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  1. Since my last post, I have gotten back on track with my eating, so I am very happy about that. I was able to spend a fair amount of time reading this weekend as well. I even woke up earlier than normal (for a Saturday) to do my Angry Birds W/O before I had an appointment to get my hair cut. I felt great about fitting that in. Last Thursday, my running day, I managed 1.5 miles at 6.5, then I did an incline walk because JP warned me to not go too crazy with the running so I don't hurt myself. I'm glad I listened to him, because my calves were super tight last week and now they are back to n
  2. Ah, so it has been a little while since my last post. I have some victories and defeats to report: This was a busy weekend, as JP's sister and her family were in town, and we had a work party on Friday...you know how that goes - celebrations / libations are in order. However, I did still manage to get in my 2 strength sessions last week and I got up early on Monday (even though I had MLK off from work) and did my Angry Birds workout before doing anything else. Since my last post, I am VERY HAPPY to say that I conquered 5K in under 30 minutes. Last Thursday I came in at 29:40 and yesterd
  3. That is true, it does get your brain jonesing for food. It's true, just brushing afterwards would help as well. Thanks for the advice - I think I will only use gum in "emergency" situations when brushing is not an option.
  4. What is the consensus on this? Can you chew gum while eating paleo? I'm not talking like using gum to stave off hunger, but more so for freshening after garlic/onion-y foods.
  5. Wow, I've actually never noticed that before. If you checked all the other packages, I'm sure they all weren't maple flavored. That's all I can think of for added sugar. In all my reading on paleo, bacon has been on the OK list. There's so many bacons out there now - did you check uncured bacon?
  6. I would second this. Made some last night to go along with turkey burgers. Awesome! Fried mine in coconut oil - the slight coconutty-ness of the oil was a nice complement. You can also cut the sweet potatoes long-ways and use them as "bread" for burgers, sandwiches, etc.
  7. It was running day yesterday and I'm really happy with my performance. I ended up missing 3 miles in under 30 minutes by about 7 seconds! Arg! But it's ok. I think I probably could have done it if I started counting mileage/time after my warm-up. I usually walk a 1/4 mile before I start running and it takes me about 4 minutes. I started running at a speed for 5.8 and ended at 6.8 woot! I was using my heart rate monitor during the run, taking my heart rate at ever mile and the read out at the end was about 560 calories burnt Dinner last night was from the mall food court - Japane
  8. Hey Kaprycious_Blue! Good job on your goals so far! I bet you are filling out your application as I write this. What is the c25K program? I've never heard of it.
  9. Well, Week 1 is down in the books. It seemed to go quickly. I've managed to to stick with my Angry Birds goal 100%, I'm probably 90% on the strict Paleo, and 75% on both running and reading. The weekend was a little difficult with Paleo. JP and I went out to lunch one day and I saw a really delicious burger that I wanted and he always enjoys an appetizer. I was able to negotiate with him to NOT get the fried spicy calamari, but we went with nachos instead. My thinking being: its still gluten-free (corn chips, cheese, salsa, jalapenos sour cream). I splurged on having cheese on the n
  10. Hello! Congratulations on your 1st challenge! (It's mine too!) Goal 1: One suggestion I have for you is to try not to think of yourself as "failing" at your goal. My personal experience is that once you've said to yourself that you've failed, it opens you up to making more excuses for not sticking to your goal. If you have a slip up one day or at one meal, just put it behind you and continue on with your mind set on eating well the next time you eat. Mantra: move forward positively and don't look back! Is it possible for you to have a chat with your sister about your getting healthy g
  11. Where do you find your Spanish language podcasts? Improving my Spanish is something I need to do - it's the first language of my other half's family. Long walks are a great way to begin a cardio fitness regimen. Good for you! I wish you much luck -MJB
  12. Love my Kindle app on my Droid! Just need to use it more :/ Here's the link to the Curried Chicken in the Crock Pot. It was super easy, but I found mine to come out a little watery. I think it's because I didn't use canned coconut milk. I used the boxed, unsweetened type that I had open already. I put in 2T of curry, 2t of cinnamon, 1t of turmeric and about 1t of garlic. I would probably up the curry to 3T next time - 2T didn't seem like enough for me, but I'm also fond of curry. Thanks for asking - good so far, I think I will definitely be able to finish at least 1 book during th
  13. Paleo is quite expensive I've realized as well. Do you belong to a wholesale club or have a friend who is a member? They are starting to carry more organic/natural items now. I always buy my spinach salad at my club; the huge tub is under $4.50 whereas at the supermarket it is about $7. Steve wrote a good article about how to eat healthy on a budget. You don't always have to buy organic either. If you eat "Clean 15" foods, you don't really need to buy them organic. I don't always buy organic or grass fed beef or organic omega-3 eggs. Sometime it is just too expensive. I think if you
  14. It's a few days into the challenge now and I'm doing pretty darn well. I've been strictly paleo since January 2nd and I've really been enjoying it. I find that it forces me to plan out my meals which also makes me more organized. On Tuesday I took a break from strength training to let my muscles recover and I walked on the treadmill for 1 hour at 4.0 most of the time. I also watched the first few episodes of Season 1 of the HBO show GIRLS. Pretty good show - anyone here watch it? I stayed true to my aforementioned goals and did the Angry Birds workout last night and I actually improve
  15. sericite - Congrats on Challenge #1! I did consider audiobooks, it's a great idea in theory but I feel like I lose my concentration if I'm not using my eyes to read. I haven't tried it while driving, but it could work. I used to listen to audio books as a child to help me sleep and loved them then. Maybe it warrants a 2nd try. Laureleye - Thank you. I am hoping they do pan out to be realistic. Thanks for noticing my name - avatar relationship. It's what I strive to be...an assassin that doesn't look like your typical assassin.
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