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  1. I'm not at the moment, but bras usually cost me about $100, and I just don't have the cash for it right now. I think next time I go in for a fitting, I am estimating that I will be a 32FF. I'm wearing a 34F that I bought 2 months ago, but it doesn't fit as well anymore... It is close... in 11 months I've gone from a 36DD to a 34F to what I can only assume will be a 32FF. I want a reduction, but I'm going to try and wait till I have kids (admittedly a long way off, seeing as I don't even have any prospects at the moment)
  2. When you haven't set foot in "the other 3/4" of the grocery store in ages. It had been so long, that it took me forever to even find the coconut milk. Apparently they re-arranged/re-organized all the shelves, I had no idea... I tend to buy a lot of coconut milk at once, so I only have to set food "on the dark side" once in a blue moon.
  3. look into icebreaker. Their gear is amazing, fairly durable, and somehow doesn't stink no matter how much you sweat into it.
  4. Icebreaker or smartwool for socks. I live in Merino. my iPod shuffle (6th gen with nike+).
  5. No kidding... That is one of the biggest adjustments for me is that my brain's clock is saying that it is time to eat, and my tummy just isn't ready. Then again, I can't track calories (obsessive nature means that I'll make myself anorexic, and last I checked, that is bad), so I have no idea how much I'm eating, I just know that it is all fresh, and as organic, and grass fed as I can make it. Not to mention that I am losing both weight and inches (and gaining muscle tone that I didn't know I could get)
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    I made a nutella-like spread with coconut milk and honey, it was delicious, but really pretty terrible for me. Currently resisting the urge to go make more...
  7. Take it one day at a time. Can you go for a run/do weights/whatever you choose to do for fitness for JUST today, and not look at the road ahead of you? That is what gets me out for a run when I don't want to get out of bed, or I feel like this is all too much, and I should give up, get a Costco bag of chips, and drown my sorrows. I can go for a run today. I may not be graceful, I may not be too quick, but I can put on my shoes, and do my inelegant shuffle today. Mainly because I know how good the shower feels at the end... the accomplishment, but mainly the nice cool shower...
  8. A few people have asked me how I did it, and I tell them, and they are like Rorschach's girlfriend with the "oh, I could never give up bread". Then don't complain about your diet, if you have no intention of changing it.
  9. I've just been having a really hard time trying to get enough protein, so this not being hungry more or less throws me, but if it is as common as it seems, I'm quite lucky to live alone. No one to look at me funny if I eat at strange times/don't eat at all. Thank you very much guys!! I feel a little more comfortable with the whole thing now.
  10. ...true to form, about an hour and a half after my original post, my tummy started grumbling. I'm just tucking into a huge salad with grilled chicken breast, and homemade dressing. I guess I got worried for nothing, this listening to your body stuff is hard...
  11. I will confess to not having read a lot (not on the internet) about it, but it is really worrying for me to go 2-3 days a week without wanting to eat. Scary even.... (I have major food/control issues...)
  12. I've been paleo for about 6 weeks. (the odd cheat day here and there, but for the most part paleo). I have days that I just don't feel hungry. I have to quite literally force myself to eat. Is this normal?
  13. I'm a total noob nere, but my theory is that I may not be able to do this forever, but I can face it today. So I will do it today, and worry about tomorrow when it happens. Basically just take it one day at a time. Much less scary (to me at least)
  14. I'm not lactose intolerant or anything, I was just eating too much of it. I more or less have that under control now. I can walk forever, I just get bored, even when I have good music. Somehow running just feels right. I can't explain it. I love the changes that I see in my body from the weights, even though I'm not really strong yet. My arms are looking more tones, and my midsection is looking tighter (under a nice layer of fat, but I can still see the difference). Paleo itself is making me sleep better. I don't feel like I have to have a nap in the afternoons, I don't get food comas (even though I am eating more than I was), and I sleep so much better! I can't believe the change in my sleep.
  15. I'm trying to lose weight. I started about 10 months ago at my all-time high. 178 lbs. Last summer I started a couch to 5k program. I hated it. I found that the jumps from week to week were too much for someone as out of shape as me. I managed to lose 10 lbs with my 6 weeks doing couch to 5k. I pretty much maintained it for 3 months. the odd lb or 2 up and down, but more or less maintenance. For Christmas last year I got a 6 month membership to the gym. I hated it. I hate weight machines, and was totally intimidated my the big muscle-y guys in the weight corner, so I treadmilled it up. Yet again, trying the couch to 5K thin. I was also swimming at least a km every few days in the pool. I was hungry all the time, and had burned out in a month. I lost about 5 lbs at the gym, probably could have been more, but oh my goodness, I was so hungry and grumpy all the time. Not pleasant. About 8 weeks ago (can you see a trend here?). I decided to try paleo. I tried to go cold turkey just *poof* paleo. Well, the grains were easy to cut, but the dairy... I love cheese. Always have, always will. I cut it out for about a month, struggling like crazy. I decided that it wasn't worth it, so I have a teeny bit of feta on my salads for lunch, and that's it. I'm now running about 3x a week. Trying for one "long" run (6+kms, longer than the last run), and 2 "short ones" 4-5 kms, as well as either beginning bodyweight workout, or Advanced bodyweight, depending on how stiff I am. With the running (this time, I made a program that I can handle on my own, no more couch to 5K, and it is working), the paleo, and the weights, I've lost another 10 lbs. I'm really getting to the point where my goal is in sight, but I had a really bad week last week, and needed someone to kick my arse in gear. I got really tired, sore, and discouraged, so I took 4 days off, and just started again today. My mind is in a better place right now, so I am raring to go.
  16. Hi, my name is silverpeacock, and I have a problem (peanut gallery: Hi silverpeacock), Man, this just feels like a 12 step intro. Lets see if I can make it more interesting. Probably not, but oh well...I discovered Nerd Fitness about a month ago, shortly after I decided that running was what I wanted to do (well, it was torture du jour for me). I had a friend who had been extolling the virtues of eating paleo, and I was looking for a recipe for spaghetti. The paleo spaghetti lead me to the Legend of Zelda article (BEST SERIES EVER, I even have the tattoo). I decided that none of the exercises that were discussed in the blog looked intimidating. It was put in such a way that it looked doable. There was hope. So I read, and "collected yet more underpants" then decided that it was time to do something. I was "running" about 3 days a week, so I decided to try the beginners bodyweight workout on my off days. That went really well, the weights made me sore, and the runs loosened me up again. At this point, I am slowly inching towards my goal weight, and my milage goal with my running. I am about 30-ish lbs down from where I started 10 months ago (stopping and starting with a small gain, and a lot of maintenance). I have about 13.5 lbs to go to my goal. I'm totally game to change the goal once I get closer to it. Same with my running, I started wanting to run a km, then 2, then 5, and on my workout this morning, I went 6.5. I'm aiming towards 10 kms, simply to be able to say I can. I'm content to be an adventurer for a while, the trying to decide between scout and assassin. Not too much else to say. I love my job (I'm a jewelry designer/metalsmith), but it has me crouched in my studio a lot of the time, and that leads to gaining weight etc... You know, the same way it creeps up on everyone.
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