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Kati - Saturday Nov 02, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

New Home :D

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/02/2013:
Hi, Kat.

Umpqua on 11/04/2013:
Woo hoo, I hope you are settling into the new place well!

V on 11/04/2013:
Congrats to your new found freedom!! Yippee :)

Kati - Friday Jul 12, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Hello, Gurlz!

I'm very well, alive. :-) The Summer is hitting hard on Lisbon, Portugal. It's been stressful at work, because people are leaving and I want to leave too but BF is unemployed (YES, he's been like this for 2 years, and I don't see any evidence that he's doing anything to change this... )... I'm seeing jobs abroad but I just don't have time and now I was finally admitted and invested in post-graduation in Marketing (called: "Digital Marketing & Strategy"). Exciting, isn't it. The course will start in September and will last 6 months. Only on Saturdays, but there will be a lot to study besides the classes of course. This is good because it doesn't interfere too much with my workout routine, which has been constant: Mo/Wed/Fri --> gym, Tue/Thur/Sat --> swimming. Now there has to be a minor change and my Sundays will be gym, and Friday will be swimming.... I think it's OK like this for a minor, 6 month period.

I've been really consistent with my workouts, and since I'm free of grains (wheat) I am more energetic and be able to get out of bed at 5.50 AM no matter what. Normally I used to use excuses like raining, hot, cold, etc.... My back is OK, the screws are holding up against gravity and weight.

Also, BED is calm (binge eating), I haven't been having carb-cravings - I also attribute this as one of the benefits of a wheat-free life.

My weight is, I don't know because I haven't been weighing in for a longer period of time. It will happen soon! Stay tuned.

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/12/2013:
I was going to ask you for an update on your back! Glad it's OK. How often do you have to go for check ups on it these days? Interesting about more energy with no wheat. I think that is very true! Very exciting about post-graduate training!!

Kati on 07/13/2013:
Yeah, my back is fine. I still have bad days, especially when period's approaching but nothing major. The doc disencouraged me to visit him too often. He said life should go on naturally and unless I have cronic pains or pain that somehow limits my movements, I should visit like once in every couple of years. Interesting, isnt it. With all the workout I do, its difficult to distinguish certain pains but its been okay ;-)

V on 07/12/2013:
Hello my fellow lioness <3 I missed you so much!! Keep up the fantastic work girly..

Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Hello! Nice update!

Umpqua on 07/13/2013:
It's great to see a post from you. I'm happy all is going well with your workouts and going wheat free, and very exciting about your post-graduate course!

liza36 on 07/15/2013:
It's so nice to hear from you and know you are doing well with your exercise and staying wheat free. Keep it up! Enjoy your course. I am starting a 6-week course today. I haven't been back in school for so long.

Kati - Thursday May 02, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

4th day of Paleo. It's difficult, indeed! I managed to follow the "Mostly Paleo", and breakfasts are the most difficult to plan. I used to eat toasts with something (a slice of ham or a spoon of cheese cream...) and now it's not possible. So, I have to get something equally fit for pre-workout meal, as you know I hit the gym afterwards...

Then, how enormously difficult it is to replace the yogurts...

I also have a huge headache on me because of this (absence of sugar and carbs, LOL)... I know the first 2 weeks are crucial.

I'm also very proud of myself because I survived a holiday at home without breaking it. OK, at a point I had some cream in my coffee, with stevia... but, as I'm telling you, I do MOSTLY Paleo. I think the main goal is to get rid of refined sugar and carb overdoses, and to get lower on lactic products... which I am managing beautifully!

I couldn't post my foods in the past few days, too much exposure and my tablet goes crazy and I just don't have the patience ... grr...

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/02/2013:
Keep up the good work, Kat.

Tangalyn~ on 05/02/2013:
hope ur head feels better.. have a good day!

Puddles on 05/02/2013:
yes detoxing from sugar can be quite an experience. I find that I miss more the carbs then the sugar. Keep up the good work.

Kati on 05/02/2013:
Yes, I feel like eating bananas all day... LOL

Kati - Saturday Apr 27, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Heading for the pool, gotta work later, boooo...

7h00 scrambled egg (1 egg), a slice of lean ham and half slice cheese, LF milk w coffee - 250 kcal 11H30 mf milk w coffee, a mini apple 120 kcal 13H30 Lunch at indian restaurant. Lamb speenach. No bread!

