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Main Quest

  • ultimately, I will achieve a body weight of 130lbs and a body fat percentage under 25.

Goals

  • Exercise:  I vow to adhere to the following workout plan every day, with the rare exception.
    • Mon, Wed, Fri:  upper body (bench press, military press, seated row, bicep curl, sometimes tricep curl, lat pulldown)
    • Tue, Thu, Sat/Sun:  lower body (calf raise, squat, sometimes lunge)
  • Diet:  I vow to consume no more than 1700 kcal every day, with the rare exception.
  • Alcohol:  I vow to drink only socially; no more solo drinking, with the rare exception.
  • WritingI vow to work on either of my novels at least 30 minutes every weekday, with the rare exception.

My Motivation

  • I vow to adhere to the above requirements, because I'm fucking sick of how I look, and I'm tired of this Depression.
  • healthy eating and regular exercise are good for the body, alcohol is not; and writing is good for the soul.

Notes

  • the "with the rare exception" clause must be validated by Brian -- if he deems it acceptable, then I can evoke it. this ensures I don't let myself "cheat" too much.
  • I must input every day's progress on both my spreadsheet AND my NerdFitness thread. this ensures accountability.

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Numbers

  • Date:  06-05-14
    • Weight:  167.0 lbs
    • Body Fat:  38.4%
    • BMI:  27.0
    • Lean:  102.9 lbs
    • Fat: 64.1 lbs (my goal is lose 40 of these)
    • Neck:  34.0 cm
    • Bicep:  30.5 cm
    • Forearm:  26.5 cm
    • Chest:  93.5 cm
    • Waist:  95.5 cm  (ew...)
    • Hips:  105.0 cm ("Shamu hips", as my dad always called them)
    • Thigh:  63.0 cm
    • Calf:  38.5 cm

 

Total Scores

  • Week Zero:  1/26
  • Week One:
  • Week Two:
  • Week Three:
  • Week Four:
  • Week Five:
  • Week Six:

Total:

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just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Monday, 02 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  success!  I didn't wake up early for it, but I did it when I got home.  (though I forgot the lat pulldowns.)
Today:  1/1
Week:  1/1

Calories:  2025.  still tweaking my eating habits.  I'm not giving a negative point, though, because I changed my limit from 1200 to a more realistic 1400 kcal.
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/1

Alcohol:  no points, because I finished off the last five beers while cooking.  but Brian okay'd it.
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/1

Writing:  didn't make time for it.  thought about it, could've; but didn't.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -1/1

Bonus Points:  I created a budget for the new month, finalised the Challenge plan for this week, updated my Personal Manifesto, and worked on a few other both professional and personal projects.
Today:  1/0
Week:  1/0

Totals:  to quote my first day from the last Challenge: "bad start. oh well. at least I'm starting."
Today:  1/4
Week:  1/4

 

 

Tuesday, 03 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  again, I did it when I got home.  I'm at the same weights as when I stopped working out, but I wasn't able to do lunges.  my bad knees sometimes prevent this.
Today:  1/1
Week:  2/2

Calories:  1902.  better, but still not good.  I had three meals, so I'm sure that's what it was.  it wasn't terrible, though, so just a zero.  (trying to be nicer to myself.)
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/2

Alcohol:  with Brian's permission, I had my two glasses of wine when we had dinner on Date Nite.  that's the only time with him I'll drink (since he doesn't drink).  we had a good conversation about it before we went to dinner, and we both think it's fair and responsible.  so just a zero.
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/2

Writing:  again, I didn't do it.  today, I'm going to very actively actually schedule a time in each weekday to write.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -1/2

Bonus Points:  after dinner, I still wanted more alcohol.  normally, I would get Brian to bring me by a store and pick up more.  but I didn't this time.  didn't even get a daiquiri at the movie theatre.  when the wine was gone, I stopped drinking.  this is a MAJOR improvement for me.  so yeah, bonus points.
Today:  1/0
Week:  1/0

Totals:  I suspect Wed will be awesome -- I'll exercise, write, and not drink, and hopefully keep my kcal low.
Today:  1/4
Week:  2/8

 

 

Wednesday, 04 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  so I didn't get up in the morning.  and I was planning on exercising in the evening, but my entire role playing group all arrived early.  as it's at my place, I couldn't rightly abandon them.  :(  I may try to work out both Sat and Sun (instead of either/or) to make up for it.  but we'll see, because I'll be cutting a friend's yard Saturday.

