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My journey from fat to fit-Nutritional advice needed!

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Sounds like you've had quite a bit of turmoil so far this year! It's so good to see you keep coming back and not giving up (completely) on your goals and sticking it out! Always get up one more time than you fall down and everything will be just fine! You can do it! Keep on keepin' on!

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Awh, I feel your pain.. I've had a lot of health problems too. I'm good at injuring myself while walking up and down the stairs. Plus that jaundice I was born with likes to come back and bite my ass. But sometimes people like us need to be forced into taking a break.


Anyway, it looks like you've lost a lot of body fat just from those two pictures! And I CAN see the tone in your triceps.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks everyone for all your support! Really means alot!


I had Doctors apointment number 678 today (or so it feels like!) in which I got jabbed with another needle, and have a follow up next week. My Doctor has been fabulous, she is going to talk everything over with a specialist this week then decide who to send me to, or what action to take next, for my apointment next Thursday.


I'm hoping I can get some nutritional advice from all you experts!

Before I got sick, I ate extremly healthy. Then everything went out the window. I'm still overeating, mostly because of my choice of foods which consist of a lot of bad grains (cereals, breads, tortilla chips, etc.). I rarely eat fruits and vegetables now, when it used to be all I ate.


I'm going to go back to a smoothie every day, plus my recovery pudding for after workouts. However, I would love if I could get recipes suggestions. They would have to be fairly simple and inexpensive, not require an oven to make, and something I can make and eat for 2 or three days. I'd like to increase the amount of raw food I eat, but I think while getting back on track convince might be a big key. I fatigue easy, so I am having a tough time making myself food (half the problem I think!).


Really, any tips at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again everyone for all your support.


THREE WEEKS until the CN Tower climb! Oh yes, the countdown is on.

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What about bean + vegetable soups? I like to make huge batches and then keep them in the fridge. You can really throw anything you want to in there.

Bean chili? Same thing, make a huge batch. It also freezes really well. As do things like enchiladas, lasagnas, etc.

Curries with lentils and/or chickpeas also cook up well in large batches, and you can either freeze or keep in fridge.


I like to make a bunch of food on Sunday and then I have it for the week. I'll do things like cook rice/whatever other grain I'm going to be eating, chop up veggies, prep salads and/or dressings, etc.

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Thanks for the suggestions! I made up a huge batch of quinoa and beans for lunch everyday, and it has been a lifesaver. I seperated my snacks (dried fruit and such) into little baggies as well on Sunday, now I just grab and go!

I'm back to having a big smoothie every morning and LOVING IT. It's like having dessert for breakfast, and it has made a huge difference in my energy level (err, as much as possible without being sick getting in the way).

CAT Scan tonight, fingers crossed it comes back clear!

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I have been feeling GREAT the last few days! I've decided not to touch the scale for alittle while, but I can tell by the fit of my clothes that the pounds are once again back to melting off. I have been eating fantastic, and working out like a mad woman.

CN Tower climb is getting closer!!

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That's awesome that you're fighting to stay on track in spite of the health issues; I know how devastating it can be to just start making a lifestyle change and get derailed by a sudden injury or illness...Most people would give up completely, so I respect you for sticking with it!


I have some recipes online that may be useful for you: since I try to keep most of them as simple as possible for busy people and non-cooks they might work for your kitchen limitations. Check them out here if you like! I definitely agree with lobsteriffic that it's way easier both to stay on track and save time to prep food for the week in advance - good going taking that tip and running with it!

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Thank you marcella! I will check that out now!


WOW I can't believe how good I feel! I have been 100% on track with my diet-I almost have to force myself to have cheats every now and then. My clothes fit amazing-what an amazing feeling! My fitness is even better then before I got sick. I'm currently in a fitness challenge, so am working out up to 4 hours a day and I always feel like I could keep going.


Summer is getting closer, and I am DETERMINED to buy my very first bikini this year. No backing out! If I don't have bikini pictures posted in a couple of months, someone needs to kick my butt.


Lobsteriffic-Not yet, it's this Saturday. Less then 2 days away, I am so excited! Saturday will be crazy, I'll be waking up at 2AM so we make it to Toronto in time for the 6AM registration. I'll be sure to get pictures!



Thanks for all your support, it really means a lot!

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And I almost forgot-On March 19th, I ran my very first 5Km. I have always wanted to run, but I am not built for it. Of course, I'm STILL not built for it! But I have enough knowledge now to know how to correct my patellofemoral and fix shin splints. I hadn't ran for months before this day because of being sick (and of course I was about 10 pounds heavier at this point thanks to not working out) so I was relying on pure determination.

I came in with an impressive time of 35:28 (ok ok, not so impressive. But I couldn't have been happier!).


This was a major accomplishment for me, and was a HUGE confidence booster for me. It made me realize just what I can do when I put my mind to it, and I have been pushing myself to try things I never thought I could do since then.


(Please ignore the "I'm not dead?" face)


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  • 3 weeks later...

Just a very quick update-I currently don't have internet, and it took me losing it to realize how addicted I was to this forum LOL.

I'm loving how things are going right now and can't wait to take some progress pictures soon!


On June 5th, exactly one month today, I will be running my first 8Km! It's called Beat Beethoven, where a live orchestra will be playing Beethoven for 50 minutes and the goal is to run 8Km and get back in time to hear them finish playing. It will be a lot of fun! I have only just started running again, so I have a lot of work to do this next month.

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