Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have probably overused that word by now. I started my 4HB journey a year ago today on 12/20/2010. I did not know how long it would go, but I had to give it a run because it was time to lose weight. My blog has pretty much all the details of how I got here to this point and time, but besides the obvious changes which I talk about all the time to anyone who asks, there have been other significant changes in my life and other accomplishments since I started the 4HB.
*I was 299 pounds and now weight 222 pounds (77 down yeah!)
*I went from a 55 inch waist to a 38 inch waist
*I have NOT been sick one day since I started 4HB, not even a runny nose (could be the athletic greens)
*I have NOT thrown out my back in one full year. I used to throw out my back about three times a year. The exercises by Tim in the book work.
*I have new perspective on life that I started on 12/20/2010. I put my family first and who cares what happens in my career. The odd thing is I took an easier job at my company, because I wanted to take it easy and really have more time with my family. You have to keep in mind I was working 6 am to 7 pm pretty much 5 days a week and then I would put in another 5-10 hours on the weekend. It was definitely a demotion, to my coworkers, but what they didn't understand is I didn't care nor did I see it that way.What happened was I experienced the most growth in work skill sets and also received the biggest promotion of my career. Funny how those things work out.
*I got to meet Tim Ferris and many other awesome people at a private event that was put on by Tim. I was inspired by them to further push myself to learn more to educate myself more and become better. I was also inspired to write and dare I say I am close to finishing a short book.
So here I am one year later and feeling great. That is the short summary. If you read this and would like some help on your 4HB journey, drop me a comment. I would love to help. I have plenty of tips and ideas that can help. I consider myself an ardent practitioner of Tim's 4HB.
I have thanked Tim Ferris multiple times, but why not one more. Thanks Tim!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I stayed strong and didn't cheat on last Friday (after Thanksgiving) and lost 4 pounds, weigh in on Saturday : 228 pounds!
I crushed it on Saturday and woke up on Sunday weighing 234 pounds.
So I of course jumped back on and made it all the way unti last night (Friday) and I had about 10 pita chips. I broke down a bit, but I knew I wasn't going to beat my best of 222 pounds so I delved into a mini-cheat.
I woke up this morning and was feeling great because I was at 226 pounds!
It is about 5 pm and I am MAD!!!! I spend the whole day at my son's flag football tournament (they won and I thoroughly enjoyed it)....but damn it kind of put a crimp on my cheat day. I had my donuts..but a Subway Sandwich isn't like cheating......
So in any case, back to why I am mad. It is 5 pm and I have only gained 2 pounds. I have been cheated out of my cheat day so far. I will make it whole tonight!!! It is on like Donkey Kong!!!!
Friday, November 25, 2011
That was the plan though and no big deal. So here were my stats:
Since my last post I have been in maintenance mode, I typically have weighed in Saturday morning at 222-224 pounds.
Thursday morning I woke up at 226 pounds. This morning (Friday) I weighed in at 232 pounds. 6 pounds of damage is normal for me......so what am I to do the rest of the weekend?
Here was my plan for the weekend. Definitely jumping back on the 4HB on Sunday. I was going to go for it on Thursday and then play the rest of the weekend by ear.
It's Friday morning about 10 a.m. and I am on my 4HB routine. I had my protein shake (whey protein isolate + athletic greens). Then I had my protein bar with a cup of black coffee. Now I am just exercising my mind by reading e-mails, blogs, tweets and doing some writing.
I have already decided that I am going to enjoy my cheat day on Saturday....but what do I do today? Not sure, but going to play it by ear. I have to be careful not to get lulled into a false sense of feeling great, because I feel awesome after my 4HB breakfast. I have to remember that I put on that 6 pounds yesterday. Too much feeling great could result in a complete meltdown over today. If I woke up at 238 tomorrow....I would be #$%^&*.......so lets see how it goes.
There is my update peeps........catch you later!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
If you look at my lowest weight it was 222.6 pounds. The last couple of weeks I have had some extra cheat meals here and there, nothing crazy, but I am amazed at the maintenance of this food plan.
Let me clarify extra cheat meals:
*On Friday night I have had a cheat meal the last 2 weeks. If I know I won't break my lowest weight I have a cheat meal, but I don't go into cheat mode...which means I don't gorge myself.
*I have the last 3 weeks I have done double-cheat-day on gone for it on Sunday as well (just not as crazy).
