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15k steps  

Under Weight Watcher Points 
 

Snacks - banana, chocolate almonds

Got in a long walk during my daughters soccer practice and finished with 20k. That makes up for the 3k short yesterday. 
 

No-point salad for lunch so made a small plate of chicken Nachos for dinner. Still 10 points to spare. 
 

Official weigh in 232. Happy with the progress. Long way to go to 220. 

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Tried on, and fit into a pair of 34 pants today.  Been 38 most my life, maxed at 40 a couple times.  Was curious, and pleasantly surprised how nice they fit.  
 

A lot of running, intermittent fasting, and plenty of snacks to stay sane. 

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Damnit I didn’t yoga today. But I rowed and I did Fred’s billion push ups.  Getting stronger. 
 

Also ate perfectly. Right up until I just found cause to celebrate and went to the wine shop and poured some wine. You see it’s Friday Junior, which normally is reason enough to drink.  But today the celebration is that I just auctioned off a truck I bought a few years ago for $25k, for an auction price of nearly $60k. That kind of rules.  So I’m a workout beast and not going nuts on calories, and some wine shall flow?  Azcards19 be damned? (Sorry GB Fred). 
 

Still need to yoga tomorrow in addition to the row. Work is quiet so would like to get in a one hour row and a yoga sesh. We’ll see. 
 

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How many glasses you planning to drink?  Congrats BTW.

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4 hours ago, bostonfred said:

https://youtu.be/fKP8FulI7LE

Adriene iis back.  Quick practice today with some fun moves.  Dedicate day 22 is a little under twenty minutes and you can even skip a few minutes at the start if you're in a rush. 

Did this one followed by yesterday's in succession today, since I didn't get to it yesterday.  They were really good in combo.  I like the thing where you're in plank and then go back and forth onto each hip (I can't remember which one it was).  

What is your plan from here?  I think you were curating some to get an idea of what we might do next?  Thanks for doing all the work to find these every day.

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31 minutes ago, Otis said:

Damnit I didn’t yoga today. But I rowed and I did Fred’s billion push ups.  Getting stronger. 
 

Also ate perfectly. Right up until I just found cause to celebrate and went to the wine shop and poured some wine. You see it’s Friday Junior, which normally is reason enough to drink.  But today the celebration is that I just auctioned off a truck I bought a few years ago for $25k, for an auction price of nearly $60k. That kind of rules.  So I’m a workout beast and not going nuts on calories, and some wine shall flow?  Azcards19 be damned? (Sorry GB Fred). 
 

Still need to yoga tomorrow in addition to the row. Work is quiet so would like to get in a one hour row and a yoga sesh. We’ll see. 
 

Wow, amazing news on the truck.  Invest it all in CYDY!  :lol: 

By the way, "Friday Junior" never gets old.  Please thank Mrs. O again for that.

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4 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Wow, amazing news on the truck.  Invest it all in CYDY!  :lol: 

So far, it looks like Oats made more money on the truck than on CYDY  :lol:

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47 minutes ago, Steeler said:

So far, it looks like Oats made more money on the truck than on CYDY  :lol:

Actually maybe true. BUT ITS A WONDER DRUG

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52 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Wow, amazing news on the truck.  Invest it all in CYDY!  :lol: 

By the way, "Friday Junior" never gets old.  Please thank Mrs. O again for that.

I love FJR so hard. 

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1 hour ago, fred_1_15301 said:

How many glasses you planning to drink?  Congrats BTW.

Maybe lots. I just dunno. 

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Hundredpushups.com week 5 day 1...

36 - I wasn't going to do the hard version after failing to hit 40 on my test but felt good enough on my first set to complete the 36, so... check.

40 - well, I did 36 more, then had to pause briefly and finished the 40. Check.

