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I don’t know what it was that had me feeling so crappy yesterday, but by mid-afternoon I felt completely fine. This morning I feel fantastic! Weird. Maybe it was all the pollen and stuff that’s floating around now. Anyway, I’m glad it turned out to be nothing. I’ve been taking posed progress pictures since January 2003. For the first 479 days I took 2 photos every single day without fail. After that, I started taking… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 30, 2009 by

Feeling crappy this morning.

I woke up this morning with a headache and I’m definitely feeling less than 100%. I’ve been pretty stressed out lately, and I know that’s having a negative effect on me. I haven’t been sick in a long, long time, so hopefully I can keep that streak alive and fight off whatever it is that I’m feeling this morning. Oh, and the first person who makes a lame swine flu joke in my journal is… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by

Yesterday’s lunch meeting, and the train wreck that followed.

Yesterday’s lunch meeting was at a gourmet deli, so finding something somewhat healthy to eat was pretty easy. I decided to have roast turkey breast on rye, no mayo and no fries. When we first sat down I knew there’d probably be questions, so I preemptively gave everyone the 30 second version of my new attempt to balance the health and fitness side of my life with the other parts of my life. There were… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by

Awesome weekend; Lunch meeting; Leg day.

What a great weekend! The weather here was absolutely incredible, so I spent a good deal of time outside working in the yard and detailing the cars. It seemed like everyone was outside enjoying the weather. One of the things I love about my neighborhood is how active everyone is: I see people out walking with their families and dogs, jogging and riding bikes all the time. Oh, and for the past three days a… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 27, 2009 by

Sunday stats.

Week #3 of my 2009 cut is complete. I’m still horribly bloated from my Chinese food free meal (junk food always has that effect on me), so all my numbers are going to be skewed today. There’s nothing I can do about that… My scale weight this morning is 211 pounds, so that’s a 2 pound GAIN from last week’s weight of 209 pounds. Of course this gain is just water weight, and nothing to… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 26, 2009 by

Free meal BLOAT!

I decided to have my first “free” meal in three weeks last night – Chinese food. It’s amazing how good something like that tastes when you eat it only rarely. The meal totally satisfied the cravings I was experiencing all day yesterday. I was only able to eat about half of my food, but this morning the leftovers don’t sound appealing to me at all. I guess I’m going to give some to Loki and… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 25, 2009 by

Finally Friday.

Some weeks just seem to fly by, and other weeks time seems to run backwards. This week has definitely been the latter. I’ve been very busy at work, and every night this week (except, mercifully, last night) I’ve been paged in the middle of the night to deal with network problems. It’s pretty tough for me to fall back asleep once I’m wide awake and my mind is active. Yesterday I think the lack of… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 24, 2009 by

Incredible weather; Outdoor workout today.

The weather this week has been so unbelievably beautiful that I’m having a hard time staying indoors. The incredible weather is actually very motivating to me as I continue to shed my post-bulk fat; it’s a constant reminder that shirtless season is here (and I’m not ready!) Today is back and biceps day, and I actually get to do part of my workout outside! Of course the 3×40 yard farmers walks will be done in… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 23, 2009 by


Writing yesterday’s update was one of the more liberating experiences I’ve had in recent memory. Finally giving myself “permission” to not be perfect all time time felt incredible! I was in such a good mood all day yesterday. The feedback I’ve received from everyone has been very positive, and that means a lot to me. I think people understand that my intention is not to be lazy or slack off, but to shift some things… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by

I’m making some changes.

As most regular readers of this site know, I’m an “all or nothing” type of person; I seem to thrive when I commit myself to something 100%. So, in the case of cutting body fat, that means no cheat meals and no alcohol for the duration of the cut. The “all or nothing” method has served me very well in the past, but this time around it’s completely draining me. I suspect that I’m feeling… [Read more]

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