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neartaigh
02-04-2005, 08:11 PM
So I`m new here.

I'm going by neartaigh (gaelic for 'strengthen') because that's what I`m working to do. I`ve been lifting since May, 2004 with good results so far. Currently, I`m completing my last semester of law school in southern NJ and can't wait for it to be over.

My current training plan was put together by my boyfriend (Pup, on this site). Food is metabolic diet. I log my food in fitday, so I probably wont list meals here, but workout tonight was as follows:

Chest Day- pyramiding sets of 7, 5, 3.

Flat Barbell Bench press: 75, 85, 100 <-- Wooo!! Only for 1 1/2 reps, but you gotta start somewhere.
Incline Dumbell press: 25, 30, 35
Decline Dumbell flyes: 25, 30, 35
Dumbell Shrugs: 45lbs, 50, 60
Upright rows: 55lbs, 60, 65

Abs:
3 x 20 hanging leg raises
3 x 30 reverse crunches

PizDoff
02-04-2005, 08:12 PM
Welcome to the site and journal land, good luck with your goals!!!

rookiebldr
02-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Welcome to the site and journal land. Nice Chest day, lots of volume and intensity.



btw, Pup's a good man glad to hear you two met up. :)

Pup
02-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Good session.

...love the avatar.

neartaigh
02-04-2005, 08:39 PM
Thanks everyone. Good to be here.

And yes, Rookiebldr, I know a good one when I see one. ;)

I guess I should probably post some basics as well to supply some context.

I`m 5' short, 129lbs at present. I`m going to do full measurements tomorrow before the superbowl refeed festival on sunday...(Can anyone say pancakes???? And Nachos? And Beer? Oh it`s gonna be gooooood.) I`ll post 'em.

Pup
02-04-2005, 08:44 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...beer.

chops
02-04-2005, 09:22 PM
very nice benching and i'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of your workouts entail. super adorable avatar.

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 04:05 AM
You don't know me yet, but you will.

Welcome to the site.

DNP > The Metabolic Diet

:D

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 07:29 AM
You don't know me yet, but you will.

Welcome to the site.

DNP > The Metabolic Diet

:D

But I don`t wanna spontaneously combust leaving only yellow sweat stains behind... :confused:

Nice to meet you, Borris-- I`ve heard great things about you.

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 07:34 AM
LIES!!! Oh, wait... great things... Yes, those are true.

Pfft. As to the combusting, that's only a "risk". Pish-posh.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 07:46 AM
Measurement day...

Waist: 26.5
Hip: 36.5
Chest (below breast): 31
Chest (under arms): 36.5
Bicep (L) Flex: 11.5 cold: 10.5
Bicep (R) Flex: 12 cold: 10.75
Thigh (L): 21
Thigh (R): 21
Calf (L):13.5
Calf (R):13.5

Comparison from one week ago-- nb that last week was hormonally affected.
Weight: 130
Waist: 26"
Hip: 37"
Chest (just under arms):36"
Chest (below breasts): 32"
Thigh (l): 21.25"
Thigh (r): 21.5"
Calf (l): 13.5"
Calf (r): 13.5"
Bicep (l) Flexed: 11.25 Cold: 10.5"
Bicep (r) Flexed: 11.5" Cold: 11"

dissipate
02-05-2005, 10:03 AM
poor cat!

Hatred
02-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Poor Cat Nothing

:withstupi on t3h DNP.

and don't forget leaving a cloud of mist that smells like vinegar when you explode.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 12:31 PM
Poor Cat Nothing

:withstupi on t3h DNP.

and don't forget leaving a cloud of mist that smells like vinegar when you explode.

So....if I smother myself in olive oil first, and then explode, will I leave salad dressing behind? Yum...color me vinaigrette.

Gym report: Cardio (bleh) day.

HIIT-- 10 x 20-sec. intervals w/ 50sec recovery periods. % min. wu, 7 min cd.

At least it was quick.

Pup
02-05-2005, 12:33 PM
If it was malt vinegar i could put it on my fries.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 12:39 PM
If it was malt vinegar i could put it on my fries.


Well, that`s a hell of a send off. I`m touched.

smallmovesal
02-05-2005, 01:01 PM
there's nothing like melting your ovaries with dnp... can't be beat :rolleyes:

dnp is for people with a death wish, imo.

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 01:07 PM
there's nothing like melting your ovaries with dnp... can't be beat :rolleyes:

dnp is for people with a death wish, imo.

Your critical reading of humor is outstanding. :rolleyes:

smallmovesal
02-05-2005, 01:14 PM
i haven't gotten laid in 6 months.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 01:21 PM
i haven't gotten laid in 6 months.

And I thought I had it bad.... :whiner:

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 01:39 PM
Hell, I'm still thinking of a small girl with big... smothered in olive oil.

;)

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 02:03 PM
Hell, I'm still thinking of a small girl with big... smothered in olive oil.

;)

Anyone in particular? My.....dissappeared when I stopped being fat. :thumbup:

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 02:06 PM
I was thinking more in the generic sense.

My girl is actually in the same boat. The leaner she gets, the less chest she has. It's all good, though. I'm a fan.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 02:09 PM
I just IM'd you-- shoofly50.

I don`t mind 'em small. Easier on cardio. :)

Isaac Wilkins
02-05-2005, 02:23 PM
I just IM'd you-- shoofly50.

I don`t mind 'em small. Easier on cardio. :)

Doesn't bother me a bit.

Cool. I'm at work, but I should be home in a couple of hours.

smallmovesal
02-05-2005, 07:55 PM
i've never had boobs - tell me what this is like.

neartaigh
02-05-2005, 08:57 PM
Well....
get a couple of balloons and fill em up with some warm jello and then stuff them in your bra. Jump around for awhile...fondle them a bit....notice the lower back pain and how your shirts wont button right...and how every guy opens doors for you all of a sudden...

Now yer getting the picture. ;)

lynnlynn7
02-05-2005, 09:27 PM
i haven't gotten laid in 6 months.
You haven't done any horizontal cardio in 6 months!! I can't believe that you haven't exploded yet. Shake your own peaches????

smallmovesal
02-06-2005, 11:22 AM
hehee....

yes lynn... i'm dying. the only thing holding it together is the fact that i'm getting some in 6 days. apparently i announced my problem a little loud at the bar last night - some guy came over to talk to me.. lol

anyway, back to neartaigh's regularly scheduled program... hehee

neartaigh
02-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Gym Report--

This was my best leg workout eeeevvverr. It ruled.

Pyramiding sets 7, 5, 3.

ATF Squat: 95, 115, 135 <-- PR!!
Walking Lunges (bb): 60, 65, 70
RDL: 95, 135, 155 <-- PR!!
Lying Ham Curls: 40, 55, 60
Standing Calf raises: 100, 120, 140
Seated Calf Raises: 80, 90, 100

decline crunches: 3 x 12
swiss ball crunches (2 sec pause at the top): 3 x 20

Pup
02-06-2005, 12:51 PM
Hardass.

:clap:

neartaigh
02-07-2005, 06:34 PM
Arm Day: Back to 3 x 12

Barbell curls: 40lbs
Seated alt. db curls: 12lbs
Hammer curls: 12lbs
Reverse close-grip bench press: 75 <-- first two sets only hit 10 reps.
Tricep push-downs: 55lbs
Standing tricep db extensions: 30lbs

Skipped cardio...HIIT tomorrow.

Alex.V
02-07-2005, 10:06 PM
Rob has picked a winner.



135 ATF squat is just hot.

neartaigh
02-08-2005, 06:54 AM
Rob has picked a winner.



135 ATF squat is just hot.


*blushes* Thanks Belial! :bow:

I thought it was sorta hot myself....

neartaigh
02-08-2005, 10:20 AM
Gym Update:

HIIT-- 11 x 20 sec. intervals, with 50 sec. recovery periods. 5 min. w/u, 7 min. c/d.

Did I mention that I think cardio is a$$?? I`d rather do just about anything. Dang vanity is a beyotch.

neartaigh
02-09-2005, 08:22 AM
Today`s Plan: Back, Shoulders, Abs

3 x 12, static weight UPDATED!

Snatch-grip Deadlifts: 105
B/o Barbell rows: 80, 70, 70
V-bar pull-downs: 90lbs, 75, 75 <-- dunno what happened. *shrug*
[Modified] Arnold presses: 20lbs <-- these went up like cake. Very pleased.
Lateral Raises: 10lbs
Bent-over lateral raises: 8lbs

3 x 40 swiss ball crunches

Let`s talk about food for a second. I`m currently running a calorie cycling version of the metabolic diet. I`m gonna give this baby another 2-3 weeks, but I`m thinking that I may just do better on a lower fat, higher protien thing with low-ish carbs. Sort of like the plan they lay out in the Beverly Nutrition mags. Dunno, just a thought. I`m not gaining on this plan, and I know I`m repartitioning-- definitely seeing increased size, esp. in back and arms, but I just feel kinda puffy. I want to feel sleeeeeek, dammit.

Sleek, and strong, like a seal. Hmm...maybe I should have chosen a silkie for an avatar-- there`s an idea. Silkies are an irish mythological creature that is a seal that occasionally sheds its skin to reveal itself as a woman. They tend to be bewitching heartbreakers as well.... (Don`t worry Rob-- I`m going for the bewitching part without the heartbreaking icky part).

Well, now that I`ve waxed on something pointless...back to work.

Pup
02-09-2005, 04:25 PM
We can always make adjustments...but for god's sake, sleek is far too close to tone...lets pick a better word eh.

neartaigh
02-09-2005, 06:11 PM
We can always make adjustments...but for god's sake, sleek is far too close to tone...lets pick a better word eh.

No no no...I`ve been misconstrued. I loooooove the thickness I`m getting. It`s the poofiness I don`t like. I realize that I`m just being impatient and bitching about it. Mea culpa. :)

xraygirl
02-09-2005, 06:42 PM
No no no...I`ve been misconstrued. I loooooove the thickness I`m getting. It`s the poofiness I don`t like. I realize that I`m just being impatient and bitching about it. Mea culpa. :)
How about thinking in terms of a faceted gem instead of a silkie?

neartaigh
02-09-2005, 06:55 PM
How about thinking in terms of a faceted gem instead of a silkie?

Seals are just solid muscle. I don`t know why that`s such a bad image. It`s not like I said I wanna look like a gazelle or something...lol.

*prances away*

xraygirl
02-09-2005, 07:04 PM
I know what you mean and shame on pup for using the "T" word. Go wash his mouth out with soap. :D

Oh, and I just noticed this...

Well....
get a couple of balloons and fill em up with some warm jello and then stuff them in your bra. Jump around for awhile...fondle them a bit....notice the lower back pain and how your shirts wont button right...and how every guy opens doors for you all of a sudden...

Now yer getting the picture.
That's so hilarious...and true.

neartaigh
02-11-2005, 09:07 AM
OK....digging through some old notebooks, I found a set of measurements from last summer. Interesting. There is a little progress from the last 8 months of training-- I should flippin' hope so-- but not as much as I would have liked.

I seem to have some VERY stubborn fat in my mid section-- waist and hips have not budged in nearly a year-- and while I know that some of this is repartitioning, I`d think that 8 months should have gleaned better results with the intensity I`ve been working at. Just not a whole lot of progress overall. My lifts are definitely heavier, but this is getting frustrating. My primary motivator, mind you, is vanity. WTF??? Uggh.

Anyway...here`s the comparison measurements

Bodypart -- 6/04 -- 2/05
Waist: 26.5 -- 26.5
Hip: 36.5 -- 36.5
Chest (below breast): n/a -- 31
Chest (under arms): 34.75 -- 36.5
Bicep (L) Flex: 11.5 -- 11.5 cold: 10.5 -- 10.5
Bicep (R) Flex: 11.5-- 12 cold: 10.5 -- 10.75
Thigh (L): 22.25 -- 21
Thigh (R): 21.5 -- 21
Calf (L):13.75 -- 13.5
Calf (R):14 -- 13.5

neartaigh
02-12-2005, 08:36 AM
Gym Update:

3 x 12, ACTUAL weights:

Flat Barbell Bench press: 75 <-- 10 reps on last set. No spotter today.
Incline Dumbell press: 25
Decline Dumbell flyes: 25
Dumbell Shrugs: 45, 55, 55
Upright rows: 55lbs <-- this was really smooth.

Abs:
2 x 20 hanging leg raises <-- meant to do three sets, but I walked away for a sec, and some dude with a newspaper crept in. I hate people who do crossword puzzles between sets. WTF????
3 x 30 reverse crunches

20 min. steady state cardio-- max speed 4.2mph, 15 incline.

Tanning: 5 min.

Grocery shopping: check.

Per the recommendation of Rob and Isaac, I`m going to eat like a normal human being for the next few weeks. Basically, the deal is, I`ve been working a variety of plans-- most recently metabolic-- and despite not gaining, I am NOT burning fat efficiently despite calorie cycling, carb cycling, refeeds, and what has to be a significant deficit below maintenance (ie, 1400 kcal/day).

So, I`m putting myself at the mercy of these guys, and hopefully, something will happen. :help:

At least lifting is going well. And if it wasn`t for vanity, I`d be ecstatic at that alone. :)

SW
02-12-2005, 06:56 PM
Hey, don't hold back the happiness of gains :)

Stackattack
02-13-2005, 12:04 AM
wow. i can't believe you can Atf squat 135. I mean, i can believe it , but its just awesome. Nice work.

briancurran01
02-13-2005, 07:50 AM
nice work especially on the squats..impressive.

briancurran01
02-13-2005, 07:52 AM
have you tried the psmf diet? it is kind of extreme, but it is what i am doing and the fat just melts off like butter and the lbm seems to hold pretty steady. you can find it at www.bodyrecomposition.coim. let me know if you have any questions about it that i can help with...pretty much you eat

1-1.5 grams of protein per lbm
6g fish oil
multi vitamin

unlimited non starchy veges.

you get a refeed day each week...i do mine a little different then he recommends but it seems to be working out well...good luck

briancurran01
02-13-2005, 07:53 AM
oh and you also get 2 free meals a week in addition to the refeed where you get to eat whatever you want.

neartaigh
02-13-2005, 08:51 AM
Leg Day!

