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Thursday, November 29, 2012

OK, lol.... That's one word I can never spell correctly, lol.... Maybe I should just say MX?

SO it's been going OK for me. I have started to incorporate the Paleo diet into my lifestyle. I am feeling a lot better *when* I stick to it. I don't really crave wheat-y things any more. I am all about doing some meat and fruit for my breakfasts. Just, once again, the evenings are doing me in. Not bad.... but I am def. overeating. I'll grab a granola bar or a bowl of cereal or some other snack in the house. With the whole Paleo diet I am getting super excited about the recipes I am finding and making. Some of them have turned out so good! And I do overindulge in them.

But the scale is somehow keeping myself under 130 lbs. Is it that I am cutting out wheat (for the most part)? Eating a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner and only overdoing the sweet stuff in the evenings? Keeping up with my exercise? SO I am realizing that as long as I am exercising and burning off what I eat, then it is OK to eat some goodies. It's just so weird to me to be in the whole "weightloss mentality" for the majority of my life to reach a point where I don't really need to lose any more weight....

My goals for the rest of the year are to stay under 130 lbs. Keep experimenting with Paleo recipes and sticking to it as much as possible. Keep up with CrossFit. Keep up with running. Then after the first of the year, I am going to try and get a little more weight off.

This week has been a bit of a struggle. I took the week off to get my house ready for Christmas and get the shopping and wrapping and mailing and cards, etc.... done at a nice, relaxing pace. My Christmas last year was horrible and I decided to take this week off for a break. Last year around this time was when my Mom's health took a turn for the worse and she was in and out of the hospital, eventually ending up in hospice and passing away on the 2nd of Jan. WIth not working this week and getting ready for Christmas I find myself thinking a lot about her and really missing her! And just remembering how emotionally draining this time last year was. UGH! Hopefully next week when I start back at work and get back into my busy routine I won't let it weigh me down so much.

So enough of being sad.... I have another 5K planned for Saturday! Last year I took 3rd place in my age group and am hoping to do well again! I know it will all just depend on who enters. And I am SUPER excited about the following Saturday (Dec 8th). Our Crossfit gym is doing a group run for the race I had already signed up for. I am doing the 10K.... Not sure how many others will do it, as I think most are doing the 5K. I love races so much and I find them more enjoyable when people you know are also running. It's fun to cheer people you know on! :) Should be a great time! I am planning on running the whole 10K which will be a chalenge, but once the adrenaline gets going I am sure I won't even think about the pain... until afterwards, lol!

Hope everybody else is doing well and at least maintaining over the holidays! DH's work is having a "hold for the holidays" competition and I like that phrase. The new year will be here before we know it!
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    I've been missing my folks a lot lately too. I think the holidays really bring all that to the forefront. Hang in there and enjoy your week.
    2026 days ago
    Woo hoo! It sounds like you are in a better place this Christmas. You are always going to miss your Mother, hopefully remembering the good things will lesson the pain. In the meantime, it really seems to help to stay busy. You do seem to have a good plan and goals to meet to keep you on task. Good luck with your races; I'm very impressed with you running back to back races- especially the 10 K.
    Maintenance is a real goat. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well and enjoying the benefits of the Paleo diet. There are so many recipes and new adventures to try.
    I'm way behind you in getting ready for the holidays. They sneak up on me every year, I need to get more organized and focused. Your DH's work definitely has the right idea. Here's hoping for the best Christmas ever! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2028 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/29/2012 8:16:42 PM
    Sorry to hear that you are feeling a little blue. The 1st year after losing a parent is tough. I lost my father 16 years ago. Good for you for taking the time off to get ready for the holidays. The added stress of shopping, cleaning and decorating while working and maintaining your fitness routine is daunting.

    Good luck on the 5K and 10K. My hat goes off to you. I will be cheering you on from Jersey!

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