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Day 63 Sunday

On Average its been about 2 months, and I have about 1 month left (give or take). Things always get a little stressful the closer it becomes so maybe this is my disclaimer.

Anywho.

Happy Easter Day (sorry Monday people)..

The Food Log

Hmmm.. I think I chugged some muscle egg at 930am, ate some “lace cookies” and went back IN bed. Finished my blog (that was posted today).

1130am chugged some more muscle egg and probably ate some of the “lace cookies”…
230pm Mom made a pork roast with veggies.. I made corn. Because I love corn. and probably had a spoonful or 2 more then I should have of the potatoes.. since she didn’t make sweet potatoes.. :(:(

I do have to buy a shit ton more chicken and get some tuna (and start freaking liking it!).

6pm Shake. Dymatize and Chocolate Almond Butter. Should I dare add some coconut?
7pm Just kidding.. I had another lace cookie. And some black bean brownie with protein chocolate almond butter.

My stomach is going nuts.

&& Here is the recipe for the lace cookies.. mine didn’t turn out like cookies, but it was still so fucking good. I also don’t have the recipe for the black bean brownies because I just googled searched and used the first one I thought was easy enough.. But I didn’t use baking powder lmfao. Ugh.

Chocolate Lace Cookies

(with no added sugar!)

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • level 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • packed 1/4 cup pitted dates (45g)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (170g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 T unrefined coconut oil

Blend first five ingredients until almonds and dates are finely pulverized. In a separate bowl, combine vanilla, oil, and 3/4 c of the chocolate chips. Melt (I microwaved 1 minute, then stirred). Pour the dry ingredients, as well as the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, into the wet. Stir until evenly mixed, making sure to break up any big clumps. It’ll seem dry at first, but keep stirring until it all looks dark and shiny.

Bake at 355 F for 7-8 minutes. (Take out when still a bit undercooked, as these continue to cook as they cool.)

&&

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffin

(can be gluten-free!)

  • 3 T flour (See directions below, for flour notes)
  • 1 T canned pumpkin (or sweet potato, applesauce, or even butternut squash, if you can’t find pumpkin)
  • pinch cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • heaping 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/2 T or more chocolate chips
  • sweetener, such as 1 T sugar or 1 packet stevia (If using liquid sweetener, cut back other liquid)
  • 1 T plus 1 tsp nondairy milk (or part oil, if you don’t like the taste of fat-free baked goods)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. (Alternatively, you can microwave these.) Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 12-15ish minutes.

* Both Picture were Chocolate Covered Katies. Mine were an embarrassment.

The Work Out

Gym was EMMMMMPPTTTYYYYYYY :):):):) and it was awesome. Planned to go at noon because they closed at 3pm. That is enough time for a lift, core/plyo, and cardio without worrying about rests/breaks, not finding weights ext.

Standing bicep curl w/ BB concentrate till failure

25lb (DBeach arm)/ 30lb BB then
30lb (DB each arm)/ 30lb BB.

Bench Dips

BW x 20 x 4

Standing cable cicep curls

Plyo work consisted of:

Bosu Jumps. Tricep Pushback. Planks. and something else I am forgetting lol. 

Then did about 45 min of cardio. 🙂

Day 63 in Pictures..

So today was a good day. Got to lay in bed without Marley scratching at my face to wake up. I accomplished a lot by 1030am (blog wise), and was at the gym by noon. Good work out I suppose. Need to start thinning out now. Tomorrow is going to start a whole nother level.. 😦 not too excited because I mean who likes sleeping less? Not this girl, thats for damn sure. I could spend DAYS in bed… other to eat and bathroom it up, yup in bed. for days. Anywho. I ate a little more then I should had (dumb potatoes), and I ate pineapple freely, my stomach hurts. Gas’y rather. Ive had acid reflux ever since Ive was a baby.. and it sparks up from time to time.. fruit.. oj.. I’ve started to notice it with the flax (not anymore since I barely use the flax and fiber).. So I think its a good thing I have to rid of fruit in 2-3 days. This pain sucks, and tums only works so well. Well I am going to baby this till it goes away. Def sleep early tonight, have to be at the gym by 6am. Wanna a sneak peak in tomorrows day???

