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John Stone's September 2006 "100 Challenge" (Completed)

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  1. meta

    meta Active Member

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    Last month was a good 'warm up' to get back into a routine. This time, improved focus, fewer points lost. Let's try some specific goals:

    GOAL: Lose 10lbs total while retaining or adding muscle mass. Over 30 days that's 2.5lbs per week or an average 1166 cal deficit per day. This is going to be a tough month, but worth it.

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Generally M-F
    - 3x weight training per week (min)
    - 2x cardio per week (min)

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    - 3x per day minimum
    - Drink only water

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 219.5lbs
    BODY FAT: 30.5% (Tanita scale)

    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 212.0lbs
    BODY FAT: 30.5% (Tanita scale)

    Fri,01-Sep-2006: [99 pts]. 219.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). No workout. No update = -1.

    Sat,02-Sep-2006: [98 pts]. 220lbs, 30%bf (tanita). 2600cal. No workout. No update = -1.

    Sun,03-Sep-2006: [97 pts]. 221.0lbs, 31.5%bf (tanita). 3000 cal. Workout: back/shoulders + cardio 20 min. Went to baseball game. No update = -1.

    Mon,04-Sep-2006: [96 pts]. 221.5lbs, 29%bf (tanita). 2700cal. No workout (unless you count 3 hrs heavy yardwork in the hot sun, but I don't). No update = -1.

    Tue,05-Sep-2006: [96 pts]. 221.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1700cal. No workout.

    This is my first update this month -- what a lousy way to start a challenge. I think my goal above is too aggressive for the amount of time I have to commit to this challenge this month and my recent style (which appears to be bulking rather than cutting), but I'm going to stick with it and see how close I can get.

    Wed,06-Sep-2006: [96 pts]. 219.0lbs, 31.5%bf (tanita). 1900cal. Workout: chest/arms. 1000cal deficit per day is a PITA! Workout was great, feeling strong.

    Thu,07-Sep-2006: [95 pts]. 218.0lbs, 32.5%bf (tanita). ~2000cal. Workout: None. Taking Nitrean and Opticen with water instead of milk is helping reduce calorie intake.. doesn't taste as good but who cares. -1 for for foretting final update for daily cal intake.

    Fri,08-Sep-2006: [93 pts]. 219.0lbs, 30%bf (tanita). ~1900cal. Workout: back/shoulders, 15min cardio. -1 for no update. -1 for having Coke at the movie theater.

    Sat,09-Sep-2006: [91 pts]. 219.0lbs, 31.5%bf (tanita). ~3500cal. Workout: two-fisted eating, apparently. Sigh. -1 for poor nutrition, -1 for no update.

    Sun,10-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 219.0lbs, 31.5%bf (tanita). 1900cal. Workout: none. really wanted to. need to stop making excuses. -1 for stupid intake velocity today: 600 cal total until dinner, then 1300 in ~1 hr.

    Mon,11-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 219.0lbs, 31.5%bf (tanita). 1900cal. Workout: LEGS. Mmmmmm. Trying out a variation on the Velocity Diet after reading about it last night, using Opticen and probably having a light solid dinner each night, and hopefully getting closer to dropping the 10lbs for the goal this month. Realized I need to get in the habit of tracking a lot more stuff, since it seems like my protein intake was nowhere near 1g x lbs of bodyweight and I don't know my macro ratios at all. Spag for dinner, wow, what a powerup. Going to lift tomorrow!

    Tue,12-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 218.0lbs, 30%bf (tanita). 2150cal. Workout: Chest/Arms. Really nice workout today, I think last night's carbs really helped me feel strong and push hard. Modified Velocity Diet seems to be going over well - not hungry, lots of protein, easy to stay within calorie restriction. Of course, this is just Day 2, let's see how it holds up..

    Wed,13-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 217.5lbs, 30%bf (tanita). 1700cal. Workout: Back/Shoulders + 28min cardio (350cal). I never feel like my back/shoulder workouts are great, and today was no exception -- hard, but just OK. Cardio was good though. Running out of Opticen, hope my recent order shows up soon.

    Thu,14-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 217.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1800cal. Workout: none today. Ran out of Opticen! Will substitute Odwalla Super Protein as needed and hope the new batch shows up tonight. (Oops, found out it's not showing up until Monday.)

    Fri,15-Sep-2006: [90 pts]. 216.5lbs, 30.0%bf (tanita). 2000cal. Workout: None.

    Sat,16-Sep-2006: [89 pts]. 216.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1700 cal. Workout: Legs. -1 for only one cardio session this week.

    Sun,17-Sep-2006: [89 pts]. 216.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 2000cal. Workout: None. Food today was all solid, not only am I out of Opticen but it's hard to have a mostly-liquid diet with the fam (i.e. on the weekends).

    Mon,18-Sep-2006: [89 pts]. 217.0lbs, 30.0%bf (tanita). 1700cal. Workout: chest/arms. Decent workout today, but not enough sleep last night, and for some reason feeling tired, bloated, fat & lousy tonight. Sigh. More Opticen/Nitrean arrived today..

    Tue,19-Sep-2006: [89 pts]. 216.0lbs, 31.0%bf (tanita). 1500cal. Workout: none.

    Wed,20-Sep-2006: [89 pts]. 215.0lbs, 30.0%bf (tanita). 1750cal. Workout: back/shoulders, 28min cardio (350cal). Tired, really physically tired this evening.. it was the cardio I think, or perhaps the combo workout + cardio. Really need to do cardio a lot more frequently.

    Thu,21-Sep-2006: [88 pts]. 213.0lbs, 31.0%bf (tanita). 2650cal. Workout: none. Had an uncontrolled post-dinner craving that pushed me well over 2000cal today. Sigh. 213, I hardly knew ya, but see you again soon. -1 for pigging out.

    Fri,22-Sep-2006: [86 pts]. 214.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 2700cal. Workout: none. -1 for no update. -1 for pigging out.

    Sat,23-Sep-2006: [81 pts]. 215.5lbs, 30.0%bf (tanita). 3500cal. Workout: none. -1 for no update, -1 for soda, -1 for pigging out. -1 for missing a workout this week. -1 for missing a cardio this week.

    Sun,24-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. No weight measurement. 1950cal. Workout: Chest/arms; cardio (24 min, ~250cal). -1 for no update, -1 for soda at baseball game.

    Mon,25-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 217.5lbs, 29.0%bf (tanita). 1650cal. Workout: Legs.

    9/25 Note: Man, what the hell happened the past few days? Velocity Diet (modified) went all to hell, I ate solids most of the time, binged on M&Ms three days in a row (total, 8 handfuls over 3 days, but still), had soda for the first time in like 6 weeks, etc. Got back on track on Sunday but oh my: 213->217.5lbs in 4 days? I'm hoping it's mostly solid retention and water retention and comes off fairly quickly.. I was feeling totally lousy Saturday, and now (after Sunday and Monday workouts) feel pretty good again. Only 6 days left in this challenge!

    Tue,26-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 215.5lbs, 30.5% bf (tanita). 1500cal. Workout: Back/shoulders; cardio (18 min, 250cal).

    Wed,27-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 214.5lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1700cal. Workout: none.

    Thu,28-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 214.0lbs, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1700cal. Workout: none.

    Fri,29-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 213.5, 30.5%bf (tanita). 2000cal. Workout: Chest/arms, cardio (25min, 400cal).

    Sat,30-Sep-2006: [79 pts]. 212.0, 30.5%bf (tanita). 1950cal. Workout: Back/shoulders.

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    SUMMARY:

    Lost 7.5 lbs total, with major ups and downs:

    - From: 219.5lbs x 30.5%bf (tanita) = 153.5lbs LBM and 66lbs fat

    - To: 212.0lbs x 30.5%bf (tanita) = 147.34lbs LBM and 64.66lbs fat

    If it was all fat loss it should have gone from 30.5%bf to ~28%bf. I suspect the tanita bf readout isn't all that accurate; pre-shower it read 30.5%, post-shower it read 28% with the same weight readout, but whatever. I feel strong, have been increasing my lifts, and seeing my belt size drop, and it feels like gaining muscle and losing fat.

