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I've been breaking up my walks a lot more lately, which I've found that I much prefer.

My office is six miles away from home, so when I go into the office, I'm still walking six miles twice. But that's become a lot more rare.

When staying home, I used to do one really long walk, often somewhere between 8 and 13 miles. Over the last week or so, I've been doing multiple short walks instead. Yesterday I took five separate walks, most in the half-hour range. Half-hour walks are really easy, both physically and in terms of finding time for them.

I'm trying to make it a rule on stay-at-home days to take a short walk after each meal, at least. I just finished lunch, so now I'm going to do a short walk before finishing my 2020 projections. (Almost done.)

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This thread is largely responsible for my purchase of a Fitbit Charge 4, which I received yesterday and already love more than I expected to.

When I walk, I just bring my phone with me, and it tracks my time, distance, and steps. Perfect: that's all I need. When I run, the phone bounces around a little in my pocket, but it's not a huge deal. So even though I've come to enjoy tracking my activities, I had no need for a fitness tracker other than my phone.

Except that our beaches and oceans here in San Diego just re-opened. (Not for hanging out, but for solitary walking, surfing, and swimming.) One of my favorite activities is to climb over the big rocks along a particular stretch of nearby beach and then go in the ocean. I don't want to bring my phone if I go in the ocean. But if I walk along the beach and my phone doesn't track my steps, did they really happen? Does exercise even count if my phone doesn't know about it?

The two things that sold me on the Fitbit Charge 4 are: (1) it's waterproof, not just water-resistant, so it will even track my ocean swimming; and (2) it has its own GPS, so it can track my distance even when it's not paired with my phone. Awesome. I got it for my planned trips to the beach.

I haven't been to the beach yet, but I discovered some other features that I really like about it as well. It constantly tracks my heart rate, so I can always tell at a glance whether I'm walking or running at the intensity level I want. And it monitors and evaluates my sleep, which is pretty interesting.

All in all, after using it for a single day, I'm very happy with the purchase.

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4/1 - 295.2 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 565 active cal; 739 total cal.  60 Total Minutes.

4/2 - 296.0 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 617 active cal; 790 total cal.  120 total Minutes.

4/3 - 296.6 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 601 active cal; 776 total cal.  180 Total Minutes.

4/4 - 296.0 lbs: 30 min recumbent bike; 261 active cal; 347 total cal.  210 total minutes.  

4/5 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 414 active cal.; 544 total cal.  255 total minutes.

4/6 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 486 active cal.; 616 total cal.  300 total minutes.

4/7 - 294.4 lbs; 24 min walk & 30 min recumbent bike; 405 active cal; 561 total cal; 354 total minutes.

4/8 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 281 active cal; 305 total cal.  384 total minutes.  

4/9 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 267 active cal; 354 total cal.  414 total minutes.

4/10 - 293.8 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 541 active cal; 713 total cal.  474 Total Minutes.

4/11 - 293.4 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 482 active cal; 654 total cal.  534 Total Minutes.

4/12 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 365 active cal; 495 total cal; 579 Total minutes.

4/13 - 294.6 lbs; 0 minutes; 579 total minutes.

4/14 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 339 active cal; 469 Total cal; 624 Total minutes.

4/15 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 382 active cal; 512 Total cal; 669 Total minutes.

4/16 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 Total cal;  714 Total minutes.

4/17 - 294.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 260 active cal; 346 total cal; 744 Total minutes.

4/18 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 total cal; 789 Total minutes.

4/19 - 293.8 lbs; 0 minutes; 789 total minutes.

4/20 - 293.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 355 active cal; 484 total cal; 834 Total minutes.

4/21 - 295.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 375 active cal; 505 total cal; 879 Total minutes.

4/22 - 295.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 222 active cal; 309 total cal; 909 Total minutes. 

4/23 - 293.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 367 active cal; 496 total cal; 954 Total minutes.

4/24 - 296.2 lbs; 0 minutes; 954 total minutes.

4/25 - 295.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 318 active cal; 448 total cal; 999 Total minutes.

4/26 - 295.4 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 378 active cal; 508 total cal; 1044 Total minutes.

4/27 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 360 active cal; 490 total cal; 1089 Total minutes.

4/28 - 296.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 373 active cal; 504 total cal; 1134 Total minutes.

4/29 - 296.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 374 active cal; 504 total cal; 1179 Total minutes.

