Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Names of My Vices

For future reference, I have names for my moods and/or eating moods. I've wanted to call them by their names but ya'll would've just been plain confused. ;)

"Survival Female" - The part of me that craves bread and other carbohydrates in order to survive. I will be in a place where I need to gorge on breads... This is something I fight desperately, it is a never-ending battle, and I realize this must be a caveman part of me that should have died once man no longer needed to hunt for food. My body still feels the need to "store."

"Emotional Mess" - Of course, Emotional Mess' craving is chocolate. And sweets. Happens while TOM is around and my "uterus is trying to secede from the Union" or when I'm really stressed. I either cry a LOT or eat chocolate. Or both.
"Stress Monster" - No explanation necessary. See diagram for how I deal with this one.

TOM is on his way currently, and Emotional Mess has already reared her ugly head. I had a bad eating weekend and successfully gained 1 lb. Awesome (I hope my sarcasm comes across appropriately).
However, in light of how bad I did, I had a wonderful weekend aside from an emotional breakdown caused by TOM coming and a lack of control of OCD (Yes, I battle this and I breakdown when I can't control it). Anyway, Handsome was wonderful and treated me to dinner last night. Making me dinner, that is. He made a baked Orange Roughy (fish) along with bacon green beans (OMG!). And just as well, he made me a drink, dessert and took care of all the dishes (!!!!!). Afterward, I gave him a huge hug and told him how awesome that was, and how spoiled he is! I do that almost every night for him! What a lucky guy. ;)

Today was a great workout day! How awesome is it that we are able to keep our bodies healthy, and therefore our minds and spirits as well?!
And no joke, to me there is little better than some AM cardio and a hard PM lift.
30 mins AM elliptical
PM Lift:
DB bent-over row: 35x10, 35x10, 40x8, 40x6
Back Raise: 0x10, 0x10, 5x10, 10x10
Cable standing Close Row: 140x10, 140x10, 150x10, 150x10
Swiss-ball oblique back extension: 0x10, 10x10, 10x10 (Low back was plum wore out by 3rd set, nixed the 4th & 5th Sets. I know my limit)
T-bar bent-over Row: 40x10, 50x10, 50x10, 50x10, 50x10
DB Leg lift: 0x15, 5x10, 5x5
V-Up: 0x30
And pyramid: @ 60 lbs, 36 Close Grip pullups, 72 pushups, and 106 bosu crunches
Along with a 40 lb barbell complex, 4 sets, 8 reps: Jump squat, Push Press, Hang Clean to Front Squat and Barbell Row.

Needless to say, I am WIPED!

Eats were clean!
400: coffee w/2 tbsp cream pre-workout
700: 1 c oatmeal, 2 egg whites + 1 egg & coffee w/2 tbsp cream
1000: 1 c broccoli, 3 oz turkey, 1/2 c rice & green tea
100: 1 c carrots, 3 oz chicken, 1/2 c rice & green tea
500: post workout creatine, 1 scp pp, rice cake, & 1 c raspberries
630: 6 oz shrimp & 1 c whole wheat linguine (healthy shrimp scampi recipe)
800: Casein crepe w/1 tbsp natty pb

Total: 1560 calories, 163.5g protein, 123.4g carb, 26g fat along with 120 oz water.



  1. Oh my I hear you on TOM. Man, it's like some demon takes over my body! It's the week before, which is my pms time. I'm a miserable wench and all I want to do is eat and eat chocolate. I'm good and strong and have no cravings any other time of the month, it's ridiculous!! Great workout and food =)

  2. ditto to what lisa said......what gives with TOM????
    anyways,great workouts and love your terminolgy!