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10 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

That's what happens when you are one of the three people eating chicken in an otherwise vegan group!

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Sunday's breakfast

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I think that's all I can remember.

Doggie, also that pancake looks really yummy...do you mind sending me the recipe? :)

4 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

According to a bit of googling at the moment it looks like it is back bacon (aka, that's a bacon I could live with if it still wasn't so salty).

After a lot of testing I pretty much found out that it really depends on the supermarket you by from how good the baccon is (I love the one from "Edeka" but sadly none near my work/home at the moment :/ )

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21 minutes ago, Schaengel said:

do you mind sending me the recipe? :)

 

Easy... It's exactly this one but I add 150ml of milk. :P

 

21 minutes ago, Schaengel said:

After a lot of testing I pretty much found out that it really depends on the supermarket you by from how good the baccon is (I love the one from "Edeka" but sadly none near my work/home at the moment :/ )

 

I don't have one near me either. think there's going to be one almost next to RAW but it'd probably take a while. I bought that one from Kaiser's.

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I love all the food porn. <3 Looks very yummy.

 

Had something else to say too, but now I don't remember. Because of course.

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Week 2 - Day 1

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  Nothing out of the planned with the exception that I had lunch outside with colleagues instead of my home-packed lunch which waits for me at the work fridge. Lunch was chicken medallions in curry sauce with basmati rice.

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Rest day

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it.


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Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

I've basically realised that I barely have any free time where I do nothing. I have Monday evening free but Tuesday - Thursday evening I have something to do, Friday evening might be free, then on Saturday morning it's walk and grocery shopping, then I'm planning to go to the gym early, do the lifting and then join ladies night if I'm still able to move. Then Sunday could potentially be free but then I have to do all the boring stuff like cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. They usually take more than half a day.

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5 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

I've basically realised that I barely have any free time where I do nothing. I have Monday evening free but Tuesday - Thursday evening I have something to do, Friday evening might be free, then on Saturday morning it's walk and grocery shopping, then I'm planning to go to the gym early, do the lifting and then join ladies night if I'm still able to move. Then Sunday could potentially be free but then I have to do all the boring stuff like cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. They usually take more than half a day.

 

This describes me well, except for the exact details of the scheduling.  It becomes very obvious when asked about my plans for the weekend.  What am I doing this weekend?  Your program.  That's what I am doing.  And resting.  And laundry.  And meal prep.

 

One exercise I did recently was divide up my week into blocks.  Seven blocks where I am sleeping or preparing to sleep.  Five blocks where I am at work, or on my way to and from work.  That typically leaves five weeknight slots and what I will call six weekend slots.  One weekend slot is getting ready for next week, so that is five and five.

 

Next I figure out what I am doing for these time slots and look for a pattern where something is dominating my time slots.  Gut check.  Am I okay with this?

 

Very important:  Are these committed time slots working towards my goals, or other peoples expectations?  Am I okay with this?

 

A few years ago, my time slots were all hijacked and I hit a wall and I realized I was not okay with it.  Then I dumped a bunch of commitments.

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3 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

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Right?! You just need to become independently wealthy and hire someone to do your cooking and laundry. 

 

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This describes me well, except for the exact details of the scheduling.  It becomes very obvious when asked about my plans for the weekend.  What am I doing this weekend?  Your program.  That's what I am doing.  And resting.  And laundry.  And meal prep.

 

One exercise I did recently was divide up my week into blocks.  Seven blocks where I am sleeping or preparing to sleep.  Five blocks where I am at work, or on my way to and from work.  That typically leaves five weeknight slots and what I will call six weekend slots.  One weekend slot is getting ready for next week, so that is five and five.

 

Next I figure out what I am doing for these time slots and look for a pattern where something is dominating my time slots.  Gut check.  Am I okay with this?

 

Very important:  Are these committed time slots working towards my goals, or other peoples expectations?  Am I okay with this?

