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My before picture at 165lbs.

My before picture at 165 pounds. Hoping to loose 30 and tone up.


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    Fair enough, the interlocking blocks are fine, but just didn't want you to think they were a must to do the program.

    So it's OK for someone else to waste the yolk, but not you? LOL! Honestly, I haven't eaten whites from containers in several years because they seemed to pick up the cardboard taste to me. The packaging has probably gotten better. So I really don't know the answer to your question. I'm a yolk waster :)

    The pull up bar is a must for P90X. No way around that one, I'm afraid.

    I did not follow the P90X diet, I was already on my own diet that was very similar. I also have my own recovery drink. If you have a Magic Bullet you can whip up one pretty easily. You want it to be about 2:1 carb/pro. This can be done using 1 banana, 3/4 scoop protein powder, 5 ice cubes and top it off with Almond Milk. Yummy!

    Let me know if you have any more question. I'd be happy to provide any help I can.
    2826 days ago
    Thanks for coming by my blog! I really don't know how many calories are in my oatmeal chocolate chip muffins because I don't count calories... but they are from scratch and small compared to bakery muffins... so it can't be TOO bad. I also used whole-wheat flour. I can Sparkmail you the recipe if you want.

    I know what you mean about your husband just not wanting breakfast... there are breakfast people (like me!) and there are non-breakfast people. I don't understand them, but they are out there. LOL
    2833 days ago
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    We now only buy steel cut oats. Yes it takes a little longer to cook, but I use less and fill fuller for a longer time.

    I love chocolate too, thats why I switched to dark 80% cut out fat and some sugar.
    2833 days ago
    I'm not sure there is an industry standard for determining portion sizes. And like I mentioned before, a lot of people look at the calories and ignore the portion size (often smaller than most people eat) - some fancy side stepping by food manufactures IMHO. Plus the percents on food labels are in need of a knowledge of algebraic functions to be suitable for anything but at 2,000 or 2,500 calorie a day diet, which may not be a good goal for loosing that extra weight.

    The portion sizes on food labels as are best used as a tool to tell how much you are eating. If you log the food servings everyday, you can see what nutrients (carbs, fat, protein) and calories you are actually putting into your body. This information is more important than limiting yourself to one serving because a package tells you so, and wondering if it is normal.

    You can then look at what you're getting out of your diet and tweak from there. A good strategy is to find some balance in the marcro-nutrients (listed above) and the calorie goal you decide on to loose weight. I like to do a 50% carb, 30% fat, and 20% protein distribution in what I eat in a day. Of course I try to choose complex carbs (whole grains, fruits and veggies), good fats and lean protein for a lot of what I eat. (Those are my tweaks).

    I hope this helps!
    2837 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2010 11:50:04 PM
    Thanks for your comment & caution about the trivia! In this case I'm sort of happy to have a ballpark estimate, especially one that motivates me. Hope you find some fun ways to work in your strength training! emoticon
    2838 days ago
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