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Soft 155 to 185 at 5%... How Many Years Will It Take?

#551

Texas staple… biscuits and sausage gravy!

#552

As a fellow Texan, I have to say, your biscuits are notably gravy-deficient… Awesome-looking breakfast, though!

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#553

Yeah I thought so too. But with the eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash browns, and pancakes I let it slide. I had the pizza at like 11 last night and breakfast around 8 so I’m pretty stuffed lol!

#554

Not to mention the toast. Tell me they had peach preserves to put on the toast…

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#555

That was the wife’s toast. They had a variety of preserves and jams to choose from. I couldn’t be bothered with whole wheat toast lol

#556

Yeah, that would be my last choice among the selections on your table.

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#557

Good boy, finished it all.
Made me hungry right away :slight_smile:

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#558

Gotta make the most of it if I’m only taking one day off before buckling it back down. I’ll see what the scale says tomorrow morning but I bet I gain 10 lbs. 155-165… we’ll see. The 155 is an estimate. Was 158.6 on Friday morning and then shut down water on Friday afternoon and Saturday day. I bet I lost another 3-5 lbs but 155 is a fair number.

#559

Well done buddy, that’s great result! Thanks for documenting your journey here and for your informative posts. The progress you made in a short space of time is amazing and was only possible with the meticulous and consistent effort you have put in, you should be proud.

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#560

I’m a little worried for your digestive track today, based on what you were eating for months, but you’re a tough guy, you’ll be fine. Congrats on getting through, great bucket list accomplishment!

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#561

Haha! I find that when I eat in prep mode for a few months that I process cheats no problem. Although I don’t go quite as overboard as I am today lol. I’m sure I’ll be fine! Thanks man.

#562

Well this is pretty cool!

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#563

Congrats man! Hell of a job

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#564

I’ve kept checking in because even though I have next to zero interest in physique competitions, I think your positivity and genuine desire to help those around you is fantastic.

I’ve rethought my nutrition recently and I think it’s going to do the trick, although it is early days yet. Cut out the large sources of hidden sugar from my plan (bread/cows milk) and slowly finding ways to replace them. I feel like it might be one of those things I wished I’d done earlier.

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#565

Absolutely. That’s a great direction to head. Eliminate the sugar, and just find options that fit the bill that you still like to eat. Awesome man!

#566

Is it too early to ask what’s next on the radar? Any more specific goals yet?

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#567

I’m going to stay at maintenance for a few weeks to a month. Then go into a mass building phase. The long term goal has always been to be stage lean at 185. I thought that going into competition prep that my current stage weight would be 165 but it ended up being about 155. So there’s still 30 lbs to go. Who knows if I’ll ever make it but it’s nice to have a goal.

I ended my bulk last year at around 183 so I think this year I’ll shoot for 195. I just redid my diet for maintence and am going to give it a shot starting tomorrow. It’s as follows:

200 protein
275 carbs
60 fat

I prepped and cooked a ton of delicious food today so I’m actually excited about it!

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#568

Any food ideas are awesome, I could talk about food all day.

#569

Today I made:
1.Cubed baked red and sweet potatoes with salty/spicy seasoning
2. Plain old boring brown rice
3. Garlic lime shrimp
4. Spicy Mexican shredded sirloin
5. Spicy shredded chicken
6. Peanut butter oatmeal protein balls with sugar free chocolate chips
7. Also have a flat cut briscket in the fridge. Still deciding how I’m going to cook that. It’s a good spread overall
8. Turkey sausage in teriyaki

If anyone wants recipes I’d be happy to share

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#570

Holy shit! I knew I’ve been pigging out for 24 hrs but wasn’t expecting this.


Lol!!’ I have clothes on but that’s freaking almostxas heavy as when I started my cut 3 months ago. I’m sure it will drop significantly over the next week.

Last gluttonous meal was Mexican. Cheese, chicken, beef enchiladas… rice, beans, chips, ice cream, brownie, rest of the kids brownie, 2 margaritas, and a after dinner coffee liquor.

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