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Old 02-03-2015, 09:49 AM
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I'm actually wearing............ Dare I say it?,............ LAYERS.
Hahahaha!! I love the way you say it

Hey, I'm in layers too, LDT This cardigan has long flappy sides that just get in the way.
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Jupiters, kettlebells... great idea!! I have one little kettlebell. I also have a DVD to go with it. I always forget about that! Thanks for reminding me.
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thanks guys for the support (heh, pun intended)

ardy - I have tiger balm and do use it. Mind you, I should probably be using it more thanks for the reminder.

LDT - I googled YIN yoga here last time you mentioned it and can't track down any classes - however, there are youtube videos. I will spend some time this week/weekend looking into this. I do feel MUCH better when I am doing activities such as stretching/yoga. I know it is making a difference - I think I'm just so bloody impatient (gee, whooda thunk?!) and expect results in a snap. I am working on "less is more" and being gentle with myself/body.

I have a BAD BAD habit of being super impulsive and jumping in hardcore with everything. I believe that I actually made my back worse by working out too hard and not taking the time to slowly increase time/weight/activity, hence...rendering my back totally buggered. Add stress into that mix - recipe for disaster.

SJ - pick those bells up!! I cannot wait to start using them again, great for core strength
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:06 AM
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I want to get excited about yoga again, I really do. I used to love it. Might have to take an actual class to get things rolling.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:17 AM
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that's what I did. It had been 8 years easy since I last did it. I was a big time Pilates fan as well.
Then I got into some weird head space thinking " I need to do intensive hard core cardio to be fit"
um, no. No you don't.
plus - where I am at mentally/emotionally with sobriety and all the changes the last year again - I knew I needed to start focusing on the whole "less is more" motto and learning to slow the he11 down!
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:38 AM
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Oh, I'm with you, Jupiters. Moderation in food and exercise has been my mantra the past year. Absolutely. Like you, I went full throttle into running and weightlifting, and just burnt out. Moderation of my eating and exercise in sobriety has been such a peaceful place for me. I've had enough of "hard core" to last a lifetime I think. The only acceptable "hard core" approach for me might be in writing and reading, ok, maybe coffee too, lol.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:42 AM
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hahaha I hear that! (the coffee part)

*sips number 4 of the day*

I'm reading voraciously again (I go through spurts of this) - as for writing. I am a HUGE procrastinator with journaling. I don't know why. I know one day, when the time is right...I'll start writing again.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:52 AM
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Let's see..... I have lost track of how many coconut milk lattes I've had today.... I figure if it's my worst vice right now, oh well...... Sorry for not being sorry....

CARLOS!!!! Stay on this thread, my friend. LOTS of great ideas and support here. Happy to hear you're being proactive about your health. And I think we like this crazy coffee because it's this unique blend of medium and dark roast beans. We order from this company called Dean's Beans..... What use to be our hugely stocked liquor cabinet now holds giant bags of coffee. It's sort of sick really.

SJ..... Did I send you some Youtube Yoga links ?

Jupiters..... I'll be happy to send you some youtube links to some of my favorite Yin videos if you like. Truthfully, there is a lot out there that I would NOT recommend, so if you don't mind sending me your email, I can send you my favorites directly. At least it would get you started........ But a class with a good teacher is really ideal.

Okay , back later with a full report on my first meal off Whole30.... LASAGNA!!
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Yeah, you sent them, LDT. Now I just need to try them.
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Jupiters, that is one thing I've never been able to do consistently. A diary/journal. I just lose interest in recording my day. My mother had stacks of journals. She kept them for years.
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thanks LDT - sending you my email now. I was going to ask if you had a few you liked and some to stay away from. I know youtube can be tricky and I don't want to cause MORE injury to this!
MUCHO appreciated!!
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Good reading here, Heaters! I also used to love yoga: Back in the day, I taught a Children's yoga class, and both they and I loved it! ( How I miss the late 70's)....

I may actually have to watch a DVD or a class online and participate.

I had artichoke/spinach dip for dinner with sourdough bread... does anyone have any recipes for this type of dip or recommend any preservative free brands? It was a frozen food variety, and it was ok, but it wasn't fresh tasting enough for me. I have been moving away from processed foods a bit, and I am beginning to taste the difference.

