Week #7 of my spring 2016 cut is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. METHODOLOGY: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is the most… [Read more]
Added Sunday, May 1, 2016 by John Stone
Account sync follow-up
In yesterday’s blog I discussed the new feature that allows for a single JSF account for both this site and the forums. I neglected to include one step that you may need to perform. I’ve since updated yesterday’s blog with the additional step, but I wanted to post it here as well just in case anyone was confused. If you’ve got an existing account on the main site (if you’ve ever commented on the main… [Read more]
Added Saturday, April 30, 2016 by John Stone
Forum & main site unified account feature is live!
I finally have the JSF forums and the main site properly bridged. As a result, there are quite a few cool new features that will make life easier for everyone. This morning I’d like to quickly go over everything. Don’t worry, none of this stuff is complicated. Getting the bridge properly working, however, was. But that’s my problem. 🙂 The first thing you need to know is all your account information is now contained in… [Read more]
Added Friday, April 29, 2016 by John Stone
Another vegetarian soft taco success (new recipe)!
Lisa was off from work yesterday, and yesterday morning she announced that I would not need to worry about cooking dinner. Nice! I truly enjoy cooking, but it’s been refreshing to not have to prepare dinner every single night. Lisa has been kicking ass in the kitchen, too. Everything she’s made this month has not been merely “good”, it’s been stellar. A couple nights ago Lisa made a delicious tofu soft taco with onion and… [Read more]
Added Thursday, April 28, 2016 by John Stone
Quinoa for lunch yesterday, also prepared Taboule wheat salad!
In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that I was probably going to have quinoa for lunch, and that’s exactly what I prepared. I tossed in some olive oil and black olives, and when it was done cooking I woofed down a massive bowlful. 🙂 One of the nice things about quinoa is it’s remarkably satiating. There are only 172 calories per 1/4 cup (dry) serving, so you really can’t overeat this stuff. From a macronutrient standpoint,… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by John Stone
Eating 100% vegetarian this week; Amino acids & athletic performance.
Even though we still have some chicken breasts and seafood left in the freezer (it will not be replaced once it’s gone), I purposely didn’t defrost any chicken over the weekend. The main reason I didn’t defrost my usual lunch protein is because I am very excited to try out the excellent vegetarian/vegan lunch ideas provided by many of you last week. Yesterday for lunch I had one of the Morningstar Farms black bean burgers… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by John Stone
Awesome vegan soft taco recipe with a funny story behind it
Saturday night Lisa and I were planning to work on a new dish together: a spicy Jamaican jerk stir fry, using tofu. We had a base recipe that we were going to use as a jumping off point, and we figured that we’d modify things as we cooked and have a little fun. In the 90s when Lisa and I were vegetarians she did all the cooking. Lisa has plenty of experience working with tofu…. [Read more]
Added Monday, April 25, 2016 by John Stone
Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #6
Week #6 of my spring 2016 cut is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. METHODOLOGY: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is the most… [Read more]
Added Sunday, April 24, 2016 by John Stone
A little tech talk, and my plans for today.
I overslept this morning (6:40!), and that’s unfortunate because I have a lot to do today. Now I’m about 1.5 hours behind. This blog is going to be a little scattered. First subject is a bit of administrivia. I’ve got just about everything I wanted to accomplish on the all-new JSF forums and the main site done. I’m extremely happy with the forums from a performance, visual and feature standpoint. I’m also really happy with… [Read more]
Added Saturday, April 23, 2016 by John Stone
Awesome vegetarian lunch ideas; Meat almost gone, won’t be replaced.
In yesterday’s blog I asked for some good vegetarian and vegan lunch ideas, and… wow! Dozens of outstanding suggestions were posted in the comments section. Thanks everyone! I know that many JSF readers will benefit from your advice as much as I have. Thanks to all your suggestions I’ve gone from wondering what my “standard” vegetarian lunch will be, to completely reconsidering my strategy to eat the same lunch almost every day. Eating the same… [Read more]