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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:27 pm

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Nikachelle wrote:The VP decided to have a two hour "Bake Off" on the floor today. You have to go around to every table (over 16 teams) and sample their baked goods and vote for the best one.

I couldn't even make this shit up if I tried.


You can be the aesthetics judge!

Oh my god I ate so much.... The entire floor is in the middle of a sugar crash right now.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nooska » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:43 am

I've decided not to track (too closely) what I eat in december, and just continue the weight loss in january.
After all, as they say, its not what I eat from dec 1st to dec 31st that makes me heavy, its what I eat from dec 31st to dec 1st. I'll just keep to what I've learned offhand in regards to how much I can eat - will also be helpful to see how much I need the app tracking to continue doing things "correctly". Will be interesting.
(also I don't approve of torture, and it would be selftorture to try to avoid all the stuff that traditionally goes with december)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:25 pm

Ultrasound and xray results back. I have a cyst in my rotator cuff region (which should get reabsorbed through physio) and fluid around my bicep tendon causing inflammation. Basically tendinitis in my upper bicep but no tear. Not allowed to lift for 4-6 weeks.

Frustrating.

I'm cleared to do leg exercises provided I use the machines instead of racking up barbells. Blahhhhh.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:43 am

I picked up the new Garmin 220 to "help out" with my running. One of the biggest reasons I picked it up is that I was convinced my Nike+ footpod tracker was inaccurate. Well that was an expensive lesson... turns out my footpod is near on par with the GPS tracker (this is based on onle one run though, so we'll see how the two fare over time).

I do like how it actually tracks my location and my heart rate - will be interesting to see that tracked over time.

The one big downer for it is the social media sharing. Since I've been using Twitter in conjunction with logging kilometers, I really can't post Garmin to Twitter without giving the entire world my home address (unless I change the privacy settings drastically). So for now I'll end up using Nike+ for social media since it's not connected to anything location-wise, and Garmin for my own progression. Feels a bit overkill though.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Amirya » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:33 am

So I decided to do a less restrictive diet than I did in the summer - instead of no breads/pastas/rices/etc, which had me completely nuts by the end of the month, I modified it to, "if you really must, then have a small bit. If you can go without, so much the better."

My mother put a scale in my bathroom this weekend, mostly because she needed to put it somewhere that wasn't the laundry room due to the new washer being delivered. I got a kick out of it saying my weight was 40 lbs lighter than when I'd last checked, which I knew was untrue. So I rechecked on my mother's digital scale - I'd actually lost 10 lbs. This, I can believe, because all of my jeans have been sliding down to my hips, even with a belt. But I hadn't taken the belt in any, since I was at that annoying size of "too small for current, but still too big for next holes."

As an experiment, after breakfast today, I tried taking the belt in to the next notch. It fits!
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Kal » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:27 am

You say no breads/pastas/rices/etc. Are you worried about to many carbohydrates?
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Amirya » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:38 am

I'm diabetic, so yes, but only slightly (I've since developed a boatload of apathy towards the whole healthy thing, since I don't see any long term benefits for me). I find bread, pasta, and rice to be more filling than straight up fruits, vegetables, and meats. I don't mind whole wheat or whole grain bread and pasta, but I find brown rice to be as appealing as a lump of uncooked liver, so I won't eat that. Same with quinoa. But if I'm not conscious about it, I'll go through that stuff like mad. So I try to limit it to once or twice a week, if I'm particularly craving it.

I find that, so far, if I really want something, I can usually satisfy the want with just a bit. Last night, I was really wanting a root beer float. So I got one. And after a couple of sips of the root beer (didn't touch the ice cream), I pushed the rest to my roommate with a smile.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:09 pm

SAturday will be 1 year using MyFitnessPal, which means it's been a little more than a year since I decided to start getting healthy. As told in pictures:

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That's not a fat roll in the lsat pic. It's just the way this sweater I'm wearing today sits.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:09 pm

I'm amused that the exact same drawing has been sitting on that whiteboard for roughly seven months.

(Also... congrats! \o/ )
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:12 pm

Thanks :)

And that's what happens when someone thinks a marker is dry erase, when it's just a really cheap red sharpie.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:47 pm

Shoju wrote:Thanks :)

And that's what happens when someone thinks a marker is dry erase, when it's just a really cheap red sharpie.

Oh shit! lolllll

So what's your next goal btw? (If you have any for fitness/weight loss, that is.)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Fridmarr » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Generously scribble over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker. Then erase the dry erase marker and it will take the permanent marker with it.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Koatanga » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:14 pm

You smiled more before you lost the weight.

On a different but tangentially-related topic, I've been losing some myself mainly through diet by eliminating grains. No wheat, rice, or corn. I also avoid sugar and potato because they don't bring much to the nutritional table.

I always thought people who did that were nut-job crazy, but the results are rather remarkable. Within a week I stopped snoring, according to my wife. I also had issues where I would wake up several times each night to use the bathroom, but since eliminating grains I generally sleep the entire night.

Grains are a cheap and easy way to feed yourself, so it takes a little more work to plan meals, but I do feel much healthier.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:31 pm

I've never understood this reality where "sleeping through the entire night means you got a good night's sleep". In general, I wake up a LOT throughout the night, often to go to the bathroom (on average, I'd say probably once or twice a night to use the bathroom, but I'll also wake up a few times and just idly check the clock). But it's pretty rare for me to feel unrested throughout the day.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Fivelives » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:01 am

It depends on where you're at in the sleep cycle when you wake up. If you're still feeling rested in the morning, you're probably just a light sleeper and something (even just the blinking : of the digital readout on an alarm clock) disturbed your sleep during the light sleep stages.

If you aren't sleeping through the night, but are feeling fatigued in the morning/during the day, then you're waking up during deep sleep stages. This is more rare and usually has a treatable cause behind it if episodes occur frequently.

Lots of people have one of the two happen from time to time, and as long as you're not feeling tired throughout the day then it's nothing to worry about. In fact, most people with partners (or even pets) wake up numerous times per night - whether it's a stray elbow, a shaking bed, or the infamous "covers war" - if it happens during the right stage of sleep you'll wake up, correct the issue, then fall back to sleep and never remember it the next day. It's very rare to see someone actually "sleep like a log" past early childhood.
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