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Monday, August 12, 2013

emoticon Have to say it again. Gluten free, caffeine free, calorie restriction and training & running a 5k did all make me feel healthier (except calorie restriction)... but no inches lost!
EVEN after the 5k! NOW, I have been gluten free for over 3 years, caffeine free since June, and have been working out all year.... nuthin' far as inches go..... weird, huh? BUT after a dr visit I started eating more in line with the Atkins type meals (not perfectly, because I love fruit and veggies) and the inches have consistantly been coming off and I don't feel deprived! In fact, I give myself a 'free day' once a week, but amazingly do not go crazy on that day, just feel free to not count the carbs. WHEW emoticon am I glad those inches finally started coming off !!! I was starting to feel like a freak of nature! AND, my hair started filling back in. emoticon Wooohoo! :) I have ALSO started to make it a point to baby me a little bit, and take stress seriously, not as some cliche'. One 'little' thing that has given me a boost in my mood & day is that I know the hour before dinner seems stressful to me, so now I have the kiddos busy themselves in their rooms at about 4:30 when I start cooking, I let one stay in the kitchen with me (there are 3) and tell her as long as she is busy coloring or etc she can stay but that mom needs some re energizing time.... I put on my really good headphones for running.... and I start cleaning the dishes and cooking with upbeat music blaring in my ears.... I cannot tell you the restful, stress lowering affect this one little change has had on my day!!!! I am no longer stressed out buy the time hubby comes home from work, dinner is ready kids are in a better mood from some alone time... and I am happier the rest of the night!!!! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD6582721
    2550 days ago
    The "refeed" day can make all the difference. When ppl cut calories too low, for too long, and too low of carb for too long, and too much exercise with not enough calories... some ppl anyways... myself included... bad things can happen. Like messing up thyroid, adrenals, hair loss...... and weight loss stops. At least for me it did.

    The refeeds made all the difference. The whole Calorie and carb cycling thing. I added back in more fruit, timed with workouts usually. I followed FMD guidelines which is calorie and carb cycling also, and it helped to get things back on track.

    OUr bodies need the shake ups. It needs to know that it is not always a time of famine. I am glad you have found your sweet spot again!
    2551 days ago
    Maybe that is one reason i love hiking and horses so much... and photography... and reading... all of those things get me fully absorbed in the task at hand... :)

    2552 days ago
    Sounds like you are finding sometthing I have been reading about, called "Flow",

    flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation. It is a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter.

    I want to get there, too. Good for you.

    2552 days ago
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