Start Weight:(12 Apr 15) 185.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Jul 15) 178.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: losing 1.9 lb a week

June 27 Switching it up. Cycling calories. 2350 and 1800 calories on alternating days. IF on the 1800 calorie days.


Greetings from the frozen wastelands of British Columbia. Two season's here. Winter and Sprawl.

At the end of 2012 I was 230 pounds. I started The Zone diet, a diet I had used before that had worked well for me, and began to cut. By the end of 2013 I was about 180. Diet turned to lifting weights. I still love to lift. Got down into the 165 area in the summer of 2014 and held for a while. Then I went with the excuse of a bodybuilding 'bulk' to eat more. I won't do that again. I ended up very close to 200 pounds by the new year. Now I'm on the cut again and have another month or so to go. Though I still love the weight lifting, my focus is turning more toward rock climbing. I've always had trouble sticking to one thing.

Anyway, diet led to lifting to accelerate the diet results, then lifting became my focus and diet was used to support it, and now lifting and diet will support the rock climbing. Now if I can just get more comfortable with hanging from a cliff by a thread. That rope seems to look thinner each time you venture higher. :( Loving it.

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northernmusician's Latest Member Challenges

status: In Progress
currently: Week 3 of 3
end date: Monday 06 Jul 15
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  No Candy for Halloween Week!
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 14
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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?
I'm envious, Glaun. I WANT THAT WET SUIT! Smile Awesome transformation.
posted 03 Jul 2015, 17:38
A bit frustrated
Never said it certain foods create calories out of thin air. I said bodies are different and everything is by degree. Thermodynamics is right, but these are not perfect closed systems.
posted 03 Jul 2015, 02:30
A bit frustrated
Oddly, I agree with both of you. Calories are calories, but there are other things to consider. It's easy to say that all calories are the same when you're lean, healthy, and fit, but as you get older it increasingly becomes hazy and certain foods do seem to hit you harder. I think everyone is on a continuum between 'normal' and diabetic or some form of metabolic dysfunction. One of the problems in the 'scientific' community is that discoveries are made and there is a point chosen as 'normal', usually somewhere near the peak of the bell curve if we're lucky. It's easier to define normal as a single point than as a continuum. It makes it easier on the scientific community. Big pharma of course keeps pushing for new normals that will increase their bottom line and not necessarily the true location where 'normal' resides. 'Science' tends to be filled with as much dogma as any other religion.
posted 03 Jul 2015, 02:11
Before and After, anyone?
Hey there Glaun. You need to post them on something like photobucket and link them in. Once you've uploaded the photos to photobucket it will give you a list of ways to link into a page. I think the last one is the image. You click on it and it saves it, then just ctrl v to put it into your post.
posted 01 Jul 2015, 20:11
Before and After, anyone?
Way to go Quick. I know I don't have to tell you - it's an entirely different life. Cheers.
posted 16 Jun 2015, 09:06
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04 July 2015

Happy 4th, my American friends. Have a great day. I'm off to work. Should hit about 30 today. We've got a gorgeous looking forecast. Camping maybe. :) ...
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