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About MyWar

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  • Birthday 09/21/1984

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    Somerset, NJ
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    Lifting heavy things, eating good food
  1. MyWar

    Eczema fading

    Yaaaaay that's great. It's such a relief when something finally works!
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    Thanks guys. I did a little root chakra meditating at my desk and drank some ginger tea, I think I'll survive.
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    I'm on day 14, and I am in a terrible mood. I slept through my alarm, forgot my breakfast and lunch, forgot my medication, couldn't put on makeup, can't get anything done at work, and overall just want to lay under my desk until 5pm. Please remind me that eating a cookie will not fix any of these problems. Thank you in advance.
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    Cross Fit Convert!

    Crossfit is one of the most fun workouts around, welcome to the club! Crossfit headquarters follows a three days on, one day off. So in a given week that could be anywhere from six to four classes. If you're new, I'd suggest an every other day schedule. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and this is my normal workout schedule for the week: M: Crossfit T: Crossfit W: Yoga, though I try to stay away from any kind of vinyasa and opt for a more deep stretch like Yin Th: Crossfit F: Rest, but active rest, so a lot of foam rolling, band stretching, lacrosse ball rubbing, and all the grimacing that goes along with it Sa: Crossfit Su: Yoga, free vinyasa at my local Lululemon How you recover is just as important as how many times you work out. Try checking out Kelly Starrett's website, for some awesome recovery and mobility work. You need to eat just as much or more on recovery days, too! And drink tons of water, take your fish oil, and get lots of sleep. LOTS OF SLEEP. Food and sleep are how your body repairs.Good luck!
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    The psychological effects of weight loss

    Thank you all so much for your replies! I think as women we've been conditioned to compare ourselves to the ideal body type, whatever that may be. I do love my huge quads and growing shoulder boulders. It's been suggested to me to consider the way I talk to myself, and consider if I would ever say that to another person. If I would never insult someone like that, why is it ok for me to do it to myself?
  6. I know we don't Whole 30 to lose weight, but for a lot of us it's a nice added benefit. I've lost a lot of fat over the past few years, with the most coming off from when I started paleo a couple of years ago. As time goes on, I become more vigilant about it, and I'm on my second W30 this year. Something I noticed about my weight loss is that I don't think of myself as a thin or healthy person. I went from a size 14 to a size 4 (not all attributable to paleo, my journey started several years ago with Weight Watchers and 10 minutes at a time on the elliptical). I keep buying clothes that are too big because I cannot wrap my mind around being the size I am. When I look in the mirror, I alternate between disbelief and actively trying to find stuff about my body that I hate. I guess what I'm saying is that I always thought being thin and fit would immediately lead to happiness, and it hasn't. This is both comforting (because being overweight is not the worst thing that a person can be) and disturbing (because what's it going to take to like myself?). I guess this goes to show that nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle. Has anyone else had this experience?
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    I married a nice Jewish boy and have been attending seder for years. Elana's Pantry has some nice recipes, though not all are compliant, you get the idea:
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    Start date 25 March2013

    I'm starting on the 25th as well, Kotie. I have a bachelorette party on April 26th, so I want to be sure I get my 30 days in before then. This will be my second Whole 30 this year, with a few done over the past two years. If you can take canned goods, try canned tuna, salmon, or sardines. Check the ingredients to make sure they are compliant, but they might be a good option.
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    Official 1/1/13 Start Group

    On the plus side, my ritalin is keeping any and all potential weight gain at bay.
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    Official 1/1/13 Start Group

    Had some naan yesterday, in a world of hurt today
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    Official 1/1/13 Start Group

    I ate half a bar of Trader Joe's dark chocolate last night, as well as tiny packet of soy sauce with my sashimi for lunch, and my knees are killing me today! It could also be the foot of snow en route. Avoiding the first two is actually pretty easy, the third is inevitable though!
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    Tessemae's, Ah-mazing!

    You have GOT to try the Lemon Chesapeake!!! It's amazing on salads, salmon, anything. Also, one of the guys from Tessemae's was at Whole Foods in Princeton a few weeks ago and I got to meet him and swoon all over him
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    Official 1/1/13 Start Group

    It's been almost a week since we finished, and I'm still 90% compliant. Friday night I ate an entire container of coconut sorbet, which contains sugar. I also picked up some coconut chips from Trader Joe's, they also had sugar. I inhaled the entire bag immediately so they're definitely not something to keep around the house. I also bought a few bars of dark chocolate from TJ's, and have been very responsibly chipping away at them slowly. And the most important thing to me: I am still sober. I'm getting leaner still, which I like a lot. Since we're off the W30, I've started a four day powerlifting/bodybuilding split, including two days of yoga. I posted a different thread regarding protein powder options ( and I'm looking for something that will do the least harm. I appreciate Renee's advice on BCAAs, and I'm looking for one without caffeine as I work out in the evening and some of my medications interact with heavy amounts of caffeine. Other than that, feeling awesome. Doing a lot of inward reflection and working on the other 8 factors of the Whole 9 life!
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    Official 1/1/13 Start Group

    8 lbs down, visible abs (!), working on several addictions, more mental clarity! A success!
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    IUD and severe cramps

    Whew it's nice to know I'm not the only one. The bleeding is incredibly heavy for the first two days, I fill up a super plus tampon in two hours. But then my period lingers for like 2 weeks. I'm due for my annual soon anyway, I'll have to ask my Dr. Thanks for the replies!