Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Weekend Buzz...

Hello again!

The weekend went pretty well with my diet and exercise.

Saturday I worked on shoulders and back. Sunday was focusing on biceps that I have the most difficulty with. I'm trying to concentrate more on doing a routine successfully and then slowly add a bit of weight week by week. My ex-trainer was doing the same thing for me last year.

Time will tell. Tonight I simple did cardio and abs to give my upper body some rest. But back to work tomorrow!

Oh, I have to keep reminding myself to eat more. I can barely get to 1400 calories. Simply not hungry. I'll keep trying!

Go easy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Back in the saddle again....

I apologize for my absense! I had walking pneumona and was out of work for a few days. I'm still on antibiotics at the moment and quite loopy. I hated not being able to work out and being home all day long isn't good for my diet. Oh, yeah, it snowed here, too.

So, I went back on Wednesday and worked on legs and today did chest and triceps. These by far are my favorite workouts. I feel like a tough cookie next to the big brawny men at my gym. (I really am the only girl it seems who is not intimidated by the guys.) I think I may be pushing myself a bit too much, but I'm having a great time!

Now that I'm back in action I'll be more detailed in later posts. Right now, I'm exhausted!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When will I get better?

I hate being this way! I need to get out of the house!

I'll be back at work tomorrow regardless of how I feel. Then it will be back to my regularly scheduled food and exercise routine.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What do Lora and Froggy have in common?

Our voice!

I had a sore throat last week that went away and I felt great! I woke up on Saturday morning and I sounded like Froggy from the Little Rascals. Plus it is snowing again and the MBTA (Our public transit system) is once again having delays. Another obstacle!

1) I can't go outside or anywhere else for that matter because I may catch pneumonia and give it to someone else.

2) Can't catch a bus to the grocery store to stock up on lean meat and veggies. (See #1)

3) I was supposed to meet friends today. (See #1 and #2)

What a wasted day. Excuse me, I gotta cough up a lung.


Ciao! :=)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday. Just another day for me.

I work tomorrow. BOOOOO!!! I have to make that money for bills, food, and supplements!

Today's Menu:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with veggie pattie, 1/2 t of mayo, mustard, and spices.
Snack: 12 Almonds
Lunch: Hungry! 2oz. cottage cheese, 2oz. chicken, spices, and small chicken salad with mayo, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat bread
Snack: 1 Large Grapefruit
Dinner: 2 HB Eggs, Tuna with mayo, 2 turkey cubes, hot peppers!!!

I will do 30 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical and some abs after work. Definitely am tired from weight-lifting all this week. Now that I know what kind of food I have to shop and eat for it is going to get a lot easier down the road.

Yes, Derek and his colleagues at Team Scivation love low-carb! How wonderful is that?

Take care!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm IN! With Team Scivation!

Share my journey as I tone up with bodybuilding.com.

Say Hello to my new trainer, Derek>>>>>>>


Hi, all.

First off, I wanted to thank, Derek and Team Scivation for this opportunity!!

I've been around BB.com for a little over a year, mostly reading articles and getting some really great tips of nutrition, supplements, and weight-lifting techniques. I'm not new to the gym scene. For years, I'd play around with doing lots of cardio or try my hand at strength training. I wasn't serious enough about it. It showed on my body and a little over 2 years ago, I decided "that's it"! Through blood, sweat, and tears, I lost over 50lbs.

I admit, I've had help using a really great trainer, last year. But because of my resolute nature I thought I could do it all on my own when the sessions were finally completed. I developed a binge/purge eating disorder and went through Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Nutritional Therapy with a Group Leader, One-on-One counseling with a R.D., etc. etc. I was very desperate to maintain my weight loss and do whatever it took to do it. I don't want anyone to go through what I did. I learned from those mistakes.

There are many reasons why I wanted to join Team Scivation. Vanity is one! I want to look HOT! And in a healthy manner.

I am very excited to start my journey with you! I hope to do great things.

Oh, and I'm part of the Masters Chamber group and I promised I'd model the new shirt. I don't want to disappoint anyone, including myself.

Thanks again!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Whilst I wait for my new coach....

I decided to rearrange my menu using tips from Bodybuilding.com and lowcarbfriends.com.

I'll be trying this for three days. I need to control the binge issues again.

B: 3 eggs scrambled with 1/4t of mayo, mustard, Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy and Cayenne Pepper

Snack: 1HB egg

Lunch: 1/2 cup of Friendship 1% cottage cheese with 1.5oz. of chicken, Spices, and 1 small McIntosh Apple

Snack: 1HB egg

Dinner: Turkey soup with 2 scrambled eggs mixed in and of course, hot spices.

Lots of water! Green tea!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blog is still a work in progress...

Okay, okay. I changed the colors for now. ;)

Trying to stay on the correct eating path while I wait for my "online coach" to begin helping me on my journey. I will continue to eat low-carb until I do hear from him. It seems easier to eat fowl, fish, eggs, low-carb veggies and fruit at the moment. I've also included an ounce of walnuts because eating 900-1100 calories a day wasn't worth it.

A friend also made a comment that when I was in Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous I was far too thin. I appear healthier now, less pale in the cheeks.

I'm looking out my window and yes, there is more snow to get through once again!

Happy Winter!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Low Carb is killing my workouts...

So many wonderful things are going to be happening as far as my nutrition and training are concerned. I belong to another forum called body building . com and was able to join a team and a group for free to help me with my goals!

My eating and training has been horrible the past few months. I felt good and had energy but not enough to gain muscle. This is what I want and need!

If low-carb isn't helping me achieve my goals then I must find the right plan that works for me.


"Unless you have some kind of timing issue, start your morning with a real breakfast...not a shake.

For breakfast, eat BOTH oats and an egg omelet. Not either or. You definitely don't want to be eating a carb-only meal.

Surround your workouts (the time you need carbs the most) with complex carbs and protein. Basically, eat what you have scheduled for dinner both before and after your workout.

Try to get your protein more from whole food sources rather than protein shakes.

Eat something high in protein (nuts are a source of fat, not protein) with every meal and eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal."

- Amanda76 from San Angelo, TX - Body Building . com

Friday, January 2, 2009

Eating better...finally!

Breakfast: 2 eggs with veggie patty, mayo, mustard, spices (300 calories)
Lunch: Tuna salad in a whole grain wrap, hot peppers (620 calories)
Dinner: Same as breakfast (300 calories)

Total Calories: 1220

Little by little I'm trying to get back to normal eating. The holidays have thrown my routine off schedule that's for sure. At least the workouts are getting better! I need my strength and the complex carbs I'm slowly re-introducing are helping me tremendously. I've stayed at 20g of carbs or less for far too long.

As for the sweet, I haven't consumed a drop of soda or opened a packet of splenda. What is the allure of soda? Whether you can drink it or not is beside the point, it is harmful to your body. No, thank you!

I've got to go to bed soon. Work tomorrow.

Take care!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sorry folks...working on a new look for my blog.

I'll update when I can! My boyfriend is the expert at these things but I was a little anxious!

Happy New Year! Let the fun begin...

I'm sitting here at my desk typing away courtesy of my new but used computer. Other than one discretion during Christmas I have remained sweet-free. I will continue to do this until I too reach 31 days successfully with no excuses. It can be done!!