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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    I guess I should state that I haven't stopped training. Sledge and I still hit it hard all last week. Granted, I wasn't my usual cheery self but I was there and I lifted as heavy as I could. I'm still following the nutrition plan.

    I've had some good conversations with a couple of people about this over the last week. (thanks SteveG, Ninja Loco and mman47) I think in my quest for balance I will try to gradually take off some of the fat I've put on since my comp but not in any drastic sort of way. I think my days of purposely bulking are over. I mentally can't take it. I may compete again in the future but I can't make it a goal right now. I need a break from the extremes.

    Amen to that and the replies. That is a young man's game and, ultimately, a trap with dire consequences. I am doing the Masters the old school, Arnold way. People think I am training for a triathlon right now, getting lean and near fighting weight. Great! I will grow even as I walk on stage, nervous as hell, yes, but rested and healthy and ATHLETIC! You have been at this a long time, you are just arriving at the truth you always knew to be true!

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    I can understand your feelings well Erin. Ive never been able to reach the stage condition to even compete. I tried really hard but not hard enough. I wasnt willing to give 110% to get there. I was miserable . Im now just living life the way I want to and I am very happy with myself as MYSELF. I was never meant to be a competitor I just wanted to be healthy and I am.

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    Erin, thanks for the props, hun. I like what Kathy said (or it could be just that I want to see her boobs)..... and I know it all applies to you. What I think you need to do is a mix of both hers and ours advice: just do it for yourself...and then if the bug hits again, compete. Its doing you no good to try and do it all over again when you have so many other things to worry about like what we discussed last time. And you've known me, what? 3-4 years now? Im the exact same way as you when I cut. Remember? I went from cutting to "not cutting", then to recomps.... you like my abs but Im about to come unglued cause I done lost another 2 pounds again EVEN THOUGH Ive lost no size. Im freaking. I dont like doing this. Same as you...... so remember what i said about when I just stopped thinking about it.


    BUT... I know Erin. She will compete again. She couldnt stand not to......

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    Thanks, hun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Thanks, hun.
    I know you are talking to me ........ not that boobie hunter right ?

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    Yep, you. Actually, that's me...the article. Nice to know I'm not losing my mind. Now if I could just lose 20 pounds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Yep, you. Actually, that's me...the article. Nice to know I'm not losing my mind. Now if I could just lose 20 pounds....
    Stick with it GM. Your doing a great job here!

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    Off season back...what do ya think?

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    You're a beast!

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    Stopping by to say hi ...hope your having fun and enjoying life
    Your back is crazy ...hows training and the new goals
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    Training is really good. I can't believe some of the weights I'm pushing. For instance, I did wide grip lat pulldowns the other day with 170 lbs. Sledge had to pull the weight down so I could sit. It weighed more than I did and I couldn't get it down by myself. LOL I just dangled from the bar. (I'm short so I stand on the seat to wrap my straps and then I couldn't touch the floor without his help) I'm going to get video of that the next time Sledge and I train back. We laughed our arses off!

    I also did incline presses with 35kg dumbbells...that's 77 lbs...EACH! 6 solid reps. Squats are 220...nice and deep, too. Yep, I love/hate max-ot. LOL

    On the not so good side, every joint hurts. Elbows, wrists, knees...even forearms are painful in a not good way.

    I decided to take a different approach to food and dieting. I just can't do keto all the time. I know it works but I'm so fried on it mentally. I decided to go back on carbs and count calories. That way I can get back to a more balanced place mentally. I hate all the restriction all the time. I'm going to save the keto thing for contest prep. And at this point I haven't even gotten close to picking a show yet.

    Australia is cool. I may stay a month longer than we'd originally planned. I'd like to wait out the snow in PA. My hometown got 36 inches in the last 2 weeks and I think another storm was rolling in two days ago. I'm thinking April might be safe. LOL
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    Would love to see a video of that
    being short is rough sometimes but I work around it too
    training sounds great would love a spotter to help

    Hell I would stay longer too... Not looking forward to the Columbus weather
    after our 70's here ... The things I do for a little entertainment is crazy
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    Sounds like you are doing well. Keep up the good work!

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    holy cow! lol, 500grams carbs per potato

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    OMG,...at least!

    I boiled and mashed them, then I preportioned and froze it all.

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    holy radioactive soil, batman! 4 potatoes in one.

    Read how strong you are gettting...that's incredible. I wish I could incline press 77lbs in each hand. Seriously.

