Peter Hurley's picture
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2022 Headshot Crew Weightloss or Get in Overall Kick Ass shape Fitness Challenge!

I'm editing this post below with my updates. Edit your original entry post with your updates so it stays in one thread. If you want to jump on this train post below to get started!

The time has come PEOPLE!!! Each year here on the crew we do a Fitness Challenge. We start tomorrow, so who's in?

Make your goals for 2022 and get in on this bad boy with me. Post your acceptance below to create some crew accountability and we'll be off to the races. Everyone is different so I don't care what kind of goal you set for yourself as long as it's going to get you toward better health in 2022 then it's all good. 


LET'S DO THIS!!! 
 

If you have a PELOTON then follow #headshotcrew and we'll try to get some rides going. I suck so no need to be talented at it!

I'm going to keep my updates here in the post.

1/1/22 Had a big night last night and got on the scale at 214.7 lbs this morning. This year I'll be intermittent fasting along with Keto. I use the Zero Fasting App to track it and I'm starting out with an attempt at a 56 hour fast to kick it off. I allow myself coffee(usually with some mct oil) or tea and a ton of water and that's about it. I'm starting my working out by going for a slow short run followed by a little Peloton action at a fairly slow pace and some abs and stretching. I haven't worked out since the world championship in November so will break into it slowly. 
 

1/2/22 I'm still fasting! 33 hours in and have to boy had water and coffee with a bit of mct oil. That's been it! I'm 209 now. Lost 5 since yesterday. Going to go for another day and see how I feel in the morning. I don't recommend this guys! So you do you I just know I can do it.  I've done 86 hours before so I'm going to shoot for 60 hours. Just to kick the ketosis in faster. It usually takes 4 days but with the fasting it'll get it going by the time I'm done with this. I ran, pelotoned and did abs and stretching. Same plan today. 
 

1/7/22 I got through the 90 hr fast by the skin of my teeth. That was tough! Took a few days off from workouts and just did light abs and stretching. Plan is to jump on the peloton and get a ride in before heading to the studio. I'm down to 204 and feeing good. Did a 24hr fast yesterday. Trying to keep meals to one a day. See if I can kick in some extra fat burning with the workouts and stay in the downward trajectory. 
 

2/1/22 I wonder how everyone is doing! I've been chugging along but have been on the road and not being at home isn't good for my mojo. I need to kick it into high gear as I'm getting in the boat in February and am currently ten or so pounds heavier then I'd like to be. I think recommitting to getting the goal accomplished could be the ticket. I've got my twins 19th bday today so I won't be watching the diet but I do feel like I'm move sideways instead of forward and I need to give myself a little kick in the ass. Maybe a little self ass kicking is a good thing. 

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Joe Lubong's picture
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Jason Fung is the man

Kristen Beck's picture

Thanks Joe,
Very informative and i'm going to give this a whirl! i've been on WW for a year but would like to get my weight off within this year...It's a hefty goal but will be achieved!

Judy Babinski's picture
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Here is a good book on Circadian rhythm in general. Chapter 5 deals with Time-Restricte eating. I find if I restrict my eating to a certain time period during the day, it really helps me get a good night's sleep in addition to all the other benefits. The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda.

Peter Istvan's picture
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Hey Mark Argerake, here is an IF guide, that I put together, might be helpful https://www.psfht.com/pages/intermittent-fasting. Feel free to email me peter@peteristvanphotography.com

Mark Argerake's picture
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Thanks Peter!

Angie Whitten's picture
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I'm in! Working with a health coach - goal is to be down 40# by July 1 <3

Peter Hurley's picture
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LFG!!! ??

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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You got this!

Beth Madison's picture
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First day of me getting back to my version of fasting -- one meal a day. I allow myself two cups of coffee, then switch to water. I eat nothing until a dinner at about 7 pm, and then nothing again after that.

I keep my total calories for the day at between 800 - 1,000, and make sure to drink plenty of water. I also take vitamins. Please note that I am very short -- 5 ft even -- and that this is not so far off my recommended daily calorie intake.

I find brushing my teeth after dinner really helps keep me from wanting to snack later.

I know from experience that the first two or three days are hardest, and then, for me at least, I stop feeling hungry and it gets pretty easy.

For me, this works very well.

