LATEST BLOG ENTRIES2013 maintenance weekly progress report: week #48.
Week #48 of my 2013 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 174.6 pounds. That’s a -3.4 pound change since last week’s weight of 178.0 pounds, and a +0.2 pound change from my initial 2013 weight of 174.4 pounds. My 7-point body fat reading this morning (as measured by the is 7.2%. That’s a -0.2% body fat change since… [Read more]
Added Sunday, December 8, 2013 by John Stone
2014 cut will start on January 13th instead of the 6th.
After I posted yesterday’s blog, I started feeling even worse than I did when I first woke up. I wasn’t feeling terrible or anything–I am definitely functional–but I didn’t feel up to exercising, so I didn’t. I think it was the right call, as I’m still feeling pretty crappy this morning. I may get in a light ride this morning, but I haven’t decided on that yet. I’m getting fired up about my upcoming cut… [Read more]
Added Saturday, December 7, 2013 by John Stone
Thanksgiving bloat almost gone; Fighting off a cold?
As a result of my Thanksgiving indulgences (which stretched over a couple of days), I was super bloated when I took last Sunday’s measurements and stats. My scale weight was 178 pounds–up 4.6 pounds from the previous Sunday. Even a few of my soft tape measurements had increased slightly. My Thanksgiving splurge meals were enjoyable, but I can only eat like that for a short time before I start craving grilled chicken breasts and brown… [Read more]
Added Friday, December 6, 2013 by John Stone
Fat Loss 101 Articles.
I’m short on time this morning–so far it’s been one of those days when absolutely nothing is going as it should be. In fact, that’s sort of been the story of my life over the past month or so. I’m trying to stay positive. Since I don’t have much time, I thought I’d post some links to the Fat Loss 101 articles I wrote a couple years back. I know many of you will be… [Read more]
Added Thursday, December 5, 2013 by John Stone
Quick follow-up to 2014 cut plans…
I forgot about a couple of things in yesterday’s blog that will affect my 2014 cut… With regards to my diet, I have amended it as follows (changes in bold): – Clean, all-natural foods. The only processed foods I’ll consume are Nitrean protein powder, Clif bars and sauces like Sriracha. I’ll also consume energy gels and chews on rides. A Clif bar ( is my current favorite!), along with a banana has become sort of… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by John Stone
2014 cut is a go: HARDCORE mode.
A couple weeks back I wrote in my blog that I’m going to be cutting weight at the beginning of 2014. My goal–for the first time ever–is not tied to a specific body fat percentage. This time around my goal is a specific scale weight: 160 pounds. My scale weight as of this past Sunday is 178 pounds, and I expect that I’ll close out the year around 180 or so (I like to relax… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by John Stone
Excellent 42 mile MTB ride yesterday; Cyber Monday
November was a pure roadie month for me. There are several reasons why my mountain bike has sat idle since the 50-mile Ride Of the Living Dead (which was held at Santos in late October): between my work schedule, several weekend 100-mile road cycling rides (the Warrior Ride and the Horrible Hundred) and all of the issues going on here at home, I simply have not had time to play in the dirt. I love… [Read more]
Added Monday, December 2, 2013 by John Stone
2013 maintenance weekly progress report: week #47
Week #47 of my 2013 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 178.0 pounds. That’s a +4.6 pound change since last week’s weight of 173.4 pounds, and a +3.6 pound change from my initial 2013 weight of 174.4 pounds. My 7-point body fat reading this morning (as measured by the is 7.4%. That’s a +0.7% body fat change since… [Read more]
Added Sunday, December 1, 2013 by John Stone
Yesterday was one of the laziest days I've had in ages…
Yesterday morning after emerging from my food-induced coma, I stumbled into the kitchen and prepared a healthy breakfast of black coffee and a massive sticky-sweet apple strudel. I resisted the strong urge to consume a second strudel. As it turns out, backing away from the extra pastry was the pinnacle of my restraint for the entire day. My “lunch” consisted of movie theater popcorn, and dinner was (of course) Thanksgiving leftovers: turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberries,… [Read more]
Added Saturday, November 30, 2013 by John Stone
Incredible day yesterday spent with family.
Yesterday’s Thanksgiving celebration was amazing. We all had so much fun hanging out, chatting, eating, laughing… My job requires me to keep my phone on me in case there is a network emergency (and, in fact, there was one minor work interruption), but apart from that it was very nice to be away from my computer, Facebook, email and other distractions for almost an entire day. My Thanksgiving dinner, if I may be so bold,… [Read more]