Today:  0/1
Week:  2/3

Calories:  1627.  keeps getting better and better!
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/3

Alcohol:  alright.  so I broke.  this day was a piece of shit. my bike is damaged from the accident and the screw is stripped, so I have to rbing it to a shop again.  my phone was fucking up.  peopel at work were idiots.  et cetera, et cetera.  and then I got home, and Brian did something that pissed me off.  so I knew if I was going to get through the evening and game, I had to have some liquor.  I only got a pint, so that it wouldn't last me past the night.  so I get no points because I broke the No Solo rule.  but because I didn't just say "fuck it" and buy a shit-ton (like I wanted to!), I don't get negative.  (this is me doing that "be nice to yourself" thing...)
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/3

Writing:  W00T!!!  I re-read and edited the entire first chapter.  worked on it for over 1.5 hours!   moreover, I backed it all up to Google Docs.  so if anyone wants to read, I can PM you the link with you.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  1/3

Bonus Points:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  1/0

Totals:  so, I didn't do as well Wednesday as expected.  however, I didn't let it get me down.  so yeah.  that's something....
Today:  0/4
Week:  2/12

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Subbing of course!!:)

 

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rock on with your bad self

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Subbing of course!! :)

 

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oooooooh, I'm saving this on my computer.  thank you!

 

 

rock on with your bad self

merci!

 

 

Good job with being nicer to yourself and celebrating the small wins.  Keep working at making every day better! 

thanks.  it's something I couldn't have done a year ago without the Rebellion's help.  :3

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just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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so I got some pretty bad DOMS in my legs from Tuesday afternoon.  exercises tomorrow morning are gonna suck.  D:

 

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just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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How does the Brian exception work exactly?  I get it's up to Brian but like....do you plead your case for why you want to have something? Is brian a notorious hard-ass with you or more of a push-over?  I know that if my g/f had that setup, it would vary a bit based on how I felt.  Like, if she was annoying me and then asked about a 'cheat' I would say  hell no.  If I was having a crummy day and she asked, I would be ok with it because I'd cheat too.

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How does the Brian exception work exactly?  I get it's up to Brian but like....do you plead your case for why you want to have something? Is brian a notorious hard-ass with you or more of a push-over?  I know that if my g/f had that setup, it would vary a bit based on how I felt.  Like, if she was annoying me and then asked about a 'cheat' I would say  hell no.  If I was having a crummy day and she asked, I would be ok with it because I'd cheat too.

sadly, Brian is not a hard-ass.  what happens, is I present my case, and we discuss it.  sometimes he talks me out of it and we move on with the evening, and sometimes I convince him.  it's not the most efficient method, but I don't like the idea of NEVER being able / ALWAYS having to do something, and I'd cheat too often if left up to me.  with Brian, there's a stronger chance I won't cheat.

 

and really, it only comes into play with the alcohol.  I'll talk to him about why I want to drink, and he'll offer alternatives.  sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.  it's not so much that he says no as much as it is a mere deterent, another roadblock I have to cross to be able to drink.

 

...does that make any sense?

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Thursday, 05 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  as aforementioned, W00000T!!!!  I got up and exercised in the morning!! :DDDDD

Today:  1/1
Week:  3/4

Calories:  1965.  ew.  I had pasta for lunch and breakfast, and ramen and alcohol (I was with a friend!) for dinner.  poop.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -1/4

Alcohol:  it was my drinking buddy's birthday.  so of course we drank.  I drank waaaay too much, too.  blech.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -1/4

Writing:  I honestly forgot.  so only a zero.
Today:  0/1
Week:  1/4

Bonus Points:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  1/0

Totals:  ugh.
Today:  0/4
Week:  1/16

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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how tall are you?

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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Yeah that makes sense. I just didn't know if it was a mental cycle where you put the pressure onto him, knowing that he'll buckle and say 'yeah that's justified' and then because there's a second person accepting that excuse; you use that as herd mentality to justify it yourself. If so, that would be a bad idea.  With an enmeshed relationship and food/alcohol/whatever, people don't want to feel guilty for doing it themselves, so they instead drag their significant other into the process and they do it as well; then feeling less guilty since the 'bad' thing is shared.

