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Hi guys! I couldn't find my old battle log. It's been buried under so many new people and months of other battle logs that I figured I would make a new one. This one will be better! I am working on figuring out my goals, but let me tell you something. I used to be a 240 lbs nerd who lounged around, complained about being lonely, and truly couldn't hand life. Now, I'm 197 lbs and I go on adventures. I spontaneously go hiking throughout the states of Virginia and Maryland. However, I am still wanting to level up.

 

Tonight, food-wise, was pretty horrible. I indulged in a cherry blossom milkshake from BGR, ate diner food for brunch, and had pizza for dinner. I feel bloated and gross, but I think I had to have something like this happen before I realize that I am slowly going down into the spiral that I was in previously. I am trying to respawn.

 

I decided to go on a 6 mile hike along the Mt. Vernon Trail in Alexandria. I started at Fort Hunt Park and walked down to Mt. Vernon Estates then returned. It's an easy paved trail, but I had to walk at a nice brisk pace because my fiance's long strides would have put me in the dust.

 

 

I will be back to figure out my goals!

 

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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No goals yet, but activity wise:

 

Water: 20 oz of water

Food: I have fallen off the bandwagon. Ugh.

  • Lunch: Leftover flank steak w/ basalmic vinegarette sauce and sauteed carrots and asparagus. Apple on the side. A handful of leftover skittles.
  • Dinner: Meatball sub with skinny fries and a cider.

Exercise:

Had a complimentary personal training session. I really wish I could afford to have personal training for the next three months, just to get myself into gear. Had a good tiring workout though.

  • Foam roll
    • 30 sec calf roll
    • 30 seconds calf roll with feet twisted to side then the other
    • 30 seconds calf roll with one foot on top of the other, vice versa
    • 30 seconds hamstring roll
    • 30 seconds of hip roll with foot on knee
    • 30 seconds lower back roll with hands outstretched in front
    • 30 seconds back roll with hands behind head
    • 30 seconds upper back with arms crossed over chest and roll to shoulders
    • 5 shoulder alignments (lay lengthwise on foam roller. Use 5lb dumbell and raise and lower just the shoulder)
  • Workout
    • 15 goblet squats with 15 lb dumbells
    • 50 yard sled pull with 135lbs
    • 50 yard sled push/sprint 135
    • rinse and repeat twice

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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Goals for January 2016:

 

- Drink 5 cups of water (I can do it!)

- Log all my meals

- Eat a side salad with lunch

 

 

 

January 11, 2016

 

Breakfast:

- 3 slices of bacon

- ham and sweet potato stir fry

- coffee w/ creamer

 

Lunch

- BK chicken nuggets

- BK fries

- Side Salad w/ cheddar cheese and ranch dressing

 

Dinner

- Italian chicken with tomato sauce

-Tortellinis

-Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red pepper, and sweet vidalia onion vinegerette

 

Snack

- handful of chips and onion dip

- last of the wedding cake samples

 

 

- 25 lateral leg lifts

- 25 clams

- 25 hip thrusts

- 2 minutes stretching hamstrings

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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Goals for January 2016:

 

- Drink 5 cups of water (I can do it!)

- Log all my meals

- Eat a side salad with lunch

 

January 12, 2016

 

Breakfast:

Wildberry & Kale smoothie with greek yogurt

Coffee w/ creamer

 

Lunch

Italian chicken with tortellini

Side salad with sweet vidalia dressing

 

Dinner

Turkey & Avocado BLT

Side Salad

Potato Chips

 

Water consumption: unknown (forgot to even write the stuff down)

 

 

Exercise:

Bench press 25lbs 3X10

knee push-ups 3X10

Leg ups 15,18,20

bench dips (knees bent) 3X10

Abductor & Adductor 95lb 3X10

Glute bridge 25lb 3x10

prowler push 25lbs x2

bosu ball punches 5lbs 30secs X 2

 

Also had physical therapy as well

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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Respawn time yet again! 

 

I am currently struggling with complete burn-out. It was so bad that I had to ask for help from my PA. I didn't have the motivation, energy, or spirit that I had prior. I couldn't get back into eating paleo (did a Whole30 in 2014 that changed my life forever) so I ended up with all my symptoms of IBS. My eczema and weight returned. My allergies worsened and had to be put on multiple different anti-histamines. 

 

Life-wise: I got married to an amazing bibliophilic man. Our home became a book haven once we merged our collections together. I got a beautiful nephew who made me realize that I may want children of my own some day. My sister and I have become much closer than before. I used to hate her because of situations surrounding her conception and birth, but it has taken me nearly 18 years to realize that she has had nothing to do with it. 

 

I am still a hiker, just not as often as I used to be. I started a Facebook group for other adventurous nerds in the DMV area called the Nerd Scouts, hoping that I'll find friends the way kids find friends. We have our first geocaching event this weekend that I'm completely excited about. I'm also planning on camping fairly frequently as a way to unplug and unwind from the stressors in my life and to help ease some of my burn-out symptoms.

 

I want to become more active again in the community. I never did much, but I was still hoping for instant gratification of my IRC days. Forums make me feel so lonely, but I feel like I'll make it stick this time.

