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I have a lot on my mind right now but I don't want to rant/wall-o-text in my opening post so HI EVERYONE here are my challenges (it got long anyway, damnit):

 

1. Exercise: C25K. 

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This is three days/week of run/walk intervals. It's an eight week program* so it will take longer than one challenge but for this challenge my goal is just to keep up with it and not miss a day. That is to say, by the end of the 4WC, have four weeks of the program complete. I will probably do more exercise than this since 3x/week is not a lot where I'm at rn, but I might focus on stretching on other days. 

*It can be extended to 14 weeks to get me to running a 10k. I'm currently planning on doing that in the vague, handwavey sense of "assuming I can stick with something for eight weeks in the first place, sure, I'll continue, why not"

 

2. Nutrition: Own breakfast.  

Spoiler

I have a minifridge in my room now!!! So I am free to cook as much as I want and hoard my leftovers privately. I generally eat leftovers for lunch, but I tend to just shove random nonsense in my face at breakfast (sometimes it's decent, like eggs or fresh ground flax + granola, but fairly often it's crap from Starbucks. Or I forget entirely.), so I want to put a little more effort in and make sure I'm eating something good every day. There are a lot of simple things I can make in just a few minutes or cook in advance and heat up as needed. Since this challenge is about discipline, this is a dual-goal of preparing a healthy breakfast for myself 4/5 weekdays every week AND going to the grocery store at least once per week. 

 

3. LUYL: Plan 2018

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When last week rolled around and I realized the new year was on the horizon and I had no idea what to do, @zeroh13 calmly and very rationally suggested I spend this challenge working on a plan. I know from experience that I do much better with following instructions than with self-motivating, but since I unfortunately don't have a handy lifeboss telling me what to do all the time, I figured I'd take advantage anyway and write my own instructions for what to do. And then just follow those. In order to do that, I need to know what to instruct myself. So here are my instructions for writing my instructions: 

Week 1: List of things to achieve/work on in 2018. Approximate timeline, importance, and order if relevant (for example, it's kind of nonsense to train for a 10k before finishing 5k training, but pistol squats and reading more have little impact on each other). 

Week 2: Brainstorm potential pitfalls for each goal and ways to overcome them. Give special consideration to known roadblocks such as willpower fatigue, self-sabotage, and forgetfulness. Also plan to move across the Pacific at some point in the year, and provide a flexible buffer of time for that. 

Week 3: Cull goals that no longer seem important after two weeks of reflection, and add in any others that might have escaped notice in the first round. Organize general outline of goals by 4WC. Create a calendar and system of benchmarks to check progress. If you have extra time this week, think about how you can gamify this experience. 

Week 4: Program alerts. Take advantage of resources. Phone calendar app, physical calendar, white board, etc; all can be used to keep you on track. Plan for reminders to pop up when you need them most. Refer yourself back to your feelings now and take strength from present you's resolve. 

 

 

I don't usually score my challenges, but if I do everything outlined above over the next four weeks, I will have earned a set of those lovely Irish linen handkerchiefs I've had my eye on. 

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I like your challenges,especially the breakfast one. For most of my life I was convinced that I “couldn’t” eat breakfast because it made me sick. Eventually I got a job that I had to eat early or else I wouldn’t eat until so far into my work day it was ridiculous so I spent time acclimating my body back to morning food. Now, I can’t stand not having breakfast within half hour of getting up.

My tip now that I’m a breakfast person? Have it prepped and ready to go the night before so you don’t get a chance to eat crap or blow it off. Over night oats with almond milk, almond butter, then topped with fruit is one of my go tos. Then I just heat it up and stir they next morning. Now, because I’m giving up grains for the next few weeks, I’m back to a warm bowl of pumpkin applesauce with almond butter that I batch cook on Sundays and heat each morning.

Best of luck!


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Thanks, @Hypotheticalfox! I also used to not be able to tolerate solid food in the morning. Even now, I like to exercise in the morning, and I can't eat first. Which is fine, since if I'm hungry it means I have to get going if I want to eat! Although I sometimes "seal" my appetite while I'm running, and then I tend to not notice I'm hungry for a while. So I have to make extra-sure to eat if that happens, which is kind of fine honestly lol. 

