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Old 01-05-2011, 07:34 PM
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1/4/11
Breakfast-Greek yogurt, 1 tsp honey, small nonfat capuccino-200 cal
Post-workout snack-Half-caf nonfat capuccino, 1 c cranberries, 0.5 c strawberries, 0.5c milk, 1 scoop EAS vanilla protein powder-375 cal
Snack-protein bar-180 cal
Lunch-roasted veggie salad with mozzarella cheese-275 cal
Dinner-Cod cooked with lemon and garlic, sugar snap peas, salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, dressing, bell pepper-415 cal
Snack-0.5 serving honey roasted peanuts and small capuccino-125 cal
Somewhere around 1600 cal

1/5/11
Breakfast-Greek yogurt, blueberries, granola on top, small nonfat capuccino-415 cal
Lunch-Boca burger sloppy joes (finally gone!), 0.33 serving almonds, black beans, salsa, red peppers, half-caf nonfat capuccino-435 cal
Dinner-0.33 serving almonds, Eggs, red peppers, mushrooms, spinach, black beans, salsa, ricotta cheese, 0.5 c OJ, 1 pancake, half-caf capuccino-655 cal
Somewhere around 1500 cal today
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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With my background being genetics/genomics, I tend to default to the explanation that people have genetics variations that affect their base metabolism.

I do use KBs for intervals. I have an adjustable Kettlestack handle, and am currently using 40 lbs on it. But KBs do use your whole posterior chain like Tina said, so I'd be careful if you have a hamstring pull, maybe wait till it feel better. Maybe dumbell/KB snatches, they're more quads and shoulders? But you would just have to try and see how it feels. Hope your hamstring feels better soon!
I was wondering from one other contest about you and genetics (I recall you commenting something about "waving your geek flag" as you spoke about genetics). My graduate degree is in genetics and I actually had a biology major w/ a concentration in genetics for my undergrad - I spent the last year in undergrad taking a genetics course each quarter w/ grad students (there were only 4 undergrads in the classes); luckily, there was a different grading scale applied! As a professor now, one of the courses I teach is genetics.

My hamstring is much better, but I don't want to jump back into things too quickly. I think I remember doing KB snatches in one of Craig's workouts - Synergy, maybe? I'll have to check it out.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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I was wondering from one other contest about you and genetics (I recall you commenting something about "waving your geek flag" as you spoke about genetics). My graduate degree is in genetics and I actually had a biology major w/ a concentration in genetics for my undergrad - I spent the last year in undergrad taking a genetics course each quarter w/ grad students (there were only 4 undergrads in the classes); luckily, there was a different grading scale applied! As a professor now, one of the courses I teach is genetics.

My hamstring is much better, but I don't want to jump back into things too quickly. I think I remember doing KB snatches in one of Craig's workouts - Synergy, maybe? I'll have to check it out.
Yay, nice to know I am not the only one fascinated by this stuff! I don't get a chance to be that close to the science anymore... mostly just from looking at customer data or free data from the web (genomics data sets). Not much data out there concerned with fitness genetics. But I really feel like that is coming in the near future!

So glad to hear your hamstring is healing! I decided to take the rest of this week off lifting because I have a bug...I really feel that I should have taken a week off before the contest but I didn't. Oh well! It's easier to keep on track nutrition wise without the intense workouts (still forcing myself to eat small meals). I've been sleeping a lot, trying to get rid of this. Hopefully soon!
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:36 AM
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Not much data out there concerned with fitness genetics. But I really feel like that is coming in the near future!
Oh, yeah - it should be pretty cool stuff!

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So glad to hear your hamstring is healing! I decided to take the rest of this week off lifting because I have a bug...I really feel that I should have taken a week off before the contest but I didn't. Oh well! It's easier to keep on track nutrition wise without the intense workouts (still forcing myself to eat small meals). I've been sleeping a lot, trying to get rid of this. Hopefully soon!
I the last few times I've taken a break from training has not been pre-planned but just happened due to "life". I start the 12-weeks tomorrow and decided to just start my workouts again on Sunday rather than trying to do a little here and a little there this week - it seemed ineffective and it felt very unorganized. And my hamstring should be completely fine by Sunday.