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60 in the Morning, 60 in the Evening, 3 days in a row of gorgeous weather where I came close to 500 minutes in just that span. 

3,290 and I don't think I can make it to 3,500.

-Friend saw me today I hadn't seen in over a month and they seemed a little shocked at first, asked how I got my shoulders rounded out and I just told them I have been cycling a lot. 

-Another note...went to the bike store to look at a possible upgrade for Mrs MOP and they are as you might guess super low to sold out of several hybrid cycles we wanted to look at. Cannondale and Trek websites seem like they are sold out of many of their frames and unable to really pinpoint  when they will have them in stock. Luckily we have decent bikes already but it just was a small taste of the way things might be changing for a while. 

-Tennis Courts are open but it's a joke with all the rules they want folks to follow so I'll pass for right now until the time is right. Gives me an opp to not just trim off a few pounds but really make a strong change in my entire approach before i return. 

-I was able to get a 9=36 pack of Charmin today from a friend who had located some and asked me if I needed any...I'm good for another 2 months now and can conserve the Cottonelle that I have for special occasions.  

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50 Min this morning, 60 so far this afternoon/evening. I would need an additional 100 minutes somewhere to hit 3,500. It's possible I might get a wild hair to do some bilateral self propulsion later this evening. 

-Purchased a couple of 900 Lumen headlights for the front of our cycles so we can see ahead better when we are out at night. The light up tires are great for others to see us but these new front lights will make it super easy to see and also they can go several levels up to their max brightness, not sure how a car could miss you with these but I'm sure the drunks can still rack up pinball points all the same. 

-There is a separate bike nerd thread but we are zoning in some "carbon" frames that we can actually order thru Specialized website and have it shipped here and then put together at one of the local shops. Bike workers in shops are not customer service oriented at all...however I met one nice guy at a shop in the county below ours and I think I am going to make the "trek" to go see him. I can order the bike we want and he will build it if he doesn't have one in their stock. 

-May will get started off with a BANG! Tomorrow morning we wake up to the Upper 50s with very little humidity as a cold front passes over tonight....it's almost Hurricane Season. We get a lovely run for another 3-4 days with morning temps on the cooler or more enjoyable side. We aren't likely to see 50-Somethings in Palm Beach the rest of the year, maybe get a brief cool spot in December but sometimes it never gets real chilly. 

3,400 of the most productive minutes I've spent in a month in some time. Will be weighing in likely tomorrow or Sat to see if I make it to OneDerLand/199 but the number itself on the scale is not as important as the journey and the time it's filled with positivity and good vibrations vs what you witness unfold on television every day, pick a network. 

I have a nice target for the month of May, I want to be able to not roll backwards, that really will be a key part of the journey this time. I am putting a target of around 5-6 lbs for the month of May, June and July...that would put me at roughly 180-185 which is exactly where I would like to find a safe landing spot and not be hungry all the time. I cannot continue to just exercise for 3,000+ minutes a month, it's not realistic when things resume back to normal for me and especially the Mrs who doesn't get to work at home normally but has enjoyed April with me. 

And the point of whether I stretch and go cycle another 100 minutes tonight or rest up to get May rolling tomorrow, this journey will never end. You don't one day reach a magic weight goal and never exercise or watch you eat ever again, it just doesn't work that way. So it would be better if I could develop a realistic routine that will help me stay in an ideal weight range or number for a long time and not just enjoy it for 1 day.

Cheers!

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6 hours ago, fred_1_15301 said:

30 minutes HIIT yesterday and will close out the month with another HIIT.  We tracking this for May as well?

I was wondering if we might have some sort of new May challenge.  I've done month-long challenges before that had number of miles of bi-pedal self-propulsion as a goal, but I'm not sure that would work for a lot of people here who are doing different types of workouts.  Any ideas?

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76 minutes yesterday and 63 minutes today.  Finishing with a whimper.  But total of 2668 minutes for April.

