Diet Train! (10-19-2010)

Okay, as this has been up a while, I am updating it.  I started in November at 377 pounds and below (including the archived) is my path to a better life.

As of July 11th, I will be changing my workout again.  I have decided to change every 4 weeks to keep it interesting.  Above you can see my goal on my weight, anytime I reach it will be a party (haha) and then I will update.

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10-19-2010

Activity: Did my usual 10 sets of 3 reps.  Did the seated military press (145-140), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (50-45/hand), dumbbell rows (50/hand), decline seated curls (45-40/hand), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65), lateral pulldowns (18-17) and as many crunches as I could (40).

Food: Had some peanut butter for a snack (think I need to quit this) then I had some turkey sausage with whole wheat tortillas for dinner.

Monday: Had a bit of a family emergency so wasn’t able to make it to the gym today.  Will try to make up for it tomorrow.

10-17-2010

Current Weight: 262

Loss/Gain: +2

Activity: I did incline press (225-215), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (18), isolated curls (40), pullups (70-85 assisted), T.G.S. (40), dumbbell rows (35-30), lateral raises (40) and dumbbell reverse wrist curls (25/hand).  Then I did as many crunches as I could (44).

Food: Had some peanut butter for a snack.  Then ate some chicken for dinner.

10-14-2010

Activity: Did bench press (245-220), flies (45-40/hand), pushups, curls (45-40/hand), dips (55-70 assisted), tricep pulldows (92.5-87.5), front raises (40-35/hand), wrist curls (105) tricep pullovers (92.5-87.5) and as many crunches as I could (40).

Food: I had some peanut butter for a snack and having some chicken for dinner.

Wednesday: Walked/jogged for 2 miles.

10-12-2010

Activity: Did my usual 10 sets of 3 reps.  Did the seated military press (145-140), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (50-45/hand), dumbbell rows (50/hand), decline seated curls (45-40/hand), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65), lateral pulldowns (18-17) and as many crunches as I could (39).

Food: I had some spicy turkey sausage with whole wheat tortillas for lunch, then had some more for dinner.

10-11-2010

Current Weight: 260

Loss/Gain: +3

Activity: I slept in yesterday so I didn’t workout… so I did it today.  Moved the workouts around a little.  Did incline press (220-210), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (18), isolated curls (40), pullups (70-85 assisted), T.G.S. (40), dumbbell rows (30), lateral raises (40) and dumbbell reverse wrist curls (20/hand).  Then I did as many crunches as I could (39).

Food: Had some peanut butter for a snack.  Then ate some whole wheat salmon pizza, and having some more for dinner.

10-7-2010

Activity: Final day of maxing out.  I did military press (5/3/1 @ 135/155/185), shrugs (10/5/3 @ 52.5/62.5/72.5), hammer curls (10/5/3 @ 45/50/50), dumbbell rows (10/5/3 @ 52.5/57.5/62.5) and decline seated curls (10/5/3 @ 35/45/50).  Then I did as many crunches as I could (36).  Some exercises I couldn’t max out on as there are no higher weights.

Food: Again, I forgot.

Wednesday: Walked/jogged 2 miles.

10-5-2010

Activity: Did the maxing out again.  I did incline bench press (5/3/1 @ 190/215/245), dumbbell pullover (10/5/3 @ 50/65/70), seated rows (10/5/3 @ 15/17/19), isolated curls (10/5/3 @ 30/40/45), pullups (10/5/3 @ 100/85/55 assisted), T.G.S. (10/5/3 @ 30/40/45), lateral raises (10/5/3 @ 30/40/45) and lat pulldowns (10/5/3 @ 15/17/18).  Then I did as many crunches as I could (40).

Food: Forgot what I ate… too long ago 😦

Monday: Walked/jogged for 2 miles.

