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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #810 on: February 04, 2014, 01:18:37 PM »
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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #811 on: February 10, 2014, 09:24:19 AM »
IHO, Homer is the inspiration.. every time you see almonds, think how many Homer would eat :P
I diet and exercise vicariously through his posts on TI, kind of like this:

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #812 on: February 10, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
IHO, Homer is the inspiration.. every time you see almonds, think how many Homer would eat :P
I diet and exercise vicariously through his posts on TI, kind of like this:

http://www.dilbert.com/2014-02-05/

Looks like it's going to be me very soon :-) Husband bought me insanity work out after my gym membership expired. I didn't go after the first few months..

IHO, you want to do "watch insanity" challenge with me, and see if it works? :-)

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #813 on: February 10, 2014, 10:06:21 AM »
I actually started eating really clean since January 1st to cut.

My current macro ratios are 50% protein,  30% carbs and 20% fat with a calorie of around 1980 to lose a pound a week. 

Breakfast: 3 egg whites and 2 full eggs, fat free cheese and slice of oro wheat.

Snack 1 - CZ you got it, 17 Almonds!

Lunch 1 - 7 oz of turkey breast, 4oz of brown rice, 4oz of broccoli

Lunch 2 - 6 oz of grilled chicken breast, 4oz of brown rice, 6 brussel sprouts

Snack 2 - protein shake

workout

Dinner - 7-10oz of salmon, 4oz of brown rice, 4oz of broccoli and 4oz of carrots.

Dessert - Watch my wife devour chocolate chip cookies  :P

I've actually returned to the gym.  Been pretty good for a month now about going.  The cardio is good, but have countered with much poorer walking habit.  Haven't loss an ounce yet, but nearly have peeled a belt notch off.  I'll take it, its a step in the right direction.

Maybe we should spin it up a bit, how about a month long healthy eating challenge?  It's the eating that makes the difference anyway, you all saw the researcher who loss 40 lbs eating only McDonald's for 90 days and improved his cholesterol  and triglyceride levels.

45 minutes of walking and 2000 calories of McDonalds. 

Granted the 'kids' doing the research and meal planning from the McDonalds menu carefully planned those 2000 calories to get the macro nutrient mix right and that goes a long way to prevent cravings and binge eating.

So how about a challenge to post the weekly menu with and event notes and see what suggestions people have to help 'healthy' it up?

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #814 on: February 10, 2014, 01:12:43 PM »
ive lost 16 pounds since october.  about a pound a week. watch out ladies of TI, pretty soon ill be back to the swoll jeter days of my youth.  i did increase my activity level to do more treadmill work and do more weight work.  its hard to keep up with the weights consistently though just do to time constraints with the baby.  at this point though ill take the cardio over the weights.

the main thing now is i rarely snack after a meal. and my meals are smaller also.  im working on the healthier aspect of the smaller meals. a smaller meal right now is 2 mcdonalds burgers with small fries but trying to transition to healthier smaller meals.  this morning i had oatmeal for breakfast - bought some at costco, its lightly sweetened with brown sugar but still 200 calories for 10oz of oatmeal. tomorrow ill have a couple of bananas and an apple.

lunch is the hardest thing to control but even if did eat 2 mcdonalds burgers with small fries, as long as i have a relatively healthy breakfast (oatmeal, fruits) and dinner ill be good (fruits and sometimes cereal).

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #815 on: February 10, 2014, 01:17:21 PM »
a smaller meal right now is 2 mcdonalds burgers with small fries
The Qwurger Diet

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #816 on: February 10, 2014, 01:21:08 PM »
a smaller meal right now is 2 mcdonalds burgers with small fries
The Qwurger Diet

(is it the small burgers or the big ones?)

just the small regular hamburger. each one has 250 calories and the fries have 250 calories, so the whole meal is 750 calories.

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #817 on: February 12, 2014, 05:02:35 PM »
Qwerty, congratulations on 16 lbs. since October. You are doing great. I'm happy for you.

