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Old 01-24-2013, 09:31 PM
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So far, I've been starting a better focus on healthy living. I don't want to focus on weight loss, that never works for me. I've tried so many times to just cut all carbs and that doesn't work for me either. I always go 3 or 4 days then feel so sick I end up binge eating.

So the past two weeks I decided on three rules for the time being. Then add on maybe another thing at a time.

1. No cokes.

2. No fast food.

3. No processed grains for breakfast or for lunch

Rule #1 I have been perfect on. No sodas at all. #2, I cheated one day in two weeks. And then I ended up sick. #3 has been good so far although I have kept in whole wheat bread at dinner. Goal is to eventually remove that.

I also have been eating occasional cheese. It is my weakness. I haven't been counting calories at all, just trying to change my tastebuds. I had gotten to where I was eating crap bread kinds of foods for breakfast, crap for lunch, and crap for dinner. It was horrible and it took to the point I was totally burnt out on that kind of food. I went from maybe a day like- bagel, cream cheese and juice for breakfast to eggs and/or sausage and whole fruit for breakfast. Drinking cokes and sweet tea at work versus drinking unsweetened or green tea or water at work. Eating pizza/hamburger/sandwich/pasta for lunch versus now doing soups and salads or meat and veggies. And then having fast food for dinner versus now having meat and veggies or a sandwich and veggies and fruit. It's not perfect but it's been a lot of change with more change coming.

I've also hit the gym 3x this week with the goal of adding on.

On about day 4 I felt sick like usual, but with a big headache. I ended up going home from work and sleeping literally all afternoon and night. The next day seemed to kind of reset things. I felt much better.

I also ordered 5 paleo cook books. My end goal is to be fully eating a paleo diet and enjoying good food. And then to work out 30 mins during lunch 4x a week, 30 mins 3x a week after work, and then spend as much of the weekend doing stuff as possible.

So far I have lost 5 lbs but I have started in the past two days to feel AMAZING, which is better. This afternoon I was all grins for no apparent reason. I find myself really just feeling full of energy. Also not nearly as hungry. And also not nauseous like I usually do when I 'diet'. It's awesome.

I just really don't want to get caught up in the weight loss. I want to make sure I am going at this from the right perspective FINALLY. I feel like right now I am at a very good mentality. I feel like this is very sustainable and I have some better options when I'm strapped for time versus grabbing fried chicken or a burger or something like that. I also have some great baselines for the past two years for all my bloodwork and wellness check my company has us do. I am really anxious to see how those numbers change this next November when it's time for my next checkup.

Next week's goal, starting this weekend is to actually cook at least 3 meals from my paleo cook books.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:53 AM
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Week 4 begins

Down 18 pounds from the New Year. As predicted, the amount has dropped off to a couple of pounds a week, which is great. I don't want to drop massive amounts too quickly.

Eating well, drinking lots of water and exercising. My 12 year old noted that she could put her arms around my middle now and close them, so that's a big plus that I'm still hugable
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:35 PM
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Oh man... just completed another workout. Turbo Jam Turbo Sculpt. but I think I really hurt myself this time lol. Nothing overly serious but I think I pulled a muscle in my butt. I went down into one of the lunges and it felt like someone stabbed me in the lower right side of my bum and I had to take it easy on that side the rest of the workout but I still did it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:01 PM
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I found that this "pigeon pose" does a great job of stretching that area, sparks.

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:19 PM
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I found that this "pigeon pose" does a great job of stretching that area, sparks.

owie ow ow ow lol. that was painful to look at ... more painful to do. I managed to get my leg in front of me and my other leg behind but once I started to straighten my body up YIKES!

I took a couple aleve and I think I'm going to sit on an ice pack lol

just checked my butt in the mirror (scary LOL) and there is definite swelling on that side. DANG IT! A roadblock I didn't need to hit. I guess it's ab workouts for a while
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:50 PM
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My glute muscle is feeling quite a bit better today. Still tender and sore but I can at least move without pain.

Just finished a Turbo Jam Ab Jam workout
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:10 PM
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Before I even posted in this thread, about 3-ish before, I was 208. When I posted in this thread I believe I was 196. I yo-yo'd between 192 and 198 for about 3 weeks.
I am now 187.8.
YAY!!! I haven't been below 190 in over a year. So so so happy right now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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Great news Dak

Just wanted to share this picture of my workout buddy lol
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Great news Dak

Just wanted to share this picture of my workout buddy lol
Thank you!

And that is really an adorable picture! Hannah is so cute.
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Congratulations to everyone making progress I'm training for a half-marathon ..by swimming! I swam 1.5km tonight in 39 minutes. I hate swimming drills
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