Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Weigh in

The big T man had me weigh in this morning. I was actually surprised! I weighed 116 on Sept 29th and that was an 8.4 lbs jump for the 107.6 I weighed at my show. So i'm thinking when I get on that scale i've gained at least 5 more. Well it said 117.4!!! I can't believe it! So of course I celebrated by pigging out on chocolate all day. I feel like puking right now.

The reason I got carried away is Tony has put me on what I call an -okay let's not get carried away with eating all the carbs and gaining weight plan anymore- for the next 7 days. I'm going to the Tearoom again this Saturday with my grandma, aunt and mom so i'm going to have to cheat a bit. It's so nice to be able to relax like that. Honestly since going through the first comp I realize that most of the weight and fat loss is due to the cardio. Also since i'll have more muscle the next time I hope it is not as difficult. Don't get me wrong the diet is a very important part and I will stick to whatever Tony throws at me just not this Saturday LOL!!!

I had a leg workout and it killed me. My legs were still sore from last Friday's workout. I actually love doing my legs now. Thanks Stacey! You were right! I also wanted to mention to people who may be new to blogging or trying to find a PT that Tony is THE best! I know starting out it seems a little fishy and you are paying all this money and he has so many people he helps. He called me last night and told me about Beka's condition. He said he just wanted me to know. How sweet was that! What other online trainer out there would do that? Well there may be some but none that I know of :) It is odd how he remembers and knows all these things. I'm sure he writes them down but at least he cares.

Oh and BTW that is not my friend in the pics below. I sure wish she was LOL! That is Jamie Eason and she sent my friend those exact suits she wore. Which reminds me I finally washed my posing suit......talk about procrastination. It was so easy to get clean too!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I want one

Workstation That would be awesome!

I'm not feeling all cowish today. Tomorrow it will happen again i'm sure. I notice when I take the Xpand is when I swell up. Hello.....the stuff is called Xpand for crying out loud!!

My friend Jodi who I competed with got these mailed to her this weekend.

Is she lucky or what!!!! Jamie had helped her out a bit preparing for our show. She must not have done as good of a job as Tony though since I beat her LOL! That was mean I know but i'm jealous :) Not really she is young and still in school and was worried about affording a one piece since they are pricier. Now she doesn't have to! We are going to the KY muscle show next weekend on the 10th and my goal is to get a pic with Jenny Lynn.

Oh also, Get better Beka! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family right now! We need you too, you are like our leader :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Technical Difficulties

Hey everyone! I lost you all for about 3 days :( Our computer took a crap. Thank goodness for fantasy football because my hubby ran out and bought another laptop. He is all into it like i'm sure many others husbands are out there. This one has a built in webcam. Hmmmm....second job? LOL!

Nothing exciting happening this weekend. I went to a Halloween party last night but forgot my camera (sorry Angela). I'll be dressed up again on Wednesday so i'll try and remember then :) Mike and I took Boomer for a walk to wear her ass out. She has been so hyper lately. It's like she has DADD, dog attention deficit disorder. She is part border collie so I guess it's understandable. She is a very well behaved dog and never runs off and minds so I guess I won't complain.

Now I need to go and read everyone's blog and see if i've missed anything.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Confessional

Well here I am 6 truffles, 1 tortilla and many quarters worth of M&M's attacking my fat cells :) I don't know why I ate those things?? Okay, yes I do. I think depriving myself for so long has taken it's toll. I'm not going down without a fight though, what a lousy excuse. I have been eating my scheduled meals and doing all my workouts so hopefully i'll be okay.

I have been increasing in all my weights and it's exciting!! Okay, all but my dang biceps.....I wish they would get stronger darnit! I can't wait to diet down again after this mini bulking phase. May 31st will be my next contest if everything goes according to plan. Then the next is Sept 13th :) They are both OCB and i'm thinking of maybe doing an NPC but haven't made up my mind yet. I really don't feel like buying a 1 piece and may wait until I have more size before I step up next to those women.

Mike has school on Wednesday and I get so bored. I've been cleaning my house like crazy. Which reminds me the Yankee Candle Creme Brulee is the bomb!!

Angela and I have reserved out hotel and purchased our tickets for the Arnold Expo next year!!!!! I can't wait!!! We are going to have a blast and get to meet many of our idols! Of course the most exciting part will be meeting her :) She is going to fly into Indy and then i'll pick her up and we'll road trip to Columbus together. FUN FUN FUN!! Of course both of our men had the same thing on their minds.....Is she hot, can I stay with you guys, are you guys sleeping together?? MEN!!! LOL!!!!

