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post #41 of 71
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

I am making a vegetable borscht for tomorrow - which I will end up eating most of because the kids will be suspicious of it.  They can fill up on toast and milk.

 

 

I make borscht about  once a year, trying different recipes.  I end up eating almost all of it - no one else in my life is a fan of beets.  

 



This is how my kiddos are too!  I just made a very yummy black bean & chorizo soup last weekend.  They were just like "EEEWWWW", DH surprisingly loved it and ate my heart's content  since it was only 181cal/cup.

 

I am walking several days a week (at least 3-5) and I forgot how enjoyable a nice walk can be - even on the treadmill. Now I just need to figure out how to get my meditation/yoga back into my daily life.  I am missing it sorely - hips are tight & tense, I have tension in my face (which I didn't notice much since my shoulders hold so much), neck, and I just miss "being"

 

Oooh a trampoline sounds like lots of fun!  and I'm excited this thread has picked up again.  Yippee!   I've been working with flower essences and I find myself eating less - perhaps its because I am drinking so much water (I put mine in water and sip all day long). 

 

LM - I love coconut oil mmmmm, but I will admit I need to take it with something instead of just straight up.  I can't get past the feeling in my mouth.  I've laid off of taking it lately until I can figure out how to take it daily without feeling awful each time.

 

Val - oooh french onion soup! Can you do a cornbread instead? I used to order FO soup from one of my favorite cafes.  Instead of the crusty bread - we got cornbread with honey butter. Oh nom nom nom it was good.

 

post #42 of 71
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How is everyone doing today?  Feeling demoralized by  the sad news from Japan, but trying not to focus on that....

 

 Well, I'm up a couple of pounds and have a family do a week from tomorrow (that I do not want to go to, tbh), so I want to at least lose that bit and get some more energy going so that I can feel up to it.

 

Food today, so far:  about 1.5 eggs worth of baked eggs with cheese,  3/4 cup home canned peaches (no sugar), lots of tea with milk and stevia,  a bowl of borscht with a tsp of sour cream, a chopped apple and mandarin orange, tbsp of hazelnut butter (mmmmm) and a cup or so of raw milk. Probably more borscht for dinner.

 

The borscht went over well - I called it "red soup" and let the children help me grate some of the beets (I add grated beets about an hour from the end to make it really bright.)  I left out the vinegar for them and called it "red soup", and they all ate some!  Whee!  They were eating the grated raw beet, too.  I told them the story about how my grandmother used to use grated beetroot in poultices to draw infection from the skin - she saved my uncle's foot when he stepped on a manure fork as a small boy, before abx were available.  Very kitchen-witchy moment.

 

It turned out to be a huge potful, too.  I will be able to eat all I want and still freeze enough for another pot. 

 

I'm planning my garden/doing some early seed starting this week.  I am making a point of serving things I want to plant with the children (like beets and parsnips) so that they get the most out of the experience. 

 

The black bean and chorizo soup sounds great!  I have Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker on my kindle - free with purchase - and I've never really looked at it till now -- Lots of yummy looking bean soup recipes. It is interesting to contemplate them without bread.  I don't bother with gf bread, usually - I do sometimes reach for rice cakes or corn chips while eating soup, though

 

Did not make it outside today - we've been back in the deep freeze again.  Tomorrow, temps climb back to normal for this time of year - highs just warm enough to start the melt going.  I can't wait to get outdoors.  I have big plans to move a couple of planter boxes and expand my strawberry bed.

 

I need to get to exercising....so tired today -- up in the night with a feverish little one and dh is sickish too, today. Contemplating an inlaw family get-together next week.  Maybe I'll take ds to swimming lessons tonight instead of dh.   Going outside would help....I should do a yoga routine.  I know exactly what you mean about tension in the body, ktg.

 

 

 

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This is how my kiddos are too!  I just made a very yummy black bean & chorizo soup last weekend.  They were just like "EEEWWWW", DH surprisingly loved it and ate my heart's content  since it was only 181cal/cup.

