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Old 09-22-2004, 09:22 AM
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Hey all! I've been around these boards for a while but I've just been taking a break from them for the past couple months! I've been stressed and my body/workouts have suffered. So I'm starting this journal in hopes to achieve my goals and for some motivation.... as that is what I need.

However, I think I found my motivation today when I stepped on the scale for the first time in a long time. I almost died. I weigh more now than I ever have. I know that I shouldn't be going by what the scale says... but in this case I am. So below I will list some of my stats and my goals.

Ht. 5'5"
Wt. 137lbs... this is not cool
Bf%. roughly 20-22%

Goals:

Short-term: To break the habit of eating carbs like popcorn, chips, ice cream before I go to bed...

By 10/22: Wt. about 125 (or at least look like i weigh this)
By 11/22: Wt. about 117-120 (or look it)
Bf% 16-17%
By 12/22: Wt. about 115-117 (or look it)
Bf. 14-16%

So do you guys think these goals are realistic? I used to want to compete and have a body like Monica Brandt... but now I'm realizing that my body will never put on that much muscle, so I now aspire to have a Jennifer Anistion or Brandy Flores type body.

Wish me luck, and words of encouragement! And thanks for everything!
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:24 AM
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9/22/04

A.M.

7:30
45 min cardio
ABS

10:00
1/3 c. oats
3 egg whites
1 vegan breakfast pattie
tsp ketchup
green tea

1:30
1 c. turkey (diced)
1/2 c. steamed broccoli

4:00
leg workout

6:00 post w/o shake

10:00
last meal...
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:29 AM
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Welcome back! It's great to see you fired up and ready to go. I can relate to your situation...I recently went through a time where my diet and exercise were put on the back burner so that I could focus on other matters. These things happen...the important thing is to get back to it as soon as possible, and that's what you're doing!

Those are great short-term goals...tough, but achievable!

Good luck in the coming weeks...it's an important time for you. If you can re-establish those healthy habits and get in the swing of the bodybuiling lifestyle, you can ride that momentum and achieve your goals.
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Day 3: Bi's/Tri's/Forearms
Day 4: Shoulders/Traps/Abs
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Cutting, then cutting some more.
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:51 AM
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Word up HardGain. Just stoppin in here to throw down some mad props to ya. I wish you the best of luck in meeting your fitness goals. Keep those aspirations in the front of your mind and heart and they will never be out of reach. Just give me a holla if you ever need anything. I'll be chillin' around somewhere. Lates.
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:51 AM
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9/22/04

A.M.

7:30
45 min cardio
ABS

10:00
1/3 c. oats
3 egg whites
1 vegan breakfast pattie
tsp ketchup
green tea

Legs, rest of diet, and split to come...

[/ QUOTE ]

Why do you wait until 10:00 to eat your first meal? I usually eat as soon as I get up. I'm not at all suggesting that you're doing anything wrong, I'm just curious as to what your strategy is.

Thanks!
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Day 2: Cardio/Abs
Day 3: Bi's/Tri's/Forearms
Day 4: Shoulders/Traps/Abs
Day 5: Legs

Cutting, then cutting some more.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:33 PM
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[ QUOTE ]
9/22/04

A.M.

7:30
45 min cardio
ABS

10:00
1/3 c. oats
3 egg whites
1 vegan breakfast pattie
tsp ketchup
green tea

Legs, rest of diet, and split to come...

[/ QUOTE ]

Why do you wait until 10:00 to eat your first meal? I usually eat as soon as I get up. I'm not at all suggesting that you're doing anything wrong, I'm just curious as to what your strategy is.

Thanks!

[/ QUOTE ]

Hi! Well, I didn't want to eat anything before I did my cardio. I know this is muscle suicide, but I keep doing it b/c i don't have time in the morning to have some protein, wait for it to settle, and then go run. I wait so long to eat because you're supposed to eat an hour after cardio to eat. I waited a little over an hour today on accident!
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:55 PM
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9/23/04

Workout- A.M. Cardio
25 min. treadmill
15 min. elliptical

10:00
1/2 c. oats
1 scoop whey
1 small apple

12:30
1/2 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. green and yellow peppers
coffee

3:15
2 egg whites
2 oz tuna
1 tbs. light mayo (w/ very little sugar)
1 c. lettuce
1/2 c. brown rice
2 tbs dressing (light 1g sugar)
tsp ketchups
SMALL amnt of cheese

6:30
3 oz tuna
2tbs light mayo
3/4 c. lettuce
small amount of dressing

9:00
protein bar

A few things I ate throughout the day that I shouldn't have- some chips (not too many though), 2 really small pieces of french bread w/ some butter...
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:56 PM
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Word up HardGain. Just stoppin in here to throw down some mad props to ya. I wish you the best of luck in meeting your fitness goals. Keep those aspirations in the front of your mind and heart and they will never be out of reach. Just give me a holla if you ever need anything. I'll be chillin' around somewhere. Lates.

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Thanks LW! I was looking through parts of your journal for inspiration! Your cut stats are great, very inspirational. Nice work!
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:12 PM
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9/24/04

8:00
2 egg whites
1/3 c. oats
1/2 scoop whey

12:00
2 egg whites
1 veggie patty
1 apple
1/2 c. carrots
1/2 c. lettuce w/ some dressing
(darnit! i ate some chips here)

4:00
protien bar
carrots

5:30
Workout (Bi's, Tri's, Forearms)

8:00
3 oz tuna
1 tbs light mayo
1 egg white
canned green beans
small sweet potato

9:00
carrots

11:00
uh, some alcohol... i will try and cut back on this...
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Old 09-25-2004, 06:42 AM
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(darnit! i ate some chips here)

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<font color="blue"> [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]Hehe, yep, life seems to happen to us all now doesn't it. No worries, I have been a really bad boy lately myself [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] At least I am bulking though and can somewhat get away with it. </font>
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