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

V on 04/27/2013:
Sorry ya have to work today, I feel your pain, LOL Have a great weekend Kat <3

Puddles on 04/27/2013:
Have a great day Kati.

hollybelle on 04/30/2013:
Love lamb and Indian food! Hope you day was good!

Kati - Friday Apr 26, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0


No workout yesterday! I had hell of a morning, alone at work. I had to put out fires everywhere because the server went down and everybody was calling. It was a bank holiday and we don't have an out-of-hours service here at the Development department. Helpdesk has but they don't do anything for dev issues. Baaad mojo.

Then, I left somewhat pissed off. Man invited his mother to a new sushi place, so I had to skip gym (GRR) and spend the day with them. As a result, I overate of course (buffet sushi is evil). And then we had sweets for dinner (strawberry with chantilly - no sugar added, only stevia, and light chantilly), and coffee mousse (too much).

I presented man with the paleo diet list, hehe. 12 weeks! :-) New me.

Today's menu (still not Paleo):

06H00 - toasted bun w/ a slice of ham, LF milk w/ coffee - 250 kcal
10H00 - 2 yogurts w/ protein powder, LF milk w/ coffee - 250 kcal
11H00 - 2 small cookies - 50 kcal
12H00 - small dose of cooked white rice w/ chicken breast and speenach - 500 kcal
15H00 - 4 small cookies - 100 kcal
16H00 - 2 yogurts w/ protein powder - 200 kcal

20H00 - grilled salmon, fresh cheese cream w whey protein and an orange 500 kcal

 TOTAL: 1850 kcal

Fitness: GYM (50 min weights - new workout plan kicks ass!!! - 30 min Blast Bike (HIIT)) - 680 kcal, Blast Dance (forseeen for the afternoon)

 Conclusion of the day: I really have to buy fruit, because I need to have healthy snacks in here. The only thing everybody has is salt & water biscuits or basic, sweet biscuits. I can't eat biscuits (cookies), they are not allowed in the Paleo diet and they are a big NO when it comes to healthy eating in general.

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Better days ahead. Have a great weekend.

OhioRaven on 04/26/2013:
Kick some ass !

V on 04/26/2013:
Awesome workout Kat!! have a wonderful weekend <3

Kati - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Dang, bank holiday today. No swimming. Boo. Well, I'm lucky then to have a new workout plan and I'm soooo eager to start.... lol, ya know me. And this new gym I belong to, is open on holidays. So, you know where this is going. And you know where I'm going!!! LOL.

Breakfast: 07h00 - bread, toasted w half slice of light cheese and a slice of light ham, coffee w milk - 350 kcal

@work: 09H00 - LF milk w/ coffee - 100 kcal

Snack 1 (10H30) - an orange (small) - 50 kcal

Lunch: (14H00) - sushi - 1000 kcal

Ice-cream downtown - 300 kcal

Strawberries w/ chantilly (stevia, light chantilly) - 250 kcal

Coffee mousse - 450 kcal

Total so far: 2250 kcal - BAD

Workout: NONE - BAD

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
Have a great day Kati.

hollybelle on 04/25/2013:
You are on it! Have a good workout!

V on 04/25/2013:
I am sure you had a good workout today :)

Kati - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Hello, Girls!

I'm turning regular again, I really have to gain control over this, I want to be in the best shape by the end of the year.

Fitness goals: STRONG, STRONG, STRONG.

Diet: 1700 kcals max per day, reduce gluten, bread and snacks (complex sweets).

Breakfast (6H00): 2 slices of bread (white, toasted, light - 70 gr) with 2 slices of light ham, LF milk w/ cofee - 300 kcal
Post-Workout (9H30): 250 gr yogurt w/ whey protein, LF milk w/ coffee - 250 kcal
Snack 1. (11H00): 1 orange - 100 kcal
Lunch (12h30): soup, steamed veggies w/ grilled chicken breast, half ananas - 600 kcal
Coffee-break (15H00) - LF milk w/ coffee - 50 kcal
Snack 2.: 2 yogurts w/ whey protein, some bread (a sample my colleague brought) - 250 kcal
Post-Workout: a toast, whole grain. 50 kcal Dinner (20h30) : 3 kiwis, 200gr cottage cheese w cinnamon 250 kcal

TOTAL (so far): 1800 kcal

WORKOUT: morning gym (500 kcal) + afternoon dance class (30min, 150 kcal)

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/24/2013:
You go girl. Have a great day.

