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Old Thu, Jun-09-16, 20:11
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/200/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 104%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
Default Day 4

Challenge Goal:

Net Carbs: 45 or under for 90 days
Calories: 2500 or less everyday as well
Daily upper body resistance training (New)

Today:

Net Carbs: 42
Calories: 2221
Pushups: 10
Weights: 5 minutes (light sets of curls and other upper body lifts)

I decided to make this challenge a little harder. I've talked about upper body strength training. Talked and talked and talked. It is time to act. My legs are fine, but my upper body is looking kind of wimpy. I need to change that. So at a minimum I will do at least 5 minutes of some sort of upper body resistance training every single day for the remainder of the challenge. I'll periodically do proper pushups - as many as I can do in one session - to gauge where I'm at. Today I could do 10. Thanks for the inspiration, people. I'm finally going to do this. Finally.

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Old Thu, Jun-09-16, 20:26
cshepard cshepard is offline
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Plan: Atkins - maintenance
Stats: 156/122/120 Female 64"
BF:
Progress: 94%
Location: BC, Canada
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Day 1 - Eating slower

Sucessfully completed!

Lunch - salad greens with nuts, avocado, cucumber, olive oil, acv. Put chopsticks down after every bite.
Dinner - crispy chicken wings and acorn squash. Put wing bone and fork down between evey bite.

Both meals I finished way after my husband which is quite the accomplishment!
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 04:14
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Plan: very low carb real food
Stats: 245/122/135 Female 62
BF:
Progress: 112%
Location: Vermont
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Day 4 - No time wasted playing computer hearts

Day 1 - No food eaten after 6PM. Just a cup of broth
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 05:01
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thud123 thud123 is online now
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/186.2/000 Male 72 inches
BF:
Progress: 46%
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My 90 day "no snacking between meals" habit I'm developing.

Day 4: Complete

Comments:

Here is an example of person I admire. It is a ted talk. He talks about the nature of starting over again, and again, and again. This is why I see no problem with picking a hard habit to ingrain or relearn and "falling" 90 times in a row or 9000. We can get up again. We can help each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbmNAZWq-E
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 08:05
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Plan: ketogains
Stats: 410/309.2/225 Male 75 inches
BF:40/35%/17%
Progress: 54%
Location: Lincoln, NE
Default Day 4 DONE 6-9-16

Goal:
At least 10k steps on the FitBit
At least 100 oz of water

Because I didn't get up and go on a morning walk yesterday, I knew I would have to do something extended last night. And with temps here in the 90s, I knew walking outside would be uncomfortable at best, and potentially unhealthy at the worst. So wife and I went to the mall, and I did four loops inside the mall. It is .7 of a mile, and by virtue of my stride length, should be 1400 steps. Of course, as usual, my fitbit cheats me out of steps, but since my goal was 10k on the fitbit, I relented, and did what I needed to do. I also got out on two shorter walks by work earlier in the day.

Step final: 10,506
Water: over 120 ounces

Water goal note: I rounded it up to 100 rather than the queer 96 ounces (which equals 3 quarts). I did this because I use two water bottles; one has a demarcation for 20 oz and the other can be filled to 26 ounces. I put at least 20 ounces in each, and just count the number of bottles that I drink in a day. Yesterday I did 5. This doesn't count water I use to take meds, etc. I did 120 yesterday 1)because of the heat and 2)because of the wine the night before.

Carrying on. I'm very grateful for this challenge because as I noted yesterday, I would have probably "fudged" on things a day already if I didn not have this accountability.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 08:09
ReneeH20 ReneeH20 is offline
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Plan: Dr. Westman
Stats: 280/170/170 Female 69.8 in
BF:
Progress: 100%
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90 day Squat Challenge

Day 1: 6/5/2016
Day 90: 9/3/2016

Day 5
AM: 11
Mid: 0
PM: 11
Total: 22

Grand total: 116

Even though my legs feel heavy and huge, I feel kind of invigorated after I am done. I went straight to my arms and got that done before weighing. Nice little motivation perk.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 11:18
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Plan: NSNG
Stats: 260/164/185 Female 64"
BF:
Progress: 128%
Location: Seattle
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Habit: Daily meditation

Day 1: 7 minutes
I ended up doing this mid-evening, so didn't get the sleep benefits...meh. But I did start over, so that's something.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 14:03
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Contemplate real vs situational hunger between breakfast and dinner. Eat/do not eat, accordingly.