Lisa Karlstein's picture
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OK I am in!!! I had a few surgeries that prevented me from doing my 6 day a week workouts but I've been fully released! I have lost so much muscle!!!! I was at 12% body fat and now I'm not sure where I am but I guess I need to check that. What is my goal? I want to rebuild muscle. I'm not comfortable going to my spin studio and training the way I was because, well ya know the darnd pandemic! My Peloton was delivered 2 days ago so I'm getting on it everyday, walking my dogs at least 5 days and hitting some of the bootcamps on Peloton. I'm not trying to lose more than the couple of pounds gained over the holidays as much as gain muscle. I am returning to fasting, not eating after 7PM if that's possible on the days I do eat and usually it is 1 meal. My goal- Muscle, burn more, better sleep and I turn 59 this year!!! I'm going to hit 60 and be my strongest! Ill post a photo tomorrow.

Judy Babinski's picture
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Yay, Lisa! So happy you are committed to getting your strength back. I, too, had surgery at the end of August to repair a broken humerus. It really set me back. But physical therapy is working to get my strength back. It's hard and painful but necessary.
And what fun, a new Peloton! Are you in the Women's Crew Cast Facebook group. They have started a weekly Peloton zoom session and also a yoga session. Check it out! Good luck on your journey. You are determined and will be back to your usual strong self before you know it.

Arica Lipp's picture
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down 5lbs so far. Still a LOOOONG way to go but hey its a start!

Claudia Hoag's picture
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FASTING FOR DAYS -

Peter was on a water fast for 4 days (ingesting nothing but water, afaik) - and then had a steak! This is not for those faint of heart. He has been increasing his fasting window over time. He was at 1.6 mmol/L and that's a lot! This is the amount of ketones in the blood that indicates your body is converting energy from the fat repository instead of glucose you might have ingested (because you're not ingesting any).

I'm new to days-fasting and I'm loving it. But for beginners and for women it's different. If you're female and going into fasting, do know that fasting works slightly different for women, whose bodies hold on and need food in a slightly different way, because hey you need to bear children. Also, the amount of muscle mass makes a big difference. Men usually get into ketosis faster and lose more weight. Not fair, right? Plus, you train your body for ketosis - the more fasts you do, the faster your body gets into ketosis.

So I'm doing a fast-mimicking thing, where you ingest a bare minimum, some supplements, and your body reacts as if you're not eating anything. But it avoids the risks - especially for women, yes, you can do a straight fast, but you might want to be gentle on your body and the fast-mimicking is great. It's not easy, but totally worth it.

Fasting without wearing out your body is excellent for detox, cells renewal, and longevity.

I just finished my second round of 5 days and lost 7.8 pounds. I should get about 2 pounds back but should be able to stay at that without much effort. Most of all, I feel great! Will do the third round next month!!

Shelli Craig's picture
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I'm in. I've lost almost 100lbs with gastric sleeve surgery. As a side effect of the surgery, I haven't been hungry in 7 years but I still eat crap. I did Keto during quarantine time last year and lost about 15 so I know that's what I need to do. I'm also diabetic and use a Dexcom to track my blood sugar and I have living proof that diet and exercise lower blood sugar. When I avoid carbs and exercise my blood sugar is perfect or low. When I eat crap it goes up. I have a Peloton & a Mirror and I had to move them into the spare bedroom upstairs where they aren't as readily available but I'm going to make it a new habit to use them as much as I can. I'm SeaShelliC on Peloton. Since the first of the year I'm down 2.4lbs. I want to lose 25 more and then get a tummy tuck. LOL

Beth Madison's picture
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It's a long and tough journey, but good for you, Shelli, for your self-awareness and persistence! I know what I have to do, too, but knowing and doing are two separate things. As someone who's influenced me once said, it's simple, but it's not easy. In the past 8 years, I've lost weight and got fit, and then lost the momentum and backslid all the way back. My challenge is consistency and perserverence.

By the way, how do you like your Mirror?? I was looking into getting one at the start of the pandemic. It looks good! Do you like it?

Erik Daems's picture
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following Peter, Andrew and Rich on showing what the situation looks like right now. About 70 kg, 1,86m. Not too bad, just want to do some more home-workouts and start indoor climbing again!

Patsy Hixson's picture
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I just joined the Headshot Crew at Imaging USA and I'm definitely in on this! Got to keep getting healthy and strong so I can be my best at photography and life!