 

If it's just as a general deterrent that forces you to talk it out first and there's a 50/50 chance, then that's better.

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sadly, Brian is not a hard-ass.  what happens, is I present my case, and we discuss it.  sometimes he talks me out of it and we move on with the evening, and sometimes I convince him.  it's not the most efficient method, but I don't like the idea of NEVER being able / ALWAYS having to do something, and I'd cheat too often if left up to me.  with Brian, there's a stronger chance I won't cheat.

 

and really, it only comes into play with the alcohol.  I'll talk to him about why I want to drink, and he'll offer alternatives.  sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.  it's not so much that he says no as much as it is a mere deterent, another roadblock I have to cross to be able to drink.

 

...does that make any sense?

 

So a bit like thinking aloud?  It is good to explain your decisions, I think it helps with self-understanding.  

 

Good luck with the naughty old alcohol.  It is a hard crutch to give up, but it is worth it.

 

*hugs*

 

M x

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how tall are you?

5'6", or 66 inches.

 

 

Yeah that makes sense. I just didn't know if it was a mental cycle where you put the pressure onto him, knowing that he'll buckle and say 'yeah that's justified' and then because there's a second person accepting that excuse; you use that as herd mentality to justify it yourself. If so, that would be a bad idea.  With an enmeshed relationship and food/alcohol/whatever, people don't want to feel guilty for doing it themselves, so they instead drag their significant other into the process and they do it as well; then feeling less guilty since the 'bad' thing is shared.

 

If it's just as a general deterrent that forces you to talk it out first and there's a 50/50 chance, then that's better.

yeah, I understand that set up.  my last boyfriend was a major alcoholic, and the many times we'd both try to cut back, we'd "let" the other drink as an excuse for ourself to drink.  it was a really fucked up relationship, honestly.

 

 

So a bit like thinking aloud?  It is good to explain your decisions, I think it helps with self-understanding.  

 

Good luck with the naughty old alcohol.  It is a hard crutch to give up, but it is worth it.

 

*hugs*

 

M x

I don't know that I want to totally give up on alcohol.  I think I just want to cut back, to control it.  but at the same time, I'm not sure I can ever do that...  :/

 

 

Day 1!!! Let's DO THIS!!

 

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P.s. This was a random internet find, but I think this guy is pretty awesome!

yeah, okay, that gif is pretty radical.

 

 

I'm a little late, but here I am!

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just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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1400 calories seems kinda low especially when you workout

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Level 10.4 Wood-Elf, Ranger - specializing in demon fighting

"doing the impossible since 2012 :D" - Librarian of Doom

facebook battle log level 50 WOOT   Backstory CNF2014  current (not challenge - doing a battle log this time)

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* This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and be glad. God, The Bible. * Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
* There are three options in this life; be good, get good, or give up. -- House * Never take counsel of your fears. Stonewall Jackson. 

* level 50 isn't gonna just POOF happen - alienjenn, NF IRC chatroom

 

* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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Friday, 06 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  I didn't get a chance to, because I had dinner with Brian and his grandmother right after work.  and I don't like working out right after eating.

Today:  0/1
Week:  3/5

Calories:  2353.  blah, reasturants.  I need to exercise better portion control when eating out.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -2/5

Alcohol:  had two margaritas at dinner, but I wasn't drinking alone.  and then I was awesome: I didn't have anymore at all once we got home.  WHEE!!  this is a serious victory.
Today:  1/1
Week:  0/5

Writing:  I worked on other projects instead.  not a good excuse, I know.  :(
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -2/5

Bonus Points:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  2/0

Totals:  still ugh.
Today:  -1/4
Week:  1/20

 

 

Saturday, 07 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  I counted mowing a yard for two hours as exercise, lol.  there was a giant culvert and ditch to deal with, so I got my arm workout in!!

Today:  1/1
Week:  4/6

Calories:  2755.  not surprised, though, as there was a birthday party (icecream) and yard work (beer).  as such, no negative points; just a zero.
Today:  0/1
Week:  -2/6

Alcohol:  like I said, yard work.  and it's okay to drink while working outside, as long as I keep it regulated -- which I did today.
Today:  0/1
Week:  0/6

Writing:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  -2/5

Bonus Points:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  2/0

Totals:  today was better.
Today:  1/3
Week:  2/23

 

 

Sunday, 08 June, 2014

 

Exercise:  did my leg exercises.  whee!