*Over the last 3 weeks I have also had 2 cheat meals during the weekday
I really wanted to see what the effect was to my body and myself when I add these meals back in. Here are my observations:
*My energy has actually decreased a around those extra meals
*My weight has been pretty stable
*I am up to 232 on Monday morning and then drop down to 222-224 on Sunday morning
I don't have anything too exciting, but I am still diligent in analyzing what I eat and reviewing the effects.
Have a great cheat day everyone!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
*On 10/6 I weighed in at 222.6
I was down 77 pounds, my best ever....but headed to Las Vegas that Thursday. I held on all day Thursday, but definitely did a double cheatday that week.
*On 10/13 I weighed in at 224, not as good but it was a Thursday and I was headed to Eugene, Oregon for some family fun time. I went on a 4 day cheat (wow). I planned it no big deal.
*So today 10/22 I weighed in at 223.....after crushing smashburger last night on a Friday.
I weighed in yesterday am at 225, so I did not anticipate losing any weight today off my previous best so I went for the early cheat meal. So I laughed at this mornings weigh in.
I knew this month was going to be about maintenance based on my travels. I was on the road just this past week for 3 days...and I stuck to strict 4hb.
I feel like a CSI when I eat now. Everything I eat I look at first and think how it effects my body. I analyze it , I think if it's good or bad, taste, carbs, weight effect , will it slow me down , etc. Ten months in I feel like a food scientist, but I am keenly aware of how food effects my physical body and mental state.
That's the update.....,I'm off to enjoy the rest of my cheatday!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
A quick recap on subpar:
9/17 weigh in: 224.3
9/24 weigh in: 227.8
10/1 weigh in: 223.3
So you can see I had a 3 to 4 lb gain last week. I considered it no big deal and just went on with my 4HB program. So today's weigh in was great because I hit my all time low.
I've been on this about 9.5 months and lost a total of 76 pounds. What I am most proud of is that I have spread the word of my success and it has led to over 25 of my friends and co-workers to jump on board as well.
As soon as I post this I am off to the DONUT SHOP! You can catch my pictures of my cheat day on instagram (jtamoe46) or twitter @jtamoe46
Calling the 4 Hour Body a life changer would be an UNDERSTATEMENT for me!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
So that was a net gain of 3.4 pounds. What happened.......I had a cheat burger and fries and onion rings on Tuesday...had business guests in town and I was helping to host. Then I had some cheese in some beans, hey I was starving! Lastly I had some desert on Friday.
Once I hit Friday morning at 228, I figured I would have something later anyway.
So like I said, I can choose to be bummed or I could choose to enjoy my cheat day and get fired up for next week. I choose to enjoy cheat day and get busy on Sunday!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
My goal was to hit 224 point anything. So that puts me at 75 pounds down total over 9 months!
Sunday's 232.2 pound weigh-in (post cheat day)
For me this week it was about hitting that 1 pound. I have been in this range for some time maintaining. Keep in mind my original goal was 250. I know this is going to sound silly, but I really wanted that 224 because it sounds so much better that 225. 224 has kind of a 220 ring to it while 225 has a 230 ring to it. I know it sounds stupid, but mentally it feels great. When I put that goal out there earlier on my blog I wanted to hit it!
You should see the grin on my face as I get ready to post this and drive off to the DONUT SHOP! Have fun to my 4HB crew, my bro Charlie, sis Sina, and cuz Devo who are about to partake on a hike up a mountain......I would join them (LOL), but I would rather much go to the Donut Shot! To make myself feel better I will buy them a couple and they can eat them later......IT IS CHEATDAY AFTER ALL....WE CALL IT FREEDAY!!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
My last blog gave you Sunday's 232.2 pound weigh-in (post cheat day)
My goal is get to 224 point something. Usually my best weigh in is on Friday. I got a good shot this week at meeting my goal. Nowadays I don't get the wild swings I used to, but I've reached my goal already so now I'm just driving it down further. Some small knits I added in was I've worked out at the gym twice this week (I haven't done that in about 3 months). Nothing crazy but I go pretty hard on the elliptical for 28 minutes and then some light weights.
I still do the crunches at home on the bosu ball and the cat vomit, but if I go to the gym then I take out the kettle bell.
I am doing at least one cold shower per day and no almonds and no CHEATING on the food whatsoever. Saturday will be here before I know it and a number of ideas come to mind!!!!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
So I weighed in at 232.2 this morning. That is a weight gain of 7 pounds in one day...wow. Additionally I feel kind of crappy. That's it for the bad news.
