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 Post subject: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:57 pm 
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I think this thread is a fabulous idea. A great way to hold yourself accountable for your ups and downs.

I'm at the end of my first week--- I figure I'll post my weekly progress. I get a headache looking at daily logs, myself.

Started at 134 pounds. My goal is to lose 14 pounds of fat and tone up. Essentially, a toned 120 pounds is my relative goal.

Here's ma log! (btw, the V stands for Vegan, Veg. for Vegetarian. I'm still transitioning, and I'm trying to keep track of that as well.)

Day 1: V, 1200 calories, pilates class
Day 2: Veg., 1500 calories, 400 cals burned/Elliptical machine
Day 3: V, 1300 calories, pilates class, 150 calories burned on home bike
Day 4: Veg., 1400 calories, double shift at work... lots and lots and LOTS of walking
Day 5: V, 1700 calories, sculpt class, spin class
Day 6: V, 1900 calories, 600 calories burned/Elliptical machine, solo ab work
Day 7: V, 1450 calories, sculpt class, 200 calories burned/Ellitical machine, solo ab work

I haven't weighed myself.... I don't think I will until the end of my second week. But my clothes are a bit looser than before!

My goals for the next seven days are to try and stay under 15-1600 calories, to use heavier weights in my sculpting classes, work on my abs consistently, and to NOT allow myself to get bullied into having anything with dairy in it. (I work in a restaurant that isn't exactly Vegan friendly. And the chefs consider it part of our job to 'taste' new items, namely desserts. Which I understand, but no more!)

Wish me luck on week #2!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:42 pm 
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Looks like your doing pretty well, I'm sure you'll reach your goal in no time. As for transitioning to a vegan, its good to go at your own pace and it will come in time. Even if your vegan and make a mistake its no biggie, doing your best is what counts. Wish you luck! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:25 am 
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Alex wrote:
doing your best is what counts.

I agree. Thanks! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:46 am 
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Ugh. Really bad day today, caloricly speaking. Just a very stressful day that I decided to deal with via food, which is so lame. I haven't done that since college. I'd say I had about 3600 cals all together. I feel like I must have undone so much of my hard work this week. I know wallowing won't make things better, but I felt like I needed to recognize it and own up to it.

The rest of my week has been great, though. I'm really proud of myself for all the gym time I have put in. Looking forward to posting my second week's log.

Blech.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:16 am 
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Yeah man I think it is important to acknowledge slip ups, but the main thing is to focus on the positive, it looks like you have mainly been doing great :) I have a problem with comfort eating, when stuff starts to go wrong I feel myself heading for the kitchen which is the wrong way to deal with a problem - in fact it doesn't deal with the problem it is just a momentary distraction.

I have found in the past that writing a message on the back of my hand, or just a symbol, reminds me of my goal when I go to binge / snack. I look at it and I remember the promise(s) I've made to myself, and it's easier to have a commitment to it when it's visible like that, rather than just in your head. I think it's important to be tough on yourself and get in the zone, put some limits in place if it helps

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:06 am 
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I agree, comfort eating IS just a distraction. Its just so difficult when you're already in that particular headspace. Kind of a "I've already 'ruined' my day, might as well keep going" mentality. But it's just one stupid day. Back on track.

I like the idea of keeping a symbol/message close by. I may use that. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:10 am 
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Totally, i get into that mindset too... if I slip up, I think "damn it, I messed up. I guess I'll do it properly tomorrow, nom nom nom." That's a bad trap to get into!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:34 am 
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WEEK 2! Heeeeeells yeah....

Day 8: V, 1400 calories, 350 cals burned/Elliptical machine
Day 9: V, 1400 calories, sculpt class, solo ab work, 400 cals burned/Elliptical trainer
Day 10: V, 1600 calories, no exercise
Day 11: V, 1400 calories, sculpt class, solo ab work/leg work, 370 cals burned/Elliptical trainer
Day 12: V, 3600 calories, worked a double shift and walked quite a bit
Day 13: V, 1350 calories, sculpt class, 200 cals burned/Elliptical machine
Day 14: Veg., 2000-2500 calories, no exercise

A few days there where I wish I'd restricted a bit, but overall a good week, methinks. Worked out like a mad woman and am starting to see results--- got on a scale two days ago and I weighed just a skosh under 130 pounds. A pretty healthy 4 pound loss in two weeks! Woo hoo!

Also, my transition to a Vegan lifestyle is going quite well. It definitely took a period of adjustment and 're-training,' but now it's easy. What made my last day non-vegan this week was a night of drinking. Vegan booze isn't exactly readily available. But even then, I didn't have anything with a blatantly dairy base.

*edit* - I take that back, Vegan booze IS readily available, I just hadn't found the proper resources online (yet. Still, the booze I had wasn't on the 'veg friendly' list.) NOW, I can trash my body compassionately!!! :lachmal: (I kid, I kid.... it's very rare that I drink).

GOALS for this 3rd week: attempting to stay under 1400-1500 calories. Stay on track with the sculpting classes. I'm sure at some point I will want to transition into solo weight room work, but for now the classes are doing it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:39 am 
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I just realized, that if I stay on track.... I should reach my weight loss goal in THREE WEEKS! Blimey! I'm so jazzed, and so ready for this new chapter in my life.
*edit* That's totally wrong. At 2 pounds per week, I should reach my goal in 5 weeks. I really should go back to grade school.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:55 am 
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Hey, congrats! (Out of curiosity, what's your height?)

Oh- and yes, there ARE tons of vegan drinks out there.... Once you're over the shredding phase, try Chocolate Silk Soy Milk, spiked with vodka. YUM - just like a Bailey's Irish Creme! (But of course, wait until after the three weeks...and drink responsibly!) :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:27 pm 
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VegannNY wrote:
try Chocolate Silk Soy Milk, spiked with vodka.

Oh dude, that sounds AWESOME! I'm definitely going to try that.

And I'm just under 5'8. 5'7 1/2, to be precise. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Hey, cool! We're basically the same height, and aiming for about the same weight range. (I'm shooting for 115, but will be happy once I hit 120. I'm about 127 right now...) And yes, the Silk Bailey's is TERRIFIC.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:02 am 
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Man, did I get off track. Some life craziness hit, and my visits to the gym ended while my consumption of food increased. The funny part is, I probably would have been less stressed overall if I had just kept my routine up, and not convinced myself that I was pushing my body too hard whilst dealing with life. Life will always be crazy, I can't use that as an excuse to make my health and fitness goals a lesser priority.

Starting again, starting anew. Here we go.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
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I'm starting new as well...haven't been motivated in months...was 116 in April now I'm 122ish...not working out, stressed, bad eating habits...I'm shooting for 114...I'm happiest at 112 but everyone complains I'm too tiny...so 114 it is :D

I just started my food log...well starting it tomorrow after a crappy start to today...I also just signed up with Melissa Brey...I'm so excited to have someone to push me and motivate me...because right now I don't seem to be doing it myself!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan De Vil's training/weight loss log
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:06 am 
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Well it sounds like you're not too far away from your goals, you should reach them in no time. Best of luck ta ya!


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