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For sure - and I don't think your form will suffer at that weight either. Also, I just caught up on your whole thread. I really appreciate the philosophical bent. I just had some similar revelations myself, and although I have some short term goals, I feel much better about things now that I'm thinking LONG term...

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For sure - and I don't think your form will suffer at that weight either. Also, I just caught up on your whole thread. I really appreciate the philosophical bent. I just had some similar revelations myself, and although I have some short term goals, I feel much better about things now that I'm thinking LONG term...

 

Thank you!

 

Long term is the only way. 

 

For instance, two months ago, I had to take the elevator to get the second floor doctor's office. Last month, I walked up the stairs. Grudgingly. And today? I sprinted up the stairs! TAKE THAT GRAVITY!

 

I had a meeting and treatment with my acupuncturist, and we had a talk about diet. I'll be skipping her recommendations to buy a juicer and take 4 one cup servings of granny smith apples and carrots a day. Um, yeah. No. Then she wants me to take b-vitamin supplements. I told her I'd get some grass fed beef liver. She had this look...like "wtf?". It was priceless. 

 

I'm not against supplements. But there's better long term options that are cheaper. No need to spend a bzillion dollars at the drugstore when you can go to a butcher's shop.

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OMG I would LOVE to eat apples and carrots!!!!!!  And a juicer sounds awesome. 

 

except I can't eat fruit.  :-(

 

mmmm dead lifts.

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Thank you!

 

Long term is the only way. 

 

For instance, two months ago, I had to take the elevator to get the second floor doctor's office. Last month, I walked up the stairs. Grudgingly. And today? I sprinted up the stairs! TAKE THAT GRAVITY!

 

I had a meeting and treatment with my acupuncturist, and we had a talk about diet. I'll be skipping her recommendations to buy a juicer and take 4 one cup servings of granny smith apples and carrots a day. Um, yeah. No. Then she wants me to take b-vitamin supplements. I told her I'd get some grass fed beef liver. She had this look...like "wtf?". It was priceless. 

 

I'm not against supplements. But there's better long term options that are cheaper. No need to spend a bzillion dollars at the drugstore when you can go to a butcher's shop.

This is the kind of thing I love.  Oh, wait, I used to have trouble doing that!!

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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Today's gym fun time! #boom

 

OHP of awesome

 

5 @ 45 [actually, this was supposed to be 40, but I didn't want to switch bars from ladies to men's so...]

3 @ 45 

8 @ 50 [technically my "working" max. Heh.]

 

Accessory movements

 

3 sets of dumbell rows @ 20 [about 8-12 reps apiece]

 

3 x 3 @ 75 lat pulldown. 

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This ends my first cycle of 5/3/1. 

 

I've really enjoyed it. I believe that I've gotten stronger. Hell, the numbers prove it. I have come to realize that gym time is a nice break from "normal". Where I can push my limits. Where everything is possible...now to make life like that. 

 

I've also spent the last week or so reading Chris Kresser's new book, the Personal Paleo Code. It's hard to escape the truth when you add up your score and realize you need to make some changes. So after all the shenanigans in Dallas (can't wait!), I'm going to transition to a paleo elimination diet with an auto-immune protocol. It's only 30 days...it may be "hard", but it's 30 days. So time to toughen the fuck up and get it done. 

 

On that note, it's amazing what a bit of home cooked food does for your attitude. I <3 life. I love cooking. I love doing things. I enjoy spending time with people. Yes, this is just as weird for me as it may be for you reading it. 

 

Yes, life is different. Yes, that's a good thing. :)

 

In other news, I interviewed for a supervisor position at a neighboring store within the company. I think it went quite well. Here's to going to round 2! 

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Being with people is AWESOME!

 

I'd spend my whole day socializing and then go parties all night and do it every day! 

 

Mmmmm cline is a social butterfly!!! 

 

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Being with people is AWESOME!

 

I'd spend my whole day socializing and then go parties all night and do it every day! 

 

Mmmmm cline is a social butterfly!!! 

 

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I'm not a social butterfly. So not. 

 

But I like people more than I have in months. It's like I finally understand what it is to live... 

 

Spent yesterday morning reading w/ kids at a 4th grade class. Was thinking I might hate it. Found out I love it. Spending time giving back to people is rewarding. A reminder to myself? When life / stuff / whatever feels overwhelming, it's time to dive in and figure out how to enjoy the journey. 

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Serving others is a great way to live!!!  And reading with kids is awesome.  That's a cool age too. 

 

People can be pretty amazing. 

 

I'm glad you are enjoying this. 

 

BTW, I'm super social so all the talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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I met w/ my specialist for the first time today. Pretty cool meeting. 

 

- He doesn't believe it's cancer. Most likely an auto-immune condition given my current results with medication. It's either graves [burning hot], or a flare-up of hashimoto's. We're doing a radioactive iodine test next month to see what it is exactly, and start a treatment plan. If it's not either of those, then it might be cancerous. Still...doubtful. 

 

- He's super cool with paleo. One of his colleagues is on the lifestyle plan, and has had significant success with it. He's cool with me cutting out eggs [going auto-immune paleo monday], and doing whatever I need to do to be healthy. The nurse was super-pumped with all of my progress with clean eating, and can't wait to see what I look like in two months. She was nice enough to take the photo that's in my previous post. 

 

That's about it. Afterwards, met for lunch with a friend, went to the emp museum to see the sci-fi exhibit [YES!], and managed to use the car service uber [amazing], and the monorail! Oh, and had a long black. The best coffee EVER. 

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You look fantastic!!!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE

and yay for docs. And all the paleo! My docs love my paleo.

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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You look amazing! Congrats on all your progress, and I'm excited to see it continue.

So so so cool to find a doctor that's cool with paleo -- I'm pretty jealous.

 

You look fantastic!!!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE

and yay for docs. And all the paleo! My docs love my paleo.

 

Thank you! 

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I've got some stuff going on now that demands my full attention...and as much as I love Nerd Fitness, I feel like it's being a distraction, so I'm pulling back from being online right now.

Good luck with the challenges!

Let us know if you need anything. ....

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