Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Rundown: Diet Bet , Endo Sister, and A Brand New Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to The Rundown. These last two weeks have been soooo busy. First up, The BietBet. Read about the challenge I participated in here. My 4% weight loss goal was about 7lbs. No, I didn't make my goal so I didn't get to split the pot (insert sad face here). I lost a total of 5.5 lbs. I only worked out about 5 times during the four week challenge. This proved to me that losing weight is 80% what you eat. For the most part, I ate very well. Even though I couldn't workout due to being in pain, I was still able to follow my calories and loose weight. Which brings me to my "Endo Sisters".

If you haven't read my piece on living with Endometriosis  you can read it here. Soon after that piece was written, a group called Endo Sisters reached out to me on twitter. I never knew a community of women dealing with the same thing I am dealing with existed  They post great articles and alternative treatment info. Some of the information that is being published I have never known or heard of. My doctor has not given me many choices and I often felt like there was nothing I could do but sit in pain. Not the case! Which brings me to mt brand new challenge.

One of the articles that was posted  by one of my  Endo Sisters last week focused on what to eat and not eat. I had no clue Soy could be aiding in my pain due to not being organic and stuff that was in it. I eat a lot of Soy products and drink soy on the regular. It also effect men less due to they digest it faster. So for the next month I will be cutting out Soy products, red meat (don't really eat much anyway), dairy, and caffeine  I will also cut back tremendously on processed foods. The most difficult part will be cutting out caffeine  I drink the strongest coffee I can find every morning. I will have a mostly vegetarian diet with the exception of sea food. The article stated I could have very little chicken. I think I may steer clear though. I will also be juicing more. Prayerfully, I will be in less pain this month so I can finish my sessions with my personal trainer. I've missed twelve in the last two months due to pain. Bright side is they don't fall off! YAY! Until next time................

20 comments:

  1. 5.5 pounds is not that far off from 7 pounds. Progress is progress girly, keep it up! I think it's great that Endo Sisters reached out and that you're learning how to take care of yourself outside of what the doc says. Aren't the connections you make through blogging ah-mazing? It's such a big but really small blog world :) Can't wait to hear more!

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    1. Thanks Setarra for stopping by and yes I love the connections I have made through blogging!

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  2. Congrats on 5.5 pounds and finding some solutions for your endo! :-)

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  3. Congrats on the loss, Im glad you were able to find a community of women with endo... Doctors dont always tell us everything shame on them!!!

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    1. You are so right Toya! Your making progress to! I read your post, congrats!

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  4. Yes, congratulations on the weight loss...my goal is to lose about 5 lbs. too!!! Sorry about the pain of endometriosis. My mom had endo in her late 20s and into her early 30s. She made sure to let my sisters and I aware of it when we were in our 20s.

    I hope you feel better :)

    Stopping by FTF hop and a new follower of yours...come stop by my blog sometime and follow back (if you want!): http://thedoilyduck.blogspot.com

    xo,
    Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Jessica! I will be sure to head over and check out your blog. Peace and blessings!

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  5. The weight loss is not to be considered a failure by a long shot. Nice job and Congrats. Finding groups with similar interest are the best. Good luck with the lifestyle changes.

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  6. Congrats on the 5.5 lb. loss girl! I hope the pain begins to diminish, and that the new changes help you feel better! Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. Great post, I read the post about your Endo as well, Thanks for sharing, I know it will be/has been a blessing to many women. Within the last two years I have experienced excruciating, crazy pain during my cycle. It leaves me bedridden and fatigue. I can't imagine the pain you experience. Women go through so much. We are very strong beings. You are very strong.

    xoxo
    Carica
    properhoney.com

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    1. Thank you Carica. And yes, we go through soooo much but we remain strong! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Happy Weekend. Time to visit and follow.
    Visit from Friday blog hop.
    I'm your new follower.
    Would be great if you stop by and link up your blog.
    Have a nice day.
    Nan
    http://www.blogshe.net

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    1. Thank you! I will be sure to stop by! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Hi there, just dropped in via the followers to friends blog hop and now i follow you on GFC, hope you can follow back the same way
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I will be sure to check it out! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Way to go on the weight loss...I love when there communities out there to support!

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    1. Thank you! I love the communities I meet through blogging. Have a great weekend!

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