 

A few years ago, my time slots were all hijacked and I hit a wall and I realized I was not okay with it.  Then I dumped a bunch of commitments.

 

I have similar mental slots.

 

Work and sleep are fixed. Then I have the three weeknights where I have things to do like going to the gym, which leaves two slots during the weekdays.

 

Weekends are also similarly fixed.

Saturday: Go for a cup of coffee and walk, grocery shopping on my way back, tidying up a bit, resting (or free time slot to do something) and getting ready for the gym. If I have time and feel like it, I start meal prepping.

Sunday: Laundry early in the morning, potentially some cleaning and cooking too, then gym or a walk, then home for more cooking (this is probably when I do most of the cooking tbf). Then Sunday evening is a free slot. Or earlier on Sunday there's a free slot and then there's the cooking later.

I do try to keep weekends a bit more flexible if anything comes up though. 

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On 2/20/2017 at 8:22 AM, Taddea Zhaan said:

I assume you are being sarcastic about your lovely Sunday morning conversation? 

 

I think you can work against genetics but it is hard. Almost everyone in my family is morbidly obese and I used to be (I am still obese I guess, barely). But I lost over 100# and have kept it off over the last like 10 years. I'll probably never be "lean" but don't feel resigned to my fate. I just have to work harder than other people. Lots of tracking and honesty with myself. 


Also, I'm built like a brick house with wide shoulders wide hips large hands and large feet. So yeah I can lose weight, but I'm never going to look "slender". I feel better just having a goal of building more muscles while maintaining than worrying about achieving a certain look. 


What kind of "look" are you aiming for? 

 

On 2/20/2017 at 11:12 AM, AugustaAdaByron said:

I'll probably never look "slender".

 

It is "lean" that I would like to aim for but, and I've been complaining about this for a very long time so I'm surprised no one has told me to stfu yet, even though I carry fat all around, there are areas where I think I store more fat and I'm really not happy about. 

 

your mom has a point BUT so does TZ - it's just much harder. i know that if i got to my goal BF% i would still not look like some of the women who i idolize. i am still coming to terms with that and fighting a tug of war against a "well then fuck it, ICE CREAM" attitude. it is a work in progress forever and ever. i think staying in your competition will be important for your head game on this. i know most of fat loss is food related but, at least for me, i can stay sane knowing i'm [lifting as much weight as i am able]. [...] <--- insert fitness thing that is fun to you for continuity across classes!

 

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Week 2 - Day 1

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  Nothing out of the planned with the exception that I had lunch outside with colleagues instead of my home-packed lunch which waits for me at the work fridge. Lunch was chicken medallions in curry sauce with basmati rice.

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Rest day

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it.


Bonus Goal: Deutsch. I didn't! I was on the phone with a friend and chatting with two others.

 

Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

I've basically realised that I barely have any free time where I do nothing. I have Monday evening free but Tuesday - Thursday evening I have something to do, Friday evening might be free, then on Saturday morning it's walk and grocery shopping, then I'm planning to go to the gym early, do the lifting and then join ladies night if I'm still able to move. Then Sunday could potentially be free but then I have to do all the boring stuff like cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. They usually take more than half a day.

 

i absolutely hear you! i have to put grocery shopping, gym, and meal prep in the calendar on the weekends so that i don't over plan with social events. it certainly becomes exhausting if you don't plan ahead some free time as well.

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16 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

 

 

your mom has a point BUT so does TZ - it's just much harder. i know that if i got to my goal BF% i would still not look like some of the women who i idolize.

 

It was actually quite "funny" discussing with someone at the gym yesterday who was saying her BF% is around 18% (and seems accurate) but she was not happy about feeling she still held fat in the area around her hips. That being said, I'm nowhere near her BF%.

 

 

16 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

 

i am still coming to terms with that and fighting a tug of war against a "well then fuck it, ICE CREAM" attitude. it is a work in progress forever and ever. i think staying in your competition will be important for your head game on this. i know most of fat loss is food related but, at least for me, i can stay sane knowing i'm [lifting as much weight as i am able]. [...] <--- insert fitness thing that is fun to you for continuity across classes!

