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tweaknee

     

Member: tweaknee
Member Since: 8/3/2009
City: Bellingham, WA

Before:
on the heavy side in Hell's Canyon, 09/2011
After:
After: Nov 13 2013 in Bali

My Goal:



My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart


Weight Progress:
Green Stage:
7/17/2013: 139
7/25/2013: 137.5
8/02/2013: 134.5
8/09/2013: 133.5
8/16/2013: 133.0
8/23/2013: 131.5
8/30/2013: 132.5
9/02/2013: 135
9/06/2013: 132
9/13/2013: 128.5
9/20/2013: 128
9/29/2013: 126

Bronze Stage:
10/7/2013: 126.5
Brutal Week (10/13 - 10/19)
10/16/2013: 123.5
10/21/2013: 124
10/27/2013: 123.5
10/30/2013: 122.5
11/01/2013: 122
11/17/2013: 120
12/01/2013: 123.5
12/08/2013: 124
12/09/2013: 122.5
12/16/2013: 126.5
12/23/2013: 125
12/30/2013: 128.5

Bronze Week Redo
1/5/2014: 129
1/13/2014: 129
1/19/2014: 130.5
1/26/2014: 129.5
2/3/2014: 131
2/4/2014: 130.5
2/10/2014: 132
2/17/2014: 132.5
3/01/2014: 132
3/09/2014: 133
3/16/2014: 135
3/23/2014: 136
4/01/2014: 135

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

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.

CR1: No food after 7:30pm
CR2: Put fork down and breathe between bites
CR3: 1 fruit serving max per day

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).


About me:
I'm 51 and my body is a bit ravaged from injuries, but I still get out. I currently hold the title of "Riverboarding World Champion in Freestyle Surfing" for what it's worth. I want to be thinner to be more attractive and lighter/meaner in sports. Energy is better thanks to my naturopath and the corrected thyroid dosage.


Diets I like:
Currently trying the Harcombe method. Her book is called "Why do I overeat if all I want is to be slim". I eat a lot of animal fat and protein and veggies, a bit of fruit. Mostly one of cutting out sugar, coffee (caffeinated), all grains incl. wheat, corn, rice, etc., all starch and most fruits. I have already been off dairy for a few years. I got inspired by a book called "The 7 Principles of Fat Burning." Highly recommend.


Workout of choice:
Riverboarding in 42 degree water, mountain biking, road biking, body boarding, snowboarding, walking


My plan:
For 2043: at the minimum, walk 1 mile a day, stop eating after 7:30 pm, stop eating artificially sweetened food, eat more raw foods.


I need the most help with:
Eating after dinner. FREE FOOD that's unhealthy. Not wanting food to "go to waste".


Additional Info:
It's amazing to lose weight and feel light, so much easier to climb hills, nice to fit into clothing / bathing suit that looks good.