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  • Misfit Meg's Metamorphosis

    So on August 18th I started a 30 Day Challenge of my own. Here are the results:

    So Sept 18 marked the end of my 30 day 'primal' challenge, it went well I think.

    I am currently 157.6 pounds- down 7.1 pounds

    Here are the measurements from Aug 18:

    thigh fullest par: 22.75 inches
    thigh: 17
    calf: 14
    ankle: 8
    right wrist: 6.25
    right forearm: 10
    right biceps: 11
    waist: 36 (NW), 39 (AF)
    hips: 40
    chest: 36.25
    neck: 14

    September 22
    thigh fullest part: 22.5
    thigh: 17.5
    calf: 14.25
    ankle: 7.75
    wrist: 6
    forearm: 10
    biceps: 11
    waist: 34.5 (NW), 37 (AF)- my way of measuring, not sucking in like I do for 'official' tapings
    hips: 38.5
    chest: 35
    neck: 13.5
    It looks like I lot an average of two inches off my waist and hips

    Total inches lost? About 8 I am not counting the gain in thigh or calf because those are most likely muscle gain- I was working legs a lot

    August BF %- 28.8%
    September BF%- 26

    Difference -2.8% I'll take it


    Wanna see my progress in pictures? Here it is!!
    Last edited by NutMeg; 11-13-2010, 11:34 PM.
    Meghan

    My MDA journal

    Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

    And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

  • #2
    SO, I was originally thinking that the 'lean' loss was all muscle, but then got to thinking about the amount I pee I peed in the beginning and the los of stored glycogen. So, maybe I didn't lose as much of actual muscle as I thought. I mean I did gain girth in the calf, which I KNOW is not fat, and a bit in the thigh, which again is NOT fat. Hmmmm. I will have to re-measure in about another month to see if the ratio is better with less loss in the lean area. I really want to build muscle, not tons, but some. My goal is for my BF percentage to be 20% or less.
    Meghan

    My MDA journal

    Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

    And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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    • #3
      Today has been a good day! I may end up a little low on my calories, but eh, it isn't the end of the world. I proably need to re-do my daily requirements anyway.

      I did squadron PT this morning, about 35 minutes of circuits- boring.
      I also did some pull-ups on the total gym- I really want to be able to do REAL pull-ups
      did 3 sets of 12 rows on the TG too.

      I worked my legs a lot last month and I saw a gain in my calf and lower thigh. This is what i wanted, but I also want to see a gain in my arms. Since I really can't do real push-ups and I don't like just regular weight lifting, I think the stuff with the TG is a good choice. We shall see when i measure again around Oct 20th or so.
      Meghan

      My MDA journal

      Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

      And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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      • #4
        I suppose I could share me food for the day, eh?

        I won't always do it this way, I am just too lazy to do it any other way right now
        Thursday
        September 23


        CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN
        BREAKFAST:


        Bacon, 1 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb) 36 0 3 2
        Hard Boiled Egg, 1 large 78 1 5 6
        BREAKFAST TOTALS: 114 1 8 8
        LUNCH:


        Scrambled Egg, 2 large 140 3 15 14
        Jone's Dairy Farm Mild/Natural Sausage Pattie, 1 serving 120 0 12 4
        Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average, 1 small whole (2-2/5" dia) 19 4 0 1
        Cheddar Cheese, 1 oz 114 0 9 7
        LUNCH TOTALS: 393 7 36 25
        DINNER:


        Spinach, frozen, 1 cup 53 10 0 6
        Beef, top sirloin, 3 oz 172 0 7 26
        Butter, salted, 1 tbsp 102 0 12 0
        DINNER TOTALS: 327 10 19 32
        SNACK:


        Beef jerky, 1 serving (view recipe) 74 0 1 13
        Ionic-Fizz, Magnesium Plus, 1 serving 0 0 0 0
        Vitamin D 1000 IU, Bluebonnet Vitamin, 2 serving 0 0 0 0
        Fish Oil 1200 mg w/EPA &DHA, 2 softgels (Nature Made), 1 serving 25 0 2 0
        Honey, 0.33 tbsp 21 6 0 0
        Sashimi - rice (1 pc - Add for each nigiri sushi item (fish on rice)), 1 serving 30 8 0 0
        Dates, 3 date 70 19 0 1
        Almonds, 5 almond 35 1 3 1
        SNACK TOTALS: 255 34 6 15
        COFFEE:


        Half and Half Cream, 2 tbsp 39 1 3 1
        Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5 0 0 1
        Powdered Cactus Honey (1) Tbspn = 1 serv, 0.66 serving 33 0 0 0
        COFFEE TOTALS: 77 1 3 1
        SNACK 2:


        Carrots, raw, 1 medium 25 6 0 1
        SNACK 2 TOTALS: 25 6 0 1
        SNACK 3:


