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    Hello! I'm starting a new diary on here to mark a new challenge. Im on day 4 of P90x and loving it.

    Diet wise, I was on paleo from April to August, but am introducing (in strict moderation) a few non paleo foods. I want to find a way to lose weight, keep it off and be happy at the same time. I know it'll be a mostly paleo approach, but I don't want to feel guilty when it's not, so I'm not going to call it paleo. I'm on a mission to find my way of doing things!

    I ate paleo up until a couple of weeks ago, but ended up bingeing on sugary food the last 10 days. I've been very all or nothing, so I'm easing up a bit and trying to follow these rules:

    1. Between 2-3 litres water a day
    2. Eat clean. For me this is not processed, no artificially low fat food, mostly based around veg, fruit, nuts, meat and eggs. I haven't totally cut out grains and dairy but eat them sparingly.
    3. Exercise. I'm currently on day 4 of p90x and run a couple of times a week too.
    4. Cheat! But no more than 3 x weekly and no more than 500 cals extra.

    I'm currently trying to hover around 2000 cals a day, because I do 400-600 cals of exercise a day, and have struggled in the recent past with eating too little then bingeing. Have followed this for 4 days and feel great. Long may it continue!
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    Here's today:

    B: 50g porridge oats made with water, half a grated apple and 1 scoop protein shake, 2 tbsp greek yoghurt on top
    S: half a banana after workout
    L: Roast pork with crackling, french beans, squash and carrot mash (made with butter), small slice of victoria sponge cake (one of my "cheat" treats), black coffee.

    Exercise: 60 mins P90X Arms and Shoulders DVD, 15 mins P90x Ab Shredder DVD

    Water: Not enough. Maybe 1.5 litres?

    So far today about 1300 cals.

    I haven't had dinner yet and I'm not sure if I will - depends on if I get hungry, I guess. I think skipping meals can be good for you but only if it feels good. It should be natural, not painful.
    Last edited by Phoenyx : 7th October, 2012 at 07:36 PM
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    So I thought I'd update a little about p90x. It's a 90 day home fitness programme that is basically 3 days resistance work, 2 days cardio, 1 day yoga and one rest day a week.

    I am trying to do it in the morning before work, but as the workouts are 60-90 mins long, it means getting up at 5.30am - yuck!!! That, and buying endless dumbells trying to find the right weight for me is the worst bit!

    So far I've done:

    Day 1 plyometrics (1 hr) - lots of jumping etc not too bad and managed to do a 40 min run in the afternoon without problem. Slower paced than insanity and as a result I enjoyed it a lot more. Slight ache in the glutes the next day which was good

    Day 2: back and chest, 1 hr, followed by ab ripper x (15 mins). The back and chest involved endless press ups - some of which I couldn't do very well at all. Started on man push ups but soon eased up! Lots of pull ups too, which I couldnt even do one!!! So I used my bands instead, which worked well. I read online that if you can't do a pull up, you should get up to the bar using a chair, then try and use your strength to lower yourself back down. This, apparently, will help build up strength for a full one. I guess losing weight will help as well...

    Ab ripper was very intense - really tough which is great. And short, also good. No straight crunches, yay! Lots of full on sit ups, bicycles etc.

    Ached a little the day after both of these.

    Day 3: yoga - yoga DVD, 90 mins. Good but v long and v difficult. I have no experience of yoga but there was a lot of strength involved in this, as well as flexibility. I was rubbish at the balance poses!

    Day 4: today was arms and shoulders (60 mins) followed by ab ripper x (15 mins). Need bigger weights! Lots of triceps & biceps. Good workout

    Tomorrow is kenpo, which is supposed to be like kickboxing.
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    Today:

    B porridge with a scoop of protein shake and half an apple
    S 1oz almonds, banana
    L mackerel salad with feta
    S latte (post run treat)
    T steak and lots of stir fry veg, followed by greek yoghurt and 1oz almonds

    Exercise:
    am 60 mins p90x kenpo (sort of kickboxing)
    Pm 30 min run

    Water - not enough

    Cals - 1850

    I was hungry on and off for most of the day today - I think I need a bigger breakfast - todays was only 230 cal. I added on yoghurt & nuts to bump my cals up a bit because I only got to 1550.
    Last edited by Phoenyx : 8th October, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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    Dieting is about discovering what works for us x
    37lbs to go (212lbs to 154lbs)

    yay! thats motivating :-) worth updating i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by time2go
    Dieting is about discovering what works for us x
    So true!
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    Rest day on p90x. I'm logging my workouts in more detail in a diary on the exercise forum as I think it's more relevant there, and my food here. Didn't get breakfast til 10.30 today and I was hungry!!!

