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What in the world has happened to my life?

 

Ok, it's not that bad. And I know what happened. Life happened. I made some significant life changes, and my diet and exercise has suffered since October. I slowly let myself stop paying attention to what I put in my mouth. I got a new great job and it's harder to get to the gym. I let myself float through the holidays doing whatever the heck I felt like. I haven't focused on myself at all. I've let my life get hectic all over again and that crap stops now.

 

GET MY LIFE BACK:

 

Get my diet in order.

I have gained 20 lbs since my lowest, but really 15 lbs since my last reliable stable weight. I worked my ass off to get down to those weights, and I won't let it go this easily.

 

I am doing a diet program that was written by a doctor who specializes in Insulin Resistance. Saturday nights when I have a social night and Sunday morning brunch with my friend can be my only two divergences. And I must do as good as I can on those occasions.

 

- Follow Dr. Spencer's diet

- Track my food - every. damn. day.

- Do not eat things at work that I did not bring!!

 

Strength Train Regularly.

I feel better when I work out. Lifting weights brings me functional strength that helps me through life. I enjoy the gym and need the stress reduction. I have started the Unapologetically Powerful lifting program and have done two workouts so far. I like it, it challenges me.

 

- Life weights! Aiming for the U.P. program 2x a week. Plus one "other" workout

 

Work on Decluttering My House.

I come from a long line of hoarders. I have an 1100 sq ft house and inherited a lot of junk from my parents. I don't have the space or need for a lot of this crap. I need remember that my home is not a container for my stuff, but rather a place for joy and connection.

 

- Get rid of something significant and measureable every week!

 

MOTIVATION

"Great things will happen when you get up, dust yourself off, and go after life with Determination and Courage"

 

PROGRESS

Pass or fail each week - categories are: Food, Exercise, Decluttering

 

Beginning Weight: 184.8

Week 1: 181.8

Week 2: 181

Week 3: 179.2

 

Beginning 3x8 working weights: Bench - 55 lbs. Squat - 95 lbs. Deadlift - 115 lbs.

 

Week 1:

Diet: Pass

Exercise: Pass

Decluttering: Pass

 

Week 2:

Diet: Pass

Exercise: Pass

Decluttering: Pass

 

Week 3:

Diet: Pass

Exercise: Fail (2/3)

Decluttering: Pass

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So good to be back :) I missed you guys!

 

So day 1. Day 1 was good. I followed the diet plan almost to a T. I had a half cup of refried beans with dinner because I felt a little light on calories. I also had less than a tsp of peanut butter when I was getting dog treats ready for today. Overall way better than the EAT ALL THE THINGS pattern I had gotten into over the holidays.

 

Diet: My official weigh in days will be Thursday. I really need to look into getting a new scale. Anyhow, after day 1 I was down 1.5 lbs. I knew I was just eating like an asshole. I did great with water yesterday, I didn't eat anything I didn't bring to work, and holy hell my legs are killing me from squat day.

 

Exercise: That lifting program I'm doing is no joke. It focuses on increasing strength with bench, squat and deadlift. You work accessory muscles, based on bio-feedback. I really like it so far. I will be reminding myself of that every time I get up out of my chair today (owie!).

 

Decluttering: When I got home I put away a bunch of my daughters drawings that I want to keep (she's learning to write her name, and just started drawing our family. it's so cute!). I also took the extra blanket off the bed that's been making us too hot and made the bed. My hubby had unloaded the dishwasher, so I cleared out the sink. I vaguely remember throwing a few small things away, although I don't remember exactly what they were now. I started a new goodwill box (I always keep one in the study to toss stuff into). I put a couple pieces of clothes into the donate bag in the closet.

 

Two habits I've been great with is keeping up with my dishes and picking out my clothes the night before. Both great time savers. So I'm trying to incorporate more of my morning routine into the evening so I don't feel so rushed in the morning. I packed everything that didn't need to be refrigerated in my lunch, premade dog treats, and got all of my cold stuff packaged and together so I just had to grab it. That helped a lot this morning.

 

I actually started the decluttering this weekend. I'm going to keep a running log of what I accomplish so I can remind myself of how much effort I've put in at the end.

- Threw away all the broken humidifiers (why was this a thing in my house??)

