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  • #16
    Bacon!

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    • #17
      Oh yeah...how did I ever forget bacon?!?!!?!?!!?!?
      SBF% 20.5
      CBF% 20.0
      Goal....14%

      Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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      • #18
        Morning Primal-Land~

        Missed my morning walk due to the desire to sleep an extra 2 hour. Can you blame me? Well, maybe you can. I'll make it up tonight during round two. Round one will be high intensity cardio like Tabata or something equally evil.

        Eats!

        Breakfast:


        Broccali/kale
        65 grams turkey
        Pat of butter
        some EVOO
        Mustard

        4 Macadamia nuts
        Black Coffee/Water

        Lunch:


        Spinach/Kale
        65 grams Turkey
        EVOO
        Mustard
        Fizzy water/Water

        Spoonful of Tahini for Copper

        Snacks:

        Sugar Snap Peas, Nuts, Cukes

        Dinner:

        Chicken
        1/2 avocado
        little EVOO

        Dessert is sugar snap peas and two tablespoons of Coconut Oil.

        I'm weird but cold coconut oil is like coconut magic shell to me.IN FACT:Magic Shell is made with coconut oil Did you know that?


        This weekend will be busy. I'll be heading to SA to check on my DAD who recently had surgey. Booking bands for a huge music concert here in Austin, working on SXSW show and doing some combat fitness tomorrow. I also need to get to the shooting range soon!

        What are your weekend plans?

        B
        SBF% 20.5
        CBF% 20.0
        Goal....14%

        Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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        • #19
          Well yesterday didn't go quite as planned....


          Food was fine but the workout just didn't happen. After days of 2-a day workouts, my body needed a complete rest day. I ended up calling it a night when the sun was still out. YIKES. Today I woke up VERY energized at dark-thirty.

          Today I meet with my trainer to see how much fat/weight has been lost in nearly two weeks of primal/Ketosis. I'm hoping the BF% is around 19%. The scale can bite me as we all know it's evil mindset.

          Have a spectacular day folks.

          I'll update eats later.

          Workout is 90 min of Combat Fitness...Tire flips, military crawls with 30lb sand bags and pull-ups. FUN!

          B
          SBF% 20.5
          CBF% 20.0
          Goal....14%

          Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Trojan View Post
            Hello There


            Snack 1/2 serving protein powder-Vega One, 1 scoop greens powder mixed in water
            5-8 almonds
            Sugar free gum-yes I know this must go!


            B
            If you are counting sugar free gum as a snack, you are too focused on your food! I would take time off from measuring and relax. Try to eat intuitively rather than making your meals a scientific calculation. Personally, the way you eat is too controlled. Have some fun! By that I don't mean eat crap, I mean don't count everything. 5'9" and 140lbs with all that muscle might not be realistic or healthy. I'd rather have a few extra percentage points of body fat than live with such control over what I ate. That is just me. My goal is to release my grip on food data (fat, calories, carbs, etc), not increase it.

            I know that is a remnant of your body building days. I'm an eating disorder kid from the 1980s and I've got my own baggage.

            If you want to avoid dairy, buy some grass fed ghee. The taste is wonderful despite the milk solids being gone.

            Pure Indian Foods - A fifth-generation, family-owned ghee business since 1889.

            You ask how you can radically change your eating to reach ketosis. You know how. It will just take some time to wrap your mind around the higher fat intake.

            Congratulations on your journey. Part of your strength is how you can focus and control your intake and exercise like nobody else. That is also part of your curse! Look for balance. Meditate? Yoga? Massage?
            sigpic
            Age 48
            Start date: 7-5-12
            5'3"
            121lbs
            GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


            "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
            Henri Frederic Amiel

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Trojan View Post
              Morning Primal-Land~
              This weekend will be busy. I'll be heading to SA to check on my DAD who recently had surgey. Booking bands for a huge music concert here in Austin, working on SXSW show and doing some combat fitness tomorrow. I also need to get to the shooting range soon!

              What are your weekend plans?

              B
              You sound like you have an exciting life! Find some time to slow down and relax.

              My weekend? Waking up 3 sleeping high school cheerleaders on my couches so I can do more than tip toe around the kitchen, cook some Middle Eastern lamb/eggplant stew, go pick up 2 ADORABLE homeless dogs for our animal rescue organization and watch the movie "Genetic Roulette" on my lap top. Hopefully time for a run, although it will probably be inside since the weather sucks today.
              sigpic
              Age 48
              Start date: 7-5-12
              5'3"
              121lbs
              GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


              "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
              Henri Frederic Amiel

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              • #22
                Forgot to ask, are you doing all of this for competition or just for you?
                sigpic
                Age 48
                Start date: 7-5-12
                5'3"
                121lbs
                GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                Henri Frederic Amiel

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
                  Forgot to ask, are you doing all of this for competition or just for you?
                  Hi Phaselow~

                  Well you're correct, my life IS a bit too stressful. It's very hard for me to dial things down which is possibly why my sleep sucks:/. I'm doing all of this because I'm an on camera talent with band interviews coming up soon. Thought about a competition but unsure. I've been way too inside my head about my body though...it's a great body. I need to embrace that and be grateful. The thing is...typing that and DOING that are two different things.

