Cashew Loses It

To Create and be eaten. Self improvement, Self Sacrifice and look into my LCHF/Keto/(somewhat)Gluten free journey.

How now brown cow, or what direction I’m taking!

from cuteoverload.com

Hump day is really a fairly meaningless topic when you work nights and weekends and all sorts of a convoluted schedule! Three more shifts this week, then a weekend off.

Speaking of convoluted schedules, I’m hoping to do three time weekly topics:

 Wicked Warrior Wednesday– The battle, and how we’re kicking it’s butt! Life’s full of battles, and with our victories we win the war! NSV’s, SV’s, Exercise, You’ll find it here.

Famished Foodie Fridays– I will detail one food item I’ve made during the week- pictures and recipes, including recipe reviews from other amazing blogs and cookbooks.

Make it Work Monday– I know you hear Tim Gunn saying the title (or you do now!) Probably short and sweet, but hopefully a none too sappy reason to keep going. Pictures, quotes, stories. The good stuff!

Sunday night/Monday will be my weigh in/progress pics update- that goes in on it’s own happy little page, and probably a quick update to let y’all know how I’m doing. The First of the Month will always have a post for an updating of my goals and measurements. I find the measuring tape is a thousand times better than that darned scale anywhoo.

I’m also going to try to do a daily update of my intake and output, but I’m not going to push it to facebook, that’ll start getting annoying quick.

And now: On to the show!

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Movin’ on up!

Howdy world,

Some of you already read me on Tumblr, which is great! Only thing is that Tumblr can be a little fussy to navigate– especially if you really don’t ‘do’ tumblr. And that’s cool, so in an attempt to make this blog more accessible to everyone, I’ll be cross-posting and adding more here. I’ve also moved my tumblr stuff here, so there is a lot of stuff to catch up on!

I didn’t add my daily calorie lists from MFP off of Tumblr but I will be posting them here now.

Don’t be scared! I promise, it’ll all be ok!

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(8/27/14)Exercise, or Oh crap, spaghetti arms of DOOM!

Hey folkies

Decided that interval training might be a good place to start- it takes up very little time, but works really efficiently. Only qualm is that I’m the Queen of the Lardasses lately, and HIIT (that’d be Hi Intensity Interval Training) would probably send me to the hospital with a massive MI. Nope, ain’t gonna do that.

So… what my plan is is MIIT (moderate intensity interval training) which kicked my coolie today, but should get easier as I get stronger. 

This is my current routine:

Cashew’s Beginner Circuit

Cashew’s Beginner Circuit is a circuit timer that comprises of 2 sets the following exercises:

  • Jog In Place (30 seconds)
  • Squats (30 seconds)
  • Wall Push Up (30 seconds)
  • Spinal Balance (60 seconds)
  • Superman (30 seconds)
  • Hip Lift (30 seconds)
  • Crunches (30 seconds)
  • Shake Ups (30 seconds)

And the following rest intervals:

  • Rest between circuits (10 seconds)
  • Rest between intervals (10 seconds)

and I even have a handy dandy link that will take you to a page where it’ll do it on your computer… (and yes, I will probably edit this 12 times till I have it straight… I can’t code for beans.)(yep, I was right, trying to embed this wasn’t working. I’m sure theres a way to do it, I just don’t quite know it right yet, so follow the linkage, which of course has a slightly different title to the circuit, but it is the same, I swear!)

http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/5525559

Plan is every day for 2 sundays (that’d be about 10 days) and then a re-eval to see if I have to change it to be more difficult or easier. The plan is to be able to do the 7 minute scientific workout… which isn’t exactly what I’d call easy. It’s supposed to be hard and suck ass, and I’m ok with that.

Now… Why… We all know calorie restriction will get me to where I wanna be… but lardassitude isn’t really a skinny or fat thing. I know I have to push myself a little. 10.5 minutes a day is nothing. It’ll help keep my sugars down, it’ll keep my heart a little stronger, it help me lose weight without turning to a sack of total mush. It’ll also mean the fuel I’m putting into myself can be used better 🙂 and that’s a good thing. 

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(8/25/14) Was Just Thinking

About goals and stuff like that. About a month ago, when I started this endeavour I bought myself a ‘goal dress’… which is something I don’t usually do. It was this one:

http://www.eloquii.com/cross-back-ponte-dress/1230177.html?dwvar_1230177_colorCode=100&ppid=c39&start=39&cgid=dresses

With the awesome cross back. When I bought it, I was a solid size 30. The largest I’d ever been in my life. I got it in a 24. When I got it, I tried it on and whoa, was it tight.  

I tried it on Sunday, and you know what, it fit. Well, if not a touch loose 🙂 Woohoo FTW!

So, I bought myself a new goal dress, but this is going to be a way way way far away goal… it’s the Harry Potter Marauder’s map dress on hot topic… in a straight size xl.

http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Girls/Dresses/Harry+Potter+Marauderx27s+Map+Dress-10173992.jsp?CM_MMC=CSE-_-GGL-_-Dresses-_-1_9999W1_CSE_GGL_Dresses_10173992&003=29905769&010=10174000&mr:referralID=daf206a5-2c72-11e4-9a8f-001b2166becc

I figure that’s probably a 50-70 lb trip from now, but that’s ok. I can wait… I have the motivation of 1) getting healthy and 2) wearing that piece of awesomeness!

I also think the promise of a new steampunk costume is really a good thing to work towards too… I have such plans for a new corset!

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