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Summer of Doogie

Have the headaches subsided?

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Have the headaches subsided? [/quote]

No. I woke up with a wicked one this morning, and decided this is where I make my stand. No caffeine at all today. I think if I can get through today, I can suck it up through the weekend and I should be through with it.

[quote]doogie wrote:

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Have the headaches subsided? [/quote]

No. I woke up with a wicked one this morning, and decided this is where I make my stand. No caffeine at all today. I think if I can get through today, I can suck it up through the weekend and I should be through with it.[/quote]

Your cut on the caffeine is pretty quick, so the headaches may last into next week. It sucks, but it sounds like you have your mind ready to deal with it. You got this, Doogie!

Summer of doogie: Day 11 of 76

Weight: 232.4 lbs

Weight Loss to Date: 10.8 lbs

Calories Consumed: 2141 including bourbon (21 grams carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: Stayed up late watching NBA and overslept this morning. No cardio

Lifting: Pulldowns 150x8 150x8 150x8
Straight Arm Pulldown 60x10 60x10 60x10
EZ Bar Reverse Curls 80x6 80x6 80x6
Bar Curl 75x8 75x8 75x6
Behind the Back Wrist Curls 135x12 135x12

Reading: : “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Meditation/Relaxation: None. I’ve really fallen short on this goal. It sounded better in theory than in practice.

NOTES: Made it through the day with no caffeine. Headache is gone for now. I felt totally run down in the gym between the lack of caffeine, the calorie deficit, the low carbs, and it being Friday. Hopefully it picks up tomorrow.

Summer of doogie: Day 12 of 76

Weight: 230.4 lbs

Weight Loss to Date: 12.8 lbs

Calories Consumed: Unknown. Cheat Day–Mexican Food and Margaritas again.

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 20:30 minute walk

Lifting: Bench 225x5 265x5 295x5 315x5 275x6
Machine Incline Press 130x10 130x10
Incline Tate Press 45x8 45x8 45x8
Bar Pushdowns 62.5x10 67.5x10
Swiss Ball Crunches BWx15 BWx15

Reading: : “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Meditation/Relaxation: None.

Notes: No headache at all today. It was glorious. Still lethargic and napping throughout the day, but much better.

Cool. Next is to start running again.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
Cool. Next is to start running again. [/quote]

I’m thinking about it. I almost broke into a jog yesterday, but then I came to my senses.

Summer of doogie: Day 13 of 76

Weight: 235.2 lbs after cheat yesterday

Weight Loss to Date: 8 lbs

Calories Consumed: 1771 (9 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: None. Rained, then I got caught up reading, then I realized it was NBA time.

Lifting: Off Day

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Some deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises from the above book.

Notes: No headache again. No naps. Feeling pretty dang normal again. Next cheat meal when I hit 225.2 lbs. Probably not going to fall on a weekend night, which will be tough for me. Forgot to mention yesterday that I’m definitely feeling a drop off in strength in the gym by the time cheat meal rolls around.

[quote]doogie wrote:
Notes: No headache again. No naps. Feeling pretty dang normal again. [/quote]

That’s awesome man. Glad to hear it!

Summer of doogie: Day 14 of 76

Weight: 234

Weight Loss to Date: 9.2 lbs

Calories: 2093 (11 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: Walked around the neighborhood. Stopwatch didn’t start, so don’t know how long.

Lifting: Front Squat 135x6 155x6 175x6 195x6
Leg Extensions 160x10 160x10 160x9
Donkey Calf Raise 360x10 360x10 360x10
Overhand Bar Hold 315xFailure 315xF 315xF

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: More deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises from the above book.

Notes: Slight headache today.

Summer of doogie: Day 15 of 76

Weight: 234 (same as yesterday)

Weight Loss to Date: 9.2 lbs

Calories: 1870 (13 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 16:40 minute walk

Lifting: Bent Over Bar Row 185x8 185x8 185x8
Seated Row 180x8 180x8 180x8
DB Hammer Curl 40x8 40x8 40x8
Free Motion Preacher Curl 70x5 50x8 50x7
Swiss Ball Crunches BWx20 BWx15

Reading: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Meditation/Relaxation: None

Notes: Didn’t lose any weight yesterday. Kind of freaks me out. Not sure what happened. Giving it another day, but if I don’t lose anything tomorrow morning I’m re-evaluating things.

