Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, Doubles

I hope, soon, to be able to video portions of my workouts myself because doing a whole workout, and then re-doing a portion to videotape, (even though it's only one set!) later in the day sucks! Besides, as Mark points out, it's much better to see a tape of the work set as it actually happens.

Part of my workout Thursday morning was doubles with 2 8kg's (18lbs.). I wanted to try double snatches and I knew, for the first time at least, that 2 12kg's were too much. So, I did a two minute combination (set #1)

double swing
double clean, press
double snatch, neg press

I was able to get 16 combinations done in 2 minutes, (of these 3 moves). It would of been fun to tape this time!

9:45am KB

Warm up

40 2 hand swings w/12kg, 1 min on, 1 min rest x 2 sets = 4 min.
40 transfers w/ 12kg, 1 min on 1 min. rest x 3 sets = 6 min.

Work sets

#1 dbl swing, dbl clean/press, dbl snatch/neg pr x 16, w 2 8kg's, 2 min on,
1 min rest
#2 dbl clean/press x 10, w/2 12kg's, 45 sec. on
45 sec. rest
#3 dble clean/squat x 10, w/2 12kg's, 45 sec on,
45 sec rest

I rotated these 3 sets 7 x. All three sets took 6 min to complets x 7 = 42 min.

80 transfers w/12kg x 5 sets, 2 min on, 1 min rest = 15 min (400 reps)

Total workout 67 min.


AM weight 128.4
9:30am KB
12:30pm demo swings @Girya
7:00pm Bikram yoga


4:30am-11:00 coffee w/cream 80 cal.
8:30 am 2 lg carrots w/1/2 c raisins/dried fruit 250 cal, 1/2 oz nuts 100 cal.
1:30 veg soup w/pasta and buttenut squash 450 cal.
2:45 grapes 60 cal.
3:00 yogurt w/fiber (1 cup full fat "vanana", 1 c. nonfat) 350 cal.
5:45 broccoli salad w/1 can tuna in oil 275 cal., spicy peanut dressing 210 cal.

Total calories 1775

It was not ideal to eat a large broccoli salad 1 hour before yoga, but I had to eat....and eating at 9pm is not an option.

Challenges today...I walked away before eating too many nuts and then too many grapes...both of which could of easily gotten out of control. Also, I went grocery shopping and bought Mark his ice cream ( 3 pints of Hagen Daz), I didn't buy flavors that I like, (although that doesn't stop me every time!) and resisted a mini binge.

I love soft ice cream, it's my favorite way to eat it. The time it takes to get home from the store, 10 min., means that the ice cream is nearly perfectly soft at that point! And since I'm the one that puts the groceries away, once I feel that soft ice cream container, I start thinking....Oh, I'll just have a little bit...the little bit that's around the edges that's most soft and creamy! I know full well that the chances of me eating "only the soft outer edge" is practically impossible. Before I know it, 1/2 of the pint is gone and I'm ripping open the other containers to eat "the soft edges" of those too! (I always buy 2 - 4 containers at a time).


Jennifer said...

It's so comforting to know that someone else has food that beckons to them. I thought my ice cream was possessed! :)
You are so inspiring in so many ways that I can't even begin to thank you for the time you volunteer to all of us stuggling along in your path. I check your blog almost daily and often find comfort and affirmation that even the most successful and dedicated of folks have pitfalls in their everyday lives. I often wish, though, that you'd had a blog early in that process of weight loss, so I could read about that progress as well.
Thanks again!
Jen Bryan

Tracy Reifkind said...


Thanks for your comment.

As far as wishing I would've had been blogging from the and me both!.

Even now, when I take the time to go back and read some of my earlier posts, I can't believe the progressiveness of my feelings and attitudes about food/diet/'s amazing.