Quest to become a video game character

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Quest to become a video game character

#1 Postby penpen » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:45 am

As suggested, I'm going to start a journal.
Recently I have harvested inspiration from Marvel vs Capcom 3 chicks. My husband always tells me they're muscular because they're "drawn that way" but perhaps I can draw my own muscles wish a pen made of protein and ink made of lactic acid and sweat.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not completely vegan.

Yesterday...
Breakfast: leftovers (it was uh... this something that I made: whole wheat pasta with lentils, mixed veggies, seitan, and flavorful additives of course)
snack: fruit and nut bar (I am what I eat) with a chocolate banana coconut strawberry hemp protein shake and multigrain Cheerios
lunch: more leftovers
dinner: veggie wrap (wheat flat tortilla thing with hummus, jalapenos, veggies, lettuce, cut up veggie burger, sour cream, mustard... poppiseed dressing... oh god what else)

Went to the gym today... sort of a rare treat for me. I did weight-bearing exercises to increase punching power (so mostly arms/shoulders). Now, why did I do that? Because I'm moving to New York... and I'm a gigantic nerd full of make-believe violent rage (I've never actually hurt anyone... not since elementary school).
Pretty sure everyone at the gym was staring at my armpit hair but if I cared then I would have shaved beforehand. That stuff just sprouts too fast.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#2 Postby Rob_T » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:05 pm

ACtually it's all about getting a good v-taper and body building will help you achieve that goal. You can also try electrolysis for permanent hair removal .
5',7-1/2" ; 150-155lbs ; white male
weight gain goal: 170lbs

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#3 Postby penpen » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:12 am

Haha, well maybe not so literal... I'm not worried about body hair.

Anyway, haven't been online much, hence no updates. I was on my... *ahem*... well I wasn't well for a few days. I did this and it helped some but I still wasn't well enough to eat or move for the majority of the time. I eased my way back into my normal routines AND I managed to up my protein intake to 80g a day (was 60g before).
However, I'm not sure if this is right for me... My muscles certainly feel harder due to the change but heartburn became a problem for me. When I was little, before becoming a vegetarian, I often got bad heart burn. Six years go by, no heart burn, yada yada yada, I decided to trust the doctor who then chose to poison me and bada-bing-bada-boom, the omnivoristic heartburn returns. I stop taking that shit, feel better for a while, but almost a week a go I started having heartburn whenever I ate.. no matter what I eat.
I get the impression my body doesn't digest high amounts of protein well... clearly I'm a defective specimen. But more than that I blame the so-called medicine.. and possibly doing yoga too soon after meals (it hadn't occured to me that some yoga poses can send stomach acid into bad places). I only recently started doing yoga regularly, and when I eat so many meals a day it's hard to find a time when I haven't just eaten.

So hopefully I can fix this without having to bring my protein intake back down. I have no confidence in my clearly uncouth liver though. Thankyou mother, and God, for bringing me into this world with jaundice.

Oh.. and as far as getting back into my normal routines goes.
http://www.bodyrock.tv/2011/03/02/halo- ... nal-bests/
yoga and cardio
dancing, pilates, etc

I can't remember what day I did what but hopefully I'll grace this journal with some organization soon. Just haven't felt like getting online lately.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#4 Postby johnboy74 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:28 am

Loving your log title!
Bodybuilding will help you achieve your goals for sure!
**** Vegan Atheist ****
Most atheists see themselves as realists - their atheism is a part of their willingness to square up to the world as it is and face it without recourse to superstition or comforting fictions about a life to come or a benevolent power looking after us.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#5 Postby penpen » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:37 am

Thankyou, John. :D

On another note... I was bad today. I'm forcing myself to admit it as punishment.

My husband and I went to a French bakery for breakfast. I had a little mocha cake thing plus an almond crescent. I started feeling like I was catching a cold, but I soon felt better so that's no excuse. I had a brown rice bowl with black eyed peas and veggies for lunch, black bean soup (with veggies and pumpkin seeds), garlic mashed potatos, and veggie riblets for dinner. Then I had these chocolate hazlenut wafer things for desert.
And I didn't workout at all. Bleh. This doesn't make me feel good.

