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    Day 1 so far - I'll add/edit later.....


    Breakfast: 3 eggs, 3 ounces chorizo, 2 ounces green chile, 2 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, 2 ounces sour cream, 1/3 avocado


    I plan on also tracking my food on fitday. I want to see how close to hitting my carb intake goals I get.


    I'm thinking this will be an unintended ifast day, since I forgot my lunch and the choices here are abismal..... I'll update later.

    "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

    -al'Lan Mandragoran
    "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

    Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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    Oh yeah - here's the rules I decided I'm following to start with:


    1) NO CHEATING (within my rule-set obviously)!

    2) No added sugars, with the only exceptions being meats that are cured with sugar, such as pepperoni and bacon.

    3) No grains except in small amounts used as a thickener for sauces like in tacos (which I will be modifying recipes for as I go, to get to 0).

    4) Keep total grams of carbohydrate below 100 grams, with the goal being 50.

    5) No more than 1 serving of fruit a day, alternating days.

    6) Keep dairy product consumption under 10 ounces a day (lessening throughout the challenge, aiming for 5 ounces), and no milk at all. This will be mostly limited to cheese and sour cream.

    7) Attempt to get half of daily calories from fat.

    8) Have as many veggies as I want, as long as I stay under the carbohydrate grams goal, and of course, eat all the meat I want!

    9) Exercise in some manner at least 3 times a week.

    10) No beer or alcohol (no biggie since I don't drink often).

    "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

    -al'Lan Mandragoran
    "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

    Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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      Those are 10 solid rules Lady_daraine!!


      This is going to be a GREAT month


      Good luck and let's have some fun too.

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        Sure thing!


        I forgot to post my Twitter account- also lady_daraine - so anyone wanting to switch out ideas there, follow me and I'll return the favor. I've gotten a ton from Twitter. I think it's z great tool for accountability!

        "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

        -al'Lan Mandragoran
        "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

        Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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          To finish out day 1:

          Lunch: 6 ounce-ish steak, overcooked to medium, with 2 cups broccoli and 1/4 melted butter

          Dinner: I wasn't too hungry, so I had about 4 ounces of summer sausage that I had already fried up and 1 ounce of toasted salted cashews.

          Exercise: I mowed our lawn, and then proceeded to wash and detail one of our cars since we were trying to (and did) sell it. Very intense in the Texas heat, let me tell you.


          I've done pretty good today, I'll post it all up as one post tomorrow.

          "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

          -al'Lan Mandragoran
          "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

          Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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            Do you think we should copy and paste our heads to Coach Tara's videos???




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              Day 2:

              Breakfast- IF

              Lunch - 1/2 Colorado Omlette at IHOP (no pancakes)

              Dinner - Fajita salad with a little cheese, guac and sour cream

              Late Dinner - 2 chicken strips battered with parm cheese, yellow squash, 1 oz cashews


              I also took a 20-30 minute walk (didn't time it, just went!)


              I think I know what I am doing for the workout and cooking vids.... just need to make my plan and get it going! I'm going to use my webcam and hope it's high enough quality.

              "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

              -al'Lan Mandragoran
              "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

              Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                Okay, I fell off the ball for posting, so let's see -

                Today I had bacon, 2 ounces pepperjack cheese, and onions fried in coconut oil for breakfast. It's the first time I've used cco, and I'm not sure I like it.... we'll see.

                Lunch was out, at BJ's Brewhouse - ribeye cooked medium (always overdone, but still juicy), salad with ranch (no croutons or carrot shreds) and mixed veggies with butter instead of the potato.

                Dinner was another steak, smaller this time, with broccoli and my first attempt at mashing cauliflower. I'll be researching the technique and trying that again, but this time wasn't so good. I need to remember to defrost meat more often, the steak was the only thing ready to cook.


                I decided today to cancel my gym membership that I'm not using anyway, and use the money to buy equipment at my home instead. First will be a doorway pull-up bar and the set it comes with, including abs loops and bars to use for pushups (due to a surgery, the pressure on my hands stops me from doing them unless I'm on my fists, which in turn hurts my fingers...) I already got the p90x vids, which I am going to use as a starting point, while I research on crossfit and learn what I need to do the WOD, and get the equipment.

