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Thread: Diary of an Insaniac!! (all Shaun T lovers and haters welcome here!)

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    Diary of an Insaniac!! (all Shaun T lovers and haters welcome here!)

    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Priya!

    I used to be a member on this forum a year ago, when I first started my weight loss journey. I started of at just over 14st, and now I am ALMOST at 10st (10st3lbs!) My goal is to get to 9st ideally (or just when my stomach is flat!) before I then start a new journey - Mission abs!

    I started off with slimming world, and had great success... lost my first 2 stone with SW! I then found myself getting bored of the diet (as I always seem to do with most diets) and started to plateau a bit. This is when I began my 5:2 journey. This diet saw my quickest weight loss. I lost another 2 stone on this and hit my initial goal of 10st7lbs. I was so happy!! Until I looked in the mirror. I still had a belly. I hated this.

    I began going to the gym and working out and my body began toning up pretty well (I did 2 days HIIT cardio and 3 days weight training). I then got some fabulous news! I had been offered a new job. With this meant moving cities though. My diet took a back seat as I began my search for a new place to live and settling into my new job.

    And we now arrive to now (or more precisely 4 months ago).

    I joined the gym, but for some reason I just couldn't stick to it. My diet was fine and I wasn't gaining any weight, but I was stuck at 10st7lbs for ages. The gym I joined was male and female (my previous gym was female only) and this threw me a little. I was too anxious to go into the weights room because I still wasn't 100% comfortable with my body. So i quit.

    I literally had no idea what to do. I tried running, but frankly I cant run more than 5 minutes without feeling like im going to die, so that faded quickly. And then I read about beachbody (before I continue... let me add, I am NOT a beachbody coach, nor will i ever be one!)
    There workouts looked immense! No way could I ever do any of THAT!!!! I also wasnt planning on forking out a fortune for shakeology - I'd rather have real food thanks.

    Anyways after much researching, I decided to try out T25. A tamer version of Insanity. 25 minutes a day... cant really complain with that! Week 1 KILLED ME!! who the hell told me this was an easy programme?!?!Stuck to it and before I knew it.. I had completed the first two months! I couldn't believe it. I had loved every second of it!

    Next step... I tried Insanity. Man was I petrified! And yes, yet again, week 1 killed me. Muscles that I didnt even know existed hurt like hell!! And I thought month 1 was bad... month 2.. WHAT?! Now I know why they call it insanity!

    I completed it! I was an Insanity Grad! Despite all that effort... I had only lost 4lbs...BUT my body looked tighter than ever! And I was even starting to see some ab definition...

    I then moved onto my next challenge! Insanity Max 30! 30 minutes a day... absolute killer. After every workout I am drenched head to toe in sweat. Even my knees sweat!!! I lost 1lb in the first week!!

    unfortunately EASTER CAME!

    I GAINED 7lbs! Them dam easter eggs!!! So now here I am week 2 into Insanity max:30... back up to 10st9lbs

    I re-did the week I missed during easter and now I am on my final week of month 1, and I am back down to 10st3.4lbs! Yippee!!!

    Not only this but I have now also started RUNNING - yes i know earlier I said I couldnt run, but guess what... I tried and I managed to do 5k in 29.57 minutes - that was my first attempt! Only stopped once! I cannot believe how much my body has improved!
    My second 5k, I shaved off 1 minute. Coming in at 28.46 minutes.
    I have my next 5k tomorrow and I want to get to 28 minutes exactly!! That is my goal.
    Thats a lie... my actual goal is 26 minutes... (my boyfriends sister - who is a PT - ran 5k in 26 minutes - and yes i want to beat her!)

    Other improvements I have noticed:
    - My resting HR has gone down from 76 to 55
    - I can see my upper abs on good days
    - I have gone down from a size 20 to a size 12
    - I can run for longer now without stopping at all
    - I am far more flexible
    - My endurance for extreme exercise has shot up - I can do far more than I ever anticipated
    - I LOOK AMAZING!

    So from here.. you all follow my journey.

    My aim?

    Short term - get under 10st by June - This is when I jet off to New York!
    Long term - I want to get engaged in a year so I want to be down to 9st by then
    Longer term - I WANT ABS BY THE TIME IM 30! (im turning 28 in July!)

    My current diet is looking at high and low days... I should be eating 1700 cals per day..I have split this up:

    Monday: 1700
    Tuesday: 1200
    Wednesday: 1700
    Thursday: 1200
    Friday: 1700
    Saturday: 2300
    Sunday: 2300

    Sort of averaging out at 1700 per day really...
    Macros:
    120g Protein
    160/170g Carb
    70g Fat

    I would love some support - the last time I was on here I met some amazing people! And I would love to hear from people who have done Insanity or any other beachbody workout and how have you got on?

    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
    Next Goal - Insanity Max 30 + PiYo Hybrid



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    Hey here to sub. I follow 5:2 and my tdee is 1700cals so Im curious to see how the mix of high and low days goes for you x
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    % Lost 31.73%
    Morning!

    I have to admit, getting the balance of high and low is really difficult, because I have a really bad habit of not logging what I eat on the weekends!

    And I also have the bad habit of lowering my calories without noticing when I don't see a drop in weight which is REALLY bad! Last week on my high cal days I was still only clocking in at 1600.

    The weekend gain is the hardest thing to battle, because although I know weight loss is not linear and it will fluctuate constantly throughout the week, I know Monday morning weigh in will always be the worst because it will reflect the two super high cal days from the weekend.

