Mastover has made some changes to my diet plan and supplement intake. So, here is the new food/supplement log for weeks 18 – ??. As always, I’d like to discuss the changes… The biggest change is there will be no more steak, and no more chicken. Yep, you read that right – ZERO! I’ll now be eating cod fish, which is an ultra-lean source of protein, in place of the steak and chicken (in the… [Read more]
Added Monday, April 30, 2007 by John Stone
It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time once again for my weekly measurements and body fat analysis… It’s been a good week! This past week I lost 2.4 pounds, a quarter inch from my waist and a quarter inch from my hips. There’s really not much fat on any other area of my body, so I’m not surprised that all my other measurements stayed the same. I think there is still a small amount of… [Read more]
Added Sunday, April 29, 2007 by John Stone
Nothing to do today; HIIT cardio.
For the first time in a very long time, I actually have absolutely nothing to do today! It’s a weird feeling, but believe me – I’m not complaining. I guess there are some things I could work on (aren’t there always), but I think I’ve more than earned a couple days of relaxation. I postponed my refeed by one day (it was supposed to be yesterday), so I’ve got plenty of carbs to look forward… [Read more]
Added Saturday, April 28, 2007 by John Stone
This morning I weighed in at a new 2007 cutting low of 200.4 pounds. Wow. Part of me is, of course, happy that the fat is coming off, but there’s a part of me that’s a little freaked out knowing I’ll be dropping below 200 pounds any day now. My strength and the size of my muscles are both still where I want them to be, so I guess the main reason I’m even thinking… [Read more]
Added Friday, April 27, 2007 by John Stone
Busy day; Low carb fog.
I’ve got another very busy day today: I’ve got to go downtown and do some work at the datacenter, and I also have fairly long meeting to attend right smack in the middle of my day. Of course when I return home late this afternoon I’ve got a tough leg workout to knock out. This is also my 5th low carb day (I added an extra day since I ate so many carbs last Saturday)… [Read more]
Added Thursday, April 26, 2007 by John Stone
All dried out!
As soon as I wake up I can always feel when I’m holding water, and I can also tell when I’m “dried out”. This morning I woke up and felt the familiar (and welcome) “tightness” that has been missing since Saturday’s unplanned cheat meal. Sure enough, when I looked in the mirror all the blurriness in my abs and puffiness in my face that I’ve been seeing for the past few days was completely gone…. [Read more]
Added Wednesday, April 25, 2007 by John Stone
After writing about how guilty I felt for having an unplanned cheat meal this past Saturday, I received a significant amount of email and PMs from JSF members, visitors and my trainer, Mastover. The message was unanimous: “Dude, chill out! You’re human!” I think the reason I was so irritated with myself (and embarrassed) is because earlier that same morning I wrote in my update about how I was not going to give in to… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, April 24, 2007 by John Stone
Some weekend; Very busy week; May “100 Challenge” open for entry.
Well, it was quite a weekend around here! After Saturday’s indulgences, I’m very surprised that my scale weight is still locked in at 202.8 pounds. I know I’m holding water because I can see it and I can feel it. I drank a little over 2 gallons of water yesterday, and right now I feel like a bloated tick. I think once my body starts letting go of all this water I’m going to drop… [Read more]
Added Monday, April 23, 2007 by John Stone
I gave in. :(
Well folks, if you’ve come to this site today looking for inspiration and motivation, I’m afraid I’m going to let you down this morning. I blew it yesterday, I really did. I gave in. I succumbed to my cravings and went totally off my diet. I took Lisa out to eat yesterday afternoon and had fajitas, beans, rice, tortilla chips and salsa. I also had a margarita. To make matters even worse, I skipped my… [Read more]
Added Sunday, April 22, 2007 by John Stone
I’ve got another very busy weekend ahead of me: I’ll be painting another room, doing projects around the house, cleaning, doing yard work and running errands. Both today and tomorrow will be bookended with cardio sessions: 30 minutes of LISS in the AM, and 14 minutes of HIIT in the PM. Whew! I’ve been very active lately, and I’m certainly burning through a lot of calories. All that activity coupled with my reduced caloric intake… [Read more]