 

There are a lot of breakfast foods I like to prepare in advance, too! When I'm being good, I will often cook once in the morning (or in the afternoon) and eat leftovers for breakfast with just a little something fresh added every day for the rest of the week. For example, potatoes, sausages, mushrooms, and beans all reheat very well and serve as excellent sides to eggs, which cook up in five minutes or less, and all of those things can be cooked in large enough servings to last for a few days. If I want to switch things up, there's always granola handy, or if I'm feeling particularly un-hungry, a cup of tea with milk and jam. So yeah. Easy access breakfast food is a must.  

 

My bigger issue lately is fine-tuning how much to eat in the morning. Too little and I'm hungry again in an hour or two, and voracious at lunch, which is no good for weight loss. Too much and I get sleepy and lose focus. Nothing at all can be fine or a total disaster. So I'm trying to find the sweet spot. Hopefully I'll figure it out this challenge! 

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48 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

I don't usually score my challenges, but if I do everything outlined above over the next four weeks, I will have earned a set of those lovely Irish linen handkerchiefs I've had my eye on. 

Picture? :D

 

18 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

Even now, I like to exercise in the morning, and I can't eat first. Which is fine, since if I'm hungry it means I have to get going if I want to eat! Although I sometimes "seal" my appetite while I'm running, and then I tend to not notice I'm hungry for a while. So I have to make extra-sure to eat if that happens, which is kind of fine honestly lol. 

I made it a habit to make a protein shake after my workouts. And carry a protein bar in case I really needed to eat something before I got back home. So breakfast/brunch on those days was never an "am I hungry" decision.

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6 minutes ago, zeroh13 said:

Picture? :D

I haven't actually decided on a style, but this is the website: https://www.fergusonsirishlinen.com/shop/index.asp?CatName=Handkerchiefs&SubCatName=Ladies-Linen-Handkerchiefs&CatID=12&subcatID=10

 

Top quality linen like this should last my whole life at least and make me feel a lot better about not using terrible disposable tissues so much. (In my area, although we have city compost, we can only put used tissues in the trash due to human waste / biohazard issues apparently. Grrr.) I am thinking the gents rather than ladies kerchiefs because they're larger and less expensive, and the idea of blowing my nose on a pile of lace is... honestly somewhat off-putting lol. 

 

6 minutes ago, zeroh13 said:

I made it a habit to make a protein shake after my workouts. And carry a protein bar in case I really needed to eat something before I got back home. So breakfast/brunch on those days was never an "am I hungry" decision.

I try to eat at regular times even if I'm not sure if I'm hungry or not, especially in the morning, because I definitely tend to overlook hunger. I was just saying, since I can't eat until after I've exercised, it's good to have the extra pressure to get out and exercise so I can come home and eat, lol. On those times when I'm not sure if I'm hungry or not when I get back, I now take that as a sign that I am extra hungry and go ahead and eat. (If I don't eat, my hunger signals typically go "full --> not hungry --> almost hungry --> hungry --> so hungry I've given up on eating --> angry OR nauseated." If I eat at any time from "almost hungry" to "so hungry I've given up" I will be fine. If I get to angry/nauseated, I tend to be disinterested in food even if it is in front of me. At that point I've usually already savaged someone's ego and am sometimes too frustrated to eat, in which case I have to start eating really slowly or seclude myself and pick up again at the next mealtime. Because nonsense. But that rarely happens at breakfast. It takes several hours of daytime fasting to achieve it.) 

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19 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

Top quality linen like this should last my whole life at least and make me feel a lot better about not using terrible disposable tissues so much. (In my area, although we have city compost, we can only put used tissues in the trash due to human waste / biohazard issues apparently. Grrr.) I am thinking the gents rather than ladies kerchiefs because they're larger and less expensive, and the idea of blowing my nose on a pile of lace is... honestly somewhat off-putting lol. 

We have some around somewhere that my wife brought over with her (just plain square ones). But the fabric was always too scratchy for me. I wonder if the top quality stuff is softer... 

 

26 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

On those times when I'm not sure if I'm hungry or not when I get back, I now take that as a sign that I am extra hungry and go ahead and eat.

Yeah, a good idea. When I don't eat my hunger goes through this "so hungry I don't feel hungry" phase. Followed by the "why does it feel like someone just punched me in the gut" phase (after that the cycle just starts over from the beginning...).  

