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2011 maintenance weekly progress report: week #21; Flank pain getting serious.

Sunday, September 4, 2011 by  
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Week #21 of my 2011 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. My goal is to complete 2011 without ever rising above 10% body fat.

My scale weight this morning (as measured by the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale) is 179.2 pounds. That’s a .4 pound gain since last week’s weight of 188.8 pounds, and a 5.6 pound gain from my end-of-cut weight of 173.6 pounds.

My 7-point body fat reading this morning is 8.3% (the digital caliper I use is no longer sold, but this manual caliper will do fine if you need one). That’s a 0.0% body fat change since last week and a +1.4% change from my body fat reading at the end of my 2011 cut, which was 6.9%.

Using my scale weight along with my body fat reading I can easily calculate how much of my weight loss was fat, and how much was lean mass (note: JSF BodyShop™ makes these calculations for you automatically). Over the past week I’ve gain 0.03 pounds of fat and gained 0.37 pounds of lean mass; since my cut ended I’ve gained a total of 2.89 pounds of fat and gained a total of 2.71 pounds of lean mass.

My tape measurements (as measured by the MyoTape) show no changes since last week’s measurements. Since the end of my 2011 cut I’ve gained 3/4 inch to my waist and 1/4 inch to my hips while all other measurements have remained the same.

My detailed stats (including all tape measurements) and food logs can always be found on JSF BodyShop™. Just create a free account (existing JSF Forum members should simply log in using their forum username and password) and search for me.

Another consistent week of maintenance. I had a cheat meal on Friday night (pizza) and last night I had a big steak and some garlic, dill & butter red potatoes. I’m surprised I’m not holding more water this morning, but then again I did do 24.3 miles out on the trails yesterday. Then, after I got home from mountain biking and grabbed a shower, a couple hours later I went out and started working on removing the pinstripes from the truck (more on that below). I worked for about an hour, and it was very hot. When I came inside I was drenched in sweat–and that’s from basically standing around in the garage! I had to take another shower.

Here are my cardiovascular statistics for this week (as measured by the Timex Ironman Heart Rate Monitor). Please note that I didn’t start measuring this stuff until February 14, 2011, so those are my base stats. For more information on these statistics, please check out my February 14, 2011 blog.

HRrest: 40 BPM (-6 BPM since Feb 14, 2011)
HRmax: 196 BPM (+3 BPM since Feb 14, 2011)
Heart Rate Reserve: 156 BPM (+9 BPM since Feb 14, 2011)
Heart Rate Recovery: 79 BPM (+15 BPM since Feb 14, 2011)
VO2 MAX (Uth—Sørensen—Overgaard—Pedersen equation): 73.5 ml/min/kg (up from 62.93 ml/min/kg on Feb 14, 2011)

Well, at least my cardio stats are consistent!

As I mentioned above, yesterday I started working on removing the painted pinstripes from the truck. The Easy Off and cotton swab solution does work for removing painted on pinstripes (when they are above the clear coat, which these are), but it’s very laborious and time-consuming. It took me a little more than an hour to do just the front fender.

I was going to spend today working on getting the rest of the pinstripes off the truck, but I’m not sure I’m going to be physically able. The annoying flank pain that I’ve been dealing with for a couple of months? Yesterday evening the pain transitioned from occasional and mild to almost constant waves of pain that nearly takes my breath away. I slept well, but this morning the pain is no better or worse than it was last night. I’m trying to avoid going to the ER, but I will if the pain becomes intolerable. I’ll be making an appointment with my doctor first thing Tuesday morning. I’ve been doing some more research, and I strongly suspect that what I’m dealing with here is my very first kidney stone. 🙁

John Stone Fitness Comments

3 Responses to “2011 maintenance weekly progress report: week #21; Flank pain getting serious.”
  1. Kidney stones can happen even in those with very healthy diets. Many green leafy veggies are high in oxalates (as are blueberries and strawberries). They can bind to calcium and cause stones in some people.

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