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  • #76
    Psst, the buff dudes are there for enhancing your experience. Free entertainment while you are lifting. SOmetimes that's the only thing that keeps me going, I swear. In the cardio room, there are only those stupid born-gazelle gals....
    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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    • #77
      I have a hard time not bursting out laughing at some of the gym dudes. It's only my sense of self-preservation that stops me, because falling over laughing mid-squat would be a Very Bad Idea.
      “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

      Owly's Journal

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      • #78
        Lol, yep, we have a high school next to the gym, and a senior's complex down the road, so there is the entire generational representation. Some of it is funny, some scary, some awe-inspiring....
        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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        • #79
          Speaking of scary, the other night we were bench pressing and my partner just about had to go rescue a guy who was going really heavy on the bench with no spotter and almost dropped the bar on his chest. Very worrying.

          But yes, some of the people are amazing to watch, so strong or sometimes just so determined and working hard. I don't care what shape someone is in, seeing someone doing their honest best is inspiring.
          “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

          Owly's Journal

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          • #80
            Same here.

            Woke up v. hungry. Sleep was atrocious. Well, cleaned the kitchen, took tape measurements. Waiting till 6:30 am to take the control weight. But eww, I look like a Pillsbury dough.

            I actually hit 1300 cals yesterday. Adding protein back to 90-110 g helped. Maybe my body is cheating by converting it into sugar, but to hell with it. I had a good swim; well, in the beginning it was slow for the first 700 m because there were 2 other very slow swimmers on the lane. Then I got my own lane, so I could alternate breast-stroke and front krall and back krall - however you spell it in English, lol! I had to kick my butt out of the pool after 45 min. I think I put in only 1,600 or 1,700 m at most, with the slow start, but it was nice. I weighed my backpack, it is about 18 lbs.

            Ticker update:





            If I make it to 100 Savory Primal Days, I will do like 2 weeks (or as long as I can take it) raw vegan. Well, that was a good day at least. But another bad night. Argh. If the weigh in is a bad one too, that would suck. I fought hard this week!

            Sept 10, 2012: 20+ hrs fast, 1035 cals, 29/9 carbs (10%), 60 g protein, 75 g fat (66%). Walking, cardio SS (40 min), stretch (10 min)
            Sept 11, 2012: 16+ hrs fast, 1370 cals, 27/9 carbs, 94 g protein, 97 g fat (64%); Lifting (deload, SQT 5x5) + 20 min X-trainer; 1 hr walk
            Sept 12, 2012: 22 hrs fast, 980 cals, 16/6.5 carbs, 40 g protein; 86 g fat (78%); Recovery, some strolling during field trip.
            Sept 13, 2012: 15 hrs fast, 1310 cals, 29/8 g carbs, 101 g protein, 88 g fat (59%); 20 min x-trainer; 20 min light lifting; ~ 50 min walk
            Sept 14, 2012: >1300 cals (but did not count add-on in time); Lifting + 20 min swim, ~ 1 hr walking
            Sept 15, 2012: Not counted macros; Play day (pool, walking, garden)
            Sept 16, 2012: Not counted macros; Lifting + 20 min x-trainer; walking, a little gardening
            Sept 17, 2012: ~ 1400 cals, 34 g/11 g carbs, 88 g protein, 104 g fat (65 %); ~2 hrs walking, light gardening
            Sept 18, 2012: 1480 cals, 33/7 g carbs, 108 g protein, 105 g fat (61%); ~ 1.5 hrs walking, Lifting (OHP)
            Sept 19, 2012: 1600 cals, 33/8 g carbs, 101 g protein, 119 g fat (66%) ~ 2 walking, Stretch
            Sept 20, 2012: 1335 cals, 36/14 carbs; 65 g protein, 106 g fat (70%) ~ 35 min x-trainer, 3x15 snatches w 20# KB, 90 min walking, stretch
            Sept 21, 2012: ~ 1300 cals; walking (~90 min)
            Sept 22-Sept 23: No accurate count of calories; Moving slowly (a day in the mall, and a day of cooking and gardening)
            Sept 24: 1530 cals, 41/15 carbs, 63 g protein, 73% fat; ~ 80 min walking; 36 min x-trainer
            Sept 25: 1660 cals, 36/13 carbs, 63 g protein, 78% fat, ~ 90 min walking, lifting, 20 min x-trainer.
            Sept 26: 1450 cals, 36/10 carbs, 57 g protein, 76% fat. ~ 2 hrs walking
            Sept 27: 1440 cals, 32/9 carbs, 90 g protein, 66% fat. Lifting (BP), ~ 90 min walking
            Sept 28: 1310 cals, 36/11 g carbs, 90 g protein, 61% fat. 2 hrs walking, 45 min swim, stm.rm
            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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            • #81
              Control Weigh-in (September 1 st to Sept 29th) 125 lbs --> 122

              neck: 13.5" --> 13.25" --> 13.5"--> 13.5"-->14"--> 13.5"--> 14"
              left bicep: 10.5"--> 10.5"--> 10.5" -->10.5"--> 10.5"-->10.75"
              chest: 32" --> 30.5"--> 31"--> 32"--> 32"--> 32.5"-->32"
              waist: 25.5" --> 25" --> 26"--> 25.5"--> 26"-->26.5"--> 26"
              hips: 35.25" --> 34.5 --> 34.5"-->35" --> 35"--> 36"--> 36"
              thighs: 34.25" 33.5" --> 33.5"-->34"--> 34.5"--> 35"--> 35"