4/1 - 81

4/2 - 67

4/3 - 62

4/4 - 103

4/5 - 100

4/6 - 86

4/7 - 82

4/8 - 86

4/9 - 88

4/10 - 64

4/11 - 98

4/12 - 115

4/13 - 90

4/14 - 81

4/15 - 81

4/16 - 82

4/17 - 123

4/18 - 91

4/19 - 84

4/20 - 82

4/21 - 90

4/22 - 90

4/23 - 61

4/24 - 143

4/25 - 92

4/26 - 125

4/27 - 102

4/28 - 80

4/29 - 76

4/30 - 63

Total:  2668

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1 hour ago, Ministry of Pain said:

 

I have a nice target for the month of May, I want to be able to not roll backwards, that really will be a key part of the journey this time. I am putting a target of around 5-6 lbs for the month of May, June and July...that would put me at roughly 180-185 which is exactly where I would like to find a safe landing spot and not be hungry all the time. I cannot continue to just exercise for 3,000+ minutes a month, it's not realistic when things resume back to normal for me and especially the Mrs who doesn't get to work at home normally but has enjoyed April with me. 

And the point of whether I stretch and go cycle another 100 minutes tonight or rest up to get May rolling tomorrow, this journey will never end. You don't one day reach a magic weight goal and never exercise or watch you eat ever again, it just doesn't work that way. So it would be better if I could develop a realistic routine that will help me stay in an ideal weight range or number for a long time and not just enjoy it for 1 day.

Cheers!

Fantastic post, but I especially loved this part.  Congrats to both you and Mrs. MoP for all your work in April!  Eager to hear how your weigh-in goes, but understand as you've said that you're in it for the long haul, not just one number on a particular day.

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25 minutes ago, Tecumseh said:

Day 34- Feel like I'm coming down with something (not covid-y)- slept like crap, then some insomnia, then more crap sleep. Ended up waking up too late to get a workout in before work. First missed day.

Day 30-I exercised every day in April, think my lowest day in terms of minutes was around 45. 

I have a specific 20 minute walk I can pull out on a day when I need it to keep the streak going...personally I am pushing the minimum to 30 minutes but I respect the 20 minutes as well, enough time to walk a complete mile. 

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Limped across the April finish line at 1529. My goal was 1,000 and I topped 1,500 so happy for that. 
 

My other goal was run 100 miles and I only hit 71. I was ahead of pace with 66 on the 17th, but then pulled something and i still can’t run. Maybe next month. 

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4/1 - 295.2 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 565 active cal; 739 total cal.  60 Total Minutes.

4/2 - 296.0 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 617 active cal; 790 total cal.  120 total Minutes.

4/3 - 296.6 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 601 active cal; 776 total cal.  180 Total Minutes.

4/4 - 296.0 lbs: 30 min recumbent bike; 261 active cal; 347 total cal.  210 total minutes.  

4/5 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 414 active cal.; 544 total cal.  255 total minutes.

4/6 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 486 active cal.; 616 total cal.  300 total minutes.

4/7 - 294.4 lbs; 24 min walk & 30 min recumbent bike; 405 active cal; 561 total cal; 354 total minutes.

4/8 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 281 active cal; 305 total cal.  384 total minutes.  

4/9 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 267 active cal; 354 total cal.  414 total minutes.

4/10 - 293.8 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 541 active cal; 713 total cal.  474 Total Minutes.

4/11 - 293.4 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 482 active cal; 654 total cal.  534 Total Minutes.

4/12 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 365 active cal; 495 total cal; 579 Total minutes.

4/13 - 294.6 lbs; 0 minutes; 579 total minutes.

4/14 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 339 active cal; 469 Total cal; 624 Total minutes.

4/15 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 382 active cal; 512 Total cal; 669 Total minutes.

4/16 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 Total cal;  714 Total minutes.

4/17 - 294.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 260 active cal; 346 total cal; 744 Total minutes.

4/18 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 total cal; 789 Total minutes.

4/19 - 293.8 lbs; 0 minutes; 789 total minutes.

4/20 - 293.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 355 active cal; 484 total cal; 834 Total minutes.

4/21 - 295.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 375 active cal; 505 total cal; 879 Total minutes.

4/22 - 295.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 222 active cal; 309 total cal; 909 Total minutes. 

4/23 - 293.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 367 active cal; 496 total cal; 954 Total minutes.

4/24 - 296.2 lbs; 0 minutes; 954 total minutes.

4/25 - 295.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 318 active cal; 448 total cal; 999 Total minutes.

4/26 - 295.4 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 378 active cal; 508 total cal; 1044 Total minutes.

4/27 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 360 active cal; 490 total cal; 1089 Total minutes.

4/28 - 296.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 373 active cal; 504 total cal; 1134 Total minutes.

