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cpresson

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:18
raindroproses wrote:

Awesome, congrats on the marathon and the new low! I love your name too, it's nice to finally be able to put a name with the face (and screenname) Smile


Thanks! Smile

Chapel
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"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
reddarin

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:34
raindroproses wrote:
Hmmm... that's true, that was what I was thinking too. Although I was wondering if my deficit might be too GREAT now that I'm actually walking again, so that was why I was worried I was eating too little now.

I pretty much went from walking maybe once a week or once every two weeks for 20-30 minutes or so, to walking almost every day this week (it's been nice Laughing ) between 1.5-3 miles most days... some days 4.5. I just found out the trail I walk is 1.5 miles per lap, not 1 Razz

So I was kind of worrying that all those miles and eating the same amount of calories as when I was sedentary might have messed things up a bit... because it seems like the "wrinkle" came about when I started upping my activity level. Mind you I don't speed walk or jog those miles, but I walk all the same and it's somewhere between a leisurely pace most times and sometimes a bit more brisk.


Well that does change things a bit.

As long as your hunger levels are okay I think I'd still try 100 less for two or three days to see what happens. Maybe even five to seven days.

On the other hand if your appetite has increased with the exercise I'd push calories up a little.
reddarin

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:36
Chapel is a very unusual name Smile

Have you ever met another Chapel? I meet other Darin's often enough but it is very rare to meet one that spells it right - d a r i n.

Were you named after a family member?
cpresson

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:44
reddarin wrote:
Chapel is a very unusual name Smile

Have you ever met another Chapel? I meet other Darin's often enough but it is very rare to meet one that spells it right - d a r i n.

Were you named after a family member?


It is unique, which is one reason I like it. No, actually I was named after a chapel on post at Ft. Knox, KY. My dad served as an infantry officer for a few years before leaving active duty to become a minister. If you asked me 5 years ago if I ever saw myself as an Army chaplain, I would have laughed. But I am now convinced it was meant to be. I love my job in the Army Reserve Very Happy

Chapel
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"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
cpresson

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:45
Oh yeah--no, so far I haven't met another Chapel (as first name)

Chapel
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"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
raindroprose...

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 15:50
reddarin wrote:
Well that does change things a bit.

As long as your hunger levels are okay I think I'd still try 100 less for two or three days to see what happens. Maybe even five to seven days.

On the other hand if your appetite has increased with the exercise I'd push calories up a little.


Yeah, my hunger levels seem to have increased potentially... at least slightly. Other than during TOM (which it isn't, or else I'd understand the lack of movement scale-wise) I normally don't experience hunger on NK. When I start to feel like I'm getting close to feeling hunger, it's usually time for a meal... so the hunger doesn't get in the way. A couple times recently I remember thinking, "I'm hungry and it's not time for a meal yet. If I eat that meal now, I'll have that many more hours until my snack which is normally right before bed."

So... it may or may not be messing with me. I really don't know Razz My body IS a bit of a puzzle, with everything that's wrong with it. Today was a rest day for me though, and I doubt I'll get out. If I do, it won't be for nearly as long... so today I'm definitely sticking to my usual. Maybe I'll just need to pay more attention to my body the next time I go out walking for a while, and see if it's trying to tell me something hunger-wise.

Thanks! Smile

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
mizzcase

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 16:09
I am such a creature of habit.

B: coffee w/ 1T cream, 3 egg yolks cooked with ghee, 2.5 slices bacon
L: 3 egg yolks cooked with ghee, 5 slices bacon
S: slice pumpkin bake
D: 4 eggs yolks cooked with ghee, 6 slices bacon

1489 calories
126g fat/76%
14g carbs/4%
71g protein/20%
LindaB220

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 16:26
cpresson wrote:
Weighed in at 133.5 this morning before the 1/2 marathon. Weighed 132.5 after. Had some knee issues but finished in a time that I am fine with (2:27). Ran that 13.1 NK-style with a BPC egg cream before and only water and salt/electrolyte caps during. Energy level was good the whole time--yay! Very Happy


Yea!!! Good going. I know that you have given it your all. Good for you. Now you can relax for a minute. Until next time, huh? Laughing Laughing
pbble mama

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:02
HELLO!!!!!!! I am glad Cheryl sent me an invite! I have been slammed at work (even though i work from home in my jammies! lol) I have AWOL doing my whole30....which i LOVED till day 26 and I caved and had a drink...which led to a weekend binge of sorta kinda bad food (not totally, but not totally good either) and then I moved in with friends till my house rents and I buy a new house (LONG week and it already has been troublesome! I need a house SOON! lol) and they don't eat healthy AT ALL and drink a lOT! I spend a lot of time in my room! lol I'm still doing paleo (i LOVE this WOE) but I think I need to cut back some of the veggie carbs a week bit...and i'm torn between doing IF (just my BP coffee until 11 or so and then getting in 2 really good meals!) or doing 3 meals a day! I do get in LOTS of fats! Dear Lord I LOVE ghee, CO and duck fat! lol

So, my 26 days on the whole30 (which i was 100% compliant till day 26) was awesome...but i lost a whopping 4lbs! lol...i kept telling myself it was because i was already used to eating this way and my body really didn't have to go through too many withdrawls. The dairy and the SF sweeteners were truly the only things I had to give up that were daily in my food consumption. I felt better though and let me tell you what....i went a lil wild the week following (ice cream anyone?!?) and FEEL LIKE CRAPOLA!!! lol...time to get clean again! What shocked me most was I stuck with it for 26 whole days! lol that was a fist in a LONG time!!!

