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Anniversary Goal

Postby Athene » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:47 am

I saw on my profile page tonight that I have been a member here for almost 2 years! Since July 21, 2010, when I was in a lower leg cast for 6 months, trying to keep the pounds at bay. I have had the same goal this whole time: Lose 20 lbs. I've never done it, but the time I came closest was last January when I dropped 10 lbs and posted pics. I'm back up to the weight I was, way stronger, but still with a high body fat %, and a chip on my shoulder about never hitting my weight loss goal.

I know what to do, the training component has been good all along, it's a lack of consistency with nutrition that holds me back. I consistently "over-treat" myself and justify it in lots of weird ways, and have never consistently controlled portions. So my idea to embark on this goal actively, AGAIN, lead me to 2 questions:

1. Why did I give up the last 2 times I tried this?
I think I give up because I don't really believe I can do it. After I lose the first 10 lbs I feel like I've achieved something, and I don't really think I will lose the other 10, or that it will make a difference, so I drop the whole thing and go back to what I was doing before, promptly gaining the 10 lbs back and ending up where I initially began. I don't really believe I can do it, so I lazily tell myself I don't NEED to and that it was an unachievable or unimportant goal in the first place. Total BS, I know - that's just my complacency taking over.

2. What will be different this time?
This time I feel like my character is at stake. I need to prove to myself that I can achieve this goal, or I'm afraid I will learn something about myself that I don't like. I want to celebrate my 2-year ShapeFit anniversary 20 lbs lighter. It's 20 weeks away, so I only have to lose 1 lbs per week.

I'm going to try to stick to a journal everyone... brace yourselves for more of me than you ever wanted to read! If I achieve this I'm sure I will be the slowest person to ever lose 20 lbs in the history of this site!

Starting weight: 160 lbs, March 3, 2012
Goal weight: 140 lbs, July 21, 2012
Training goal: Maintain workouts 5-6 days per week
Nutrition goal: Maintain "Paleo+Dairy", with only 1 cheat night per week (this is my problem - way too liberal with cheats/treats)

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Boss Man » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:08 pm

You've always had what it takes; I knew that and I'm sure others did too.

You don't need to doubt yourself, ebcasue there's a lot more to you than you may have ever realised and you've got all the mental and emotionl tools and understanding to make it happen.

You're a great individual with a wonderful attitude to people so I hope it works out for you.

GOOD LUCK :).

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby musculArgirl2 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:41 pm

Happy to have you journaling again Karrie!! So nice to have you back and posting. 20 pounds seems very doable in that amount of time. :)

Good Luck! :D

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March 3, 2012

Postby Athene » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:05 pm

You guys are so great!! It feels fantastic to have a goal.

Okay, let's journal this sh*t. I'm going to post videos from YouTube of the workouts when they're available, so you can see what they look like.
***Note on water: I drink 2-3 litres every day, that can be taken as read.

Training
Warm Up: 500 m row, 3 sets 10 each: pull ups/squats/push ups/sit ups
Work out of the day: 'Fran' Thrusters and pull ups for time, 21-15-9 (5:11) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VShHz27QxeU
Flexibility: Hams, quads, calves, shoulders, lats, chest, forearms

Nutrition
7:30 AM - 500 ml 2% milk, 500 ml black coffee
12:30 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 1 orange, 9 cashews
4:30 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 2 cups raw broccoli, 1/4 cup hummus
7:30 PM - postWOD 500 ml chocolate milk
9:00 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 2 cups mixed veg (red, green, yellow peppers, carrots, spanish onion, green peas), 1/2 cup coconut milk

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby fitoverforty » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:13 pm

Athene wrote:If I achieve this I'm sure I will be the slowest person to ever lose 20 lbs in the history of this site!
no, I think I win that one... :roll: been here since july 2009, still trying to reach my goal. I've done just like you...lost some weight then my momentum would slow down or some other life event would happen,and I would gain it back. Im sure I've probably lost the same 10 to 15 lbs several times over!
But I'm in it to win it and refuse to give up - your recommittment is inspiring to not only me but I'm sure many others, cause we identify we you - we all struggle with the same type of things.
Good luck to you, I know you will do awesome! :mrgreen:

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March 4, 2012

Postby Athene » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks Lynne, your progress has inspired me! I really appreciate the kind words :)

Today my work schedule was a bit packed. I don't usually work Sundays and today I didn't have time to eat my third meal during the day, plus my training session was difficult. I was terrible at every skill we practiced, so I didn't feel particularly good afterward, but I can't just practice things I'm good at.

Training
Warm Up - Gymastics practice: forward and backward rolls, teddy bear stand, free headstand.
WOD - Tabata sets (8x 20 sec work 10 sec rest) of each: Toes-to-bar, ring push ups, leg pistols
Flexibility - hamstrings, quads, calves, shoulders, triceps, lats, sides

Nutrition
7:30 AM - 250 ml 2% milk, 400 ml Americano
12:30 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 3 cups broccoli, 1/4 cup hummus
7:30 PM - postWOD 500 ml chocolate milk
9:30 PM - 4 scrambled eggs, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar, 1 apple, 2 tbsp peanut butter
10:00 PM - 250 ml coffee with milk, 9 cashews

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Boss Man » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:51 pm

Why the last meal 30 minutes after the previous one instead of all together?

