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Good progress so far, but the most difficult part is yet to come.

I’m a little over five weeks into my cutting program, and I have stuck to my plan of no cheat meals and no alcohol. I’m proud of myself for that, and it has paid off in the form of significant fat loss progress in the space of just a few weeks. While I’m happy with my progress thus far, this is not the time to rest on my laurels; the most difficult portion of my… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 30, 2008 by

Time to dial in the six-pack.

My scale weight went back up a little this morning, and this slight increase in water weight falls right in line with the hypothesis I presented in yesterday’s update concerning my historically “dry” Monday morning weigh-ins. I’ll be posting my monthly progress pictures on Thursday, and I expect to see a fairly significant improvement over last month’s photos, which were my worst in a long time. Looking in the mirror I can clearly see a… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 29, 2008 by

Huge water weight loss this morning.

This morning I’m down to a 2008 cutting low of 188.6 pounds! That’s two pounds less than my previous light weight of 190.6 pounds (this past Wednesday). I looked at my weight history, and three out of the last four Mondays have shown fairly significant and sudden drops in scale weight. I’m pretty sure I know why this keeps happening on Mondays, and I believe it is a combination of several factors… First of all,… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 28, 2008 by

Weekly measurements.

It’s Sunday, and once again time for my weekly tape measurements and body fat reading! Before I discuss my measurements, I’d like to suggest to those of you who are not already doing so that you set aside one day each week to weigh yourself, take soft tape measurements and obtain a body fat reading. It’s important that you take all of your measurements at the same time and in the same physical state each… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 27, 2008 by

Up at 4:00 AM.

I’ve had to get up very early a few times this past week, and now it seems that my internal alarm clock is stuck at 4:00 AM. Why can’t my internal clock adjust to the DST change that quickly?! Actually, I sort of like being up this early. It’s so quiet and peaceful, and I feel like I’ve gained a couple of “free” hours. I’m not going to fight it. I suspect my internal clock… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 26, 2008 by

Eating an elephant; What could you do in two months?

April sure is flying by in a flash! As I think back over the past 5 weeks of my cut, I can recall several times that I was very tempted to go off my planned diet or skip a workout. I’m very pleased that I have not wavered from my self-imposed cutting “rules”. Focusing on one day at time instead of looking at the whole stretch of time is what makes this level of consistency… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 25, 2008 by

4:30 AM, and pressed for time.

I like to get up pretty early, but not this early! It is 4:30 AM as I type this, and I’m very pressed for time. I’ve got a 5:30 AM appointment, and I still need to shower, get dressed and make the 30 minute drive. I probably should have got up at before 4:00 AM, but I couldn’t bring myself to set the alarm that early. Actually, this is the first time I’ve used an… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 24, 2008 by

Weight is still coming off, maybe no changes this week?

I’ve been speculating about the need to change my diet around for a couple of weeks now, and I was almost certain that I would need to make some adjustments this weekend. Now I’m not so sure about that, because the fat is still coming off and my workouts have been awesome. This morning I weighed in at 190.6 pounds, which is a cutting low for this year. I’m fairly surprised by this, as I’m… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by

Broke another toe; Visible progress in my abdominal area.

I manged to break one of my toes yesterday by slamming it into one of the kitchen nook chairs. It’s very swollen this morning, and it is starting to turn a rather nice shade of purplish-blue. It hurts pretty bad to walk on the toe, but that’s not going to affect my ability to train. About the only exercise I think I’ll need to avoid is backyard lunges. I’ve been doing walking lunges for a… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 22, 2008 by

Likely changes to my diet; Crazy schedule this week.

Yesterday I posted my weekly measurements and summed up my progress over the past four weeks. I’m very happy with my fat loss progress and my strength gains over the past month, but I need to start preparing to adjust my diet. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m reluctant to cut my calories until I really need to, so I think I’m going to focus on making some changes to the foods I eat. I will… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 21, 2008 by