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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans.  Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over.  Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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Escape Room!

Escape Room!

Hubby and I are trying to not do our typical “dinner and a movie” dates — which are really just “eat here and then eat there” dates. So we tried an Escape Room this weekend and it was SOOOO FUN!!! First impressions We had never been to an escape room before — but decided to go with friends that had done a few.  This way, they’d have experience we could lean on.  The location we picked was brand new to…

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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Today was a totally new experience for me — I went to see a nutritionist.   It was my husband’s idea — he found the nutritionist, made the appointment, and even planned out the day around it.  He and I both wanted to have our metabolisms tested and meet with a specialist to discuss the results.  The whole thing was fascinating!   Here, breathe through this Our appointment started with taking turns breathing through a tube hooked to a machine….

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Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

I’m not dead!!   There’s looking on the bright side!   Now for the Tummy Pain bit Apparently I had some sort of infection in my digestive tract… how gross is that??! I’m still undergoing testing — but here’s the scoop. Saturday, Hubby and I were having a great date day!  We went to the gym, we took a nap, we watched a football game, and we went for a late dinner/movie.  Halfway through dinner, I just had a weird…

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Thursday Things…

Thursday Things…

Weigh in This week’s weigh-in marks exactly 1 week after starting a Crossfit-type-group-Boot Camp – Class.  (*Talk about a tongue twister*) This week would also mark nearly a month since I completed my marathon training — meaning a month with no serious running training going on!  I’ve decided to take a break to avoid burn out and to avoid icy roads this winter.  The Boot Camp class is a great way to challenge myself in a new way while still getting…

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Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!  This will mark my fourth week without a specific weight loss plan (no weight watchers, no 21 day fix, no counting calories…). I’m still trying to figure out how to fuel my body without obsessing – which is easier said than done.  In the past, I have always eaten compulsively; sometimes this means super quickly, tons, and almost in a panic – like someone was going to take away my plate any minute and other times…

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Weigh In Wednesday #14

Weigh In Wednesday #14

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!! Results On my last weigh in day, my moving average was 188.2… meaning a GAIN!! 🙁 This morning, I weighed in at 189.8.  This would mean my body is settling in around 190 again…  The bain of my existence is the fact that my body settles at my “chubby” weight. My current Happy Scale Results are as follows:   ** 10 months?? 🙁  Determined to make it much sooner!!!!! Reactions It seems like I’m a…

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