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10 hours ago, ixaera said:

things my stomach cannot handle anymore, a short list: the state fair of texas

I'm gonna die y'all

 

don't die, that's an order warrior

 

10 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

In better news, my 100 lb set on the bench went swell, so that's a repeated PR.

 

hells to the yeah! 

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1 hour ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

don't die, that's an order warrior

 

I'm still alive! I feel less like a cheap overpacked duffel bag!

 

1 hour ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

hells to the yeah! 

 

I was pleased. \o/

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57 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

I'm still alive! I feel less like a cheap overpacked duffel bag!

this is a great description that i will steal

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I made some stew/soup (intended to be a soup, came out a bit more stew-like, no complaints), anyway, are these ingredients for real or am I missing something???

 

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I used a random entry for bone broth b/c I'm never sure how to log it, and I guess I'm wondering can it really have THAT much protein??? Seems too good to be true >.>

 

(Not listed, the spices, cuz why)

 

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11 hours ago, ixaera said:

used a random entry for bone broth b/c I'm never sure how to log it, and I guess I'm wondering can it really have THAT much protein??? Seems too good to be true >.>

 

(Not listed, the spices, cuz why)

 

When in doubt I go to USDA's nutrient database: 

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list?SYNCHRONIZER_TOKEN=b1c94d14-0010-43e2-9789-7aab3e4eefe5&SYNCHRONIZER_URI=%2Fndb%2Fsearch%2Flist&qt=&ds=&qlookup=bone+broth&fgcd=&manu= 

 

I checked one from walmart and 6 cups has 40+g, so i guess 90 is not totally out of question? But another brand had almost none. So it sounds like it totally varies by how legit it is. 

 

Walmart - 40g

McCormick - 60g

Georgia Peach Products - 58g

Kettle Cuisine - 18g

Market Basket - 53g

 

So I'd guess around 40-50 is legit? 

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I think the variable is how the bone broth is prepared. Six cups of homemade broth is a lot considering traditional prep methods and is probably pretty dense on the chicken juice. 

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I made it from the carcasses of Cowboy chickens past, it is definitely dense on chicken juice (and DELICIOUS)

 

1 hour ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

So I'd guess around 40-50 is legit? 

 

when in doubt, a nice average is smart!

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The beginning of this challenge thread was amazing. It's still amazing but reading those sweet puns has been the highlight of my day. Lol

 

Following along. :)

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Day 1 Check In

 

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Exercise:

Did the thing. I snuck squats in before a kind of deload routine to help make up for skipping on Friday.

Why did I skip on Friday?? Well, because THURSDAY I went out to karaoke and was out til 1 AM and a friend drove me home see so I woke up with no car but I had the day off and I took a Lyft to get to my car and picked up a couple of kolaches and well after that nothing happened.

 

So toDAY I did

some warms ups then a 3x5 at 80 lbs on the squat. Weight was fine, a touch heavy, working on my heels, which was roughly the same as last time. Tomorrow I'm going to do a 5x10 with just the bar in place of normal squats to work on deliberately focusing on sitting back and gluing those heels to the ground. And finding the right width/toe point while at it.

 

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Warmed up with some dumbbells, then did a 3x5 at 50 lbs

 

Tried to do dumbbell bench but discovered I have NO IDEA how to get 30 lb dumbbells in place while on a regular bench, so I swapped to close grip at 4x5 65 lbs.

 

Some neutral grip pulldowns 3x8 80 lbs

 

Would like to get dumbbell bench in as a variant sometimes somehow. Might have to do floor press to get it done b/c I have no idea how I'd get all that dumbbell on the bench with me.

 

Did not yoga during zero week (mostly because I forgot)

 

Food:

Fail. Birthday feast. Too many birthday feasts. I hit protein but went WAY over on calories. The remaining 5 weeks of this cut will be strict, sorry Thanksgiving. (Birthday cake is better than pie IMVHO anyway). 

 

So that's my one variance this week.

 

having to go through a lot of leftovers which makes winging it necessary this week, but I did plan tomorrow ahead. No point in cooking, it would go to waste :( Or something would. Tomorrow I'm carb cycling via leftover cake & potatoes. have not spent any money on groceries yet this week (but going tomorrow).

 

Money:

Did not spend anything today to log. Wrote Cities Skylines: Green Cities on my list (which already has lots on it). Currently aiming for $50/wk on unnecessaries. We'll see how it goes.

 

Writing:

Going to try to brainstorm at bedtime. If I do this to my satisfaction, I will update the grading thing tomorrow. If I fail, it stays at 0 and I get an early variance.

 

Note: this grading is kind of confusing :S I might revisit this.