Today:  1/1
Week:  5/6

Calories:  2171.  Dad treated us to Dairy Queen.  meh.
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -3/7

Alcohol:  um.  yeah.  I was bad.  I had some vodka.  alone.  :(
Today:  -1/1
Week:  -1/7

Writing:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  -2/5

Bonus Points:  N/A
Today:  0/0
Week:  2/0

Totals:  today was better.
Today:  -1/3
Week:  1/26

 

 

Practice Week Recap

 

Exercise:  5/6

I did a lot better than I expected with this.

 

Calories:  -3/7

okay, I obviously need to work on this.  I think I'm going to start recording what I plan to eat in the morning.  maybe then I'll be more attentative about what I eat.

 

Alcohol:  -1/7

not nearly as bad as I expected!!

 

Writing:  -2/5

yeeeeeeeeah.  I need to work on this.  I need to schedule a time to work on it, and no matter what, I stick to it.  I'm thinking 2pm every weekday.  I've even put it in my calendar and set up reminders.

 

Bonus Points:  2/0

I was sufficiently liberal with granting Bonus Points.  (I'm still working on that Self-Love bullshit, lol.)

 

TOTAL:  1/26

ouch.  not a good start.  but I've learned where my weaknesses are, and now to just fix them.  we're not giving up!!

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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1400 calories seems kinda low especially when you workout

The evil dancing circus monkeys that live in my phone rarely let my communications come through appropriately

but my BMR is approximately 1500.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

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There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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but my BMR is approximately 1500.

Really? I know I'm heavier than you... but you're taller than me... and mine's like 2400... on high exercise days I gotta eat closer to 3500....

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I want to be like this little kid:

 

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Really? I know I'm heavier than you... but you're taller than me... and mine's like 2400... on high exercise days I gotta eat closer to 3500....

The evil dancing circus monkeys that live in my phone rarely let my communications come through appropriately

::shrugs::  that's what this says, at least.

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If that's your math I'm not going to argue... it just seems so low that I feel bad :)

/me passes some of her calorie needs to James

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* I'm not about to give up - Because I heard you say - There's gonna be brighter days… I won't stop, I'll keep my head up - No, I'm not here to stay ...  - 

 I just might bend but I won't break - As long as I can see your face - When life won't play along - And right keeps going wrong - And I can't seem to find my way - I know where I am found - So I won't let it drag me down - Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway - Mercy Me - Move

 

 

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okay, so after advice from alienjenn and TennisGeek, I'm changing my caloric goal to 1700.

 

TennisGeek suggested 1900 on workout days, but I can't do that -- my ED won't allow it.

 

I mean, I tend to be all-or-nothing when I eat.  I either don't really eat anything in a day, or I binge.  it's a bad habit I've always had.  but as aforementioned, I want to start logging what I eat in the morning, so I can better prepare for it.

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but my BMR is approximately 1500.

 

Then, the TDEE is 2100 or so. You need to eat enough to keep higher metabolism going.

Eat something like maintenance TDEE worth food with a lot of protein, and exercise to go down the weight.

 

If you want to eat 1,600, then do it on the rest day. 

When you exercise, you need to eat the matching calories to the exercise. Particularly, eat some carbs before exercise, and protein and small amount of carbs afterward.

 

When you eat less and slow down the metabolism because of exercise, (a) your "eating less" effort is less effective. (B) you feel lower energy when you exercise so the exercise itself becomes less effective © the most of all, you'll feel crappy all day because your metabolism is slow.

 

It's much better to have clear phases. Eat enough while exercise heavily and eat less (cut) and don't do exercise much.

Randomly exercise and eat less combo messes up your metabolism and your muscle gain.

I told my wife that if you exercise and don't eat enough protein, you are hurting yourself, not helping.

 

I'm sorry because it's only years later that I realize just how unhealthy a 1,200 calorie diet was. I stayed on a 1,200-1,500 calorie diet for years, so I have the proof in myself. Thyroid issues, mood swings, depression, headaches... oh and gluten intolerance that seemed to "kick in" after about a month of eating the pre-packaged food. Was it a coincidence? Maybe.

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