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  • #31
    Weight: 126.8 lbs

    August 13th: calories and macros not counted; Wendler's Sqts with support; walk
    August 14th: sleep: bad; planned: 1630 cals (150 cals overdraft!); 56 g carbs; 150 g protein/50% fat; walk (30 min) + HIT on the elliptical (35 min total; 26 min intervals on 25/30/35 res; 400 cals)
    August 15th: sleep: good; planned: 1500 cals/60 g carbs/145 g protein/45% fat; walk (1 hr) + Wendler BP lifting
    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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    • #32
      Why are you eating so little fat?

      Sorry, double conversation!
      Last edited by Knifegill; 08-15-2012, 01:40 PM.
      Crohn's, doing SCD

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      • #33
        Because I do not get full on fat as much as I do on protein, and on my caloric allocation I would seriously overdraft on calories if I increase fat and still keep protein at ~ 1 to 1.5 g/lb body mass. I have to get protein high to not lose muscle mass on deficit since I am a female and an endomorph. Plus, I like eating actual food, like eggs and meat and veggies, not coconut oil.

        Weight: 126.3 lbs

        Feeling a bit more like a human rather than a blob of an alien. Clothes started to fit a touch better. But was hungry from the morning till about 2 pm. Came to the gym in a depressed mood, so did some therapeutic Zen rowing for 20 min meditating on the crappy roll on the stomach and how ugly I am when I let myself go like that. Bench went surprisingly strong, and I finally added 5 lbs on my support on the one-handed back row (to 40 #). The KB one handed press was still hard, barely finished it on the left with 25#. Gonna risk it and try a bigger breakfast today, maybe it will magically shut off hunger for a bit. Sigh. Should have never allowed myself to gain the weight, now it's the pay stuff.

        Seeing it is a lost cause atm to try to stay under 1500 cals, I planned 1600 cals.

        Since nobody is gonna hand me out info on a silver plate, this weekend we start a methodical hiking around Kananaskis trails in search of good mushroom picking places. printed out pics and descriptions of good mushrooms for the hubby.

        August 13th: calories and macros not counted; Wendler's Sqts with support; walk
        August 14th: sleep: bad; planned: 1630 cals (150 cals overdraft!); 56 g carbs; 150 g protein/50% fat; walk (30 min) + HIT on the elliptical (35 min total; 26 min intervals on 25/30/35 res; 400 cals)
        August 15th: sleep: good; 1650 cals/42 g carbs/137 g protein/55% fat; walk (45 min)+ 20 min rower + Wendler BP lifting + 15 min stretch
        August 16th: sleep: good; planned: 1570 cals, 47 g carbs/142 g protein/51% fat; sprints + gardening
        Last edited by Leida; 08-16-2012, 05:49 AM.
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • #34
          Sheesh, I actually, uhm, forgot to add a couple of things yesterday. Ouch on calories with the corrected numbers! Carbs still good though, ouff!

          August 13th: calories and macros not counted; Wendler's Sqts with support; walk
          August 14th: sleep: bad; planned: 1630 cals (150 cals overdraft!); 56 g carbs; 150 g protein/50% fat; walk (30 min) + HIT on the elliptical (35 min total; 26 min intervals on 25/30/35 res; 400 cals)
          August 15th: sleep: good; 1780 cals/44 g carbs/137 g protein/55% fat; walk (45 min)+ 20 min rower + Wendler BP lifting + 15 min stretch
          August 16th: sleep: good; planned: 1570 cals, 47 g carbs/142 g protein/51% fat; sprints + gardening
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • #35
            Need to restart monthly inches taking

            Feb-May Numbers:

            neck: 13.5" --> 13.25" --> 13.5"--> 13.5"-->14"
            left bicep: 10.5"--> 10.5"--> 10.5" -->10.5"
            chest: 32" --> 30.5"--> 31"--> 32"--> 32"
            waist: 25.5" --> 25" --> 26"--> 25.5"--> 26"
            hips: 35.25" --> 34.5 --> 34.5"-->35" --> 35"
            thighs: 34.25" 33.5" --> 33.5"-->34"--> 34.5"
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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            • #36
              Reading the Eating Mindfully, and nope, I can't let go of the dieting, since I clearly perceive the conflict between the natural inclination of a homo sapiens to gain weight as she ages, and targeting a fit body with minimized fat deposit. In the absence of natural restrictions (seasonal famine), artificial restrictions, such as chronic dieting or intervals of fasting is necessary to keep the fat accumulation from becoming cumulative. I don't respond well to fasting at all, so gentle restriction seems the only way to go.
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • #37
                I can’t help but wonder if the statement that a plump body = healthy is a fallacy.