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #818 on: February 12, 2014, 05:14:13 PM »
Looks like it's going to be me very soon :-) Husband bought me insanity work out after my gym membership expired. I didn't go after the first few months..

How did you take it when he bought you the workout? I'm sure he meant it in a nice way but some women might get a little offended.

Things have been really hard for me since our last challenge ended but I never give up. I don't think I've ever been more discontent with the way I look. I tell my husband I feel sorry for him that he's stuck with me. It looks like we're in a "pity relationship". He could have done so much better! But he's like, "Are you kidding me? You could have done so much better. I don't know why you love me. You took pity on me." So, I guess we're even!  :P Really romantic, huh!

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #819 on: February 12, 2014, 05:20:20 PM »
SoCal - your got back on your meds right? Did they end up helping?  Like you said, all you can do us try. Sometimes medical issues get in the way and not much you can do about it

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #820 on: February 13, 2014, 10:34:26 AM »
If he had to think a lot about how I will receive a gift, or I have to decode his actions, life would be very complicated ;-)

I like to stay active, and he/ kids like to see me active. It's not just about the body. I still have XX pounds to balloon before hitting the max normal BMI for my height.. it's the state of mind. A good work out helps me unwind better than a glass of red. More endurance, more strength are always more welcome than more bloating/ more laziness..

Point is, active me is happy me and hyper me, and these people around me will do anything to keep me going...

BTW, he buys me auto insurance/ health insurance and helps me pay my quarterly taxes.. I never try to decode his motives in doing so ;-)

Looks like it's going to be me very soon :-) Husband bought me insanity work out after my gym membership expired. I didn't go after the first few months..

How did you take it when he bought you the workout? I'm sure he meant it in a nice way but some women might get a little offended.

Things have been really hard for me since our last challenge ended but I never give up. I don't think I've ever been more discontent with the way I look. I tell my husband I feel sorry for him that he's stuck with me. It looks like we're in a "pity relationship". He could have done so much better! But he's like, "Are you kidding me? You could have done so much better. I don't know why you love me. You took pity on me." So, I guess we're even!  :P Really romantic, huh!
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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #821 on: February 18, 2014, 02:06:38 PM »
SoCal - your got back on your meds right? Did they end up helping?  Like you said, all you can do us try. Sometimes medical issues get in the way and not much you can do about it

Excellent memory, Qwerty! Oh, yes, I have. If I did not, I wouldn't be able to post this message right now. I probably would have gone into a "myxedema coma" and died. I began having severe side effects progressing in that direction. It was the worst my doctor has ever seen in her career & worse than I let on here. But my doctor is kind of confused why everything isn't going back to normal as quickly as we expected. It's been about 10 months and I still am not 100% in a few areas. (It should only take 6 wks to a few months,) One of those is metabolism. My doctor and I are still working on finding the right dosage. But there are people with this condition with good levels who are on a starvation diet and still gain weight or eat only 1,300 cal/day and are fat. Oh, well. I'm just glad to still be on this earth for my kids. To hell with the rest.

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Re: 30 Day Fitness Challenge
« Reply #822 on: February 18, 2014, 02:13:28 PM »
SoCal - your got back on your meds right? Did they end up helping?  Like you said, all you can do us try. Sometimes medical issues get in the way and not much you can do about it

Excellent memory, Qwerty! Oh, yes, I have. If I did not, I wouldn't be able to post this message right now. I probably would have gone into a "myxedema coma" and died. I began having severe side effects progressing in that direction. It was the worst my doctor has ever seen in her career & worse than I let on here. But my doctor is kind of confused why everything isn't going back to normal as quickly as we expected. It's been about 10 months and I still am not 100% in a few areas. (It should only take 6 wks to a few months,) One of those is metabolism. My doctor and I are still working on finding the right dosage. But there are people with this condition with good levels who are on a starvation diet and still gain weight or eat only 1,300 cal/day and are fat. Oh, well. I'm just glad to still be on this earth for my kids. To hell with the rest.

sorry to hear that your not quite back to normal.  couldnt imagine a condition like that, like you said though, at least your hear with your kids and husband. hope you get better soon.

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