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- 03-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by NatalieRose
As far as carbohydrate intake, it's nice to see you actually eating them and not being stupid and trying to eat less than 25-50g or eliminating them. How many carbohydrates you have is entirely up to you, as is how much of simple and complex you have. You just have to experiment to see what you feel best after - for example, I do best with complex carbohydrates, although I love fruit and will have that too, but find that even the sugar in fruit either increases my appetite something fierce or makes me sleepy.
As you get to know your body, you'll find what feels best for it and works for you.
- 03-28-2011, 01:41 PM
03-28-2011, 01:43 PM
the orange juice isn't as bad if she's drinking it with a meal, but i'd still try and avoid it. As a drink between meals its a fairly heavy insulin surge so not a great idea while trying to lose fat.
03-28-2011, 01:56 PM
03-28-2011, 02:00 PM
even with skim milk, the sugar is offset by the protein somewhat in terms of quite how fast it digests and hits system. So more about the overall caloric plan than whether milk particularly is good or bad. 2 glasses of skim at a meal is about the same impact as eating 3-4 egg whites plus a banana. So again though, with feeling full being at least a partial issue, it would be better to have the 3-4 egg whites and a banana than the milk
03-28-2011, 02:03 PM
03-28-2011, 02:35 PM
03-28-2011, 05:44 PM
Like when she gets super hungry she gets irritable and even shaky sometimes...
Which could explain why her and I have such different needs. I can be totally fine on 100g or less of carbs and my last blood test had me teetering right below pre-diabetic so my blood sugar being higher might explain my cravings
Howver I do crave candy and sweets non stop ha
03-28-2011, 05:52 PM
03-31-2011, 12:23 AM
Hey guys! Don't worry we haven't fell off the wagon! I didnt update or do any kind of a workout monday or tuesday because I started having some pretty horrible toothache pain on a tooth that I definitely need a root canal for. Well anyways I went to the doc yesterday and go some meds so its feeling better... but it gets kind of gross.. this morning.. on my gums above the tooth was what looked like a massive pimple with a whitehead... lol... being my normal self... I popped it hahaha. It hurt like a bitch till I fell back asleep but has felt MUCH better ever since.
03-31-2011, 12:24 AM
03-31-2011, 12:26 AM
03-31-2011, 12:35 AM
Day 10 - Wednesday 03/30/2011
I did the Chest, Back, Tri workout from P90x which went like this:
Standard Front Push Ups 35 (+5 from last week)
Wide Front Pull Ups 5 and 5 assisted (3 and 7 last week)
Military Push Ups 21
Reverse Grip Chin Ups 5 and 5 assisted
Wide Fly Push Ups 25 (20 last week)
Close Grip Overhand Pull Ups 4 and 6 assisted
Decline Push Ups 22
Heavy Pants 45lbs x 10
Diamond Push Ups 14 (12 last week)
Lawnmowers 45lbs x 10
Diver Bomber Push Ups 12
Back Flies 45lbs x 10
Standard Front Push Ups 26 (20 last week)
Wide Front Pull Ups 4 and 6 assisted (2 and 8 last week)
Military Push Ups 20
Reverse Grip Chin Ups 4 and 6 assisted
Wide Fly Push Ups 25
Close Grip Overhand Pull Ups 3 and 7 assisted
Decline Push Ups 16
Heavy Pants 45lbs x 10
Diamond Push Ups 19 (12 last week)
Lawnmowers 45lbs x 10
Diver Bomber Push Ups 10 (7 last week)
Back Flies 45lbs x 10
Took the dogs for a 40 minute walk
Cheated and had me some Frosted Flakes!
1 String Cheese
1 Beef Stick
1 Serving Almonds
Late Night Snack
Cottage cheese mixed with a half scoop of protein
My workout felt pretty good today and it felt good to have an increase in some of my bodyweight numbers where I didnt feel any stronger last week when I did the same workout. I was sweating like crazy during my workout. On our walk I felt the AT2 pretty good... I was warm as hell and practically sweating from a brisk walk.
Looking forward to week 2 numbers as I feel like I can see myself leaning the mirror a little more!
And I definitely like that I am starting to see numbers on my wide grip pull ups... my lats are a huge weakness of mine and I hope they start growing!
03-31-2011, 01:02 AM
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03-31-2011, 07:24 PM
actually i prefer long's donuts, but they are local and no one has probably heard of them. if ever in indy-i highly recommend you try long's, one on lafayette rd, and one on southport rd.
GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY!!!
04-01-2011, 08:59 AM
04-01-2011, 09:00 AM
04-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Day 11 - Thursday 03/31/2011
Well today was a little bit more of a hectic day than usual. Had some meetings with my financial aid counselor and my advisor and then some exam stuff to do so I didnt get in the cardio I wanted to. However I ran into a buddy of mine at school who told me he is working out there Tuesday and Thursday right before my first class that day so I think I am going to try and do my normal workouts mon wed fri and then get up there for some cardio or something, because I definitely need to pick my cardio game up.
The good news is that I'm starting to be able to feel that "loose" feeling in my love handles... the one where when you pinch it... it almost feels like its less dense like some fat cells have deteriorated. Always a good feelings and it always tells me when Im making progress... the next step is when I can pinch and pull more and more out.
Energy levels remain consistent and my weight on the scale has declined since monday... gonna keep it clean this weekend, we have a party to go to but I dont think we are staying too long which is good so I can avoid the booze hahahah.
Oh yeah and sleep was great last night... and nothing much to note on my middle of the night shift dose... but I think only results will account for that because I dont notice any significant side effects to taking shift anyways except fatty loss!
04-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been on to update in a few days. This week has been pretty crappy. Had some KILLER woman cramps on Monday and Tuesday. Definitely didn't get any workouts in then.
I have been tracking my calories and carbs still, obviously. I seem to feel like I have more energy and like I am fuller longer when I eat carbs as opposed to when I cut them out of my diet. It seems that if I get more carbs I consume less calories. Not sure if this is good or not... Not hugely rediculous amounts of carbs - usually about 180 grams a day. Every time I am low on carbs I am shaky, easily agitated, moody, and EVERYTHING is a big deal. Poor Troy...haha.
I still feel great though after taking the AT2 and Caffeine in the morning and afternoon. Appetite is still going strong, moods are normal, and I am still staying awake and efficient at work. I sleep like a rock at night, not sure if that is because of the Shift or not. The mornings are difficult for me until I take my doses, then I'm ready to go for the day. Not really much more to say about how I feel... No news is good news!
One more thing...
How do you guys all stay so motivated?!?!?! I really have trouble staying motivated to work out every day... Eating healthy and keeping my calories down is easier for me than it is to make an effort to actually work out. It feels like I don't make much progress... Maybe it's because I'm smaller and my results are smaller? Or maybe it's because my body likes to make everything difficult for me!!! It really helps when someone pushes me. I have more motivation when Troy is yelling at me to keep going!
04-01-2011, 04:37 PM
For me, I have more trouble with nutrition, LOL, and as you know I don't "diet" - for some reason I do not have the same discipline with my nutrition as I do my training. However, when your health comes into the question, you don't need motivation to do something - you just do it because it's what you have to do if you don't want to give or cause greater issues in your body.
Being "smaller" does not mean that your results will be smaller. Everything is in direct correlation to how you prepare yourself for it re nutrition and training, with some help from genetics (SMALL help, I might add, since many people place too much emphasis on genetics being why they can or cannot do something, IMO).
Having a goal can help motivate you as well. Know what your END point is and SEE yourself being there. Remind yourself of it daily. Set smaller goals along the way. For me, my goals have always been more related to performance and competition, like when I was cycling, but now I set a Figure competition or a photoshoot to aim for, and knowing that I have to be in a certain condition for both makes it happen. I have "bad" days like everyone else, and those bad days used to take me to a dark place, but I've learnt how to and you move past those days and surge forward.
There has to be a PURPOSE to what you are doing. Otherwise it's just meaningless and there is no passion, and to achieve something you have to be PASSIONATE about it! Having a purpose makes things CLEAR.
I've also started listening to this (below) before training to remind me of what I am doing:
Chris also gave me this, and I listen/watch that as well, to remind myself that I am capable of so much, even when I do not feel like I am at that moment:
Hopefully that helps you somewhat.
04-01-2011, 04:41 PM
04-01-2011, 04:51 PM
EasyEJL that is an awesome transfermation.. hopefully within the year ill be able to have pictures like that from beginning 2009 to mid 2011... I was up to about 227 on my old scale which i found out later was anywhere between 5-10lbs off and thats sickening to me to think I was over 230
04-01-2011, 04:54 PM
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