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  • Originally posted by Cassanina View Post
    Day Three (3/16)
    Whole30 #2: Day 3

    Had a really great day. We have the day off at work, and I was VERY productive!! Feels good to control what I can in my life, and try not to worry about the things I can't control. There's a lot of uncertainty in my future, and I've decided to give Whole30 another try and do my best NOT to worry about anything other than my day to day life for a whole month. My future woes won't happen until 2013, so no use worrying right now when all it does is upset me and aggrevate my eating issues.

    Food
    Right on! And made some extras for this weekend. Felt very good about it all

    Exercise
    Walked to/from Crossfit box yesterday with the dog - 3 miles total. Will try to do this daily, as it's part of the moving slowly and the dog needs some good exercise too! She's such a lazy pants.
    Crossfit: Was so insanely sore for the last two days of wall balls. Today's WOD: 10 Handstand Pushups (modified), 20 Deadlifts (about 100LBS, too easy), 25 box jumps, 50 pullups (jumping), 100 wall balls (ok this hurt! Did a much lighter weight than normal. Quads are so sore.), 200 double unders, 400m run w/14LB medicine ball. Came in a little under 20mins. Beat a handful of people, felt good about it!!

    Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
    Sunlight on the walk today.

    Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
    Check!

    Sleep
    Felt asleep early watching a movie, and slept pretty well for 9-10 hours.

    It feels really good to be taking control of what I can in my life. So much turmoil has happened in the last 12-14 months that I literally have ZERO control over, which led to really big issues with my eating disorder. But I feel a lot better now, and feel like by just exerting control over simple things in my life daily, I am making TONS of positive progress.

    Happy Saturday! I'm not a drinker, so I don't have any plans today except for some Crossfit and some more relaxing!
    I give you a lot of credit for starting Crossfit. I am thinking about it but quite a bit intimidated

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    • I can't believe it's been three months since I posted. I am a slacker!

      It was kind of a rough 3 months, to be honest. Fell into some old ways, comfort foods, and saw my "recovering" eating disorder flare up a lot. I know I gained a little weight during that time, and I felt like crap too. Really had to take stock of my life, and continue with my therapy, acupuncture, Crossfit, etc.

      I can say that I think I finally cracked my problem, and the last two weeks have been the happiest, healthiest I've ever felt. I'm back on the right track.

      I started a Whole30 last week as a jump start back into this. I am hoping in the next few months to go from a size 12-14 (which is where I am now, sadface!), to a size 8. Which is pretty much my goal. I want to keep some curves and not feel super weak or anything and think that I'll be happy, healthy, and look really good naked at a size 8!

      So here's to being accountable again. Not sure that anyone will read this, but if you are just know this: life is not a sprint, it's a marathon and the journey will come with hills that push you to your limits and cause you to slow down. But trust that it'll get better and remember that it's all about the journey, not all about the destination!

      Whole30: Day 10

      Food
      B: Broccoli and hamburger quiche from the Primal Blueprint Cookbook. Yum!
      L: Lightly coated in almond flour and cooked in coconut oil chicken cutlet, green beans w/a little butter
      D: Almonds, shredded coconut and blueberries. Was feeling a little munchy, so not the best dinner ever.

      Trying to hit about 1700-1900 calories a day, at or under 50g carbs. Was about 1650c yesterday.

      Exercise
      30minutes of light spinning in the morning while watching Chopped! Man, I love that show.

      Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
      Picked up dog poo in the yard for about 10 minutes. May count as sunlight. Definitely doesn't count as play!

      Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
      Check!

      Sleep
      Went to bed a little early, and slept about 9 hours. Felt a little tired when I woke up though.

      ***Here's to being more accountable and maintaining my journal!*****
      的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

      Army Officer by day.
      Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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      • Welcome back.

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        • Originally posted by Ezestreets View Post
          Welcome back.
          Thank you!!
          的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

          Army Officer by day.
          Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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          • Almost forgot to post for today! Whoops! Hard to get back in the habit.

            Whole30: Day 11

            Food
            B: Bulletproof coffee (1TBSP butter, 1TBSP coconut oil)
            L: Lightly coated in almond flour and cooked in coconut oil chicken cutlet, green beans w/a little butter
            S: Pistachios
            D: Chipotle steak salad bowl w/guacamole. YUMMMM!

            Hit 1650 calories yesterday, and stayed under the 50g carbs.

            Exercise
            Crossfit: 5 x 5 presses, rowing intervals. WOD: 150 Wallballs (14LBS), 25 Toes-to-bars (these were knees to chest. I have a while to go!)


            Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
            Not really...

            Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
            Check!

            Sleep
            Slept TERRIBLY! I could NOT fall asleep, and when I finally did, I woke up at 0500 and just tossed and turned for an hour. That was like 4 hours of sleep. No clue where the insomnia came from, but I do not appreciate it! Will probably get 12 hours tonight to compensate!

