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Love Your Health: Feb 2021 Challenge

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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,565 Member
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    2/5 Carbs are more than Keto but I will call it a Low Carb day :) ...did Richard Simmons Broadway Blastoff for 30 minutes and went for a walk with my daughter and husky and we walked 5.19 miles today :)
  • bluediamond5
    bluediamond5 Posts: 11 Member
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    Hi - Back on Keto-fast a few weeks ago - One meal (beef, fish chicken) a day 4pm to 6pm, carbs under 20g, protein under 100g, no sugar or starch at all but eating spinach, cauliflower and sauerkraut - also cheese. Trying to keep to under 1100 cal per day. Just had my blood work done - Fasting Glucose dropped from 103 to 87, Daily ketone level average 1.7, CRP went from 8.3 last year to 2.7 and A1c from 6.2 to 5.6 0 Yeah! At least the numbers are going in the right direction - need to lose 30 lbs. to be healthy!!! Logging all my food every day - MFP has the best food tracker online!!
  • jennordhavn
    jennordhavn Posts: 88 Member
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    2/5
    1. Track everything ✅
    2. 55-70+ G protein ✅ (exceeded at 88 G)
    3. Under 50 net carbs ✅ (43 net)
    4. 1,200 - 1,300 calories ❌ (1,574)
    5. 64 oz water/decaf liquids ✅ (63.5 oz - I’m counting it as close enough 😂)
    For the month:
    6. Lose 5 pounds ❌ (0.2 so far)

    Did better today on everything but calories.

    SW: 209.8
    CW: 209.6
    GW: 204.8
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,565 Member
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    2/5 food is okay (still over on carbs for keto ....still losing weight so it is not bothering me ) ...no exercise at all this weekend... :)
  • MaraOfNaamah
    MaraOfNaamah Posts: 133 Member
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    February 5th

    1- Log everything ✔️
    2- Stick to my meal plan ❌
    3- 8,500 steps each day ❌
    4- Meditate before bed to help relieve stress/sleep better ❌

    Yesterday was a rough day, both physically and mentally. Today is a new day though, and I am moving forward!
  • Ringbearer2
    Ringbearer2 Posts: 592 Member
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    9 PM— safe to post (I’m not much of a nighttime snacker)

    I really struggled today after a bad, interrupted sleep. I stumbled through steps and activity and decided it was ok if I ate a little more of the right stuff if I managed to keep on track otherwise. So..


    Carbs 24 ✅
    Activity 3 mile hike ✅
    Calories 1800 — but that’s ok
    Annoying household task—screw it.

    It’s supposed to snow a lot tonight and I look forward to a walk in the woods tomorrow!
  • taylok23
    taylok23 Posts: 826 Member
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    2/5
    Calories weren’t in much of a deficit for the day but still within goal. I had the munchies throughout the day but tried to refrain from evening snacking because I truly wasn’t hungry. Went to bed early to avoid food and got good sleep instead. Carbs were higher because of a big salad at lunch, some fruit and a Girl Scout cookie or two.

    Good move day and strength training but I swear I feel like eating way more than I need. This week will likely be a maintenance one at this rate. Hopefully not a gain!
  • MaraOfNaamah
    MaraOfNaamah Posts: 133 Member
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    February 6th

    1- Log everything ✔️
    2- Stick to my meal plan ✔️
    3- 8,500 steps each day ❌
    4- Meditate before bed to help relieve stress/sleep better ✔️

    I was feeling much better yesterday! The highlight of my day was finishing up a few cross-stitch projects I had been working on. More snow is expected for today so I will definitely be making up for the movement I missed yesterday.
  • taylok23
    taylok23 Posts: 826 Member
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    2/6
    Calories and carbs both over today but protein was good. I had a good move day so that should help with the extra goodies I ate. I’ve been taking collagen over the last month and have noticed that my knees aren’t as achy after running. I’ll keep this habit in my morning coffee- getting older is a bummer!

