Got my Wednesday and Friday workouts in, and will stick to this so next update should have all three days.
Squat: 255lbs - I still feel awkward with the 7 minutes of rest. I'm making sure I'm looking around to see if anyone wants to use the rack, as there's only one in the gym. With that much rest, would be silly not to let someone work in if they want it.
Bench: 140lbs - For some reason, I had 145 in my head. Glad I've got the SS app to remind me/be my log. Didn't struggle, so I'll keep climbing with this.
Deadlift: 305lbs - used double overhand for all my warmup sets again. Grip felt good, but had to reset & swap the top hand after my 3rd rep on the work set. I can see my grip is going to be an issue.
Squat: 265lbs - This is as high as I've gone in years, and could very well be a PR. I squatted 315 in HS, but I make no promises that it was proper depth, or even parallel. So, I think from here on out I'll just call it a PR. Initially, though, I realized I was pushing off too much from the balls of my feel. Wasnt sure if I was, or if my shoes made it feel that way. Took my shoes off, which felt a LOT better, and more balanced.
OHP: 85lbs - Nearing a PR here, as I remember using 85lbs in the past, but can't recall anything over 90, and quite confident I didn't use anything on the 100s. 85 felt fairly easy, though.
Deadlift: 315lbs - Grip killed me here. I had to reset after each rep, and ended up only getting 4 reps. So, I'm going to find my straps, and go after 315 again. To keep working my grip, I'll try and pump out what I can without straps, then reset and strap up. Would be nice to get back to HS #s where I was able to pull 365 without straps (@150).
I'm sleeping a lot. Sometimes more than I plan to. Helps when I'm unemployed, but I'd like to change that so I can save up before moving back to Huntington Beach. Eating hasn't been a problem, especially since I haven't really had any silly cravings. Fortunately, my mind has taken this "food is fuel" approach, so I look at everything as a piece of the puzzle so to speak. Only two weeks in, so I'm not bored of tilapia, chicken breasts, baked potatoes, rice, and fruit yet. Would like to learn which vegetables I like and add some of those in, as well as some more dead animals for varieties sake. Decided to up my calories to 3,000, as the SS book suggested 3,500 for guys ~20%bf.
Tomorrow, I'm going to start walking on my off days. Low effort, hopefully doesn't interfere with recovery, but still gets me up and moving. Wouldn't mind chipping away at the excess over the next couple months. Would make things easier in the next stage (post SS) as I add some conditioning.