                  I WILL get there. I'm aiming to eat clean and from the earth these days. Already in 2 weeks of eating clean my BF% dropped to 19%...most women would kill for that.

                  I was a skinny model 8 years ago and it messes with your mind. You do crazy things like count 5 calories for a stick of SF gum. Yep..nuts. At 37..I know better than that, just don't always do it. Does this make sense? Retraining the brain is a process for sure.

                  Thanks for popping in. Have a lovely day

                  B
                  SBF% 20.5
                  CBF% 20.0
                  Goal....14%

                  Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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                  • #24
                    Do you drink water with your meals? How much?

                    Have you ever looked at the articles recommending NOT having fluid intake with meals or even before meals (can't recall how long before)? Diluting the stomach acid can impair protein digestion, upset the pH balance and such. I see you have a lot of liquid listed at meal time.

                    I sometimes add some apple cider vinegar to my water.
                    sigpic
                    Age 48
                    Start date: 7-5-12
                    5'3"
                    121lbs
                    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                    Henri Frederic Amiel

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
                      Do you drink water with your meals? How much?

                      Have you ever looked at the articles recommending NOT having fluid intake with meals or even before meals (can't recall how long before)? Diluting the stomach acid can impair protein digestion, upset the pH balance and such. I see you have a lot of liquid listed at meal time.

                      I sometimes add some apple cider vinegar to my water.
                      I have heard that but I HAVE to drink water with meals. Long story but it's a must. I am on some serious digestive support which helps though. My trainer has me on more supplents than I can shake a stick at.

                      B
                      SBF% 20.5
                      CBF% 20.0
                      Goal....14%

                      Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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                      • #26
                        Fell off the wagon this weekend but back at it today. It's amazing how sensitive I've become to sugar. Bleech! Don't even want it now.

                        Meals are back on track.

                        I'm also down to 19% BF....wohooo.

                        B
                        SBF% 20.5
                        CBF% 20.0
                        Goal....14%

                        Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Trojan View Post
                          Fell off the wagon this weekend but back at it today. It's amazing how sensitive I've become to sugar. Bleech! Don't even want it now.

                          Meals are back on track.

                          I'm also down to 19% BF....wohooo.

                          B
                          Ah, bad weekend for you, too? I swear that sugar switches off our frontal lobe. Nothing worse than wondering where the last 30 minutes (and the bag of Reese's peanut butter cups) went!

                          19% BF. Excellent. How is it measured? I had a caliper test 6 years ago that put me at 15%. No way is it 15% now. Recently I used those silly impedance scales. One told me I was 14.6% and the other said I was 24%. Set that scale to 'athletic' function and it put me at 19%. Not sure what to believe, if anything. All of my BF is in my rear/thighs. BMI is 20.9

                          Not that you need to know all of that! I'm glad to see you feel back on track.
                          sigpic
                          Age 48
                          Start date: 7-5-12
                          5'3"
                          121lbs
                          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                          Henri Frederic Amiel

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
                            Ah, bad weekend for you, too? I swear that sugar switches off our frontal lobe. Nothing worse than wondering where the last 30 minutes (and the bag of Reese's peanut butter cups) went!

                            19% BF. Excellent. How is it measured? I had a caliper test 6 years ago that put me at 15%. No way is it 15% now. Recently I used those silly impedance scales. One told me I was 14.6% and the other said I was 24%. Set that scale to 'athletic' function and it put me at 19%. Not sure what to believe, if anything. All of my BF is in my rear/thighs. BMI is 20.9

                            Not that you need to know all of that! I'm glad to see you feel back on track.
                            Weekend was a planned splurge which left me feeling..dirty and bloated. I HATE this feeling but it just makes me crave my clean food. The way my body responds to clean whole food is simply amazing.

                            I have a trainer who uses the skin fold method, those scales are NEVER accurate. I've had your BF% experience; one says this another says that. What the heck are we to believe??!?!!?!?. I trust my trainer though so I'm pleased with 19%, can see more definition coming through now. I have a HUGE interview weekend coming up soon. I'll be interviewing bands all day and need to look toned. I hold my fat in my tummy/thighs. He just placed me on a TON of supplements to help detox the estrogen fat from my legs...I'll let ya know if it works



                            Back on track
                            B
                            SBF% 20.5
                            CBF% 20.0
                            Goal....14%

                            Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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                            • #29
                              Have you tried cold baths/therapy? I have been reading the Cold Thermogenesis thread and one thing that struck me was that it can be particularly effective on thigh fat. I am finally taking the plunge (sorry, couldn't resist) and will be interested to see how it goes.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                                Have you tried cold baths/therapy? I have been reading the Cold Thermogenesis thread and one thing that struck me was that it can be particularly effective on thigh fat. I am finally taking the plunge (sorry, couldn't resist) and will be interested to see how it goes.
                                Sabine,

                                Yes..I read about this in Robb Wolfs book and 4 hour body. I've dabbled with it a little but it's fricken fracken cold.
                                It's supposed to reduce that pecky brown fat..which I'm all for. I'm thinking a pool would be easier than bathtub..

                                Good luck and report back!

                                Barb
                                SBF% 20.5
                                CBF% 20.0
                                Goal....14%

                                Muscle weighs more than fat and scales are evil.

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