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Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Welcome, guest user!

Strongly considering a bulk… My guns were a hair shy of 19" (pumped) back in 2009.

For past few weeks I’ve been putting some serious thought into the possibility of doing another bulk. That was not a typo. That last bulk I did was back in late 2008/early 2009 (video). Not too long after that, I found cycling and became slightly obsessed. 🙂 In an effort to become as light as possible, I cut weight–a lot of weight. I didn’t want to become light at the expense of power, so most… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by

Lisa’s been cooking up a storm this week! Lisa's vegetarian BBQ cauliflower, chickpea & lime coleslaw soft tacos.

Lisa is really excited (as am I!) that we’re both going to be switching to a vegetarian diet shortly after I complete my current cut. She’s off from work this week, and has been spending a fair bit of her downtime scouring the web for all kinds of new vegetarian dishes. Even better, she’s been cooking some of them! 🙂 As busy as I’ve been, it’s been wonderful to not have to worry about cooking… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by

Forum launch went smoothly; Gave myself yesterday morning off! The welcome/help thread has some tips to help with the transition.

After several weeks of work, I was able to launch the completely revamped JSF Forums on Saturday. The new JSF community software is not just a mere forum upgrade, it is a completely new system, running on a newly installed O/S. Pretty much everything had to be reworked from the bottom up. It was a huge job. I’m very happy to report that everything is running exceptionally well! All the existing data is there, right… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 4, 2016 by

Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #3 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #3 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 3, 2016 by

The new JSF forums will be opening TODAY!

I was really hoping to have the completely revamped JSF forums ready to open by 9:00am, but I’m still dealing with a couple issues that need attention. I expect to have those issues resolved shortly. Hell or high water, the brand new JSF Forums will be launching today! While the new forum is pretty intuitive and easy to use, there are some awesome features that may not be readily obvious. I’ll probably do another blog… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 2, 2016 by

My cycling month in review: March 2016 Unfortunately I was almost hit by a car this month. Please pay attention when you're driving!

My cycling month in review: March 2016

Added Friday, April 1, 2016 by

New JSF Forums are getting close to launch! One of the new dark premium JSF forum themes. I'm still working on this one, but it's coming together nicely.

Yesterday was another long and very productive day working on the new JSF forum software. The new software has a completely different permission system than the old forum, and so there was quite a bit of work to be done in that area. I’ve got a good grasp on the new permission system, and have completed 95% of that work. Yesterday I selected several themes (these are user-selectable), and started working on customizing those. A… [Read more]

Added Thursday, March 31, 2016 by

New JSF Forum: progress report & features Google's new reCAPTCHA system is genius.

I had another very productive day yesterday as I continued to prepare the brand new JSF Forums for launch. The more I use the new software, the more I love it. I know you all are going to dig it, too. It’s fast, user-friendly, packed with amazing features, encourages interactivity and is tightly integrated with social media. Of course the social media stuff is purely optional. If you have no use for Facebook, Twitter and… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by

Forum update; Official JSF Facebook page is launched. Performing the forum data import last night.

Yesterday afternoon I shut down the existing JSF Forums and began migrating the data over to the new forum software. The JSF Forums database contains a massive amount of information and knowledge, generated by a collective of more than 30,000 members over nearly 13 years. It’s a really big database. 🙂 Over the past week I’ve done extensive testing on the new system using the actual forum data, so I was reasonably certain there would… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by

Tired, but making good progress; Forum software replacement update. My best friend over the past week.

The dogs woke me up yesterday morning at 4:00am. It was a pretty bad morning for the dogs to do that, as I’d slept very poorly that night. Operating on less than 4 hours of really broken sleep, I worked all day, but my head was in a fog. I made a lot of stupid mistakes as I worked on the servers and software. My typing was abysmal. I felt like I was wearing mittens…. [Read more]

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