Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jan 30. 2011

M1: 1 scoop of protein
M2: four eggs ( yolks), 1 slice of banana bread with sun butter
M3: 3 bean chili with ground moose meat
M4: 1 whole chicken leg with 4 cups of lettuce, 2 tbsp of cheese & yogurt dressing
M5: 1 chicken breast with 1 cup of asparagus mole
M6: 1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup of pumpkin, cinnamon & 1 packet of stevia (which is too much, a little Stevia goes a long way)

I had a lovely workout today, I’m loving shoulder day.  It’s tough, but once I’m done military presses, I love the feel of the burning in my delts.  My delts are one of the body parts I enjoy working the most,  I guess it’s because I yearn for nice well rounded shoulders to balance with the size of my well developed bottom, ha!


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Posted by on January 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


The Good, the Bad and the Skunky!

The Eating (Jan 28th. 2011):
M1: 1 scoop of protein powder
M2: 1 whole grain cinnamon raisin scone and 4 slices of bacon
M3: 4 slices of bacon and steamed spinach
M4: 3 Chicken drumsticks & broccoli
M5: 3 Chicken drumsticks & spinach
M6: Scheduled Cheat: Burger, fries, M&M’s and handful of popcorn.  Tasted good, but didn’t feel great after.  There was definitely too much time between meal 5 & 6 and my eyes got bigger than my stomach.  Wayne and I worked late, the original plan was to go to a sit down dinner and a movie and I was going to eat a nice healthy salad.  Instead we grabbed fast food and ate it in the theatre.   Thank goodness Wayne has a large supply of Rolaids.

So prepping my food for the biathlon was not as successful as I had hoped.  Didn’t get to town early enough to buy groceries and tried to make due with what was in the house.  Successfully made the 3 bean chili with two beans (which I had to reserve for the pot luck), took moose sausages out of the freezer to thaw and made banana bread with the 4 brown bananas I had on the counter.  By the time this was done it was 1:00am and time to go to bed.  Obviously I had not been able to pack an adequate days worth of clean foods for the biathlon, so from 9:00am – 7:00pm I would be at the mercy of what food was provided.  I did however pack some sunbutter and half of the banana loaf in my ski bag.  So here it is!  Sorry Marc, there was unscheduled cheating this week.

M1: 1 scoop of protein
M2: 3 slices of whole grain banana bread with sunbutter
M3: 2 Smokies, one bun, The Bad!
M4: Safeway Cake (I promise, this was the worst part!) More Bad!
M5: Finally real food, dinner time! 1 large spinach, red cabbage and sprout salad with oil and balsamic vinegar with pull pork.  The Good!
M6: Chili with ground beef, good god real food is delicious.  The more I eat clean, the more I hate processed food.  Sure it can taste good from time to time, but it always makes you feel like shit. More Good!

The Skunky! My first biathlon was an experience!  Not only was it freaking cold! but I have learned that when cold and running through knee deep snow, I am highly uncoordinated.  My hands were completely frozen during the first sign change.  It was far to cold to take of my mitts and I most definitely lost my staple gun in the snow!  On top of that I had to ski backwards 4 times on the route for dropping targets, etc.  I was pretty proud of my skunk award!  But next year there will be a method to my sign changing madness, I’m going to actually train for this 😀

Peace Out!



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Posted by on January 30, 2011 in Uncategorized


Jan 28.2011

It’s freakin freezing today.  My office is so cold, I’m practically sitting on top of my mini heater.  I’m starting to panic about tomorrow’s Biathlon.  What am I going to wear, what should I pack my cooler with.  This event starts at 9am and ends at 7pm.   The event is providing sausages in the afternoon and a pot luck in the evening.  I’m expecting there to be no clean food in sight.  I’m thinking about making a double batch of my 3 bean chili, boiling some eggs and possibly making a soup to carry in my lunch bag.  I don’t know that if it’s more than -25 like it’s supposed to be, cold raw veggies aren’t going to be what I’m going to stuff in my mouth.  Hot damn!  As I type I just realized I have a freezer full of low fat moose sausage made by my dad.  I think I have been saved!

Anyway tonight I’ll be making a mess in the kitchen prepping for my clean eating cold afternoon.


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Jan 27.2011

As I continue to browse photos from numerous competitions.  I begin to realize a few things.

1) I’m very drawn to jewel tone suits, especially ones in autumn colours.  I also know from experience that my colour palette is an autumn, because I have gold flecks in my blue/green/grey eyes, plus my skin has a yellowish undertone.
2) I prefer the shiny materials to the velvety materials.
3) I like monochromatic suits, versus the suits with dark material and a high contrasting bedazzle (like black material with silver crystals)

These are just a few personal preferences I think it’s good that I document, so that when I have my suit made, I can share my feelings with the designer.  Only fair since this will be the most expensive swimsuit I ever buy!

The Eating:
M1: Scoop of Protein Powder
M2: 4 pieces of bacon and a homemade cinnamon raisin scone with butter
M3: 1 can of tuna with pesto
M4:  3 chicken drumsticks with raw broccoli
M5: 2 chicken drumsticks with steamed broccoli
M6: salsa, eggs whites (6) and 1 whole avocado
M7: I was a little hungry still so I ate a quarter cup of low fat ricotta cheese with 3 sundried tomatoes and tea.

