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 Post subject: Sea Back at It
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:29 pm 
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Not good at staying updated but back full on training since the broken toe. Gained weight during the intrum, so hope to get rid of a couple of lbs.

Today:
Hammer Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Pull Downs 10-8-6-6
Barbell Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Kick Backs 10-8-6-6
Dead's 10-10

Working on slow and steady, min breaks between sets.

Meals:
Coffee, Coffee, and more coffee
Hashbrown
Water
Protein Shake

15min Dose of UV

Planned:
30min Interval Training within the hour

Celery
Green Tea
Protein Shake

This weeK:
The Good:
got through workout
feel much better after UV
went almost 1 week no booze
finally drinking water through the day
The Bad:
workout not up to par, not lifting with as much ease as I would like
The Ugly:
feel like I look like hell
got into the booze at the party yesterday albeit sparingly


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:16 pm 
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Sea,

I thought you were completely raw. Whats with the hashbrowns and coffee. Are there raw versions of those? And with the workouts you'll get back up to par. We are not machines, we dont function the same all the time. I'm sure you realize there are many variables that affect our workouts...Thats why we have next time! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:21 pm 
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CollegeB wrote:
Sea,

I thought you were completely raw. Whats with the hashbrowns and coffee. Are there raw versions of those? And with the workouts you'll get back up to par. We are not machines, we dont function the same all the time. I'm sure you realize there are many variables that affect our workouts...Thats why we have next time! :D


Nope was high raw for some time (still had coffee). Started eating cooked a few days ago. Many people talked about how bad they felt going back to cooked, I didn't feel any different. Decided to add shakes back in, so we'll see how it goes. I'm not one to buy into any way of eating 100% (except veganism), I'll try different things til I feel best. Never been able to give up coffee though :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:54 pm 
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Sore from yesterday...yippee 8)

Today:
Squats 10-8-6-6
Seated Calf Raises 10-8-6-6
Leg Extentions 10-8-6-6
Standing Calf Raises 10-8-6-6
Leg Curls 10-8-6-6

Meals:
Coffee
Protein Shake
Coffee
Grapes

Planned:
30min Interval Training within the hour

Celery
Green Tea
Protein Shake


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:00 am 
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Good to see you're back with a training log! :D
I like reading it :)

And, nice new avatar ;) :)

Keep upthe training, and stay away from the booze :partyman: :smt018
;)



Love and peace,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:28 am 
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Daywalker wrote:
Good to see you're back with a training log! :D
I like reading it :)

And, nice new avatar ;) :)


Thank-you on both counts :)

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Keep upthe training, and stay away from the booze :partyman: :smt018
;)

It's been harder then I thought it would be. But I haven't had a drop since the party. I know it's calories I do not need and makes me feel icky in the AM. And I thought quitting smoking was hard! :shock:

I hope you're doing well with the Scotland crew. Looking forward to visiting you all in 2007. I imagine I'll learn a lot. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:03 am 
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Seasiren,

Good to see you back at training.

Keep at it.

I was also wondering about your raw journey


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:59 am 
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Thanks Harley :)

Hurts to walk today...very 8)

Meals:
coffee of course :)
protein shake w/flax oil
planned:
grapes
protein shake
creatine
celery
green tea

Plan to do back & shoulders today (haven't worked out what yet, ideas?) & tread, but have to run errands after close at work. Need to buy food for the Holiday on Thurs. def going to mess up my intake for the day....maybe I can get 2 runs in that day.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:00 pm 
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Went with:

Wide Grip Lat pull downs 10-8-6-6
Dumbell Shoulder Press 10-8-6-6
Bench 10-8-6-6
Deads 10-8-6-6
Lat Raises 10-8-6-6

30min interval on tread

Not as sore this evening, so I'm moving along nicely.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:12 am 
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Yesterday:

Coffee

Intervals on tread 30 min

Banana, water

on the menu (I'm cooking for everyone) at 4PM today:
On the menu:
Tofurkey (I have been off soy, but will make an exception for a day)
Hot & Spicy Winter Squash Soup
Nut Loaf
Corn Bread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Candied Yams
Green Bean Casserole
Watergate Salad
Baked Pineapple
Cranberries
Rolls
Black Olives
Greek Olives
Dill Pickles
Sweet Pickles
Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Drinks: water, tea, beer, wine, and other adult beverages.

