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  1. RappingKungFuToaster

    RappingKungFuToaster Think unsexy thoughts...!

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    I do a pretty strict programme of carb-depletion. My intake is extremely low for as long as ten days in a row sometimes.
    It fosters the inevitable lethargic feeling as anyone will warn you about, but gets results. So far this month I've been a little loose with the fat intake, but I make a point to avoid the carb "heavy hitters" all the same; bread, rice, potatoes and sugars.
    No idea about my calorie intake as I always found that demotivated me over time. Compounding dieting with a bunch of number crunching was never a productive programme for me. So I concentrate on cutting aggressively on carbs and sugars and being sensible with my potion sizes, and eating very lightly at dinner time. Works for me.
    How're you going?
     
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    17/5/2017

    Well, last Monday and Tuesday I was on course to carry on the good work of the first week of the month, logging my seventh workout of the month with only two rest days by the Monday night.

    Then, life happened. I stupidly thought I could sit in on a game of pub trivia with friends without drinking. It was also kind of a special occasion as one of them was about to permanently fly back home to the States a week later. To make a long story short, I got absolutely cunted on the night, and have been on not necessarily a death slide ever since, but some properly terrible eating and regular drinking for the last week or so. The fallout has meant that I also haven't had any workouts at all until this morning, which made eight bloody days! Very disappointing after such a strong start, but with two weeks left I can still pull this month out of the fire!

    Crushed a half-hour treadmill workout this morning before enjoying a doner box without bread for lunch and a steak with salad, vegetables, seeded mustard with a poached egg for dinner. I had a bag of peanuts quite late as well, but even at my absolute best (in terms of weight loss) I've had little slip ups like these.

    Keeping hope alive, and I'll weigh in on the weekend.
     
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    19/5/2017

    I got asked to stay back at work last night and so didn't manage a workout, but I was pounding the treadmill at 7am this morning in my first morning workout in ages. I crushed the half hour and went to work, eating a late breakfast (about 11:30am) consisting of lamb cutts, two eggs, a rasher of bacon, a sausage along with some avocado, wilted spinach and caramelised onions.
    I held out so well until about 7pm when I finally succumbed to the bad food floating around and had about 10 chips. I've since come home to have a small tin of tuna and now off to bed to hit the gym pre-breakfast again tomorrow!
    Weigh in on Monday morning.
     
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    20/5/2017

    Once again, up early and pounding the treadmill before work, but haven't graduated to doing any more than that due to general laziness before the gym... (waking up that fucking early isn't at the point of feeling natural yet)... the good part is that the treadmill workouts are feeling pretty beastly and comfortable in terms of pace and challenge.

    Went to work and ate two small serves of chicken wings, then for dinner had a doner plate with Greek salad and tabouli. Added cheese because dieting sucks ass and I wanted something that tasted slightly better.

    This isn't the stellar eating day I had yesterday, but still pretty damned good! Portions were reasonable although I did break the rule of no heavy dinners.

    Weigh in pending.
     
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    21/5/2017

    Well, that's sixty workout hours over seven days, and four workouts with solid dieting. Hit the gym tonight and absolutely crushed the 30 minute jog and followed it with about six brisk minutes of speed rope. I weighed in yesterday morning a hair over 100kgs.

    I have ten days now to pull this month out of the fire and this kind of week can only build more confidence.
    Finally have a day off tomorrow and I look forward to putting in a solid effort that goes beyond the treadmill and rope... I don't hate the weight room any less, so I'm thinking of a good routine of core work.
     
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    22/5/2017

    Morning weigh in: 98.9kgs (218.04lbs)


    THAT IS A GOOD RESULT.
    Sometimes, amid getting discouraged and missing workouts, etc, you can forget just how effective a good, solid, no bullshit week can be. I haven't sen the number 96 since I got back from holiday, so if I could crack that nut by the end of the month, I'd be a very happy camper, and it would give me a good, solid springboard off which to aim for 90kgs by the end of June.

    Crushed the half hour treadmill again today and I'm not too fussed about increasing the difficulty just yet; more interested in diversifying my workout. Did 5x10 plank leg raises afterward and it was a suitably challenging core workout, but I'd like to do more.
    Before I go on holiday I'd like to be nailing 10x10 of those along with a greater floor routine.

    Ate pretty well today and declined a night out drinking beers with my mates and enjoying some live music.

    I consider myself well and truly back on track at this point.
     
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    24/5/2017

    Morning weigh in: 98.5kgs (219.36lbs)


    That is a post weigh in workout, and a decently good one.

    Logged two workouts since my last entry, Tuesday night, which was 30 minutes on the treadmill followed by the planking with calf-raises, and 30 minutes this morning before promptly legging it out of the gym to watch the basketball.

    Treadmill felt awesome both times, and today I ate pretty well, if not for a slight transgression with a small tub of yoghurt and an overzealous portion size for dinner, but avoided the heavy-hitters all the same. The progress since the backslide has been excellent, and I'm not going to let it slip before my next scheduled diet cheat day, which is the 11th of June for the Roland Garros final.

    Desperate to see the number 96 on the scale by the 31st and I'll decide how hardcore I have to be after tomorrows weigh in. 1 week until weigh in, and about 17 days until cheat day!
     

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