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Team Mephobia - Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - Tracking foods

 

Good Morning, Wonderful Team!  Today I'd like for us to hit on foods and how/if you track them.  I know, for me, it helps for me to put down on paper everything that goes in my mouth.  I've been on myfitnesspal and it really does help.  I don't get on the forums or anything (Lord knows I can't handle another forum) and it's blaringly obvious that weekends are the worst for me.  (screen name is MissKatie_J)

I did two short at home workouts this weekend as I had my son.  I can't wait until the gym I attend finishes its remodeling as they will then have childcare

Hope everyone is well.  Check in and let us know how you're doing.  I'm officially 9 days in to this challenge and, while the scale hasn't moved, my clothes are starting to fit better.



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I use LoseIt to get a handle on macros and overall calories, but I eat pretty much the same things.  I'm not perfect and I know when I'm lying, a big fat liar, liar, to myself.  Anyway.  I did food prep yesterday so I don't have to log, etc.

I did a workout in the garage yesterday, over shot my ability a bit. 4 sets of 15reps 75# Front squat and 115# dead-lift. It was strict movement and bring that dead-lift back down made me realize how often I drop the bar during CF.  Anyway I'm doing ok, not perfect but working my way back to the 85-90% comfort zone I used to be in.  Slacking sucks, it breaks all of my good habits.  




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Whoa. I got absolutely no sleep last night. No bueno.

I am a terrible logger. I tried MyFitnessPal for awhile, but made the mistake of reading the forums. Such a different place than here. Not nearly as supportive, lots of snarkiness, mucho flirting and extreme attention whore-ish-ness. Couldn't stand it. And I still forgot to log my meals.




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I don't log well. I get weird about my food then crash and burn in spectacular fashion.

No gym for me today - did not sleep last night and I am fried. It's a more harm than good kind of situation, I think.

Saturday was "good" - really, really challenging as it was all skill and power after Friday's grind-it-out training. I've noticed CJ will do this. Take your CNS and fry it up all crispy-like and then demand some snatches and muscle ups. For those interested, here is the link to Saturday's training plan. Scores were MU/DL (20 reps, 12 reps),PC/C2B (18 reps, 15 reps), FS/T2B (29 reps,28 reps), PS/DU (26 reps, 26 reps). I have to remind myself with my low scores that the fact I don't have to scale a lot is a sign of how much things have improved.

Carol - The forum there sounds like a special place. So much for fitness pals! Actually, maybe that should be a rule. Never trust a fitness guru, site or support that refers to someone as a "pal". Bwahahaha

Michelle - Said good habits don't wander off any further than the bad ones do when not practiced. It's a good reminder.

Katie - I am super jealous that you do so well with the food tracking! I wish it served as a solid motivator because I really do think it's a valuable activity you could learn a lot from.



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My husband has been really good about tracking his food. I tracked my food religiously back during my first challenge and some on P90X, but have sucked at it since. I have a MyFitnessPal account. Maybe it's time to actually start using it again. My eating isn't BAD - it's just all over the place. I think I did check out the forums once, but looked insane and full of know-it-alls who didn't know jack so I bailed.

I joined Maria Kang's No Excuse Moms group on Facebook, too. Of course the first day I was a member, I read some chick encouraging others to have liposuction because she did. She said it was a nice jumping off point to begin her fitness regime. I nearly lost my sh#%.

That's why I love Tracker. People on Tracker have at least made an effort to become educated rather than following a Beachbody coach around nodding their head: "Uh huh...uh huh...Tell me what other $300 DVD set I can buy that's gonna make me look like a fitness model!" We've done BFL and know it works and WHY it works so we can go on to do other programs/things/etc. that we know will work and who is just trying to sell us B.S.

And YES - I have also learned to be highly skeptical of anyone who calls you "pal", "friend" or has a team to come love bomb you the second you join. *shudder* 

Serious question - Anyone have any other remedies I don't know about for leg pain? I did legs late last week and my quads are still hurting. Tried to do another lower body workout and my quads were so damn weak I was having a hell of a time making it through it. Took BCAAs, ate a banana. Wish I knew how to get rid of the pain because that leg workout was beastly. I'd like to replicate it if I can get around the weakness and pain. Shouldn't take THIS long to recover, right? 




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DD, have you tried a foam roller? Painful as hell, but it works.

