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  • I'm curious about your heal-to-toe walking... I ask because I usually just walk on the pads of my feet (often with my heels raised slightly but moreso just focusing around my toes spreading as I land on the cushiony part of my foot near the front). I've found that reducing the amount that I use my heels while walking to be the most beneficial.
    SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
    Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
    Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
    Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
    Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
    Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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    • Not only do I walk pigeon toed, but I also roll on the outside of my feet. I used to do this for drill and ceremony way back in the day for competition purposes. It reduced the amount of bounce that I had in my step so as to make the walking look smoother. If you ever looked at my old Army boots you would see the wear. Even my footprints reflect this habit. When I'm barefoot, I don't walk that way.
      Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

      GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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      • Maybe minimalist shoes will help keep you planted then?
        SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
        Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
        Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
        Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
        Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
        Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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        • I'm actually wearing my minimalist shoes every day at work. Well, the ones that work for being on hard ground all day. My other shoes were about to fall apart, so I needed some new ones. I like these news ones for work. I've kept the other ones for trail hiking when I can't go barefoot due to loose gravel and whatnot.

          The book Crazy Love has really been getting under my skin in the best way possible. I'm so glad that we are reading this right after Not a Fan. Talk about some serious conviction! I always enjoy listening to what others think when we are discussing stuff in our study group.

          Yesterday was good for food. I ended up buying some stuff from Jason's Deli because I did my two hours of sleep before going to group. I had asked them for some mayo with the meat that I ordered. I was sort of bummed when they gave me the packaged stuff, but it turns out that was a good thing. I opted not to use it once I looked on the list. No sugar sneak ups!!!!!!

          We got some more rain last night and it's raining again this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO WOO! I'm loving this because we need it so much right now.

          July 24th Whole30 Day 3
          Meal 1: Home mixed sausage patties. My own virgin colada mixed with coconut milk, pineapple, ice, and frozen cherries. YUM!
          Meal 2: Leftover burgers with avocado and the last of the sweet potato fries
          Meal 3: Hot pastrami and side salad
          Exercise: Morning dog walk, squats while brushing my teeth, 50 crunches, and only 10 push ups
          Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

          GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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          • I've been hearing about both books frequently now. I might have to buy both for myself. (Turns out that my bible study already chose a september study called "Transformational church" I remember voting on it but I didn't realize that it's been ordered.
            SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
            Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
            Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
            Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
            Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
            Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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            • I'm trying to find one that's approved by our church to do on forgiveness. The last one that I did had some serious homework with it. I don't mind doing the homework, but I'm not sure everyone else likes that. We decided when we first formed our group that we wouldn't do homework stuff.
              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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              • Homework stuff usually gets done at last minute. Kind of a pain sometimes!
                SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                • Ecks, that is so true!

                  I had a very busy day upon my departure from work yesterday. The Women's Leadership Forum had a group of us go to the Ronald McDonald House and cook dinner for the guests staying at the house. While I couldn't partake in any of the meal (volunteers were allowed to eat some of what they cooked), I did still help out. Thankfully my friend that was there knew that I couldn't stay for meal time since there would be nothing for me to eat.

                  I ended up going to Jasons again last night because I didn't have anything prepped for dinner when I left in the morning. I grabbed a cherry pitter from TJMaxx while I was there. WOOOOOAAAHHH! That thing is fun. Just a heads up, it gets messy if the cherries are at room temp. I need to get a back of cherries from the store just so I can use this thing. I see no down side to this whatsoever!

                  I did still manage to split my sleep time up even though I started out late. It's a little tougher, but I'm glad I did it. That gave me some time to get food ready for today and read the rest of Job. Job, Job, Job. Don't we all have at least one or two "friends" like his? I think we can even be guilty of being one of those friends. But seriously, they were all full of hot air! Guilty here too. Anywho....

                  July 25 Whole30 Day 4
                  Meal 1: Seasoned cod with some sauteed zucchini
                  Meal 2: The last of the sausage and salad with homemade salad dressing
                  Meal 3: 1/2 New York Yankee with no bread or cheese and a side salad
                  Snack before working at RMH: Cherries
                  Drinks: Water and unsweet iced tea
                  Exercise: Morning abs and push ups, squats while brushing teeth.
                  Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                  GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                  • Yikes! I have like two days worth of food to list.

                    July 26 Whole30 Day 5
                    Meal 1: Brisket, bacon, berries
                    Meal 2: Lemon chicken with capers and salad
                    Meal 3: This was sort of a meal. Plantains with a Bearded Bros bar. (No sugar added or needed. The flavor in those things is intense enough.)
                    Drinks: Water
                    Exercise: Morning dog walk, push ups, and crucnhes

                    July 27 Whole30 Day 6
                    Meal 1: Apple Chicken Sausage
                    Meal 2: New York Yankee sans bread, side salad, and fruit
                    Meal 3: Wedding food that was awesome! I got to watch a coworker marry an awesome woman! WOO WOO! Anyway, brats and sauerkraut, some more brisket, veggies, and some watermelon.
                    Drinks: Water and unsweet tea.
                    Exercise? Does walking around all over the place count?
                    Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                    GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                    • I can't remember... Is Jason's a restaurant or a dude?
                      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                      • Lol, good one. If Jason's were just a dude, we probably wouldn't talk much, lol. That name and me don't seem to get along......