4/29 - 296.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 374 active cal; 504 total cal; 1179 Total minutes.

4/30 - 296.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 353 active cal; 483 total cal; 1224 Total minutes. 

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Most importantly though on Entertainment Tonight they had about a 3 minute story where they shared the recipe for a McDonalds Sausage McMuffin with Egg. I know people have been wondering how they do it. I will share the culinary tricks for those that missed it:


toast an English Muffin

fry an egg

fry some sausage

Now here is the tricky part...put the egg, sausage and piece of American cheese between the 2 halves of the English muffin. 

I Know this is a diet thread, but when I discover such a huge secret I have to share. 

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9 minutes ago, Ministry of Pain said:

Day 30-I exercised every day in April, think my lowest day in terms of minutes was around 45. 

I have a specific 20 minute walk I can pull out on a day when I need it to keep the streak going...personally I am pushing the minimum to 30 minutes but I respect the 20 minutes as well, enough time to walk a complete mile. 

My minimum is 30 minutes this time. It was 20 minutes for the first iteration.

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1 minute ago, The Flying Turtle said:

Most importantly though on Entertainment Tonight they had about a 3 minute story where they shared the recipe for a McDonalds Sausage McMuffin with Egg. I know people have been wondering how they do it. I will share the culinary tricks for those that missed it:

 

  Reveal hidden contents


toast an English Muffin

fry an egg

fry some sausage

Now here is the tricky part...put the egg, sausage and piece of American cheese between the 2 halves of the English muffin. 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

I Know this is a diet thread, but when I discover such a huge secret I have to share. 

:mindblown: 

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3 hours ago, cheeseypoof said:

4/1 - 295.2 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 565 active cal; 739 total cal.  60 Total Minutes.

4/2 - 296.0 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 617 active cal; 790 total cal.  120 total Minutes.

4/3 - 296.6 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 601 active cal; 776 total cal.  180 Total Minutes.

4/4 - 296.0 lbs: 30 min recumbent bike; 261 active cal; 347 total cal.  210 total minutes.  

4/5 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 414 active cal.; 544 total cal.  255 total minutes.

4/6 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 486 active cal.; 616 total cal.  300 total minutes.

4/7 - 294.4 lbs; 24 min walk & 30 min recumbent bike; 405 active cal; 561 total cal; 354 total minutes.

4/8 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 281 active cal; 305 total cal.  384 total minutes.  

4/9 - 294.4 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 267 active cal; 354 total cal.  414 total minutes.

4/10 - 293.8 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 541 active cal; 713 total cal.  474 Total Minutes.

4/11 - 293.4 lbs; 60 min recumbent bike; 482 active cal; 654 total cal.  534 Total Minutes.

4/12 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 365 active cal; 495 total cal; 579 Total minutes.

4/13 - 294.6 lbs; 0 minutes; 579 total minutes.

4/14 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 339 active cal; 469 Total cal; 624 Total minutes.

4/15 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 382 active cal; 512 Total cal; 669 Total minutes.

4/16 - 294.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 Total cal;  714 Total minutes.

4/17 - 294.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 260 active cal; 346 total cal; 744 Total minutes.

4/18 - 294.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 344 active cal; 474 total cal; 789 Total minutes.

4/19 - 293.8 lbs; 0 minutes; 789 total minutes.

4/20 - 293.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 355 active cal; 484 total cal; 834 Total minutes.

4/21 - 295.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 375 active cal; 505 total cal; 879 Total minutes.

4/22 - 295.0 lbs; 30 min recumbent bike; 222 active cal; 309 total cal; 909 Total minutes. 

4/23 - 293.0 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 367 active cal; 496 total cal; 954 Total minutes.

4/24 - 296.2 lbs; 0 minutes; 954 total minutes.

4/25 - 295.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 318 active cal; 448 total cal; 999 Total minutes.

4/26 - 295.4 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 378 active cal; 508 total cal; 1044 Total minutes.

4/27 - 294.8 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 360 active cal; 490 total cal; 1089 Total minutes.

4/28 - 296.6 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 373 active cal; 504 total cal; 1134 Total minutes.

4/29 - 296.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 374 active cal; 504 total cal; 1179 Total minutes.

4/30 - 296.2 lbs; 45 min recumbent bike; 353 active cal; 483 total cal; 1224 Total minutes. 