Summer of doogie: Day 16 of 76

Weight: 232

Weight Loss to Date: 11.2 lbs

Calories: 1889 (17 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: None. Up too late watching NBA.

Lifting: Push Press 135x8 155x5 175x5 135x8
Bent Over Lateral Raise 25x10 25x10 25x10
Face Pulls 110x12 110x12 110x12
Dips BWx12 BWx12 BWx12
Shrug Rack Shrugs 160x10 160x10 160x10

Reading: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: Thank God my weight dropped again. I don’t know what I would have done if it didn’t. Feeling like garbage in the gym.

Summer of doogie: Day 17 of 76

Weight: 231.4
Weight Loss to Date: 11.8 lbs

Calories: 2003 (18 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 14:30 walk

Lifting: Off day

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: Hardly lost any weight yesterday. The only thing that has really changed this week is the no caffeine and I’m drinking a shit ton of flavored waters. They are no calorie, no caffeine, no sodium drinks sweetened with Aspartame. I don’t know if that is the issue or not. Will make an adjustment this weekend.

Summer of doogie: Day 18 of 76

Weight: 230

Weight Loss to Date: 13.2 lbs

Calories: Unknown. Hit up a BBQ place for lunch and had left-overs for dinner.

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: None. Up late watching NBA

Lifting: Stiff Leg Deadlift 225x6 225x6 225x6 225x6
Goodmornings 115x8 115x8
Seated Calf Raise 150x10 150x10 150x10
Swiss Ball Crunches BWx15 BWx15

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: Probably overdid the calories today between BBQ and bourbon.

Summer of doogie: Day 19 of 76

Weight: 229.2

Weight Loss to Date: 14 lbs

Calories: 1926 (10 carbs) + some bourbon

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 15:30 walk

Lifting: Pulldowns 150x8 150x8 150x8
Straight Arm Pulldown 60x10 60x10 60x10
Reverse Cable Curl 52.5x8 52.5x8 52.5x8
Cable Curl 67.5x8 67.5x8 67.5x8
Behind the Back Wrist Curls 135x10 135x10 135x10

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: I’m used to having a cheat meal Saturday. Today has been tough for me mentally, not having that meal to look forward to and not knowing when I’ll hit 225.2 lbs (18 lbs down and time for next cheat meal).

Summer of doogie: Day 20 of 76

Weight: 227.8

Weight Loss to Date: 15.4 lbs

Calories: 2049 (4 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 15:00 walk

Lifting: Bench 225x5 265x3 295x3 315x3 275x6
Life Fitness Incline Press 165x10 165x10
Lying Dumbbell Extension 35x8 35x8 35x8
Bar Pushdowns 67.5x10 67.5x10

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: Strength still dropping. Today was tough mentally, being my first Father’s Day without any kids around.

Summer of doogie: Day 21 of 76

Weight: 230.4

Weight Loss to Date: 12.8 lbs

Calories: 1893 (16 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: None. Up past bedtime watching NBA.

Lifting: Off Day

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: Gained a few pounds yesterday eating a normal number of calories. I’m hoping it was just water retention due to salt intake, but I’m about to hit the panic button. I’ve gone low carbs many times in my life and have never hit a wall like this before. Usually I have a cheat meal once a week. This is the first time in a long while I’ve gone past 7 days with no carbs. I’m going to give it a couple of days to see if things start dropping again. If not, I’m going to go ahead and have a cheat meal to see if it revs things up.

Summer of doogie: Day 22 of 76

Weight: 230

Weight Loss to Date: 13.2 lbs

Calories: 1773 (14 carbs)

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: 22 minutes of jogging/walking.

Lifting: Decided to take a couple days off. Feeling really run down after work today.

Reading: “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”

Meditation/Relaxation: Deep breathing exercises

Notes: I’m probably going to break down and have a cheat meal tomorrow night unless I lose 3 pounds tonight. Actually started jogging today. I hate jogging with a passion, but I’m getting desperate.

Summer of doogie: Day 23 of 76

Weight: 228.2

Weight Loss to Date: 15 lbs

Calories: unknown. Had beer and burger with the boss.

Caffeine Intake: 0 mgs

Cardio: None. NBA went to overtime.

Lifting: None
Reading: None
Meditation/Relaxation: None

Notes: Up late last night. Went out to vent with the boss man tonight. Had my cheat meal, hopefully it stokes the fires a bit.

Lol, boss man really.