adefwebserver's Journal, 11 October 2019

Day 5 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

I Finally made it to the gym yesterday. I decided to do my deadlifts first. I was able to do my sets at 275lbs so I was feeling good and obviously no loss of strength after taking two weeks off. However, when I started my squats I-hit-the-wall.

The energy just wasn’t there. I had not carbed up at all and I simply did not have sufficient glycogen to complete my normal workout. I could have simply reduced the weight, but, my main goal these days is weight loss, so emptying my glycogen is helpful in that regard (this is why I didn’t carb up before the workout in the first place).

I just don’t have the motivation to *lift weights to get bulked out*. I’m 51 years old, how ‘bulked out’ am I likely to get anyway?

Yeah, I just need to get my weight back down to the low 160s and just be happy with that…

😎 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 reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 11 October 2019:
4394 kcal Fat: 238.32g | Prot: 134.75g | Carb: 415.38g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Lunch: HEB Sugar Cookie, McDonald's McRib, McDonald's French Fries (Medium), HEB Sugar Cookie. Dinner: Thin Crust Cheese Pizza, Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream. Snacks/Other: Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Crisps, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Cheetos Crunchy Cheetos (Package). more...
2364 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running - 6/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 21.0 lb a week

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I think so. I also remind myself of my own goals and limits when working out. It is easy to get distracted by the trends. Glad you made gym. Working out is good for your cells!!!! 
11 Oct 19 by member: liv001
I think that it is a healthy outlook to not want to bulk out. What is important is to exercise and not experience a loss of muscle and of course keeping the weight down. So, well done! 
11 Oct 19 by member: Ireland-83
@liv001, @Ireland-83 - Thank You! Yeah there is a price to pay for 'fueling up' to work our heavy. I had to come to a point where I asked myself "What is the end goal here?" 
11 Oct 19 by member: adefwebserver
Awesome! 
11 Oct 19 by member: HCB
@HCB - Thanks! My 'net weight' is *up* for the last 7 days however :( But, it could be a lot worse. I ate like a maniac for 4 days last week. 
11 Oct 19 by member: adefwebserver
Goals in perspective 👍👍 I’m glad you got your dead’s in 😁😁😁 I don’t know why, but I think they are the best exercise. I have taught 2 other girls at the gym how to correct their form 😇👩‍🏫 lol I noticed today that there are at least 4 ppl deadlifting every time I’m there. It’s a beautiful thing 😍 
11 Oct 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
'What is the end goal here?' is a great question to ask because the goal can easily get lost in all the other stuff - here's to meeting your end goal :) 
11 Oct 19 by member: nikeit
@CrashtestDawnie - I fully agree. Deadlifts are the best weightlifting exercise 👍🏾.  
11 Oct 19 by member: adefwebserver
@nikeit - Thanks!  
11 Oct 19 by member: adefwebserver
yay 
11 Oct 19 by member: Sweet Georgia Peaches

     
 

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