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  • I've been monitoring my body's response to certain things, as we all have been, and I've noticed something that is both disturbing and likely a Saving Grace. I get headaches when I eat sweets. They start out mild, but after a couple hours turn into migraine starters. I don't know if it's the sugar spike and then consequent drop that causes my headaches, or if it's the insulin spike that does it. This has been happening since I completed the 21 day sugar detox.

    But I have found it's only refined versions of sugar that cause my problems - honey and fruit are safe. Maple syrup is still questionable.

    So, I guess I've developed an intolerance to sugar, which is both good and bad. It's good in that I need to stop eating it anyway if I ever plan to reach my goals, but it's bad in that I have a weakness for sugary stuff.

    I just need to remember the headaches and maybe the sugar demons will go away for good.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • It's amazing how our brains can make things that happened in the past seem *better* than they are. I'm thinking in reference to how my weekend went, food-wise. I was sitting here contemplating doing a Whole30 in May to reset and recharge and asked myself why. My answer was "This weekend was really bad and I can feel sugar getting the best of me again". To that, my brain responded with "it wasn't THAT bad... just a bit of candy yesterday"... um, no, Brain, you are wrong...

      Friday: 2 handfuls of Starburst jelly beans, ice cream with Mt. Dew
      Saturday: Mt. Dew, PIZZA, 3 candy bars (2 almond joy, 1 whatchamacallit), cotton candy, cheese balls with ranch
      Sunday: Mt. Dew, 2 almond joy, coconut cream pie filling (pudding based), ice cream with that hard chocolate shell stuff (at least it has coconut oil in it... )

      2 weeks into April and I'm right back to eating entirely too much sugar.

      I am thinking May will house a Whole30. I will wait til May (or at least April 30) because of Makenna's birthday party. I do plan to partake in the cake I will be baking.

      yep, I think I'll do that. I think I'll do a W30 in May - just because. For that reason, I better stock up on butter and start cooking it down. lol
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Today's workout worth 1,225 pts:

        Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP):
        25 lb x 5 reps (+56 pts)
        30 lb x 5 reps (+58 pts)
        35 lb x 3 reps (+48 pts)
        45 lb x 5 reps (+64 pts)
        50 lb x 5 reps (+66 pts)
        55 lb x 3 reps (+55 pts)
        35 lb x 10 reps (+71 pts)
        35 lb x 10 reps (+71 pts)
        35 lb x 10 reps (+71 pts)
        35 lb x 10 reps (+71 pts)
        35 lb x 10 reps (+71 pts)

        Lat Pulldown:
        60 lb x 5 reps (+19 pts)
        70 lb x 5 reps (+20 pts)
        80 lb x 5 reps (+22 pts)
        80 lb x 5 reps (+22 pts)
        90 lb x 5 reps (+23 pts)
        100 lb x 5 reps (+25 pts)
        70 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts)
        70 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts)
        70 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts)
        70 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts)
        70 lb x 10 reps (+24 pts)

        Plank:
        35 sec (+15 pts)
        36 sec (+16 pts)
        37 sec (+16 pts)

        Running:
        0:05:30 || 0.5 mi || flat (+31 pts)
        0:05:30 || 0.5 mi || flat (+31 pts)

        Body Weight Squat:
        10 reps (+8 pts)
        10 reps (+8 pts)
        10 reps (+8 pts)

        Body Weight Reverse Lunge:
        10 reps (+13 pts)
        10 reps (+13 pts)
        10 reps (+13 pts)

        Body Weight Inverted Row (Let Me Ups):
        10 reps (+20 pts)
        10 reps (+20 pts)
        10 reps (+20 pts)

        Incline Push-Up:
        15 reps (+5 pts)
        15 reps (+5 pts)
        15 reps (+5 pts)

        Push Press:
        55 lb x 2 reps (+25 pts)

        If you're not on fitocracy, you should be. It's kick ass. Here's a link if you wanna sign up and check it out.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Sad day to be a runner. 22 injuried and 2 dead by the hand of people placing bombs at the finish line. 2 exploded causing these injuries. A 3rd 'device' was destroyed by police for looking suspicious and rumors abound that a 4th device was found in a nearby hotel. I have a friend who ran this race today and is thankfully ok! Glad Nameless is not close enough to be in any harm as well.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Very, very sad indeed.
            Georgette

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            • Catching up from being gone over the weekend. Cool plans to sell - and great plan for getting debt free! I will forward to updates on this topic!

              Nice butt/sweatshirt!

              So sad about the bombs...... I just found out a few minutes before reading your journal. What is wrong with people? Psycho morons!
              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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              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                Friday: 2 handfuls of Starburst jelly beans, ice cream with Mt. Dew
                Saturday: Mt. Dew, PIZZA, 3 candy bars (2 almond joy, 1 whatchamacallit), cotton candy, cheese balls with ranch
                Sunday: Mt. Dew, 2 almond joy, coconut cream pie filling (pudding based), ice cream with that hard chocolate shell stuff (at least it has coconut oil in it... )
                Whoa!
                What happened to primal?!?