6am Cardio
8am Work
5pm Leave Work
630pm Class
9pm Leave Class
930pm Get to Gym
11pm Leave Gym

How awesome.

Btw after my work out I stopped my mcdonalds for a diet coke (guilty pleasure), I saw a bum on the corner, I turned and stopped about half way to the stop light to miss it on purpose. I had nothing on me, not even a debit card. i found the $1 for the diet coke smushed in the passenger seat. As I look back I see a van offer his hand out and give him money, and I look down in my wristlet and I see a loto ticket that I won $5 on.. so I said fuck it, and turned around and yelled “hey I don’t have any cash on me but heres a lotto ticket for $5” he laughed as he made his way over to me and thanked me. I drove away. Bless his heart.

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Day 41 The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

Happy St. Patty’s Day from Chicago!

1017am Woke up a little bit ago, took Marley to go potty. Waiting for home boy to wake up so we can take the children to the park.. lol.. (our dogs).. Haven;t eaten yet.. Maybe make eggs with ground turkey… I kind of want a carb, but maybe just a fruit..

1pm Took Marley to the park with Duece. They had a great time but it was SUPER fucking hot out.. and I was a little uncomfortable in my jeans.. but whatever..

3pm Lara Bar/ Flaxseed Raw cookies 1 scoop Tuna and ground turkey with some lite sour cream

 Since it is the weekend I thought Id share about cheat meals and how to go about them.. You know how everyone eats really shitty and then praises themselves when they eat something healthy… like a piece of fruit? Well its like the opposite lol..

Cheat Meals:

To everyone who is dieting, making a lifestyle change, getting healthy:

Have a cheat meal. Meal, not a cheat day. A cheat meal could set you back a day or two at the gym (if blown a little out of proportion), a cheat day will set you back a week. When you think of it like that it usually doesn’t make the food that appealing to me, especially when you kill it in the gym and visualize it not even counting because you ate so much it would take you a whole nother work out to burn it off.. yeah…. no thanks.. I’ll just take an extra scoop of PB please…..

What do I mean by cheat?

A meal once a week (POSSIBLY 2 meals per week if you actually are TRYING to lose weight because that means you are working hard. As long as your moving and burning calories (calories in vs calories out) you’ll see results). I tell my clients to have whatever they want once or twice a week to throw off their bodies. Changes up metabolism, confuses the body makes it work harder to burn it off.. ext. But more importantly we live in a world where all we see is mcdonalds or BK on every damn corner, where when we go out we want to EAT and not constantly worry about what we are putting in our mouths. We want to enjoy food and all of its preparations.. It’s life.. and not all of us can be perfect and eat clean and whole or even want to for that matter.. I would rather my client be 75% healthy and 25% what they pleased (fast food, alcohol, life), then hunching over from cardiac arrest.

What can you have on a cheat meal?

Whatever your little heart desires. Try to keep it under 2000-1500 calories.

*I have gotten extremely sick from eating super clean and then eating something processed or with high amounts of sugar. Please be careful.

Do you need a cheat meal?

No you don’t. But a cheat meal doesn’t have to be something bad. I am not trying to condone mass quanities of donuts to be scarfed down or thinking its okay to waste calories carbs and sugars on an 8oz of Coke… all I am saying is have a meal where you sit down and think “not broccoli and chicken? Ill take it”.. lol

“Because excess is encouraged during cheat meals, they cannot be overused, or you’d never be in a caloric deficit, and thus defeat the purpose of the diet. If you’re one of those incredibly rare human beings with absolutely no desire to cheat, more power to you. But others should incorporate them to provide relief in three ways: psychological, physical and social.”

What are my cheat meals?

My “cheat meals” is actually just a lighter version of my day to day diet.. I may have fruit whenever I want it.. An extra black bean brownie..

Another Tablespoon of Peanut Butter or extra scoop of cashews..

Condiments (Lite sourcream, ketchup, bbq ext)

Guidelines or helpful hints- cheat meal

A MEAL. Carbs fats, desserts, fast food whatever you want.