- Cleaned out my daughters drawers of too-small clothing, filling most of a donation box

- Got rid of the old dingy Christmas Tree that I've been meaning to toss for YEARS, but somehow it just kept getting re-used

- Got rid of or stored all the present containers (bags, boxes, bows, etc)

 

The year is starting out right, I just need to keep it up. 

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Yes!!! So glad to see you back and at it again! Your goals really line up with the great habits you started last year, time to cement them in!

Oh I'm so excited to see you, even digitally, haha.

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Stupid java not working right on this machine... anyhow!

 

There were two broken humidifiers. One in my bedroom and one in the livingroom. I'm not sure why there was even more than one! but they are long gone now! I have a very strange husband.

 

Day 2!

Also a pretty good success. Lets see:

 

Diet: The only things I ate that were not on my plan were peanut butter again (gonna just go with it, my fat is too low obviously) and one square of dark Dove chocolate. Not shabby. Down almost another pound today. We'll see how my official weigh in is tomorrow. I am using a new vegan protein powder and today managed to make it much more tolerable. It's still like drinking chalk, but at least it's somewhat delicious chalk now.

 

Strength: No workout yesterday, but DOMS from hell. If my legs aren't made of damn steel by this summer, I'll be highly disappointed. I've been waddling for two weeks now. I think I've had exactly 2 days of not hurting in the last 14. But that's ok. I'm doing hard work, dang it! Today is bench day. I will bench all the things. Seriously, this plan is insane. Let me just give you a quick overview of my leg day Monday:

tldr; squats

Squats (zercher, goblet, front - because of equipment availability) and ankle mobility (kind of like lunges), then wide leg goblet squats with bent over rows. Followed with jumping squats and push presses, and finished with single-leg glute bridges and some weighted crunches.

I am feeling all the legs. Every muscle. My bench day is similar.

 

Decluttering: I made a concerted effort to throw things away as I went through my nightly routine. I put away a few things in the kitchen that had been left on the counter. I picked up a handful of things I knew I didn't want on the dresser and tossed them. I put away a comforter that had somehow found it's way to the livingroom. I went through the mail and my daughters papers from school and got rid of everything that wasn't important. I threw out a few random things in the living room (cheap toys will be the death of me, I swear). So nothing huge, but small strides. I just need to keep that up.

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Real talk: my life is hectic. That's why I'm in this situation. After adulting more yesterday, I now have some kind of obligation every. single. friday. this month. And 3/4 weeks it's with a doctor. There's no way I'm going to get lifting in on Fridays this month, just no way. I am at a brand new job and i don't have a lot of vacation time yet, so I'm going to be making up hours. Because of other life things that are more important, I can only work so late every day. So I adjusted my goals. I want to lift 2x a week BUT I have to get in a bonus workout as well. Either body weight stuff throughout the day at work, or a workout at home over the weekend. I have the time for that. I just have a hard time committing to workouts outside the gym. I need to buck up until I can do 3 strength training days a week at work.

 

This week I did squat and bench. I'm still sore as shit. Which is another reason why I'm not sad about cutting myself some slack while I deal with some health crap. None of it I want to face, i mean who does? But I've had lower abdominal pain pretty consistently since JUNE and i need some answers.So, I'm going to adult the hell out of January, and get back into the lifting groove without killing myself.

 

So yesterday

DIet: Diet went great. Let's see. Did fine all day. Got home and had dinner. Did good staying out of crap in the kitchen. Then the Chef I'm dating decided to take one of my taunts as a challenge. I told him tofu would never be as good as brownies. So guess what he brought me? that's right, tofu brownies. They taste amazing, but they are more like custard, to be fair. So i had a small square of protein tofu custard ;) Not the end of the world.

 

Weekly Weight Check: Challenge start weight: 184.8  Current weight: 181.8

 

Strength: Yesterday was bench day. It was kind of busy at the gym, which is unusual. I did floor press and shoulder dislocates. Then incline bench with skater squats (fuuuuuuck with my sore muscles). After that it was one arm bent over rows with knee-to-elbow planks. And I ended with lateral raises and supermans. My upper body isn't getting as stupid sore as my lower body, but that doesn't mean I'm not feeling the hell out of that in my shoulders today.

