Thursday, May 24, 2007

Modified Velocity Diet Day 27 - May 23

Cass's diet record Wed May 23, 07. (Workout Day)
Good sleep last night. Slept 12 am to 7:00 am.

7:00 am - Got up, made Justin Breakfast, cleaned the kitchen, took probiotics etc. While trying to wake up, I looked through some of the cookbooks I own to pick more recipes to modify for the new book today. By 7:40 am, I still felt a bit blah, so I went back downstairs to bed and rested for about 25 mins.

Finally got going at 8:15 am and went out walking/jogging with the dogs for 35 mins. Nice day again, which made me feel much better. Got in the house, showered, did a load of laundry and took greens and supplements.

9:30 am - Took greens and supplements = 30 cals, 6 NET carbs

Had a phone meeting again this morning from 9:45 am until 11:00 am, so didn't get to drink my shake right away. I was ravenous when I finally got off the phone as a result. THAT is why I tell women to eat within at least 2 hours of waking. Otherwise, you'll feel crazy when you finally do eat and may not want to stop. (I wanted to drink more… or dig into the bag of natural almonds,,, but I didn't)

11:00 am - Took 4 fish oil, and Rev-Z = 36 cals, 4 g fat

11:00 am - Drank first shake of day (made in blender): 1 1/2 scoops Dymatize whey, 8 frozen strawberries, 1/6 cup almonds, 1 tsp ground flax, and glucomannan = 291 cals, 38 g pro, 10 g NET carbs (15 - 5 fiber), 11 g fat

Worked at computer all day. Took breaks to do burpees, jumping jacks, bridges, etc when playing with my dog.

12:30 pm - Red Bell Pepper = 20 cals, 5 g NET carbs,

2:00 pm - Shake #2: 1 1/2 scoops LC Metabolic Drive whey, 1/6 cup almonds, 1 Tbsp ground flax, and glucomannan = 290 cals, 35 g pro, 6 g NET carbs (12 - 6 fiber), 14 g fat

4:30 pm -Shake #3: 1 scoop Dymatize Whey, 6 frozen strawberries, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp ground flax, glucomannan = 218 cals, 24 g pro, 8 g carbs, 10 g fat
Peas and corn = 52 cals, 13 g carbs,

5:50 pm-(Was kind of hungry and going to the gym at 7 pm so had something) = 1/2 scoop LC MD, 20 g raisins = 56 cals, 14 g carbs

Gym workout, 7 to 8:15 pm.
10 min on crosstrainer plus upper body dynamic warmup
A1) Bench Press: 5 sets, 10 reps, 90 lbs
A2) T-bar row: 5 sets, 10 reps, 45 plate
B1) DB Incline Press: 3 sets, Alt arm 5,4,3,2,1 reps (total of 15 reps each arm), 30 lbs each hand
B2) One arm DB row: 3 sets, 10 reps, 35 lbs
Bicep curls, tricep dips as finisher.
20 min more cardio

Quickly changed and headed out from the gym to meet Justin for dinner where I met his friend from CA who was in town because his sister just passed away (sad, sad)

9:15 pm - Whole food meal: Mahi Mahi 7 oz (it had butter on it), steamed zucchini (1/3 cup), 3 tbsp whole wheat cous-cous (probably had butter on it too). Drank water and unsweetened iced tea = 354 cals, 45 g pro, 12 g carbs, 14 g fat

Totals = 1368 cals, 142 g pro, 74 g carbs, 56 g fat

It was great to socialize with Justin's long-time buddies. I wasn't so excited about eating out though and almost wished that I just drank a shake and had a fruit leather in my car on the way there because I didn't want to go too far off my eating plan. I still chose wisely and didn't eat as much as I possibly could of if I wasn't caring about it. I was a little snobbish too in that I wished I could have cooked the fish myself since I just KNEW the chef would cook it with some gawd-awful soybean oil or hydrogenated margarine. That's why I love going out for sushi and just having the raw fish - I know you can't mess that up too much.

Home at 11 pm, felt a little restless because of the caffeine so didn't fall asleep until about 12 pm.


Maggie said...

How are you doing on the lower carbs and calories? My macros for today are pretty close to yours for day 27, and I honestly feel like my head is wrapped in cotton balls. My fasted hour of aerobics this morning was lackluster to say the least, and I'm also fighting off a migraine with 2 extra strength Tylenol.

And that's just with 2 shake meals, too, not the 4 or 5 you do. I had to have an unplanned orange just to keep myself going.


Cassandra Forsythe said...

Some days were pretty rough, and today has been ok. I was feeling foggy today, but I think I just needed a back-off day. Since I mostly sit all day, I've been able to tolerate the lower cals. I only feel like my head is wrapped in cotton balls when I don't eat correctly after my workout (mostly not enough of everything, not just one macro... carbs and fat are a must though), and when I completely bust my hump in the gym in conjunction with an overall low calorie day.

If you're really feeling that crappy, eat a bit more today (that orange will do). I choose to eat more vegetables like corn, peas, red bell peppers and green beans and that seems to do the trick. I get in more carbs, but they're not starchy or easily converted to glucose, so I don't have any major insulin spikes. Maybe try cutting back the fruit and replacing it with more vegetables. How does that sound?

I noticed in your diet records that you tend to have meals only with fruit, which can be problematic for fat loss, even at low calories.

PS. I bought the dymatize Chocolate Mint today and am looking forward to drinking it in... 1/2 an hour. :)

Maggie said...

Yeah, I'm replacing the double fruit meal 2 with a fruit/protein combo starting today. That meal plan was based on my program from Kim Oddo, but I seem to function a bit better with carbs spread out more evenly through out the day instead of loaded into the morning.

Wouldn't it be nice if regular exercise was ALL it took to get that coveted athletic look and diet wasn't such a huge part of the equation?