    On the 'Velocity Diet': Even modified, it's a PITA, but apparently it works. Even though I started it midway through and was on it for ~19 days (and four of those days were a blowup where I went a week backwards), I still lost 7.5lbs overall. I will keep it up as it seems like a reasonable way to keep the protein up and the calories down. I would love to drop another 5-10lbs next month and get to around 205 or 202. Gonna be tough, but nothing worth having is easy.


    "Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals, I'm living proof...Beefcake, BEEFCAKE!!!" --Cartman
     
    #41 meta, Aug 23, 2006
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  2. misle

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    I haven't visited this forum for a while (new job + 10 new lbs), but this is a really good idea. I'm in.

    GOAL: Cutting

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: chest & triceps (PM)
    Tuesday: Stationary bike, 30 mins
    Wednesday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: back & biceps (PM)
    Thursday: Stationary bike, 30 mins
    Friday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: delts & traps (PM)
    Saturday Off
    Sunday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: legs (PM)

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Five to Six meals per day (I'll determine what works best for me), one cheat day per week (yeah, I'm a glutton).

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 215

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:


    DAILY LOG
    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006: Exercise got off to a great start. Can't say the same for diet. I spent the day traveling to my parents' house and seeing friends. Meals have been good, but I have not consumed enough today (I'll probably only get 4 meals, at most). [99]
    02.Sept.2006: My day off. But I got a ton of exercise, running around playing paintball (woods) with a few friends. Meals still aren't going as planned due to not being at my house, but today is my day off/cheat day, so :p [99]

    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006: Everything went quite well today. [99]
    04.Sept.2006: My diet still isn't what it should be, but my exercise routine is going well, despite my new '24' addiction. [98]
    05.Sept.2006: Today blew. I'm getting tendonitis in my left heel area. Skipped cardio, hoping my heel would feel better. Diet was terrible today. [96]
    06.Sept.2006: Downward spiral continues. Didn't exercise and another crappy diet day. I'm gonna try to turn it around tomorrow. [94]
    07.Sept.2006: forgot [93]
    08.Sept.2006: I'm trying to focus on my diet. I got some bad news (blood tests, high cholesterol, elevated liver enzymes). I'm going to wait to resume my exercise until I see the doc again on Monday. I really don't know what I should or shouldn't be doing right now, so I'll wait until I speak with the doc. [93]
    09.Sept.2006: Day off

    [Week 3]
    10.Sept.2006: Played paintball for >3 hours today. Lots of running and sweating. And a few bruises. All good fun. Doc tomorrow to see how my exercise is going to proceed.
    11.Sept.2006:
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    13.Sept.2006: Looks like I fell off the wagon. Time to get up, dust myself off and start again. :bang:
    14.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 4]
    17.Sept.2006:
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    19.Sept.2006: Out of town on business, no update
    20.Sept.2006: Out of town on business, no update
    21.Sept.2006: Out of town on business, no update
    22.Sept.2006:
    23.Sept.2006: Alright, I've royally screwed up this month. I will start again in October. My doc has asked me to get back down to my "fighting weight" so I have a good reason.
     
    #42 misle, Aug 24, 2006
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  3. Nowhereman

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    GOAL: Lower body fat

    COMMENT: I want to reach 145LBM, although I would bulk up again later, this is the weight I would like to reach before I switch to a cut. I got sick in August and I didn't workout during the later days of the month. I needed to look at my bulking diet anyway and make some changes. I have been stuck with the same LBM for a while now and if I don't gain anymore by the end of this month I might look into Swolecats program for bulking. I am kind of broke, and will be for a while, so I would really like to go about this on my own, even though I have read great things about the program. As I said in last months challenge my body fat is a little bit high. I will cut until it reaches 12 percent, although I'm leaning towards 15 percent, and then I will cut. Hopefully I will be able to get down quickly, since I started a week early, and then switch over to bulking. With any luck I will cut and bulk up this month.

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: off
    Tuesday: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Abs
    Wednesday: Morning 30 minute cardio. Afternoon: Back,biceps, and abs

    Thursday: 30 min cardio
    Friday: 30 min cardio
    Saturday Legs and abs
    Sunday: 30 min cardio



    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 160
    BODY FAT: 19.5
    ARMS: 13
    CALVES: 14
    CHEST: 37
    FOREARMS: 11.5
    HIPS: 36
    THIGHS: 21.25
    WAIST: 33.5


    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 152.5
    BODY FAT: 15.46
    ARMS: 12
    CALVES: 13.75
    CHEST: 36
    FOREARMS: 11
    HIPS: 35
    THIGHS: 21.25
    WAIST: 32

    If you miss an update: -1.
    Miss a workout for any reason: -1
    Miss a meal for any reason: -1
    Eat an unscheduled "cheat" meal or snack:-1

    DAILY LOG

    Sep 1: Got off to a good start. Did some Liss cardio this morning and I plan to have my cheat meal today. I might decide to have it tomorrow instead. [100 points]

    Sep 2: I woke up late today. I usually do on the weekend but not this late. I'll head over to the gym right after breakfast. Looks like I'm down on my body fat, but also my LBM. I'll wait 2 more weeks to see what happens before I make any changes to my diet. [100 points]

    Sep 3: I woke up late again. I had a good workout yesterday and I'm off to go do cardio. [100 points]

    Sept: 4

    Sep 5: Damn I forgot to update yesterday. It was my day off and I was on the comp for most of the day and I forgot oh well. Everything was fine otherwise. [99 points] :mad:

    Sep 6: Didn't forget to update. Chest, shoulder, and tricep workout was quick. I'm not taking that long in the gym right now. [99 points]

    Sep 7: I didn't workout on my legs yesterday. There was a funeral I needed to attend. I will get it in today after work and school. [98 points]

    Sep 8: I got in the leg workout I missed earlier in the week last night. It was a good one too. I went up in reps, despite the fact that I'm cutting. I only got 4 hours of sleep, but I still managed to do my cardio this morning. I'm guessing I'm going to be very tired later. [98 points]

    Sep 9: Did my cardio yesterday and got in all my meals. So far so good. I will probably have another cheat meal today so I'll take off the point tomorrw. [98 points]

    Sep 10: Had another cheat meal yesterday I did do my back and arms. [97 points]

    Sep 11: Did my cardio yesterday and watched some football. Everyone in the AFC West lost. Go Raiders! [97 points]

    Sep 12: My team stinks! Other than that good day off. [97 points]
    Sep 13: I performed more reps on all my exercises yesterday, excpet the shoulder press. I woke up early not wanting to do cardio but I forced myself up and feel good about it. [97 points]

    Sep 14: It's the same thing every morning I have to do cardio. I don't feel like getting up but feel better about it afterwards. Good leg workout yeterday. [97 points]

    Sep 15: About halfway throught the month. I didn't struggle so much out of bed to do cardio this morning. Tomorrw back and ams. [97 points]

    Sep 16" I can tell you this. There is now way I'm making it to the gym. I've been using on of John's tips on time magagement and have decided to do all my chores I've been putting off. I've done it pretty much all week. I went to sleep early last night so I could cut the grass this morning and then head out to the gym. Well I guess I was tired I slept about 10 hours. I started to cut the grass and I'm still not done, with just the front yard. I'm tired I don't even want to pick it up. The gym is about to close in a bit and I won't be able to make it. I'll go tommorrow. [96 points] :(

    Sep 17: I did my cardio today and my missed workout. Everything else is good. [96 points]

    Sep 18: I woke up real early today. I was even considering changing one of my cardio days for today. I opted not to and I got some other stuff done. I had my cheat meal yesterday. [96 points]

    Sep 19: I got some extra rest in last night, I'm going to sleep earlier now. I got up and did some cardio. I am pedaling at the same resistance and it is a lot easier than at the start of the month. I need to go much faster. I don't know if that is the fact that the bike is cheap or I'm getting better. [96 points]

