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libby116 06-12-2013 03:10 AM

The pizza monster got me. I was too tired to make a decent meal so I put two pizzas in the oven. The three guys had half a pizza each thats 1080 cal.
and I had one slice at 540 cal. My count for the day was still under 1000 and I walked 2k for 29min. All in all a good day. Week 3 is going well.

iansteele 06-12-2013 05:28 AM

Mike - I thought RAK meant Randomly Acting Korean, like taking off your shoes and sharing the odour when you walk into someones house :)

Carolynn and Robin - Funnily enough nowhere on the internet seems to have an amount of calories burnt during a heart/nerve attack :( Might need to do the research myself.

Epixi - Do you do your Yoga/Tai Chi/Navrai at home? If so, what videos do you use?

Libby - 540 calories doesn't seem so bad for pizza.

Goals for this week:

1. Eat at least 5 meals per day M-6, T-4
2. No more than 500 calories per meal M-45/316/380/96/296/811 (bleh), T-198/193/302/339
3. Under 2k calories/day M-1944, T-1030
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)
5. More than 750 calorie difference M-1042, T-1181
6. Learn 3 Korean things everyday M-조각 engraving/영원 eternity/원한다면 if you want, T-음신 pregnancy

Tuesday stats look a little bad since I spent 4 hours in the hospital waiting room not suffering a heart attack and didn't think about taking a walk or learning new words to pass the time - idiot!

libby116 06-12-2013 11:30 AM

Good Wednesday morning. The scale is inching down a bit day by day.
I even saw 179 on the scale for a fraction of a second before it adjusted itself. I can close my eyes and picture myself looking slim and trim next summer, swimming at the beach, riding a bike, running a 5k race and loving life. Now I am doing the work to get there. What are your dreams?

episode2011 06-12-2013 02:11 PM

Sounds like week 3 is going well, indeed, Libby! I like reading your dreams. As for me, I visualize of seeing prominent collarbones and hipbones, wearing anything sleeveless, shopping for single-digit clothes and of being able to comfortably cross my legs *under* a table.

Carolynn, I love your comment about the "crime scene" tape! That gave me a chuckle. You are so right about physical changes. You say you can notice it in your arms (yay!). Me, I'm noticing it in my waist. I recently pulled out some jeans from the way-back machine (when I was even higher than when I started this latest weight-loss adventure). I can pull them on without unbuttoning/unzipping :eek:. Jeans that I usually wear nowadays cannot be worn without a belt. Well, not without risking a wardrobe malfunction :p.

Is your back feeling better, Robin? Is the swimming helping?

Great job on getting back to it, Mike!

Tori, that's very compassionate of you to reach out to the missing. Thank you.

Ian, you were serious about the heart attack??? You poor thing! Thank goodness it wasn't the real thing! Still, did they give you any indication of what was causing your discomfort? Did you mention your weight-loss regimen? Could that be, in any way, connected and did the docs give you any guidance?

As far as what I'm using for activities, I'm taking studio classes for Yoga and Taiko. I am learning Navrai on my own, using a series of videos on YouTube (How to Bollywood Dance: Navrai Majhi by Doonya). The instructor has broken the dance into a series of 4 videos and, although she goes a little faster than I originally thought, it's very easy to follow. She explains and demonstrates well. I also downloaded the song itself (it's a catchy tune!) so I *could*, in theory, practice even when I'm not online. Haven't so far but that's the plan. Maybe one day, out in the park!

For Tai Chi I have two DVDs by Dr. Paul Lam (Tai Chi for Beginners and Tai Chi: The 24 Forms). Of all the Tai Chi DVDs I have or have viewed, I like Dr. Lam's the best. He breaks the moves into individual steps and explains them very well and in great depth. It's like having a private tutor. Most importantly, for me, he performs the segments with his back to the camera (the other people are performing facing the camera), so you can easily follow along.

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

RenewedSoul 06-12-2013 02:56 PM

Week's goals:

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

Libby: That is great! Don't you hate when the scale "adjusts up," seems like it never adjusts down. :p If you saw 179 for a second, it will hold still there very soon!

Ian: Sorry to hear about the ER visit. I hope everything turned out okay.

Carolyn: Sorry to hear about your husband's email being hacked. It's hard for me to resist temptations in stressful and busy situations. Also, lol @ yellow "crime scene tape."

Episode: Tai Chi has always interested me. I know a man that has been into Tai Chi for years. I am sure it helps relieve stress.

01gt4.6 06-12-2013 03:00 PM

Originally Posted by ToriD1012 (Post 99708)
Tori's Goals
1: Post daily, Monday-Friday (BF is only off Saturday and Sunday, and seeing as how we work opposite shifts during the week, the only time we really see each other is the weekends. I try to stay off the computer as much as possible during that time)--yes, yes
2: Spend 4+ hours with the Jassimonster--0, 2
3: 6 miles--0, 0
4: 64 oz water daily--no, no
5: Lose 1 pound. Seems modest, but it's better than gaining.--not sure yet
6: Send out mass pm to all the regulars that aren't here--one down, quite a few to go

Better kick it in gear. At that rate it looks like you and your BF will be spending some quality time next to each other on the dreadmill this weekend!

01gt4.6 06-12-2013 03:09 PM

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

iansteele 06-12-2013 09:56 PM

Um, the heart attack was a joke, it was my response to my girlfriend perhaps being pregnant. The time at the hospital was waiting for her to have things checked out since the doctor ruled out pregnancy after only asking 1 question. She has all the signs (dizziness, headaches, back pain, sleeping alot, too many trips to the bathroom) so this doctor hasn't convinced me of anything other than reaffirmed my beliefs that the healthcare system in this country is less than adequate.

Thanks for the info about Dr. Lam's Tai Chi, think I should check it out and give it a go when I stop being so lazy one day.

Goals for this week:

1. Eat at least 5 meals per day M-6, T-4, W-4
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
3. Under 2k calories/day M-1944, T-1030, W-993
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
5. More than 750 calorie difference M-1042, T-1181, W-1349
6. Learn 3 Korean things everyday M-조각 engraving/영원 eternity/원한다면 if you want, T-음신 pregnancy, W-nothing

episode2011 06-12-2013 10:40 PM

If you want to check out Dr. Lam's videos without springing for the actual thing, parts of the first lesson of both DVDs is on Youtube. The Youtube version skips a bit of the material (and spends some time pitching you on getting the real DVDs) but you can get a good feel for how he presents the material and can better determine whether his teaching style is a good match for your learning style.

Robingen 06-12-2013 11:45 PM

My goals:

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

Epixi, glad to see you are really back in the game. Thought we might lost you there last week, YEAH that you are back on track. My back is MUCH better thanks, the chiropractor worked wonders with it, really quickly. I was so impressed that I am still going, for some chronic but more mild issues.

Ian, sorry but that just sounds scary about the health care system. Hope it goes better.

Donna, do you mean you just don't want to gain (upcoming vacation)? That was kinda mysterious:).

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