    B - protein shake made with banana and coconut milk
    L - smoked salmon salad, 1oz cashew nuts
    S - full fat milk latte and cheese string (! Need to buy some proper cheese, this was yuck!)
    T - katsu chicken curry

    Not a great day, food wise. Work v stressful at mo and I just don't have the energy to prepare great food. I'll plan better over the next few days. I'm also quite a lot under my cals, currently 1485 for today. I may eat a little more tonight but as its a rest day I'm not particularly concerned. I just don't want to fall into the trap of under eating then bingeing. I'm terrible at listening to my body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx
    Rest day on p90x. I'm logging my workouts in more detail in a diary on the exercise forum as I think it's more relevant there, and my food here. Didn't get breakfast til 10.30 today and I was hungry!!!

    B - protein shake made with banana and coconut milk
    L - smoked salmon salad, 1oz cashew nuts
    S - full fat milk latte and cheese string (! Need to buy some proper cheese, this was yuck!)
    T - katsu chicken curry

    Not a great day, food wise. Work v stressful at mo and I just don't have the energy to prepare great food. I'll plan better over the next few days. I'm also quite a lot under my cals, currently 1485 for today. I may eat a little more tonight but as its a rest day I'm not particularly concerned. I just don't want to fall into the trap of under eating then bingeing. I'm terrible at listening to my body.
    Lol I first read that as one cashew nut x
    37lbs to go (212lbs to 154lbs)

    yay! thats motivating :-) worth updating i suppose

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    That would be a bit stingy! I have to weigh them out otherwise i'd guzzle the bag...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx
    That would be a bit stingy! I have to weigh them out otherwise i'd guzzle the bag...
    I love nuts and could easily eat a tonne! Your day looks good, yummy x
    37lbs to go (212lbs to 154lbs)

    yay! thats motivating :-) worth updating i suppose

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    Day 8 of p90x
    Am plyometrics (60 mins)
    Pm 50 min run

    Total of 1000 cals burned through exercise! But I've eaten to make up for it!

    B protein shake with banana and coconut water
    S 1oz cashews
    M salad Nicoise, half a bag of almonds!!! (I was hungry!)
    S post run McDonald's hot chocolate
    T 3 egg omelette with onion, red pepper, green beans, ham and feta, cooked in coconut oil

    So far, 2200 cals.

    Also had my week one weigh in today, I have lost 6.4lbs in one week! My body fat down 1.8% too. I'm delighted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx
    Day 8 of p90x
    Am plyometrics (60 mins)
    Pm 50 min run

    Total of 1000 cals burned through exercise! But I've eaten to make up for it!

    B protein shake with banana and coconut water
    S 1oz cashews
    M salad Nicoise, half a bag of almonds!!! (I was hungry!)
    S post run McDonald's hot chocolate
    T 3 egg omelette with onion, red pepper, green beans, ham and feta, cooked in coconut oil

    So far, 2200 cals.

    Also had my week one weigh in today, I have lost 6.4lbs in one week! My body fat down 1.8% too. I'm delighted!
    Wow x
    37lbs to go (212lbs to 154lbs)

    yay! thats motivating :-) worth updating i suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx View Post
    Day 8 of p90x
    Am plyometrics (60 mins)
    Pm 50 min run

    Total of 1000 cals burned through exercise! But I've eaten to make up for it!

    B protein shake with banana and coconut water
    S 1oz cashews
    M salad Nicoise, half a bag of almonds!!! (I was hungry!)
    S post run McDonald's hot chocolate
    T 3 egg omelette with onion, red pepper, green beans, ham and feta, cooked in coconut oil

    So far, 2200 cals.

    Also had my week one weigh in today, I have lost 6.4lbs in one week! My body fat down 1.8% too. I'm delighted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx
    Day 8 of p90x
    Am plyometrics (60 mins)
    Pm 50 min run

    Total of 1000 cals burned through exercise! But I've eaten to make up for it!

    B protein shake with banana and coconut water
    S 1oz cashews
    M salad Nicoise, half a bag of almonds!!! (I was hungry!)
    S post run McDonald's hot chocolate
    T 3 egg omelette with onion, red pepper, green beans, ham and feta, cooked in coconut oil

    So far, 2200 cals.

    Also had my week one weigh in today, I have lost 6.4lbs in one week! My body fat down 1.8% too. I'm delighted!
    Wow :-) x

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