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Chrissa

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About Chrissa

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 12/24/1975

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  • Location
    Cold Lake, Alberta
  • Class
    monk
  1. Sorry I haven't been updating but I am still fighting strong. I finally made a big leap in admitting I need help and today I am meeting with my therapist for the first time because last time I chickened out. I am still looking for a way out of the food service, I haven't had much success and it's been pretty hard on me. I'm still tracking my meals, training and getting out there as much as I can. I started journaling in a notebook to help deal with the pressures of my job and I finally know that what I really want to do is more physical work. I'm currently hoping to get a shipper/receiver job
  2. I know you guys are just waiting for me to chime in with something. I debated it for a bit, but then I happened to make a really yummy lunch today and thought I'd share. Curried Shrimp with Celery Root and Broccolini 1TBSP coconut oil 1 small shallot, chopped 1 small (about fist-sized) celery root, peeled and diced 1 small handful of broccolini 1 TBSP of curry powder (or more if you like it strong like me) 1 TBSP No-salt seasoning 1 TBSP coconut aminos 1 portion frozen cooked shrimp optional: 2 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut In a cast-iron skillet or wok, heat coconut oil on medium.
  3. Today feels like another success. My body is ripped up pretty good from hapkido last night. We did a LOT of throwing and flying. Our main instructor has stepped things up this year, he's pushing us a lot harder like he used to and I am responding to it well. I really missed the killer workouts and am happy to see them back. It's getting pretty cold here, this morning when I got up it was -3C. I got out quite a bit but did more walking than running and even visited Olive for a bit to check in on her. She was happy to see me. My big struggle today is appetite. I've got terrible munchies and can'
  4. It takes a lot of courage to do a challenge like this but it takes even more courage to know when to say "enough is enough". Trusting yourself is one of the hardest things to do, but it's also one of the smartest. You do what you need, get yourself back in balance and we'll be here waiting for you. I've cut back on posting my logs as much here this challenge because it was starting to overwhelm me. I'll likely take a break the next challenge myself to try and get more of my life together. Stuff takes time, and where motivation is good sometimes it becomes too much pressure. Be good to yourself
  5. I'm back from the city and after having indulged in a few treats while there (I had some fries and chocolate) I'm ready to get back into the fight. But hold up, now there are some big stakes involved. I've been unhappy with my weight sitting in the 150's since July and I've been having a very difficult time motivating myself to do something about it beyond cleaning up my diet. That's stopping today. You see, I've been wanting a fitbit for a while now. While in the city, I tried one on and really thought about buying it to help me. My husband was fine with that, but I chose not to get it an
  6. Today wasn't as great an end to the week as I'd have liked. It was my higher carb allowance day and I stayed under my cap but I am noticing a trend here in protein being high. And yeah, I treated myself a bit but I felt very distressed today at work even though there wasn't that much a need for it. I was trying too hard again. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt No workout tonight, so only 2 strength sessions this week. I did however help mom with a little yard work, wash the car and get my gym pass for the base so I can start going. I didn't get to visit any of my new frie
  7. Yay! i can finally update: Yesterday wasn't too bad but I could do better. It started with a paper walk in the cold (2C) with a full moon overhead and a little over an hour later I got home to a beautiful sunrise. Right in my eyes. I got out again later in the afternoon and saw an elderly neighbor struggling with her trash, so I stopped and helped her and we had a nice conversation. Josie used to come in the store I worked at all the time before it closed and she remembered me. She gave me her phone number and asked me to call her next time I was going for a leisurely walk downtown so she
  8. Glad you found some inspiration here, I like to check in every once in a while myself to see how others are doing and it usually helps motivate me as well. I may not comment much because my cell phone won't let me post for some reason but I should be getting a new one in the near future. Keep up the awesomeness. You got it!
  9. Today was a pretty good day. I met this really nice older lady named Olive who used to be a cook of all things and we had quite a bit in common. We chatted for over an hour and I really enjoyed visiting her and will definitely be going back to see her again. It felt really good to see how delighted she was to spend time with me and her smile was worth every minute of it. This morning I didn't get out for a walk and didn't stretch like I wanted to but I was just cold and tired and needed to relax. I realized something already too, the loser inside me has been sneaky the last few days and let me
  10. Today was a tough day motivation-wise. It's getting colder here and part of it may be my body adapting to the low carbs but I had a hard time making myself move. I did manage some stretching this morning after my daily pep talk (which is more like trash talking myself in the mirror) and I got out for a short rather brisk walk today after scheduling an appointment tomorrow morning for my visit to the senior home. Eating went ok today, though I found breakfast didn't really satisfy me much so halfway through the morning I was nibbling on some cheese and roast beef. I hit the cap for carbs today
  11. So today was a little tougher, last night's hapkido class really put me through the ringer and I hurt everywhere. That was a good fight. This morning I told that lazy woman that tries to bring me down not to get cocky just because of a successful first day. The fights only get harder from here on it and I'm going to whip her ass into shape. I got in a short yoga routine before breakfast and it really made me feel every muscle that took the pounding. There's nothing quite so satisfying than barely being able to move after destroying yourself. Eating went very well today, I felt some hunger but
  12. I may have to peek in on the druids sometime. Looks like you're off to a great start, way to come back strong.
  13. Not sure either, but I made sure to hold my core and glutes tight the whole time like I've been shown. I've done the feet both ways and it doesn't seem to make that much difference to me.
  14. Class went awesome and one of the ladies I work with showed up to check it out. She's a gym regular who does a lot of weight training so I think there may be some good friend potential there. We also had a former student of my instructor's father return to training tonight and he's the same level as me! I got to work with him a bit helping him get back up to speed and he taught me a lot. Working together, we may get to grade together if all goes well. Here's how I did on the eating front today: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Chrissa_Hunt Surprisingly, I ate a lot less than I usually
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