 

Decluttering: Today wasn't as big of a decluttering day, mostly because I was rushing. Hubby had to go go Costco after work, so he got home the same time I did. Yesterday was date night with our other-significant-others, so that meant we had like 30 min for him to cook dinner and shower before leaving, and i had to work around him to do anything i wanted to get done (he usually has dinner ready when I get home). I finished loading the dishwasher and tossed a few things that I saw in the kitchen. I already had an outfit picked out, and I didn't feel like changing, so that cut some time out. I basically just flew through the house and found things to either put away or toss. I made some mental notes of bigger things I'd like to deal with this weekend (like putting away the rest of the Christmas crap).

 

It was my night with all the kids, and the girls decided to lose their minds in my daughter's bedroom. Now I get to figure out how to clean sharpie off of wood (looks like toothpaste), and get all the stickers off her bed (at least stickers are easy). They also snuck in a water bottle and were spraying everything they could find. i wasn't a happy camper. That's what I get for thinking they were being good and watching TV. Rookie mistake.

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Real talk: my life is hectic. That's why I'm in this situation. After adulting more yesterday, I now have some kind of obligation every. single. friday. this month. And 3/4 weeks it's with a doctor. There's no way I'm going to get lifting in on Fridays this month, just no way. I am at a brand new job and i don't have a lot of vacation time yet, so I'm going to be making up hours. Because of other life things that are more important, I can only work so late every day. So I adjusted my goals. I want to lift 2x a week BUT I have to get in a bonus workout as well. Either body weight stuff throughout the day at work, or a workout at home over the weekend. I have the time for that. I just have a hard time committing to workouts outside the gym. I need to buck up until I can do 3 strength training days a week at work.

This week I did squat and bench. I'm still sore as shit. Which is another reason why I'm not sad about cutting myself some slack while I deal with some health crap. None of it I want to face, i mean who does? But I've had lower abdominal pain pretty consistently since JUNE and i need some answers.So, I'm going to adult the hell out of January, and get back into the lifting groove without killing myself.

So yesterday

DIet: Diet went great. Let's see. Did fine all day. Got home and had dinner. Did good staying out of crap in the kitchen. Then the Chef I'm dating decided to take one of my taunts as a challenge. I told him tofu would never be as good as brownies. So guess what he brought me? that's right, tofu brownies. They taste amazing, but they are more like custard, to be fair. So i had a small square of protein tofu custard ;) Not the end of the world.

Weekly Weight Check: Challenge start weight: 184.8 Current weight: 181.8

Strength: Yesterday was bench day. It was kind of busy at the gym, which is unusual. I did floor press and shoulder dislocates. Then incline bench with skater squats (fuuuuuuck with my sore muscles). After that it was one arm bent over rows with knee-to-elbow planks. And I ended with lateral raises and supermans. My upper body isn't getting as stupid sore as my lower body, but that doesn't mean I'm not feeling the hell out of that in my shoulders today.

Decluttering: Today wasn't as big of a decluttering day, mostly because I was rushing. Hubby had to go go Costco after work, so he got home the same time I did. Yesterday was date night with our other-significant-others, so that meant we had like 30 min for him to cook dinner and shower before leaving, and i had to work around him to do anything i wanted to get done (he usually has dinner ready when I get home). I finished loading the dishwasher and tossed a few things that I saw in the kitchen. I already had an outfit picked out, and I didn't feel like changing, so that cut some time out. I basically just flew through the house and found things to either put away or toss. I made some mental notes of bigger things I'd like to deal with this weekend (like putting away the rest of the Christmas crap).

It was my night with all the kids, and the girls decided to lose their minds in my daughter's bedroom. Now I get to figure out how to clean sharpie off of wood (looks like toothpaste), and get all the stickers off her bed (at least stickers are easy). They also snuck in a water bottle and were spraying everything they could find. i wasn't a happy camper. That's what I get for thinking they were being good and watching TV. Rookie mistake.

Oh man, the kids. I dread and fear the days I will have to deal with this, especially now that we live in a real house. I know they are coming, and am so happy for the Internet and solutions to help me.

Sounds like you have a good handle on the crazy adulting, but still having fun!