Mari Maloney's picture
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Feb 15, 2022.... I am down 25lbs since my last post! Clothes fit again and I am not horrified by my appearance. Glad I put it out there and have committed! 25 more to go! Might feel like running naked through the streets then.... (at midnight)

Mari Maloney's picture
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Finally down 40 pounds! Almost to my goal weight.. not sure I will stop there. Now to add muscle building and increased fitness. It's cycling season! YAY!

Erik Daems's picture
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Awesome! Go Mari!

Mari Maloney's picture
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Thanks Erik! Damn it feels so much better! I will never allow this weight to creep back on! So much more confident and happy!

Rich Soublet's picture
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Back on a training plan to cut my half marathon time down for the race in June! Still in the early stages so it's really easy on the body. Short runs 4 times a week at 2 miles 3 miles 6 miles then back down to two again and repeat. Training pace is a full 2 minutes slower than my usual pace which is actually kinda tough to do. Weird to make yourself go slower when you've gotten used to a faster pace. I'm in my second week and having an easier time controlling my pace but am erring on the side of "slightly too fast."

We'll see how it goes once it has me doing hill drills, but overall I feel a bit better than the last time I was on a training plan. The stuff that was once medium difficulty is now way too easy!

Lisa Poseley's picture
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Okay, I've hit the wall too. Pandemic + stress + single mom trying to build my photograph business! I weight nearly what I did when pregnant with twins! Well, not quite but still yikes nothing fits. Doing Zero intermittent 16-hour fasting. Doing low carb, considering Keto but then I just end up eating bacon, eggs, and avocado. Also used to run marathons, many NYC - so back to running which feels great for mind + body. My dog is very happy about the running bit.

Beth Madison's picture
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Well, after a bunch of false starts, I have lost 35 lbs and have only about 8 more to go to get to my goal weight! On a 5 foot frame, that's a lot! I feel so much better, and so much more like myself.

I've let the weight training slide, though, so now my new goal is strength/muscle building.

Christian Berens's picture
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Awesome work Beth!

Jakub Strumillo's picture
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I lost few lbs but this is way better! Amazing Beth, keep going and feel healthy!

Veronica Esqueda's picture
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I've had a significantly challenging year. My goal was to shed 50-lbs to reach my goal weight. I now only have 38-lbs to lose. My hip replacement was successful, but now my other knee has osteoarthritis, which is a drag because I was doing pilates for about a month and then my knee became too inflamed. I'll be seeing the ortho this month. I've also been diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last year and am treating it holistically right now as it's slow growing. My stressors were too much (my father, his wife and my aunt died, dog has an infection that requires a couple of hours a day to treat and legal issues), but these have recently became non-stressors. I now can be selfish and concentrate on my health in treating the cancer with success. I'll be taking a Heavy Metal Test and a Metabolomix test to evaluate everything in my body including my cell and mitochondria health. I do Fasting; longest stretch was 48 hours and Intermediate Fasting daily. Since it's almost been a year since my diagnosis; I will be getting an MRI to see how the cancer cell is. I will be successful!

Beth Madison's picture
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Veronica, you go!! What a lot you've had to go through, but I'm inspired by your focus and drive. I'm cheering for you! You got this!! 💗🥰

Veronica Esqueda's picture
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Thank you!

Charles Turcott's picture
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From around 255lbs@5'8" tall in 2014, to 175lbs as of this morning, 29" waist, which were common stats for me in my 20s. My hesitation to dive into studio photography was erroneously centered around the idea that if I did studio work (rather than location, outdoors, or event), I would turn into a fat old man. Turns out I was extremely wrong about this, as light painting has been a popular request and that takes so much energy I wind up sore the next day. So far, headshots are a big part of my fitness program!

Christian Berens's picture
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Wow that's amazing!! Nice work!

Charles Turcott's picture
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Thanks! I credit this guy's cook books and YouTube channel for a lot of my success at not just dropping weight, but maintaining it with no more diets/yo-yo diets.
https://www.gregdoucette.com

Christian Berens's picture
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It's almost the end of the year! Keep going strong! I just finished my second bout of #75Hard and it feels great to be back to where I was! From 207lb (24%BF) to 182lb (17% BF) (Well I gained a few over the last few days due to some celebrating)

But I've got goals to continue!

Keep pushing everyone!

Carol Spagnuola's picture
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Awesome Christian! Keep it up and keep going!

Christian Berens's picture
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Thank you Carol!