SJ: I love my fresh squeezed pink rio grapefruit juice! Talk about a healthy addiction. And, I do believe in moderation as well, so I have 1/2 in the morning, half when I need a treat late afternoon/evening.
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Hi everyone. ..I agree that journaling is great- this site also serves that purpose for me. In other threads, writing about sobriety joys and difficulties really helps me. And now finding this thread to deal with food and weight. I went out to lunch yesterday and instead of getting a high calorie something, I got a salad. That was an accomplishment for me. I now officially have no sweets in the house. I'll see how it goes today. How do you like the whole 30? Do you recommend it?
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Hey Heaters,

Blew off my workout yesterday. Going today instead , and so I do not have to say this again tomorrow, if I am unable to finish work in time to hit the gym I will work out at home for 30 minutes...(fingers crossed).

But I did hit a great step one AA mtg at a local rehab last night that did a world of good for my sobriety...still my #1 daily project. I posted about it on the Under One Year thread on the Daily segment today if you do not believe me(?, whatever it's called)

Hey, no suggestions for baking these many veggies that need to be used up soon? I did the fruit and veggie thing all raw yesterday...looking for a casserole idea if anyone has any. I have every imaginable "regular" type veggie, nothing exotic at the moment. I'm not big on meat. I dropped the meat/paleo diet soon after dropping crossfit...thought keeping veggie would keep the poundage of...hahahhahahahhaha. Anyway, was married to a veggie for 25 years and her diet rubbed off on me and I can take or leave meat. Not bacon though...bacon is its own food group isn't it?

Hey 1Day, I think making a fresh artichoke, spinach dip might be kinda easy. My guess would be:
1 can of artichokes in water
1 pkg fresh spinach
A handful of shrooms, perhaps exotic ones
1 sweet onion

Chop and cook above in as little EVOO as possible

Remove in strainer

Put in bowl and add

Breadcrumbs - make them yourself
Add some sort of cheese mix to taste and health meter - ex: a little feta, parm, asiago, mozzarella and provolone combo of sorts
(whatever you have with a Greek or Italian origin)

Refrig for a few hours...........

Get some pita chips and/or fresh veggies to dip and have at it...

I dunno... just a stab

Later, Heatrers

Carlos

Oh, LDT, that coffee sound divine. I too have a wide assortment, the unique mostly from TJ max and more stores...they always have a great selection
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Happyandfree...... I HIGHLY recommend the Whole30. I've done it 4 times now and it works for me quite well. But you need to read up on it thoroughly before starting one. The rules are strict, but plain and simple to follow. I would suggest reading the book, 'It Starts With Food'.

Carlos...... Interesting you said meat/Paleo...... Most people think Paleo = meat, meat with a side of meat. In my own case, I eat more vegetables on Paleo than I ever did eating the S.A.D....There's even a vegetarian whole30 available. Our friend, wehav2day, doesn't eat meat and is on her 3rd Whole30 right now......... Now having said that, I will confess I LOVE meat
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Thanks LDT...I'LL check it out.
I'm doing OK so far today with no sugar. Haven't had any overwhelming cravings.
Also, no wheat. Brown rice in chicken soup for lunch and a rice cake for snack...with peanut butter which probably has sugar. But I didn't have much. ..
ok..see you later.
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Hi Heaters,
I had trouble sleeping, which is usual for me since I have been in recovery, so was up at 5am eating a salad and grilled cheese, and then had a great green smoothie around 10:30am...spring greens, banana, pineapple Greek yogurt, chia seeds, coconut water. Good, as usual.

Carlos: Thanks so much for the ideas for the artichoke/spinach dip... much appreciated! Re veggies: have you thought of looking up a recipe on Allrecipes or Pinterest for a good vegetable soup? Maybe use the veggies you have in quantity in the keywords as you search? I know on Pinterest, I find most of my paleo recipes that way. Then, you can freeze some, and have it available throughout the remaining winter months.
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Hi eaters Ate a pile of steamed kale, it was so good I went back and steamed some more. Made the BF eat some too. Now a bowl of pintos.

LDT I think I will look in to the Whole 30 it sounds good to me.
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I had a delicious sugar free dinner (more like a breakfast): potatoes fried in coconut oil; two eggs over easy; Udi's sourdough toast with Kerrygold butter.
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Sounds good 1Dayatatyme. I had a friend who did Body Ecology and it helped her so much with an illness. She always cooked with coconut oil.
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