10-3-2010

Current Weight: 257

Loss/Gain: 0

Activity: I decided since I’ve done my 4 weeks of this workout I would attempt to max out on everything just to see what I could do.  I did bench press (5/3/1 @ 225/255/300), Flies (10/5/3 @ 40/45/50), Pushups (10/5/3 doing normal/dipping/fingertips), curls (10/5/3 @ 35/45/50), dips (10/5/3 @ 85/55/25 assisted), tricep pulldowns (10/5/3 @ 77.5/87.5/97.5), front raises (10/5/3 @ 30/40/45), wrist curls (10/5/3 @ 65/85/105) and tricep pullovers (10/5/3 @ 77.5/87.5/97.5).  Then I did as many crunches as I could (45).

Going to swap around the days I do the workouts and add/remove a couple of things that didn’t seem to be doing much for me.

Food: Had some jerky to snack on.  I had a protein shake after my workout.  Then had some turkey roast for dinner.

9-30-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did the seated military press (140), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (50-45/hand), dumbbell rows (50), incline seated curls (45-40/hand), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65) and dumbbell squats (50/hand).  I then did crunches (41).

Food: I had my usual peanut butter for a snack, then my protein shake after my workout, then didn’t eat dinner… horrible, I know.

9-28-2010

Activity: Did incline bench press (215-205), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (17), isolated curls (40), pullups (70-85 assisted), the T.G.S. (40), the leg press (390), lateral raises (40) and lat pulldowns (17).  I then did crunches (42).

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake after my workout.  Not sure if or what I’ll be eating for dinner. Haven’t been hungry today.

Monday: Didn’t run today.  Hurt my leg earlier so I took the day off, hopefully I’ll be back to it on Wednesday.

9-26-2010

Current Weight: 257

Loss/Gain: +1

Activity: I did bench press (240-220), flies (45-40), pushups, curls (45-40), dips (70 assisted), tricep pulldowns (87.5), front raises (40-35), wrist curls (100), tricep pulldowns (87.5) and then as many crunches as I could (41).  I took a 1 minute break after the fifth set and the 8th set.  Other than that, I went non-stop.

Food: Had a little peanut butter/dark chocolate snack.  I had a protein shake after my workout.  Having some whole wheat turkey sausage wraps for dinner.

9-23-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did the seated military press (140-135), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (50-45/hand), dumbbell rows (50), incline seated curls (40/hand), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65) and dumbbell squats (50/hand).  I then did crunches (40).

Food: I had my usual peanut butter for a snack, then my protein shake after my workout, then had some turkey meatball sandwiches for dinner.

Wednesday: Walked for just over 2 miles.  Yeah… sick of running 😦  But hey, it’s something!  I get lots of cardio with my weightlifting/circuit training.

9-21-2010

Activity: Did incline bench press (210-200), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (17), isolated curls (40), pullups (70-85 assisted), the T.G.S. (40), the leg press (390), lateral raises (40-35) and lat pulldowns (17-16).  I then did crunches (38).

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake after my workout, and some of my sister’s whole wheat lasagna.

Monday: So I got a little lazy today.  I ran about a mile, walked about a mile, then did some various lifts.  Cardio is hard for me to do.  I don’t find it enjoyable and actually find it uncomfortable.  I need to find a better way to do cardio other than running.  I do it with my circuit training, but I need to find something to do on these off days.

9-19-2010

Current Weight: 256

Loss/Gain: +2

Activity: I did bench press (235-215), flies (40), pushups, curls (40), dips (70 assisted), tricep pulldowns (87.5), front raises (40-35), wrist curls (100), tricep pulldowns (87.5) and then as many crunches as I could (41).  I took a 1 minute break after the fifth set and the 8th set.  Other than that, I went non-stop.

Food: Had a little peanut butter/dark chocolate snack.  I had a protein shake after my workout.  Having some whole wheat lasagna for dinner.

Frustrated a little because I am gaining weight, but I am not sure if it’s the food or building muscle.  I’ve started lifting heavier with less cardio, and haven’t noticed my clothes getting tighter… so I am hoping for muscle 🙂

9-16-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did the seated military press (135), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (45), dumbbell rows (50), incline seated curls (40), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65) and dumbbell squats (50/hand).  I then did crunches (41).

Food: I had some peanut butter with dark chocolate earlier, had some whole wheat lasagna for dinner.

Wednesday: Didn’t workout today, I went to the Uproar festival for about 8 hours.  I think I got a good workout jumping around and walking a lot though.

