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 Post subject: Re: Lean&Green is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & will compete w/in 5mos
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OMG hurry and call me on my phone hahahah !!!!

I hope you haven't forgotten about your raw food friend.. :P

I want to hang with you and Dani ASAP !!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lean&Green is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & will compete w/in 5mos
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Lean and Green wrote:
Thanks I'm Your Man :D Yea I def do thrive, however, restricting calories and days of practically no calories at all is not condusive to bbing for the longer term which is why i'm off it now and trying to start to build again in a more traditional fashion. However, the juice fast/feast most certainly did it's job. :mrgreen:

First of all, i'm kind of preturbed as I have been trying to extract the shots and a video off of my camera and for some reason neither of our computers will recognize the camera; just says the usb device has malfunctioned.... What the heck; any clue, anyone??? So no progress shots or video, alas.......


Hey, Lean and Green! Nice to see you back again! :)

By the way, my husband says it may be a problem with the cable. Maybe try reconnecting the cable and try again? :?


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Day 1 (Tomorrow) of breaking the feast
-Soaked prunes in the morning, no actual solid food other than that. Mixture of blends/juices and spirulina Stuck to the plan; 100%
Day 2 Half a Papaya and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100% and only had 1/4
of papaya

Day 3 Half a Canteloupe and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100%
Day 4 Half a Papaya, Half a Canteloupe and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100% and only had a 14 papaya
Day 5 1 whole Honeydew melon liquids rest of day Started spiralized zucchini today, a day early


Aww, man! You're making me start to want papayas and melons now! lol! :lachmal:

I've been sticking mostly to Bartlett pears lately, because that's what I seemed to be craving. Though I'm about to switch over to pineapple, because I started craving it today. I'm also thinking of starting some green smoothies soon. :)


Lean and Green wrote:
I've been a raw food prepping machine with Dani's help, of course! The buckwheaties (chocolate flavor with the use of carob) looked fantastic and I never tried them. Once I took one bite it was all over. That as well as the banana breads and much more that have been drying in the dehydrator all week, made me crack. Whatever, it was just too damn plain tempting. Plus, I wanted to speed up the process of transition a bit, so I could have a meal on thanksgiving and not be sorry. Plus I want to start feeding my body properly so that I can grow and be strong and swol once again.


Wow! Looks like Dani's quite the chef then, eh? :wink:

I'm glad to see that ya'll are whipping up some tasty meals! Sounds delicious! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lean&Green is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & will compete w/in 5mos
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:37 pm 
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By the way, my husband says it may be a problem with the cable. Maybe try reconnecting the cable and try again? :?

You know I rhought that too. I tried cleaning the receptors. Doesn;t work yet. Next step will be to try to buy a new one. Thing is it worked one day and then two days later it didn't and never did again, sheesh! He's probably right; just wish I could fix the cord and get it to work now......

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Aww, man! You're making me start to want papayas and melons now!

Melons are very easy to digest, papayas have alot of digestive enzymes in them that's why I chose them. Plus they taste delish! Go for it =) Pineapple is great too; i'm not craving it right now though, perhaps the cooler weather? They sell them by the pound over here WHAT THE HECK????! Why can't you just buy a nice sized pineapple for 2-4 bucks like you can on the east coast!?!

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Wow! Looks like Dani's quite the chef then, eh? :wink:
I'm glad to see that ya'll are whipping up some tasty meals! Sounds delicious!
They most certainly are and she most certainly is. I'm going to have to ban prepping when I need to cut again in a few months and perhaps even sooner! But for now it's amazing and the best ever. Tasha is hopefully coming over today to prep samosas with me after she gets back from the gym. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Great to see you Tigrebella! I saw your sig and the amount of weight you lost. Then I looked at your pic and had I had any food or liquid in my mouth it would have been spit up EVERYWHERE. You look fantastic :D Major MAJOR progress. So proud of you girl! I;m sure you're just going to keep going as well; will be so cool to see you further progress :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Lean&Green is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & will compete w/in 5mos
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Lean and Green wrote:
You know I rhought that too. I tried cleaning the receptors. Doesn;t work yet. Next step will be to try to buy a new one. Thing is it worked one day and then two days later it didn't and never did again, sheesh! He's probably right; just wish I could fix the cord and get it to work now......


That's why I hate technology...sometimes it can be a pain in the butt. :? We've been having problems with our phone and internet lately, and it's frustrating.

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Melons are very easy to digest, papayas have alot of digestive enzymes in them that's why I chose them. Plus they taste delish! Go for it =) Pineapple is great too; i'm not craving it right now though, perhaps the cooler weather? They sell them by the pound over here WHAT THE HECK????! Why can't you just buy a nice sized pineapple for 2-4 bucks like you can on the east coast!?!


Ah, yeah...I see your point. We can't seem to find GOOD watermelon here, though. It makes me wonder if it's just Washington, or if maybe we moved here too late in the year. We can only get the small expensive seedless ones at CostCutter (which are ok, but expensive), or the big cheap seedless ones at oriental-type markets (which are not good, you can tell they're too overripe). :cry:

Papayas are a bit pricey, but we might consider getting some soon. I've kinda been craving them a little...just due to being curious of how they taste, though (I've had papayas in a salsa we once bought, but don't remember ever having them raw and fresh).

