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  • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
    Have any of you tried The Mood Cure? Does it help at all? I would love to be off anti-depressants.
    I've been off anti-depressants for about a year and a half now, after about 8 years on and off them. I followed Ross's guide in The Mood Cure, for supplements, and it has made such a difference. I highly recommend it.
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    • Thanks all. I will look into it.

      Keep us posted on the heavy lifting Jenn! I think it make sense ('course listening to me is not always recommended )
      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

      Age 48
      height 5'3
      SW 215 lbs
      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
      LW 172 lbs
      GW 125ish lbs

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      • MFP and my work computer don't play well together. Every once in a while certain features won't work (like adding food to dinner) and I have to find ways around it (like adding food to lunch and then moving it to dinner). Today, the computer doesn't want to take me to the homepage. I had to use a link from my email to access my profile to get to the site, but still can't log food or check the newsfeed. Probably going to have to use my phone until the computer and website decide to play nice.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I hope the weight lifting shows some progress for you! I'm stuck here too - low 180's - UGH - I've been wanting to start using the bowflex - but its just so dang hard! I'm heading to the JUDDD camp to see how that works. And I so agree that with summer coming it will be hard to stay with the EMF protocol. I do love the summer fruits! I didn't have ANY watermelon last year because I was trying to stay low carb.

          How's things going for Brady? I'm wondering if giving the diet thing another try might be a good idea --- but this time be 100% strict with it and see what happens. I saw the post on fb about the mom who put her family on Paleo and it made such huge differences for her kids. That had to be inspiring for you.

          Sorry the snow-ball thing is getting derailed. If you do end up with a "free" mortgage month and can put that money into the furlough fund it would sure give it a boost! Then no worries in that department. With those darn student loans coming due it just throws a wrench into the works huh? You could always keep taking classes and keep deferring! UGH....... probably not the best option..............

          Good luck on the job prospects! any idea when you'll hear about an interview? The coordinator job sounds fun!
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • Tomi, giving the diet another shot probably is in order, but right now it just seems like an added stressor that I don't need. The family as a whole is getting more paleo. We don't keep fruit snacks or juice in the house anymore. Only sugary snacks are fruit. There's a loaf of bread that hasn't been touched for weeks, so it's probably hard and moldy. Brad and the kids had tortillas last night, but that's about it for our home. School is so difficult and Brady gets bored with his lunches easily so he's been eating school lunch and seems to be behaving better in the lunch room. Before he'd play with his food and cause problems. It's such a balancing act with him. Yes, the article raised my eyebrows a few times, and I had read it before. He's not as bad as the kid in that story though. I will continue to monitor him and see what happens. But after reading that story, I am fearful of 1st grade.

            No, I don't want to continue taking classes. I want to be done for a while. Maybe if I get the job at the UofI I can consider taking classes again, but not right now. Maybe work on something completely not related to business - like microbiology or nutrition or something. I'd like to be a Paleo nutritionist someday, but there's no paleo nutrition programs around here - most are in California. I'll cross that bridge when it gets here.

            I'm excited to start lifting. Fitocracy is making it exciting b/c I can choose a weight lifting quest - a challenge to reach a certain weight, etc - and get badges and trophies for it. It'll make it a sort of game. Today I plan to do push-ups, barbell rows, over head presses and maybe something else. Not sure yet.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • OK! LHT day 1 is done. Here is what I did.

              Smith Machine Overhead Press (SMOHP)
              5x 75lbs
              5x 65lbs
              10x 55lbs

              Incline push ups (using bar at knee height)
              3x 10 reps

              Smith Machine Bench Press (SMBP)
              5x 65lbs
              5x 75lbs
              5x 80lbs

              Body Rows (using bar at hip height)
              3x 5 reps

              Also ran to and from the gym for a distance of 0.9 miles.

              Fitocracy points earned: 512.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • You GO girl!
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Check you out Primal Mama...wow! Keep it up!

                  Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                  OK! LHT day 1 is done. Here is what I did.

                  Smith Machine Overhead Press (SMOHP)
                  5x 75lbs
                  5x 65lbs
                  10x 55lbs

                  Incline push ups (using bar at knee height)
                  3x 10 reps

                  Smith Machine Bench Press (SMBP)
                  5x 65lbs
                  5x 75lbs
                  5x 80lbs

                  Body Rows (using bar at hip height)
                  3x 5 reps

                  Also ran to and from the gym for a distance of 0.9 miles.

                  Fitocracy points earned: 512.
                  You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                  Age 48
                  height 5'3
                  SW 215 lbs
                  CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                  LW 172 lbs
                  GW 125ish lbs

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                  • Nice work! I need to learn how to use machines & lift weights and stuff heh.
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                    • Well, I was advised by both a trainer and my fitness idol to never again use the smith machine, so... next time it'll straight up be just a barbell and weights and me moving them around, without ball bearings to assist. Trainer says it'll strengthen my core to do it without the assist.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • I see President Obama signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law yesterday. I'm saddened by this. Now Monsanto can do whatever it wants to the US food supply with no repercussions for the illnesses it causes. Sad sad day. I'm more determined than ever to buy a grass fed cow and raise my own produce now.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Had computer lab time last night for class. Completed 3 pages. I think I am now officially done with my literature review (the research portion) and now I just have to write the discussion, which is basically a rehash of the research. It's the "so what" portion of the paper - how do you apply this information. Then the conclusion. Looking at another 12-14 pages before I'm finished. Oy vey... I'm so ready to be done.

                          Going to see about taking tomorrow off so I can spend the day in the library again. Get it knocked out - or as close as possible. I REALLY want to be done with it by the 10th b/c I also have a presentation to prepare on the paper to present in front of the class on the last day. I should probably start looking at that too.

                          The furlough has been (unofficially) reduced from 22 days to 14 days. Which means I have enough money in savings to cover us, plus a couple hundred dollars cushion. So that house payment that gets skipped will go toward the credit card. That'll make up for the stupid student loans that are hampering my debt snowball efforts.

                          Today is a squat day. Yoovie says she counters her squats with curls. Sent her a message to see how she does them. Wanna do this right. I should go look at her blog and see what she did today...
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • My new gym program is going to look like this:

                            Monday:
                            Run to gym
                            Deadlift workout
                            Run back to office

                            Tuesday:
                            Run to gym
                            Overhead press workout
                            Run back to office

                            Wednesday:
                            Run a couple miles

                            Thursday:
                            Run to gym
                            Squat day
                            Run back to office

                            Friday:
                            Run to gym
                            Bench press
                            Run back to office

                            Saturday:
                            Run a couple miles

                            I'm excited! Going to start reading the New Rules of Lifting for Women (or something like that) tonight. I have it at home so might as well read it.

                            Taking leave tomorrow. I want to get further on the paper.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Day 2 LHT:

                              5x 70lb squat
                              5x 70lb squat
                              5x 70lb squat
                              5x 70lb squat

                              5x 85lb leg curl
                              5x 70lb leg curl
                              5x 70lb leg curl
                              10x 70lb leg curl

                              20x 12 inch box jump
                              20x 12 inch box jump
                              20x 12 inch box jump

                              1 mile run to and from the gym
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Keep it up, Jenn! You'll be seeing great results really soon!
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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