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Sneaking in just under the side-eye wire - forgot yesterday was Monday and significant.

 

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Last Cycle was all about integrating our new pack member, building some foundations, dealing with the Ramadan curveball, and prepping for - and adjusting to - the (beginnings of) summer heat.

 

This Cycle, I want to build on the foundations I set up sturdily and revisit the ones that were shaky with a bit of plaster.

 

Nutrition

 

1. Continue tracking macros in MFP with an eye toward reigning in the overeating - sticking to my baseline of calories, and easing back into the macros I know work for my body. While eating things that aren’t strictly paleo. We shall see how this goes. Maybe new macros? Haven’t decided yet.

2. Meet with the third dietician - see what he’s got to say. Switch things up if necessary based on what he says.

3. Continue tracking symptoms and poo in Cara.

4. Continue posting what I eat in a day collages.

5. Build some exciting meal plans for myself, since I’m having fun doing that for a girlfriend of mine.

 

 

Physical Fitness

 

This was one of those less-than solid goals last time. I consistently made at least 2 yoga classes / week, but wasn’t able to make the jump into lifting again as well.

 

Since summer is ramping up - and by ramping up, I mean it’s currently the low 100s every day and is going to be cracking 120 in the next month or two - and then the humidity rolls in.

 

So.

 

Lemme err on the side of caution here and take a step back from the hype train I visited but never rode out of the station. I’ve still got that cough and location-related asthma shit to deal with, so lemme handle that before I go taxing my system to the max.

 

1. Stick with 2-3 yoga sessions a week.

2. Add in treadmill walks or rowing for the length of a :30-:45 min podcast on days I’m not leaving the house. (Apropos, given the cross-Guild mini for this week!)

3. Consider also adding in the June Darebee dealie.

4. Continue to work with my doctor on getting my lungs where they need to be.

 

 

Moar Fulfillment

 

This goal was a crumbly damn mess last Cycle and I’m running into mental roadblocks here. I know what my deal is; I just need to find a spark that will allow me to work through it - or white-knuckle that shit. One of the two.

 

1. Research retirement $ shit. At least read an article a week - I can put down Candy Crush long enough to do that at least. If I need a new notebook to take notes, so be it.

2. Continue working within my little “budget”.

3. Pick another tiny job thing to research - one without an obnoxious sales funnel.

4. Sign up for Skillshare to help with the above.

5. Work on dog training. We are currently working on consistent sit/stay, up, and flat. I want to add place and roll over.

 

And that’s it. Also working on expanding my social network a bit, since that network has been in flux as of late, but that’s a side goal for now and not my main focus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some brain-dumping on new, non-paleo macros:

 

Life is bullshit and everyone has a differing opinion. Or, to put a more positive spin on it: there are a million paths to Nirvana. 

 

Going on the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) principle, I've done a little digging to figure out my new macros - here's what I've found:

 

IIFYM.com https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/iifym-guide#calculating-your-macros

 

Here's where I started, and then balked at having to sign up for a damn newsletter to get results (because: lazy, they *do* give you the info so you can calculate your macros yourself). I went back and snagged their recommendation after visiting the other sources out of curiosity. 

 

All macros are assuming I'm sedentary, and am going for fat loss. 

 

1554 calories

159g carbs

108g protein

54g fat

18-21g fiber

 

BMR: 1247

TDEE Range: 1819 - 1931

 

EDIT: It looks like this TDEE calculator adds TDEE to BMR to get the total number of calories; I've seen before that TDEE itself is the number of calories you need - not on top of your BMR. 

 

Bodybuilding.com https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/macronutrients_calculator.htm

 

This site doesn't give you calories at all:

 

124g carbs

124g protein

27g fat

 

tdeecalculator.net https://tdeecalculator.net/result.php?s=imperial&g=female&age=39&lbs=140&in=61&act=1.2&f=1

 

BMR: 1247 calories

Maintenance: 1497 calories (wait ... this is under the calories IIFYM said to eat for fat loss ...)

Ideal Weight: between 105 - 120 pounds (I'm not sure how I feel about this - I should absolutely not be letting those numbers get in my head - I know my body can get to 115 and feels great, but reality is more 120 - 125 lbs. 105 used to be my goal (ok, 100), and I was 105 in high school --- buuuuuuuuuuuuut I was also: a) anorexic, and b) had never worked out a day in my life). 

