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April was a gorgeous month full of birthday parties and CAKE.

 

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* actual photo of jello dishes and cake from my birthday party*

 

I mean, cake was not the wrong thing to do in April. I had a birthday, and Seventeen had a birthday. there were office cakes and office sandwiches.

all that said I got a boatload of things done and possibly? maybe? did ok on the food and fitness front?

 

May needs to be a little more protein involved, and a little less eat all the cake I can find involved.

so, fewer cakes unless they're brilliant and amazing.

beer, yes, but not unless it's going to be enjoyed and relished.

exercise! for sure.

 

*** now let's be clear. I will continue to eat cake. but I want the cake (and all that cake stands for) to be WORTH IT. no more meaningless random cakes. only the cake that I love. ***

 

OK GOALS

I'm doing really good at tracking stuff.

so this time let's aim for improvements, you know, things that I'm not great at doing.

 

GOAL 1:  MORE PROTEIN

I need to eat more protein, I think. I'm averaging 88g and I'm curious to see what will happen if I can eat closer to 120g on average a day. or at least on days where I do silly things like exercise for 3 hours straight or run 5 miles. this is still less than the internet recommendation of 1 g per lb of lean body mass (that would put me closer to 135 g) but it's a good start.

 

ALSO my work physical came back in today, and it says I'm slightly low on alkaline phosphatase, which might be an indication that I have not been eating enough protein. this was VERY SLIGHTLY LOW, but I'll go with it.

 

GOAL 2: COME HERE MORE

you guys I love it here, I love the atmosphere, I love YOU. I get a lot of energy and fun out of this group. it keeps me honest and steady.

so, show up. at least 5x a week.

 

GOAL 3: MORE DISCRETE AND USEFUL MEASUREMENTS

* photos at least 2x during the challenge

* use my goofy skuplt thingamabobby at least 4x during the challenge

* measure at least 2x during the challenge.

 

LEST WE FORGET WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT, THIS IS WHAT MY GOALS ARE IN SUPPORT OF:

* I'm running a 10K on May 15.

* I'm testing for my 4th degree black belt on May 21.

 

other things I want for this month:

* I want to either go camping, or spend family time with my brother et al on memorial day weekend.

* it's spring and my yard is a mess and I need to BUY AND PLANT SOME BIG TREES and also MAYBE BUSHES. so get thee to the garden center/tree nursery. stat.

* I need to get my attic dry-walled. Contractor came last week, they'll come again next week, and we will know what the damage will be and can get it scheduled. which then means moving all the things.

* MY MOTORCYCLE OMG I am an embarrassment to any who call themselves motorcycle enthusiasts. get that thing on the road, post haste.

* we really need to clear out another room for Seventeen to live in. he's a total dick right now, but he still deserves his own room. and then I can stop feeling guilty that he always wants to sleep at his mom's house, because I'll know it's all him being an age appropriate teenaged boy.

 

ok and also backstory!

I'm karinajean, 39, live in NY state, commute to NJ about an hour each way (so lots of time in the car). I joined the NFA in October 2013 and over the last 2 years I've gone from 206 to around 180. I practice tae kwon do several times a week, take weapons and boxing classes in addition, and have an overarching fitness goal of doing good form push- and pull-ups. I have a crazy mean (yet super sweet) cat and live with my husband full time and my stepdudes 1/2 time. I motorcycle, knit and spin, and am endlessly ignoring how messy the house AND YARD is. I'm an ASSASSIN because I like doing all the things, and because I want to be able to do push-ups and pull-ups -- these seem like very efficient movements that will exercise my upper body and core, and  if I can do those and run and do martial arts (NINJA) I will feel totally strong and fit and capable. The MERMAID comes in because I saw it in a dream when I was a very young child and I believe it.

 

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On your team, bien sur. I like the backstory and your "LEST WE FORGET IN SUPPORT OF" bit! Maybe I'll add something like that.

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so zero week, I love you.

I had some cake today. it was leftover birthday cake (chocolate) from seventeen's celebration last week and I put it in a bowl and poured milk on top of it. because: delicious.

before that happened I did my long run from 10k training - five miles, it didn't rain, I felt amazing, and I finished in 46:27. UM if I keep it up I might totally PR on my 10K time. my fastest 10K so far is 58:14. It'll be close!

I worked from home today and beyond the cake I also ate a lot of protein. I had fish and eggs for breakfast, tuna and macaroni salad for lunch, and beef tacos/salad for dinner, and that got me to 130g. yo that's a lot of focusing on eating protein. exhausting.

and also acupuncture, which fixed my head (sinus headache for 2 days was getting me worried about sinus infection) and hopefully my joints (anti-inflammation treatment). and I napped SO HARD while I was laying there with needles all in me.

this week is tricky, because I'm not sure when to get in my 3 mile and 2 mile runs. I need to leave early on wednesday to get to philly for work, so I might do back to back runs on thursday/friday, followed by dojo sat., which is really not insane, rather, black belt class. then it's week 1!

