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Old 05-26-2011, 05:03 AM   #121
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Ugh! I had someone ask me once how far along I was. I could have cried!
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:56 AM   #122
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My trainer felt so bad for me. She said on Monday, we'll revamp my eating to see if I can get rid of tummy bloat.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #123
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Wow Lora, your doing so well on points plus! I've been thinking about rejoining weight watchers because I really want some higher sugar and carb foods this summer and I know
if I follow their plan I would gain weight. I haven't tried the new plan but after seeing you and Jennifer Hudson I'm having 2nd thoughts.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:01 AM   #124
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Wow Lora, your doing so well on points plus! I've been thinking about rejoining weight watchers because I really want some higher sugar and carb foods this summer and I know
if I follow their plan I would gain weight. I haven't tried the new plan but after seeing you and Jennifer Hudson I'm having 2nd thoughts.
Thank you. I'm trying very hard to get it right. Very grateful to have a trainer work with me on improving my meals as in clean eating and keep within points. Other than fruit, I do not like sugar. I try to keep my fruits on the lower glycemic scale (low-carb). I know in my plain non-fat yogurts it does contain sugar but the Dannon Greek Plain Zero Fat yogurt has far less.

The new Points Plan has emphasis on Power foods. Fruits, non-starchy vegetables, good oils, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy.

I do want to emphasize there are people at my meetings who eat low-carb and stay within points. Good planning and preparation is key.

Now I just need to do that ALL the time and not slack off. I can have my treats but I want them to be quality foods and drinks.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #125
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Good Afternoon!

B: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of ham, 2 ounces of cottage cheese
S: 1/2 apple, 5oz. of plain yogurt with cinnamon
L: 3 small roast chicken thighs, lettuce, drizzle of vinaigrette
S: Not really that hungry but need to eat. Banana and 6 almonds
Post Workout Snack: Whey Protein Shake
D: Same as breakfast
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:39 PM   #126
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Wow Lora your avi is smoking! You are recomping well. Hey you kinda eat like I do except I avoid nuts-I make myself sick eating the whole can or alllll the 100 cal packs. :blush:
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #127
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Wow Lora your avi is smoking! You are recomping well. Hey you kinda eat like I do except I avoid nuts-I make myself sick eating the whole can or alllll the 100 cal packs. :blush:
I eat them sparingly.

And thank you!
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:09 PM   #128
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My trainer and I were chatting via IM about diet and exercise. I retain a lot of water and she mentioned I should aim for 10 minutes for starters in the sauna after my workouts along with lots of water and a multi-vitamin. Tanning also helps but my pale skin will not allow that. I've never heard of that but willing to give it a try. I want to get rid of this excess fluid in my stubbornest of all areas! My stomach!
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #129
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Good Afternoon!

Breakfast: Ran out of whole eggs so...3 to 4 egg whites, 2 slices of ham, 3 oz. 0% cottage cheese

Snack: 1/2 apple, 5.3oz. Dannon 0% Greek yogurt

Lunch: More chicken! 3 small roast chicken thighs, lettuce, drizzle of dressing, a bite or two of fruit salad

Snack: Banana, 6 almonds

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Dinner: Same as breakfast.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #130
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Good Afternoon!

Breakfast: Ran out of whole eggs so...3 to 4 egg whites, 2 slices of ham, 3 oz. 0% cottage cheese

Snack: 1/2 apple, 5.3oz. Dannon 0% Greek yogurt

Lunch: More chicken! 3 small roast chicken thighs, lettuce, drizzle of dressing, a bite or two of fruit salad

Snack: Banana, 6 almonds

Post Workout Snack: Lean Body Chocolate Whey Protein Shake

Dinner: Same as breakfast.
My snack has changed (half a M and M cookie).I think Mr. TOM is finally arriving at my door after a hiatus.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:38 AM   #131
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:44 AM   #132
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Took a little break this weekend and it shows! ARG!

