Free at last!

W00t!!!!

I have a day off!

:: faints from shock ::

I’m sitting at my desktop computer at home and just reveling in the knowledge that I don’t have to go to work today. This is only my second day off in the merry month of May. :shocked:

I’ve got three loads of laundry in varying states of completion on the bed, in the dryer, and in the washer. Dishes are all done. Ceiling fan blades have been defurred. (How DOES cat hair end up on the blades of a ceiling fan suspended from a vaulted ceiling anyway?) The carpet has been hoovered. My workouts are done. I have almost no food left besides canned tuna, oatmeal, and a slimy green-black lump that might have been a long lost head of Romaine lettuce, but hey, I can go shopping in a bit.

Right now I am going to just sit here and become one with my apartment.

I’ve missed it so.

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5/30/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 7
Total Perfect Days = 29/62

– 1575 calories eaten / -578 deficit
– 47.2% carb, 32.6% protein, 23.0% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In:
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs

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Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie mid zig zag day

1: 3×1 omelette, 1 c. spinach, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
2: 3 oz. chicken, 2 c. Romaine, 1 c. strawberries
3: 2.5 oz. tuna, 1/4 c. FF plain yogurt, 3 c. Romaine and tomatoes
4: 3 oz. chicken, 1 c. broccoli, 1 c. strawberries
5: Chinese buffet splurge meal dinner with parents
6: None

Total: 2078 calories, 48.7% carb, 28.3% protein, 30.0% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
8:00 AM Plyometrics
12:00 PM Cardio – Treadmill LISS (4 mph / 10% incline / 30 minutes)

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing.

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Brownie Points:
1. Survived beta crunch! Now I just need to get through testing crunch. Sigh.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Make forms for P90X module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Get more groceries–go to Costco first.
6. Create SGX module

Cookie and Coffee Cake Conspiracy

I, like the rest of my company, am at work this Monday Memorial Day. We are on the final day of pre-beta crunch for our project, so no holiday for us. I get tomorrow off, but that three day weekend thing didn’t happen. In fact, I didn’t even get a two day weekend. :tongue:

In a misguided attempt to make us feel better about spending Memorial day in the office, someone brought in an assortment of comfort foods and spread them out at the end of two of the least-cluttered desks in the room–mine and the empty desk that used to belong to my former co-worker Adam.

Yours truly must spend the rest of the day not 2.5 feet away from:

  1. 1 large flat of frosted sugar cookies
  2. 2 coffee cakes
  3. 2 dozen assorted doughnuts

Why don’t they ever bring in fruit platters and veggie trays? I’m telling you, it’s a conspiracy against me! Next working holiday, I’m making a pile of protein-fortified banana nut muffins, Kashi crispy protein bars, and cottage cheesecakes topped with berries and fat free whipped topping and eating them ALL myself.

:grumpy:

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5/29/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 6
Total Perfect Days = 28/62

– 2004 calories eaten / -578 deficit
– 48.7% carb, 32.0% protein, 21.7% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In:
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs

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Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie mid zig zag day

1: Dextrose/whey PWO shake
2: 3×1 omelette, 1 c. puffed millet, 1/2 c. strawberries
3: 2.5 oz. tuna, 1/4 c. FF plain yogurt, 3 c. Romaine and tomatoes
4: Healthy lunch option at work
5: Turkey sloppy joe, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
6: Cappucino banana yogurt protein shake

Total: 1369 calories (not including meal at work), 47.5% carb, 31.3% protein, 23.3% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
8:00 AM P90X Shoulders/Chest/Triceps
8:00 PM P90X Abs

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. So boring, I know.

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Brownie Points:
1. Almost through with work crunch. :wig:

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Get more groceries–go to Costco first.
6. Create SGX module

Healthy Anniversary to Me

Exactly one year ago today I started my first real Body for Life Challenge.

One full year of eating healthy, working out almost daily, and not mooing sadly about my chubby lot in life like the rest of the common herd.

Yay me!

One year of lifting weights, eating clean, and taking progress pics!

