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  1. How about getting on the Board of a non-profit? That would help with the networking and would look good on a resume.
  2. I remember. Sounds like this switch over will be a lot smoother. We had to re-register last time, right? That's when I changed my user name.
  3. I'm not sad, either. I prefer smaller. Nice work on faithful gym attendance! I ate crap on Monday. And on Tuesday :( I find March really hard. I've been tracking good days and bad days and I've had 8 bad days in March, whereas I only had 4 bad days in all of February. I'm having way more good days than last year though, so that's a big win. And we leave on Monday for two weeks in the sun :) I can't wait until I get through this season.
  4. Mine have shrunk beyond recognition. Dh keeps saying it's like they're an entirely new set of bOOks. I'm interested in your lifting plans. Is Girls Who Lift a book? We're moving at the end of the school year and I won't be able to see my trainer at all anymore, but I'd really like something to follow. I enjoy dead lifts and benching and I do a lot of things like elevated split squats with weights, walking lunges with weights, etc. I just wouldn't know where to start in terms of making progress in the gym without someone telling me how many reps to do and when to increase the weight.
  5. Nice work on the cleanse! That's tough. It's great that you've got more info from the chiropractor. I am really hoping chiro is able to help you. Three months is a reasonable amount of time to give it to see if there's any improvement. I'm rooting for you! I did something to my old shoulder injury while bench pressing yesterday. I think I got off track and went up at the wrong angle and I heard a little crack in my shoulder. We stopped benching at that point, but by the time I got home it was sore and cracked loudly when I moved it in certain directions. I was able to get in to see my
  6. That's so weird. It's funny how different people respond to different things... I find keto is great for my endurance. When I first switched over to keto it took a few weeks for me to adjust, but then I quickly took off from there. I ran a half marathon in February in a fasted state and was very happy with my time. I feel like I have a ton of energy and I think my skin looks great ;) I've also noticed my immune system seems stronger. I don't get headaches or heartburn anymore. I'm getting stronger in the gym - deadlifted 225 lbs this week :) The weight loss was really just the be
  7. Forgot to post my workout update. I didn't run last night. Dh got home after being away and it was rainy so we had a nice family dinner and then watched Up together. I went early to the gym this morning and got in a 25 minute run on the treadmill before my workout. Had a new personal best on the deadlift - 225! We're going to a friend's house for dinner tonight. They're making Indian food. I imagine there will be some wine. I'm looking forward to a fun night. I've been starved for adult company so have been looking forward to this for a long time.
  8. Wow! I really hope the chiropractor is able to help you. I can't imagine being in that much pain - definitely sounds depressing. I was a chiropractor skeptic, too. I had a friend who went quite a bit and I always thought it was a waste, but then I hurt my shoulder and my lower back and I was desperate so I went to the chiropractor. I couldn't believe the difference in both my shoulder and my back in a very short time. I hope you have the same kind of progress and can get to the bottom of your pain.