        Chocolate, Dark Ritter Sport (1 serving is 6 squares), 0.16 serving 30 4 2 0
        Heavy Whipping Cream, 2 tbsp 104 1 11 1
        Blueberries, frozen (unsweetened), 0.5 cup, unthawed 40 9 0 0
        Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened, 4 berry 15 4 0 0
        Cream Cheese, 3 tbsp 152 1 15 3
        Raspberries, 0.12 cup 7 2 0 0
        coconut, medium shredded unsweetened 1 Tbsp, 1 serving 93 4 9 1
        SNACK 3 TOTALS: 440 25 38 6
        SNACK 4:


        Yellow Tail Sashimi, 1 oz 30 0 0 7
        Coho Salmon, 1.5 oz 78 0 3 12
        Yellowfin Tuna (fish), 1 oz 39 0 0 8
        Shrimp, cooked, 0.5 large 3 0 0 1
        Coconut Milk, 2 tbsp 59 1 6 1
        Apples, fresh, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb) 63 16 0 0
        Last edited by NutMeg; 09-23-2010, 10:19 PM.
        Meghan

        My MDA journal

        Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

        And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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        • #5
          Sleepy today, I am blaming my monthly womanly situation on that one.

          I realyl stuffed myself yesterday, atleast it was pretty primal stuff and I don't have to feel guilty over a bowl of berries with cream like i would a bag of chips

          I ended up sort of fasting today, not by design, but because of a SNAFU at work. So far I have had my cup of coffee and two pieces of homemdae beef jerky (yummy!). I have a good lunch planned which I will eat in about half an hour or so.

          I am disappointed that yesterday's pull-ups didn't really leave me with any muscles soreness. I want to get my arms looking better, they don't look bad, but they could use some work. I need to work on that :/ This afternoon i have Squadron PT, usually Friday's we 'do our own thing', if this is the case I will go into the aerobics room and do a good circuit and some tabata with the jump rope. I definitely prefer my own workouts over the group sessions since I can tailor them to my needs.

          We are doing our Grok Feast tomorrow! I can't wait, we have a bunch of fun stuff planned with our CW/SAD friends!
          Meghan

          My MDA journal

          Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

          And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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          • #6
            your primal journal title is MMmMMMarvelous. and congrats on the fat loss!
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            HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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            • #7
              I like alliteration I am hoping that by incorporating more strength training I will have even better stats next month.

              Today i our Grok Feast for the picnic challenge. I really wish we had been able to do it last weekend, when it was in teh 60s! Today the high is supposed to be only 41 brrrrrrr. We are going to go anyway, get playing/moving a bit, eat and then if it is just too cold we will go over to the community center where the kids can play inside.

              It should be a fun day of Grok meets Korg
              Meghan

              My MDA journal

              Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

              And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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              • #8
                Day 1 of Challenge II!!!

                A few friends had started a challenge yesterday, inspired by my first challenge

                So, I decided to join them, it is always more fun to do it with some buddies!




                I will weigh myself tomorrow and do the BF% at the gym on Thursday. I will do my measurements on Thursday so I can calculate the BF% with both methods to see if one or the other seems more accurate.

                30 Day Goals:
                drop BF% by 2+ points
                increase lean body mass
                take 1-2 minutes off 1.5 mile run
                have noticeable changes in before/after pictures
                increase biceps size


                Daily Goals:
                in bed by 11 p.m.
                take supplements: Vit D, magnesium, fish oil
                track non-primal foods

                Weekly goals:
                2 tabata sessions
                2 elliptical sessions
                2 strength sessions
                Blog 3x a week


                ******Stats 9/28******

                10%: 1 square dark chocolate, cheese stick, 1 teaspoon ice cream
                exercise: circuits x 40 mins, HIIT on elliptical x 20 mins (5 min warm-up/5 min cool down)
                supplements
                Meghan

                My MDA journal

                Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Nice job! Keep it up
                  Meet up with me at either @crzydjm or Facebook

                  My Primal Journal

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                  • #10
                    So today was basically day three, it was supposed to be day one, but of course I started early. So far so good. I still need to figure out what I am going to do for strength training. I am so having trouble motivating myself to do it. I am technically doing some strength stuff with our Squadron PT, but not nearly enough so I can reach my goals.

                    The eating is great though. I love that I don't feel hungry all the time and my food is so yummy! We had salmon cakes for dinner, they were so stinking delicious! I pan fried them for a few minutes in bacon grease and then finished them in the oven. We also had turnip greens, first time I have cooked them. For some reason I thought they would be bitter, but they have a very mild flavor.

                    I am totally loving the extra workout after PT in the morning. I got in the 30 minutes on the elliptical and felt great all day. It make me laugh to think that people that eat 'low carb' have no energy. That is so far from the truth for me. I mean a person without energy wouldn't be bouncing on the trampoline at work, now would they? And my poor, poor, underfed brain. It is just going to shrivel up and die....not!

                    Today was just a great day. C and I worked on her rollie pollies for acrobatics. Tomorrow we need to work on stretching. I need to do this too! And P has his second swim team practice. Crazy how we went from the non-participators, to an activity just about everyday!!!! It is fun though, and seeing the progress C is making with acro is awesome.