9-14-2010

Activity: Did incline bench press (205-195), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (17), isolated curls (40-35), pullups (70-85 assisted), the T.G.S. (40-35), the leg press (390), lateral raises (40-35) and lat pulldowns (17-16).  I then did crunches (38).

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake after my workout, having some noodle something or other my sister made… whole wheat of course.

Monday: Walked @3.7mph for 5 minutes, then alternated between 90seconds of running @7.7mph and 2 minutes of walking at 3.7mph for a total of 20 minutes (25 minutes with the pre-walk).  Didn’t jump rope today.

9-12-2010

Current Weight: 254

Loss/Gain: +2

Activity: I did bench press (230-200), flies (40-35), pushups, curls (40), dips (70 assisted), tricep pulldowns (87.5-82.5), front raises (40-35), wrist curls (100), tricep pulldowns (87.5-82.5) and then as many crunches as I could (42).  I took a 1 minute break after the fifth set and the 8th set.  Other than that, I went non-stop.

Food: Had a little peanut butter/dark chocolate snack.  I had a protein shake before and after my workout.  Had some whole wheat pizza my sister made for my birthday… yum!

9-9-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did the seated military press (130), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (45), dumbbell rows (50), incline seated curls (40-35), dumbbell press (50/hand), reverse curls (65) and dumbbell squats (50/hand).  I then did crunches (35).

Food: I had some peanut butter with dark chocolate earlier, then had a turkey meatball sandwich.

Wednesday: Walked @3.7mph for 5 minutes, then alternated between 60 seconds of running @7.7mph and 90 seconds of walking at 3.7mph for a total of 20 minutes (25 minutes with the pre-walk).  I finished up with 1.5 minutes of jumping rope.

9-7-2010

Activity: Did incline bench press (200-185), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (17-16), isolated curls (40-35), pullups (85 assisted), the T.G.S. (40-35), the leg press (390), lateral raises (40-35) and lat pulldowns (17-16).  I then did crunches (38).

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake before and after my workout, then some turkey-ball sandwiches.  Had a bit o’ popcorn to snack on later.

Monday: Walked @3.7mph for 5 minutes, then alternated between 60 seconds of running @7.7mph and 90 seconds of walking at 3.7mph for a total of 20 minutes (25 minutes with the pre-walk).  I finished up with 1.5 minutes of jumping rope.

9-5-2010

Current Weight: 252

Loss/Gain: -2

Activity: I did bench press (225-190), flies (40-35), pushups, curls (40-35), dips (85 assisted), tricep pulldowns (82.5-77.5), front raises (40-35), wrist curls (95), tricep pulldowns (82.5-77.5) and then as many crunches as I could (40).  I took a 1 minute break after the fifth set and the 8th set.  Other than that, I went non-stop.

Food: Had a little peanut butter/dark chocolate snack.  I had a protein shake after my workout.  Having a couple whole wheat meatball sandwiches for dinner.

9-2-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did the seated military press (125-115), shrugs (50/hand), back extensions (295), hammer curls (45-40), dumbbell rows (50-45), incline seated curls (40-35), dumbbell press (50-45/hand), reverse curls (65) and dumbbell squats (50/hand).  I then did crunches (38).

Food: I had some peanut butter with dark chocolate earlier, then some whole wheat macaroni and cheese with broccoli.  Dinner will be some peppered turkey breast.  May snack on some popcorn, but probably not.

Wednesday: Walked @3.7mph for 5 minutes, then alternated between 60 seconds of running @7.7mph and 90 seconds of walking at 3.7mph for a total of 20 minutes (25 minutes with the pre-walk).  Finished up with 1.5 minutes of jumping rope.

8-31-2010

Activity: Did the second day of my new lifting workout and it’s tearing me up pretty good.  Did incline bench press (215-170), dumbbell pullovers (50), seated rows (17-16), isolated curls (40-35), pullups (85 assisted), the T.G.S. (40-35), the leg press (390), lateral raises (40-35) and lat pulldowns (17-16).  I then did crunches (44).

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake before and after my workout, then some of my sister’s homemade whole wheat 3 cheese macaroni.  Also snacked on a multigrain bagel.

