GINA--- Seriously COD? You northerners and your cold water fish... that stuff is terrible! it's like watery fat with no flavor. But sure you can grill it, can't make it any worse. Not sure how well it will stay together. You may also try searing it in olive oil and sprinkle a little flavor on it!
Seriously getting nothing done. Meeting from 1-3:30 after lunch... that goes this day!
I'm the one in New Madrid.
JR! Dude, I know. It's kinda gross. Leftover from a photo shoot. It barely has fat, get a life. ;-) (i know what you were saying!)
Hey, thought about you guys when I read this article on Yahoo. Great no non-sense FACTS about working out and getting lean... I wish this stuff was published more often. it's not rocket science!
OMG, everytime I get an email from BFL (like I just did) I think it's Tiffany sending me a Vio! Thankfully--this time--it wasn't!
Gina - sounds like they're just messin with your head. Hey, I think I just made the 500th post/reply on this thread. Ain't I sumthin.
Jr, I went back to a few of my MyFitnessPal entries from early on in my C1 and my carbs are much greater than my proteins (for example: protein = 110; carbs = 206) I averaged 1550-1600 calories/day. Hmmmm, looks like this girl needs to get it together!! Srrrrrrsly - where tf was my brain?! Thanks for opening my eyes. As common sense as this program is, this girl can still find it difficult…how did I ever graduate college?? Ha, kidding…ahhhhh, well sort of kidding... Any who…. Goal for C2: PAY ATTENTION and use the MFP app every single day. And regarding the milk, that's what I use in my coffee so it's just a few ounces. I wasn't hungry yesterday - could be from the Memorial Day food/booze hangover? After reading your post I now have Dionne Warwick in my head "keep smiling, keep shining…" (and I can still hear my mother when I was growing up, singing as loudly as she could to it) - thanks for the photo props! Maybe I should revise that to read: "goal is to look great in pictures… from the neck down" Soon, very soon! The yahoo article has now been pinned to my "workout" board on Pinterest….don't want to lose that puppy - great article.
David (500th post....wahooooooooo!! Tiff, can he get a t-shirt or a sweet prize??) what a small world. I guarantee you that my mom would know your cousin. The woman knows everyone, she's cool like that :) I, too, am not an avid FB poster - but I can rock the "like" button like no other! You've all been warned…. And yeah the lakes in MN = fan-friggin'-tastic. Especially in the dead heat of the summer, when you're on a boat (or at a sandbar), crankin' some tunes, sippin' on some cold ones, while hangin' with the besties. OMG I want nice weather NOWWWWW (as I look out the sliver of a window by my cube and see dreariness).
Gina, DOWN 14 LBS?!?! Helllllllzzzzz yeah gurrrrrrrrrrrl!!! Did Brad give you an ole wink ;) today in your meeting? (insert a raise of the eyebrows x 2) Heeeeeyyyyyyyyy Brrrrraaaaaaaaaddddddddddd… And OMG, I totally received the BFL email today and was like "oh ____!" but then let my breath out when I saw it was the latest newsletter. Whew!
JG, could your kids be any cuter?!?!? You can just feel the happiness in their pics! A-friggin'DORABLE. I haven't stalked too much so I haven't seen your wife yet - but with as cute as your kids are, I'm guessing she's a total babe :) I really need to time block for FB stalking tomorrow!!
And now I really need to get my don-kee back to work. Heee-hawww.
Shorty- Thanks for the cute kids comment. I couldn't agree with you more! Haha.. If you scroll through my profile pics you'll be able to see a picture of my wife. After you mentioned that you hadn't saw her I went back and looked to see if I could find her anywhere and I only saw the one in my profile pics. It's very rare that she will get in front of the camera for me and when she does she dosen't want me to post the pictures.