Really? I hate that! They sell the papaya by the pound here, at least the bigger nicer looking ones. As for the pineapple, CostCutter (which we shop at often, due to their SWEET 10 pound produce deals) has them for $2.99 now.

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They most certainly are and she most certainly is. I'm going to have to ban prepping when I need to cut again in a few months and perhaps even sooner! But for now it's amazing and the best ever. Tasha is hopefully coming over today to prep samosas with me after she gets back from the gym. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Great to see you Tigrebella! I saw your sig and the amount of weight you lost. Then I looked at your pic and had I had any food or liquid in my mouth it would have been spit up EVERYWHERE. You look fantastic :D Major MAJOR progress. So proud of you girl! I;m sure you're just going to keep going as well; will be so cool to see you further progress :wink:


*blushes* :oops: Haha! Thanks. Yeah, and it's not just physical changes, either...I have had so many emotional/mental changes as well. My husband's very proud of me, my mom's jealous (which, she's overweight too, but loves her seafood and prepackaged foods too much to give up), and I have a whole new outlook on life! lol. If I could go back in the past to change all this, I wouldn't, except maybe to have started this sooner! lol. I don't even seem to worry about my weight as much anymore, and for the most part I'm so full of energy (except on many of these icky cloudy days :? ). I'm definitely gonna keep going, and keep showing great progress. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lean&Green is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & will compete w/in 5mos
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:20 pm 
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Dude, I tried to clean the cables with a swab and water...didn't help. Just now, I tried to blow on the cable and voila, like magic, it WORKED! Good ole nintendo game cartridge trick.... 8)

Well anyhow, these are some pics that were taken about 7 days ago. Keep in mind that I have not been training consistently since July and also basically not at all for the past two months. However i'm back in action, makin it happen ;) as a wise man once said and so these are kind of supposed to be 'before' pics, as muscle memory kicks in and I prepare for a comp, willing...

I ended a 23 day juice feast which was much more stringent than the last one. This helped me to reset my body, cleanse and get rid of any excess bf that I cared not to have on my frame so that I can bulk cleanly and I need not to go nutso when slimming down for a presence on stage. It will still be intense though, obviously but no need to make it debilatating and lose too much muscle.

Here goes; pardon the pale skin, summer is over and i cannot afford a fake n bake salon :roll:

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I really need to learn how to pose properly DV, i'm gonna need YOU!

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Dude your physique looks like what I'm aiming for in a couple of months. Your arms and shoulders are always huge, but now your forearms (especially the left one) look strong and big too! And you're shredded. Awesome physique !

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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Lean and Green wrote:
Dude, I tried to clean the cables with a swab and water...didn't help. Just now, I tried to blow on the cable and voila, like magic, it WORKED! Good ole nintendo game cartridge trick.... 8)


Haha...go figure! :lachmal: I just told my husband what you said about finally getting it to work, and he was like "Oh, yeah, I remember that trick! I used to do that all the time!" :lol: I guess everyone who played video games knew that trick? Haha! Apparently I didn't, though. :oops:

By the way, we stopped by the store tonight for a few things, so decided to pick up a papaya. It costed nearly $6 (it's one of the bigger papayas, and weighs 3 pounds), but I couldn't help staring at it this time when we passed by it. So I'll get to see what fresh raw papaya tastes like tomorrow! Exciting! :boxer:

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:03 pm 
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I'm Your Man wrote:
Dude your physique looks like what I'm aiming for in a couple of months. Your arms and shoulders are always huge, but now your forearms (especially the left one) look strong and big too! And you're shredded. Awesome physique !


Thanks bro! I still have the base that I built this year and I guess it just shows more as I leaned out. I need to build build BUILD now ;) Come to think of it though, Robert even commented on my forearms last night. Weird I don't get it, I haven't really trained and in the last 2 weeks i haven't even concentrated on them in the slightest. O well, i'm not complaining :D

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awsome vascularity on the biceps! looks like you got some stritation on the chest too! and you built those lats just like you said! awesome.

you are truly inspiring. i'll post some progress pics of my own soon.. although im in nowhere near as good shape as you are.


Thx for the kudos Jaleel! Don't be afraid to post. I'm glad my shots inspired you. Just get consistent and keep at it and you'l be beyond where you want to be in no time. Thx for the ferrigno comparison and the lats comment even though they suck i swear it :D

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By the way, we stopped by the store tonight for a few things, so decided to pick up a papaya. It costed nearly $6 (it's one of the bigger papayas, and weighs 3 pounds), but I couldn't help staring at it this time when we passed by it. So I'll get to see what fresh raw papaya tastes like tomorrow! Exciting! :boxer:


I hope you enjoyed it! I tried a mixed smoothis in a recipe book that i hyped up in my head and it wasn't that great... Coconut meat, mango, papaya, pineapple, berries, bananas eh..... :roll:

