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wideeyed

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  1. Yes, that's good. Glad you are still around
  2. I hate the migraine monster. So greatful that doing all this stuff has made it go away, mostly. Feel better sweet kiwi Can't wait to see the results. You have worked your butt off this challenge!
  3. Yes, goal is to lift heavy. I am starting out on the machines, though. I have to do it with Evan long enough for him to be rock solid on how they work and how to do them properly. He's twelve, and he's got floppy muscle tone and a weak core due to his AS, so he's starting very low weight, and I don't want him to get hurt. So we had our orientation last week, and will be doing the machines three days a week. I'm also getting us 5 sessions each with a personal trainer - Evan for obvious reasons, and me to help get started with Stronglifts and make sure my form is okay. I also need help determining how far to push, since docs said to work through the pain, but I don't want to get injured because I'm working through the WRONG pain I am EXCITED. We are going today. It's something fun for the boys and I to do together (the little guy has his own "workout" in the gymnasium for the 5-12 crowd). The nice thing about the Y is that they offer child care for the little one and have free wifi for the big one, so if my workouts get long, it's no big deal. Yes. Excited. May join Warriors if I decide to do the next challenge. May sit out next challenge, since I just finally committed fully to ETF, and it's hard, timewise to be participating fully on two boards.
  4. Go find Waldo's thread on the Assassins and take a look at his posts and what he's done. He's also really awesome about answering questions about all this - and it is all based on rock solid science. If you are moving over to the Warriors, they are going to tell you the same thing. If you want to gain muscle, you have to eat. A lot. This much.
  5. Set a timer and free write for a few minutes every day. Stream of consciousness. Just to get in the habit of flowing Don't edit them. Don't revise them. If they feel like a bigger piece of something, tuck them away for a while and let them simmer. You might want to check out indievisible.com - some of my good friends set it up, and it's chock full of good stuff for writers.
  6. Sick is a valid excuse. Goodness, girl - hope you are feeling better. OUCH!
  7. Dude. Eat. The. Food. Recomp happens at maintenance calories, not below. I am a woman, and my TDEE with very modest exercising is around 2500 (because I'm starting heavy). Yours is higher. You can't gain lean muscle mass while eating at such a large deficit. I'm down around 4 lbs this six week challenge, I think, and the only week I exercised was the final week. Bumping up to full TDEE starting today. So NOT intuitive. Awesome job on your goals!
  8. Final challenge results: Eating The Food: A+ Managed to hit my minimum of 1970 every single day. Good thing it was a minimum I have one final bump to 2500. I fully expect to start gaining, and this is going to be hard, as I've lost 22 lbs since starting, but I really want my metabolism working at its maximum capacity, and I can't do that unless I start eating to TDEE. Moving the Body: F I was only able to exercise the final week of the challenge. But I have been cleared for take off, I have joined the Y, and it is ON. I actually RAN this week a little with the Zombie's Run app. Tracking: A Missed one and a half days of the challenge in the middle of a very rough emotional spot. For those who don't know, my child was assaulted by a teacher a couple of weeks ago. He is autistic. After two ensuing weeks of school phobia and escalating aggressive behavior at school, I decided to home school until we can get his school changed. I am sorry that I wasn't more visible on the threads - but we were in crisis mode for two weeks. At any rate, tracking binges is hard, and on one of the days, I just didn't have it in me to beat myself up any more. Life: A+ Getting Healthy - all doctor's appointments were made, kept, all tests were completed. Strangely enough, I have fewer answers than before, because they ruled out fibromyalgia. Now I am left with just being crazy That's okay. I am used to crazy. Overall grade of B.
  9. Final challenge results: Eating The Food: A+ Managed to hit my minimum of 1970 every single day. Good thing it was a minimum I have one final bump to 2500. I fully expect to start gaining, and this is going to be hard, as I've lost 22 lbs since starting, but I really want my metabolism working at its maximum capacity, and I can't do that unless I start eating to TDEE. Moving the Body: F I was only able to exercise the final week of the challenge. But I have been cleared for take off, I have joined the Y, and it is ON. I actually RAN this week a little with the Zombie's Run app. Tracking: A Missed one and a half days of the challenge in the middle of a very rough emotional spot. For those who don't know, my child was assaulted by a teacher a couple of weeks ago. He is autistic. After two ensuing weeks of school phobia and escalating aggressive behavior at school, I decided to home school until we can get his school changed. I am sorry that I wasn't more visible on the threads - but we were in crisis mode for two weeks. At any rate, tracking binges is hard, and on one of the days, I just didn't have it in me to beat myself up any more. Life: A+ Getting Healthy - all doctor's appointments were made, kept, all tests were completed. Strangely enough, I have fewer answers than before, because they ruled out fibromyalgia. Now I am left with just being crazy That's okay. I am used to crazy. Overall grade of B. Not sure about the next challenge yet. I have to figure out if I can participate in a nonobsessive, noncompulsive way. I continue to have exercise and food goals, but the next couple of months for ME are going to be more about healing a disordered relationship with food and my body than about getting smaller. It might involve getting bigger. It might involve recomp. I don't know yet I do know that I have decided that I am going to fully commit to Eating The Food and Moving the Body.
  10. Absolutely incredible! Well done, Ash
  11. Well done!!! Writing doesn't need to be pretty at first. That's what revising and editing are for.
  12. Good job on the challenge. There are as many yuck issues with refeeding as there are with restricting. I think the trick for me has been to make smaller changes. I eat primarily Primal these days (need my greek yogurt for the protein), still staying away from gluten and grains for the most part, but will occasionally have small amounts. The problem with Whole 30 is that it's tough to sustain permanently, and I started binging. I'm less restrictive now, and I'm binging less, but I still eat primarily whole foods, with meats and veggies making up most of my diet.
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