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    *lol* that's how it is, right?
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    Monday (4-29)

    Comments: AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This weekend was awful. I drank so much. My parents, and my best friend were in town, and I drank like a fish. Got to get serious now. Only 40 days to go.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:45) 2 Waffles, 1/2 Cup Syrup
    M2: (10:45) PB&J Sandwich
    M3: (12:30) Skillet Sensation
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M5: (8:00) Stir Fry Veggies, 1 Cup Mushrooms, 1 Chicken Breast
    M6: (11:00) PB&J Sandwich
    Totals: Cal: 2547, Pro: 189, Fat: 72, Carbs: 300

    Workout:
    Hopefully Chest, but I have a presentation this afternoon that will probably last until 8:00. We will have to see.
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    Tuesday (4-30)

    Comments: Didn't get to do chest and back yesterday. Had a presentation that lasted until 8:30, and by then I was exhausted. I'm going to knock it out today.

    Diet:
    M1: (6:30) 3 Eggs, 1 Cup Grits
    M2: (11:00) PB&J Sandwich
    M3: (1:30) Skillet Sensation, 1/2 Cup Rice
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M5: (8:00) Skillet Sensation, 1 Chicken Breast
    Totals: Cal: 2325, Pro: 185, Fat: 73, Carbs: 235

    Workout:
    Chest:
    BB Bench Press 160X10X2
    Decline BB Press 160X10X2
    Flat Bench DB Flyes 40X10X2
    Cable Crossovers 60X10X2
    Back:
    T-Bar Rows 60X10X2
    Cross Bench DB Pullovers 45X10X2
    Wide Grip Front Pulldowns 90X10X2
    Lower Back:
    Deadlifts 165X10X2

    That's It

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    Wednesday (5-1)

    Comments: Had a great session yesterday. I felt tired, but strong. I tried to press 200(max) after I had done my bench press workout for the day. BAD IDEA! I couldn't get it, and hurt my shoulder a little. I'm okay though. I weighed in yesterday, which was another bad idea considering I did nothing but drink beer all weekend. I weighed 225.6, but it's probably water weight. I'm expecting to be back down by the end of the week.

    Diet:
    M1: (6:30) 2 Waffles, 1/4 Cup Syrup, 1 Egg
    M2: (10:00) PB&J Sandwich
    M3: (1:00) Skillet Sensation, 1 Chicken Breast
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M5: (8:00) Spaghetti, 1 Cup Spaghetti Sauce, 4 oz. Lean Groud Beef
    Totals: Cal: 2349, Pro: 1996, Fat: 74, Carbs: 234

    Worktout:
    Delts:
    Military Press 85X10X2
    DB Shoulder Press 30X10X2
    Anterior Delts:
    Front DB Raises 25X10X2
    Lateral DB Raises 25X10X2
    Rear Delts:
    Rear DB Raises 25X10X2
    Traps:
    Upright Rows 80X10X2
    Shrugs 160X10X2
    Triceps:
    Overhead Extensions 65X10X2
    Straightbar Pushdowns 130X10X2
    Dips 10X3
    Cardio:
    20 Mins on Bike (burned 135 cals)

    Hell Yeah! Great Day!
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    Thursday (5-2)

    Comments: Had a really great workout yesterday. Too bad I'm so bummed out about classes. I hate finals. I always get so depressed around the end of the semester. I know I'm going to get a D in one class. It's pretty much inevitable. I saw this in someone else's journal, I think Hulk's, and I liked it. It will give anyone who wants to critique my diet a better look at what I eat, and when. I'm going to use the macro breakdown Cal/Pro/Fat/Carb after each meal.

    Diet:
    M1: (9:30) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    520/60/19/30
    M2: (12:30) Leftover Spaghetti (I should be a chef)
    367/24.8/7.1/8.3
    M3: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    520/60/19/30
    M4: (8:00) Leftover Spaghetti (Again)
    634/49.6/16.2/100.6
    Totals: Cal: 2041, Pro: 194, Fat: 62, Carbs: 211

    Workout:
    Legs:
    Squats 185X10X2
    Leg Press 360X10X2
    Lying Leg Curls 90X10X2
    Leg Extension 120X10X2
    Calf Raises 270X10X2
    Biceps:
    Preacher Curls 70X10X2
    Hammer Curls 40X10X2
    21 Curls 65X21
    Forearms:
    Reverse Forearm Curls 95X10X2

    That's It!

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    Friday (5-3)

    Comments: Yesterday's workout was pretty intense. I worked really hard, and will be going up 5 pounds on preacher curls. Diet is going to be pretty $hitty today. Missed breakfast, but I did get up starving at about 3:00 and I ate a piece of chicken and went back to bed. I couldn't find anything else to eat. I will not be having a mid-morning snack due to lack of time to prepare one last night. I was studying for today's Fluid Mechanics Final Exam. I'll probably have a pack of peanuts right before the final, so my stomach isn't growling, but that will be about all I eat until tonight. I know we are having chicken, but I don't know what else.