    Sep 20: Cardio again this morning. My heart monitor was acting funny. I bought it this year. I hope its not messing up. I also went to the gym yesterday and I had all my meals. [96 points]

    Sep 21: Well I said I was going to decide if I will bulk up starting next week or continue to cut. I stated that if I dipped below 150 pounds I would bulk up, If not I will continue to cut. The thing is I weigh the same thing as on Sunday, and I'm sure I've lost some fat. I know its now going to be exact but now I'm now sure if I should bulk or cut. I'll decide on Saturday. Leg workout yesterday was good. [96 points]

    Sep 22: I will start to bulk up starting Sunday. I just finished my last day of cardio. YES [96 points]

    Sep 23: Did my last workout before my bulk. Next week new exercises and diet. [96 points]

    Sep 24: Had a good workout yesterday. Arms were pretty pumped and so was my back. [96 points]

    Sep 25: I was going to have a cheat meal yesterday but decided not to. I started my bulking diet and made the changes necessary. I started loading up on my creatine. Today will be the same thing. Tomorrow will be my first bulk workout for this cycle. [96 points]

    Sep 26: I had a restful day of yeterday. I finished loading with my creatine and now I will take the maintenance dose. [96 points]

    Sep 27: I had a good chest workokut yesterday. Good on all my meals as well. [96 points]

    Sep 28: Yesterda was my leg day. I had a good sweat afterwards. I also had my cheat meal. [96 points]

    Sep 29: Month is almost over. I had all my meals and everything else was good. [95 points]
     
    #43 Nowhereman, Aug 24, 2006
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  4. empcesar

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    EMPCESAR

    GOAL: To gain mass


    COMMENT: To be consistent in my daily workouts for personal improvement! And to look good for the finace! :D



    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday:
    Tuesday:
    Wednesday:
    Thursday:
    Friday:
    Saturday:
    Sunday:


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    5-6 meals per day, one cheat meal per week (Weekend).


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: TBD
    BODY FAT: TBD
    ARMS: TBD
    CALVES: TBD
    CHEST: TBD
    FOREARMS:TBD
    HIPS: TBD
    THIGHS: TBD
    WAIST: TBD


    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:

    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 4]
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    [Week 5]
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  5. escher

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    Escher's Sept 100pt challenge

    Escher's Sept 100pt Challenge
    -Count me in
    Goal

    Lose bf, and gain lean muscle. Short term goal is to get ab definition and larger arms. More importantly to continue to stay on track and training hardcore.

    Comment

    Thanks John for continuing this great idea. Was very helpful for August. Most difficult thing I found wasnt the diet and the exercise, but finding time to log it. Starting out this month with good excitement. Measurements today my arms were 17.5 flexed. Never before have hit the 17" mark!! Good things to follow. Will update with a pict on the 2nd.

    Exercise Schedule


    Mon: biceps/triceps
    Tues: legs/shoulders
    Weds: chest/abs
    Thurs: back/biceps
    Fri: triceps/abs
    Sat/Sun: rest day

    Nutritional Schedule

    Six meals per day, ONE cheat meal and ONE cheat "snack" per week (usually Sunday but this will need to be flexible).

    Starting Statistical Data: note: Will be updated prior to Sept 1st
    B]Ending Statistical Data: [/B]note:measurements done 'cold'/warmed up Sept 1, 2006
    WT: 226.5 lbs
    BF: apx 14-15%
    ARMS: 16"/17.5... Wahooooo!!!
    CALVES: 17"
    CHEST: 46" /46"-
    FOREARMS: 13" /14"
    HIPS: 36"
    THIGHS: 22"
    WAIST: 35"

    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006: Got in my morning workout, and shat my pants at my bicep measurement. I had hit my 17" goal and surpassed it by .5 Now for 18! Diet fine. 100pts
    02.Sept.2006: Rest Day. Went to the zoo.. took my kids to see their family, and I almost left them with the apes.. Had some trail mix for my snack.

    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006: Rest day. Did real well with the diet, Although I had a HUGE Portion of steak for supper. good protien.mm mm . Running VERY low on sleep. Must get some
    04.Sept.2006: nothing notable 100 pts
    05.Sept.2006:nothing notable 100 pts
    06.Sept.2006: nothing notable 100 pts
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  6. pabelanger

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    PaulB's Official "100 Challenge" post

    GOAL: Cutting

    COMMENT: Want to drop 10lbs this month.

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Running, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Legs (PM); Kickboxing (PM); Jui-jitsu (PM)
    Tuesday: Running, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Arms / Abs (PM); Kickboxing (PM)
    Wednesday: Running, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Shoulders / Traps (PM); Kickboxing (PM); Jui-jitsu (PM)
    Thursday: Running, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Back (PM); Kickboxing (PM)
    Friday: Running, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Chest (PM); Kickboxing (PM); Jui-jitsu (PM)
    Saturday: Kickboxing (AM); Jui-jitsu (AM); Competitive Jui-Jitsu (PM)
    Sunday: Rest day

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day, one cheat day per week.

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:
     
    #46 pabelanger, Aug 24, 2006
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  7. cache529

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    GOAL: Cutting -- For September I hope to lose about 12 lbs. I would be happy with just 8 - 10 lbs; A high goal but I think I have a lot of body fat to justify rapid weight loss.

    COMMENT: I put on about 35-40 pounds in the last couple of years after getting married. I've been a long time lurker (way before my Join Date) but first time poster. I would like to get rid of my bad habits (need portion control), get back in shape, and exceed the fitness level I was in two years ago. This is my first Challenge and I hope I'll stay consistent. My schedule sucks; it's so inconsistent. This calls for more preparation. As of 9/05 I have to make Tuesdays and Thursdays my rest days.

    EVENING WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Running 30-45 mins; Weight training: chest & triceps
    Tuesday: (Work and School) -- Impossible to Train
    Wednesday: Running 30-45 mins; Weight training: back & biceps
    Thursday: (Work and School) -- Impossible to Train
    Friday: Running 30-45 mins; Weight training: shoulders & legs
    Saturday: Stationary bike, 60 mins;
    Sunday: Running 30-45 mins or Stationary bike 23 mins HIIT

    MEAL SCHEDULE for Monday thru Friday: (I will try not to have cheat meals)
    05:15 AM -- Breakfast
    08:00 AM -- Snack
    10:30 AM -- Early Lunch
    03:00 PM -- Late Lunch
    07:00 PM -- Dinner

    Meal Schedule for Saturday and Sunday:

    Wake Up -- Breakfast
    + 2.5 hours -- Snack
    + 2.5 hours -- Lunch
    + 2.5 hours -- Snack
    + 2.5 hours -- Dinner


    STARTING STATS
    HEIGHT: 6 feet 1 inch
    WEIGHT: 212 pounds
    BODY FAT: ~25% (used some online calculators with tape measure inputs)
    ARMS:............14.5
    CALVES:.........16.25
    CHEST:..........43.75
    FOREARMS:.....12.0
    HIPS:.............40.5
    THIGHS:.........24.0
    WAIST:..........40.0

    TRACKING: Each "X" represents a point lost; I will tally at the end of the month.
    Missed a Workout: XXXX
    Missed an Update:
    Eating an unscheduled cheat meal or snack: XX

    RUNNING TOTAL:

    [Week 1]

    09/01/06 -100- I went for a short walk; substituted 40 mins of stationary bike for running since I ran about 13 miles the past 5 days; I hope that's not cheating. I completed my shoulder and leg workout. Also, getting off to a good start I didn't miss any meals. :D

    09/02/06 -100- With today being Saturday, I realize I need to come up with a weekend schedule since there's no way I'm waking up at 4:45 AM like I do on the weekdays. This mainly affects my meal schedule./Just finished pedaling for an hour on the stationary bike. 20 mins in Endurance, 20 mins fat burning and 20 mins in strength training program./Meal schedule followed; keeping all my points!

    [Week 2]
    09/03/06 -99- [-1]Day off, no training. I was watching a movie with my wife and had a couple handfuls of chex mix.

    09/04/06 -99- Ran 30 mins on threadmill at 10-min-mile pace; Worked on chest and triceps; Ate 5 clean meals. Yes! no points lost!

