Start Weight:(31 Mar 14) 178.8 lb
Current Weight:(18 Oct 14) 183.0 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: northernmusician's own diet
performance: Steady

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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  Binge be gone!!!
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end date: Monday 27 Oct 14
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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

I've lost 147 lbs in 2014...if I can, you can!!
I'd call that atypical all right. What was your user name on Fitness Pal?
posted 20 Sep 2014, 21:20
ow can I lose belly fat before I get over weight I need the help now?
The simplest way is to cut starchy carbs like bread, potatoes and pasta, and get your calories under control. If you go to IIFYM .com and use their TDEE calculator, it will calculate roughly the number of calories you need to maintain your weight. If you take about 400 calories off that number per day, you would lose close to a pound each week. Calories controlled is far more important than exercise at the beginning. Unfortunately, the body will not take just from one area. You can't target belly fat. You have to target all fat and then let nature remove it as it sees fit. It will do it according to how you are designed.
posted 31 Aug 2014, 18:20
Eggs anyone?
Do you eat chicken, Glaun? Very Happy We go through about 4 dozen a week between the two of us.
posted 27 Aug 2014, 21:46
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
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