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  • #16
    June 25, 2013

    B: 2 slices bacon, 2 eggs, 1/2 sweet potato w/butter, coffee w/HWC
    L: 1/4 lb burger on oopsie rolls, baby kosher dills, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, olives
    S: 1.5 oz almonds, unsweetened iced tea, another processed beef stick thing
    D: Spanish "rice" with chicken and 1/2 an avocado

    WOD: Good ol' DOMS hit me so I rested and had work, which wasn't too strenuous. PT is very impressed with my progress and my pain/limitations went from 53% six months ago to a staggering 2%. I'm feeling great.

    I also indicated I wouldn't be using a scale, but a tape measure instead and it felt good to be firm about that. I'm around 185 at 5'6" but still retain a fair amount of muscle, so I've never felt the scale is an accurate measure for me personally.

    And on an unrelated note, I'm ecstatic with the striking down of DOMA today. Now my marriage is recognized under Washington State and federal law (finally). Another step forward!
    Last edited by Britt; 06-26-2013, 08:37 AM.
    "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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    • #17
      Yay for your unrelated note! Not that I know what you mean, but you're excited so that's good.
      Good work with the exercising! What a great result!

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      • #18
        The Defense of Marriage Act section that barred the federal government (here in the States) from recognizing same-sex marriages from states that have legalized same-sex marriage was struck down by the Supreme Court in a close 5-4 decision. So I actually look forward to filing my taxes now, hehe!

        And thanks! I've been feeling it all over the past couple days but I think tomorrow might be a good day to jump right back in. It's only been a week since I've been back on track under 75g of carbs daily (I fell into a "safe starches" mode that did not agree with my body and triggered awful cravings), so I just have to be patient about the losing. But I've done it before!
        "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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        • #19
          I'm just admiring the way you are sticking to it. I"m looking for some inspiration right now. And you have given me that! Thank you for sharing!
          "I came to live out loud!" -Emile Zola

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          • #20
            I'm happy to help! I think part of my lapse was not utilizing the forums here. It can really help you hold yourself accountable and there's loads of support (like you folks posting here ).
            "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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            • #21
              Is sweet potato a safe starch? I probably have it about once a week.

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              • #22
                Well I just call it a starch now, hehe. I had one left so I just ate it. I may keep eating a half of one for post-workout purposes, but that'd be at most two sweet potatoes a week.
                "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                • #23
                  Congratulations on your unrelated note! It was a wonderful day :-) Two of my good friends have been in a committed relationship for 44 years! Just announced that they will be getting married in celebration!! I can't wait.

                  The DOMS will get better as you get fitter. I've been working with a personal trainer these past three weeks and have been in intermittent agony for the first two, this week is much better!

                  Keep at it!

                  David
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Starting Weight: 292
                  Starting Primal Weight: 275
                  Current weight: 224
                  Goal weight: 172
                  Body Fat 30.5

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                  • #24
                    Thanks David! And I actually enjoyed the DOMS (in a not creepy way). I have an upper back injury that's mostly healed and a shoulder injury that's on the way, both from working as a nursing assistant (catching unbalanced geriatrics). So the DOMS was a most welcome sign that I was doing something right and getting at those muscles that have been atrophying (and a distraction from the actual pain of the injury).

                    Thanks for the support, everyone. I'm kicking myself lightly for having never put a journal up here.
                    "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                    • #25
                      June 26, 2013

                      B: 2 slices bacon, 2 eggs, 1/2 sweet potato w/butter, coffee w/HWC
                      L: 1/4 lb burger on oopsie roll, apple w/2 tbsp. almond butter
                      S: few bites of Greek yogurt with nuts and homemade jam from grandmother (too sweet, couldn't eat it)
                      S: navel orange

                      WOD: Dancing around my living room celebrating. Not much more than that.

                      I got my rejection letter for one of the two nursing programs I applied to, but my GPA was "only" 3.8 so I wasn't hugely optimistic. Still going to start next spring for the one I've been waitlisted on two years now. :P But hey, more time to lose weight and heal. Can't argue with that.
                      "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                      • #26
                        Yeah, I've been working through a shoulder injury that has bothered me for many, many years. It's a jitterbug dance related injury from my acting days... and a long story.

                        My trainer has been (uncharacteristically) very gentle with shoulder exercises because of it. I'm building strength there gradually. Take it easy.

                        Sorry about the rejection letter... My best semester in college ever was a 3.8! I thought it was pretty good!

                        DC
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Starting Weight: 292
                        Starting Primal Weight: 275
                        Current weight: 224
                        Goal weight: 172
                        Body Fat 30.5

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                        • #27
                          Shoulders are tricky bastards, but I have a great osteopath and physical therapist working on it with me, so I'm hoping the next six months will see me 90% healed up.

                          The nursing program in question has a pretty stringent point system and most applicants have a 4.0 and prior degree. But oh well! Can't say I didn't try.
                          "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                          • #28
                            June 27, 2013

                            B: bulletproof coffee (10 oz) with some leftover pumpkin custard type thing
                            D: 6 oz chicken (light and dark meat), a load of kale and swiss chard cooked in 3 tbsp. butter, brussels sprouts, sugar peas, olives, and cherry tomatoes
                            S: champagne mango

                            WOD: None. Very lazy day today. Slept in until 10 AM (five hours extra) since I'd worked a couple swing shifts this week.

                            DOMS seems mostly gone and with it my usual shoulder pain. So very, very excited to get in another workout this weekend.
                            "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                            • #29
                              June 28, 2013

                              B: 3 eggs scrambled with cherry tomatoes and green onion, coffee w/HWC
                              S: snap peas, raspberries (a lot of both)
                              D: 3 oz. zinfadel, 3 oz. spiced mead, chicken thigh, sweet potato, greens, carrots, 3 tbsp butter
                              S: 80% dark chocolate

                              WOD: Work.

                              Had friends over for Shabbat so I lived it up a little had drank. And grazed a lot on snap peas and raspberries, but still managed to keep my carbs around 75g or so.
                              Last edited by Britt; 06-29-2013, 07:49 PM.
                              "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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                              • #30
                                June 29, 2013

                                B: 3 slices bacon, two eggs scrambled, strawberries, cherries, coffee w/HWC
                                S: more grazing on snap peas and cherries
                                D: chicken, swiss chard, carrots, 1/2 sweet potato w/butter

                                WOD: Rested since I had the Sabbath off.

                                Was a wonderfully lazy day of board games and eating. Feeling good despite the insane heat (it almost got to 80 with killer humidity, but I'm in Western Washington so this probably seems silly to most people). I have the next five days off of work so no excuses in terms of getting some workouts done! My shoulder has felt like it gained a "level" in terms of pain reduction so my max pain/discomfort is significantly less than it usually is on a consistent basis.

                                If that's the result of one workout and my continued osteopathy treatments, I can't wait to see what consistent workouts will do!
                                "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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