3 days of my food all dumped into one delicious post.

6/2/13 Pre Workout: more protein oatmeal pancakes!

6/2/13 Pre Workout: more protein oatmeal pancakes!

6/2/13 Post Workout: Chicken, Brown Rice, Green Beans.

6/2/13 Post Workout: Chicken, Brown Rice, Green Beans.

6/2/13: Lean Grassfed Beef Chili Cheese Egg White Omelete.

6/2/13: Lean Grassfed Beef Chili Cheese Egg White Omelete.

6/2/13 Lunch: Salmon Salad and a Fruit Salad.

6/2/13 Lunch: Salmon Salad and a Fruit Salad.

6/3/13 Pre Workout: Sprouted Grain French Toast.

6/3/13 Pre Workout: Sprouted Grain French Toast.

6/3/13 Post Workout: Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta with Spinach, Pear with Peanut Butter

6/3/13 Post Workout: Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta with Spinach, Pear with Peanut Butter

6/3/13 Lunch: Salmon and Egg Sprouted Grain Sandwich with Strawberries.

6/3/13 Lunch: Salmon and Egg Sprouted Grain Sandwich with Strawberries.

6/3/13 Dinner. Chili Cheese Omelete

6/3/13 Dinner. Chili Cheese Omelete

6/4/13 Pre Workout: MORE PANCAKES.

6/4/13 Pre Workout: MORE PANCAKES.

6/4/13 Post Workout: Lean Beef, Whole Wheat Pasta and Green Beans.

6/4/13 Post Workout: Lean Beef, Whole Wheat Pasta and Green Beans.

6/4/13 Lunch: Cod Salad with Avocado and Cherries.

6/4/13 Lunch: Cod Salad with Avocado and Cherries.

6/4/13 Dinner: Tilapia and Brussels Sprouts.

6/4/13 Dinner: Tilapia and Brussels Sprouts.

yeaaaaah.

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what i ate yesterday and what i did.

hello. yesterday was a DTP (dramatic transformation principle) chest and back workout that consisted of a 2 exercise superset of dumbbell bench press and bent over dumbbell row.

Press: 12lbs dumbbells, 50 reps  superset Row: 15lb dumbbells, 50 reps

press: 15lb dumbbells, 40 reps superset row: 20lb dumbbells, 40 reps

press: 20lb dumbbells, 30 reps superset row: 25lb dumbbells, 30 reps

press: 25lb dumbbells, 20 reps supset row: 30lbs dumbbells, 20 reps

press: 30lb dumbbells, 10 reps superset row: 35lb dumbbells, 10 reps.

then you work your way back up! like this:

press: 30lb dumbbells, 10 reps superset row: 35lb dumbbells, 10 reps.

press: 25lb dumbbells, 20 reps supset row: 30lbs dumbbells, 20 reps

press: 20lb dumbbells, 30 reps superset row: 25lb dumbbells, 30 reps

press: 15lb dumbbells, 40 reps superset row: 20lb dumbbells, 40 reps

Press: 12lbs dumbbells, 50 reps  superset Row: 15lb dumbbells, 50 reps

it became exhausting. then i drank a protein shake and walked a big incline for 25 minutes, then later that night I went for a 25 minute run.  my chest is so sore today it feels like a big slab of meat is hanging off of it.

I cooked this stuff and shoveled it down my gullet.

pre workout: pumpkin protein oatmeal egg white pancakes.

pre workout: pumpkin protein oatmeal egg white pancakes.

post workout: Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta, Tomatoes, peas and an egg

post workout: Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta, Tomatoes, peas and an egg

Lunch: Grassfed Beef and Pinto Bean Chili with Flourless Cornbread. Recipe tomorrow.

Lunch: Grassfed Beef and Pinto Bean Chili with Flourless Cornbread. Recipe tomorrow.

dinner: almond crusted cod and asparagus

dinner: almond crusted cod and asparagus

toodles.

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Oatmeal Egg White Pancakes, a recipe.

My daily breakfast. The oatmeal egg white pancake. so delicious, the flavor is nutty and very oaty (is that a word?). recipe beloooow.

Pumpkin and Almonds

Pumpkin and Almonds

Blueberry Lemon

Blueberry Lemon

Banana Walnut

Banana Walnut

Cinnamon Almond

Cinnamon Almond

This recipe is for 1 pancake.

