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Old 09-16-2022, 02:56 PM   #661
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Its made out of soy but it tastes very similar to peanut butter. At least to me. Ha I remember hearing about those chips. They caused "**** leakage" and they had to put a warning on the package. Funny stuff.

Today my eating wasn't good just because I wasn't feeling 100%. Possibly from my 200mil caffeine bottle of coffee or from lack of sleep. I'm struggling to make it to 1500 calories today. My weight was stable for about a week at 159-160 but I think its sliding back down again despite me trying to maintain.
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Old 09-17-2022, 05:25 AM   #662
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I was 157.8 this morning. I said "wtf" and then stepped on the scale again and got the same number. I lifted weights and used my ab roller yesterday so I expected to be the same. Although I'm not 100% sure how that works I just know muscle weighs more then fat and you'll look better if you are all muscle and you normally put on weight but its not fat. I just look like a shrimp right now even without clothes on.
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Old 09-17-2022, 12:28 PM   #663
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Dewed - a couple of things about muscle.

If you have a long muscle belly, you will have (or build) bigger muscles. Look at your calf muscle - where it ends. Is it halfway down your leg, close to your ankle, or closer to your knee? If it is close to your ankle, ie past the halfway point, that is a long muscle belly.6

The other thing is, are you large or small boned? Measure your wrist. I think 7 is the middle measurement. More than that and you are large boned.

Also, it takes a few days at least to show muscle growth. All that happens in the first few days is tearing down - due to the stress of weight lifting. It usually causes water gain.

You want to have some protein after a session to give your body direct quick access to protein. Thats what they say. But it takes hours to digest, so idk. Maybe thats part of the hours or days long it takes to heal muscle. Unless you are doing very light weights, they also say to lift weights only every other day. Altho abs can be worked on every day. Antonio Sabato Jr does 300 crunches every day! And boy it shows!
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I'm just wondering if I'm still struggling with getting enough calories in will gaining muscle even work or will I just keep losing weight? I ate about 1500 calories yesterday so maybe my body just considered yesterday a workout and thats why I lost so much weight. Idk how that works.

I don't know if I'm big boned or not. I'm only 5'5 but I have broad shoulders and a long stomach. My therapist described me as being thin and also having the perfect male body. So idk. She also called me scrawny as well.
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Muscles (and fat) dont happen overnight. Otherwise people wouldnt have to spend decades working on their physiques. Your water and weight are more easily manipulated, by sodium, hydration, drugs, food, and exercise. But these are not permanent physique 1changes.
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I was 160.2 today. I did my workout yesterday and had my protein shake after. I ate 1,612 calories total for the day. Today is a rest day for me regarding my workout so I didn't make that particular protein drink since those are legit protein drinks for post workouts. So far I've had 850 calories. Kinda not the best quantity wise and 360 of those calories were eaten at 12:30AM. So I'll have to make up for it. I still believe in calories in vs calories out although I do also know my diet isn't always the best. My self esteem has been pretty good though these last couple weeks even if I do look a bit like a scrawny shrimp.

I bought some Bob Evans mac and cheese, sweet potatos, and glazed apple, fridge side dish things. My therapist thinks "just keep eating." Is that easy for me to do but she made some sort of comment about eating high calorie foods too so I figured I'd try these.
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Old 09-20-2022, 06:40 AM   #667
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I was 159.8 today. I worked out yesterday then drank a protein shake half an hour later and I can feel it today. I'm a bit achy. Especially in my abdomen which is where I really want to gain muscle. I'm struggling with food. Yesterday I only had around 1,479 calories. A lot of it was in drinks. I'm trying to do better today. I didn't work out, I'm doing it every other day.
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Muscles (and fat) dont happen overnight.
Oh - except for sugary baked beans. Those show up as fat immediately around my waist. Vegetarian beans are better for me.

Yeah, dewed you have a bit of a quandary. Too much protein can be bad for your kidneys, but we need protein to build muscle. Altho there ARE vegetarian bodybuilders. My cousin is vegetarian, and a lot us cousins on my mom's side bulk up easily.
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I just worked out my arms and legs today. My abdomen still needs a break. I did 3 sets total with 20 seconds of rest in between each set with my weights. I probably could have done more. Then I did 3 sets total with 20 seconds of rest in between each set with my 8 pound kettleball. I was doing squats and I did all 30 squats but I had to push myself at the end. Then I drank my protein shake half an hour after. Tommorow I'll use my ab roller and hopefully be able to do more than 50 which is what I did last time.

Idk. Maybe the squats worked out my entire body and not just my legs. I've just been going off a couple Youtube videos and some google images.

I don't feel too achy or anything right now.
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Iím 170 lbs now, so lost exactly two pounds from what I was a week ago at 172.

Taking a long walk later today and getting back on the treadmill too since itís working now.

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I did my abs today. At 2AM because I couldn't sleep and I was bored. I did 50 ab crunchers with my ab roller. Then I took a 2 minute break. Then I did another 50. Then I drank a protein shake half an hour later. Then I fell asleep a bit later for half an hour or so and woke up feeling like crap. My therapist says I'm overdoing it.

I mean I guess theres worse stuff you could be doing at 2AM then over excercising. I think you can get addicted to it though.

I've noticed an increase in my hunger at night. The only difference is the melatonin I've been using and the times I take that and my Geodon. So I'm switching back to my old melatonin and I'm trying to take my Geodon later. Last night I didn't take the hungry melatonin and I didn't sleep well but I've also barely eaten today either.
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I didn't work out today. I woke up and realized I needed a rest day. I was hungry though from not eating much yesterday so I ate 3 yogurts for breakfast. One regular Yoplait, one regular Chobani, and then one Chobani flip. I then went to Starbucks a couple hours later and got a venti iced pumpkin spice latte with non fat milk and light whipped cream. So far today things have gone good.

Btw you can't blacklist someone from an entire part of the forum. Just an fyi.
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I didn't work out again today. That one day really did me in. I did get some walking done from a parking lot to a park and then back again. It wasn't a lot of walking but it was movement and then there was a good almost 2 hours in the fresh air at the park.

Food wise I'm at about 1500 calories. And it was pretty bad quality, I'm not gonna lie. I was in a mood today so I ate what I felt like I could handle.
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I got really bad indigestion from Dominoes on friday. I ate too light of a breakfast, then waited too long for my 2nd meal, so i ordered out. Bargaining with god late friday night, i vowed i would have oatmeal for breakfast. It was tough following thru, but i did it. So saturday i am cleaning and restacking my pantry. Parts of it are now shockingly nice.
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I ate Bob Evans mac and cheese around 2AM this morning. I was starving from eating dinner before 5PM last night. After eating the mac and cheese I was able to get back to sleep and sleep in late though. That stuff has a crap ton of sodium though. I had a small coffee from Wendys around 8 and a Quest protein bar a few minutes ago. I don't know what I am going to eat for the rest of the day. Carb and calorie wise I'm fine right now, but I'm way over on my sodium goal.
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