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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:45 am 
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ive had my bms in the morning mostly, but this am it didnt weigh anything. yeah i try to finish my gallon by end of work day....and my work days vary, some done by 230 some by 8pm...then whatever i get at the gym and my last protein shake is extra. diet cokes and coffee (decaf now) and tea are extra, so is any water added to food or from food like veggies. and yeah i use my water for my shake at meal 2 as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:48 am 
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156.6 again this morning. Groan....... but I think it is all water gain. I will concentrate on not letting myself get upset over this, and focus on my so-called Rest Day today.

Cold this morning, so no morning trail run (quads are alittle tight from yesterday's 5 mile jog). So yoga this morning it is!

Have to go to Whole Foods today too (hate to go midweek) as I ran out of protein powder, and salad stuff.

The day is really sunny too, so I might have time to lay out in the sun. Less time than yesterday as I do not want to burn (just keep getting a darker base).

And a Dead Sea Salt bath tonight for my tired muscles (and to see if what they say is true that it can get rid of cellulite - I usually get rid of all of mine in the last month of dieting - but a jumpstart wouldn't be so bad either).


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:55 am 
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Why are you still on diet cokes?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/25849 ... diet-coke/
I do not take anything into my body that contains anything that is not of plant origin - except the supplements of L-carnitine and lipo6 (synthetics).
There is correlation from the sweetness in diet drinks and not losing weight (your brain controls some hormone that is released upon sweet tastes that makes your body store fat instead of utilizing it). Wean your taste buds off sweetness that is synthetic.

And I won't mention the caffeine that it contains also as we already had that discussion yesterday! LOL....


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:00 am 
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Shower time for me. If I had a house of my own, it would have a huge bathroom that contained only a huge shower. The one that has nozzles all over the walls pointing to a chair designed by me to just lay there and have water all over me. Which is funny because I do not care for hot tubs or jacuzzis. A huge waterfall in Hawaii sounds perfect to me - with a boulder to cradle me from falling down into the pool below.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Today was perfect, except for the scale: 156.6 again (though I have had several BMs since then, so maybe tomorrow will be lower. 154 for this week may be a stretch for me to lose).

Woke up to sunshine and warmness (60 degrees), so I headed off for my 5 mile trail run. With the Lipo6 in me, and a friend gave me some electronic dance music (Skrillex and Kaskade) to run/jog to, I wanted to go for more miles, but my brain reminded me that tomorrow was Leg day.

Today at the gym was Delts. I did a warmup set, a medium weight set, then a heavy 6 rep set. Then I proceed to do 4 sets of light weights for 25 reps. I could do 2 sets, but then had to get up, walk around the perimeter of the gym, and then finish the last 2 sets of 25 reps. Even now, the delts are talking to me as I type this.

Was going to do an hour of spinning at the gym tonight, but it looks like the rain is letting up, and with tomorrow a Leg day, I might just have to tone it down to a trail walk tonight.

My partner I think is quitting. I haven't seen her at the gym all week. She still hasn't seen a professional to have her shoulder/neck injury looked at. I think I am on my own now. I have killed another partner with my weight lifting mode: all out heavy. I wonder if I bounce back so quickly and recover because of my nutritional diet? Even my injury with the Sumo Squat is all but a memory now. Though I will credit yoga (and my massage therapist) with that injury: great for healing the back.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:36 pm 
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I wish I had a workout partner...

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:56 am 
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155.6 today. I wish I saw this at the beginning of the week, not on a Friday! I will credit this weight loss on the several BMs I had yesterday. LOL!

It is cold and rainy here in Michigan today. And it is Leg day. So I do not think I will repeat yesterday's trail job of 5 miles today. I guess I will just go to yoga, and since it is Restorative Friday yoga, I will just concentrate on stretching my hamstrings and quads for Legs today.

Still doing only 1 Lipo6 at a time, but I went up to 3 times a day yesterday: 1/2 an hour after my smoothie in the morning (will switch to before when I wake up totally unable to move due to no energy), then around noon (before the pre-Workout meal for energy at the gym), and then right before I go to the gym around 3/4 PM (keeps me way up there with energy for an all out workout). At least that is what I did yesterday

Delts were hurting still as I went to bed, but I woke up and they felt OK. So far, repair and recovery on Lipo6 seems to be OK.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:02 am 
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I wish it was rainy here... just cool

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:35 am 
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It became nice right after I posted it was raining here (still cloudy, but not raining), so I decided to do a trail walk instead. I got to talking with my Mom towards the end, kept talking as I walked into the house, and talked for over an hour. So I missed my yoga class! Oh well. Got to the gym, and nobody was there on this rainy Friday (began to rain in the afternoon). I tried to do my usual heavy load, but the weight was maxing out at just shy of the PBs. I have to face the fact that I have to say goodbye to my heavy weights. At one point, I got a little lightheaded - I am just going to say that my blood was pooling elsewhere than my brain - and thought I was going to pass out if I didn't keep my head down between my knees. And my legs were talking to me for most of the night. I began to worry that they were going to be sore for cardio tomorrow, and I am right. Right around the top of my quads, and around the inside part of my knees. I think I will skip cardio this morning, and see how the legs feel tonight about doing some cardio. No weightlifting scheduled for today. A trip to Whole Foods as usual is planned - was going to go on the other trail near the store, but it is cold and rainy out again this morning - and my legs are not ready for even a trail walk yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:37 am 
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to be expected, my bench is down 50 lbs!!! gotta make sacrifices!! it will be worth it for the stage!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:46 am 
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I am not happy about my weight for this week. At least it didn't go way up. Just didn't get my 2 lbs loss this week: stayed the same. Need to look at my diet again. It might be time to forgo the fruity protein smoothie in the morning - and just do straight protein powder with water, and switch to veggies in the morning also. And not killing the legs, so I can do cardio!
Also I noticed that my Vibrams smelled of ammonia last night (actually my toe socks). I didn't really smell it in my clothes, but then again I am oiled up to protect my tan that I am developing, so it might have mixed with the ammonia and dimmed the smell. Not a good sign that I am burning fat instead of protein.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:50 am 
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You are right about making sacrifices! I was going to start the next month doing the light to medium weights and supersetting, but it looks like I will have to start a week early. I have to switch my mentality to diet only as the priority: focus on getting rid of the bodyfat: choices will be made with only cutting as the goal. Did I say that enough times to make me believe it? LOL. . .


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:52 am 
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The stage is nice, but looking back, I can say that it is the people in your life, and those that will come into it because of your BBering, that will be worth it. That and the look on people's faces when you tell them you did all this as a vegan. Priceless.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:06 am 
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what if youve been accidentally using non vegan vitamins for the past year. grr.

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