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Old 04-08-2010, 03:41 AM   #3031
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Squuueeeeeee....You're Back?!?!?!? I am just seeing this now!

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Old 04-08-2010, 09:24 AM   #3032
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those muffins sound interesting..I've not done any of them whole fat.

Love working shoulders as well. My medican delts are STUBBORN!
Here is the db lateral throw.
Yeah, the muffin thing -- I've done them now both ways: egg white only, and whole egg. On days I'm keeping carbs lower, I raise fat up a bit, so this works out pretty well. It's just enuf fat to give it a LITTLE moisture and more texture, and it balances out the macros a bit more.

As for those DB lateral throws. Watched the video 3 x, each time focusing on something diff. He's holding on for support, he does 5 reps, and he appears to be bringing the DB completely down and across his body to his opposite foot. Hmmm. Cool. I wanna try this one. Would I use heavier or light DB's than I use when doing side laterals?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:27 AM   #3033
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Squuueeeeeee....You're Back?!?!?!? I am just seeing this now!

So glad to see you here again!

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Just wish I had more time to read, learn, comment, post, etc.

All in due time.

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Old 04-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #3034
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Heavy wts than reg laterals.. it's a power move.

he's doing 5r but we've done them 10-12 reps in which case you'll need lighter wt than if you were doing 5reps....

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Old 04-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #3035
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Heavy wts than reg laterals.. it's a power move.

he's doing 5r but we've done them 10-12 reps in which case you'll need lighter wt than if you were doing 5reps....
Okay...so depending on which training approach I take then. But to be clear, you're saying that even working with higher reps, go heavier on the weight than side laterals?
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yes, as a power move, you are using force, so heavier wt.
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Updating Thursday's totals:

Enjoyed my protein muffin late yesterday afternoon, with coffee, at the hospital. I've thought about different ways to tweak the recipe that I'd like to experiment with. There are often times when I can't get to clean food, and yet have to find something that doesn't need refrigerated. This works very well.

Down a pound this week. Slowly taking off some pounds I gained in February and March -- out of pure carelessness. My losses have been steady the last couple of weeks. I'm sensing, though, that my body needs a shake up, so it's good that I'm having a high day tomorrow. It's gratifying to feel in tune with my body enough to distinguish the small bodily/hormonal signals that affect my metabolism. What great lessons learned.

When I went to visit with Mom yesterday, she was singing softly. Huge improvement in her lucidness from the day before. She smiled at me. We talked heart to heart at one point in my visit for quite a while. Cried together. She thanked me for all that me and my sisters and brother had been doing for her, saying she'd never have the chance to show us how much she appreciated everything. I told her she'd already thanked us: By raising us, single-handedly, the countless sacrifices over the years as we were growing up, her happiness and comforts for ours, and most importantly, instilling in each of us a firm faith in God. We are NOW thanking her through our love and care for her.

And to the contrary, Mom, it is WE who will not have the TIME enough to adequately show YOU how much we love and appreciate you
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CALS...............1617
PROT................218
CARBS................70
FIBER.................21
FAT...................61

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Glad that you were able to say all of that to your mom.
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T, your above post was one of the most beautiful I've ever read on here. I did the exact same thing with my mom as she was dying from lung cancer over 20 years ago. It brought back the memory of her and all the love that went with it and I thank you for that, Twyla.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #3041
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T, your above post was one of the most beautiful I've ever read on here. I did the exact same thing with my mom as she was dying from lung cancer over 20 years ago. It brought back the memory of her and all the love that went with it and I thank you for that, Twyla.

Lisa....oh, girl, so true...one has to experience this kind of eternal, blissful bonding to truly appreciate the moment(s).
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those muffins sound interesting..I've not done any of them whole fat.

Love working shoulders as well. My medican delts are STUBBORN!
Here is the db lateral throw.
Illeen. I did them! Very cool. You're right, nice, powerful compound exz. Add these to my routine: Check.
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T what a beautiful moment with your mom.