IndependentEm93 on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 04/24/2013:
Hi, Kay. What's Paleo ?

Kati on 04/24/2013:
Paleo diet: A gluten-free, very protein-rich diet, basically.: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/Paleo-diet-food-list.html

Tangalyn~ on 04/24/2013:
great goals :) have a wonderful day!

biscottibody59 on 04/24/2013:
Keep up the good work!

OhioRaven on 04/24/2013:
Oh, yeah. I saw this on Dr. Oz.

hollybelle on 04/24/2013:
You go, Kat! You can do this!

V on 04/24/2013:
She's baaack!! :) Yayy Kati!!

Kati - Friday Apr 19, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

It's today that I fall on my knees and lay on the floor without thinking too much, blank mind, blank body ... lol. You know those exercise routines when you actually get to talk to God at the end? LOL... yeah, I did it yesterday at night (not usual!) and then today in the morning. One of the trainers at the gym challenged me to a workout together from 07h10 to 08h00. Argh. Very demanding... We did a 5x3 circuit suggested by him and then 5x3 suggested by me. I am unable to raise my hands, and my legs feel jelly. LOL... Dang, I really love the feeling.
Do you know when a professional (personal trainer and certified LesMills instructor) says to his colleague: "Don't tell her but ... This girl is killing me..." It's really an achievement. LOL.

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

V on 04/19/2013:
LOL!! Awesome, you are giving the trainer a run for his money!! Gettum Kat :)

Kati on 04/19/2013:
Actually, I'm not paying. He asked me if he could workout with me, like, joining as equal. I told him "yeah, why not". :-P

getmebackto150 on 04/19/2013:
I hope you have a good day!!

biscottibody59 on 04/19/2013:
Here's what V meant: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+run+for+money

hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Woo-Hoo - go Kat!

Kati - Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Hello, Ladies!

Thank you all for the nice comments. :-)

One would think, platonic, secret, forbidden, etc. love belongs to teenager years. I'm not in love though. I just fear to fall to a false feeling of it. It's when you get some attention and get distraught by it. Actually, when we are in love with a person, and living with him/her in a solid relationship, we surely do receive attention from elsewhere from time to time, we hardly ever notice. In extreme cases we do and repel instantly but let's talk about "normal" here...

The first day without FB was really difficult. I even renewed my account on Twitter, for C's sake... LOL. Pathetic, isn't it.

And now I'm very prepared to get another slap from life. I was trying to get a different job inside the company - Business Analyst - and I got as far as the second round. Most probably I'm out by now, because I saw one of the candidates being "interviewed" yesterday, and that counted for the third time so most probably he's TOP 1 and they're already negotiating with him. If he fails to accept the salary conditions (can happen!), then maybe I still have a chance. Otherwise, not. One day I'll try to explain you the second interview. It was a dynamic interview in a group where they observe the personality of the candidates. As a woman (I was the only woman there), I have a completely different view on things. I'm not at all methodical, I'm overly emphatetic and I really stress on personal values. This can be considered a time bomb in front of customers, but come on, I'm in the business dealing with customers for almost 7 years now and I'm favourite of most of them. As a non-native speaker, I'm known as the "no-bullsh..." speaker, I always say things as they are at first place and no flowers included. The Portuguese really like to talk about nothing for hours and include a whole rose garden in the dialog. Me, on the other hand - if it's not possible, then I say so. The conclusion is always the same so why steal each others' time?

Well, talking about time, gotta go to work. Sigh.



Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/16/2013:
Girl, you are so frank talking - if it's not others cup of tea that is their loss. When you do land a new job it will be because it's a great fit - keep being true to yourself, your ethics and your personal values and take life as it comes, Kat!

V on 04/16/2013:
Are you still putting your feelers out abroad? We would LOVE for you to come to the States :)

Kati on 04/19/2013:
Yes, I'm working on that :)

Kati on 04/19/2013:
Yes, I'm working on that :)

Kati - Sunday Apr 14, 2013
(Mostly Paleo)
Weight: 220.0

Hello, Lovely Ladies (And Charming Men), hehehe!

