jimmiepop's Journal, 18 June 2018

Fast Day Weigh-in
58 Hours Fasted; 54 Hours to Go
49 Days on Cut; 8 on Final Sprint

Weighed in at 188.4#, back to my Friday morning pre-feast low. That was my goal. Also, fat down another 0.4# and waist down 3/4" to 32". I know. Doesn't seem real to me either. Waist looks mostly like the same nasty gushy mountain bike tire it has for the last couple weeks. Slightly smaller and barely more aesthetic, but def NOT almost an inch smaller. The last 3/4" of waist I lost took 10 days and the 3/4" before that 15+. Totally implausible to now make the same move in 72 hours. Not feeling the win, which only serves to drive home the main point. Unless the mirror's right, and it's not (YET), the rest of this stuff is academic.

3.5# of fat away from my next target of 18.5#. If that comes mostly off my waistline, it seems like about where I want to be visually.

"Broke" my fast again with the late night cooking last night. Pop (90) came down around 9, right in the heart of the most difficult time for control. Cooked him up a couple chili cheese dogs. Grilled buns slathered in garlic butter, dogs split on the grill, topped with melted cheddar, homemade chile, and my homemade chipotle cream sauce. "Sampled" the chile to get the spice right. Also refused to waste the beautiful crust of melted cheddar in the bottom of my skillet. Total damage = 67KCal/0carbs.

Woke up angry AF this morning. Reeeaaally bad. No clear reason, just overwhelming negative emotions racing. Went through my full weigh-in protocol for S&Gs, which includes BP. (BTW - My blood pressure is down from the high teens into the 90s, just like high school, since I started fasting.) The BP monitor showed heartrate in the high 90s. WTF! Then I sort of checked in and realized that I was feeling a little funky physically and that elevated HR can be a precursor to palpitations. And the answer is....

...always electrolytes...

Multiple resources advocate consuming electrolytes while fasting or even while on a cut. Recommendations are all over the place. I have historically taken an as-needed approach to electrolyte supplementation, with my primary trigger being cramping in the weight room. Recently, I have been listening to the Snake Diet guy on youtube, who advocates consuming at least a litre of water spiked with 2,000mg sodium and 4,000mg potassium (or something like that) every day. That represents about 3/4 of a bottle of my go to salt caps, which last me months. So yesterday pre-track, I mixed up a liter of water with like 3/4 teaspoon of No Salt, which translates to about 1/2 his recipe. One swig and I though I was going to puke. Not for me. Anyway, I brought that crap home and later in the day experimented with ways to make it palatable. Ended up brewing up a stevia sweetened green tea limon Arnold Palmer type thing that is actually good. And the point is...

I just chugged a litre of that shiznit while typing this and now feel great! Antisocial mood disorder gone. Thankfully.

Def sore in the legs after Squats and Track Day back to back, but not stiff, Flexibility and range of motion seem pretty good.

Game time.

Let's go!
#next #grindtimeAF
188.4 lb Lost so far: 5.8 lb.    Still to go: 4.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 18 June 2018:
77 kcal Fat: 3.04g | Prot: 10.58g | Carb: 2.22g.   Snacks/Other: Kroger Unsalted Peanuts, Beef Top Sirloin (Lean Only, Trimmed to 1/8" Fat, Choice Grade), Snow or Sugar Snap Peas, Kroger Sliced Water Chestnuts, Broccoli Flower Clusters. more...
on diet jimmiepop's own diet   losing 14.0 lb a week

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That's a lie. I didn't do squats and track day back to back. Just feels that way. It was a day apart. #accuracy 
18 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
Jimmiepop everything is gonna be alright. 
18 Jun 18 by member: Scalewatcher3
18 Jun 18 by member: Mistybenner
Be calm bro and FAST ON! 
18 Jun 18 by member: chesgreen
Rock On! When fasting I must add "Hi Lyte electrolyte concentrate" or I will simply drink water, have it go through me in 45 minutes, and then feel dehydrated. I am back to fasting today. Feeling so much better. 
18 Jun 18 by member: adefwebserver
Rocking it 
18 Jun 18 by member: HCB
Thanks all. Appreciate you.  
18 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
Sounds like we might have the same body type. It took quite awhile to get over the 32" hump. I cut carbs almost completely to eliminate insulin spikes and SEVERELY cut calories (to about 1100 kcal/day) while keeping the weights on the bar the same (no progressive overload) for a few weeks. In just 3 weeks, I'd got rid of the last 2" around my waist. It all depends on your metabolism of course, but my body responded very well to the restriction. It was just a few weeks, so I sucked it up and it paid off! Give it a shot? In any event, I'm really impressed with your progress this far and your stat tracking! Keep it up, dude!  
18 Jun 18 by member: chrisw77
18 Jun 18 by member: chesgreen
@chris Heard. We're on the same page. I'm staying with my RPT prog overload system and have been averaging ~1200 over the last couple weeks. I have missed a couple lifts, but made most. Just bitching about the waistline. As you know, it's the last thing to go and the only thing still standing between me and a summer "lean bulk." Can't let this waistline live to see another summer though ...  
18 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
I've yet to measure the waist, I'm letting the mirror talk. It looks better than it did last Tues. I'll start measuring next week. I can hardly wait to actually put in the burn time though. All I've been doing is crunches, squats and twist w/ bar. 
19 Jun 18 by member: Momzii


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