Ok, folks don`t go getting excited and thinking I`m gonna blow through my 135 max ATF from last week. I`m still doing 3 x 12 this week, so weight will drop. I`m keeping my fingers crossed to do 5 x 5 at 135 next week though. Damn...that would be hot.

For sets of 12 though, I`m hoping to pull it off at 105. We`ll see. Here`s the estimates which I`ll update afterwards.

UPDATES with ACTUAL WEIGHTS/REPS:
ATF Squat: 105 x 12, x 8, x 10 <-- punked out on reps. I suck.
Walking Lunges (bb): 60
RDL: 115 <-- very pleased with this.
Lying Ham Curls: 40 x 12, 40 x 10, 30 x 12
Standing Calf raises: 100
Seated Calf Raises: 80 x 12, 70 x 12, 70 x 12

JustinF
02-13-2005, 01:39 PM
I`m keeping my fingers crossed to do 5 x 5 at 135 next week though. Damn...that would be hot.


No doubt. Good start to your jounal. :cool:

neartaigh
02-14-2005, 08:27 AM
2/14:

Morning temp: 98.0 even.

Day off from lifting. If I`m annoyed at all the pink, red, lacy crap later, I`ll go do steady state cardio.

Food:
M1- UMP shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk, 1/2 Tb natty pb

M2- 1/2 cup oatmeal w/ 1/2 scoop UMP

M3- 1 sweet potato, small can tuna

M4- 1 cup cottage cheese, apricot

M5- Baked Thai peanut chicken, brocolli

M6- lc wrap w/ 1.5 Tbsp natty pb

Nutritionals:
Total: 1474
Fat: 41 369 26%
Sat: 10 90 6%
Poly: 6 58 4%
Mono: 11 102 7%
Carbs: 119 351 25%
Fiber: 31 0 0%
Protein: 169 676 48%

SW
02-14-2005, 05:01 PM
I like how you keep such tight specs on your nutrition. Good job!

neartaigh
02-14-2005, 05:05 PM
I like how you keep such tight specs on your nutrition. Good job!

I`m anal about it. LOL. I track everything in Fitday. It`s the best thing really-- I was surprised when I first started tracking macros how small painless adjustments can really make a difference.

The macro chart above is cut and paste from Fitday actually.

SW
02-14-2005, 05:12 PM
Yeah I couldn't just keep looking all that up, I used to keep track of fitday but got too pissed of because there were 3 millions types of chicken and the one I was looking for apparently didn't exist lol.

neartaigh
02-14-2005, 05:22 PM
Yeah I couldn't just keep looking all that up, I used to keep track of fitday but got too pissed of because there were 3 millions types of chicken and the one I was looking for apparently didn't exist lol.

I hear you. I entered the macros of the foods in my standard rotation-- I pretty much eat the same things over and over in different combinations. The chicken thing on fitday is demented though. I ended up settling for "Chicken, breast, with or without bone, roasted, skin not eaten" and then I eyeball the size of the chicken breast since they let you choose small, medium, or large. I realize it`s not exact, but you get to a point where you just have to have some faith...lol.

The food that really makes me nuts on Fitday is oatmeal. I swear, they have every variation...oat flakes, instant oatmeal with maple flavor, oat cakes...oat crusted goat, you name it....But no plain oatmeal. I will never understand that. Ridiculous.

Isaac Wilkins
02-14-2005, 05:26 PM
It's under "oats, raw", or that's close enough for government work.

neartaigh
02-14-2005, 05:35 PM
It's under "oats, raw", or that's close enough for government work.


So it is. Well I`ll be. :clap:

neartaigh
02-15-2005, 10:47 AM
Morning Temp: 97.9 (.1 decrease from yesterday)

Food fell apart last night. Was in a crappy mood and I hadn`t gone to the gym because my glutes and pecs are still really sore from the weekend workouts. Ended up snarfing frozen yogurt and a piece of chocolate on top of planned foods...Oh well.

New set/rep plan for this week is 5 x 5. All sets are reps are 5 x 5 unless otherwise noted.

Today: Arms UPDATED- actual weights.

BB curl: 50
Alt. DB Curl: 15 <-- tried with the 20s. Left arm failed out AGAIN. Dangit.
Hammer curl: 20 <-- no idea why it worked here.
Rev. Grip CGBP: 85 <-- went up smooooth. Can`t wait to see what the triple will be on these.
DB extension: 35
Cable Pressdown: 60

Swiss ball crunch: 3 x 20
Decline crunch: 3 x 20

20min. moderate intervals on treadmill. 4.2 max speed, 15 max incline.

THOUGHTS:
Overall, this was a good w/o. I was especially happy with the cgbps. I was especially annoyed with the alt. db curls b/c I can`t seem to make the jump up to the 20s with my left arm. Right arm is ready to go. Left arm sucks. And I`m left handed. No clue. :scratch:

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake with 3/4 cup hood milk, 1/4 cup lite coconut milk, 1/2 oz mixed nuts

M2: 1/2 cup irish oatmeal w/ 2 tbsp whole milk & 1/2 scoop UMP

M3: 3 oz tuna, green salad w. tomato (herb mix + balsamic dressing), l/c tortilla w/ 1/4 cup cheese & 2 tbsp cilantro salsa. Mmmm.

M4: 1 cup cottage cheese

M5: Thai peanut chicken, medium sweet potato, 1 cup steamed brocolli

M6: ?? <-- probably sf jello.

Nutritionals:
Total: 1479
Fat: 43 389 28%
Carbs: 113 333 24%
Fiber: 30 0 0%
Protein: 170 681 49%

ericg
02-15-2005, 11:13 AM
Man I cannot believe I missed this journal. No one tells me about these things, damn you all. I think you are just jealous.

Workouts are looking great :thumbup:

Any reason why you are following the Metabolic Diet as opposed to similar CKD/TKD type diets?

neartaigh
02-15-2005, 11:19 AM
Man I cannot believe I missed this journal. No one tells me about these things, damn you all. I think you are just jealous.

Workouts are looking great :thumbup:

Any reason why you are following the Metabolic Diet as opposed to similar CKD/TKD type diets?

Hey Eric- welcome to my journal. It`s a party all the time. :drooling:

Matter of fact, I just stopped metabolic as it was getting me nowhere. I apparently have resistant ass fat. Go figure.

Anyway, I`m presently doing no particular diet plan. Taking temps in the am to see if there are any T3 output issues, and will regroup in a couple weeks. Only guiding principles in place at present are to eat 1-2 sweet potatos a day, some oatmeal, keep fats and a reasonable level, no wheat (allergies), and about 1.2g protien/lb bw. Basically, just a maintenance thing that keeps my workouts going.

I may revert back to a CKD/NHE style plan after this little test period. As I`ve said, my primary motivator is vanity...but I`m graduating law school in May and my whole family will be here to celebrate (as well as Rob who gets the fun of hanging with the fam....) and I`d really like to look BEYOND smokin'. Which means I need to open a can of whoop-a$$ on that butt fat, and soon....... *grumble*

ericg
02-15-2005, 11:24 AM
Ass fat - blah. I bet you can bounce quarters off of it, maybe even 45s ;)

NHE is pretty good. I think there was a decent sized cult here at WBB that kept NHE under their pillows - come to think of it wasnt Rob one of them?

Sweet potatos = :drooling:

neartaigh
02-15-2005, 02:30 PM
Ass fat - blah. I bet you can bounce quarters off of it, maybe even 45s ;)

NHE is pretty good. I think there was a decent sized cult here at WBB that kept NHE under their pillows - come to think of it wasnt Rob one of them?

Sweet potatos = :drooling:

Dunno if Rob sleeps with NHE. If he does, he keeps it hidden when I`m there...lol.

I`d post proof of the ass-fat, but I don`t wanna scare anyone off of cottage cheese forever. It`s such a good protien source and all. ;)

SW
02-15-2005, 05:52 PM
IRISH OATMEAL??????? Now I've seen it all.

Pup
02-15-2005, 06:13 PM
Irish Steel Cut Oats...not only do the Irish make excellent beer, but we also grow a mean oat.

neartaigh
02-15-2005, 06:19 PM
Yep. McCann`s Irish Oatmeal is the bomb.

http://www.mccanns.ie/

SW
02-15-2005, 08:27 PM
Hey, I'm about half Irish! Those oats look good.

neartaigh
02-16-2005, 06:13 AM
Morning Temp: 97.9 (same as yesterday)

Gym Plan:
HIIT-- 10-11 20-sec intervals.

Food:
M1: UMP shake w/ hood milk and l-glutamine, supplements
M2: 1/2 cup Irish Oatmeal (dry) w/ 1/2 scoop UMP, a little milk
M3: 3 oz can tuna, 7oz pack snap peas, l/c tortilla w. 1/4 cup 2% cheese + salsa.
M4: 1 cup cottage cheese
M5: Thai Peanut Chicken, Steamed Brocolli, Sweet Potato
M6: s/f pudding

Thoughts on the day:
I`m having a fat day. Dammit. I hate waking up and feeling like a water balloon.

Other stuff:
Stupid microwave died on me last night. That`s just unacceptable. I will be purchasing a better, newer, shinier microwave today. That old microwave can kiss my butt fat.

That`s it for now.

lilmase1153
02-16-2005, 06:52 AM
great start to a journal and good luck with your goals.. i know how stubborn ass fat can be trust me :-)

dissipate
02-17-2005, 07:19 AM
That old microwave can kiss my butt fat.
lol. sorry to hear about the microwave dying. i can't live without one either!!


I was especially annoyed with the alt. db curls b/c I can`t seem to make the jump up to the 20s with my left arm. Right arm is ready to go. Left arm sucks. And I`m left handed. No clue.
yeah it's annoying when one side is stronger than the other and you can't move on to heavier weights cos one side is still weaker eh. i think you're doing a fine job ironing the imbalance out with DB curls though.

DB curls hit the biceps brachii mainly and hammer curls hit the brachioradialis (according to exrx.net at least) so that would explain the difference in your arms handling the lifts.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Biceps/DBCurl.html
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Brachioradialis/DBHammerCurl.html

SW
02-17-2005, 09:38 AM
You worry about your ass alot lol. Just an observation. At 5 ft 127lbs it can't be too bad. Are you a perfectionist?

neartaigh
02-17-2005, 10:36 AM
You worry about your ass alot lol. Just an observation. At 5 ft 127lbs it can't be too bad. Are you a perfectionist?

Well, everyone has their focus points. I have seen a lot of progress in other areas, but I hold my body fat over my glutes and lower abdominals, so obviously, these are the areas that get on my nerves...lol.

Update from yesterday: No HIIT due to feeling like crap post flu shot. I really did feel like a$$. Combined with what MUST be pms (re: bloat and bitchiness-- sorry Rob!! :( ), I was in a saaaad state of affairs. Some times I wonder if I should just crawl under the bed and stay out of public interaction for a few days a month. Sigh.

Instead, tried to walk off the mood with 40 min. moderate intervals at 4.2 max speed, 15 max incline. Felt good, but didn`t eradicate the bitchiness. :bash:

DAILY POST:

Morning Temp: 97.9 (same as last two days)

Workout plan: Back/Shoulders -- all 5 x 5 unless otherwise noted. UPDATED with actual weights:

Snatch Grip DLs: 135 <-- switched to mixed grip for the last 2 sets. But this was cake. I`m thrilllllleeeeeedddd.
BO BB Rows: 1 x 70 (too easy), 4 x 80
V-Bar Pulldowns: 90
Arnie Presses: 30 x 3, 25 x 2 <-- I have a wandering rib that started acting up, so I dropped back a bit.
Lat Raises: 2 x 12, 3 x 15 <-- happy on this too.
B/o lat raises: 12

THOUGHTS on the W/O:
I felt really strong today. That was great. This was the first time I had done this many reps with 1pps for deads, and I decided to make use of the platform since the plates bring the bar so far up off the ground. Spectacular. I just got wraps as well, so I think I will really be able to load on the weight for a 1rm in a few weeks. Psyched.
I was annoyed that my ribs started tweaking on the arnold presses again. I was watching my form, and I started doing a twitchy compensating thing by the 3rd rep of my second set-- that`s where I dropped the weight back. *grumbles*.

Food:
M1: UMP shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk
M2: 1/2 cup Irish Oatmeal (dry) w. 1/2 scoop UMP
M3: 3 egg omelette w/ 1/4 cup 2% cheddar and turkey pepperoni
M4: Beef stew
M5: Protien pudding

Nutritionals:
Total: 1246
Fat: 51 459 38%
Sat: 9 84 7%
Poly: 3 27 2%
Mono: 8 68 6%
Carbs: 62 207 17%
Fiber: 10 0 0%
Protein: 133 533 44%

** I know I know...I need more food. I`ll toss something else in there...just don`t know what yet.

neartaigh
02-17-2005, 10:40 AM
lol. sorry to hear about the microwave dying. i can't live without one either!!

No kidding. It screwed up my whole damn night. But, all`s well that ends well. I tossed the broken microwave in the garbage and bought a brand spankin' new beyoootiful chrome one. I *heart* chrome appliances. :)




DB curls hit the biceps brachii mainly and hammer curls hit the brachioradialis (according to exrx.net at least) so that would explain the difference in your arms handling the lifts.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Biceps/DBCurl.html
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Brachioradialis/DBHammerCurl.html

Thanks, dissipate-- that`s very helpful. I`m thinking of picking up some plate-mates as well to ease these transitions-- esp. on things like db curls and lat raises. 5lb jumps are pretty rough for me to make.

neartaigh
02-18-2005, 08:32 AM
Morning Temp: 97.7 <-- .2 degrees lower than the last two days.

Gym Plan-- HIIT.

Back/shoulders are aching today from yesterday. Just as it should be. ;)

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk.
M2: Raisin bran muffin
M3: Beef stew
M4: oatmeal w/ 1/2 scoop UMP
M5: No idea. But a sweet potato will be involved.
M6: Pudding.

I`m told that I`m supposed to up my carbs in order to continue with the resetting process. I hate this, because it is antithetical to the way I like to eat, which is basically, all protien all the time...with a bit o' carbs and fat for fun. But, since I`m a sucker for anything that will forward my goals, I`ll give it a shot. That`s why a bran muffin found it`s way into the plan. And dammit, it was goooooood.

That`s it for now. 8 days left before I can stop waiting. ;)

Focused70
02-18-2005, 08:38 AM
** I know I know...I need more food. I`ll toss something else in there...just don`t know what yet.