And of course, you're a monster at the workouts! Keep it up!

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I hope you get some answers soon on the stomach pain. Went through this almost 10 years ago and I had to sort of figure it out for myself. Declining hormones and a gluten sensitivity was my final answer. Simple enough but man it caused a lot of pain. Really, really hope your answer is simple too.

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Just a quick update while I have access to photos!

Here's a new progress photo. Makes me feel better about my recent small weight gain

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So there's that. Makes me pretty happy, actually. On to more strength gains!

Yesterday I spent a bunch of time planning what I want to do with this mess of a house. I decided to start with the kitchen (again). It's my biggest bone of contention, and that always makes me want to leave it for last. I actually am making progress, I got rid of loads of stuff the last time I tackled it, and haven't really gained much new junk. It's just a dumping ground for things that don't belong there since my house is so small.

Tools? Don't belong in the kitchen. Paperwork? Also needs a new home. I need a new storage answer for dog treats and a few other legit things, and I need to get more kitchen things off the counter

I am starting in this corner this weekend.

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The left most cabinets mostly have router stuff in them (!!). I can't do much about that, but they need to be reorganized so I can use some of that space. The other cabinet is the dreaded spice cabinet. I'll work on that. But mostly the tools and paperwork in this corner need removing, a few things need to be put away, and it needs reconsideration. There's a cabinet below that I cleaned out that can hold some of it. And a drawer of nothing but warranties I'm going to repurpose.

I can do this

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I hope you get some answers soon on the stomach pain. Went through this almost 10 years ago and I had to sort of figure it out for myself. Declining hormones and a gluten sensitivity was my final answer. Simple enough but man it caused a lot of pain. Really, really hope your answer is simple too.

 

Thanks. So there's several things going on here. First is that I get ulcers. And since I've had them more than twice i need to get it checked out. I'm also being tested for pylori, Crohn's and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). My sister has EoE, and if I do, it's going to be a bad time. The fist thing they do is have you eliminate dairy, egg, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut, and fish from your diet. Does that sound like a good time? i don't think so, either.

 

The next issue is IBS, and general intestinal pain. Since my dad and grampa both had polyps, i have to get that whole area checked out. I'm not sure if they are going to test this area for anything else specifically, because this end of the test (ha!) was added after my appointment when they reviewed my symptoms.

 

WARNING: Girl talk

 

My pain is mostly like lower tummy/pelvic area. But there are different pains. There is one that moves around. This one can be kind of constant and dull, on and off. However it was kind of building to IBS level, and then going away for the most part after using the bathroom. So that might all be IBS related. Then I get a deep sharper pain on the left side, kind of by my hip. That's either my ovary or my colon (thanks for just shoving all the organs right in there together there God). Now I'm having terrible crampy deep pain the week after my period, which kind of focuses on that left side, so now I'm thinking i might have a cyst or fibroid (I just found out my mom had fibroids). I found a bump on my cervix, and while i had it checked, I'm not very confident in that doctor's reassurance that it was a benign cyst (long story). So anyhow, I have two GI doc appointments and one with a new OB this month.

 

But my hormones are DEFINITELY an issue. My testosterone dumped so bad I'm on a bioidentical replacement (I feel much better). My mom started menopause at 38 and I'm 37 so I'm sure I'm peri-menopausal. There's lots of other issues in this area, mostly a totally erratic period that is long, heavy, and super painful - and it gets worse every month. Oh and last month i started having sharp pain before orgasm, which totally is awesome (rolling eyes).

 

So it's like my intestines are mad and so are my reproductive organs and oh yeah, how about some ulcers? I'm a mess. They put me on thyroid meds last month (FINALLY) and that helped my intestinal/digestive stuff immensely. So much. And then I cleaned my diet back up and that's helped a lot, too. But i still have valid genetic garbage that I need to just get checked, and really chances are I'll get no answers other then "looks ok." Which is fine. I got rid of IBS with diet before, I haven't had red meat in over 15 years. I can figure this out, too. My great grandmother had celliac's, and my aunt is gluten sensitive, but I don't eat much gluten. I might just have to tighten up my gluten-free-ness if I can't figure out anything else substantial.

