|Start Weight:||(31 Dec 13) 172.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(09 Mar 14) 169.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: gaining 3.2 lb a week
I started this journey Dec of 2012 at 230 pounds. The Zone was my staple diet, but I have moved away from it recently because of my calorie needs for my fitness goals. Also, now that I'm insulin sensitive, I have a lot more leeway in food choices.. I lost about 50 pounds on the Zone with very little hunger. I love that diet. I used it once before. This is my second big fat loss endeavour and I will not be needing it again. (Determined!)
Looking for abs. Then it's on to a lifestyle maintenance diet. I've lost and gained before. I don't want to do it again. Too many of us think a diet is to lose weight and then we go back to eating the way we used to. Not a good idea. Fortunately, my goals have morphed from fat loss to weight lifting, and I'm really enjoying that. Using diet simply as support for that endeavour should keep me focused. I'm also starting to do diet consultations locally.
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.