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    Well, I'm not totally convinced it is ALL muscle. Maybe hamstrings for sure because the tightness is different from when I'm just plain fat, lower down on the back of my leg.

    I don't know if I can become a gym junkie because the worst thing about lifting is that every single session it's always the same amount of hard.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    Welll IIIIII wasn't intimating it was all muscle - just them muscled being all pumped UP.

    Yeah, you're right, it's always just as hard for me as well, but I still found/find it addicting

    Just going up one pound in ANYTHING makes me batshit crazy excited.

    It's the little things..... snort.

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    Okay so out of curiosity I measured my waist. It was 31" around Christmas, which made me kind of sad. If it's over 30 I'm on the upswing as far as fat. Today it was 29.5". When it's under 30 I'm at my lower fatness range. But I'm wearing my "fat" pants and their tight on my thighs. So it is definitely muscle. Wow, I didn't think it would happen like that for me. I'm not complaining, actually. Just surprised. I mean, I have been eating like a starved man, probably 3000 calories a day, and my waist is like my bikini avatar picture? Wow.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    Isn't body recomp GRAND?

    Back when I was addicted, I remember swearing off cardio
    for 6 months to a year.

    Everyone on my weightlifting board said cardio was for suckers
    and it wasn't necessary for recomp OR weightloss.

    So I tried it, and they were right.

    Sure, I still got some here and there, walking my kids to school and stuff
    but I did NO dedicated cardio (used to do an hour or more of hills
    on the treadmill a DAY) for almost a year and I had the BEST recomp
    EVAR from JUST weight training HEAVY 3 days a week.

    I remember walking by our HUGE living room window outside, going from our
    pool to our shed area, briefly looking up and almost jumping because for
    a SECOND, I didn't know who's reflection it was. Seriously, I was like
    "who's that bitch in the bikini?" Oh wait, it was me, and if I do say so myself,
    MAMA LOOKED DAMN ASS FINE.

    It's a glorious day indeed when stuff starts moving around and you're eating
    like a pig and "not even trying".

    I mean, I know we're both "trying" but you know what I mean!

    Julie

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    I hope that happens to me. I doubt I'll EVER walk by a window in a bikini and think who's that skinny bitch.

    What's really awesome is that I'm getting older and was in the initial stages of falling apart. My boyfriend is a little further along on the process. I thought to myself, what should I do about this problem. I chose the path of prevention, diet and proper exercise. He has chosen the path of modern medicine and conventional wisdom. I am the only one of the two of us who is actually producing dramatic, tangible, visible, positive results.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    I am the only one of the two of us who is actually producing dramatic, tangible, visible, positive results.
    this fascinates me. i always reckon you need to get onto it before it slips but i may be wrong. maybe you can get it back. i do know men my age who cant climb over gates. i leave most of them for dead unless they have the assistance of a vehicle. some of them are physically stronger than me but i can still do way more than they can over the course of a few hours.

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    Oh I never said skinny... just bitch. HA!

    As far as getting onto it before it slips, I have a couple of friends
    that went from 70lbs over weight and super duper mush like to absolutely
    fitness model ripped.

    One was 45 when she started and the other was 47.

    All unassisted (no roids).

    Just dedication to training and eating right.

    I'm not that focused to become like them, but just seeing who
    they were before and who they are now (sure, it took 4 years) is
    just so freaking remarkable, I'm still in awe.

    They're both in their 50's now.

    I don't know if either of you have seen this woman's story - and she's way
    too jacked for my taste too, but the story is fascinating.

    Ernestine Shepherd, World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder, Muscles Her Way Into Guinness World Records (VIDEO)

    Damn awesome and totally inspiring.

    Real women doing REAL lifting, middle aged or older - not 20somethings with perfect bodies already,
    too much time on their hands, a trainer and a cook with airbrushers for photos... just real WOMEN, not girls.


    Julie

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    It's going to take years. To accomplish what? I don't know. I have the time, though.

    Squat: 117 x 5, 5, 4 Really long slow grind on that last rep on the middle set. At least it was more weight on the bar.
    Bench: 72.5 x 5 sets of 2. At least it was more weight on the bar.
    I did some RDLs and assisted pullups, too. You know, for "fun".

    Pretty sucky day in the gym today, but it was over pretty quick.

    I bought a bunch of these giant whole chicken breasts (CAFO, boneless, skinless yeah I know, I know) and baked them all this weekend. A whole breast is both sides. I am going to eat one half a day. They're HUGE.

    Here was dinner a few nights ago (pardon the crappy picture).

    Pork cutlets "breaded" in almonds, squash, plantains with cinnamon and nutmeg and there was broccoli, too. Boyfriend complained it was too much food. It was a lot, but only because it is nourishing. If it had been equal volume of spaghetti or burritos he would have had 2nd helpings.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    Sprinted at lunch today. Really sucked, but I'm glad I did it.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    I think your photo is awesome! I'd love to have your hourglass shape. I have two shapes. When I'm over a good weight I look like an apple with legs. When I'm a healthy weight, I look like a boy with breasts. There's not a voluptuous ass in my entire family.
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