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    It's better today. I feel much better. Peed a LOT last night. Like 3 times between 10 and 12. It was nuts. But, I feel so much better today!
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    Not hungry this morning. Which is a bummer b/c I have bacon and watermelon to enjoy (boiled eggs are less than enjoyable anymore - guess I'm bored with them).

    Planning to run today. I learned that when I do my run, I burn approximately 372 calories. That's 93 gm carbs if each carb is 4 calories. I wanted to know this so I know what to do for carbs on run days. Currently, I'm at about 60 or so carbs a day, which means that some of those calories have to come from fat conversion. Good to know. Not sure what I'll do with that information, but it's good to know.

    This morning was really rough. We were running late b/c I had class last night and didn't want to get up (I did, but didn't want to) and my kids were being difficult this morning. Brady didn't want to get dressed and stalled for way too long. Makenna kept taking her shoes off after I put them on. And a sippy cup spilled about 1/4 cup of milk on the floor that I had to wipe up before we could leave. I got frustrated and said "I quit." Brady says "Quit what, Mom?" I said "Being a mom. Being me." I was frustrated and always seem to say things I shouldn't say when I'm frustrated. I then said "Brady, go to the car so we can leave." He says "You're not going to be my mom anymore?" I told him I will if he helps to make being a mom easier because they make it too difficult in the mornings. He said he was sorry for being difficult and would listen better in the mornings. I swear I told him 8 times to get dressed. And what did he do? He put his underwear on his head instead of on his butt... in any other situation, that would be funny, but not when we're late and I've already asked him too many times to get ready. Then Makenna kept taking her shoes off and having little tandrums all morning long. I finally got fed up after the 3rd time putting her shoes back on that I gave her butt a little swat - probably felt like nothing through the diaper. Of course, she cried, but straightened up immediately following that. Seriously, I don't know why getting dressed and walking out the door is so difficult each morning. There's no need for it. We get up plenty early to get out the door on time if everyone cooperates, and most days we're fine. But there are just those days where I want to say to hell with it all and go away for a while... like to Aruba or something... for just a few hours.

    Clean eats on tap for today. Sitting at 188. Run planned for today. And training at work. I have to get a class done that I signed up for a few weeks ago. I've put it off too long and have to finish in the next week. I can do it, just have to actually do it...
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    It's only up from where you started! Happy thoughts!
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    my motivation

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    Do 30-60 days clean primal.
    No grains, sugar, alcohol.
    Eat 3 meals and primal snacks.
    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    hello all... Just checking in. I really don't have anything to talk about... well, actually I do, but I don't know that you'd all be interested. It's job stuff. I'm considering changing my project for school b/c the professor says the project assigned was not a "graduate level" difficulty, wasn't challenging enough or complex enough to accomplish the objectives of the class as it didn't require a team to be formed, budgets to be determined, etc. So, I'm looking at something else, but I don't even know if this something else is going to happen, so I have to talk to my supervisor about it. The overall project (a remodel) has an estimated cost of $700,000, but the biggest obstacle will be relocating 90 people who literally work in a vault into another secured area where they can work for a year while the renovation is underway. I have some ideas, but it'll require moving more than 90 people - upwards of 150-200 people to make it all work and it'll cost a lot of money. Because of the $700,000 renovation price tag the whole thing may not happen, so I have to talk to my supervisor first...

    I'm also considering going back to school for a second masters once I complete my current masters degree. It'll probably be some time before I pursue the second. I'm looking at adding HR education because it seems like everyone wants MBA grads. My degree is Organizational Leadership (creating and effecting change in the workplace) and it's not a very well known master's program so it's not listed on many websites as a sought after asset for workers.

    I did however put in for a job at John Deere (Forestry division). It's a Commodities Specialist position. We'll see how it goes. I feel like I'm qualified based on my experience. Of course, it required me to rearrange my resume to list my most relavent work experience first, rather than listing it chronologically. Hopefully I get a hit on it. And hopefully it'll pay the same (if not better) than my current job!

    Anyhow... I've got work to do, so I'll talk to you all later.
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    Hey Jenn - sounds like a lot happening there! I hope you can get the project nailed down........ and a second masters? thats ambitious! I don't know how you're doing all that you do now! Family and home, work, masters and running! Reading your journal makes me tired! I'm at the other end of life I guess. Time to start planning for retirement! I was going to get my masters in counseling - but life got in the way. Now at 52, I really don't want to go $40K in debt for a career that may not even last long enough to pay off those student loans! But - I'll happily watch you on your journey!
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    my motivation

    As per Marcadav:
    Do 30-60 days clean primal.
    No grains, sugar, alcohol.
    Eat 3 meals and primal snacks.
    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    If my employer didn't pay for advanced education, I wouldn't have started the first, much less considered a second.
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    I admire your ambition, too. I can't think of anything that sounds more difficult than going back to school! I would have to be studying something I was REALLY interested in. Good job! Hopefully you can relax and think it over a bit this weekend.