BMI: 26.5 (overweight - normal is 18.5 – 24.99) - ok, I'll give you that - maybe - my scale agrees, with 26.6 

 

997 calories to cut - this calorie count sounds scary to my brain, and like it could trip some unpleasant batshit craziness - lets aim a bit higher here 

 

EDIT: I think this calorie count is also based on just BMR, and not TDEE - which IIFYM is. 

EDIT EDIT: This may acually be accurate aferall. 

 

Moderate Carb (30/35/35)

87g carbs

75g protein

39g fat

 

Low Carb (40/40/20)

50g carbs

100g protein

44g fat

 

High Carb (30/20/50)

125g carbs

75g protein

22g fat

 

healthyeater.com https://healthyeater.com/flexible-dieting-calculator

 

1199 Calories 

 

I think this is also just based on BMR, though I think they asked for activity level? 

 

High Protein (31%/38.5%/30%)

94g carbs

115g protein

40g fat

 

Per Meal (based on 3 meals a day)

400 Calories

31g carbs

38g protein

13g fat 

 

Moderate Protein (39.6%/30.4%/30%)

119g carbs

91g protein

40g fat

 

Per Meal (based on 3 meals a day)

400 Calories

40g carbs

30g protein

13g fat

 

EDIT: This may not be accurate - it may or may not use TDEE as the basis for calculation, instead of BMR alone. 

EDIT EDIT: Wait, no, I think it is - I used their TDEE calculator and got 1498 calories. For weight loss, it's recommended to eat 500 calories under TDEE, making my calories 998 - which is close, but actually closer to the bugnutty plan. Dammit. 

 

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Sooooooo ..... what to choose? 

 

I think the calorie count on IIFYM is too high for good weight loss - that's more my maintenance calories amount; I know when I was on point with my paleo macros and my weight was where I wanted it, I was averaging 1200 - 1300 calories a day. I think I was supposed to be getting around 1400, but I remember tons of almost side-eye days where I genuinely wasn't more hungry than 1100-1200 calories. 

 

Let's go with that. 

 

Now, for the protein .... my paleo macros were 70p/70c/100f (?) so fat is something I'm not really used to freaking out about. Also: I've done keto a few times, and fat is good. I'm used to carbs being the devil.

 

Buuuuut, I'm aiming to screw with myself here, so I suppose not eating avocados won't kill me. It will severely limit my dependency on peanut butter, though. Boo.

 

All in the name of pseudo-fractured-science ??? 

 

Let's start with a solid month (let's say June**) of the moderate protein track from the less sciency-sounding site: healthyeater.com 

 

Moderate Protein (39.6%/30.4%/30%)

1199 calories

119g carbs

91g protein

40g fat

 

Per Meal (based on 3 meals a day)

400 Calories

40g carbs

30g protein

13g fat

 

This guideline structure also has the benefit of giving me an easy framework to follow when meal planning. Daaaaaaaaamn, I'm going to have to say sayonara to dumplings, noodles, and buffets (which is 100% why I'm tubby rn).

 

And then let's go for the bugnutty plan for July** 

 

Moderate Carb (30/35/35)

997 calories

87g carbs

75g protein

39g fat

 

**Providing the functional medicine dude I'm going to see in early June is on board with all this, given that my other priority is figuring out what's up with my digestive system.

 

 

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Monday

Nutrition

- [ x] Macros - not calculating yet; tracked in MFP
- [ ] Dietician Visit - not yet
- [ x] Symptoms on Cara
- [ x] Collage
- [ ] Meal Planning - not yet

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Physical Fitness

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions - went to yoga
- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee
- [ x] Work with my doctor on lungs - took inhaler & nasal spray


Moar Fulfillment

- [ ] Read retirement $ article
- [ ] Stick to weekly budget
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare
- [ x] Dog training - worked on sit/stay for food; brought out a puzzle; worked on not being such an asshole in the presence of two chews



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Tuesday

 

Nutrition

 

- [ x] Macros - decided on them; MFP - Breakfast was overnight oats with peanut butter, lunch was a salad of kohlrabi, yellow pepper & mango topped with leftover cracklin chicken & kimchi, had blueberries for a snack, dinner was leftover Cauli rice with cracklin chicken, and had popcorn after

