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About quilaho

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  • Birthday 04/27/1971

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  1. Welcome to Columbus OH! Any OH nerds reading this?? i went to the Grove City YMCA to workout yesterday. I got my squat and overhead press in but got tired of waiting for the only spot with bumper plates to do deadlift. So ... Squat 3x5 345# Press 2x5 130#, 1x4 130# Mini-challenge mission update ... So far, so good. I made it through Monday and Tuesday night without any alcoholic beverages. I have not done anything special to distract myself but there is plenty in this are if I feel the need. i have not slept well, though, which kinda sucks. 2 more days.
  2. I'm defining my own mini challenge for this week. I don't drink alcohol. Well, at least I'm not supposed to drink. You see, I have a moderation problem. When I start drinking, it's likely that I will keep drinking far beyond the point at which I should stop. There is no such thing as one or two for me. It's always five or six, at least. That "at least" is the unpredictable part. When at home, not drinking is not a problem. I've built up enough control mechanisms that I can easily keep myself in check. The problem come in when the periodic travel that my job requires comes up. Stripped of all my control mechanisms, I will usually drink. This week is such a week. I am, right now, at the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport getting ready to board a plane to Columbus, OH in order to work out of our plant there. Welcome to my arsenal of control mechanisms, Nerd Fitness! <queue the mission impossible music> You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to play accountability buddy. I will post mission updates here each night outlining upcomming challenges and ongoing successes. Thanks, everyone.
  3. Measurements ... I did not take measurements at the beginning of this challenge. Last Sunday I hopped on the scale, it read 280 and I decided that was as much as I needed (or wanted) to know. I went ahead and completed the task today. The differences in parentheses are from my last measurements taken on 3/13. Weight - 274.4 (+3.4) Neck - 19.375 (0) Waist - 50.375 (+1.375) Hips - 47.25 (+0.25) Chest - 48.375 (+0.875) Shoulders - 55.25 (-0.5) BF% - 37.6 (+1.7)
  4. Worked out today as I'm going on the road tomorrow ... Squat - 3x5 340# Bench - 3x5 190# Deadlift - 1x5 290# Workouts are still feeling good. I'm kinda surprised that I have not started to top out on my squats. I keep adding 5, though, and I keep managing to do all 3x5. I mentioned previously about starting in on power cleans. I changed my mind. I think I'll hold on those and make them part of my next challenge.
  5. Seems like we've been waiting for reinforcements for ever, doesn't it? They're almost old enough to make a real difference. I did not realize you are a fellow minnesnowtan till, after that comment, going to your profile to see how old you really were. Did you enjoy yesterday's spring blizzard?
  6. The power just went out ... Very uncool as I was gearing up to watch some Doctor Who. That donut box was gone from the fat desk today. Woohoo! I made it two days with it being out there and did not consume a single one!
  7. Those eggs ... chocolate with a sugar yolk ... it doesn't get any better than that!
  8. Fitness ... SQ - 3x5; 330# BP - 3x5; 185# DL - 1x5; 285# It was a good workout. Things seem to be rock'n for me lately. It feels good. SS calls for power cleans to alternate deadlift but kinda designates it as optional. I did not embrace it when I switched from SL to SS and I've been putting it off to get my deadlift up a little as it had fallen behind due to inconsistently. I think it's time to give them a try, though. So, I'm going to start doing the lift with the bar just to practice my form for a couple weeks. Nutrition ... First, and of most importance lately, no sugary foods were consumed! So, then, macros ... Cal - 2827 Carb - 204 (28%) Fat - 118 (37%) Pro - 257 (35%) Good numbers, IMO. Personal ... I did get my xamen in last night. However, it was not till late and felt rushed. Ignatius prescribes doing this directly after the evening meal and, I agree. It would be best to do it then before any of the myriad of evening activities kick in and consume the rest of the evening.
  9. There's been a big ole box of my favorite donuts sitting on the fat desk for two days now. I wish someone would just finish them off. Unfortunately, I'm usually that person and when I don't they sit there for days!
  10. Do you guys have a fat desk at work? You know ... the place everyone puts the donuts, cookies, cakes, etc. Every place I've worked has one. The fat desk is always my downfall. Do you actually record in MFP or anything like it? I have found that just seeing the caloric sticker price on some things has been helpful in deterring me.
  11. I wish I had access to a gym like that! That's pretty cool.
  12. Yes I am. Where are you now a-days? The one thing I don't like about 4:30 is the Spring DST change. That one always screws me out of my workouts for a couple weeks.
  13. 4/5/2016 Fitness SQ - 3x5; 325# OHP - 3x5; 120# DL - 1x5; 280# This workout was much better than last Friday's. Last Friday was the first time I missed reps on SQ and DL. I was worried I might have hit the top of LP with SS. Yesterday, though, I realized I can keep going. I'm going to squeak out as much LP as I can. I kinda wonder if the BCAAs I started on last week could be having that much of an effect. Friday could have just been a poor performing day. But here's to hoping some additional supplements can keep me going! 4/5/2016 Nutrition Cals - 2707 Carbs - 196 (29%) Fat - 118 (39%) Pro - 220 (32%) I'm trying to keep carbs lower lately in an attempt to loose the 10# I've put on over the last few weeks. I'm also trying to keep the cals around 2700 for the same purpose. Maintenance for me is ~2500 so that still leaves me over a little. My concern for my weight right now is equal to my concern to continue making progress in my lifts and getting stronger. So, I'm searching for the happy medium knowing that both will progress slowly because of it. I have to confess, though, that I posted my challenge after I had already failed on the sugar goal. The homemade peanut butter cookies at the fat desk were just too much for my will power yesterday. Today is another day. 4/5/2019 Personal Another early failure. It will start tonite!
  14. Nice to see you back, man! I'm up at 4:30 MWF for my lifting sessions. It's not so bad.
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