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episode2011 06-13-2013 06:54 PM

Impressive, Mike!!!

01gt4.6 06-13-2013 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by episode2011 (Post 99759)
Impressive, Mike!!!

Could you read that?:eek:

episode2011 06-13-2013 07:01 PM

Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1546, 1469, 1496
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1097, 906, 1031
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 20, 19
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: Mon=Tai Chi and Navrai, Tue=Taiko, Wes=rest ...(2/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes

Here's your Tip for Today: ALWAYS check pockets before doing laundry. Turns out, pedometers and water don't mix.

episode2011 06-13-2013 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 (Post 99760)
Could you read that?:eek:

Two words: Google Translate :D.

I didn't know you knew Korean. Neat!

01gt4.6 06-13-2013 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by episode2011 (Post 99762)
Two words: Google Translate :D.

I didn't know you knew Korean. Neat!

I don't... two word.;)

libby116 06-13-2013 07:10 PM

I am still learning things about this forum. How do you repeat what you wrote in another message and add more information to it, eg. listing calories, exercise, water etc.?

episode2011 06-13-2013 07:26 PM

Libby, I use one of two methods, depending on my mood:

1) Quote my own post (using the "quote" feature at the bottom of each post) and edit/update it, or

2) Copy the bit I want to update, paste it into a new Reply and update it.

The advantage of Method 1 is I don't have to re-enter all the formatting. The disadvantage is I have to get rid of all the parts I don't want to repeat. That includes the [ quote] [ /quote] tags plus any additional, unnecessary chitchat. Sometimes, particularly with my posts, that's a lot of editing (you may not have noticed, but some of my posts are... long :p).

The advantage of Method 2 is it's more straight-forward. Copy and Paste. The disadvantage is that I have to reformat everything.

Hope that helps.

episode2011 06-13-2013 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 (Post 99763)
I don't... two word.;)

THAT'S the Mike I know!!! You crack me up, sir! Thanks for the giggles!

libby116 06-13-2013 07:48 PM

OK here goes
calories: M-723 T-981 W-816 T-902
water: yes,yes,yes,yes
exercise: 1.43k 2k 0k 2k :D

carolynnq 06-13-2013 08:07 PM

Have I really not posted since Monday? Where has this week gone? I read the posts yesterday morning, but never got around to posting.

Libby - I hope everything gets taken care of quickly for you in the hospital.

Ian - I hope your GF is okay...pregnancy is a pretty easy diagnosis. Don't they have home test kits there? Your "random acts of Korean" kept me smiling all day yesterday whenever it came to mind (whenever I thought "I really need to log into FitDay and post).

epixi - I'm glad you're seeing good body changes. Keep those in mind when your weight loss slows. And I'm sure there have been a lot of positive internal changes over the last couple of months too.
-------
I still have to total yesterday's calories...went out to dinner with daughter and a DIL. I had a portobello sandwich with yellow and red peppers and cheese. I didn't eat the top of the roll (which was 2/3 of the bread). But then came the onion rings...

1. Avg 1400 calories or less for the week - 1329, 1287
2. Avoid sugar and refined flour foods N, Y, N
3. Avg 45 min extra movement a day 40, 75, 15

libby116 06-13-2013 10:36 PM

The portobello sandwich sounds yummy. I am always trying to find healthy recipes to cook for the guys. Thank heavens they are not picky eaters because I am not a very good cook. We have been having rain off and on for most of the day so I was glad to have my dreadmill in the basement. I got a good workout today but I did have to talk myself into it. I hope that everyone had a great day.:D

Robingen 06-13-2013 11:43 PM

My goals:

1) Rolling average <1400 cals: M-1169, T-1193, 1207, 1257
2) One green tea/day: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y
3) Increase Omega 3: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y
4) Do some exercise: M- walked 2.5k, T- swam, W-Nothing, Th-Nothing

I found a very interesting ad for a nutritionist who does a consultation and a menu plan for 140.00. I am usually very skeptical but I saw photos of a guy I know who worked with him and his results were very amazing. I wish I would have realized this 6 months ago, before I did all this work to learn to cook healthy lol.

