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A Day In The Life of m2m :)

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Diary' started by M2M, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    YIKES! OK - I'll definitely stay away from the movie popcorn lol
    It's tough making decisions when I won't be going shopping until this weekend!
     
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  3. Rebel lee

    Rebel lee Senior

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    Yea i know what u mean.
     
  4. DietAccountability101

    DietAccountability101 Active Member

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    That's such a good way of logging your food and exercise! Gives me some idea. Hope you enjoyed the movie!
     
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  5. Rebel lee

    Rebel lee Senior

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    Did u make it to the movies?
     
  6. M2M

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    No, we're going tonight instead.
    Yesterday was shopping, prepping food for the week then out with my girlfriends. Today is laundry, off to read at the beach, work out then movies.

    I am able to track nutrition & exercise over the weekend from my phone but not post it here easily, so I will do that during the week when on a computer.
    :)
     
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  7. Sunflower_

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    Mm, movie popcorn is my favourite. It's a little better for you here as we don't use butter in it. But still like 500 calories a box..worth every one! Hope you had fun at the beach :)
     
  8. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    19-May
    NUTRITION NUTRITION
    Calories 1419/1610
    Protein 55/95
    Carbs 160/235
    Fiber 15/21
    Sugar 28/70
    Fat 64/63
    Sodium 2085/2300

    MEALS MEALS
    Breakfast 20% (282 calories)
    Lunch 38% (546 calories)
    Dinner 31% (440 calories)
    Snacks 11% (150) calories
    Water 75oz
    EXERCISE EXERCISE
    Cardio Tredmill & Recumbent Bike
    Warm Up 5min
    Heart Rate 125
    Minutes, mph 15 min walk @ 3.5-4mph
    Cool Down 15 min cycle @ 10.5mph

    STRENGTH TRAINING STRENGTH TRAINING
    3 Sets of 15 lat pull downs 20# 3 Sets of lat pull downs 20#
    3 Sets of 12 pushups 3 Sets of 15 Lunges
    1 Air Squat (not a set) 3 Sets of 15 Crunches
     
  9. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    20-May
    NUTRITION
    Calories 1668/1610
    Protein 69/81
    Carbs 172/201
    Fiber 42/21
    Sugar 43/60
    Fat 70/54
    Sodium 1770/2300
    MEALS
    Breakfast 18% (295 Calories)
    Lunch 15% (254 Calories)
    Dinner 60% (1006 Calories)
    Snacks 7% (113 Calories)
    Water 75oz
    EXERCISE
    Cardio None
    STRENGTH TRAINING STRENGTH TRAINING
    None
     
  10. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    21-May
    NUTRITION
    Calories 1488/1610
    Protein 75/81
    Carbs 186/201
    Fiber 30/21
    Sugar 81/60
    Fat 54/54
    Sodium 752/230

    MEALS
    Breakfast 20% (366 Calories)
    Lunch 25% (372 Calories)
    Dinner 26% (380 Calories)
    Snacks 25% (370 Calories)
    Water 75oz

    EXERCISE
    Cardio Beach Walk 2mi slow pace

    STRENGTH TRAINING
    None
     
  11. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    22-May
    NUTRITION
    Calories 1898/1610
    Protein 70/81
    Carbs 196/201
    Fiber 16/21
    Sugar 23/60
    Fat 76/54
    Sodium 3290/2300

    MEALS
    Breakfast 32% (598 Calories)
    Lunch 0
    Dinner 65% (1240 Calories)
    Snacks 3% (60 Calories)
    Water 50oz

    EXERCISE
    Cardio None

    STRENGTH TRAINING
    None
     
  12. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    We went to see Alien on Monday finally - it very much is an exercise in "Who's gonna die next" lol
    Overall, not a bad re-telling. I am glad we waited for matinee prices ;)
     
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  13. M2M

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    Thank you - it's a combination of info from myfitnesspal.com and an excel document. I'm sure I'll be tweaking it some as time goes on. I'm not sure yet what all I really want to keep track of. I can see now that I've done it for a few days, it's nice to be able to look at a day and think, that's a good nutritional day, what did I eat...not sure if I want to take the time to break out the actual meals. It's in the tracker, just not sure if I need to record it in the excel doc too.

    I'll figure it out as time goes by :)

    It's definitely not something I can do from my phone, so the actual reporting here has to wait until i'm on a laptop or desktop.
     
  14. M2M

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    One of the reasons my weight returned is because I quit focusing on it. Life kept going, divorce, new job, kid started (and finished) high school, lots of travel with my work, eating on the road, never exercising, new man in my life (a chef), but never was my focus back on losing weight or maintaining what I had lost.

    Reading another diary entry, I was reminded of the importance of goal setting, for lots of things, not just heath/nutrition related.
    Last week, I made a goal to GET OFF THE COUCH more.