Nutrition – Protein: 17g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fat: 4g Fiber: 4g, around 225 calories.

  • 1/2 Cup of Whole Oat Flour (I just put old fashioned oats in a blender, I blend about a week’s worth at a time)
  • 1/2 cup of Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Cup of unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 TBSP of Stevia
  • 1/4 TSP of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 TSP of Baking Powder
  • Dash or a bunch  of dashes of Cinnamon

Put it all in the a bowl and mix it up into a batter, spray a hot skillet or nonstick pan with some cooking spray. Pour the batter, add some blueberries, sliced almonds, bananas or walnuts, sometimes I add 1/4 cup of canned raw pumpkin,  flip and serve with Sugar Free Syrup.

sometimes I’ll add Whey Protein Powder, but only Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl, trust me I’ve experimented with all sorts of different brands of whey and this one is the best for baking.

if you add pumpkin, nuts, fruit, protein powder etc, etc…don’t forget to account for those extra calories/macros. also if you add pumpkin, add an extra 1/2 TBSP of stevia. If you use the protein powder, omit the stevia.

enjoy. toodles.

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yesterday’s food and such.

yesterday was rest day wherein i did nothing. here’s all the food i made and ate yesterday!

protein oatmeal pancakes

protein oatmeal pancakes

bison meat pocket with an avocado and bean salad

bison meat pocket with an avocado and bean salad

your basic salmon salad

your basic salmon salad

chicken parmesan on spaghetti squash.

chicken parmesan on spaghetti squash.

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i’m not a very good blogger.

I’m not. for one, i share nothing really personal, so you don’t really know me and in turn, i don’t think many people read this, but that’s okay, this just serves as a visual log and place for me to write shit down, declare my goals from a tiny corner of the interwebs. but i’ll be better.

when i started this blog, I needed it to stay motivated because I wasn’t sure I was going to change for good, if a new way of eating/living was going to stick. when i started this blog, i just wanted to lose weight so I could go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. But I wasn’t even sure I would be able to keep the weight off afterwards…then i got really into weight lifting. now it’s second nature, a way of life…something i enjoy.

I like weight training more than food. my desire for building big muscles outweighs that of eating cupcakes or even bacon cheese fries. but the trick to eating cupcakes if you must (see below), is to eat one, just one and then resume consistent healthy eating habits.

flexin' trying to make some gains in my shoulders, biceps and triceps.

flexin’ trying to make some gains in my shoulders, biceps and triceps.

i am losing weight slooowly. my current weight is 198lbs. 25% body fat. I have reached a proverbial fat girl milestone. they all dream and speak of this onderland.  but i can tell you this: it’s just a number. but yeah I totally celebrated with this:

Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

my longterm goal is to be around 16-17% bodyfat at 175ish pounds. I will continue to lose weight sloooowly. I’ve learned not to overthink it, i just do it. if i’m consistant, results will come and they will take time, but i am in no hurry. consistency and patience.  I am really enjoying the process immensely and bonus, I’m 86lbs lighter from my starting weight of 284lbs in dec 2010. I feel so much better.

on 3/25/13 my husband and I started this:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/kris-gethin-12-week-daily-trainer.html

we’re almost done and it’s been a really fun process. I highly recommend it, it’s not easy but nothing worth having is! i still cannot bench 95lbs. I am stuck at 70lbs but I’ll get there.

i have still been taking pictures of every single meal, every single day this year so far. I’ve been posting them everyday of the book of faces. just not here, i get lazy but I’ll start posting them. I’ve been eating oatmeal egg white pancakes almost everyday for breakfast. oh, and I eat much more food now, when I started the gethin hardcore trainer, I had to eat every 2 hours and eat my bodyweight + in grams in protein, so I eat anywhere between 2000-2400 calories a day, and would you believe it, i still lose weight.

anyways, here’s what I cooked and ate yesterday:

Pre Workout: Sprouted Grain French Toast topped with Fresh Berries.

Pre Workout: Sprouted Grain French Toast topped with Fresh Berries.

post workout: salmon, whole wheat pasta and mushrooms and asparagus.

post workout: salmon, whole wheat pasta and mushrooms and asparagus.

Lunch: chicken, bean, baby arugula and spinach salad with cherries.