This June is a month of endings for me. TKD is ending after 19 years, my favorite aunt passed away two weeks ago and my youngest son is graduating from high school. I have been so busy for such a long time. This saturday we are having a final black belt testing, next week is graduation. Bittersweet.

iansteele 06-14-2013 02:15 AM

Mike - I couldn't understand the middle part :( I'm really pretty poor at Korean, but I could see you used google translate since some of the words are a little off. 실행 means run as in execute a program not run as in exercise, and the 으로 suffix is used incorrectly (I think it's used incorrectly because that's how I'd use it and I always use it wrong). I think I need a new sig now since the question has been answered.

Carolynn - They have home pregnancy tests but they always end up reverting to the "tried and trusted" Korean methods, stupid things like the meaning of your dreams or if you haven't eaten enough libido food then you can't get pregnant...

I should really end this post here.

Goals for this week:

1. Eat at least 5 meals per day M-6, T-4, W-4, Th-6
2. No more than 500 calories per meal M-45/316/380/96/296/811 (bleh), T-198/193/302/339, W-57/280/210/447, Th-57/249/453/57/274/1890 (for shame!)
3. Under 2k calories/day M-1944, T-1030, W-993, Th-2978
4. More than 2.5k calories out/day M-2987 (very inaccurate I think but that's what Fitday reckons), T-2211 (still think this is inaccurate), W-2343, Th-2774
5. More than 750 calorie difference M-1042, T-1181, W-1349, Th-(205)
6. Learn 3 Korean things everyday M-조각 engraving/영원 eternity/원한다면 if you want, T-음신 pregnancy, W-nothing, Th-잠탱이 sleepyhead/임마 you little sh*t/똥강아치 dog poop (used as a cute nickname, don't ask me why)

episode2011 06-14-2013 11:37 AM

It's been that kind of week, eh, Carolynn? Sometimes, time just flies!

Robin, "bittersweet" is indeed how your June sounds. Hang in there (((hugs))).

Love that word, "dreadmill", Libby! Creative (and frighteningly accurate!)!

Your Thursday words made me laugh, Ian -- is there a connection between what you learned and how your week has gone?

Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1546, 1469, 1496, 1479
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1097, 906, 1031, 979
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 20, 19, 21
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: Mon=Tai Chi and Navrai, Tue=Taiko, Wed=rest, Thu=Yoga Class ...(3/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes, yes

libby116 06-14-2013 01:27 PM

Good morning all. It's a beautiful sunny day in Southern Ontario so I am going to walk outside and get some vitamin D for free. The dreadmill was a quote from someone else but I thought it was highly appropriate. The scale is playing tricks with me that I don't appreciate so I am going to try to stay off of it till Monday (easier said than done). Have a great day.:D

iansteele 06-14-2013 02:39 PM

Epixi - My words are often random or taken from a slang book that my girlfriend gave me for my birthday a year or two ago (yeah, I'm that lazy that I haven't finished the book in over a year or two) but sometimes they relate to my week, "pregnancy" (which I realise I spelt wrong, 임신 not 음신) being the stand out one. I've only got 2 for Friday so far so need to get another good one before I post :)

carolynnq 06-14-2013 04:40 PM

Libby - sounds like you're doing great - keep it up! My scale's playing tricks too - I'm up a pound. :(

Robin - you've got a lot of changes happening - take care of yourself.

For epixi & Ian & anyone else interested - totallly not weight or fitness related, but this site has some interesting tests. This one is "Are You More American or Japanese?" [I'm assuming Koreans would score more like the Japanese than Americans.] In this test, you will be able to learn whether you are more sensitive to a focal object (as most Americans) or more attuned to the context (as many Japanese). I scored like the Japanese.

Frame and Line Test
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1. Avg 1400 calories or less for the week - 1329, 1287, 1292, 1410
2. Avoid sugar and refined flour foods N, Y, N, Y
3. Avg 45 min extra movement a day 40, 75, 15, 45

01gt4.6 06-14-2013 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by episode2011 (Post 99767)
THAT'S the Mike I know!!! You crack me up, sir! Thanks for the giggles!