BTW, sorry for the screen of chocolates. Isn't it nice though to have the willpower to be able just to look at the screen and not have to have them? I had it Monday but come Tuesday when the truffles were there in front of me I didn't hee hee!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Great Weekend

My mom and I had an awesome weekend! We got bodywraps and I lost 12.5 inches WooHoo! It didn't feel like anything though. Then we went shopping and checked out the fall leaves yesterday.

Me and the ladies at work drooled over this website all day today:

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Feeling puny

I think my body is trying to get sick :( I have been feeling really tired lately and i'll confess Thursday and Friday I was not up early for my 45 min walk/runs. I just felt like maybe my body needed the rest. My husband said I was snoring last night which only prooves something is wrong.

Oh, the tour yesterday was awesome! I am so glad I went. Being a loyal Toyota owner myself it was nice to see all the hard work and quality they put into their products. Then came lunch.....lasagna, mixed veggies, caeser salad, garden salad, cheddar cheese biscuits, and twisty breadstick. The dessert was apple dumplings and peach cobbler mmmm.....I had a small piece of lasagna, one twisty bread and 3 broccoli spears. I wanted dessert soooo bad but I withheld. I'm glad they didn't have cookies because everyone knows those don't have calories or sugars or anything so it's okay to eat 2 or 3 :) After that though I was back on plan except for I didn't take my MRP shake. Yes I know favorite meal of the day but I was just to blah and I only worked my abs. Dang, I need to talk to T and quit making excuses.

Tonight I am going to a "ladies night out" party with my mom. It is at this tanning salon. We will be getting body wraps, laser rejuvenating treatment on our face, tans and massages! I'm not laying in the tanning bed though, i'll see if they'll let me do the mystic.

Tomorrow mom and I are going to Nashville Indiana. It is a yearly thing for use.


So far today i've gotten my Target shopping done, took Boomer for a walk, and cleaned up the kitchen. Now I think I may lay and let the nice cool breeze blow on me and make me sicker hee hee! I need to work my biceps too so gotta make time for that! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Unplanned Friday

Okay, tomorrow I have to go and take a tour of a Toyota plant here in Indy. It is going to last 4 hours and lunch is provided. I won't be able to eat my tuna and asparagus at 9a or watch Regis and Kelly AAAHHH! I think i'll take one of my hubby's Zone bars for something to sneak while on the tour. All the people I work with will understand while i'm eating because they are all intrigued by what I do. I'm worried about the lunch though, I should just get over it and live for once. I don't have to magically lose 2 lbs this week or anything.

Mike and I are getting our TV mounted above our fireplace soon. The installer who came out recently to survey the situation called Mike today with the quote. He told Mike that he would install it for free and give him this huge tool chest full of $8,000 worth of tools for Mike's bike. That is like me getting a lifetime supply of hairspray. I would not use it. So I got this awesome idea, why don't you exchange it for the Colts VS. the Patriots game?? The tickets are up to $700 a seat people, we would be stupid not to sell them LOL!! That would pay for the whole seasons worth of tickets and then some. So the guy is suppose to let us know by this weekend.

I wanted to let all of you who read my blog and give me encouraging words that I really appreciate it!! I can't say it enough!!

Angela and I are making plans to go to the Arnold next year! YIPPEE! I can't wait!! Hey chic, i'll be out of the office until around noon :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weird body

Okay so today I feel like this:


Just yesterday I was feeling so much better??? Odd.

Here is a healthy pumpkin pie recipe. It is really good, I use to just make the crust and eat it. Use to :) I haven't had this in at least a year!! Hmmm....possible cheat meal.

Pumpkin Pie!!


Crust: 2.5 cups of oats finely chopped(use food processor or blender)
2 egg whites
3/4 cup Splenda
1/3 cup liquid I can't believe it's not butter spray.
Mix together well in a bowl and spread onto a greased pie pan.
Place in 425 oven for just 10 min.
Pie Filling: 1 can of Pumpkin Puree
1/3 cup splenda
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 egg white
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp cinnamon.
Mix well and pour over pie crust Put back in 425 oven for 15 min and then reduce to 350 for about 25 min or until a knife comes out clean from the center......when cooled spread a thin layer of FF cool whip on top!!!

if you cut into 11 slices..they yield about...
82 calories
13 carbs
6 grams of protein
1 fat
3 fiber............ENJOY!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Manic Monday

Not really but I like the song. I'm excited to see other girls wanting to compete now! I won't mention names except for Angela since she has let her secret out and others will soon I hope :) Let's face it, I work out at home and will probably never have the body of Monica Brant but.....I can still compete and feel like I do. Okay Tony would kill me if he knew I said that so don't repeat that to him. He believes in me more than I believe in myself. I have really gotten over that this year though. Even right now after drinking this nasty NO Shotgun and gaining 2 lbs a day in water weight I am on cloud nine!!