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1 hour ago, zeroh13 said:

We have some around somewhere that my wife brought over with her (just plain square ones). But the fabric was always too scratchy for me. I wonder if the top quality stuff is softer... 

Yeah, it is a concern, especially since disposable tissues these days are ultra-super-soft. But if I can get used to walking barefoot on gravel or pine debris, surely I can get used to linen handkerchiefs. 

 

45 minutes ago, Severine said:

Hello! I am back. And following. 

 

Planning and organizing make me happy so I like this challenge  :)

Welcome! It's great to have you. Planning and organizing are wonderful. I think I may have forgot to mention since it was all tied up in holiday business but I finally finished konmari-ing my room. It looks amazing!! I'm so proud of myself for sticking with that effort, it took months but it was so worth it. Best achievement of 2017. And just another piece of evidence that I really can do anything if I'm given thorough instructions and a reasonable timeline. (The book said it should take up to six months to do it thoroughly but not too much longer or I'd quit. The first time I tried I wanted to do everything at once and ran out of steam, but this time I let it happen more slowly. It took five months and a Christmas party deadline but I got it all done!!) 

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I found you.

Looking forward to following. I think taking this challenge as a time to figure out what you are wanting to do is a good idea. And I think the runs will help. Let us know if you got the run in you were talking about.

hubby started making breakfast sandwich things (Egg muffin, egg with all the veggies and cheese) on Sundays. We nuke it for like 30 seconds and eat on the way out the door. Hopefully something like that helps.

And yay to the mini fridge. I am glad you got one. Hopefully now you can do more what you are wanting to do.

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1 hour ago, Bean Sidhe said:

I found you.

Yaaaay! Welcome!! <3 

 

1 hour ago, Bean Sidhe said:

Looking forward to following. I think taking this challenge as a time to figure out what you are wanting to do is a good idea. And I think the runs will help. Let us know if you got the run in you were talking about.

I just got back from a morning run! (And then I ate breakfast properly!) Technically today was supposed to be a rest day, but when I did the first day of the running program yesterday, I paused in the middle to stretch and when I unpaused to continue the app restarted at the beginning of the day. I had been almost done before I paused, so I stopped the restarted program when I got to the "halfway" point again. :rolleyes: But doing that meant I didn't have any data for the day, so I went again today. Tomorrow will be Day 2, and Friday will be Day 3. 

 

1 hour ago, Bean Sidhe said:

hubby started making breakfast sandwich things (Egg muffin, egg with all the veggies and cheese) on Sundays. We nuke it for like 30 seconds and eat on the way out the door. Hopefully something like that helps.

Sounds good. Do you keep them in the fridge or the freezer? My minifridge technically has a freezer but it doesn't really... keep things frozen. It's just a drawer where the cold air comes in, so it's the "coldest" part of the fridge. Derp. 

 

Today and yesterday I had leftover potato and sausage roast, finishing it off today. I also added a pair of fried eggs this morning, since yesterday it wasn't enough food. Hopefully I won't get sleepy! For tomorrow, I've got some mushrooms to cook up, and those should last me through the week especially if I pair them with eggs. 

 

1 hour ago, Bean Sidhe said:

And yay to the mini fridge. I am glad you got one. Hopefully now you can do more what you are wanting to do.

Yusssss. I hope so. I haven't needed it yet but after I cook mushrooms tomorrow I will. And if I want to do anything else, I can! 

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18 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

I just got back from a morning run! (And then I ate breakfast properly!) Technically today was supposed to be a rest day, but when I did the first day of the running program yesterday, I paused in the middle to stretch and when I unpaused to continue the app restarted at the beginning of the day. I had been almost done before I paused, so I stopped the restarted program when I got to the "halfway" point again. :rolleyes: But doing that meant I didn't have any data for the day, so I went again today. Tomorrow will be Day 2, and Friday will be Day 3. 

 

That makes sense I guess. I am glad the running program is helping.

 

18 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

Sounds good. Do you keep them in the fridge or the freezer? My minifridge technically has a freezer but it doesn't really... keep things frozen. It's just a drawer where the cold air comes in, so it's the "coldest" part of the fridge. Derp. 

 

We have been keeping them in the fridge. WE figure between the 2 of us, we should go through a whole batch in a week and since its pre-prepped there is no excuse not to do it.