 

 

Val - oooh french onion soup! Can you do a cornbread instead? I used to order FO soup from one of my favorite cafes.  Instead of the crusty bread - we got cornbread with honey butter. Oh nom nom nom it was good.

 



 

post #43 of 71
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post

i am very sensitive to the cold. even if i just stickmy hand in something cold i wil lhurt all the way to my shoulders. the cold hurts. i just thought it was my fibro.



well, i'm the same way. it's finally in the 80s here, and i am feeling so much more "me."

 

i'm going to look into the cold/sugar link because it intrigues me. i'm becoming much more aware of "aggravated by cold" etc because of reading about cell salts. i'll let you know what i find. 

 

~~~~ still no tramp.... but i've been swimming. ahhhhhh. 

post #44 of 71
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well, i'm the same way. it's finally in the 80s here, and i am feeling so much more "me."

 

i'm going to look into the cold/sugar link because it intrigues me. i'm becoming much more aware of "aggravated by cold" etc because of reading about cell salts. i'll let you know what i find. 

 

~~~~ still no tramp.... but i've been swimming. ahhhhhh. 



 

it intriques me as well.

 

i wanna go swimming. i could at the y, but it is too cold outside for me to want to be wet. sigh. soon though. it is warming up :)

post #45 of 71

well, a quick look thru my notes shows no link. but i do want to dig deeper, because i'm *convinced* there's a link. 

 

guess what i got last night????? biggrinbounce.gif

 

post #46 of 71

Yay Aweyn!  Bouncey Bounce Bounce!  Do you like it?

 

I'm hoping to make it to the spa...I mean gym tomorrow. orngbiggrin.gif  My brother and his family are coming to visit.  I think my SIL would like to go do some yoga while she's here.  Yoga buddy! thumb.gif

post #47 of 71

Yay Aweyn! Wheeeee! biggrinbounce.gif   though if i had one with the kiddos I think it would look more like this: jumpers.gif

 

Well this morning I did my weekly weigh-in and woohoo I'm down another 2.5 lbs. According to Wii fit I am 2.5 lb from my current goal (I set a 10lb loss goal for this work challenge!) Holy smokes I'm almost there too!  I'm stronger walking too - I did 2 miles this weekend (not on a treadmill) in 25-30 minutes. Previously it took me almost 45 -50 minutes to walk that and I was wheezy coming up the hill on the last bit.

 

I think that calls for more:  jumpers.gif

 

For those of you using FEs - did you experience some weight loss with your use?  I feel like possibly mine is associated with letting go of my tension and its physical manifestations - tight shoulders and now my lower back/left hip (geez I was in bad shape before ...) so I'm giddy to see what the next layer peels away with addressing my fears.

 

 

post #48 of 71

we put it together this morning and jumped for a bit... ds is loving it at least as much as i am! 

 

FEs/weight loss.... as i recall, i had "movement" but not loss.... in the specific instance i'm remembering, i was using FEs for belly tension/nourishment, and the "composition" of my belly hardness/fullness changed. remember dh got me the belly mask and oil for the holidays? that was a response to that. i dont own a scale, so i cant be sure of pounds lost, but i "shifted" stuff...... and lost inches. i do remember that. although that may have been more connected to the cell salts.....

 

speaking of shifting stuff, i need some time to post in the FE thread about some stuff that's come "up/out" for me lately. WOW. crazy stuff. and, that's just on the one FE that i've been taking since the middle of january! intense. 

 

the best thing for me, in regards to the title of this thread (weight LOSS) is probably going to be that it's getting WARM. which means i eat way less. and much healthier. already i'm turning back to my usual-cant-stand-sugar-self. *phew* because craving sugar so much was really freaky to me. <shivers> 

post #49 of 71
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Hello! 

 

Hooray for bouncy flouncy trampolines!

