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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:34 pm 
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It's official! I have been accepted into Grad school!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:09 am 
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Hey all..question.

I am writing down what I am eating today and will post it soon. (it'll be a bit different from my normal, since we don't have much left in our kitchen, we're going away for the weekend and didn't want anything to go bad)

I am wondering if I am consuming enough calories and/or carbs to help support muscle gain. I am still working hard and lifting heavy and maybe I am still making gains, but I feel like I have not seen any new gains.


will post by tonight.

Just to let everyone know, I am scheduling an appointment with a doctor at Hopkins who is a specialist in Thoracic outlet syndrome (my ortho was concerned this is what is going on with my shoulder.) apparently it's a bitch to get diagnosed. I feel like a person on that TV show medical mystery :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:00 am 
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hahaha
Sorry I didn't get it up last night (that's what she said...) yesterday was hell. I spent the whole afternoon on the phone with my insurance companay, the doctor at hopkins doesn't except my insurance ao I have to pay for the appointment out of pocket. But they want me to have an ultrasound of my arteries around my brachial plexus to make sure there are no blockages from compression. So... I have to see if this will be covered by my insurance, still have more phone calls today. On top of that crap, I had a final in psych (thank god it's over!)

anywho, this isn't exactly what I ate yesterday but it's about what I eat on a regular:

breakfast

2 1/2 tbs choco rice protien
1/2 banana
1tbs PB
1 cup low sugar choco soymilk (on the days I work out)

snack

1/4 cup oatmeal
12 almonds
1 scoop nitrofusion (somtimes with either raspberries or strawberris and water and ice)

lunch

I'll cook up some seitan, 2 vegetables (like brocolli or a bunch of romainne lettuce) have an eziekiel wrap with an avacado. (I usually eat half of what I cook up)

snack
if I work out that day: cliff builder
if not: an apple and 1tbs PB

dinner

letfover lunch, no wrap

Usually have water at everymeal, although I should be drinking more. Looking at this now, it feel like I should be measuring out my veggies more. I'm sure I should be eating a whole lot more of them.


I've been working out M-W-F (for now, when the next senester starts, I'd like to do M/T off WEd. and thurs/friday. That is if the doctor doesn't find some crap that requires surgery

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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http://www.naturalbodybuildingevents.com/ just posted 2010 schedule of events. It looks like the one in Philly is a possibility for me (that is if I don't end up having some crazy surgery for my shoulder before than)

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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and possibly the one in Sanford Florida

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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I had my ultrasound at Hopkins today...good news is I don't have any life threatening blood clots in my left shoulder region. But I still have an appointment with the doc there in October, so I'm not completely out of the clear yet. At least it doesn't look too serious :D

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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IMO you are not eating enough. But kudos to you for drinking Nitro Fusion...blah!

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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That's what I was thinking, do you have any suggestions on where I should be adding more calories?
I don't think protein is an issue, I have been eating more than ever before..WAY more!

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Haven't posted anything in a while....

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I've been looking into some local shows..still undecided about entering this year or waiting until next year to start. I haven't been good with my diet (eating a bit junky,especially on my birthday, but starting to clean it up again) I've been trying to add more foods, and trying to figure out the right kinds to add. my problem is i'm always hungry!!!

As far as the shows I've been looking into:



October 17, 2009 - Baltimore, MD

OCB Charm City Classic (Bodybuilding, Figure)

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November 13, 2009 - Washington, DC

OCB Yorton Cup National Figure Championships (IFPA Open Double Pro Qualifier and Masters Pro Qualifier).

OCB Stars & Stripes Novice Figure Championships


I think i would do alright body wise (still hoping to gain some in my upper body-legs are coming along)..I'm more concerned with not knowing how things work (turns and stuff.) Maybe I'll just go to these shows to see what happens when, get some help and compete next year.

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Hey you!

I've competed at all of them, so ask away if you have questions! I'm also back in the region and will competing on the circuit in 2011 ...... having to take a year off *sigh* But I could live through you for a bit! lol

Which height class are you?

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Tall (I'm 5'8"... well in heels much taller...)

I just have no clue how the whole stage walk goes and what goes on back stage. basically competition prep. tanning and the like.

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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You will catch on quick :) Practice is key.... and guess what? We are in the same class ;) I'm the shortest of the tall division for most natty comps coming in at a towering 5'5" on the nose , lol

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Hey! Let me know if you do decide to do one of those shows this year. I can come up and cheer you on! :D


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