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Well, I finally got around to starting this log. I've always pretty much used my own journal as my gym log, hence the procrastination. Anyway, I'll try posting my workouts on the first post to make it easier for people to help me out (I like the way Built sets up her posts). Any help and/or suggestions are ALWAYS appreciated.

I've just completed a 3 month lifting cycle with no changes in body composition or any weight loss. Very frustrating, but hopefully I'll work through this. My body seems to have an agenda that it hasn't filled me in on. Anyway, quitting in frustration is not an option. So onto my carb cycling program.......

No change in measurements so far (Sept 18, 2004):
Arm: 29 cm
Waist: 75.5 cm
Abdomen: 89 cm
Hip: 95.75 cm
Thigh: 62 cm
Calf: 38 cm


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Wed Sept 8/04 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Weight: 146.2 Meal #1: Protein Powder, steel cut oats, raspberries, stevia Meal #2: Turkey breast, sweet potatoe puree, green beans Workout: Quads/Calves ATF Squats - 30X4 (warmup)/60x4/60x4/60x4/60x4/70x4/70x4 One Legged Calf Raise (Seated Leg Press) - 35x6(warmup) /70x4/80x4/80x4/80x4/85x4/85x4 2 circuits Meal #3 - Protein Powder, steel cut oats, raspberries, stevia Meal #4 - Ground beef w/ BBQ sauce, green beans, raw almonds, fish oil Meal #5 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, stevia Calories: 1362; Protein: 145g (42%); Carbs: 135g (39%); Fat: 28g (18%) Thursday Sept 9 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Cardio: Treadmill - 40 minutes (including 5 min warmup & cooldown) Meal #1: Protein Powder, 1 T fish oil Meal #2: Chicken, LC BBQ sauce, green beans, raw almonds Meal #3: Turkey, LC BBQ sauce, green pepper, cucumber, olive oil & balsamic vinagrette Meal #4: 3 tsp fish oil Meal #5: Ground beef, LC Mango Curry Sauce, Green beans, Broccoli, Cheddar cheese Meal #6: Cottage cheese w/ protein powder, fish oil Calories: 1483; Protein: 166g (45%); Carbs: 37g (10%); Fat: 73g (45%) Friday Sept 10 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Rest Day Meal #1: Turkey breast, fish oil Meal #2: Turkey breast, raw almonds Meal #3: Turkey breast, fish oil Meal #4: Cottage cheese, peanut butter Calories: 952 Protein: 97g (42%) Carbs: 11g (5%) Fat: 55g (53%) Saturday Sept 11 - High Carb/High Calorie Day Weight: 145.6 Meal #1: Turkey, fish oil, raw almonds Meal #2: Turkey, sweet potatoes Meal #3: 5 Rockets Workout: Shoulders & Lats Standing Shoulder Dumbbell Press - 12x4/15x4/16.75x4/16.75x4/20x4/20x4/20x4 Pulldowns - 40x4/60x4/65x4/67.5x4/67.5x4/70x4/70x4 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4: Protein Powder w/ l-glut Meal #5 (Dinner at the In-Laws): Ribs & steak, perogies w/ FF sour cream, cabbage rolls, rutabaga, cauliflower w/ cheese sauce, cantaloupe, Cinnamon bun, birthday cake :blush: Walk: 20 minutes Sunday Sept 12- Low Carb/Calorie Day (to make up for yesterday) Workout: 35 minute bike ride Meal #1 - Protein shake, raw almonds, fish oil Meal #2 - Turkey, green beans Workout: Hamstrings/Abs Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 42x4/62x4/72x4/82x4/82x4/82x4/87x4 Decline Situps - 6 sets of 4 reps 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #3 - Protein shake Meal #4 - Turkey, green beans, fish oil Monday Sept 13 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Workout: Treadmill HIIT - 25 minutes, 7 intervals Meal #1 - Protein Shake, fish oil Meal #2 - Raw almonds Meal #3 - Turkey breast, salad w/ olive oil & balsamic vinegar Meal #4 - Turkey breast, cucumber slices, fish oil Meal #5 - Ground beef w/ LC BBQ sauce, green beans, fish oil Meal #6 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter Calories: 1391; Protein 151g (44%); Carbs 19g (6%); Fat 76g (50%) Tuesday Sept 14 - High Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Protein shake, steel cut oats, blueberries, stevia Meal #2 - Turkey cutlet, butternut squash Meal #3 - Chicken breast w/ LC BBQ sauce, baked beans (SF and no AS), cucumber slices Workout - Chest/Back Bench Press - 24x6/45x4/55x4x4/60x4 Barbell Row - 45x4/65x4x3/70x4x3 2 depletion circuits - 30 minutes Meal #4 - Protein shake, steel cut oats, blueberries, stevia Meal #5 - Chicken breast w/ LC BBQ sauce, green beans w/ olive oil & tamari sauce Meal #6 - Protein shake, raw almonds, fish oil Calories - 1814; Protein 149g (33%); Carbs 182g (40%); Fat 53g (26%) Wednesday Sept 15 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Protein shake, steel cut oats, blueberries Meal #2 - Chicken w/ LCLF BBQ sauce, butternut squash Meal #3 - Chicken w/ LCLF BBQ sauce, green beans, raw almonds Workout: Quads ATF Squats - 30x4/70x4x2/80x4x4 One Legged Calf Raise - 35x6/85x4x2/90x4x4 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4 - Protein shake, steel cut oats, blueberries Meal #5 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, green beans, fish oil Calories - 1443; Protein 150g (41%); Carbs 132g (36%); Fat 38g (23%) Thursday Sept 16 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Rest Day Meal #1 - Protein Shake, fish oil Meal #2 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter Meal #3 - Chicken salad w/ olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing Meal #4 - BBQ'd chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #5 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter, fish oil Calories - 1292; Protein 128g (40%); Carbs 20g (6%); Fat 76g (54%) Friday Sept 17 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Cardio: Treadmill - 40 minutes (including 5 min warmup & cooldown) Meal #1 - Protein shake, fish oil Meal #2 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter Meal #3 - Chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #4 - Hazelnuts, fish oil Saturday Sept 18 - High Carb/Calorie Day Weight: 145.2 Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries, stevia Meal #2 - SF Baked beans w/ LC BBQ sauce & chicken Meal #3 - Chicken breast, Black Japonica rice w/ tamari sauce, cucumber slices Workout: Shoulders & Lats Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 12x4/16.75x4/20x4x5 Pulldowns - 40x4/65x4/70x4x5 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) PWO Shake - Protein powder, soy milk, pumpkin, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Chicken salad w/ lettuce, cucumber, fish oil & balsamic dressing Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Calories - 1609; Protein 149g (38%); Carbs 148g (38%); Fat 43g (25%) Sunday Sept 19 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries, stevia Meal #2 - Chicken breast, sweet potatoe, green beans Meal #3 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, green beans Workout: Hamstrings/Abs Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 42x4/82x4x4/87x4 Decline Situps - 6 sets of 4 reps 2 circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4 - Protein shake w/ pumpkin, soy milk, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #6 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, fish oil Calories - 1563 Protein 144g (37%); Carbs 112g (29%); Fat 58g (34%) Monday Sept 20 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Workout: Treadmill HIIT - 30 minutes, 8 intervals Meal #1 - Protein shake, fish oil Meal #2 - Summer Chicken, raw almonds, cauliflower Meal #3 - Chicken salad w/ fish oil & balsamic vinegar Meal #4 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #5 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, fish oil Calories - 1353; Protein 134g (41%); Carbs 22g (7%); Fat 77g (53%) Tuesday Sept 21 - High Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries, stevia Meal #2 - Summer chicken, butternut squash (no room for green veggies) Meal #3 - Summer chicken, black japonica rice w/ tamari sauce, cauliflower Workout - Chest/Back Bench Press - 32x6/55x4x3/60x4x3 Barbell Row - 45x6/65x4x2/70x4x3/75x4 2 circuits - 30 minutes Meal #4 - Protein shake w/ soy milk, butternut squash, pumpkin pie spice Meal #5 - Summer chicken, fish oil (late for work, no veggies) Meal #6 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, stevia; fish oil (gag) Calories - 1729; Protein 145g (34%); Carbs 141g (33%); Fat 64g (33%) Wednesday Sept 22 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Forced Rest Day Meal #1 - Protein Shake Meal #2 - Cottage Cheese, Peanut Butter & stevia Meal #3 - Cottage Cheese, Peanut Butter & stevia Thursday Sept 23 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Protein shake; Steel cut oats, blueberries, stevia Meal #2 - Chicken breast, sweet potatoe puree, raw broccoli Meal #3 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia; raw broccoli Workout: Quads ATF Squats - 30x4/70x4x2/80x4x3/85x4 One Legged Calf Raise - 35x6/85x4/90x4x4/95x4 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4 - Protein shake w/ soy milk, butternut squash & pumpkin pie spice Meal #5 - Chicken breast, fish oil Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Calories - 1498; Protein 147g (39%); Carbs 113g (30%); Fat 53g (32%) Friday Sept 24 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Rest Day :mad: Meal #1 - Cottage Cheese, peanut butter & stevia Meal #2 - Chicken salad w/ fish oil & balsamic vinegar dressing Meal #3 - 2 hazelnuts Meal #3 - Summer chicken, broccoli, fish oil Meal #4 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia; fish oil Calories - 1267; Protein 112g (36%); Carbs 20g (7%); Fat 79g (57%) Saturday Sept 25 - High Carb/Calorie Day Weight - 144.3 :yay: Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, raspberries, stevia Meal #2 - Summer chicken, sweet potatoe, cucumber slices Meal #3 - Chicken breast, Black Japonica rice w/ tamari sauce, green pepper Workout: Shoulders & Lats Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 12x6/16.75x4/20x4x4/21.25x4 Neutral Grip Pulldowns - 40x6/75x4/80x4x3/82.5x4x2 