 

Goals for the April:

1. log food daily

2. walk 6,000 steps a day

3. take medications as prescribed daily

 

That is it. I'm starting stupidly simple. I will cross out the days that I did this on a calendar. Check in later. 

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One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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Today, I'm trying to figure out how I should log my food. I have a MFP login, cron-o-meter login, paper/pen, and fitbit since this goal has been around for YEARS. I thought about just paper and pen, but I plan on having a caloric goal to help with portion control around May. My timeline may shift and change, but I want to take it incredibly slow.

 

I've been building up the courage to post my current picture as a way for additional accountability. I am also going to figure out my "big why" again because as life changes, my "big why" changes -- maybe that's why I have such a hard time sticking with any program. 

 

I am also going to work on a meal plan. It might end up being a four week rotation for a while (I don't like to have the same food over-and-over again). I think it'll help with the logging and keeping things simple. 

 

Be back shortly!

 

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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  • Sacculina changed the title to Diary of a Mad Scientist

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Big Why:

I want to be a positive influence on my family, especially my mom and sister, by showing them that everyone can become happy and healthy. I also want to be the most awesome Auntie to my 2-year old nephew who is strong enough to climb trees and roll down hills and has the stamina to play and goof-off all day long. 

 

Respawn for the nth time:

 

Started my respawn on Wednesday. Declared it with the whole world in another area in the forums, on Facebook, from the mountain tops (or my condo balcony - that counts, right?), and to my loved ones. I finished my third Whole30, realized how great I felt, but knew that I was going to revert back to my old habits quickly. I am back at my original weight when I first joined NF in 2011. I started to use LoseIt as my food tracking as I like the interface better than MFP. I can also export my information here for accountability since I have no friends on loseit at the moment. 

 

Since I restarted NFA, my new goal for this week is to track my foods for a week. I also plan on keeping my food logs public for at least 14 days so I can check off that quest. As my relatively newly adopted dog-in-crime is only supposed to go on 5-10 minute walks three times a day (recovering from TPLO surgery), I will count that towards my Walk to Modor quest for this week. I want to get back to my adventurous self. 

 

As stated above, here are my last two days of food tracking in Loseit. 

 

Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories Fat (g) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Sat Fat (g) Sugars (g) Fiber (g) Chol (mg) Na (mg)
2/14/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 8 Fluid ounces 2 0.5 0.28 0 0 0 0 0 4.74
2/14/2018 Cake, Coffeecake, Cheese, 6 Breakfast 1 Slice 193 8.66 3.99 25.25 3.7 0 0.57 48.45 193.23
2/14/2018 Jelly Filled Donut Breakfast 1 Each 270 14 4 41 6 15 1 25 340
2/14/2018 Chicken Lunch 1 Serving 180 7 32 0 3 0 0.5 125 310
2/14/2018 Rice, White Lunch 1 Serving 210 4 3.5 40 0.5 0 1 0 345
2/14/2018 Cheese Lunch 1 Serving 100 7.5 6 1 5 0 0 30 190
2/14/2018 Guacamole Lunch 0.5 Serving 115 11 1 4 1.75 0.5 3 0 187.5
2/14/2018 Salsa, Tomatillo Red-Chili Lunch 1 Serving 25 0 0 4 0 0 1.5 0 500
2/14/2018 Sesame Beef Velvet Stirfy Dinner 1 Serving 288 14.11 27.58 11.2 4.64 4.28 1.97 53.3 583.59
2/14/2018 Zucchini Noodles Dinner 8 Ounces 40 16 2 8 2 6 2 0 10
2/14/2018 Bar, Ice Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Snacks 1 Serving 230 13 2 28 n/a n/a 1 n/a 50
2/14/2018 Conversation Hearts Snacks 20 Pieces 187 0 0 49.33 0 48 0 0 0
2/14/2018 Apple, Granny Smith, Small Snacks 1 Each 76 0 0.5 16.6 0 16.3 3.6 0

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Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories Fat (g) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Sat Fat (g) Sugars(g) Fiber (g) Chol (mg) Na (mg)
2/15/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 8 fl oz 2 0.5 0.28 0 0 0 0 0 4.74
2/15/2018 Ceaser Salad, with Dressing Lunch 1 Serving 300 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2/15/2018 Fish, Tilapia, Cooked Lunch 1 Serving 109 2.25 22.23 0 0.8 0 0 48.45 47.6
2/15/2018 Butternut Squash, Roasted w/ Oil Lunch 1 Serving 56 2.45 0.9 10.75 0.35 2 0 0 4.1
2/15/2018 Orange, Navel, Peeled Lunch 1 Each 69 0.25 1.27 17.56 0.2 11.9 3.1 0 1
2/15/2018 Sausage, Chicken, Sweet Italian, Fully Ckd Dinner 1 Piece 130 7 14 2 2 1 0 65 480
2/15/2018 Pineapple, Chunks Dinner 1 Cup 83 0.2 0.89 21.65 0.1 16.25 2.31 0 1.65
2/15/2018 Sauteed onions Dinner 0.5 Cup 30 0 1 7 n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a
2/15/2018 Spinach, Baby, Fresh Dinner 1 Cup 7 0.12 0.86 1.9 0.2 0.13 0.66 0 23.7
2/15/2018 Carrots, Grated Dinner 0.5 Cup 23 0.13 0.51 5.27 0.2 2.61 1.54 0 37.95
2/15/2018 Orange Rosemary Dressing Dinner 1 tbsp 37 1.48 0.3 3.4 0.3 3.18 0.44 4.44 40.66
2/15/2018 Cookie, Chocolate Chip, Nestle Toll House Snacks 1 Each 370 19 3 50 10 29 1 20 340
2/15/2018 Lemonade, Mix Snacks 12 fl oz 38 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2/15/2018 Crackers, Cheez It, Baked Snacks 27 Pieces 150 8 3 17 2 0 1 0 230
2/15/2018 Cheese, Cheddar, 1 oz Slice Snacks 3 Slices 339 27.84 20.92 1.8 17.72 0.44 0 88.2 521.64
2/15/2018 Crackers, Ritz Snacks 5 Pieces 80 4.5 1 10 1 1 0 0

