My Weight Chart:
Brutal Week (10/13 - 10/19)
I'm 5'3" and pretty muscular and broad shouldered with a wrist width that would indicate at least medium boned. I'm in Rockin Bod, Christian 50+ glals, inspiring and perspiring, & was in Christian Women Unite! Recently joined Progress not Perfection, the most accountable and active team I've seen.
Strength goals: To be able to do a pull-up, and cross the monkey bars on a playground.
Progress not Perfection group:
(see group for "stages" definitions listed above)
Starting Weight for "Lead, Follow or Get Out of they Way Challenge": 139
Total loss for stage 1: 13.5 lbs
Evaluation: there are some ups and downs, it's not a steady thing. Exercise and weight loss do not always correlate. Eating 100% clean and weight loss do not always correlate. Starving oneself and weight loss do not always correlate. Eating more butter, coconut oil, red meat = weight loss.
Once I met my goal I tried the Harcombe method and dropped another pound (although it's back - might be water). Ate no fruit for a week on top of an already low-carb diet. Fat and protein do not trigger the fat-storing insulin response. Leafy veg carbs don't either. Will add fruit back in but limited and separate. I stopped counting calories.
Bronze Stage: (starting 10.6.2013)
Starting weight: 126.5
Goal weight: 118 (new goal -8.5 lbs, total: -21 lbs)
CR1: No food after 7:30pm
CR2: Put fork down and breathe between bites
CR3: 1 fruit serving max per day separate from meals
Continue exercise regimen of cycling to work (when it's not a downpour), or stationary bike (when it is), mountain biking, - combined 50 miles per week, walking, pushups
200 Struggling the most with not eating after 7:30pm. It becomes a comfort thing.
For Brutal week: nothing that is processed, packaged or sugary.
Bronze Stage Goal: Ride bike toward Seattle, take train back (~90 miles). Subject to change with severe weather. Pretty sure this won't be realistic in December. I need to come up with an alternative: 200 push ups in one day.
Feeling about 10% better, back to work
1 piece gf bread
tension tamer tea
home made soup
salad w/ hard boiled eggs, apple cider vinegar, Ken's balsamic dressing
pumpkin awesomeness (maybe half the muffins??)
marinated mushrooms, artichoke, roasted garlic from store deli
fresh ginger juice in hot water with sweetener and agave