Start Weight:(05 Jan 15) 197.4 lb
Current Weight:(25 Mar 15) 185.2 lb
Goal Weight:182.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: losing 2.5 lb a week

(Now) 56 y.o. male living just south of the Alaska panhandle in Canada. 5' 11" Currently in a slow cut phase for weight lifting.

Update Feb 21, 2014

Broke through the 165 barrier.

At 55, I'm definitely in the best shape of my life, but what's more, my food now serves other physical goals. I'm excited for the future. I am no longer food's slave. I am food's master.

April 30

I've had a good two month run bulking. Weight gain (after gaining back glycogen and water) was kept to 6 pounds from Mar 1 - Apr 30. The plan now is to hold my calories 200 above maintenance (that didn't happen) per day on average to go into a recomposition phase. Hopefully I will see strength gains while losing body fat. The calipers will be my gauge.

May 28

Approaching my short, weight loss cycle. I expect to be on it for about 2 months. I begin June 1.

May 31

Room for 2 eggs. Tomorrow the cut is on. Down 1000 calories from todays intake. Oh well. I should be able to manage this. My last weight loss took over a year. This one should take two months or a little more.

July 4

The tragic loss of my dearly beloved golden retriever Ginger. Two days later I was points south to move my dad. Incredible stress and rapid uncontrolled weight loss from stress.


Bulking begins for body building.

October. Yay! Tika!


30 pound increase. Augh. Back on the cut.

FatSecret member since: 31 Dec 13

northernmusician's Weight History

northernmusician's Latest Member Challenges

  No Candy for Halloween Week!
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 14
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  Binge be gone!!!
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ended: 27 Oct 14
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northernmusician's Buddies

Online now puhpine
last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
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northernmusician's Cookbook

cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 50kcal | fat: 4.30g | carbs: 1.20g | prot: 2.06g
Cheese Crackers
A quick and easy low carb recipe for something different.
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northernmusician's Latest Posts

I WILL after all be using the web version of thanks!!
Check this out. I found their site, but couldn't figure out how to install it. adnauseum
posted 04 Mar 2015, 14:51
Throwback Thursday!
Maybe once a month?
posted 27 Feb 2015, 02:30
Throwback Thursday!
I imagine we'll just post here again, will we, oh, fearless leader?
posted 26 Feb 2015, 19:38
Throwback Thursday!
Dead ones? *Blush*
posted 26 Feb 2015, 17:28
Throwback Thursday!
I wish Tika's ears would stand up like that. Sad Don't worry, Chad. When you hit your 50s you'll be looking back at that photo and wishing your hair still looked like that.
posted 26 Feb 2015, 15:10
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25 March 2015

Solid. :)
on diet northernmusician's own diet  losing 2.5 lb a week

24 March 2015

Nice. Like the new phone. Excited about my trip. Keeping it tight while I'm down there... mostly.

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