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going to take a break from the gym today, have a meeting at 1 I have to prep for and I really don't feel like walking around on this ankle any more than I have to. I might bitch myself out after the meeting and take a late lunch and actually get to the gym, feel like this is just an excuse.

 

 

 

Congrats

Was not actually trying to brag, if it came across that way. Been so long it feels normal now. I mentioned it only to add to the mass of data that frequent weighing of oneself is instrumental in weight loss. :)

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I always suck at icing them, too much moving around, too much to do.
 

Missed 2 gym days last week due to the ankle, though I really could've made it one of them and just done upper body. Because of that I only OHP'd once, though I did DL on Friday. It was terrible, amazing what a layoff does there. I'll get it back.

 

I believe I made 4 weigh ins. Didn't weigh today because the salt from yesterday would throw everything off and I don't like entering outlier datapoints, so I am waiting for tomorrow. Trying to keep the intake low today to make up for 7 beers yesterday, though I didn't eat a terrible amount.

 

Did well with the phone this weekend.

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Got to the gym. Pressed up to 165x3. Think my all time rep PR there is 5, so I've got some catching up to do. Squats felt terrible today, so I hit 415 for a single and did a 365x3 back-off and was done there. Found out that our dumbbell rack goes up to 150, going to have to take advantage of that and work Kroc rows up. Thinking maybe alternating between lat pull-downs and Kroc rows each day. Opinions welcome here.

 

Looks like I'm the featured mod on the NF facebook today, that's fun. I always make fun of people for selfies, so the picture they have of me is me hiding in my bathroom taking one so my wife doesn't tease me back.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Squats, bench, dumbbell rows today. Shoulda done lat pulldowns before the rows, I was too fried after. I think I need to come up with an A-B day at this point, there's a lot of stuff I wanna fit in. Thinking something like:

 

A

squat

bench

lat pulldown

dumbbell row

 

B

squat

press

lat pulldown

deadlift

curls

 

This would get me my vertical  and horizontal upper body push and pulls, have me squatting every day, and work deadlifts in. Every week ABABA.

 

weighted 263.2 today. Wrong direction scale! had leftovers from super bowl for dinner though, so salt was still high. Never the less, I really would like to be below 260 before the end of this challenge. I have to get stricter at home, I'm fine at work.

 

Good with the phone at home. Haven't been on the treadmill yet. Think I'll get on there tonight. I was too tired last night. Sleep has been shit lately, Tinker waking up and wanting to sleep with us.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Looks like I'm the featured mod on the NF facebook today, that's fun. I always make fun of people for selfies, so the picture they have of me is me hiding in my bathroom taking one so my wife doesn't tease me back.

 

 

My wife kills me for progress pics.  I'm glad I'm not alone in this.  

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I have to be more strict with food at home too. Lets kill the rest of this challenge and then nom all the corned beef on st. paddys!

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I always suck at icing them, too much moving around, too much to do.
 

 

 

For some reason I am pictureing you frosting your ankles with icing then trying to eat it.

 

It's a weird place in my head

My wife kills me for progress pics.  I'm glad I'm not alone in this.  

 

I catch endless crap for shirtless progress pics.  I have left them in the wrong folder when posting trip pictures for my buddies.  Yeah, there were no jokes there.

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261.7 this morning. Noticing a small amount of definition between the fibers of my delts when flexed, which had gone away. It's the first place that I can typically see progress when dropping bodyfat, followed by my triceps and forearms. These both have to happen before my belly shrinks appreciably. I don't know what the next thing is because I've never lost that much weight since I've started lifting. All of this points at a little bit of recomp, which makes sense since my weight has been about the same, but my lifting numbers have gone up a smidge.

 

I'm cutting the eggs out of Mon-Fri plan for the next week or two to see if that helps bump me in the right direction. It also takes out a huge chunk of my morning food prep. Leaves me with 10 oz chicken breast, 3 cups green beans, and 250g-300g yam for lunch, a banana for a snack, and 3-4 oz of whole milk in my coffee for a total around 930 kcal. The big thing here will be making sure I am eating enough to not get lightheaded around 5. If that starts happening, I'll add in another fruit or other carby snack later on in the afternoon.

 

Interestingly enough, this will result in me working out fasted beyond my morning coffee and not eating until around 12:30-1, which means I'm basically moving into an IF protocol during the week.

 

My wife kills me for progress pics.  I'm glad I'm not alone in this.


You are not. I'm a huge ballbreaker, it's how I show I like you. Comes from having uncles that picked on me as a kid, and the general humor in my family growing up being centered around making fun of one another. My wife makes sure to take every opportunity to give it back.
 

I have to be more strict with food at home too. Lets kill the rest of this challenge and then nom all the corned beef on st. paddys!

 
I've never liked corned beef. I'm a bad Irishman (1/4 of a mix of Scottish and Irish).
 

For some reason I am pictureing you frosting your ankles with icing then trying to eat it.
 
It's a weird place in my head

 
I catch endless crap for shirtless progress pics.  I have left them in the wrong folder when posting trip pictures for my buddies.  Yeah, there were no jokes there.


I haven't been able to touch my ankles to my mouth since highschool.