    09/05/06 -98- Today was my first day of class. It totally screwed up my schedule. I thought I could fit in some HIIT before class, but there was no time to eat and digest. I skipped the workout and still got to class late, so I have to make Tuesdays and Thursdays my rest day and work hard the rest of the week. More modifications to come, but at least I'll be ready for October. My meals went okay...I had my dinner kind of late. I need to prepare dinner and take it to class. [-1]

    09/06/06 -97- I got my exercise in by changing the rear brakes in my friend's car, but I'll go ahead and deduct a point anyway for missing my workout. Meals went fine today.

    09/07/06 -97- Rest Day; Meals okay.
    09/08/06 -96- Went to visit my in-laws; missed my workout. [-1]
    09/09/06 -96- Today, I did my Cardio and Worked out my back and shoulders since I haven't worked out in a couple of days. It's about 1/3 of the way through...I'll try not to miss any more points and focus on my goal!

    [Week 3]
    09/10/06 -94- And the Downward spiral continues...AGGGHHH!!! No workout; ate cheat meal [-2]
    09/11/06 -94- Yes! Ran well and worked out my chest, triceps, and abs.
    09/12/06 -94- Rest Day.
    09/13/06 -94- Ran ~3 miles up and down hill.
    09/14/06 -94- Rest Day
    09/15/06 -94- Ran a shorter distance today; worked out shoulders; meals okay.
    09/16/06 -92- Went out with friends for dinner. No workout. [-2]

    [Week 4]
    09/17/06 -90- Missed update. No Workout (Still tired from the night before). [-2]
    09/18/06 -88- Missed update. No workout. [-2]
    09/19/06 -87- Missed update. Rest Day [-1]
    09/20/06 -87- Ran up and down stairs; worked out shoulders and biceps. Meals okay.
    09/21/06 -87- Rest Day (some push ups and dips); Meals okay.
    09/22/06 -86- Washed car! got some cardio, but not enough; meals were okay [-1]
    09/23/06 -84- Friend's birthday; no workout ate a lot [-2]

    [Week 5]
    09/24/06 -83- sick; no workout [-1]
    09/25/06 -83- I'm still sick, I can believe this is the last week. I'm not at all satisfied with my score right now, but I hope to do better next month. No Workout today; meals were okay.[-1]
    09/26/06 -82- Rest day; I'm still sick. I had some junk food today.[-1]:(
    09/27/06
    09/28/06
    09/29/06
    09/30/06


    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:
     
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  8. rwm

    rwm Active Member

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    I'm in!

    Goal:Break bad habits and develop good ones.
    Reason:
    I am 4 weeks into my tranformation following a shoulder injury and years of bad habits. So far so good, but September is a nightmare month at work and I think if I can hold things together then I will have a good chance in the long term.
    How:
    • Maintain daily exercise diary
    • Start and use food diary
    • No beer, one cheat meal per week
      • 45 mins cardio @ 60%-80% max bpm, M,T,W,Th,Fr,Sat, before work
      • Heavy weights M, W, Sat in evening. Intense, progressive, to failure.

      Sept 1: 100 points. So far, so good!
      Sept 2: Good workout, but no update. 99 Points
      Sept 3: Good workout, but no update. 98 Points
      Sept 4: At last I've updated it! Still 98 points. I'll try harder to get to a computer now.
      Sept 5: No update, 97 points.
      Sept 6 No update, 96 points, no cardio, 95 Points. Cr*p, I'm going to lose this challenge!
      Sept 7 Good mixed workout. 95 points.
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  9. DecemberReign

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    I need a challenge

    9/1/2006 It begins... I have never been good at being dedicated to plans. I am more of a spontaneous person who has worked out for many years, but never focused or dedicated. My goal would be to stay above 90 points. I will stick to one cheat meal per week. No alcohol except for a week where it is possible since I will be at a conference and out to parties and a concert.

    GOAL: Cutting & Surviving


    COMMENT: Starting weight this morning was 180.5#'s - Not really worried about measurements, but I should have my pic up by tomorrow. The before and after pic will hopefully show a little difference. I may invert the color to see if that helps show definition changes (I hope!)

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE

    Monday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Tuesday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Wednesday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Thursday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Friday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Saturday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio (30-60 Minutes)

    Sunday: Cardio and/or Lifting Cardio - Optional Day Off


    MEAL SCHEDULE

    Four to six meals per day, one cheat meal per week.

    Supplements:

    (1) Multi + (2) 81mg Aspirin
    (5g) Creatine
    (6) Greens +
    (5) Greens + Fiber
    (6-10) Fish Oil

    Exceptions are:

    Houston Conference: 9/17-9/22 (Probably a poor eating week with daily workouts planned - points lost if no workouts on 9/18-9/21)

    STARTING STATS

    HEIGHT: 5' 11"
    WEIGHT: 180.5 pounds

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    WEIGHT:


    DAILY LOG

    SEP 1: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 180.5

    Morning workout - 2.2 mile run at 4mph-7.5mph for 22 minutes - HIIT Bike Ride 15 minutes (Total = 37minutes)

    Ate cleanly and all meals completed. All supplements taken. Solid first day all around.

    SEP 2: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 178

    Morning workout - 2.9 mile run at 4mph-7mph for 32 minutes - Chest High Rep Workout

    Ate cleanly all day and all meals. All supplements taken.

    SEP 3: -0 points [100 points]

    Wight: 178

    Optional Day Off from Lifting and/or Cardio. May or may not take it... Ran for 25 minutes and biked another 15 minutes of HIIT.

    Enjoyed my cheat meal for supper which will definitely show in my morning weight. Otherwise, I ate all meals and all supplements as planned.


    SEP 4: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 179

    Morning Workout - Ran for 30 minutes - 2.8miles - Worked on Shoulders, Biceps and Triceps...

    No State Fair - so all clean eating today and supplements. Great day all around!

    Ate cleanly all day and had a great workout this morning. All meals 100% healthy!

    SEP 5: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 178.5

    Morning Workout - HIIT Running for 15 Minutes - All Body Lifting for another 20 minutes,

    Great start - even made better by my kids going back to school today!!!

    Still doing great for 5 days though... :) Weight is coming off but I am more concerned about some fat loss.

    SEP 6: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 178

    Evening Workout - HIIT Running for 20 Minutes - Intervals were 4mph & 11.5mph - Chest Workout After

    Ate all meals and all supplements - had a great shake recipe - Pumpkin Spice Shake - very good.

    SEP 7: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 177.5

    Doing another afternoon workout (around 4pm) - HIIT Bike Ride & Light lifting (All Body)

    Really going to focus on carb timing the rest of the challenge. If I workout in the morning it is so much easier, but afternoon/evening workouts really make it more difficult.

    Ate all meals and all supplements.

    SEP 8: -0 points [100 points]

    Weight: 177

    Doing another afternoon workout (around 4pm) - Cardio Run - 3-8.5mph intervals for 40 minutes (3.66 miles) - Lifting consisting of Squats and Goblet Squats.

    I ate all my meals and all my supplements and was solid from morning to night. Weight won't keep going down too fast.


    SEP 9: -1 points [99 points]

    Weight: 177.5

    Got a busy weekend planned, but I would like to get a solid lifting session in today. Cheat meal will be planned for either today or tomorrow.

    I need a day off from cardio and lifting - decided to do that today after about 10 straight days. No cheat meal yesterday and no cheat day planned today.

    Had another great day of eating and played a little volleyball for a fun workout. That was it! I lose a point because no matter what, my schedule said a cardio and/or lifting session (-1 point). Only Sunday is optional.

    SEP 10: -0 points [99 points]

    Weight: 177.5

    Today will be football and maybe a full body workout later today. My team doesn't play until tomorrow anyway. :)

    I love opening football season and would love another rest day. Did a full body workout - about 22 exercises in total and a little bike for the cooldown. In all, about 40 minute workout - very intense.

    I have had a very solid day of eating with no bad food or any cheat food. All supplements taken.