 

TMI? sorry, you got me on a roll :)

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Moving right along. Yesterday:

 

Diet: We had a pretty big winter storm yesterday, and my daughter was in the country with my in-laws. This resulted in most of my night being consumed by driving around in terrible weather. My MIL sent home some tamales for us to eat when we got home, and we were so tired I was like, "what the hell, tamales it is." So I had one chicken tamale with salsa (that counts as a salad, right?). BUT my macros were still amazing. My overall day looked great. Seriously, look at this:

 

Totals                1,713     110       24     157     66      27  

Your Daily Goal 1,800     135       25     180     60     58  

Remaining              87       24         1       23     -5      30    

                        Calories   Carbs  Fiber Protein Fat Sugar  

 

I'm not going to cry over that.

 

Strength: Much needed rest day. For real, I'm still sore from Monday's Squat All the Things extravaganza. I lax ball rolled my shoulders, which was much needed after bench day. Now I just have to decide how to get my bonus exercise in between now and Sunday. Taking breaks at work to do bodyweight stuff 3x a day had worked well in the past. I may do that today.

 

Decluttering: I posted about this some above. Yesterday I spent some time getting excited about decluttering. I did research. I looked at motivational images. I started making plans for what needs to be done. I thought about organization and storage. I read articles on minimalism. I ordered a few small shelves (for bathroom and kitchen stuff) and a bathtub toy organizer. I looked at mud room furniture. I made a date to hit the second hand store on Sunday.

 

I decided to start in my kitchen. When I got home, I was looking around and trying to solidify some of my thoughts while in the actual space. And then I realized my husband hadn't unloaded the dishwasher (#$(**_) - that's a topic for another time. So i did that, and then emptied the dishes out of the sink. I really paid attention to what is in the kitchen, and started tossing things. I put some of his supplements that he hasn't used in a year in the cupboard. I did the same in my bedroom and bathroom - I'm hyper aware of it right now, and trying to be more conscious. Stuff like an empty box here, or a broken basket there. Just taking the time to see the stuff, and do something with it right then. I think that's the biggest issue I have with my husband, his "do it later" mentality - because later becomes never and I end up getting mad and doing it myself.

 

I also had to clean permanent marker off of my daughter's wooden bed. LPT: rubbing alcohol gets most marker off wood. Toothpaste got off what was left. I'll deal with the stickers this weekend, that's easy enough. I also threw away some random stuff around her room, and picked up some errant clothing.

 

Well fooey. Just found out my hubby is getting laid off today (he's an electrician so this is no surprise). So my honeymoon of having extra money from my new job and him working is over. No biggie, just going to be making some decisions this weekend about frequency of daycare of stuff. So, extra stress, yay.

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First, the picture update:

Oh yeah, look at that arm and neck definition!! Seriously, this is such a great progress collage. Different poses, different stages, and bam, one hard working woman.

Second, the health: I am very sad you have to deal with what sounds like a crappy genetic roll of the dice. I know a little of how much you've struggled with it, through the challenges. Congrats to you on using your 20 seconds of courage to jump in and find some better direction with these appointments. It's not fun, and yeah, you're facing possible sucky results, but if it got rid of the pain for the next 50+ years so you could get on with life (especially the sex related one) that would be a hell of a lot better, right? =)

Third, the organization: yes, conquer the Kitchen!! Honestly, I went through and trashed about half my spices because they ended up being expired or because I hadn't actually cooked with them in over a year. Or I had a blend like 'Italian' and then all the individual herbs that went in to that, redundant! Plus, after getting rid of so much I was able to discover what I actually used and only purchased those after, instead of buying those set of 12 or 24 stocked spice racks. It's been fun moving into a house and not having enough to fill the space after living in a trailer. My husband and I both agreed not to go too crazy at buying in the future...

Here's to a great weekend!

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Screw this corner in particular. Not really, but I feel like a boss. I want to dive into more but I don't want to burn out. So I'm gonna have some coffee and waste some time before I decide what to do next.

This was the easiest corner to tackle. I rehomed tools and paperwork. I put my kombucha stuff in the "catch all" corner so it doesn't accumulate more.

We use the Kong dispenser every day, but it's bulky and I don't know how I'm going to store it (the UFO looking thing). So that'll get moved around. But overall this corner gives me so much more peace now.

