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Downsizers Team Chat - NOVEMBER 2021

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  • Pippin20206
    Pippin20206 Posts: 194 Member
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    Daily check-in
    Calories 1096
    Steps 6906

    Missing steps from 11/5 6698

    So had my dr appt today after my ultrasound turns out even though I have gallstones they aren't the problem. I have fatty liver disease 😭 so basically have to cut all bad fats out of my diet which I guess is what I was trying to do anyway. Just going to potentially be really bad if I try to cheat.
  • Pippin20206
    Pippin20206 Posts: 194 Member
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    Anyone have any good recommendations for workout apps? Looking for gentle ones to start with or ones that have a few different things like yoga and dancing stuff. Not ready for hard core workouts yet.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    @Poobah1972
    I hope the supplements continue to help. I have a question but not sure I am going to use the right terminology. How many reps do you do of each exercise (set?). I do 12 reps of each 3 times. Not sure if this right?

    @shortyjmorgan1
    Love that quote! Nice loss! I think how we feel in general and those NSV’s are way more important than the scale. Your coach is so cute.

    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    Awesome walk!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    Daily check-in
    Calories 1096
    Steps 6906

    Missing steps from 11/5 6698

    So had my dr appt today after my ultrasound turns out even though I have gallstones they aren't the problem. I have fatty liver disease 😭 so basically have to cut all bad fats out of my diet which I guess is what I was trying to do anyway. Just going to potentially be really bad if I try to cheat.

    Do the best you can with the fats. I have a form of fatty liver disease called NASH. Exercise, weight loss and activity are important with fatty liver.

    A good place to check for those types of workouts are YouTube. One of our former teammates did a different dance video everyday. Also, @cormierannie does a lot of dancing for exercise. Maybe she will have some suggestions.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    Username. amymartin555
    Weigh in day Monday
    PW 134.0
    CW 133.8

    Great loss!

    rwood566 wrote: »
    Good evening. Another day closer to xmas.
    Check in for 11/8:
    Steps - 4996. More shopping. I hate the holidays.
    Calories - 1540. Stove top popcorn for dessert.
    Exercise - none. I wanted to hit the gym but daughter didn't. Walk early morning with sweats.

    Bought a pair of jeans yesterday and wore them today. 42x32. Snug but I have seen tighter on most women. Lol. I haven't been in this size in about 27 years.

    I do a lot of my shopping online. Awesome NSV! You are so inspiring!
  • Pippin20206
    Pippin20206 Posts: 194 Member
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    Daily check-in
    Calories 1096
    Steps 6906

    Missing steps from 11/5 6698

    So had my dr appt today after my ultrasound turns out even though I have gallstones they aren't the problem. I have fatty liver disease 😭 so basically have to cut all bad fats out of my diet which I guess is what I was trying to do anyway. Just going to potentially be really bad if I try to cheat.

    Do the best you can with the fats. I have a form of fatty liver disease called NASH. Exercise, weight loss and activity are important with fatty liver.

    A good place to check for those types of workouts are YouTube. One of our former teammates did a different dance video everyday. Also, @cormierannie does a lot of dancing for exercise. Maybe she will have some suggestions.

    Thank you, I'd love to hear your experiences living with it, it's all a bit of a shock and slightly terrifying at the moment.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    Steps ✅
    Calories ✅
    Close rings ✅

    I have my diabetic check this morning. I am heading to the pool right after. Yesterday I did some laps then cardio and arms. Finally figured out how to connect my step with mfp yesterday with the help of my granddaughter.

    Happy Tuesday!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Steps
    6,431

    Swim
    16 minutes moderate = 2,784 steps

    Pool workout
    31 minutes moderate = 3,100 steps

    Total converted steps = 12,315
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,647 Member
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    Daily check-in
    Calories 1096
    Steps 6906

    Missing steps from 11/5 6698

    So had my dr appt today after my ultrasound turns out even though I have gallstones they aren't the problem. I have fatty liver disease 😭 so basically have to cut all bad fats out of my diet which I guess is what I was trying to do anyway. Just going to potentially be really bad if I try to cheat.

    Do the best you can with the fats. I have a form of fatty liver disease called NASH. Exercise, weight loss and activity are important with fatty liver.

    A good place to check for those types of workouts are YouTube. One of our former teammates did a different dance video everyday. Also, @cormierannie does a lot of dancing for exercise. Maybe she will have some suggestions.

    Thank you, I'd love to hear your experiences living with it, it's all a bit of a shock and slightly terrifying at the moment.

    I was at the beginning very upset and shocked. I had ended up in the emergency room with very bad pain. They originally sent me to an internal medicine doctor who did a colonoscopy. He felt it was my liver not a bowel problem and referred me to a liver specialist. Since I have lost the weight my liver hasn’t complained much lately. Also, I try to keep my sugars under control. Not sure if your diabetic. I have to get my liver enzymes checked every 3 months. Not sure if this is because my fatty liver progressed to NASH (non alcoholic steatohepatis). I really wish I took care of myself when I was younger but it is never too late to make changes. My biggest advice is listen to your doctors, exercise and watch your diet. A dietitian can offer lots of advice in the diet area.
  • shortyjmorgan1
    shortyjmorgan1 Posts: 177 Member
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    Anyone have any good recommendations for workout apps? Looking for gentle ones to start with or ones that have a few different things like yoga and dancing stuff. Not ready for hard core workouts yet.

