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About wassermelon

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  • Birthday 08/01/1993

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  1. Still doing well with working out. Yesterday, we went for a 14 mile bike ride, then went to the gym for a bit. (I didn't get my press or pull exercises in on Saturday, so I made those up, and then did 20 minutes of cardio.) I don't think MFP is working for me. Measuring and counting calories was encouraging me to eat in ways that I'm not convinced are the healthiest. Nothing too awful, but I did have a beer, and a lot of eggs, yogurt and milk. I think a plant-strong eating style is healthier, but it takes a bit more effort to count calories from veggies or sweet potatoes than just punching in
  2. That's awesome! I got into social dancing last year (swing, waltz, contra) and I freak out when folks bring their kids! I love, love it! My father would rather tease me than try. And second place? You rock!!
  3. Alright, so I've been quiet here, but I'm doing awesome offline! Running every other day, strength training three times a week, and logging food on MFP. So I said no counting calories, but so far MFP has been easy to use. I'm not including any vegetables in the count, so it's pretty effortless. So far, so good!
  4. Lifting Log: 10 min stair climb 5x5 Squats, 70 lb 5x5 Chest Press, 55 lb 5x5 Barbell Rows, 40 lb 3x5 Assisted Pull up, 70 lb assist 3x5 Assisted Pull up, 85 lb assist Food Log: Breakfast: protein powder + almond milk Lunch: several bowls of rice, beans, guacamole and veggies. Two cups of tea with cream + sugar Dinner: protein powder + almond milk
  5. Running Log: 5 min walk 90 sec jog, 2 min walk for 20 min 5 min walk Food Log: Breakfast: so many almonds, tea with cream Lunch: more almonds, yogurt, protein powder Snack: Protein powder + almond milk Dinner: Rice, beans and fresh veggies, guacamole, protein powder + almond milk 14,300 steps stepped today.
  6. Lift Log: 5 min Stair Climb 3x5 Squat, 60 lb 3x5 Bench Press, 45 lb 1x5 Deadlift, 65 lb 3x10 Assisted Pull up, 85 lb assist 3x10 Back Extension 3x5 Leg Lift Running Log: 5 min warmup walk 90 sec jog, 2 min walk for 20 min 5 min cool down walk Food Log: Breakfast: Handful of cashews, orange Lunch: Beans, brown rice, veggie stirfry, 2 eggs, 2 cups of coffee (both with cream, 1 with sugar) Dinner: Beans, brown rice, veggie stirfry, grated cheese, more cashews Post-racquetball: a few handfuls of almonds Happy that I was offered some sweets today, twice, and declined both times. I bought into our
  7. Hello February! These are the goals I'm working towards this month: Lift weights 3x's per week: I have had some success getting over my shyness at the gym! My partner has received a "prescription" to workout, as part of a regime to alleviate his back pain. Going with him a few times last month has built my confidence, and I've even gone twice by myself when we were scheduled to but he couldn't. I'm very excited. The prescription and my partner is motivating, even when my motivation wanes. So far I've been doing a Starting Strength-inspired routine. I'm trying not to worry too much about progr
  8. Goals Get to a healthy BMI by February 27th, 2014 For me, this means weighing 155 pounds. I will reach this goal through changing up my food and exercise. Food-wise, I will not count calories. I want to learn how to eat in a sustainable way, and I don't want to count calories my whole life. Paleo works for some, but I am a vegetarian (for environmental reasons). I think eating paleo and vegetarian can work together, but I don't want to experiment with it right now. Instead, I think the US gov's MyPlate can give the guidelines and flexibility that I want right now. 7 oz whole grains : 3.5 cup
  9. Welcome! I am Cardea. Here's a peek into my history : In 2011 : My weight topped off at 205+ pounds. I went on an amazing 2 week backpacking trip. From 2011 - 2012 : I lost weight by upping my activity, changing how much and what I was eating. This was the first time I ever lost weight. From 2012 - 2013 : I moved. Some of my priorities shifted and I abandoned some of the habits I built. I told myself I would never see over 175 on the scale, however, and I stuck to that. Now : I am calling it. I'm ready to prioritze my physical health again. A healthy body supports all my other goals, and is
  10. Milk+protein, and off to print an assignment then workout!

  11. Way to make being active fun! I'll be following along
  12. You are an adult -- you are the person responsible for what goes into your body. I live with roommates and have to deal with being seen eating like 7 times a day, and bringing home frozen veggies several times a week. Sometimes I feel embarrassed, but it's not embarrassing to think about your health. Work on finding a gentle way of saying, "This is healthy for me." Don't put anybody's choice down, but you are well within your right to state that you are making a choice for yourself. Try thinking about unhealthy food like you were a diabetic, or had a food allergy: would you feel weird saying
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