Friday, December 12, 2008
Yes, it's true Yall... we here in Canada live in igloos! LOL
Well, on a day like today it's SURE gonna feel like it! Today and tonight we are supposed to get about 25-30cm of fresh snow!!!
And it's not just gonna fall nice and calm-like... No, it's gonna be blowing and fiercly cold (-16oC, with windchill, -30oC!!!) And why do I live in Canada again? LOL Man, I hate this weather!!! Luckily I bought new winter boots just in time, so my feet have been saved from the COLD weather we've had thus far! (It's been snowy and COLD all this week!!!)
Collin and I might go out and brave the weather on Saturday to go out ring shopping again. I am getting impatient! I can't believe we've gone ring shopping so many times and I'm still undecided on what I should get! (The friend I went for the dinner date with on Wednesday told me Collin should be spending 3 months salary or "at least $7000-10,000 dollars on it!"
I told her she was OUT OF HER MIND! Not in this market, not EVER would I let my man spend that kind of money on a stupid ring! (... a new wardrobe for me, sure... but NOT a ring!) I barely wear rings as it is!
Anyways, I just want to get this done! I want to be Collin's FIANCEE!!! I want him to propose to me! (I have thought MANY times about proposing to him... but I have NEVER been asked to marry someone, and I think I'm a little traditional that way. I know I could and would do it, but I really feel in my heart that it's important for me to hear him ask ME those words!
I know I want to marry him, but does he REALLY want to marry me???
Here's to winter weather! Bundle up if you live in the cold!
If you don't, I'm super jealous! lol
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I had not one but 2 Christmas gatherings yesterday, one at lunch and one for dinner... needless to say I had to bail on my training session. (Oh well, it was cheat day, no worries!)
And I have finally managed to find something that will control my GI when I eat Thai foods: ACIDOPHILUS! www.wisegeek.com/what-is-acidophilus
This stuff was suggested to me by a colleague when I complained about getting sick from eating only certain foods namely THAI! (now that I'm eating much cleaner, my body seems much more sensitive!) Anyways, I took 2 acidophilus capsules before I left for both gatherings and I felt NO ill effect from either of them (well, apart from the usual "I'm stuffed!" feeling)
What a great day and GREAT discovery! I will make sure to keep these capsules handy for any other unforseen eating event! LOL
Also, I got multiple compliments on my weight loss and how my whole attitude has changed! I was completely flattered! I even had one friend (who has just had 2 babies and gained a fair bit of new weight in the process) reach out to me for help! I do want to see her much happier then she is now, so I offered to sit down with her to talk about her current situation. I think she will really benefit from it! (and it will give us time to catch up! We haven't seen each other in ages!)
I can't wait to get to the gym today! I really just want to run for 30 minutes, I kinda feel that all that ICK is still floating around in my system!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
OK... I have to publish the newest numbers that have been sending my mind into a tizzy.
I weighed myself yesterday (you need your weight to do a Body Fat test using the biomechanical impedance method) and I hit a new low: 128lbs! (And on the first day of my TOM, no less!)
Wow,my cycle was 3 days of low calories with 4 days of regular calories, and THAT made ALL the difference. Calorie cycling WORKS, ladies!
So, on to the BF test. I think the results are a little bitter sweet... do you remember my friend, Candace? The one I posted a picture of who competed in her first Fitness Competition in October?
Well, we both decided to get out BF tested yesterday. She is coming off her first show, and I'm just going into mine! We are both hitting the same size (weight wise) but she is noticing that I am more muscular then her and it's making her upset about her current progress.
Wendy wouldn't give us our BF results till after our workout. She finally told us the (what I thought was GREAT) news that we were BOTH at 17% BF! I literally cheered "OMG, WOW!" but Candace said " Kinda what I thought!" in a really negative tone, as if to give me the impression that she was super choked! (I think she is mentally confused! She weighed about 100-105 pounds at the show but now that it's off season she has put some of her weight back on (which is normal for OFF SEASON figure/fitness athletes) but she is still new to this world and feels like she is making negative progress!)
So, you see... it's hard to enjoy my 17% BF when I have Candace beside me who is totally pissed about it! I think I will talk to her today and try to understand her frustration. She's normally SO SUPPORTIVE of me along my journey (we both are to each other!) so I feel like I've lost my best ally when she's in this state of mind! :( I know she is going to look EVEN BETTER for the April show (which we are both competing in together) so she needn't worry about a little off season gain, actually, of season gain is necessary to build bigger muscles (why does she think I have so much more muscle then her already? I've been building them up, under layers of fat, for many YEARS! It's true!!!)
Anyways... that is my news. I calorie cycled for only 3, maybe 4 days last week, and I managed to drop 2 pounds, like that! (It sure feels like it happened "Like that!" I think I was way over due!) I was trying to keep my macronutrient ratios to 40-30-30 and that seems to be working for me. I am going to try it again this week (low cal .days are Today, Thursday and Sunday) and we'll see if I can get to 127.something... If I do, I will re-up my calories to 1800 per day for the rest of the month and hold there. I do want to save some mass to help build these muscles even bigger into January! :)
Honestly, overall, despite the sad feelings I have for Candace (I can totally understand WHY she feels the way she does) yesterday was a super-charged positive day for me! YAY!
Monday, December 08, 2008
Today, before our leg workout, we are taking our body comp. measurements. The last time I had this done, I weighed 140 lbs and the test told me I was 30% Body Fat. (I was choked! Then what does that mean I was for Body Fat at 155 lbs???) I have always thought I was more muscular then most people, but that's not at all what the test implied!
For the math geeks like me...
@140lbs, I was 30% body fat... that means I had 42 lbs of fat on me.
So... if I subtract the difference of what I weigh now (140-130 = 10 lbs) from the body fat number that means I could hypothetically have as little as 32 lbs of fat on me now (assuming that I didn't lose any muscle between that time) for a projected body fat percentage of 24.6.
And that's BEST case scenario... unless I've actually built MORE muscle which, I feel like I have, but it could all be in my head!
So, we'll see this afternoon!!! :)
I'm hoping to see some decent numbers today, however I'm just using this as a gauge. I'm just seeking the difference from last time not the actual number. I know it's hard to accurately measure true body fat anyways... and I also do know that I still carry quite a bit of it! (Seriously, I do!) Anyways, it will be fun to see where all the rest of my girls are in relation to me. I am a little competitive, ya think? lol
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