    Diet:
    M1: (early) 1 Chicken Breast (fried)
    400/53.4/10/5
    M2: (11:30) 2 Packs Peanuts
    340/14/28/12
    M3: (3:30) 2 Turkey Sandwiches
    M4: (7-2) 8 Beers
    M5: (9:00) 2 Grilled Chicken Breasts
    568/107/12.3/0
    Totals: Cal: 2600, Pro: 200, Fat: 70, Carbs: 250

    No workout today, may go for a walk later with Mom, but we will have to see. I need more carbs.
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    Monday (5-6)

    Comments: My weekend eating wasn't that bad. I had a few too many beers (diet-wise) on Friday night, but was able to hold myself to 1 beer Saturday and 2 yesterday. Not too bad. A friend's b-day was yesterday, so I went to a BBQ at his her house. Ate 1 hamburger, 1 hot dog and some chips w/homemade salsa. I guess it could have been worse. Looking forward to getting back in the gym today.

    Diet:
    M1: (10:00) PB&J Sandwich
    414/14.3/17.5/56.1
    M2: (3:00) 2 Cups Chili
    627/37/24/39
    M3: (8:00) Chips and Salsa
    150/4/1.5/30
    M4: (9:00) Skillet Sensation, 1 Cup Rice
    500/20/4.5/94.3
    Totals: 1671/77.3/47.1/211.2

    Workout:
    Chest:
    DB Bench Press 65X10X2
    Incline DB Bench Press 55X10X2
    Flat Bench DB Flyes 45X10X2
    Cable Crossovers 50X10X2
    Back:
    T-Bar Rows 55X10X2
    Cross Bench DB Pullovers 50X10X2
    Wide Grip Front Pulldowns 80X10X2
    Lower Back:
    Deadlifts: 165X10X2

    That's It For Today!
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    Tuesday (5-7)

    Comments: My weight is stuck around the 225 mark. I guess all the beer is keeping me from losing anything. I also need to do more cardio. A lot more cardio.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:00) 2 Eggs, 1 Cup Grits
    347/22.9/14.8/3402
    M2: (10:00) PB&J Sandwich
    340/12.2/17.1/39.4
    M3: (1:00) 2 Cups Chili
    627/37/23.6/38.8
    M4: (8:00) Skillet Sensation, 1 Cup Rice
    480/22/4.5/86.3
    M5: (11:00) 3 Beers, Chips and Salsa
    450/7.5/1.5/51.75
    Totals: 2244/102/62/250

    Workout:
    Cardio:
    Biked 20 mins (2 Sets of 1 min interavals)
    Ab Work
    Softball 60 mins

    That's It
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    Wednesday (5-8)

    Comments: Had a great game last night. Unfortunately we lost in extra innings. Workout was great yesterday too. Worked really hard, and was exhausted when I finished. Diet was pretty good yesterday.

    Diet:
    M1: (6:45) 2 Waffles, 1/4 Cup Syrup
    240/5/2.5/54
    M2: (10:00) PB&J Sandwich
    340/12.2/17.1/39.4
    M3: (1:00) 2 Cups Chili
    627/37/24/39
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    520/60/19/30
    M5: (8:00) Skillet Sensation, 1 Cup Rice
    500/22/4.5/86.3
    Totals: 2227/136/67/249

    Workout:
    Deltoids:
    Military Press 85X10X2
    DB Shoulder Press 30X10X2
    Anterior Delts:
    Front DB Raises 25X10X2
    Lateral DB Raises 25X10X2
    Rear Delts:
    Rear DB Raises 25X10X2
    Traps:
    Upright Rows 80X10X2
    Shrugs 180X10X2
    Triceps:
    Overhead Extensions 65X10X2
    Straight Bar Pushdowns 140X10X2
    Dips 10X3

    That's All Folks!

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    Thursday (5-8)

    Diet:
    M1: (6:30) Brownies (actually a midnight snack, but I felt so bad about it I didn't eat breakfast)
    450/10/20/35
    M2: (12:00) Porobello Sandwich (don't really know, had to take the guys that work for me out to lunch)
    600/50/40/65
    M3: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Fat Free Milk
    400/60/3/32
    M4: (9:30) 1 Cups Chicken Tortilla Casserole, 1 Cup Mexican Rice, 1 Slice of Carrot Cake, 2 Beers
    825/41/19/114
    Totals: 2275/161/82/246

    Can't lift today because my parents are coming into town, and I have to get the house cleaned up and have dinner ready when they get here. They are leaving Saturday, so maybe I'll get the leg/bi routine in on Sat or Sun. We will have to see. I'm really going to try to eat healthy this weekend.

