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Old 01-01-2011, 12:08 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Terry, I have not tried coconut oil but am going to pick some up! I've heard it's great for cooking. I am definitely going to try swapping out the 0.5 oz cheese I'm currently using for organic bacon or turkey bacon sometimes. I just worked my way through a package of 5 portabello mushrooms, which are good for stuffing and also for chopping up in eggs.
Coconut oil is great to fry with!!! Supposed to be full of medium chain triglycerides (I'm not up on my nutrition chemistry stuff, but it is apparently good fat) and if you can get a good kind it is yummy enough to eat right off the spoon...mine smells heavenly.

Your menu sounds yummy (supper especially!). I know what you mean about coffee headaches...I usually *only* have 2c coffee but my default is having LOTS of cream and sugar...I haven't managed to learn to drink it black, and I do not like the taste of Stevia or asparatame in hot bevarages. Sigh. I did cave today and have a large double double from Tim Hortons (an ICONIC coffee chain here in Canada). I was exhausted at work, and on my third shift in a row, but it made my headache go away. So goes the battle! Thing to improve...get more sleep LOL instead of more coffee!

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Old 01-01-2011, 01:03 PM
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Shannon, I use coconut oil as well, but do use more olive oil.....Glad to see you use Gardein products, I have found them to be a quick meal, little preparation and I think the Chicken scallopini tastes great. I first read about it months ago and found it in Safeway stores here in Cal. however, not all Safeway's carry it but will, if asked......Some Lucky stores carry small amounts also......
Do you have access to any Indian markets, they carry such great spices to make
our food more interesting. I especially like the ginger/garlic paste and use a lot of ground cardamon seed, plus curry. The one I shop in has a great selection of Brown Basmati Rice.....plus they have some interesting vegetables
in produce dept......always pleasantly surprised.........

Cheers
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:59 PM
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sounds like you're off to a pretty good "start" (have you technically started yet? haha)

Do you add anything to your eggs? I assume skim milk to scramble them?


Good luck
I did finally start today! Started as in bought a paper and had Brian take my pictures. I'll work on downloading, minimizing and uploading them later, but at least that's done! I was going to start workout A1 of Transformation 3 on Day 1, but that didn't work out time-wise for taking photos that day.

I know a lot of people add milk to eggs when they scramble-I don't know why but I've never done that! Creature of habit, I guess. I add milk when I make french toast though. I'll have to try it sometime and compare.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:49 PM
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Coconut oil is great to fry with!!! Supposed to be full of medium chain triglycerides (I'm not up on my nutrition chemistry stuff, but it is apparently good fat) and if you can get a good kind it is yummy enough to eat right off the spoon...mine smells heavenly.

Your menu sounds yummy (supper especially!). I know what you mean about coffee headaches...I usually *only* have 2c coffee but my default is having LOTS of cream and sugar...I haven't managed to learn to drink it black, and I do not like the taste of Stevia or asparatame in hot bevarages. Sigh. I did cave today and have a large double double from Tim Hortons (an ICONIC coffee chain here in Canada). I was exhausted at work, and on my third shift in a row, but it made my headache go away. So goes the battle! Thing to improve...get more sleep LOL instead of more coffee!

Tina
My husband picked up some organic coconut oil for cooking yesterday, I didn't remember to use it this morning but hopefully tomorrow! I definitely can't do black coffee, but am trying to minimize milk lately. I've reduced my caffeine from 500 mg to 200 mg and kept it at that level for the past few days. When I go back to work Monday I'll go down to 2 shots of caffeinated espresso per day. Artificial sweeteners give me a headache so I've avoided those and cut out sweetened creamer, I use mainly cinnamon now.

I have been to Tim Hortons, we used to stop there when I was a child and we traveled from NY to MI through Canada. But that was in the days before coffee!

Yesterday's meals:

Breakfast-greek yogurt, blueberries, small nonfat capuccino, 0.5 oz almonds-300 calories
Post-workout snack-pumpkin mixed with 1c plain yogurt, 0.25c part-skim ricotta, 0.25c vanilla yogurt, honey and Fiber One blueberry muffin-400 cal
(The pumpkin mixture was an experiment. It did not turn out well-hence the attempted save with ricotta, vanilla yogurt and honey! Not horrible, but will probably not attempt that again!)
Lunch-broiled cod, steamed veggies, white kidney beans, mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, feta and balsalmic/olive oil dressing-465 cal
PM snack-Capuccino - 40 cal
Dinner-Tuna, romaine lettuce/parm cheese, 1 tsp caesar dressing, steamed veggies, 1 glass Riesling wine - ~600 cal
Late snack-Mocha and capuccino-150 cal

I figured ending New Years Eve a little under 2000 calories was pretty impressive...as was the list of stuff I passed on to stay under that: bread and butter at dinner, then chips and cheese/salsa, pepperoni/cheese/crackers, angel food cake, sweetened strawberries and whipped cream at our house after dinner. My in-laws and sister in law's family came over after we all went to dinner and brought a ton of snack food. Most of them ate a huge dinner, so I was pretty amazed then they continued to eat...all...night until leaving just after midnight. I wasn't hungry after the dinner so fortunately it was pretty easy to pass up the junk.

