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November Assessment

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not using my regular format this month because I am short on time. Not too much to report, I only lost 1.2lbs last month and I didn't measure for inches. My December goals are a little different because I will be on vacation for a week in Jamaica, it's Christmas, and there's lots of holiday parties etc. My goal is to lose at least 3 lbs but at the very minimum, come back from my vacation without a gain.

This vacation is also a little different, generally, when I travel I stay at a hotel/resort with a full fitness center and I keep my workout schedule. On this trip, my whole family is going and we've rented a condo, there is no fitness center. Additionally, because there's 14 people travelling together, we are way more scheduled and with all the activities planned and appointed pick and drop off times with our driver, it will be difficult to get all my workouts in. The good news is that we have a lot of active activities planned and way less lying on the beach sipping cocktails than usual. So, I think I will okay in terms of remaining active. I do have to admit that it is sort of freaking me out but I'm going to look at this as a test. Do I have the willpower to take a few days off from exercise and get back to regular schedule as soon as I get home? I think I do, no, I'm sure I do but I have to admit, a little bit of self-doubt has crept in.

  
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SPEDED2 12/10/2014 8:48PM

    Have a great time!!

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KING_SLAYER 12/10/2014 8:13PM

    However your vacation turns out, remember to enjoy it!

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DOVESEYES 12/10/2014 7:31PM

    I understand, getting exercise was not my problem in New Zealand it was people wanting to eat at places where the size of the meals was huge!!

You can do it you rock!!

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AJB121299 12/10/2014 1:08PM

    Good luck and enjoy the vacation

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It adds up

Friday, December 05, 2014

I've been plodding along for a while now but lately it seems that I'm slowing losing control. Not in a spinning wildly, crash and burn kind of way, but a in a slow leak sort of way. I've been looking over my calories for the last few weeks and notice that I am routinely 100-200 calories over my goal on many days. Added up for a month that equals almost 5,000 calories, almost 1.5lbs that I could have lost but didn't. I need to pull it together.

  
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KING_SLAYER 12/5/2014 9:34PM

    Wait, are you saying that eating too many calories leads a person to NOT lose weight?? Are you going to also try and sell me on the idea that too many calories leads to actual weight gain?? Next thing you'll probably try and say is that french fries and ketchup aren't vegetables!! :)

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SPEDED2 12/5/2014 6:31PM

    Glad you identified the problem. emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 12/5/2014 2:03PM

    It's amazing how little bits add up when you don't pay attention! Now you're aware, you can take action.

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1TWINKLE1 12/5/2014 1:49PM

    No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who is not trying emoticon

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1TWINKLE1 12/5/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon You have to take one day at a time, log your calories each meal, exercise and you will get back on track.

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What happens when you eat carbs after Keto for 4 months

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nothing good. I haven't eaten more than 50g of carbs in a day and usually not more than 25g since August. For thanksgiving, I made mostly low carb dishes including a low carb cheesecake but I also made my famous Mac and cheese and a rice dish. I ate about 1/2 cup of rice and was instantly full, could have nothing else for dinner. I had bloating and stomach pains that ended in multiple trips to the bathroom. I guess the lesson learned here is that carbs need to be slowly reintroduced.

  
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SIMONEKP 12/5/2014 1:29PM

    It did throw me out, it took about 3 days to be full back in keto.

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FOR_THE_DUDES 12/4/2014 2:20PM

    Do you know if the meal (well, sort of meal) threw you out of ketosis? If so, how long did it take you to get back in (or are you sopping the keto)? Thanks.

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SGTCUPCAKE 11/30/2014 10:26PM

    Yea, I think those rich foods are hard for anyone to take that is not used to eating them, even if you are not in ketosis!

But it sure sounds yummy. I managed to avoid gluten, yeast, and eggs this year for the holidays. That is an amazing feat for me to NOT get sick on the holidays!

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SPEDED2 11/30/2014 10:01PM

    so sorry...wishing you a speedy recovery emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 11/30/2014 8:05PM

    I have read before that carbs should slowly be re-introduced into the diet when a person has been eating low carb (25-50g increase for several days or so, then another 25-50g increase, rinse, repeat). At least that's what I've heard!

Hope you're feeling better :)

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October's Evaluation, November Goals

Friday, November 14, 2014

Here's a recap of October's goals:

October's goals:

Weight- 6-8 lbs. Looking to hit 180 by end of year
Measurements- no exact goals- just smaller and reduce body fat by at least another 1%
Nutrition- average of 1400-1500 calories per day on a low carb diet, keeping gross carb intake at 60g or less per day
Fitness- workout 6x weekly (1hr per day), continue strength training. Get to 1,000 metres in 3 minutes on the rower.
Mental Health: Start picking outfits for my awesome trip to Jamaica in December

Results:
Weight: 4.4 lbs. Hit 100lbs lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Measurements- lost 2.5 inches. 1/2 per thigh, 1/2 on waist, 1/2 on hips and 1/2 on bust.

Body fat: .9% down

Nutrition- 1400-1500 calories per day with the increased fat intake required for low-carb. Keep low-carbing

Fitness- Increase resistance training

Mental Health- started shopping for Jamaica


November goals:

Weight- 6-8 lbs. Looking to hit 180 by end of year
measurements- no exact goals- just smaller and reduce body fat by at least another 1%
Nutrition- average of 1400-1500 calories per day on a low carb diet, keeping gross carb intake at 60g or less per day
Fitness- workout 6x weekly (1hr per day), continue strength training.

  
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ADARKARA 11/15/2014 4:27PM

    You're doing a great job, keep it up!

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KING_SLAYER 11/14/2014 11:39PM

    Seems like it's working pretty effectively, keep it up!

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DOILIEQUEEN 11/14/2014 8:52PM

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Turn Down for what? .....100 lbs baby!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Hit it this month (by the skin of my teeth but who cares?). 194.8 says the scale 3 days in a row now. I can't do my official monthly result blog that was due on Friday because I was late for the gym and had to skip measurements because I was busy doing this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsyAagzMuUo

followed by this: youtu.be/KQ6zr6kCPj8

then I just had to do this: youtu.be/2BViTqQxeHg

yeah, I was celebrating and why not? 100 lbs is a huge accomplishment!!! Bring on the puppies and rainbows!

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SGTCUPCAKE 11/12/2014 8:52PM

    You have been kicking' serious butt and taking names over here!

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KING_SLAYER 11/10/2014 5:18PM

    Congratulations on hitting the major milestone! Now don't slide back up and have to hit it again! There will be much less fan fare the second time around!!! And I think you should have your eyes checked, there are some rabbits hiding amongst your puppies and rainbows :)

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SAPHRAEL 11/10/2014 11:27AM

    Oh my gosh! This is emoticon Congrats! emoticon You are amazing!
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READY4CHANGE81 11/9/2014 11:11PM

    Yay!!!!! Woo hoo!!! All your hard work has paid off!

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SPEDED2 11/9/2014 8:41PM

    Wow!! My hero!!

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DOVESEYES 11/9/2014 6:45PM

    Absolutely amazing, great work, so proud of you, so happy for you, let the celebrations continue long into the week!!!!

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