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I've just spent over an hour on the phone with everyone and their brother trying to get a problem with my health care fixed. Of course one place says I can't fix it until I deal with someone else and they say they can't do anything until person A fixes it. 

I saw a sign this morning for a health fair so I thought I could jump in there. It is today and the screening ends at 10am. It's now 11am. If that isn't my luck. lol. 

Oh well. I'll figure it out. 

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I don't think you're a loser.

 

Actually, I've always been kind of in awe of the fact that you live life on your own terms.

 

So, you know, perspective..............

Thanks. Your opinion does mean a lot to me. 

 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

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Thank you for sharing this with us!

That requires a lot.

Thats the first reason you can't be a loser...

 

It requires a lot of courage to actually admit the own problems instead of the usual avoiding:

  • Everything is somebody elses fault
  • TV
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Pretending to be happy because you have XY.

Thats the second reason. And the first one why you are awesome.

 

 

To keep it short:

There is a concept I learned about. I just remembered it and noticed that I drifted away from my own goals, too.

 

Most people live this: HAVE -> DO -> BE

This concept is powered by advertisements.

 

I need to have a sportscar to roar around the city to be successful with women.

I need a degree to get a decent job to be happy.

That means they always need something to be able to do or be something great.

 

We have more opportunites.

How about:

DO -> BE

BE -> Do

Insert Have wherever you like ;)

 

 

You do not need titles to be successful or happy. But the people who judge are based on the first concept.

So they can't understand it.

 

I decided to play by the rules of this concept, but to be conscious about it.

I know it is BS when my colleagues talk about their long work hours and cars. 

 

I hope this sermon helps you to figure something out for you.

 

Because:

You are no loser. You are a great person and you are going to be fine.

Also FBI Training still sounds awesome :tongue:

 

How did week 1 go?

Are you feeling better?

 

 

Check out our "Adopt a druid" Minichallenge! It is fun. Basically you choose someone to follow closely. And someone will adopt you and give you some support ;)

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I'm just popping in to tell you that I love the fact that in spite of everything, you're still here!  You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.  

 

Thank you for sharing your struggles.  Having them makes you human.  Having them gives you a greater purpose to be participating in these challenges!  It wouldn't be considered a challenge if you didn't experience struggles!  :frog:

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Thank you for sharing this with us!

That requires a lot.

Thats the first reason you can't be a loser...

 

It requires a lot of courage to actually admit the own problems instead of the usual avoiding:

  • Everything is somebody elses fault
  • TV
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Pretending to be happy because you have XY.

Thats the second reason. And the first one why you are awesome.

 

 

To keep it short:

There is a concept I learned about. I just remembered it and noticed that I drifted away from my own goals, too.

 

Most people live this: HAVE -> DO -> BE

This concept is powered by advertisements.

 

I need to have a sportscar to roar around the city to be successful with women.

I need a degree to get a decent job to be happy.

That means they always need something to be able to do or be something great.

 

We have more opportunites.

How about:

DO -> BE

BE -> Do

Insert Have wherever you like ;)

 

 

You do not need titles to be successful or happy. But the people who judge are based on the first concept.

So they can't understand it.

 

I decided to play by the rules of this concept, but to be conscious about it.

I know it is BS when my colleagues talk about their long work hours and cars. 

 

I hope this sermon helps you to figure something out for you.

 

Because:

You are no loser. You are a great person and you are going to be fine.

Also FBI Training still sounds awesome :tongue:

 

How did week 1 go?

Are you feeling better?

 

 

Check out our "Adopt a druid" Minichallenge! It is fun. Basically you choose someone to follow closely. And someone will adopt you and give you some support ;)

Yes^^^ The "Have ->Do->Be" model drives me crazy. I have fallen for it a few times when I was younger, but it is just garbage. Yeah, some things can make you happy, but it will only be short term. That shiny new car will become that car with a big scratch that keeps breaking down or even just "not the newest and latest."

Thank you, it does help. 

