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  • My roommate keeps saying he wants to buy a pitter but never gets to it. Can I ask how you like yours?
    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 like the pitter. I could eat the cherries either way. It's just fun watching the pit being spit out.

      I'm on Day 22 today of Whole30! Woo woo! I'm discovering that I do prefer the naturally occuring sugars that I find in fruit. It turns out that dates and some watermelon might be getting to sweet for me. Other than some extremely minor cross contamination from cheese, I've been doing really good. I don't forsee going to any events that will be serving extreme amount of sugar like the last time that I did this. I think I might be able to pull off the sugar free for much longer after I'm done.
      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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      • You're doing amazingly well! Only a few days left
        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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        • Woo woo! 3 more days! Ok, here's a snack that's maybe not completely whole30, but it works in a jiffy. Wrapping some Applegate Farms pepperoni around a pitted date and eating it. I'm sure that when I have the time that I will be able to add more to that, but it's something if you don't have a lot of time but you are starving because you haven't cooked dinner yet.
          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 see nothing wrong with the pepperoni and date. It's not perfect but I don't think it exceeds whole30 criteria
            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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            • Today is my last day on Whole30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              I'm glad that I'm almost done because this time it seemed harder than the first time. My skin is clearer like it was the last time. I don't miss the chocolate as much and I've learned how to make some tasty stuff that doesn't include added sugars. Instead it works with the naturally occuring sugars in the food itself. I made my self some cream style pops the other day. I used coconut milk with watermelon, cinnamon, and some ginger for the first set. Then the other set has coconut milk with some over ripe bananas and strawberries. I had to add strawberries because the bananas where too sweet! Even compared to a date

              I made some more homemade mayo last night. I'm getting much better at the consistency with which I make it! Now to just get the mustard recipe down

              After today, I think I will go back to my easier breakfast recipes in the morning so that I can have more time to workout. I've realized that I enjoy my morning workouts because they get me pumped for the day. I'm debating on whether or not to keep my gym membership because I can really only go in the evenings, but I'm trying to use the split sleep schedule. I don't know this is going to work out for me. I might keep it because I do like using the swimming pool and I'm hoping to get Gabi started in swimming, if she'll take it.
              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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              • What's the plan for the end of your whole30? are you going to continue on or are you looking to reinstate more primal ingredients back into your every day life?
                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, I'm not sure just yet. I have a wedding to attend next weekend. I did good with the last one that I went to and managed to avoid cake and other such stuff. I'm thinking eggs and maybe some small amounts of dairy in the form of cheese like feta or some other goat cheese. I can make some stuff for breakfast in the mornings with eggs that I can keep for a week and that will make my mornings just a little bit easier.
                  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 love weddings! They are always a blast so long as you're not afraid of the dancefloor Who's getting hitched?
                    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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                    • A couple from my small group is getting married. Another couple announced their engagement last night!!!!!!!!!!!! Ecks, I'm not afriad of the dancefloor unless I'm concerned about getting out there with someone that I might not want to dance with. That can be kind of awkward at times.

                      So, I tried out some foods yesterday and realized that I don't miss them. Tortilla chips? I ate about 1.5 and threw out the rest. Since I hosted group last night, I cooked. I almost sabotaged the corned beef! I thought that I had turned the crockpot on low, but I must have, out of habit of turning things off, turned it off before I left the house. Gabi called me around 11:30 to inform me that the crockpot was cold! Phew! Gabi to the rescue with that I made some homemade mayo and then turned it into a dip by using some onion and garlic powder then tossing in some herbs de provence. I ran out of the oil that I had specifically bought for the mayo, so I blended in some EVOO. I had to add some extra lemon and salt at the end to help with the EVOO flavor. That seemed to work out perfectly! A few people from group said that they liked the dipping sauce I did make the coconut cream style popsicles which seemed to go over well with some people. Watermelon Ginger Cinnamon for the first set and Banana Strawberry Nutmeg Cinnamon for the second set. I need to come up with some better names!

                      I don't think I miss the cheese that I ate noshed on last night. It just didn't seem right this time around. Since I don't have to worry too much about too many upcoming events where I might be around foods that I don't want to eat, I might just keep trucking along, but I'll probably still add eggs back in.
                      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 have a soft spot for hard cheeses... And your (what I can assume are popsicles??) sound outstanding! If I may make a request it would be that you would make one with hazelnut butter then find some way to ship it up to me still in tact Mmm... Hazelnut butter, banana, cinnamon, and coconut cream maybe? Oh! And when it's all come together roll it in coconut cream again then maybe coconut shreds and put it back in the freezer on a tray to set!! Darn it now I want one!
                        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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                        • The pops are pretty darn tastey Ok, so I tried some honey yesterday. Honey.too.sweet. I had bought some "local" (which usually means it came from about 2 hours away from here) and wanted to taste it. I dipped the tail end of a spoon in the container and was expecting a bitter taste but it was too sweet! Even the wildflower stuff was I mean I'm happy but I'm kind of sad at the same time. I like the bitter taste of the local raw stuff. Or at least I used to. I'm going to see how long I can go without chocolate before I try some seriously dark stuff again. I like dates now more than I used to, especially with pepperoni

                          I think that this Monday I will be starting WOW's again! I really haven't had much time to get this done in the mornings because I've been using that time cooking. Perhaps tomorrow night I will get some food prepped for the mornings so that I can just reheat and go.
                          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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                          • Sooooo.... I've figured out that milk and butter aren't so much my friends. Neither is blue cheese. So I need to pretty much stay away from that stuff as much as I can. I think I'm okay with that to be honest.

                            Today I started WOW again! I figured that I would go ahead with the very first one since I've been walking differently for a while. Ecks, you were right! It did seem to workout rater nicely with the sprinting. Now I'm going to try running tomorrow and see what happens!

                            Oh yeah, my mom makes some seriously good ribs when she smokes them. YUM!
                            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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                            • Mmmm... Mouth started watering at the mention of smoked ribs
                              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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                              • They were good. I think I needed more of the sauce for the leftovers though.

                                I went running with my dog with the new running leash. Yep, we have some work to do. However, it's a nice little ab workout. I'm a little sore, but this will pass It's much easier to control her urgers to run off when the leash attaches to the piece around my waste. Ecks, the running required me to think about my foot and how it was striking the ground. I'm going to need a longer leash to attach to the waste since she likes to run in front of me.

                                I've been adding some kale into my salads, along with some rainbow chard. I can't say that I like the taste of kale, but my salad dressing usually handles that problem rather nicely

                                Allergies have been kicking my butt! I'm trying a different approach because my nose has been so itchy and I've had some minor nose bleeds (read, it's only on the tissue, not just running out of my nose). I know that it's due to the rain that we received and the subsequent weeds popping up all over the place. I'm still grateful for the green that we have outside though.

                                I enjoyed running this morning and I'm ready for the WOW tomorrow morning. I did get through the split sleep schedule yesterday and plan on doing it again today. I won't be able to use it tomorrow night, but I'm not worried about it too much.
                                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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