    I have just started using FitOn and it has several different types of workouts. From dancing to kick boxing and yoga
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,668 Member
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    @Poobah1972
    I hope the supplements continue to help. I have a question but not sure I am going to use the right terminology. How many reps do you do of each exercise (set?). I do 12 reps of each 3 times. Not sure if this right?

    @shortyjmorgan1
    Love that quote! Nice loss! I think how we feel in general and those NSV’s are way more important than the scale. Your coach is so cute.

    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    Awesome walk!

    Thanks Linda :)
  • 888Angie888
    888Angie888 Posts: 890 Member
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    Steps 11/8: 16,827
  • Poobah1972
    Poobah1972 Posts: 943 Member
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    @Poobah1972
    I hope the supplements continue to help. I have a question but not sure I am going to use the right terminology. How many reps do you do of each exercise (set?). I do 12 reps of each 3 times. Not sure if this right?

    Afternoon!

    It all depends... Depends on many factors. Generally Lower rep counts build strength over endurance and size, and higher rep counts build endurance and size over strength... And I often do 8-12 which is a happy medium.

    Also the lower the rep count you go, generally you should add more sets so over all time under tension is equivilant. One popular strength program is the 5 x 5 (so you lifting really heavy, max 5 reps, but you need to do 5 sets)... Higher rep you go generally less sets. Like we do just 1 set of our marathon Standing EZ bar curls (30 reps).

    Mondays - Back and Biceps

    Cable Straight Arm Pulldowns - 2 x 15-20 reps - This partly a warm up - fills the back muscles with blood flow.
    DB Bent Over rows - 3 x 8-12 - Hardest exercise of the day, so comes early.
    Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 12-15 - MY back is wasted by now. lol
    Preacher EZ bar curls 3 x 12-15 - I don't usually go low rep with Biceps cause they are small muscles and it can be easy to injury you tendons, elbow if you go for lower reps. I also used to mix in some DB Hammer curls, but I find they hurt my elbow the most and was what injured me to begin with, so I stopped doing them.
    Standing EZ Bar curl 1 x 30 reps (this is a marathon, and designed to just push you to the limit).

    Wednesdays - Chest Triceps / Shoulders

    Shouldrock - Run out side and swing it around and around (Great for shoulder health)
    Flat DB Bench Press - Warm up set about 20ish + or 1 a few reps to failure.
    Flat DB bench Press - 3 x 6-10 - Lower rep ranges to build strength over stamina
    Seated Overhead DB Shoulder Press - 3 x 8 -12
    Incline DB Fly's - 3 x 8 - 13
    Skull Crushers - 3 x 8 - 12
    Cable Pushdowns - 2 x 15-20
    DB Pullovers (laying on bench) 2 x 15-20
    Superset with
    DB Plate Raises 2 x 15-20

    Fridays - Leg Day (And lower back)

    Goblet Squats 4 x 8-12 (First set slightly lighter for warmup)
    I was doing more reps, but as I go heavier and become more advance I'll be slowing reducing reps and at one point adding additional sets.
    Leg Extensions 3 x 8 - 12
    Leg Curls 3 x 8 - 12
    Super set of :
    Shrugs 2 x 15 / Calf raises x 15 / Good mornings x 15

    Now all that said, this is just generally a good all round mix... But I often do the opposite on off days. Like Thursday I will do lighter weight and work more volume. So I will do lighter weight and work at about a 20 rep range. Attempting to build more endurance and size that will carry help power me through extra reps during my regular routine.

    On Saturdays I like to Pyramid style Chest work, where I start off light and progressively add weight doing anywhere up to 7 sets... Where my final set I end up at a weight I might only be able to get 3-5 reps on. But overall Lots of volume as I get to that point.

    Once you get past newbie types a gain... It's best to try and hit all muscles groups twice a week... Concentrate on lower to midrange rep counts once per week and Higher rep counts Once per week. That combination will help you to break through plateaus. etc.

    And not that it matters... But you must lift in the extreme range to actually recruit Fast twitch Muscles... If memory serves to make these grows, you pretty much need to be lifting in the 80% max or more of your ability. So again important to try and do lower reps frequently (without injury hopefully.)




  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,668 Member
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    Hi! I forgot to update my weight Sunday but i currently weigh 367. Having trouble with motivation along with some other problems. Don’t want to give up but also no longer want to try. If anyone has anything helpful with the motivation part or in general, it be appreciated!

    Don't try to change everything at once ... start small like pre log everything the good the bad the ugly ..then start changing 1 or 2 things in your dairy and continue to build until it becomes a habit ...same with exercise ... start out slow like 10 minutes of walking around your neighborhood and build that up ...You got this ...do not give up (this is from someone who gave up a lot on herself )
  • Poobah1972
    Poobah1972 Posts: 943 Member
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    Hi! I forgot to update my weight Sunday but i currently weigh 367. Having trouble with motivation along with some other problems. Don’t want to give up but also no longer want to try. If anyone has anything helpful with the motivation part or in general, it be appreciated!

    Something that helps me.

    We are now and will always be a result of our actions. We choose our own fate each and every day.

    If you do cardio and/or weight train 3-5 days a week, and maintain a Calorie deficit. One day someone will pass you in the grocery store and say to themselves, "Wow, look at that person, they obviously workout and take care of themselves.".

    Or we can continue to sit on the couch, eat whatever we want in excess and do little in the way of physical activity.... But we will also look exactly like that person.

    Choose your actions each day, and have faith in the long game. We are a sum of our actions, and in the end only we can control what we choose to do.



  • cormierannie
    cormierannie Posts: 4,856 Member
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    11/9
    My calories-under
    My steps 12,000
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