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Goal 1: Eat. 1700-1800kcal per day. Maybe go a bit higher on gym nights but not more than 2000kcal. The only day where I will not track is the 13th of May. Also, no coffee on weekdays and at most one cup (per day) of iced coffee (only) during the weekend. (Regarding coffee, see also Goal 2.)

 

I came back even heavier after the Easter holidays. The new plan is long-term and with the goal to lose 3-4kg before summer holidays (probably starting on the 16th of July).

 

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Goal 2: Sleep7-8 hours every night.

 

I've spent the last month being constantly sleep deprived. After I came back to Berlin on Friday I feel asleep at 5pm, woke up at 6pm feeling disoriented, then fell asleep again and woke up at 7pm. For me that would mean that I'm sick (but I'm not) or I wouldn't be able. Instead I feel asleep again at 10:40pm and woke up at 7am. I've been trying to catch up on sleep but since I'm now used to waking up after few hours of sleep I end up waking up much earlier than I have to and trying to fall asleep again. So no more coffee unless it's a weekend. It had also worked during the cut since I'm not in the immediate temptation of getting a brownie or cheesecake.

 

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Goal 3: Lift. Getting the new programme today. I just have to follow it and not skip accessories.

 

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Life goal: Make it to two new events during this challenge, without sacrificing sleep.

 

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Read this, had many thoughts, then forgot to reply. Need MOAR COFFEE. 

 

I'm with ya on the introvert thing, but am doing better. The sun shiny times of the year I seem to do a lot better. I have a lot of stuff coming up in May, so I'll be planning workout times around those. 

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hi hi hi! limiting coffee, good call. i should do a sleep goal one of these days. and also limit the number of social engagements i go to per week. you can has some of mine!

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On 24 Apr 2017 at 3:12 PM, Taddea Zhaan said:

Read this, had many thoughts, then forgot to reply. Need MOAR COFFEE. 

 

I'm with ya on the introvert thing, but am doing better. The sun shiny times of the year I seem to do a lot better. I have a lot of stuff coming up in May, so I'll be planning workout times around those. 

 

AAAALL THE COFFEE. I already miss it. The sun shiny times are indeed helping a lot. In the winter I don't feel like going out at all.

 

 

On 24 Apr 2017 at 5:58 PM, miss_marissa said:

 

LOL same.

 

Can I blame the mini-challenge for that? :P 

 

 

On 24 Apr 2017 at 7:48 PM, CourtnieMarie said:

hi hi hi! limiting coffee, good call. i should do a sleep goal one of these days. and also limit the number of social engagements i go to per week. you can has some of mine!

 

It's a good call and a bad call. I need caffeine for deadlifts. 

Hahaha, I'm trying to increase the social engagements. I found two per month to be an optimistic starting number. 

 

 

14 hours ago, elvenengineer said:

 

This may be my new favorite graph. Ever.

 

12 hours ago, RedStone said:

Oh HAI :D your new challenge!!! Here!

 

 

@Taddea Zhaan posted this one the other day, it's in the running ;) 

 

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This chart is cool too! :D 

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Week 1 - Day 1

 

 

Goal 1: Eat. 1700-1800kcal per day.

 

1794 plus about at most 100kcal that I didn't track because I was on the phone. (Not a good excuse).

 

 

Goal 2: Sleep7-8 hours every night.

 

Did it. :D 

 

 

Goal 3: Lift. Getting the new programme today. I just have to follow it and not skip accessories.

 

Rest day. :D 

 

 

Life goal: Make it to two new events during this challenge, without sacrificing sleep.

 

Not yet. The challenge just started. :P 

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Week 1 - Day 2

 

 

Goal 1: Eat. 1700-1800kcal per day.

 

2275kcal. Gym night and I went overboard. I couldn't suppress the hunger. As long as I get on track by the end of the week everything's fine.

 

I am also very bloated, the belt felt very uncomfortable on deadlift. Haven't been that bloated in over a year.

 

 

Goal 2: Sleep7-8 hours every night.

 

Did it. :D 

 

 

Goal 3: Lift. Getting the new programme today. I just have to follow it and not skip accessories.

 

Changed the bench workout to do the 40/40 mini challenge and skipped accessories. No distractions from now on. 

 

 

Life goal: Make it to two new events during this challenge, without sacrificing sleep.

 

Not yet. The challenge just started. :P 

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18 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

 

I was just coming to the forum to add that the no coffee goal has been going OK but I've been very sleepy.

 

I just... no. Can't.

 

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5 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

Can I blame the mini-challenge for that? :P 

Yep. all my fault :P

 

 

Ugh... I hate deadlifting while bloated. the worst.

 

 

18 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

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This is awesome!!!!!

(Although I am fortunate that enough nerds live close, they still aren't close enough)

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On 26 Apr 2017 at 3:31 PM, RedStone said:

 

I just... no. Can't.

 

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On 27 Apr 2017 at 4:33 AM, MikeWazowski said:

Great challenge - except the no coffee thing. That's too scary for me to support.

 

I caved in and got a diet coke at the gym yesterday.

 

 

On 26 Apr 2017 at 3:49 PM, miss_marissa said:

Yep. all my fault :P

 

No sore muscles after all :P 

 

 

On 26 Apr 2017 at 3:49 PM, miss_marissa said:

Ugh... I hate deadlifting while bloated. the worst.

 

That ^

 

On 26 Apr 2017 at 3:49 PM, miss_marissa said:

This is awesome!!!!!

(Although I am fortunate that enough nerds live close, they still aren't close enough)

 

Speaking of. @Schaengel I'm finally back in Berlin back on track in general. Feel like going to the gym next week?

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Week 1 - Day 3

 

 

Goal 1: Eat. 1700-1800kcal per day.

