Start Weight:(05 Jan 15) 197.4 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jan 15) 191.6 lb
Goal Weight:182.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: Steady

(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.

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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

Before and After, anyone?
Completely agree, Chad. Once this cut is over, it's reverse diet for me.
posted 23 Jan 2015, 11:43
Before and After, anyone?
I put on 30 pounds since summer. I justified it as a bodybuilding bulk. Well, it was a bulk alright. I won't go that high again. Though I had a different plan, that's what I ended up doing. Maintenance is harder than we think. (Prove me wrong, snow.) Weight is down again today. I'll get it back before summer. Oh, and my lowest weight was too low. I fought too hard for a number instead of trusting my calipers which were telling me I was already at 10% bf. Now I'm at 20%.
posted 16 Jan 2015, 10:46
My first day
Chatterbox. If you 'fail', just adjust your calories and keep moving forward. It takes a while to get consistent. As to the cokes, I used to get nervous if I had less than three dozen in the house. I still love them. I have about three cans a year of the real deal. It's a tough habit to break. Black coffee works for me. I know the rumour is that caffeine raises cortisol levels, but hey, I gotta live. I think I'd better make that second espresso now. I'm reasonable though. I only have four shots each time. Very Happy (I'd rather die than go without coffee.)
posted 10 Jan 2015, 16:48
Breaking addictions - including food
For those of you struggling (who isn't), you may want to have a look at this. Practical ideas.
Avoiding environmental addiction triggers.
posted 06 Jan 2015, 00:55
diet "supplements"
I heard soy gives men breasts. (None for me thanks.)
posted 27 Nov 2014, 22:33
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26 January 2015

Calipers say 19% body fat today. That's down 1% since I began. That works for me. I just published my new book Barre Chord Therapy and Troubleshooting ...
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