Yeah, I keep all photos in the same folder on my phone. There have been weird situations when scrolling through pictures of my daughter with coworkers.

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"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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260.4 on the scale this morning. Funny how weight goes down when I focus in on not eating like an asshole. Many times over the last week where I've talked myself down from getting an extra snack or dessert.

 

Back was tight when I woke up this morning due to uphill climbing on the treadmill for 30 min yesterday. Planning on some deadlifts today, will have to ease into them.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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I've never liked corned beef. I'm a bad Irishman (1/4 of a mix of Scottish and Irish).

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I catch endless crap for shirtless progress pics.

My wife takes them too fortunately (occasionally wants me to take them for her since selfie progress pics aren't the best), so I never catch crap about it. Though it took a long time for her to come around to the fact that fully clothed progress pics suck.

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I had an Uber driver show me all his progress pics one time. I was like "DUDE PLEASE DRIVE YOU ARE VERY SWOLE OK GOOD JOB EYES ON THE ROAD I DON'T WANT TO DIE."

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Pretty girl got in my uber, I'd do the same if mine were worth looking at.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Squats, bench, dumbbell rows today. Shoulda done lat pulldowns before the rows, I was too fried after. I think I need to come up with an A-B day at this point, there's a lot of stuff I wanna fit in. Thinking something like:

 

A

squat

bench

lat pulldown

dumbbell row

 

B

squat

press

lat pulldown

deadlift

curls

 

This would get me my vertical  and horizontal upper body push and pulls, have me squatting every day, and work deadlifts in. Every week ABABA.

 

weighted 263.2 today. Wrong direction scale! had leftovers from super bowl for dinner though, so salt was still high. Never the less, I really would like to be below 260 before the end of this challenge. I have to get stricter at home, I'm fine at work.

 

Good with the phone at home. Haven't been on the treadmill yet. Think I'll get on there tonight. I was too tired last night. Sleep has been shit lately, Tinker waking up and wanting to sleep with us.

 

Or ABBAB...

 

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Somehow I've followed but not sub'd.

 

Maybe I just didn't see an opportunity to post a smart ass gif.

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Then up until this point, I had failed....

This week singing (edit: singing=lifting) will be hard. Wife is having her tonsils out Wednesday, gonna have to really push myself to get in the gym.

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"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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You can do it if you choose to do it.

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Gonna be playing nurse and taking care of a toddler, not that simple.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Lifted today, I've got a sinus infection of some sort and am at home, but got into the 30 or so degree garage and got squats done.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Aw, heal up. 

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Haven't updated in a bit, haven't even been on the forums in almost a week.

 

Anywho, Wifey had tonsils out and I've been taking care of her the last week. Haven't touched weights at all, so that sucks for squatting everyday, but should have gotten me completely recovered to do the lifting comp when I eventually get in there, so silver lining. I HAVE gotten on the treadmill twice in that time though, so on track there. Up to running for a mile at the start at 5 mph, would love to work back up to 2 miles at 6 mph. I could handle the straight distance now cardio wise, not the speed, but I need to ease my feet into it to avoid stress fracture injuries that I tend to get.

 

I only weighed once that last few days because, since I've been home all day every day, I haven't been showering first thing in the morning so I haven't been nude and fasted by the scale much. On the plus side, when I did weigh, I was down around 258, so progress. Would love to get into the 256 this week then make a push for 250 next month, which would be a 4.5 year low for me and the lowest I've weighed since joining NF (was 251 then). Looking forward to looking at pictures of 251 me then vs 251 me now with all the muscle I assume I've put on. My progress pictures from back then are sorta shitty though (page 1 of my battle log), so who knows.

 

Been great at not being on the phone around the baby.

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"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Weighed 258.4 again this morning. My scale has memory and I hates it. Anyone have a cheapish scale option that has no memory and will give a true reading each time?

 

Good about no phone, think this goal is a habit now and I can do something else next time.

 

Deadlifted today, will be short on press this week. Did so as part of the virtual lifting comp, where I just missed PRing bench. Need to dial in the heavy squat form, 475 should be there if I'm on point, which I'm very happy with at this bodyweight during a deficit. 545 on deadlift broke the floor but stalled mid-shin and grip started to go. I'm just happy it broke the floor with the fact that I've only DL'd 2-3 times in the last few months.

 

1 treadmill short for the challenge so far, probably get it tomorrow night. Maybe tonight, we'll see. Fatigues my lower back oddly enough.

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"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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I don't have any recs but I reset the scale by holding the cat if it gives me too many days of the same read in a row. Pretty cool that you are still putting up those numbers without the training frequency/intensity you wanted. 

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I don't have any recs but I reset the scale by holding the cat if it gives me too many days of the same read in a row. Pretty cool that you are still putting up those numbers without the training frequency/intensity you wanted.

I do the same reset thing, but most mornings I don't have the patience.

 

I'm pretty happy about the numbers, it's one of the best benefits of the slow weight loss. My goal is to set all new PRs at or by camp at 35-40 lb lighter than I was last year.

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Challenges: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 34 35 36 39 41 42 45 46 47 48 49 Current Challenge
"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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