Monday: *New workout* Decided to try out this Couch to 5k in 9 weeks thing that my sister and bro-in-law showed me.  I’m modifying it a little of course.  Walked @3.7mph for 5 minutes, then alternated between 60 seconds of running @7.7mph and 90 seconds of walking at 3.7mph for a total of 20 minutes (25 minutes with the pre-walk).  Instead of going with the above linked schedule, I am going to repeat each week before moving on to the next week, since I am running instead of jogging.  Oh, and I finished up with 1.5 minutes of jumping rope.

P.S. I quadruple checked my weight at the gym and yesterday was correct, woot!

8-29-2010

Current Weight: 254

Loss/Gain: -10 (Triple checked!)

Activity: *New workout* Started a new workout routine that hopefully will kick my butt… it did today.  Instead of doing 3 sets of 10, I do 10 sets of 3.  That means I do the same amount of lifting but I can lift heavier weights each time.  I did bench press (225-175), flies (40-35), pushups, curls (40-35), dips (85 assisted), tricep pulldowns (82.5-77.5), front raises (40-35), wrist curls (95), tricep pulldowns (82.5-77.5) and then as many crunches as I could (43).  I took a 1 minute break after the fifth set and the 8th set.  Other than that, I went non-stop.

Food: Had a little peanut butter/dark chocolate snack.  I had a protein shake before and after my workout.  Having a couple whole wheat meatball wraps for dinner.

8-26-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, back extensions, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, and crunches.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier, a protein shake before and after my workout, and will have a whole wheat meatball wrap for dinner.

Wednesday: Went to the gym and ran for 2 minutes (@7.6 mph), jumped rope for 1 minute, walked at a 15% grade for 2 minutes (@3.6 mph) and jumped rope for 1 minute.  I repeated this 4 times.

8-24-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a couple pieces of jerky and some peanut butter (not together) for a snack earlier, had a protein shake before and after my workout, and will have a whole wheat meatball sandwich for dinner.

Monday: Went to the gym and ran for 2 minutes (@7.6 mph), jumped rope for 1 minute, walked at a 15% grade for 2 minutes (@3.6 mph) and jumped rope for 1 minute.  I repeated this 4 times.

8-22-2010

Current Weight: 264

Loss/Gain: 0 (Boo!)

Activity: I went to the gym and did bench press, dumbbell flies, incline bench press, dips, decline bench press, push ups, curls, dumbbell pullovers, crunches and the guillotine press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a protein shake before and after my workout.  Might have some popcorn for a snack but not sure yet, not really hungry.  Brought some delicious turkey breast for dinner.

8-19-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, and crunches.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Still didn’t do back extensions, my back feels better but I want to give it more time to heal.

Food: Had some peanut butter earlier (not the worst thing to eat, right?), snacked on some jerky and popcorn and had a whole wheat meatball wrap for dinner.

Wednesday: Went to the gym and ran for 2 minutes (@7.5 mph), jumped rope for 1 minute, walked at a 15% grade for 2 minutes (@3.5 mph) and jumped rope for 1 minute.  I repeated this 4 times.

8-17-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.  I realized that I was overdoing some of my lifting.  By that, I mean that I was lifting more than I could lift “correctly” so some of the exercises I cut down on the weight a bit.  Seemed to help!

Food: I had a whole wheat salami sandwich earlier, had a protein shake after my workout, snacked on some peanut butter and then some jerky, and had my beef stirfry for dinner.

Monday: Went to the gym and ran for 2 minutes (@7.5 mph), jumped rope for 1 minute, walked at a 15% grade for 2 minutes (@3.5 mph) and jumped rope for 1 minute.  I repeated this 4 times.

8-15-2010

Current Weight: 264

Loss/Gain: -1 (Well, a pound is a pound, hopefully it’s not a trend)

Activity: I went to the gym and did bench press, dumbbell flies, incline bench press, dips, decline bench press, push ups, curls, dumbbell pullovers, crunches and the guillotine press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a whole wheat italian sandwich when I woke up and a protein shake after my workout.  Had some beef ‘n’ veggies stirfry for dinner.  Had a snack of some rice cakes earlier.