I am going to go catch up on all of ya'lls posts! it's been forever!!!
Missed ya'll!
bunniee23

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:03
Today's numbers: 1600 calories, 133 g fat, 79 g protein, 24 g carbs, 7 g fiber. I wasn't going to eat lunch since I had a late breakfast, but had to add in a snack when I realized the meat I'd taken out to thaw was not going to be ready in time.

Brunch - scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa verde, coffee with hwc
Snack - almonds, sharp cheddar, half an apple, coffee with hwc
Dinner - bunless cheeseburger
pbble mama

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:08
reddarin wrote:
Weigh-in this morning ... 191.8 Smile


OMGEE! I've been away for a month and look at those numbers WAY below 200! WOOHOO! YOU GO!!!!!!
reddarin

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:09
pbble mama wrote:
HELLO!!!!!!!


Hello!!! Smile

pbble mama wrote:
(just my BP coffee until 11 or so and then getting in 2 really good meals!) or doing 3 meals a day!


If it helps any, this is basically how I eat every day. Morning coffee, about 600-800 calories, then lunch sometime around noon then the balance of my calorie goal for dinner sometime between 4pm and 6pm.
reddarin

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:29
Numbers and log for today.

Calories: 2,067

Fat: 175
Pro: 105
Car: 26

74/21/5

Breakfast: Coffee, CO, HWC.
Lunch: Chicken, squash w/butter, jalapeno, broth [tiny bit of cabbage, bouillon, bacon grease, CO].
Dinner: Chicken, jalapeno, sour cream, tomato.
pbble mama

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:43
There are so many new faces...i think! Lol it has been a while! I am confused again! ha! I don't think I ever truly got the hang of it the first time and then w/ the month off to do the whole30 i've forgotten everything! I would have to say on average (i am kinda guessing from prior tracking...as there was no tracking or weighing on the W30) if i had to guestimate my numbers I averaged about 70F/20P/10C so overall, i tried to even keep the W30 as low carb higher fat as i could...which i had NO trouble eating lots of ghee and coconut milk! I have gotten to the point where I can drink it straight up out of the can like i used to do w/ heavy whipping cream! lol I did learn a LOT about additives and junk in food and found a new appreciation for totally clean eating! I never new that when most foods say "natural flavoring" what they REALLY mean to say is MSG! eck! If i can find the website, i will post the article...is that allowed over here? I haven't read the rules yet!
reddarin

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 19:50
I don't think there are any restrictions at FS like that Smile
LindaB220

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 21:53
Today's totals - 1604 calories, 138 fat, 18 carbs, 75 protein.

Menu:

B/ none
L/ bacon x6, portion of mexican cass.
D/ 2 weiners, 2 HB eggs
S/ 2 Big Red floats w/ hwc

At last, getting my calories and protein back up in a normal range. Good day even with the 1 lb bump. Night.Smile
Clueless101

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 22:20
Log for today

Calories 1474


Fat 119.41
Carbs 20.30
Prot 79.17

Carbohydrate (5%)
Fat (73%)
Protein (22%

Breakfast/ bacon and eggs
Lunch / Salad
Dinner / Green enchilada chicken casserole
Snacks/ cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese
LindaB220

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 22:21
Ok, the reason I really got interested in lc, nk and other diets was because I wanted to get fit and be healthier. So I have been researching and finding out things that are amazing. Laughing I came across something that we might not care for but is so good for us:

Conventional dietary wisdom holds that the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) we need from foods are most highly concentrated in fruits and vegetables. While it’s true that fresh fruits and veggies are full of vitamins and minerals, their micronutrient content pales in comparison to what is found in meats and organ meats – especially liver.

The chart below lists the micronutrient content of apples, carrots, red meat and beef liver. Note that every nutrient in red meat except for vitamin C surpasses those in apples and carrots, and every nutrient—including vitamin C—in beef liver occurs in exceedingly higher levels in beef liver compared to apple and carrots. In general, organ meats are between 10 and 100 times higher in nutrients than corresponding muscle meats.
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Many athletes today consume liver for its fatigue-fighting properties. This ability was shown in experiments conducted by Dr. Ershoff in 1951, when he fed rats either a basic diet, a basic diet with additional B vitamins, or a basic diet with powdered liver. The rats were then tested to see how long they could swim in a tub. The first two groups of rats swam for about 13 minutes before becoming exhausted. 75 percent of the rats that consumed powdered liver were able to swim for the full duration of the study, which was 90 minutes, before being pulled out of the tub even though they were able to continue swimming.

Liver is also incredibly nutrient dense. 380 mg of potassium, 18 mg of magnesium, 11 mg of calcium, 12 mg of copper, and 16.5 mg of niacin can be found in 100 grams of beef liver. Additionally, 100 grams of beef liver contains 53,400 IU of vitamin A and 111.3 mcg of vitamin B12. 100 grams of beef liver also contains 27 mg of vitamin C, which is about four times the amount that can be found in a small apple. In fact, when compared on a weight to weight basis, beef liver contains higher levels of every nutrient than apples and carrots. Apples and carrots are less calorie dense than liver, and are often eaten in higher quantities, but the weight by weight comparison illustrates truly how full of vitamins and minerals liver is.
raindroprose...

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 22:31
Organ meats!! I love organ meats... you don't have to tell me twice Smile I was the one grossing everyone out with my chicken hearts on the other forum, and I've actually got beef heart in the fridge right now waiting to be cooked up Laughing

Melanie | 27 | PCOS/Hypothyroid/Adrenal Fatigue
Goal #1 - 150 | Goal #2 - 140-145 | Overall Goal - tone and maintain!
"Be who you are, and say what you feel... because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - attributed to Dr. Seuss
Clueless101

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 23:06
LOL ok girls, your gonna have Deb, 2b4me, puking again. LOL