    I’m trying to plan for Keto snacks during the super bowl and don’t intend to drink. My issue will be not going crazy on the calories. Good luck everyone!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,565 Member
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    2/6 & 2/7 food okay ....feels weird taking the entire weekend off from exercise but I needed it ....Looking forward to getting back on there tomorrow .. :)
  • jennordhavn
    jennordhavn Posts: 88 Member
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    2/6
    1. Track everything ✅
    2. 55-70+ G protein ✅ (exceeded at 110 G)
    3. Under 50 net carbs ✅ (40 net)
    4. 1,200 - 1,300 calories ❌ (1,547)
    5. 64 oz water/decaf liquids ✅ (66.5 oz)
    For the month:
    6. Lose 5 pounds ❌ (0.2 so far)

    SW: 209.8
    CW: 209.6
    GW: 204.8
  • tcunbeliever
    tcunbeliever Posts: 8,219 Member
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    2/5
    Lean Beast - done Chest/Tris
    Daily Calories - 1,374 - little high, but not much
    100g protein - 39 not good

    2/6
    Lean Beast - took today as my free day since I was a day ahead, just tired and enjoying the snow in a relaxing way instead of pushing it
    Daily Calories - 1,456 - not quite maintenance but very mediocre
    100g protein - 62 not good

    Need to get back to focusing on the good nutrition and not just eating whatever, but I did good all week, so if the weekend is a little slack, I can live with myself.

    @Ringbearer2 Love the original Thomas Covenant series...not impressed with the Linden Avery series, and only read the first book of the latest series and didn't like it at all...the original trilogy was definitely the best in my opinion!
  • Ringbearer2
    Ringbearer2 Posts: 592 Member
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    Well, yesterday I went way over on calories and carbs, offset slightly by our snowy hike up the mountain. Today’s Monday. Fresh start!

    @tcunbeliever oh the Linden Avery series is shockingly bad. The first trilogy is my favorite as well. I may have had a slight literary crush on Lord Mhoram...
  • GigiDeborah
    GigiDeborah Posts: 36 Member
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    I had good success intermittent fasting all week. The more I do it the more I like it. Weekends, of course, are a bit harder. My husband loves breakfast, but he was cool with me not making it until after 12:00 p.m. Spiff and good for me! The Super Bowl was yesterday and I didn't have any mindless snacks while watching. In fact, after the halftime show I went to bed to read. Halftime was totally meh imho. Good week everyone!
  • MaraOfNaamah
    MaraOfNaamah Posts: 133 Member
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    Sunday February 7th

    1- Log everything ✔️
    2- Stick to my meal plan ✔️
    3- 8,500 steps each day ✔️
    4- Meditate before bed to help relieve stress/sleep better ✔️

    It snowed several inches so I shoveled the driveway twice, which helped me make up for Saturday's lackluster activity. I didn't finishing planning our weekly menu, so that's the plan for today.
  • tishsmith101
    tishsmith101 Posts: 1,607 Member
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    For 2/3-2/7

    1) Log all food daily - 5/5
    2) Keep carbs 45 or under - 4/5
    3) Daily calorie deficit of 500 - 0/5
    4) Exercise 45 min daily - 1/5

    SW 171.5
    CW 171.5
    GW 167

    Gloomy outside, gotta keep my mood from sliding that direction. Failed last week. Completely lost my activity focus due to being angry over a work issue. I really need to get a handle on that. Can't allow anger to derail my intent.

    Tried a few new recipes though, keto mock oatmeal, high protein peanut butter bread, crushed pork rind nachos and keto style cheez-its. At least I have control of my food and am not binging in anger (old habit I finally ditched).
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,565 Member
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    2/8 food is okay...... went for a 2.76 mile today and fell in a puddle and bruised my hip UGHHH
  • tcunbeliever
    tcunbeliever Posts: 8,219 Member
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    2/8
    Lean Beast - done legs, plus an hour of combat, plus stretching, great day in the workout arena
    Daily Calories - 1,527 (M)
    100g protein - 90, a little low, but close enough and I did splurge and have some carrot cake for breakfast, so not shocking that protein suffered a little
  • taylok23
    taylok23 Posts: 826 Member
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    2/7-2/8
    Yesterday was a good day across calories, carbs and protein. Today however was high on carbs and lower protein than I like, leading to an overage on calories. Stress may be getting to me- it’s a stressful time at work, I’ve got 3 roles to fill all of a sudden and have an upcoming interview myself. On top of that, hubs is seeing a new specialist for a potential unexpected surgery. No wonder I’m not planning well and eating more carbs than usual. This too shall pass.