SHorty - my cousin's name is Chuck Friemel. Think he is the Pastor of the Hiawatha Valley Baptist Church. Could definitely hang at Minnesota lake - bet the summer heat is nothing like down here. Friggin hot!! Speaking of tunes - got my Nano repaired!! I am very hard on Nanos, Itouches, Ipod originals. Had em all. Can't believe I've been actually working out w/o my tunes for several months. Really gonna hit it now!! I'm pretty good with the like buttom myself. Yeah, Shorty, you have inspired me to get my stalking on! As if i have any more time...geez!
Gina - guess I must have missed the part where you were down 14lbs ......EEEEXXXXCCCCCCEEEEELLEEEEENNNNNTTTT!!!!!!
Yeah, Justin, understand about the wife not wanting you to post pics on profile. Mine got made at me for changing my profile from one of Ben and me to one of her and me. Can't win.
JR - I've done that finisher with the kettlebell swing and burpees. Brutal!!
Had a great cardio session this morning. Didn't quite hit the 700 calorie mark in 30 minutes, but I gave it all I had and got a little closer!
Workout planned: HIIT on the stair climber slaughtered 5:30am
Foods planned: 1) Protein shake with 5g creatine and a banana. 2) Dannon Greek yogurt. 3) 1/2lb lean turkey and 2 slices of cheese. 4) Carb Advantage Protein Shake. 5) Chicken breast and green beans. 6) 1 cup non-fat cotage cheese.
Obstacles you have to overcome today: None
Help you need or some great tips you want to share: N/A
Positive statement about yourself: These jeans are getting looser by the day!
Hey hey CC family! Funny you boys should mention how your wives don't like it when you post pics of them on FB - it all goes back to girl code. For illustrative purposes: when my friends and I are having a ladies night out, it is a must that everyone approves the picture prior to the post. If someone fails to do so, you will be razzed until your guilt makes you feel sooooo incredibly horrible, resulting in removal of the picture. And like hell if you want to tick off a girl = picture paybacks can be b.r.u.t.a.l. It's girl code!
JG, I was right, your wife is a babe! After doing a little light stalking on your page, ummm I think you need to wear your DADD shirt 24/7 until your daughter is through college - she is going to be a heartbreaker! Those eyes? Good luck to ya buddy! And I mean seriously STOP with how friggin' adorable your little guy is - he has a smile that could seriously make the grouchiest of people happy!! Just that "I frickin' love life" smile :) Adorbs. And just saw your post: NICE FRIGGIN' JOB!!!!! 686 in 30 min????? One word: Animal. Get it!!!
David (the Kramer pics get me every time!), I'm totally going to ask my Mama about your cousin when I chat with her tonight. The last name sounds very familiar… You and your brother had me fooled - you look sooooo much alike! After doing a little light stalking on your page, your entire family is good looking - must be rough! I guess they know how to grow them in TX. Oooooh, congrats on getting your Nano back - tunes are a must for this girl - once I'm hooked on a song, I could listen to it on repeat during a run. Weird? Perhaps! Whatever works. As for the heat, I've only been to the hot state Texas once (took a spring break road trip with my college peeps to South Padre). I believe that was in April and not even during your peak temps! MN can get pretty hot (and mix it with that damn humidity and it's just gross) but thankfully it's only for a stretch.
Jr, I'm sure you are just rolling your eyes at that last sentence! Ha, I picture you sitting on the lake wearing a sweatshirt during one of our hot days. I've been to FL in the dead heat of the summer and thought I was going to die…but then Disney World made it all better :) As for my light stalking on your page, I've come to the conclusion that you have the hardest life. You and your wife look like you have no fun and life in a horrible place....Do you seriously have 3 bikes? I do not know how to ride (other than the Vespa I rode out in CA), but my dad is a Harley dude. I love going on rides with him - so awesome!
Ohhhhhh Gina, I found a good post for your FB page. I'll get my don-kee on there after posting this. Keep smiling, keep shining, knowwwwwwinng you can always count on me….fo sho (my fave part)….that's what friends are fooooooooor…. As for your FB, well come on now, we all know how fantastic it is. I cannot get enough of Baby G!!!! There are just no words to properly describe how insanely adorable she is!!! No words!