 

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Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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4 hours ago, ixaera said:

Tried to do dumbbell bench but discovered I have NO IDEA how to get 30 lb dumbbells in place while on a regular bench, so I swapped to close grip at 4x5 65 lbs.

 

This is my work around:

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The hooks were less than $1 each. Lift the DBs out like a normal bench, drop them to the floor after the set snd then pick them up and reset.

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8 hours ago, ixaera said:

So toDAY I did

some warms ups then a 3x5 at 80 lbs on the squat. Weight was fine, a touch heavy, working on my heels, which was roughly the same as last time. Tomorrow I'm going to do a 5x10 with just the bar in place of normal squats to work on deliberately focusing on sitting back and gluing those heels to the ground. And finding the right width/toe point while at it.

 

 

For what it's worth, it's actually a lot harder to sit back with just the bar because your body is unbalanced. With most of our weight, as women, being in the butt and thighs, with just the bar, you have to lean forward more. VS once you put heavier weight on it, it makes more sense to have the center of mass be over the center of the foot. If I sit back with just the bar, probably 80% of my mass would be behind my feet. 

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11 hours ago, ixaera said:

So toDAY I did

some warms ups then a 3x5 at 80 lbs on the squat. Weight was fine, a touch heavy, working on my heels, which was roughly the same as last time. Tomorrow I'm going to do a 5x10 with just the bar in place of normal squats to work on deliberately focusing on sitting back and gluing those heels to the ground. And finding the right width/toe point while at it.

 

2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

For what it's worth, it's actually a lot harder to sit back with just the bar because your body is unbalanced. With most of our weight, as women, being in the butt and thighs, with just the bar, you have to lean forward more. VS once you put heavier weight on it, it makes more sense to have the center of mass be over the center of the foot. If I sit back with just the bar, probably 80% of my mass would be behind my feet. 

 

I was going to echo the sentiment that using just the empty bar might make it actually harder for a different reason. Ever try to powerclean a pipe or broom? It's hard to get an idea of the mechanics involved with a load using a light prop because frankly there isn't enough resistance to push against that would require decent mechanics. My prediction is you'll have a hard time finding meaningful practice on something that doesn't at least force you to concentrate on the task at hand. 5x5 with a good working weight for you would be my advice.

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6 hours ago, Blocky said:

The hooks were less than $1 each. Lift the DBs out like a normal bench, drop them to the floor after the set snd then pick them up and reset.

 

I will add it to my "want to buy" list...

 

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I was going to echo the sentiment that using just the empty bar might make it actually harder for a different reason. Ever try to powerclean a pipe or broom? It's hard to get an idea of the mechanics involved with a load using a light prop because frankly there isn't enough resistance to push against that would require decent mechanics. My prediction is you'll have a hard time finding meaningful practice on something that doesn't at least force you to concentrate on the task at hand. 5x5 with a good working weight for you would be my advice.

 

EMbarrassing but since I haven't squatted very heavy in a LONG time, a 5x10 with the empty bar is actual work. I could probably bump it up to 60 though, maybe even 65 on a good day. Anyway it went ok. There are still ZERO reps perfectly flat footed, but that'll have to be a battle for after I get the improved version down by muscle memory. Can only do one thing at a time.

 

(And, maybe if I'm lucky, continuing to work calf mobility and ankle strength may just fix that for me???)

 

2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

For what it's worth, it's actually a lot harder to sit back with just the bar because your body is unbalanced. With most of our weight, as women, being in the butt and thighs, with just the bar, you have to lean forward more. VS once you put heavier weight on it, it makes more sense to have the center of mass be over the center of the foot. If I sit back with just the bar, probably 80% of my mass would be behind my feet. 

 

Yeah, I'm actually working on feeling it mid-foot, not "back" back. I just am pretty sure I was putting more weight on the balls of my feet than I was fully aware of. Trying to push more toward the middle (which is hard, I have HIGH arches).

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Day 2 check in

 

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Exercise:

It's deload week, but I'm not "really" deloading legs because I am still working up to heavy weights there.

 

Squats

5x10 45 lbs (some really good reps, no perfect ones, good drill, heavier next time for 10's)

 

Trap Bar Deadlifts

4x5 80 lbs

nbd

 

Suitcase Carry

30 pounds to the cone and back 3 times, each side

 

Roman Chair Back Extensions

3x12 22.5 lbs

 

Superset

Leg Ext

3x15 30 lbs

Leg Curl

3x16 45 lbs

 

Food:

Did well, but did NOT pass because I went over a little bit. Realized I was allowed a variance and still counted myself at 0 yesterday. That's not how that works! Will fix.