Try to keep the calorie content down to about 1500.

Try to fill up on protein first.

Drink water.

Know that you will be bloated in the morning.

Know that you MAY become ill after the cheat meal (depending how hard you are dieting or changing your life.. I know that if I ate something high BAD fat or high BAD sugar Id be on the toilet for the rest of the day lol )

Try to work out before hand.

Enjoy yourself (but not too much).

** this has also started binges for me, especially when I was dieting for a bikini competition, so if you are STRONG ENOUGH to discipline yourself to just one meal please go ahead and enjoy yourself.. but if you are having trouble take each day as they come. But when I would go weeks without any carbs and something looked really look at a weak part of time (also known as a trigger) I would eat myself through THOUSANDS OF CALORIES PEOPLE. THOUSANDS!! My mom can’t believe how I am not 200lbs.. Honestly.. I was probably close.. 160.. 165.. probably even heavier. Which is disgusting. And more so disgusting because it was ruining my life..

But this is why I choose my cheat meals to still be organic/ still healthy for me.. I was addicted to sugar and those binges were so bad I couldnt/didnt stop ( AGAIN, remember I have suffered years of eating disorders NOT everyone has..) But for all of my clients I tell them to have a meal once or twice.. and if they didn’t want one that was cool too more power to them.. but usually something comes up (like a sudden dinner, or someone baked you a cupcake IDK W/E), its life.. lol.. but don’t be meticulous about it.. if you have more then you thought you would have..big deal.. start again tomorrow. 🙂

5pm LA Fitness Bi’s and Tri’s

Started with BB Bicep Curls supersetted with Hammer Curls till Fail

40lbs x 12 reps / 15lbs (each hand) x till fail
40lbs x 10reps / 15lbs x till fail
50lbs x 8 reps / 15lbs x till fail
50lbs x 7 reps / 15lbs x till fail

Moved to Close Grip Bench press supersetted with BW bench dips

Bar x 15 reps/ BW x 8 reps
Bar x 15 reps/ BW x 8 reps
Bar x 12 reps/ BW x 10 reps
Bar x 12 reps/ BW x 8 reps

I did a cable curl and another excersie I can’t think of the name, but I also completely forget I did this so I am going to keep pretending I didn’t lol.

Moved to another cable curl (this time it was lower not a higher bicep curl) with a tricep pushdown.. Forgot the reps on this too, but know that the tricep pushdown I can go REAL heavy with.. Yet my arms are my weakest point.. hmmm

Any who, then did 5 Minutes of Planks

and ended with 30 min on 10-14 (incline). 🙂

7pm Went to Jewel to get dinner.

730-8pm Made and ate dinner. Steak Corn and Asparagus. See that corn was technically a cheat for me 🙂 I may also go have some pineapple in a bit 🙂 Im glad my mom cut it for me because I hate cutting pineapple.

So its about 9pm now.. Laying in bed gathering pictures and updating blogs and sending out emails.. I need to finish and call H&R block tomorrow so I can finally get my taxes done.

I did munch on flaxseed raw cookies (the chocolate flavor bc the ginger ones suck dick) and I think its messing with my stomach… Its ALL fucked up.. 😦 and Ive been getting the heart burn/acid reflux a lot lately.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I wonder what that means.. I only eat so many things I wonder if I could figure this all out..

Well everyone enjoy your st patricks day!! I am going to relax a bit and get some rest.. pretty tired lately but super excited with how everything is coming along… I don’t think Ill be impatient anymore, give me 2 weeks I will probably completely have my abs in which will be SICK :):)

Just took home first in mens physique. Congrats 🙂

&& doesn’t she look great???? True inspiration.

Sorry for posting 2 in a day…..I don’t know what is happening.. Even the post said it was posted yesterday and people even commented on it but I still have to publish it again… my apologies :/

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Day 28 Big girls don’t cry…anymore.

So the post is pending, I think I fucked something up. Whatever you do, don’t fool around with the publish button. This was before it decided to publish on its own, but then not publish when I want it too.. whatever.

