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  • Senior year... Just sayin'

    Starting up a journal for tracking food, exercise, and the general venting sessions.

    Last year-
    I weighed around 128 lb the body fat scale said I was around 24% BF. My weight fluctuated up and down with some binge eating

    Now-
    I weigh 124 lb with a BF of 22-23% Seems as though I lost a little weight but not so much fat, disappointing that my clothing really don't fit any differently

    Where I want to be-
    I picture myself Weighing 120lb at 18% BF ... Why, I'm not sure. Mostly I am seeking to lose some body fat and get my body regulated. My eating patterns are some times off but I do love good and healthy food. Its my senior year in college and I'd like to leave here healthy. And I've loved reading MDA for a couple years now.

    Goal
    1. BF 18%
    2. Head Stand Push Up W/ Wall
    3. Increased & Regulated Energy
    "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
    -Victoria Hold
    F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
    HW 134
    CW 126
    GW 120

  • #2
    You don't have enough body fat to lose healthfully at this time. Plese try again later.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      Haha, well Knifegill may be somewhat right. You're a little shorter than me though. I suppose it depends on what kind of build you have! I bet if you focus on strength, you will end up with the body you are looking for. I'd encourage you not to focus on the scale, or weigh at all, as adding muscle on will affect your "goal" number. You might end up heavier than you thought you wanted, but you'll look damn good (though you probably do now anyway).

      Getting in a regular eating schedule can be helpful for a number of reasons, not to mention keeping your brain happy for good studies =P I only graduated 3 yrs ago and I can tell you, I really do wish I'd eaten more during finals.
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      • #4
        Hey guys, thanks for your thoughts...namelesswonder, yes I'm actually fine with my weight I'd just like to be a little more lean. My build, well, a lot of my muscle is in my legs, though I try to work my arms. My waist is small and all my fat seems to go to my rear and thighs... sigh
        Yes a regular eating schedule would be fantastic. Right now I have work until 6:00 and some times class until 8:30 in the evening so dinner becomes tricky for me

        CATALYST - so I found a bottle of supplements I bought a couple years ago and never opened. The ingredients are L-glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleuince, L-Valine, L-Arginine... Is this something I would want to take? Why or why not? I did look up glutamine and what caught my eye was that it could be beneficial for those struggling with anxiety and depression, both of which affect my life.

        Food-
        B- I made caramelized onions and eggs with a spinach salad
        L- Protein Shake (not something I usually have, weird choice)
        D - friend invited me over for beer can chicken and mashed potatoes ... plus a couple glasses of wine

        ---Found myself nawing on a lot of dark chocolate covered almonds, I mean a lot, Too Many, oops
        Ran to the gym (1 mile), burpees, lunges, few weight machines, walked back to apartment (1 miles)
        "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
        -Victoria Hold
        F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
        HW 134
        CW 126
        GW 120

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        • #5
          I've never found that l-glutamine helped my anxiety or depression. I know it's supposed to be good for your gut health though. I take it most days, but I have leaky gut that I'm trying to heal.

          L-Tyrosine and 5-HTP together made the biggest difference for my food disorders. I also make sure I have plenty of protein. I used to start my day with a protein shake just to make sure I was getting at least 100g of protein a day and that helped a lot.
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          • #6
            Thanks namelesswonder! What is leaky gut? I do not know much about L-Tyrosine or 5 - HTP. Looks like maybe I should do some personal research. I took antidepressents for a short time a couple years ago, and got away from it fast, didn't like how it made me feel. And I think your spot on about the protein, I need to make sure I'm getting enough

            Yesterday
            Food
            B- not hungry
            L- Chicken Breast, spinach salad, apple
            S- some one brought treats to class (star crunch bar thingy)
            D- Cheese burger (out to dinner with class mates) it was 9:00 and we were at a bar for our senior get together. At least it was not a mcdonalds cheese burger, it was actually rather good.

            I ended up having a couple mugs of beer, and I rarely to never "go out" so it was kind of a special occasion. The room was a bit spinny last night when I went to bed, and my whole routine is off today. But in the long run I think it was a good event and nice to socialize with some classmates out side of class.

            I work from 1- 8 today, so I am not sure if I will get much of a work out in :/ ... I need it after last night too
            "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
            -Victoria Hold
            F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
            HW 134
            CW 126
            GW 120

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            • #7
              Check out the book "The Mood Cure" for info on L-Tyrosine and 5-HTP. It covers how to use amino acids (such as those) for treating depression & anxiety, as well as adequate protein.

