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 Post subject: Sarah's progress not perfection journal
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:38 pm 
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I had a crappy diet day today. I thought about starting my journal tomorrow, but decided that'd I'd like to be able to look back on this and see my progress. Anyway, my main problem was mindless snacking and not nailing down my meals. Here's what I ate:

Breakfast
Organic Oatmeal and a banana
handful of Almonds, Dry Roasted - With Salt Added
Cafe Au Lait - Tall-sized with Soy milk
Lunchh
Salad with lettuce, shredded carrots and red cabbage, cucumber slices and tomato wedges w/ 1 tbsp. Kraft Free Fat Free Italian Dressing 2 huge chunks of pineapple
handful of Wasabi Peas
2 handfuls of Chex Mix
Dinner
Back to Nature granola bar
5 strawberries
2 handfuls of Grapes
Glass of red wine
Snacks
Spiru-Tein w/ water
handful of Pumpkin Seed
handful of Almonds, Dry Roasted - With Salt Added

At least I didn't have any rice cream!!!

Workout was:
Ran 2.8 miles on my lunch break. Today was my break from weight lifting.

My Affirmations:
I will not snack because my next meal is just around the corner.
I will push myself to failure at the gym.
I am in control

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Don't sweat today, it's almost over. You've got tomorrow to think about now. :D

That and today wasn't all that bad. Just squeeze some veggies and whole grains in there tomorrow and you'll be all set. You must be doing something right, you have a great pic.

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 Post subject: P0st for yesterday
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:12 am 
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SO this is actually yesterday's info:

MEAL # 1

Spiru-Tein w/ 1/4 cp. Rice Dream Vanilla and water

MEAL # 2 ( I had a lot of veggies that were about to go bad)
Cafe Au Lait - Tall-sized with Soy milk (US)
Salad w/ Spinach, baby carrots, red leaf lettuce, 1/2 an avocado, Cherry Tomatoes and 1/2 a baked sweet potato

MEAL # 3
Salad @ Jason'd deli:
Banana Chips, Spinach, Spring Mix, Cherry Tomatoes, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, chick peas, edamame, black beans

MEAL # 4
Huge Chunk of Watermelon, small pear & 1/2 of a Cliff Builder's bar

MEAL # 5
Homemade Hummus, w/ baby carrots, cucumber & Ezekiel 4:9 Organic 100% Whole Grain Pocket Bread


I did much better today with the snacking, but did have about 3 glasses of wine...it's Friday. What can I say?

Workout was:
AM: 45 min. Cycling class
PM: Legs>
Exercise Set #1 Set #2 Set #3 Set #4
Smith Squat 13 @ 50 11 @ 60 13 @ 60 13 @ 60
Leg Press 10 @ 125 12 @ 125 12 @ 130 15 @ 130
Lying Leg Curls 9 @ 60 11 @ 60 10 @ 60 xxx
Seated Leg Curls 11 @ 80 11 @ 80 11 @ 90
Hip Abductor (outer) 11 @ 90 11 @ 90 12 @ 90 xxx
Hip Abductor (inner) 12 @ 70 15 @ 70 14 @ 70 xxx
Butt Blaster Machine 12 @ 60 12 @ 60 10 @ 60 xxx


After my AM workout, I had time to meditate in the Sauna and it made a world of difference in my day. I was more focused at work and in my workouts. Tomorrow is Yoga day so I'm looking forward to that!

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the wine gets me too....every damn time :D

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I love your picture.
You seem to have a well balanced life in many aspects of life. Food - good amount of raw foods; some treats with moderation. Exercices - intense activity; along with some relaxation like Yoga and Meditation...
I don't seem to have reached that control-balance-concentration in my life yet. If I buy red wine, soy ice cream, whatever other things like that, I finnish it all in one shot. At least, I didn't drink any alcohol in the last 6 months and I never feel any desire for it. I'm wondering if I should drink some red wine and sake for next year's eve and Christmas, or resist to the temptation, because those are the only times I may want some...
I lack of some serenity and tranquility, I have to much stress. I really need to study Yoga and Meditation with more seriousness and devotion

Nice journal ;)
What kind of milk do you use for your Café au lait ?

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I'm Your Man wrote:
What kind of milk do you use for your Café au lait ?


