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  • pitbullpuppypitbullpuppy Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    The good news for me, is there is less temptation at home. And we are on rotating schedules of one week on, one off. So hoping to use the off weeks to make really good food and cut calories more on the off weeks by skipping breakfast.

    Sitting at 171 this morning. Still working on getting consistently down in the 160s. Definitely have recomped a bit as i am starting to see some ab definition in the upper 4.

    You have a gym to workout at?

    They are closed for the week and may reopen on Monday. Currently, i have defaulted to where i started my fitness journey by running P90X2 at home. Given i only have free weights, its the best option.

    ETA: from a timing thing, it's worked out, i was going to deload for two weeks because i have been worn down. My deload weeks are actually bro-weeks where I mainly focus on dumbbells with higher reps and lower weights. A bit more functional fitness type stuff.

    P90X2 is a little bit of murder. lol. I did P90X 1 and find myself still doing some of his exercises. I love that program.
    edited March 19
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,571Member Member Posts: 1,571Member Member
    After the tomfoolery of Tuesday they decided to approve WFH for the next two full weeks. Down to 175.8 this morning from 179.4 on Monday (trend back under 177) even though I've not changed much of anything.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,571Member Member Posts: 1,571Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    The good news for me, is there is less temptation at home. And we are on rotating schedules of one week on, one off. So hoping to use the off weeks to make really good food and cut calories more on the off weeks by skipping breakfast.

    Sitting at 171 this morning. Still working on getting consistently down in the 160s. Definitely have recomped a bit as i am starting to see some ab definition in the upper 4.

    You have a gym to workout at?

    They are closed for the week and may reopen on Monday. Currently, i have defaulted to where i started my fitness journey by running P90X2 at home. Given i only have free weights, its the best option.

    ETA: from a timing thing, it's worked out, i was going to deload for two weeks because i have been worn down. My deload weeks are actually bro-weeks where I mainly focus on dumbbells with higher reps and lower weights. A bit more functional fitness type stuff.

    P90X2 is a little bit of murder. lol. I did P90X 1 and find myself still doing some of his exercises. I love that program.

    I never tried P90X2 but I did P90X after I gained weight when I first started working after college and P90X3 for a while before I started lifting more traditionally. Between the two I think I'd take original P90X over P90X3; they tried to get a little too gimmicky and time-focused IMO.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    steveko89 wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    The good news for me, is there is less temptation at home. And we are on rotating schedules of one week on, one off. So hoping to use the off weeks to make really good food and cut calories more on the off weeks by skipping breakfast.

    Sitting at 171 this morning. Still working on getting consistently down in the 160s. Definitely have recomped a bit as i am starting to see some ab definition in the upper 4.

    You have a gym to workout at?

    They are closed for the week and may reopen on Monday. Currently, i have defaulted to where i started my fitness journey by running P90X2 at home. Given i only have free weights, its the best option.

    ETA: from a timing thing, it's worked out, i was going to deload for two weeks because i have been worn down. My deload weeks are actually bro-weeks where I mainly focus on dumbbells with higher reps and lower weights. A bit more functional fitness type stuff.

    P90X2 is a little bit of murder. lol. I did P90X 1 and find myself still doing some of his exercises. I love that program.

    I never tried P90X2 but I did P90X after I gained weight when I first started working after college and P90X3 for a while before I started lifting more traditionally. Between the two I think I'd take original P90X over P90X3; they tried to get a little too gimmicky and time-focused IMO.

    I believe it was because people thought p90x was too long and hard. They scaled back a little on time with p90x2 but added more equipment. It has a good warmup which i like and is mainly under an hour. My favorite is bodybeast and hammer & chisel. Although, I would love to try some of the Athlean programs as they seem to get good reviews.

    As you can tell, i did a lot of at home workouts. Mostly because i didn't have access to a good gym, my wife was pregnant and in general didn't get a lot of time. In fact, bodybeast is the reason i got into serious lifting. So i am definitely grateful for that.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 26,324Member Member Posts: 26,324Member Member
    All of you make me so glad that my kid is almost 16! :laugh:

    Still rebelling a bit against the lower calories. I'm still up around 2200 calories five days, 2600 two days. I'm not hangry, just emotionally upset (which feels completely stupid to say) that I can't fit in all the things I could before. Very slight weight drop, 203.8, which is as it should be as I'm just under maintenance with this calorie goal.

    Friday weigh-in, exactly the same as last week 203.8. Of course, it was lower all week then bumped back up on official weigh-in day.

    I do, at least, feel like I'm dealing with the calorie deficit better mentally. I'm not feeling deprived like I was the first couple weeks.

    201.8 this morning, 2 pounds whoosh after TOM. Yay!