I have 42 days to get back into "Summer" shape for my July vacation.

I CANNOT slack off. I need to listen. I need discipline.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:59 PM   #133
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Today we (as in the trainer and I) worked on each and every body part along with my cardio. Feels good after being a holiday slug all weekend! She said the water retention will go down after a couple of days. Drink plenty of water, eat well and go to bed early.

Since MA is finally getting the heat, my legs are swelling. My doctor's advice last time was take a diuretic and potassium pill to help. Should help this time too.

Eating was good. Back to lots of protein and some added fats to help the hunger beastie!

See you all tomorrow.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:21 AM   #134
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Hope it clears up quickly. I feel a ll puffy today too, even my fingers feel thick. I hate that!
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:34 AM   #135
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Hope it clears up quickly. I feel a ll puffy today too, even my fingers feel thick. I hate that!
I think the humidity and the pollen in the air makes my body feel thicker or something too.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:35 AM   #136
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I'm staying with the same foods all week...

Breakfast: Low-carb pita, 2oz. lean ham, 1/2oz. of cheese, mustard
Snack: 1/2 apple, 6oz. of non-fat plain yogurt
Lunch: Low-carb pita, 2oz. lean ham, 1/2oz. of cheese, mixed greens, mustard, 1/2 apple
Snack: Banana, 6 almonds
Post Workout Snack: Lean Body Chocolate whey protein shake
Dinner: 2 fried eggs, 2oz. lean ham, 3oz. non-fat plain cottage cheese

72oz. of water and 2 cups of green tea

Plus all my supplements.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #137
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I need to add in more fish to my diet. Tired of tuna though and salmon in the can does not appeal to me. I will take a good look at my frozen fish section at the store and look for unbreaded fillets and such.

Otherwise, the past 3 days have been good. No eating out of any kind, drinking my water, taking my supplements and working out. Heavens to Betsy, my trainer is really supportive but acts like a Drill Sergeant at the gym. She said this weekend I need to act as though I am going to work. Set my alarm for the same time, prepare my lunches and snacks as usual, take my supplements, etc. And if there are any problems. Text or email her.

T-minus 39 days until my vacation in July and I do not want to disappoint myself! This is it! This is my challenge!
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #138
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Oh, and she decided for me to try something new this week (starting this Sunday) since she noticed I am not eating enough protein or good fat. She said stop with all yogurts and cottage cheese for one week, too.

Here is a quick shopping list.

Chicken
Egg Whites
Tuna, Cod, Salmon or Tilapia
Brown Rice
Oat Bran (I already have this.)
Sweet Potatoes (divided into 4oz each over 6 days)
Balsalmic Vinegar
Mustard
Broccoli
Romaine Lettuce/Mixed Greens
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #139
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Good thing my diet is changing next week. I was starving even after eating my low-carb dinner.

I had 4oz of lean ham and 1-1/2oz of cheese as a snack. I figured the extra fat would do me some good yet, I feel so guilty.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #140
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Hmmm..this is my journal and I don't always want to talk about my workouts and eating. LOL I am in a music mood. I have eclectic tastes lets just say....Oh, and I thank the lucky stars above for You Tube!

I'll blame it on the extra fat for all this energy! Better than booze in my case!
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:39 AM   #141
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Next time, I'll go with the whey protein shake or egg whites if I want a snack.

My body did not like the extra ham/cheese and I could barely sleep.

Had breakfast this morning of ham, egg whites with one of those small Joseph's low-carb pita breads with 1/2 t of hummus on top. Yummy and filling. I'll have to keep those pitas in a sealed air-tight bag for next week since I'll be waving them adieu from Sunday to Saturday.

I am working out this morning on cardio and legs only. Abs will be done 1 to 2 times a week for less bulkiness around my obliques and front. My post workout snack - Bodytech Chocolate whey protein shake mixed with water.