17.5 hours if my math is good(it's not)...WTFG!!!

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6 minutes ago, The Flying Turtle said:

Most importantly though on Entertainment Tonight they had about a 3 minute story where they shared the recipe for a McDonalds Sausage McMuffin with Egg. I know people have been wondering how they do it. I will share the culinary tricks for those that missed it:

 

  Hide contents


toast an English Muffin

fry an egg

fry some sausage

Now here is the tricky part...put the egg, sausage and piece of American cheese between the 2 halves of the English muffin. 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

I Know this is a diet thread, but when I discover such a huge secret I have to share. 

You must use Bays English Muffins which are sold usually near the Pillsbury cans of WHATEVER at Publix where I shop. 

I prefer something like Boar's Head Uncured Applewood Smoked Ham...I just crack an egg on an open skillet and fry it up both sides until it's no longer runny, slap the egg down, quick fry the ham in same skillet, usually 30-60 seconds, flip that on to the egg and the cheese is optional, not a must, toast the muffin of course prior. Way better than whatever McDs is serving. 

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51 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

Only 15 minutes yesterday.  40 minutes today.  I think I ended up at 1380.   Glad the tracking is over.   I should start tracking food intake with MFP.   I so don’t want to.  I so should to lose 5-10.    

i can't stand the thought of tracking everything.  so, i work out like a banshee, and more or less break even.  when i want to lose weight, i just watch what i eat somewhat, and work out even harder.  most of my dead calories, come from booze.  which is easy to eliminate/moderate.

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Last 3 days. Came close to skipping because i didn't have time to hit my 2l this month but i think this threat helped me, and several of us, finish strong. Nice job everyone.  

I'm very happy with my fitness level and my Coronavirus diet, and i can honestly say that the accountability of reporting my workouts here and my calories on myfitnesspal have helped me continue yours my goals.

Thanks to everyone who clicked like on someone else's workout. This was the weirdest time to try to be good and a lot of you helped each other meet goals or stay on track and that's really what makes social media the incredible things ít is, even if we sometimes get frustrated because we want it to be something else.

So... thanks all. And enjoy that cheat day tomorrow - if you decide to take one. 

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35 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

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60

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Last 3 days. Came close to skipping because i didn't have time to hit my 2l this month but i think this threat helped me, and several of us, finish strong. Nice job everyone.  

I'm very happy with my fitness level and my Coronavirus diet, and i can honestly say that the accountability of reporting my workouts here and my calories on myfitnesspal have helped me continue yours my goals.

Thanks to everyone who clicked like on someone else's workout. This was the weirdest time to try to be good and a lot of you helped each other meet goals or stay on track and that's really what makes social media the incredible things ít is, even if we sometimes get frustrated because we want it to be something else.

So... thanks all. And enjoy that cheat day tomorrow - if you decide to take one. 

You've been inspirational to me and I truly appreciate the advice that you've provided.  Same with so many others in this thread.  

Last day of the month - let my 4 year old daughter pick the workout.  She picked the lamest possible 15 minute dance workout.  :lmao: .  It was easy.  Very easy.  But a nice way to finish off the month.  Total for the month - 1295.  

Back to the grind tomorrow.  My 10 mile race was scheduled for this Sunday so I'm thinking of just going for it this weekend.  

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I want to say a big thank you to all of you who discussed intermittent fasting and the different ways to implement it.  I've always had a problem with snacking at night (especially after a few drinks) and that has obviously not slowed down during the quarantine period.  So instead of sticking with the old mantra "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and eating a big breakfast every day - I only eat when breakfast if I am hungry (imagine that 🙂 ).  Now, I typically drink coffee all morning, then have lunch (eggs or atkins bar/shack most days or left overs from dinner the day before).  Dinner is pretty typical, then I have enough calories left over for my inevitable snacking at night.  It's not ideal long term but it's how I've been coping during the pandemic.

I started my journey about 16 months ago with the initial goal of getting to 199 which seemed impossible at times.  Well, I made it to 199 and this year the new goal was to get to 190.  Unfortunately, that isn't happening during the pandemic but I have been able to stay under 199 which is amazing to me, and has become my interim goal - stay below 199 until things return to "normal" and then get back on track to 190.

So THANK YOU for the discussion about intermittent fasting!!!!!11!!111!!