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    Friday (5-10)

    Comments: Didn't do too bad last night. Ate a little too much, but didn't drink as many beers as previously estimated. Will have to keep up this trend.

    Diet:
    M1: (6:30) 1 Piece of Carrot Cake, 2 Waffles, 1/4 Cup Syrup
    440/10/16/89
    M2: (10:00) PB&J Sandwich
    340/12.2/17.1/39.4
    M3: (1:00) 1.5 Cups Chicken Tortilla Casserole
    282.8/39/7/28
    M4: (8:00) 1 Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Squash and Onions, 7 Beers
    1062/64.5/7.1/60
    Totals: 2125/125.3/46.5/216

    No workout today, my fiance' is graduating today at 1:00. I'm hoping to get in some time Sat and Sun.

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    perhaps it's time to re-evaluate what you are eating?

    do you feel better eating this way, or the other way when you were eating more protein?
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    Do you know what your blood type is, blu?

    I notice that you eat a lot of wheat, corn, peanuts, chicken and tomatoes. For Blood Type Bs, according to Dadamo, this stuff will make you retain fat. Now that I've been off it for several months, eating these things actually makes me kind of ill.

    It isn't a miracle diet or anything, but I found that my body worked much more efficiently when I followed the Blood Type Diet. I was also starting from a similar bodyweight/etc with a goal to get stronger and lean up.

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    type a.

    *lol* that's why it's like it is.
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    Sorry guys, I've been out of it for the past few days. My fiance' graduated on Saturday and my entire damn family was in town all weekend. I love them, and I love to see them, but there were way too many people in my little house. Anyway, I've cut back on my cals some, as you will see in my next post. I had a pretty good weekend as far as my eating goes. I lifted yesterday because I missed Thursday. I weighed in at 222.9. That's an improvement since last week. Tryska is correct, I'm a type A person. We have talked a little about the blood type diet, and I'm trying, but it's really hard to limit myself to one serving of red meat per week. I'm working on it though.

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    Type A? Wait is there any kind of validity to the blood type way of eating etc. ?

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    Monday (5-13)

    Comments: I've got a really busy week aheah, but I'm excited about it. I'm hoping to get down to 220 by the end of the week. We'll just have to see how it goes.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:30) 3 Eggs, 1 Cup Milk
    453/37.3/30/16.1
    M2: (10:30) Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich
    406/12.2/17.1/60.1
    M3: (1:00) Skillet Sensation
    280/18/4/43
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    460/62/13/30
    M5: (8:00) Skillet Sensation, 1/2 Cup Rice
    380/20/4.2/64.6
    Totals: 1973/149/38/214

    Workout:
    Chest:
    BB Bench Press 165X10X2
    Decline BB Bench Press 165X10X2
    DB Flyes 40X10X2
    Cable Crossovers 60X10X2
    Back:
    Bent Over Rows 95X10X2
    Cross Bench DB Pullovers 50X10X2
    Wide Grip Front Pulldowns 80X10X2
    Lower Back:
    Deadlifts 165X10X2

    That's It!

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Type A? Wait is there any kind of validity to the blood type way of eating etc. ?
    Some people think so. Realistically, I'm not 100% sure what to believe about diet, as there as so many conflicting reports out there. What I can speak to is that I've had good results myself by generally following Dadamo's stuff.

    www.dadamo.com has more info; and you can usually find a copy of the book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" in your public library. it's worth a read... the whole concept of agglutinating lechtins interreacting with your body's own enzymes makes a lot of sense to me, even though I don't buy ALL of his theories.

    Anyway, this could be interesting enough to have its own thread, so I reckon I'll post something in Diet & Nutrition...

    BLU - Dunno if this is possible/appetizing to you, but getting more fish in your diet might be a good way to increase your lean protein intake, not to mention the other nutrients that tend to hide in fishies. Also, substituting oatmeal (preferably steel cut organic/irish style as opposed to instant Quaker Oats) for waffles or PB&J as your brekkie meal might be a good idea, at least occasionally. Overall, reducing the amount of refined white flour/wheat in your diet ain't a bad idea for EVERYONE, IMHO.

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    Callahan,
    I love fish, and up until recently I was eating fish, (orange ruffie, or tuna) at least twice a week. I don't know what happened, I just kind of got burned out on it. I still like it, and still have some Orange Ruffie in my freezer, I just haven't cooked any in a couple of weeks. I ate tuna constantly for about a week, then I didn't want tuna anymore for a while. Maybe I can get back into eating it pretty soon. I'm getting a little tired of chicken. It seems like that's all I eat. Either way, I working on it. I was able to limit myself to 2 beers Thursday (before our little discussion), and 4 beers Friday night, and NO (wow) beers on Saturday. I'm working hard for it.

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    Congrats on your restraint on Saturday.