Soy... I use rice milk at home, but soy is the only thing coffee shops carry.

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I'm not even going to log what I ate yesterday because I simply lost track. My boyfriend thinks my borderline binging behavior stems from the fact that I'm not eating enough calories. He says it's my body trying to tell me something. I don't know...but yesterday was rough. At least the foods that I do snack on aren't crap. Anyway, today is a new day.

I just joined a new gym about a month ago. My previous one just didn't have enough. I tried out a pilates class yesterday, which I thought sucked. But, I have to admit that my abs are sore today. I also did an hour long yoga class immediately after pilates. This class rocked!! It's definitely going to remain on my Saturday workout schedule.

Affirmations:
I WILL NOT SNACK INCESSANTLY TODAY!
Money is just an object

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I lost 48 lbs last year.

One of the things that helped was deciding to lose only 1 pound a week. That allowed me to eat enough to be comfortable and keep my mind off of food.

The fat loss forum I was on had no shortage of people who scoffed at that advice, swore that they needed faster results to stay motivated and who cut their food back more.

They ended up quitting and/or binging and are still where they started off.

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Beforewisdom is right, losing slowly is usually best. Besides the sanity factor, you are likely to lose far less muscle mass while doing it. Sometimes you can even manage to gain muscle.

As far as your affirmation to go to failure, that is not always necessary. Most current studies show that it is more helpful to go one rep short of failure. It is supposed to help your body grow faster, something with going to failure messing with the neuromuscular system and protein synthesis makes failure less productive. It is only a few percent difference, so nothing much to worry about. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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I had a good diet day today. I was super busy so I didn't get to eat as often as I usually do.

MEAL # 1: Green Smoothie made with spinach, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, frozen mango, and fresh peaches. Next time I'll leave the alfalfa out because the flavor was really overpowering.

MEAL #2
: Garden burger on wheat bun with steamed broccoli. They actually serve this at the gym I go to, which is way cool.

MEAL #3
: Large banana and half a peach left over from this morning.

MEAL #4
: Green lentils w/ onions, brown rice and steamed spinach with garlic. Sooooo delicious!

I only got a 20 minute run in today, but I had an awesome shoulder workout. I can't seem to master the dumbbell clean jerk though. I also got about 9 sets of abs in. All in a day's work...

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All I have to say is that my legs are gonna hurt tomorrow!!! Here's what I did:

Dead Lifts: 8x20+bar?? 11x30+bar 12x30+bar 9x40+bar
Leg Press: 11x145 10x145 11x145 10x145
Lying Leg Curls: 13x70 11x75 12x75 13x75
Barbell Lunges: 11x15 9x20 9x20
Calf Raises: 25x120 25x140 25x140 25x140

I also did a 40 min. spin class this AM.

Here's what I ate:
M1: Spiru-Tein w/ rice milk & water
M2: Tofu scramble on tortilla and a delicious peach
M3: Salad w/ lettuce, carrots, sprouts, avocado, and green salsa and a baked sweet potato
M4: 1/2 a cliff bar, 1/2 a soy yogurt and and apple
M5: Spiru-tein w/ water
M6: Stuffed eggplant with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and garlic.

I wasn't really hungry for dinner so I forced myself to eat about 1/2 a portion. My diet was full of 1/2s today!!!

Affirmation for tomorrow:
Continue on the path that brings me supreme happiness!!!

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Pretty good deadlift. :)

Bar should be 45 lbs btw.

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Zack wrote:
Pretty good deadlift. :)


Agreed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:39 am 
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You are off to a great start! Being conscious about what you're eating is half the battle!! :-) If you can be disciplined about writing things down, it won't take long to figure out where you can do better. I find that I generally don't get enough calories in the beginning because I'm trying so hard to be vigilant and then ultimately realise that I need to eat more. :-)

For me, it's as much about the journey as the destination. :)

Good luck and keep up the good work!

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Zack wrote:
Pretty good deadlift. :)

Bar should be 45 lbs btw.


Thanks! I had done them before, but with a trainer. This time I was on my own and had a little trouble with form. My lower back is sore this morning, so I guess I did something right. I would've sworn that I wouldn't be able to walk this morning, but surprisingly my legs really aren't that sore. I guess I'll jut have to put them through more hell next time...

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