- [ ] Dietician Visit

- [ x] Symptoms on Cara

- [ x] Collage

- [ ] Meal Planning

 

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Physical Fitness

 

- [ ] 2-3 yoga sessions

- [ x] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house - 5k for the mini since no one RSVPd for this week’s coffee Meetup and I’d set it at a buffet restaurant

- [ ] June Darebee

- [ ] Work with my doctor on lungs

 

 

Moar Fulfillment

 

- [ ] Read retirement $ article

- [ ] Stick to weekly budget

- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research

- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare

- [ x] Dog training - worked on waiting for food, and a little sit/stay and flat

 

Wednesday

 

Nutrition

 

- [ x] Macros - MFP tracking - breakfast was buffet and I was Starving by the time I got there at 8:40 - had eggs Benedict, half a parata with 2 Tbsp. potato curry, pineapple & honeydew, some chicken, a granola ball & smoked salmon. A salad plate was not available, so I made sure my dinner plate seemed empty; dinner was some Quorn bites with beetroot & soy sauce and the rest of that kohlrabi/mango salad from yesterday

- [ ] Dietician Visit

- [x ] Symptoms on Cara

- [x ] Collage

- [ x] Meal Planning - started

 

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Physical Fitness

 

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions - 2nd yoga session, and it was good - detox and lots of twisting. My upper arms/shoulders still feel a bit fragile, so I didn’t push the vinyasas

- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house - walked the mile back in 110 degree heat after yoga just to put some distance up for the Mini

- [ ] June Darebee

- [ ] Work with my doctor on lungs

 

 

Moar Fulfillment

 

- [ x] Read retirement $ article - started one

- [ ] Stick to weekly budget

- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research

- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare

- [ x] Dog training - waiting for food

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday

Nutrition

- [x ] Macros - tracked in MFP
- [ ] Dietician Visit
- [ x] Symptoms on Cara
- [ x] Collage
- [x ] Meal Planning - worked on this some more

Breakfast: Overnight oats with peanut butter & blueberries
Lunch: Chicken shawarma
Dinner: Red cabbage/mango/green onion/kimchi/leftover cracklin chicken bowl

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Physical Fitness

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions
- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee
- [ x] Work with my doctor on lungs - had my follow-up, and my lung function was a bit better - I’m at 380 pressure(?) - up from 350. Only 20 down from optimal. Doc decreased my Symbicort back to 4 puffs a day + continued the 4 squirts of Nasonex and she wants me to start steaming to really clear my sinuses. And I don’t have to go back for 3 weeks - yay.


Moar Fulfillment

- [ x] Read retirement $ article - read a couple MMM articles
- [ ] Stick to weekly budget
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare - looked for a coupon code
- [ x] Dog training - just worked on waiting for food, but I think that makes him eat even faster - he puked up dinner again

Also went to a meetup to try and expand my social network after my appointment today.



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Food pics and doggo pics...what more could we ask for!! I sense a focus in this challenge that I haven't seen in a while....yusssssssssssss! 

 

following!

 

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Your macro/calorie brain dump made be cross-eyed, but hopefully once you try it out in the real world, it'll become more apparent what'll be appropriate. N=1, baby!

I feel you on the lung pain. We're inundated with smoke from the wild fires up north right now, and I'm dying. I hope you find the right treatment balance soon!

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Your macro/calorie brain dump made be cross-eyed, but hopefully once you try it out in the real world, it'll become more apparent what'll be appropriate. N=1, baby!

I feel you on the lung pain. We're inundated with smoke from the wild fires up north right now, and I'm dying. I hope you find the right treatment balance soon!

Wild fires again? Yikes! Hope everything dies down soon.

I like that the doctor I’m seeing is conservative in her treatments - not 100% thrilled I’m still on the inhaler, but I agree with her it’s best to see if we *can* get my system back to normal before thinking about further testing.

She also wants to get my sinuses empty - but I don’t know how that’s supposed to happen; I don’t think they ever have been - certainly not in years. I’ll settle for being able to breathe through both nostrils for most of the day.






