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#81

No worries I eat enough for both us this evening! You’ll be fine!


#82

AChickenEggOfCourse
I appreciate your sacrifice. And a pre-emptive ‘thank you’ for the upcoming few weeks.


#83

I feel you brother.

But then again, it’s just diet. At least you don’t have to down 6K Calories from clean food every day when dieting


#84

FirstWorldProblems

Yeah man, that’s, um, that’s a real bummer.

Bagels are clean if they’re fresh from the bakery and not super-processed store-bought stuff, right? Right. I’d be golden.


#85

Bagels are real expensive though, make them from scratch and save your money


#86


Wrapped things up yesterday. Planning to enjoy the long weekend and it didn’t make sense to try dieting through it this close to the finish line, practically speaking.

Ended about 6 pounds below where I was last June and a half-pound where I ended last August, so that’s neat. I actually started this year about 5 pounds lighter than last year, so maybe it’s a wash, but still.

Current pics:

Jan to now. 209 to 194:

Hey so, um, I think we’re going to change the challenge rules so that only side profile pics are voted on, since that seems to be the only way I notice changes. Cool? Okay, cool.

For reference (and for the [lol] “Most Improved” category of the challenge), last June to now:


We had redecorated that room since last year, otherwise I’d’ve been able to take the pics there with the brighter wall and better lighting. Oh well.


#87

Thoroughly enjoyed a pint of some small batch-type ice cream from a small NY-based company last night.

Figuring out the next steps headed to the August check-in and beyond. I’m thinking EDT for a while. I liked it way back when, with the autoregulation, solid conditioning aspect, and time-constrained sessions.


#88

Figured I may as well keep this going, because why not. I do still lift, so no title change needed.

Wednesday’s morning weight: 203.6

Tuesday’s food:
9:00 - 2 scoops Mag-10 (during bike)

10:00 - 2 eggs, 3 slices deli turkey, 1 slice cheese, everything bagel; small coffee with stevia

1:00 - 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, half a banana, couple of strawberries

3:00 - Indigo-3G
3:30 - 1 scoop Plazma, 5g creatine
4:00 training - 1 scoop Plazma

6:00 - spaghetti, red sauce with beef and sausage; salad (lettuce, spinach, radish, turnip, carrot), balsamic vinegar

9:00 - 2 scoops Mag-10

Carbs are quite sufficiently back on the menu, but still scaling them back on non-lifting days.


#89

Tuesday’s training:
30-minute morning bike - Tapered down from the 60-minute interval/steady state combo, to 45 minutes steady state, now sticking with just a quick and easy-ish 30 minutes pretty much every day.

Afternoon lifting:
A1) Floor press 15 min. EDT 55 reps
A2) Reverse incline neutral-grip row 55 reps

B) Reverse lunge 10 min. EDT 63 reps

Unilateral EDT was clinically proven to make time stand still. Just alternating sides nearly non-stop the entire time, 10 minutes feels like an hour and a half.


#90

Saw a dog wandering off-leash and unsupervised across the street Monday afternoon. Usually when that happens, I recognize them from around the neighborhood and I’ll go out and shoo it towards home.

Didn’t remember seeing this guy before, so I wrangled him in with treats and got him into the porch since it was 95+ degrees out. He bit me on the thumb (I took that as a copout to take a few days off anyhow) and I named him Vampiro since he drew blood.

Unfortunately, the story does not have a happy ending.

He had tags on his collar (along with a current rabies vaccination, thankfully). I called the number and his owner showed up within a half-hour, so he’s home now.


#91

Thursday’s morning weight: 205.5

Wednesday’s 4th of July food:
11:00 - 3 eggs, turkey, cheese, everything bagel; small coffee with stevia

4:00 - Bigass salad (Boston lettuce, turnips, turnip greens, beet greens, carrots), apple cider vinegar; steak, BBQ sauce; 2 baked potatoes with sour cream; grilled zucchini; 2 beers

6:00 - Pint of ice cream

8:30 - 2 scoops Mag-10, 5g creatine


#92

Still doing stuff.

Training is a power clean day, a front squat day, and a chin/OHP day.

Nutrition is… um… I was recently introduced to cookie butter. Never had it before. Currently deciding if I can be preserved in a jar of it when I die.


#93

Monday’s training:

A) Power clean 5,4,3,2,1,5

B) RDL 350 method

C) Poundstone curl 1x100

A bit over two months with this pared down training (“just” 3 days a week, relatively brief sessions), getting a little antsy for something new. Probably set to change things up at the end of the month.


#94

Tuesday’s morning weight: 212.3

Monday’s food:

8:00 - 2 scoops Metabolic Drive in water, 2 scoops Superfood

10:00 - 5 eggs; cucumber, tomatoes, onion in apple cider vinegar; Spike drink nursed until around 1:00

2:30 - Indigo-3G
3:00 - 1 scoop Plazma, 5g creatine
3:30 training - 1 scoop Plazma

5:00 - Roasted chicken; roasted acorn squash with butter and maple syrup

9:00 - 2 scoops Mag-10

Also currently doing Sober October for the first time, so all brewskis, wine, and bourbon are on hold for the next few weeks. No biggie. Just a random challenge to keep vices in check, which is never a bad idea.


#95

Wednesday’s training:

A) Front squat EMOM 20min.

B) Reverse lunge 2x15-20

C1) 2-arm hammer curl 3x8-15
C2) Alternating hammer curl 3xX
C3) 1-arm hammer curl 3xX

Front squat EMOM is slightly modified from a plan by US weightlifting coach Joe Mills. The weight is increased every five minutes/sets, so it ends up like 5x1 with each of four different weights.

Basic mechanical drop set for arms. Been working to fix the string beans with more frequent work.


#96

Thursday’s morning weight: 211.2

Wednesday’s food:
8:00 - 2 scoops Metabolic Drive in water, 2 scoops Superfood

10:00 - Bigass sandwich (ham, turkey, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, horseradish, on multigrain bread)

1:00 - Small coffee, stevia; clementine

2:30 - Indigo-3G
3:00 - 1 scoop Plazma, 5g creatine
3:30 training - 1 scoop Plazma

6:30 - Stir-fry (chicken breast, Napa cabbage, bok choi, carrot, bell pepper, onion/garlic/ginger); white rice

9:00 - 2 scoops Mag-10