Wellness Accountability - October 2018

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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by CherryRed » 08 Oct 2018, 10:53

Yeah true, you still have to live... it's trying to control it most weekends, so it's not constantly two steps forward/one step back. Weekdays we're pretty good (although Disco's a little, uh, under the weather this morning :lol: ) but weekends it's hard to stay on track especially when you live in a food/wine region where most events and activities seem to centre around drinking booze and eating delicious things!

Have logged my calories for today so they'll be fine.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 08 Oct 2018, 12:35

Personally I find weekdays easier than weekends because there's a structure to my day when I work. I don't have that on weekends (nor do I desire it) so I find eating is more chaotic and the desire to eat and drink is much more pronounced. Having MyFirnessPal helps with this by providing an artificial structure to my eating, but all distractions have to be self-imposed.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 08 Oct 2018, 13:05

I'm the same, significantly easier with some daily structure, when I'm left to my own devices everything goes downhill lol
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 09 Oct 2018, 09:46

Yesterday:
- ~13000 steps
- 2.25km brisk walk
- possibly under calorie goal (dinner with a friend)
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Post by storm84 » 11 Oct 2018, 09:39

Tuesday:
- ~20000 steps
- 5km low intensity jog
- under calorie goal

Wednesday:
- ~19750 steps
- 5.3km medium intensity jog/run (10L-20M-10L)
- under calorie goal, all meals vegetarian (possibly vegan)
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 12 Oct 2018, 08:51

Yesterday:
- 19000 steps
- 5km low intensity jog
- 2.3km very brisk walk
- under calorie goal

Now for three days of trying not to go over but massively overeating nonetheless.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 12 Oct 2018, 09:13

Been sticking to my bjj, sucking at it and sweating a lot but enjoying it, eating hasn't been tooooo bad but not as good as I want it to be, the weather had a sudden bad turn and it's been raining and windy and cold and it just sucks.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 13 Oct 2018, 09:00

Yesterday:
- 10000 steps
- probably went over calorie target because of alcohol, but did reasonably well with the food.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by CherryRed » 13 Oct 2018, 10:37

Yesterday wasn't too bad... calories hard to account for as we got noodlebox for dinner, but the rest of the day was relatively in control food-wise.

Weather forecast for the week ahead is looking improved so the exercise thing should be easier to stick to.
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Post by storm84 » 15 Oct 2018, 16:59

Saturday:
- 6.3km medium intensity jog (Tried for low intensity, but the area was too hilly to keep my heart rate down)
- 12500 steps
- no idea about calories

Sunday
- 9.1km low intensity jog
- 17500 steps
- no idea about calories

Think my paranoia about going over on the weekend meant I ate under, or at least I didn't eat enough carbs, and I've been feeling quite drained / excessively hungry for the last couple of days. Today I'm eating a bit extra to make up for it.
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Post by storm84 » 16 Oct 2018, 10:06

Yesterday:
- 12250 steps
- over my calorie target by 350-500 (lunch was a guess)
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 16 Oct 2018, 11:14

storm84 wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 10:06
Yesterday:
- 12250 steps
- over my calorie target by 350-500 (lunch was a guess)
What's your daily limit look like, just thinking if you're going to be starving you might need to up it a bit?

Things well on this front, spring is back, weather is nice! About to break new ground into weight loss (losing what I had already lost but gained back) which is exciting.
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Post by storm84 » 16 Oct 2018, 11:30

My daily limit depends on my exercise. My base BMR is currently 1720, then I add on any cardio exercise where I'm continually active for >5 minutes.

On days I run, it's around 2500cal. On days I do the long run, it's closer to 3000. On days where I only walk, it's around 2000. I let MyFitnessPal manage that for me since it can do the BMR and exercise calculations for me.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 16 Oct 2018, 12:01

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My daily limit depends on my exercise. My base BMR is currently 1720, then I add on any cardio exercise where I'm continually active for >5 minutes.

On days I run, it's around 2500cal. On days I do the long run, it's closer to 3000. On days where I only walk, it's around 2000. I let MyFitnessPal manage that for me since it can do the BMR and exercise calculations for me.
I know TDEE is best guess with the information provided.. but my TDEE is 2,570 calories per day, and on the days when I'm doing everything right I try to stay under 1500, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't :lol: I don't do a huge amount of activity out of a jiu jitsu class a few times a week so I'm not aiming to re-eat calories or anything like that.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Nekosan » 16 Oct 2018, 17:13

storm84 wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 11:30
My daily limit depends on my exercise. My base BMR is currently 1720, then I add on any cardio exercise where I'm continually active for >5 minutes.