8-12-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, and crunches.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Still didn’t do back extensions, my back feels better but I want to give it more time to heal.

Food: I had a protein shake before and after my workout, snacked on some jerky and had some chicken salad for dinner.

Wednesday: Went to the gym and ran for 2 minutes (between 7-7.3 mph), jumped rope for 1 minute, walked at a 15% grade for 2 minutes (between 3.3-3.5 mph) and jumped rope for 1 minute.  I repeated this 4 times.

8-10-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a protein shake for breakfast, snacked on some peanut butter and some chicken tortillas, had some protein shakes after my workout, and will have a chicken sandwich on whole wheat bread for dinner.

Monday: So I decided that I was too bored with just running.  I know that running is one of the best cardio workouts, but I love going to the gym to lift… but my cardio days are just a drag.  So I decided to try and shake it up a bit and make it more of a circuit training instead of just straight up running, and it seemed to work really well.

I ran for 2 minutes as fast as I could, followed by 1 minute of jumping rope, then 2 minutes of walking on the treadmill at a 15 degree angle, followed by another 1 minute of jumping rope.  Finally I rested for 1 minute before starting over.  I did this 3 times but in the future (when I make it to the gym in time) I will do it 4 times.  Eventually, I will stop resting in between sets like I did with lifting.

8-8-2010

Current Weight: 265

Loss/Gain: +3 (Disappointed, but not surprised after taking some time off of being good)

Activity: I went to the gym and did bench press, dumbbell flies, incline bench press, dips, decline bench press, push ups, curls, dumbbell pullovers, crunches and the guillotine press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a protein shake when I woke up and one after my workout.  Had some peppered turkey breast for dinner.  Had a snack of some popcorn earlier.

8-5-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, and crunches.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Because I hurt my back and it hasn’t gotten any better, I did not do the back extensions.

Food: I had a protein shake before and after my workout, snacked on some jerky and had some turkey breast for dinner.

8-3-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets.

Food: I had a protein shake for breakfast, snacked on some peanut butter and some low fat shrimp egg rolls (not together), had some protein shakes after my workout, and will have some turkey breast for dinner.

Monday: Ran for 2 miles on the elliptical @ L14 then did some incline speed walking.  I have many excuses as to why I did so little… headache from adjusting back to my schedule, back hurting still from the move, hungry as snot… but I’ll get back into it 🙂

Update: I was out of town for a week for my grandparent’s anniversary so I didn’t keep track of anything.  I did a LOT of walking, went to the gym a couple times, but I didn’t eat the right way because it is so tough to do when on vacation.  So this week I am not weighing until Saturday again so I don’t cry myself to sleep…

7-22-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, crunches and back extensions.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Got done early again and ran a couple hills to work on the gluteus.

Food: I had a protein shake before and after my workout, snacked on some jerky and a bagel, and had a homemade Chinese stirfry for dinner.

Wednesday: Did 2 miles on the treadmill alternating between jogging (4 mph) and running (6.5 mph) – .75 mile jogging, 1.25 mile running.  Then did 2 miles on the elliptical @ L13.

7-20-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. I’ve also stopped resting afterwards.  I basically move non-stop the entire time so I am finishing earlier than usual.

Food: I had 2 egg whites with a protein shake for breakfast, snacked on some jerky, had some protein shakes before and after my workout, and will have some roast for dinner.

Monday: Went 5 miles on the elliptical @ L13 in ~39 min.

7-18-2010

Current Weight: 262

Loss/Gain: -5

Activity: This weekend I played tennis on both days for about an hour per day.  Not the most athletic exercise, but I try to stay moving the whole time.  Today I went to the gym and did bench press, dumbbell flies, incline bench press, dips, decline bench press, push ups, curls, dumbbell pullovers, crunches and the guillotine press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 2 sets.

Food: I had 2 eggs earlier with my protein shake, had some meat snacks just now.  Will be having some whole wheat enchilada (mostly vegetables and chicken) for dinner.