Lunch is one more small pita with 1/2 t of hummus, Laughing cow cheese lite wedge, 2oz. of ham and a bit of lettuce, 1/2 an apple.

Snack: Banana, almonds

Dinner: Prime Rib, Broccoli. (Fruit salad as my dessert. We are gong to the movies tonight.)
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:51 PM   #142
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I had a wonderful weekend! Made it to the gym Saturday and Sunday! YAY! I am on my way!
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My menu today based on the shopping list my trainer and I went over.

Breakfast: 5 egg whites, 1 teaspoon of hummus

Snack: 4oz. sweet potato with a touch of cayenne pepper (I miss my hot stuff!)

Lunch: White fish, broccoli, romaine lettuce, red wine vinegar, black pepper

Snack: 15 almonds

Post Workout Snack: 12oz. of Bodytech Chocolate Whey protein mixed with water.

Dinner: Tuna fish, 1/4 cup of brown rice, Green beans, 1oz of avocado, salad, balsamic vinegar, a bit of hot mustard for taste.

Protein drink if hungry.

My workout today: Chest and Arms
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #144
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My workout was quite intense. As usual, we were the only 2 ladies in the free weights section. I'd rather lift weights for an hour then spend 20 minutes doing cardio. Wow! I get such a rush from doing a bicep curl with a 20lb. weight!
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:39 AM   #145
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I baked some chicken breast last night for my lunch to go along with my salad. I did not have time to make my Old Wessex 5-Grain oatmeal this morning so wound up eating my 5 egg whites instead.

Dinner will be tuna or white fish with green beans, 1/4 cup of brown rice, mustard, avocado and some Mrs. Dash.

Snacks are 4oz sweet potato, almonds and my protein shake.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #146
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Boooo! Could not go to the gym tonight because they were filming a movie!

Stupid Mark Wahlberg!
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:49 AM   #147
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My husband and I went out to dinner last night and I wound up having a cup of clam chowder and broiled scallops with broccoli. The food was "meh". I did not get to drink my protein shake. I felt very guilty not eating what I should and really wanted to go the gym too.

Today is not off to the best of starts. I drank my protein drink for breakfast along with 1/4 cup of egg whites was just a touch of avocado. I did not feel hungry at that moment but a couple of hours later I was starving. Drank my water and tried to keep busy until 10am or so when I usually have my snack. Wow! My almonds never tasted so good! A little fat is exactly what I needed to make it through to lunch.

My lunch today is roasted chicken with lettuce, a drizzle of dressing. (My trainer wants me to buy creatine with l-glutamine for after my workouts. Supplementation is important to my weight training.)

Snack: Rest of my almonds, Peppermint tea

Post Workout Snack: Bodytech Chocolate Whey Protein Mixed with water

Dinner: Dinner will be tuna or white fish with green beans, 1/4 cup of brown rice, mustard, avocado and some Mrs. Dash, green tea. (This time I plan on eating exactly that!!)

Workout today: Shoulders
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:45 PM   #148
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Wow! My shoulders are burning from the shoulder workout. I moved muscles I did not I had! Protein helps with my muscle recovery but Shirlee said l-glutamine and creatine will work even better. Oh, and I must not be afraid of meat.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:59 AM   #149
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Yikes! I am not eating enough!

I know WW does not have us count calories plugging in my numbers from yesterday, I barely made it over 1,300 calories.

I need to eat a lot more if I want to succeed. The last thing I want is to be tired when lifting weights. No thanks.

Ok...enough rambling. I'll post my menu later.
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That's the thing. I am not a compulsive overeater. I am an undereater because of my ED. I no longer go to therapy or meetings. I need to be pushed to even attend WW meetings. I hate being weighed.

Today's Menu:

B: 1/2 cup of egg whites (dipped fork into hummus for a little taste), Chocolate protein drink

S: 15 almonds

L: Roasted chicken, lettuce, vinaigrette dressing

S: A few walnuts

PWS: Protein drink

Dinner: Not sure.
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