adefwebserver's Journal, 04 November 2018

OMAD? (One Meal A Day)
Blood sugar 99 mg/dL

Yesterday the planned date night to the Cheesecake Factory (because we had $50 in gift certificates) got changed and we went to another restaurant called the "Yard House" instead. I had an excellent Ribeye steak and broccoli. 'Carbwise' I was still under 100 carbs, but, calorie-wise I was over 2500. The only reason why I think I only gained 1 pound is that I spent 4 hours cleaning out my parents garage and lifting a LOT of heavy stuff :)

I'm posting a picture of my body fat percentage according to my scale. Do I think it is correct? Of course not. These scales are notoriously off (results were off by up to 21 percent), however, 20% of 10 is still only 2 so 12% body fat is still low.

This brings me to my real point: "Why am I trying to lose any weight at all?". Do I really want to have a 5 percent body fat? I'm a 50 year old computer programmer, what am I really trying to do here? :)

All I really care about is lifting heavy weights and watching my body slowly turn into the manly body I always wanted. However, MORE IMPORTANTLY I don't EVER want to get fat again. This is why I try to keep my 'scale weight' in the 160s. This has proved to be challenging...

Gonna try to eat One Meal A Day today (more steak!) and hit the weights and also do a run. On Monday I start my usual 5 day 'no solid food' fast.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
170.0 lb Lost so far: 37.0 lb.    Still to go: 6.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 04 November 2018:
1921 kcal Fat: 109.75g | Prot: 188.91g | Carb: 42.42g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Beef Rib Eye (Small End, Trimmed to 0" Fat, Select Grade, Cooked, Broiled). Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Fat Bomb, Muscle Milk Light Vanilla Latte Protein Shake (14 oz), Quest Snickerdoodle, Slim Jim Original Turkey. more...
2654 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 50 minutes, Weight Training (moderate) - 45 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 25 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   gaining 7.0 lb a week

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I don't know how you can do one meal a day ! Wow you have alot of will power .....I need 3 meals a day and even snacks lol have a great day :+) 
04 Nov 18 by member: Sweetlysad
I was wondering how you got so many carbs yesterday as your dinner was definitely clean! the cookie monster got you! LOL. I totally agree with you that your goals are to not get fat and to get the muscular body of your dreams. but just remember as you seem so focused on that scale, your new muscles will add weight. when you get to your ideal body size in muscles you may find you are actually in the 180 range. if you confine your calories too much when you need energy to lift you will slow your muscle development. just food for thought! Enjoy your omad today! 
04 Nov 18 by member: baskington
@Sweetlysad - I can only do OMAD if I am REALLY busy :) Also, I will still have a protein shake during the day and technically that does not count as OMAD (you are suppose to only have water). So, yeah it is only a 'goal' :) You however, are doing really well :) At your weight level, to lose weight as fast as you are, is considered blazing fast :) 
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
@Baskington - Thanks! As I 'scarfed' down the cookies I was thinking "Yeah sometimes you gotta eat" Haha "Mentally" I just can't handle seeing the scale hit 180lbs :( I know from the past I can go from my current 170lbs to 178lbs in only 3 days! This is why mentally I want to be in the 160s. However, my brain and my body just-wants-to-do-what-it-wants Haha - - That's why I decided to post my Body Fat (according to my scale). I think that while I can build up muscle to give me a low body fat percentage, my body wont allow me to lose weight to get a lower body fat percentage... nor do I really want to... 
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
You did a great job at the restaurant, and what a good son too!! 
04 Nov 18 by member: jengetfit123
@jengetfit123 - Haha thanks! My Mother 'tricked me' She said we were 'moving furniture'. How cleaning out 30 years of stuff in a garage is 'moving furniture' escapes me... :) 
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
and that is a good thing you really do have to focus on the mirror and less on the scale at least in the weight department. the other numbers may help you offset the weight part of your concern. heck I have been debating raising my goal weight as I don't know if my body will go that low since I working out to develop muscles. It doesn't bother me not to get down there at all. I just hate the partial line. LOL! 
04 Nov 18 by member: baskington
Well i am guessing you must have moved some furniture while you were cleaning out the garage, no? 
04 Nov 18 by member: jengetfit123
Oh I see ! Still your very impressive with what you have accomplished ....Thanks but I have been down and up in weight quite a few times in the past which the yo-yo ing isn't very good for you! It's best to be a stable healthy weight .... which that is my goal ! :+) 
04 Nov 18 by member: Sweetlysad
That was so nice of you to help your folks out - glad you had a great meal after with your wife! You are doing awesome with the weights! Enjoy your Sunday! 
04 Nov 18 by member: nikeit
I hope you both enjoyed your date night.😊 Funny how moms can do that. 😄 That was nice that you got that done for her. 
04 Nov 18 by member: Becc@
@jengetfit123 - The garage was moving shelving and throwing things away like boxes of books and tiles. 'After' we finished with the garage she had me actually move the 'furniture' in the house :) 
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
That would be an amazingly low number but you are pretty thin (in a good way). But whether it is right or not, I'll bet you can follow the trend line it establishes and that is the important thing. Why do we do it? To be our best versions of ourselves and for vitality into our later years! 
04 Nov 18 by member: Draglist
If you ever want to get a good number, I think dexa is the gold standard. I did the bod pod too and they were very close.  
04 Nov 18 by member: Cb1006
@Draglist, @Cb1006 - I considered getting the 'actual number' (by having a Dexa scan), but realized that it would not change my 'plan' anyway :)  
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver
change your plan no it wouldn't but you might relax a bit about the numbers if you saw that you indeed had good fat to muscle numbers and it would be good base to plot your progress. If I was as close to my fat goal as you I would be considering it. 
04 Nov 18 by member: baskington
Adef, I was thinking about doing a BodPod one day. There is a place down in DC that does it. But like you, it wouldn't change my plan. I have plenty of body fat to burn and it will be quite a while before I get to where I need to back off. 
04 Nov 18 by member: Draglist
Yeah, I just did it so I knew my lean body mass for protein intake.. And was curious.. 
04 Nov 18 by member: Cb1006
Nice work. I get my caliper bodyfat done with the same trainer using the same instrument every time so I gt some sort of consistency. Like you, I just want to be the best "me" I can be 
04 Nov 18 by member: HCB
@baskington - Me? 'relax' Ha! Never! :) But, seriously, when I get my weightlifting up to 250lbs I will allow myself to stay in the 170s. Today I got back up to 200lbs :) - - Having Ribeye AGIAN tonight :) 
04 Nov 18 by member: adefwebserver


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