Leya, question...maybe you've already told me, but are you training for a specific competition, or just gearing up for the Open?

Kevin Ogar's accident at the OC Throwdown this past weekend has me down. So tragic. For those who don't know about it, he was competing and missed a 235# snatch that somehow landed on his back and severed his spinal cord. This is a man who knows what he's doing. I didn't see it (THANK GOD) but I just can't figure out how his bail went so terribly wrong. It's also fuel for CF haters, and some of the comments I've read on sites like BB.com make me sick to my stomach. **I typed and deleted a bunch of stuff here, but basically, I just hope people will keep this poor dude in their thoughts, despite what you may think about CF.**

Globo gym for me today. Possibly olympic lifting after, but it may be cancelled. Eating needs to be perfect to make up for the less than perfect 2 previous days.



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Carol - Word! Thank you. I'd heard about foam rollers and forgotten all about them. I'm getting old!

I didn't hear about the accident. Very sad. There is also video going around of a girl's failed bail. She was okay, though. I'm a praying person so I will keep Kevin in my prayers. BB.com is full of a$$holes. They give all bodybuilders a bad name, unfortunately. Regardless of their feelings on CF, they should knock off their crap-talking. As if there has NEVER been a devastating bodybuilding injury in the history of bodybuilding.




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Carol, I don't know if it's true or not, but someone said there were weight plates behind him that prevented the proper bail.  That could just be heresay, you know how people are.  I made a donation on fundy yesterday, but will likely do another through barbells for boobs.  My heart broke a little when I read about it. I have been and will keep praying for his strong.

Did snatch technique work yesterday am. Followed by 5 sets KB snatch 5 each arm, 10 negative ring dip band assisted, 12 reps front raise 25# plate.

DD roll and then soak in a hot epsom salt bath.




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I am such a fatty today!

Sunday late night I decided to eat crap. ALWAYS, ALWAYS happens when I stay up late and drink a diet coke. I swear it's the aspartame in the diet coke that messes with my brain. Every stinking time I drink one, I end up staying up late and eating glutenous sugar. I will list it all in hopes it will shame me into never doing it again....

3 chocolate hostess cupcakes (I know, they're disgusting anyways)

2 large bowls of gluten-free vanilla chex cereal with milk

2 pieces of white bread

Whenever this happens, I decide to eat the crap. I think to myself, I should go eat those cupcakes that are in the closet. Ooh, I could stuff some cereal into my face also!!! And I know what some of you are thinking....get that food out of the house. Well, it's my husband's and he eats it on a regular basis. He is otherwise supportive of my choice in food consumption, but he does NOT appreciate me dis-allowing him to have food that he likes in the house. I need to just be able to live around it.

No workout yesterday. Super headache from eating all that crud.

Today's food has been better. I don't track my food in general because I'm just like Leya. I'll get all perfectionist-nazi on it and then two weeks later I'll eat a pint of icecream. Just doesn't compute. I also forget, a lot. Helps when I've prepped food ahead of time...which I'm doing now. And if I avoid diet soda and make sure to drink a lot of water.. I know. Don't judge me.


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I have heard a bit about what happened at the OC Throwdown - just horrible. I feel so sorry for that guy. What a freak accident. Obviously he is an experienced olympic lifter. It just goes to show that even with the relatively low injury rate for olympic lifting, accidents can happen.

Amy, you know we don't judge!

Carol - Hope the workout went well! I went to the owners with starting a small group of people on the canned Invictus competition programming early this spring after we failed to qualify a team for Regionals. It's a small crew so it didn't make sense to put a lot of resources into it but we do need people training at that level in order to stay competitive as a gym. For me, I'm still likely in the mix to be part of a team that we'd send to Regionals, if we qualify (this year I think we will). But my ultimate goal is to see if something like this will help me to get to a point where I might be in the mix for masters when I hit 40 next year. That remains to be seen.

DD - Same as what Michelle and Carol have recommended.

Michelle - Hopefully that's not the case!

Training yesterday was meh. My own fault - too many treats creeping in the diet causing some issues with inflammation and then lack of sleep. If I want to beat the snot out of myself in the gym, I'm too damn old not to have everything dialed in. Bah! Oh well. Made it through. Tonight is my friend's retirement party so I'm not in the gym. But I have every intention of behaving myself from a dietary perspective. Ha!


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