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    SEPPIESUSAN   33,005
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So I asked my question on the fitness boards and a guy who's a personal trainer told me that I've probably only gained 2-3 pounds of muscle in a year (although in a later message he said it could possibly be more - up to 8ish). So, I figure, I weigh 151 right now (same as yesterday..)...could I have the same amount of body fat right now that I would have a year ago at 149 pounds? 143 pounds?? Interesting, but I don't think I could really know for sure.

I had a pretty lackluster workout today. I did 65 minutes on the elliptical but was too tired to go fast. I should have gotten that coffee - even a small decaf - that I was considering beforehand. I had eaten all my food for the day before the gym, but it was less than 1,400 calories today after less than 1,300 yesterday, so I'm SURE that's part of why I'm dragging. Tomorrow I'll go for 1,400 and see if that helps. If I can burn an extra 100 calories during my cardio with the extra energy, it won't make any net difference anyway, except that I'll feel better. Anyway, after cardio I did chest, back, and stretching. There was a "biggest loser" club working out together, including one of my coworkers. I am so not the kind of person who would wanna do that - I like to do my own thing, at a time that works for ME!

Anyway, I got home and weighed myself and was very happy to see 153.0 on the scale because the past few days when I weighed myself at that time of day I was weighing about 1.5 pounds more than that. I'm very optomistic that I am VERY close to FINALLY, once again, saying GOOD BYE/GOOD RIDDANCE to the 150s. I thought I was done with the 150s when I lost the weight the first time around last year, but a few days before my birthday in late December, I went from avoiding the holiday junk food to gorging on basically ALL of it, and my weight jumped from 143 to the 150s and I have not been below 150 since then. :(

Last night I bought ingredients for my yummy healthy lasagna - adapted a recipe from SparkPeople - but didn't have time to make it, and it's past 8 p.m. now so I won't make it tonight, either. Will hope for tomorrow. Mmmmm.....lasagna. In the meantime, I haven't actually eaten any meat since Sunday, and that was just chicken. I have an Omega-3 egg every day, which sometimes I think I should quit because of the cholesterol, but it's just such an easy way to get in protein!! (I hate dealing with raw meat.) Anyway, I try to keep my protein levels up mostly with Kashi GoLean, which has a lot of soy protein in it. Today I needed two servings just to get abovethe minimum recommended amount of protein - 60 grams (I think in the end I was at 67). SparkPeople's fat recommendations seem a little high (30 percent) and protein a little low (15 percent) compared to other programs, but I know they're based on research so I do try to follow them for the most part. Of course whenever I have a big slab of fish or something for dinner, I'm way over 15 percent for protein, but most days I don't eat like that! I should actually probably be eating fish more often!!

Oh, I've been meaning to mention this for a while now. Without getting into any of the TMI details, I know I was ovulating this past weekend - for the first time in about seven years (just stopped taking Trivora). Weird! I'm a little anxious about what PMS will be like now... and when to expect it!!
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SEPPIESUSAN 1/31/2008 1:29PM

    GoLean isn't exactly GOOD - it's an acquired taste... tons of fiber and protein though. GoLean Crunch is very yummy but higher in calories and more tempting...which may not be good if you're trying to watch your portions! I've liked some other Kashi cereals I've tried too - Heart to Heart and Cinnamon Harvest (something like that anyway). Just wanted to warn you before you went out and bought plain GoLean and hated it. :) Some think it has that high fiber "cardboard" consistency.

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BRUIN2 1/30/2008 9:33PM

    You keep mentioning this Kashi Go Lean, so it must be good! I'm going to look for it on my next shopping trip! To get extra protein in, I've been adding 2 tblsp of protein powder to my oatmeal in the morning. I think it keeps me full longer...though, it may just be keeping me full because I *think* it's keeping me full. Let us know how your healthy lasagne turns out! Last week I made a lasagne with ground turkey....mmmm - so delicious!

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