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5/28/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 5
Total Perfect Days = 27/62

– 2004 calories eaten / -578 deficit
– 48.7% carb, 32.0% protein, 21.7% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In:
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs

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Nutrition: 1400-1500 calorie zig zag day

1: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
2: 2 oz chicken breast, 2 c. tomato/Romaine salad w/1 T. Just2Good ranch dressing, 1/2 WW bagel
3: 2 oz chicken breast, 2 c. tomato/Romaine salad w/1 T. Just2Good ranch dressing, 1/2 WW bagel
4: Peanut butter banana protein shake
5: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
6: Cappucino banana yogurt protein shake

Total: 1397 calories, 43.0% carb, 35.4% protein, 22.2% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
None (Rest day)

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing.

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Brownie Points:
1. Brought in all meals for full day at work. Again. 😆

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Get more groceries–go to Costco first.
6. Create SGX module.

Dairy Bloat Begone!

I performed a mini-experiment this past week. I cut out cottage cheese entirely from my daily meals and limited dairy to just the remaining yogurt I had in my fridge, which amounts to a paltry 4 T. in my daily shake. I also ran out of the homemade cran raisin bars which contain dry milk at the beginning of the week, so that source of dairy was cut, too.

You see, I’ve noticed that every time I have a cottage cheese and fruit meal, my abs seem to lose any hint of definition they might have, so this past week was a deliberate experiment to see if my feelings were correct.

I think that the pics from 5/21 and the ones from 5/27 are pretty good evidence that dairy does indeed have an effect on how defined I look. 🙄

The upshot of this experiment is that I am ditching the cottage cheese for the rest of the P&P challenge and cutting back slightly on the yogurt, too–4 T. in a shake is okay, but no full cups as a carb portion. Also, no more bars that contain dry milk. I’ll be taking two calcium + D supps a day now instead of just one as well. I still reserve the right to have ice cream in either of my two free meals each week, but no more daily 2+ servings of bloat-inducing dairy products like CC and milk.

Now don’t take the dairy out of your diet just because I’m doing it. Recall that I am lactose intolerant, too, so my body may react in a stronger manner to dairy products than that of a person who is not LI. If you come from a long line of efficient dairy-processors and don’t notice any wacky side-effects from having cottage cheese three times a day, by all means keep on doing what you are doing. I’m just doing what is best for my own body and current goals.

Speaking of individual biological diversity and tastes, has anyone ever noticed that some brands of plain old-fashioned rolled oats taste better than others? I’ve heard this said about brands of cottage cheese and am willing to believe it since I’ve tried at least six different brands of fat free cottage cheese in the past year (It’s a toss up between Wal-Mart and Target as to who produces the nastiest store-brand–they both have a scent reminescent of feet. Albertson’s CC with its milk-like flavor is the tastiest to me, while Publix and Winn-Dixie make acceptable but not notable cottage cheese.), but you’d think that rolled oats would just be rolled oats. Not so! I just polished off a tube of Target’s rolled oats and am now on my first tube of Albertson’s, and I must say that Albertson’s oatmeal is MUCH better than the Target or Publix brands that I normally buy.

Maybe being able to taste the difference between brands of PLAIN oatmeal is the ultimate rite of passage into confirmed health nutdom.

:tongue:

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5/27/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 4
Total Perfect Days = 26/62

– 1492 calories eaten / -551 deficit
– 49.3% carb, 27.5% protein, 22.6% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In:
5/1/05 – 135.4
5/7/05 – 135.0
5/14/05 – 134.8 lbs
5/21/05 – 135.8 lbs
5/28/05 – 134.4 lbs

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Nutrition: 2000-2100 calorie high zig zag day

1: 1 scoop whey, 1/2 bag lite popcorn
2: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
3: 3 oz. skinless roasted chicken thigh, 1/2 c. rice, 1/4 c. black beans, 1 c. Romaine lettuce
4: 3×1 spinach omelette, WW bagel, 1/2 c. broccoli, 3 baby carrots
5: Strawberry lime yogurt protein shake, 1/2 c. broccoli, 3 baby carrots, 1 T. flaxseed oil
6: Cappucino banana yogurt protein shake, 1/2 c. broccoli, 3 baby carrots

Total: 2004 calories, 48.7% carb, 32.0% protein, 21.7% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
8:00 PM P90X Kenpo X
9:00 PM Cardio – Treadmill (4 mph/10% incline/30 minutes)

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. Back in the saddle again!