              Leaky gut is a bit confusing. Check this out. How to Heal Leaky Gut - The Food Lovers Kitchen
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              • #8
                Long day, took some time to recover this morning, and ready to get to bed early... No work out, but I can run in the morning
                Food
                B- tea
                L- protein shake
                D- big chicken breast, spinach, quinoa, apple

                pretty boring day, I did pick up a chuck roast to make for dinner tomorrow and I am super excited, it shall be delicious.
                Over and out, I'm sleepy
                "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                -Victoria Hold
                F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                HW 134
                CW 126
                GW 120

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                • #9
                  Woot Woot, Pot Roast turned out well last night. Paired it with some wine and an awesome salad. Played card games and relaxed, great Friday night. Headed to work soon for 8 hours..but... I like going to work

                  Namelesswonder - I read your article on leaky gut, what an odd yet obnoxious problem to be dealing with!... Haven't gotten to "The Mood Cure" yet but I'm working on it. Its nice having someone a little bit older, yet still close in age, who understands food disorders and anxiety, thanks again for your tips.

                  Yesterday food
                  B- fast
                  L- Yoghurt, apple (sometimes you just gotta eat whats in the fridge before class)
                  D- Pot roast w/ veggies, mashed potatoes, salad, wine
                  Work out - Ran 2 miles, did a burpee/pullup routine, tried mastering the crow yoga form with my roommate

                  I realize if I want to drop body fat, mashed potatoes last night were not the best choice, but it came down to a social situation and cooking for some friends... I suppose I could have passed, but I would have been slightly dissapointed had I. Its not like I ate an entire plate full. I'm also noticing my trend of not eating breakfast the past couple days, I do like breakfast and make eggs often in the morning, but I just have not been hungry when I wake up so I figure why eat... good or bad, I don't know, I'll eat breakfast when I feel like it
                  "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                  -Victoria Hold
                  F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                  HW 134
                  CW 126
                  GW 120

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                  • #10
                    Greetings FP. I have to say IMHO you dont eat enough, not nearly enough fats and you do wayyy to much cardio. The quibbling over potatoes seems misplaced when you dont have everything else dialed. Where is the move slow and lift heavy workouts? All the cardio just stresses your body, the insufficient food stresses your body, your worrying about loosing that last 10lbs stresses your body. All that stress is just upping cortisol and that stores fat. (Put very simply)

                    Depression is something I know all too well and for me, it got better when I upped the sat fats and fixed my life stresses. Now that I have a 10 month old baby, stress and bad sleep are back and so is my depression.

                    I would suggest you stop all the cardio workouts and walk more. I would suggest a few lift heavy sessions a week and I would suggest you get rid of the beer and bread and wine and protein shakes, eat a solid paleo diet with lower carbs and more butter and coconut oils etc.

                    skinny is or should not be the goal, healthy by design, hot by accident is my fav line.

                    Stop worrying about weight and know that having some extra weight in your hips/legs is where a woman is supposed to carry it. You are no longer a developing teen you are becoming a more mature woman so eat well, lift heavy and if you end up in bigger jeans then the people looking wont be complaining.

                    Look up everyday paleo and their podcast, it really is funny and kinda aimed more for women than men.

                    Own It | Everyday Paleo If you think she got this way not eating enough and cardioing her ass off then you need to read.

                    Good luck.
                    Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

                    Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
                      Greetings FP. Where is the move slow and lift heavy workouts? All the cardio just stresses your body, the insufficient food stresses your body, your worrying about loosing that last 10lbs stresses your body. All that stress is just upping cortisol and that stores fat. (Put very simply)
                      ...
                      Good luck.
                      Awesome! I love your comments Warmbear
                      1. I realize I have not been very descriptive with my posts
                      2. Last week was not my best paleo performance

                      For slow movement, I walk to class, and some times take a longer route on purpose. I would estimate I get 4-5 miles just walking to class. On mondays I do yoga, and on days I work I am standing either 5 or 8 hours, walking up and down steps and moving my arms to clean and unpack inventory. I also like to randomly dance around my apartment hehe
                      I love cardio, I enjoy running, and biking, but I don't think it is excessive, at least not compared to what I once did.

