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FOOD LOG: 24th



- Cup of coffee with coconut milk and a packet of generic Sun Crystals


- Paleo Cereal


- 25g whey protein + 5g glutamine

- Handful of dried apple slices


- Went to the first home BSU game and had access to a sweet tailgating tent, courtesy of Fisher Document Systems. Anyway...I sarted out awesome having a foot long hot dog, a double cheese burger with fixins (no bun), two strawberries, a few baby carrots and a few cherry tomatoes. Washed it all down with a bottle of water. Then, upon walking to the outside side of the tent, they had a copy machine set up with a tray of mixed store bought cookies in place of where the glass would be (neat idea). Over the course of the next hour I had probably 6 of those darn cookies. Washed those (and another foot long hotdog) down with a Diet Coke with Lime...Argh. Now I understand how some people are over-weight. While I knew those cookies weren't good for me...the forbidden aspect of them took over and all rationality & common sense went out the window. I should have just gone for the chips and salsa on the tables and been better off. I felt the effects of those cookies guts weren't happy. During the game I had a Poweraid chased with a bottle of water...I was hot, felt dehydrated and as tho I needed the electrolytes.



- Upon getting home I proceeded to have a big handful of dried apple rings & a handful of trail mix. Not because I was hungry, but because I simply felt like it. 30 minutes later, I was nauseous. I've been sloppy with my eating these last 2 weeks. Not always so much having "naughty" foods, but eating either too much dried/fresh fruit or eating when I'm not hungry; even if the choices are good. I'm seeing the effects of this physically & on the scale. Need to shape up and not always think that just because I have all this muscle now and a higher metabolism that I can just throw caution to the wind. Cuz that wind will knock me on my butt. =)




11:30AM (Done in a 2-0-2 Tempo)
- Double KB Presses w/26# bells: 5 sets of 10

- Bent Rows w/35# bell: 5 sets of 8

- Bench Dips: 5 sets of 10 (45 second rest between sets)

- Bicep Curls with two 15# dumbbells: 5 sets of 12




FOOD LOG: 25th

(Didn't sleep well at all last night. I blame the cookies & sugar (apple slices, trail mix) I had before bed. Could have been too because I was a little warm. Woke up with with what felt like a mix of a cold & allergies...again, I blame the cookies. :) )



- Coffee with creamer


- Slice of Spelt bread with butter & cinnamon

- Coffee with coconut milk & a packet of generic Sun Crystals

10:30AM (Post-Workout)

- 2 halved, buttered biscuits smothered in a spicy sausage country gravy


- 1 leftover porkchop

- Leftover zuchinni cooked in onion, garlic & cheddar cheese (about 3/4 cup)


- Big slab of london broil

- Sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, chopped onion & minced garlic all tossed with olive oil, vinegar & a little lemon juice

- Some chunked honeydew (probably 1.5 cups worth)


- Handful of almonds





Haven't done deadlifts in about 3 weeks. Started light (prehaps a little too light) and increased weight with each set, so I didn't completely overdo it.

  • 185lbs: 1 set of 5
  • 195lbs: 1 set of 5
  • 200lbs: 1 set of 5
  • 205lbs: 1 set of 5
  • 250lbs: 1 rep for a new PR!
  • 225lbs: 1 set of 3

- Double KB Front Squats (1-0-1 tempo): 1 set of 10 with the 35s, 4 sets of 8 with the 44s


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Comment by Rachelle Lowder on September 26, 2011 at 7:33am

Thank you Rachel! I was worried I'd fallen behind since I hadn't done them in a while. Happy to find that wasn't true!


I'm glad you appreciate my honesty. =) I'm not perfect and don't want anyone to think I am. Everyone will slip or struggle at one time or another (or another!), but the difference comes in whether you keep trucking along, striving to be stronger than before or let those slips hold you back. =)

Comment by Rachel Benedick on September 25, 2011 at 9:07pm

Awesome job on your PR with the deadlifts! :)


And on your food log, I love your honesty.  They help me keep perspective to see that other people struggle with the exact same things I do :).

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