My eyes have been swollen shut for the last couple of days (pollen). Finally the swelling has gone down after the rain washed some of the pollen out of the air. My eyes are so sore and feel bruised from the swelling. Will email later to check in.

Take Care and have a gorgeous weekend.
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T what a beautiful moment with your mom.

My eyes have been swollen shut for the last couple of days (pollen). Finally the swelling has gone down after the rain washed some of the pollen out of the air. My eyes are so sore and feel bruised from the swelling. Will email later to check in.

Take Care and have a gorgeous weekend.

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Illeen. I did them! Very cool. You're right, nice, powerful compound exz. Add these to my routine: Check.
glad you liked them. They are fun!
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It is lovely that you and your mom are so close and it is great you can comfort in eachother, steady losses big or small all add up, Have a good weekend!
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.........TBF........

Updating Friday. Last low day in my series. Glad it's over. Ready for more carbs and a kick-ass day of training. How I've missed it. I do what I can during the week, and that's all I can expect. But Saturdays and/or Sundays, with more time, I'll give it a far harder shake.

Yesterday's totals, up until I had a later dinner (grilled chicken salad, out), were:

1210 cals, 107 p, 64 c, 66 f, 18 fiber. Add to that 2 glasses of wine and half glass of beer; small-med grilled chicken salad.

WORKOUTS: Active rest day for me: 1 hour Super Callanetics.

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“You control your future, your destiny.
What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper,
you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.
Put your future in good hands - your own.”

“Don't wait until everything is just right.
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There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what.
Get started now.
With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger,
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Have you tried kettlebells? I eventually would like to try Tabatas with kettlebells.
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Lisa, I've not tried kettlebells or the Tabatas thing. No clue about either one.

Updating Sat April 9

High day in rotations. Aim was to get at or above maintenance, keep carbs capped at 300, fat low, protein med. I'm thinking I need to up my cals mid week to closer to 1800 or 1900 to avoid a long-stretch larger deficit. I am going to add a med day in this week as well.

I had missed my protein pancakes.

Made some protein balls last night for this week, using my new flavor that just arrived, Gold's "chocolate coconut." Yum.

Great workout yesterday. Had downloaded new tunes for my playlist, and they served me well. DOMS all over today, predominantly in inner thighs (yesssssssss) and traps/lats area, more mildly in other areas.

Smith Squats
Deadlifts
Overhead Press
Lateral Throws
Upright Rows
Dumbbell Squats
Rope Pulldowns
Seated Reverse Flys
DB Extensions
Concentration Curls
Skull Crushers

(Four sets for most)

Avoided lunges while baby-sitting knee.

Felt great getting in my training with intensity.

Visited with Mom for a long time yesterday afternoon. She wants so badly to come home from the hosp. Hoping for better white blood counts to make that happen. Her appetite was slightly better. I bought her a van milkshake, and she drank half of it. This is big.

Today will be an all cardio day.

TOTALS:

Cals……..2259
Prot………168 (30%)
Carbs……289 (45%)
Fiber……….36
Fat………… 50 (20%)

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70 MINS TRAINING (UB & LB)
35 MINS TOTAL CARDIO (S/S)



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Old 04-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #3054
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Tabata kettlebell workouts are intense. I am all for the git in, git er done and git out fast workout.

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Tabata kettlebell workouts are intense. I am all for the git in, git er done and git out fast workout.

Well, Lisa, that's definitely a "git-er-done" effort. I can see where that would be intense. I'd heard the term, kettlebells, but never knew what it was. Now I know. I assume they vary in weight....? That first movement would be great for the anterior delts particularly.

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Updating Sunday Apr 10. (Wow, the month is already 1/3 gone!)

Sunday was back to a LC day. Didn't realize till late in the evening that my carbs ended up being as low as they were. Rather low in protein too. Not intentional.

Loving the residual DOMS from Saturday's training.