Eventually I want to get rid of more of the cooking tools. And rehome the kombucha and syrups. But right now I just don't physically have anywhere to put them.

I haven't tackled the spice cabinet yet. I don't do the cooking so that's going to be tough. I bet I could toss most of it and he wouldn't notice ;) I need to be prepared for that beast.

But for now, coffee

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P.S. Here's the cabinet. I guess we aren't using that router any more so I was able to reclaim a lot of the space. I may end up getting rid of more from here, but this is much better.

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You look super fit in those progress photos! No one would doubt that you workout :)

I'm going to piggyback off of your bravery and make some unpleasant doctor's appointments. You know, the ones we put off because they are embarrassing and scary? But, if you can go through everything you have going on then I can deal with getting felt up and down by a couple of doctors.

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I got two more cabinets done today. Actually three, but the other one wasn't a big enough of a change to take a pic of.

Here's the spice cabinet. Still too much stuff, but it's better.

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And this is my bathroom cabinet.

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I hit the thrift store with the chef today and got a few things for organization. I'm looking forward to continuing my momentum in the kitchen.

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You look super fit in those progress photos! No one would doubt that you workout :)

I'm going to piggyback off of your bravery and make some unpleasant doctor's appointments. You know, the ones we put off because they are embarrassing and scary? But, if you can go through everything you have going on then I can deal with getting felt up and down by a couple of doctors.

 

Thank you, I like to think I look like I workout. I'm getting there, anyhow. I'm still annoyed that I put some weight on since the fall, but I know how to deal with this. I just need to keep focused.

 

This is one of the hardest parts of adulting for me! Especially right now because I just started a new job. It's like, oh yeah sure I'll get right on taking off more time to go see a doctor I don't want to deal with...  But I'm sucking it up. Mostly because I was almost pain free before last summer. Now something hurts pretty much every day again (sigh). Although the worst is a nagging shoulder injury from Crossfit I sustained last March... But it's getting better. Slowly but surely.

 

It's even harder once I read the prep for my procedure Friday. Holy hell, how do people not complain more?? I can't have any fruits or veggies after today. And then on Thursday I have to be on a clear liquid diet - which also means I can't have Red, Blue or Purple liquids (WTF?). I basically get tea, app juice, chicken broth, light colored jello, and popsicles. Oh and ensure. *blink*. This is not conducive to my goals, dammit.

 

I have to eat low fiber tues and wed. Which is basically soup, fish, chicken, eggs, rice, bread, yogur, juice, noodles, broth, and... jello? yeah. Not fun. And I have to get up at 4 am on the day of the procedure and drink a 1/2 gallon of miralax gatorade mix.

 

I am totally weighing myself on Saturday ;)

 

Then next week is the girlie doctor. Might as well just get it all out of the way at once I guess ;) Good luck to you! Here's to getting answers and moving on.

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Alrighty

 

Week 1:

 

Diet: Pass

This week went good with the diet. I didn't follow it as strictly over the weekend (and had a couple stomach aches to remind me), but I still tracked ALL of my food, and stayed under my calorie goals. This week is going to be terrible with the whole prepping for a colonoscopy thing ;) But I'll do my best. I get a normal day today. I'm trying to reframe this as a hell of a New Year detox

 

Strength: Pass

I went to the gym 2x last week, I did squats and bench days. My right quad is still a little pissy from the squats, I'll definitely need a few weeks to adjust to this new heavy lifting regimen. I did the Hotel Bodyweight Level 2 twice on Friday, so I feel pretty accomplished for that. It isn't an hour long iron session, but it'll do.

 

Today is my first deadlift day, and I'm excited about that. I'm not sure how bench day is going to go on Wed with the weird adjusted diet, but it should be OK. I can still have chicken and eggs and yogurt, so I'll figure something out.

 

Decluttering: Pass

It's funny. I had total measurable progress this weekend, but part of me still thinks I should have done more. I'm going to ignore that part of my brain, and just focus on what I DID get done - because it was a lot.

First 1/4 of the kitchen - done. This includes upper cabinets and paperwork drawer

Bathroom medicine cabinets - done.