Hobbit Food Pr0nography

http://img156.exs.cx/img156/9281/meatballs2qw.jpg
You mean, like this? :D Always glad to oblige.

Stash

neartaigh
02-18-2005, 08:45 AM
Hobbit Food Pr0nography


You mean, like this? :D Always glad to oblige.

Stash

Yay! Balls in my journal!! I`m the luckiest girl in the world. Thanks Stash!! :D

But why are there pine needles in the sauce??

Focused70
02-18-2005, 08:48 AM
Rosemary needles. :)

Stash

neartaigh
02-18-2005, 09:04 AM
Rosemary needles. :)

Stash

Heh heh...I know. I was just playin'.

Btw..welcome to the journal, Stash. Nice of you to stop by. :)

neartaigh
02-19-2005, 02:45 PM
Morning Temp: 97.8 <-- .1 above yesterday.

I ate a loooooot of sushi last night. Yummmmm.

Today`s training: Chest and Traps-- all 5 x 5

Bench Press: 5 x 80, 5 x 85, 5 x 85, 4 x 95, 4 x 95 <-- 95s assisted.
Incline DB Press: 5 x 30, 5 x 35 x 4
Decline DB Flyes: 5 x 30 x 5
DB Shrugs: 5 x 60 x 5
Upright rows: 5 x 60, 5 x 70 x 4 <-- PR!

Thoughts:
Happy with it overall. Definitely feeling stronger. I don`t need to go to the girl-racks anymore with any of this stuff. Nice. Stopped at the health food store today and bought more protien, more l-glutamine powder, B-6 (hopefully, this can counteract the bc mood swings. *fingers crossed*), and ginger root. Tanned too. Someday, when I have more definition, the tan will serve a purpose.

Got a haircut too. :thumbup:

Food:
M1: UMP shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk + usual supplements.

M2: wasa wafer, 1 tbsp pb, 1/2 cup raspberries

M3: homemade beef stew, 2 slices l/c toast w/ 1 pat butter

M4-M6: no idea.

lilmase1153
02-19-2005, 03:07 PM
nice session very strong...




for a girl :angel:

neartaigh
02-19-2005, 03:17 PM
nice session very strong...




for a girl :angel:

*blushes*






NOT. :strong:

lilmase1153
02-19-2005, 03:39 PM
ohh a shot to the heart... nice :D

neartaigh
02-20-2005, 08:53 AM
Morning Temp: 97.7 --> back down .1 degree.

LEGS. All 5 x 5s except where noted.

ATF Squat: 5 x 95, 5 x 135, 5 x 135, 4 x 135, 2 x 135
Walking Lunges (bb): 70
RDL: 5 x 135, 5 x 155 x 4, 4 x 155 <-- grip held me up. Need to learn to use the dam straps.
Leg Extensions: 5 x 80 x 5
Standing Calf raises: 130
Seated Calf Raises: 100

hanging Leg Raises: 3 x 15
swiss ball crunches (2 sec pause at the top): 3 x 30

Thoughts on workout:
I hit my marks, albeit not for the full reps I was hoping for. Knees started to wobble at the end of the squats, and I reaaaallllly need to learn to use the damn straps for the RDLs. I think I could go higher with that weight even if it wasn`t for the fact that I just can`t hold it. *arggh* Switched to leg extensions rather than ham curls since I had gone so heavy on rdls and wanted a little more quad pounding. Felt good.

Food:
M1: UMP Shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk + usual supplements (added 500mg B-6 + Ginger root to the mix)
M2: Leftover chinese-- ginger chicken, brocolli, rice
M3-M6: no clue

Thoughts on food.
This resetting thing is total chaos. I`m living in a mall food court with no rules. :confused: Yes, I am that much of a control freak that I would rather struggle and rebel against the confines of an organized diet plan than float around in a caloric free for all. :whiner:

I know. In a couple weeks when I`m living on bare chicken breasts and spinach, I`ll look back on the post and slap myself.

Pup
02-20-2005, 08:59 AM
I know. In a couple weeks when I`m living on bare chicken breasts and spinach, I`ll look back on the post and slap myself.

I'm going to hold you to that :D

dissipate
02-21-2005, 06:38 AM
nice chest & traps and legs workouts! you're stronger than me too!


Yes, I am that much of a control freak that I would rather struggle and rebel against the confines of an organized diet plan than float around in a caloric free for all.
lol.

hey post a pic of yourself with your new haircut :P

lilmase1153
02-21-2005, 10:21 AM
solid w/o..

neartaigh
02-21-2005, 10:28 AM
Rob: I know you will...of course, you`ll be with me at the time, so maybe you can save me the trouble of smacking myself one? Hit me baby, one more time.

Ok. Now I have to go stand in the corner for an hour as punishment for quoting Britney Spears.

Dissipate: Aw shucks, thanks. Of course, I`m heavier than you are too. My current eat-o-mania has me at 133. Strong, yes. Lean....well......

Lilmase: Thanks! :thumbup:


Morning Temp: 97.5 <-- lowest yet. Down .2 degrees from yesterday. Also woke up with a spectacular sinus headache. Ouch.

Gym Plan: HIIT.

Food Plan: Meh.

M1: 1/2 cup oatmeal w/ a little milk and 1/2 scoop UMP. Supplements. 2 cups coffee.

M2: 1 tsp natty pb. *shrug*

M3-M6: no idea. Fer sure tossing the leftover chinese. The sodium in that stuff makes me poofier than I already am. I couldn`t get my ring off, and I suspect that my headache may be attributed to MSG. Phoo.

Other thoughts:
Good mood. Feel fat though. One more week of this calorie madness, and I can go back to carb-starving myself. Ahhh. I truly am a sick bastard.

chops
02-21-2005, 11:18 AM
Morning Temp: 97.7 --> back down .1 degree.

LEGS. All 5 x 5s except where noted.

ATF Squat: 5 x 95, 5 x 135, 5 x 135, 4 x 135, 2 x 135
Walking Lunges (bb): 70
RDL: 5 x 135, 5 x 155 x 4, 4 x 155 <-- grip held me up. Need to learn to use the dam straps.
Leg Extensions: 5 x 80 x 5
Standing Calf raises: 130
Seated Calf Raises: 100

I`m living in a mall food court with no rules. :confused:

nice leg workout and you have some strong quads! whats RDL - regular deadlift? is there a reason why you monitor your temperature closely? i live part-time in a food court too. talk about temptation, especially panda, so i don't even look .

neartaigh
02-21-2005, 01:08 PM
nice leg workout and you have some strong quads! whats RDL - regular deadlift? is there a reason why you monitor your temperature closely? i live part-time in a food court too. talk about temptation, especially panda, so i don't even look .

RDL = Romanian deadlift, aka, stiff legged deadlift. Not the same as a regular dead lift. :)

Thanks for the complements-- I`m working hard here...lol.

I`m monitoring my waking temperature for two weeks to check T3 output. It`s also why my diet looks like crap lately. I`m supposed to be eating "normally", ie, not low carb and hypercaloric.

Btw....I don`t actually go to the mall food court...lol. I don`t really like much fast food to tell the truth....I was just analogizing the chaos of my current diet plan to the mess that is a mall food court. Panda would kill me anyway-- all that MSG and salt...*bloat*

Anyway, welcome to the journal Chops!!

MixmasterNash
02-21-2005, 01:10 PM
I'm always amused whenever your journal has the most recent post, as the main forum page reads:

Small chick with big...
by neartaigh

Yay!

neartaigh
02-21-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm always amused whenever your journal has the most recent post, as the main forum page reads:

Small chick with big...
by neartaigh

Yay!

Bwahahahahhahahaahahahahaaaa!!!!! I had no idea.

But, dang, talk about false advertising. Heh heh.

SW
02-21-2005, 04:57 PM
LOL

Good squating!

neartaigh
02-22-2005, 07:55 AM
Morning Temp: 97.3 <-- and we continue to drop. .2 less than yesterday. Nearly a full degree dropped from a week ago. Where or where has my metabolic furnace gone??

TRAINING- Back to pyramiding sets of 7/5/3.

Arms-- Actual weights. Bleah.


BB curl: 50 x 7, 55 x 4, 55 x 1 <-- meh.
Alt. DB Curl: 15 x 7, 20 x 5, 25 x 3 (right, left had to drop back to 20)
Hammer curl: 20 x 7, 25 x 5, 25 x 3
Rev. Grip CGBP: 85 x 7, 95 x 5, 95 x 3 ** see comments on wierd spotter.
DB extension: 35 x 7, 40 x 5, 45 x 3
Cable Pressdown: 60 x 7, 65 x 5, 70 x 3

** skipped abs, ran out of time.

THOUGHTS on W/O:
Meh. Biceps suck. Especially the left one. And I think, despite the weenie weights, I did something wierd with my form, b/c my front delts kinda hurt now. Dammit.
CGBPs felt good. BUT-- I went to the gym at 10am, which is a dead time. No one there, and the chick behind the counter this morning is NOT a trainer, and I don`t think she has a clue how to spot. SOOOO, there is this one woman I`ve seen lifting at the gym. She`s super tiny-- as in lean beyond lean....maybe 97lbs. She admitted to having an eating disorder. And a drinking problem. Nice. But she lifts, and seems to have some idea what she`s about, so I asked her to spot me.
Ok. She has never bench pressed as it turns out. You know your spotter sucks when he/she is more nervous than you are, and wont shut up about it. Meh. I would have liked to try a little more weight on the triple, but not a chance with that spotter. Oh well. Will have to wait until next week when Rob`s here. :clap:

Might do abs at home tonight. Or not. Might just eat and watch tv. I live crazy sometimes.

FOOD:

M1: 1/2 cup Irish Oatmeal w. 1/2 scoop UMP + usual supplements. 1 large coffee w/ 2% milk.
M2: 1 cup egg white omelette w/ 1/4 cup 2% cheddar and 10 slices turkey pepperoni.
M3: Turkey, tomato, lettuce, spicy mustard on 2 slices whole wheat bread.
M4: wasa wafer w/ 1 Tbsp natty pb
M5: 2 pieces turkey sausage. 1 cup broccoli.
M6: Protien pudding

dissipate
02-23-2005, 07:03 AM
you reckon ditching the BB curls for now and placing alt DB curls first might help even things out?

neartaigh
02-23-2005, 08:00 AM
you reckon ditching the BB curls for now and placing alt DB curls first might help even things out?

LOL. Thanks for the suggestion. I think I`ll probably just see how it goes. I lifted in the morning yesterday which I don`t usually do-- so I think I was colder than usual, and probably not sufficiently warm to take on the BB weight that I did. Next week, I`ll still try working the barbell, but I think I`m going to get a wrap for my left forearm/wrist which has been achy, and also be sure to just warm up the body a bit before jumping right into the reps. You`d think I`d know better. Duh.

Forgot to take morning temp. Whoops.

Today is ridiculous. I have to work till 2, go to class at 3:30, go to a professional association meeting from 5-7:30, and THEN, I can get to the gym. I`m going to guess that food is going to look as harried as my schedule when all is said and done.

Gym Plan UPDATED w. weight: Back/Shoulders 7/5/3 pyramid

DLs: 135, 155, 165 <-- overhand for 135, 155, Mixed grip for 165. PR!!
BO BB Rows: 80, 90, 100 <-- PR!
V-Bar Pulldowns: 90, 100, 110
Arnie Presses: 30, 30, 35 <-- meh. Left side is weak and screwing up my form.
Lat Raises: 15, 15, 20
B/o lat raises: 15, 15, 20

Abs/ Moderate Cardio if there`s time. But it will be very late. May ignore the cardio.

Food Plan: HA! Like there is a plan. :rolleyes:

M1: UMP shake w/ 3/4 cup hood milk, 1 tbsp natty pb + usual supplements, 1 large coffee w/ whole milk.
M2: 1/2 cup Irish Oatmeal w. 1/2 scoop UMP
M3: 1 cup egg white omelette w. 1/4 cup 2% cheese + 10 slices turkey pepperoni, 1 slice l/c toast w/ 1 pat butter
M4: Random crap at the professional meeting.
M5: 2 pieces turkey sausage, 1 cup steamed broccoli & cauliflower
M6: Pudding.

ericg
02-23-2005, 08:08 AM
I hate it when life gets in the way of diet/training ;)

Your last couple of session are looking great :thumbup:

Nice story about your spotter!!

PS - pudding = :drooling:

Focused70
02-23-2005, 09:24 AM
What kind of pudding?

The fact that you can make time for your session = mad propz to you.

Stash

neartaigh
02-23-2005, 09:34 AM
What kind of pudding?

The fact that you can make time for your session = mad propz to you.

Stash

Stash & Ericq:

I loooooooove pudding. You might call it a strange obsession. I make pudding from all kinds of things. Lazy girl pudding is the sugar-free jello pudding in the snack cups. Slightly less lazy pudding is sugar free/fat free instant pudding made with Hood LC milk. More or less the same lazy level, but healthier (though not quite as delicious) is protien pudding made with 1 scoop of beverly protien powder (either Ultimate Muscle Protien or Muscle Provider Chocolate flavor) and 3/4-1cup hood milk in the blender. Add some peanut butter to the last one for an extra fat/calorie boost.

All of the above are excellent with a bit o' whipped cream, or if I`m really feeling decadent, one of the flavored cool whip varieties.

Pudding kicks ass.

And thanks for the propz. I can always use another prop in the daily drama. ;)

chops
02-23-2005, 10:58 AM
interesting story about skinny spotter with an ED. protein pudding recipe sounds good. have u made it w/o a blender? (i hate cleaning the blender) 25lb dbs curls is nice!

neartaigh
02-23-2005, 11:33 AM
interesting story about skinny spotter with an ED. protein pudding recipe sounds good. have u made it w/o a blender? (i hate cleaning the blender) 25lb dbs curls is nice!

You can do it without the blender...but be prepared for chunkiness. The blender makes it smoother and more mousse-like. But if you don`t mind little chunky wads of powdery protien messing up the sanctity of your pudding pleasure....

Oh, just clean the blender dude. Pudding deserves at least that much respect. ;)

OH...one more pudding-ish variety I forgot about-- and this one doesn`t require blending. Use 1/4 cup ricotta (whatever fat level of ricotta makes you happy will work), 1 tsp or so of vanilla extract, 1-2 tbsp dutch cocoa powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp splenda. Add hood milk, regular milk or cream and mix it all up with a fork until you get a consistency that pleases you. This variation reminds me of cannolli filling. Yum.