I'll have a taste of these except the watergate salad, candied yams, baked pinapple, rolls, pie and adult beverages.

Planned -another 30 min cardio interval training in the eve.


Today:
I still felt "full" 3 hours after meal, which isn't a good thing. Even though I ate much less than everyone else, I think I still took in too many calories at one sitting. I did however, get that second cardio in.

coffee

Planned:
banana
raw spinach
coffee
protein shake
celery
green tea, water

Today:
Hammer Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Pull Downs 10-8-6-6
Barbell Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Kick Backs 10-8-6-6
Dead's 10-10
weighted crunches


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:02 am 
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My knee gave me some grief on the dead's yesterday which I've not had come up before. I pushed through, but am wondering if it could be related to form?

I was able to add weights to the deads, but my remaining routine was more difficult. Which may be a good thing :)

Liquids today, due to a Wisdom Tooth pushing through.

AM 30min Interval Training
Dose of UV

After work:

Today:
Squats 10-8-6-6
Seated Calf Raises 10-8-6-6
Lounges 10-8-6-6
Leg Extentions 10-8-6-6
Standing Calf Raises 10-8-6-6
Leg Curls 10-8-6-6

Meals:
Coffee
Juice made from fresh orange
Protein Shake
Coffee
Protein Shake
Tea, water

PM 30min Interval Training


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:35 am 
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How many calories do you aim for a day? It seems like some days you get like 600? Unless the protein shakes have more than I think in them. Lemme know, I'd be interested to hear what it generally totals out to! You must know what you're doing of course

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:31 pm 
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My calories vary from day to day. Right now I am undoing the damage done by not being able to work out when my toe was broken. That being said even on a "normal maintaining" day I take in much less calories then many people my size. I am blessed or cursed with a very slow metabilism. It doesn't take much for me to be able to feed my body and have energy throughout the day. My weight stays steady between 125-130 depending on how much water weight I am carrying at the time. I've not had problems dropping to low (which would mean risk of muscle loss). I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, everyone is different. The main thing is being sure I have energy, do not experience muscle loss, get enough nutrients from my food, and do not get hungry.

progress pic my daughter took this morning:
Not much coffee, not quite awake and hair just swept back. But, it'll do.

My shoulders and back are coming along nicely, and muscles are much more solid then before. I am quite happy so far, and look forward to further progress.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Yez, I am considering cutting down on foods like I did when I lost most of my weight when I was 17. I tend to be hungry most of the time regardless of what I've eaten, but my energy levels don't seem to be that affected by what I have or haven't eaten. Some of my best workouts have been when I've just woken up and haven't eaten anything at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:55 am 
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Sunday:
Pinched nerve in the shoulder is back....I am so disappointed in my body, it never does what I want!

coffee
water

AM: 30min interval on tread

protein shake
large raw spinach salad, green tea
water

Today is shoulder/back/chest day, so we'll see how I push through:
Deads 10-8-6-6
Bench 10-8-6-6
Lat Raises 10-8-6-6
Wide Grip Lat pull downs 10-8-6-6
Dumbell Shoulder Press 10-8-6-6

PM:30min interval on tread

protein shake
raw cauliflower & celery, water

Mon:I pushed through the shoulder albeit lighter weights, but by the end of the workout, all discomfort was gone. Yay me!

Today:
coffee
Grape Fruit
water
large raw spinach salad, green tea
water, banana
protein shake w/flax oil
mixed raw veggies (like a stir fry but no cooking), water

Today:
Hammer Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Pull Downs 10-8-6-6
Barbell Curls 10-8-6-6
Tri Kick Backs 10-8-6-6
weighted crunches

30 min interval training

Today:
Rest Day today:

Meals (mostly raw day)
coffee
grapefruit
large spinach salad w/olive oil
banana
speghetti marinara (speghetti is zucchini, marinara is raw)
Green Tea

Water throughout day
Will get some UV after work


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