                I have decided on my video for the recipe, and I'm going to try to get my webcam to do it (hope it works) and I'm debating on the video for the work out. We'll see.


                So there - my update. I'll try to be more on the ball tomorrow.


                I can at least say, I didn't cheat yesterday....

                "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

                -al'Lan Mandragoran
                "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

                Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                  Yesterday:

                  Breakfast: IF

                  Lunch: Wingstop wings with medium sauce and home made ranch (technically at dinner time, right before the UFC fight)

                  Dinner: unintentional IF, wasn't hungry.


                  Decided to can my gym membership that I don't use, and used the money to get a chin-up bar set (comes with ab bands and push up handles, which is nice since I've had surgery on my wrist and it's hard to do normal push ups) and a body ball, and some elastic bands. I'm trying to learn the modifications to start crossfit, since I can't do a chin up and only like 2 push ups. At least I can do literally hundreds of sit ups. I'll figure something out, anything is better than what I do now.


                  So that's it for now...

                  "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

                  -al'Lan Mandragoran
                  "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

                  Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                    Woo hoo! Band chin-ups are fun, or a the very least, empowering. Technology!

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                      Yesterday:

                      B: left over cheeseburger patties with homemade ranch and 1 tomato

                      L: munch when hungry - 1 "strand" grapes (not the whole 3/4 pound, I have more left), 2 ounces cheese, slices of pepperoni and salami, olives/mushrooms/artichoke hearts

                      D: steak and green beans (wanted something other than broc)


                      Learned that my elastic bands are not strong enough to help me do a pull up (boo!) but I did do a elastic band work out yesterday. I"m playing with what works for me before I settle to something solid. I did learn that the short band chess press hurts (because the band rolls up and tangles/pulls out hair!) but the long band attached to the door works fine.... I'll be getting a stronger set of bands soon. I'll need them soon for working out with anyway, and then maybe hopefully I can do a pull up.

                      So far today all I've had is sausage - 'bout to go repeat the cheese/pepperoni/salami/grapes lunch. I guess when school starts and I go back to work I'll have to pack my lunch ahead of time again. Sigh.

                      "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

                      -al'Lan Mandragoran
                      "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

                      Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                        So, after an unintended fast of 1 1/2 days (I had either food poisoning or a stomach flu) I have finally broken under 200 pounds (at 199.2!!!!!) and hit the 25 pounds lost mark. I am very excited about that!


                        I go back to work tomorrow, and the kids return to school in a week. First day of school is rough on everyone. I'm actually about to go cook a whole bunch of food, so that I am ready with easy to pack meals to take to work. It's so easy to eat badly when you are at a school. And we wonder why all our kids are fat? That cafeteria can be blamed for at least 10 of the pounds I've lost... sigh. At least this year, I know the rules and I plan on being on this lifestyle for the long run.

                        I'm going to try to haul out my webcam and attach it to my lap top while I cook, and make my primal recipe vid. This will be fun..... Hopefully the resolution isn't too bad.

                        Wish me luck!

                        "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

                        -al'Lan Mandragoran
                        "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

                        Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                          I have been hellaciously busy trying to get ready for school to start again. Last week was my first at work, and kids come tomorrow! But, I stayed on track (even with PTA hosted food!) and lost 2 pounds anyway! Yay!

                          Today I kicked my own ass, though. I ate breakfast/lunch at about 1130 (woke up late) then started working on the car at 12. I wasn't finished until about 9! Lift that rim/tire, loosen this rusted bolt.... I over did it, and I can already feel it. Lifted heavy things, though.... also accidentally fasted until about 930, after I took my shower. I wasn't hungry and didn't want to stop, clean up, and then have to restart just to eat. So far, the only other thing I've had is a cheese stick. I'm just not hungry. We'll see how things are tomorrow. I might do a "welcome back" planned cheat of kolaches (some of you might know them better as "pigs in a blanket"). There's an amazing doughnut shop that sells them on the way to school, and I think I deserve a reward for a good summer, and a treat for a soon-to-be rough year......


                          We'll see how I feel tomorrow.


                          Grok on!

                          "The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death."

                          -al'Lan Mandragoran
                          "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan

                          Visit my blog: http://www.antihousewife.com/

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                            Grok on! How is school going? You sound like a very busy lady_____Daraine, I couldn't do what you do, I give you credit, teachers are heroes!!

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