SW
02-23-2005, 05:28 PM
Pudding Journal!

ericg
02-24-2005, 05:48 AM
That protein pudding concoction sounds wonderful. Have you tried it with any other powders before?

neartaigh
02-24-2005, 08:10 AM
That protein pudding concoction sounds wonderful. Have you tried it with any other powders before?

Near as I can tell, the pudding thing works with any whey or casein based protien powder (except for the isolates that brew up like kool-aid). It`s definitely not a science. Just pick a flavor, and add your liquid of choice (I think dairy stuff like milk and cream work best) until you get pudding consistancy. I`ve also tried blending in whipped cream and cool whip for mousse-y-ness.

Invention is truly the child of desperation. :scratch:

IN other news.....

Forgot morning temp again. Ooops. This is what happens when I get 4 hours sleep. Which is also bad. Dammit. I should know better than to talk politics with Rob at 2am.

On the other hand, I ran into a power lifter at the coffee shop this morning. He was showing a friend of mine pics of his daughter at a local power lifting competition a few weeks ago-- the girl is deadlifting 85lbs at age 7. How cool is that???

The guy (and he had pics to prove it-- which he needed, b/c this was serious bragging) had pulled 620 at the grown-up segment of the competition. Dayuum. Still, I`d never heard of a little girl lifting like that before. That just rubbed my feminist sensibilities and made 'em purr. :thumbup:

Gym Plan: Slog through ice and blizzard to do HIIT. Now that`s commitment.

Food Plan: This truly gets sadder by the day.
M1: UMP shake, supplements, coffee
M2: Oatmeal w/ protien powder
M3: A big pile of self pity.
M4: Post workout omelette
M5: 2 links turkey sausage, some kind of veg.
M6: Pudding.

neartaigh
02-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Morning Temp: 97.8 <-- up again. No idea. TOM is over? :scratch:

Gym Plan: Chest/Traps ACTUAL WEIGHT-- 7,5,3

Bench Press: (45 x 8 w/u), 7 x 85, 5 x 95, 3 x 105 <- PR!!
Incline DB Press: 7 x 35, 5 x 40, 3 x 40
Decline DB Flyes: 7 x 30, 5 x 35, 3 x 40
DB Shrugs: 7 x 60, 5 x 65 <-- meh. weird forearm swelling and pain. couldn`t complete the set. crap.
Upright rows: 7 x 70, 5 x 75, 3 x 75 <-- burnt. Meh.

Abs.
3 x 20 decline crunches
3 x 30 swiss ball crunches

Cardio:
20 min. moderate intervals on treadmill.

Workout Thoughts:
Thrilled with the bench. Pissed at the forearm thing. Crap. I broke my left arm about 15 years ago-- I really hope this isn`t some sort of long lost miserable injury rearing it`s stupid head. Meh meh meh.
ON a better note....I met a new spotter!! In fact, she may be a potential lifting partner. A competitive bodybuilder-- she tells me that she was benching 180, and squatting 225 last summer. She has giant legs, so I frankly believe her. But, I can`t say I care at this point...I just need someone other than a 15 year old high school wrestler who just wants to stare at my tits, or a 40-something anorexic alcoholic to have my back on bench day. Geez.

FOOD: Still random.
M1: UMP shake + supplements
M2: 1/2 lc tortilla w/ 1/2 tbsp natty pb
M3: Small mixed salad w/ vinaigrette, 1/2 mini cheese pizza (about = to 1 large slice)
M4: same as M2
M5: ??
M6: ??

Other thoughts. Went shopping over lunch with a coworker. J.Lo makes some really ugly ass hats. Also, I have a very small head it appears. Managed to find a couple I liked anyway. Damn.

lilmase1153
02-26-2005, 08:29 AM
soo wheres this planned w/o?

neartaigh
02-26-2005, 09:26 AM
soo wheres this planned w/o?

Ask, and you shall recieve...lol. Yesterday`s workout is updated in my post above (including news on a possible training partner!! yay!!).

Morning Temp: 97.8 <-- hot this morning. Must be the anticipation surrounding Rob`s arrival tomorrow. ;)

Gym Plan: Legs -- estimated weights.

ATF Squat: 7 x 105, 5 x 135, 3 x 155 <-- PR! but really, the 155 was only to a bit below parallel.
Walking Lunges (bb): 70, 80, 90
RDL: 7 x 135, 5 x 155, 3 x 175 <-- PR! And it was smooooth. Discovered that I don`t care for wraps, but I am in loooooove with Versa Gripps (provided by new gym friend). Off to find me some at the store today.
Lying Ham Curls: 7 x 40, 5 x 55, 3 x 55
Leg Extensions: 7 x 80, 5 x 90, 3 x 100
Standing Calf raises: 130, 140, 160
Seated Calf Raises: 100, 125, 135

Got ALL my marks today. This workout kicked ass. All kinds of new PRs for me today. I swear, those blueberry pancakes coupled with the Versa Gripps pretty much rocked my morning.

Food: Well, ya gotta call it something.... :burger:
M1: 3 oatmeal blueberry pancakes. Yum.
M2: Egg white omelette w/ ff cheese and turkey pepperoni. Toast.
M3: Lust-- oh wait, that`s tomorrow.
M4: Sloth
M5: leftovers.
M6: Pudding.

muscle chic
02-26-2005, 09:32 AM
Ask, and you shall recieve...lol. Yesterday`s workout is updated in my post above (including news on a possible training partner!! yay!!).

Morning Temp: 97.8 <-- hot this morning. Must be the anticipation surrounding Rob`s arrival tomorrow. ;)

Gym Plan: Legs -- estimated weights.

ATF Squat: 7 x 105, 5 x 135, 3 x 145
Walking Lunges (bb): 70, 80, 90
RDL: 7 x 135, 5 x 155, 3 x 175 <-- this is dependant on forearm dementia.
Lying Ham Curls: 7 x 40, 5 x ?, 3 x ? <-- been a few weeks. No idea.
Leg Extensions: 7 x 80, 5 x 90, 3 x 100
Standing Calf raises: 130, 140, 160
Seated Calf Raises: 100, 125, 135

There are a whole slew of potential PRs up here. And I may crash and burn yet. No guarantees. But it would be sweeeeeeet to get some of them.

Food: Well, ya gotta call it something....
M1: 3 oatmeal blueberry pancakes. Yum.
M2: Gluttony.
M3: Lust
M4: Sloth
M5: leftovers.
M6: Pudding.


Sounds yummy!! oatmeal blueberry pancakes!! drool...drool...

dissipate
02-26-2005, 09:39 AM
On the other hand, I ran into a power lifter at the coffee shop this morning. He was showing a friend of mine pics of his daughter at a local power lifting competition a few weeks ago-- the girl is deadlifting 85lbs at age 7. How cool is that???
!!!!!!!!

i feel miserable now lol. i deadlift 0.

grats on the bench PR! i'm drooling for the blueberry pancakes too.

neartaigh
02-26-2005, 01:11 PM
Workout updates posted above.

I`m gonna say it again. I looooove versa gripps.

TTT
02-26-2005, 04:00 PM
Awesome displays of strength in here :thumbup:

TheMachine
02-26-2005, 04:20 PM
Workout updates posted above.

I`m gonna say it again. I looooove versa gripps.

You have versa grips!? The people who invented them were my downstairs neighbors when I lived in Maine. Very sweet people, its a family run business. Its good to see the versa grips are selling.

tholian8
02-26-2005, 04:22 PM
I'd better get off my ass or you're going to pass me up. Great numbers, my dear.

neartaigh
02-26-2005, 04:34 PM
You have versa grips!? The people who invented them were my downstairs neighbors when I lived in Maine. Very sweet people, its a family run business. Its good to see the versa grips are selling.


I borrowed a pair actually for the first time today. I was so enamoured of them, that I immediately came home and called them up to order a pair. These things are the best thing I`ve ever used. Gloves be gone, straps are out....all versa gripp all the time, man.

Tholian: Thanks! I`m getting there-- no where near you yet, though. Maybe by the time you get here in April, I`ll be lifting what you lifted 10 years ago...lol.

TTT Appreciate it! Welcome to the journal, btw. And don`t worry about travelling alone. I travelled through Italy by myself a few years back and it was awesome. Just bring a book so you dont feel like a loser eating alone in restaurants.

Dissipate: I know, right? But why don`t you deadlift woman? You gotta try it. All the cool kids are doing it.

chops
02-26-2005, 08:48 PM
i lost my gloves last week. how do those versa grips hold up against calluses?

nice squatting!

dissipate
02-28-2005, 05:34 AM
hmm well when i started DLs with the olympic bar, my back ached like crazy. very uncomfortable. compounds like squats and DLs are difficult for me cos i have scoliocis. i'm doing sumo deadlifts right now as it seems to place less stress on the back compared to normal deadlifts; and back extensions to strengthen my back. after the sumo cycle i'll start a normal DL cycle and hope my back will be strong enough by then!

MixmasterNash
02-28-2005, 08:21 AM
Chalk! Chalk! Chalk! None of this sissy strap-ification.

neartaigh
02-28-2005, 02:31 PM
Chalk! Chalk! Chalk! None of this sissy strap-ification.

:study: Not allowed at my gym. Phoo.

Gym today: arms-- 7, 5, 3

BB curls: 45, 55, 55
db alt. curls: 15, 20, 25 <-- damn left stupid bicep sucks.
Hammer curls: 15, 20, 25 <-- ditto.
CGBP: 85, 95, 95 <-- last reps of each were shaky. Meh. Tried a wider grip per Rob`s suggestion...didn`t like it. Went back to original grip. *shrug*
Cable Pressdowns: 67, 77, 87
DB Extensions: 35, 40, 45

30 minutes moderate cardio,

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake + supplements + 2 cups coffee
M2: Yummmm. Beef burrito w/ guac, cheese, salsa, and rice.
M3: L/c biscotti (2)
M4-M6: no clue.

Other thoughts:
Rob`s here, and I`m a woman of action. No point in thoughts. ;)

tholian8
02-28-2005, 02:39 PM
My left bicep sucks too. You'd think it would be the stronger one, from all that jamming a horn into my face all these years.

You db curl almost as much as me, chica.

lilmase1153
02-28-2005, 06:58 PM
damn girl thats a nice w/o you got going there.. great job

neartaigh
03-01-2005, 02:12 PM
Stupid cardio. I hate it.

HIIT: 9 intervals (20 sec)-- 50 sec recoveries. 5 min. wu and cd.

Food.
M1: 3 Blueberry oatmeal pancakes, 2 cups coffee
M2: (pwo) Steak sandwich w/ sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. Ate half the roll.
M3-m6: no idea.

Other thoughts:
Cardio still sucks.

tholian8
03-01-2005, 02:18 PM
You RDL'ed more than me the other day...that cannot be allowed...so off I went to the gym today vowing to beat it.

So thank you for inspiring a great workout for me today. Box squat of 92.5 and RDL of 90 x 5, 203 and 198 lbs respectively. :cool:

Focused70
03-01-2005, 02:21 PM
Cardio is teh devil but it makes you eat more. :)

Stash

neartaigh
03-01-2005, 05:58 PM
Cardio is teh devil but it makes you eat more. :)

Stash

I`m hungry...any suggestions?

SW
03-01-2005, 06:38 PM
^ Peanut butter and glass of milk, always helps me.

neartaigh
03-01-2005, 06:45 PM
^ Peanut butter and glass of milk, always helps me.

Meh. I was shamelessly digging for food porn.

Built
03-02-2005, 01:00 AM
Greetings, fellow cougar!

So nice to see you here!

MixmasterNash
03-02-2005, 07:43 AM
:study: Not allowed at my gym. Phoo.

Holy crap, that's teh lawyer smiley!

Use Eco-ball, the chalk substitute!

Focused70
03-02-2005, 07:52 AM
Meh. I was shamelessly digging for food porn.

I could post something but I need a clue....unless you like weird stuff, like lima beans. :angel:

Stash

neartaigh
03-02-2005, 08:24 AM
I could post something but I need a clue....unless you like weird stuff, like lima beans. :angel:

Stash

See earlier posts in re: pudding obsession. :)

Cheesecake also acceptable. :drooling:

neartaigh
03-02-2005, 03:29 PM
Gym Updates: Back/Shoulders 7/5/3 pyramid

Hypers: just for warmup.
DLs: 135 x 7, 155 x 5, 175 x 3, 205 x 1, 225 x 1 <-- WOO!! PR!!
BO BB Rows: 80, 90, 100
V-Bar Pulldowns: 100, 110, 120
Arnie Presses: 30, 30, 35
Lat Raises: 15, 15, 20
B/o lat raises: 15, 15, 20 <-- these were cancelled on behalf of a complaining shoulder. Meh.

Need to do some ab work today. Been very lazy about that. <-- stayed lazy.

FOOD:
M1: egg white omelette w/ ff cheese and turkey pepperoni, 2 slices lc toast
M2: Orange, baby carrots w/ 1 tbsp hummos
M3: Chicken shawarma sandwich + 1/2 really good cookie.
M4-M6: whatever.

Still no brilliant thoughts worth sharing.

neartaigh
03-03-2005, 10:55 AM
Back is sooooore today-- glutes too. No surprise after last night`s deadlift extravaganza. I`m still quite pleased.

No lifting today. Not feeling HIIT either. Probably just some steady state, and watching Rob working his speed bench day.

Food:
M1: UMP shake + supplements; wasa wafer w/ 1 tbsp natty pb
M2-M6: *shrug*

Having a whale-ish day. All these weeks of relaxed eating and my clothes are definitely feeling tighter. Meh. New diet plan will take effect on Monday. It`s going to be a lower carb plan-- probably lower fat as well, with lotsa protien. I may try to cycle calories again as well averaging somewhere around 1300-1400 a day. I realize that both Rob and Isaac are going to get frustrated with me on this, but I`m sick of gaining weight. Dammit. So unless either one of you comes up with a fool proof plan that will not have me gaining more weight, I`m going back to what`s worked before. Phoo.

tholian8
03-03-2005, 11:10 AM
Sorry to hear about your clothes. Scheisse. That happened to me in December when I went on my first power cycle and relaxed my eating. I suddenly blew up and it didn't come off until almost all the way through that Metabolic Surge thing.

