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    done!
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    That's a starvation diet... not enough calories....

    That's a starvation diet... not enough calories. Yes, she'll lose on that but...

    #1 once she plateaus (she eventually will) she'll have nowhere to go. You can't cut more calories out of that.
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  • I have found subsequent cuts to be easier. I've...

    I have found subsequent cuts to be easier. I've cut 3 times already and each time I've cut on more food and less cardio. I'm a year in to my longest bulk ever… I'll let you know come March how easy...
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    Op, my husband has similar stats (about 5'10",...

    Op, my husband has similar stats (about 5'10", mid 170's) and I don't find him to be "small" at all… and I'm not a "small" woman either…
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    Be careful purchasing "Unisom." Ignore the name...

    Be careful purchasing "Unisom." Ignore the name brand and look at what drug you are actually buying. Both Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and Doxylamine Succinate are sold as "Unisom." Benadryl doesn't...
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    I reached a point where I had to bring up my leg...

    I reached a point where I had to bring up my leg gains in proportion to my upper body as well. I spent well over 18 months doing legs 2x's/wk to accomplish this. It worked particularly well for my...
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    ^^that was my first thought… Rather than...

    ^^that was my first thought…



    Rather than take zzzquil, look for Doxylamine Succinate in a pill form. It's also sold as "Unisom SleepTabs." It is the same component of NyQuil that causes...
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    That's why I have never done well with the whole...

    That's why I have never done well with the whole 6-meals-a-day thing. None of those meals were ever enough calories to satisfy me for very long. I, too, was like a food addict watching the clock. I...
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    So you are saying she used to fast all day and...

    So you are saying she used to fast all day and only eat in the evenings? If so, that could be why she is hungry. Once I started doing intermittent fasting I realized that I don't get very hungry...
  • Recovery has been an issue for me lately and leg...

    Recovery has been an issue for me lately and leg DOMS was unbearable. I started cold plunging (at the gym or with ice in my tub) after every leg workout. Cuts the soreness in half. If I skip it, I...
  • Amen to that! Thanks so much Amanda! I...

    Amen to that!



    Thanks so much Amanda! I needed to hear that. I think you're right... I used to be anxious about the getting above 140 but I'd probably be fairly lean at that weight at this...
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    Well the night after a show I've always felt...

    Well the night after a show I've always felt exhaustion from not sleeping the previous night. Not only do my nerves give me insomnia, but having to be up at 4:00am for hair, tanning retouch, and...
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    I agree with everyone else! A bodyweight squat is...

    I agree with everyone else! A bodyweight squat is no joke. I've been lifting for over 15 years, seriously for the last 5, and I'm am just now able to squat my current bodyweight (155lbs) to a low...
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    Yeah... the entire last year. :eek: LOL As for...

    Yeah... the entire last year. :eek: LOL As for turning it around... I'll let you know. I should be trying to lean out a little (5-10lbs at least) so that I'm not left in the dust when I do the...
  • Thanks BW! I'm hoping to return here more. Life...

    Thanks BW! I'm hoping to return here more. Life is busy!!!



    Thanks so much Meg... and CONGRATS on your pregnancy!!!! I'm so excited for you and your husband. I hope you are still enjoying your...
  • ^^ok why isn't my image showing up?? Maybe I...

    ^^ok why isn't my image showing up?? Maybe I forgot how to do this! :p

    nevermind I got it!
  • I figured this thread needed updating...

    So after being out with adrenal fatigue for 8 weeks, I started back slow. I have been doing P/P/L and training only 3 days/wk since my return. I tried adding cardio a while back to help me lean out a...
  • Thanks so much y'all. ;) I'll keep updating my...

    Thanks so much y'all. ;) I'll keep updating my progress from time to time. I'm really hoping my challenging experience will help someone else who finds themself in a similar situation... or even...
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    Hi all. I didn't want to leave this thread hanging so here's an update.

    So, after almost 8 weeks out of the gym... I went it for a check up and had my hormone levels redrawn. Good news!!! My DHEA,...
  • Oh thank you so much Amanda!!! I cannot tell you...

    Oh thank you so much Amanda!!! I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated others chiming in and sharing their experiences. It has given me some hope and made me feel a lot less "alone" in this...
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