30 - thats a lot of pushups for a rest set, but check

26 - calm before the storm... this should be easy... arms are dead... but check

40 - this is simply not happening... just going to give it my best and try to get twenty-five... hey I got 30 before falling flat on my face. Then got back up and did the last ten. Check. 

Walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes but skipped the run and gave my knee a rest.  

Finished the day under calories. No alcohol.  

Looks like I'm flying solo for the next 46 days but I've got this.  

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2 hours ago, krista4 said:

Did this one followed by yesterday's in succession today, since I didn't get to it yesterday.  They were really good in combo.  I like the thing where you're in plank and then go back and forth onto each hip (I can't remember which one it was).  

What is your plan from here?  I think you were curating some to get an idea of what we might do next?  Thanks for doing all the work to find these every day.

Not sure. It looks like @DA RAIDERS is temporarily sidelined, @fred_1_15301 is doing body combat and pushups. @kevzilla is doing the original 30, and @The Flying Turtle is too iirc but i might be wrong.  I'm not sure who else is still doing this besides you and me. Would you like to do another Adriene series? 

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33 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

Hundredpushups.com week 5 day 1...

36 - I wasn't going to do the hard version after failing to hit 40 on my test but felt good enough on my first set to complete the 36, so... check.

40 - well, I did 36 more, then had to pause briefly and finished the 40. Check.

30 - thats a lot of pushups for a rest set, but check

26 - calm before the storm... this should be easy... arms are dead... but check

40 - this is simply not happening... just going to give it my best and try to get twenty-five... hey I got 30 before falling flat on my face. Then got back up and did the last ten. Check. 

Walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes but skipped the run and gave my knee a rest.  

Finished the day under calories. No alcohol.  

Looks like I'm flying solo for the next 46 days but I've got this.  

That's an impressive amount of pushups.  If someone told me I could do that after 4 weeks of this program, I would simply laugh.  

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I had a nice body combat with limited snacking and pretty healthy meals all day.  So what do I do to close out the night?  I eat 2 heaping servings of ice cream (but no booze).   :bag: 

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1 minute ago, fred_1_15301 said:

That's an impressive amount of pushups.  If someone told me I could do that after 4 weeks of this program, I would simply laugh.  

Ha. You're so far ahead of where I started that it's almost disheartening for me to see how easy it already is for you. You will be way ahead of where I am in a month. 

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3 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

Ha. You're so far ahead of where I started that it's almost disheartening for me to see how easy it already is for you. You will be way ahead of where I am in a month. 

You don't need to be disheartened.  We're all in this together.  There are plenty of things that you can do that I probably never will be able to.  And I can't come anywhere near you when it comes to will power.  Regardless, that's still an impressive number of pushups (my arms were pretty damn tired after completing the last set of 35).

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37 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

Not sure. It looks like @DA RAIDERS is temporarily sidelined, @fred_1_15301 is doing body combat and pushups. @kevzilla is doing the original 30, and @The Flying Turtle is too iirc but i might be wrong.  I'm not sure who else is still doing this besides you and me. Would you like to do another Adriene series? 

Sure, I'd be up for that!

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4 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

FTR, I'm still failing at Yoga for Goobers. Over and over.

I know I don't need to tell you this, but you're doing, so you're not failing.  You're one of my heroes in this thread.

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4 hours ago, bostonfred said:

Not sure. It looks like @DA RAIDERS is temporarily sidelined, @fred_1_15301 is doing body combat and pushups. @kevzilla is doing the original 30, and @The Flying Turtle is too iirc but i might be wrong.  I'm not sure who else is still doing this besides you and me. Would you like to do another Adriene series? 

Hey @bostonfred, I am following your daily yoga posts. I am up for whatever you want to do. I do like the Adrienne yoga more than the lady that did your Impossible Yoga in Tuesday. 

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5 hours ago, bostonfred said:

Hundredpushups.com week 5 day 1...

36 - I wasn't going to do the hard version after failing to hit 40 on my test but felt good enough on my first set to complete the 36, so... check.