    Had my second WFH day yesterday, and did pretty good diet-wise. I trying to keep everything on a work-like schedule, including eating and taking walks on my breaks. We'll see how long I stay strong! :laugh:
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,571Member Member Posts: 1,571Member Member
    Current home office situation
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    About to take an early “lunch” break to get my workout in. 176 this morning. On a 9 day streak of eating under maintenance.
  • KHMcGKHMcG Posts: 208Member Member Posts: 208Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    Current home office situation
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    About to take an early “lunch” break to get my workout in. 176 this morning. On a 9 day streak of eating under maintenance.

    Not sure your allowed to post your *Kitten* on this site. lol
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,963Member Member Posts: 8,963Member Member
    @steveko89 beautiful cat ! <3

    @Mr_Healthy_Habits that is amazing! yay :)

    How is everyone doing? I am trying my best to keep my mind off things by focusing on my fitness goals. I am happy I have a decent gym setup, it's not great since we are in a temp home right now but I have what I need. It is hard with all the kids home so I am basically trying to work out every other day or at least 3x per week.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

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    edited March 20
  • pitbullpuppypitbullpuppy Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
    Well, stress over all of the happenings of the world has been beneficial in that I'm not eating as much. I've finally been sticking to my caloric goals (nearly -- I had one bad day at 2,100 which is still less than maintenance at this weight) so in about a week I've gone from 136 to 132. I skipped exercise yesterday (watching news) which is very rare but I killed it today and did all 4 sets of squats at 150lbs so go me!!!! I won't know til I'm here but I think I want to be 125lbs. I'm feeling amped!!!!!!
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,963Member Member Posts: 8,963Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

    b7upce8t18ui.jpg
    2urenqeqr3ol.jpg

    Oh wow those look delicious! Enjoy your refeed :)
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    sardelsa wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

    b7upce8t18ui.jpg
    2urenqeqr3ol.jpg

    Oh wow those look delicious! Enjoy your refeed :)

    So far I planned my first meal and i am already consuming more carbs than i typically do in an entire day. Definitely looking forward to having some proats!!!
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 577Member Member Posts: 577Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

    b7upce8t18ui.jpg
    2urenqeqr3ol.jpg

    Yum. Were they good?

    I just spent a lot of dosh on some powerblock adjustable dumbbells.

    I figure if I’m ironing from home I’m gonna do it in style. Boris finally got off the fence and closed the uk down.

    How’s everyone else?
  • alexmosealexmose Posts: 281Member Member Posts: 281Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

    b7upce8t18ui.jpg
    2urenqeqr3ol.jpg

    And how do u make those??
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    alexmose wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    @sardelsa Over diet compliance is pretty food while i am off work. Going to do a carb refeed the next two days since i have been a little warn and i feel flat. Overall, my weight is trending down. Sitting at 170.4 this morning. I want to push hard with my at home workouts since my gym decided it won't open until April. Still going to aim for 2100 calories during my refeed but 300-400g of "clean" carbs. Definitely looking forward to eating a lb of sweet potatoes with some cinnamon.

    Oh and i made these

    b7upce8t18ui.jpg
    2urenqeqr3ol.jpg

    And how do u make those??

    Here is the base recipe. For Keto desserts, Joe Duff seems to be one of the best.

    edited March 21
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Day 1 of refeed went pretty well except i had too much fiber. But i hit 209g pro, 40g fat, 340g carb at 2504 calories. I definitely found that i need to use more starches and less fibrous fruits to increase carbs. Today i decided to use cereal, rice and oats. Still going to aim for 170-200g protein and 300g+ carbs with around 30-40g fat.

    I felt and looked lean this morning (even saw some ab definition). Came in at 170.1 which is where i was at the beginning of the week. Kind of surprised based on my carb content (~3-4x over normal). I did a workout yesterday and performed really well.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,924Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Day 2 refeed update. It went much better once i went with more cereal, starches and candy. Total calories 2556, 180 protein, 45g fat, 361 carb. Weight dropped to 169.7. Overall, i consider it a very good learning experience and will probably incorporate them every 2 or 3 weeks.

    I am also going to maintain a slightly lower deficit in hopes of pushing hard during my home workouts. Goal is to hit abs 5 days a week (more to core strength) and to help address my back issues. Will probably run the AthleanX program with supplementation of a Beachbody cardio/agility workout on the off days.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,571Member Member Posts: 1,571Member Member
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    Last 30 days looking decent for a change. Had an intentional maintenance day yesterday but had gone 11 straight days under which is fairly unprecedented adherence and worked out to an average deficit of 300 cal/day.
  • alexmosealexmose Posts: 281Member Member Posts: 281Member Member
    Anybody else have trouble sleeping when moving from bulk to maint or maint to cut?
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