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                • What a sad sad day. I have been wracked with sorrow today - so much so that I broke down at the most inappropriate time. For two hours I watched as people close to the running community were carted away in wheelchairs and on stretchers after someone senselessly attacked them like a coward. I worried while I awaited word from a friend and mother to my son's classmate that she was ok. Come to find out, her 6 year old son and 8 year old daughter were with her enjoying the festivities that follow the Boston Marathon during the explosions. I followed this by attending the visitation of an 18 year old young man who died way before his time. During that visitation, I lost my composure more than once. I haven't seen this young man since he was 3 years old, but that didn't make it hurt any less.

                  I kept thinking about all the memories his mother is going to miss out on - hanging a picture from his senior prom on the wall, seeing him run onto the football field during his last season of high school football, watching him walk the stage at his high school graduation, marrying her son to his high school sweetheart, helping them move into a house together, being by their sides while they welcomed a new person into the world. All those things she'll no longer have the opportunity to experience because he crossed the center line on his way to school on a rainy Thursday morning.

                  I kept seeing Brady in all of his pictures. Skylar was a fun loving young man. He loved tractors and showing cows and pigs, wore Wranglers, camou and cowboy boots with his baseball cap. According to his obituary, he loved going mudding and had just recently bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was the typical young Iowan. Country all the way. I saw Brady in every one of his pictures. He was everything I wish for Brady to become.

                  All of this was too much and on a couple of occasions I felt a panic attack spurring. When I finally reached the family, the panic attack came on full force and I lost my composure. I tried to hold it together, but I couldn't. I didn't like fall to my knees bawling or anything, but I could no longer control the tears. It made talking difficult. I don't think it was as bad as it seems b/c I remember talking to his aunt about babysitting him (that choked me up quite a bit). His mom... oh, I feel so terrible for her. Everyone knows that he is all she had. She has family (twin sister, mom, dad, etc), but none of that compares to your children. He was honestly the only thing she had. She was her everything. The pain she must be feeling right now. I can't even imagine. She seemed so numb and vacant. I can understand. I'm sure she's all cried out at this point. I do hope she's holding up well.

                  Me, I just feel like a fool for losing my bearing so badly tonight. I'm sure I wasn't the only one, and I'm sure they won't remember, but I still feel like it was uncalled for given our lack of relationship.

                  Anyhow, afterward I binged on sugar. I stopped at Walgreens. I got 2 almond joys and 2 bags of coconut m&m's. Also a mt. dew. I already had a headache thanks to the panic attack. I hate public displays of sorrow. Just an overly emotional day and a woman who reached her breaking point.

                  To make the night even worse, I discovered I royally screwed up with our checking account. We had money set aside in a checking account linked to paypal. When the guy who did our shirts sent us the invoice, I went into paypal to pay the bill and failed to select the correct account. So, the money came from our primary checking account instead of the account I intended it to come from. The results is $100 in overdraft charges and a returned check. Luckily, said returned check was for daycare services, so I called my SIL right away, explained what happened and told her I'd bring her cash tomorrow and asked her to let me know if it screws anything up. She says it'll be ok, so that's fortunate. Furlough funds are temporarily being used to cover the outstanding transactions. Brad will stop by the bank and withdraw the money I need to refund the furlough account. Just another stressful event in a day filled with stressful events.

                  So glad today is over...
                  Last edited by jenn26point2; 04-15-2013, 08:41 PM.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • GAH! Boss is working on my rating... I sooooooo don't want it. I know where my problem areas lie and I know what I need to do to fix them. I certainly don't need someone pointing out my flaws for me. I'll be very surprised if I leave the review feeling optimistic.

                    I think I just got a phishing call on my cell phone! I got a call telling me that I had an urgent message regarding my credit card. It said that my account is current and there is no problem with my card, but I should consider taking their call to take advantage of a lower rate as low as 6.9%. So, I took the bait knowing it was something I would NEVER give my info to. Some guy with a foreign accent answered and asked me if I was interested in lowering my rate on my credit card. I asked which card he was referring to and he said my Visa and Mastercard through Chase and Citibank. I don't have any Mastercards, and I don't have any cards through Chase. I told him I will contact the card carriers personally and he hung up on me. lol

                    Funny thing, my Citibank card has 0% interest on it... haha FOILED sucka!!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • I'm pretty nervous about my own review next month. I have to fill out a self-assessment. Blah. I know I've been kind of slacking, but I don't want to straight up say "Sometimes I just don't do work". I hope it goes well for you!

                      Phew, nice work with the phisher! It's a good thing you know about your accounts. I can easily imagine someone going, "Hmm well I probably have a Mastercard!" Good for you for being well-informed.
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                      • Sorry for all the sadness. I would have had an incredibly hard time at the memorial service too.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • On a more positive note, I ordered my cap and gown yesterday!!!

                          $100 freaking bucks! I think once commencement is over, I'll post the danged thing for sale so that next year's grads can buy one cheap and I can get some of my money back.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Don't beat yourself up for showing emotion at the service. Yesterday was emotionally for everyone - and you had an even bigger load with all that you faced. I'm sure the family won't remember but even if they do, they will appreciate your sorrow and sympathy for their loss.

                            I binged on cheesecake yesterday. Just couldn't muster the will power to give a damn after what happened in Boston.

                            Today is a new day...............
                            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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                            • Yesterday was pretty much the same way for me, Tomi. Boston and Skylar's death were just too much.

                              I am definitely planning a whole30 for May. No doubts about it.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Some days just suck! Was just reading about the explosion - the little boy that died. How horrible!! His sister lost a leg and his mother has a brain injury. I hope they catch the bastards who did this!
                                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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