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October 2012: I woke up at 500.5 lbs and majorly depressed. I found and purchased the old NF beginner's guide and started doing it with a box of kitty litter in place of a dumbbell.  I also start walking, then running. I learn about proper eating habits.

 

Fast forward to June 2014: I've lost 148lbs powerlifting and walking/running and am in the best shape of my life. I'm honestly happier and have found self worth.  I end my marriage and am honestly even happier. (So is my ex wife, so everyone wins.) However, the emotional challenges of divorce combined with the dietary requirements of dating women again take me off track.

 

Fast forward to today: Personal life is as good as it has ever been.  I remarried to the love of my life and became a father to her daughter, who is now the most important thing in my life.  I finished college and got a new job, which is much more fulfilling but requires much more of a time investment.  I wrote and self published a freaking book.  I've done a 5k and competed in strongman, tried Filipino stick fighting and roped bulls.  However, I've not kept track of my weight.  It's been a full on roller coaster: 352 - 425 - 375 - 390 - 435 - 380, and two weeks ago I woke up at 435.  

 

So here it is, the last stand.  I WILL get my weight down to where my knees and back are not in perpetual soreness.  I WILL lower my chance of dying in my 40s so I can meet my grandkids.  This will happen.

 

Goals:

 

1. Lift 2x per week - Rebooted a couple months ago via Stronglifts.  Am starting to get back to a point where 5x5 is a struggle on OHP and squat (due to an old back injury) but still have a long way to go before it's a legit struggle on deads/BP/rows.

2. Run or play basketball 2x per week - I know it's not great for my joints but I freaking love it.  I'll keep putting on my knee sleeves and running.  

3. Keep keto going strong - I'm 1.5 weeks into restarting keto and it's going well.  Not even going to give myself a cheat meal during this first challenge back.

4. Find a way to finish this challenge - I love this forum and I love y'all. Y life is very different than it was in 2012 but it will be a great benefit to me to find a way to make it work.  My goal will be to update at least 2x/week, after each gym session.

 

Starting weight week zero: 426.6

 

Good to be back. This is the way.

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I'll be honest; I'm following because your challenge title is awesome.

 

Happy Challenge!

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Omg, I just figured out the necromancy part of this whole thing .... LOL.

Welcome back neighbor!     Good to see you.   You belong here.

 

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Pun + creative challenge title + The Madalorian??? DUUUUUUUDE! Welcome back! Love it!

 

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21 hours ago, Cheetah said:

I'll be honest; I'm following because your challenge title is awesome.

 


^ same here

 

but I also like the short and sweet goals hint

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On 2/11/2020 at 7:24 PM, Broba Fett said:

Challenge coming soon.

 

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Hey dude, welcome back, it's good to see you!

 

Lets have this challenge then!

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On 2/11/2020 at 9:01 PM, Cheetah said:

I'll be honest; I'm following because your challenge title is awesome.

 

Happy Challenge!

 

On 2/11/2020 at 9:26 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Broba! Welcome back!

 

On 2/12/2020 at 1:37 PM, Mr_Willes said:

Yay, I can successfully necromance too. Welcome back B!

 

On 2/12/2020 at 2:04 PM, Starpuck said:

Omg, I just figured out the necromancy part of this whole thing .... LOL.

Welcome back neighbor!     Good to see you.   You belong here.

 

I have spoken.

 

On 2/12/2020 at 2:55 PM, Wild Wolf said:

Pun + creative challenge title + The Madalorian??? DUUUUUUUDE! Welcome back! Love it!

 

Image result for the mandalorian gif

 

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On 2/12/2020 at 7:01 PM, Rebel Pilot Gar said:


^ same here

 

but I also like the short and sweet goals hint

 

On 2/12/2020 at 10:02 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

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3 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

 

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

Hey dude, welcome back, it's good to see you!

 

Lets have this challenge then!

 

Thanks old friends and new.  First post updated with goals.  

 

Hit the gym last night:

 

Squats: 125x5x5

OHP: 80x5x5

Deads: 165x5x1

 

Squats had some good fatigue starting to build for the first time in the new program on the last couple sets. Same with OHP.  I blame ketosis and the fact that I'm probably not fully switched over yet.  Deads are still tempting me every session.  I want to slap 3 plates on each side but I know my back isn't ready for it.

 

Then went up and ran a bit but got super fatigued.  Again blaming ketosis.  I should have grabbed a basketball and shot around but still got a half hour of cardio in, even if it was more walking than running.  

 

Also walked for an hour on lunch earlier in the day.  

 

This is the way.

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Also, I just adjusted my settings so that the forums email me whenever y'all reply. Hoping that will help remind me to come check in every time I have a spare min.

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59 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

This is the way.

 

It is indeed! Good first day man, keep it up.

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How have you been liking keto? I’m intrigued by it but honestly just love my soft cheeses too much and am scared of giving them up.

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Nice first day.   It's so important to take safe and sane approaches over the zealous ones when stepping back into things.   

Leave the whole being reckless thing to those undisciplined Jedi.

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22 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

It is indeed! Good first day man, keep it up.

 

22 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

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Thanks Gents!

 

18 hours ago, kcaleece said:

How have you been liking keto? I’m intrigued by it but honestly just love my soft cheeses too much and am scared of giving them up.