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    Those are my kind of sweet potatoes!! I always dig for the extra large ones at my store. They're just a tad smaller than the smallest one you held up. When I can find the jumbo ones. Maybe in the states they're just harvested sooner. Most people try to pick out the tiny ones.

    Have you made sweet potato fries? They are killer! Even my picky daughter loves them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    You're a beast!
    No kidding!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebirdmac View Post
    Those are my kind of sweet potatoes!! I always dig for the extra large ones at my store. They're just a tad smaller than the smallest one you held up. When I can find the jumbo ones. Maybe in the states they're just harvested sooner. Most people try to pick out the tiny ones.

    Have you made sweet potato fries? They are killer! Even my picky daughter loves them.
    I have but they were a flop. How do you make yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post


    Off season back...what do ya think?
    I'd do ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
    I do ya
    Fixed for accuracy.

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    In for the gangbang.

    And the sweet potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    I have but they were a flop. How do you make yours?
    I just poured some olive oil in a bowl, added sea salt, then dipped the cut potatoes. Baked at 400 for 15 minutes, flipped them, then baked for another 15 minutes. My daughter and I like them crispy so next time I'm going to make them thinner, kind of like McDonald's fry size and maybe cooking a bit longer. I put the leftovers from a few days ago back in the over for another 15 plus 10 minutes. Some got pretty darn dark. Black even. And they still tasted good!

    I need more practice too. But if I get my picky, picky kid eating them I've accomplished something

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    I had sweet potato fries at a Jimmy Buffet's Cheese Burger in Paradise and they were thin and crispy. I want those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebirdmac View Post
    Those are my kind of sweet potatoes!! I always dig for the extra large ones at my store. They're just a tad smaller than the smallest one you held up. When I can find the jumbo ones. Maybe in the states they're just harvested sooner. Most people try to pick out the tiny ones.

    Have you made sweet potato fries? They are killer! Even my picky daughter loves them.
    I pick the smaller ones ...if they are bigger I eat half ...I am moving out of that mindset
    My daughter loves the sweet potato fries too ...took her a little while before she realized I was not going to make the other kind ever again so she gave up and tried them.
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    In the USA I buy sweet potatoes that are single serving size. They don't have sweet potatoes like that here. NONE of them are small.

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    NOW I WANT SWEET POTATO FRIES TOO.

    And I'm stuck at work eating out of ziploc bags for another three nights.

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    The great thing about the big sweet potatoes is you can cook one and have it for several meals. They reheat great in the microwave. But initial cooking must be done in the oven. Microwaved sweet potatoes from raw just aren't the same. I eat a large one every day. I have slightly orange palms to prove it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    In the USA I buy sweet potatoes that are single serving size. They don't have sweet potatoes like that here. NONE of them are small.
    We do. Just don't seem to be around at the moment. Usually their are about 4 or 5 different types of sweet potato. They must be out of season at the moment or something. It just seems to be the big ones in the shops at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
    NOW I WANT SWEET POTATO FRIES TOO.

    And I'm stuck at work eating out of ziploc bags for another three nights.
    We don't always get what we want ...do we
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    No maam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blu2xtreme View Post
    We don't always get what we want ...do we
    LOL...Quoted for truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
    We do. Just don't seem to be around at the moment. Usually their are about 4 or 5 different types of sweet potato. They must be out of season at the moment or something. It just seems to be the big ones in the shops at the moment.
    The saying is that "everything is bigger in the USA", so it's odd that our sweet potatoes are bigger than theirs....

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    I had kangaroo steaks the other night. Yum!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tight booty View Post
    The saying is that "everything is bigger in the USA", so it's odd that our sweet potatoes are bigger than theirs....

    Our country is bigger than yours.

    So THERE

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    Australia ...1,882,431,500 acres


    USA.... 3,537,441 acres

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    Well... this is rather embarrassing.

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    What? That I can outlift you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    What? That I can outlift you?

    Yeah

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    "What you feel only matters to you. What you do is the only thing that matters to those you say you love." some random tv movie..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    What? That I can outlift you?
    yes...me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
    Australia ...1,882,431,500 acres


    USA.... 3,537,441 acres
    That's not right is it. I thought that the USA was the 3rd biggest country area wise and Australia was the 4th.

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    Koalas

    goodnight!!
    You guys with the huge sponsor ads in your signatures make reading the forums annoying.

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