 

I'm busy, but here!  Getting some stuff done so I can get out in the sunshine with children in about 15 min! Finally warmed up here ;-)

 

I hope you are all having healthy, sunshiney days!

post #50 of 71
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biggrinbounce.gifbouncy.gif

 

(psst, aweyn - that was you and your ds jumping on the new trampoline....)

 

I actually returned to my pushup program (www.100pushups.org) today, after a 14-day break.  I was able to move onto the next week, even with my break, so I'm on week seven, now doing seven sets three times a week instead of four sets.  Go me!   thumbsup.gif

 

And hooray for yoga buddies, FR!  Wish I had one irl.... one over the age fo 4, anyway.  ktg, your progress is awesome!

 

I think I'm going to ignore the scale for a while and just do all the things I know I should just because they make me  feel good.  

 

Getting out and walking today to the point of almost having blisters on the soles of my feet in my waterproof boots reminded me that I will need some new walking shoes once the snow melts .  That will be a project.  $$$ is tight.  Maybe some insoles?  I could walk forever if I didn't have those blisters coming.  Maybe there is a way to toughen the feet up?

post #51 of 71

Aubergine how about going barefoot?  Better for your feet, your back... everything - plus the added bonus of being free :)  You do have to work at it to get your feet used to it.  I bought some of those vibram 5-finger shoes because it's not quite warm enough here for true barefoot yet (and they're handy for footwear-mandatory type places) and I luuuuuurve them.  It's like walking around in bedroom slippers everywhere, and my feet and legs get so much more toned - I have muscles in my feet and calves that I never even knew existed!  And running is so much FUN with them, I feel like a bunny bouncing along.  Anyway, the vibrams are not even terribly expensive, they range from about $70 to not quite $100, so as my primary shoes they're pretty darned affordable compared to the $250 running shoes I used to buy because my feet never fit "normal" width runners.

 

I fell off the diet wagon in a major way over the last 2 weeks - put on 5 lbs (some of it is water I think, I feel pretty bloated and bleh) - it's hard going on a ski trip with another family, I actually did not too badly until yesterday (wine and chocolate in the evenings though!) and the huge gobs of snow necessitated some good shoveling workouts to excavate vehicles (there is a 7 m base at the mountain, 1.5 m of that fell while we were there!).  But yesterday was awful - after a couple hours of skiing I had to hang out in the lodge with 2 of the kids and they did not have one single wheat-free item on the menu there so I ended up eating some of DD's pizza... then I thought "aw screw it" and had Tim Horton's chili WITH the bun for dinner on the way home and some timbits.  Argh.  And this is after LAST week when my mom came and stressed me way out and sent me on a 3-day sugar bender.

 

Ok.  Back to normal... DD and I are heading out for fruit & veg now and a nice long walk in the woods.

post #52 of 71

the tramp is *great*. i was thinking that those who like the "walking in the house" thing might like the tramp..... the best part is i can get on for 5 min here and there, and it boosts my energy! LURVE it. 

 

spughy, have you looked at cell salts or FEs at all? the salts especially can help with the stress-induced aspect..... and can help with the reaction to wheat and the bloating. they are splendid little things! FEs can help so much with mood, as well. 

 

 

post #53 of 71

I'll second Spughy's rec for going barefoot!!  I love running barefoot though winter in WI proves to be a challenge for that activity!  I'm hoping sooner than later I get some vibrams to run in and worry less about what I'm going to puncture my foot on while running/walking.

 

 

post #54 of 71

I've decided to just keep the status quo for a few more weeks.  My last week of school is the first week of May.  Then I will kick start my summer program and build more good habits this summer (no classes this summer and just a 36 hour work week.) 

 

I am still trying to get up early for yoga, but that bed just keeps me tied to it (probably my late nights studying after work & school eyesroll.gif.)

 

But I am still here.  Swimming is almost done, but then Little League starts and I usually get roped into helping out at practice. 

 

Thinking about getting a parking and a pool pass for the summer to get the kiddo and I get over there as much as possible this summer.

post #55 of 71

so much for keeping more active on this thread, lol! 

