Start Weight:(29 Oct 14) 187.0 lb
Current Weight:(11 Dec 14) 187.4 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week

55 y.o. male living just south of the Alaska panhandle in Canada. 5' 11" Currently in a slow cut phase for weight lifting. You can find my blog link in my journal posts.

I started this journey Dec of 2012 at 230 pounds. I'm now dedicated to hitting 10% body fat at 180 pounds. Now that I'm insulin sensitive, I have a lot more leeway in food choices.

Update Feb 21, 2014

Broke through the 165 barrier. I'm now on maintenance and will be 'bulking' for muscle gain soon. My intention is to never rise above 15% body fat again. It looks as if maintenance is working. (I can tell after 3 days, right? lol) Doing great. Feeling great. It was all worthwhile.

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 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 guage. In any case, I will keep my weight below 180 until the end of May which should be simple.

May 28

Approaching my short, weight loss cycle. I expect to be on it for about 2 months. I begin June 1. I find myself concerned. Do I still remember how to do this? Of course. Can I still do it? I worry I may not be able to get back into the mindset of restricting calories. I know I can. Will I?

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.

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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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diet "supplements"
I heard soy gives men breasts. (None for me thanks.)
posted 27 Nov 2014, 22:33
diet "supplements"
Behave... that's funny, mummydee. Oh, and Mya? I think you nailed it. Mom asked me when I was little what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said a musician. She told me I couldn't do both.
posted 27 Nov 2014, 22:33
diet "supplements"
WFN. Forcast is for as cold as -30 this weekend. Doesn't matter what temp scale you're using... they meet at -40. The nice thing about -40 is, it doesn't feel any different than -30.

"Everything in excess. Moderation is for monks." ~ Robert Heinlein

Dang it Heinlein... why did I listen to you!

Mya. Are you talking about SOY as in soya sauce? "It will pump you up." ~ Arnold Schwartz... however you spell it.
posted 27 Nov 2014, 11:56
diet "supplements"
Anyone ever used the Tucker Model 843 for Arctic exploration? Anyone?
posted 27 Nov 2014, 05:27
diet "supplements"
You guys are just being silly. Of course adding something to what you're already eating will make you lose weight. The nice thing is that they all work! They work to empty your wallet.

Look at it this way. If there were a supplement that had been proven to make you lose weight, there we would only be that ONE supplement on the market. Why are there so many? Because of the number of snake oil salesmen. The problem is that we have so many 'experts' now, with varying opinions and usually calling each other liars, that you can find the expert who agrees with you.

What could be better? I once read that most people don't want to be right, they just want to have a plausible argument to justify what they're doing. 'Science' has taken this to heart. The findings of most studies these days seem to always support the corporation, or the desires of the government who hired them.
posted 25 Nov 2014, 15:32
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Rule # 27.a) When visiting your son who is close to 30 years younger than yourself, don't feel you have to prove anything in the gym or DOMs will have ...

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