I spent some time in the sun in the afternoon. Totally cloudless sky, and the sun felt FABULOUS. Read a little (newspaper, Oxygen). Chatted. Listened to jazz.
Son #3 had a friend over, and I watched them camoflauge their guns with leaves and branches, ride their bikes, etc. Just a beautiful, relaxing, Sunday afternoon.
I needed it; a break from "heavier" things to deal with.

Planning two more days of LC, then a medium on Wednesday. Gained one pound from my carb up (Sunday's weigh in), and it's back off this morning.

TOTALS:

CALS...........1645
PROT............125 (31%)
CARBS...........34 (7%)
FIBER..............8
FAT...............97 (52%)

15 MINS CARDIO (S/S) A.M.
27 MINS CARDIO (INTERVALS) P.M.

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Updating Wed April 7.

Continuing with my LC streak (75 carbs or under), Wednesday was a good day for me. Felt very balanced and controlled and satiated all day. I've discovered a new favorite mini meal or snack. A new twist on protein muffins. They travel easy, they're filling, and IMO they're tasty.

My husband makes fun of them. He says they would serve better as life preservers. (Ok, so they're a little, uh, spongy? Dry? ) At least I don't have to worry about sharing them.
1 SCOOP OF WHEY PROTEIN
1 EGG
SHAKE OF CINNAMON
1 PACKET OF SPLENDA
DASH OF WATER

STIR WELL AND POUR INTO CUSTARD CUP SPRAYED WITH PAM. NUKE FOR 120 SECONDS. LET COOL.

185 cals, 29 prot, 2 carbs, 7 fat
I never know when I'm gonna get stuck at the hospital for long periods of time. And so having these in a ziploc in my purse serves me well for a snack/meal when I'm faced with crappy choices from the hospital cafeteria. Taste great with coffee.

TOTALS FOR YESTERDAY:

CALS..........1652
PROT............181 43%
CARBS............67 14%
FIBER.............22
FAT...............76 41%

WORKOUTS:

1 HOUR SUPER CALLANETICS (the burn!)
25 MINS CARDIO (ELLIPTICAL)
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I totally just printed out that mini-muffin recipe.

I'm so glad to see you here again! The place just wasn't the same without Twyla.
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The post with your momma singing has touched me and bunches of others here.

How blessed are you? Your momma gave you such a gift.
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Yup the kettlebells come in differents sizes. I'd like to get a little more flab gone and I want to give this a whirl. I think I even saw kettlebells last time I was at Target. One gal on a fitness forum I frequent reuses milk jugs and fills them water to do the Tabatas.
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Daisy, I've been wondering where YOU were! I'm slacking...should have gone lookin' for ya.

Lisa, the milk jug thing would work perfectly.


Wow...that alarm clock went off twice this morning, FORCING myself with more will than I usually have to muster to get out of bed at this hour. So tired. It's odd how emotional exhaustion can leave you physically exhausted too.

Yesterday was a bit of a HUNGRY DAY for me. It wasn't a "10" on the scale of hungry days, but I'd give it an 8. I take that as a good sign, so I'm not gonna sweat it. It's only a road sign along the way. Gonna follow the signs to get to my destination. Yesterday's sign: Eat more.

Tried doing Turbo Jam yesterday morning. It's good intensity, a good cardio workout, and I do it with gloves for added UB bonus. Problem is, it does involve lateral motion, and that is NOT good for my knee, even when I tried babying my right side. I probably shouldn't do TJ for a couple of weeks or so either.

The elliptical doesn't bother my knee AT ALL. NOT ONE BIT. That may have to be my cardio of choice for a while. Walking is okay, but not as pain-free as the elliptical.

Today will be Callanetics and some UB -- back and chest.


TOTALS FOR APR 12

CALS.............1806
PROT..............229 (51%)
CARBS..............68 (13%)
FIBER...............19
FAT.................80 (40%)

WORKOUTS:

40 MINS TURBO JAM CARDIO
20 MINS WALKING (PM)
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