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Pre-cut measurements and predictions.

In anticipation of my 100% strict cutting diet that starts tomorrow (no cheat meals, no alcohol and no missed workouts – period), I’ve taken a fresh set of tape measurements, a 7-point body fat caliper reading and my scale weight. I’ve been have a “free” weekend, so these numbers are slightly inflated due to water weight. My scale weight this morning is 213.8 pounds. I actually wish it were higher because after taking my body… [Read more]

Added Sunday, May 31, 2009 by

Saturday plans.

This weekend is my last chance to indulge before I get 100% strict with my cutting diet and training. Once this weekend is over I will not deviate from my cutting diet until I reach my goal of 8% body fat. Tomorrow morning I’ll take complete measurements and a body fat reading. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day, so I am going to head outside with Lisa and work in the… [Read more]

Added Saturday, May 30, 2009 by

Free weekend ahead.

I’m getting very excited about Monday! I’ve decided to start my cut over, and will take a fresh set of measurements on Sunday as my starting stats. I debated if I should start over (basically resetting the starting stats and the weight chart), or if I should just continue the current cut. I ultimately decided that my current cut has not really been much of a cut, and that psychologically I would benefit most from… [Read more]

Added Friday, May 29, 2009 by

Getting ready for Monday.

After I posted yesterday’s update, I felt better than I’ve felt in weeks. I know I’m making the right move here, and there’s no longer any doubt in my mind that extreme commitment to my cutting program is exactly what I need right now. My vacation time has been approved, and while I plan to relax and have fun next week my #1 priority each day will be 100% commitment to my diet and training…. [Read more]

Added Thursday, May 28, 2009 by

Old school.

I took yesterday off from work and did some thinking about what it is I need to do to get myself out of this funk that I’ve been in. The lack of structure (comparatively speaking) that I’ve been “enjoying” lately has been a real mixed bag for me. On a superficial level I’ve enjoyed the freedom that the changes I made have brought me, but yesterday when I dug a little deeper I came to… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by

Struggling a bit; Stress.

I’m having the worst time staying motivated lately. It’s bugging the heck out of me. Most of my workouts feel forced, and sticking to my cutting diet has been a constant struggle. Most of the time I really look forward to working out, but over the years I guess I’ve been through a couple of patches like this before. I think the trick to getting back to my usual ways is to keep powering through… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by

I’m back; status update.

My life has been very hectic lately, and last week was especially crazy. Despite being out of town for part of the week and having a very unusual schedule, I was able to eat very clean all week long. I did miss two workouts, however. I did not eat any “cheat” meals or junk food all last week, but last night we had company over and I ordered pizza for everyone. Actually I’d planned to… [Read more]

Added Monday, May 25, 2009 by

General Tso’s evil chicken; AtLarge sale; Gone for a week.

So I decided to have my weekly “cheat” meal last night. I was craving General Tso’s Chicken, and so that’s what I had. Ugh. The food was awesome, but every time I eat junk food like that I sleep horribly. Sure enough, all night long I felt hot and restless, and my thirst was absolutely unquenchable. Overnight I drank 1.4 liters of water, and when I got up this morning I drank another 700ml bottle… [Read more]

Added Friday, May 15, 2009 by

Good HIIT workout; June “100 Challenge” open for entry.

My legs were KILLING me when I climbed aboard the recumbent bike yesterday for my HIIT cardio workout. I started slowly and after about 5 minutes the soreness was much less noticeable. I rode for another 5 minutes at a slightly higher speed, and then I started my actual HIIT workout. While I was riding my legs didn’t really hurt too much, but when I finished and stepped off the bike my legs buckled and… [Read more]

Added Thursday, May 14, 2009 by

Broccoli talk; HIIT on sore legs.

Yesterday’s photo tour of my cutting diet sparked a discussion on broccoli in my journal. I can tolerate frozen broccoli, but it’s really not that good compared to fresh. I’ve always used frozen broccoli just because it’s easy to prepare, but lately I’ve grown so sick of it that I have to force it down. Next week I’m going to start using fresh broccoli, which I really enjoy a lot. I had a fantastic leg… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by