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    Still thinking about the additional classes... not really thinking hard about it at this point. But the thought is there.

    Tried running again today. My piriformis muscle is really kicking my ass (not literally, but it does reside in the butt). it's pinching the sciatic nerve, which is making the area to the outside of my achille's hurt. It feels bruised. And it hurts to run, which throws off my gait. I used a volleyball to roll out my piriformis muscle instead (Foam Rolling for the Piriformis | Exercises For Injuries) because I didn't have a foam roll available. It works about the same. Anyway, my right piriformis is worse than my left, which is unusual b/c the left is usually where I feel the sciatic pain. Rolling gave me some relief, but not enough lasting relief that I'd be able to go running again. I was able to run 3 intervals before I called it quits. I'll roll again tonight and the rest of this week, and if it doesn't improve, I'll go see Dr. Lake again to have her do her digging to work it out. She worked on my left in April/May-ish timeframe and it has been good since.

    I gave up my Whole30. As much as I was trying to convince myself, I just couldn't get myself to believe that I was actually trying to be Whole30. I was giving in to the cravings for sugar left and right. I finally pulled the plug this weekend. They had ice cream at the race track this weekend as part of the Little Racer Car Club, which is a club for kids to get them involved with racing. The club was given 39 gallons of ice cream from local drivers, fans, and businesses to promote the club. I had vanilla and poured some dew over it. I love me a dew float! Anyhow, at that moment, I decided my Whole30 is over. No sense in lying to myself about what I was doing.

    And surprisingly, I haven't felt too terrible. I don't know... maybe I've just gotten used to the bloat already. Nah, just kidding. My jeans are still fitting nicely, if not a bit more loosely, so I know I'm not overly bloated. But if I'm not careful, it won't take long to get back there.

    Tomorrow is a LHT day. I'm going to work on biceps, triceps, chest (maybe) and back (maybe). My primary focus will be on tris and bis. I want GUNS! Sexy, sleek, toned guns! And since my left arm is weaker than my right (it must be b/c I carry Makenna on the right arm), I'll be sure to focus on completing all the repetitions on the left side. Hopefully I don't make it hurt like it did last time! That was scary b/c I thought I had injured it. Even moving my arm while walking hurt. I'll reduce the weight a bit and do the BFL pyramids again. Those babies always produce results.

    A couple that works here just brought in their new baby. She's just into the 8 lbs range. She is so stinking adorable and makes me wish my baby girl was still so little. I don't miss the frequent feedings and early morning wake ups, but I do miss having an infant for the blessed moments like first smiles, cuddles, etc. I pretty much decided that for the time being I am done having kids, but would not be opposed to having another baby a few years down the road. Of course, I'm 32 now so the likelihood that my body will allow for a safe pregnancy will be slimmer down the road, but I have an aunt who's nearing 40 and she just had a baby, so why not me?? (her oldest just graduated high school and her youngest hasn't even turned 1 yet) I would prefer my kids to be older so that I don't feel like I'm neglecting them by having another baby. So, not now, but maybe in 5 years or so. Kenna will be 7 by then, and Brady 9. Believe it or not, I know quite a few people who have done this very thing. Had two, then waited a few years and had two more. If it's in the cards, it'll happen when it's supposed to.

    Anyhow, I suppose that's enough rambling for now... I hope everyone's having a good day.
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    Oh, and I took "before" pics of my keratinosis. I've read that reducing sugar and moisturizing will reduce the occurance... of course, sugar has been making frequent appearances in my diet, but the moisturizing should become a key factor as well. I picked up a jar of refined coconut oil to use. I've read coconut oil is good for hydrating skin, and I got the refined so I don't constantly want to gnaw on my coconutty scented arms. We'll see how it all works out. So far, since Friday, I have only "moisturized" once... lol
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    I believe that (especially with such a healthy diet as primal/paleo can be) you could safely have a child up to or even after the age of 40, so no worries there. Take care of yourself now, and your debts and maybe it'll happen!

    I remembered this recently when I was having baby dreams again. If Boyfriend and I get married and travel after he graduates, I'd be fine with waiting to have kids till my early or mid 30s. After that, though, even with a healthy diet, I worry about the risk of Down syndrome. My mom was 43 when she had my brother, which is rather a significant difference to 35, though.
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