    SEP 11: -0 points [99 points]

    Weight: 176.5

    The weight keeps coming off, but I doubt I will see below 175 at the end of the month. Even if I wasn't going out of town. The fact that I am going out of town next Sunday and won't be able to weight myself and the temptations to eat poorly will be tough enough. The worst problem is that there really isn't much I can do. I can bring some food, but mostly it will be meals out. Watching what I eat will be paramount.

    I plan on doing a little cardio tonight with a weight session focused on my shoulders. I won't be concerned about pattern of lifting during my cutting, but I am building up to 5x5 workouts for October.

    Had a good cardio workout (HIIT) - Ate well all day with all supplements taken.

    SEP 12: -0 points [99 points]

    Weight: 176

    Evening Workout Planned. Be back later.... Did a 20 minute HIIT workout that was exactly 2 miles. After that, I did a 5x5 Chest Workout. Very solid all around and not very hard to do at all.

    All of my meals have been perfect and supper is the same. All supplements taken and I am looking forward to taking it easy tonight and relaxing. The weight is still slowly coming off, but I don't suspect that my weight will be much different today than on the 30th. That trip to Houston is calling my appetite!

    Until tomorrow...

    SEP 13: -0 points [99 points]

    Weight: 177.5

    Late afternoon workout planned today. Solid eating planned... until later...

    I skipped my workout today so I lose a point. All meals were solid though my carbs have been up again. (-1) points

    SEP 14: -0 points [98 points]

    Weight: 178

    Already did my workout this morning, so I am set. Focusing on a good meal plan today with less carbs and still hope to add an additional workout this afternoon.

    Ate all meals and all supplements. A good day all around.


    SEP 15: -0 points [98 points]

    Weight: 178

    Evening workout planned... until later... All around good day of eating and working out.

    SEP 16: -0 points [98 points]

    Weight: 177

    Last day of entering information until next Saturday. I leave for Houston tomorrow and probably won't have a chance to update. Evening workout planned and solid eating planned. :)

    SEP 17: -0 points [98 points]
    Fly from Mpls to Houston at 9am

    SEP 18: -0 points [98 points] Houston
    SEP 19: -0 points [98 points] Houston
    SEP 20: -0 points [98 points] Houston
    SEP 21: -0 points [98 points] Houston
    SEP 22: -0 points [98 points] Houston

    SEP 23: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 24: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 25: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 26: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 27: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 28: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 29: -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 30: -0 points [100 points]

    Goal is 90+ points on 9/30/2006
     
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  10. featherz

    featherz Well-Known Member

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    Wow I'm page 3 again! :)

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Fasted AM Cardio, Full Body Workout PM (NROL)
    Tuesday: Plyometrics or HIIT
    Wednesday: Fasted AM Cardio , Full Body Workout PM(NROL)
    Thursday: REST DAY
    Friday: Fasted AM Cardio, Full Body Workout (NROL)
    Saturday: AM Circuit Training or HIIT
    Sunday: HIIT and or/Yoga, P90X workout (random)

    (NROL: New Rules of Lifting, Fat Loss III +P90X)

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    six meals per day, one cheat DAY per week (Saturday). Weigh in is on Friday. I eat BFL style, P/C at each meal, approx 40/40/20. Fish Oil Caps 6/day.

    My goal is to maintain, perhaps trim a little. Even at 'goal', I need challenges to keep me in line as I am not training for any specific goal. I'd also like to be able to increase fitness levels this month and perhaps do a few unassisted palms forward pullups (I can do chinups without much difficults).

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:124.4
    BODY FAT:17% (Omron)
    ARMS:10.5
    CALVES:13.5
    CHEST:31.5
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:32.5
    THIGHS:18.5
    WAIST:23


    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:

    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006: Morning cardio done, weights later today. Tomorrow is free food day AND my anniversary but will be doing a workout as well. Weights done! :) {100 points}.
    02.Sept.2006: Morning cardio done. Free food day YAY. We're going to claim jumpers. I generally double workouts on free day so will do some extra exercise later. (100 Points)

    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006: Morning Cardio done, chest and back from P90X done. More pullup/pushup fun! (100 pts)
    04.Sept.2006: Going to the inlaws today but that's easy, I'm bringing my own 'cookout' food (ground turkey breast). DId my cardio and weights already since I won't be home all day. Will update later if I stray from plan. :) (100 pts)
    05.Sept.2006: Did morning cardio this morning and just finished Plyo + bodyweight/core exercises. Diet on track! (100 points).
    06.Sept.2006: New job confirmed! I start on Monday. Weights and an hour+ of kickboxing all done. Diet OK. (100 points).
    07.Sept.2006: Rest day although I admit to a little cardio. Diet on track but for some reason I am starving today!
    08.Sept.2006: Decided to do something different today - started with Crossfit. Was going to start yesterday, but yesterday's workout of the day was a 10K run - I do like running, but there's nowhere safe to run where I live. No sidewalks, unpaved roads, lots of traffic where there IS paving - and if that doesn't get me there's loose dogs everywhere. (it's a mountain community). Today was 'Cindy', which is pullup/pushups and squats. I also threw in 45 minutes of kickboxing. Diet on track, tomorrow is free day!.

    09.Sept.2006: Free day for food, morning cardio done. Weights will be later. Still 100 points.

    [Week 3]
    10.Sept.2006: Crossfit again today. Yowsa, have you SEEN these workouts? Today was:

    50 Box jump, 24 inch box
    50 Jumping pull-ups
    50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
    Walking Lunge, 50 steps
    50 Knees to elbows
    50 Push press, 45 pounds
    50 Back extensions
    50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
    50 Burpees
    50 Double unders

    I had to modify this quite a bit, but did get all the reps in. Had to use a shorter step for the box jumps, a 12# medicine ball and lighten up the weight for the pushpresses. Oh, and use a dumbbell for the kettlebells. Diet OK, still 100 points. Tomorrow is the first day of the new job!

    11.Sept.2006: Crossfit again today plus HIIT cardio. Diet on track. 100 points! :)
    12.Sept.2006: Crossfit and kickboxing done. Diet on track!
    13.Sept.2006: Weights and Cardio done. Knee hurting today so had to keep it low impact. Tomorrow is rest day but it will be busy with the new job, then a home visit after work. bleh.
    14.Sept.2006: Rest day! Diet perfect. :)
    15.Sept.2006: Cardio and weights done. Diet perfect even with a late night shift (yawn). Somehow it's easier to eat 'clean' when you are running yer ass off all night. Didn't even blink at the huge pizza.
    16.Sept.2006: Free food day! Did cardio this morning, will do a crossfit bout this evening. Partee!

    [Week 4]
    17.Sept.2006: Cardio and weights done. Diet A-OK. :)
    18.Sept.2006: Cardio done, weights will be later. Just chilling out after an extremely busy weekend. Diet is OK so far! Hope everyone is sticking to plan. Easier for me as I am maintaining this month.
    19.Sept.2006: Diet OK, just Plyo this evening. Usually do double cardio,but not taking a point off as single cardio is the only 'mandatory' option. :)
    20.Sept.2006: Diet fine. Cardio done, crossfit today instead of weights (pullups, pushups, bw squats and situps).
    21.Sept.2006: Diet and cardio done although it was supposed to be a rest day. :)
    22.Sept.2006: DId full body weights today plus cardio. Diet is OK but can't wait until free day tomorrow! :)
    23.Sept.2006: Free day, weights and cardio done. Cutting the calories next week as measurements a little up. I doubt it's actual fat, but juuust in case. :)