Focused70
03-03-2005, 11:16 AM
Hobbit Food Pr0nography

http://img129.exs.cx/img129/7315/cheesecake2hs.jpg
Insert drooling emoticon ________ :)

Stash

edit: Use that as motivation. heh.

dissipate
03-04-2005, 08:24 AM
Blueberry Cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

neartaigh
03-04-2005, 05:43 PM
Gym Update: Chest and Traps 7/5/3

Flat Bench: 85, 95, 105 <-- assisted on the last 2 reps. Meh. My bench is a$$.
Incline db press: 35, 40, 45
Decline db flyes: 30, 35, 40
Db shrugs: 60, 65, 70
Upright rows: 60, 70, 70

Food: HA!!
Not even worth discussing. Except to say that it will take form on Monday, to combat the gutfat that is also rapidly taking form.

Other thoughts: Went to the museum today-- nice. Also introduced Rob to a new cheese...Brie. Yum. Wandered aimlessly around Philly. Discovered that I may be the WORST tour guide ever. Seriously. If any of you come to visit here, do not employ me as your guide. You wont get anywhere but lost. Oy.

Built
03-04-2005, 06:48 PM
Mmmm... brie....

I somehow doubt very much that Rob minds being lost with you.

:)

neartaigh
03-06-2005, 03:42 PM
Updates...

No gym Today. Bad food instead. Rob`s on his way back to the arctic. :(

Yesterday's meh leg workout: 7,5,3
Squats: (atf) 135, (below parallel) 155, 155
Walking Lunges: 80, 90, 100
RDL: 135, 155, 185 <- miss. Grip gave out, and versagripps are still in the mail. Meh.
Ham curls: 40, 50, 55
Leg Extensions: 90, 100, 110
Standing calves: 140, 150, 160
Seated Calves: 90, 115, 115

Other thoughts. Lovely week....now it`s back to the grind. Ick. Gonna start eating with prescience again tomorrow. Probably some sort of modified Beverly Int'l style plan-- low carb w/ 1 low gi carb meals during the week, and 1 cheat night. Plan is to get 130-180g protien a day, ~50g carbs, and the remainder fats-- but still pretty low on fat as well. I`ve unfortunately added a little weight lately, and I don`t like it at all.

Although, it was pretty fun to eat pudding filled graham cake Tasty Cake while slightly inebriated last night. :D I think given how much Rob enjoyed the marvelous world of Tasty Kake, it`s probably just as well that they don`t sell that stuff in MI.

Built
03-06-2005, 05:23 PM
Tasty Cake?

Something I should be glad we don't have in Vancouver?

neartaigh
03-06-2005, 05:48 PM
Tasty Cake?

Something I should be glad we don't have in Vancouver?

www.tastykake.com

We had the pudding filled graham pies, the chocolate peanut butter candy cakes, the coffee kake, and the apple pie.

Does a body good, I say.

And, yes, you are VERY glad they dont have these things in Vancouver. The beauty of tasty kake is that it is just as bad for you as all the Hostess crap, but tastes ever so much better, and seduces you with endless flavor varieties...which sometimes, get put into ice cream flavors by Philly Ice Cream companies...

Mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm.

Built
03-06-2005, 06:58 PM
Okay, that's just hateful.

tholian8
03-06-2005, 07:15 PM
Tastykake? Feh. Drake's Cakes, thank you very much. (As if I should be thinking of ever eating again after what I had for dinner.)

neartaigh
03-06-2005, 07:18 PM
Drake`s cakes are good, yes....but they don`t have the variety factor.

That`s what gets me....those damn seasonal specials. I mean, seriously. If I don`t buy one and eat it now, I might NEVER get the chance again!!!

tholian8
03-06-2005, 07:24 PM
Someone I trust ;) says that they have brownies in Vancouver that are positively ambrosial. In fact, I think she is having some sent from Canada to my Baltimore address so I can bring them back to the UK.

These must be farking GREAT brownies, that's all I can say.

neartaigh
03-06-2005, 07:27 PM
Someone I trust ;) says that they have brownies in Vancouver that are positively ambrosial. In fact, I think she is having some sent from Canada to my Baltimore address so I can bring them back to the UK.

These must be farking GREAT brownies, that's all I can say.

Well, you know, Tholian, since you will be in Philly.... I would be MORE than happy to recieve the brownies here and hold them in trust for you until you arrive. *wink wink*
:angel:

Built
03-06-2005, 11:07 PM
Ya'll ever hear of Nanaimo Bars?

neartaigh
03-07-2005, 07:59 AM
Ya'll ever hear of Nanaimo Bars?

*puts fingers in ears* Lalalalalalalala!!!! I`m not listening!!!

On that note....

Today begins dieting again. I put on a pair of pants that are "medium" (ie, not my fat pants, but not my lean pants either) and they are a little snug. UNACCEPTABLE!!! :swear:
So. Here is the plan. Every day is going to look more or less like today except Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday night will be a regulated low GI carb-up (ie, yams, oatmeal, etc...), and Saturday night will be an unregulated low/moderate GI cheat meal (ie, sushi with white rice etc...but not giant pieces of sugar frosted cake).

M1: UMP shake + 1 cup coffee + supplements*
* Supplements: 2 flax oil caps, 2 fish oil caps, 1 multi, 1 B-Complex, 1 B-6 500mg, 2 hoodia caps-- may add Lean Out in a couple weeks.
M2: 5 oz lean meat, 1-2 cups non-starchy veggies
M3: 1 cup cottage cheese
M4: 5-7 oz lean meat, 2 cups non-starchy veggies
M5: [depending on hunger levels] S/f jello OR protien pudding

GYM:

Split is going to remain the same-- still periodizing reps on a weekly rotation. Currently in a 7/5/3 dominant run. This week is 5x5. I will be adding in more regular cardio as well. 2x/week HIIT, 2x/week post workout steady state either elliptical or stair climber.

Today`s Gym Plan: Arms
BB curls: 50
Alt. DB curls: 15-20
Hammer curls: 20
CGBP: 85
Cable Tri Pushdowns: 65
DB Tri Ext: 35

Abs- 3 x 20 hanging leg raises

Cardio- 20 min. steady state elliptical

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 08:42 AM
Gym Plan: HIIT. Bleh. But it must be done.

Food: PSMF modification day 2.
M1: UMP shake + 1 cup coffee w/ 2% milk, supplements
M2: 5 oz grilled turkey, 2 cups steamed veggies
M3: (pwo) 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup tea, 1/2 cup raw red pepper.
M4: 7 oz baked chicken, 2 low carb biscotti, 1 cup coffee
M5: (Normally this is protien pudding, but today is a low GI carb meal...) Sweet potato, 1 cup oatmeal.

Nutritionals:
Total: 1290
Fat: 24 212 18%
Carbs: 125 411 34%
Fiber: 22 0 0%
Protein: 143 574 48%


Thoughts:
I`m noticing something interesting in terms of the fat gain. In prior years when I put on fat (which was usually when I was doing NO exercise and eating badly) it went directly to my abs and hips. Interestingly, this time, while it has accumulated on my hips, it has not accumulated on my abs. Instead, my thighs feel bigger. Hmm. This means my pants are tight on the legs and hips, but still comfortable around the waist. I measured my waist this morning and sure enough, waist measurement is still at 27", so my suspicions were confirmed.

Regardless, the fat on the hips and thighs is still fat, and I still want it gone. But it`s curious to me that it has decided to migrate southwards. Wonder if I`ll end up with fat calves next time I bulk? *rolls eyes*

Focused70
03-08-2005, 08:46 AM
In the future, fat cells will be spreadable...just like buttah.

:)

Stash

Alex.V
03-08-2005, 08:48 AM
I envy you your diet.

yum

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 09:05 AM
I envy you your diet.

yum

It`s people-kibble(tm) [<--attribute that one to Tholian]. Purely for sustenance. Besides, I`ve managed to retain pudding in my diet. :drooling:

tholian8
03-08-2005, 09:11 AM
Actually, Built came up with "people-kibble" as a generic term. Must give credit where it's due. I use people-kibble specifically, to refer to my mixture of cottage cheese and brown rice. We used to give the cats this if they got diarrhea, so it seemed apt.

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 09:24 AM
Actually, Built came up with "people-kibble" as a generic term. Must give credit where it's due. I use people-kibble specifically, to refer to my mixture of cottage cheese and brown rice. We used to give the cats this if they got diarrhea, so it seemed apt.

Hmm....I don`t like thinking of my daily diet in the same context as cat diarrhea. May need to change my terminology...

Also, note that the original diet plan for the day changed to exclude pudding, and include sweet potato and oats. I forgot that today is a low GI carb meal.

AllUp
03-08-2005, 09:32 AM
Been lurking in and out for a while, but after this I had to say something..

Yay! Balls in my journal!! I`m the luckiest girl in the world.
Its like you KNEW I was here. :p

j/k hehe.
I noticed the revised meal plan above, hope it works out well - the caffeine is a plus.

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 02:47 PM
So, I did the stupid HIIT. Tried it on the bike instead of the elliptical....

I have no access to a track, and those machines allow me to use manual settings for sprints.

Bike HIIT ain`t half bad. Hits different muscle groups than the elliptical. I think I`ll do one day of each.

Built
03-08-2005, 02:48 PM
How do you do bike HIIT, hon? I've wanted to try this.

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 02:52 PM
How do you do bike HIIT, hon? I've wanted to try this.

I get on the bike and don`t set up any program-- just let it coast on manual so I control speed with my pedalling.

I do a 5 min. warm-up at about 85rpm, and then do 10 20-second intervals where I just pedal as hard as I can (usually averaging around 135-140rpm). My recovery periods are 50 seconds, and average at 80rpm.

:)

tholian8
03-08-2005, 02:54 PM
I get on the bike and don`t set up any program-- just let it coast on manual so I control speed with my pedalling.

I do elliptical HIIT the same way.

neartaigh
03-08-2005, 02:55 PM
I do elliptical HIIT the same way.

Me too.

Built
03-08-2005, 03:01 PM
Okay, cool. Thanks.

:)

neartaigh
03-09-2005, 08:06 AM
Stupid weather in the NE sucks. It`s damn cold. Unacceptable after the beautiful day we had on Monday. Meh. Had bad dreams last night, so I`m sorta sleepy today. Sipping a big cup of coffee at the moment though, so hopefully that will jump start me a little.

Gym Plan: (weights updated later) 5 x 5
Conventional DLs: 165
B/o rows: 90
V-Bar Pulldowns: 100
Arnie Presses: 30
Lat Raises: 15
B/o lat raises: 15

Abs: 3 x 15 incline crunches

20 min. steady state cardio (elliptical probably)

Food: PSMF day 3 (plan)
M1: UMP shake, coffee, supplements
M2: 5 oz grilled turkey, 1-2 cups steamed broc and cauliflower
M3: 1 cup cottage cheese
M4: 7 oz baked chicken, 1-2 cups steamed squash and broc
M5: Protien pudding

Other thoughts: None yet. Too early and sleepy.

Focused70
03-09-2005, 08:58 AM
Diet sounds ace, fyi.

Cold as phuck yesterday. Feels like chicken soup weather.

Stash

neartaigh
03-10-2005, 08:06 AM
Spamwise of the Shire: Most certainly chicken soup weather. It sucks that matzah balls don`t fit into my present diet plan. Meh.

Gonna start tracking stats again since my regime has been ramped up considerably.
Didn`t have time for full measurements today, but weight this morning was 133.5, waist measurement at 27".

Gym Plan: HIIT (bike, since yesterday's steady state was on the elliptical)

Food: Modified PSMF, day 4.
M1: UMP shake, coffee, supplements
M2: 5 oz grilled chix, 1-2 cups broc and cauli (2 fish oil caps)
M3: 1 cup eggwhites scrambled w/ 1/4 cup ff cheese (pwo)
M5: 7oz tuna steak, 2 cups brussell sprouts
M6: Protien pudding w/ whipped cream

Nutritionals:
Total: 1098
Fat: 21 185 18%
Carbs: 38 100 10%
Fiber: 13 0 0%
Protein: 191 763 73%

ericg
03-10-2005, 09:37 AM
Diet is looking hardcore, sweet :thumbup:

neartaigh
03-13-2005, 02:04 PM
*dusts off journal*

Gym Updates:

FRIDAY: chest/traps (all 5x5)
Bench: 85, 85, 85, 95, 95
Incline db press: 35 x 5 x 3, 40 x 5 x 2
Decline BB Press: 85 x 5 x 3, 95 x 5 x 3
DB shrugs: 65 x 5 x 3, 70 x 5 x 3
Upright rows: 70 (coulda gone higher, but felt lazy)

SATURDAY: No training. Took the MPRE (standardized Atty ethics exam-- part of the Bar Exam process). Bleah. Hate exams.

SUNDAY: Legs/abs/cardio
45deg. Leg Press: 1 x 5 x 180, 4 x 5 x 360
Walking Lunges: 80lb bb
RDL: 185 PR!
Leg Extensions: 100
Glute Raises: 50lbs (5 x 10 alternating legs)
Standing Calf raises: 140

Swiss Ball crunches (2 sec pause at top): 3 x 30

Cardio: 20 minutes "mystery hike program" on treadmill. 4.2 max speed/ 15 max incline.

Thoughts:
Crazy few days. Exams suck. Glad to be on spring break, even though I have to work the first two days of the week. I went to see Margaret Cho`s Assassin performance last night. Dang, but that chica is hilarious. Also ate a gargantuan amount of sushi (and a bunch of cookies, ice cream, and cake as well...so much for a low GI carb up....yikes).

Looking forward to catching up on sleep and getting started on some of the enormous amount of work I have yet to complete this semester.

Also started looking at some apartments and neighborhoods in Philly. I`m pretty excited to get out of the 'burbs and back into some neighborhoods with a little more vibrancy. Bored with a student's studious life in the suburbs already. Bring on a little heat. ;)

FOOD:
Still attempting to maintain the modified PSMF. Last night was a carb load, so I wont bother noting it.

Today`s Meals:
M1:
UMP shake + coffee + supplements
** am going to add Lean Out this week.
M2: Wasa Wafer w/ natty PB (not strictly allowed, but wanted it pre-work out)
M3: (pwo) 1 cup cottage cheese, more coffee
M4: 7 oz tuna steak, veggies.
M5: Protien pudding

Nutritionals: Too much fat. Oh well.