              September Achievements:
              17 days of Savory Primal
              Talked mom into trying to go grain-free & tried to help her
              Savory B-day: cooked lamb chops as a treat for myself
              Started PT (1 session)
              Reading Susan Alberts and started training myself to exercise Mindful Eating Habits

              September Failures:
              Poor sleep
              Next to no stretching
              Overeating
              Negligible fat loss
              Last edited by Leida; 10-01-2012, 05:19 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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              • #82
                Okay, first of all, Ticker update! 2 more savory days. It was actually easy this weekend. Well, I was eating a lot too. I actually tracked my food Saturday for once (to see how much I am actually eating when I am going all out). Since it was a bona fide maintenance week, I can add up calories and check my maintenance calories, Saturday to Saturday.






                Sept 10, 2012: 20+ hrs fast, 1035 cals, 29/9 carbs (10%), 60 g protein, 75 g fat (66%). Walking, cardio SS (40 min), stretch (10 min)
                Sept 11, 2012: 16+ hrs fast, 1370 cals, 27/9 carbs, 94 g protein, 97 g fat (64%); Lifting (deload, SQT 5x5) + 20 min X-trainer; 1 hr walk
                Sept 12, 2012: 22 hrs fast, 980 cals, 16/6.5 carbs, 40 g protein; 86 g fat (78%); Recovery, some strolling during field trip.
                Sept 13, 2012: 15 hrs fast, 1310 cals, 29/8 g carbs, 101 g protein, 88 g fat (59%); 20 min x-trainer; 20 min light lifting; ~ 50 min walk
                Sept 14, 2012: >1300 cals (but did not count add-on in time); Lifting + 20 min swim, ~ 1 hr walking
                Sept 15, 2012: Not counted macros; Play day (pool, walking, garden)
                Sept 16, 2012: Not counted macros; Lifting + 20 min x-trainer; walking, a little gardening
                Sept 17, 2012: ~ 1400 cals, 34 g/11 g carbs, 88 g protein, 104 g fat (65 %); ~2 hrs walking, light gardening
                Sept 18, 2012: 1480 cals, 33/7 g carbs, 108 g protein, 105 g fat (61%); ~ 1.5 hrs walking, Lifting (OHP)
                Sept 19, 2012: 1600 cals, 33/8 g carbs, 101 g protein, 119 g fat (66%) ~ 2 walking, Stretch
                Sept 20, 2012: 1335 cals, 36/14 carbs; 65 g protein, 106 g fat (70%) ~ 35 min x-trainer, 3x15 snatches w 20# KB, 90 min walking, stretch
                Sept 21, 2012: ~ 1300 cals; walking (~90 min)
                Sept 22-Sept 23: No accurate count of calories; Moving slowly (a day in the mall, and a day of cooking and gardening)
                Sept 24: 1530 cals, 41/15 carbs, 63 g protein, 73% fat; ~ 80 min walking; 36 min x-trainer
                Sept 25: 1660 cals, 36/13 carbs, 63 g protein, 78% fat, ~ 90 min walking, lifting, 20 min x-trainer.
                Sept 26: 1450 cals, 36/10 carbs, 57 g protein, 76% fat. ~ 2 hrs walking
                Sept 27: 1440 cals, 32/9 carbs, 90 g protein, 66% fat. Lifting (BP), ~ 90 min walking
                Sept 28: 1310 cals, 36/11 g carbs, 90 g protein, 61% fat. 2 hrs walking, 45 min swim, stm.rm
                Sept 29: 1720 cals, 42/10 carbs, 124 g protein, 60% fat. Lifting (DL) + 20 min x-trainer; MS: pool, shopping, walk in the park (~ 3 hrs)
                Sept 30: n/c Lifting (OHP) + 22 min X-trainer, stretch; MS: amusement park+short hike (~ 2 hrs)

                And this concludes my September!
                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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                • #83
                  All right, October!

                  I verified my maintenance number for last week. I assumed ~ 2000 calories on Sunday, and surprise, surprise it cam up to 1590 cals, so yea, 1600 is my to maintain if I keep up the activity level. To lose a pound a week I need to eat 1,100 calories a day. That's not gonna happen. So, for October, I set a goal of sticking to under 1,400 cals a day. I am not dropping protein again if they paid me to do it. After protein infusion, my performance in the gym was normal, but not spectacular (no PRs).

                  Now this week is gonna be a mess. I am going for wisdom teeth removal on Wednesday. I don't know the details yet like if I have to fast on Wed till the surgery since they will be sedating me. I assume that after surgery I am going to be living on coconut milk-egg and nuts smoothies for a couple-three days. Well, maybe throw in some spinach for color.