            I read that it takes 4 days for your mind to get used to something and start forming a habit. So two more days of journaling and I should be back in the habit and not end up doing it before bed! I like to write in the morning, since I'm posting about the previous day.

            So glad it's the weekend!
            的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

            Army Officer by day.
            Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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            • Forgot to post this yesterday. Weekends are hard, because I'm not at work and in front of a computer!

              Whole30: Day 12

              Food
              B: None
              L: Artichoke heart and green olive MEATZA with bacon. Super tasty!
              S: Almonds, Grapes
              D: Almond flour coated chicken cutlet, coleslaw mixed with homemade Paleo mayo

              Hit about 1700 calories yesterday, and stayed under the 50g carbs.

              Exercise
              HR Training: 2mile run at 70% max heart rate
              Yoga
              Crossfit: 10 minutes: 1 thruster (75LBS), 200m run w/35LB dumbell, 2 thrusters, 200m run, 3 thrusters, 200m run, 4 thrusters, 200mrun, 5 thrusters, 200m run. Then time ran out. Suck fest!


              Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
              Not really...

              Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
              Check!

              Sleep
              Slept so much better. Like 10 hours. My body really needed it after barely sleeping on Friday night!!
              的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

              Army Officer by day.
              Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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              • Not compliant today, but not letting it get me down!

                Whole30: Day 13

                Food
                B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche
                L: Spaghetti squash with bison meat sauce (never had spaghetti squash before. It was really good and filling!)
                S: Almonds, frozen grapes, homemade jerky (had to try it out, never made it before. Pretty good!)
                D: Almond flour Mug Cake, which led to buying ice cream. Damnit! But it happens.

                Way too many calories and carbs. Guess I can chalk it up to a carb/calorie cycling day and just learn better for next time. Still working on kicking that evening sweet habit.

                Exercise
                Recovery: 2mile slow hike with the dog

                Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
                It's raining/stormy in Texas this whole week. Thank God, cause our lawns need it!

                Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
                Check!

                Sleep
                Was in bed for 9 hours, probably slept 8 1/2. Feeling good! Thankfully that ice cream didn't mess me up.

                I have been thinking I may do a Whole60. Trying to be strict and help with weight loss anyway, but I really need to build that habit and bust this sweet tooth and my binge tendancies. Only thing that's really missing anyway is the cheese.

                Back to the grind of the workweek. I should be looking forward to Friday because we have a military ball, and my dress should be coming in the mail today or tomorrow, but Friday starts the Crossfit Games and I'd really much rather be watching that online! But that's what I'll do on Saturday and Sunday
                的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                Army Officer by day.
                Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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                • Hi Cass, very new to primal but reading your journal has really given me a boost to try and go for it.

                  Just wanted to say dont beat yourself up so much, I understand that you really want to notice the difference but good things take time. Try not to do too much either. Just going and staying primal seems like a massive commitment, maybe trying to hit all the targets of the whole30 at the same time is a little much... Kinda like all the people who give up smoking, drinking, vow to lose weight and exercise more all on January 1st every year. One thing at a time makes it all mich easier

                  Best wishes
                  Tom

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                  • Originally posted by siliconwombat View Post
                    Hi Cass, very new to primal but reading your journal has really given me a boost to try and go for it.

                    Just wanted to say dont beat yourself up so much, I understand that you really want to notice the difference but good things take time. Try not to do too much either. Just going and staying primal seems like a massive commitment, maybe trying to hit all the targets of the whole30 at the same time is a little much... Kinda like all the people who give up smoking, drinking, vow to lose weight and exercise more all on January 1st every year. One thing at a time makes it all mich easier

                    Best wishes
                    Tom
                    Hi Tom! Thanks for stopping by And if I can be ANYONE's inspiration for giving Primal a go, then I am super happy!

                    I've been on this Paleo/Primal thing for about a year, but had a lot of ups and downs based on a lot of personal stuff that was going on. I definitely let all of my problems become excuses for eating poorly. Now I'm back on track after a lot of personal growth and reflection.

                    I absolutely feel 100% better when eating this way, so I hope it works out for you too!
                    的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                    Army Officer by day.
                    Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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                    • Whole30: Day 14

                      Food
                      B: Bulletproof coffee (2 TBSP butter, 2 TBSP coconut oil)
                      L: Fast
                      S: about 10 almonds
                      D: Fast

                      Was trying to do a 24hour fast from breakfast to breakfast, but got a little hungry before my workout and had a few almonds.

                      Exercise
                      HR training: 2miles at 70% max heart rate
                      Extra: 2mile slow walk
                      Crossfit: 12min AMRAP: 28 front squats buy in (75LBS), then 10 situps, 2 wall climbs, 15 SDHP (53LBS). Did like 3 rounds. Was rough, definitely felt the fasting effects, or maybe it was just a Monday. Followed by 5 x 200m sprints. Boo.

                      Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
                      Rainy!

                      Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
                      Check!

                      Sleep
                      About 8 hours. My roommate just got back home yesterday, and she had PT this morning and her puppy just howled from about 0545 until I got out of bed at 0615. I hope he stops that, because it is annoying!

