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I have updated The Xtreme Fat Loss Diet page with my latest stats and measurements.  I lost 4 pounds!!!!

Unfortunately we have hit a little bit of a snag for this next cycle.  Saturday night I slammed my right thumb in the car door and it is pretty bad.   I can’t work out for a couple of days at least, heck I can hardly take care of myself.  My mom stayed an extra day to help me out and take care of the kids.

Also, this is my fast day but I am having to take pain killers and therefore I have to keep a little food in my stomach.  I am keeping it to the bare minimum, but total fast and the three workouts I had planned for today are out the window.  So, I am definitely not expecting much from this next cycle.

This is a total bummer because I feel like I had really good results the first cycle and I learned so much about what I need to do.  I am just going to have to be super strict on my food for the rest of the week.  I guess we will see what happens.

My protein only day went pretty well with my protein grams ending up spot on and my carbs super low, but my fat was too high.  Another thing to think about about this next cycle.

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Remember to plan ahead, log your food and exercise and keep your thumbs out of car doors.  OUCH!!!!

After logging my food for yesterday, my ratios are once again a little off. This time my fat was a little high and my carbs a little low. My calories were pretty dead on so that was good.

I was worried as I was adding foods to my log that I was going to go over but at the end it worked out fine since I logged my entire breakfast and only ate about two thirds of it.

I tend to be over critical and think too much about things but getting all these ratios just right is not that easy. This probably means I should have bought the upgrade with the calculator and menu plans.

This all gives me more to think about when planning out these two days next week.

Maybe I just need to give myself a break as well. It is my first cycle and the truth will be told Sunday morning when I check my stats. Stay tuned for that.

I have been really good about my workouts all week, but didn’t get my workout in yesterday since my mom was coming last night and I had so much to do. Need to make sure I make working out a priority and to make time for it. Doesn’t take that long, really.

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Have a great day and remember to do something nice for you mom tomorrow.

This process never ceases to amaze me.  The weirdest stuff is happening to me.  I squarely chalk this up to the fact that I must have had some serious stuff built up in my system as well as a significant amount of emotional blockage.

It has taken a while and I even was starting to think that even though I felt great that maybe this wasn’t going to work for my weight loss.  I have been at this for a while now and I have experienced some amazing changes in my mood and physical well being, but not much actual weight loss.

Jon even says in the book that the more barriers you have to losing weight the longer it will take for the weight loss to begin.  Even though it has taken a long time,  I just kept going with it.  It wasn’t even like I had a lot of choice, my body was making changes and demanding different foods and I just was open to it and let it happen at its own pace.

These last couple of weeks has been really crazy with traveling and multiple dinner guests and the kids being home and Ian having a growth spurt while cutting molars and now finally I have a doozy of a cold that has taken my appetite and any desire I have to move from a horizontal position on the couch.

But in spite of all that these really amazing things have happened and also some weird ones as well.

I forgave my father.  This is the biggest of emotional barriers obliterated and something I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to do.  He hurt me so badly and I have been carrying so much anger and pain around with me for such a long time.  But that anger isn’t doing me any good, it is just holding me back and so I am letting it go.

Along with this has come a strong desire to search him out.  He is aging and alone and my guess is not too happy and he is my dad and I love him despite his many aggregious acts and faults and I want to fix things between us before it is too late.    I know that he wont want this from me because he can’t accept my own acts and faults, but I feel that our life lessons are tied together somehow and that we have a lot to learn from each other no matter how hard that may be for either one of us.

I have also felt some sort of chemical shift has taken place in my body.  I just feel different and my physical body is starting to change.  My clothes are looser and I know the weight is starting to come off.  I look completely different to myself in the mirror.

I have also gotten really sick.  I haven’t been sick with any seriousness since before I got pregnant with Ian.   My hair is also falling out.  Nothing to be worried about, but I haven’t had any hair in the shower drain since I got pregnant with Ian and now the normal amount for someone with longish hair is there.  I didn’t even lose my hair after he was born like you are supposed to.

I know it sounds crazy, but I really think that my body never adjusted to not being pregnant.  The chemicals just kept going.  Jon talks about pregnancy being a time when your body turns on the FAT programs.  Is it possible that those programs simply never got turned off?  That would certainly explain a lot of things;  My hair continuing to be thicker and healthier than normal, my late onset postpartum depression, my bomb proof immune system and my persistent lack of weight movement among many other things too personal to discuss.

But, whatever it was has definitely changed over the last couple of weeks and my weight is finally moving.   Still not getting on the scale until October, but I have a lot more faith that the number when I do will be significantly lower than it was when I began or is now.

Yea!

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It’s kinda weird.  I look in the mirror and see the same body that has been there, maybe a little thinner but I think that is just the fat goggles being removed.  

But I feel thinner, especially through my middle where I carry most of my weight.

The fat there has always felt like heavy weights, holding me back and weighing me down.

I’m not exactly sure how to explain it, but it feels almost like when you suck your stomach in.  Tight and strong.  But, it feels like this all the time.  The fat is still there, it just doesn’t feel so heavy, more like it is just sitting on top of this new thinner me.

It’s almost like I can feel that thin me inside there, just waiting to come out.  Hmmm.  Curious and a little exciting.

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