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Food pics and doggo pics...what more could we ask for!! I sense a focus in this challenge that I haven't seen in a while....yusssssssssssss! 
 
following!
 
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Thanks! I think the data point collection helps


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Friday

Nutrition

- [ x] Macros - tracked in MFP
- [ ] Dietician Visit
- [ x] Symptoms on Cara
- [ x] Collage
- [ ] Meal Planning

Breakfast: The last of my overnight oats with peanut butter
Lunch: Skipped, waiting for DH to get home - had 2 date balls because I was starving
Dinner: Was starving; grabbed chicken katsu curry from Graze because DH was hella tired of unhealthy takeout - which was great; I thought we’d have to go to the wing place with the guys instead and I didn’t want all those calories

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Physical Fitness

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions
- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee
- [ ] Work with my doctor on lungs

Should have gone on a walk today; bailed because of a few excuses:

*Intestinal delicacy
*Managed to twang a couple muscles in my right shoulder at 3:30 when I picked little man up to put him back in bed after he flopped out
*Managed to twang something in my left shoulder some other time
*Was feeling hella sore from Wednesday’s twisting-based yoga class
*Lower back was owie

So I bailed, napped since the assholes had me up at 4:30, and waited for DH to finally come home.


Moar Fulfillment

- [ x] Read retirement $ article - read a few articles on MMM - found a FIRE calculator that made retirement $ amount sound less scary; need to do more digesting on that on a bigger screen (website is not optimized for mobile in the slightest) - and need to see if the estimated spending per year is realistic for us (or if we could stick to it - both of us - if we chose to) - need to then talk to DH about that
- [ ] Stick to weekly budget
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare
- [ x] Dog training - just waiting for food; DH worked on leash manners




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So, I’ve been again at updating ...

Weekend was mostly a write-off;

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Monday was my functional fitness doc appointment and I caught up with a friend instead of yoga (I’m going tues/thurs)

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Doctor visit in a nutshell:

Doha is bad for people (air quality, food quality, water quality, indoor lifestyle - all agree - +some potential woo about electromagnetic stuff)

My body is pissed off, inflamed, and throwing mucus with rolling food sensitivities is part of that

Things I ate to manage my food issues in the US won’t necessarily be the same here because my body is already dealing with BS - hence the changes since moving here (doesn’t exactly cover previous changes though)

And both docs I’m going to have a damn obsession with knocking out my sinus congestion

This doc also thinks that my ‘Doha-related asthma’ is a further symptom of inflammation

My takeaway:

I dunno. I know functional fitness treads the line between marketing BS and legit medicine, and that they err on the side of being expensive. And his primary care line - at least here - is chiropractic - which makes me wary in and of itself.

But, and the reason I am going to a doc that specializes in functional fitness instead of just an MD (ODs don’t really exist here) is the data-driven approach - and I agree (or at least want to agree with) a bunch of what that branch of healthcare has to say. Also: I want a better idea of what is going on underneath the Doha issues other than just ‘IBS’, and I think this is a better way to get to those answers.

He wants me on an elimination diet for a month to try and knock out this inflammation issue and the excess mucus (new symptom: constant frog in my throat) so we can then get some allergen testing done to see if there is any cause for my lifelong sinus issues there, maaaaybe then a food sensitivities test, definitely a reintroduction phase for foods to see if theres a trip there, and then seeing where we are at - if things are better then; great - maybe it’s just inflammation; if not, he thinks there are more things to try and test for - I’m getting a full blood panel done next week before going back to see him.

Of course, I know feel guilty about the expense and self-indulgence; DH feels the opposite and is excited that I may not be damn crippled when we are old - and happy to see some sort of lifesaver in the water (he was hella frustrated when I couldn’t really hike like he wanted to last vacation and had a little meltdown about it).

So. We will continue down this path - with a skeptical eye - and see what happens.

In that vein, I’m going to have to recalculate my meal plan and I’m not going to stress out too hard about my macros for right now - I’ll be eating low-ish fat and at home mostly anyways, so weight may sort itself out a bit.

That, and I want to see what he says about my bloods - he did see something about low cholesterol on my last bloods (luckily, when I was at almost-peak fitness back in Brooklyn when I was doing HIIT 5x a week and doing OCRs - lemme pour one out for that life), and mentioned something about fat and cortisol but I forget what.

