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Somebody I haven't seen for a couple weeks just asked me if I had lost weight! w00t! :D

Hells yeah! that's awesome! definitely a confidence booster.

not a bad idea on the squats.. i've never looked into that routine before. i'll be looking to see how it goes for you. 

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My grandfather treated my wife and I to a really nice night out with lots of booze and salty food on Saturday night. I was too hungover to remember to weigh myself on Sunday. I shot back up to 221.0lbs as of this morning, but I'm assuming a decent amount of that will fall off throughout this week as water weight. That was the major party night planned until Thanksgiving. Nothing is standing in my way now. :)

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I'm up 4 lbs. :(

 

I haven't worked out and haven't been eating right... due to financial reasons... I can't afford to get all the protein and (good) calories I need, so I've been staying away from the gym... I'm not gonna half ass a workout, and I'm not gonna do a workout I can't properly recover from. Maybe that's a more badass way of making excuses...

 

I started putting creatine in my food last week as well.

 

I get paid on the first (Wed), so starting then I'll be beginning an intermittent fasting nutrition plan (which I worked out to fit my budget for the month) and going ballz to the wall with my lifting program.

 

Since we haven't heard from Lola on a sidequest this week, I figure I'd prod some of you to try it with me.

 

It might be a good thing for breaking a plateau if you feel stuck right now... like I do.

 

Intermittent Fasting Sidequest

 

Here's how:

 

Pick a feeding window of no more than 8 hours... do what fits your schedule best.

 

Then consume no more than 50 calories during the fasting state window (which includes sleep).

 

its also strongly recommended to drink a lot of water (and/or coffee or tea).

 

So basically, you can just skip breakfast, and eat all you need at lunch and dinner.

 

You can either hit all your macros/calories, or some just eat till the feel satiated during that window.

 

For workouts, most plans recommend that they occur at the end of fasting, or just at the beginning of the feeding window after a small meal with at least some protein.

 

For the side challenge, try to do two days and see how you feel or if it does anything for you.

 

For those on more intense exercise plans, and stricter diet plans, you might want to try the following calculator (which follows from the lean gains website) which incorporates carb cycling for rest vs. workout days.

 

http://sareyko.net/leancalc/#/g=male/a=30/w=96.24/h=180/b=12/m=1.55/r=-20/t=20/p=2.5/e=NaN

 

I'll be starting mine on Wednesday.

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2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

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Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Couldn't you just ask them to measure for you?

 

That's what I do when my SO cooks instead of me

They don't like it when I weigh food.

 

That seems like a complicated situation with your parents. Estimate where you can. Tracking is better than putting nothing because you don't know the exact amount. Perhaps take a peek at that nutrition labels of items that your parents use? I keep a database of picture of labels on my phone. Not having much control over your meals is a pain, but that's cool that you try to cook a lot. I'm trying to move in the direction of being able to estimate my portions properly, but while I still have over 20lbs to drop until I'm satisfied, I try to be precise as possible.

Estimating + eating more of the same foods in the same portions so I can weigh them once when they're away and know the correct measurements for all the other occasions. I will make it work! ^^

 

 

Back to 60 kg or 132.3 lbs this morning but I have a feeling the rest of the week will be better.

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i'm up half a kilo, which i'm not too stressed about, honestly. It could be anything, including the all day outdoor music festival I went to on Saturday (not that I drank at all or ate ridiculously). I'm making much better choices re food so I think I might have the right weapon to slay this demon now.

 

@Darwins_Demon, I'm in.  I'll side quest with you. I'll start tomorrow and see if I can keep at it the rest of the week (but will definitely do at least 2 days).

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i'm up half a kilo, which i'm not too stressed about, honestly. It could be anything, including the all day outdoor music festival I went to on Saturday (not that I drank at all or ate ridiculously). I'm making much better choices re food so I think I might have the right weapon to slay this demon now.

 

@Darwins_Demon, I'm in.  I'll side quest with you. I'll start tomorrow and see if I can keep at it the rest of the week (but will definitely do at least 2 days).

 

Cool.

 

This is actually super easy for me. Its 2:30 and I haven't eaten anything yet today, but I'm not organized on it yet. Without trying I tend to be a breakfast skipper, but I've never been a breakfast skipper during phases of life where I train as heavy as lately.

 

The hard part will actually be getting all the calories in that I need to eat on lifting days, ~3900.

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Currtent Challenge
Previously known as: Curl Brogo, Darwins_Demon, Vincent Van Bro

2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

My Fitness Pal Profile || NF Epic Quest Character Page || Instagram

Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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I already do IF so this is an easy one for me :-)

I do it for convenience,and because that extra 10mins in bed is worth more than breakfast.

