Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ten Weeks Out!

What have I been thinking alot about this week? HMMM? I keep wondering if I'll bring my weight and body fat percent down to the level I'm expecting. My goal is 9% or lower. I am also worried about losing muscle mass and size. I am using plenty of amino acids for recovery, strength and growth. I take three tablets before and after my workout. I drink a powder during my workout that has aminos and they are in my protein powder, too. Plus I am eating tons of meats packed with protein. My muscles shouldn't suffer too much loss. I continue to lift as heavy as possible.

My new diet, which I started this week leaves me with very little energy to get a good pump during my weight training and my reps are slower. My diet is basically a very low carb diet rich in protein sources and vegetables very low on the glycemic level. It is called a Ketogenic Diet because when your body runs out of glycogen stores your body begins to burn fat at a quicker pace as it uses it for energy, rather than carbohydrates, which causes the production of ketones. This can result in a possible 2 to 3 pound weight loss per week without losing muscle. You can read more about the diet here:

I will have carb load meals on Monday and Thursday to refuel my body. My muscles feel soft and my brain seems to be functioning slow, as I am having trouble wording these sentences. I feel like my brain is in a fog. So here is what I ate today! Breakfast included 1/2 grapefruit, 1/3 cup oatmeal and 6 egg whites, boiled. Mid-morning snack I had a can of tuna, 3 egg whites poached in microwave and a chopped tomato. Lunch was 5 oz of chicken breast and 2 cups of collards. Mid-day meal was a protein shake with one scoop of protein powder and dinner was 5 oz. of chicken fajita meat with a cup of broccoli. I will have 4 egg whites and 1 cup of veggies an hour before bed. Thursday I will replace this last meal with 1 cup of oatmeal, 4 oz banana, 6 oz sweet potato, 1 cup veggies and butter. I can't wait!


Erin Tales said...

10 weeks out! Wow! Congrats.

I am 13 months out! LOL! I just have been training for 4 weeks. But now that I found your blog I will definitely be following!

I don't have an all-out body transform blog - but I do post every Tuesday. This is me:

Don't laugh at my posing. A newbie here, but very determined!

Dana said...

Hi! Great to hear from you. Yup, I'm getting nervous as time approaches but I'm also getting stoked. I have so many people supporting me, It's amazing. Posing is very hard but they make good instruction videos and I'll make a note to post some pointers on what works for me. Everyone is built differently. You just have to learn how to tweak certain movements, like turning palms in on the side pose to tighten the biceps. I'll share what I have learned.

ktales said...

Hey Dana,

Just found you through Erin and Potty Training to Weight Training - I look forward to watching your progress.

Best of luck,


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