Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 13


Hello everyone and welcome to week 13 in the quest of a few internet friends who are trying to get healthy! We want to motivate one another and help each other get on the right track by working out, eating right, and reaching a great state of mind in the process. Join us weekly as we share our personal journey’s and stats to show you all that if we can do it, so can you!

Sarindre

This bring to an end my second week at IIFYM and I am having a great time doing it. This really does not feel like a diet to me. I was someone who was eating 1200 calories a day and STARVING and mean. Now I am at a comfortable 1620 and I am never hungry. Plus, if I am hungry, I just eat! As long as I log it and it fits my macros. I will say that I normally plan out my day in the morning or the night before so that I have an idea of what I am going to be eating for the day. Easter was a free macro day and I ate and ate and ate. Luckily the weight came off really easily and I am lower than I have been in many years! I have also been going to the gym every morning and lifting as well as attending my TKD class. I did Yoga on Monday too and I will say that was super fun and relaxing, also a little harder than I thought it would be. Total, I am down 4 3/4″ which is amazing to me!

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 165.6

Bicep – slack – 12 1/4″, Flex – 12 5/8″

Under Bust – 34 1/2″ (Down 2 1/4″)

Belly Button – 40″ (Down 1 1/2″)

Hips – 41.5″ (Down 1″)

Upper Thigh – 25″

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.

Elyntia

 Alright I changed back! Ha! Well back to the regular old boring diet plan I had before IIFYM. There are a lot of things I like about that plan, the protein works well with grain free, the stats they gave me were good. The reason I am going back to regular logging is simply because the calories that iifym gives you includes your work out calories for you already. In all honesty I am really not that great with remembering to workout. My battle is fought in the kitchen daily, not with exercise. Not following an exercise regimen while eating the calories that iifym was bad. Easter snacks and bread were bad too lol I decided I had better go back to where I could see my exercise calories on days that I actually decided to exercise lol instead of take them for granted and just eat like I really did exercise regularly. I can totally understand the idea tho, especiallly for those people who lift weights and strength train, MFP won’t give you calories for exercise with those, and personally I don’t think that’s right. You can work really hard lifting, so I really think they need to adjust for that. Which is what iifym really does well at including. I was back up to 299 as of Monday morning when I switched things back around and just went straight grain free with loose logging. Meaning I am logging my food but not going to cry if I go over, since I am going over with “real food” and not piles of junk. If I am hungry I eat something good for me. I have managed to lose 6lbs of water since Monday. Bringing me back down to 293, good start I think lol Now to keep it up and finally break the 290/ 20lb level I had been working on!
This week: 293 (working on getting rid of what I put on over the last couple weeks! *again*)
DaneTrain
I was having a big-time problem with my new running shoes last week. I was trying out a trail shoe, and the right one was KILLING my achille’s. After consulting my Run The Year FB group, I was informed that most running stores will take back these gently-used shoes AND replace them with an appropriate pair. This is true!!! So, I got the shoes that I’ve had before, and BAM I’m back on track, running further and faster. Sunday I ran the fastest half marathon of my life (1:59:11); albeit, treadmill running is different than being outside, but still!!! After riding my runner’s high all day, I had trouble sleeping that night, so at 2:00am I decided to get in my run and then go back to sleep. I went 8.5 miles, kindof slept, and woke up to a flu/food poisoning/stomach/bowel sickness that wracked mass devastation on me for the day. Luckily it was only for a day, but I’m still feeling exhausted today and am debating if tomorrow is too soon to start running again. I am less than 8 miles away from hitting 600 miles, and I would love to meet this goal before March is over. I also don’t want to push my body too much if it’s not ready, as that will do more harm than good. I guess I’ll just play it by ear and see what tomorrow brings. On a brighter note, expelling every fluid in my body for 24 hours resulted in a 2 pound weight loss. That’s my stab at optimism for the week 😉

WTD – 22.16 miles

LW – 43.25 miles
MTD – 203.96 miles
YTD – 592.02 miles
Mcgonagall
Hey guys!! Happy post Easter week!! This week is usually difficult because I want to eat all of the chocolate, however I made sure not to buy any until Saturday night so WIN! I watched my portions all day Sunday, and kept up my exercise. However to up my game, I’ve started waking up at 5am to get in another exercise each day!!
Starting weight: 232
Current weight: 182
21stCenturyFool
I decided to throw my hat into things this week and join my companions on this epic journey. This first week saw me focusing on diet as that has been my stumbling block in the past. I tried to eat as healthy as I could, sticking to the protein in every meal rule. I managed to work in a couple days at the gym, which I am looking to get back to regularly as well as 4 hours of pick up flag football over the weekend.
Starting Weight: 215.6
End of Week Weight: 212.8
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Sarindre
I am a 29 year old from Pennsylvania. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have two children both named after super heroes! A girl who is 4 and a boy who is 1. Most of my time is spent working, being a mom, and gaming.