Thursday, August 17, 2006

Back In The Saddle Again

I did it. I've posted my before pictures for my August challenge on Muscletank. I supposed it could always be worse. I needed to post these so I could be reminded that if I don't do anything it really could be worse. I need to tone up. It's not bad being 126 pounds, but it's the body fat percentage that's throwing me out of whack.

Through trakcing my foods on Fitday, I discovered that I was low in the protein ratio. Yesterday I purchased a cannister of Syntrax Nectar fuzzy navel, soy protein powder, and 8 packs of Accelgels that have protein in them (finally found those!) I also tried Isopure protein drink, it comes in a clear glass bottle, 20 ounces. It's 160 calories, 0 fat & carbs, 40g protein... Looks like Kool-Aid. I chose blue raspberry... Perhaps it's an acquired taste but SmileyCentral.com Perhaps another flavor would taste better???? At least I got my extra protein in for the
day...

Today is a crosstraining day. I'll be doing a full on LBW, minus the calf raises.

Went to a Padres game last night. They lost in extra innings to San Francisco.

PEACE
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EDIT

I did my LBW -- all with heavier weights! Plus abs to failure!

10 comments:

Pamela said...

126lbs??? Geees I WISH!! but good for you with the Training :) sounds like it 's going well :) & yep gotta keep the protein level up ...Im having to get back to that too!

Irene said...

Pamela,
I'm only 5ft 3in... I hope the protein powders I just bought work. I'm allergic to a bunch of stuff... I broke out badly with itchy skin after using Myoplex for a while...

Chérie said...

Oh, so that's where your pictures are! You are at a wonderful place, but I love that you are always striving to improve.

And I am SO incredibly sad. We were in the Apple store tonight and I wanted to take homw a new Nano so badly, but I'm giving the search another few days (and paychecks).

FV Tom said...

Hi there. Good job with the workouts.

Gene Autry, AC/DC

Have a great weekend!

zooman said...

Heck I thoughtt it was Aerosmith. Enjoyed your pictures on Muscletank. Thanks for putting those up. If we get to meet at least I'll be able to recognize you.

FV Tom said...

Troy, I'm just guessing. I don't know this stuff!

NotSoccer Mom said...

man, i'm 5'3" also and i can only wish i weighed 126. last time i weighed in the 120s i was in grief mode and went down to a size 4. i wouldn't advise that diet. over the past five years my grief has lessened but my waistline has grown.

Irene said...

Cherie,
That's the first place I felt okay posting my pictures, probably because everyone else posted their befores and kept up on them. I hope you find your Ipod, but at least you know there's a shiney new Nano out there, just in case...

Tom,
I was going for Gene Autry! WTG! Winner! Enjoy your weekend as well!

Zooman,
Yep. That's me! ;)

Tom,
Yeah, you know this stuff!!!! Or is it that you're just a good guesser? Nope. You know this stuff.

NSM,
I lost 30 pounds about 6 years ago, but with decent nutrition and finally working out in a gym with weights... It wasn't an overnight fix, no miracle herbs or anything -- It took a lot of time and effort. It was scary, going to the gym at first, but eventually I realized that I paid my membership fees just like everyone else... I know too well about grief mode... When my mom died (1986) I lost weight and hair. I was not healthy. I, too, put on the weight after life went back to "normal." Take care. :)

Angie said...

You look stunning! I'm envious of your commitment to living a healthy life. Keep up the great work :)

Irene said...

Angie,
Awwww shucks... Thanks. It wasn't always this way. It's sometimes a tough road to follow when no-one is on the road with you, well at first.