    [Week 5]
    24.Sept.2006: Did well today, just double cardio as weights are tomorrow. Diet fine - cheat day yesterday was pretty moderate. Just a ben and jerry's ice cream cone and a few cookies. :)
    25.Sept.2006: Cardio and weights done. Diet OK and food made for tomorrow.
    26.Sept.2006: Cardio this morning, rest this evening since I did plyo yesterday. Tomorrow is a weight day. Diet great, cutting calories down since it appears I am adding a little pudge (could just be hormones).
    27.Sept.2006: Cardio and weights done, diet on track.
    28.Sept.2006: Cardio and weights done, diet on track.
    29.Sept.2006: Today is 'rest day' but did a bit of fasted AM cardio this morning because I was up early. Diet will be on track because I'll be at work and have little choice in the matter !:)
    30.Sept.2006: Wow, perfect diet and perfect workouts this month and I actually gained almost two pounds. Ah well. Mebbe I was working out too much. I haven't gained that much in two years. Next month = cut cut.. Probably should cut down the workouts a tad, believe it or not. We shall see. :(
     
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  11. tree

    tree Well-Known Member

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    GOAL: Cutting

    POINTS LOST BY...
    missing an update
    Missing a workout
    Missing a meal
    Eating an unscheduled cheat meal or snack

    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006:i live in aus my updates will be a few hours before everybody elses... Lost no points today {100}
    02.Sept.2006:today went good {100}

    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006:WOW! what a great day!! {100}
    04.Sept.2006:today was ok... fortunatly though.... still {100}!
    05.Sept.2006:
    06.Sept.2006:opps! missed an update! - 1 point ... {99}
    07.Sept.2006:today was so so, but oh well 0 points lost {99}
    08.Sept.2006:Due to personal issues i will have to withdraw from this months '100' challange. Hoping to pick it back up again next month
    09.Sept.2006:
     
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  12. BradR

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    Dangit, ok here we try again:

    9/1
    9/2
    9/3 :confused:
    9/18 Ok, forget this. Got coaching with iron addict. Will see..
     
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  13. gracellent

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    Almost backed out of this due to extenuating circumstances (moving to another island, recent surgery, etc.) but I figure, this couldn't hurt.

    GOAL: Cutting and toning.
    An ideal loss of 5-10lbs overall, plus an increase in strength.

    COMMENT: My last year of college is starting and I need motivation to remember that my body exists, and I am not just a brain on a stick that needs to churn out pages and pages of poo for my professors. Also, I really hope my boyfriend does this challenge too, because I registered for him already. :whistle:


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE


    M
    -Cardio (elliptical/running)
    -Total strength workout (arms, legs/glutes, abs)

    T
    -Cardio

    W
    -Cardio
    -Total strength workout

    R
    -Cardio

    F
    -Cardio

    Sa
    -Cardio
    -Total strength workout

    Su
    -Rest


    MEAL SCHEDULE:

    5 meals a day. One cheat meal sometime over the weekends. No cheat snacks, but an allowance of one (1!) cup of coffee per week...gotta wean myself off of it. Lotsa fiber, and loads of H2O! If I feel dehydrated at the end of the day, I will deduct a point.


    STARTING STATS

    WEIGHT: 115


    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:


    [Week 1]
    01.Sept.2006: I'm writing this on Sept. 2 because I didn't have Internet access. In fact, my apartment is still not wired and we'll be living without cable till late next week (!!). Yesterday was moving day and though my mom claims that I did enough work to count as cardio, I'll take a point off. [99]
    02.Sept.2006: Today, among all the hectic moving crap, I managed to get in some workout time. Woo! I feel good. [99]

    [Week 2]
    03.Sept.2006: Sunday = Rest. And that is what I did. I also didn't really eat a cheat meal but I did eat a cheat snack...my boyfriend baked a peanut butter brownie blondie. It was great. While it lasted. ;)
    04.Sept.2006: Minus one for today! I did eat well, but I didn't go to the gym. Why? Because it was Labor Day. I live in New York City. SALES. I did do a lot of walking and my feet are hurting, but it still doesn't count. I don't regret this one, because you should see my closet now. [98]
    05.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 3]
    10.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 4]
    17.Sept.2006:
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    [Week 5]
    24.Sept.2006:
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    -Grace
     
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  14. kalch

    kalch Active Member

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    Im in:

    Stats:
    May 23, 2006: 229lbs; 36 % BF
    Aug 26, 2006: 210llbs; 29 % BF

    September 30th Goals
    Weight: 202 lbs
    % BF: 27%

    My ultimate goal isn't to be in the 10% BF range, but more in the 20-22% and be healthy, strong, fit, confident and in control of my eating, body and training. I dont think i have it in me to be much less than 20% BF and maintain it.

    I do have to be honest as well, some of the stats i've seen from postings in the JSF forums are pretty amazing and the discipline to get there is amazing. I know I am not someone that is going to lose 10 % body fat in 3 months, or diligently count my calories enless someone lays out exactly what to eat everday, so i try to just make "healthier choices" and keep ortion sizes down to smaller ones, and more frequently.

    I workout with a trainer on Monday's and Friday's in a private studio where we do a full body aerobic/strength circuit, and on Wednesdays I go to the gym myself. There is strength training in between cardio, e.g. 5 minute run then 2 upper body exercises; 5 minute run then 2 lower body exercises; 5 minute run 2 upper body exercises; 5 minute run 2 upper body (you get the picture).

    I golf a ton, so some days my cardio may be replaced by walking 18 holes of golf carrying my golf bag (not an intense, but a great walk and can burn lots of calories).

    Workout Regime:
    Monday: Full body with some cardio
    Tuesday: Cardio (running/biking/something aerobic) 45-60 min
    Wednesday: Full body with some cardio
    Thursday: Off
    Friday: Full body with some cardio
    Satruday: Golf or 45-60 mins cardio
    Sunday: Golf or 45-60 mins Cardio

    This schedule allows a bit of flexibility so as to if I miss a friday strength training, I have saturday to fit it in, as I won't do a full body workout two days in a row.

    eating goals:
    -no bad desserts
    -no fast food
    -no white pastas/rice/bread etc
    -"eat smart"

    would the above still be worthy of my sigining up?
     
  15. Water

    Water Active Member

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    GOAL: Cutting


    COMMENT:
    Inflammation problems. Have to rest and see how that goes. Cardio, squats and abs are still on though.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE

    Monday: Running (am). Abs.
    Tuesday: Cardio of choice (w/ heart rate minimum), 45 mins (pm). Abs.
    Wednesday: Interval training, bfl style (pm).
    Thursday: Running (am). Abs.
    Friday: Weight training: Legs and abs (pm).
    Saturday: Off
    Sunday: Interval training, bfl style (pm).


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    No schedule, only max limit on cals, 1800 and min. limit of protein, 120 g. Cheat day on Saturdays.


    STARTING STATS

    WEIGHT: 63 kg
    HIPS: 99.5 cm
    THIGHS: 55.1 cm
    WAIST: 72.0 cm


    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 61 kg
    HIPS: 98.3 cm
    THIGHS: 54.5 cm
    WAIST: 69.4 cm