 

It's always a work in progress. 

I can't see me doing the competition at the moment. When I first told them at the gym that I'd be in I was planning that I had about two months to get ready for it, potentially break a PB if only by 2.5kg/5lbs and hopefully lose a couple of kg. It looks like I'm struggling to lift weights I could lift and I've been constantly feeling out of energy without really losing weight other than sudden bloats. I'll wait it out for a while but the current program ends a week before the competition so there isn't time to do anything.

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About the competition... My advice would be not to worry about the weights you lift, or your Wilks. Competing is a separate skill, your first comp is unlikely to be the one that defines your career as a lifter. It's more about getting it out of the way, starting to develop a competition strategy (attempt selection, but also developing your mental approach), learning how to fuel yourself, forgetting to be embarrassed in your singlet and all that. In that sense, an "unofficial" competition like that is ideal, really, because (I'm assuming! Could be wrong!) it's not an IPF competition (I'm sure there are other feds but I'm not sure I care ;-) ), so there won't be a record of it in any national results - another reason not to worry about the actual performance. Just a thought, though!

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1 hour ago, evabo said:

About the competition... My advice would be not to worry about the weights you lift, or your Wilks. Competing is a separate skill, your first comp is unlikely to be the one that defines your career as a lifter. It's more about getting it out of the way, starting to develop a competition strategy (attempt selection, but also developing your mental approach), learning how to fuel yourself, forgetting to be embarrassed in your singlet and all that.

 

I think that's pretty much what I'd have said to anyone competing for the first time. That being said, I find it hard to apply it to me because I still have no intention of competing regularly or in any formal competition so it's supposed to be only for fun. Of course if it's only meant to be fun why do I care about the numbers? That's the challenge: to not care about them. (I'm clearly very successful at it! ;))

 

 

1 hour ago, evabo said:

In that sense, an "unofficial" competition like that is ideal, really, because (I'm assuming! Could be wrong!)

 

Totally "unofficial".

 

 

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it's not an IPF competition (I'm sure there are other feds but I'm not sure I care ;-) ),

 

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Week 2 - Day 2

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  Small piece of nut cake out of the planned food because it was someone's birthday. He gave me the recipe though, because it was delicious, and it seems like it didn't have much calories (as long as he used that amount of stuff to make it and didn't double it or so).

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Done, skipped one rep of squats because I thought I couldn't make it but looking at the video I probably could.

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it.


Bonus Goal: Deutsch. Gym night.

 

Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

I need to find a way to increase my carb intake. At the moment it looks like I'll have 1806kcal/122gr carbs/174gr protein/52gr sugar/62 gr fat/30gr fiber today.

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2 hours ago, evabo said:

About the competition... My advice would be not to worry about the weights you lift, or your Wilks. Competing is a separate skill, your first comp is unlikely to be the one that defines your career as a lifter. It's more about getting it out of the way, starting to develop a competition strategy (attempt selection, but also developing your mental approach), learning how to fuel yourself, forgetting to be embarrassed in your singlet and all that. In that sense, an "unofficial" competition like that is ideal, really, because (I'm assuming! Could be wrong!) it's not an IPF competition (I'm sure there are other feds but I'm not sure I care ;-) ), so there won't be a record of it in any national results - another reason not to worry about the actual performance. Just a thought, though!

 

1 hour ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

 

I think that's pretty much what I'd have said to anyone competing for the first time. That being said, I find it hard to apply it to me because I still have no intention of competing regularly or in any formal competition so it's supposed to be only for fun. Of course if it's only meant to be fun why do I care about the numbers? That's the challenge: to not care about them. (I'm clearly very successful at it! ;))

 

 

 

Totally "unofficial".

 

 

 

lol

 

 

QFT - i was going to say the same thing as evabo. don't even worry about PBs or how much you're lifting compared to your weight. i realize actually doing that is much harder than giving the advice! either way, we'll still be here cheering you on!