A couple of things to paint the picture here. Gaining 7 pounds in one day is no big deal to me nowadays. Been there done that over the last 9 months. I once gained 14 pounds in one day.
Feeling crappy is no big deal....it will be gone by lunch time.
I welcome the breakfast of protein shake (with athletic greens), protein bar, and black coffee (with cinnamon).
Cheatday fulfilled what it had to. I was able to vanquish all the mini-urges I had during the week. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day yesterday. Donuts, burgers, the new adventure to get that chicken pot pie....and the coffee and donuts at 9:30 pm. That had to be one of my best cheat days ever. I know I won't be craving anything until around Thursday evening and then the mental switch kicks in that tells me to hold out until Saturday. The psychological effect of cheat day for me is astounding. I feel fully satisfied.......and yet sick of eating all those carbs. I can't even look at a carb today without feeling queezy.
It's a new day and a new week and I am targeting 224 pounds. I understand it is going to be an arduous taks, but what the heck why not.
Lay out your B.H.A.G! That's Big Hairy Audacious Goal! I got that from Valerie Khoo, great read right here:
224 pounds may not sound audacious, but my goals are beyond that. I strive everyday to get better!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
*I weighed in at 226.0 pounds
*That is a total of 73 pounds lost
*Time frame is about 8.5 months
The adjustments I made were no real adjustments. For the past 3 months I've had weekends where I had a double cheatday or I was on vacation in Hawaii, so there was a cheat week. A couple of weekends I added in an extra cheat meal on Friday night. Keep in mind I already had far surpassed my ultimate GOAL WEIGHT. Any extra now is like gravy (no pun intended). So if I delved backed into the calendar (and I can and that's why I keep a blog) I can see different patterns. It had been awhile since I strung together back to back weeks and NOT EATEN ALMONDS.
So what I did was go back to just straight up no EXTRA CHEATS OR CHEAT DAY and last week I hit an all time low, not by much but I got to 227.1 pounds. This week, I just cut out the almonds and stuck to it again and presto I hit 226 pounds.
I'm off to enjoy my cheat day......oh yeah it's Labor Day Weekend so I am probably going back for a double!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
So for the week of 8/14 to 8/20
*I cheated at dinner with PIZZA on Tuesday of that week
*Cheated the next day Wednesday at lunch
*I then was off to a trip to NAPA which was awesome, I only cheated on Saturday, but I didn't go crazy.
*I got back Sunday night and I weighed in at 234 pounds
*Weighed in on Monday morning weighed in at 232.4 pounds
So for the next week, 8/21 to 8/27, I was back at the slow carb
*I had not worked out at all for 2 weeks, just decided to take a break
*Then on Wednesday I made the mistake of hauling 2 heavy boxes of my kids on their fist day of school and tweeked my back. If you've read any of my earlier posts I talk about how my new exercises have prevented my proverbial back going out every 3 months like it used to. So I just tweeked it, jumped back on the exercises that night...and presto back fixed. So going on 8 months without major back pull is awesome.
*Other item to note.....I haven't been sick once since I started the slow carb food plan (8 months)
*So here I am on Saturday and the weight is at an all time low of 227.1!!! I am fired up!!!
*It's not much of an all-time low at this point and this time its decimal points down.....but I still want to hover between 220 - 225
*I've posted before that I am amazed at my ability to hit the 227 every saturday
So I mentioned a weekend in Napa and to leave it at a mention would do it a huge disservice. I went to the Opening-the-Kimono event and got to see Tim Ferriss speak. It is a bit embarrassing, but I am such a fan boy. I lost 72 pounds, can you blame me? It was an amazing experience and besides meeting Tim, the group of people there was awesome. I have a new found direction in my life and and am game-planning on how to get there. I feel I have a new suport system to help me. I plan on taking what I learned from the event and taking it to the same levels that I have take the 4 HOUR BODY. It will be a tough journey, I know I will make tons of mistakes and errors. Kicking butt and becoming an awesome life hacker it what I want to do. Finding that inner energy/mojo/motivation/direction to write that book I've been struggling with will be conquered!
That's is it for now......OFF TO CHEAT DAY...oh yeah that's right...... my group and I call it FREE DAY!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I woke up Friday weighing in at 229.0 pounds on the dot. That was a great week for me. I did a double cheat day last weekend, the schedule for summer activities just seems to pile on....and I love it.