                      As for heavy lifting I didn't get this in last week, I do some of the weight machines but I haven't really figured out how to use the big boy weights yet. I enjoy doing calisthenics

                      Also, I think I am starting to get enough fat, and I do feel I get enough calories. I tend to eat large portions, so when I say I had a piece of pot roast I mean it! I had olive oil and bacon in my salad to add fat for that meal. Today my breakfast consisted of eggs benedict (I was gulty of having corn bread too). For lunch I a big juicy fatty hamburger with no bun and some acorn squash

                      I know I can do better... lets see how I do this week Thanks again for your suggestions warmbear, I will take them into consideration and check out the pod cast and everyday paleo you suggested!
                      "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                      -Victoria Hold
                      F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                      HW 134
                      CW 126
                      GW 120

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                      • #12
                        I checked out Own It | Everyday Paleo ... this is so good, I really enjoyed reading this
                        My body has changed a lot over the past year, I feel like my hips are a lot wider, especially compared to my freshman year in college. Im having a hard time getting use to the changes, I'm just now starting to understand it is ok and just the way my body is, but it does feel a little funny

                        Movement:
                        A.M - ran to gym (1 mile) Used 4 arm weight machines, burpees, lunges, jumps, and 5 min. on row machine. walked back (1 mile)
                        walked to class and back ~2 miles total
                        P.M - 50 min Yoga class

                        Food-
                        B/L- Left over pot roast with gravy & cottage cheese
                        S - yogurt & apple
                        S - carrots
                        D - 2 eggs, spinach salad, apple
                        I probably could have had more food today, but I am feeling pretty content

                        Any one out their have tips for keeping the spark to a long distance relationship!? By boyfriend lives 8 hours away, and were making it work, but some times its hard to keep the playfulness between us
                        -- I cleaned my closet today while listening to some good jazz music, man do I feel productive
                        "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                        -Victoria Hold
                        F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                        HW 134
                        CW 126
                        GW 120

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                        • #13
                          Feeling a little bingey today....
                          anxiety is kicking in, I was able to not binge earlier because I recognized my stress and anxiety was coming from one of my school projects, I have to teach a lesson tomorrow and it really bothers me to stand teaching in front of my peers. I'm not hungry, I had a big piece of fatty pot roast again and a pear for breakfast, simply because I have not been to the store this week, but I plan on going after work. When I take in a deep breath I can tell mu tummy is not hungry, but my head is craving that sugary high... I am also craving a diet soda.
                          Good thing I have to go to work this afternoon to keep me occupied or it would be a long ugly day. I'm also feeling fat today, I stood on the scale( yes I know) and My weight is a little higher and my body fat % was a little higher. Maybe it is physiological from having weighed my self but I feel fat today, I look in the mirror and see it.

                          This morning (before I had breakfast) I went for an hour stroll around a pond, it was beautiful. I felt in the moment and felt really peaceful at that time
                          "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                          -Victoria Hold
                          F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                          HW 134
                          CW 126
                          GW 120

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                          • #14
                            Don't trust those body fat readings. The only way to get an accurate count is one of those Body Pod things and the most accessible & accurate way is calipers. The scale has no way of knowing what your body fat % is.
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                            • #15
                              Yesterday was ugly, no sense in tracking much of anything.
                              Good news my boyfriend will be making the long drive to visit this weekend, he always keeps me level headed. Its homecoming as well, and some times social weekends can become exhausting, and I get a little pesky by the end so hopefully we can take it easy and enjoy the time.

                              My period is a week or so late, which is common for me, but I have had very mild cramps all week thinking it would start but it hasn't yet...

                              More interesting stuff on L-Glutamine, I read a piece about sugar cravings it said the amino acid is good for reducing sugar cravings. Funny thing is I noticed last week I had no urge for sugar, and when I did have something sweet it wasn't all that exciting for me... fatty foods just sounded better. AND I just so happened to take that supplement that had L-Glutamine in it, interesting. Maybe I should continue taking it, I had not taken it for a couple days when I had my bad day yesterday (I mean I even ate a pop tart c'mon)

                              TODAY
                              I am going to drink lots of water, eat primal if I feel hungry, and start taking the amino acid supplement again
                              "Never regret. If it's good, its wonderful. If it's bad its experience"
                              -Victoria Hold
                              F/Age 23 height 5' 3"
                              HW 134
                              CW 126
                              GW 120

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