I do noon-8pm also but I work out at 2pm so I'm on the 1 small pre-workout meal protocol from leangains.

You can have 2 pretty substantial meals so it helps you feel like you're getting a lot of food

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I'm up 4 lbs. :(

 

I haven't worked out and haven't been eating right... due to financial reasons... I can't afford to get all the protein and (good) calories I need, so I've been staying away from the gym... I'm not gonna half ass a workout, and I'm not gonna do a workout I can't properly recover from. Maybe that's a more badass way of making excuses...

 

I started putting creatine in my food last week as well.

 

I get paid on the first (Wed), so starting then I'll be beginning an intermittent fasting nutrition plan (which I worked out to fit my budget for the month) and going ballz to the wall with my lifting program.

 

Since we haven't heard from Lola on a sidequest this week, I figure I'd prod some of you to try it with me.

 

It might be a good thing for breaking a plateau if you feel stuck right now... like I do.

 

Intermittent Fasting Sidequest

 

Here's how:

 

Pick a feeding window of no more than 8 hours... do what fits your schedule best.

 

Then consume no more than 50 calories during the fasting state window (which includes sleep).

 

its also strongly recommended to drink a lot of water (and/or coffee or tea).

 

So basically, you can just skip breakfast, and eat all you need at lunch and dinner.

 

You can either hit all your macros/calories, or some just eat till the feel satiated during that window.

 

For workouts, most plans recommend that they occur at the end of fasting, or just at the beginning of the feeding window after a small meal with at least some protein.

 

For the side challenge, try to do two days and see how you feel or if it does anything for you.

 

For those on more intense exercise plans, and stricter diet plans, you might want to try the following calculator (which follows from the lean gains website) which incorporates carb cycling for rest vs. workout days.

 

http://sareyko.net/leancalc/#/g=male/a=30/w=96.24/h=180/b=12/m=1.55/r=-20/t=20/p=2.5/e=NaN

 

I'll be starting mine on Wednesday.

i usually do this on friday and saturdays. occasionally on thursdays as well. should i still count it as a side quest?

LEVEL: 7 Furyan Ranger - Battle Log - in lieu of this challenge

don't look back, we aren't going that way:

Rebirth - Wrestlemania Dark Raider vs KZacher

From Tartarus with Love - Wrath of the Furyan - it's a secret! - FIGHT! - You can go your own way - The Rational Gaze - Rise from Death to Knife this Beast(part 3-the agony) - Demonized(part 2) -  By Demons Be Driven(part 1) -

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i usually do this on friday and saturdays. occasionally on thursdays as well. should i still count it as a side quest?

 

Hell yeah! And share the wisdom.

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Previously known as: Curl Brogo, Darwins_Demon, Vincent Van Bro

2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

My Fitness Pal Profile || NF Epic Quest Character Page || Instagram

Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Hell yeah! And share the wisdom.

lol i don't know how wise it is honestly.

usually wed or thurs are pretty rough in the gym. lots of hard sparring and drills. so i after i eat diner, usually a little more than i should, i crash. wake up coffee, then nothing but water for about 5 more hours. excluding the coffee it's about 14 hours of fasting

LEVEL: 7 Furyan Ranger - Battle Log - in lieu of this challenge

don't look back, we aren't going that way:

Rebirth - Wrestlemania Dark Raider vs KZacher

From Tartarus with Love - Wrath of the Furyan - it's a secret! - FIGHT! - You can go your own way - The Rational Gaze - Rise from Death to Knife this Beast(part 3-the agony) - Demonized(part 2) -  By Demons Be Driven(part 1) -

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Same as you wovercast.  I can't shake the weight.  I am still at 299.  Where I was when I said I would do this.

I am down to 8 weeks and still have 21 pounds to go.

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IF is my MO for sure.  I find not eating breakfast is way easier than eating it.  When I eat breakfast I tend to be hungrier before lunch.  Skipping breakfast and eating a very lean lunch allow me to load up at dinner and during after dinner snacks.  I have seen steady progress now for the past 4 months so for me it has been working.  A related post if anyone is interested...

http://www.leangains.com/2012/06/why-does-breakfast-make-me-hungry.html

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Ugh, I just can't seem to shake off the funk and lose some weight. I'm right back to where I started... Oh well. I've been IF'ing for about a year (11am,-7pm feed window every day) so at least the sidequest will be easy this week :)

 

Same as you wovercast.  I can't shake the weight.  I am still at 299.  Where I was when I said I would do this.