    DAILY LOG
    SEP 1: Got a massage for my bad back. Feels a lot better. Did squats and lunges, and only the two. But it was planned and high rep. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 2: Perfect cheat day. Whatever that means. Been moving and cleaning and been busy all day. Not what I wanted to be doing today. Had chocolate, ice cream, chips, pizza and cheese. Kind of happy it's over for now. Should probably gotten more clean meals in in addition. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 3: Yeah, still on track. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 4: Did my morning cardio. I'm not a fan of empty stomach cardio, but that happened today. Not good. 3 dl of fruit juice necessary for me. Calories was harder today. Dunno. Felt like stuffing myself. Started doing that right after I came home and just kept on doing it non stop since. Kept at it though. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 5: Work out: Check. Food: Check. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 6: Went on a really hard hike. Don't know how I managed interval training too. Food was hard today too. Have been really cold since the hike. We are going to an outdoor shooting range this evening before hunting season and it's going to be more hours out in the cold and rain. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 7: I have been soo tired all day. I'm glad I got my workout in this morning. Food is still hard and needs some struggle. Definitely pms related. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 8: I can't belive I made it through the day. I had pms stomach ache. I'm glad I got the workout in this morning before it got too bad. Fortunately it got better after a nap this evening. Now I can just look forward to having my period... Looking really forward to my cheat day. It has been hard to wait. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 9: Really early update, but it's cheat day and off day, so not much is gonna go wrong in that department. Going up to a cabin this weekend. But first; ice cream. I'm actually sick of this kind of food already. It never reaches my expectations. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 10: Post cheat day cravings... Funny thing that is. Exercise done. Making it an early evening tonight. -0 [100 points]
    SEP 11: Can't believe I'm still doing it. Food is so hard. Limping because of a careless nurse. It hurts a lot. See how it feels tomorrow. Also got at terrible headache this afternoon. Might be the flu that's going around. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 12: I caved in to my craings and had my cheat meal and a cheat snack today (-2 points). I am also not feeling good so I didn't exercise (-1 more point). It's in my throat now too. I've spent the day in bed. My joints, muscles, bones and head have since yesterday been aching a lot. -3 points [97 points]
    SEP 13: Stayed in bed all day. No school. Food ok. No exercise (-1 point). -1 point [96 points]
    SEP 14: Felt better till this afternoon. Head ache is back. Food is still hard. Don't get it. Hate it. Really slow jogging today, but did it, so no points lost today. -0 points [96 points]
    SEP 15: Not feeling well today. Headache returned for a little while and first day of period (a little late). Always painful in hip/lower back area - today no exception. Exercise done. Food... 2 chocolate bars, ice cream and dinner (-4 points). Felt sorry for myself. Actually I thought I had a sweet craving, but it turned out that wasn't the case at all. I mistaked it for something else (food for feelings). Of course that didn't stop me from eating what I already had purchased... I feel bloated and aching. -4 points [92 points]
    SEP 16: 1700 cals today (no cheat day since I've already had two of those). Also had a jog this morning, since I missed a couple from being ill. -0 points [92 points]
    SEP 17: Went on a 8h hike today. Didn't feel like doing more exercise (was beat) tonight. Food is within limits. -1 point for no weight training, as scheduled [91 points]
    SEP 18: Food and exercise in check. Not looking forward to tomorrow. Those feelings always makes me eat. Hope I won't have to change this entry. -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 19: Awful day. -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 20: Exrecise done, food also okay. -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 21: Busy day today. It has been raining heavily so I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill there instead of outside. I would have drowned... -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 22: So the day finally came to an end... Atleast there is no points to deduct. -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 23: No screw ups today... -0 points [91 points]
    SEP 24: This is bad. Was hunting today. Totally beat. No exercise and food way higher than supposed to. -2 points [89 points]
    SEP 25: Everything in order. -0 points [89 points]
    SEP 26: Wow, workout was hard today. When I arrive home at the end of the day I feel so tired. My body is barely awake. I am so beat. Mornings is no option because it's hard to get it quiet enough around here to go to bed any earlier than I already do. It's definitely not beneficial to my workouts. -0 points [89 points]
    SEP 27: I hope I won't get sick. I sat outside in the cold for 6h with a bare minimum of clothing. Brrr. Exercise done. Food also done. Couldn't get up to cooking anything so I winded up with a couple of protein bars instead of real food. I don't think I'm losing any weight. :( -0 points [89 points]
    SEP 28: Made a fool of myself today. Bad day, and not just because I'm stupid, but everything is done; food, exercise. So not looking forward to tomorrow. :( -0 points [89 points]
    SEP 29: I was supposed to do weight training today, instead I was with 3 guys doing a second sweep of the mountain area were the sheep graze, to bring them home for winter. We left around 8.30-9.00 am and came back around 8 pm. The mountains are really steep, we were starting off at 0 altitude, and ranging from 1000 m and upwards all day. Straight up. I'm scared of heights. If that's not butt and leg workout, nothing is. Food, despite the work effort, stayed withing limits. After all, it's the day before last day of September, and the final of the challenge. -1 point (for "no workout") [88 points]
    SEP 30: It's bright and early, but considering it's Saturday, cheat day and day off, I take my chances on updating the last post of this challenge. I did my measures this morning. Comment below. -0 points [88 points]



    Final Score: 88 points

    Closing Comment: I'm happy about the weight I've lost. It has been a lot of hard work. I'll admit I thought I'd lose a little more, and disappointed that the difference between the numbers weren't bigger. But I've lost some weight. Even if it was a small and slow weight loss. I didn't lose too many points during this month, and it has prepared me to lower the calorie amount some more next month. Who knows whether I'd stuck with it if I went straight on 1600 or 1700 cals. Now I'm going to finish the Ocotber post and try be even harder in the time to come. Hopefullly I will see more changes then. September was a start. It was only a month. I can't quit yet. And I broke the track I was on, I didn't gain anything this month. Thanks to JS for my first Challenge.
     
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  16. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    GOAL: Cutting

    COMMENT: Need to get down to 5% bf by next spring, 7% by Oct1

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    - To be determined by coach
    - Lots of SHIT (Super High Intensity Training) on bike
    - NO WEIGHT LIFTING. WEIGHT LIFTING BAD!!!!

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Between 3000-3500 cal/day

    STARTING STATS
    HEIGHT: 6'1
    WEIGHT: 179
    HIPS: wh0 cares
    THIGHS: 25.75in
    WAIST: wh0 cares
    BF%: 8%

    DAILY LOG
    Pre-SEP 1: -0 points [100 points]

    Sep 1:
    7am: 1 bagel + cream cheese, 4 eggs, 8oz orange juice, 1 bar of dark chocolate (-1)
    8am: 1 can of mountain dew (-1)
    9am: 72 mile bike ride (2 cliff bars, 1 bar of dark chocolate) On-bike cheat meals dont count against points

    Sep 2:
    Missed workout -1
    Ate bad -1, but not horrible

    Sep 3:
    Missed workout -1
    Ate bad -1, but not horrible


    Sep 11:
    Im still sick, and it's in my lungs so bike riding feels horrible.
    Havnt had any cheat meals tho, but nothing is really happening as far as losing weight.

    Sep 19:
    My milk expires today.


    Total points so far
    81
     
    #56 wh0rume, Aug 26, 2006
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2006
  17. Mirvio

    Mirvio Well-Known Member

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    Count Me In!

    GOAL: 1)To stop being an ├╝ber lurker on this board (failing)
    2)To stick to my cutting program! (SGX)


    COMMENT: I want to use this as extra motivation to stick 100% to my plan.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Tuesday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Wednesday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Thursday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Friday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Saturday Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Sunday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)

    Weight training: 4 day split over 6 days, hence not included above!

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week.


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 268 pounds
    BODY FAT: 20.5%
    ARMS: 16"
    CALVES: 17"
    CHEST: 50"
    FOREARMS: 13"
    HIPS: 44"

    MID-MONTH STATS
    WEIGHT: 268 pounds
    BODY FAT: 19.5%
    ARMS: 16.5"
    CALVES: 17"
    CHEST: 48"
    FOREARMS: 13.25"
    HIPS: 44"

    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 264 pounds
    BODY FAT: 17.75%
    ARMS: 16.25"
    CALVES: 16.5"
    CHEST: 47"
    FOREARMS: 13.25"
    HIPS: 43"





