Decimation Food Log

Point taken

No point: wanting to make sure I understand

Yes I suppose you are right. It’s fun hitting bigger weights though. Are the two goals mutually exclusive though?

What are your thoughts on that given your experience?

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I think diet is key really . I do tend to eat more when I deadlift or squat but mostly exercise is secondary.

Adding the 10,000 steps per day did help a lot and I got fitter. Tend to get bad feet , so would substitute for stationary bike or elliptical trainer for some steps.

Making it to the gym is key too at least 2-3 times per week. I can workout at home at a push though.

Keep a rep or two in reserve often. Got a fairly serious arm injury for 6 is mostly fine now.

You wrote that diet is key and then went on to discuss training for the rest of the post. Do you find that interesting?

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I suppose training, good or bad has been part of my life for many years. Dieting has not. I dieted down a few times once to 180 lb but always end up gaining weight again. It is almost like being bigger and well I suppose fatter has become part of my identity.
Plus I am worried I will lose a lot of strength as I get a lot smaller. It doesn’t seem to happen to begin with.

You haven’t demonstrated an ability to do this yet. This is akin to worry about how you will pay the taxes if you win the lottery.

I would worry about succeeding before I worry about the consequences of success


Breakfast - 1 decaf coffee
2 pieces of toast plus tin a spicy mackerel filets
1 banana

1 green lemon flavour
No caffeine

Lunch / snack
Homemade sourdough bread small amount with
1 decaf coffee

Braeburn apple
1 glass squash

Actively drinking less . I have been overdrinking.
6 glasses per day is what I aiming for

20 min walk

Tea / dinner
spicy mackerel filets
Two pieces of white bread
Large bowl of berries .
Small amount of clotted cream

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Breakfast - tuna sandwich with margarine
1 decaf coffee

Coke decaf

1 burger with a bun . Was out got caught hungry will plan better next time.

Had a go on a punch machine. Did marginally worse than on my honeymoon. 878 this time versus 892 last time.
No walk on beach due to weather.

Steak sandwich
Decaf coffee

Need more veggies . Will go shopping.

Decaf working fairly well.

Homemade chickpea curry
Apple braeburn

Berries small bowl
Decaf coffee

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Breakfast small amount of gammon
With one slice of white bread

Workout - warmup double clean 32 kg X 5 , X 3
38 fail xx , 36 fail xx close

Not feeling it probably breakfast too small

Zombie squats 40 , 60 , 80 , 90 X 3
Zs 100 kg X 1
FS 100 X 3
110 kg X 1 fatigued felt hard

Coming slowly bit better than last time

Did some Lee Boyce lat stretches

Bp 60 X 10 , 100 X 3 quit

Lunch tuna sandwich
Plus decaf tea

2 decaf coffee
Two sandwich chicken plus frozen vegetables

Pasta tomato cheese bake average portion homemade

Lemonade glass

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Breakfast - banana , decaf coffee, piece of bread and 3 chicken slices

Cherry tea fortified
1 green tea without caffeine
Small cherry yoghurt not good

Lunch chicken slices and frozen vegetables mix

Berries frozen mix
Workout between shopping 30 min

dB press 30 X 5
Bench press 100 X 8 hard
100 X 9 hard
110 X 3 comfortable
100 X 8 last rep slightly assisted hard
Carbonated water

dB press right X 5 a lot of bending

Kb bup 16 rvx 5 X l 10 kg l
32 kg fail managed clean

Tea - chiick pea curry
3 slices of bread and cheese

One banana
1 small Joghurt
1 banana
1 decaf coffee

18 stone 8 this morning clothed

1 hour gardening cutting through brambles with shears

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Cheese on toast 2 pieces
1 decaf coffee

Am workout warmed up
Zombie squats triples
40,60, 80 , 90 , 95, 100 X 2
40 60 70 80, 90 X 1
1 litre of water at gym too much

Punch bag no gloves 1,2 2 mins
Built up to 90% power

Dumbbell hold in place grip largely gone from gardening yesterday
38,42 count 30

Frozen berries mix

Lunch - pasta Chicken salad and bacon
Around 450 Calories
Banana 1
Green tea

Decaf coffee
Cheese bread roll

Chilli peanuts serving with bowl of frozen mix vegetables
Jazz apple

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2 small cheese rolls
Bowl of frozen berries

1 decaf coffee

Aldi protein bar
Not great tasted good though low sugar

Chickpea curry with frozen vegetable mix

Chicken sandwich

Jacket potato can of tuna and mayonnaise

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18 stone 6 1/2 morning

Homemade pancakes sourdough

Crashed in workout

Bp 100 X 8 x7 90x 3

Did mobility work From.lee Boyce

Want to Programm 3 days lifting per week

With front squat
Dumbbell clean and press
I struggle doing 3 squat sessions per week. Too much for my knees and doing both exercises in the same session.i don’t think a break between sessions is realistic. So I might do

Mon fs

Wed press db

Fri. Fs BP at 60 percent

Pulled pork plus high protein wraps 2 wraps.


Sourdough pancakes? How were they and where did you get the ingredients from/how did you cook them? I’d like to give that a go.

My sister made them .I’ll try and get you the recipe.
But you have to make a sourdough culture.

They taste ok with a bit of a sourdough kick.
The high protein wraps are Aldi - 9 g of protein per wrap.

Breakfast - banana

Two cheese wraps
Found the left over pulled pork after. Had a little.

Bread and two sausages


Decaf coffee earlier

Pulled pork with frozen vegetables mix
1 sausage

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Cheers dude! Bread doesn’t agree with me much, but sourdough seems mostly okay. I’ll give these a try.

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