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YESSS. Awesome.

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5 hours ago, karinajean said:

May needs to be a little more protein involved, and a little less eat all the cake I can find involved.

so, fewer cakes unless they're brilliant and amazing.

 

*** now let's be clear. I will continue to eat cake. but I want the cake (and all that cake stands for) to be WORTH IT. no more meaningless random cakes. only the cake that I love. ***

 

I like your "in defense of cake" manifesto :D There are cakes and cakes, even I have to admit that.

 

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"This may be a controversial position to take, but I like cake. The fat cats in Washington can just put that in their pipes and smoke it!"

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I could not pass up the chance to use one of my favorite anime characters in this thread.  Especially since, like you, Erza LOVES her cake.

 

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Great goals lady!     Sounds like a solid plan, and I of course, will be here to cheer you on!

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8 hours ago, zenLara said:

I like your "in defense of cake" manifesto :D There are cakes and cakes, even I have to admit that.

 

I go back and forth on it, but right now I'm currently of the opinion that while I'd like to be about 5lb leaner, I also like cake, and I think cake adds enough to my quality of life to make up for the minor dislike of a trivial bit of extra padding. 

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I AM SO RELIEVED I DID NOT BREAK NF WITH MY DECLARATIONS OF CAKE.

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YESSS. Awesome.

You know, this is your fault: I bought another Bundt cake pan. I had a gift card to a stupid expensive cooking supply store and it seemed like the right idea!!! Now I have to use it.

 

I like your "in defense of cake" manifesto [emoji3] There are cakes and cakes, even I have to admit that.

 

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Yes! Manifesto is exactly the word!

"This may be a controversial position to take, but I like cake. The fat cats in Washington can just put that in their pipes and smoke it!"

If eating cake makes me a revolutionary, then so help me, let's revolt.

I could not pass up the chance to use one of my favorite anime characters in this thread.  Especially since, like you, Erza LOVES her cake.

 

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Great goals lady!     Sounds like a solid plan, and I of course, will be here to cheer you on!

Yay! Cake is IMPORTANT STUFF

 

I go back and forth on it, but right now I'm currently of the opinion that while I'd like to be about 5lb leaner, I also like cake, and I think cake adds enough to my quality of life to make up for the minor dislike of a trivial bit of extra padding. 

^this is kind of where I'm at. Like, with cake, and beer. Being moderate totally got me to a normal weight it I know I could go lower if I was more regimented. But... That's no fun.

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I love you too!  For me, replace cake with cookies (not anti-cake... I just have far fewer encounters with it) and I'm on the same page.

Ahh cookies are more dangerous for me than cake. So many little bites to eat, instead of committing to a whole slice.

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6 hours ago, karinajean said:

If eating cake makes me a revolutionary, then so help me, let's revolt.

 

That's the spirit!

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Mwahaha. I have four bundt pans and I still eye new ones all the time... >_> 

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Love love love your challenge!

 

I also like cake but find as a single person living alone I can never have cake at home. I'll end up eating it all day everyday because I'm the only one here to eat it. Cupcakes on the other hand are easy enough to buy just 1 and be ok. 

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On May 3, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Darth Yoga said:

 

I go back and forth on it, but right now I'm currently of the opinion that while I'd like to be about 5lb leaner, I also like cake, and I think cake adds enough to my quality of life to make up for the minor dislike of a trivial bit of extra padding. 

 

On May 4, 2016 at 9:51 PM, karinajean said:

^this is kind of where I'm at. Like, with cake, and beer. Being moderate totally got me to a normal weight it I know I could go lower if I was more regimented. But... That's no fun.

 

I'm joining your club, too. :)  Realistically speaking, those extra 5 lbs won't actually affect health or performance in any way if you're already at a very healthy body fat percentage.  So, it's just a matter of vanity.  And for me, cake + beer > vanity.  

 

But that being said, April was a very cake-y month for me as well, but I'm also trying to detox a bit.  

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On 5/3/2016 at 7:23 PM, karinajean said:

May needs to be a little more protein involved, and a little less eat all the cake I can find involved.

 

HA.

 

I also feel this way about May.

 

Except my actual birthday is in May whoops.

 

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THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!

 

Oh wait, I meant "Lime"

 

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I better eat before I visit this thread.

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3 hours ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

I better eat before I visit this thread.

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On 5/4/2016 at 8:51 PM, karinajean said:

Ahh cookies are more dangerous for me than cake. So many little bites to eat, instead of committing to a whole slice.

Exactly. I must find balance. ;)

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