Total: 964
Fat: 28 250 27%
Carbs: 39 114 12%
Fiber: 10 0 0%
Protein: 145 580 61%

lilmase1153
03-13-2005, 03:14 PM
damn things look good in here.. congrats on the RDL PR 185 is big weights

Pup
03-13-2005, 03:18 PM
Nice job on the PR...you little hardass.

tholian8
03-13-2005, 03:27 PM
You're scaring me. Must work harder on DL workouts...

neartaigh
03-13-2005, 03:41 PM
eric: yeah...the diet is rough. Apparently, it takes a certain level of self disgust to get me to buckle down like this....lol.

Mase: Thanks! nice to see you floating through again!

Rob: Hardass. Ok. But you know better.....

Tholian: I`m just trying to compensate for my weenie upper body lifts.

All....
I was pretty surprised about the 5 x 5 at 185. Especially since I could have sworn that I had done more reps at 175 before. In any case, I don`t think we`ll be seeing a lot more PRs at that rep range for a while yet. Those buggers HURT.

I`m craving cheeseburger, but I`ve had tuna defrosted for 2 days that I have to eat. I hate that. Now I am either going to waste perfectly good fish by either NOT eating it and letting it rot, or wasting it by eating it and not enjoying it.

Food is my enemy some days.

tholian8
03-13-2005, 03:46 PM
If you cook that tuna now, you can use it later in a fresh tuna salad of some kind. You can even freeze it again once it's cooked.

neartaigh
03-13-2005, 04:02 PM
If you cook that tuna now, you can use it later in a fresh tuna salad of some kind. You can even freeze it again once it's cooked.

Any suggestions on how to prepare it in a way that might make me hunger for it? My initial plan was to brush it with olive oil, a little salt and pepper...and just broil it for a few minutes per side. But bleah. How dull and boring.

It isn`t ahi tuna, so I can`t just take a raw bite. LOL.

neartaigh
03-14-2005, 07:50 AM
The tuna situation last night...

Well, I managed to just eat the stupid tuna. I ended up being lazy (despite some lovely easy cooking suggestions from Tholian) and broiling the damn fish. Added a wee bit of a tart orange sauce I have for the last 2 minutes of the broiling. Fish was dull as dirt, and mildly overcooked. But at least I get to eat it again for lunch today. Meh. Tomorrow, I am sooo making a cheeseburger.

Gym UPdate:
Arms are scheduled for today, but I have evening plans, so I`ll probably just do a little cardio on the bike at home before I go out for dinner with the girls.
Arms will happen tomorrow.

Food:
M1: UMP shake + coffee + supplements + 1 wasa wafer (needed crunchy)
M2: 7 oz of boring tuna. Salad.
M3: 1 hard boiled egg, 2 h/b egg whites
M4: Indian Food with the girls...no clue, but will try to stay within boundaries.
M5: Protien pudding

Nutritionals (does not include indian food for dinner):
Total: 773
Fat: 22 197 26%
Carbs: 23 72 10%
Fiber: 5 0 0%
Protein: 122 488 64%

Focused70
03-14-2005, 08:55 AM
Well...you did say bring on the cheese and chocolate. :p

Stash

lilmase1153
03-14-2005, 10:30 AM
yeeeahhhh you ate the fish!!! ( not intended in a gross manor) that shows great dedication so congrats for that a big :thumbup: :thumbup:

neartaigh
03-14-2005, 11:03 AM
yeeeahhhh you ate the fish!!! ( not intended in a gross manor) that shows great dedication so congrats for that a big :thumbup: :thumbup:

Not only did I eat the stupid tuna last night, I just ate the second portion of it for lunch. Glad that`s over with. ;)

Clothes are still feeling tight, which is inspiration to stick with it. Hopefully, it will only require about 4lbs before I am back in my weight comfort zone.

All in all, I`d like to drop about 10lbs total-- which will put me at 122. This needs to happen by May 20. Law School Graduation. :)

lilmase1153
03-14-2005, 11:07 AM
you can do it!!!!!!!!!!

good luck chick :)

Focused70
03-14-2005, 11:08 AM
And good luck with the bar exam. It'll make the LSAT look like a walk in the park. :p

Stash

neartaigh
03-14-2005, 11:12 AM
And good luck with the bar exam. It'll make the LSAT look like a walk in the park. :p

Stash

Thanks-- The LSAT really wasn`t bad. It also has nothing to do with the law.

The Bar Exam is going to be awful. I`m taking the NJ and PA Bar exams, as well as the required MBE (Multi State Bar Exam). That means I will have 3 days in a row of 8 hours tests. They are a mixture of multiple choice and essay questions. I have 7 weeks to study for it after graduation.

The plan is to study, workout, eat, and sleep.

Then there is August...I have nothing planned....except I predict that there will be ALOT of liquor involved.

ericg
03-14-2005, 11:48 AM
Thanks-- The LSAT really wasn`t bad. It also has nothing to do with the law.

The Bar Exam is going to be awful. I`m taking the NJ and PA Bar exams, as well as the required MBE (Multi State Bar Exam). That means I will have 3 days in a row of 8 hours tests. They are a mixture of multiple choice and essay questions. I have 7 weeks to study for it after graduation.

The plan is to study, workout, eat, and sleep.

Then there is August...I have nothing planned....except I predict that there will be ALOT of liquor involved.

Good luck studying and with all the testing!

Here is to August! :alcoholic

Nice work on the PR above!

neartaigh
03-14-2005, 01:37 PM
Chocolate layer cake with cheesecake filling served for two of my associate's birthdays. I had a 3 bite sliver.

This does not fit into PSMF.

Moreover, there is a wine and cheese at 5pm.

My career is f'ng up my diet.

Not to mention my raging hormonal PMS that is making me want to chew on the drapes like a demented goat.

Ugh.

Just thought I`d share. :mad:

Focused70
03-14-2005, 02:12 PM
Thanks-- The LSAT really wasn`t bad. It also has nothing to do with the law.

The Bar Exam is going to be awful. I`m taking the NJ and PA Bar exams, as well as the required MBE (Multi State Bar Exam). That means I will have 3 days in a row of 8 hours tests. They are a mixture of multiple choice and essay questions. I have 7 weeks to study for it after graduation.

The plan is to study, workout, eat, and sleep.

Then there is August...I have nothing planned....except I predict that there will be ALOT of liquor involved.

Of course. But one thing the LSAT does test you on is the ability to think in terms of logic puzzles. The games section prepares you for the mental multi-tasking required when reading complex legal documents with multi-part sentences and paragraphs.

Oh, and welcome to the wonderful world of CLE requirements. Thankfully those become less demanding over time. :p

I've been working in this type of field for far too long.

Stash

midee1
03-14-2005, 03:53 PM
Not to mention my raging hormonal PMS that is making me want to chew on the drapes like a demented goat.

Ugh.

Just thought I`d share. :mad:

Now that's an overshare. :) Although I don't suffer from them, for my wife I call them UMS.

neartaigh
03-15-2005, 09:54 AM
Now that's an overshare. :) Although I don't suffer from them, for my wife I call them UMS.

Midee: what`s the "U" stand for?

Eric: By August, we should all be in prime summer form...anyone who wants to blow their diets and drink with me is welcome...lol.

Spamwise of the Shire: I don`t care if the dang tests are useful. I hate them. Meh.

Updates:

Gym: yeah, I really need to go today. Starting 7/5/3 pyramid week again.
BB curls: 50, 55, 60
DB alt. curls: 15, 20, 25
hammer curls: 20, 25, 25
cgbp: 85, 95, 100
tricep cable press: 65, 70, 75
Overhead db tri ext: 35, 40, 40

3 x 15 incline crunches
17 minutes lame steady state cardio at 3.5mph, level 5 incline.

Hit all marks as listed above.


Food: Ugh. Ate BAD yesterday. Try again today.
M1: UMP shake + supplements + big coffee. BIIIIIIG coffee.
M2: Chicken caesar salad
M3: 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg (hard boiled)
M4-M6: :help:

Other notes and news:
Looking at a really excellent apartment tomorrow. Kinda psyched. Might have new home in new neighborhood soon.
If only this headache would go away. Damn PMS and poor ability to process alcohol. I only had 2 drinks. Pathetic.

ericg
03-15-2005, 10:50 AM
Nice work with teh CGBP. Impressive.

Be ready by August? **** I better get moving then.

What did you drink last night?

AllUp
03-15-2005, 10:50 AM
Not to mention my raging hormonal PMS that is making me want to chew on the drapes like a demented goat.

I know the feeling!
Actually, no I dont - but still. :D

To teh tuna and meal5 protein-puddings :thumbup:

neartaigh
03-15-2005, 11:02 AM
Eric: Thnx on the cgbps-- but I should have noted that they haven`t actually happened yet. Going to the gym after work. :D I had a cosmo (cuz I felt girly) and a Harp (cuz it`s St. Patty's week). :) But I never drink, so i`m the biggest lightweight ever. Laaaaammmmeee. And I`m aiming to be smokin' by May. I`ll give the rest of y'all till August to catch up. ;)

AU: You don`t have to have PMS to get munchy! Protien pudding is gooooooooood though.

Here`s a wierd thing... I bought a chicken caesar salad (pre packaged) from Starbucks this morning. I didn`t look at the nutritionals until I got to work. Apparently, this bad boy has 585 kcals!!! WTF?? I tossed the croutons and egg yolk, and am using only a literal drop of the dressing....Hopefully, that will whittle it down. Hell, how many kcals and fat can be in grilled chix, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, and a sprinkling of asiago anyway??

Food is still my nemesis. Even when it`s designed for rabbits.

midee1
03-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Midee: what`s the "U" stand for?


Ugly Mood Swings :angel:

neartaigh
03-15-2005, 09:14 PM
Ugly Mood Swings :angel:


I have no idea what you are talking about. *whistles*


Cravings on the other hand are absolutely BRUTAL this month. I saved myself from the plate of nachos my roommate snarfed down, and came home and ate my protien pudding as planned. But it still wasn`t enough...so I broke down and had a wasa wafer with natty pb.

Total kcals for the day should still be under 1250.

Bleah. I hate dieting. This journal is quickly becoming one looooong whine. I apologize to my readers for that. :(

tholian8
03-16-2005, 04:39 AM
Bleah. I hate dieting. This journal is quickly becoming one looooong whine. I apologize to my readers for that.

I was feeling exactly the same yesterday. I still hate dieting this morning, but my cold is distracting me somewhat from my diet-hatred.

midee1
03-16-2005, 07:26 AM
I have no idea what you are talking about. *whistles*


Well here's food for thought. You could be like teh misses. Sometime she goes 3-4 months without one then some months she has 2-3. How screwed up is that. :p

Focused70
03-16-2005, 08:14 AM
Hobbit Food Pr0nography

http://img115.exs.cx/img115/7893/wine2gn.jpg
I thought you might like some real wine as opposed
to a fake whine. :D

Stash

Built
03-16-2005, 08:18 AM
Wine porn!

tholian8
03-16-2005, 08:24 AM
Noooooooooooo!

Built
03-16-2005, 09:09 AM
Don't look! Save yourself!

tholian8
03-16-2005, 09:15 AM
Too late, I already saw it.

But don't worry, I never start before 5PM GMT. ;)

Seriously, though, we do have a mini-celebration planned tonight because she KICKED ASS at an audition today. :clap:

Built
03-16-2005, 09:20 AM
That's awesome.

I can't for a moment believe that she wouldn't just blow ANYONE away!

:)

neartaigh
03-16-2005, 01:53 PM
Look at all this fun I missed while running around Philly. :)

Spamwise: Thanks for the wine....I really need a drink after this f'd up day. [see below for surreal details]

Built: Sweet. You can drink with me then. We`ll take our time zones and split the difference. 3pm isn`t too early is it?

Tholian: Ooohhh....now we can add foreign time zones too!! Drink all day!! Send my congrats to G on her great audition!

Daily stuff.

Gym plan: Back/Shoulders 7/5/3 [will update with actual weight later]

DLs: 135, 185, 205
b/o rows: 80, 90, 100
assisted chins: haven`t done these in awhile...so I`m gonna have to play with it. Hopefully, I can get ONE unassisted chin out of this...
Hammer strength shoulder press: again, been awhile...will play. I`m dropping arnie presses out for awhile to shift things around and give my rotators a break.
Lat raises: 15, 20, 20
B/o lat raises: 15, 20, 20

abs: hanging leg raises 3 x 20

FOOD:
M1: Muscle provider shake, 3 strawberries, 1 large coffee, supplements
M2: 1 cup chicken stew
M3: 1 cup sauteed mushrooms, 2 ff hot dogs, 3/4 cup cotchee
M4-M6: no clue.

Other stuff...

So, apparently, I am sending off some strange unsavory vibes. Either that, or the world is just that f'd up and wierd.
I got up this morning feeling pretty excited to go look at a couple of apartments in Philly. The first apartment I looked at was kinda cool-- had 15 ft ceilings with these crazy floor to ceiling ornate gold framed baroque style mirrors. Problem was the kitchen was tiny, and the bedroom was in the basement with no windows. Bleah. I would turn into a miserable cave worm.
So, I decided to drive down to Northern Liberties-- a sort of up and coming neighborhood in Philly-- where there were some loft apartments I had heard about. I set up an appt. to look at one at 12:30, which left me some time to kill. After feeding myself at a very cute neighborhood coffee place, I wandered into a real estate agency figuring that they might have some additional listings. Well, the guy at the agency started talking to me about the idea of BUYING a house instead of renting....

As some of you know, I`m actually going to start working as an atty full time in September of this year, so financially (and for tax reasons) buying might not only be possible, but preferable. So I had the guy draw up some financial statements and start figuring out what types of places I might be able to afford. Everything is going along swimmingly. Then, he pulls out a bunch of listings....

All of the listings are in the CRAPPIEST areas of Philly. I`m talking white-trash, wretched, ghetto ass neighborhoods. I`m like, "Hello?????? Do I look like I want to live in a white trash hellhole?" So I tell the dude that there is NO way I even want to look at these ratholes. He insists. I resist. And the tango begins. Insist, resist ad nauseum....Finally, I just get up and leave.