                  I will also be making a zebra fudge for my daughter to take to school on Thursday for b-day, and then there is baking and decorating the b-day party cake and cupcakes. I will be up to my ears in sweetened condensed milk, cream, dough, white and dark chocolate. YUP.
                  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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                  • #84
                    So, I talked to my dentist and they want an 8 hour fast with no water before the surgery. So, I think Wednesday is going to be my big fasting experience. Technically, I can put something into myself at 4 am when I get up, but I figure why risk being sick after or during surgery. Maybe I can experience the enlightening shit people rave about.
                    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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                    • #85
                      Thanks for stopping by my journal. I can't believe the amount of tofu I've eaten over the years in the interest of being "healthy." But no more!

                      I had my wisdom teeth out 3 or 4 years ago (I put it off for like ... 20 years). I won't lie and say it was fun, but it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I hope it goes well for you.
                      My primal journal

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                      • #86
                        Thank you, I think I will be Okay too I've given birth, wisdom teeth should be peanuts!

                        Okay, yesterday night suddenly I get sore throat. Yukes. So, my calories went over 1400, since I had to get butter to get some soothing action going. Oh, well, the weight today was 123.2 lbs, so it's not that bad + fats were ruling the day. Gotta get my hubby to pick the kiddo from school today so I could nudge in a visit to the steam room after the training. This bug is going DOWN!

                        The good news, the teacher told my wee one she can't have treats brought to class. F'ing A+!!! In a slightly sad but not unexpected news, the rains came in the night, and washed our Indian Summer clean away. Good thing I planted my bulbs yesterday, they got all watered in. Now, it is to collecting summer bulbs, cleaning up the beds, planting garlic and stuff.

                        And yep, the 20 days of Savory Living. Woot!





                        October 1st: 1460 cals, 21/12 g carbs, 74 g protein, 73% fat; 2 hrs walking + ~ 80 min 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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                        • #87
                          This is a very quick update since I am fasting for my surgery and don't want to think about diet and foods. I swapped cardio for steam room yesterday and for sleeping in this morning. Steam room fixed my sore throat, so I was able to sleep much better (yay!). I was still a bit tired from fighting the cold and the nose is runny (eww).

                          I ate a little higher yesterday to make sure I can work this morning before I have to leave for surgery while holding the full fast (without water). I had a cup of coffee at 5 am, and that's it.

                          I am curious to see if fasting + no cardio will be more efficient in taking the weight down than no fasting and cardio. Weight this morning bound up to 124 lbs after lifting and no cardio and late eating (I presume).

                          The yesterday's chapter was actually pretty applicable, teaching me about not being a backseat driver on the food directives, but talking in a calm inner voice to myself about what needs to be done. Good stuff.

                          Today I will be reading on 'I Just Can't Say No to Food". Another good one.






                          October 1st: 1460 cals, 21/12 g carbs, 74 g protein, 73% fat; 2 hrs walking + ~ 80 min gardening
                          Oct 2nd: 1530 cals, 25/7 g carbs, 93 g protein, 67% fat; 2 hrs walking, Lifting (SQT), stretch, stm rm
                          Last edited by Leida; 10-03-2012, 06:22 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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                          • #88
                            Two more Savory days. No failures yet.





                            The appetite was back today, so I consider myself recovered from the surgery. My body is happy, my scale is not. Up to 124.5 lbs today. Well, I am not doing a control weigh in this week, since inflamed, on drugs and not being able to do much for a half a week doesn't sound like a typical week. I am starting to think that 121 lbs is some sort of a magic number - I am all geared up to get it, and then things happen!

                            I did fondant flowers yesterday and half the baking for my wee one's b-day. And traced a bunch of Scooby gang in case kids want to use it for their crafts during the b-day. Not much otherwise. Zonked.

                            This morning though I got out of bed on the right foot, and will make an attempt at weight lifting. Slow and not trying for the best weights EVAR. I will be repeating this week starting Tuesday anyway. I doubt I will have cardio in me, but steam room is the must. The cold needs the last blow!
                            Oh, yeah, obviously the fasting is not my way. I just eat it all back the next day. See my log, lol.

                            October 1st: 1460 cals, 21/12 g carbs, 74 g protein, 73% fat; 2 hrs walking + ~ 80 min gardening
                            Oct 2nd: 1530 cals, 25/7 g carbs, 93 g protein, 67% fat; 2 hrs walking, Lifting (SQT), stretch, stm rm
                            Oct 3rd: 550 cals, 24/3 carbs, 9 g protein, 77% fat, 40 min walking, surgery
                            Oct 4th: 1800 cals, 38/9 g carbs, 85 g protein, 71% fat, 30 min walking, ~ 30 min light gardening, stm rm
                            Last edited by Leida; 10-05-2012, 05:57 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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                            • #89
                              Oh, zut, I am getting dizzy again. I hope going for a walk in our brisk autumnal weather will fix that, but I have a pill to take still. I WANT GYM!
                              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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                              • #90
                                Wow, 1/4 way through.




                                I will update the rest of the journal a bit later. INSANE weekend.
                                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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