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) PWO Shake - Protein powder, soy milk, pumpkin, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Summer chicken, green & yellow beans; fish oil Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia; fish oil Calories - 1785; Protein 145g (33%); Carbs 159g (36%); Fat 62g (31%) Sunday Sept 26 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries & stevia Meal #2 - Chicken breast, butternut squash, green beans Meal #3 - Cottage cheese w/ almond butter & stevia Workout: Hamstrings/Biceps Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 45x6/100x4x3/110x4x3 Barbell Curls - 17x6/32x4x6 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4 - Protein Powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Chicken salad w/ fish oil & balsamic vinegar dressing Meal #6 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia; fish oil Calories - 1516; Protein 143g (38%); Carbs 100g (27%); Fat 60g (36%) Monday Sept 27 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Workout: Treadmill HIIT - 35 minutes, 8 intervals Meal #1 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter, stevia; fish oil Meal #2 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #3 - Summer chicken, yellow beans, fish oil Calories - 1004; Protein 95g (39%); Carbs 14g (6%); Fat 59g (55%) Tuesday Sept 28 - High Carb/Calorie Day Weight: 145.8 :mad: Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries & stevia Meal #2 - Corn on the cob, chicken breast, 1/2 apple Meal #3 - SF baked beans w/ chicken breast & LC BBQ sauce, 1/2 apple Workout - Chest/Back Bench Press - 32x6/55x4/60x4x5 Barbell Row - 45x6/65x4/75x4x4/80x4 2 depletion circuits - 30 minutes Meal #4 - Protein powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Summer chicken, green beans, fish oil Meal #6 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter, stevia; fish oil Calories - 1726; Protein 142g (33%); Carbs 150g (35%); Fat 62g (32%) Wednesday Sept 29 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Steel cut oats w/ cottage cheese, blueberries & stevia Meal #2 - Summer chicken, green beans, 1 apple Meal #3 - Cottage cheese, almond butter, stevia Workout: Quads ATF Squats - 10x6/80x4x4/85x4x2 One Legged Calf Raise (Leg Press) - 35x6/90x4/95x4x3/100x4x2 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #4 - Protein powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup Meal #5 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia; lettuce w/ fish oil & balsamic vinegar Calories - 1311; Protein 120g (36%); Carbs 99g (30%); Fat 50g (34%) Thursday Sept 30 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Cardio: Treadmill - 40 minutes (including 5 min warmup & cooldown) Meal #1 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Meal #2 - Summer chicken Meal #3 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Calories - 710; Protein 97g (54%); Carbs 11g (6%); Fat 31g (40%) Friday Oct 1 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Cardio: Treadmill - 40 minutes Meal #1 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Meal #2 - Chicken, almonds Meal #3 - Warm Roasted Red Pepper salad w/ goat cheese; Tortellin w/ Mushroom Rose sauce :yum: Calories - too many Saturday Oct 2 - High Carb/Calorie Day (adjusting to LC day to make up for yesterday) Meal #1 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Workout: Shoulders & Lats Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 12x6/20x4x5/21.25x4 Neutral Grip Pulldowns - 40x6/80x4x5/82.5x4 2 depletion circuits (30 minutes) Meal #2 - Protein powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup Meal #3 - Cottage cheese, peanut butter & stevia Meal #4 - Chicken salad w/ balsamic vinegar & fish oil dressing Sunday Oct 3 - Medium Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Baked beans w/ chicken, LC BBQ sauce; 1/2 Gala apple Meal #2 - Peaches & Cream corn, turkey breast, 1/2 Gala apple Workout: Hamstrings/Biceps Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 45x6/110x4x6 Barbell Curls - 20x6/32x4x6 2 partial circuits (30 minutes) - hurt my back Meal #3 - Protein powder, soy milk, butternut squash, SF caramel syrup, l-glutamine Meal #4 - Chicken breast, broccoli, fish oil Meal #5 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia Monday Oct 4 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Forced Rest Day due to back injury Meal #1 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia Meal #2 - Chicken salad w/ fish oil and balsamic vinegar dressing Meal #3 - Turkey, green beans, fish oil Tuesday Oct 5 - Low Carb/Calorie Day Meal #1 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia (are we tired of this yet????) Cardio: Brisk Walk outside - 45 minutes Meal #2 - Big salad w/ turkey, balsamic & fish oil vinegar Meal #3 - Cottage cheese w/ peanut butter & stevia Meal #4 - Turkey ______________________ ** I've been diagnosed hypothyroid - workouts are on hold until I can get my meds & symptoms sorted out **