He, like other doctors I’ve been to is also not a fan of my IUD and would much prefer DH to get a vasectomy (DH is super down for it; I just don’t want to go back to having normal periods since it’s an inconvenience I don’t feel like I need to have since I’m not participating in procreation).

This week, I’m saying goodbye to:

Gluten
Eggs
Beef
Coffee
Tea with caffeine
Caffeine
Peanut butter
Corn
Soy
Alcohol
Chocolate

Coffee is going to be hard, and no wine at my brunch

We are going to the Mexican joint this week, dammit



Nutrition

- [ xx] Macros - This goal has been reset
- [ x] Dietician Visit
- [ xxx] Symptoms on Cara
- [xxx ] Collage
- [x ] Meal Planning


Physical Fitness

- [ xx] 2-3 yoga sessions
- [ x] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee - I have done nothing here and really should
- [ x] Work with my doctor on lungs - continuing to do what she told me to do


Moar Fulfillment

- [x ] Read retirement $ article - have been researching FIRE calculators and have found that the retirement # isn’t quite so scary and can totally scale down from what I think we will need
- [x ] Stick to weekly budget
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare
- [ xxx] Dog training - still working on waiting for food - we are now putting Odom’s food in an egg carton so he slows down. DH is also working on leash manners with him - and we got him neutered this weekend.

I also got a replacement plant for the one he murdered.

Didn’t really do much else - DH had just gotten home and wanted to do nothing but play the Division; it was still Ramadan, so going to the malls to walk around was kind of boring and pointless - brought little man to get neutered but it was too hot to take Princess for a walk - ended up eating out in the evenings if for no other reason than to get out of the house.

Put up some KMs for the mini; didn’t check to see what it was yesterday; actually did a little if not meditation, research time - which I feel is restorative for me personally at least.

Checking in with some guild-ees today and checked in Friday






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Dang, I'm sorry the Sandpit is such crap. If it comes out it's just too big a PITA is it possible to leave early? I know y'all had plans about saving enough money after working there, but could those plans change?

They *could*, but since my issues are more niggling than life-threatening, I think burnout would be more of a reason to abandon them. We will definitely keep prioritizing nature-heavy vacations every 3 months and I’m going to redouble my efforts in yoga - funny enough; tonight’s class was 60 minutes of breath work connecting the entire diaphragm to the abdominal muscles - which in turn is said to address the exact pains I have problem with - and mindful breath work also strengthens all that shit, addressing, in part, asthma issues


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Dang, I'm sorry the Sandpit is such crap. If it comes out it's just too big a PITA is it possible to leave early? I know y'all had plans about saving enough money after working there, but could those plans change?

But also, thank you my friend for checking in - and I know just such an issue will be on DH’s mind if and when he’s had enough.

*hugs*


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Elimination diets are hard, but the value is there!!!  Good luck!!!  Breathing issues are so very sucky!  I've asked my hubby the very same thing that @Tanktimus the Encourager asked.  We live in the dry dessert SW and at a high elevation, which is a different yet similarly nasty breathing environment. So I totally get the nigging issues versus serious medical crap.   It sounds like you have managed to find some decent medical providers, that is amazing.  

 

I cringe at your macros sometimes but I also forget you are a tiny human.  While only a few inches taller (I think) my ideal weights are ~30 pound heavier than you. Its amazing how much variability there is in humans.  Which is why the BMI stuff is crap!!!  

 

Sending you hugs, doggo licks and ease of breathing vibes!!!  

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2 hours ago, darkfoxx said:


But also, thank you my friend for checking in - and I know just such an issue will be on DH’s mind if and when he’s had enough.

