Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 23

Originally posted 2016-06-08 12:00:00.

Hello everyone and welcome to week 23 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!


This week is going pretty well. I am going muscle confusion so I am rotating my workouts weekly. Since I loved The Rock’s workouts so much, I will be alternating them with my regular workouts. I feel like I am getting stronger and I have been losing a lot of inches! Taekwondo is kicking my butt and I am burning about 500 calories according to my Garmin every time I go! I love to see the calorie burn for something fun and enjoyable! Wanna chat about diet or exercise? Tweet me @Sarindre or follow me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723. Have a great week!

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 155.4

Total inches lost – 22.25″

Bicep – slack – 12.5″, Flex – 13 1/2″

Chest – 32.2″ (Down 4.55″)

Waist – 31.1″ (Down 10.29″)

Calf – 14.2″

Shoulder – 14.7″

Neck – 12.2

Hips – 37.5″ (Down 4.5″)

Upper Thigh – 21.7″ (Down 3″)

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.


Well I am in the middle of busting out renos before the big move in a week and a half! If I don’t lose something doing all that work something is for sure wrong haha  I managed to put a little bit of a dent in the number again this week, and I have a feeling that more will be coming off, since we are pretty sure my husband has a celiac rash (DH) so the grains are gonna have to get out of our food for it to clear up, and I won’t make him do it alone, poor guy. That would just be mean!
Starting weight: 310.5
Today: 298
I have managed to stick with the IIFYM . I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. Today marks one week, but I’m not going to check any progress until I give it at least a solid 2 weeks.
I still can’t decide if tracking food is good for me or not. Really, I’m not eating too differently than I was, minus a lot of reese’s pieces. But somehow the pressure of entering every item, and weighing every item, is gnawing on me. I love the lifting component, and the fish oil seems to be helping my energy. I hate that I am not allowed cheat days, I feel a slave to my phone app, and there is no spontaneity in anything I eat, at all, ever. Prior to this I had one cheat meal a week, and it did not adversely impact my weight, even after 2 years of this weekly ritual. We had the same meal from a hole in the wall joint and it was full of fat and carbs and goodness. In fact, it usually was one of the highlights of my week; my husband and I would eat in and have a sort of “date night” after our daughter’s bedtime. He wasn’t thrilled when I told him I couldn’t do this anymore. Honestly, I’m not either.
I don’t entirely loathe it or anything, so far it just feels like any other diet. I’m restricting certain foods, so a binge will inevitably happen, it’s just a matter of when. We will see what next week brings. But realistically, I’m not training for Miss Bodybuilder USA or anything. I’m happy with my weight. And I like spontaneous weekly in-home date nights with my husband. I might follow this most of the time, but unless I have abs by Tuesday, I probably will be a fair-weather IIFYM-er at best.

TW – 20.52 miles

LW – 53 miles
MTD – 53.46 miles
YTD – 1104.81 miles


This week was pretty good, still a bit off the diet, but focused on getting to the gym. I’m doing 4 day splits and I am feeling it. The scale is also feeling it this week as not only is the weight on the scale going down but the body fat percentage is as well. Keep chasing that greatness!

Starting Weight: 215.6

Weight at the beginning of the week: 211.0

End of Week: 209.6


Starting weight: 213 (3/1)

Last week: 196 (5/27)

This week: 198 (6/3)

Goal weight: 190

As expected, I went up a little this week, but no worries. I’m still putting in the work. I followed through with my plan to make it to the gym three times last week. On day 1, I lifted, focusing on chest, upper back, core, and legs. On day 2, I ran 4 miles outside. On day 3, I lifted, focusing on arms, shoulders, legs, and core. No real workouts this weekend, but it was a busy, sweaty weekend with housework and the like, so I don’t feel bad about it. Plan is to stick with the general workout plan for this week.


Dear Diary:

This is what my first day back to a gym was like:

See you next week!

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