40 - well, I did 36 more, then had to pause briefly and finished the 40. Check.

30 - thats a lot of pushups for a rest set, but check

26 - calm before the storm... this should be easy... arms are dead... but check

40 - this is simply not happening... just going to give it my best and try to get twenty-five... hey I got 30 before falling flat on my face. Then got back up and did the last ten. Check. 

Walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes but skipped the run and gave my knee a rest.  

Finished the day under calories. No alcohol.  

Looks like I'm flying solo for the next 46 days but I've got this.  

I will do this tomorrow. 

Against my stupid, agro personality, I have held off on yoga.  :cry:

 I feel as if I’m ready for “my 600 pound life”  I’ve averaged 14k steps, in my “down” time.  Still feel bloated AF  

 I, think, I might be able to resume tomorrow.  Foot injuries are so delicate. And annoying, as all get out!

foot feels good as I type.  Everyone pray to whomever, that it’s ready to rock. ASAP.  Cause this inactivity, is driving me bonkers. 

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4 hours ago, krista4 said:

Sure, I'd be up for that!

Me too!  Stupid foot!  I want to the power/empower? Series. 

@bostonfred

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4 hours ago, krista4 said:

I know I don't need to tell you this, but you're doing, so you're not failing.  You're one of my heroes in this thread.

:wub:   @kevzilla

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3 hours ago, DA RAIDERS said:

@bostonfred  how long of a rest, am I allowed, between sets?

The website says 60 seconds or more if needed.

I needed a lot more. 

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1 minute ago, bostonfred said:

The website says 60 seconds or more if needed.

I needed a lot more. 

The app I am using has 60 seconds on the first day of the week, 90 on the second, and I believe 2:00 on the third. 

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I’m getting better at the pushups pretty quickly. I’m still failing before I finish the 5th set, so I’m going to have to retest after week 2 and then drop down to the lower rating in week 3, but I’m not sweating that. I can feel the progress and it feels good. And if I can couple that with continuing to lose weight, obviously less to have to push, so it’ll get even easier. 
 

Looking for a good exercise and eating day ahead. PS I’m terrible at not drinking but really good at selling stupid old trucks. YWIA 

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15 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

The app I am using has 60 seconds on the first day of the week, 90 on the second, and I believe 2:00 on the third. 

https://hundredpushups.com/week5.html

I don't know. I'm disregarding it entirely for now as the numbers get huge. I'm not trying to win a timed pushups contest, I'm just trying to get stronger, and this is probably the strongest I've been in my life. 

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4 hours ago, DA RAIDERS said:

Me too!  Stupid foot!  I want to the power/empower? Series. 

@bostonfred

https://yogawithadriene.com/empower-transformative-yoga-flow/

Empower is her version of power yoga but it is not free. 

I would be fine paying for yoga if everyone wants to but I don't want anyone to feel obligated. 

I am trying to find a monthly program that has more power yoga/vinyasa flows/etc or just make a playlist if i can figure out how to do that 

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9 hours ago, fred_1_15301 said:

 I can't come anywhere near you when it comes to will power.  

I don't think I have very good willpower.  Obviously, because I got so fat that I'm still not done getting unfat.  And when I was putting on the weight, I was in denial like Otis. I'd tell myself that I could take this off any time, all I need to do is just put in the effort... i just needed that magical GAF. 

I still don't have it.  I'm not convinced it even exists.

I used to drink or eat a bunch of unhealthy food or both at the end of the day as a reward for a hard day, or a good day, or a Thursday.  I though it was like the cheese at the end of the maze.  Look what I did inearned this.. but it was more like an addiction. I survived a day, where is my reward. I needed my fix. 

I am still an addict. I just chose a new high for a little while. 

