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  • #16
    But once it's totally out of your system and you get into your new, wonderful, cigarette-free lifestyle, it will be worth it! Good for you!! Good luck! You can do it!!


    Be healthy! Live well!
    Grok on! <3

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    • #17
      Woohoo!!!
      A week and a half with no cigarettes
      Cholesterol and glucose down

      Damn, I really haven't been on here like I thought I would be... Life seems to have gotten crazy busy this week. Lots going on and to top it all off, next week I have class starting and 2 5ks that I might not be able to run due to what we think is most likely a sprained foot. (Damn running really hard to try and take my mind off smoking)
      Every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value --Winnie Dalley

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      • #18
        So, I'm starting to get really frustrated. My weight is definitely slowing down... to a crawl. I haven't been able to run in a week and it's making me crazy. even my 5 mile hike didn't happen this weekend thanks to my stupid sprained foot not feeling any better in the last week. If it's still bothering me as much on Monday I have to go in for x-rays. So, no 5k for me this weekend. I'm still taking Friday and Monday off though, I need a break from work to just relax!

        I've been thinking about starting Whole 30 to see if some allergy issues and continued inflammation might be related to something still in my diet, and to kind of kick start me with a new pattern to help with fighting off the constant munchies I seem to have since stopping smoking. I'm not hungry so much, but since it was a stress reducer for me I'm finding myself thinking I'm hungry or "should probably eat something" in times I would normally be smoking.

        On a happy front, I had a PR on hack squats last night at the gym at 260lbs!
        Every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value --Winnie Dalley

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        • #19
          Pondering of the day...

          When I started to work out it was an exercise in overcoming my bad self esteem and fear. A big part of it for me was to quit worrying about what other people would think, it even still is sometimes.

          I was reluctant to run because of what other people who might see me (who I don't know) would think of this "fat ass" (what I thought of myself) who was pretending to be healthy slowly trudging along the street.

          I didn't know if I wanted to lift weights because I was embarrassed that I had to start small and couldn't do more like I could when I was younger, like I wasn't good enough yet to belong in a gym.

          I didn't really want anyone to see me work out doing anything at all because you could tell I didn't know what I was doing and was tremendously out of shape and I didn't want to make a fool of myself...

          I didn't want to be judged for not being there yet. This thinking kept me not doing anything for a long time and well, we *all* have to start somewhere.

          The first step may be hard, but it's well worth it. Not just with health and fitness like I've been dealing with, but for anything we're letting fear hold us back from, and once that positive momentum gets going... watch out!!
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          • #20
            Thursday I had to go in for a mammogram. Friday they called to schedule a diagnostic and ultrasound because it was abnormal. This was the first one I've ever had so I'm a bit nervous about what they saw even though they claim they have to do this a lot. Needless to say, as the weekend wore on I got more and more nervous about it and had a bit of a hard time with cravings - both food and tobacco. I managed to not eat crap but did break down and smoke.

            Damn it, why do I do stupid crap like that when I'm stressed??

            Oh well, today is a new week and I'll hopefully hear back on the results within not too long of a time frame. At least I have a lot of homework to finish by tomorrow night to keep me busy. I think this term is going to be harder than I thought, it's been a long time since I was in school and it seems like this class is really short but it'll be one step closer to leaving the world of tech support!
            Every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value --Winnie Dalley

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            • #21
              This morning I learned what insanity is. Restarted couch to 5k, after the warmup replaced walking with jogging and jogging with sprints, fueled only in some fat and a little raw honey, in keto and in the middle of attempting a 20/4 IF.

              Wow, am I worn out! Take that stubborn fat, I'll beat you into submission!!

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              This is me, all worn out, -54.5 since January 2nd.
              Every moment of life does not have to be perfect to be of value --Winnie Dalley

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              • #22
                OMG, so excited. Tuesday at the gym we did a bunch of drills and then I did my first ever hang snatch!! 7 months ago this would have totally set my fibro off and I'd have been on the couch in pain for a long time. Now, DOMS set in and I'm pretty sore but still no muscle spasms. Just more proof that Primal works, I couldn't have done this if I was still eating grains and sugar. Tonight it's practicing my drills at home to begin to get the pulls and form really set in memory so we can start adding weight to the bar!!
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                • #23
                  So I've been visiting my birth dad out of state this week and it's staying to break my heart. He's diabetic, more so than I knew. We've talked about diet and what I eat and don't eat as well as why, he knows the benefits I've gotten with both my fibro and my blood panels since I was pre-diabetic 9 months ago. He's even had me talk to my sister about what I've done since she had fibro too. This morning we were picking up his insulin and he stopped at McDonalds for breakfast and still didn't understand why I didn't want any or why I thought a fast food breakfast wasn't a great idea and why I'd rather make something to eat at the house...

                  All week he's been eating stuff that isn't the best for his condition but always justifies it with that he had to because of his meds... It makes me really worried for him long term. I just don't understand continuing to eat in a way that caused the problem, saying you have to because of insulin rather than trying to make changes to make the problem less severe. I'd you're measuring your levels to know how much insulin to take, wouldn't you be able to know to take less if you didn't need as much from eating healthier??

                  #soconfused

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                  • #24
                    Finally hit 60 down yesterday and combined it with a deadlift PR of 2.5lbs over my body weight and a squat PR. I feel AMAZING.

                    On a less exciting note, I was talking to my mom last night and she is now doubting that I ever had fibro. Apparently she doesn't remember the trigger point shots every couple months, the constant pain I was in all the time, how I could barely function most of the time (or at all if I did anything physical). Either that or she does but doesn't want to believe that I can get better from it while she hasn't...

                    I tried to talk to her about my diet differences and the almost immediate effect I had from cutting grains and sugars but she just doesn't think it's possible. Then she went on about how she was going to have some fruit loops because it's "the most satisfying cereal". It makes me a bit sad since I remember a time when she drastically changed her diet and had relief from her fibro... I just don't get why she dismisses it all when she's experienced first hand that diet can make a difference and she's seeing the difference in me...
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