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Did a quick two miles on the treadmill yesterday.  Then lots of cleaning.  It is going to be a busy week trying to get in the normal stuff and all the cleaning I still want to get done.  Working out will probably be taking a backseat this week, and I'll get back on it next week.

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee w/ HC

M2: Chicken breast and avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt with berries

M3: Chicken breast over mixed greens with O&V

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Jen - We're having a combo 40th birthday party on Saturday (my birthday in March, husband's in May, and this is the weekend in the middle; plus my out of town family, except the Irish, will all be in town for Easter).

 

I think I am going to do a quick run tonight and clean the fridge tomorrow.  Then I will do the rest of the kitchen when I'm off on Friday.  Unfortunately, my son is also off, so it will be a heavy electronics day for him.  My sister and brother are both staying with us and they arrive sometime on Friday.   :D

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast and avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt with berries

M3: Taco venison HB eggs over mixed greens with O&V; tea with tsp HC and closed handful of nuts

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Into work early this morning, which means I can leave a bit early for fridge cleaning.

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast, avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt and berries

M3: Ground venison over mixed greens with O&V; tea with HC and small handful of cashews

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Jen - Taking everything out and giving it a good scrub is a pain, but definitely worth the effort.  A clean fridge is a beautiful thing.   ;)

 

Today we are clearing our countertops of everything in preparation for my scrubbing of the kitchen tomorrow.  Tonight we're having two of our nieces stay over and then I'll take all three kids to my parents', before said scrubbing.  The party is getting close...  The kitchen is one of the big items that has to wait until the last minute, but makes me nervous that I'm waiting until the last minute.

 

I haven't mentioned it in awhile, a little afraid of jinxing it, but my regularity issues are much improved.  I'm doing a lot of different things, but I think the two biggest helps are finding the right dose/type of magnesium and a good morning routine.  It is a huge relief to have this mostly straightened out for the time being.  Since I've straightened this out, a few pounds have come off, and I'm almost back to where I was pre-W30 (way back in October).

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast and avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt with berries

M3: Venison taco meat over mixed greens and O&V; tea with tsp of HC

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Having some coffee before I take the kids to my parents'.  Of course my husband got stuck in CT last night, so I was on  my own.  We made it work and I got a lot of stuff cleared out (amazing how much "stuff" we have, ugh).  I know I'll feel better once the kitchen is clean.

 

Can't wait for my sister, and her family, and my brother to arrive tonight - they are all staying with me.   :wub:

 

Should be a great weekend.  Tomorrow will be off plan and beyond and I can't wait to enjoy it.

 

Happy Easter!

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M1: Eggs, broccoli, and coffee with HC???

M2: Yogurt with berries

M3: Chicken over mixed greens with O&V

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The party was a huge success!  We had so much fun, a great turnout.  And despite being up until 3:30  :o , I wasn't hungover on Sunday, just really tired.  I can't believe it is over already.  We hired a caterer and bartender and they were so worth it.  It meant we could really enjoy our guests and ourselves.

 

My son had a great time egg hunting with his cousins yesterday.

 

Now its time to get back on track.  My eating the last two days was obviously less than stellar.  I even ate my Mom's fabulous Pascha (Easter) bread yesterday.  I haven't had bread since October.  But it was delicious and a once a year treat.  Tomorrow I'll get back on my exercise routine as well.

 

The last few weeks I haven't been enjoying my nightly tea as much.  I'm not sure if I need to find a new tea, if it is the warmer weather, or what.  Maybe I'll try just having a seltzer?

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast, avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt and berries

M3: Burgers, mixed greens with O&V; tea with HC

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Thanks, Jen and Juz!

 

Tonight I get back on track with running and strength training.  I'm moving on to stage two of NROL and I think this is the stage where I have quit before. I know it takes significantly longer to perform than stage 1.  But I want to make it work, we'll see how it goes.

 

I skipped the tea last night, but had a chocolate and some nuts, probably not the best substitution...

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast and avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt and berries

M3: Venison steak with mixed greens and O&V

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I had to google NROL..... Sounds intriguing. Good luck! I think I will also restart my body training tomorrow... Two sessions a day, one is the 5 moves of Tibetan yoga... You do 21 of each move, which takes 10-15 minutes all up. The other is three sets of burpees, squats and push-ups which also takes about 10 minutes. I do a set of 30 then 20 then 10. If I can make it a consistent routine for a month it will make a big difference. I ran 7km mid last week then had a lazy attack ...AF followed by too much chocolate :(

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Juz - That sounds like a great routine.  I'm all for anything you can keep up.  So get back on it!   ;)

 

Got in my three miles and strength training.  I remember now why this is not my favorite Stage of NROL.  But I'm going to push through it.  I'm a bit sore today.  Tonight is 35 minute tempo run.

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC
M2: Chicken breast over mixed greens with O&V; yogurt and berries

M3: Ground venison over mixed greens with O&V

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I'm feeling pretty sore from my workout on Tuesday.  I had a good run last night.

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt with berries

M3: ?  Fish, mixed greens with O&V??

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Juz - you aren't kidding!  But they should snap back.

 

Just got home from the Doctor.  Good news is that my thyroid is good.  Bad news is that my thyroid is not causing my weight issues.  She's concerned about some issues I'm having with my hands and some hair loss, so more testing ensues.

 

No work out due to doctor and being busy.  Nice run tomorrow!  And strength training.

 

M1: Breve latter

M2: Apple with peanut butter, yogurt with berries (too fruit heavy, no veggies!)

