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Stage 3 Progress (Pics)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

First - thanks for all the great comments about my haircut, roses, rum, clothing choices, and birthday. My SP friends are the only reason I show up some days.
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Well, here is my progress:

My weight is up .7 lbs to 184.7 (AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!).

My measurements haven't changed for the worse, so I'm not concerned about that anyway. And my body fat percentage is lower than last time, though it's partially driven by weight, so not super-accurate anyway.

But my measurements haven't improved either. They're the same.

I'm guessing that there's some body recomposition going on, but it's not visible. I'm getting STRONGER, as evidenced by my increased weight, longer planks, ability to do pushups, faster body weight matrices, etc...

My pictures haven't shown improvement from three weeks ago. But here are pictures of me half-nekked anyway. In each pair, the top is from May 24th or so, and the bottom is from June 15th. Airin was closer when he took the pics of me this time, so I look bigger. If he only moved further and further away, I'd be getting smaller!!!

My nutrition averages for Stage 3 (aiming for 1800-2200 calories/day):
Calories = 2000
Fat = 80
Carbs = 200
Protein = 100
Fiber = 20

My macro averages for Stage 3 (aiming for 30% calories from protein):
Carbs = 42%
Protein = 22%
Fat = 36%

So, I'm going to reduce my calories a little bit - aiming for 1600-2000/day. And I'm going to increase my protein so I have about 30% of my calories coming from protein. I'm aiming for about 140/day right now and I've only reached it once or twice in Stage 3. I'm going to aim for around 180 now. God, I don't know how that's going to happen. Yikes.

I start Stage 4 tomorrow, which is a lot like Stage 2, just with different numbers of sets and reps. I missed the S2 workouts, so I'm excited to get back them!

I finished S2 with 115lb deadlifts. My goal for S4 is to do 135 lbs. That's with the big plates (45 lbs each). When it happens, I'll post a video. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIKKI-G 6/19/2013 9:46PM

    You look amazing! Super strong lady! you've got this, 7 its eaven better when you get excited to do it! keep it up!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 6/19/2013 7:32PM

    You are kicking so much arse.

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MEADSBAY 6/17/2013 9:00PM

    You're doing fine.
Try not to obsess with the numbers, sweetie.
I eat lots of eggs, Greek yogurt, meat on my salad, beans, peanut butter, smoothies, and I still have a hard time with the protein.
And do tell that man to back up!

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CHODGES83 6/17/2013 12:07PM

    Silly number staying the same/going up - don't they know trix are for kids?
Getting stronger has got to feel awesome, though! Keep it up, you're kicking ass!

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DRAVENFYR 6/17/2013 7:15AM

    You got a little a little upset about going up a little on your weight........Have you considered it's muscle???? muscle does weigh more that fat....and as for the up date are braver than I could ever be.....I haven't updated my pics in a few years roflol....I am afraid of how i would look in pic.......The camera always adds 10 pounds rather you want it to or not.......I hate getting my picture taken...... but I love taking pics of You are doing great....keep up the good work

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2013 10:20PM

    Honestly, I think you look lots more toned! Hang in there. Your planks are AWESOME. They're HARD to do.

Hugs and smiles.

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/16/2013 2:04PM

    Still looking good.

Check out some whey protein powders....I like Optimum Nutrition Brand from Amazon....lots of good flavors

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LOSER05 6/16/2013 11:45AM


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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/16/2013 11:04AM

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Your new hair cut rocks!!

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(. (. * Keep Spreading the Spark!
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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/16/2013 9:21AM

    There is a difference. Way to go.

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KAY-SUPREME 6/16/2013 9:16AM

    There is totally a difference in those pictures!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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DARJR50 6/16/2013 8:57AM

  looking good. Keep it up

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