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Old 04-23-2010, 09:44 AM   #1501
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Maybe I'll just do a deviation then, and not a full-blown free meal. I'm thinking shrimp & veggie stir fry with my brown rice. Jami having it last night has me jonesin' for some. Yum, yum!

Did you hear about the nasty storms we're supposed to have tomorrow? Hail, possible tornados, you name it. Methinks I should do my run tonight and make sure I get everything we could possibly need this weekend, grocery wise just to be on the safe side.

Getting there? Seriously? You already are there, girl! You look fabulous! You're such an inspiration, Ileen!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:45 AM   #1502
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You look great Ileen!

Laura - how fun. I am not ready for a cheat meal yet. After my Monday weigh in, I will have mine but it too will be on the healthy side. I am thinking a huge salad (like steak or bbq chicken) with full fat dressing and a cocktail of my choice.

Today is just a cardio day for me. I am going lower carb/calorie this weekend in preparation for Monday.

This weekend I will probably go to a Lia Sophia jewerly party, gym, and a girl's night dinner at Pink Taco at our Hard Rock Hotel. The thing that sucks is I won't be able to drink. Oh well, I would rather see lower numbers on the scale.

I posed in front of my hubby last night in a few of my bikinis. He said he can definitely see that I am not as soft and definitely leaner. Yay! I listen to him b/c he is so brutally honest with me that sometimes I wish he weren't. LOL! But even if I wanna cry afterwords, he won't lie to me. hehehe
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #1503
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Ileen! Geez girl! You look amazing! Your hamstrings and glutes are very nice. I can see a difference even from the pics you shared from when you were in Florida! Good JOB!!
I am counting down until I start with ERIK.. May is an expensive month for me. DS is going to Washington D.C. with his class.. and his Birthday is at the end of May as well.

Ayana, have you been taking pics too?? Are you going to share?? My DH can never tell the difference with me.. I just dont think he really pays attention.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:57 PM   #1504
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Ayana, I think having a real cheat meal right after you weigh in is the best possible time to have one! That's my plan of attack too!

Brutally honest husbands are definitely both good and bad, aren't they? Good in that you can always count on them to tell you the truth, but bad because sometimes you wish they would tell a few little white lies to keep you happy. WTG with him noticing that you're getting leaner!
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:53 AM   #1505
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my free meals (or currently refeeds)are always after biweekly reports and not before..

Jami, that's exciting!

Ayana! awesome that hubby gave the approval

Refeed day for me and I havent planned it.. spent all day yesterday running my 16yo to dr's and then the ER all evening for an absessed tonsil which has been a horrid experience for him
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:31 AM   #1506
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Ileen! SO sorry about having to go to the ER! Poor.. (son)??? Right? SOrry..
Are you getting your reffeed in today then?
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:08 AM   #1507
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Thank you Jami

he is MUCH better today! He ate for the first time in a week.. he's up and talking and shouting to his bud on his vid game..

YEP refeeding. yesterday was totally on plan even though i ate 4 meals together lol..

i have a big tummy!
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:00 AM   #1508
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FREE MEAL ALERT!!!

I went ahead and had my free meal last night. I kept it on-plan for the most part by making a shrimp and veggie stir-fry over brown rice. It was yum-my! Then, I splurged by having a bit of 85% dark chocolate for dessert. It was heavenly!

I tallied up my totals just to see how they compared to my on-plan meal, and didn't do too bad. My total cals were 666 (a sign? I hope not! ),
fat: 22g, carbs: 58g, and protein: 52g. Ratios broke down to 31% F/32% C/38% P. My meal came in 232 calories over my on-plan meal. I can live with that!

I've got to start cooking up a storm here. We're going to my in-laws for dinner (and to drop off Jordan and Sadie for tonight/tomorrow) and I'm making them ziti with spagetti sauce, garlic bread, and cookie bar brownies to take over. I also need to prep my food, both to take over there, as well as my food for tomorrow, as we're going to the Nascar race in Talledega, AL.

Ileen - Great minds think alike! I'm planning my next free meal for this coming Monday, so I have plenty of time to get rid of any "extra" before my next biweekly on Tuesday the 4th!

Enjoy your refeed, and make sure you tell us all about it!

I'm so happy to see that AJ's finally starting to feel better. You must be so relieved.

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #1509
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Ileen! WOW! 4 meals together!! LOL You go girl! I guess a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right!

Laura~ DID YOU SAY COOKIE BAR BROWNIE!! I WANT ONE! I wonder if there is a recipe for protein cookie bar brownies. I skim that recipe section on LBF a lot, and I did see the brownies... Hmmm..
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cookie bar brownies dont sound like anything on plan lol.. maybe refeed friend if you can do it lf.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:34 PM   #1511
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Ohhh,, refeed friend Laura! ANYTHING can be made friendly.. Cant it? Surely!!
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Okay, seriously??? You look JUST as good, if not better, than Sandi! Here's me...again:

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Ileen! WOW! 4 meals together!! LOL You go girl! I guess a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right!

Laura~ DID YOU SAY COOKIE BAR BROWNIE!! I WANT ONE! I wonder if there is a recipe for protein cookie bar brownies. I skim that recipe section on LBF a lot, and I did see the brownies... Hmmm..
I know, me too! They're so good, but alas, not on plan at all. They're for everyone else for dessert. I get nada until after we get back home, and I can have meal #5 - my yummy yogurt & my PP and PB concoction.

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cookie bar brownies dont sound like anything on plan lol.. maybe refeed friend if you can do it lf.
They're not, but I sure wish they were!

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****thud****

I know, Lisa. I keep thinking the same thing!
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Hi Guys... well, I've been in Daytona since Tuesday. Oh my... will I ever get over this???

