adefwebserver's Journal, 22 October 2018

Day 1 of a planned 5 day ‘no solid food’ fast
Blood sugar 86 mg/dL

Since I gained 6lbs in the past 4 days I decided to see if I could use this unintended ‘bulking’ in the gym.

Old workout:

Squat - 180lbs (10 reps)
Deadlift – 180lbs (6 reps)
Shrug - 180lbs (8 reps)

New workout:

Squat - 200lbs (10 reps)
Deadlift – 200lbs (6 reps)
Shrug - 200lbs (8 reps)

Now about that “gaining 6 pounds in the last 4 days”. Basically, “water” matters. With my body, water is NOT predictable. Also, water accounts for 8-10 pounds in 'either direction'. That ONE factor frustrates my ability to accurately predict anything :)

The reason I continue to do the ‘fasts’ is that it is no mystery to me how to GAIN weight. Keep eating the way I have the past 4 days and the pounds will continue to pack on. So, this one is simple: “Don’t do the thing that you know makes you gain weight” 😊

Increasing my calories will 'usually' cause me to gain weight, but when I increase my carbs I 'always' gain weight.

Have a great day everyone!
174.0 lb Lost so far: 33.0 lb.    Still to go: 10.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 22 October 2018:
750 kcal Fat: 20.00g | Prot: 120.00g | Carb: 15.00g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. more...
2776 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Running - 6/mph - 50 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 10 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
gaining 14.0 lb a week

17 Supporters    Support   

I agree with you that if keep eating a certain bad way, the gain will return. I shut my pie hole last night on my 3rd day (After washing down a peach apple cobbler with eggnog and a little honey whiskey). Starting this week off with a minimum of a 24 hr liquid only sub 100 calories (cream for my coffee) fast. Good luck and onward. 
22 Oct 18 by member: chesgreen
Hang in there! Eye on it. My best to you! 
22 Oct 18 by member: Judyrose1997
great work out and yes knowing and doing seem to be two totally different things for many of us. working out what works best to get your ultimate goal is what you strive for 
22 Oct 18 by member: baskington
Good luck with the new workout numbers! Welcome back to a normal no-travel week - you'll be back on track in no time!! 
22 Oct 18 by member: nikeit
Thanks everyone for the support. I really appreciate it and it helps keep me going :) 
22 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
"Don't do the thing that you know makes you gain weight" - does that come in a t-shirt? WANT ONE! 
22 Oct 18 by member: From371to184
@From371to184 - :) 
22 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
Damn!!! 200 pounds!! That’s great! Such a good use of carbs LOL! I was suppose to go to the gym last night but laid down for a second and past out. I hope I can get back to sleep (currently 12:50am) so I can get in there at 5am.  
22 Oct 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - (hug) You will be fine :) It's a 'process'. Turning 50 was a huge motivation for me to finally get to the gym on a regular basis. 
23 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
I need that t-shirt too  
23 Oct 18 by member: Keilin_4
I really admire you guys, you spend all day working and at night you still go to the gym, as I do house work, I clean up my house too many times a day an a few minutes later it is messy again 👶🏼, so for me exercise is my priority, as long as the house is clean and dinner ready my day is done , but I do have time to exercise in the morning, noon and afternoon, and some days I still find an excuse for not to do it 😐 
23 Oct 18 by member: Keilin_4
Keilin don’t feel bad. There’s always an excuse/ reason not to do it. No matter how much time you have on your hands, which isn’t all that much with the lill one I’m sure; it’s hard to spend our free time working. I went to the gym this morning!  
23 Oct 18 by member: CrashtestDawnie


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