 

It's difficult for me as my weakness is sweets but at the same time, that is why it is affected.

 

You should be able to give it a shot and still enjoy your cheeses though.  Most cheeses have only 1g of carbs per oz.  Most folks need to go under 20g per day then can increase to at least 30-40g.  I'm usually eating a couple ounces of cheese per day.  Had like 8oz of cream cheese the other day in bacon wrapped jalapendo poppers.  Good source of fat.

 

18 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Nice first day.   It's so important to take safe and sane approaches over the zealous ones when stepping back into things.   

Leave the whole being reckless thing to those undisciplined Jedi.

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Slow and steady gets the bounty. This is the way.

 

Win of the day: National ops manager was in town today, which usually means a long day with no breaks or lunch trying to increase productivity.  I forced myself to leave and grab a small order of chicken wings and take a 30 min walk.  

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4 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

It's difficult for me as my weakness is sweets but at the same time, that is why it is affected.

 

You should be able to give it a shot and still enjoy your cheeses though.  Most cheeses have only 1g of carbs per oz.  Most folks need to go under 20g per day then can increase to at least 30-40g.  I'm usually eating a couple ounces of cheese per day.  Had like 8oz of cream cheese the other day in bacon wrapped jalapendo poppers.  Good source of fat.


That’s exactly why I started turning to soft cheeses in the first place! I started replacing my after-dinner chocolates with Brie when I realized my ridiculously high sugar intake was at least not helping some of our health concerns. It hasn’t been enough on its own though, which is why I’ve been starting to look into keto. I’ve never been big on low-carb diets but I like how keto still gives you some reasonable allowances. 

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Weekly weigh-in today: 409lbs

Total lost in 2 weeks of keto: 17.4lbs

 

Wife also lost 4lbs this week. 

 

Stomach issues from keto are setting in but the weight loss is enough to keep my willpower high.  Have been pretty strict on the diet for the full two weeks.  This coming weekend I'll be trying keto pancakes and cheese wraps. 

 

Going to hit the gym tonight, as the kiddo will be at grandma's. 

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On 2/21/2020 at 4:13 PM, Cheetah said:

Good job!  Keep up the great work!

Thank you!

 

Gym didn't happen Friday night due to impromptu dinner with friends.  Found fully keto options at the restaurant (seared ahi tuna, steak, and veggies) though, so that was a win.

 

Saturday and Sunday we traded gym time for a long walk (1.25hr) saturday and 9 holes of disc golf with one of our puppers sunday. 

 

Sunday night we had breakfast for dinner which allowed me to try out keto pancakes along with my eggs, bacon, and sausages.  Not bad but not great.  Kind of like a corn muffin pretending to be a pancake.  Provided a suitable delivery method for butter and sugar free syrup. 

 

Back to the gym last night for both of us.  My weights:

 

SQ:125x5x5

BP: 85x5x5

Rows: 105x5x5

 

Also worked in some curls while spotting the wife's OHPs.

 

BP and Rows still feel easy but squats are starting to spook me a bit.  My muscles are capable of lifting it but every time I get to depth I'm overly aware of the area of my back with the herniated discs.  No pain or anything but just... an awareness.  Hard to describe.  Might just be scared but I"m gonna continue to take it slow. 

 

Wifey deadlifted 165 like a champ.  She's champing at the bit to be back over 2 plates per side just as much as I am. 

 

Decided to give up caffeine for Lent.  I'm drinking a cup of coffee and a diet soda every day now and I'm too dependent on it.  Pray for me and those around me as I detox the next couple days. 

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1 hour ago, Broba Fett said:

an awareness. 

 

I know exactly what you mean.  I get the same thing in my knees when I squat.  I don't do it much and when I do I go very light.

 

Good luck with the caffeine!  You can do it!

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23 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

I"m gonna continue to take it slow. 

This, all this.


I'm always told I could lift heavier, but I am working squats around a janky hip.   When I keep the weights low and settle into depth, the hip feels good and strong.  There's definitely a weight that if I hit right now, gives the faintest whisper of potential complaint.   So I will go as slow as I need to so that the weights increase without that threat of complaint!

 

Good luck on the caffeine.    I've not fully done the caffeine removal, but I did drop all sodas and artificial sweeteners about 7 years ago now.   Really happy with how I feel NOT on them.  I seriously feel like my brain is working better without the fake stuff.

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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I'm not dead.

 

Grandma is though.  Passed away last week unexpectedly and it threw everything off a bit.  In her 90s so it was't totally unexpected but there were no signs or chance to say goodbye.  Just didn't wake up. 

 

Got a couple workouts in the past couple weeks and have stayed good on my diet though.  

 

Totally gave in and deadlifted some heavier weight in one of those workouts. 315x5 no problem, 365 was a struggle and I stopped after 2 because I could feel myself getting sloppy. 

 

This week is another weird one due to the wife being in Chicago on business and the kid finishing a report on JFK. Going to do my best to get my 2 lifting sessions in regardless. 

 

Cheat day last Sunday after a month straight of keto and 24lbs lost.  Wife made homemade strawberry cheesecake and it was glorious.  Right back on the wagon Monday.

 

Decided I'm going to stick as close to keto as possible at least until I can dunk a basketball.   How's that for unconventional goals?

 

Weight last Friday was 402.6.  Soon to be back in the 3s. 

 

 

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