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    IvannaLiftmore wants to get LEANER, too!(2011 PB 30 day challenge)

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    This challenge comes just in time for me to kick start the diet again.

    I'm a 36 y/o female who started powerlifting as part of a midlife crisis...Losing fat and eating better are important to me to improve my health, my looks, and my total coefficient.
    Previously I ate good for a short time(a few weeks) and lost about 3% bodyfat and then went through some "disruptive stuff" and gained back 4% with emotional eating and most of it was stuff that no one has any business eating.

    So this is to get me headed in the right direction again.

    Main goal: Eat better to lose fat!

    Food goals:
    #1 NO GRAINS
    #2 much less sugar (No soda or candy. Just the occasional sugar in my tea.)
    Those two things are the largest part of what is wrong with my diet.
    #3 Protein 140g-180g daily
    Food goals(minor):Meat and nut breakfast a'la Poliquin. 30g protein each meal with the addition of veggies with meals other than breakfast.
    DRINK MORE WATER!

    Exercise goals:
    #1 weight training 3x/week
    #2 more daily movement (housework,yard work,daily play of some sort)
    #3 sprint 1x week

    Sleep goal:
    8-10 hrs nightly (not usually a problem)

    Beginning stats:
    BF% 32.5
    Weight 209 lbs

    I'll take tape measurements in the morning. Probably won't share those. Maybe at the end of the challenge.
    I'll post today's stuff tomorrow.

    And please...all comments,questions, general chit chat,etc... It's all welcome. Don't be shy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
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    9-12 Mon

    Yesterday was off to a rough start.

    Food:
    decaf coffee w/ 1 tsp. coconut oil
    20 min later
    Breakfast: a piddly amount of scrambled eggs and spinach
    later
    6 chocolate chip cookies

    workout around noon

    ate a bunch of oreos w/ milk while cooking lunch (poor/non planning)

    2pm 4 oz lean gr. beef

    8:45pm decaf coffee w/ 1tsp coconut oil
    20 min later...chicken breast,cauliflower,cheese (Some sort of cooked together mess)

    Workout:
    12:30 ish @ home
    weights in lbs.

    A) Mechanical advantage deadlift drop sets

    clean grip DL from 4" platform
    205x8
    snatch grip DL from 4" platform
    205x6
    clean grip DL from 4" platform
    205x8
    clean grip DL from floor
    205x10

    *used straps.
    *no shoes.

    B )
    Romanian DL
    255x8
    205x12
    135x20

    wow. hello, back pump. It's been a while since I've felt that.

    *used straps.
    *no shoes.

    Next day notes: Pretty much all of my posterior chain is sore. I am pleased.

    Other activity: short walk with the family
    Play: rolled a toy car with one of the kids

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    Good luck, Ivanna! I just started a powerlifting program myself four months ago for similar reasons and am loving it. Since you're just now cutting out grains and sugar, you are going to see some amazing results for sure! I look forward to reading about your journey.

    EDIT: Cookies, oh noes! Purge from house

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    8 pages in...awesome!

    I also wanted to say that I was both surprised and pleased to find myself 8 pages in...and in less than 24 hrs. Nice to see that things are busy. It looks like we're all in pretty good company too.
    Looking forward to reading through some of the other journals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    Good luck, Ivanna! I just started a powerlifting program myself four months ago for similar reasons and am loving it. Since you're just now cutting out grains and sugar, you are going to see some amazing results for sure! I look forward to reading about your journey.

    EDIT: Cookies, oh noes! Purge from house
    Hey! Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your program!

    I cut out grains and sugar a few months ago for a short time. I was doing well and then started the emotional eating again.
    So, I'm back to the beginning again.

    And I would LOVE to purge all the bad stuff...but my husband keeps bringing stuff home. I've been asked at least 4 times today if I wanted a piece of cake.
    I've asked him not to buy that stuff or if he did to hide it. It didn't happen.

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    It is a challenge when the spouse isn't on board yet! My wife wasn't on the PB when I first started. But she is fully primal now and her own story is remarkable. Hopefully your husband will follow your lead when he sees you reaping the rewards.

    One thing that might help: the closest I've found to primal junk food is raw macadamia nuts drowning in pink salt (or some other unrefined salt). They pack that compelling sweet-salty-fatty combo that will light up the reward centers in your brain, but unlike real junk food the worst they can do is stall your weight loss. I don't know if your husband would forsake cookies and cake for them, but they might give you something to reach for when the bad stuff looks appealing.

    Good luck!

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    Hmm. I can't find my notebook where I wrote down food stuff for yesterday and today.
    I did good yesterday except for a chocolate shake and being about 40g short on protein. Okay I guess it really wasn't all that good.
    Also yesterday I learned that insulin resistance quite often is a cause of hirsutism.

    Today was going fine but I caved in and ate some cake.
    Grrr. Off to a rough start. I really need to learn how to cope better with stress and anxiety.

    The workout went okay.

    A) Back Squats
    10(might have been only 9)sets 205x6
    45 seconds rest(3 or 4 sets may have gotten closer to 55-65 sec)

    B1) Seated Dumbbell presses
    40's x6(Every one was a grinder. maybe a bit too heavy)
    30's x12
    20's x13, 15's x12

    B2) Supinated Dumbbell curls
    1 set reverse curls 20's x6
    *note to self...reverse curls are NOT supinated curls
    What was that we discussed about poor brain functioning?

    Supinated Dumbbell curls
    30's x6
    20's x12
    15's x25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    It is a challenge when the spouse isn't on board yet! My wife wasn't on the PB when I first started. But she is fully primal now and her own story is remarkable. Hopefully your husband will follow your lead when he sees you reaping the rewards.

    One thing that might help: the closest I've found to primal junk food is raw macadamia nuts drowning in pink salt (or some other unrefined salt). They pack that compelling sweet-salty-fatty combo that will light up the reward centers in your brain, but unlike real junk food the worst they can do is stall your weight loss. I don't know if your husband would forsake cookies and cake for them, but they might give you something to reach for when the bad stuff looks appealing.

    Good luck!
    Thanks! I will give that a try.

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