9 Almonds seems a bit random, why not 10?

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March 5, 2012

Postby Athene » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:32 am

Boss: I didn't plan the snack at 10PM, I was just trying to stay alert before studying, so I had something (!). With the cashews, yes - 9 is usually the max for nuts that I eat in a sitting, it's about 4.5 g fat. Typically, I measure my portions for meals so that I don't eat more than 21 grams of protein (3 oz of chicken, beef, etc.), 4.5 grams of fat (approx. 9 cashews, almonds, etc.) and 24 g of carbs (6 cups of broccoli, 1.5 oranges, etc.) per meal. I could eat up to 6 of these meals per day, but I usually get to 4 and am in bed! The measurements are from Barry Sears 'Zone Diet'. Most Crossfitters 'zone' their portions for optimal performance, so I use it as a gage.

Today nutrition was crappy - I knew I had my cheat meal coming up in the evening and was helping friends move during the day, so I didn't really plan to eat during the day that much. Not smart, but oh well, here it is.

Training
-- Rest Day --
Mondays are my day off from work and training, and are usually when I schedule my cheat day too.

Nutrition
10:00 AM (slept in) - 4 scrambled eggs, chopped onion, ground pepper, 1 orange, 250 coffee with milk
3:00 PM - Edamame (7 pods), 9 cashews, black tea
6:00 PM - Cheat meal at a Greek restaurant: 10 oz steak, 2 cups potatoes and carrots, 2 cups green beans and tomatoes, 4 cups green salad, and a huge piece of baklava for dessert! Delicious. The steak was huge and had a "peppercorn-espresso glaze", if you can imagine that. It was so good.

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby musculArgirl2 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:17 am

Cheat meal sounds good!! A good steak with potatoes you can't go wrong!! That steak with the glaze sounds really good. Not to mention the dessert. It sounds like a cheat meal but in a healthy way too with the salad and veggies. :)

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Boss Man » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:31 pm

That's good if you have a set system to work from and it's not stupid one like Maple Syrup Diet. It's just my inquisitive nature, when I see people saying I ate 8 Almonds or 13 Almonds or 9 Almonds and I think why not just have 10? :P :P

It always seems to be Almonds too, I've never seen anyone on here that I can recall, saying something like I ate 11 Brazils, or 7 groundnuts, or 12 Chestnuts instead of just 10, it's almost always Almonds that people on here claim to eat, in odd or perculiar numbers :P.

Must be some quirk of Almonds :wink:

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March 6, 2012

Postby Athene » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:03 am

Training

Session #1
Warm Up - 500 m row, 10 reps each: kipping pull ups/push ups/sit ups/leg pistols
Technique - Gymastics skills: Cartwheels, Walk-overs.
WOD - 100 GHD sit ups for time (6:31)
Flexibility - Abs, legs, shoulders.

Session #2
Warm Up - 1 mile walk/jog
Workout - 8 x 100m run sprints, 90 sec recovery in between sets (16-17 seconds each length)
Flexibility - Legs, hips.

Nutrition
7:30 AM - 250 ml 2% milk, 500 ml black coffee
11:30 AM - 3 oz chicken, 3 cups broccoli, 1/2 cup hummus
3:30 PM - 3 oz chicken, 1 grapefruit, 9 cashews
7:30 PM - postWOD 500 ml chocolate milk
10:30 PM - 4 eggs, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar, 1 grapefruit, 500 ml earl grey tea
*Added after the fact* = 11:30 PM - 15 cashews with 2 tsp honey (should have gone to bed! Oh well.)
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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Athene » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:54 pm

musculArgirl2 wrote:That steak with the glaze sounds really good. Not to mention the dessert. It sounds like a cheat meal but in a healthy way too with the salad and veggies. :)


It was really good :) The dessert was huge as well - I'm usually disappointed with desserts because they're so small I feel like I didn't get the full "cheat meal" experience, but this one was satisfying to work through.

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Athene » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:56 pm

Boss Man wrote:That's good if you have a set system to work from and it's not stupid one like Maple Syrup Diet.


Yeah, it's just a portion measurement system, you can eat any kind of food. Check it out if you have time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHNxZc0vDtg

Boss Man wrote:Must be some quirk of Almonds :wink:


Cashews Boss, cashews! :D
Haha but it is funny how people only do it with almonds! I think it's because nuts are so high in calories and fat, you have to handle them with care. If I wanted brazil nuts, I would actually only eat 3 in one meal - 3!
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March 7, 2012

Postby Athene » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:09 pm

I was running late today and panicked and ate cashews (not almonds ;) ) with the awesome latte I grabbed when I transferred buses, so I didn't have the nuts for my third meal in the afternoon. Although I really like Starbucks' coffee, my favorite espresso-based drink is a latte from the Second Cup. The Second Cup reminds me of Costa coffee, which I know is in the UK but not here in Canada. I don't understand what's different about it, it just tastes better to me.

Training
Warm Up - 500 m row, 1-10 ladder double-unders with speed rope
Technique - Practiced gymnastics skills: cartwheels, walk-overs, teddybear headstands, handstands on the wall (20 mins)
WOD - 5 rounds for time: 20 box jumps @ 18" and 10 burpees (11:33)
Flexibility - calves, quads, hamstrings, shoulders, abs.

Nutrition
7:30 AM - doubleshot latte with whole milk, 9 cashews
12:30 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 3 cups broccoli, 1/2 cup hummus
3:30 PM - 3 oz chicken breast, 1 grapefruit, 250 ml black coffee
8:00 PM - 3 scrambled eggs, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar, 3 cups broccoli, 1/2 cup hummus
9:30 PM - 500 ml 2% chocolate milk

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Re: Anniversary Goal

Postby Nokie173 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Hey girl, Workout & Diet looks good. I noticed your first meal is around 7:30 and the next mean is 11:30/12:30.
Are you having anything between? Or you're not hungry?


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