 

I'm just popping in to tell you that I love the fact that in spite of everything, you're still here!  You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.  

 

Thank you for sharing your struggles.  Having them makes you human.  Having them gives you a greater purpose to be participating in these challenges!  It wouldn't be considered a challenge if you didn't experience struggles!   :frog:

Thanks for such kind words. I agree, struggles are the human experience and it would not be a challenge if I didn't struggle. :D 

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I guess I should clarify a bit. I love being able to do what I want and march to my own drum and not follow the herd. However, most people who have power have gotten it by giving the herd what it wants or manipulating the herd. They don't like people who don't follow along. This is usually okay because I've been able to just pack up and leave, but sometimes it's important to stand your ground. I'm a live and let live type of person, but not everyone is. 

I just don't want to make it easier to allow people to hurt me and my loved ones. I'm not saying I'll never live in an RV again or that I'll stop being an artist. I just need to take care of some things first. 

So far this week my diet has been really bad.  There's always an excuse. I'm doing some research to find ways to help this, but most of them are the same things that never work. Like do something else. Although I do like the idea of brushing your teeth every time you have a craving. 

I did find this list on psychology today (although the first one is a bit much in my opinion):
 

I was recently asked for 10 tips for sticking to your diet. I quickly made the following list but I didn’t necessarily include the 10 most important tips, especially because each dieter is different. Which tips (on or off the list) have been most important to you?

  1. Don’t even try to change your eating until you have learned important skills, such as how to motivate yourself every day, how to get yourself to use good eating habits, how to withstand hunger and craving, and how to get yourself back on track immediately when you make a mistake.
  2. Motivate yourself every day by reading a long list of reasons that you want to lose weight every morning. Pull out this list at vulnerable times of the day, as well.
  3. Eat everything sitting down, slowly, and enjoy every bite–whether or not you feel like it. It’s much more difficult to allow yourself to eat off plan, eat mindlessly, or binge if you are doing this.
  4. Stay accountable. Report (whether or not you have used good eating habits and followed your eating plan) to another person–daily–through email, texting, or voice messages. Stay accountable to yourself by weighing yourself every day.
  5. Stop looking for the perfect diet or the perfect combination of foods. Eat in a very healthy way but allow yourself to have one favorite food, in moderation, every single day. If you’re tempted to eat more of this food or go on to other foods you hadn’t planned to eat, then consume it shortly before bedtime, brush your teeth, and get in bed.
  6. Change your mindset about food and eating. Recognize that you can eat whatever you want whenever you want OR you can be thinner. You can’t have it both ways.
  7. Prove to yourself that hunger is never an emergency (if you don’t have a serious medical condition). Skip lunch and snacks one day. You’ll find that hunger is only mildly uncomfortable, compared to real discomfort such as you might have experienced after surgery or after breaking a bone; that hunger comes and goes, lasting no more than 5-10 minutes at a time, usually; that hunger is certainly tolerable.
  8. Teach yourself the difference between hunger (that empty feeling in your stomach when you haven’t eaten for a few hours) and craving or the desire to eat (which you will feel in your mouth or throat). Ultimately, you want to just label what you’re feeling (hunger, craving, tiredness, boredom, or a negative emotion) and tolerate it without eating. In the short-run, have a list of powerful distractions to turn your attention away from food.
  9. Regularize your eating with a set plan of meals and snacks. Some people do well with no snacks, some with a snack after each meal, some with two snacks after dinner. Eat only when it’s time to eat; not when you feel like eating.
  10. Tell yourself that every time matters. It’s not necessarily the calories (after all, cookie crumbs are not very fattening); it’s the HABIT. Every time you eat something you weren’t supposed to, you strengthen your giving in muscle, which makes it more likely that the next time you’ll give in and the time after that and the time after that. Every time you stick to your plan when you’re tempted to eat something else, you strengthen your resistance muscle, which makes it more likely that the next time you’ll resist, and the time after that and the time after that.