My progress has slowed a lot; I need to crack the damn whip like it's the Middle Ages again and I'm trying to escape the plague through flagellentism.
Oh well. I'm atleast going to try this before bed.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#6 Postby penpen » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:56 pm

I think my protein intake is slipping back down a bit... I really have to get used to incorporating mass protein into my diet. I guess it just takes some time before it becomes a habit.

This isn't the sort of thing I'd normally include here but last night my husband and I went to the strip club. :D It was a lot of fun. Strippers are financial vampires so we don't go often. We drank water and cranberry juice. Gus (my husband) bought three lap dances for me. >:D I got to see two of the girls I liked again and met a lot of others. Their fine asses inspire me to do more squats (I do ask them about their workouts and diets).
Anyway... before that:
Light run
Pilates
And then dancing

Right now I have a six pack but I want to maintain the somewhat hourglass curve of a dancer/sexy female video game character.. maybe I just can't make up my mind! My main confliction is what's sexually attractive to me versus how I actually want to portray myself.. I do like looking in the mirror and thinking that I'm sexy, to an extend we all need to be attracted to ourselves for the sake of our self-esteem. I am attracted to very feminine, curvy, fit bodies, but I am not that feminine and that's not how I want to portray myself... if that makes any sense. I often feel stuck inbetween gender roles.

Meals/grams of protein:
Banana- 1g
Cereal- 13g
Wheat Bagel with peanut butter and all natural rasperry jam- 17g
Veggie chik'n patty with hummus on wheat bread- 15g (originally 19g but my husband had a couple of bites)
Leftovers but with brown rice instead of potatos- 23g (I'm guessing.. I didn't do all the math)
Chocolate hazelnut wafers with almond milk- 3g
(Total: 72g)

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#7 Postby penpen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:26 am

Yesterday...
Meals/protein:
Banana with peanut butter- 8g
Bagel with jam and cream cheese- 12g
Veggie "sausage" and cereal- 18g
The rest of the leftovers- 20g
"Chik'n" salad with peanut butter dressing- 19g
(Total: 77g)

Workouts:
This workout
then yoga for relaxation

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#8 Postby penpen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:49 am

Rest day yesterday.. just did some stertching.
Probably only had about 70g of protein. :( Neither one of us felt like cooking or doing the dishes so we went out to eat.

Banana smoothie w/ hemp protein and flax seeds- 12g
Baked potato- 8g
Sesame Balls- ?g
Veggies with tofu and rice- ?g (I guessed about 26g though)
Bagel with peanut butter and cream cheese- 20g

I came to the conclusion I need to up my portion sizes.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#9 Postby penpen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Cereal- 11g
Eggs (with mustard seeds, veggies, and soy "bacon")- 20g
Fruit and nut bar- 4g
Beans (with onion and kale), rice, and corn- 40g
Dry cereal and nuts- 14g
(Total: 89g)
Almost up to 90g!!!

I did weight training for my arms today... they were still shaking like ten minutes after I got done and during my stretching so I think it was a pretty good workout. ;P Was really just combining push-up forms, pilates, dumbell, and resistance chord exercises.
Also did some yoga.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#10 Postby lobsteriffic » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 pm

How much protein a day are you aiming to get? Do you ever use protein powder or anything?

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#11 Postby penpen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:38 pm

I rarely use protein powder. It's a bit expensive for me.. Right now I'm aiming for 130g a day, assuming I still feel good and my body doesn't have to start storing protein as fat or anything. Still kind of experimenting.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#12 Postby lobsteriffic » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:18 pm

Do you like nutritional yeast? I love it. 2 tbsp has 8 g of protein.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#13 Postby penpen » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:17 am

Yes actually I just had some on my *insert name of horrible non-vegan food here*. It costs $30 here though... EVERYTHING from the health food store is insanely expensive and they don't sell it anywhere else.
Should be easier to afford this stuff (and get a job) in New York.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#14 Postby lobsteriffic » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:49 am

Wow, where do you live now? I bought some online for $4 something a pound. At Whole Foods I think it is $7.99 a pound.

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Re: Quest to become a video game character

#15 Postby penpen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:01 am

Florida... the part of Florida filled with hicks.
It doesn't disintergrate or anything during shipping? I guess now lol.. was worried about that. I'll be in New York before I run out of nutritional yeast anyway.


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