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Brownie Points:
1. Gave Karaoke database a test run last night.
2. Down to 134.4 lbs this week.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Get more groceries–go to Costco first.
6. Create SGX module.

Busy Day and a More Pics

Very busy today between finishing up my task list at work and getting set up at the Oasis show, so this is going to be a non-wordy post. :eekb:

I’ll catch up with my usual status stuff later tonight, but for now, here are some pics from day 30 of P90X. The abs are starting to come back, legs are getting a bit smaller, and the bulked up arms from SGX are hanging in there.

Hair, alas, is shaggy as hell. :medusa: I’m hitting the salon first thing Tuesday morning after the beta ships out.


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5/26/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 3 :prop:
Total Perfect Days = 25/62

– 1453 calories eaten / -957 deficit
– 50.4% carb, 38.0% protein, 14.2% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs on 5/21/05 (Start weight on 5/1/05: 135.4)

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Nutrition: 1400-1500 calorie low zig zag day

1: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
2: Strawberry banana yogurt protein shake
3: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
4: Homemade ice cream (Splurge meal 2)
5: Turkey sloppy joe on sourdough bagel, 10 baby carrots, 1 c. broccoli
6: 6 oz. FF Key Lime Pie flavored yogurt

Total: 1492 calories, 49.3% carb, 27.5% protein, 22.6% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
8:00 PM P90X Legs/Back

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. Back in the saddle again!

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Brownie Points:
1. Set up at OASIS without a hitch.
2. Took more pics in unbloated state.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Plan out non-dairy diet.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Finish Handbase tutorials 5 and 6.

Sad Day

At the dentist’s office this morning I had to face a very depressing fact: If I didn’t want to visit the office every few months to get my #31 crown repaired/replaced, I’d have to give up Kashi Go Lean Crunch and super chewy protein bars forever.

No hard crunchy stuff like GLC, granola, or similar stuff, and nothing that mimics Super Polident–like the denser homemade bars I make. The former weakens and could shatter the crown, and the latter could loosen it completely from the tooth underneath. :bite:

The same crown that I chipped a few months ago on some lovely Go Lean Crunch actually lifted off completely two nights ago while I was munching on a sticky cran raisin bar. I popped it back on temporarily, but I had to go back in this morning to have it temporarily cemented back on until a new impression and crown could be made. Unfortunately, even MORE of the porcelain eroded off the metal base yesterday during a normal meal, so I have very interesting looking Terminator cyborg tooth at the moment with about 33% of the gold showing through the outer porcelain shell.

So, so sad I am.

Maybe it’s a good thing in the long run. GLC is way too addictive for me anyway, and now I have a legitimate reason for not having it. Also, there are other bar recipes that are lower in Superglue factor. Having to eat the regular Kashi Crispy bars or the Rice Crispy bars instead of the denser protein bars isn’t such a bad prospect.

Five more days until I have a day off. That will only be my second day off in May. Yes, I’m working on Memorial Day. Weekends really have no meaning for me anymore. Nowadays, I am pleased if I do not have to work until 11:30 pm like I did last night. Anyone who tries to punk out of exercise or preparing healthy meals by claiming they have no time ought to try out my work schedule sometime.

Excuse me now. I have to dash home and get some cardio done during lunch since this morning’s appointment nixed my usual morning workout.

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5/25/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 2 :prop:
Total Perfect Days = 24/62

– 1580 calories eaten / -764 deficit
– 44.7% carb, 35.1% protein, 20.6% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 17 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs on 5/21/05 (Start weight on 5/1/05: 135.4)

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Nutrition: 1400-1500 calorie low zig zag day

1: Caramel Apple Luna bar, 1/2 scoop whey protein
2: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1 c. puffed millet, 2 T. raisins
3: Strawberry banana yogurt protein shake
4: 2.5 oz. tuna, 4 oz. plain yogurt, 3 c. Romaine/spinach salad, 1/2 banana
5: 1/2 turkey breast sandwich on rye, 1 c. mixed fresh fruit, 1 c. broccoli
6: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal

Total: 1453 calories, 50.4% carb, 38.0% protein, 14.2% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
12:00 PM Cardio (45 minutes)
10:30 PM P90X Back/Bi/Abs (80 minutes)

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. Back in the saddle again!