    I'm going to try reading the list of reasons and I think number 10 works pretty well. I could actually use the list of reasons on a lot of topics, not just eating healthy. 




     My knee is hurting a bit so I didn't do the kettle bell swings today, but I'll do them tomorrow. I also haven't done any yoga. I really miss my classes. However, I'm on my 3rd day of running this week. 

    Running: 3/4
    Diet: 0/7
    Yoga: 0/3
    Kettle bell swings: 11/30
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Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

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Hey,

 

how are you?

 

We do miss you!

 

And there will be no midchallenge drop out this time, right?

 

=)

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Hey,

 

how are you?

 

We do miss you!

 

And there will be no midchallenge drop out this time, right?

 

=)

Hi! 

No mid-challenge drop out, although last week, I did nothing. But I'm about to post about that.  :)  Thanks for checking in.

Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

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1%

 

 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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I've been so busy this last week. I had a surprise guest for most of it. 

Technically, I've failed this challenge already because of my diet I failed the first two weeks. I definitely failed the 3rd week. Even though, I do have some non-diet/weight related wins. 

I kept thinking about posting, but hadn't had time. I also didn't have much to post about. 

My knee is still a bit weak so I didn't mind not exercising this week.  

I have eaten worse than I have in about a year.  I hit a point where I thought, if I have more energy and can actually do things when I eat junk food, why would I eat healthier? I know that is a faulty perspective, but I still can't get in to see a dr. so I felt like I needed to be able to function. 

The possibly interesting news is that I follow whole30 on instagram so I knew they had a book coming out. I had been going back and forth with getting it. Do I really need another diet to mess with? Although it is paleo.  

I was at the book store and flipped through a copy. I landed on a section that talked about being so exhausted when eating healthy. Then I saw they had a break down of the day by day and what you are likely to feel.  It also seemed like a lot of really good information. 

I tried to prep my food last Sunday, but I ended up not eating anything I made. I made the omelettes in the muffin tins, but they were so dried out. Then I made several chicken thighs for salad, but they are still in there. I also made delicious bone broth and that just sat in there too. It could have been the guest and going out to eat, but I could have eaten them anyway. 

The food just seems unappetizing after I prep it.  So this weekend, I have been making a recipe from whole30 here and there to make sure I like them before I jump into it. I'll probably make some spaghetti squash because I do eat that as left-overs. I also eat baked sweet potatoes a lot as left-overs. I just need to be really careful of what I prep. No prepped meat. 

I actually made hollandaise sauce and poached eggs for the first time ever this weekend. Yum. I also made their sunshine sauce with almond butter instead of sunflower seed butter. This is the paleo version of thai peanut sauce and peanut sauce is something I've wanted to learn how to make for years. I feel like that's a bit of wisdom earned. 

I'm also contemplating doing the yogalosophy program. It is a combination of toning and yoga. Tha may be more gentle for my knees since I'm running 30 minutes straight now. If I don't, then I'll just go back to yoga and running. I don't want to do too many new things at once. If I do the whole30 this challenge, next challenge I can do the yogalosophy. 

This week, just to get back on track, I'm focusing on my diet and running. I will be perfect on both of those.  4 days running, 7 days diet.  One week at a time. Probably one day at a time. 





 

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Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

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 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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Congrats on a new book and hopefully some new inspiration! :D

How do you like the book?

- i am planning on getting my first paleo cookbook as a reward after somewhat (hopefully) surviving this challenge, and need all the reviews and/or ideas I can get.

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Hi! 

No mid-challenge drop out, although last week, I did nothing. But I'm about to post about that.   :)  Thanks for checking in.

Thats called a creative break ;)

Glad you are back =)

 

One week at a time is good!

How does the running go?

Fate whispers to the warrior: "You cannot withstand the storm."

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I am the storm."

 

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Thats called a creative break ;)

Glad you are back =)

 

One week at a time is good!

How does the running go?

Thanks.  :tennis:  

I really need to remember the creative break is part of being creative. 