                    Oh yeah, I almost forgot to put up my BF%: 29% as of today.

                    My goal for this challenge is to get it down to 27% or less, without losing lean mass.






                    I did okay today.

                    My 10%:
                    honey powder
                    dark chocolate- 1 square
                    Avocado Ranch salad dressing .25 serving

                    Exercise:
                    20 mins jogging (last man ups)
                    10 mins walking
                    2 sets wall push-ups
                    50 crunches

                    elliptical x 30 mins: some intervals not HIIT
                    fitter x 5 mins
                    bouncing on trampoline x 3 mins
                    total exercise 72 minutes
                    Daily goals:
                    take supplements- check
                    90% primal- check
                    track treats: check
                    bed by 11- planning on it


                    Breakfast: 2 eggs, sausage patty, dollop half and half
                    coffee: 1 tablespoon H&H, sprinkle honey powder
                    lunch: Wendy's Cobb BLT, no croutons, about 1 tablespoon dressing
                    snack: 8 almonds, 1 square dark chocolate
                    snack: carrot
                    snack: green tea with coconut milk
                    dinner: salmon patties (2), turnip greens with butter, sweet potato fries
                    Meghan

                    My MDA journal

                    Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                    And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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                    • #11
                      good for you - i love yr sardonic humour .. keep fighting the good fight

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kiwineil View Post
                        good for you - i love yr sardonic humour .. keep fighting the good fight
                        I work in health care, the cynicism comes with the territory. Top that off with my military status, wooo, do I have the odds stacked against me.

                        I really do find the no energy things so silly. I get up do over an hour of exercise, then I bounce and play at work. Man do I love my job. There are not many jobs where you wear a uniform of a military service and no one thinks anything of you jumping on a trampoline (rebounder) while you talk to your patients, good deal for me!
                        Meghan

                        My MDA journal

                        Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                        And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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                        • #13
                          Woot, woot!!!

                          Doing great. I ran today, did I mention I hate running? Yeah, I do, but since it is a condition of my employment, I do it. We did about 2.2 miles today. I started walking for a bit because my knee was feeling puffy, hate that. It is better now, but I need to take my meds. After Thursday when I take my fitness test I will be able to go to the doc and get a waiver from running for a while.

                          I also got my strength training in I was putting it off, but that won't help me reach my goals. I did arms and core today. Tomorrow will be legs and that will get me my two strength workouts for the week. I really can't count the stuff I do at squadron PT because it is always the same stuff and I don't feel like I am making any gains with that. Sunday I will head to the gym and run on the indoor track just to see where I am. I need to be able to run the 1.5 in under 15 minutes. I need to be able to do 32+ crunches in one minute. I think I can do it, but those stupid tests make me so nervous.

                          So, I was a little 'bad' with my eating. I had some fried mozzarella sticks for lunch, they were so good and worth it. They also had the first grains I have had all week. I guess it isn't horrible. I think I still ended up with under 20% of my intake being non-primal stuff. I always have trouble with deciding if I consider cheese to be a 20% or not. Eh, either way, my 'treats' today were; 1 tsp honey powder, 2 slices provolone cheese, 3.5 mozzarella sticks and 1 square of dark chocolate (serving size 6 squares), about 2 tsp mayo.

                          Food:
                          2 eggs, sausage patty
                          mozzarella sticks, sweet potato fries, 1/4 cheese burger (no bun), lettuce
                          cheese steak with provolone, beef, onions and peppers
                          4 tablespoons coconut milk in my tea
                          8 almonds

                          Hmmm, I really didn't eat that much today. Guess I didn't need it.

                          Looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully it isn't too rainy.
                          Meghan

                          My MDA journal

                          Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                          And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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                          • #14
                            This might be something I should blog about on my 'sad' blog, but since I feel like going downstairs and eating the rest of the bag of chips that is sitting on the counter, it s going here.

                            For some reason I just feel super blah today. I really don't think it is food related, but who knows. Honestly, I don't know what I am feeling, other than sad for no apparent reason. Of course I can say I miss my baby, which is true because I do, but I wasn't thinking about him until I realized I was sad. Of course it is a 'good excuse' for a a cry, but I don't really think that is it. The other day C, my 5 year old was crying because she misses grandma/grandpa and her uncles in NJ. I miss them too, but I don't think that is it either. Ah, maybe it is, just a touch of 'home sickness'?

                            Seriously, I don't know why I am even typing this, except maybe it might make me feel better?

                            I know I am super stressed about my fitness test. I hate them. It is on Thursday. Argh! I don't wanna...lol
                            Meghan

                            My MDA journal

                            Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                            And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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                            • #15
                              January 2009


                              Today, I should have more dramatic hugely awesome photos by now, but I was not doing the right things for a little while. I am happy I didn't gain it all back though, even though I was not being as primal as I should. This is my wake up call to get my butt in gear and do what needs to be done!

                              Oct 2, 2010
                              Last edited by NutMeg; 10-02-2010, 05:35 PM. Reason: to fix photo links
                              Meghan

                              My MDA journal

                              Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                              And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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