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post #61 of 331

Mel - Thank you for the link! :)  Onto squats and lunges!

 

Hi Stegenrae!

 

Today we are dyeing eggs on the homestead.  I'm hoping it's nice enough to hang out clothes on the line and go for a little walk/hike with the family.  V also insists on seeing her Nana today so I'm guessing at some point we will be off to visit.

post #62 of 331

Thank you that was very helpful!!

 

5 miles on the mill this morning.

 

Cooking has begun...laundry in process. Here we go...

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Jo please do tell how great you feel orngbiggrin.gif I need to do some cleaning up (internally) in a few weeks. Right now I'm cleaning up a lot of my surroundings rolleyes.gif

Welcome Stegenrae! orngbiggrin.gif - Yeah, my DD1 was a very facile climber from early on. Dh and I both used to climb before kids, so when we saw that I thought "we've got to get her in a structured environment before she hurts herself" Our gym is good sized, but many cities are building nice gyms these days. It's become a family thing - we go once a week, and then she goes another 3-4 lol.gif If your gym has something team-like (ours does have a homeschool p.e. option - and funnily enough, my dd1 is featured on the poster about it, despite not being homeschooled) the coaches are VERY good about emphasizing safety. It is no joke. DD1 has had to pass all kinds of tests to be able to climb at various levels. She just got her lead-belay certification, which is the last step, but her coaches still wont let her do it unless an adult is nearby supervising (lead-climbing is where you clip in as you go, and belaying someone doing that is much more attention-heavy and vital). However, like Bec said, the $ adds up FAST if you are doing it as a sport (example: climbing shoes for my 9 year old: $80)

Nic - goodvibes.gif I hope the run released some of that anxiety and pressure Keep BREATHING

RR: grumble, grumble. None all week. This is the big week of busting out the house, between emptying and painting the whole kitchen Sunday/Monday (and having no kitchen use until Wed.), to the landscaper clearing out my whole yard like it was an abandoned lot lol.gif, to the window crew storming my house yesterday, and now the kids home for Easter .... Hoping to re-start Monday

NRR: Oh my golly but our new windows look good. Those guys were nuts (seriously Plady, at a certain point, experts must be hired lol.gif) - within 45 minutes of coming in my house they had banged out (and I mean knocked the glass out of with a hammer and pulled/peeled the frames from the house) almost all 12 windows! The old ones were metal casement, which means they looked like a tic-tac-toe board with a metal grid. Crash crash crash, and then these awful shrill power tools to cut metal, not to mentioon all the window being open lol.gif I was freezing, but couldnt think of where to go with the dog.

Moreover, Dh had worked all night, so when he got home he went out to the car, which we parked in the street, and slept in it, while I chained the dog in the front yard while I weeded (it will seriously never end, I think I;m making peace with that)

My friend, whose a realtor, says she will post it on the MLS when we are done. All we have left is the kitchen counter and some touch-up painting and cleaning.

Oh, and the new house appraised where we wanted, so now we will ask if we can store some stuff in one of the garages, rather than having to rent a storage locker for a month.... I'm tired
post #64 of 331

MelW - Thanks for that link!  As soon as I'm done here I'm off to pee in the shower! lol.gif

 

Stegenrae - Welcome and congrats and thanks for the heads up on the anti-anxiety stuff.  I'm off to google (then shower).

 

Nic - Good luck with the cooking, nice job on getting that run done.

 

Jo - Yay for Whole30 groove!  I saw that no peanut butter is allowed and thought, "oop! not for me!" but with  instant results like you're seeing I might just find the strength to try it.

 

 

post #65 of 331
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Jo - Yay for Whole30 groove!  I saw that no peanut butter is allowed and thought, "oop! not for me!" but with  instant results like you're seeing I might just find the strength to try it.


