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  • 30 Days Starts NOW! JLB's Journal to Healthy, Fit AND Happy!

    Well... I have been motivated by so many other people on this forum and decided I am going to give this a shot. I respect everyone on here for being open with their choices-good, bad and indifferent. I am an all or nothing kind of person so when I fully commit, I'm safe. It's when I try to throw in that 20% or even less that I get thrown off and the mental/negative/monkey mind knocks me down to my knees. I love IF-ing and will do a 24hr at least once a week because I feel so much better.

    I am 33/F, 6'1", 206lbs with a pretty decent amount of muscle, just have too much "cushy" over it all! I am a BIG saboteur in my life when it comes to weight/size. I have come to find that I this is the one place in my life that I have always complained about.... I never let myself reach a level of happy and content with my body. I want to "get there" so bad. MARCH 2011 I am going to do it with the support of the MDA Forum!

    So.... Here is the honest truth---
    I went on a crazy binge after and IF through breakfast, just coffee. At about 1pm I had some chicken green chile and some walnuts. Went to the store for salmon and ended up buying cake, cookies, pot stickers and a rotisserie chicken! WTF!!! Ate all the crap, none of the salad from home and a chicken leg. I feel gross, trying not to barf even if I would feel better and am just anticipating the inflammation... UUUggghhhhh!

    I am going to go to bed and wake with a new mindset although I know I will wake through the night thirsty and having "the sweats" from too much crap in my body. I vow to my self to not do this for 30 days, anyone reading this is my witness!

    I can and will do this for me! Cheers!

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    March 1

    Day 1 and I am hopeful! I slept like crap but managed to get up and get moving... sort of. The bloating is totally apparent but I know it goes away! "March Madness" is here! (In a healthy/fitness type of way.)

    I had coffee with almond milk, read some emails, news then I took off for a moderate level hike at Dreamy Draw. Ended up being a little over 2.5 hours and I feel great! Had a liter of H2O before I left, 1L on the trail and am working on number 3 now. I had to remind myself that I can't get that dream body in a day, as well as the fact that my foot is finally healed and I can put some miles on it again.

    B: coffee w almond milk

    L: walnuts, big salad (spinach, avocado, ons, cucs, chicken, toms...) --after 230pm

    SNK: chx, chunk of goat cheese

    D: chx and almond butter

    have to give up the almond butter... thought I could handle it but NOPE!
    Last edited by JLB; 03-02-2011, 08:12 AM.

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    • #3
      JLB- I have TOTALLY been there on the go to get healthy things at the grocery story and buy a bunch of crap. I once had like 5 candy bars, ice cream, brownies, all in one sitting haha. I slept horrible and woke up completely bloated.

      I am now on day 17 of my challenge and I feel GREAT! I think you will find that you do too. Congrats on starting the journey!!
      MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

      "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

      "“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BecomeYourDream View Post
        JLB- I have TOTALLY been there on the go to get healthy things at the grocery story and buy a bunch of crap. I once had like 5 candy bars, ice cream, brownies, all in one sitting haha. I slept horrible and woke up completely bloated.

        I am now on day 17 of my challenge and I feel GREAT! I think you will find that you do too. Congrats on starting the journey!!
        Well... Day one was great although I did cave to almond butter. I have issues with the late night eating from boredom! I am so stoked you are day 17! Good job! I look forward to day 17! Cheers!

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        • #5
          I'm not gonna lie. I cannot wait to get almond butter back in my life haha. Just going to not eat the whole jar every time I go for a bite this time around... I always eat when I am bored! Worst habit ever.
          MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

          "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

          "“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

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          • #6
            Day 2

            I made it through the day and the back office area at the salon! Someone had brought in all sorts of muffins and whatnot... I thought about for a minute, but I am feeling the initial hit of the "carb flu"... which then lead me to realize what bad idea it would be to give in. It was sort of a tough day... busy at the salon but sort of tired and bla... need to stretch from the hike yesterday too!