Which reminds me, I measured my waist this morning and it was back at 25"! I believe it was the "peanut bear" chocolate bar I had yesterday ;) Don't worry I told Tony about that. He said that BSN pp may be causing me to store fat because there are corn syrup solids in it. By Golly there are too because I read the ingredients when I got home. So I will stick with Optimum Nutrition and the Matrix after my dinner from now on.

I had an awesome chest workout tonight and I am seeing thing and bumps pop out that I haven't seen before! Of course there are things I was seeing that I don't see right now either. Like my abs :( I know they are there though.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Hey i'm alive! I can't believe I haven't posted in 4 days. I must have had a life for a bit LOL!! I'm still working out and eating like a healthy pig.

I had to send my pics to Tony yesterday. It is amazing how fast your body will go to crap in just 3 weeks. I know it's not really going to crap but it feels like it. I'm surprised Tony hasn't e-mailed me yet and said don't eat your yam, rice or apple. If he ask for more cardio he can kiss my big white, hairy, freckled, big toe. I'm already up every morning before work doing 45 mins after I told hubby he'd get to not hear that for awhile.

Mike and I went out to eat with his parents last night at my favorite place so I could have my greek salad with chicken. I don't like wearing clothes. There, I said it. So anyway I was wearing my 3/4 jeans that still fit me :) These will probably be my "Amyella" jeans that only fit certain times of the year, we'll see. As soon as Mike's parents left the house, Mike's said okay you can go get undress now. He knows how much I hate to wear "real" clothes.

Today Jodi and I are meeting at Ruby Tuesday's. I've already checked the nutritional info online so I know what i'm getting. This is the girl who got 3rd at my show. I'll be wearing my comfy clothes to meet her because she is cool like that and I don't feel a need to "impress" her. Then there is an outlet mall we are going to go walk around. After spending over $300 in supplements this month I don't know if i'll be doing any real shopping. Who am I kidding it's in my blood.

I still have my biceps workout from yesterday to complete. I didn't do it because his parents were coming at 4 and that would throw my whole schedule off with the timing of all that I have to do shake wise around my weight workout. So i'll do it today :)

Getting ready to take my fur baby for a walk! I did this yesterday too and it burns 275 cals plus it's fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Burning the fat, feeding the muscle

Yes, I do have that e-book but haven't really read it. Anyway, i'm back to my burning fat cardio session!

Week post comp - 1098 cals burned(weak, i burned that in a day pre comp)
Last week - 3742 cals
This week - 1299 yeah baby, that's more like it!!

I have noticed my strength coming back which is nice. I have also noticed I feel like puking right around now, 6:00p. This is after my Met-rx shake and this post workout concoction that I take. One more hour and I get to stuff my face with chicken and yam :) Have I mentioned I don't like eating this much LOL!!


This is how I feel today and I feel it kicking also.

Dang, I really just measured my waist and it 26"!!! It was 23.5 at comp time! LOL!!

Monday, October 8, 2007


I just started weight training and found you as my insiration:) I came across your profile on bodyspace and I see your body as an achievable goal for me. I am 5'3" and 112 lbs. I've been a Pilates devotee for 6 years and have decided to step it up a notch by joining the gym and working my ass off...literally!! You are now taped to my fridge...hope you don't mind being there amoungst the kids drawings:)
You look fantastic! Best of luck to you in all your own goals!!

This was in my myspace message box today! That makes all of this worth it! I wish I could help other people physically and mentally but my way is to drive past the MCDonald's and yell LARD ASSES!! Yes, i'm not a people person :) I was leary about posting my pics on the internet and especially on myspace. I wanted all those "perfect" girls I went to school with though to see me now. Over 30 and getting better with age. Wow, I can't wait to workout now! I'm not feeling as puffy this is what i'm feeling like today now:

The Damage

So Saturday was my weigh-in. A whopping 116 lbs! I was a little freaked out but not too bad. I realize I need this to get muscle and what Pro weighs 107 lbs?? Then it happended.....Tony called. I swear that man has ESP. He wanted to see how I was doing how my body was feeling etc. So I told him even my lips feel swollen and I just feel uncomfortable. He described a couple of different bloat feeling and let me know that mine is just water around my muscle right now and that is what we want. So I guess i'll quit griping.

