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  1. I'm coerced into doing something I really don't like and am denied something that should be a basic human right if I refuse. That's rape. It would not be rape if I willingly asked for an exam, but I did not. I've never held it against the doctors at all and have never given then even a tiny bit of crap for it, I don't blame them in the slightest.
  2. I've been on the depo shot for years and have zero periods on it and LOVE IT. I took a 1.5ish year break to experiment for the IUD and I know a lot of women love them, but mine was mildly uncomfortable the entire time. The other bullshit we've been dealing with for years for no good reason...annual exams. I was all prepared last week to essentially get raped just so I can keep getting my birth control and was told that now they only do it every 5 years so I'm not due until 2023.
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    Maigs Cuts Out Carbs, Sugar, and Happiness

    Well, I disappeared for a few days there. Tax season officially kicked into full gear for me on Wednesday and I've barely had time to breathe. It's going to be an intense couple of months, which I knew, but now I KNOW if you know what I mean The good - I made it to the gym 4 times this week even though I've been meeting side clients after work and working late all week. I did have to skip my second lifting session and I think that will keep happening until April but that's okay. Also I've managed to keep my house reasonably clean which helps greatly with anxiety levels The bad - I fell into old habits and ate like crap. I even had soda 4 days in a row which I never do anymore. The slightly less bad - I do not enjoy how my body feels when I eat junk and drink soda so I think I'll be back to eating less crappy now. Not great, and not at all worrying about it being slow carb, but reasonably healthy
  4. It's still going to be a quiet challenge from me and no promises I won't fall off again like I did the end of last challenge. Tax season is about to kick into full swing and I just don't have a whole lot of spoons Goals: Exercise - This is just to keep doing what I've been doing; kickboxing three days a week and lifting two days. This went really well last challenge and my goal is to keep it up. Food - As the title said, I'm cutting carbs. Blah. "Wait, the vegetarian is cutting out carbs? What will she eat?" I'm cutting grains, added sugar, rice, and potatoes. Beans and peanuts (let's be real, peanut butter) are staying. I'd been thinking about cutting grains for a while since what I'm doing is great for maintaining but it's obviously not working for cutting the last bit of fat I want to lose. I read Tim Ferriss's 4 Hour Body and am reading Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live, and while they're very different philosophies (and both a bit crazy tbh) they both agree that refined grains, sugar, and potatoes just don't do you any benefits. Also dairy which I've been wanting to limit anyway. The added benefit is it actually moves me towards a whole foods plant based diet which is my ultimate eating goal So we'll give this a fair shot. For the most part I think it won't be too bad but breakfast is going to be a challenge. No oats and no jelly means my go-to breakfast is reduced to peanut butter, which is awesome...but not as a stand alone meal I don't like eggs and want to cut them out too so that's not an option. I'm experimenting with tofu scrambles but I'm realizing that since I don't like eggs I'm also not a big fan of egg substitutes. So there we are. Let's get this going I guess