On days I run, it's around 2500cal. On days I do the long run, it's closer to 3000. On days where I only walk, it's around 2000. I let MyFitnessPal manage that for me since it can do the BMR and exercise calculations for me.
How are you calculating that?

I've always read that a good baseline is 30 mins running = 300 cal depending on your output.... so you're running for a couple of hours? I feel like that's a massive miscalculation that going for a run is nearly doubling your energy expenditure for the day.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 16 Oct 2018, 17:22

My Garmin Connect is calculating it, which I'm assuming it is doing based on weight, distance, and heart rate. And their numbers are in line with similar numbers I've seen online for running. For instance, this morning my run was 5km, went for 38 minutes, and it was calculated at 402 calories. My weekend runs are often around the 10k mark and the numbers range between 800 and 1000 depending on the distance and heart rate.

So with a 2500cal day, I'll get 1720 to start with, 400 from my run, 100 walking to work, 150 walking at lunch, and 100 walking home. And that doesn't include the incidental exercise I do in addition.

And measuring that, I'm dropping weight much quicker than the defecit MyFitnessPal suggests allows for.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Brad » 17 Oct 2018, 00:22

I'll join in..probably not daily.

I've been eating Keto for the last 2.5 months (again) after a year being lazy and fat..
Also took up skateboarding almost daily for the last couple months or so. (am bruised and battered, even needed to start seeing the chiropractor)

Todays/current stats
~1400cal
19.5g carbs
7KG lost since I started again.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 17 Oct 2018, 08:38

Good work Brad!
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 17 Oct 2018, 10:22

Wow, I can't imagine going carb-free. Yesterday I ate nearly 400g! And even then, I worry it's not enough.

Anyways, yesterday:
- 20,000 steps
- 5km low intensity jog
- 20 minute brisk walk
- just under calorie target
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Brad » 17 Oct 2018, 10:47

Carb free, aka Keto is the best feeling.. I love it and regret stopping. Carbs are a the hardest drug I've had to break, and now break again.

But 110% worth it.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by CherryRed » 17 Oct 2018, 11:03

Disco and I did it for a while, it works pretty well - there's two ways you can do it, Keto which is (from memory) <20g carbs per day, or "Low Carb High Fat" which is <50g carbs per day. The important part is eating the high fat part of it. It was a lot of work in terms of tracking macros in the beginning to ensure you were getting the right breakdown of carbs/protein/fats... I certainly was surprised at the carb content of some foods when we did it.

Unfortunately I can't eat a high fat diet with medication I am currently taking, it causes me to literally spend my entire day sitting on the toilet - I call that the "shit yourself skinny" diet.
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 17 Oct 2018, 12:12

I didn't dislike keto, it worked well - just too much food prep for me, I'm lazy
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 17 Oct 2018, 19:47

I had a good day today, went to my BJJ class even though I really didn't feel like it (raining again) and had a good time, had a Zinger Bacon and Cheese burger and 3 wicked wings for tea and still slid in under my 1500 calorie limit for the day.

I also went and had a full body composition scan, I wish I'd done this when I weight over 145kg, but hey, got to start somewhere, had to make sure I wasn't going to get disappointed by the results, got a long way to go but also came a long way so far. Thought I'd post it here so you could see what it looks like (and in case I lose the piece of paper), I plan on doing another one at the end of the year or early next year and comparing the two. Also, in case you're wondering - no, I didn't fit on the scanner, they had to cut part of my arm off to make me fit (still included in the results).

Potentially NSFW, since, it's a scan of me, naked - you've been warned
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by storm84 » 18 Oct 2018, 10:09

Mixed day yesterday.

Positives:
- 18000 steps
- High Intensity hill intervals (11mins warmup, 5x1:00 hill run 2:00 slow jog down, 5 minutes cool down)
- Possibly under calorie target (takeaway thai for dinner)

Negatives:
- Rolled my ankle on the intervals. Seemed okay to continue, but a few hours later it started hurting. No swelling and can (mostly) walk without issue. Gotta take it easy today.
- Wife has been sick and I seem to have come down with it too. So no chance of making my activity quota today (49 day streak over).
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Re: Wellness Accountability - October 2018

Post by Disco » 19 Oct 2018, 09:45

Looking back at the past week, it's been a good one.. going to go over my calories a tiny bit today but overall the week still ends up below target, just need to make sure I get through the weekend doing the same.

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