 

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Week 2 - Day 2

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  Small piece of nut cake out of the planned food because it was someone's birthday. He gave me the recipe though, because it was delicious, and it seems like it didn't have much calories (as long as he used that amount of stuff to make it and didn't double it or so).

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Done, skipped one rep of squats because I thought I couldn't make it but looking at the video I probably could.

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it.


Bonus Goal: Deutsch. Gym night.

 

Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

I need to find a way to increase my carb intake. At the moment it looks like I'll have 1806kcal/122gr carbs/174gr protein/52gr sugar/62 gr fat/30gr fiber today.

 

nice day!! sometimes carbs just come up short. maybe it'll be good to see if it effects your recently dwindling energy levels on a higher fat ratio?

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1 hour ago, CourtnieMarie said:

 

 

QFT - i was going to say the same thing as evabo. don't even worry about PBs or how much you're lifting compared to your weight. i realize actually doing that is much harder than giving the advice! either way, we'll still be here cheering you on!

 

Hehehe, I know. I'm good at preaching, bad at doing!

 

Thanks! :) 

 

 

1 hour ago, CourtnieMarie said:

nice day!! sometimes carbs just come up short. maybe it'll be good to see if it effects your recently dwindling energy levels on a higher fat ratio?

 

Or instead one of my colleagues will bring (delicious) cake for his birthday again and my carbs will magically get higher but without knowing how much. :P 

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that's a good thing!! :D

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Week 2 - Day 3

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  The colleague who had his birthday on Monday brought cake yesterday. Argh! The scale is slowly moving downwards though so I can't complain.

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Rest day.

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it and woke up before the alarm today!


Bonus Goal: Deutsch. On the phone with family (all the surreal discussions as always) and friends so no German practice.

 

Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

I was supposed to attend a workshop, which was cancelled, so I got a bit more rest. Tonight's training should be fast and on the easy side.

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48 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

Is it really family if you don't get to hear weird things?

And it all started by me saying to my aunt that on most scheduled train routes from London to Aberdeen she'd have to change in Edinburgh. I've no idea how everything escalated afterwards.

 

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15 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  The colleague who had his birthday on Monday brought cake yesterday. Argh! The scale is slowly moving downwards though so I can't complain.

 

 

If you had cake AND the scale is moving downwards then that is a double-win

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Week 2 - Day 4

 

 

Goal 1: Lose the holiday and the illnesses' weight.  No, it's still there. Something happened last morning that stressed me out. Then during lunch time a few colleagues came by to see if we'd join them. I ended up saying yes because it was on the same building but due to the stress I didn't want to bring my own lunch because a. it has broccoli in it and I was worried it might smell and bother them and b. I'm a slow eater surrounded by people who manage to both talk and finish their lunch in half the time that I do. If anyone asks me a question or tries to talk to me while I eat I get even slower. (That's a general theme of me wanting to avoid having lunch with other people. Generally the ones in my group are more relaxed but there are a few others who will keep looking at you and tell you to take your time when they mean the opposite.) Apparently the lunch wasn't enough for me though. On my way out I also grabbed a brownie.

 

Goal 2: No excuses.  Did it. Skipped a set of reverse hyperextensions. They still don't feel right. The board on that picture is accurate. "Therapy room"

 

 

Goal 3: Sleep.  Did it and woke up before the alarm again!


Bonus Goal: Deutsch. Not on gym night.

 

Bonus (in general): Don't drop out.  Haven't yet!

 

 

It took me about until mid-bench to start calming down. I tried to be reasonable in general and talked to the Girl at the gym (to use @Schaengel's term since she's the same one :P) and asked her to not let me quit. I warned her that I'll probably be going there every time I'm at the gym and tell her that I want to quit. She said she won't let me.

 

On happier news I will probably have a friend visiting the week before the gym's competition and staying there until the day afterwards so that could take my mind off of it.

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