Are you kidding me??? If anything, I would actually prefer to be a little poorer on my expendable income and have a sweet ass apartment in a nice neighborhood than live in that crap.

So I look at the lofts-- meh. Too much money for basically a cement floor with a bathroom. Meh.

Now I`m feeling a little depressed. I get back in the car, drive over the bridge, and figure that I can at least get the oil changed in my car so the day wont have been a total wash. Everything is normal at the Jiffy Lube. Nice man changes my oil. I sit and wait in the lobby area. A friend calls me on my cell to make sure I didn`t get lost coming back to NJ from Philly (because I always get lost). The Jiffy Lube receptionist now interrupts me on my call to tell me that she "has something for me". I assume, not unreasonably I think, that she is giving me some sort of voucher for some Jiffy Lube service or another.

No. It is not a Jiffy Lube voucher....The woman has just handed me a business card for her "other job" which apparently, is as an organizer for women`s sex parties. :eek:

I have no idea what to do with this. She keeps handing me additional information...pamphlets, flyers, all kinds of stuff....

Could this BE more inappropriate?? I`m horrified.

So all I can think is that somehow, I`m coming off as desperate white trash who wants to pay for sex and live in a ghetto.

I don`t understand.

I`m now back home. I think I`m going to go take a shower to get this icky day off me.

I hate it when the world makes me feel cheap. :(

Built
03-16-2005, 02:00 PM
I hate it when the world makes me feel cheap. :(

Me too. That's what this board is for.


And WRT the drinking, well, didn't Jimmy Buffet write a song about it being 5 o'clock somewhere?

:alcoholic

Focused70
03-16-2005, 02:12 PM
Have you been accepted as a first year at a law firm yet? The reason why I ask is because perhaps it's not too late to apply to a NYC firm. The downside is (as you might have guessed) that you'll be a corporate slave for a couple of years. The benefits are nice though.

Bobbo sends his regards. :)

Spamwise

neartaigh
03-16-2005, 02:31 PM
Have you been accepted as a first year at a law firm yet? The reason why I ask is because perhaps it's not too late to apply to a NYC firm. The downside is (as you might have guessed) that you'll be a corporate slave for a couple of years. The benefits are nice though.

Bobbo sends his regards. :)

Spamwise

Yep. I have me a job in southern NJ at a great firm with great people making good moula.

I worked at a couple of big NYC firms as a legal secretary and as a paralegal here (http://www.fchs.com) and here (http://www.bakerinfo.com) prior to law school, so I do know what a first year associate's life is like at firms like these.

You honestly could not pay me enough to go back to those sweatshops.

I`d consider moving back to NYC someday, but it would be after I`m established and can make a move laterally into a job where I don`t have to bleed to demonstrate my abilities.

gino
03-16-2005, 02:36 PM
Can you please send me that info on the women sex parties? Thanks.

neartaigh
03-16-2005, 02:38 PM
Can you please send me that info on the women sex parties? Thanks.

Women only.

tuttut

Paul Stagg
03-16-2005, 02:45 PM
So all I can think is that somehow, I`m coming off as desperate white trash who wants to pay for sex and live in a ghetto.



How YOU doin'?

I'm up in philly a lot for work. I haven't seen a nice nieghborhood other than center city.

lilmase1153
03-16-2005, 02:56 PM
update on the w/o please...... anyways your plan looks good ;)

neartaigh
03-17-2005, 04:37 PM
Mase: Yeah yeah....Updates below. I ended up not going to the gym yesterday, and instead falling COMPLETELY off the diet wagon. It happens. But thanks for the check up....you made me feel guilty, which is a good thing. :)

Stagg: No, how YOU doin'? I`m moving to Philly from the 'burbs soon...should be a good time. ;)

Updates...

GYM: Back/Shoulders 7/5/3 rep sequence.
DLs: 135, 185, 205
b/o rows: 80, 90, 100
Assisted chins: 50 x 5
Chins: x 3, x 1 <-- YAY!!!!!
Hammer strength shoulder press: 60, 85, 100
Lat raises: 15, 15, 20
B/o lat raises: 15, 20, 20

3 x 30 swiss ball crunch

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake, coffee, 2 strawberries, supplements
M2: 1 cup cotchee
M3: 1 cup eggbeater omelette w/ 12 slices turkey pepperoni & 1/4 cup ff cheese, 1 wasa wafer
M4: Here`s hoping there`s some corned beef and cabbage left at the bar....

:)

Other thoughts:
Looked at two more apartments today. One looked great and I`m going back with my potential roomie tomorrow to check it out a second time and make a decision on it. Keep fingers crossed for having a home!!

neartaigh
03-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Updates....

Gym: Chest/Traps 7/5/3
Bench Press: 85, 95, 100
Negative BP: 135
DB Incline Press: 35, 40, 45(miss)
Decline BP: 85, 95, 95
Shrug: 90, 140, 160
Upright Rows: 70, 70, 80

Food: slightly better, but still meh.
M1: Ham and Cheese Eggwhite Omelette, 1 slice ww toast
M2: Chicken breast, 1 cob corn, broccoli and carrots
M3: wasa wafer w/ hummos, 1/2 cup cotchee
M4: 2 links turkey italian sausage, 2 cups steamed veggies
M5: (tba)-- probably protien pudding.

Other thoughts:
Just about done with the hellish bar applications. Meh.

lilmase1153
03-19-2005, 04:47 AM
damn girl 2 awesome back to back w/os for you.. now all you gotta do is stay on track with your diet and its all good :D

midee1
03-19-2005, 06:02 AM
Other thoughts:
Just about done with the hellish bar applications. Meh.

Keep it up Chica. You seem to have the drive and determination to succeed. Keep pluggin and it will all be over with soon. I'm sure Pup will help you keep you head up high. ;)

neartaigh
03-19-2005, 01:05 PM
Mase: Indeed.

Midee: Yep. I`ll suffer through. My mantra is "august".

Updates:

Gym (Actual weight!): Legs 7/5/3
ATF squats: 135, 145, 155 <-- the 155 sucked. Barely to parallel.
Walking Lunges: 80, 90, 100<-- not great either. Left glute was yelling NO!
RDLs: 155, 185, 205 <-- New PR! Damn. These feel goood.
Leg Extensions: 100, 110, 120
Standing Calf Raises: 140, 150, 170 -- also a PR, but it`s calves, so who cares.


FOOD: Progressing back to acceptable. Yesterday weren`t bad. ;)
M1: 3 oatmeal/cotchee pancakes (variation on Built`s recipe), 1 scrambled egg
M2: UMP shake, coffee, supplements
M3: wasa wafer w/ natty pb
M4: 2 links turkey sausage, 3 oz dreamfields, 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Yum.
M5: Protien puddin. You knew it was coming.

Thoughts:
Getting a lot done....almost done with bar applications; completed a 3 page outline for a paper I have to write this semester; and graded the 5 50pg papers for the law journal. Oh yeah. Also did some laundry. And it`s only 3pm. I`m productive, no? I get a lot more done when I get up early.

Bought more hoodia today. I suspect that stress is making me hungry. Also need to go grocery shopping and do some food prep for the week tomorrow while I`m doing reading since spring break is drawing to a quick close. Meh. BUT-- I only have 5 weeks left of classes!!

That`s exciting because I`ll be done with law school....but scary because I`ve been a big slacker this semester, and really need to get my shiz together before exams.

No apartment yet either.

lilmase1153
03-19-2005, 07:04 PM
good luck with school and everything, but despite having a gazllion fafillion things to do your getting it done very effeciently.. :thumbup:

Pup
03-20-2005, 01:49 PM
Awesome job on the RDLs. You'll pull all the school stuff together, i have no doubts. You've also been a lot more productive than I this weekend...too much Parrot Bay and not enough sleep...Mike and Kevin are such bad influences...lol.

neartaigh
03-21-2005, 10:08 AM
Rob: Hmmm...parrot bay is good. Mike and Kevin are very bad influences. My only question is.....who ended up naked in the morning??

Mase: Tell my boss and my profs, will ya? They seem to think I`m swanning around doing nothing. :confused:

Updates...

Gym: arms. This week moves back to 3 x 12. Be prepared for big weight drops.
BB curls: 45
Alt db curls: 15
Hammer db curls: 15
CGBP: 70 <-- 3x10 (no spotter)
Tricep cable ext: 60
Overhead db ext: 35, 30, 30

Abs: 3 x 20 hanging leg raises.

Cardio: Nope. Dang Mp3 died just before I was gonna get on the treadmill. Shame.

Food:
M1: UMP shake, supplements
M2: 2 small oat/cotchee pancakes w/ 1 tsp sugar free syrup. Coffee.
M3: 5 oz grilled chix, 2 cups mixed salad greens, ff balsamic dressing, 2 tbsp ff feta.
M4: 1 cup cotchee (pwo)
M5: 7 oz steak, 2 cups steamed broc + cauliflower
M6: Protien pudding. Maybe.

Nutritionals: (with protien pudding)
Total: 1325
Fat: 36 320 25%
Carbs: 52 157 12%
Fiber: 12 0 0%
Protein: 198 791 62%

Thoughts....
Actually, the food is totally on target. Could stand (and I can`t believe I`m saying this) slightly less protien to drop cals down a bit. But since I`m planning on doing both lifting and cardio today, I`m not worried about it too much. I need to just settle into recognizing that I`m not going to turn into Rita Kaya in the next two months. I just have too many other things going on. I need to be satisfied with slow progress....sigh.
Yes, Rob...I know...I have NO patience at all.

Non BB thoughts.... I`m still looking at apartments. It`s kind of stressing me out. I`m finding that I have to make a choice between getting a much nicer apartment in a less urban area (ie, the Jersey burbs) or a less nicer (ie, smaller with more hassles) apartment in a more urban area (somewhere in Philly). The pros and cons are fairly obvious. Parking and ease of life and comforts will be better in the burbs. Life will be more interesting, and I`m more likely to get out of my social rut if I live in Philly. I have no answers on this one...and time is a-waning....Phoo.

Meh.

lilmase1153
03-21-2005, 12:02 PM
good luck with the sesh later..

kinda a dilema you got on your hands.. and i guess that comes down to what type a person you are, either one who enjoys a very active social life, and does not mind the many distractions of big city living. or are you more of the laid back enjoys the no hassles of a day by day in big cities and what not.. well good luck girl youll make the right choice as it seems you have thus far

ericg
03-21-2005, 01:28 PM
Those deadlifts are looking good. Actaully all your sessions look good. Keep up the hard work!

Dont stress out about the apartments, the right place will come to you in due time.

Pup
03-21-2005, 05:18 PM
Another excellent session. Patience never was your strong point, lol. You also need to stop sweating this apartment stuff, it will fall into place, things usually do.

neartaigh
03-21-2005, 06:06 PM
Another excellent session. Patience never was your strong point, lol. You also need to stop sweating this apartment stuff, it will fall into place, things usually do.

Thanks....lol.

Imagine...Rob telling me to stop sweating a decision. The NERVE of this guy..... :windup:

Eric: Thanks! The gym is my zen palace.

Mase: I appreciate the confidence....yer right, I`ll figure it out. ;)

Gym session updated above.

I have appointments to look at 4 apartments tomorrow afternoon, so maybe something will resolve soon! But, if it isn`t a great apartment hunt, maybe it will at least be a good story to tell. :)

Pup
03-21-2005, 06:10 PM
Thanks....lol.

Imagine...Rob telling me to stop sweating a decision. The NERVE of this guy..... :windup:


Picking an apartment isn't exactly a life altering decision...deciding what i want to pursue my doctorate in is :D

neartaigh
03-21-2005, 06:20 PM
Picking an apartment isn't exactly a life altering decision...deciding what i want to pursue my doctorate in is :D

Baloney. Picking an apartment is paramount. My home is a reflection of my inner life. It`s very complex stuff.

Pup
03-21-2005, 06:32 PM
Baloney. Picking an apartment is paramount. My home is a reflection of my inner life. It`s very complex stuff.

I require Stash's input on this matter.

neartaigh
03-22-2005, 06:39 PM
*journal echoes with lack of Stash*

Rob...looks like yer on your own this time. ;)

Updates...

Gym: Cardio-- 30 minutes moderate intervals.

Food:
M1: UMP shake, coffee, supplements
M2: wasa wafer w/ natty pb
M3: 5 oz grilled chicken, 2 cups steamed green beans
M4: 1 cup cottage cheese
M5: 2 links turkey sausage, Salad w/ ff balsamic vinaigrette
M6: Protien pudding. You know it.

Nutritionals:
Total: 1210
Fat: 43 389 33%
Carbs: 53 150 13%
Fiber: 16 0 0%
Protein: 164 655 55%

Thoughts:
Diet was solid today. I`m pleased.

Apartment hunting was MANIC today. I saw 7 apartments. The first was beautiful, but too small and too expensive for me to take alone. The second one was falling apart....literally, plaster coming off the walls. And the bedrooms were tiny. Bleah. The next one...well....now we may have a winner.

It`s a one bedroom loft-ish kinda thing. It has dark purple carpets, all new everything...a balcony that overlooks a courtyard where they are planting trees and flowers etc....there is ac, a washer/dryer on the floor, and a little gym thingie with cardio equipment, some dumbbells (only up to 50s) and some hammer strength machines....I think I likes it. It`s a little high in my price range, but the location is great and I can get parking...which is even better....and it`s in Philly. I`m gonna put in an application tomorrow.

I saw 2 more apartments in the 'burbs....but neither one yelled my name. And I was kinda depressed just thinking about how little my life would change were I to stay where I am.

On a sad note, my grandfather passed away today. He`s been institutionalized for 40 years, and I wasn`t close to him...but it`s still a shock. I`m hoping my mother is coping well. Please keep him (and her) in your prayers.

midee1
03-22-2005, 07:25 PM
On a sad note, my grandfather passed away today. He`s been institutionalized for 40 years, and I wasn`t close to him...but it`s still a shock. I`m hoping my mother is coping well. Please keep him (and her) in your prayers.

Will do. It's sad to see the turn for the worse in losing people close to you. First me, then Pup, now you. They will be in our prayers.