11/24 - 11/30

Resistance Training
-4/7 days
-Total Time: 5 hours

Cardio
-5 games of racquetball Yeah BUDDY! Only one day but an was it oh so fun

Highlights
-Was so happy to get some good racquetball games in. The courts are like 8x faster here. It's crazy! I had to turn my head so much quicker to keep the ball in sight that the next morning I woke up and all of my neck muscles were sore. The same sore feeling I get from outdoor handball. Ah how I missed that feeling.....
-Damn you thanksgiving. Two days of prep and two days of digesting all the food. But oh so good yummy gourmet raw vegan food makes giacomo a happy boy. Thanks Dani ;) and then I continued on my merry way and had much more other stuff aka a raw food prepping spree. Pluas we had dinner company or went to dinner with our friends every night last 5 days (tasha, jessi and joe, robert, mishe)
-Raw Food Gourmet had last 5 days: stuffing, cranberry sauce (thanks dani!), cauliflower mashed potatoes, sun raw samosas, nut milk, seed milk, buckwheaties, fettucine alfredo, fettucine with dehydrated oyster mushrooms and tomatoes, lemon drops (thanks mishe!), carribean smoothie, avo/onion/celery/tomato spicy soup (thanks tasha!), vanilla ice crea (WOWOW :D), apple and walnut crepes with cream in the center, there may have been more.
-Let's get on track this coming week hm? Good talk Giacomo, good talk.... What can I say, I love to prep. I gave away a decent amount and shared during meals.. :D
-Gotta start lifting a little heavier and sling some weight around. Felt pretty strong the days I did get in. 365lb deadlift on the 9th set, 285lb squat on the 7th set, not too shabby....

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:02 pm 
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L&G, I thought since you stopped posting that you didn't have time to train etc but obviously you've kept busy! Arms, shoulders, thighs and abs is looking phenomonal!!!! I do however think you need more chest and back! Or I'm not sure about chest cause that is looking really thight as well, you got good striations (spelling?) going on but I feel a bit more size would give you better proportions. Back needs width and thickness. I think it's cool you're going to compete. Givging the raw and vegan scene some spotlight. But when you get back from comps you should try and bulk a bit more. I'm really siked about your progress. I'm def gonna show this to my raw friends! :D

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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How tall are you L n G? Looking great in those pics


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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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JOHAN, thank you so much for all of your kind words and positive criticism :D My back sucks always did no matter what I do. It is my weakest point genetically, i'm sure I could change this eventually with persistence. My chest and size in general should be increased, I agree wholeheartedly. On the contrary though, my friend, no I have not had any time whatsoever to train, honest. What you see, is simply what i was able to build up in the beginning of the year minus whatever was lost in leaning out without working out to help retain muscle. I was just juice feasting in a stricter fashion for 23 days, that's all, so it ripped me up but quick ;) You read my mind on all points you mentioned to the tee. Thanks for keeping me on track :D

Couture, thanks bud. I am 6'0" ok okay... 5'11 3/4" WHATEVER :P

12/01 - 12/07

Resistance Training
-4/7 days
-Total Time: 5 1/2 hours
-Deadlift day: 165x8, 185x8, 205x6, 225x6, 275x3, 315x3, 365x1, 385x1, 395x1, 400x1
-Squat day: 185x8, 195x8, 205x8, 215x8, 225x8, 255x3, 285x1 HATE you squats! I'll get strong with them; i just need some more confidence and to HTFU. Squats used to be the strongest exercise for me bar none. All of a sudden they've taken a major backseat since i've resumed training in jan....

Cardio
-20 miles of cycling; one round trip commute to work

Highlights
-A hectic week with work and complications but on a plus note, I commuted home from work one day and to the other and then went home with Dani. It felt soOOOO GOOD to cycle in Portland and commute to work! :D
-I have decided that I am going to work on getting my deadlifts and squat numbers up while still training them to grow. I want to be on a bulking schedule but my shoulder never fully healed and I still wish to compete so it doesn't make sense right now.
-Working towards 500lb deadlifts and something respectable with my pain in the ... squat numbers which don't seem to ever want to come back... :roll:
-The diet man, ugh, I need to be on track. I'm off base but not completely. One thing leads to another, all the gourmet just leads to snacking on nuts and seeds etc etc too often. My new idea is to do sun-tues Solids and then wed-sat liquids and have the same amount of calories both days. Count them and see where they take me. Stabilize somewhere good and then go forward in what i need to do asap! :D

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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Awesome Job Lean and Green

You didn't mention your butt exercises with a 1.5 lb dog ?

I'll see you soon for a lap top marathon

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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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I was first shocked since at the first glance it looked like you've lost a LOT of mass but then I started to look at your body proportions and I realized that your arms and shoulders are just MASSIVE! They're almost ready for competing, but I think lats need some work (could be just because of the posing), also some gemeral mass gaining... but I'm sure that won't be a problem since you gain weight super fast!

I didn't know people cut before they start bulking, but if you manage to get the best results that way, hey, why not! Anyway, looking solid! Body fat at the level I hope I'll have after I cut some fat some day...

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Good Weldings :)


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 Post subject: Re: L&G is 100%Raw, bodybuilding & competing asap(bf pics 11/25)
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Can you explain more about what you're eating? What raw foods do you eat to gain mass?


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