Ohhhhhh Sue, where are youuuuuuuuu?
Must go get my stalk on, mixed in with a little work here and there...
JUSTIN- You couldn't find 14 more calories somewhere in that 30 minutes??? Good stuff man, nice workout.
Have a great LBWO this morning, pushed my squat weight to 415, but only got 3 reps on my last set. Probably would've pushed it a little hard in a normal gym, but at Planet Fitness they frown up things like dropping weight, and no one would ever attempt a rep that they may not be able to complete (read: time to switch gyms!).
Somehow I only got 3000 calories yesterday, was looking back through my food journal and had to delete 3 items that I just didn't eat! (Oatmeal, Almonds, Casein Shake). Guess that means I've got an extra 500 calories today!!! I actually plan to stick to 3500 today, but it's grown up kickball day, so I'll probably grab a beer (or two).
1- ON Gold Std Whey (2 scoops), 12oz OJ, White Flood (pre-workout)
2- Body Tech X Mass (weight gainer) shake, 16oz skim
3- 6oz Grilled Salmon, 1c. brown rice
4- 6oz Grilled Salmon, 1c. brown rice, salad
5- 2 chickfila sandwiches (yes the fried ones), 2 beers
6- Casein Shake, 12oz skim
total calories 3598. Even with fried chicken and salmon, I'm only at 86g of fat, my goal is 100g. Still very low in saturated fat.
Cross post- Shorty. I've only got 2 bikes... well actually 1 is mine, and 1 is Mrs. JR's. I don't remember what pics are one FB, but the little sporty (black one) is the Mrs's. It's a fun little bike, but I look like a clown on it. Even though I'm only 5'10, 195... I set it up for someone 5'7" so it's pretty comical when I ride it. The other bikes on there may have been my old bike, my dad's bike, or my brother's (he's got two also). Unfortunately, my bro is still in Atlanta so we don't get to ride any more.
As for our tough life, you're right... we've got it terrible. We made a conscious decision to leave Atlanta, and promising careers to live where we want to live and fish and play. It really helps to have an awesome wife. We still both work very hard, but we try to have a real appreciation for enjoying everything we have. We we truly have a LOT! We're blessed.
Another day ruined by meetings... got to get to it!
Slow gettin started today. Had planned on getting my weight and measurements done today (at a little over 4 weeks) but decided to reschedule in few weeks. Not as concerned on the scale weight, but I am becoming more in tune with my body (almost sounds feminine to say that - no offense gals). Workout partner bailed on me today so I did shoulders alone.
Justin - Geez man, the rate your going, we won't be able to see you at the end of this challenge - 686 cals in 30 (that's a big mac, dude!). Thanks for friending me. Love the pics of your boy and daughter. She will definitely break some hearts, but you're gonna be buffed up to provide some intimidation to the fellers she brings to the house. Also - like the deer field dressing pics.
Shorty - hhheeeyyyy there! Thanks for the comps on the family. Have plenty more pics that I'll need to shamelessly put on there. Again, I have been rather scarce on FB until recently. I do that - go for months without getting on and then will visit for a little bit and then off again. Just get busy. And by the way, the girl you remind me of is All-American good looking so it was a compliment. I love brown hair and brown eyes - I married brown (some ginger) hair and brown eyes so naturally, I'm biased that way. I can repeat on some songs as well during a run. Keep the hammer down!!
JR - see you've moved on to Gold Standard and Body Tech and White Flood. Let me know how they are working for you. Inspring how you are dominating the squats! Actually missed my leg routine Tuesday (had to get to the office eeeaaarrrllly). Plan to fit in somewhere in next two days. You still using the Smith Machine? I plan to start incorporating some front squats to legs. Like what they do, just hard to keep bar level and elbows up.
Sue - let us here from yoooouuuuuuuu!
Ok - too much to do and I must get on with it. Have a great Thursday guys!
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