            B: coffee w almond milk

            SNK(s): random handfuls of pecans and almonds in between clients and a granny smith apple

            D: lots of steamed broccoli, cauliflower and salmon ... few Tbs almond butter! (I suppose it could be worse... could have downed a big ass blueberry muffin and felt gnarly!)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BecomeYourDream View Post
              I'm not gonna lie. I cannot wait to get almond butter back in my life haha. Just going to not eat the whole jar every time I go for a bite this time around... I always eat when I am bored! Worst habit ever.
              Ya... I figure if I eat too much almond butter for the first couple days... I'll get by fine because it is better than going back to sugar. I have even stopped the stevia just because I don't want to crave "sweet"! Getting back in to the routine is hard. I had never experienced jet lag so last week was sort of off all together. This week I wonder if the "tired" from vacation has caught up with me, then add in the "carb flu" type of thing. Not complaining... had a great vacation and ate some amazing food... back to reality I go!!

              BTW--- Eating from boredom is pretty bad but I used to smoke through my boredom. May 1st will be three years that I quit "the worst habit ever." When I think about it... I must have been really damn bored and trying to keep weight off. I smoked close to 3 packs a day on average! That was also when I was cardio crazy!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JLB View Post
                BTW--- Eating from boredom is pretty bad but I used to smoke through my boredom. May 1st will be three years that I quit "the worst habit ever." When I think about it... I must have been really damn bored and trying to keep weight off. I smoked close to 3 packs a day on average! That was also when I was cardio crazy!!
                Now THAT is impressive. I have family members who smoke and it seems like one of the hardest things to quit so I am very impressed that you haven't smoked for that long. if you can do that, the sky is the limit!

                Also, I have never had stevia but I am always reading about other people having it. How is it? I think you will lose the cravings the deeper you get into not having it all, just takes some time! keep it up!
                MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

                "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

                "“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

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                • #9
                  UUUGgghhh! So I took my measurements this morning. DREADED numbers! I try to stay away from the scale and just go by how my clothes feel and right now they are tight!!! Safety in stretchy skirts for the meantime. The number game always gets me because I am 6'1". The goal is to get back in to my size 10-12 clothes... I can't even say where I am at... to embarrassed. Before Xmas I was at an awesome happy weight and living the primal lifestyle. February kicked my ass! March... I am gonna get it back!!! Hopeful!!!
                  I am going to try eating breakfast and IF-ing dinner and see if that works better for me. I like the IF-ing but I feel like at night it sparks a binge... I'll see how the day pans out!

                  I managed to stay away from all things un-primal but ate way too much. Busy and emotional day... WILL FACE THE GYM and get back to my routine this weekend. I think i'll feel better after I get over that first re-introduction to the gym. Also... made an appt to go the podiatrist because my foot is killing me. I need my "routine" back! I WANT my routine back. My god... I'm 33 and I am so structured! Oi!!!
                  Last edited by JLB; 03-03-2011, 10:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    well... not structured enough FAIL! I caved... had ice cream. (sugar, dairy and ???)

                    Not feeling so great about it. Read a great post from BecomeYourDream and I thought I had it under control. Nope. Emo took over and I plowed into some ice cream. I mentioned on an earlier post that I am embarrassed to go back to the gym heavier. I am embarrassed to go to work at this point!!! A couple moths ago I was losing weight and feeling great, just on a good path. One month of travel and fabulous Paris/London foods, I can't get straight! I clearly need to IF tomorrow because I ate breakfast today thinking it would curb my binge and it was worse than just almond butter.

                    Ok! It is still the 3rd. I will hit it again tomorrow and hopefully get to the gym after work. NO! I WILL GET TO THE GYM AFTER WORK! Damnit! I have made it through this before. Have to get out of the "monkey mind!" I CAN I CAN I CAN!!!!

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                    • #11
                      JLB- no worries! I wish I could describe to you how many times I rode the roller coaster of eating healthy for 3 days and then binging on ice cream, candy bars, pizza, mozzarella sticks, cookies, you name it I ate it! At times I even thought there was noooo way I could ever do primal again. I tried to do it and couldn't wrap my mind around creating a healthy lifestyle out of it because I thought I would miss all this other food so much. Your body will be ready at some point. And writing on here definitely helps, but do not stress because we all go through it, or at least I did! So you are not alone! You CAN do this!
                      MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

                      "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

                      "“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

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                      • #12
                        Hellooooo Monday! Alright. I am back at it. After my little binge I have pulled it together! March 4th and 5th I ate right and resisted the temptation for Paradise bakery food and cookies.