I have come to realization that I have to check my ego on my new found MASTERY of losing weight. I woke up last Sunday morning after cheat day and weighed in at 232.4 pounds. I knew I could hit a new low and it was going to be a kick butt week, but I had planned this double cheat day.....so with the double.
I crushed it that Sunday at the Del Mar races with friends and woke up Monday morning at 237.2 pounds. That is the heaviest I have been on a Monday in awhile. But my EGO...said, "no worries time to kick some butt." Onward with the 4HB foodplan. So like I said earlier Friday arrived at 229.0 pounds. I had planned the afternoon to hang with the kids over at Boomers (Go Karts, Mini-Golf, Video Games).....and planned on having a cheat meal there. Man that pizza sucked. So back to going out on that night........wow fun night. It is well documented on Instagram. My buddy (dshebby) posted most of the pics and I did a few (jtamoe46). I did not do any cheating or dinner...but all that alcohol was one big cheat, along with all the sweet shots. I did drink so much that I hurled / threw up when I got home. Wasn't a major one...but I threw up.
So there I was waking up HUNGOVER....I stumbled over to the scale badly in need of excedrin and water...and what did it read?
227.4 pounds! My lowest weight was 227.8 pounds. I know it is not much.....but damn I dropped .4 pounds. My wife attributes it to me throwing up......I don't care I just read what it says!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
*So last Friday my weight was 229.0 pounds
*This mornings (Saturday) weight was 229.0 pounds
The .0 was exactly the same on both. I tried wiggling on the scale a little bit and weighing myself again to nudge out a .1, but alas I stopped because.........who cares I almost accomplished what I wanted. I really wanted to get back to my lowest weight of 227.8 pounds.
I have been on vacation and did a cheat week and did a couple of double cheat days, so I have done extra cheats before. What I was looking for this time was to see how it fit into my normal schedule.
So what this tells me is that I can add in a dinner cheat meal, do an awesome cheatday on saturday, and add in a cheat breakfast on Sunday. I can do all of this and maintain the same weight.
Other things I did:
*I did my MED workout (bosu ball, cat vomit, kettlebell) 4 times this week
*Did cold showers 5 of 7 days
*Did PAGG regimen
*Strict 4HB the whole way, except for one night I had probably 40 almonds
........now I am going to eat up those chocolate chip cookies daughter made on Thursday!!!!
This experiment is over and I now to fill my belly!!!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
My ability to lose weight in a small amount of time is still startling to me.
Two more days before CHEAT DAY, OR FREE DAY!
Lets see if I can get those 3 more pounds I am looking for.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
*That is two days of MED workouts (70 kettlebells, 30 bosu crunches, 15 cat vomit)
*Back on 4HB after cheating Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday breakfast
*My goal is to get to 227.8 pounds (my all time best) by Saturday am
Monday, August 1, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday- at Padres game so, hot dogs, nachos, chicken tenders, cookies, crackerjack
Saturday - donuts, soda, pizza for lunch, tortilla chips, hot dogs, cotton candy, pizza for dinner, toffee and chocolate sundae
Sunday- omlete with cheddar, onions, sausage, sticky bun, hash browns, biscuit, couple bites of pancakes
So to back up, Fridays weigh in was 229.0
Saturday weigh in was 233.6
After Sunday breakfast, I came home and weighed in at 237.6
I am curious to see tomorrow's weigh in and next Saturdays weigh in. Hopefully I'm not getting to over confident in my ability to lose weight.
It felt great to be back on the 4th eating plan this afternoon
That's th update...till next time, I'm out!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
*I woke up on Sunday at 234.8 pounds (after cheat day)
*I then ate like 6 meals, you must eat every 3 hours (the book gives you the options)
*Besides the protein, green vegetables is unlimited (but green only)
*Every meal has to have like 60 nutes or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
*So I woke up on Monday and I weighed in at 232.8
*I woke up on Tuesday and weighed in at 232.0
*I woke up Today and I weighed 232.6
I did consider that I was giving up too early, but I took other things into consideration:
*I was eating and I wasn't hungry
*Eating every 3 hours is a pain in the butt...I got tired of looking at the clock
*My energy level went down
*I felt like I was stuffing myself
I thought that being hungry or starving was bad before......the opposite is just as bad. I can scarf down that cream puff or cheesecake when my belly in full....but I want no part of scarfing down 8 oz of chicken breast & 6 pieces of asparagus and 60 almonds....when my belly is full.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I want to take it to the next level, so what to do?