    The Saturday just gone, I did a 5k run (which I improved by 2 minutes... managed it in 26.51 minutes! MY PB!) I then went home and completed Fridays insanity workout because my workouts were pushed back by a day..I then went to a national park with the other half, and walked for around 2 hours!

    Saturday morning I weighed in at 10st2.4lbs (again!!) and this morning, its up to 10st6.4lbs!Blergh! I know its my own fault, I shouldn't weigh myself everyday, but I cant help it!

    So it will be interesting to see how it goes down this week.

    This week also marks the beginning of my second month of Insanity Max 30, which I know will bring harder workouts than last month! I will also be encorperating some PiYo workouts into it aswell (Tues and Thurs has the lower burns of the week so to bump it up I will be putting in the shorter workouts from Piyo)

    I've also checked my food diary for this week and my high cal days are only clocking in at 1550 cals.

    Will keep you posted!
    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
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    Well i'm down 1lb, but the serious floatation around the same weight is really starting to pee me off!! so i've made the rash decision to go back to doing 5:2, starting from next week! I will do 500 cals on my fast days (tues and thurs) and 1700 cals on my non fast days (mon, weds, fri) and then approx 2400 on the weekend... thus averaging out my daily intake to around 1550ish! according to my TDEE and the amount of cals i need to lose, this should set me up for just over 1lb loss per week, but I envisage this to be lower..well because.. it always is!

    It will be interesting to see how I cope with my insanity and piyo hybrid on days I am fasting, but I have previously managed 24 hour fasts and then gone to the gym for a HIIT workout...

    I think I will keep this up until new york just to see how it pans out. Once I am back I will re-evaluate if it hasn't gone to plan!
    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
    Next Goal - Insanity Max 30 + PiYo Hybrid



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    Down to 144.6lbs today so down 2lbs from Monday morning.. still not back to my weight from Sat morning though! I have got my fast today, and so far a cup of coffee and a litre of water down. I feel fine, no headaches or anything, I am feeling hungry though!!! im used to snacking throughout the day so this is difficult! and I defo know its not in my mind because my stomach feels like it has knots from the hunger!! anyways im going to plod along! I have a small lunch of chicken pasta at 2pm and then 6pm my insanity workout with Piyo and then a can of tomato soup after that! Hopefully i can get back down before Saturday! I do know its probs not going to as im due on next week so its prob a bit of pre period bloat!
    Anywho's I will check back in tomorrow!
    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
    Next Goal - Insanity Max 30 + PiYo Hybrid



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    Goodmorning!

    Happy Friday!

    After my first fast yday (which was successful, and pretty easy considering how long it has been since I last did 5:2) I am back down to 143lbs. Only 0.4lbs away from where I was last week. My bloating seems to have disappeared too, although I imagine that will be back next week when I do actually start the devil days.

    Yesterday I also tested out an amazzzingg recipe for a brownie. And in actual fact I was so lazy and it was so tasty that I swapped my tomato soup (230ish cals) for this protein brownie (130 cals - AND great macros!! 24g protein, 4g carb and 1.5g fat!)

    Its called the beltsander brownie... i assume because someone called beltsander invented it. And by the looks of it, its taking over the protein world! And for me, I cannot STAND the average protein shake. They make my mouth furry! Yuck! so any way I can bump up protein in any other way is great news for me, and this certainly is a winner!!

    1 scoop of protein powder (I assume chocolate flavour would be the first choice but this can be customised)
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    1/4 cup or 60mls of almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)

    mix it together in a microwavable cup/mug/bowl and zap it in the microwave for around 30-35 seconds.

    This came out soo gooey and fudgy and delicious! Going to make this tomorrow with some ice cream for me and my fella!

    Anywhos, back to a normal day today and I have got:

    Proats (protien, oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, almond milk and blueberrys)
    Carrot
    6 table water crackers
    Light babybel
    Chicken pasta
    Bag of smokey bacon crispys
    and for dinner, 2 eggs with cooked ham and cheese and salad

    Clocking in at around 1515 calories.

    Tomorrow I have my run and two more Piyo workouts and then weigh in! woo!
    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
    Next Goal - Insanity Max 30 + PiYo Hybrid



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    Goal BMI: 21.6


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    Total Weight Loss: 4st10lb
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    % Lost 31.73%
    Morning all. I don't tend to come on here on weekends, so a quick catch up is in need!

    Saturday morning my muscles were aching so much I couldn't get up for my run! but my weigh in was on Sat morning and I was pleased to see the scale at 142lbs! Which to my surprise, is 0.5lb loss! Super happy with that.

    Today marks the start of the first official 5:2 week. So hoping that it brings more of a loss!

    This weeks menu:

    Monday - Wednesday - Friday

    Protein Oats
    Carrots and Hummus
    2 Boiled Eggs
    Ham and Cheese Salad Sandwich on Soya and Linseed Bread
    Bag of Crisps
    Protein Yoghurt (This stuff is amazing! Its by a brand called Arla - Tastes a bit like petit filu - yes I cant spell! - and it has 20g protein in it!!)
    Quorn and Chorizo Chilli with 25g pasta

    1689 Calories

    Tues - Thurs


    Protein Shake
    Plain Salad
    Steamed Veg with Gravy
    3 Scrambled Eggs

    516 Calories
    Shaun T Insaniac!
    Insanity Original - Completed
    Insanity Max 30 - Month 1 Completed
    Next Goal - Insanity Max 30 + PiYo Hybrid







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