I have NOT been on plan with anything. Tuesday was good, Wednesday was good and it started going to hell from there. I've had wine and carbs and I'm miserable... it is amazing to see what it affects... you forget how awful food can be... that it's NOT just food... it's drugs.

I've done lots of walking, I've taken the steps 2 at a time but that's it for exercise and the eating is just awful. Tomorrow is the family reunion and then the long drive home. I'm so ready for home and 'normal' and routine. Wonder how long the purge will take??? Wonder what all I've lost????

Oh well.... Thank goodness this only comes once a year!
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you havent lost anything. a break is good.

dont sweat it.. get back on plan when you get home.

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I will share - I promise!!!! I just haven't gotten around to it. I want to do it tomorrow afternoon or Monday before my weigh in.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:42 AM   #1518
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Good Morning everyone! HAPPY SUNDAY!! Just 12.5 hours until I'm off work... Let the count down begin..
Karla~ You'll get back on plan and feel great in a few day! I does stink when you go off.. I have morning regrets a lot... from bad decisions the night before, and it ALWAYS stems around alcohol!! I dont think I can ever stay OP if I even had one glass of anything.. Its evil... I agree, it is a drug.. addictive, and it can send you in a downward spiral... It lies to you,.. anyways, can you tell that I've had issues too?!
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Another countdown I want to share is 9 MORE DAYS UNTIL BFL IS OVER!! sad because I really think I could have done a better job with it! I wish My eating was better. I wish I would have worked harder and did more cardio.. I KNOW I could have had better results. I did work hard at it, BUT I didn't work to my full potential.
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Happy Sunday!

These are my progress pix.

Not much muscle yet but definitely getting smaller while keeping the muscle I have gained. My first goal is to get in the 130's while keeping my muscle.
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Happy Sunday!

These are my progress pix.

Not much muscle yet but definitely getting smaller while keeping the muscle I have gained. My first goal is to get in the 130's while keeping my muscle.
WOW!! you are Gorgeous!! you are Really Really Beautiful..just had to say

ps..i think your waist is too tiny for those shorts..But i Love the colour of them

Your are Very Blessed in your Beauty!!
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I have to echo Enola! you are quite pretty!! do you have starting pictures from the beginning of your journey!

Holding onto muscle is all we can really hope for when dieting.. you'll have time to build when you reach goal if you chose.

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Ileen and Ayana,

LOVE YOUR PROGRESS PICS

Beautiful. Very inspiring.

Ileen, as I've probably said to you more than once before, I'd love to be a fly on the wall during your workouts.

Ayana, you've done a fabulous job in your journey. Your dedication and hard work has paid off tremendously. Good work!
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ps..i think your waist is too tiny for those shorts..But i Love the colour of them

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Yeah totally agree about the shorts. In fact, today I will be getting new shorts for the summer.
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Holding onto muscle is all we can really hope for when dieting.. you'll have time to build when you reach goal if you chose.

you've done well!!
Yes I will try and find before pix. They won't be of me posing but just "before pix" in bikinis or of last summer. Thank you!!
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LOVE YOUR PROGRESS PICS

Beautiful. Very inspiring.

Ileen, as I've probably said to you more than once before, I'd love to be a fly on the wall during your workouts.

Ayana, you've done a fabulous job in your journey. Your dedication and hard work has paid off tremendously. Good work!
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Jami - you've made great progress, so stop beating yourself up. In a perfect world you could have gone to a boot camp, and had people train you and feed you all the proper foods. But it's not a perfect world, and you did the best you could. Be proud of what you've accomplished - we all are!

Ayana - looking good there girl! I love the side pic where you're facing our left (your right).

Twyla - hey hon! How's your training going? I your new avi pic.

Ileen - Still drooling over your last biweeklies. Have I told you lately that i wanna be you when I grow up?

Things are going good here. Dinner went well Saturday night with my in-laws. They enjoyed their spaghetti, garlic bread and cookie brownie bars, while I enjoyed my free meal of shrimp & veggie stir fry over brown rice and dark chocolate for dessert.

We went to the Nascar race in Talladega, AL on Sunday, and I did really well with my food. Prepping everything ahead of time made things so easy - all I had to do was grab the appropriate meal at the appropriate time and eat it. The raspberry-banana oatmeal breakfast muffins were the best I've made so far - they were yummy! I'll definitely be making those babies again soon.

OMG, you all would would not believe some of the rednecks we saw! People watching at Nascar races is very interesting to say the least. I made DH take pics - I'll post them for your amusement.

Today was UB, and I was able to up my weights on a few exercises! I also noticed that I'm finally starting to be able to see some change in the mirror! Only on my UB, because that flab on my LB is going to take some time, but still - exciting stuff for me.

I met a girlfriend for lunch today, and had my free meal for this week. We went to a Mexican place with a great lunch buffet. I was good and made a chicken fajita salad - basically fajita meat and veggie over a bed of lettuce, topped with pico, a bit of guac, and some salsa. I stayed away from everything else - tacos, burritos, enchiladas, taquitos, sopapillas, etc. I did have a few tortilla chips though, because hey, it was a free meal! I also had a serving (5 squares) of a yummy cappuccino chocolate bar that I picked up at the grocery store. It was a great free meal if I do say so myself!

No more free meals for me until after my next biweekly, which is next Tuesday. Man, I can't believe that I've been working with Erik almost a month already!
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Thanks! I bought those shorts at Walmart and got pink ones just like it to wear over my bikinis last year. They are too big now. I just went to Old Navy and bought 3 shorts in a size 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! I bought black, tan, and dark brown.

My eyeshadow - love makeup!!!! I use MAC, Kat Von D's shadow kits, NARS, and Loreal's Duo Eyeshadows. All of the above are high pigment. On these pics, I am using Kat Von D's makeup - get it at Sephora.
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