Alright, I'm gonna try this journalling. But please don't be mad if I don't get a chance to post every day. I'm definitely going to try my best, because I see the progress in other people's journals, and how everyone is so supprotive of each other. It's an awesome atmosphere, and very conducive to people fulfilling their goals.
Since last year, I've been in 9 bodybuilding competitions. I am in love with it. Competing. The feeling of being on stage, posing, strutting your stuff, showing off the fruits of your labour. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I've won 7 of 9 because there was no one else in my category (junior women isn't so popular in Canada). The other two, I placed last in the Novice Women's category. Why?.....
MASS! MASS MASS MASS MASS. I lack it. I guess you could say, I'm "petite", and at 5"7, a female bodybuilder shouldn't be "petite". Thus begins my Mass quest. I have gained 6 lbs since my last competition, Fame 2006, but I think I still have a ways to go. I'm not scared of gaining, it's just that for me, it's a very slow process.
I have hyperthyroidism ("Because the body's metabolism is increased, patients often feel hotter than those around them and can slowly lose weight even though they may be eating more" - http://www.endocrineweb.com/hyper1.html) and a form of type I diabetes whereby all the simple carbs I eat are "eaten" by my brain for fuel before they get a chance to fuel the rest of my body. ("In people with type 1 diabetes, glucose isn't moved into the cells because insulin is not available. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells starve for nutrients and other systems in the body must provide energy for many important bodily functions. Side effects: Weight loss - http://www.webmd.com/content/article/59/66847). My endocronologists (politely, lol) told me I "gave this to myself" by trying the SuperSize Me diet for a month. I overloaded my body with too much sugar at one time, and essentially, screwed myself over.
So now you know where I've been and where I'm at. Where I'd like to get to? Well, as you can see, it's going to be a long haul before I gain the weight I want to. I would like to be 10 lbs heavier before I compete again, but I try not to get caught up in numbers.
I'm sure I've put most of you to sleep by now, so I'll just stop until I have more to add. I'll post my diet at the end of the day. By the way, I'm on the keto diet, and work out about 3 - 4 times a week doing resistance training.
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