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Jan 26.2011

I’ve been obsessed with thinking about my posing suit today.  I know, I’m out to lunch, my competition is in October!  but I’m a nerd and a over planner.  When I meet the lady who is making my suit in June (yes I already set up a meeting with her [and yes, she couldn’t believe how early I was calling her]) I want to have a narrowed down list of colours and crystal patterns in mind)  So I’ve been scavenging the web looking at different posing suit photos.  Anybody out there have any recommendations of places where I can look?

Now the Eating:

M1: forgot my protein powder at my parents house (which is about 55 km from my house) so I started out the day with 1 cup of cottage cheese instead of my recommended protein powder.
M2: homemade whole grain scones with raisins and sunflower seeds along with 4 hardboiled eggs (2 yolks)
M3: Chicken and half a cucumber (crap where was my fat!)
M4: Chicken and half a cucumber (crap where was my fat!)  I need to put some omega three’s in my purse
M5: Scheduled Cheat,  chicken fingers in creamy dill dip with a caesar salad!!! (made up for the fat missing from earlier!) Was sooo stuffed and my stomach felt like a rock! but it tasted sooo good.
M6: yogurt with pumpkin, cinnamon and a little stevia

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


Channeling my inner Neanderthal

Yesterday I had a great workout.  Dave (my gym owner) really busted my balls on my form and as always pushed me to my limits; this is what I love most about working out with him.  I like knowing that I can get in a few extra reps because someone is there to catch the dumbells when I almost drop them because my muscles have gone into total failure.

Dave also started teaching me posing techniques, something that I’m happy to start working on.  I have never been really graceful. I’m clumsy and I have a lot to learn about muscle control.  One thing I do know from my experience competing in Highland Dance is that those who look the most comfortable on stage  get the most attention.  Those with perfect technique (or in the physique world, the best physique) can be overshadowed by those with the best stage presence.  So time to start striking a pose!  Where are my Madonna CD’s, time to order me some hooker heels!

Dave and I also had an interesting conversation about food.  I am a foodie.  At least 45% of my daily thought is about food. I’m always trying to find new recipes, thinking about what I want to cook and how much I’m going to look forward to eating my tasty creations. When you are on a figure diet, you definitely need to change the way you look at food.  My trainer suggested looking at food as fuel and nothing more, but because I’m stubborn I refuse to accept that fuel has to be bland. (I will find ways to make it tasty, if it’s the last thing I do muhahahahaha!)

It may seem hard to believe, but after submitting last week’s food diary to my trainer, I was told that I do not consume enough fat.  After evaluating my diet, I realized that I have to change my thoughts about fat.  Like most other woman I think of fat as something you should stay away from, but as my trainer says, you need fat to lose fat.  He also added, “leave the skin on your chicken.”  I was shocked, because for years I have been told not to eat chicken skin because it’s terrible for you and although it’s not the first time I’ve heard the phrase “you need fat to lose fat”, I still am scare to leave the skin on my skin, I’m in disbelief!  (but like a good client, I have faith in my trainer and I will do what he says).

After sharing these thoughts and hesitations about fat with my gym owner, Dave put things into perspective for me.  He told me to think of food like a Neanderthal would.   Early man, who was never obese, never over analyzed the meat he ate.  He would kill an animal and eat it all.  He wouldn’t waste any of the meat, just eat it because he needed to.  Damn early man, if only he know how tasty Holland Bakery was!

Even this concept was not totally new to me.  Eating unprocessed, unrefined foods is the whole theory behind eating raw, clean and the slow food movement.  But it helped me realize, that eating a little chicken skin isn’t going to turn me into the good year blimp.  At least not in this point in my training!

So this week, as my trainer suggests, I’ll keep the skin on my meat and enjoy every minute of being able to do it as it lasts.

Hopefully I having confused any readers with my disjointed train of thought.  There is no pre-requisite to starting a blog!

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


Jan 25.2011

Now the eating!

M1: 1 scoop of protein powder
M2: 1 slice of french toast (cinnamon, four eggs [two yolks] and a pinch of splenda, which I will omit next time) & 1 cup of blueberries
M3: Pork Stew! again!
M4: 4 eggs scrambled (two yolks) with 1 avocado sliced and a scoop of salsa.  This was heavenly! I haven’t had avocado in a while and it’s time to bring it back into the repitoire.
M5: 2 cups of vegetable juice and 1 cup of cottage cheese (yikes stuck without food, so I made due!)
M6: 2 cups of vegetable juice and 1 chicken breast with 3 sundried tomatoes.

I went to bed later than usual, my stomach felt rather acidic.  I think this is due to the lack of real veggies in my evening eating.  Stayed up late cooking chicken breast and chopping veggies so I would be ready for Wednesday.  I also had to get my skis ready because this weekend is the Backwoods Biathlon.  I haven’t skied yet this year, so I’m super nervous about what I’ve got myself into, but this is supposed to be a fun event! and fun it will be!

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Uncategorized