 

18 minutes ago, Wobbegong said:

Today and yesterday I had leftover potato and sausage roast, finishing it off today. I also added a pair of fried eggs this morning, since yesterday it wasn't enough food. Hopefully I won't get sleepy! For tomorrow, I've got some mushrooms to cook up, and those should last me through the week especially if I pair them with eggs. 

 

Good luck staying awake. Oh mushrooms sound good. I had a thing at a bagel place yesterday Hubby promised to try and make me. It was a Egg, Swiss, mushroom and spinach sandwich on an onion bagel that was really good. We are going to see if we can add bell pepper and preprep some of these like we did the egg muffin things and I may have that for breakfast next week. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Bean Sidhe said:

That makes sense I guess. I am glad the running program is helping.

It helps so much it's ridiculous. For the last challenge or two, I've kind of just been running haphazardly whenever I feel like it (I was doing "until I get out of breath" for a while, and "song by song" for a while). But I never knew when it was time to push myself to do more, and I never felt like I was improving. The app gives me very explicit instructions, so all I have to do is follow orders and I'll start to do better.  

 

I actually used this app once before and got through week 6 (of 8) but then I moved and fell out of the habit. T_T But those six weeks were full of totally attainable improvement. So there's no reason I can't do that again. 

 

23 minutes ago, Bean Sidhe said:

Good luck staying awake. Oh mushrooms sound good.

So far it hasn't been a problem! I'm still wakeful!! Yussss. Also mushrooms are delicious. 

 

23 minutes ago, Bean Sidhe said:

I had a thing at a bagel place yesterday Hubby promised to try and make me. It was a Egg, Swiss, mushroom and spinach sandwich on an onion bagel that was really good. We are going to see if we can add bell pepper and preprep some of these like we did the egg muffin things and I may have that for breakfast next week. 

I don't eat bagels very much anymore but you can take half a bagel, heat up some oil in a frying pan, toss the bagel in, crack an egg into the middle, add a tbsp of water, cover, and steam cook it like that until the egg is cooked (the steam helps the top of the egg set). Then put whatever you want on top and enjoy. Soooo good. 

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After seven years of the same lock password on my phone, last night I changed it. Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take my thumbs to auto-use the correct password instead of the old one? T_T 

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1 hour ago, Wobbegong said:

It helps so much it's ridiculous. For the last challenge or two, I've kind of just been running haphazardly whenever I feel like it (I was doing "until I get out of breath" for a while, and "song by song" for a while). But I never knew when it was time to push myself to do more, and I never felt like I was improving. The app gives me very explicit instructions, so all I have to do is follow orders and I'll start to do better.  

 

That makes sense. When I am on the treadmill, I generally go until... UNtil the show ends, I hit the distance/time I want, I come up with a good reason to get off. I am almost tempted to look into some sort of program to use on the treadmill.

 

1 hour ago, Wobbegong said:

I actually used this app once before and got through week 6 (of 8) but then I moved and fell out of the habit. T_T But those six weeks were full of totally attainable improvement. So there's no reason I can't do that again. 

 

You can and you will. I know you will.

 

1 hour ago, Wobbegong said:

I don't eat bagels very much anymore but you can take half a bagel, heat up some oil in a frying pan, toss the bagel in, crack an egg into the middle, add a tbsp of water, cover, and steam cook it like that until the egg is cooked (the steam helps the top of the egg set). Then put whatever you want on top and enjoy. Soooo good. 

I generally don't like eggs, they are too "eggy" I know I should, and I am better than I use to be, but its still eggs, so anything that can make me not think I am eating eggs I am good with. I will look into the bagel thing, although Nothing said the sandwich I had had to be on a bagel. heck, make it into a wrap and it would probably work.

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I just read through and I'm amazed how similar goals we have this challenge :)
I also think the linen shop has a shop just below my apt even if there is no sign on the website. They look good but so expensive!

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23 hours ago, Wobbegong said:

a cup of tea with milk and jam

A what? Tea and milk I get, I lived in England. Jam? In your tea? Please do explain. :)

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Following :) Of course my starter pokemon is Charmander! :) 

 

Have you done C25k before? It took me 2 or 3 times through week 5 before I progressed past that. Of course, I was pretty large back then as well. Hell, I ran a 5k race before I finished C25k haha. Still, it is something I have planned to do again in the future. Hopefully, in a challenge or two.