 

I cannot tell you how amazing it is to have that corner of the kitchen controlled. It brought me so much peace this morning while I was getting ready for work. It is my smoothie prep area, and it worked so much easier for me today. I am so excited to tackle the other sections and get more of my counter space back (one of my pet peeves is not being able to find a spot on the counter to do stuff, like food prep.

 

Overall, I'm excited to get my life back. I'm motivated to have a lovely house that reflects my artistic sensibility and is a warm, inviting space for me. I'm looking forward to feeling better and not having so much pain again. I want to be confident and sure in my life, and I finally feel like I'm heading back in that direction.

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Yesterday was another good day.

 

Diet: I am doing good packing my lunch and staying out of office goodies. This is huge for me. Yesterday was my 6-mon anniversary with The Chef, and he made me an awesome dinner. Seared Ahi tuna on seaweed salad, lump crab meat and pear salad, some kind of shrimp in a butter sauce, pickled brussel sprouts and sesame broccoli. Yes, it was as amazing as it sounds. He started lifting and watching his diet around Thanksgiving, so that's really helped with the food temptation ;) The only macro I went over on was fiber, and I'm totally OK with that.

 

So, I've had a bad mystery lower abdominal ache again the last two weeks. I was thinking about it this morning, and I've been eating chicken again the last two weeks. So, interesting. Today is the last day I can eat anywhere near "normal" this week, which includes a small amount of chicken in a soup I brought for lunch. I'll talk to my husband tonight. i know we just got more chicken, but maybe I can try just 1-2x a week and see if that helps.I can't really judge anything the rest of this week getting ready for my scoping, so I'll have to resume food trials next week.

 

Strength: Yesterday was my first Unapologetically Powerful Deadlift day. It went good, but it wasn't easy. I totally did smith machine rack pulls wrong (the squat rack was in use, this was my only other option). I need to get a box to stand on somehow, It ended up being more like a row, which isn't the point. But I'm learning! Lets see if i can remember what i did... Deadlifts and resistance band pull aparts, rack pulls and overhead press, good mornings and bent over rows, and one arm kettle bell swings with Russian twists. I think that covers it.

 

My strained right quad was a little crabby, but not too bad. I didn't go as all out heavy as I could have because of how sore I've been the last couple weeks. I wanted to take it a little easier and get my body used to the new movements. Today my traps are sore as heck. Luckily they only hurt if I flex them, which isn't nearly as much as say a quad ;) But man are my tendons killing me in my inner elbow. I know they take a lot of brunt force because of my hypermobility issues - people HATE taking my blood because of these tendons, I was told they are so hard they feel like bone. My forearms and biceps are also pretty dang sore.  I can feel it in my hamstrings, but not like my arms.

 

Decluttering: I didn't really do anything in this arena since I had a date. When i got home the dishes were done but there were a few things that he didn't know what to do with sitting in my newly decluttered corner. So I took a few minutes to put those away. I picked up some dog and kid toys off of the living room floor. And took care of some paperwork. I'm trying to make it a habit to just take care of things when I see them.

 

Health: I figure when I have health updates I'll just add them here as well. My hormone doctor called last night, and the low dose of thyroid meds is working very well. They said my numbers are perfect now, and I don't need to change my dose any. They were still within the normal range before, but borderline. So that's good news. They also were looking at my testosterone since I just had new bioidentical pellets put in 6 weeks ago, and they said everything was good there as well (I don't need a booster or anything). So hey, at least I got one thing figured out ;)

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Screw this corner in particular. Not really, but I feel like a boss. I want to dive into more but I don't want to burn out. So I'm gonna have some coffee and waste some time before I decide what to do next.

 

This made me actually laugh out loud. Screw this corner in particular. Yes. :)

 

 

I cannot tell you how amazing it is to have that corner of the kitchen controlled. It brought me so much peace this morning while I was getting ready for work. It is my smoothie prep area, and it worked so much easier for me today. I am so excited to tackle the other sections and get more of my counter space back (one of my pet peeves is not being able to find a spot on the counter to do stuff, like food prep.

 

Overall, I'm excited to get my life back. I'm motivated to have a lovely house that reflects my artistic sensibility and is a warm, inviting space for me. I'm looking forward to feeling better and not having so much pain again. I want to be confident and sure in my life, and I finally feel like I'm heading back in that direction.