I am my setting my weight goal at 218 pounds. I'm currently at 234.8 and my lowest weight is 227.8 pounds. So from today we are talking about 16 pounds.
This week I'm going to give the "last mile" a shot. I started this morning....and this eating every 3 hours is crazy! I feel like I'm back at football training camp and I'm checking the clock every hour. I'm eating almond butter and peanut butter like crazy as well.
I'm going to also pick up the workouts as well.
Once I get to 218, I'm gonna experiment with how much carbs I can add back in and maintain right around 225 pounds. That's the plan right now.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I weighed in at 230.7 pounds!
I'm 3 pounds over my lowest weight. So after being back on for only 4 days I lost at least 10 pounds from where I was at.....so I am going ton enjoy my cheat day and set some new goals for myself to take my hacking to he next level.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The answer is.......I didn't actively thing about it, but I certainly did things:
*I worked out every day, nothing crazy. 30 minutes on elliptical and bosu ball crunches
*I took at least one cold shower per day, a few days twice
*I added an extra protein shake and extra helping of athletic greens in the afternoon
That's it. So in essence, nothing really actually than what I normally do outside of the extra shake and athletic greens.
I weighed in this morning at 231.4 pounds so feeling great!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
So I was on a 6 day whatever I want to eat show! See my previous post for the general rules that I was on. I was in Maui so eating the plate lunches was on whenever I could. I was eating pool food and snacking. Eating Ice Cream was abundant.
So my plan was to eat whatever I wanted the whole time, well I fell short of that.
I started on Wednesday 7/6 and that lasted until Monday 7/11. By the time I finished that last bite of Loco Moco at dinner.....I was disgusted. When we got home that night I could tell I had gained somewhere in the 10-15 pounds range. Keep in mind I didn't really care. What was very concerning, was how I left. I just felt disgusted with all the crap I ate on that day and my energy levels were sapped...and I just didn't feel good.
Enter Tuesday Morning.....and I jumped back on the 4HB lifestyle with the Slow Carb Food Plan. I got home last night and this mornings weigh in was......232.8 pounds.
*I left on 7/6 and weighed 228.0 pounds
*I am not sure, but gained in the neighborhood of 10-15 pounds
*I weighed in on 7/14 and now weigh 232.8 pounds
AND I GOT TO EAT WHATEVER I WANTED FOR 6 DAYS!
Thanks Tim Ferris, that experiment gave me some interesting and great results!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
That being said...my plan all all along until the 14th is to work without a specific plan. The bummer was I left at 228 on Wed., so it was going to be a banner week. New all time high..etc., etc.,
I am though curious to see how I do with various cheating going on.
Here is my basic plan.
*Eat whatever I want
*When I am full, stop eating
*Workout every day, twice a day if possible
As I go I will add to the plan.
I am "OUT LIKE TROUT" and headed to the POOL....aloha!!!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
So with a BBQ planned for today, Sunday, I moved my cheat day from Saturday to Sunday.
This mornings weigh in was 228.2 pounds, so that's why I say, close but no cigar. considering I was on a 3 day cheat and gained 10 pounds I am happy that I got close.
I was on the road for work 2 days, so there was a kink in my schedule. Without that, I could have made it.
Cheat day is here, and the BBQ will be great today!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Consider that I lost another pound this week.....I am fired up!
I am down to 227.8, which I call 227!!!! That makes it a total of 71 pounds.
I will tell you what though the 50lb kettle bell for 75 reps is kicking my a$$!
I do think it is an awesome minimum effective dose workout!
Now on to my reward. Double Cheat Day in Vegas with my 4 Hour Crew and Friends!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
-I was down .6 pounds from yesterday
-But my goal was to hit 228 point anything
So I was PO'D to say the least......so what to do?
I went and ran up and down the back stairway probably a good 20 times, got winded an worked up a sweat. This is before eating or drinking, stil haven't had anything yet. I then jumped in to the cold shower. Came out jumped on the scale.....and presto 228.8!
So this mornings official weigh in was 228.8!
Fighting for that last .4 was important, because I am headed the San Diego County Fair and it is going to be a FREE DAY, cheat day extravaganza. Next week I am going to Las Vegas....so this was an opportune time to get my goal weight.