Day 4: so far, so good. A little hungry, but more headachy from driving around in the extreme humidity, and being in and out of A/C.

Rather than eating, will go lie down.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 14:27
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 175/165/147 Female 5ft 5ins
BF:
Progress: 36%
Location: UK
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What a super thread and great motivator for us.
May I join in please?
I would like to commit to no snacking at home between meals. Except for bone broth. If meeting up for a coffee I may have something, that is the moderator in me and seems to work okay. But I really don't need to snack on an average day. Hope doing this will instil an new habit!
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 18:10
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Plan: Atkins - maintenance
Stats: 156/122/120 Female 64"
BF:
Progress: 94%
Location: BC, Canada
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Day 2 - Eating Slower

Unsuccessful! Ratz!

Lunch - on a trip to a distant town, ate at FatBurger (lettuce wrap beef patty w/tomato, guacamole, bacon, cheddar), was almost halfway through before I remembered to slow down and chew!

I think from now on, if I mess up a meal I will restart my day 1 with the next meal. This is because I am already catching myself thinking, "oh, I blew lunch, so I can eat fast for dinner and start over tomorrow" .... nooooo! So, each complete day will be any two meals in a row (I only eat two in a day).
Restarting tonight with dinner ... sigh.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 18:25
cshepard cshepard is offline
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Plan: Atkins - maintenance
Stats: 156/122/120 Female 64"
BF:
Progress: 94%
Location: BC, Canada
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Thought this might help:


thud123 - Stop snacking between meals
cotonpal - Stop playing "Hearts" on computer
khrussva - Net Carbs: At or under 45, Calories: Less than 2500 each day
NEMarvin - 10,000 steps per day, 3 qts water every day
dex - Meditate every day
Ambulo - 10 min. mindfulness meditation every day
ReneeH20 - Squats every day
MickiSue - Snack only if really hungry
cshepard - Eat slower
esw - No snacking on average days

I'll repost the list every so often. This is fun and motivating!
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 19:22
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khrussva khrussva is offline
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/200/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 104%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
Default Day 5

Challenge Goal:

Net Carbs: 45 or under for 90 days
Calories: 2500 or less everyday as well
Daily upper body resistance training (New)

Today:

Net Carbs: 39
Calories: 2350
Weights: 10 minutes / 6 sets of 8 upper body

It really does help adding weight lifting requirement to this challenge. When I know that skipping it for a day will require a restart of this challenge I have the motivation I need to at least do the minimum. Even the minimum is more that I was doing before.
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 19:57
MickiSue MickiSue is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Thank you for starting this challenge, Thud. The parameters are excellent: not only choosing a challenge, but keeping to it for the full 90 days makes it less of an easy out.

When I was in TBI therapy last year, I had to keep a daily log of my symptoms. I had daily, chronic headaches that waxed and waned. When I started to log the times they got worse, I realized that one of them was when I was making breakfast. AND, part of that was looking back and forth, quickly, from, for example, the teapot to the counter where I fed the cat.

My vision was the hardest hit by the head injury...making ourselves AWARE of what we're doing that makes improving our lives more challenging is the hardest part of improving them. But once we focus on that tiny little piece, it becomes easier.

Had I not been focused on the level of h/a, I wouldn't have learned to close my eyes when I turn back and forth as I do tasks.

Had I not been focused on the WHY behind afternoon hunger, I wouldn't have thought about the fact that I was using less fat in my breakfast.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!
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Old Fri, Jun-10-16, 23:50
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Plan: No GPS/OMAD (23:1)
Stats: 150/124/120 Female 64 inches
BF:
Progress: 87%
Location: the North, England
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Day 4 - 10 minutes of meditation completed.

At bedtime
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Old Sat, Jun-11-16, 02:08
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 175/165/147 Female 5ft 5ins
BF:
Progress: 36%
Location: UK
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That list, posted frequently, will be really helpful cshepard!

Your analysing of the why MickiSue, is very important as there is generally a reason. I think my reason for snacking is habit and well, eating is just pleasurable. Maybe I need to find my (pleasures) elsewhere!

So, let day one begin!

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