135 

 

 

 

 

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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I almost forgot to log my food. I need to start logging my walking, regardless how long the walk is. I have been going for at least 10-15 minutes with my dog. He's probably ready for longer walks, but I'm trying to not let him go too far while still recovering from his surgery. 

 

On Saturday, I helped a friend move out of her house. There was a lot of heavy lifting and moving around from 9am to 5pm. I was too exhausted to cook anything for dinner. 

 

Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories
2/16/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 16 Fluid ounces 5
2/16/2018 Sesame Beef Velvet Stirfy Lunch 1 Serving 288
2/16/2018 Zucchini Noodles Lunch 8 Ounces 40
2/16/2018 Apple, Granny Smith, Medium Lunch 1 Each 97
2/16/2018 Flavor Twists, Honey BBQ Lunch 28 Grams 160
2/16/2018 Water, Tap Lunch 1 Cup 0
2/16/2018 Fried chicken sandwich Dinner 1 Serving 323
2/16/2018 Salad, Coleslaw Dinner 0.5 Cup 27
2/16/2018 Sriracha Dinner 1 Teaspoon 5
2/16/2018 Honey, Amber Dinner 1 Teaspoon 21
2/16/2018 French Fries, Steak Cut, Frozen, Cooked w/ Salt Dinner 10 Each 202
2/16/2018 Raspberry Lager Dinner 1 Serving 90
2/16/2018 Fitbit Adjustment Exercise 0 minutes 0
2/16/2018 MapMyRun Workout Exercise 15 minutes 252
2/16/2018 MapMyRun Workout Exercise 17 minutes 288
           
Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories
2/17/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 16 Fluid ounces 5
2/17/2018 Pizza, Pepperoni, Original Crust, Large Lunch 4 Slices 1,320
2/17/2018 Garlic knots  Lunch 4 Pieces 800
2/17/2018 Conversation Hearts Dinner 20 Pieces 187
2/17/2018 Carrying Heavy Loads Exercise 210 minutes 0
2/17/2018 House Cleaning Exercise 210 minutes 851.146
           
Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories
2/18/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 16 Fluid ounces 5
2/18/2018 Iced Mocha Lunch 1 Serving 221
2/18/2018 BLT w/ Sourdough Lunch 1 Serving 350
2/18/2018 Chili Cheese chips Lunch 1 Serving 160
2/18/2018 Sliders, Cheeseburger Dinner 3 Each 570
2/18/2018 Parmesan Fries Dinner 1 Serving 140
2/18/2018 Small  popcorn with butter Snacks 1 Serving 370
2/18/2018 Water, Tap Snacks 2 Cups 0
2/18/2018 Cider, Blackberry Pear Snacks 12 Fluid ounces 180
2/18/2018 Fitbit Adjustment Exercise 0 minutes 0
2/18/2018 MapMyRun Workout Exercise 52 minutes 712
           
Date Name Type Quantity Units Calories
2/19/2018 Coffee, Brewed Breakfast 8 Fluid ounces 2
2/19/2018 Cold Stone Sweet Cream individuals Breakfast 2 Each 60
2/19/2018 Sesame Beef Velvet Stirfy Lunch 0.666 Serving 192
2/19/2018 Pineapple, Chunks Lunch 1 Cup 83
2/19/2018 Pizza, Pepperoni, Original Crust, Large Lunch 1 Slice 330
2/19/2018 Salad Dressing, Ranch Dinner 2 Tablespoons 148
2/19/2018 Fresh Raw Vegetables Dinner 2 Servings 1
2/19/2018 Pork Chops, Bone In Dinner 8 Ounces 320
2/19/2018 Applesaice Dinner 0.5 Serving 45
2/19/2018 Beef, Jerky, Original Snacks 2 Ounces 162
2/19/2018 Tortilla Chips, Cool Ranch Snacks 2 Servings 300
2/19/2018 Double Chocolate Chip Brownie Snacks 1 Serving 240

One of the greatest discoveries man makes, one of the greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. -- Henry Ford

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
 

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