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    Hi! I'm new here. I heard about this forum thru Shane who I met thru a friend of mine. I'm 32 years old, 5'1" and my goal is to lose a buttload (no pun intended) of body fat. Oh, I had to say I am married so you wouldn't think Shane was a "playa" hehe. I don't belong to a gym so I'm going to have to make do with my home equipment. I've only been lifting weights for a few years and started my fitness endeavors with Denise Austin.....yowsa!! Did I just say that??!! Please don't hold that against me. I'm following the fitness and nutrition advice of a qualified individual....you know who you are.

    Today's workout was 4 sets of supersets....

    1. Barbell Squat- 3x10 (I have a bum knee so I'm easing into legs)
    Barbell Bent Rows- 3x12

    2. Barbell Chest Press- 3x12
    Wraparound abs- x20

    3. Barbell Static Lunge- 3x10
    Barbell Overhead Press- 3x12

    4. Barbell Bicep Curls- 3x12
    Barbell Lying Tricep Extensions- 3x12

    I've been advised to start at 1400 cals for now, most likely to be increased. I got up really late today, so I only managed 4 meals and my cals were too low.

    Breakfast
    -1/2 low carb bagel
    -1 T low fat cream cheese
    -turkey burger
    -2 slices of bacon (how did that get on my plate??)

    Post workout
    -banana

    Lunch/Dinner
    -shrimp
    -carrots
    -1 T stir fry sauce

    Snack
    -low carb protein shake

    Totals....920 cals, 27 gm fat (26%), 57 gm carbs (25%), 88 gm prot (38%)

    My percentages don't add up to 100%, maybe it's not as accurate when your cals are too low?? Maybe I'm mathematically challenged???

    I'm going to try post daily. So "see" ya tomorrow!

    Stacy

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    Welcome to the board Stacy.

    Yeah, those cals are too low. 1400 is a better starting point.
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    Glad you decided to make a journal. But you definitely need to eat more than 900 cals.
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    Welcome to journal land.
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    Here we go again!

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    Well I ate some more stuff, but I'm still only at 1080 cals today, same ratios. Afraid that's the best I can do today.

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    That's a little better. I'm on a refeed today I finished at 5474 cals for the day.

    Granted I'm 5'11" and 210lbs.
    Here we go again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midee1
    That's a little better. I'm on a refeed today I finished at 5474 cals for the day.

    Granted I'm 5'11" and 210lbs.

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    You sure you're not refeeding a small family??

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    Minor update: 5762 cal. Had a bowl of cereal.

    I believe I could feed a middle size family on that what do you think?
    Here we go again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky
    Totals....920 cals, 27 gm fat (26%), 57 gm carbs (25%), 88 gm prot (38%)

    My percentages don't add up to 100%, maybe it's not as accurate when your cals are too low?? Maybe I'm mathematically challenged???
    I could understand adding up to 99% or 101% with rounding issues, but those add up to 89%. I suspect that you calculated the totals by multiplying the gm by 4 or 9 and dividing by 920, the calorie sum. This does not work well since the 4 or 9 are just estimates of calories/gm and fiber content can significantly influence results. If you want to do the numbers by hand, I would suggest not dividing by the calorie sum and instead either divide by (fatx9 +carbsx4 + protx4) or (fatx9 +{carbs-fiber}x4 + protx4). A much easier way would be to type in all the data at www.fitday.com and let the site do the calculations for you.

    Good luck with the new journal and body composition changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka23
    I could understand adding up to 99% or 101% with rounding issues, but those add up to 89%. I suspect that you calculated the totals by multiplying the gm by 4 or 9 and dividing by 920, the calorie sum. This does not work well since the 4 or 9 are just estimates of calories/gm and fiber content can significantly influence results. If you want to do the numbers by hand, I would suggest not dividing by the calorie sum and instead either divide by (fatx9 +carbsx4 + protx4) or (fatx9 +{carbs-fiber}x4 + protx4).
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    Short girls are cool. Welcome to WBB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott S
    Short girls are cool. Welcome to WBB!