No peanut butter jaw.gif Wha!? No, seriously (I dont eat pb), but I do eat nuts, by the pounds per week (not kidding), specifically walnuts and almonds. Are those allowed?
post #66 of 331

Tree nuts, yes. Legumes, no. I am OK as long as I don't open the kids' snack cupboard. ROTFLMAO.gif

 

OK. How I feel? In touch. I feel in touch. I am tasting things. Dh handed me half a piece of sugarless gum this afternoon and I absentmindedly popped it into my mouth and had to spit it out. (Not just because it's "off-plan," but because it tasted disgustingly fake sweet.)  No desire for Diet Coke. Not intensely hungry, just mildly so when it's about time to get eating. With it. And really really free. Like, as long as a food is totally real, and meat/eggs/fish, vegetable, fruit or tree nut, no need to measure or even really track. Because I feel done at appropriate moments. I feel my body. Hoping for good sleep tonight (too hot last night and we didn't turn on AC), and an early wake tomorrow to go out and do some barefooting on the beach, followed by strength exercises. I just feel like I walked out of a fog.

 

The nos are big ones: no grains, legumes, dairy or "vegetable" oils. But, how simple is that, kwim?

 

And the point is really to hit a reset button and then make mindful decisions about what to eat later, based on what causes good things to happen, and not bad.

 

I'm not supposed to weigh the whole month. I guarantee that is not going to happen.

 

But bright side, dh seems to get that I am doing this for a month. thumb.gif

 

My big hope is to kill off the yeast. To make the tinea disappear. Of course I want to move my weight back down toward normal, and I know that if I continue like I am, I will certainly make that progress. But I want to see how much arthritic pain, disc pain, etc. goes away, and see what else happens. This definitely feels bigger than weight loss. I know I sound like a whack evangelist.

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Tree nuts, yes. Legumes, no. I am OK as long as I don't open the kids' snack cupboard. ROTFLMAO.gif

 

OK. How I feel? In touch. I feel in touch. I am tasting things. Dh handed me half a piece of sugarless gum this afternoon and I absentmindedly popped it into my mouth and had to spit it out. (Not just because it's "off-plan," but because it tasted disgustingly fake sweet.)  No desire for Diet Coke. Not intensely hungry, just mildly so when it's about time to get eating. With it. And really really free. Like, as long as a food is totally real, and meat/eggs/fish, vegetable, fruit or tree nut, no need to measure or even really track. Because I feel done at appropriate moments. I feel my body. Hoping for good sleep tonight (too hot last night and we didn't turn on AC), and an early wake tomorrow to go out and do some barefooting on the beach, followed by strength exercises. I just feel like I walked out of a fog.

 

The nos are big ones: no grains, legumes, dairy or "vegetable" oils. But, how simple is that, kwim?

 

And the point is really to hit a reset button and then make mindful decisions about what to eat later, based on what causes good things to happen, and not bad.

 

I'm not supposed to weigh the whole month. I guarantee that is not going to happen.

 

But bright side, dh seems to get that I am doing this for a month. thumb.gif

 

My big hope is to kill off the yeast. To make the tinea disappear. Of course I want to move my weight back down toward normal, and I know that if I continue like I am, I will certainly make that progress. But I want to see how much arthritic pain, disc pain, etc. goes away, and see what else happens. This definitely feels bigger than weight loss. I know I sound like a whack evangelist.

 

No PB?  I live on that stuff!  But the fog and the food fight can go... and my addiction to sugar.  Evangelist or not, I want in!
 

 

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Help me understand the no legumes part. I would find the no dairy part hard but I can understand it. My morning chai latte is my ultimate comfort food so giving it up would be hard but I would do it for a month. But legumes? Why? And how would you afford to do this for a month on a really tight budget? I am intrigued but not sure I am in the right space to try something like that now. I am doing no grains except for occasional small servings of quinoa and the rest whole foods - plus diet coke, just because. I could be doing worse than diet coke. I would like to do much better but don't think this is the best timing. Maybe you can convince me otherwise!

 

Planning a 5 km walk this afternoon and really looking forward to it.

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No PB?  I live on that stuff!  But the fog and the food fight can go... and my addiction to sugar.  Evangelist or not, I want in!
 

