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Mt. Kilimanjaro I will climb you when I'm 35 (in 3 years). Let the training begin!

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Erin's Personal Reminder: Get Moving!

For every choice you make, there is a healthy option. I need to find that option and take it.

Personal Motto:
'It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand as a lamb.'
-Roman Proverb

For every choice you make, there is a healthy option. I need to find that option and take it.

Personal Motto:
'It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand as a lamb.'
-Roman Proverb



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 Pounds lost: 85.0 

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Member Since: 11/10/2009

SparkPoints: 48,575

Fitness Minutes: 19,224

My Goals:
-Stick to my program

-2014 Goals
-20 minutes relaxation/yoga per week
-Lose 100 lbs
-Take a ceramics class

Long term goals
-lose 250 lbs
-Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
-Complete a 10k in under 2 hours
-Consistently exercise 3 times per week

My Program:
-drink at least 8 glasses of water per day

-focus on whole foods and food groups to guide meal choices

-2250 calories a day or less

-adhear to plan outlines by exercise physiologist

Personal Information:
Living in the MT, from the WI and missing the midwest. Single with no kids--just the way I like it. I'm 32 now...holy cats! That's about all I got!

Other Information:

-2 5ks completed!
-Climbed to the top of Mt. Helena.
-Cross-Country ski-ed for 2 hrs twice!
-No fast food for four months!
-Lost 84 lbs
-Soup's On Challenge Completed! (20 soups from Oct 2013 to end of Feb 2014)

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Member Comments:
8/28/2014 2:15:28 PM

How neat to have someone in the same place! It's good to hear that our doctors, etc. are saying the same things. It makes this feel a little less extreme. I know she'll give me my fruit and whole grains back eventually, but it's so weird today not having them. The one exception is Saturday morning, I get to have some oatmeal and half a banana (and egg!) before I put my five miles in for training. It's a good thing I love eggs already!

I have noticed as the day goes on that I am less interested in food. I'm only on half a dose a day right now, so I haven't had any nausea, but another friend said the same thing you did about that her first couple of days on it. I had the thought earlier today that it's probably a good thing that I don't live alone, because I think I would end up forgetting to eat for a day or two on this stuff! I've had a little heartburn, but I'm not sure if it's the Phentermine or if it was having salsa, canadian bacon and coffee (with eggs and spinach!) at 8am!

You're right; it will be neat to see how our experiences compare- and that we can do it!

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8/27/2014 2:45:13 PM

Thanks for the support on my blog. It was greatly appreciated.

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7/23/2014 3:11:52 PM

Thanks! It seems that writing down my food really helped me spot this. I still track on here, especialy since I have so much already saved and it will do the math for me. In my paper journal I've been writing down each meal's calories, carbs, fat and protein. Breaking it up and writing it down like that reinforced the disparity more so than just plugging everything into a computer. Isn't it interesting what works and doesn't for all of us. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

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7/15/2014 3:32:00 PM

Hey there Erin. Thanks for nice blog comment :-) I'm not too familiar with gluten but have you looked into used some rolled oats or gluten free bread crumbs for the meatloaf. The meatloaf I threw together was so easy and I think you could make it Gluten free with one change.

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5/14/2014 2:10:56 PM

Hey Erin. I actually don't have have a slow cooker but you did give me an idea. I haven't got around to trying cauliflower crust pizza either for the same reason; just don't think it will taste right. Thanks for stopping by the blog and for the congrats :-D

Ok so here are some links for you. I hope you can find something useful here. I love making omelettes and I hope it something you can get comfortable with making. Happy hump day! (Jaime Oliver makes a perfect omelette)
t-ideas-phase-1-128/ (great message board post about SBD breakfast ideas)
ex-of-south-beach-diet-phase-one.html (This blog has a lot of SBD related material)
(I love Pinterest for this very reason. Always helpful)

Comment edited on: 5/14/2014 2:16:13 PM

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