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Old 02-10-2010, 07:58 AM   #271
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My scale is at 139.7 this morning, which is about what I expected. I'm not upset to see this number because it's just part of the carb cycling process. Today, tomorrow, and Friday are low carb days. I meet with my consultant tomorrow!

Jami, I think your new plan sounds very do-able. Are you going to count at all on your free day?
I'm not sure if I'll count or not. Some people eat what ever, I might just do a 200 carb and maintenance calorie day. I really hate the way I feel when I go completely off plan, it takes a lot longer to get the water weight off.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #272
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Warm-up: 5 minutes rebounding with a 15 lbs. pack on my back. Boy does that make you realize how significant it is to lose even 15 lbs!! If I tried to exercise with all the weight I've lost like that, I would not be able to do it!! Boggles the mind!

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25 minutes of medium jog on the rebounder w/o the extra 15 lbs. I can really tell a difference in the quality of my workouts getting the extra protein.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #273
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Jami, I ate whatever when I did my BFL free day, but I was doing 120carbs/120protein each day. So that day was my day to really shake things up. I just wonder if you want to figure that day into your carb rotation. My trainer always advises me to workout on my high carb days...just a thought.
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I am so frustrated that I have not been able to get to the gym for almost a week due to these back to back snow storms. Looks like Friday may be my first day back....fingers crossed that there is no more snow from now until then.
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terra, so sorry you are dealing with all that snow! I hope you can get to the gym.

Rachel. I think I will add Sunday as part of my cycle plan I just might have a free meal every now and then.
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Hi everyone. Did a HIIT workout (45/30 intervals x 15) + steady state cardio + yoga/streching (1hr) this morning. I have latin dance class tonight (2hr) - I'm teaching the cha cha (1hr).

Gonna hang off weighing until at least Saturday morning 'cause I has a few glasses of wine & extra food with it last night .
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:18 AM   #277
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I had a good week!
I am down to 24% body fat, so I've lost 10% since I started in November.
I have lost 18 pounds of fat since I started my program.

The carb cycling appears to be working as my measurements (pinches) are down everywhere.

I am going to continue to carb cycle this week, plus three more heavy full body workouts, and three light cardio workouts, just 30 minutes on the stationary bike.

YAY!
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GOOD JOB RACHEL! Those are some amazing results! I hope I can say that in a couple months from now!
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Hi my name is Alicia and I recently started a low carb diet in order to lose weight. I also am on my school's track team (throwing) and that requires alot of lifting so I was looking for a group that is on the same path!
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Hi Alicia, WELCOME to the group!
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alicia, welcome to LCF & our thread too

UB weights + cardio + yoga/streching workout this morning (70min). Dam it I need to go buy more plates for my dumbbells !! Wednesday I got through the LB workout 12 reps all weights, although I was still feelin' the workout. This mornings UB I was doing 13-15reps for chest/tris and 10reps for bicep/shoulders. Have the weights to up the UB by 1kg (2.2lbs), but already have those on for the LB!! Was hoping to wait a few more weeks until the bills are out of the way. Maybe I can do 'low' weight/high reps for a few weeks - ideas / input greatly appreciated .

Got challenged at dance class last night by a male student to do one fingertip push up. He's given me till next week . Seeing as I don't do push ups now (probably should though) I might be pushing it (LOL) to learn in a week. I can do a few full push ups (about 4-5) so maybe possible, would like to at least try for my own curiosity even if I don't follow through @ dance class.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:29 PM   #282
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Alicia! And any lurkers...get in here!

Okay, so no lifting for me today. I did the Crunch Fat-Burning Pilates dvd for 45 minutes and it my behind!! I highly recommend this one!

Have to share what I made for dinner. It turned out DELICIOUS. I used to make a german dish sometimes called Rouladen. It's round steak browned with onions and bacon, sprinkle flour over and add water for a thick gravy, then stir in a little yellow mustard for seasoning, and serve over rice or noodles. Obviously, it's WAY too carby!

So tonight I browned some boneless pork chops, put in a little bacon grease, browned a little onion, splashed on some worchestershire, deglazed the pan with a little plain water, and a couple of squirts of yellow mustard and let that cook down a bit. Threw in some frozen stir fry veggies and voila! The sauce was thin, but SO yummy. I've ordered some xantham gum, so maybe next time I can thicken the sauce a bit without adding carbs!
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:52 PM   #283
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nice recipe Celeste. I have zantham gum and it's good, you'll love using it. From memory you have to bring it to the boil to thicken & I've usually only used it in things that needed blending which gets the lumps out. Maybe blend it in some of the sauce then return the blended sauce to the rest of the pan?
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today was a good day, went to practice did some throws for my meet tomorrow, since this was the 4th day doing low carb i was sluggish so coach didnt make me lift (he shouldnt have anyways!!) Ate really well, i hope the scale follows suit in the morning!
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Wait'll the ketosis energy kicks in Alicia you'll be unstopable
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I hope so because I have been feeling braindead but I read that it will fade I need to stick with this!!
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Hi my name is Alicia and I recently started a low carb diet in order to lose weight. I also am on my school's track team (throwing) and that requires alot of lifting so I was looking for a group that is on the same path!
Yo've come to the right place.

But,and I don't know how to say this tactfully so...what's up with that screen name?