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    Can't argue with that!

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    Thanks for the new formula. I redid my calculations from yesterday and got 29% fat, 28% carbs, 42% protein....much better!

    Stacy

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    Today's workout was 45 minute interval workout on my recumbent bike. It went well, but man, it's freak'n boring!!

    My food today was a little harder to track b/c we always eat dinner at my in-laws' on Sunday, but here's what I know....

    Breakfast
    -Cream of Wheat
    -2 "lite" sausage links (don't know how healthy they are, but they're yummy)

    Snack
    -string cheese

    Lunch
    -low carb bagel
    -low fat cream cheese
    -2 lite sausage links (addiction)

    Snack
    -protein shake

    Dinner
    -bowl of homemade vegetable beef soup
    -slice of Italian bread brushd with olive oil

    Totals (not including the soup and bread)...650 cals, 22 gm fat, 55 gm carbs, 55 gm protein

    So, not sure what my grand total is, but I'm thinking of having another protein shake later if I get hungry.

    Stacy

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    Forgot to add I had 1/2 turkey burger and a banana post-workout. So that's 830 cals (not counting the soup/bread dinner).

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    Today I did fairly well, at least I think so lol. Comments, suggestions always welcome!
    I'll post my workout again this time with the weight I used, as lame as it is. It's basically the same workout I did two days ago except I did 12 reps for squats instead of 10. I changed my back exercise too.

    1. BB Squats...3x12; 35lb
    DB Rows...3x12; 2-15lb db's

    2. BB Bench press..3x12; 35lb
    Wraparound abs...3x20; bw

    3. BB Static Lunge...3x10; 25lb
    BB Overhead press...3x12; 20lb

    4.BB Bicep Curls...3x12; 25lb
    Wrap around abs...3x20, bw

    My diet today....

    Breakfast
    -1 whole egg
    -2 egg whites
    -1/4c fat free cheddar cheese
    -1/4 c oatmeal

    Snack
    -string cheese

    Lunch
    -chicken breast
    -1/2 c low fat cottage cheese

    Snack
    -low carb protein shake

    **Workout**

    Dinner
    -6 oz sirloin
    -1/2 c corn
    -(um, 2 chocolate chip cookies...sorry)

    Totals (minus the cookies)
    -1260 cals, 36% fat (sirloin boosted that up), 17% carbs, 47% protein (150 grams!)

    Tomorrow is cardio on the bike....

    Stacy

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    Welcome Stacy...and watch out for Chain.
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    Well, the number on the scale is creeping down for whatever that's worth...

    Workout...40 min. intervals on the recumbent bike; why does this kick my ass so much lol??!!

    Breakfast
    -low carb bagel
    -low fat cream cheese
    -2 lite sausage links (I need to look for turkey links next time, cut down on fat)

    Snack
    -um, the last chocolater chip cookie

    Lunch
    -tuna melt with provolone cheese on wheat (got at a cafe so don't know the exact totals)

    Dinner
    -sausage and cheese omelet (fat free cheese, 1 egg, 3 egg whites)

    **Workout**

    Post-workout
    -fat free yogurt

    Totals: the tuna melt on wheat plus.....760 cals, 34% fat, 32% carbs, 34% protein

    So far not too bad...

    Stacy

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    Today I was too tired from work to do my total body workout so I took a rest day. My cals/ratios today weren't great, the pizza craving did me in.

    Today...1480 cals, 31% fat, 42% carbs, 27% protein

    I'll be gone for the weekend skiing in New York. Be back on Sunday.

    Stacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ectx
    Welcome Stacy...and watch out for Chain.
    Pfft. May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your genitals.

    Have fun skiing Punky. Don't let Henry's fat ass get caught logged between two trees.
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    Shane just informed me that if I don't post soon my journal will explode....at least I'm safe now for a few days. Thanks for the heads up, Shane.

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    Pfft. I said it would explode AND send you a virus. Get it straight yo, or I'll sick Ec after you with his e. coli.
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