adefwebserver's Journal, 24 October 2018

Day 3 of a planned 5 day ‘no solid food’ fast
Blood sugar 96 mg/dL

Yesterday was the hardest 🏋🏾 weightlifting workout I have ever had in my life. I wanted to maintain my 200 lbs Squat, Deadlift, and Shrug workout I started doing on Sunday. However, on Sunday I was in the middle of a 4 lbs ‘unintentional bulk’ and I had plenty of energy. Last night I was 48 hours fasted. I could barely make it through all my sets. I did it, but barely, and I was grunting and sweating like never before. They say 💪🏾 “no pain no gain” well I put in the pain 😊

This morning I plan to do a 🏃🏾 5 mile run and drink Green Tea and 🥛 protein shakes. I just want to get back to 169 lbs.

📉 My goal is still 163 lbs (my BMI weight), but for some reason anything above 170 lbs annoys me. I am sooo annoyed I gained 4 pounds in the past 3 days! Seriously! Really?? I needed to do that? Why? (Sigh) So this weekend I have to go low carb so I don't gain back any loses during the week. I may go to the gym Saturday AND Sunday (rather than the normal Sunday) only to give myself something to do other than eating 😊

👶🏾 Ok enough ‘bitching and moaning’. 📈 The first time I was 170 lbs in my adult life was in July. The highest I have risen since then is 178 lbs. I am actually 🧘🏾‍♂️ really happy to have 170 lbs as my ‘average weight’. For the past 20 years my ‘average weight’ was 220 lbs. 8 years ago, right before I joined Fat Secret, I was 245 lbs.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
172.0 lb Lost so far: 35.0 lb.    Still to go: 8.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 October 2018:
790 kcal Fat: 35.00g | Prot: 96.00g | Carb: 12.00g.   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: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. more...
2661 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 50 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 13 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 7.0 lb a week

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you do know your muscles replacing your fat weigh more right?? you have gained muscles this month so you may find the more muscle you pack on the less chance you have of going down to 163 without losing your muscles to do it. Sorry it was such a struggle but maybe from what I here others say, when you push through those things you actually tear more and build more muscle. Be good to yourself  
24 Oct 18 by member: baskington
@baskington - I HOPE that I have increased my muscle mass so much that it accounts for my increased weight :) And I also hoped my hard workout was causing 'tears' that would produce the bulk I desire :) However, my workout Thursday will be over 100 hours of <20 carbs a day... I may drink a milkshake before my workout. This keeps me to 'no solid food' but gives me the carbs I 'think' I need to make it through te workout. We will see, I haven't decided yet... 
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
Of course you have increased your muscle mass - one of those laws of physics or something :) Enjoy your day and take all the wins you have and just be proud of yourself!! You deserve it!! 
24 Oct 18 by member: nikeit
Relax. Stop chasing numbers on the scale and at the gym - you're doing fine, man! I bet your measurements have changed. If you had more consistency in your habits/diet you'd see where you can improve. I can see significant drops from just an hour less sleep or slight dehydration even... it's not just food.  
24 Oct 18 by member: chrisw77
Your numbers are increasing. As the weights get higher, the movements will require a lot more effort, sweat, grunting, and rest. It's the natural evolution of progress 💪 
24 Oct 18 by member: chrisw77
Just focus on eating properly, sleeping, reducing stress, and then the muscles will be primed for tear and repair. Without those other factors, your lifts will suffer a lot as the weight gets higher and may actually become counterproductive.  
24 Oct 18 by member: chrisw77
Regardless how hard it was or how it felt, you did it. you completed the routine! That's what matters 👍 
24 Oct 18 by member: chrisw77
I think you need to eat or drink a lot of that stuff before your next workout. You have to feed your muscles for them to repair and build. it is that simple. whether you do it with liquid a(PROTEIN) or do it with a nice big juicey steak you really need to give your body the energy that calories provide to repair themselves and build up.  
24 Oct 18 by member: baskington
@baskington - I always take a huge hit of protein in heavy cream before a workout, but that barely got me through my last workout. Gonna need to 'carb-up' to get through the next few sessions :) After that I will switch back to just the protein drinks on non-eating days. I can't have steak on a non-eating day! :)  
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
@chrisw77 - You're just being rational :) Being obese for 30 years doesn't allow for any of that! :) 
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
@nikeit - Thanks! One unanticipated result of my muscles growing is that I now have a stronger desire to lose more body fat so I can see the 'definition' better. 
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
Adef, I read the at the start of low carb / ketogenic diet, your muscle glycogen will be depressed; but by about 6 months, it's back to normal because the body figures out to make it from non-carb sources. So I wonder if you really need to carb up for a work out? Just sayin' 
24 Oct 18 by member: gz9gjg
Maybe you need to eat earlier, to allow your body to process the protein and HWC to fuel your workout! 
24 Oct 18 by member: gz9gjg
you lift. BMI is worthless. 
24 Oct 18 by member: Diablo360x
@Diablo360x - I agree. When I get bigger I will have an easier time accepting it. 
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
@gz9gjg - For whatever reason I just feel weak and under the bar without the carbs. 
24 Oct 18 by member: adefwebserver
you are learning that you need more fuel before weight lifting and that is a good thing. the body does not care on weight lifting day that you personally don't want food, it does want fuel however you decide to give it in order to not be weak under that bar. 
25 Oct 18 by member: baskington


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