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Day 2

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 12:36 PM by hart2hart
Over slept, not starting out smooth on the routine part of the diet. So had to skip the breakfast and grabbed a cup of coffee for the road to work. Weather better so I got to teach my exercise class, so got in hour of Pilates and hour of cardio and 30 mins yoga. So needed all after a week off. So even though I cheated yesterday with the crackers and jelly I still lost from 145.5 to 142.5. True that could be a lot of water from all the Holliday meals. But it is still good to see. Got home at 1:00 had my glass of water, banana and water again. So hoping I don't cheat before dinner, except the allowed chocolate. Dinner 1 tamale,beans,corn and glass of red wine.
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First day

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 06:55 AM by hart2hart
Joined yesterday, so I started today on trying out this eating change. I don't care for the word diet. As I forget to drink water I am hoping this will also help me with that. The morning and day went well. Did get harder when getting home later than usual because of bad weather and went off my plan by eating crackers with jelly. So I will need to put in place a safe food to have on hand for when I can't keep to my schedule as planned. I also feel short on my water plan. I was trying for a goal of six glasses and made it to five.
New day tomorrow.
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pomegranates

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 09:38 AM by olive80
Are amazing! Had the first ever last week. So tasty. Still no nanas, u know too much of a good thing? I've been doing grapes, tho. Frozen. So tasty.
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verdict:

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 08:37 PM by olive80
Bananas were fing the s out of me.
I need to find a new fruit. :'( apples do it too...fml.
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quick update

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 05:10 AM by olive80
Idk if it's the bananas, but I have to stop as I think they are hurting my stomach. I skipped one day last week n today so far. Gonna see what happens tomorrow too.
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Egh...just some advices

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 09:50 AM by olive80
Egh. Hi, all. Back with some adjustments.
I’ve still been eating my banana a day, but I’ve come to the realization, that I’ve been eating too many calories, which is why my weight hasn’t budged, despite being active…er.
So, anysnooch, I’m lowering my calories, but my body didn’t like that yesterday. I think it was too sudden. However, I’m confident that it’s going to work, and I’ll get used to it.
As for my activity, this no excuses November thing is still coming along nicely. I enjoy it, especially the burn during my exercises, despite how much I might complain about it at the time. The next day, when I’m still sore – I know something’s been done right, and that’s very rewarding. Hee hee, my muscles are getting toned! YEAH!!!!!!!
Today is arms day, which means pushups, though. I suck at them ‘cuz my shoulders always hurt, but I think if I just keep doing them, maybe my shoulders will get stronger? (It’ll also help if I don’t carry so much crap in my bags, but I need the two heaviest things in there. I’ll figure something out about that.
The reason I thought about lowering my calories in the first place, though was partly (minimally, to be honest) because I wasn’t losing weight doing whatever it is I was doing at the time, and majorly because I read a blog by this woman….oh, I think it’s Black Girls Run, where she talked about how the 2000 daily recommended calories thing was kind of super dumb. Then she broke it down, that the reason so many people trying to lose weight on a 2000 calorie diet were gaining instead is because their bodies don’t require that many.
I wasn’t trying to eat that many calories in a day by any means, I promise. I was doing between 1650 and 1800, just after seeing what my calorie count logs after a week were (I kind of forgot about the app for a while, so I pinned it to my start – guess which phone I have, lol), and that told me why I would either gain or stay the same on my weigh in days. I was eating to gain or maintain the weight I’m trying to get rid of. (Note, I have NO intention of finding this chizz once it’s gone, lol.)
So, I went through a bunch of calorie calculators online, and they all told me that I was supposed to be eating just a bit less to lose. Then I had a brilliant idea (well, it might not be brilliant, but it’s an idea that doesn’t go below 1200, anyway.) I looked into basal metabolic rate calculators. If you only need so many calories to exist, and you exercise on top of it, you can eat those calories back, if you want. I’m not sure if it’s the best plan, but if you only require x amount to maintain weight you want, then only eat x amount to get there on top of exercising sounds like a winner to me.
So, I’m going to try that and next weigh in day, I’ll see where I’m at. I’m still gonna take my measurements though and check if my body composition has changed any. I’m really super excited about this. Next step is to eat 80% clean, then boost it up to 100%. I currently have no idea how clean my diet is, but my assumption is that it’s not very. I seriously need to start eating the black rice more often, since it’s a delicious complex carb. (side note: it tastes great with kimchi and chicken, doesn’t matter how you do it. Mine was seared and boiled.)
But back to my exercising, I like fitocracy, it’s a wonderful supportive website for people who want to get fit – like me. You can log and track your workouts, and save them as routines. Except for my leg workout, I tried saving that as a routine and got an error message, even though I saved the other two successfully on my phone. …oh well. It may just have to wait ‘til I get to an internet source ( I’m typing this at home with no net…)
Also, I did a bit more research just to make sure I’m not spewing absolute filth onto the internet, and yes, eating at a target bmr may not kill you, but it can end up not being the best thing for you, either.
Now it’s story time. Back when I was living in the dorms, and I was first trying to get rid of my bc weight, I started eating less, but what I did eat was healthier options, shit Id like one of those salads I was eating right about now, spinach, eggs, Tabasco, and/or red wine vinegar, depending on my mood. Sometimes I’d add croutons for crunchiness, but that’s beside the point…
I wasn’t counting my calories until we got a nutritionist, who told me that I should be. I just never thought about it much before then. So, anyway, I started tracking, and noticed that daily, I was eating less than a thousand calories. (I also didn’t know what a target bmr was, so I wasn’t trying to eat at one of those, either) That explained the weight loss, of course. I didn’t feel like I was starving myself, and I didn’t get any of those anorexia issues people tend to get when they eat such few calories. I’m not advising that anyone go off and do that, either. That was bad me being bad, because afterwards, I kept at it for …a while, ‘til the weight loss stopped (I’m guessing I ate like that for maybe a couple months). Then I read online that I was supposed to up my calories, so I did cycling, where I’d eat more on some days, and less on others.
Then I just stopped tracking, and put weight back on like a dumb butt.
So, back to my point – track, see what works for you, but keep in mind that the guidelines are probably there for a reason.

Oh, but I just made gochujang chicken stew last night, and it turned out pretty nice!
Woah, that was pretty long, huh?
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woot woot

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 06:00 PM by olive80
Nana
Pancake w candycorn
Ham Sammy w chips
Sm cup chili n 2 packs crackers
Star crunch
2bowl mac n chz (I was really hungry...)
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election day

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 12:17 PM by olive80
One nana, water, and a ham/chip Sammie.

Probe gonna get fast food later, but that's ok cuz I'll work out later. Then I'll have noodles at home. Maybe cook some chicken breast up too.
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nen2

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 11:34 AM by olive80
Updated November 4th, 2012 at 05:30 PM by olive80
Brekkie nana
Water
Stretches
Eggs toast bacon hash browns.
Unless burger
Med fry
Berry tea n honey.
Later, nana, n kimchi noodles. I got veggies cheap at the market today so ill make stew soon.
Also had some mashed taters.

Sore from workouts but happy.
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brrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 03:10 PM by olive80
2 brekkie nanas, water.
2 ggs, 4 bacon, 1 toast n jelly.
Hot dog ketch must pickle.
Sm fry
.5 choco chip cookie.
Later, ravioli,noodles, kimchi, nana.
Workout.
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