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couple days of Health Month left
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Week 5, today:

Weight: 154.8 lbs
Body Fat: 11.5%
Blood Pressure: 122/68
Heart Rate: 70

My blood pressure and heart rate are a little higher this week than they were last week, but I continue to lose a little weight.  Health Month ends for me at midnight on Tuesday, at which point I'm gonna put into practice my Extremely Moderate Health Month adaptation for February.

These are the rules:
  • Same rules as Health Month, except...
  • 1 caffeinated or alcoholic drink per day
  • 1 additional serving of non-Health-Month-approved food (including caffeine or alcohol) per day
  • 1 amnesty day per week (Mon-Sun)
  • Continue exercise twice a week
  • Continue stress-related acupuncture
  • Continue weekly weighing, blood pressure, pulse reports
Starts at midnight on Tuesday and goes to the end of the month.  Seems pretty moderate, right?

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I love acupuncture! It's the easiest way I've found to significantly lower my stress levels.

Cutting out caffeine altogether is what I did THIS month. Now I'm gonna do moderation, which will actually be harder than the diet of alls and nothings.

I'm actually doing an exercise program that is designed to be done twice a week. I'm giving it a year-test to see how I feel after that. One of the basic philosophies is that you have super intense short workouts twice a week, and the rest of the week your body recovers and builds new muscle mass. I've been doing it for almost 4 months now and I definitely feel stronger than I have in a long time, and I am pretty much sore all the time.

Is this the Slow Weights thing?

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I had a 3pm-5pm headache from day 3 to about the end of week two. It was mostly annoying. I think that's partially from caffeine and partially from alcohol and carbs.

I was drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day before health month. Maybe more if you count all the Red Bull we drank on the cross country trip. I'm usually closer to 1-2 caffeinated drinks and 3ish alcoholic drinks.

The superintense workout is actually good for lazy people. It's 20 minutes two times a week, and you don't even have to change out of your clothes or shower it happens so quick and is not fast intensity but more like slow concentrated intensity. And the whole point is to be worn out as quickly as possible, to reach your point of muscle failure, and then to press against the failure for as long as you can (3-10 seconds) so that you're completely wiped out. It has interesting psychological effects on me as well, which I should try to articulate sometime.

This is a great idea. I'm going to vaguely follow this kind of plan, too.

Awesome. It looks like there's a small gang of us that are going to be doing this (Rick, you, myself, Kellianne). Let's keep talking about it so we don't fall off the edge of the world of boredom. :)

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