    So, this weekend, I planned in advance to not work out (I will continue working out Tues-Friday) but to nurture other parts of my life.
    1. Friends
    2. Mind/spirit
    3. Home

    Saturday, I spent time with hub shopping and prepping meals for the week.
    That night, I went to a (healthy) restaurant with a couple of girlfriends, we shared a bottle of wine and reconnected
    Sunday, I cleaned my house, hung some items that have been waiting for over a year to be hung, cleaned one cupboard and did laundry then went to the beach where I read for three hours. No phone, no gaming, no texting, just enjoyed the beach and book.

    What's interesting, is that so often, I'll spend the weekend sitting on the couch, netflixing and playing a game.
    This was the first weekend in a long time, I actually felt like I had a weekend!

    I am working remotely this week and will be driving up to be with my daughter (she goes to school about 7 hours from here) and struggles with depression and anxiety. By Thursday or Friday, I'll have some new goals for the weekend, that won't include working out - I just don't quite know what they will be yet lol!

    A goal without a plan is just a wish.
    A plan without specifics is just an idea.
    I need an Idea + specifics + plan = goal

    I'll have a plan with specifics for the weekend soon.
    Thursday morning is my targeted weigh in day, and I'll assess my nutrition/fitness goals then.
     
  15. Emilyrose

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    Hi M2M. I had a look through your diary - must be so interesting for yourself to come back here after such a long break. Do you think you know more now than you knew when you started out? Is it easier this time around? What have been the biggest changes you've had in your life since you began?
     
  16. Trusylver

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    Goal setting is sooo important, well done putting some serious thought into it !
     
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  17. M2M

    M2M Senior

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    NUTRITION
    Calories 1578/1610
    Protein 86/105
    Carbs 170/261
    Fiber 33/21
    Sugar 45/78
    Fat 66/70
    Sodium 2497/2300

    MEALS
    Breakfast 18% (Calories)
    Lunch 39% (620 Calories)
    Dinner 20% (311 Calories)
    Snacks 23% (359 Calories)
    Water 75oz

    EXERCISE
    Cardio Recumbent Bike
    5min Warm Up
    125
    30min 12mph
    5min Warm Down

    STRENGTH TRAINING
    3 Sets of 15 lunges
    3 sets of 15 push ups
    3 sets of 15 Lat Pull downs
    1 set of 10 Shoulder Press

    Does anyone know why MyFitnessPal.com food tracker randomly adjusts daily goals for nutrients?
     
  18. Rebel lee

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    Hmm I've never had that problem so maybe some weird glitch. Try deleting and reinstalling the app.
     
  19. M2M

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    Hi Emily :)
    It definitely was a walk down memory lane coming back to find my old diary here. I just kept thinking "I want to be her!!"

    I don't think it's easier this time around for me. I'm a decade older and I feel it lol! I am also either in menopause or peri-menopause. My metabolism is definitely slowing/changing but I also think that's a reason why I have to do this.

    As for changes in my life, I would have to say almost everything has changed. I was a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom the last time I was here. I was much more active 10 years ago. Now, my daughter is grown and living away at college. I'm in a job where I spend half the time sitting at a desk for 10 hours a shot and the other half traveling, which brings it's own struggles with food, weight and exercise. I am in an extremely loving, fun, healthy relationship with a man who is a chef - so the term "Fat & Happy" comes to mind to describe where I am now compared to back then. Food is a big part of my life now in a way it wasn't before. Learning to deal with that in a healthy way is going to take time (my guy and I LOVE to go to greasy spoon type restaurants for weekend breakfasts, etc

    I am still very active with the friends I had 10 years ago, our band still gets together to jam and play but we don't perform very often together and my work travel makes it difficult.

    So much has changed and some of that change, along with age has made losing weight a challenge - but my goal is to remain focused and accountable because I think these changes have also made it a priority in a way it wasn't before.

    As for knowing more now? Oh hells no! lol I think I now realize that the more I know, the more I don't know!
     
  20. M2M

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    Thanks Rebel, I will give that a shot.
    I have noticed it mostly with Protein & Carbs - from the last 5 days posted, the first number is what I ate, the second number was the 'goal' for the day.

    Protein 58/120, 55/95, 69/81, 75/81, 70/81, 86/105
    Carbs 184/302, 160/235, 172/201, 186/201, 196/201, 170/261

    I wonder if it's dependent on whether I exercised that day...
     
  21. cate

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    Hi M2M. I didn't know you from way back when as my diary was in a different section. I'm glad you have come back. I really connected with most of what you said. I need to stay in the forum, have a plan, eat healthily & exercise. It sure does not get any easier as you get more knowledge. Our metabolisms slow down & you have to work harder at it. I look forward to getting to know you. Cheers, Cate.
     

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