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I'm glad you started a gym log.


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Thursday Sept 9 - Low Carb Day

Cardio: Treadmill - 40 minutes (including 5 min warmup & cooldown)

Meal #1: Protein Powder, 1 T fish oil
Meal #2: Chicken, LC BBQ sauce, green beans, raw almonds
Meal #3: Turkey, LC BBQ sauce, green pepper, cucumber, olive oil & balsamic vinagrette
Meal #4: 3 tsp fish oil
Meal #5: Ground beef, LC Mango Curry Sauce, Green beans, Broccoli, Cheddar cheese
Meal #6: Cottage cheese w/ protein powder, fish oil

Calories: 1483
Protein: 166g (45%)
Carbs: 37g (10%)
Fat: 73g (45%)

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I'm glad you started a gym log too, it free's up your journal for partying
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workouts look good...how are you liking them

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Friday Sept 10 - Low Carb/Calorie Day

Rest Day

Meal #1: Turkey breast, fish oil
Meal #2: Turkey breast, raw almonds
Meal #3: Turkey breast, fish oil
Meal #4: Cottage cheese, peanut butter

Calories: 952 Protein: 97g (42%) Carbs: 11g (5%) Fat: 55g (53%)

Saturday Sept 11 - High Carb/High Calorie Day

Meal #1: Turkey, fish oil, raw almonds
Meal #2: Turkey, sweet potatoes
Meal #3: 5 Rockets

Workout: Shoulders & Lats

Standing Shoulder Dumbbell Press - 12x4/15x4/16.75x4/16.75x4/20x4/20x4/20x4
Pulldowns - 40x4/60x4/65x4/67.5x4/67.5x4/70x4/70x4
2 circuits (30 minutes)

Meal #4: Protein Powder w/ l-glut
Meal #5 (Dinner at the In-Laws): Ribs & steak, perogies w/ FF sour cream, cabbage rolls, rutabaga, cauliflower w/ cheese sauce, cantaloupe, Cinnamon bun, birthday cake, nibbles of junk food

Walk: 20 minutes
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OK, my menus have been less than ideal. Friday was really low calorie (with appropriate protein) for 2 reasons. I'd gained some weight from all the food during the week so I wanted to get back to normal before the high carb day started yesterday. Most likely it was water weight, but I'm a bit paranoid.

I didn't follow my high carb day to the tee b/c I had to go to the In-laws for a birthday party last night. So I tried to keep the carbs pretty low, enough to give me a decent workout during the day. I incorporated a TKD pre-workout instead of one of my high carb meals. I knew I couldn't stay on plan last night, but I was going to avoid the desserts. Of course, MIL made cinnamon buns with raisins (just for me) so what the heck was I supposed to do? Once the sugar high hit, there was no stopping me. Anyway, I feel like pooh this morning. I was awake last night with a stomach ache. Appropriate payback for being naughty!

I'm going to try to go for a bike ride this morning to clear my head. I'm also going to keep carbs/calories low today (I think I'm running on enough carbs right now to get me through my workouts) and then I'll be back to normal for tomorrow.

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hey Wanda, I would not adjust the diet just yet, just wait a few weeks.

Don't worry about the cheat meal...usually it does you good.

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Hey Y'all!

Wanda, don't worry about the carb up. Plus you had a good workout. We can eat more carbs now.

I love cinnamon buns and ribs too. I know what you mean, sometimes you just have to eat what people prepare. I remember when my Aunt and Uncle (also my Godfather) invited me over when I went away for Chrismas and she cooked all this great food just for me. I could not be rude, it wasn't worth it to make them feel bad so I ate. The was good and I enjoyed and they were happy that I was enjoying it.