You are not dumb, certainly not "asdumbasucanget"

I would have PM'd but I don't think you can get those yet. Let's get you a better, more suitable screen name. I have to go to work but hopefullyyou can come up with something more motivating!
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ive had that same sn since i was 13, i guess it is time for a change
di i have to make a new account or can i change it?
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I think the moderators can change it for you?

For those of you interested in my carb cycling numbers, here they are...

Friday: 139.6 (high carb day)
Saturday: didn't weigh (first low carb day)
Sunday: didn't weigh (second low carb day)
Monday: 137.8 (third low carb day)
Tuesday: 137.8 (high carb day)
Wednesday: 139.7 (low carb day)
Thursday: 138.8 (low carb day)
Friday: 138.8 (low carb day)
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Had a great workout last night, with heavy weights. That was my first workout after a low day. Woke up this morning to 138.1 to start my high day. Will start carbing up now and go to the gym about noon. I meet with my trainer on Wednesday and will let you guys now and the next two sections of th carb cycling go!
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HI everyone! It sure it tough trying to get work outs in during 12 hours shifts. OZ I dont know how you do it girl!
I am thinking about getting a membership at one of the only other gyms we have here in town, its open 24 hours. 80,000 people and only 2 gyms in this town. The one I go to is only for employees, but the hours are not convenient on days I work. I had to do upper body this morning at home. Didn't go very good, not enough time. I'll have to do shoulders, and back tonight.
With my new WOE, and exercise program, I am feeling so much leaner, healthier and sharper.. I love it.
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Jami, I am glad you are feeling good! I think it's really important to be able to get to your gym when you need it. I am thinking of switching from Gold's because the ones in my town are not open on Sunday nights, and I sometimes that's when I need to go in. Since I work with a consultant, I'm not tied to any one gym. But my Gold's membership is free through my work. Decisions, decisions!
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BTW, my trainer has suggested that I start to do yoga or pilates for flexibility. All my "free" time is used lifting weights at the gym, so I need something I can do at home. Does anyone do yoga/pilates at home? Do you have a favorite DVD? I want something that's gentle and relaxing...and nothing that's too out there!
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Rachel, I did buy a Mari Windsor ?? Pilates DVD. I am so unflexable its rediculous! I kept fall back words while I was sitting cross legged! LOL The biggest loser has a weight loss yoga dvd that I bought as well, It still has the plastic on it... I guess that doesn't really help huh.. LOL I wish that we had a 24 hour fitness, or a golds gym here. It's so dumb that we dont have any other fitness places around here. Kansas city is 25 minutes from me, but Im not about to drive there.
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I like the Winsor Pilates dvd's and they are CHALLENGING. Great for core training.

I also just got Crunch Fat-Burning Pilates from NetFlix and I loved it. The first 2/3 of it is standing and is a cross between low-impact cardio and pilates exercises. The last 1/3 is floor work doing core and glute strenghthening. It KICKED my behind! I did it Thursday and was so sore yesterday, I didn't work out at all. Would HIGHLY recommend this one!

Yesterday was my refeed day - ala Lyle McDonald. I still found it pretty easy to control my eating and not go overboard. I had a small homemade biscuit at breakfast along with some eggs and bacon, lunch was a bowl of old-fashioned oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder and cinnamon mixed in. It was YUMMY and really kept me full. I just mixed the whey into the water well before adding the raw oats, then microwaved for about 2/3 the normal cooking time. I like my oatmeal less cooked so it doesn't taste like wallpaper paste. Dinner was a chicken and wild rice casserole and salad. Didn't eat too much of it because I didn't need to.

Today, back on plan, strictly LC and lifting weights!!

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Thanks Celeste! I couldn't remember how to spell Winsor
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Thanks for the suggestions! I did the Windsor Pilates a long time ago. I wonder if I still have that disk somewhere! I'm going to look.

Celeste, your food sounds really yummy!

Back from the gym...it's hard doing back to back workouts with heavy weights, but that's the only way I can get three workouts in.

Taking my daughter out for a nice dinner tonight, but I don't know what I want for my free meal???!!
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BTW, my trainer has suggested that I start to do yoga or pilates for flexibility. All my "free" time is used lifting weights at the gym, so I need something I can do at home. Does anyone do yoga/pilates at home? Do you have a favorite DVD? I want something that's gentle and relaxing...and nothing that's too out there!


It's gotta be no surprise that I whole-heartedly endorse Callanetics for flexibility....not knocking yoga or Pilates, just sayin...

A true Callan-Addict here.

I'm lovin reading up on this thread, following along with your progress. Great thread, y'all. Inspiring.

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I did Callanetics a couple of years ago and liked it! My body responded really well to it, too. I may consider going back to it again...thanks for the reminder!
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Got over my soreness enough to workout today. I won't be able to lift tomorrow now - ya'll know I like to lift on Sunday - but that's okay. I will do something else...maybe the Crunch Pilates. It's a killer! I know nothing about Callanetics. Will have to check Netflix!!

Today's workout:
20 minutes Winsor Pilates to warm up
20 dead lifts @ 62 lbs
25 shoulder press @ 30 lbs
30 hip extentions (10 counts each)
25 pullovers @ 30 lbs
30 reverse crunches
30 cross-knee crunches
20 curls @ 30 lbs
20 tricep extentions @ 20 lbs

I'm also loving this thread. We've got this nice little group - supportive, informative - and I hope it continues to grow. Thanks to you all!

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