I haven't run yet this week, but either today or tomorrow. I may go find a nice trail or something really pretty to enjoy while I run. 

 

Congrats on a new book and hopefully some new inspiration! :D

How do you like the book?

- i am planning on getting my first paleo cookbook as a reward after somewhat (hopefully) surviving this challenge, and need all the reviews and/or ideas I can get.

I really like this book. It has a day by day guide of how you will feel on the whole 30 challenge as well as one week of day by day food prep. I haven't done that, but I know I'll use it in the future. If I had a day job I would need to use for sure. 

The recipes are great, but you can probably find them on the site. I just like having them at hand. I also like Everyday Family Paleo Cookbook and Practical Paleo. I really love the website paleomg, but she makes a lot of desserts. 

 

Glad to see you back. :love_heart:

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Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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STR: 5STA: 4, DEX: 7, CON: 9, WIS: 13CHA: 8

 

Weight Goal: 2/43.6

1%
1%

 

 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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I thought I started the whole30 yesterday and I had the headache, cravings, and constant hunger to prove it. Unfortunately, I discovered today the 3 handfuls of almonds I had last night to try and feel full and not eat a cupcake had vegetable oil in it. 

*sigh

As if that wasn't bad enough and I was going to just shrug it off and still count today as day 2, but THEN I saw the paleo mayo I bought has sugar and I think flour in it. 

Why does mayo need any of that? I read the label when I bought it and I have read it at least twice since to make sure. I have no idea how I missed it. 

 

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I already had it on my salmon cakes so I just ate it.  

Tomorrow will be my first day I guess. I'm so frustrated. I bought some sunflower seeds today too, thinking I'd add those to the almonds and some pecans, toss in some blueberries and have a homemade granola like snack. As soon as I put a handful in my mouth I read the label and yep. Sugar.  

I spit those out though. lol. 

I did buy some rooibos vanilla tea for after dinner, which the whole30 cookbook recommends if you are used to having something sweet to signal the end of a meal. I bought some mint tea too. I'm about to have a combo of mint and green tea. 

I'm worried the perfectionist attitude of the whole30 is going to set me up for failure, but I'm trying to look at it like a game. That's one thing that has been missing from all the previous challenges after my first one. I don't look at it like it is fun or a game. I'm going to chalk up today and yesterday as the tutorial and try again tomorrow. 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

1%
1%

 

 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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Yesterday my food was perfect. I ate mostly left overs. Although while running errands I was starving and bought a lb of strawberries. I ate them in between errands and had the whole box finished before I made it out of town. I don't know if that much fruit in one sitting is allowed. 

The salmon cake recipe from the whole30 cookbook is supposed to make 2 servings. I eat a lot. I've stretched it into 4 meals so far. I had a left over cake this morning with 3 eggs, my horseradish sauce and a banana. Yum. 

I talked myself into going for a run even though it is raining and chilly. Unfortunately, when I went to change I couldn't find my sports bra anywhere. The only place it could be, I think, is the cab of the RV where Gunnar hides things. I wore myself out looking for it so maybe I'll go for a run or maybe I'll just do yoga later. 

 

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Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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STR: 5STA: 4, DEX: 7, CON: 9, WIS: 13CHA: 8

 

Weight Goal: 2/43.6

1%
1%

 

 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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Last night was tough. I got a pretty bad headache and loads of cravings.  I felt like I was starving, but I kept asking the whole30 question, "would I eat steamed fish and broccoli?" Normally, I'd rather go hungry than eat that stuff anyway, but it did help me push through. I considered making hard boiled eggs because that did sound good, but the headache nixed that for me. 

This morning I still slept 12 hours, but I woke up feeling decently rested. That never, ever, ever happens. I realized 90% of the brain fog is gone. My brain actually feels like it is tingling a little. It's weird, but I like it. 

I also finally found my sports bra. 

It's all about the small wins. 