 

almond butter is a tree nut.....
Sunbutter also not as good as b, but a nice alternative. Dunno if you can each sunflower seeds....
post #70 of 331

Jeffi, I'm with you on the legumes thing. I can't afford to do meat/fish so frequently. We eat beans or some variety of legumes at least four times a week and it is a huge help in our budget.

 

Stick a fork in me. I'm done. The only problem is, I'm not done. Still some more cooking, laundry folding, making up the beds, and if I am very ambitious (probably not!) mop down the floor as it's pretty yucky now from a day of cooking.

 

Kids are outside though. They were driving me bonkers and getting too screen-happy. They'll be off screens for the next few days due to the holiday anyway but it's a good time to start. Getting cable and wii (even though we seriously limit it) was the Worst. Thing. Ever. for their temperaments. I must admit that it comes in handy for me sometimes but once they start fighting and being cranky and whiny, I see why I resisted for so long. My kids definitely have a neurological effect from the screen time, I know that's not true for everyone but it is for them.

 

oy my chocolate chip cookies turned into chocolate chip pie. oh well.

post #71 of 331

Nic ~ Sending some energy your way!

 

Kerc ~ I could do almond butter and sunbutter but it is not the same. ;)  And how I go through it... organic pb is way cheaper than the alternatives.

 

So.. I'd like to know about the legumes too.  I think they are inflammatory but I'm not sure.

post #72 of 331
Jo - that "free" feeling is what I remember and long for (you are basically on the Candida diet). I loved not thinking about food - looking forward to whatever, and having to be mindful about how much I ate. Something about eliminating all the foods that I "crave" but only out of habit, made me get on with life, as absurd as that sounds. And YES on the evangelizing. I felt the same, especially when peole complained of some health issue I thought might be helped bag.giflol.gif

I think legumes are known for having a lot of fungus/mould, and for people trying to address yeast, it is recommended that one avoid all mouldy food, even leftovers that have been kept in the fridge over night. I ignored this, of course - that is, I ate lots of left-overs

Also, if you're budget conscious, you would eat many variations of eggs shrug.gif I ate mountains of veggies, with a little meat, egg, or nuts. And lots of coconut oil, which is hugely sating/filling.
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post #73 of 331

On the evangelizing.  I totally get it!  I feel that way with South Beach.  SB is not too dissimilar to the Whole30 or eating clean, albeit not as restrictive as those.  I like being free of sugar cravings, only putting whole grains in my body and really having my grain/carb intake under control.

post #74 of 331
nic~I would eat chocolate chip pie in a heartbeat.

I like the idea of Whole30 or some other sort of cleansing diet. I'm actually seriously considering a juice cleanse, just to kind of kickstart things, but two things hold me back: worrying about having enough energy for working out, and worrying about having enough energy for work/avoiding snacking at work. I really need to lose about 5-7 pounds, though, and it seems like it might be a good way to do it. I'm not super worried about it just coming right back, considering the reason I gained it in the first place was lack of exercise/too much food and drink at the end of school and I don't think I'll have quite the same problem again.

I am really struggling with the whole working full-time/working out thing. I am just so tired. My three day shifts in a row this week kicked my butt. I don't know why, but it was so much worse than three night shifts in a row. I got out for 4.5 this morning, but I was super tired. I have 8 on tap for tomorrow, half by myself, half with a friend at dash and dine. It really scares me for marathon training that I'm struggling to even build up my base to START marathon training right now. Not to mention those dreams about doing Ironman someday...

And a HUGE thank you to my secret sprinter, who I'm relatively certain is responsible for the cool syringe pen and the AWESOME 26.2 charm I found in my mail today. I love the charm...I've wanted one for so long, but just never got around to getting it! Now I need to find a chain to put it on. love.gif
post #75 of 331

Gaye, you will adjust and fit those workouts in and feel better. But I find transitions exhausting, too.

 

Yes, I think Whole30 would take some real creativity to do on the super-cheap, and I am thankful (for now) that I am the only one in the house doing it. But yes, coconut oil is awesome. I don't have access to a lot of good meat here anyway, and that which is good is expensive, so maybe lamb twice a week, some canned tuna/sardines (in water or olive oil), chicken, and a lot of eggs. Almonds. Walnuts I love with dates.