                      Only ate 100 calories since breakfast yesterday morning, so I am excited for breakfast today! Will try to add in a fast once a week.
                      的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                      Army Officer by day.
                      Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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                      • Another day down! Everything is going really well, and I'm happy about that! Although I did have some drama from my ex-boyfriend yesterday, but I don't let it get to me. Maybe one day he'll wise up and either appreciate me, or stop half-ass trying!

                        For work today, we're going to to Italian at lunch for a farewell. I am probably going to try and get out of it because we went out to eat yesterday, and I just don't want to try and find something to eat again, especially at an Italian place!

                        Whole30: Day 15

                        Food
                        B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche, one piece of homemade jerky
                        L: Hibachi for lunch - got steak,no rice, double veggies. Not sure exactly what oil they cooked in, but it looked like butter or lard. Wasn't coconut oil, but it wasn't gluten either! All my coworkers got no veggies, double rice. I looked so funny with a big pile of veggies, but I was the only one not saying "man, I need a nap" after the meal!
                        S: Almonds, one piece jerky, a few frozen grapes
                        D: Grass-fed hamburger, frozen grapes

                        Exercise
                        30minutes of the spin bike

                        Crossfit: Deadlift (find 1RM) - got 225LBs, which is the most I've ever done! Added 50 pounds to my deadlift in the last six months. Yay! WOD: 21-15-9 Thursters (65LBS), Wallballs (45LBS), jumping pullups. Finished in 15:22. I beat the other 3 girls that were doing the workout! I always feel good when I am not the last person!!

                        Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
                        Cloudy still....

                        Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
                        Check!

                        Sleep
                        Slept like a rock for 9 hours, but woke up still tired. Maybe my body is a little worn out from Crossfit the last two days.

                        Was feeling a little munchy yesterday afternoon. We used to have a big candy jar at home that I would fill up every two weeks from Sam's Club. Well, I decided to make a change (I wasn't eating the candy anyway), so I filled it up with pistachios and dry roasted almonds, so I have eaten a few more nuts than normal lately. I ate like 10 on Monday, and probably a whole serving (30) yesterday. Don't think I was really hungry, but I wanted to munch on something.
                        的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                        Army Officer by day.
                        Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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                        • Don't have but a minute to post this. Headed out to escort a General around all day today, but wanted to make sure I got this posted. Yesterday wasn't great, but it happens.....

                          Whole30: Day 16

                          Food
                          B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche
                          L: Almond flour chicken, roasted brussel sprouts
                          S: Almonds, one piece jerky
                          D: Popcorn at the movies, and some ice cream (was having cravings for sugar like nobody's business)

                          Exercise
                          Rest day

                          Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
                          Cloudy still....

                          Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
                          Check!

                          Sleep
                          Only slept for about 6 hours last night, because I had to pick up the General last night at midnight. Hope I can make it through the day without being too tired!

                          Not hungry at all this morning. Will probably do another fast day today.
                          的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                          Army Officer by day.
                          Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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                          • Well I had a few days where I fell off the wagon, so to speak. So I decided to start my Whole30 again and see if I can't finally make it through one! What is ironic is that this weekend I was watching the Crossfit Games both days, and eating poorly. If that's not ridiculous, I don't know what is! But hopefully I can make it through this 30 days and finally kick these sugar and carb cravings/binges.

                            Whole30: Day 1

                            Food
                            B: Hamburger and broccoli quiche, V8 tomato juice
                            L: Almond flour fried chicken, coleslaw mix with homemade Paleo mayo
                            S: Almonds, beef jerky
                            D: Egg with homemade Paleo mayo

                            I am trying something new out to see if this works better. A bigger breakfast, bigger lunch, medium sized snack, and then a small snack for dinner. I always get home from Crossfit at like 830pm and don't want to eat a big dinner (nor am I hungry too), so I thought a smaller dinner with bigger other meals may help. I think it did, was pretty satisfied all day long.

                            Exercise
                            HR training: 2 miles at 70% max heart rate
                            Crossfit: a couple sled pulls around 250-300lbs (crazy!), WOD: 21-15-9 situps, ground to overhead burpees w/10kg plate, then 9-6-3 kettlebells swings (35LBS), pullups. Finished in about 7:40, which was the second fastest of the class! Whoohoo! Even if they were jumping pullups

                            Sunlight, Play, Use Brain
                            Nope.

                            Avoid Poison & Stupid Mistakes
                            Check!

                            Sleep
                            Was in bed for about 9 hours, slept probably 8 1/2. Slept like a rock, I am sure my body was tired from the workout!

                            I am really hoping that I can make this my WOE for life, I am just not sure why it takes me so much difficulty to commit. Why do sugar and wheat have to be so yummy?
                            的t's a lifestyle--train like there's no finish line".

                            Army Officer by day.
                            Practicing Crossfitter, Yogi, Chef and Hiker by night.

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