Anytime.:D


Originally Posted by iansteele (Post 99779)
Mike - I couldn't understand the middle part :( I'm really pretty poor at Korean, but I could see you used google translate since some of the words are a little off. 실행 means run as in execute a program not run as in exercise, and the 으로 suffix is used incorrectly (I think it's used incorrectly because that's how I'd use it and I always use it wrong). I think I need a new sig now since the question has been answered.

I think I said I run like an American.

01gt4.6 06-14-2013 07:08 PM

Mike's Goals
1: Fewer than 50 net carbs daily no, yes (49.6), yes (47.9), yes (45.1)
2: 128 oz water daily no, no (101.4), no (101.4), no (118.3)
3: Gym 3 times no, yes, no, yes
4: Take all vitamins & supplements daily no, no, no
5: Three RAKs yes, yes, no, no


libby116 06-14-2013 09:54 PM

OK here goes
calories: M-723 T-981 W-816 T-902 F -1069
water: yes,yes,yes,yes,yes
exercise: 1.43k 2k 0k 2k 0k

I was a little high on cals.today and no exercise yet but I might get on the dreadmill tonight. Pretty good week so far.

Robingen 06-15-2013 12:26 AM

My goals:

1) Rolling average <1400 cals: M-1169, T-1193, 1207, 1257, 1292
2) One green tea/day: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y
3) Increase Omega 3: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y
4) Do some exercise: M- walked 2.5k, T- swam, W-Nothing, Th-Nothing, walk 1k

Have a good weekend everyone!

dmartz 06-15-2013 12:00 PM

  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 957, 1060, 1487, 965, 2056
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 75, 23, 282, 51, 80
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 1, 1, 3, 3, 0
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 52, 53, 119, 23, 51
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 28, 42, 53, 30, 74
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 60, 5, 60, 10, 0
(no comment)

episode2011 06-15-2013 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by dmartz (Post 99818)

(no comment)

(((hugs)))

Robingen 06-15-2013 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by dmartz (Post 99818)
  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 957, 1060, 1487, 965, 2056
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 75, 23, 282, 51, 80
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 1, 1, 3, 3, 0
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 52, 53, 119, 23, 51
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 28, 42, 53, 30, 74
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 60, 5, 60, 10, 0
(no comment)

No explanation necessary :) hugs

Robingen 06-15-2013 06:28 PM

Well no supper yet and I have already surpassed 800 cals for the day. We had our final TKD party and our tradition is pizza, wings and ice cream cake. Kept my portions small and logged them but these are clearly not wise food choices. The only thing that will save my stats is those rolling averages. Especially since the week went well. Thanks for that Epixi :)

libby116 06-15-2013 10:00 PM

OK here goes
calories: M-723 T-981 W-816 T-902 F-1069 S-1000
water: yes,yes,yes,yes,yes, yes
exercise: 1.43k 2k 0k 2k 0k 2k

I was a little high on cals. again today. I hope I didn't do too much damage. Week ends are always hard for me. Nothing but water for the rest of the evening. Only one more day to go.

Robingen 06-15-2013 10:42 PM

My goals:

1) Rolling average <1400 cals: M-1169, T-1193, W-1207, Th-1257, F-1292, S-1258
2) One green tea/day: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y, S-Y
3) Increase Omega 3: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y, S-Y
4) Do some exercise: M- walked 2.5k, T- swam, W-Nothing, Th-Nothing, walk 1k, S-nothing

Weeks looking pretty blue, all those doable goals.

Robingen 06-15-2013 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by libby116 (Post 99828)
OK here goes
calories: M-723 T-981 W-816 T-902 F-1069 S-1000
water: yes,yes,yes,yes,yes, yes
exercise: 1.43k 2k 0k 2k 0k 2k

I was a little high on cals. again today. I hope I didn't do too much damage. Week ends are always hard for me. Nothing but water for the rest of the evening. Only one more day to go.