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Brownie Points:
1. Made it to dental appointment in time despite horrible I-4 traffic.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Organize Oasis 18 prints.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Finish Handbase tutorials 5 and 6.

A Farewell to (Skinny) Arms

Once upon a time there was a chunky, bespectacled young woman who wanted to look like a comic book heroine. She grew up watching the Super Friends and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends instead of Strawberry Shortcake and The Care Bears, and spent her high school years (when not buried in academics) reading comic books like the Uncanny X-Men during Jim Lee’s pencilling stint (you know, when Psylocke got turned into the badass Lady Mandarin/Kwannon) and devouring cyberpunk novels like Walter Jon Williams’s Hardwired with its tough-as-nails dirtgirl assassin protagonist, Sara.

Fast forward to the present: That formerly puffy-looking geekette named Maggie is doing pretty well as far as progress goes. After reaching my weight loss goal last November, I went on a deliberate bulk cycle in order to gain muscle. I went from a low of 128 lbs (I’m 5’6″) back up to 139 lbs by eating clean, but eating a lot MORE. I’ve gained quite a bit of muscle in my upper body as I was hoping to do in order to balance out my legs and am now back on the fat loss warpath to get back down to 128 lbs.

I will be honest–it was very disturbing to see the scale keep going up even though I was doing it on purpose and in a controlled fashion. No formerly fluffy dieter ever wants to see the numbers go UP again, you know? But in my case, no gut flab, no glory in the form of arm muscles either, so bulk I did.

Here is a pic of my progression from May 2004 through March 2005:

This is a recent composite:

So I definitely put on more muscle (with some fat in my lower abs, back of the arms, glutes, and legs) and widened my shoulders enough to balance out the bottom half–I’m finally not a pear!–but sometimes when I see my upper body in the mirror I am kind of overwhelmed by even the dinky amount of mass I’ve put on in my arms. As modest as my gains have been when compared to the real figure and bodybuilding pros out there, this is the most muscular I’ve ever been in my entire life.

I had said that I wanted bigger, buffer arms to balance my mega quads, but whew…now that I have them, I am torn between loving being the strongest-looking female in the room most of the time in my town of tubby tourists, overweight office workers, and waifish beach bunnies and sort of wishing I had the more mainstream, slim arms from November, since I only stayed at my low weight for a few weeks.

I know…I’m being an idiot, right?

Maybe when I’m down to goal weight and am lean enough to see more definition and not quite so much blurry bulk from fat I will finally be able to look in the mirror and not feel that twinge of wistfulness for the twiggy arms of November. And really, it’s not the size of my arms that is bothering me right now–I really dig the muscles! But the FAT I had to put on them at the same time irks me every time I see my reflection.

Bulking may have been necessary for me to gain muscle, but yeesh, sometimes I feel so aggravated at the extra flabbage on my body. I just miss the feeling of being lean and streamlined.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to go Google up some articles on body dysmorphic disorder to make sure I’m not going off the deep end.

:whistle:

Update: Whew…just read up on BDD, and have eliminated it as a possibility as I don’t actually hate my arms or any other part of my body really. I still have the drive to improve myself, but at the end of the day I am content with myself. I am only guilty of plain old OCD, which I’ve known about all along.

