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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Thanks. I agree with you. The number on the scale is just that...weight. It doesn't tell you what's fat, muscle, water, etc. I feel good, my clothes are fitting well and I'm being consistent with my routine. Or at least that's the pep talk I've been giving myself all day.


Good make it your daily mantra. If you clothes are fitting well and your doing the work diet and exercise wise you will get there. Seriously on the weight thing. I am five six and weigh 135. When people see me they never believe I weigh that much thinking I am around 120. But the muscle I have put on makes me heavier on the scale. I actually have an ironman scale that measures how much of your weight is muscle, water , fat etc. They can be expensive but maybe you can get it as a wedding present or something. I got it as a birthday present. I think it is around 100 USD. My fat tends to fall between 15 - 20 percent so I don't let the fact that I am 135 bother me because I know I am a healthy 135 and for me to get lighter I would have to cut muscle. Of course I could cut some fat too but since I am not bodybuilding I don't really worry about it. I think your doing great.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Thanks MaryStella - you're so supportive!

Saturday, May 9th:

Weights: Hams Dominant/Quad Accessory & Triceps

RDL's:
45 lbs x 10
75 lbs x 5
80 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5

Good Mornings:
45 lbs x 10
75 lbs x 8
75 lbs x 8
80 lbs x 8

Static DB Lunge:
22.5 lbs x 12
22.5 lbs x 12
22.5 lbs x 12

Assisted Dips:
50 lbs x 5
50 lbs x 5
50 lbs x 5
40 lbs x 5
40 lbs x 5

Cable Pressdown:
50 lbs x 8
50 lbs x 8
50 lbs x 8

Cardio: HIIT on stationary bike - did 8 intervals at 30 sec., followed by 60 sec. rest

Diet:
Pre-workout: banana
Post-workout: protein powder & soymilk, 3 rice cakes
Lunch: grilled tofu over salad with dressing; pear
Supper: pizza with this cauliflower crust I've been experimenting with (not quite there yet, when I get it perfect so I'll blog about it and post the recipe); pear
Snack: peanut butter

Cals 1644
Fat (g) 55.1
Carbs (g) 213.2
Prot (g) 92.7

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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I really believe it or it wouldn't say it. Your diet and workouts look good! Really curious about this cauliflower crust? I love cauliflower!

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It's an Atkins recipe that calls for riced cauliflower, an egg, and 1 cup of mozza cheese, and some seasonings (oregano, basil, etc). I've been trying to recreate it with the cauliflower and flax. Still fiddling around with it. It tastes good, it just doesn't hold together very well.

I love cauliflower too! I've been known to roast whole heads of it and eat the entire batch.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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I have also roasted and eaten entire heads of cauliflower! Have you tried using Ener-G egg replacer instead of the flax? I find it works more consistently for me in baking than the flax does. It is a powder. I get it right at my grocery store.

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What are you using for the mozz cheese?

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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I've tried a variety of things. None overly successful. My thoughts are mashed potato would work but the whole point of using cauliflower is that it's low carb....You're right though, I should try Ener-G. Maybe for my next experiment I'll play around with that. :)

Sunday, May 10th:

Rest day! Did some housework and that's about it.

Diet:
Breakfast: oatmeal with protein powder, a wee bit of maple syrup and blueberries
Lunch: grilled tofu over salad with dressing and mixed sprouts, pear
Snack: bit of cornbread
Supper: veggie chili, strawberries for dessert
Snack: peanut butter

Cals 1588
Fat (g) 41.7
Carbs (g) 219.9
Prot (g) 98.8

Hmm, diet is really low on veggies today. I'll have to make up for that tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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If you try it let me know how it goes. I don't believe in the whole low carb thingfor myself. I believe it is about eating the right kind of carbs. I know you can cut weight fast lowering carbs but it usually makes me really cranky, which I just don't think can be good for the body so I try to make sure my carbs are from natural sources and then I don't worry about it. To me eating something in it's natural state like a potato (or a sweet potato, yam, fruit, etc.) is so much better for you than eating refined carbs. I just can't believe a potato is bad for you. It's a vegetable.I didn't realize you were doing the low carb thing. Do you think it works for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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Sorry - I should have clarified, I LOVE carbs! 99% of the time I'm well over 200 g for the day, which I don't think anyone would count as low. When I was vegetarian I tried carb cycling, and on my low carb days (~50 g) I felt horrid. I don't think mashed potato would be all that bad for you at all, I was just saying that it is kind of ironic to add mashed potato to an Atkins recipe. :D

I'll give it a try this week and see how it turns out. An all-veggie pizza crust would be awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:03 pm 
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Monday, May 11th:

Weights:

Rack Pulls:
45 lbs x 10
85 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5
90 lbs x 5
90 lbs x 5
95 lbs x 5

Barbell Rows:
40 lbs x 8
40 lbs x 8
45 lbs x 8 (form a bit off)

Bench Press:
45 lbs x 5
60 lbs x 5
60 lbs x 5
60 lbs x 5
60 lbs x 5
60 lbs x 5

Flat Flys:
15 lbs x 8
15 lbs x 8
15 lbs x 8

Weighted Swiss Ball Crunches:
25 lbs x 12
25 lbs x 12
25 lbs x 10 (spaced out and forgot I was supposed to do 12...)

Today was weird at the gym. A lot of the early morning regulars were missing and there quite a few newbies. However, a lot of these newbies all had HORRIBLE form. Like really, really bad. This one dude kept lifting way too much weight and grunting and groaning and huffing and puffing so the whole gym could hear him. I really don't get the people that load on the weight and then compromise form. Like this one woman who squats a plate a side, but she's about 6" above parallel...sure my squat weight sucks, but at least I get down low enough that the movement is actually doing something for me....

Okay, end of rant.

Cardio: None. I'm going to try out HIIT two times a week and steady state two times a week and see how that goes. Doing cardio 6x a week just wasn't working for me.

60 min. yoga class this evening.

Diet:
Pre-workout: banana
Post-workout: protein powder, a bit of maple syrup, rice cakes
Snack: pear
Lunch: leftover chili, apple
Snack: banana
Supper: grilled tofu over salad with dressing and mixed sprouts
Snack: peanut butter, protein powder, and a bit of maple syrup

Cals 1554
Fat (g) 38.6
Carbs (g) 227.6
Prot (g) 93.1

Bah, still low on veggies. I just haven't really been feeling the veggie love the last couple of days...

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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Oh thanks for clarifying. I didn't mean to sound preachy. Low carb diets are a touchy subject with me. Most people I have meet that are on them are not justoverweight, they are obese and it really makes me sad to see them eating that way instead of any actual healthy diet. anyway I am going to try to PM those recipes to you tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:15 pm 
lobsteriffic wrote:
RDL's:
45 lbs x 10
75 lbs x 5
80 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5
85 lbs x 5

Good Mornings:
45 lbs x 10
75 lbs x 8
75 lbs x 8
80 lbs x 8
69 reps of RDL's and GM's and your lowerback is ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:36 pm 
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MaryStella -Oh I know what you mean! That gets me too. Any diet that bans fruit is a no go with me.

4x4 - No pain in my back. I make sure to warm up with just the bar first (45 lbs) and make sure I have good form.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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My husbands birthday is on friday and he wants the chickpea cutlets for his dinner. We haven't had those since new years eve. He really likes them and he doesn't eat cake or anything like that so I will make those for him. Not sure what I will make with them yet. Last time I think I made them with mashed parsnips, Roasted Broccoli and the Peanut butter eggplant soup from veganomicon.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting Back Into It
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Oh my gosh I LOVE that soup!!! That sound like a fabulous birthday meal to me!

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