And we're getting stronger!

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At least now that I'm peaking in gym logs, it's got my competitive juices flowing to push me some more.
I absolutely know what you mean. When I read what Lift and Built lift I'm like I have to be able to do that one day and now the carbs are letting me.

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I'm undecided what I should do. Go for the gym membership or get that squat cage (Christmas IS around the corner and I want my gifts to be exercise-related ). The squat cage would let me use barbells for so many exercise and also give me an automatic spot, which would be fantastic. Only problem is, I'd have to use the 45lb barbell b/c the cage wouldn't be wide enough so it eliminates a lot of exercises for me. OTOH, if I get a membership, I'd feel guilty not using my home gym b/c it's pretty extensive.
I wish I had a squat rack especially in winter, you know how it gets here. I prefer barbells for squatting. The dumbells get in the way. What do you mean it wouldn't be wide enough? Couldn't get a different barbell? And you can always add weight to the barbell right?

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Thanks Lift & Red, it helps my guilt.

The only time I feel guilty about not eating what's prepared is at my MIL's place. My mom tries to send me my favorite foods too, but at least I've made her understand that I really need to lose this stubborn weight and she respects that.

I love my MIL dearly and she spends ALL of her life cooking with a family that don't appreciate her as much as they should. She was always so disappointed in me when I wouldn't eat what she'd prepared in my LF days, like it's an insult to her cooking. So I've come to feel guilty about it, knowing how happy it makes her when I eat her food.

It sounds silly, but I know that one day soon, she won't be around for me to enjoy her wonderful cooking. So I do the best I can when I go. At least I got her to stop putting out appetizers/junk food before dinner. That helps a bit.

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Wanda some people love with food. That's the way they know how. I have alot of family members like that and I am happy you chose not to hurt her feelings. You know she was ecstatic you ate. Plus the kickbutt workouts will take care of it and it's not like you eat at her place every weekend.

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The more narrow (and lighter) barbells wouldn't fit into the squat rack b/c it's too wide and the 45lb barbell it's meant for, would be too heavy for some of my exercises like Narrow Grip bench, shoulder presses, incline bench etc. For some of them, I'm getting there, but not quite yet.

Unless I'm missing something? Please tell me I'm mistaken.



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Aha! Okay I get it now. That's the same thing with the barbells at my gym that I can lift. They don't fit on squat rack so I can't use the squat rack.

Could you buy a narrower rack? Or is the width standard. Sorry is this is a dumb question. Or hold off on the squat rack until you are comforable with the 45 pound barbell. It won't be long Wanda.

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LMAO why not? That's false advertising. Imagine some woman asking when they come to set it up: "What happened to the dude that comes with it?"

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I love my MIL dearly and she spends ALL of her life cooking with a family that don't appreciate her as much as they should. She was always so disappointed in me when I wouldn't eat what she'd prepared in my LF days, like it's an insult to her cooking. So I've come to feel guilty about it, knowing how happy it makes her when I eat her food.

It sounds silly, but I know that one day soon, she won't be around for me to enjoy her wonderful cooking. So I do the best I can when I go. At least I got her to stop putting out appetizers/junk food before dinner. That helps a bit.




Wanda, sometimes we have to do just what you did, and consider it an act of love when we do - if you had children and they made you a special breakfast on Mothers day - you'd just be breaking their little hearts if you didn't eat it - this was exactly the same kind of thing - a few couple of cinnamon buns the other night - is NOT a week long screwup - and we all know how disciplined you usually are.
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Old Mon, Sep-13-04, 08:58
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Plan: Healthy eating/lifestyle
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Sunday Sept 12- Low Carb Day (to make up for yesterday)

Workout: 35 minute bike ride

Meal #1 - Protein shake, raw almonds, fish oil
Meal #2 - Turkey, green beans

Workout: Hamstrings/Abs

Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 42x4/62x4/72x4/82x4/82x4/82x4/87x4
Decline Situps - 6 sets of 4 reps
2 circuits

Meal #3 - Protein shake
Meal #4 - Turkey, green beans, fish oil
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I mentioned in my journal that I almost threw up after my workout. I feel fine today, but I was still nauseous going to bed last night. The workouts were good to sweat out some of the garbage I ate the night before. I'm back on track today.

TOM came today so I should be able to get my measurements done in about 5 days.

Wanda

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Old Mon, Sep-13-04, 11:01
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 178/108/120 Female 5' 1"
BF:45%/17%/15%
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Hi Wanda! I won't congratulate you on your TOM. Glad you're back on track.

My stomach is hurting today too from my carb up yesterday.

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