast and 24 oz water, snack one and 24 oz water, then tummy pain. I had lunch with me mom at the hospital, and they make amazing desserts there. Really all the food in the cafeteria is pretty good. I had a small chicken breast, probably 6oz instead of 4oz, and a cup of rice. Then my mom and I shared the peanut butter pie. Then EXTREME tummy pain, and I thought "thank goodness I'm at the hospital", because for a moment I thought I had appendicitis. I went home and laid down and pain went away after about an hour. So now I'm at meal 3, and snack 3 and what I want to do is skip them both because 1.- I'm afraid my tummy will hurt again if I eat and 2. I'm sure my calories for the day are high enough without any extra food. Then I remember that Dr. G says you have to eat all the food on the plan or you are setting yourself back 3 days and I almost want to just quit!!!
But no, I am going to find something I can eat that works with the plan and trudge on, because I'm not a quitter. And seriously, if I can't get through 3 days of healthy eating what kind of a food monster am I?
Things I learned today:
1. chug 24 oz of water every time I eat, and I can get to that 140oz before bed.
2. Food guilt sucks, I'm not sure even peanut butter pie is worth it.
3. There is always SOMETHING I can eat, that will fit in with the plan, and fuel my body in the way it needs to be nourished at the time.

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6/14/12 10:53 A

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Hi Amber
Sounds like you are doing great! Good job thinking this works and this doesn't and making the choices fit you. We all discovered new foods we liked and new combinations of foods we hadn't done before trying to get creative while following the rules of the plan.

funny! about the water stories from others...

The tummy stuff is probably normal, especially if you aren't drinking that much water normally. This plan will start to clean and reboot your system but it's not a long term problem.

Today is Day 3! You can do it!

and I hear you on that sugar stuff... it's hard to beat, but eventually you will be eating fresh fruits and veggies going I can't believe how GOOD this tastes, even better than normal. sounds funny but just remember my words... emoticon

Thora
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6/14/12 9:24 A

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Oh Amber! You have your photo up now! Nice to "see" you!

This has to be quick! We are packing up our RV and traveling today!

Yes, every day gets easier as we just get used to things!

I don't know which metabolic type you are. When you mentioned your 12th week of maintenance, I was going to check my book, but then.... ???

As for me, I am both a Dual and a Fat-and-Protein Type. That's the way it works out when I use my bloodwork and answer all the questions in the book.

Gotta run now! Keep blogging!
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Susy

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6/13/12 11:49 P

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DAY 2-
Wow, today was, dare I say...easier! I love oatmeal, so breakfast is easy for me. When I want a change I usually have flax flakes and almond milk with a little banana, which works out fine into my plan. But I will tell you right now, a life of "maintenance" on week 12, w/o my daily oatmeal is going to be sad for me. Water intake went up to 100oz, not perfect but much better. I noticed that I didn't feel hungry at all between breakfast and snack1 and lunch. I started to feel a little hunger about 1.5 hours after lunch so I ate an apple and nut butter. It was wonderful! Then came a little tummy trouble.....like my body decided all at once to rid itself of any toxins. I'm not sure its from the plan, it may be a tummy bug. Unless others have had this happen? I wouldn't think two days in would be enough to get my body into detox mode though.
So I had a little different dinner than planned, deli turkey breast on pita, with squash. So far so good. I think I will try for 20 more oz of water, then float off to sleep.
Things I learned today:
1.Apples and nut butter taste great and actually fill you up.
2. When people find out you are trying to drink a gallon of water a day they will tell you about some story they heard of a person dying from drinking too much water.
3. Tummy troubles suck, but usually equal weight loss, even if it is only for a few hours- I will happily dance off my scale and pretend that's my weight today.

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6/13/12 2:23 A

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Day 1-
Today wasn't much of a change from my day to day eating, with the exception of no sugar! emoticon and I did feel like I ate much more than usual. It's a little hard to wrap my brain around eating this much, while trying to lose body fat, but I am going to try this!
I did have a hard time with water intake. I got to 75 oz, but that was a feat! Having given birth to half a dozen kids, my bladder is not what it use to be. So I can't start drinking very much water until after my class in the morning, and then after my run in the afternoon. Seriously, who wants a fitness instructor who has to run to the potty every ten minutes? Another problem is the spacing of my meals. I had planned on every two to three hours, but that didn't work out. Either I was too hungry to wait, or too full to eat.
What I learned today:
I love my Coaches Oats in the morning, mixed with half a banana and powdered peanuts.
Drinking an oz of water per pound of body weight is a full time (and full bladder) job.
Eating applesauce feels like eating babyfood, and even combined with nuts will NOT fill you up for two hours. Tomorrow I'll try a real apple with almond butter.

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6/12/12 6:17 P

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emoticon Hi Amber!

Great! I like your topic title! It's SMART!

And it's -really- great that you have a cruise as your motivation! (I mean cruise(S)!!!

I'll be back later in the evening to comment more... DH and I are just about to leave. And I know my co-leaders will chime in as they spot your thread!

It's so fun to have someone new and excited about the program!

{{{Hugs}}}
Susy

P.S. Yeah, sugar... the nemesis of us all!
But with the way Dr. Goglia sets out his 12-week plan, you WILL be getting that under control!

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6/12/12 3:39 P

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OK, I hope this is where I should be doing this.
I've already done an intro on the other forum, but here it is again.
My name is Amber and I am 38. I have 6 kids: Dakota-son-19 in college, Caelan-son-17- about to enter last year of high school, Macylea-daughter-14 going into high school and her twin brother James who has Cereral Palsy, but is high functioning, Elijah-son-12 going into 7th grade, and my baby girl Mackenzie who will be 8 next month. My husband Mike works in the oilfield and spends weeks away from home at times. We LOVE to travel, and we just discovered cruising after doing a Disney Cruise last February. We are booked for a cruise for just Mike and I November 1st, and for the whole family next February. This is why I finally decided to get my diet in order. I want to wear a bathing suit this time and not feel the need for a tunic cover-up the whole time!
We are a very active family. I am a Personal Trainer, I run and lift weights. I teach a running class 3 days a week, and other fitness classes. My husband plays softball and lifts weights, Dakota is a former State wrestler, and Lineman of the Year who is playing college football now. Caelan plays football and coaches swimming for Special Olympics, Macylea runs track and wrestles, James runs track and swims for Special O, Elijah plays baseball and football, and Mackenzie ice skates and does gymnastics....whew, I'm tired just writing it all down!
Even though I am active, my diet is a roller coaster. I usually eat very healthy, gluten and dairy free, brown rice, low fat, all the basics of clean eating. Then the kids will want cookies, and I just-can't-help-myself! Sugar is my downfall, I have to get that one area under control for this all to work.
My goal is to feel good in a swimsuit. The actual number on the scale doesn't mean too much, but since I am a numbers person I am setting mine to look like this:
height- 5'6"
starting weight- 140lbs
Goal weight- 129lbs (because I want to be under 130....)
current BMI- 22.6
goal BMI- 20.8



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