  9. You're so close, too! The last baby was what did me in, too. I always gain a ton in pregnancy - I get up past 200 lbs for some reason. Well, I know the reason ;) Anyway, I was pretty good at getting down to a reasonable (not goal) weight after each one, but after the last one I had a really hard time and basically hovered around 150 until I moved here and gained about 35 lbs in two years :(
  10. That's great that it's not impacting your running at the 16 day mark. I hear so many people talk about there being an adjustment period when starting keto and during that time their training is harder and slower. I think keeping electrolytes up is key. This sounds gross, but I dissolve 1/4 tsp of No-Salt (potassium) and 1/4 tsp pink salt in about 1/8 cup of pickle juice. I take magnesium at night before bed. I do think fasting has been good for my immune system. I haven't been sick at all this year. But, yes, it sounds crazy. I don't talk to anyone about fasting. I've never discussed it o
  11. I'm 4 lbs away from my goal weight so I will be changing things up somewhat. I actually enjoy fasting and I think there are a lot of benefits to fasting outside of weight loss. I don't think I'll ever eat breakfast again - not regularly, anyway, but I will likely cut down my longer fasts to two 22 hour fasts per week (dinner to dinner the next day) and see where that gets me. I will also likely plan a 3 or 4 day fast maybe every few months or so. I already eat about 1700 calories on eating days and am still losing weight. Once I lose these last 4 lbs I'll have to figure out how many calories I
  12. Apparently the body handles zero calories much differently than say, 800 calories. I ran a half-marathon in the beginning of February. During my training, I was fasting for 45 hours, twice a week and doing intermittent fasting (skipping breakfast) on eating days. I was also following a ketogenic diet. I had chicken thighs with a fennel curry cream sauce for dinner the night before and then I ran without breakfast the next day. I am definitely not the fastest runner in the world, but I was really pleased with my time - 2 hours and 10 minutes. I felt awesome during the race, even though it w
  13. No, most religious fasts are actually just calorie restrictive. During Ramadan, the fast ends when the sun sets (I think). It's much harder on your body to restrict calories than it is to abstain from all calories. There's a pretty good intro on fasting here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/intermittent-fasting I follow a ketogenic diet and am fat adapted, so fasting comes pretty easily and my body is very efficient at using fat stores for energy. I'm not running without fuel - I've got lots of reserves around my waist ;) I feel way more energized on fasting days. And I require less s
  14. Training run with my group on Tuesday and then was at the gym on Wednesday. I have running group again tonight. I'm hoping the streets are dry. Yesterday it snowed and then it rained and everything was slushy and soaking. I am just at the tail end of my longest ever fast. I'm at 4 days and 9 hours now. I have had so much energy and have felt great the whole time. During the fast I've run a total of 28km, had a home workout and a gym workout, completed a ton of errands that I had been putting off, and cleaned my house :) I'm planning on breaking the fast at 11am or so. I had planned to sto
  15. I am also tired of the snow and the wind. My sister sent me a picture of the flowers in her back yard. Also, my husband has been away for three weeks and I have been home with the three boys. Thankfully, dh comes back tomorrow.
  16. Sounds like an epic fall! I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt.
  17. Check out Ketogenic recipes. They won't have fruit, but they also won't have anything with gluten, rice, or soy. Whole 30 and Paleo recipes would also be good, I think. Some great recipe sites: https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com https://www.ruled.me/keto-recipes/ https://meljoulwan.com/category/recipes/ I've been keto for some time now. There is no end to the amazing things I can eat. It may take a while for your sister to adjust, but once she does she may not miss the foods she can't have at all.
  18. Definitely. I was 16 and working at Denny's. He came in for an interview and ended up being hired. I remember thinking he was attractive and wondering who he was. Once I got to know him better I had a huge crush on him, but he was 7 years older than I was and wasn't interested. We did hang out a bit, but there was absolutely no romance. We both stopped working there some time later and we lost touch until I was 18 and phoned him out of the blue.
  19. That's been my experience, too. I started at about a size 12 to 14 and The first drop in sizes took forever. But, then I went from a 10 to a 6 in no time at all - I think I only had a couple of items in a size 8, I basically zipped right past it. And I wasn't in a 6 long before I was wearing a 4.
  20. That's awesome!!! I'm so excited for you :)
  21. Awesome! Getting dressed for the gym is half the battle. That's something I started doing - I know that if I don't do it early in the day then it doesn't get done at all, so I just get up in the morning and put on my gym clothes. I tell myself I have to workout before I shower and get dressed. It seems to make it a little easier to actually get a workout in. And I had the best workout at home today! This is progress because I'd much rather be at the gym. I started with a warm up - running on the treadmill - and I ended up running for just over an hour. That was - by far - the longest I've
  22. My run was cancelled yesterday because we ended up with about 15cm of snow. I went today on my own and ran 14.2 km. The weather was great. It was 2 celsius and there was no wind. Unfortunately, none of the sidewalks were cleared so I had to run on the road the whole way, but people here are used to pedestrians out on the road so it wasn't a big deal.
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