Now I fill in my calories at every meal and see that I'm still under, and I feel good.  It's like a game, and I won.  I love games, and I love that winning feeling. At the end of the day I click a button that says complete diary and it says great job if you eat like this every day, in 5 weeks you'd weigh such and such.  That's a good feeling too.  I like checking the scale now, and I do it more often. I like looking in the mirror a lot more than I used to. And I like being able to tell my accountability buddies that I am sticking with it. I like when someone else says that they are going to do what I'm doing.  Those all feel good.  

I'm still looking forward to drinking again though. 

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It's funny how a mild front can make an old fart shiver when he's been broasting for five months. Although I still intend to do as much real-world walking as possible, some of the workouts are going to be in the gym this winter. I actually enjoy the psychotic intervals on the elliptical, and those will get me in and out of there relatively quickly.  :oldunsure:

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2 hours ago, bostonfred said:

Ok yoga people, let's try this one - July 2019 was apparently power yoga month,  lots of vinyasa flows and exercisey ones

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzyBgfGqzm0SFY08cTtJwAPQ

 

Good choice today @bostonfred  She got a little fast at one point, but I caught up. Nice mix of cardio and stretching. 

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2 hours ago, bostonfred said:

Ok yoga people, let's try this one - July 2019 was apparently power yoga month,  lots of vinyasa flows and exercisey ones

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzyBgfGqzm0SFY08cTtJwAPQ

 

Just to make sure, we're choosing this as our next 30-day (or actually 31 days, it appears) program and would start with Day 1 today?  Good with me, but I wanted to confirm.

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11 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Just to make sure, we're choosing this as our next 30-day (or actually 31 days, it appears) program and would start with Day 1 today?  Good with me, but I wanted to confirm.

Sure 👍 

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16 minutes ago, The Flying Turtle said:

Good choice today @bostonfred  She got a little fast at one point, but I caught up. Nice mix of cardio and stretching. 

nice about to start it myself 

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52 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Just to make sure, we're choosing this as our next 30-day (or actually 31 days, it appears) program and would start with Day 1 today?  Good with me, but I wanted to confirm.

Didn't realize it was a repeat of the one many of us seemed to like a week ago. When i got to the squats it felt wrong on the very first one. I'm wondering if that's how i hurt my knee. Be careful. I'm skipping this today.

As a reminder I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise progra m

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The weather was nice this morning, so I had a long walk. So long that yoga is optional. I will likely do it Sunday, which I normally take off from everything.

The scale says I lost the 0.2 pounds I gained last week. :lmao:

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So I can confirm that drinking is bad.  I ate 2 Klondikes last night.     🐷

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Week 2, Day 3 of pushup challenge - 16, 17, 14, 14, 40.  I was starting to feel it at 25 but pushed on to hit my goal of 40.  I don't think I could have done much more than that and I still have no idea how the hell I'll get anywhere close to 100.  But I'll continue to trust the process.

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1 minute ago, fred_1_15301 said:

Week 2, Day 3 of pushup challenge - 16, 17, 14, 14, 40.  I was starting to feel it at 25 but pushed on to hit my goal of 40.  I don't think I could have done much more than that and I still have no idea how the hell I'll get anywhere close to 100.  But I'll continue to trust the process.

I'm about to start week 5 day 2 and it looks similar to what you're already doing. Instead of 5 sets of 30 plus, I am supposed to switch to eight sets with shorter rest but fewer reps per set, and a bigger final set that I honestly don't think I could do if it were my first set, so I'll probably have to repeat:

19

19

22

22

18

18

22

45

That's not that far from what you're already doing 

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11 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

I'm about to start week 5 day 2 and it looks similar to what you're already doing. Instead of 5 sets of 30 plus, I am supposed to switch to eight sets with shorter rest but fewer reps per set, and a bigger final set that I honestly don't think I could do if it were my first set, so I'll probably have to repeat:

19

19

22

22

18

18

22

45

That's not that far from what you're already doing 

But do you think that you'll get to a 100?  I can do 40 every day (maybe even 50) but I don't see how I can get to a 100 TBH.  I know you said that you've been getting a lot stronger so maybe it's possible.  That just seems so daunting physically and mentally.  But I'm having fun with the challenge.  

