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Thread: Im turning 30 o_0

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    Im turning 30 o_0

    I'm beginning my weight loss diet today. My goal is to lose about 60lbs by my 30th birthday next March! I am very much motivated to accomplish my goal by this date. It is something I want desperately to achieve for myself. Without going into detail, I have had a hell of a year and have really held myself together quite well. That said, I feel it's time I deserve a healthier body to live in and the time has come to make those necessary changes.

    In the past 3 years I have lost 102lbs and regained 48lbs. I got to a low of 165lbs (US size 8) and am now 213lbs (US size 14). I am 5'7".

    I am a former work-out junkie but have been really slowed down the past year by my right knee. It's been very discouraging and I think has played a role in my weight gain. Unfortunately doctors have given me no relief (or answers!) but I plan to exercise everyday in whatever manner I can manage. It's been about 2 years since I have successfully lost any significant amount of weight but I am truly ready to get back to it and make it work !

    I am calorie-counting, after having tried and failed other types of diets. I am very familiar with proper nutrition but cannot seem to stick with the advantageous high protein/high veggie diets. So calorie-counting it is with an emphasis on the healthy, but room for the not-so-nutritious

    I know my day-to-day may include some days where I make poor nutritional choices but I am not perfect, especially when it comes to food.

    I am hoping that above all else, I make my calorie goal for each day without going over. Staying within my calorie range is paramount to all else.

    That said, I have earned a degree in exercise science and am well aware of energy metabolism and how the macro-nutrient composition of a diet can affect a person's body composition. If only knowledge meant practice!

    My plan is to eat approx 1600 calories a day, with a weekly allowance of 1,000 'treat' calories. I also plan on exercising each day, ideally for 1 hour a day. I have a heart rate monitor (polar ft7) and will use that to track my calories burned through exercise.

    Today I had orange juice, 3 eggs and a side of roasted broccoli for breakfast along with three coffees with cream. For lunch I had 4oz 93% lean ground beef. Now I am sitting here wanting an ice cream treat!

    I have the calories left for it, so I just might indulge!

    This morning I completed 30 minutes on the recumbent bike. Mt polar ft7 told me I burned 249 calories during my workout.

    Thanks for reading! I will be updating daily
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    Day 2-

    Good day! I had 1470 calories today, don't think I'll hit my 1600. That's OK, I have a party tomorrow and might dip into my extra calories anyway.

    Breakfast- 3 eggs, side of roasted broccoli, 2 coffees- 403 calories
    Lunch- 1 apple, 2oz 93% lean ground beef, 1 oz raw almonds- 317 calories
    Dinner- 1 Burrito, 1 Taco- 750 calories

    Total: 1470 calories

    I was able to complete a tough workout today as well, 64 minutes and 801 calories burned, according to my polar ft7
    I did my workout on the elliptical strider at my school's gym. I really liked it and it didn't seem to bother my knee much. I think I will workout there tomorrow.
    I am feeling strange restlessness in my legs now though. It might be because I am tired? I really pushed myself in my workout today. My legs were wobbly when I was done!

    I'm feeling very motivated so far. I am very excited about the next 6 months!
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    Oh, I am so sore! My lower back and oblique abdominals are very angry with me. I think it's from my workout today? I ended up going with my sister to her gym (she gets to bring someone with her for free each visit!) They have two types of elliptical machines there. I began exercising on one of them and my ankle started bothering me after about 20 minutes so I hopped off and over to the other machine. I completed 60 minutes total, 680 calories burned according to my polar ft7. I think I was moving my hips too much in an effort to take some movement away from my knees and that's why I'm so sore. I also sometimes catch myself 'dancing' to my ipod while I'm on these machines-maybe the music was just too good today hahaha

    Anyway, I wasn't very smart today in my food intake, though I did stay within my calories. I made some bad sugary choices and ate too much at once and have been feeling a bit ill the past hour or so.

    Breakfast 1- 2 coffees w/ cream, 1 apple- 151 calories
    Breakfast 2- 3 eggs, side of roasted broccoli- 369 calories

    Lunch- 1/2 of an iced cappuccino, large (which was awful!)- 145 calories

    Dinner- Ham and tomato wrap with mustard, 1 small slice pizza- 481 calories

    Dessert- an enormous ice cream concoction- 760 calories

    TOTAL: 1906 calories

    So, obviously the crazy ice cream has made me feel ill! I knew it was going to, but I was at my parents' house and my Dad offered to treat everyone.

