Start Weight:(31 Mar 14) 178.8 lb
Current Weight:(22 Aug 14) 169.4 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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FatSecret member since: 31 Dec 13

northernmusician's Weight History

northernmusician's Buddies

Online now snezica
last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
Online now Deb_N
last weighin: losing 1.4 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

Okay. I'm fed up!
Ah... that would work. Sometimes the obvious isn't what we think of. Still have to enter it a second time, but what the heck. Thank you so much, Gigi.
posted 20 Aug 2014, 20:55
Okay. I'm fed up!
I agree with wholefood. It works fine if you're entering an item, but if you're entering a complete recipe in the recipe book, you often enter 7 ingredients and when it's done, 6 of them will say 'serving' and not give you a the item in grams, ounces, or volumes (cups, ml, etc.). Basically, because of servings popping up on everything you're trying to enter (and no gram open for most) it's basically useless.
posted 18 Aug 2014, 23:56
Okay. I'm fed up!
I love the community here, and FS is a pretty good site over all, but... I'm sick of trying to enter recipes so I can go the the recipe and get the actual measure for each item and being able only to put in a 'serving size'. Every brand for the same item seems to have a different serving size. Why did they allow this? It makes no sense.

Does anyone know an alternate site (not an app) where you can enter your recipe by measure or weight and get a calorie count? This is absurd. I'd really rather that they fixed it.
posted 18 Aug 2014, 10:51
Circadian rhythm
CR. I asked MrsMole about it in a PM and she said her husband, who runs the computer business with her, swears f.lux works for him. It's amazing how different my screen looks. Still very clear. I think I like it.
posted 14 Aug 2014, 23:18
Circadian rhythm
nb. I installed on my laptop and found an immediate difference in how my eyes felt. I'm on the PC a lot. Also a friend of mine on here, who is a tech, says her husband swears by it (they run the business together) and that she'll be giving it a go. has freed download for PC and Mac.
posted 14 Aug 2014, 12:32
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22 August 2014

4 trips to the dump with trees from my yard. :) What should I cut down today. :D I still have lots of trees.
on diet northernmusician's own diet  gaining 0.6 lb a week

21 August 2014

The cats away. The mouse will play (in the yard... with his chainsaw... without consent). hehehehe

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