Lunch: chicken, bean, baby arugula and spinach salad with cherries.

linner: cod and asparagus

linner: cod and asparagus

Dinner: Ground Bison, Stuffed with Light Mozzarella Cheese, formed into a pocket. served with brussels sprouts

Dinner: Ground Bison, Stuffed with Light Mozzarella Cheese, formed into a pocket. served with brussels sprouts

it’s a full time job planning/making every meal. now I see why people are lazy and eat lean cuisines, sandwich thins and 100 calorie packs. I used to. but it’s crap and investing the time in planning and making your own meals is just an investment into your future.

I’m seriously contemplating posting the past 2+ months of food pics in a post, any takers?

toodles.

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Progress Update

hey! I know, i know…i don’t post as much. I’ve been crushing the gym and eating clean and I haven’t really looked back. My current weight is 207lbs. 21lbs lost this year so far!

Current weight 207lbs. 21lbs lost this year. 77lbs lost since my highest weight of 284 in dec 2010.

Current weight 207lbs. 21lbs lost this year. 77lbs lost since my highest weight of 284 in dec 2010. dem quads. i go HAM on on the stairmaster, squats, and deadlifts.

Got some awesome new workout clothes at bodybuilding.com, this is part of their new b elite series. I love them. by the way, i love everything about bodybuilding.com, i’ve gone down the rabbit hole…

Toodles.

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the third week of february!

current weight: 212lbs.

lots of working out, lots of Food Food FOOD…

2/21/13 Early Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB and Chocolate Chips

2/21/13 Early Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB and Chocolate Chips

2/21/13 Breakfast: Oatmeal Topped With Brown Sugar Bacon, Pecans and Maple Syrup.

2/21/13 Breakfast: Oatmeal Topped With Brown Sugar Bacon, Pecans and Maple Syrup.

2/21/13 Lunch: Spicy Green Bean Chicken

2/21/13 Lunch: Spicy Green Bean Chicken

2/21/13 Dinner: Broiled Chicken Thighs with Broccoli and Pinto Beans.

2/21/13 Dinner: Broiled Chicken Thighs with Broccoli and Pinto Beans.

2/22/13 Early Breakfast: Cottage Cheese with Cinnamon Apples.

2/22/13 Early Breakfast: Cottage Cheese with Cinnamon Apples.

2/22/13 Late Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Sandwich on Sprouted Grain Bread.

2/22/13 Late Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Sandwich on Sprouted Grain Bread.

2/22/13 Early Lunch: Pinto Bean, Egg White and Cheddar Lavash Wrap.

2/22/13 Early Lunch: Pinto Bean, Egg White and Cheddar Lavash Wrap.

2/22/13 Late Lunch: Meatball Marinara with Whole Wheat Spaghetti.

2/22/13 Late Lunch: Meatball Marinara with Whole Wheat Spaghetti.

2/22/13 Dinner: Beans, Chicken, Peppers and Guacamole all stacked on each other on a plate.

2/22/13 Dinner: Beans, Chicken, Peppers and Guacamole all stacked on each other on a plate.

2/23/13 Breakfast: Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelete with Roasted Red Potatoes.

2/23/13 Breakfast: Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelete with Roasted Red Potatoes.

2/23/13 Lunch: I had the Cinnamon Roll flavor, it was good, plus with 17g of fiber it makes you fart and poop.

2/23/13 Lunch: I had the Cinnamon Roll flavor, it was good, plus with 17g of fiber it makes you fart and poop.

2/23/13 Dinner: Broiled Grouper with Steamed Brocoli and Turmeric Spiced Red Lentils.

2/23/13 Dinner: Broiled Grouper with Steamed Brocoli and Turmeric Spiced Red Lentils.

2/24/13 Breakfast: Creamy Rye Flakes withe Toasted Almonds and Strawberries.

2/24/13 Breakfast: Creamy Rye Flakes withe Toasted Almonds and Strawberries.

2/24/13 Lunch: Bean and Chicken Lavash with Guacamole.

2/24/13 Lunch: Bean and Chicken Lavash with Guacamole.

2/24/13 Meat.

2/24/13 Meat.

2/24/13 Dinner: Grilled Top Sirloin with Quinoa Salad and Roasted Zucchini and Garlic.

2/24/13 Dinner: Grilled Top Sirloin with Quinoa Salad and Roasted Zucchini and Garlic.

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