    Keep at it, amigo... if you can also eliminate wheat from your diet it would be killer, I think . . . anyway, it seems that you are aware of what you're eating, which is the most important step in controlling diet, IMHO.

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    Callahan,
    How would you suggest I eliminate wheat? What type of bread would I eat? The main reason I eat wheat (bread) is because it's a simple mid-morning snack. It's tough to plan mid-mornig meals, and I find that a quick sandwich is ver convenient. Do you have any suggestions for replacement meals?

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    I found oatmeal is a good substitute; you can make a big batch of it up on Sunday nite and nuke portions of it during the week. As mentioned, you want to shoot for 'real' oatmeal, non-rolled if you can find it (McCann's Irish style steel-cut is my favourite).

    Alternatively, you can go to wheatless breads for sandwiches/toast, but this can get expensive awfully fast. My favourite wheatless bread is Ezekiel Bread. You can find this at most health food stores, and sometimes at places like GNC.

    There are also things like Brown Rice Bread which may be an option; I find most of these dont taste as good as Ezekiel bread. Spelt or Kamut breads may also be an option, but again i find that these don't taste that great.

    What are these 'Skillet Sensations' you keep eating? Are they those Stouffer's meal-in-a-box thingies that you toss in the frypan? These may be fast, but you could probably eat cheaper by cooking your own meat & veggies.

    Myself, my favourite 'generic' recipe is this:

    - take a nice big cast iron frypan and throw some salt in it
    - heat it on the stove till it starts to smoke a bit, then back off the heat to just above medium
    - toss on a piece of whatever protein you're eating that meal
    - sear on both sides 4-5 minutes for beef/lamb/etc., to medium rare, or if it's poultry, a little longer so it cooks through
    - I like to drizzle juice from 1/4 lime or lemon on the meat, usually
    - remove from heat and keep warm
    - toss in 1tbsp of butter or some olive oil and some veggies and herbs and sautee for a couple minutes; they will also soak up the juice from your protein choice, which adds flavour
    - remove from heat and serve; alternatively, toss the protein source back in and mix it around with the veggies/herbs to get a bit more flavour on it
    - if you want some carbs, try some steamed brown rice...

    All in all, a meal like this takes maybe 20 mins to cook; including prep time. Not hard at all... perhaps a tadge more work than ripping open a Skillet Sensation but not much more

    Also, IMHO one of the best investments you can make is in a steamer. I have one that is similar to this:
    http://www.blackanddeckerappliances....FNM=02&UREQA=N

    and it's amazing... minimal work, just chop the veggies and throw 'em in the steamer and let it run for 12-20 mins for most stuff . . . cooks rice and other stuff too; not a bad investment of ~$30.

    Callahan

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    ezekiel bread kicks ass.

    their hamburger buns are ace too. you can find them in the freezer section at the grocery. or at least at kroger and publix.
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    Sweet! Callahan, you're right about the Skillet Sensations. The only reason that I'm eating them is because they are about $5 apiece, and they are fairly healthy as far as the macros go. Usually a serving is around 300 cals, 15-20 protein, 4 fat, and 40-50 carbs. They are fast, and easy, plus I can get my fiance's to eat them, and she always complains about my diet. As a wedding present, her sister threw her this pampered chef shower thingy, where she got all kinds of unneccesary kitchen junk. Well, she just happened to get about 4 cookbooks and a dozen or so loose recipes. All the recipes are really tasty, but they are not exactly healthy. She wants to cook them for us for dinner, but I can't eat that crap. The skillet sensations are something I can cook really quick before she gets home and decides to make one of those not-so-healthy meals. She gets so mad at me when I tell her to cook whatever she wants, but I'm not eating it. I don't understand why. She knows I'm trying to diet here. I do sometimes cook the stir-fries myself. I'll get those frozen stir-fry veggie packs at the grocery store, then just add some chicken or steak with some soy or terriyaki. It's really good, but when I need something quick it's a skillet sensation. I'll check into the oats and bread.

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    It may put a strain on your marriage, but consider making separate meals for yourself and your wife; if she doesn't like what you're cooking for yourself, perhaps you can make her something she WILL like while you have what you know is good for you.

    We do this in our house for a slightly different reason: we both follow the blood type diet pretty closely, but I'm B and my wife is A. Which means about the only protein we can both eat is turkey and the carbs we can eat vary a lot (she can't have potatoes, for instance). What I do is try to make at least one common thing for both of us, even if I'm having fish and she's having tofu stirfry... then we eat together, though consuming different foods.

    Get fresh rather than frozen veggies if at all possible; they will last a week in your fridge quite easily if you store them well (Glad Veggie Bags are a good start). Fresh veggies taste better and tend to retain more nutrition value, I think . . .

    If you buy a steamer, some of my favourite healthy things to steam in it are:
    - collard greens
    - broccoli
    - green beans

    Yum.

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