*hugs*


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I must confess, I do drive past the hipster part of town between home and work, and think of you and DH everytime I see that area ;) 

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I must confess, I do drive past the hipster part of town between home and work, and think of you and DH everytime I see that area  

had life gone differently ... and all that. Who knows where the long road will lead us


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Yesterday

Nutrition

- [ x] Macros - probably? I think I was over on Calories, but the popcorn “needed” to be eaten
- [ ] Dietician Visit
- [ x] Symptoms on Cara
- [ x] Collage
- [ ] Meal Planning

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Breakfast: eggs Benedict with asparagus & avocado - bonus: the place I went may have a thing or two I can eat on new diet
Lunch: Date balls before yoga
Dinner: Roasted chicken, broccolini & green beans with rice pasta & tomato sauce
Snack: Popcorn with butter & chaat seasoning


Physical Fitness

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions - yoga was unexpectedly a mindfulness/breathing focus class that worked on bridging the diaphragm and pelvis to increase breath effectiveness- and hopefully help with things like breathing troubles and random pain - bonus time put up for the mini
- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee - ugh; still no, and I k is it’s only 4 days late - but completionist
- [ x] Work with my doctor on lungs - inhaler and nasal spray taken


Moar Fulfillment

- [ ] Read retirement $ article
- [ ] Stick to weekly budget
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare
- [ x] Dog training - DH walked them and worked on that

Met new people at today’s coffee Group - went grocery shopping after and batch cooked some food for the rest of the week. Ubered to yoga since it was still 105, walked home. DH walked in the door right after - dinner and was too muscles freaking outy to join in on the walk. Cleaned and out things away instead.

Didn’t do any research but thought about diet things a bit and looked at things in the grocery.


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Yesterday - Wednesday

Nutrition

- [ ] Macros
- [ x] Dietician Visit - bloodwork Saturday; next visit Thursday
- [ x] Symptoms on Cara
- [ x] Collage
- [ x] Meal Planning

Came up with a meal plan for week 1 of this elimination diet - and it’s not bad. Not too terribly restrictive, fits at least my calorie macros most days (some are under, some are a hair over) and fat macros (most are good; a couple are over). On Week 2 I need to work at increasing protein and I think carbs were a bit low too. It’ll be a work in progress, and I’ll be keeping fruit on hand for snacks since I’m not doing low carb macros.

Food today was a little cray - blame it on the fallacy of ‘saying goodbye’ to things like fries. Really, I just wanted them.

Breakfast: overnight oats & peanut butter
Lunch: Leftover hummus, olive salad & potato salad
Dinner: Club sandwich and fries at the wing place with the guys - bonus: there are 2 things on the menu I can eat during this elimination diet- a chicken breast with pico & rice dish and a quinoa salad without the cheese, sub oil & vinegar for the dressing (or make my own and bring it - the wing place is literally the closest food place in Medina Centrale and like a block away)

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Physical Fitness

- [ x] 2-3 yoga sessions - 2nd scheduled Thursday
- [ ] Treadmill walks or rowing if I didn’t leave the house
- [ ] June Darebee
- [x ] Work with my doctor on lungs

I didn’t end up leaving the house until DH came home - everyone else’s hubbies are off for Eid, so no scheduled breakfast - the cleaning ladies are off too, so no scheduled cleaning - aaaand I had to wait around for maintenance to do their thing because I’ve got a drip in the ceiling of one of our bathrooms for like the third time.

No real idea what the guy mumbled at me, but it was something about a duct or a pipe and the roof - and I heard an awful lot of splashing in there + chucked a quarter bucket of water from him mopping whatever it was up while I distracted the pups on the patio.

I kept busy though - that meal plan took a few hours, and I even made it dead easy on myself by limiting to 1 meal plan booklet.

And I also popped up an explanation for the blog, cause I might as well take y’all along on this crazy food thing like I’ve done for Whole30 & Keto - I’m already in the habit of snapping pics.

Totally should have treadmilled and Darebeed - fell down on the damn job and am likely to do the same today.

Moar Fulfillment

- [ x] Read retirement $ article
- [ ] Stick to weekly budget - super on track here since I haven’t really done anything this week
- [ ] Pick another tiny job thing to research
- [ ] Sign up for Skillshare
- [ x] Dog training - Odin is doing much better at walking on a lead, and we think he’ll be fairly decent at it in a month or so. I still haven’t seen him being dog aggressive, but DH is still worried about it - and we didn’t work on anything else specific.

We’re all on scrotum watch over here to make sure our little guy is healing well - poor dude’s flappy sac is all bruised or razor burned or something - it looks painful (though he couldn’t care less - he’s mostly annoyed by his front leg where the IV went in). I’m happy to say Odom’s incision looks pretty good. It may be a little red, but it doesn’t look infected at least.



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