Might be high for you but REALLY how can that do damage? Especially with the walking which is going great!

episode2011 06-16-2013 03:39 AM

Quiet week this week. Do you think it's because summer's almost here?

Super, fantastic week for you, Robin! Look at you, decked out in blue!!! Portion control is so important, in my opinion. Good for you! I hope you savored the cake, ice cream, wings and pizza and most importantly, I hope you enjoyed the joyous event itself! Did graduation happen this week or is that next week?

Libby, if you were using colors, you'd be all in blue, too (well, if you decided to use blue=yes)! Well done!

Your week is shaping up very well, too, Carolynn! I haven't had a chance to try out that test, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm quite curious as to which way I'll test out!

Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1546, 1469, 1496, 1479, 1529, 1456
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1097, 906, 1031, 979, 1066, 956
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 20, 19, 21, 21, 20
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: Mon=Tai Chi and Navrai, Tue=Taiko, Wed=rest, Thu=Yoga Class, Fri=Tai Chi, Sat=rest ...(4/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

I'm 99% sure I'm done for today, so I went ahead and posted Friday and Saturday together in this one post. Unless the wheels fall off tomorrow, it should be a True Blue week. Yay!

iansteele 06-16-2013 09:10 AM

It's too hot to do exercise so my stats are starting to get bad :(

Goals for this week:

1. Eat at least 5 meals per day M-6, T-4, W-4, Th-6, F-5, S-5
2. No more than 500 calories per meal M-45/316/380/96/296/811 (bleh), T-198/193/302/339, W-57/280/210/447, Th-57/249/453/57/274/1890 (for shame!), F-114/57/551/179/1835 (for shame again!), S-114/504/137/231/304
3. Under 2k calories/day M-1944, T-1030, W-993, Th-2978, F-2726, S-1289
4. More than 2.5k calories out/day M-2987 (very inaccurate I think but that's what Fitday reckons), T-2211 (still think this is inaccurate), W-2343, Th-2774, F-2575, S-2103
5. More than 750 calorie difference M-1042, T-1181, W-1349, Th-(205), F-(152), S-813
6. Learn 3 Korean things everyday M-조각 engraving/영원 eternity/원한다면 if you want, T-음신 pregnancy, W-nothing, Th-잠탱이 sleepyhead/임마 you little sh*t/똥강아치 dog poop (used as a cute nickname, don't ask me why), F-다시쓰기 recycle/불타는 고구마 fiery sweet potatoe (term used for someone who has a red face from drinking), S-nothing

Robingen 06-16-2013 12:43 PM

It's the weekend, things are usually slow. Maybe they will slow down in the summer?! Probably. Those who are posting are doing really well.

I ate leftover pizza last night, something that is not usually in my house so I am reinforced as to what tasty temptation means to me.

Today I have a grad banquet, Thurs is graduation. Lots of opportunity for poor choices and little time for cardio.

Ian can you swim? I normally swim in the summer, good exercise, cools you off. I have to get up early (by 6am) to do it but it is worth it.

RenewedSoul 06-16-2013 03:51 PM

Sorry I have been MIA, but I have been battling an illness all week. I am starting feeling a bit better but still don't feel like walking much. I have managed to continue to log on everyday with my food intake.

Good luck everyone keeping your goals over the weekend!

Week's goals:

*Drink 6 cups of water: no, yes, no, no, yes, no :(
*Walk 7 days a week/15 min. a day min.: yes, yes, no, no, no, no :mad:
*Post everything I eat and log in everyday: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
*Lose 1 pound or more this week: crossing fingers :confused:
*Eat less that 1,250 calories a day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes :)

Robingen 06-16-2013 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by RenewedSoul (Post 99838)
Sorry I have been MIA, but I have been battling an illness all week. I am starting feeling a bit better but still don't feel like walking much. I have managed to continue to log on everyday with my food intake.

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better! For me it is more impt than ever to log when I am missing exercise for some reason.