It is 9:22am And I should be getting ready for church but guess were not going. I COULD go by myself.. and maybe I should have, but it was only my second time and I practically backed out of prayer group even with my mom sistting there. Idk . So here is my nasty breakfast (when I SHOULD of made real food, not a liquid one)….

Banana PB icecream on left (which is always good) and my nasty ass protein shake on the right.
It is whole foods brand, mixed with superblend and coconut milk and 4-5 ice cubes. and it literally tasted like ass.

I waited a little bit (more web surfing facefucking) probably smoked some more pot. finished my taxes though…
and then headed to the gym at around 130pm.. Did a little arm work out! <ENTER SARCASM HERE. AND EVERYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER> you know my FAVE!!

I needed a little matter before my mind 😉
DEF needed a “pre workout” or some sort to even want to think about doing arms..
It wasn’t so bad though. I have been feeling stronger and it makes the work out that much better.

Started with

Standing DB curls 25 lbs 12 reps super setted with standing BB 40lbs curls 10 reps 4 x thru.

Assisted dips 8 reps ss with BW dips 10 reps 3 x thru

Tricep Pushdown 12 reps ss w Cable curls 25,30,35 lbs x 6-8 reps 3 x thru

I was just about to rant about “common sense” gym “rules” lol.. when I realized no one has common sense to begin with, why would I ever think they would have manners in a gym setting? People are ignorant, yes I have been myself, but I don’t just go up to a machine and take it. I ask around if it looks like someone might be there and if no one speaks up then I proceed. But WHAT THE F U C K ? !  not only did these 2 individuals not care, they took part of my machine down so they could do pointless AB exercises, (sorry still a firm believer in abs are made in the kitchen). I was like whatever and just kept going with the cable curls.

I ended with 8 pathetic bosu ball push ups 2 sets of pathetic triceps pushback 15lbs for 8 reps

and just decided to do my planks. So 5 minutes of F/S/S still only doing 30 seconds each.

Was everyone aware of my little decision to do this entire contest prep with ONLY DOING PLANKS! GOT THAT FOLKS?!??!?! So all my progress pics, and my befores and afters will have been only with the help of planks. Well see how I turn out.

That and I only wanted to do the stair master for this contest prep as well bc I was gay last year and did the treadmill (and lost my precious ass), but like today, though Im not doing cardio on the weekends yet I wanted to do some for the hell of it. Stair master was taken by 3 people holding on, so I decided to do 20 minutes of treadmill on an 10 or higher level at about 2.8 mph. Wasn’t bad either, I could feel how sore my butt cheeks are from those lunges though yesterday. lol

3pm Chicken corn 1/4c brown rice and broccoli and I ate some lite sour cream for after my workout. Fucking bomb.

Seriously I am addicted to corn (only on the weekends do I have it), but what the fuck is going on?
what is up with these corn cravings lol

So I came upstairs and decided to chill for a little bit, update this lovely blog of mine before I do a clean sweep of my room. Going to see project x tonight at around 930, should be good. HEard it was lol. oh AND MY FUCKING TAXES ALREADY CAME BACK RETURNED! UGHHHHHHHHHH!

Whatever that and I think my license is going to be suspended. not even joking. well see. staying positive.

I think I mentioned last night but this is the 60 second chocolate cake I made last night. HOLY SHIT. I AM IN L O V E! Def a great weekend “cheat”

Screenshot from Chocolate covered katie )

Sorry my pictures actually look like shit.. And def doesn’t do it justice.. But can you see how moist it is? And so fucking chocolately (and to think I could of added some cocoa nibs or even cc’s!) But this was fantastic. I literally went back up to bed with a huge smile on my face. It was that good. And it had 3 TBS WW flour and 3 tsp cane sugar, those 2 were the only bad ingredients and it wasn’t even that much. Anywho, hope you all try it.. you will not be disappointed.

and as you know well you don’t but its 4:41 pm

and all I have done is surf the web. and smoke pot.. but thats just cuz.. I was gonna be laying here anyways lol.. but better for you because I have some cool pictures. and some super motivation. BUT here is first shit I am going to buy as soon as my dad sends my $$$ for school ( I already paid for it so relax kids). Id say my income taxes too but that has to go to my savings.. I just randomly went on spending sprees. (no thanks for j stano’s blog lol)

