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    Originally posted by wjs View Post
    When did Spartan Trials get laundry folding add-ons?
    This was actually discussed in Joomju's thread.

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      Originally posted by K e l l y View Post

      IRONBORN Day 21
      Ten pounds. And two loads of laundry folded and put away during the rests
      Originally posted by MissSmilla View Post
      At this point I thought: why is she folding laundry with dumbbells??? (it's still early here)


      But then I realized: K e l l y is a smart woman. (And I really need to hang up yesterday's load of laundry, snow on the balcony or no snow on the balcony.)
      Nice job!
      Oh no, aveoturbo , you heard it here first It's the "Kelly" method of active rest during training/more time to sit on the porch with a book when I'm done.

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        So yesterday was weird. But I've reinforced a very important lesson: without carbs I CANNOT miss a good dinner or I'm completely worthless physically the next day. I wasn't even short on calories Wednesday but John was gone in the evening and I just had a small snack before bed. I thought I was DYING when I woke up. My heart was pounding, I was shaking and so weak. I did manage to make it through my shower before I called in to work. I had a mild fever so it may have been a bug? But I really think it was just lack of food/carbs for too long. I got a spoonful of peanut butter, barely made it back to bed and slept until 1030.

        Yesterday's balance day with Spartan was perfect of course and I felt so much better when I woke up the second time but I just wasn't in the mood for anything strenuous today. John made burgers for dinner and I realized the little ones he always makes me are only ~2 ounces. So I had two. With blue cheese. And sliced cheese. And bacon. And steak sauce. And mustard. and then I did

        Revolution Day 1
        My first ever yoga practice. It was really nice to revisit. Finishing Spartan Trials tomorrow and Sunday. Happy weekend, Bees I'm a hunting widow the next two days, it's deer season and John's going to be gone by 5 am each morning. I'm going to enjoy every lazy minute of it.

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          Just a little funny for your day...

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            One Minute Yoga Challenge, Day 10. Forgot again.


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              Is there actually such a big problem with eating carbs, as in eating healthy multi chained carbs and not sugary stuff? I mean if that works for you than that is just fine but you seem to complain regularly about a lack of carbs.
              Not trying to tell you what to eat just curious about your thought process.

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                Originally posted by mogster View Post
                Is there actually such a big problem with eating carbs, as in eating healthy multi chained carbs and not sugary stuff? I mean if that works for you than that is just fine but you seem to complain regularly about a lack of carbs.
                Not trying to tell you what to eat just curious about your thought process.
                I'll try to watch my complaining...I'm discussing it because it's new to me, as I've only been trying it for four weeks. In that time I've lost 7 pounds and 2% body fat, so yes, I'd have to say it's working for me. I would guess in another week or two I'll introduce more carbs (75-125 grams a day maybe) and see if I can maintain the loss.

                I've never been a "sugary stuff" person. My carbs prior to this experiment were mostly high fiber, whole grain breads, quinoa, beans, potatoes and fruits. The occasional popcorn or white hotdog/hamburger bun.

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                  My understanding on switching to low-no carb diets is that it takes some time for the body to adjust. Without sources and going off the top of my head, I think it's about 6-8 weeks depending on different things.

                  Could be wrong.

                  I need carbs. I get way too grumpy without them. It would be like quitting smoking.

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                    K e l l y Don't worry, you are definitely not complaining too much.

                    Personally I am someone who greatly dislikes the idea of restricting my diet, especially to things I actually like to eat and feel like aveoturbo and have a strong need for at least some amount of carbs. That is probably just something I am used to and could be changed in theory at least.

                    But it seems to be working for you, that is amazing and I guess the only question is if you can do it long term.

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                      I had a bad few weeks w low carb right between the initial "jesus fuck this is working, anything is worth it for these results" and actually acclimating to it. That is probably the window you are in atm

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                        Originally posted by 'rin View Post
                        I had a bad few weeks w low carb right between the initial "jesus fuck this is working, anything is worth it for these results" and actually acclimating to it. That is probably the window you are in atm
                        I'm wondering too if my wonky eat all the things days -- there haven't been many but the giant Hardee's burger comes to mind -- kind of starts the adjustment all over again, so I keep going through the initial difficult phase?? If you remember the first week was great and I never did feel bad but I've had a few higher carb days since then and seems like that has some impact. Idk... my body's probably like "Whoop, carbs again!!! Wait, where'd they go?!" That can't be helping.

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                          Oh, 'rin I should ask. Did you experiment with low carb baking??? I found two recipes, one for sesame seed hamburger buns and one for English muffins (I ordered some sugar free jams) that both look amazing and are 1-4 serving recipes. They use nut butter, almond and coconut flours, cream cheese, almond milk, protein powder...(not all in one recipe lol between the two). I tried a cauliflower pizza crust and but the English muffins look to die for.

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                            Spartan Day 29
                            Abs, level one. Still took me half an hour...

                            One Minute Yoga Challenge, Day 11

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                              Originally posted by K e l l y View Post
                              Spartan Day 29
                              Abs, level one. Still took me half an hour...
                              So it's not just me. I actually wondered, if I misread my clock or something. That took forever.

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                                Originally posted by twinkletoes View Post
                                So it's not just me. I actually wondered, if I misread my clock or something. That took forever.
                                Yes!!! I know you don't always time your workouts but I need to know what to enter in my Fitbit app (aka the jerk on my wrist ) and I started with level two reps and said screw this. Level one for the win

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