 

Worked on a non-lifting day meal plan for today.

 

Budget so far is holding. I'm at $68 for the week and don't anticipate NEEDING more. I'd hoped for a bit more room for an outing though. Part of the reason it was higher was because I needed some oil/vinegar for stuff, refill of mustard stocks, etc. So it's good that a grocery trip that needed more than just the base food falls within budget.

 

Money:

I did log my expenses, all necessary. At 0/50 for unnecessaries.

 

Writing:

Baaaarely got some brainstorming in. Did not really brainstorm Sunday after all. Taking the variance.

 

Week 1: A 1/7 B 1/7 C 0/1 D 2/7 E 2/7 F 0/1

Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

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Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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Update just to complain:
I hate shark week

HATE

I hate allergies

I hate when the two team up to take me on like I'm some kind of boss battle

I swear they are executing limit break on my skull right now (just a headache, excedrin is working)

Plus first day back at work after 2 days off and a couple of days working from home and I just don't know how to people anymore

 

I just needed to get that off my chest

 

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37 minutes ago, ixaera said:

I hate shark week

This. So much this.

 

Sorry to hear you've got allergies on top of it too. One or the other is bad enough on its own; together is an unholy nightmare. I don't think you should be required to people with all those headaches (figurative and literal) going on.

 

Hope you feel better!

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13 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

This. So much this.

 

Sorry to hear you've got allergies on top of it too. One or the other is bad enough on its own; together is an unholy nightmare. I don't think you should be required to people with all those headaches (figurative and literal) going on.

 

Hope you feel better!

 

Thanks, the zyrtec is starting to kick in which is good b/c the headache was getting a bit out of the excedrin's working range whew

the other stuff is at least WELL within its capabilities

 

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FIFY

 

omg hahahah

good r-eye

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51 minutes ago, ixaera said:

I hate shark week

HATE

I hate allergies

 

This sounds like the worst! Hope it gets better.

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Day 3 check in

 

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Exercise:

30 min elliptical after work while reading Too Like The Lightning which I haven't finished yet but LOVE LOVE LOVE

I didn't love it for the first half of the book (it was okay though) and then she took the plot and did this wringing thing like you do with a dishcloth and now it's like WTFcity. This has nothing to do with exercise, except that it keeps me engaged.

 

Food:

DID NOT GO OVER for once. We got this, challenge. Protein solid. I've found a lunch favorite that makes getting protein nearly trivial. (Tuna + cottage cheese + tsp mustard + salt + pepper + garlic powder + dill + some crispy crackers or chips for dipping). I find it EXTREMELY tasty and will likely gravitate towards it as a regular meal option.

 

So far I'm copying down days I've really enjoyed as meal plan ideas, with tweaks. It's working.

 

Did not use any of the $7 left of this week's food budget yesterday.

 

Money:

I did log my expenses, mostly tolls. At 3.13/50 for unnecessaries. I counted a diet soda run as this instead of food, especially since I don't plan to make that a regular deal. IF I still have $7 on Saturday, I'll move this one over, though.

 

Writing:

Got some in!

 

The headache and cramps eased up (with excedrin migrain, ibuprofin AND zyrtec D) but never fully disappeared. I'm doing BETTER today, but super tired (thanks cut) with a mild headache that doesn't NEED medicine (yet) and a crick in both sides of my neck. Not TOO awful, but I'm not back to my chipper body self yet.

 

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Week 2: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 3: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Week 4: A 0/7 B 0/7 C 0/1 D 0/7 E 0/7 F 0/1

Yogas: 0/4

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9 minutes ago, ixaera said:

The headache and cramps eased up (with excedrin migrain, ibuprofin AND zyrtec D) but never fully disappeared. I'm doing BETTER today, but super tired (thanks cut) with a mild headache that doesn't NEED medicine (yet) and a crick in both sides of my neck. Not TOO awful, but I'm not back to my chipper body self yet.

 

Through the fire and the flames, etc, etc....we carry on.

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24 minutes ago, ixaera said:

Food:

DID NOT GO OVER for once. We got this, challenge. Protein solid. I've found a lunch favorite that makes getting protein nearly trivial. (Tuna + cottage cheese + tsp mustard + salt + pepper + garlic powder + dill + some crispy crackers or chips for dipping). I find it EXTREMELY tasty and will likely gravitate towards it as a regular meal option.

yummmm i should make some tuna dishes again soon!

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4 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

yummmm i should make some tuna dishes again soon!

 

I just had it plain for lunch today (just tuna, salt, and cottage cheese) on pretzel chips and it wasn't bad at all, though I admit I missed the mustard and dill, so I'll probably effort more to make a batch ahead of time.

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