I was looking at the whole30 forums and I discovered I've been doing it wrong AGAIN. lol. Not anything too bad though considering some people eat Larabars throughout the whole30. 

I have just been eating too much fruit in one sitting. What I hate about forums with something like whole30, especially if the founders aren't on them, is everyone has an opinion and they are all different. Some said no fruit, some said a little fruit, some said as much fruit as you want as long as you don't want to lose weight and you eat it with a meal. I also discovered no snacks, ever. Which is fine, I was only eating them when I was really hungry and trying to get to the next meal and it was the fruit. 

I want my body to start using my fat for energy and not sugar so obviously, as little fruit as possible. I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday, plus other fruit. I'm going to finish the fruit I have this week, with meals, then I'll stick with maybe one serving a day.  

Because I do feel so much better and I was still eating compliant food and no one can agree, I'm not starting over. 

 

Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

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Weight Goal: 2/43.6

1%
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Well, that was a huge error in judgment. 

It isn't hot out and there is a slight breeze, but I got so over-heated on my run. 

 

I had this big plan where I would run, come home and do yoga, then take a nice hot bath because no one is at my Grandma's today. Ha.
 

This is TMI, but the story needs to be told. 

About 2/3rds into my run I started feeling bad. Like I had to go number 2.  I pushed myself and made it through the whole 30 minute run without stopping. So I started my cool down. 

I had to stop every hundred feet or so because I was getting so dizzy. I get over-heated fairly easily, but I haven't had the problem in so long that I guess I forgot. Like if I take a shower and then try to blow dry my hair or sometimes even just stay in the bathroom if the shower was really hot, I will almost pass out. I have to run cold water over my wrists. I remember living with my BFF in high school and she would blow dry her hair while I was in the shower and every day she would have to go get a glass of cold water for me and I would have to sit down in the shower because I'd almost pass out. Why I never remembered to bring a glass of ice water with me, I'll never know. 
 

Anyway, like I said it isn't even hot out.  So during my cool down I'm stopping and sitting down for maybe 5 seconds every hundred feet, trying to push through. Just get home and drink a big glass of water I think. 

Ha. 

I am so lucky there is a tavern a block before the house because I barely made it. The bartender has known me since I was a kid so she quickly got me some ice water. I actually took it to the bathroom with me. I'm also lucky the toilet is right next to the sink so I could sit down and run water over my wrists and refill the cup. I do always take a glass of ice water with me if I'm taking a hot bath so I do learn a little. lol

I can understand why sometimes people poo their pants running marathons now.  It is way easier than I ever thought. 

I'm so lucky I did not pass out. I know someone would have found me passed out on the side of the road and I would have pooped my pants.  I just know there is another universe out there with a poor, sad Elisha passed out on the side of the road with poop in her pants. You all have no idea how close I came to being that Elisha. 

 

I really thought I was hydrated enough since all I have been drinking is tea and water. Mostly non-caffeinated tea at that. I guess not enough. 

So moral of the story, get one of those hydration belts and don't run in the afternoon until I do. 

Not my proudest run, but I did it and I lived to tell about it. 


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So much for feeling more energetic when I wake up in the morning. Yesterday I slept only 6 hours and last night I was pretty restless too.  

I actually had a nightmare that I ate jelly beans. After I started chewing them I realized what I had done. I panicked and tried to spit them out, but it was too late. I'd already swallowed some. 

Why is sugar so strong that people actually dream about it when they don't have it? I'm eating fruit and other things for fructose so it isn't like my body isn't getting any. 


 

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Hey,

 

no matter of the struggle. Thats a good progress =)

 

Sugar is addictive. Very very much. When I was a child my sugar cravings were painful. As were the stomach aches afterwards ;)

The sugar we use ( I am talking sugar, not even HCFS yet) is far away from the natural stuff we would have eaten from time to time earlier.

Thats why paleo hates it so much.

And since sweets are so well rooted in society you are a weirdo when you don't like them.

Last year I experienced dizziness everytime I ate a candy bar.