                Will the slightly restricted intake with appropriate nutrition to take care of the ‘sugar hungers’ and nutritional deficiencies coupled with a heavy weight training and as much outdoor activities as possible produces a truly healthy, natural body, that is lower in body fat and higher in muscular build-up than is defined by the ‘average healthy’ of 25-30%.

                The “Why Women Need Fat” book states that statistically slightly overweight women (i.e. that would be me after pregnancy at 150-160 lbs) are the longest to love + enjoy the highest resistance to the disease (better fighting off infections). However, I wonder if the control groups in this study had a comparison at how nutritiously adequate their diet was, because a lot of normal weight and slightly underweight women has a horrendous diets of gimmicky foods like artificial sweetened jell-o, fruit, Source yogurt and toasts; they also tend to do long duration cardio that is hard on the system, and is a body-destroyer, not a builder.
                Now, if you compared a low body fat/high muscle mass woman who ate offal, meats and vegetables cooked in non-altered fats and worked to build rather than destroy her body with cardio, to a slightly overweight woman with high BF and low muscle mass, who has a typical ‘ups and downs’ diet of absolutely everything, who would you put your money on for being the winner all things considered?

                So, the plan is still to continue with higher fat intakes from coconut oil; preference of low reward foods for B & L; 20 min of cardio after each lifting session; 1 sprint a week; emotional and thought analysis every time I experience hunger to see if it builds up or goes away (i.e. was actually a false hunger); more stretching and meditation; looking in a puzzle for my mind (figuring out Tarot Cards if they look interesting).
                Last edited by Leida; 08-29-2012, 05:49 AM.
                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                • #38
                  I have actually calculated my macros yesterday, so might as well record 'em

                  August 30th: 1550 cals, 33 g carbs, 75 g protein, 123 g fat; sprints, walking (60 min) and about 1 hr of gardening

                  It was a lovely day overall, alas, my folks drove in just as I was dozing off, so since my baby came home with them after 3 weeks visiting, I couldn't resist rousing myself up and hugging and socializing. As a result I was back to bed at 10 pm, woke up as usual at 3:30, lingered a while in bed, and (sigh) decided to have a coffee-assisted day today. One cup after not even a walk to the bus to work got me out of dazzled state. Another cup will likely go in before I set out for the gym. BP today, Week 2, pretty cool. Can't summon the excitement though, still groooogy.

                  If I don't feel energized, I might skip the elliptical today, even if it results in no weight loss this week. I don't think I will lose anyway, my body seems to be taking a break.

                  Gearing up for no carb-up this Saturday. With a 3 day weekend it is going to be HARD! Salmon out, I guess, but with 4 adults and one very hungry 5 yo, I gotta be doin' more than a salmon!

                  Thinking of putting those lamb ribs into production, while mom is here. Lamb is SOOOO expensive here.
                  Last edited by Leida; 08-30-2012, 06:14 AM.
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                  • #39
                    Trying to decide if I want to add a HIIT session today. I feel excellent, but I do want a good deadlift tomorrow, and I plan to roller-blade through lunch (and maybe a tiny bit longer; the office is empty & boring). So, go with the flow, I suppose. feel tense with mom visiting. She said she wanted to walk through the garden and ask me some questions, so I am a bit nervous she'd criticize my gardening style and tell me all about how to totally make it her way which is the right way. On the otehr hand, i don't want to be unfair to her, she softened up some in the past few years. But we had so many episodes like that in the past about everything, that my neck tenses up just thinking about that upcoming walk. (Sigh). I am sure it will be fine. She said she wanted some of the Glamini glads I had tried this year, so it is likely more positive than negative.
                    Last edited by Leida; 08-31-2012, 07:09 AM.
                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                    • #40
                      After RB'ing for an hour at lunch, I did not feel like cardio HIIT on Friday. I did 20 min on the rower on Sat, and skipped today, as I am hoping to do yardwork to finish stripping the grass and lay that gravel pad finally. Lifting was great! I am finally doing higher weights on my support than hard-gaining teenage boys. Main lifts, the boys still beat me on the bench at least. Never seen them do squats or deadlifts, lol.