                        Time to catch up! Hopefully I can remember most of this from Sunday.....

                        July 28 Whole30 Day 7
                        Meal 1: I think that I had bacon and some of the leftover chicken. I didn't have time to get veggies going that morning.
                        Meal 2: Jason's California Club with no bread, I didn't eat the tomato, but I did have the guac, a side salad, and some fruit
                        Meal 3: MOM COOKED DUCK! YUM! Can you tell that I enjoyed dinner? I did. It was great. Then she cooked up carrots and mint that was fresh from her garden. I also had some salad
                        Drinks: Water and unsweet tea
                        Exercise: Morning dog walk

                        July 29 Whole30 Day 8
                        Meal 1: Crap, I can't remember this one, but it was Primal of some sort
                        Meal 2: Leftover duck, carrots, and 1 avocado
                        Snack: Some liverwurst and I think some plantains
                        Meal 3: Home mixed burgers, a few dates, and some bacon sweet potato fries
                        Drinks: Water
                        Exercise: Morning dog walk, push ups, and crunches

                        July 30 Whole30 Day9
                        Meal 1: Salmon with some sauteed onions and spinach
                        Meal 2: Leftover burgers, salad, 1 avocado, some sweet tater fries, and some homemade mayo
                        Meal 3: Some liverwurst, some plantains, and a couple of dates
                        Exercise: Morning walk, push ups, and crunches
                        Drink: Water
                        Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                        GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                        • Ecks, the new way of walking has been helping my knees by leaps and bounds. Only when I'm wearing flip flops do I not walk the new way and I can tell when I go up the stairs. Now, if I can just get this to be like breating then maybe I can transfer this over to running somehow. That would be great!
                          Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                          GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                          • It translates amazingly well to running! You'll notice that professional sprinters run that way because you can get quicker motion and more power out of your feet! Glad to hear that it's helping your knees!
                            SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                            Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                            Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                            Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                            Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                            Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                            • I sure hope so Ecks! Man, I've been out for the past few days and I really need to get on here. I've managed to stay Whole30 the past so many days since I was last on here. That includes a tad bit of teasing from my sister on what she thinks is me just going with the latest fad diet. Oh well, I suppose when you have her metabolism on top of the other activities that she finds herself doing, I guess you can dog your sister out. Especially if you don't have any thyroid problems. I get it and I still love that punk anyway. I did feel a little bad about not having a drink with her, but not bad enough to let it get me down. I don't really drink very often so it doesn't bug me that much.

                              We did get to go to Dead Fish grill and I enjoyed some rather tasty Mahi Mahi while I was there. It's so nice to have a place that serves more than one time of fish on their "seafood" menu! Flounder would have been great, but I'm not pushing my luck with that.

                              I'm home one more day than I had planned on being because Gabi is getting over Strep throat that she managed to get while she was away. She's pretty much over it, but one more day at home with her is probably a good idea to make sure that she takes what the doctor prescribed for her. I hate amoxacillan, but I'm making her take it this time since she was sick for a while when she was on vacation. I have managed not to get her strep throat and I'm going to thank Whole30 for that one. I'm about 100% sure that because I was on this before going to pick her up I was able to avoid getting it myself.
                              Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                              GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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                              • Looks like Gabi is doing a little better since Monday. I'm at work today because I don't think I need another day at home to make sure that she's okay.

                                We did get to meet up with an old Army buddy from my first duty station yesterday. I always enjoy seeing him and his wife as they are pretty good company. I did finally get to see his VW Beetle, 1974 Orange.

                                Yesterday was day 16 for me on Whole30. Although I think that the sausage that I ate yesterday may have had some pepper, not like peppercorns, but some other pepper in it. I'm kind of sure my belly didn't like that any more than my tongue did. I forgot that that sausage was the spicey one until I started to eat it, lol. I made some more homemade mayo yesterday. I would like to say that it's kind of theraputic making the stuff because it takes a little bit of time, but it's pretty much the same thing when you whisk it until it thickens.

                                I took Roxy out for a morning walk for the first time since before I went on vacation. I think that she thought we were going to far because we walked after sunrise and it was getting a little warm outside. It was only just over 1 mile! I made sure that she had pleny of water when we got back home though.

                                August 6 Whole30 Day 16
                                Meal 1: Leftover Mustard glazed chicken and some zucchini
                                Meal 2: 1.5 Bacon and Pork Sausage with some sauteed onions and mushrooms
                                Meal 3: Fajita meat and onions with some guacomole
                                Desert: CHERRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stop using the cherry pitter. I might have a problem. That is all
                                Drinks: Water and unsweet tea.
                                Don't let nobody try and take your soul. You're the original . --Switchfoot- The Original

                                GW: 135 SW: 156.8 CW: 156.8

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