7-15-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did hammer curls,  reverse curls, the T.G.S., close-grip bench press, tricep pulldowns, tricep extensions, pullups, wrist curls, crunches and back extensions.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Got done early for some reason and ran some hills to work on the gluteus.

Food: I had 2 egg whites with a protein shake for breakfast, and then I was bad and had a hamburger with a couple fries.  Hey, can’t totally isolate myself, right?  Then because of that I had only a small amount of jerky to snack on and a protein shake for my dinner.

Wednesday: Did 2 miles on the treadmill alternating between jogging (4 mph) and running (6.5 mph) – 1 mile jogging, 1 mile running.  Then did 2 miles on the elliptical @ L12.

7-13-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did isolated curls,  front extensions, bent-over rows, lateral extensions, lat pulldowns, standing rows, sitting rows, shrugs, crunches and military press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 3 sets. Changed it to 3 because I don’t have time in the hour to do it more often, and I am still pushing myself and hardly resting so getting a good “circuit training” type workout.

Food: I had 2 egg whites with a protein shake for breakfast, snacked on some jerky, had some protein shakes before and after my workout, and will finish up the night with some shish-ka-bob.  Lots o’ meat and veggies.

Monday: Went 5 miles on the elliptical @ L12 in ~39 min.

7-11-2010

Current Weight: 267

Loss/Gain: 0 – A little disappointed but not too much after 10 hard weeks of working during the contest I was in.  I’ll take it.

Activity: Went to the gym and did bench press, dumbbell flies, incline bench press, dips, decline bench press, push ups, curls, dumbbell pullovers, crunches and the guillotine press.  I jumped rope for 30 seconds between every 2 sets.

Food: I had 2 eggs earlier, had a piece of whole wheat pizza because I got a bit hungry.  Had a protein shake before and after working out.  Will have a snack of jerky and then some chicken stirfry later.

7-8-2010

Activity: Went to the gym and did Lat Pulldowns, Reverse Crunches, Seated Rows, Wrist Curls, Guillotine Press, Shrugs, Military Press, Front Raises, Back Extensions, Curls and the Abdomen Machine.  Did some rope jumping for 30 seconds between every two sets of workouts.

Food: Had some egg for breakfast, snacked on some jerky. Had a chicken stirfry for dinner.

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6 Responses to “Diet Train! (10-19-2010)”

  1. Wow, I admire the “coming out” and accountability in this post Earl. I know you’re super sensitive and secret about how much you weigh and I seriously haven’t thought you weighed much more than 330 if that.

    One more thing, If I may. Water…water water water. I know you drink that more often now but I honestly think it’s the key to starting weight loss. I dropped from 307-303 in one week, that was with a calorie deficit averaging about 5-700 per day. That was also with drinking about 100 ounces of fluid per day. (including some G2 but that has like 70 calories per serving)

    The next week I was pushing 1000-1400 calorie deficits each day, but with hardly any fluids and only lost 1 lb. within a week. I think I’ll have Susan comment on this one too seeing as she’s better at analyzing the way your body flushes crap out. (No pun intended)

    • Thanks for the tip. I do love water and generally drink 64-100 oz. of it while I’m at work. At home I will drink 32-64 oz. depending on how often I need a drink. I never drink ANYTHING with calories in it. If I do drink soda (which I try not to do nearly as much as I used to) it is diet. I know there are reasons not to drink it, but I’ve tried to quit completely a couple times and just gave up. Better to take it in moderation than crash and go back to drinking it the way I used to.

    • Those Finn Crisps look exactly like the Wasa crackers I am eating. Guess I’m going to have to grab me some cheese to throw on them. And beat anyone at work that tries to steal my cheese out of the fridge!

  2. Again with the water! Just an update. We had a lot of stuff going on with the car and checking out the new place this week so it made it a little harder to get to the gym. That being said, I’ve taken in just about 100 ounces every day and still lost 2 lbs. FINALLY 299 again. (I hate the yo-yo of diets) It will be interesting when I can go back to 7 days again with that much fluid intake. I’m just not looking forward to hitting my weight plateau.

    I think that this calorie in vs calorie out is the hardest thing to do but wow, it works better than any fad diet I’ve seen. (well other than the unhealthy fads such as HCG)

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