 

And yes, legumes are among inflammatory foods. Which makes sense considering how most of them make me gassy/bloated in varying degrees.

 

Also yes, mountains of vegetables. Great when you love vegetables.

 

One last yes: I have a lot of weight to lose and therefore am not too worried about macronutrients. There's a lot of tissue that can be cannibalized to provide energy to this body. winky.gif

 

PS, hello full moon. af.gif Should arrive any moment.

post #76 of 331

Gaye ~ I agree with Jo. Give it time and you'll find your groove.

 

Jooj ~ I'm so glad Whole30 is agreeing so well with you!

 

Welcome Stegenrae!!!!  Glad to have you on board.

 

sparkle ~ lots of house-selling vibes, coming your way

 

RR ~ nothing today, but a run in on my docket for tomorrow morning.  I'm really looking forward to it too!

 

NRR ~ took the kids to the zoo today.  I think every other family in the greater St. Louis area was there too.  Seriously, we had to park in the relief lot and walk at least a mile just to get to the front gate.  We did have a great time though and the kids were real troopers about the mountain of walking we ended up doing.

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Reading along.  Gaye - I haven't figured out how to work my limited part time hours and still work out!!!  It's an imperfect process, but I'm working on it.  In the mean time, I have discovered that I can finish some pretty long races with pretty minimal training.  Maybe not with times I would shout from the roof tops, but it's always been about finishing for me. 

 

RR: No run today, but after 2 rest days, I did get out for a 4+ mile brisk walk with a friend.  She gave me my very much delayed Christmas present today, too.  She took a bunch of pictures of the two of us doing all the various races that we have done together over the years and put them in a photo album!  It made me cry.  I love her so much, and she's moving to Arizona this summer, and I don't know what I'm going to do without her. 

 

 

post #78 of 331

Thanks for the welcomes, ladies!

 

Nic, I hope everything is under control for your big weekend right now.

 

bec, that is so sweet of your friend. ((hugs)) on the separation

 

JayGee, at least it wasn't the KC Zoo--it's so spread out, you always end up walking a marathon everytime you go unless you spring for the train/tram tickets. did you get your run in today?

 

tjsmama, I don't have any advice about the juicing/energy needs thing. I hope you find some sort of rhythm that includes running soon.

 

on the evangelizing--Yeah--I hear ya! I've been gluten- and dairy-free for just over 2 years now, as well as some other stuff I had become intolerant to because of leaky gut. I have to bite my tongue every time one of my friends with RA complains of a flare-up after, say, a birthday party or something. On and on...it's kind of crazy when you feel so much better and you want to shout it to everyone that they don't have to feel like crap--that it's NOT normal. 

 

RR: C25K w6d2, which is 2 intervals of 1-mile runs. I averaged about 11:40min pace for both of them. Not super far or fast at all compared to you all, but awesome for me. I also do an ab workout after every run. (and yay--that was my first RR here!)

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Whew! My husband is moved back in (kind of, but his stuff is all in the house and major reorganization is underway). We had my youngest daughter's b-day party this morning, the community easter egg hunt, the rush home  to deal with her allergic reaction to the cadbury creme egg she popped in her mouth when I wasn't watching (breathing okay, but the rash persists), and now dinner at home for her and my husband's shared birthday today. Our adult dinner plans fell through because our friend's mother passed away, my BILs who were supposed to come up canceled because of timing. Also, my internet connection keeps malfunctioning, the kids jumped on my bed and smashed my usb drive for work and my 6 year old has breast buds. I'm ready for a very long nap, but my husband wants to re-arrange the garage and office and bedroom. surrender.gif

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MelW - lol.gif in a "I hear ya" way. Dh is, at this moment, sanding and vacuuming plaster that he repaired this afternoon around the windows. Yours sounds infinitely more overwhelming though. 2 birthdays and Easter - whew. I'm pulling Eatsre together by the skin of my teeth ... see, I cant even spell it winky.gif
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