My "Just Do It" for 14 days started today! Every day I am going to:
~ make myself workout ~ eat lower carb than usual ~ drink even more water ~ eat extra fruits & veggies ~ stay within calorie range
Basically things I should be doing every day anyways but I'm going to use this "Just Do It" challenge to jump start myself again into doing everything right. I tend to do well, then slack off, then do well, etc. I want to break that cycle and this time it will happen!
current weight: 198.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,890) Posts: 343 7/16/12 1:52 A
My just do it starts July 15th. For 14 days I AM going to do ten minute core exercises and stretch. I never do either of these things and I'm DONE putting them off. Stretching is so important and my core is my biggest problem. Im just doing it!
You are more than the choices that you've made, you are more than the sum of your past mistakes. You are more than the problems that you create. You are MORE. ~Tenth Avenue North
current weight: 241.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,984) Posts: 53 7/16/12 1:35 A
Doing well, having some sleep issues but still sticking to the primal diet. Did buy some no flour bread I liked this weekend but which should have helped increase my glycogen levels but I still could not sleep. So frustrating but hopefully my body will get back in balance.
Day 3 and going strong. Been making my food at night and bring everything to work. Now I need to work on incorporating an earlier bed time so that I can wake up on time. Next week I start my next quarter's of exercise classes and need to get into the office no later than 8AM to leave work at 5PM. This week i have been arriving about 45 min. later than that. So..... Need to work at it.
My just do it for 14 days is to restart the Primal lifestyle. Alsoa low carb diet. I am on day 1! But have been doing it on and off for 3 months. So I am hoping that it will be easier the 2nd time around on the introduction phase.
So far I have eaten:
9:AM Breakfast: 1 small coffee with Almond milk and 2 sugars (8 carbs) 1 sm. TJ yogurt 20 carbs 10AM Snack: 1 hot tea with 2 sugars (8 carbs) 11:30AM Early lunch: 1 chicken leg, 1 baby bell, veggies (squash and glazed carrots) Snack: Luna bar 24 net carbs/ 28carbs plus 4 fiber 2PM 1 chicken leg, 1 baby bell, veggies (squash and glazed carrots) 3:30PM snack cinnamon almonds (20 pieces- 10 carbs)
So tonight I can only have protein and veggies or just cottage cheese and fruit. Need to reduce my carbs more for tommorow. I want to stick to between 100-150 carbs a day.
Gonna be sticking to the Scarsdale Diet for 14 days just to shake things up a bit.
As I wrote before, I’ve used this plan to great effect in the past, I love the no-nonsense approach of the author (long dead after being murdered by his snubbed lover! Who needs 50 shade of Gray?)
It is simple. It is probably one of the first plans to advocate lower carb eating and to have a 14 day “induction” phase that is much more restrictive than the “keep trim” phase. Re-reading the book is comforting. Dr. Tarnower is kind of like a practical, kindly drill sergeant. It all boils down to: Do this because it works and it is good for you and it will help you change your bad habits.
I now know why this thing works.
I entered the food into the tracker, and it comes out to less than 600 calories if I eat just my normal measured out 3.5 - 4 oz of protein. But no worries. I am allowed to eat as much of the protein and veggies that I wish, so I can up that calorie count pretty easily to where I should be for the day.
There is a vegetarian version of the plan which I will utilize as needed. I just can’t eat meat the way I used to. It makes me feel full more quickly than carbs, but I feel ill if I eat too much.
Dr. Tarnower advocates no dressing on the veggies, but I’m going to add 2 teaspoons of healthy oils (olive or safflower). That pushes me to 700 calories pretty quickly and if I add a handful of nuts and some more fruit, it should not be hard to hit my minimum 1300 calories.
Otherwise I’m going follow it, to include cutting out even the milk in my coffee.
Ouch! That hurts. In the past, I have always cheated on that one.
But really, when I employ some of the techniques I’ve learned through the “Mindful Eating” team, some of the philosophy I’ve absorbed through the “IOWL Team”, the exuberance and positive energy of the “DONE Team”, the survival ethos of “Team Zombie” (there will be no milk during the Zombie Apocalypse-suck it up and survive) and the combined energy and enthusiasm of all the other teams I’m dabbling in, I don’t feel like I’m gonna be alone and “white knuckling” it through the day.
Let’s do this together!! Pick your poison. Do it for 14 day to the letter. That will bring us to the end June. We’ll see what happens!
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