I owe you an explanation for my disappearance from Facebook. I deactivated my account (means that I can go back and continue wherever I was) for now. I really need a break from Facebook, it started to grow viral on me. I really can't afford to get addicted.

And there's this guy from work who's just ALWAYS present, and always comments on my stuff. And when he doesn't do "Like" or comment, he makes it clear (spoken) that he's seeing the posts. It really freaked me out. First of all, I don't want to fall in love and he's the kind of guy.. he's MY type, I mean the looks and his personality is like a stupid magnet to me.... He's acting weird, first he wants to give it all then he's not interested, etc. etc. really, he's playing a game, and me, as a good cat (Leo, you know :D) cannot draw my attention from him. He also likes to give me life lessons which don't go that well with me, because again, as a good cat, I like to know it better. And before you think "What a sweeet story!" - let me tell you the dirty details. He has a GF at home and I have a BF here, too. Things are not too shiny on my side though, and I don't know his side, but I'm not willing to enter in the alley of a second life. Although, if I want to be perfectly honest ... I wouldn't mind having a lover. This comes from the girl who hasn't been enjoying/having any intimacy in her relationship for 2 years, ok? Before somebody wants to throw the first stone. And it's NOT my fault, curiously enough.

Yesterday I was siting on the sofa and my BF was upstairs in front of the PC. I heard the Google Talk ticking constantly, and I was thinking... "Is he flirting with someone online?" Then I started to analyze my feelings of such possible scenario. If you'd asked me a couple of years ago, I would had gone mad with jelaousy and would had made a scene. On the other hand, yesterday my feelings were mostly of lamentation. First of all, I would be HAPPY if he'd found someone else. Because in that case I would be able to set myself free and let him live with an other person. That would make him being stable mentally and financially. He still doesn't have a job you know. I know you think smart of me most of the time and now you must think I'm stupid but I'm an emotional person and this part of me comes from my family and roots. The roots are really well planted in this case. I feel like being in the same freaking situation my mother used to be - keeping a man financially, and without reward. Well, this one is a good partner and he helps (sometimes) and he holds my respect and care. Love, too but not that burning love and this love I have still can be considered a miracle, when you see the overall picture. Refusals. "Don't be ridiculous, everything's fine between us". Suddenly growing old at 30. Children? Who knows, I have no expectations and worst, no hopes of whatsoever. I should be able to have hope, shouldn't I. But not with him.

On the good side, he doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke like a chimney... He doesn't hit me, he doesn't put a gun in my face (happened with my mom once when the guy was heavily drunk, and this is Europe where guns are prohibited by law!). Some things are not forgivable/forgettable.

So, I think I'm going to ask him about his chatting at night and will be perfectly clear on the subject. Today. Really. I need to pick up some integrity on the way.

Progress as of today: 106 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/14/2013:
Hiya Kati! Hope you figure everything out and do what is best for YOU. Have a good Sunday!

Puddles on 04/14/2013:
Kati all I have to say is I am happy I am 60 and don't have to any of those issues anymore. You will figure it out. Life has a way of doing that all on its own.

V on 04/14/2013:
2 years is a long time to go without intimacy with the man you live with :( I don't think anyone would blame you for seeking attention elsewhere..Hope your chat with him will bring some clarity..Trust your gut instinct and I am sure you will make the right decision, be strong my fellow lioness <3

biscottibody59 on 04/14/2013:
Oh girlie, lots to comment on. I'll refrain though!

Take good care of YOURSELF!

hollybelle on 04/15/2013:
Thinking of you Kat. I know this is a difficult part of your life. There are no easy answers. You are smart to steer clear of the guy at work for many reasons (tangled web among the top reasons!!). BUT you deserve someone who gives you ALL his best. Keep us posted. Love to you from KY, USA, from me!

lolla on 04/15/2013:
Hi Kati! so nice to hear from you even though you are going through this mess. I missed you!. I really hope you can figure this out because you are so funny and lovely and you sure deserve some burning love. Hope things get solved sooner than later. Sending you loving hugs!

lolla on 04/15/2013:
By the way your hair looks so shiny and beautiful, I like it!

legcramps on 04/15/2013:
We can only do what we can do. When you're making your choices in life, make sure you think about how they'll affect YOU. YOU are the most important priority in your life, girl. All decisions need to benefit you and if they aren't, well....

Take care today :)

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