 

1706 plus a bit of haribo and a cookie from someone's birthday.

 

 

Goal 2: Sleep7-8 hours every night.

 

Did it. :D 

 

 

Goal 3: Lift. Getting the new programme today. I just have to follow it and not skip accessories.

 

Rest day. :D 

 

 

Life goal: Make it to two new events during this challenge, without sacrificing sleep.

 

Not yet. The challenge just started. :P 

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Week 1 - Day 4

 

 

Goal 1: Eat. 1700-1800kcal per day.

 

1812kcal. Close enough and at a gym night. Had a diet coke at the gym though.

 

 

Goal 2: Sleep7-8 hours every night.

 

Did it. :D 

 

 

Goal 3: Lift. Getting the new programme today. I just have to follow it and not skip accessories.

 

Did it but due to a new deadlift variation that was tiring my back too much I skipped hyperextensions. I'll start doing them at the beginning of the program. Then I'll have no excuse. 

 

 

Life goal: Make it to two new events during this challenge, without sacrificing sleep.

 

Not yet but unless I get too lazy I'll make it to one tonight. :D 

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It looks like for the most part nutrition has started to stabilise. I even successfully bought exactly as much food as I needed this week and, despite some additions, I didn't skip anything when I didn't feel like eating the planned meal. Tomorrow I'll buy pretty much the same stuff for next week.

 

During the weekend I'll create a cut diary where I'll add weekly measurements (scale, bf%, tape measurements) starting on Sunday. In the meantime I'll also think how I can add more movement to increase the caloric deficit, e.g. by walking back home instead of taking the underground.

 

That being said, I'm already hungry and sleepy all day so I don't know how to get through this. It may not be a good idea to both start a cut and cut out caffeine.

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4 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

 

 

I caved in and got a diet coke at the gym yesterday.

You found a loophole! It's not coffee!

 

^You can tell I work in compliance - I get really excited by rules and loopholes 

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5 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

It looks like for the most part nutrition has started to stabilise. I even successfully bought exactly as much food as I needed this week and, despite some additions, I didn't skip anything when I didn't feel like eating the planned meal. Tomorrow I'll buy pretty much the same stuff for next week.

 

During the weekend I'll create a cut diary where I'll add weekly measurements (scale, bf%, tape measurements) starting on Sunday. In the meantime I'll also think how I can add more movement to increase the caloric deficit, e.g. by walking back home instead of taking the underground.

 

That being said, I'm already hungry and sleepy all day so I don't know how to get through this. It may not be a good idea to both start a cut and cut out caffeine.

Oh my gosh you are hard core! My entire cut is possible via the appetite suppressing powers of caffeine. When were you drinking coffee? I do OK sleeping after caffeine as long as I cut myself off before lunchtime?

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2 minutes ago, Deciduous said:

My entire cut is possible via the appetite suppressing powers of caffeine.

 

I'm starting to realise I'll need the caffeine to get through the cut.

 

2 minutes ago, Deciduous said:

 

When were you drinking coffee? I do OK sleeping after caffeine as long as I cut myself off before lunchtime?

 

I used to drink coffee right after lunch mostly but during Easter holidays I also had coffee late in the evening, sometimes around 6-7pm (after also having coffee in the morning or after lunch).

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My feelings on quitting coffee are that I could quit, same as I could quit eating my favorite foods and doing my favorite things and... yeah I'm not quitting.

As long as it's not interfering with one's sleep or becoming such an addiction that one gets horrible headaches without it, I see nothing wrong with it. Not trying to get you to change your mind or anything, just don't beat yourself up if it doesn't happen.

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15 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

I'm starting to realise I'll need the caffeine to get through the cut.

It isn't the worst idea....

15 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

I used to drink coffee right after lunch mostly but during Easter holidays I also had coffee late in the evening, sometimes around 6-7pm (after also having coffee in the morning or after lunch).

I'd say to pick a cut off point early in the day. I've heard 6 hours before bedtime is the latest you should consume caffeine if it interferes with your sleep, but for me the cutoff is more like 8 hours before bed!

8 minutes ago, calanthrophy said:

My feelings on quitting coffee are that I could quit, same as I could quit eating my favorite foods and doing my favorite things and... yeah I'm not quitting.

As long as it's not interfering with one's sleep or becoming such an addiction that one gets horrible headaches without it, I see nothing wrong with it. Not trying to get you to change your mind or anything, just don't beat yourself up if it doesn't happen.

I fit the headaches bill :( so maybe shouldn't be giving advice! I'm a drug dealer!

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18 minutes ago, calanthrophy said:

My feelings on quitting coffee are that I could quit, same as I could quit eating my favorite foods and doing my favorite things and... yeah I'm not quitting.

As long as it's not interfering with one's sleep or becoming such an addiction that one gets horrible headaches without it, I see nothing wrong with it. Not trying to get you to change your mind or anything, just don't beat yourself up if it doesn't happen.

 

Definitely not planning to cut it out permanently. More like cut it down for a while so that I don't need it all the time to stay awake. I'm past the headache point. ;) 

 

 

7 minutes ago, Deciduous said:

It isn't the worst idea....

 

Nop, it also helps me to lift.

 

7 minutes ago, Deciduous said:

I'd say to pick a cut off point early in the day. I've heard 6 hours before bedtime is the latest you should consume caffeine if it interferes with your sleep, but for me the cutoff is more like 8 hours before bed!

 

I've generally been sensitive to caffeine when it comes to sleep so I should also opt for a cut off that is many hours before bed.

 

7 minutes ago, Deciduous said:

I fit the headaches bill :( so maybe shouldn't be giving advice! I'm a drug dealer!

 

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