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19 hours ago, Diadhuit said:

I just read through and I'm amazed how similar goals we have this challenge :)
I also think the linen shop has a shop just below my apt even if there is no sign on the website. They look good but so expensive!

Yaaaay Diadhuit! We do have similar goals this challenge, although yours seem a lot more outgoing than mine. I'll try not to disappear this challenge and keep checking in on you, since you always have such interesting things happening. 

 

I always forget you actually live in Ireland. Their linens are really expensive! That's why I've been low-key idolizing them for a year and a half instead of just buying them. But since it's been so long, it's obviously not a passing fancy, so I feel confident that if I buy some hankies it will be a worthwhile purchase. 

 

17 hours ago, J3NN said:

A what? Tea and milk I get, I lived in England. Jam? In your tea? Please do explain. :)

I was wondering if anyone would catch that. Nice. ;) I drink Russian Caravan, served in the Russian fashion with jam as sweetener. Technically it is also appropriate to drink it strained through a sugar cube held between my teeth but I have neither sugar cubes nor the skillset required to do that, so, jam. (Wikipedia claims I could use honey but bleeeech. I like honey but not in tea.) 

 

I haven't started bothering with the double-brewing aspect yet, but mostly just because no one else I know would willingly swallow a smokey tea, so there's no point in making it possible for everyone to drink their tea at the strength they like. :rolleyes: I also don't have a samovar, for much the same reason. 

 

12 hours ago, Tateman said:

Following :) Of course my starter pokemon is Charmander! :) 

 

Have you done C25k before? It took me 2 or 3 times through week 5 before I progressed past that. Of course, I was pretty large back then as well. Hell, I ran a 5k race before I finished C25k haha. Still, it is something I have planned to do again in the future. Hopefully, in a challenge or two.

Hey Tateman, welcome! Charmander's a great choice. (They're all great choices. I love all the Gen1 starters.) 

 

I did C25K through week 6 before, but then I moved and fell out of the habit. Which is dumb because week 6 is when things get real, and if I made it through that I should've just kept going?!?! Honestly. T_T But it's been so long now, I'm happy to start over. 

 

I've never run a 5K though. I was thinking earlier I should probably sign up for one, to keep me accountable to my training. It's a little outside my comfort zone, but it's good to push yourself! So... maybe. There are two in San Francisco conveniently on a Saturday after what would be week 9, so that juuust gives me enough time to prepare. Then there are two more in my town two months after that, which would let me finish the 10k training. But that's a lot to plan in advance. 

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So far today has been a mixed success! 

 

I woke up an hour before my alarm after dreaming my alarm had gone off. Ugh. Went back to sleep no problem. When my alarm did go off, I snoozed it twice, but eventually got up (15 minutes later). 

 

I went for my run! :applause: And I was frankly annoyed at the slow pace today, haha. Most of the run intervals ended too soon. That's great! 


Then I went to the grocery store. This is the mixed part of the success and basically the issue boils down to I should've checked how much food I had on hand before I went, because there turned out to not be enough. :rolleyes: Plenty for today, but not enough to make leftovers for tomorrow and Friday. Sigh. So I'll either have to go back tomorrow or eat granola tomorrow or something. 

 

I did cook this morning! So that's wonderful. No leftovers, but the food came out great and very yummy. I also had a cup of tea and it was great. 

 

Next up is planning the year. Brainstorming, here I come! 

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1 hour ago, Wobbegong said:

I've never run a 5K though. I was thinking earlier I should probably sign up for one, to keep me accountable to my training. It's a little outside my comfort zone, but it's good to push yourself! So... maybe. There are two in San Francisco conveniently on a Saturday after what would be week 9, so that juuust gives me enough time to prepare. Then there are two more in my town two months after that, which would let me finish the 10k training. But that's a lot to plan in advance. 

