Monday, November 18, 2013

13 weeks out

Height: 5'10". Current Weight: 136.4 lbs. We are 13 weeks out from NPC Bikini-San Jose Fit Expo. 2 solid weeks into cutting. I'm NOT tan this time around so looking at progress pictures from last 13 weeks out is a little difficult. In any case, I know I have WAY more muscle this time! That's really exciting.

Today's Topic: Carb Cycling
Sidenote before I begin: The glute pictures above show my progression from my show in June, August, and then currently. CAKES. I'm feeling pretty great--especially considering I am carb cycling. 250g on training days, and 150g on non-training days. Sundays I eat 200g because I do light delt-training only. It's actually pretty funny that I find it MORE difficult to control my eating on higher carb days than low-carb days--probably because I know I can fit like 24 oz of Yogurtland if I really wanted to! On lower carb days like to day, I have more control and I get to eat more veggies=VERY full Ilyssa by the end of the day. In any case, I have seen a bit of weight fluctuation, but I cannot really judge if this is perfect for my body yet because I need a few more weeks of experimentation. I'm NOT taking TTA500 this time--mainly because it's not on the market anymore. I won't take a fat burner until DEEP in the cut.
I told my iG followers I would post my current days eats! If I have it planned out by the time I write my blog posts, then I will continue to do this.

8 meals. 2023 cal. 63F. 147C. 202P. 2167mg sodium. 38g Fiber. 78g sugar--NOM

  • Meal 1: Almond Milk Latte and 2 pumpkin banana squares. 180cal. 7F. 12.5C. 5P.
  • Meal 2: 4.5 oz 93/7 ground turkey. 100g yellow squash. 25g baby carrots. 232cal. 9F. 9.3C. 25P.
  • Meal 3: Shirataki Noodle Stir Fry. 2.75 oz 93/7 ground turkey with carrots, spinach, yellow squash, broccoli, zucchini, brussels sprouts and topped in 40g Low Fat Ricotta Cheese 267cal. 8F. 26C. 34.4P.
  • Meal 4: 4.5 oz thin-sliced chicken breast. 1 cup broccoli and a few slices of zucchini. 165cal. 1.8F. 5C. 32.5P.
  • Meal 5: 4.5 oz 93/7 ground turkey. 76g zucchini. 37g spinach. 216cal. 9.2F. 4C. 25.5P.
  • Meal 6: Omelette. 15 TBSP Egg Beaters. Spinach, Zucchini, and 1 Aidells Maple and Smoked Bacon Breakfast Link. Topped with 50g Avocado and 40g Low Fat Ricotta Cheese 340cal. 15.5F. 15C. 40.5P.
  • Meal 7: 5 oz Yogurtland Pumpkin Pie NonFat Yogurt with 1 pumpkin banana square and 9g almonds. 246cal. 5.2F. 40C. 9P.
  • Meal 8: French Toast. 2 Eating Right (or Sara Lee) 45cal/slice bread soaked in 2 egg whites, 12g Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl Whey and 1 TBSP Cinnamon. Topped in 1 Dannon Light and Fit 80cal Coconut Greek Yogurt, 1 pumpkin banana square and 9g almonds. 361cal. 7.2F. 34C. 40.6P.



  1. Thanks so much for posting this girl!

  2. Nice blog! You are very motivating!

    {{Chelsi Elle}}

  3. What a fabulous body! It's nice to see the fruits of your hardwork, right? I've been extending my efforts from exercising to dieting, and I was really having a hard time in setting things right. Good thing I stumbled on your blog. This carb cycling is a lot helpful. I'll try this too. Thanks for the share! :)

    Gil Bergeron @

  4. What a fabulous body ! Really appreciate you sharing this blog. Awesome.

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