Saturday, Apr 18 2009 - This is it, and a darned good thing it is!
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I am getting pretty tired of this whole deal, but only a few hours more and then I get to eat real food. And THEN, when I'm all done with the weigh-in, I'm going to write my essay. I could have written the essay earlier, but I think I can do a better job once the weigh-in is over and I know how the measurements came out.
>>>Saturday. Weight in the a.m. is 146.5. (And how did I lose 6 pounds since last night, anyway? I don't remember peeing that much, but maybe.) Dulcolax and 40 mg Lasix early in a.m. and coffee. (Not exactly the cigarette and coffee my mom used to have for breakfast!) No more than 2 oz water per hour until weigh-in; no food. Tan in a.m. Hair appointment at 9:00 a.m.; weigh in at Golds.
Today: I weighed in at 144.5 with a 28.5" waist. Pretty good for an old lady and I am really proud of myself! Certainly the trainers noticed when I was there--I looked pretty good in those very short shorts if I do say so myself!
Of course now I probably weigh 150 because I had a JIB burger with a small curly fry, a V8 juice, and about 2 quarts of water. And it was soooooo goooooood! Back to the grind tomorrow, though. I took some pictures that I will upload to the site after awhile
PLAN THE NEXT:
I am going to start a "Burn the Fat/Feed the Muscle" program. Much more sensible as far as diet and exercise goes. It is really a metric driven program based on moderate macronutrient intake and lots of exercise. I'm going to start at 1600 cals, 35-40% protein, 30-35% carbs, and 20-25% fat; these percentages are adjustable BASED ON WHAT WORKS FOR ME. I purposely set the fat a little higher and the carbs a little lower because I know I'm carb sensitive since I was diagnosed with type II diabetes in the past; I will adjust as needed depending on how this goes.
>>>Saturday, April 18: Weigh-in, then free-form meals (probably 2-3). Small lunch (actually pretty big) then dinner at McGraths to celebrate end of contest--no restrictions, but no crazy portions and no big dessert. Maybe fritos and cottage cheese for a late snack.
>>>Sunday, April 19: The new plan begins. 45 minutes cardio in the a.m. then planned meals all day starting with BF at 6? Measurements first thing--weight, circumference, skin fold/BF, BEI/BF. I need to know the starting point. Plan/prepare/pack meals for all week--tuna, cottage cheese, vegies, HB eggs, roast a turkey breast or ???