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5/24/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 1 :prop:
Total Perfect Days = 23/62

– 2173 calories eaten / +135 surplus
– 43.9% carb, 29.3% protein, 27.0% fat
– No unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 17 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs on 5/21/05 (Start weight on 5/1/05: 135.4)

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Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie mid zig zag day

1: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/4 c. raisins
2: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
3: Chocolate cappucino yogurt banana shake w/1 T. flaxseed oil
4: Turkey sloppy joe, 3/4 c. fiesta mix veggies, 1/2 c. strawberries
5: 3 oz. tuna, 3 c. raw spinach, 1 banana
6: 1 c. FF cherry yogurt, 3/4 c. fiesta mix veggies, 1/2 c. strawberries

Total: 1648 calories, 49.0% carb, 30.9% protein, 20.8% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
8:00 AM P90X Abs
10:00 PM P90X Back/Biceps
11:00 OARS exercises for Life’s Odyssey challenge and 200 misc. squats for BFL Women’s board daily challenge

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing. Back in the saddle again!

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Brownie Points:
1. Made library book tracker module for HanDbase.
2. Carried 25 lb cube of ATW chocolate blend whey up to my 3rd floor apartment without falling down.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Organize Oasis 18 prints.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Finish Handbase tutorials 5 and 6.

Popcorn is evil stuff

P&P is becoming more interesting.

I was doing very well, and then, out of the blue, I fell into two bags of microwave Lite Kettle Corn chased with an extra cran raisin yesterday, bumping my total calories up by 750 for the day and bringing my consecutive perfect day tally down to 0. Whew.

That confession was actually pretty cathartic, LOL.

I have been getting hungrier as the weeks have gone by, and the week off from training probably caused a bit of a rebound when I started up the strength training again. I’ll have to buckle down more now that three days out of the week are dropping down to 1400-1500. I may also have to rethink my meal schedule, because cutting off meals at 7:30 pm is NOT going to work if I keep staying up until 11:30 pm working on art or making new database applets. When 10 pm rolls around, I am hungry again, even if I’ve already had 6 meals.

There is a bright side to this: I am back in the non-stretchy, unforgiving AG jeans my sister gave me last November. Two weeks ago they were NOT going over my thighs without a shoehorn, but today they are good to go, even though my scale weight was back up to a kettle corn-bloated 135.8 this morning. :slappy:

And even better–my 25 lb bulk order of All the Whey chocolate blend protein arrived, so I can finally have some delicious chocolate shakes, muffins, cakes, and bars again. Thank goodness…I was afraid I’d have to dig into that nasty EAS banana creme flavor again.

:yuck:

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5/23/05 P&P Challenge Report

Consecutive Perfect Days = 0 :crazy:
Total Perfect Days = 22/62

– 2297 calories eaten / +227 surplus
– 56.3% carb, 26.8% protein, 22.8% fat
– Three unauthorized meals
– All supplements taken
– 16 cups water
– All planned workouts performed

Weekly Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs on 5/21/05 (Start weight on 5/1/05: 135.4)

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Nutrition: 2000-2100 calorie high zig zag day

1: Cran raisin bar, 1 oz noodles
2: Lemon banana yogurt shake
3: 4×2 spinach omelette and banana

4: Cherry vanilla FF yogurt, 1/2 c. strawberries
5: Beef noodle soup with 2 oz. noodles and 1 c. spinach
6: Turkey sloppy Joe, 3/4 c. fiesta mixed vegetables, 1/2 c. strawberries (or free meal at work)

Total: 1864 calories, 45.1% carb, 29.9% protein, 23.9% fat

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil
Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
12:00 PM Cardio Incline treadmill walk/run (4 mph/10% incline/24 minutes, and 6-9 mph/0% incline/6 minutes)
10:00 PM Life’s Odyssey OARS (bicep curls, dbell bench press, and crunches) and P90X abs
10:30 PM P90X Yoga X (90 minutes)

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The Awful Truth:
1. Didn’t get my P&P point for yesterday, darn it. 👿 Six weeks left to redeem myself!

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Brownie Points:
1. Back on track today.
2. Fit into skinny jeans.
3. Feeling DOMS from Monday workout in shoulders and arms.
4. Made HDbase modules for karaoke and pet records, and started one for art commission work.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Create P90X HanDbase module.
2. Work on Oasis 18 prints.
3. Cook more rice and roast chicken.
4. Pick up 20lb bag of Nutro Max cat food for the boys. ($21.99 for 20 lbs at Petco.)
5. Finish Handbase tutorials 4, 5, and 6.