 

 

WOW you are doing SO WELL!!!

That is a ton of stuff to acomplish in one week. Give yourself a pat on the back. I'm giving you a virtual one. 

 

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Having an environment that you are comfortable and happy in is so important. 

 

Yesterday was another good day.

 

Diet: I am doing good packing my lunch and staying out of office goodies. This is huge for me. Yesterday was my 6-mon anniversary with The Chef, and he made me an awesome dinner. Seared Ahi tuna on seaweed salad, lump crab meat and pear salad, some kind of shrimp in a butter sauce, pickled brussel sprouts and sesame broccoli. Yes, it was as amazing as it sounds. He started lifting and watching his diet around Thanksgiving, so that's really helped with the food temptation ;) The only macro I went over on was fiber, and I'm totally OK with that.

 

So, I've had a bad mystery lower abdominal ache again the last two weeks. I was thinking about it this morning, and I've been eating chicken again the last two weeks. So, interesting. Today is the last day I can eat anywhere near "normal" this week, which includes a small amount of chicken in a soup I brought for lunch. I'll talk to my husband tonight. i know we just got more chicken, but maybe I can try just 1-2x a week and see if that helps.I can't really judge anything the rest of this week getting ready for my scoping, so I'll have to resume food trials next week.

 

Strength: Yesterday was my first Unapologetically Powerful Deadlift day. It went good, but it wasn't easy. I totally did smith machine rack pulls wrong (the squat rack was in use, this was my only other option). I need to get a box to stand on somehow, It ended up being more like a row, which isn't the point. But I'm learning! Lets see if i can remember what i did... Deadlifts and resistance band pull aparts, rack pulls and overhead press, good mornings and bent over rows, and one arm kettle bell swings with Russian twists. I think that covers it.

 

My strained right quad was a little crabby, but not too bad. I didn't go as all out heavy as I could have because of how sore I've been the last couple weeks. I wanted to take it a little easier and get my body used to the new movements. Today my traps are sore as heck. Luckily they only hurt if I flex them, which isn't nearly as much as say a quad ;) But man are my tendons killing me in my inner elbow. I know they take a lot of brunt force because of my hypermobility issues - people HATE taking my blood because of these tendons, I was told they are so hard they feel like bone. My forearms and biceps are also pretty dang sore.  I can feel it in my hamstrings, but not like my arms.

 

Decluttering: I didn't really do anything in this arena since I had a date. When i got home the dishes were done but there were a few things that he didn't know what to do with sitting in my newly decluttered corner. So I took a few minutes to put those away. I picked up some dog and kid toys off of the living room floor. And took care of some paperwork. I'm trying to make it a habit to just take care of things when I see them.

 

Health: I figure when I have health updates I'll just add them here as well. My hormone doctor called last night, and the low dose of thyroid meds is working very well. They said my numbers are perfect now, and I don't need to change my dose any. They were still within the normal range before, but borderline. So that's good news. They also were looking at my testosterone since I just had new bioidentical pellets put in 6 weeks ago, and they said everything was good there as well (I don't need a booster or anything). So hey, at least I got one thing figured out ;)

 

Unapologetically powerful deadlift day. Yassss. 

 

I love how you say you didn't do any decluterring except.... a few things in this corner....and the dog toys...and the kid toys....and paperwork. Bro that's more than i do in a week. 

 

Congrats on the thyroid levels! Horray!!!

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Yessss testosterone mischief managed!! Such good news.

I really need to get on this lunch-making train. Dr. Focker has been picking up my slack but it adds stress to his day and he doesn't make the best side dish choices (chips). My aunt also does the lunch night before thing. Looks like I just need to amp up my motivation/reward!

Good luck on the colonoscopy stuff. My father had colon cancer before 50, so I get to look forward to yearly scopes once I turn 40 as preventative measure, yay.... At least I eat healthier than he did at that point.

The chicken observation is interesting. Will you try to change up the broth for fish/veggie broth instead just to see?

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You had such a powerfully productive week! Right on!

For the chicken, have you double checked the type you're buying? I think some are plumped up with broth or water, and who knows what else. It's worth checking.

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