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Damn.  You guys are crushing the push ups. Hoping I can eventually catch up to you. 

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On 9/3/2020 at 10:29 PM, bigbottom said:

Thanks Fred!  

p.s.  You can walk this bad boy too. You’ll still get a race shirt and medal!

I'm doing the 5K run tomorrow.  My knees haven't been cooperating when I run but I'm giving everything I got for Chance.  

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Rowed 30 mins. Bike ride with O eldest daughter. 

At least she and I are going to do the Chance for Hope fun run.  Thought about doing it tomorrow but I keep delaying registration—I’ll do that tonight and we’ll maybe run it next weekend. I’m pretty sure Okid can’t run a 5k, and I’m certain I can’t right now, but we’ll do a mix of jogging and walking. 

Just gotta stay active. Mrs. O assures me she’s getting back on the wagon with me Monday, so perhaps I’ll get another couple alcohol free weeks. Those are such a nice boost. Fingers crossed. 

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I’m not able to do anything until our air quality improves.  Even indoors, everyone is getting sick, including me.  I’m sluggish with huge sinus issues and headaches.  There’s no way adequately to describe how bad the air is right now.  It’s like nighttime all day.

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5 minutes ago, krista4 said:

I’m not able to do anything until our air quality improves.  Even indoors, everyone is getting sick, including me.  I’m sluggish with huge sinus issues and headaches.  There’s no way adequately to describe how bad the air is right now.  It’s like nighttime all day.

On the plus side, in addition to refraining from “strenuous activity,” we’ve been told to avoid vacuuming and most cooking, so I’m on board with that.

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Hundredpushups.com week 5 day 2 :

19 check no problems. 60 seconds rest

19 check no problem again. 60 seconds rest

22 check still pretty easy but I'm feeling it. I'll take 90 seconds rest

22 check the extra rest helped.  Only 18 next time.  Illmcut back to 75 seconds rest

18 check but holy cow my arms. Let's bump that back up to 90 seconds. 

18 check and yeah I'm not doing 22 again in 90 seconds see you in 2 min.

22 check yes I needed the 2 minutes rest and my form is getting a little soggy but I did it. There is literally zero chance that I complete 45 nonstop even with extra rest but I'm going to take a few minutes and then try.  In the meantime I'm putting my hand on my pec and flexing because it feels neat. This is probably what people with muscle tone feel.  Took almost 5 minutes rest. 

45 I was able to get through 32. I did not think that was possible.  Stopped for about 5 seconds and got right back up and finished.  That’s amazing, even with the extra rest. And I think I stopped more because of the cardio than my arms being wiped.  I just didnt want to slow down because I couldn't believe I was still going. I was like the idiot kid that drives fast to the gas station because his needle is on E. But f yeah l will take it. 

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6 minutes ago, krista4 said:

I’m not able to do anything until our air quality improves.  Even indoors, everyone is getting sick, including me.  I’m sluggish with huge sinus issues and headaches.  There’s no way adequately to describe how bad the air is right now.  It’s like nighttime all day.

That sounds awful. Is it safe to stay? If you need a place I'm sure any of us would be happy to help although my place might be a bit of a hike for you

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49 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

That sounds awful. Is it safe to stay? If you need a place I'm sure any of us would be happy to help although my place might be a bit of a hike for you

There aren’t any actual fires that close to me, or at least last I knew.  There are so many it’s hard to keep up.  But the closest is maybe 45 minutes away, so not that close.  The winds have just been carrying the smoke and ash. Air quality index has gone up into the 200s (“very unhealthy “) with places to the east up into the 400s.  Nowhere to get away from it.  Just hoping some rain will come - there is a chance of it on Tuesday.

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