My goals:

1) Rolling average <1400 cals: M-1169, T-1193, W-1207, Th-1257, F-1292, S-1258, Su- 1328
2) One green tea/day: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y, S-Y, Su-Y
3) Increase Omega 3: M-Y, T-Y, W-Y, Th-Y, F-Y, S-Y, Su-Y
4) Do some exercise: M- walked 2.5k, T- swam, W-Nothing, Th-Nothing, walk 1k, S-nothing, Su- nothing.

episode2011 06-16-2013 09:04 PM

H a p p y
F a t h e r ' s
D a y


To all the Dads out there,
even if it's not technically Father's Day where you are!

libby116 06-16-2013 10:40 PM

OK here goes
calories: M-723 T-981 W-816 T-902 F-1069 S-1000 S-840
water: yes,yes,yes,yes,yes, yes, yes
exercise: 1.43k 2k 0k 2k 0k 2k 0k

The scale is not co-operating and it's making me mad. I could have made some better choices for food today, French onion soup, and Fathers Day cake.
Supper was a red pepper and a hard boiled egg.:eek:

dmartz 06-16-2013 11:39 PM

Sat
 
  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 957, 1060, 1487, 965, 2056, 1954
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 75, 23, 282, 51, 80, 189
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 1, 1, 3, 3, 0, 4 ( 5 if avocado were a fruit)
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 52, 53, 119, 23, 51, 66
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 28, 42, 53, 30, 74, 92
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 60, 5, 60, 10, 0, 65
Currently averaging 1414 cals/day, and may avg under 1400 if I stop eating now, which seems doubtful. Definitely made my exercise goal however.

Libby: 840 cals doesn't look like you are making poor choices. French onion soup isn't so bad. Not as bad as cake, anyway (which is what I had for breakfast ;-)

Epix, Robin: Love that blue on you both!

Renewed: If there's any upside to feeling bad, it's that I usually lose my appetite.

ian: I normally rate a -2 on the A to K scale. Maybe zero on a good day.

- Donna

P.S.: Where's Waldo (/h/h/h/h/h, I mean) Mike?

dmartz 06-17-2013 12:32 PM

  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 957, 1060, 1487, 965, 2056, 1954, 1491: 1424
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 75, 23, 282, 51, 80, 189, 172: 125
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 1, 1, 3, 3, 0, 4, 1: 2
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 52, 53, 119, 23, 51, 66, 53: 60
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 28, 42, 53, 30, 74, 92, 72: 56
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 60, 5, 60, 10, 0, 65, 30: 225
3 of 6 this week, but Cals @ 1424 is really close considering the workout minutes were high. Not the train wreck I envisioned for this week anyway.


- Donna

episode2011 06-17-2013 01:57 PM

Week's End Wrap-up:

Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1546, 1469, 1496, 1479, 1529, 1456, 1445
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1097, 906, 1031, 979, 1066, 956, 1011
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 20, 19, 21, 21, 20, 21
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: Mon=Tai Chi and Navrai, Tue=Taiko, Wed=rest, Thu=Yoga Class, Fri=Tai Chi, Sat=rest, Sun=rest ...(4/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

jjrudd 06-17-2013 02:09 PM

Hi everyone. I have been reading posts but haven't been posting myself due to ear infection. Had terrible pain on the weekend and ringing in the ears but thankfully it seems a bit better today.
Weighed myself yesterday and I'm down a pound and a half. Haven't felt like eating much. I'm still about 70 lbs from where I would like to be.

Jenn

RenewedSoul 06-17-2013 05:26 PM

Aw sorry to hear about your earache Jjrudd. I hope you are feeling better. Congrats on the weight loss this week! :)

I felt cruddy during the week and didn't get much walking done. I did lose 3 pounds, which I am happy about. I am 1 pound from losing 30 pounds. Yay! :)

Week's goals:

*Drink 6 cups of water: no, yes, no, no, yes, no, yes
*Walk 7 days a week/15 min. a day min.: yes, yes, no, no, no, no, yes
*Post everything I eat and log in everyday: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
*Lose 1 pound or more this week: crossing fingers Lost 3 pounds :D
*Eat less that 1,250 calories a day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes


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