:clap: for maybe findin an apartment.

lilmase1153
03-23-2005, 03:44 AM
condolences....

about the APT sounds like you might have found a winner and parking to boot... it sounds good :thumbup:

tholian8
03-23-2005, 04:04 AM
Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Good news on the apt though.

neartaigh
03-23-2005, 08:49 PM
Midee, Mase and Tholian: Thanks for your thoughts. :)

And I`m going to the leasing agency tomorrow to handover the application materials and a wad of cash. Hopefully, this will be a good decision.

Updates:

Gym: 3 x 12, back and shoulders
Conventional deadlifts (from the floor rather than standing on a box like I usually do): 135
B/o bb rows: 60
V-bar pulldowns: 80
Machine shoulder press: 60
Lat raises: 10 x 15lbs, 12 x 10lbs x 2
B/o lat raises: 15

abs: 3 x 30 swiss ball crunches

cardio: 30 minutes mystery hike on the hamster wheel. 4.2 max speed, 15 incline.

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake, 1 link bf sausage, coffee, supplements
M2: handful raspberries, wasa wafer w/ natty pb
M3: Baby spinach salad w/ 5 oz grilled turkey, 1 tbsp ff feta, 10 dried cranberries and ff lime basil vinaigrette
M4: Bite l/c snickers marathon bar, small fruit salad, small green salad, cookie (whoops.)
M5: turkey sausage, 2 cups steamed broc and cauliflower.

Other thoughts:
Food was wierd cuz I was on the go all day. I left the house at 7:30 and got home at 10. Loooooong day. Tired. Going away from the computer now.

ericg
03-24-2005, 05:29 AM
Nice work at the gym and witht he diet considering all that is going on for you. The apartment sounds awesome - lofts are the cats ass.

Your mom and gramps are in my prayers.

Focused70
03-24-2005, 08:31 AM
I require Stash's input on this matter.

Even jotos like me have lives away from WBB, Yoda-sensei.

Picking an apartment is kinda like choosing a boyfriend. You'll never know how things will end up until you try. ;)

Stash

ps. nice session. (just read your sig again, lol.)

DoUgL@S
03-24-2005, 08:47 AM
Sorry to hear about your grandfather. ANd best of luck on the apartment search. Do you have any idea what kind of law you want to practice? Business, criminal, etc?

neartaigh
03-24-2005, 12:51 PM
Eric: Thanks for your thoughts-- the apartment is the BOMB.

Spamwise: Indeed. It`s also like shopping...you just gotta try it/him/it on. ;)

Molina: Thanks. I`m going to be practicing environmental law. Basically, that means I work with businesses (manufacturers, transporters, gas stations etc...) to encourage compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and help them when they get themselves into the muck (so to speak).

Updates:

Gym: cardio day. I`m being lame about interval training. I should do it. But I`ll probably just do a long steady state session instead. I have new music on the Mp3 that makes it kinda fun.

Food:
M1: UMP shake, supplements, coffee, a couple of raspberries
M2: 3/4 snickers l/c marathon bar
M3: Some wierd l/c frozen dinner thing. Meh. 2 l/c biscotti. <-- this was just a stupid meal.
M4: 1 cup cottage cheese
M5: 2 pieces turkey sausage, veg.
M6: Maybe pudding.

Other stuff...

I signed the lease on the new apartment. I have a home. Also, my new lifting partner is also a professional cabinet maker (she is such a hardcore girl-- awesome), and I`m asking her to build me bookshelves that go to the ceiling to house all my books. This place is gonna be the shiz. Can`t wait. :)

I also put in my information to buy out my car. I`m gonna be a grown up everyone!!!

midee1
03-24-2005, 01:18 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

She now haveth a place to call home. :nod:

lilmase1153
03-24-2005, 02:03 PM
woot grown up time...... congrats girl

neartaigh
03-25-2005, 08:54 AM
Midee and Masey: Thanks. Now I get to buy a couch. :) This is the fun part.

Updates:

Gym (plan)-- Chest/Traps. Still 3 x 12. Next week starts a 5 x 5 cycle.

Bench Press:
** I may do dbs here. I need to do something cuz my bench sucks. To do 12 reps, I`m gonna end up loading the oly with 1 10lb plate-let a side, and I`m going to feel like an idiot. Maybe better to just use the dbs. So, if bb, then 65. If dbs, then 35ers.
Incline DB Press: 30
Decline Bench: 65
DB shrugs: 45
Upright rows: 60

Abs: reverse crunch x 3 x 30

Cardio: Still with the lame moderate intervals. If I`m motivated, maybe I`ll do elliptical instead of treadmill.

Food:
M1: UMP shake, supplements, coffee
** added 750mg hoodia (will take before midday and dinner meals as well) and zyrtec to supplement (and med) protocol.
M2: wasa wafer w/ natty pb
M3: Spinach salad w. balsamic dressing, 5 oz grilled turkey, 1 tbsp ff feta, a couple walnuts, 10 dried cranberries.
M4: 1 cup cotchee
M5: No idea.
M6: Duh. Pudding.

Other thoughts:
Happy Good Friday. Ok, I guess you don`t say that. So sue me, I`m Jewish.

Food was good yesterday. Hoodia seems to be keeping things is check. I`ve been sort of sad and pensive for no good reason this week-- guess it`s just the cumulative impact of family death, impending move, impending graduation-- and both final and bar exams, and various other social deficiencies and changes that have taken place over the last few months. Meh. Only thing to be done is keep going through the motions.

Oh, and go dress shopping for the upcoming law school prom. Nothing like retail therapy to cheer up a chica. ;)
M3:

Focused70
03-25-2005, 08:58 AM
Woo.

Just in time for Pesach, too! Oh, the joys of no-carb diets and matzoh. lol.

Stash

neartaigh
03-25-2005, 09:09 AM
Woo.

Just in time for Pesach, too! Oh, the joys of no-carb diets and matzoh. lol.

Stash

Heh heh...I`m a very bad jew. I don`t do any of that stuff. Vanity takes priority over matzah.

Besides...the manischewitz hangover is nothing to be trifled with. Oy.

However, I think a nice stuffed cabbage recipe might fit my low carb lifestyle...will have to research that one....

neartaigh
03-26-2005, 05:55 PM
Yesterday`s workout: Chest/Traps (3 x 12)-- little weights, long reps. Bleah.

Flat bench: 75lbs (pathetic...my bench sucks)
Incline DB Presses: 30lbs
Decline DB flyes: 25lbs
DB shrugs: 40lbs
Upright bb rows: 60lbs

We won't discuss last night`s food intake. Went out with the girls...more liquor than I`ve had in a looooong time. I knew there was a reason I don`t drink tequila, but I`ll be damned if I could remember that reason last night.

I did manage to overcome adverse circumstances (re: the hangover) to do 40 min. of moderate intervals on the hamster wheel today. It was the price I paid for the drinkin' and the 4am food-festival at the diner.

Food today: Kind of a cheat day. Not a bad one though.
M1: Blueberry scone
M2: Salad w/ ff feta, ff balsamic vinaigrette. 2 ff hotdogs. 1 Atkins bagel w/ ff ricotta.
M3: Mango chicken and shrimp, 1/2 cup brown rice
M4- M5: No idea.

Other thoughts:
I get morose when I`m hungover and overtired. I think I need to curl up and not think too much tonight. Tomorrow, I`ll be rested, not hungover, and undoubtedly feel significantly better. Which is good, cuz it`s leg day. And easter.

Happy Bunny everyone!

neartaigh
03-27-2005, 11:15 AM
Updates.

Yep, I feel better after a night`s sleep.

Gym: Leg day. 3 x 12. Ouch.

ATF squats: 95lbs
Walking Lunges (BB): 60-- 3 x 24 steps.
RDLS: 135
Leg extensions: 70
Ham curls: 40
Standing Calf Raise: 100 x 12, 90 x 12 x 2.

High rep leg days always leave me feeling vaguely nauseous. Bleah.

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake, coffee, supplements
M2: (pwo) 1 cup cottage cheese
M3-M6: No clue yet.

Other thoughts.

Gotta write a paper today. Don`t feel like it. Meh.

neartaigh
03-28-2005, 07:47 AM
Still writing the paper. Double meh.

Starting a 2 week run of 5 x 5s at the gym. I`m glad to be done with the 3 x 12s, but 5 x 5 takes forever. I`m going to have to avoid the chattier folks at the gym if I expect to get out of there in less than 2 hours a day.

Here`s the plan for today-- ARMS

BB curls: 50-55lbs
Alt. db curls: 20
alt hammer curls: 20
CGBP: (hopefully, I`ll get a spotter) 95
Overhead Tricep Cable Extensions: (first time on this exercise...no idea)
Tricep Cable Rope Pressdowns: 65

Lower abs: Rev. crunches x 30 x 3

If there`s some time and my glutes aren`t in horrendous DOMS, I`ll do a little steady state cardio.

FOOD:
M1: Wasa wafer, coffee + supplements
M2: UMP shake
M3: Atkins bagel w/ 3 oz grilled turkey and 1 slice pepper jack
M4: 1 cup cottage cheese
M5: 7 oz grilled chicken, 2 cups steamed broc/cauli
M6: Pudding

Nutritionals:
Total: 1356
Fat: 38 346 27%
Carbs: 53 132 10%
Fiber: 20 0 0%
Protein: 200 799 63%

Food plan is on the money. :)

briancurran01
03-28-2005, 08:19 AM
diet looks very good...sessions looking good too nice work

Focused70
03-28-2005, 08:34 AM
I don't know how to chat while at the gym. :(

:lurk:

Stash

neartaigh
03-29-2005, 08:00 AM
Working on yet another paper. I`m soooo sick of school. 5 weeks and counting.

Gym Plan: Not really sure. It should be back/shoulder day tomorrow, but I wont have time to get to the gym. My glutes are still pissed off after high rep legs on Sunday, so I`m not sure if deadlifts are in my cards today. If I decide to stop being a candy-ass, my plan will be the following: All 5 x 5s.

Conventional deads: 205
B/o bb rows: 80-90
V-bar pulldown: 90lb
Chins: probably only 2-3 reps.
Assisted chins/negatives: fill out remainder of the set.
Shoulder press: 70-80
b/o lat raises: 15-20

Rev. crunch: 3 x 30 (I skipped this last workout)

cardio: 20-30 min. steady state.

FOOD:
M1: UMP shake, supplements, coffee
M2: wasa wafer w/ ff cc
M3: Salad w/ 3 oz grilled turkey, tomato, ff feta, balsamic vinaigrette, some other crap.
M4: 1 cup cottage cheese
M5: 7oz thai peanut encrusted chicken breast, 2 cups steamed broc/cauli
M6: Protien pudding. Ok, I admit there is always whipped cream on this.

Other thoughts:
I hate DOMS.

lilmase1153
03-30-2005, 02:09 AM
damn girl you gots lots of stuff going on and are still making time to get most if not everything done... great w/os by the way and good luck writing all those papers

AllUp
03-30-2005, 09:11 AM
Dedication &diet seem solid.

Also, I'm still LOL@the meal6 protein-puddings. :)

neartaigh
03-30-2005, 10:19 AM
Mase: Gawd, I do have a lot going on. I wish I felt like I was getting more done. Madness. How`s your two jobs coming?

All-Up: I am here for your entertainment. Don`t mess with teh pudding.

Updates:

Gym- Off day.

I met all my marks yesterday-- including the 5x5s at 205 for conventional deads. I`ll try for a 1rm in another couple of weeks. I`m actually considering doing a DL meet in November. All depends on how well DLs keep progressing, and my bodyweight.

Food:
M1: UMP shake + supps + coffee
M2: 2 eggwhites, 1/2 cup cotchee
M3: sloth
M4: wasa wafer w/ ff cream cheese
M5: thai chix w/ brocolli
M6: poo-ding.

Other thoughts: None really. Too damn busy, too damn sleepy. I`ve been having terrible insomnia lately. Was up tooling around online till nearly 3am last night. No good.

Focused70
03-30-2005, 10:25 AM
I hear milk and cookies can help cure insomnia. Must be the tryptophan.... :hump:

Stash

pruneman
03-30-2005, 12:33 PM
Working on yet another paper. I`m soooo sick of school. 5 weeks and counting.
Your in phila...where do you go to school? I got accepted to Temple Med, but I don't think I"m going to go there. I'm in school in williamsport and live in harrisburg.


M2: wasa wafer w/ ff cc

Ah yes...the wasa wafer. I put all sorts of stuff on those things.

lilmase1153
03-30-2005, 06:45 PM
im doing alright but no where near as swamped as you (thank god) :)

yeah for an off day enjoy it and rest up now...

Pup
03-31-2005, 05:22 AM
Insomnia is teh suck...while Stash's suggestion may taste better, i suggest reading Tax Law, if that can't put you to sleep, nothing will.

neartaigh
03-31-2005, 10:38 AM
Spamwise: Cookies. Yeah. You know I`m partial to pudding.

Rob: Insomnia is awful. It`s becoming habit too. Meh. Tax law is dull. But I`ve managed to avoid taking tax law, so I don`t have any tax law materials. Shame, I know. Perhaps I`ll pick up my old civil procedure texts.....snnnoooooorrreeeeee

Updates:

Gym: Cardio.

Food:
M1: UMP shake, supplements, coffee
M2: wasa w/ natty pb
M3: Spin salad w/ cherry tomatoes, ff feta, 3 oz grilled thai chix, balsamic vinaigrette
M4: cotchee and red pepper strips
M5: turkey sausage and broc/cauli
M6: pudding.

muscle chic
03-31-2005, 08:21 PM
Checking in on you!! Oh how I can't wait in 11 1/2 weeks I'm trying that pudding!!! oohhh I like cottage cheese and red peppers too!!! No cottage cheese for me now though :( Keep up the good workouts!!

Alex.V
03-31-2005, 10:40 PM
3 ounces of chicken? Is that a visible portion?

:)

Built
03-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Um, Belial, DB's like, five feet f*Áck-all. For her, 3 ounces of chicken IS a portion.

Alex.V
03-31-2005, 10:56 PM
I can't comprehend. Does not compute.

Maybe this is why my 105 pound girlfriend gets frustrated (not to mention hugely bloated) when I try to get her to eat more.

Pup
04-01-2005, 06:42 AM
I can't comprehend. Does not compute.

Maybe this is why my 105 pound girlfriend gets frustrated (not to mention hugely bloated) when I try to get her to eat more.

:withstupi

BTW Jen, diet looks really tight, i wish i could say the same for mine...lol