                      On the good side, mom wanted to learn about composting, oouf. I had awsome time with mom, she even said she likes how I look now far better than when I was finishing my CW. That's from a woman who was on me to lose weight from cradle on. I still would feel more comfortable with less inches from waist down, though, but I am not giving up my shoulders for it!

                      On the scary side, here is August update on inches. Bigger, bigger and bigger, in all the wrong places. This summer officially sucked. The week sucked too, since I gained half a pound, rolling back to almost 125 lbs (124.8 lbs). Now, I am doing WHole30 for September, so no weighing, no measuring. Keeping fingers crossed that I don't end up a complete whale.

                      neck: 13.5" --> 13.25" --> 13.5"--> 13.5"-->14"--> 13.5"
                      left bicep: 10.5"--> 10.5"--> 10.5" -->10.5"--> 10.5"
                      chest: 32" --> 30.5"--> 31"--> 32"--> 32"--> 32.5"
                      waist: 25.5" --> 25" --> 26"--> 25.5"--> 26"-->26.5"
                      hips: 35.25" --> 34.5 --> 34.5"-->35" --> 35"--> 36"
                      thighs: 34.25" 33.5" --> 33.5"-->34"--> 34.5"--> 35"
                      Last edited by Leida; 09-02-2012, 10:30 AM.
                      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                      • #41
                        Okay, so mom is starting wheat free today, or at least she said, she would.
                        Me, i am very confused. I guess, I have this habit of doing everything right, and when I get conflicting messages, I can't compute. This issues with the scale. I was sort of being proud of staying off the scale, but now I am reading and scoring the Body Image workbook, and it sounds to me like I am having avoidance issue. I am tempted to forget about how I look. I thought it was a good thing. Now I am not so sure. This self-help books mess with my head!
                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                        • #42
                          My training was good yesterday, despite feeling dizzy. I managed all the lifts. That was my first training session this week, but I think it was good for me to take a day off yesterday and just do garden.

                          I managed to fit into my normal pants today, not too bad, but now my stomach just inflated like a stupid balloon. Sheesh, stretch marks long gone, been gone for years, but the super-ability to bloat up is forever. PMS? Seaweed? Digestion acting up? Or, the real fear, am I subtly overeating again and pushing 130 lbs already? The desire to get on the scale this morning was very strong. Gods, what I won't give to become one of those people who struggle with eating 1200 calories a day. Why do I always eat like an elephant? I will try to skip an allocated egg and 1/2 cup of ew before the gym. Here, have some coconut oil, the insatiable maw.

                          Bench press today. And, I suppose, I will need to run the sprints tomorrow, not that I want to. I wanna roller-blade, but I compromised on taking RB home, since I will have the parking. Will try to kick my butt in gear to go RB Saturday afternoon after lunch. Gotta create an image of my stomach in my mind... not that it ever made me push the plate away.

                          P.S Only 50 min to go at work. Maybe I can sneak a quick stretch in.
                          Last edited by Leida; 09-06-2012, 12:42 PM.
                          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                          • #43
                            Yeah, skipped the egg/ew, no problems.

                            Nah, no dice on the stretch, the quiet room was occupied

                            The workout was pretty neato. Finally benched 90 lbs again, though not without an odd wiggling. Same thing happened that yesterday: totally wiped at 2 pm, kindda queasy when starting lifting but no loss of strength, just endurance, then barely scrape myself off the floor after the lifting, then attach myself to the elliptical, and after a few minutes full reversal/recovery running harder and harder. And then walking home uphill with a 10+ lbs backpack fresher than in the morning. Hunger gone.

                            But hungry for supper, might have OD'd cabbage (broiled w butter and cheese)

                            Still flaky on the scale. Keeping myself from weighing in.
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • #44
                              Okay trying for a large breakfast with extra coconut oil in it instead of quark and coconut milk. I used 2 eggs, some egg whites to create the base for micro-waving them, and mixed in maybe 2 tbsp of coconut butter after heating the works in the micro. It was ooey, goey and yum.

                              Put brie and sundried tomatoes in oil on the shopping list. Really crave baked brie with crudites for Saturday 'no cooking' supper.
                              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                              • #45
                                Wearing fat pants. Disgusting. Looking at my schedule to see when I can kick in Ultimate Diet 2.0. I have had it with this weight. I did soul-searching, and I just don't want to be 130 lbs. I can give up on the 115 lbs, but not on 120 lbs. We will be away on the 22 nd of September, so I should kick-start UD2.0 on September 24th.
                                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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