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Looking at the google sheet (and obviously this thread), pretty proud of the group of people here accomplishing some goals and supporting each other in meaningful ways. This community has been more helpful than ever during COVID, and I am grateful for that. Thanks all for being a part of it.

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12 minutes ago, Instinctive said:

Looking at the google sheet (and obviously this thread), pretty proud of the group of people here accomplishing some goals and supporting each other in meaningful ways. This community has been more helpful than ever during COVID, and I am grateful for that. Thanks all for being a part of it.

Congrats to everyone for sticking with this for the month.   Keep the momentum going.   I have a workout planned for this eve after work.  Let’s see what we can accomplish in May.  I forgot to hit the scale this morning but I’m pretty sure I’m just about where I was on April 1.  

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Wow, huge successes all around!  I'm so happy for everyone.  Thank you to whoever came up with the idea for tracking minutes for April - one of the freds, I think?

@Instinctive, I'm impressed you did this while working through injuries.

I'm continuing in May and June since I still have 60 days left in my Tecumseh challenge.  What I really need to do, though, is get my eating and drinking back under control.  It's not completely whacked, but it has edged into bad territory.

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3 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Probably going to take the whole weekend off, see if my Achilles quiets down. I'll be back on dawn patrol ASAP.

:hifive:  took yesterday off, probably going to take today off as well.  my calves are quite sore from running

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Any of you cool cats taking a turmeric supplement?   I've read about it a few times possibly having some cancer and alzheimers fighting capabilities but nothing definitive.    Haven't done a lot of research so I figure I'd ask you folks that are way more knowledgeable then I.   If its just this year's supplement fad, I'd rather find out now.

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1 hour ago, bostonfred said:

May challenge is all on the diet side of the equation. 

Whatever your goal is, the challenge is to track calories every day in myfitnesspal or points initrackbites/ww or do your IF and stay under. 

May challenge starts Monday. 

Who's in?

I need this.  I'm in.  I haven't even been tracking in WW the past couple of weeks.

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On 4/7/2020 at 6:00 PM, STEADYMOBBIN 22 said:

Wife and I were doing great for more than a month. Working out together every day except Sat/Sun. She stopped about 3 weeks ago and other than a few push-ups and a few squats I haven't done anything. 

I worked out a little light today just to get the rust off. Ill take it slow tomorrow and then ramp it back up. 

 

With the wife and both TEENAGE daughters home all day we've been treating it almost like a vacation. Time to get back on a schedule. 

 

:TightensHeadbandLikeRambo:

This is Mobbin. (Earned a T/O for nothing last week)

 

Update:

 

Wife is still kicking butt and I’m so proud (and selfishly giddy). I was training her at first which was causing a good bit of friction during the workouts. After a few weeks of her constantly fighting and questioning me on the things I’m asking her to do (because she asked me to and is holding me responsible for getting her in shape,) I finally snapped. I just said “Look, this isn’t complicated. You pick heavy s### up and you put heavy s### down - and you do it at a accelerated pace! That’s it!”

She snapped out of it and stopped #####ing and moaning. Now she’s even self motivated and instead of me holding her hand we both do our own individual workouts with each other. It’s been great. 

As for me- I’m officially back to being about 92% of my “summer body”. Even my youngest has stopped calling me fat! I’ve really been focusing on my lower body and core and it’s showing. My legs are noticeably thicker and I just feel so much more powerful in my base. Ive always been a pure speed guy with pretty thin legs. I have absolutely notice how much better my balance is. 

Im getting shredded this summer and I won’t be denied!!!!!

 

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Good week after a bad week.  Didn’t really drink much, ate very well.  Today didn’t eat till 6pm after a 40 minute row this morning, then at 6pm had 4-5 slices of pizza and some red wine.  I’ll have more drinks tonight just because.  Probably I’m fine.  Probably I don’t care because it’s Friday and I’m quarantined.  

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2 hours ago, bostonfred said:

May challenge is all on the diet side of the equation. 

Whatever your goal is, the challenge is to track calories every day in myfitnesspal or points initrackbites/ww or do your IF and stay under. 

May challenge starts Monday. 

Who's in?

Ugh.  Dang it!   Peer pressure has always been a weakness.  I’ll do it but I’m not gonna like it. 

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  • Otis changed the title to Otis fad diet thread — yoga, fasting, and kevzilla walking on🚶‍♂️

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