M3: Haddock and mixed greens

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Wow, bummer on the good news bad news situation. I hope they figure it out quickly. On my retreat they gave a talk about integrated medical practitioners that specialise not just in disease identification through various tests but in wellness optimisation. I am going to look into this next time I need a doctor - do you have that where you are?

My GP (what we call standard doctors here) has run lots of tests and sent me to various specialists none of which helped except to prescribe meds. When I changed to paleo and whole9 all my tests pretty much got back into the normal range in only a month. I still have a few issues (mainly skin and weight gain and stomach problems) but haven't figured out yet how to approach these other than what I am trying now with probiotics and gelatin etc. Might be time for me to try an IM doctor.

Have you tried having nuts and seeds that are high in zinc? Especially if they are soaked/activated first they can add benefit without harm. Pumpkin seeds work well for me as I don't tend to overeat them and can add them to cooking or sprinkle on salad. My skin tends to get worse if I stop having them, I think zinc is good for hair and nails as well?

It might be worth reading up on adrenal fatigue too???

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Juz - I appreciate all that information.  I have never heard of an integrated medical practitioner before, but there are some around, I would have to travel about an hour to see one.  I will definitely keep that in mind.  I will say that I have been pretty happy with my doctor, she does not push drugs and she wants to get to the root of any issues I have.  Based on the foods high in zinc list, I eat a lot of those foods, including cashews and meats.  I haven't done seeds much, but I could get into putting pumpkin seeds in my salads, as I've been missing crunch.  I will definitely look at adrenal fatigue.  She is testing my cortisol levels, so I'm interested to see what that looks like.  I am also doing the probiotics/gelatin routine.

 

We had a great weekend.  Friday night my husband and son went on a fishing trip, so I had a night to myself.  They were home mid-day on Saturday, so we still had lots of family time.  Tomorrow I'm off from work.  My son's class has a field trip to a minor league baseball game, and he is throwing out the first pitch, which should be fun!  Of course, it is supposed to rain, so we'll see how that goes.

 

M1: Frittata, veg soup; coffee with HC

M2: Chicken breast and avocado over mixed greens with O&V, yogurt and berries

M3: Chicken breast over mixed greens with O&V

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It will be interesting to see how the add'l tests come back. 

 

A night to yourself??!!!?  Bliss!  It's amazing how much I appreciate a night to myself at home now that it's so rare.  I had a whole weekend to myself a couple years ago and I think I went two days without speaking to anybody.  I just enjoyed the silence.  Ahhhh!

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Looks like all my other numbers are good - including B12?, cortisol, and a host of others.  The only one that was off was that my hemoglobin was high.  She said that could be due to dehydration, so she wants it rechecked in a month.  I think dehydration is unlikely as I drink a lot of water every day, really, a lot.  But I did have a good bit of coffee and was sitting around a long time before I got the blood test done, so I'll make sure I'm really hydrated before I go again.

 

I'm also waiting for an EMG appointment, which is supposed to be testing for the loss of strength in my hands.  As of right now, that is scheduled for July.  I have to call and see if that is okay.

 

Had my GYN appt today, which was fine, but well, you know, not exactly something I look forward to.

 

Jen - The night to myself was bliss!  I wouldn't want it all the time, but since it is so rare, I really did enjoy it.

 

Yesterday's baseball game was rainy and cold, but fun.  We only made it through the 4th inning, before the teachers rounded us back onto the buses.  My son did great with his first pitch, but it was so fast, if you blinked you would have missed it.  Very cute.  I wasn't feeling great by the time we got home, went too long without eating and the cold really did me in, so I was lazy and didn't work out.  Tonight is the last day of the month, so I will be staying late to close, so again, no work out.  Ah well.

 

As I do get back on the workout train, I want to make sure I'm getting enough carbs.  I see that I've been sliding back into VLC, which I don't think is great for me, especially when I'm working out a lot.  So I will be focusing on that the next few weeks as I build back up on mileage.

 

M1: Frittata, Veg soup; coffee with HC
M2: Chicken breast, avocado over mixed greens with O&V

M3: Chicken breast and mixed greens with O&V

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I'm happy to hear all your numbers are good.  Though, sometimes I just wish something concrete (i.e. fixable) would show up wrong, you know?  When we were trying to figure out what was causing my son's stomach issues, I was actually disappointed when the celiac biopsy came back negative.  Not because I wanted him to have celiac, of course, because at that point I just wanted to know what was wrong so we could deal with it. 

 

When I get a rare night or weekend alone, I think the same thing.  If I had that all the time, I wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much. 

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Jen - I agree completely, I'd like to know if there is something wrong or if I just need to deal.  It is seeming more and more like I just need to deal.  I suspect the weight thing is not going to get easier as I get older.  And I would imagine it is a ton more difficult when it is your child.  I'm talking about a few pounds, but having your child be sick all the time must be SO hard.

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Yes, having a puker is hard (esp on the carpets! :) ).  But, I also keep it in perspective.  There's nothing like sitting in the waiting room at a Children's hospital to make you grateful for the minor annoyance that you are dealing with.  Of course I wish my son didn't have to deal with tummy aches and throwing up and feeling odd at school and whatever, but there are things out there that are so much worse.  I make a point to remember that.

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How old is your son Jen? We took ours to a specialist when he was two as he chucked so much...diagnosed as an easy chucker and susceptible to stomach migraines... Later on, when he was about 5 we figured out these vomiting episodes coincided with growth spurts. He still has unwell patches but the vomiting reduced from about 8 years on. Funny thing last year his grade 6 teacher said to us have you realised you've got a teenager already... .??? Then I twigged what she was seeing as teenage behaviour (he was 11 but his classmates were 12-13) was his growth spurt behaviour which is also prevalent in teens

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