These are from liftbigeatbig.com ❤

So super excited. The middle one will be a sweatshirt, in that purple. The purple looks so dope. And I would do the I know squat in a sweatshirt too but I don’t think they have them yet. Gosh do I know how I randomly found this site. :):)

So I ate at 3ish, so eat again at 6ish… but will be at movies at 9.. hmmm… maybe a quick protein shake at 9 or something.. I am going to go make steak and sweet potato fries. A way to kind of end my weekend cheats 🙂 I love sweet potato fries now.. mmmmmm I gotta start eating them raw though.. well cross that bridge when we come to it.. should be cleaning up here soon and then Ill head out.

and heres some lovely motivation :

 Like look at how sexy these ladies are. Why would you NOT want to feel good and look good? Everyone wants to look good but no one wants to do the work ( i think I should of quoted someone there). Yes it does take TIME and PATIENCE, but when you get the ball rolling you get more into it. You get excited, and it doesn’t become like a chore any more. You relearn eating habits that become your lifestyle. You feel good in every aspect of your life. You finally feel like you can breathe.

Don’t you want that? Don’t you want to live HAPPIER and HEALTHIER?????

You guys have no idea what you are doing to your bodies by NOT doing something (EXERCISE/ EAT RIGHT!!)

I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite or a  health maniac but maybe it’ll take someone close to you endure something as scary as a stroke, or learn they have diabetes, to understand how dangerous all the stuff we are consuming on a daily basis actually is!

Open your eyes people, that and put down the fucking mcdonalds garbage (except the cinnamelts eat those as much as you want).. jk lol.

or don’t. and do what you wanna do, because thats what you’ve always done. but told look for sympathy, expect an I told you so.

You guys need to be aware. Forget vanity, looking good is just an added bonus. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

Actually fuck it. The more I think about it. Do what you want. I smoked for 2 years because I wanted too, that and I actually enjoyed smoking the cigeratte FUCK LUNG CANCER! I was anorexic for 2 years because I wanted to be skinny.FUCK OSTEOPOROSIS! I then puked for a few years FUCK AMENORRHEA! hurting myself even more. Then I moved onto binge eating and doing considerable damage to my body. Then I shaped up and stopped being fucking stupid.

But honestly, that was my route. Do as you please. Inject your steroids. Smoke crack. The older you get your looks fade, the older you get your health fades. In the end were all fucked. So keep blacking out on the weekends and doing stupid shit. To each their own.

Thank God you’re reading my blog. 😉

655pm I’m talking to a kid i don’t want to talk too and a guy that broke my heart (and was “the reason” I went on the worst binge of my life) texted me for the first time in months… awkward.. **** ACTUALLY*** THis is the reason my title is the way it is. FUCK THESE GUYS WHO THINK THEY CAN MANIPULATE YOU!!. Low self esteem can be easily taken advantage of. I will stand strong in my relationships with people, and more importantly the relationship I have with food. fuck that shit. seriously. and to all the dumbasses that are with significant others and are unhappy WTFFFFFFF?!?!?!?!??! Actually fuck that.. thats a whole nother blog. Def not now. My eyelids are closing and I have to go watch a movie in an hour.

Not worth mentioning in detail any person mentioned above. lol

Just ate my steak and sweet potatoes will be posting a pic obviously lol because it looked sooo good.. finishing up, actually Ill just post it before I go to the movies.

Project X and Im getting a huge ass diet coke. UHHHHHHHHH can’t fucking wait. Ill miss not getting popcorn though. I do remember hiding chicken and tuna in my bag when I was doing my show last year lol.. That was always awkward. Tuna really doesn’t smell sometimes.

Ok okokok. SO i didn’t cook any of my food, except more steak. so tomorrow Im going to have to bring broccoli or starve all day. I will make the meatballs tomorrow. MAYBEEEEE make the pizookie when I get home (probably NOT), that or make it before leg day not Tuesday. Anywho.. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I was a lazy ass as usual. Seriously I’m going to church with or without her next week.

and because Im doing back tomorrow ..

Goodnight ❤

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