I am down to 8 weeks and still have 21 pounds to go.

 

 

I'm right there too. I have upped my exercise considerably over the last two weeks, but my diet is just not okay, and I need to deal with it, but I dont want to because it involves portion control and tracking and measuring etc. etc. etc. and I never do well with that, but not doing it, doesn't help me lose weight. 

Intuitive eating works, I'm just a total spaz and ignore my body 99% of the time, so I don't do it well, but when I do, it happens. This challenge for me is an Unchallenge and this PvP is the majority of my work for the next 4 weeks, maybe I will work on the intuitive eating specifically...and make this my ONLY goal next challenge, and not even bother with extra goals or sidequests or whatnot, bc splitting my focus is a horrible idea. 

 

Hmmm...okay, that's the new plan. LOL! Am I the only one who revamps challenges 3 weeks in??? 

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Hmmm...okay, that's the new plan. LOL! Am I the only one who revamps challenges 3 weeks in??? 

 

 

I admire your tenacity for making it to 3 weeks!

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Currtent Challenge
Previously known as: Curl Brogo, Darwins_Demon, Vincent Van Bro

2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

My Fitness Pal Profile || NF Epic Quest Character Page || Instagram

Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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I'm right there too. I have upped my exercise considerably over the last two weeks, but my diet is just not okay, and I need to deal with it, but I dont want to because it involves portion control and tracking and measuring etc. etc. etc. and I never do well with that, but not doing it, doesn't help me lose weight. 

Intuitive eating works, I'm just a total spaz and ignore my body 99% of the time, so I don't do it well, but when I do, it happens. This challenge for me is an Unchallenge and this PvP is the majority of my work for the next 4 weeks, maybe I will work on the intuitive eating specifically...and make this my ONLY goal next challenge, and not even bother with extra goals or sidequests or whatnot, bc splitting my focus is a horrible idea. 

 

Hmmm...okay, that's the new plan. LOL! Am I the only one who revamps challenges 3 weeks in??? 

 

 

Nope, i revamped one of mine in the first week. I forget which :) 

Its your challenge, do what you want with it.

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Intermittent Fasting Sidequest

I want to give this a try at some point but right now is not the time, after 1 day I can tell Smolov is gonna kick my ass so I need lots of calories. I might even end up putting weight on doing this program, we'll see...

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I want to give this a try at some point but right now is not the time, after 1 day I can tell Smolov is gonna kick my ass so I need lots of calories. I might even end up putting weight on doing this program, we'll see...

 

Yeah, I wouldn't mess with nutrition if I was doing Smolov, that shit is epic.

 

Although, on IF, depending how you do it, you don't cut calories, you just cram them in during a narrower feeding window. And, if its all its cracked up to be, it might give an advantage to recovery and gainz.

 

But yeah, I wouldn't start doing both for the first time at the same time.

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Currtent Challenge
Previously known as: Curl Brogo, Darwins_Demon, Vincent Van Bro

2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

My Fitness Pal Profile || NF Epic Quest Character Page || Instagram

Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Ugh, I just can't seem to shake off the funk and lose some weight. I'm right back to where I started... Oh well. I've been IF'ing for about a year (11am,-7pm feed window every day) so at least the sidequest will be easy this week :)

If you're doing the same thing and not getting results any more maybe it's time to change something? Drop off IF for a week then get back to it? Do some extra walking? Modify cals slightly up or down? 

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Yeah, I wouldn't mess with nutrition if I was doing Smolov, that shit is epic.

 

Although, on IF, depending how you do it, you don't cut calories, you just cram them in during a narrower feeding window. And, if its all its cracked up to be, it might give an advantage to recovery and gainz.

 

But yeah, I wouldn't start doing both for the first time at the same time.

Yeah it's only the Smolov Jr (3 weeks) not the full 13 but even so seems like time to eat more and sleep more! 

 

Lots of people get good results doing IF, will be interesting to see how everyone goes here, it was a good idea for a side quest  :positive:

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I did a quick update of the leaderboard.

 

At the moment Dasein is in the lead with 7.6 pounds lost.

 

And I'm currently last with -4 lbs. lost.

 

Anyway, It looks like several people have not weighed in yet, I'll wait till noon tomorrow before we call the winner for the week.

 

@Lolavictrola: If you're still following, you can still pick a side challenge if you'd like.

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Currtent Challenge
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2020 Respawn Battle Log || Tarly's Ten Level Nutrition Plan

My Fitness Pal Profile || NF Epic Quest Character Page || Instagram

Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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