I hope you're feeling better soon!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:32 PM
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I the last few times I've taken a break from training has not been pre-planned but just happened due to "life". I start the 12-weeks tomorrow and decided to just start my workouts again on Sunday rather than trying to do a little here and a little there this week - it seemed ineffective and it felt very unorganized. And my hamstring should be completely fine by Sunday.

I hope you're feeling better soon!
Starting to...still very tired today so working from home and managing to get some things done. With the weekend just about here, I should be feeling much better by Monday!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:45 PM
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1/6/11

Breakfast-7 almonds, greek yogurt with blueberries and 1/3 scoop protein powder, nonfat capuccino-360 cal
Lunch-Chicken breast and sugar snap peas-385 cal
Dinner-Quinoa, tomatoes, chicken crock pot meal, mixed greens with tomatoes, feta, balsalmic vinegar and olive oil-528 cal
Late snack-half-caf capuccino and 1/8 c peanuts-130 cal
Around 1400 cal for the day, 36% carbs, 38% protein, 26% fat

I weighed myself today and was at my lowest weight since graduate school-140 lbs! Over the Christmas break I had one weight measurement at 144lbs, likely a result of water weight gain due to eating more carbs and junk. I've been weighing consistently 142-143 over the past 3 months, and my official starting weight for the contest was 142 on the 1st. I am waiting to see that number drop down into the 130's soon! I guess I never posted my starting measurements when I posted my pictures, but I'll post those again soon. They're similar to my ending measurements from the last 6 week contest, maybe little differences here and there. After that 6 week contest last time, my weight barely budged for 3 months. I guess at least I proved to myself I could maintain pretty easily without being too restrictive!
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:17 PM
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Fantastic stuff! And it's good to know maintenance is fairly straight forward. Hope you feel better soon
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Congrats on your weight...that had to feel good! Even better on being able to maintain your previous losses. That's my biggest worry. I seem to be able to lose the weight somewhat easily, gain it very easy, but maintaining is so hard.

In regards to the pull-up bar, I have one, but I'm waiting on the husband to get it mounted for me. He's been pretty busy, but I'm hoping I'll nag him into it this weekend. I also have a dip station and I've been working through Craig's list of things for getting to a pull up. I've got a ways to go though. But it's a fun goal to work towards. No resistance bands though...I guess I don't know anything about those just yet.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:51 PM
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Fantastic stuff! And it's good to know maintenance is fairly straight forward. Hope you feel better soon
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Congrats on your weight...that had to feel good! Even better on being able to maintain your previous losses. That's my biggest worry. I seem to be able to lose the weight somewhat easily, gain it very easy, but maintaining is so hard.
It wasn't too bad maintaining at 21% BF, eating around 2000-2200 calories on average a day...I was surprised even with work trips and cheat days, I didn't really gain anything permanent back over the holidays, though I didn't feel like my smallest jeans fit as well. For me, it helped to still track my food while eating more, and not give myself permission to indulge in junk too often. I think it you mainly stick to real food, you can get away with more calories.

I'm starting to feel better...not quite there yet. Maybe I'll feel up to a workout on Sunday!

I ate too much today...don't know why! I guess the extra protein shake in the afternoon.

Breakfast: eggs and veggies, black beans, salsa, almonds-540 cal
Snack-small capuccino-30 cal
Lunch-almonds, capuccino, quinoa/tomatoes/chicken-470 cal
Snack-cranberries, strawberries, protein powder, milk, almonds-440 cal
Dinner-mushroom stuffed with ricotta, peppers, cheese, veggies, salad-540 cal
Over 2000 calories today. Yikes! Will have to do better tomorrow...
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:15 AM
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Hi Shannon, just dropping by to say hi - it's good to see you back for TC10. I am really grateful for all your support in the last contest and look forward to continuing our journey to the best possible health and fitness. I just finished reading all your posts so far and as ever, your workouts, determination and focus are impressive.
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