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Korvida

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About Korvida

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  • Birthday 01/04/1986

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    Alberta, Canada
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  1. Ok so I didn't update Week 3, but that doesn't mean I gave up! I'm still here and still going strong, I've just been crazy crazy busy with work the last two weeks and have been very reliant on My Fitness Pal and my fitbit tracker to stay on track. I unfortunately don't really have time to look through the last couple weeks of data, but I can say that in the last month I have lost 6.5 lbs!! WOOOO! I would say that since I achieved my goal, hell yess levels ups! As a side note, I would say sleep is still a challenge, but the consistent wake up time definitely worked better than the must-go-
  2. Ok, Week 2! Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinks - Managed this 4 of 7 days, B+Meet my MFP calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week - I only managed this 3 of 7 days unfortunately. On the days I did not make my 500 calorie deficit, I went over by no more than 500 calories, so I'll give it a CAccording to the scale, I lost about half a pound last week. Not a major achievement, but I always celebrate weight maintenance as well, so I'm happy with it! Fitness Meet my Fitbit activity goal of 5 active day
  3. Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinks (round 2 - need to make this a habit!) Done: A+! Meet my MFP calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week (I have committed to a 500 cal/day deficit - on the other two days I will not eat more than I burn) Done: A+! ​I actually managed to do this 6 of 7 days when you look at the full net calorie situation for the week, so go me!! (I think I peeled off a bunch of water weight, but I went down a few pounds!) Fitness Meet my Fitbit activity goal of 5 active days per w
  4. So my Week 1 is a little off from the challenge schedule, since last challenge I had a mini existential crisis at the end and changed calorie trackers. In the past I have not been much of an advocate of myfitnesspal, but I hadn't tried them in a while and I was really sick of the Fitbit app - especially since it won't display your calorie status if you don't "start a meal plan" in which they tell you how many calories you can consume. Since I gave up on letting Fitbit decide how much I can eat and since the calories in vs out display is pretty much central to their platform, the app became a
  5. Ok so it is way past my bedtime (off to a great start, aren't I??) so I will throw down these goals really quickly and elaborate later as needed. Since last month's challenge was a mediocre success, I am tweaking the formula but going with the same basic goals. I will repeat what needed more work, and I will amp up the goals that I was successful in achieving. Based on my learnings from last challenge, here goes: Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinks (round 2 - need to make this a habit!)Meet my MFP calorie
  6. Wrap up post: After giving it some thought, I decided this challenge is level-up worthy. I finished it, and I learned some stuff, and I improved - that sounds like leveling up to me! In reality, my main goal for this challenge was not really to lose weight, since I knew I was using something experimental for me. I really wanted to rebuild some habits I'd let go of, such as nutrition tracking, NF challenge participation, and getting as much movement into a day as I could. A lot went right. I maintained the tracking habits I wanted to rebuild. I got active. I went back to the drawing
  7. Wait, what?? Today is the last day of this challenge? Well, heck. Might as well wrap it up then I guess. Here is what happened during this last week: Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinksSuccessful 3 of 7 days. (I slacked...) C+Meet my Fitbit calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week (I have committed to a 500 cal/day deficit - on the other two days I will not eat more than I burn)This goal is a complete bust, and that is ok. We live and learn, and the fitbit was definitely an experiment for me
  8. Ok, I've been very naughty! (Well, more like busy and tired, but no matter). This is Week 3's (belated) summary: Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinksSuccessful 3 of 7 days. (Bit of a tough week) C+Meet my Fitbit calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week (I have committed to a 500 cal/day deficit - on the other two days I will not eat more than I burn)Success on the 4 of 7 days goal.. technically. This goal is a bit of a bust - I will elaborate in my Week 4 post. (Grade changed to IP for In Progress
  9. Phew! This has been a pretty decent week so far, actually! I won the fitbit workweek challenge (100k + steps, dayum!) and kept my calories in deficit all week, so there goes that 5 of 7 goal, kicked right out of the water! Same as the exercise goal - time to pig out, right?!?! no? dang! Well, I'm definitely going to enjoy my full calorie allowance today at least, if I feel like it. Right now I've got some insanely delicious-smelling homemade granola in the oven. Get this - Vanilla Almond Coconut Granola infused with Cream of Earl Grey tea. Aw yess. My stomach is rumbling it smells so
  10. Hi everyone, another respawner here. I'm a Warrior Guild flunkie trying to find a sustainable path to a lower weight and better fitness. Just stopped in to say hello! Toughest part of my challenge has been the sleep... I either get too much or not enough... I also get the winter blues and tend to sleep too much, which leads me to sleeping in and then not being able to go to bed early.. quite the vicious circle indeed. I have a bit of a winter habit of trying to video game my way through it. You know I have no desire to face the cold wintry world when I'm rewrapping Fallout 3 for like the
  11. Week 2 - Complete! Some ups and downs this week. Here's the breakdown (thankful for the fitbit data this week!) Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinks Successful 4 of 7 days. (I got some awesome gingerbread cookie tea and it just had to be enjoyed properly... lol) B- Meet my Fitbit calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week (I have committed to a 500 cal/day deficit - on the other two days I will not eat more than I burn) Success on the 4 of 7 days goal.. overdid it on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  12. Not really challenge-related, but I need to celebrate this cooking achievement somewhere: 1 freaking awesome, not-stuck-to-the-damn-pan-again fritatta cooked perfectly in a badass cast iron skillet! I can't even express the magnitude of the awesomeness for me, because I swear I can make non-stick sticky. I can make butter stick to non-stick. I'm a walking disaster in the kitchen when it comes to everything sticking to everything else. Lol, that's exaggerating a tiny bit, but still. So without further ado, check out this gorgeous and hella tasty accomplishment!
  13. I use the fitbit calorie counter. I never really liked MFP so never really used it for more than a day. Don't ask why, it just didn't jive for me. I'm suspicious of my fitbit's accuracy since a person of my height and weight at sedentary activity levels has an estimated calorie burn of give or take 1700-1800 cal per day. I mean, if I do absolutely NOTHING all day, that is what the fitbit says I burn, which makes sense, but even on a very lightly active day where I do a lot of sitting at work it will often say I've burned upwards of 2000-2100 which seems very high to me. I can't imagine driv
  14. Baby steps! You'll get there! First week is always a tough adjustment. Better to work up to something than jump in head first for the first 3 days and then fizzle out for the rest of the challenge (a typical New Years Resolution pattern for many). Glad to hear your back is feeling better! Can I ask what the pain is caused by?
  15. Week 1 - Complete! Wow that went by fast! Here's what happened: Diet Reduce coffee-with-cream drink at office to one per day, after that, consume only black coffee or herbal tea drinksSuccessful on all days but Friday. For whatever reason, I needed that second pick-me-up. A-Meet my Fitbit calorie intake goal 5 out of 7 days of the week (I have committed to a 500 cal/day deficit - on the other two days I will not eat more than I burn)Success on the 5 of 7 days goal.. overdid it on Thursday and Sunday. I wanted to do 7 out of 7 to make up for lack of exercise being sick, but oh well. I'l
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