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Another busy Monday.

On most Monday mornings I don’t have much spare time, and today is no different. I’m going to get right to my workout. Have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Added Monday, June 30, 2003 by

Enjoyed my cheat meal; Feeling bloated.

Last night’s pizza and wine may have been the best tasting meal I’ve ever had in my life. I’m not kidding, it’s amazing how good something like that tastes when you never eat it. “Absence (or abstinence, as it were) makes the heart grow fonder” is a quote that’s not just applicable to people! Of course today I’m feeling really bloated, probably from all the sodium and the alcohol, both of which my body is… [Read more]

Added Sunday, June 29, 2003 by

Lean mass progress; Pizza and Chianti.

It looks like I’m slowly adding some lean mass. Today I weighed in at 162.6 and 8% body fat. The last time I weighed 162.6 was on the 3rd of June, but I was at 9% body fat at that time. It sure is weird getting used to wanting the scale to move up after all those months of wanting it to move down. Today I’m going to have my weekly “cheat” meal. My wife… [Read more]

Added Saturday, June 28, 2003 by

Ab crunches and dogs; Big breakfasts are good; Camera woes.

I’ve started training my abs 3 times per week (I’ve been working them 2 times per week until now), for a total of 600 crunches per week. Today I’ll be doing 200 crunches (100 “regular” crunches and 100 reverse crunches), followed by 23 minutes of HIIT on the bike. When I finish a set of ab crunches, I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. When my dogs see me writhing on the floor… [Read more]

Added Friday, June 27, 2003 by

Further increasing calories; Leg day.

I’ve decided to go ahead and increase my calories a little bit more right away. I’m going to try to get somewhere around 2100-2200 calories every day for the next week or two and see how that goes. I’ll take in even more than that on Friday or Saturday, because I’m going to have another pizza and a couple of beers! Now that I’ve reached my fat loss goals, it sure feels good to finally… [Read more]

Added Thursday, June 26, 2003 by

Increased calories, still losing weight.

The scale is still moving down, so I’m probably going to need to increase my daily caloric intake again in another week. It’s great being able to eat more now! I feel like I’m getting plenty of food, but if I need to eat more to maintain my body fat and increase my lean mass, I think I can handle it – I love to eat! 🙂 I’ve don’t have much time this morning, I… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, June 25, 2003 by

More on my fitness strategy for the summer; Benefits of increased calories.

This week (and probably next week), I’ll eat about 2000 calories a day, still aiming for a “40/40/20” (protein/carbs/fat) balance of macronutrients. Friday or Saturday I will have a “cheat meal”, so my calories will be higher on one of those days. If my body fat percentage stays the same at the end of the two weeks, I’ll probably increase my daily caloric intake to about 2200 for a couple of weeks. I want to… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, June 24, 2003 by

Site updates; Monday network blues.

Yesterday I did a lot of updating to this page in order to reflect my new goal of gaining lean mass. The main page, the FAQ, the training page, the pictures and the charts have all been revised. I also added a new section that contains archives of my past “daily news” items. I’ve got some network problems at work that I have to attend to right after my workout, so I’d better get going…. [Read more]

Added Monday, June 23, 2003 by

3000 Calories yesterday: pizza and beer never tasted so good!

Well, I went a little crazy yesterday celebrating my fat loss success! I ate about 3000 calories, which included a pizza, a couple of beers and more popcorn (no oil this time). The popcorn and the pizza both contain a lot of sodium, and beer always makes me feel bloated, so this morning it’s no big surprise that I’m about 1.5 pounds heavier than yesterday. I’m also definitely looking a little puffy in my pictures… [Read more]

Added Sunday, June 22, 2003 by

Rough outline of my summer bulking strategy.

I’m still working on my new plan for the summer. Nothing is set in stone yet, but here are just some of the things I’ll be doing as I change my focus from fat loss to gaining lean mass: Protein shakes before and after my weight training workouts. No cardio on weight training days. Increased calories. I’ll be slowly bumping my food intake and monitoring my progress. Today I’m going to take in about 2400… [Read more]

Added Saturday, June 21, 2003 by