Today's meals:

Breakfast-eggs, cheese, veggies, 1/3 c. white kidney beans, salsa, small nonfat capuccino, OJ-455 cal
Post-workout shake-Cranberries, strawberries, milk, protein powder-405 cal
Snack-EAS Myoplex bar and half-caf capuccino-230 cal
Dinner-organic grass fed beef hamburger, 0.5c sweet potato, steamed veggies, mixed greens, red peppers, balsalmic/olive oil dressing-480 cal
Late snack-Half-caf capuccino, 0.5 oz almonds-125 cal
Around 1700 cal today because it was a workout day.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:57 PM
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Shannon, I use coconut oil as well, but do use more olive oil.....Glad to see you use Gardein products, I have found them to be a quick meal, little preparation and I think the Chicken scallopini tastes great. I first read about it months ago and found it in Safeway stores here in Cal. however, not all Safeway's carry it but will, if asked......Some Lucky stores carry small amounts also......
Do you have access to any Indian markets, they carry such great spices to make
our food more interesting. I especially like the ginger/garlic paste and use a lot of ground cardamon seed, plus curry. The one I shop in has a great selection of Brown Basmati Rice.....plus they have some interesting vegetables
in produce dept......always pleasantly surprised.........

Cheers
Ma
Hi Ma, I do like the Gardein products, they are really convenient when you need some protein and don't feel like doing a lot of complicated cooking! The scallopinis work well for fake chicken parmesan and Hannah likes them too. I think Brian gets them at BJs Warehouse around here. We have a lot of different spices, and I've been trying to use them more. We have a few spice mixed that we like to put on fish, and I like to put crushed red pepper on veggies and chicken. It's a good solution when I can handle more spicy flavor than Brian or Hannah can tolerate!
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:15 PM
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12/30/10 TT Transformation 3 A1
Warmup elliptical 5 min exercises 15 min
1A) DB Bulgarian SS 1 1/2 rep (w) 5 lbsx2/6, 10lbs
1B) Triple shoulder raise (w) 5lbsx2/8, 10 lbsx2/10
2A) 1-arm DB RDL (w) 30lbsx2/8, 50lbsx2/12
2B)Pull-ups (w) blue/4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4
3A) X-body stability ball mtn climbers 10x2 x 2 sets
3B) Close-stance BW squat 33 x 2 sets
Stretched 5 min

12/31/10
Intervals A1
Warm-up 5 min
60s/60s Explosive step-ups
5 min cool-down, stretched 5 min

1/1/11
Warmup elliptical 5 min exercises 15 min
1A) Triple press (w) 15lbsx2/8 (flat), 25lbsx2/6, 30lbsx2/6
1B) Overhand inverted row (underhand is too uncomfortable on my wrists) 15 reps x 2 sets (legs almost straight)
2A) Renegade row (w)15lbsx2/8, 25lbsx2/15 x 2 sets
2B) Elevated push-ups 10/side, 8/side
3A) DB CSR 25lbsx2/12 x 2 sets
3B) DB lying tricep ext. 15lbsx2/15 x 2 sets
3C) DB curls with back braced 20lbsx2/10 x 2 sets
4) Two hand KB swings-(w) 20 lbs/8, 40 lb KB swings-30s x 6
Stretched 5 min

Tomorrow is a day off-I'm looking forward to it! I ended up taking the option of putting the intervals on Day 2, so it's been three days of intense workouts and I definitely need a rest day to recover. Monday morning, back to am workouts and back to work...
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:11 AM
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I had Brian take a few quick shots tonight, then took some myself after. It didn't work so well trying to fit this in while Hannah and her cousin were watching a movie-definitely non-optimal for getting the shots I wanted. But anyway, here they are!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:21 AM
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A couple more photos. I included the additional ones (obviously taken in my bathroom!) because I felt the back and front photos were not quite representative. I read Craig's hilarious blog about "faking" your transformation photos with different poses, so this time I was determined to include all the possible poses I might use in my final photos so it would be an apples to apples comparison. Obviously I don't have much of a tan in January...but by the time the contest ends in March with another three months of no bathing suit weather, any fake tan I apply will probably be fairly comparable to what I've got now.

It's always awful to see before photos because of the pounds the camera adds, especially the bottom half when I bought a new (smaller) bikini bottom. Oh well! Moving along...
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:31 AM
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No... you look great to start. And 12 weeks from now you'll look even better!
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:18 PM
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I agree. You look great!
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