 

we've been swimming and jumping! eating more spring-like foods.... and doing well with our cell salts and FEs....

 

but my body is acting all weird. i'm not sure what's going on. weird.

 

thinking i need to ramp up things in the lead up to TM.... i am making weight loss key on my map... but i'm not sure how. thoughts? (or, should i wait and ask that once it's the new moon?)

post #56 of 71
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I am still reading, anyway!  Crazy busy! So many conversations I want to participate in, especially this one!

 

It will be a long time before I can consider barefooting, or even regular runners here, Spughy.  3 feet of snow outside, and proper track shoes only at the gym :( Love the idea of those shoes, though!

 


On week 8 of the pushup challenge. Did seven sets today of 60-56-30-30-24-24-30 knees pushups. Three months ago, I could barely get through one set of 6. I can feel some changes in my posture and strength and I love it.

post #57 of 71
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

I am still reading, anyway!  Crazy busy! So many conversations I want to participate in, especially this one!

 

It will be a long time before I can consider barefooting, or even regular runners here, Spughy.  3 feet of snow outside, and proper track shoes only at the gym :( Love the idea of those shoes, though!

 


On week 8 of the pushup challenge. Did seven sets today of 60-56-30-30-24-24-30 knees pushups. Three months ago, I could barely get through one set of 6. I can feel some changes in my posture and strength and I love it.

Wow! bow.gif  That's amazing!  You totally rock!   I started the challenge awhile ago, and while I liked it and think it's a good program, I shifted my focus to yoga.  I'm considering starting the challenge again in May though.

 

So my "spa" approach to fitness has been working so well for me. love.gif  I'm feeling a deeper connection with my body than in a long time.  Yoga, swimming, hot tub, dry sauna and stream room is my "circuit." lol.gif  It's 2 hours of absolute bliss.

 

Yay for Spring, TM's (Aweyn, I put something like, "I easily enjoy a healthy weight and lifestyle"), jumping, bouncing, lighter schedules, bare feet and glimpses of summer. treehugger.gif
 

 

post #58 of 71

FR, i *love* your "spa" approach! if your path south takes you thru tucson, you gotta come here and we'll go to my club for a spa-day!

 

aubergine, i have NO idea what all those numbers mean, but it's making my arms hurt! lol

 

no pool for me possibly all week. it's "that" time of year.... dh is so crazy busy. but we have the tramp! thank goodness. if i can work up the courage, i'll take ds to the family pool night by myself..... 

 

i'm actually thinking i might do what i wanted to do, TM wise, ages ago-- alter the scale so it says a target weight, take a pic of my feet on it, at that weight...... i dunno. i have wanted to do it three years now, and havent.... maybe it's time i listen. lol.

 

hope everyone has a bright and bouncing day!

 

post #59 of 71

I'm still just reading...

 

I had some gluten in the week-end... Thought it had no effect on me...

 

So I ate bread yesterday...

 

In the middle of the night, unable to sleep, it finally jump in my face that my sleep have been very disturbed for a few days... since I had the first bread piece in me...duh.gif

 

 

So I guess I'll stick to the gluten-free diet since sleep is so important for my health!

 

 

No movement on the scale, no change in my clothes but DH says I look slimmer. loveeyes.gif  I'll take it!

 

 

post #60 of 71

Aweyn, what a great TM idea.  Love it!  Hope you're able to get to the pool. :)

 

Valerie- That's really interesting about the GF-sleep connection.  I've been GF consistently since June, and I feel great.  My sleep has also been better, but I never thought to link the GF.  Hmmm..

 

So, yesterday I braved going to the "harder" yoga class.  I was pretty intimidated, but I wanted to challenge myself.  I loved it!  I really don't give myself enough credit.  I'm a lot stronger than I think.  Yes...I'm proud and shamelessly braggin' on myself. orngbiggrin.gif

 

Hope all you lovelies have a great day and brag on yourselves a little. 

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