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Posted November 19th, 2012 at 04:10 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 08:50 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 05:00 PM by olive80
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 11:17 AM 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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Posted November 4th, 2012 at 10:34 AM by olive80
Updated November 4th, 2012 at 04:30 PM by olive80
Brekkie nana
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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Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 02:10 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.
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heyy it's time for no excuse november

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 02:25 PM by olive80
Updated November 3rd, 2012 at 02:07 PM by olive80
Lollll. Still had my banana...then a chc sand from mayo. .5 of a 100 cal skinny mint mocha at sb, and plans for some ravioli, sandwich n spicy mexichips (on my sandy of course). Mayhaps sum kimchi n black rice, along with house cleaning, hair care and fitness. Yup. more tmrw. This is a pain on my phone. Oh, I had a mini vanilla scone and 6 pizza rolls...nother nana too post workout
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seriously, am I the only one using this site?

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 02:15 PM by olive80
K, so...I've had the weirdest thing happen. I mean...I guess it's probably not that weird, but I think it kind of is, idk. Anyway, I normally used to eat two bananas, but then I realized mid-week, I was pushing myself to eat/finish the second banana, and yesterday I just couldn't eat any more than one. I normally get hungry a bit later, but after bringing my second banana to school and having it turn brown, I realized that it's probably too cold outside for that. I've resorted to dun dun dunnnn pizza rolls 'cuz they're already frozen... I only have between 6 and 10, depending on how many I pack. I think 10 is too many, so I'll go back down to 8. normally, it's one of the two things I have that are unhealthy, 'cuz I also have that afternoon sweet. Once I buy some apples, I think I'll cut the pizza rolls down or switch them to a later meal.

well, anyway, today I had my banana and water, then once I got to school I had the pizza rolls, and for lunch, I had a grilled cheese sandwich, some string cheese, and an apple - oh, I forgot some fizzy caffeine, I was feeling lightheaded, and misguidedly thought it was a caffeine most likely wasn't...'cuz my water was caffeinated (yes, I put caffeineated things in my water, I like cherry mio, and my bf gave me a bunch of his already caffeinated water...(he likes the green mio.)

I think for dinner, I'll probably have 1/2 can of ravioli and some noodles with kimchi. I think I'll head home early so I can do something about my hair (I just sprayed the chizz out of it, so now it's was soft before :'( ).

or maybe since it's thursday I'll do that tomorrow. lol.
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egh, I ate too late

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 01:33 PM by olive80
and didn't drink enough water, so I ended up with water weight (what else do you gain overnight?), minor setback, I'll just do better today. I only had one banana and six pizza rolls. for lunch I'll have a burrito bowl from chipopo, and for dinner, probably half a sandwich and some noodles. dunno if they'll be ramen or not, bu they'll be something. noodles are great. I've been using black rice in my quesadillas though. super tasty, you guys should try it.
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aaagh, one day til halloween!

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 08:38 AM by olive80
Updated October 30th, 2012 at 04:37 PM by olive80
I'm really excited, but anyway, I had my typical breakfast 'naners and water, felt a bit queasy on the second bus, so I resolved to buy some ginger and ginger ale. I had my pizza...things idk what to call them, really, mealwise. Maybe snack one? just to settle my stomach. I really needed something to do that with.

for lunch, I plan on getting a dorito taco loco for myself, and something for my bf, idk what yet. maybe I'll get us some taters to split? Idk. I still have to do like, hella mounds of hw (I wanna be completely free to prowl the 'net tomorrow, lol!)

well, I lost .5 lbs since yesterday, just hoping to keep it up, since that seems to be what I lose per day now. Thinking I may have to switch it up though, 'cuz I keep getting queasy off those 'nanas. I could switch to apples, later, but that's after I finish my week's supply (I made sure to buy some that were still green so by the time I get to mid-week they should have just turned yellow, and hopefully there won't be any brown on them by monday.

that's all in my foodworld today. I'm hoping the teacher calls me to do my speech today (but I don't wanna go first, of course! lol). I've been getting antsy for the last couple weeks. I just wanna get'r done.

Well, there are apparently around 20 people left, so I didn't end up going today...que lastima, well, just more time to prepare! hahaha! Take THAT!

anyway, just adding, I had a dorito taco loco and a meximelt today, my bf didn't want anything, so for dinner, I"m having like...1/2 can of ravioli (maybe less, 'cuz I think I ate more than half yesterday...) and probably half a sandwich, too with the rest of my turkey, but I bought some more ham (which is what I meant to get in the first yeah...That's all that happened today. Back to my hw...

I'll again be eating after 7/8, though...I don't like to, but sometimes it happens. today, my bus schedule is just like that. It will be tomorrow and thrusday as well...well, for me, I guess it's like tha tmost days. Oh well...
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