I had my cheat on Sunday, another yogurt parfait :) I know nothing exciting but i'm waiting for a big craving like pizza or mexican before I waste a cheat day. Mike and I grilled out Buffalo burgers yesterday and they were delicious! I even took a bite of the baked beans. *gasp* Then that was enough for me. I remember before my show thinking I can't wait to just crack open an beer and grill out and have a food of the things I can't right now. So I sort of did that, no beer for me just because what is the point really, plus it slows the metabolism down and I surely don't need that right now with all the yams, rice and apples. I did have that bite of baked beans though and they didn't taste that good. Now the buffalo burger rocked! I have one left over and i'm gonna eat it tonight :)

Hope this week flies by!

Friday, October 5, 2007

This is what I feel like.......

This is what I really look like

Sorry about the crappy photo. My battery died right after this.

The only time I ate crap was the 3 days after my show. The PB&J french toast, the pizza, the M&M's and then it's the Tony diet. Dang, I knew I needed to gain to build muscle but I don't like it!!! Plus I think the "goods" I got on Wednesday immediately put 5lbs on me!! I take a shake 30 mins before I work out with 16 oz of water, then after workout another concoction with 16 oz of water and then my MRP with another 16 oz of water. Then an hour later I have to eat then another hour later another shake!!!! Can you say BARF!!!

Tony wants me to weigh tomorrow EEK! He then wants me to take pictures next weekend. I expressed my concern of gaining weight and how my body loves holding onto fat. Of course I know he knows what he is doing but I don't know if my body knows what he is doing HA!

I'm so glad the weekend is here....i'm ready to chill.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Watch Me Grow!

Alright, I got my goods now watch me grow! Thank the Lord my car got paid off this month :)

From this:

To this:

I'm glad i'm not the only one who can't pass up my forbidden foods. Colette what is your secret???? Let's just say those were in my house last week and are gone now. Put real food in front of me and i'll tell you no thanks but now a jar of PB, I couldn't resist.

My head is back in the game now though. I'm a little more relaxed about it. I made my husband spaghetti last night and I actually ate about 5 of the noodles. That is pushing for me because I would have never done that before my show. I need to grow though so it's okay, plus they were whole wheat noodles. Even though I don't get to eat what I fix my hubby I still make him eat healthy stuff. For garlic bread I made him toast and put smart balance butter on it will garlic salt seasoning. He loved it too!! He's lucky there just happened to be bread in the house from when I made PB&J french toast mmmmmm......PB&J french toast.

I haven't weighed myself since Friday and I don't think I will. I can't see my abs as well and I'm really not worried about it. I'll take some pics tonight or tomorrow so I can post what I look like 2 weeks post show :) I can't wait to get some veins and bigger muscles though. Tony rocks and really gets you mentally prepared!!! I'm ready to do this. Watch out NPC girls here I come!!! Next year i'll go ahead and do my OCB contest again and win 1st this time. HUH? WHAT? Is this shy innocent April talking???

Oh yes! Laurie I get my shake again WOOHOO! That is back to my favorite meal of the day now. Did I mention I get apples, rice, yams and raspberries and so much oatmeal that I almost puke every morning??? Hey, it's been 9 months since I feel like i've eaten anything.

Monday, October 1, 2007

5 forbidden foods

Here is a list of foods I WON'T be keeping in my house:

1. Peanut butter
2. Trail mix
3. Nuts of any variety
4. Chocolate of any kind
5. Peanut M&M's

I'm back on track to gain muscle and not fat and it feels great! My diet to build muscle up is awesome!! I am eating more carbs in a day than I was in a whole week! Of course I am worried about getting fat but Tony told me he's never lied to me yet and I should trust him. He reminded me of the time when he told me the weight I would compete at and I said "yeah right". Well, he was right!

The Colt's game was awesome last night. I got my Diet Coke and peanuts :) My eating was awful yesterday. I had oats with protein powder,salad with chicken, zone bar, peanuts, and a martha's vineyard salad from Arby's. I should have taken something extra to the game because I went for like 4 hours without food NOT GOOD!!

I am really bloated right now. My stomach looks awful! It's because I got this new gum with Xyitol or something like that in it. That stuff kills me!!! I can't wait until it's all out of my system and neither can Mike! I even think Boomer leaves the room when something slips out :)

Today is customer service appreciation week. They had donuts, chili w/ PB sandwiches, cookies and brownies for everyone. Boy am I glad I have a new plan to follow!!!