Start Weight:(12 Aug 15) 195.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Nov 15) 188.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: losing 3.3 lb a week

Maintenance is 3000 calories? *happy dance* Loving this. Into a new powerlifting routine and making good gains. Just set up my new workout area replacing all the old stuff and it looks great. Moose are calling my name. So is the firewood. :( Looks like an overwhelming fall. Happy to buddy anyone who wants to watch the games.


Greetings from the frozen wastelands of British Columbia. There are 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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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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Just diagnosed diabetic
I think the food pyramids as an idea of 'normal' eating is extremely hard on diabetics. The idea that there is a 'right' way to eat for everyone is almost beyond belief. For diabetics the types of foods you mainly eat obviously have diverse effects.
posted 04 Oct 2015, 00:03
Macros Countdown please!
I'd love that too.
posted 29 Jul 2015, 16:00
Watch out for the machines that say how many calories you have burned. They include what your body would have used while you were sitting on the couch. So if you would have burned 80 calories sitting on the couch and the exercise burned 40 calories, it will say you burned 120 calories. Don't eat the calories you've 'burned' while exercising. Start anywhere and study and play around until you find the things you like to do. Don't do what is 'right' if you don't enjoy it. Find what you like. You'll stick with it that way.
posted 05 Jul 2015, 11:07
I stopped drinking, now I need to lose weight, please help!
Warren. I'm assuming you're male. If you're female, allowable calories are even lower (sorry ladies - it's not my fault.) Smile I went to IIFYM and punched in your height and weight and calculated your calorie needs based on a sedentary lifestyle. Your BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) is 1800 calories. 2100 is your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) calories. That means you should be seeing a loss of a pound a week. I have a few suggestions and comments. None of these comments are an accusation. I know how I was when I started cutting. at 1500 calories you should be seeing a weight loss.

1. Weigh all your food unless it can't be weighed. If it can't be weighed measure it with measuring cups (not a drinking cup). You'll be shocked at how poorly you guess the weights of foods if you're not doing that.
2. Get away from starchy carbs if you can. Stick to fruits and veggies and protein.
3. Don't be afraid of a good cut of meat with fat. Ingested fat doesn't make us fat. In fact fat will slow the insulin response to carbohydrates. Lower insulin levels will allow your body to access fat stores more easily - if you're a diabetic, talk to your doctor about lowering the amount of insulin you take. Trust me. He'll be on side.
4. Cheating. One bag of chips will destroy all progress from a day that you've otherwise been in control of the calories.
5. There are no free foods. Weigh and add calories from carrots, cucumbers, salads (better not use dressings, they're loaded with calories), celery, dry popcorn, and never, ever, ever, eat a puffed rice cake. They spike insulin instantly.
6. Err on the high side of calories if you have to guess.
7. If you can quit drinking, you can do this.

Good luck. We're all rooting for you.
posted 05 Jul 2015, 10:52
Before and After, anyone?
I'm envious, Glaun. I WANT THAT WET SUIT! Smile Awesome transformation.
posted 03 Jul 2015, 17:38
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