Start Weight:(31 Mar 14) 178.8 lb
Current Weight:(20 Jul 14) 166.0 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: losing 5.1 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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last weighin: steady Steady
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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

Tasty frozen dessert bites
I'm going to go make one of those now. The bananas are already frozen for my protein shakes. They're pre-sliced. I'll have it this evening. I'll try it with almond butter.
posted 03 Jul 2014, 11:44
Tasty frozen dessert bites
You're my kind of girl, Hoser. Scales, grams, bananas.... I like it. I'm beginning to think there are other people on here as OCD as me. No. Not really.
posted 03 Jul 2014, 06:02
metabolism over 40
Great little article. Protein synthesis also slows down as we age increasing the intake need. Get enough sleep.... Maybe some day.
posted 02 Jul 2014, 11:43
Tasty frozen dessert bites
Nice one!
posted 02 Jul 2014, 06:35
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Daily. I only accept the lowest weight over the week.I keep a spreadsheet where I log the weight every day and do a 7 day average. That shows the trend quite clearly. I'm so glad I did that. It makes it far easier to nod and say "I'm doing okay."
posted 28 Jun 2014, 11:23
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27 July 2014

Home. It will take some time to settle out emotionally. I'll post a weight and do a quick journal entry tomorrow. So much to organize and get on paper ...

20 July 2014

I'd love to be happy with this. It's a body fat loss, but it's associated with stress. Could be some muscle loss too because of it. I've never experienced ...
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