|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.
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.
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?
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.