    SEP 1: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Legs workout. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 2: I did my cardio, ate all my meals including scheduled cheat meal (6) and did my Arms workout. -0 points [100 points]
    SEP 3: I rose late late, missed my cardio but ate all my meals. -1 point [99 points] :spank:
    SEP 4: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Back/Traps workout. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 5: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Chest/Abs workout. Cardio will be 45 mins now. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 6: I did my cardio, and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training.-0 points [99 points]
    SEP 7: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Leg workout. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 8: I did my cardio, ate all my meals (planned cheat meal 6)and did my Arms workout. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 9: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 10: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. -0 points [99 points]
    SEP 11: I missed my cardio, but ate all my meals and did my Back/Traps workout. -1 point [98 points] :bang:
    SEP 12: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Chest/Abs workout. -0 points [98 points]
    SEP 13: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. -0 points [98 points]
    SEP 14: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Legs workout. The workout was half-arsed so I'm going to deduct a point. -1 point [97 points]
    SEP 15: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Buffet chinese cheat meal (scheduled). Day off from weight training. -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 16: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Arms workout. :bb: -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 17: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Back/Traps workout. -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 18: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Chest/Arms workout. -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 19: I did my cardio, and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 20: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Legs workout. -0 points [97 points]
    SEP 21: I did my cardio, ate all my meals (1 with macros out) and did my Arms workout. -1 point [96 points]
    SEP 22: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Scheduled cheat meal. Rest day from weight training. -0 points [96 points]
    SEP 23: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Back/Traps workout. -0 points [96 points]
    SEP 24: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Chest/Abs workout. -0 points [96 points]
    SEP 25: I missed my cardio but ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. -1 point [95 points] :bang:
    SEP 26: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Legs workout. -0 points [95 points]
    SEP 27: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Arms workout. -0 points [95 points]
    SEP 28: I did my cardio and ate all my meals. Scheduled rest day from weight training. Early cheat meal of Paella, cooked by a Spaniard. :eat: Special! -0 points [95 points]
    SEP 29: I dd my cardio, ate qll my meals and did my Back/Traps workout. -0 points [95 points] End Stats updated.
    SEP 30: I did my cardio, ate all my meals and did my Chest/Abs workout. -0 points [95 points]


    Closing Comment: Whilst I've kept my points score high and my cut has continued steady progress, I feel I've been meeting the minimum requirements to achieve this. Its not really about scraping by, it's about giving 110% and seeng the benefits. My desire to change IS greater than my desire to stay the same. But I have to keep reminding myself that. This 100 challenge has helped...and hopefully October's will see greater changes than September.
     
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  18. wkdwill

    wkdwill Well-Known Member

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    I've been lurking on this site for ages now (over a year, maybe 2) and have decided it's time to jump in with both feet. I made a good start to the year by deciding to give up sweets, cakes and crisps and lost almost 12kg in 4-6 months. But then I slipped and have started to undo all that hard work, so time to push that little bit harder.

    Only problem I have is that i'm waiting for some test results back from the doctor and I may have Glandular Fever, but i've decided even if I have it's not going to stop me. I get the results on the 1st or 2nd Sep.

    GOAL: Fat Loss

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Mon: Cardio (bike, x-trainer, treadmill) 1 hour
    Tue: Cardio (bike, x-trainer, treadmill) 1 hour
    Wed: Cardio (bike, x-trainer, treadmill) 1 hour
    Thu: Five-a-side football 1 hour
    Fri: Cardio (bike, x-trainer, treadmill) 1 hour
    Sat: Cardio (bike, x-trainer, treadmill) 1 hour
    Sun: Five-a-side football 1 hour

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    5 - 6 Meals per day
    No cheat meals, no take-aways!

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    COLLAR:
    CHEST:
    WAIST:

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    COLLAR:
    CHEST:
    WAIST:

    DAILY LOG
    Week 1
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  19. word

    word Active Member

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    Chuck Vindaloo. Excited to be here.

    _______________________________

    GOAL: Fat Loss

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Mon:
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    MEAL SCHEDULE
    5 - 6 Meals per day
    No cheat meals, no take-aways!

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    COLLAR:
    CHEST:
    WAIST:

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    COLLAR:
    CHEST:
    WAIST:

    DAILY LOG
    Week 1
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    Week 2
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  20. lczk

    lczk Active Member

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    I'm going to see how the following plan works out. I'm cutting calories to about 1500 and mostly clean. The weekends will be a bit ugly. I have been doing this for a week, so hopefully this challenge will help me stick to it for a month. Once a week I'll have a cheat meal, but Labor day will include an additional one.


    GOAL: Fat Loss

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Mon: Lifting (full body)
    Tue: Cardio (step mill, treadmill) 50 minutes
    Wed: Cardio (step mill, treadmill) 50 minutes
    Thu: Lifting (full body)
    Fri: Cardio (step mill, treadmill) 50 minutes
    Sat: Day Off
    Sun: Light Cardio (treadmill) 1/2 hour

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    4 Meals per day - limit calories to 1500


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 225
    BODY FAT: 28%
    LIFTING WEIGHT: 180-270-40-190

    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 215
    BODY FAT: 25%
    LIFTING WEIGHT: 180-270-40-190

    LIFTING WEIGHT is lat-bench-curls-row. Using this to also track muscle loss.


    DAILY LOG
    Week 1
    01 Sep '06: First day and my co-workers conspire against me forcing me to use my cheat meal :( workout was tiring but I didn't get my pulse rate as high as usual. Probably time to increase the difficulty. [100]
    02 Sep '06: Pretty much a day off [100]

    Week 2
    03 Sep '06: On the bad side I had 2 cheat meals. On the good side I did a full aerobics workout and increased the difficulty. -2 [98]
    04 Sep '06: Almost didn't make it into the gym, but I figured there would be less people there today - boy was I wrong [98]
    05 Sep '06: Increased the difficulty of my aerobics workout again. [98]
    06 Sep '06: Good cardio and vey clean eating today [98]
    07 Sep '06: This is actually the first week I have been lifting twice a week. I made this change to limit muscle loss and it seems to be working. [98]
    08 Sep '06: Kinda tough day, but I made it. Need the day off tomorrow. Hopefully this weekend won't be as bad as last in terms of cheats [98]
    09 Sep '06: Had my cheat meal today. Went to the gym but for a real light aerobics workout [98]

    Week 3
    10 Sep '06: As hard as the last 4 weekdays were I'm trying to make it 5 this week. As such I ate a cheat meal [97]
    11 Sep '06: May be the first day I haven't felt hungry for most of the day. [97]
    12 Sep '06: Made a significanty increase to my cardio, but it was fueled by a cheat meal [96]
    13 Sep '06: Pretty uneventful day [96]
    14 Sep '06: Seems like I'm losing some more muscle have to see how next week goes [96]
    15 Sep '06: On track [96]
    16 Sep '06: Not good 2 cheat meals. One that was expected and the other for no reason [95]

    Week 4
    17 Sep '06: Another day another cheat ;) [94]
    18 Sep '06: So this week is starting a bit weird. During the weekend I cheated bad and today I did a semi fast (limited myself to protein drinks totaling less than 800 calories). My workout tonight (lifting) went really well and is signaling to me that it's about time to increase the weights. The scale is telling me I gained about 2 pounds since Sat (sounds about right). Not sure what to make of all this. I'll have to wait and see how the week goes.
    19 Sep '06: More hardy gains in my aerobics workout [94]
    20 Sep '06:
    21 Sep '06: UUGH can't believe I missed yesterday's log in. Really been sliding. Yesterday I also had a cheat. -2 for yesterday. I did make the workout but it really killed me and I went home and went to sleep and didn't do the log. Today was bad too :( 2 cheat meals and I barely made it to the gym. -2 for today for a grand total of -4 for the 2 days :( :( :( [90]
    22 Sep '06: No suprises today [90]
    23 Sep '06: My weekly cheat meal - less of cheat than normal [90]

    Week 5
    24 Sep '06: Big cheat today [89]
    25 Sep '06: Even bigger cheat(s) today - 2 cans of coke: the ultimate evil [87]
    26 Sep '06: Another big improment on the cardio [87]
    27 Sep '06: Bad day with the food. Couldn't resist the pizza and coke -3? [84]
    28 Sep '06: Ate a bit of trans fat today - big no no :( Since this my last weight lifting for this month and it has gotten easier I bumped the weight back to where I was at the beginning of the month. I'm pretty happy to say I probably haven't lost much muscle this month, but have lost weight [83]
    29 Sep '06: Had a cheat meal today - I'm going to claim my weekly cheat meal for this. Not that it matters I'll probably cheat tomorrow too. [83]
    30 Sep '06: And so it ends with a cheat [82]

    COMMENT: Basically happy with the results. I didn't actually lose as much weight as I hoped. About 3 weeks in I was feeling really good about my progress and used the cheats as a way to celebrate. That probably slowed me down a bit. I'm a bit concerned of my BF readings. One month and I only lost 3% (9 pounds of fat and 1 pound of muscle). At this rate it's going to take like 4 more months to get to a healthy BF........
     
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