                        Sunday, the 6th, I had coffee and took off to the gym. Faced my fear of the people laughing me out of the place or calling me fat names! I lifted for 35min then did 45min elliptical at 65%-75%, then walked uphill for 45min keeping my heart rate at 60%-70%. Ate right and feel good!

                        Today, the 7th, I had coffee, then walked uphill for 45min keeping heart rate from 55%-70%!!! Now time for some breakfast! SO! Today is my day 4 of being back to primal and back on track. I am hopeful and much more positive in my mindset. I hope to get myself to take a picture to compare with but I am having a tough time getting myself to do it! Not gonna do too much that will rock the boat because I get too down on myself about every little thing!

                        Cheers! Hope everyone is having a lovely monday!

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                        • #13
                          Wow... Is it seriously Friday tomorrow? Time is flying! I went to the podiatrist on Tuesday.... not the best news. I have what is similar to carpal tunnel in my right ankle. Meaning there is a lot of inflammation and that is what is causing pain and swelling. It seems to be bad enough that it is moving up toward my knee, kinda like tendonitis. It is beginning to happen in my left ankle as well. Dr. said to try and be off of it as much as possible and ice it in an ice bucket above the ankle to decrease the swelling. If I need to have cotizone shots he wouldn't even know where to begin because it is so inflamed. SO!!! I went to the YMCA because they have a lovely lap pool. Gonna do that for my SSC for the next month, just waiting on my swimsuit in the mail. I didn't work out yesterday or today, just worked. I have kept y diet in check and primal. Ate half of a roasted chicken today after work. Basically I am IF-ing while I am at work unless I grab a handful of nuts or something.

                          I figure I can go to the gym and continue to lift and do all of the normal upper body things. I'm gonna do the leg machines for a bit until my foot is better rather than excess pressure from squats and jumping. I stand so much at work that I need to be able to stand at work!! Gotta love life's little challenges. I am getting orthotics too. Those are at least preventative maintenance and will allow me more support for hiking and workouts.

                          When I went to England and Paris recently, my foot let me down and therefore the tripped suffered a bit. In the fall I am going to Ireland and I refuse to let it happen again. So... I am grateful that I am able to work and able to work out. I am grateful that my primal lifestyle has come back to me and I doing well on it, feeling great! I am grateful for my life and all the wonderful things in it... I still have a foot, it just needs a break and for that I am very fortunate. It's a good day!

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                          • #14
                            Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that! I hate setbacks but it sounds like you have a nice little plan with the pool and all. I wish I did more pool stuff, especially with my knee. You may have just inspired me to get back in the pool and take some pressure off my knee! Be smart and keep it up! Good luck with recovery and I hope you can avoid the cortisone shot!
                            MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

                            "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

                            "“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

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                            • #15
                              SO it's Wednesday. I got a little too depressed, ate too much again toward then end of last week... same pattern that seems to get me whenever I am down. Today is my second day back to primal... I am struggling with the monkey mind versus what I really want for myself. I know how much better I feel when I eat primally.... I punish myself and eat things that I KNOW make me physically sick as well as emotionally.

                              I went to an OA-overeaters anonymous - meeting on monday afternoon, I canceled the few clients I had... I was too ashamed to go in to my salon and see my clients for fear they would tell me I am fat and can't do their hair!!! WTF!!! Who would EVER really say that??? My emo inside is such a bitch!!! Logically I know my clients could care less if I am thin or not but my little voice tells me that they don't want some fat ass doing their hair. I am trying to get a handle on it... avoiding behavior that I know sabotages me. I am avoiding having to go to the store like the plague because I am afraid of a moment that I order $20 in pastries and donuts (I'm gluten intolerant) and a pint of ice cream (allergy), come home and it's gone before I even tasted it!!! Then I have to go back to the store to get actual food to try and start a new day.... I am hopeful that after work tomorrow I can just go get some damn eggs and run out of the store.

                              I have a long next few days and I am still not working out much since I have a jakt up foot and tweeked my neck swimming the other day!!! AAAggghhh! My body is seriously pissed at me. Although, I actually have slept the last two nights more than 6 hours. Amazing what a good nights sleep does for you...

                              Ok... I TOLD! I feel better and am trying to hold myself accountable. Day three is tomorrow... I am just going moment to moment rather than even trying to reach a week or 30 days at this point. Goodnight!

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