I'm in San Jose, so my first 5k was the Sharks Fitness 5k. My wife was a volunteer at last years race. I was there to support her haha. Seeing all those people running really made me want to do it again. I'm tempted to sign up for this year, but I don't think I would be ready. Worse case I could walk it though :)

 

Nice work on the run today :)

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On 1/2/2018 at 12:53 AM, Wobbegong said:

My bigger issue lately is fine-tuning how much to eat in the morning. Too little and I'm hungry again in an hour or two, and voracious at lunch, which is no good for weight loss. Too much and I get sleepy and lose focus

Make sure you have some protein and fat to keep you satiated longer.  Carbs (especially without fat which would slow down their absorption) stimulate insulin which mops up all the blood glucose and you're left needing to replenish it a.s.a.p.

 

Great challenge, BTW!  Good luck!

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3 minutes ago, Vibrantella said:

Make sure you have some protein and fat to keep you satiated longer.

Ah. ...Yes. This was a thing I was paying a lot of attention to for a while and then sort of stopped. But most of my go-to breakfasts are pretty good I think? Although I tend to rely a lot more on fiber for satiation rather than protein. 

 

Easily my carbiest breakfast standby is granola, but I do eat it with quite a bit of freshly ground flax for the fat and fiber. My second-carbiest would probably be tea just because of all the sugar in the jam? But maybe mushrooms, since they're about 50% carb and I eat more of them than jam. Mushrooms are also full of fiber though. The mushrooms and tea combo I had today has kept me full for the past 4.5 hours, and I'm not ready to eat again yet. (Soon, though.) 

 

I try not to rely on granola too often. I have to eat a lot of it to stay full for a reasonable amount of time, and the calories add up quickly. Granola is a fallback sometimes food. Once a week max. 

 

My other breakfast standbys are eggs, beans, and avocado. Beans are the carbiest of those but are fiber to the max and I usually make them with a ton of extra veggies so I give them a pass. Sometimes, if it's convenient like earlier this week, I eat meat and potatoes for breakfast. Potatoes always in moderation and always skin-on for the boost. 

 

But I could always stand to pay more attention to my macros. Thanks. :) 

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On 1/1/2018 at 7:53 PM, Wobbegong said:

My bigger issue lately is fine-tuning how much to eat in the morning. Too little and I'm hungry again in an hour or two, and voracious at lunch, which is no good for weight loss. Too much and I get sleepy and lose focus. Nothing at all can be fine or a total disaster. So I'm trying to find the sweet spo

 

I know your not asking for advice but I can't help but comment ^_^ 

 

ive had the same issue for a long time. I get extremely tired if I eat ANYTHING bigger then the size of my fist. 

 

Fats. Fats. Fats. I find having a fatty breakfast, Coconut milk smoothie, few slices of bacon with an egg with spinach, etc. keeps me full for most of the day until 1ish. 

 

I avoid any complex carbs. 

 

But having a high fat breakfast helped me find that sweet spot for me.

 

just this morning I had 2 slices of bacon and a chocolate covered coconut date ball I made home made and I wasn't hungry until 2ish

 

 

by the way.. I like your goals! Good luck! 

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53 minutes ago, Butternut said:

I know your not asking for advice but I can't help but comment ^_^ 

Crap. Did I forget to say advice and suggestions and comments are always welcome again? I forgot. Please always feel free to offer advice and suggestions and comments! I may not always agree but I will always appreciate the time you took to attempt to help me. 

 

Oh. Questions too! Those are welcome. I am question-friendly.  

 

52 minutes ago, Butternut said:

Fats. Fats. Fats. I find having a fatty breakfast, Coconut milk smoothie, few slices of bacon with an egg with spinach, etc. keeps me full for most of the day until 1ish. 

You know what. 

 

The only time I ever quit sugar successfully (after a while I forgot but I never went back to as bad as I was before, thank GOD) I did it by subbing in fatty snacks every time. I'd get a candy craving and eat a string cheese or a pile of nuts. It was tough at first because when you're craving something you don't want something else but as long as I pushed myself to actually eat a fatty snack, it helped so much. I quit sugar cold for a month doing that, and I spent the whole time telling everyone on NF that fat was the secret to all of nutrition's mysteries. 

 

And then I forgot. 

 

I will take you up on this. I have my own minifridge now, so I can store my own goddamn bacon! (Jesus, I will have to learn how to cook bacon.) I can cook exactly the amount I want at a time! I can have my own stash of avocados! (I could've done that before, but.) I can have all the healthy happy fats I want! 

 

Thanks, Butternut. <3 

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