    I am not sure of the calories in the slice of pizza I had. It was a small slice, I guessed 300?

    I did go over my 1600 calorie allotment today but I had 160 left over from yesterday (I forgot I did not get sour cream on my burrito so I subtracted 30 calories from yesterday's total which wound up being 1440)

    SO my 1906-160= 1746
    1746-1600= 146
    So I've used 146 of my 1,000 'treat' calories for the week. I have 854 treat calories left until Saturday (my weigh day)

    I tend to be a calorie hoarder. I'm the type who enjoys one large meal with small meals/snacks for the rest of the day. I usually fare pretty well doing this, but today it was just much too much and my stomach is hurting from my mistake! I guess it could be a good sign though that my stomach hurts; it may already be getting used to my smaller portions. (I hope!) It's only Day 3 though.


    Back to school tomorrow! I'm planning on working out at my school's gym. Hopefully it's not too crowded

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    Ugh.

    I am exhausted today. I slept horribly last night. I went to the grocery store to pick up some things and tasted a bit of everything I bought. I've got 400ish calories left for the day though, I just feel like I've eaten a lot today! I want to take a nap but I've got studying to do and still have to get my workout in. My hips are sore and my knee is giving me trouble. I was able to get my medication for my joints though. I will take it as soon as I finish my workout tonight.

    I much prefer morning workouts, I end up feeling better all day! I will have to see if I can plan for some AM sessions.

    I really miss my 2-a-day workouts. I was contemplating bringing them back. I'd have to commit to one easy workout if I was doing 2 a day though. I seem to get myself into trouble with overloading myself You'd think it'd be great to want to workout so much but for me it ends up bringing me trouble (usually in the form of injuries ) I think I use working out to procrastinate doing over things sometimes. At least it's a calorie-burning time suck?

    Tuesdays are supposed to be my easy days. Only one class at 9:30am on Tuesdays. Maybe I'll make them my 2-a-day workout days. I can workout at school in the am by myself before class and then meet my sister at her gym in the evening. Good plan I'll have to plan that for next week


    One day at a time until I reach my goal

    150lbs | 3/2015

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    Statistics:
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    % Lost 20.31%
    Are you in USA or Canada ?




    Diary -
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    week 1 ... 4lbs
    week 2 ... 2lbs
    week 3 ... 2lbs.
    week 4 ... 2lbs.
    weeks 5 and 6 - 4lbs lost - no class week 5 as it was Holiday Week
    week 7 ... 2lbs lost. I am so proud to have been Slimmer of the Week for the last 7 weeks.

    Total .... 1 stone 2 lbs lost in 7 weeks

    August - 18 weeks and 2st 4lbs gone - now at target - 9st 2lbs - Maintaining at that weight.

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    I live in the US (very close to Canada though!)


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    Well today I went over my calories and used up all my treat calories and then some! Oh well, I will cut back the next few days to make up for it. Made some mistakes with a few items I bought from the store. I should not have them in my house. Live and learn and give away the treats! I didn't do too much damage. My total calories for the day were high-2660. But that includes my extra calories as well. I went over those by 206. So for the next three days I will stick to 1531 calories each and day to maintain my weekly goal. All is far from being lost! (or gained? haha)

    I worked out at the gym at school today, even though I wasn't feeling great. I burned 776 calories in 1 hour on the elliptical. I really love that elliptical!

    Tomorrow I'm at school all day. I made a grab and go breakfast and packed my lunch bag as well! I'll be having a 100-cal portion of full-fat yogurt with 1 tbsp sugar-free strawberry jam mixed in for breakfast with coffees (164 calories). For lunch, I packed a ham and cheese wrap and an apple (351 calories).

    I'll be stopping at my parent's house tomorrow night before stopping to see a friend's new apartment. I think I'll have a snack after school and before I go to my parents' then have another snack when I get home that night. No ice cream! haha

    Well, at least no ice cream tomorrow

    I've been antsy and hopped on the scale this am. It said -5lbs! but we'll see on Saturday ("official" weigh day)
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    One day at a time until I reach my goal

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    Fell off the wagon. I had a good workout today though, 60 minutes, 726 calories burned.

    Tomorrow I try again. I try harder.


    One day at a time until I reach my goal

    150lbs | 3/2015





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