Right now I am sugar addicted. Pretty bad.

 

 

All you can do is stay tough and don't panic over small mistakes.

But always remember that nearly everything that you can buy prepared has sugar in it. "It tastes better" And it fulfills the cravings people always have.

It is difficult to make everything fresh but well worth it, right?

 

What are your plans for this week?

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Hey,

 

no matter of the struggle. Thats a good progress =)

 

Sugar is addictive. Very very much. When I was a child my sugar cravings were painful. As were the stomach aches afterwards ;)

The sugar we use ( I am talking sugar, not even HCFS yet) is far away from the natural stuff we would have eaten from time to time earlier.

Thats why paleo hates it so much.

And since sweets are so well rooted in society you are a weirdo when you don't like them.

Last year I experienced dizziness everytime I ate a candy bar.

Right now I am sugar addicted. Pretty bad.

 

 

All you can do is stay tough and don't panic over small mistakes.

But always remember that nearly everything that you can buy prepared has sugar in it. "It tastes better" And it fulfills the cravings people always have.

It is difficult to make everything fresh but well worth it, right?

 

What are your plans for this week?

It is hard to make everything fresh, but I think it may be more of a mental block, at least for me. It doesn't take much to make some mayo with a hand held blender. Granted, I work from home and I know I would have a hell of a time doing this working. That's why I like their book because they have a plan for that. 

I am/was very sugar addicted. I would eat a candy bar in the afternoon and then have completely forgotten about it and think, "I haven't had any sweets today, I can have a candy bar or cupcake," then as soon as I finished eating, I'd remember the other sweet.  And my Uncle, who I'm with a lot right now is a diabetic, but eats sweets all the time. There are always donuts in the house and he put hershey's with almonds (one of my faves) right on top of my healthy food.  Luckily, my cravings are mostly gone and it isn't bothering me, but any other time and I would have caved. I think the pain I went through the first couple days really made me angry enough to push through it. 

I'm not sure what my plans are for the week. I'm not very good at planning ahead. :)  

 

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I haven't had any more bright-eyed wake ups, but I feel I had a preview of what is to come with the first one. 

I'm struggling not to weigh myself. I don't usually weigh myself, but if I'm actively changing my eating then I like to. I don't know why, it never helps me. I'm fighting the urge though because I love the idea of focusing on nonscale victories. 

Mine so far

I haven't had sugar for 5.5 days and I only had that little bit in the mayo in 7.5 days. 

I don't know if it is the diet or the new eye cream I have sporadically applied, but the dark circles under my eyes are less noticeable.

I don't feel like a slave to sugar. If it is in my face, I don't have to eat it. I haven't felt that way in a very long time. 

The one day when I woke up feeling refreshed.

I'm sure there's more, I just haven't realized them yet. 

I did really well on Paleo for my first challenge so I'm still nervous that by the time the challenge ends I will go back to eating out or I'll be in the RV without a full kitchen and I'll get lazy. We'll see.

As far as exercise for the week. I don't know. I'm planning on running tomorrow. That's all I got. 








 

 

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STR: 5STA: 4, DEX: 7, CON: 9, WIS: 13CHA: 8

 

Weight Goal: 2/43.6

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1%

 

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I'm still eating really well, even though my family seems to think it is a game to see who can get me to cave first.  

I've read the book a little more and I've seen on their instagram that fruit is okay. I think 2 servings a day so I've been fine with that. 

I haven't run and I'm not sure I'm going to. I may have scared myself after the last time. lol. I know, I just have to get back on the horse. 

Half Elf, 28.6 lbs overweight, average height, voluptuous, low muscle mass, bad ass mother f*cker

 

Current Challenge  Fourth Challenge Third Challenge Second Challenge First Challenge  My Long List of Goals 

 

Level 5

 
STR: 5STA: 4, DEX: 7, CON: 9, WIS: 13CHA: 8

 

Weight Goal: 2/43.6

1%
1%

 

 â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom†-- Anaïs Nin

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