So here I am 70 pounds lost over 187 days since 12/20/2010. It feels like a great accomplishment. Besides the weight loss, this time and experience has taught me to live life better, to be better, and experimentation.
I have always been a person who loves to learn, but before the 4 hour body, it was all about learning at work. Focusing on the learning on the personal part of life is just as important, scratch that more important.
The 4 hour body experiment continues.............
Friday, June 17, 2011
I never thought I would see a 2 in that spot on my weight again!
I knew my start date was 12/10/10, but I finally counted the days. That is 186 days and a total loss of 69 pounds. 1 more pound to go and I reach my goal weight of 70 pounds. Lets see if I can get that tomorrow morning!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
This mornings weigh in was 230.2 pounds. I am so close to 228!
Technically speaking I would could 228.8......because my official start weight was 298.8 !
Well that's enough about that, I don't want to write anymore because I've had bad Friday weigh ins before....so I don't want to get to crazy.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Here is a list of my Saturday weigh in's recently
-232.2 (2 day cheat)
-235.8 (2 day cheat)
So over 7 weeks I lost 6.2 pounds and mixed in an extra cheat day twice. The disappointment has disappeared!
If I really think about it, and I haven't put this down in awhile but my waist is now 39 inches after being in the 55 area when I first started.
The most important thing, I feel great!
I can't think of a better way to celebrate...than to enjoy FREEDAY!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Did my med workout
30 myocratic crunch on Bosu ball, 5 pounds
15 cat vomit for 12 seconds
75 kettle bells at 40 pounds
2x cold showers
Just remembered, I've been off PAGG since Monday, went back on tonight
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This mornings weigh in was 231.2 pounds. New all time low! Down .5 pounds.
You would think I would be jumping for joy, but I am cautiously optimistic. I had that blip on Monday so I'm not going to get too crazy
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
It is looking to be a good week. I did my MED workout. Did 30 minutes on elliptical as opposed to kettlebells.
I did make an effort to work out before eating over the weekend....that my have made a difference
This mornings weigh in was 234.6 pounds.......oh yeah!
That is my lowest weight after a Free day. This will be a great week.
I did my MED workout yesterday-
-75 kettle bell swings @ 40 lbs
-25 myocratic on bosu with 5 pounds
-15 cat vomit, 12 second hold
Cold shower right after, then eat free day dinner
-2 chicken sandwiches at chik filet
-cookies and cream milkshake
-dairy queen soft serve
-snacked on multiple items all day
-2 cups off coffee
-steady on water
-extra athletic greens
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
So in all reality I have 2 day to lose 2 pounds. These next 2 days have always been the hardest.
Cold shower here I come!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
So during this Memorial Day Holiday I went for a Double Free Day, because I deserved it!
I gained 10 pounds. Wow, no worries I enjoyed myself and time to get down to business.
5/30 morning weight - 241.6
5/30 before bed weight - 241.2 pounds
5/31 morning weight - 238.8 pounds
I am 10 pounds away from my goal weight. I don't expect to get it all done in one week, but I ma going to set that goal for 6/18 tobe at 228 on the button or lower.
My "hacks" last week I did find to be successful so I will continue those.
I really crushed in Free Days. Saturday I gained 4 pounds and then on Sunday I gained 6 pounds. I dont' really remember the last time I drank that much beer, or ate that much fried food.
I am back at it and happy to be! COLD SHOWER HERE I COME!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
*25 myocratic crunches on bosu ball
*15 cat vomit for 12 seconds each
*75 reps on kettlebell @ 40 pounds
*Had a quick bit or Grapefruit Juice
*Getting some lemon juice to dash into some water
THEN I AM GOING TO CRUSH SOME PIZZA
After that I am going to the movies tonight.....FINALLY SOME BUTTERED POPCORN AT THE MOVIES!!!!
In any case......If did come down to 231.7 pounds this morning! HA HA only .1 pounds since yesterday, but I did stick with my all my new "hacks"
*I did 30 minutes on the elliptical
*I did 25 reps on bosu ball of myocratic crunches
*I did 15 cat vomit @ 12 seconds
And I even did 3 cold showers yesterday!
My goal weight is still 228 pounds..i am so close I can feel it.
I forgot how good the working out felt. My energy has been great, now I am getting another spike from working out...AWESOME!!! Just like my old strength and conditioning coach used to say......"IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE ALIVE!"
Friday, May 27, 2011
That makes 2 pounds this week..doesn't sound like a lot, but I was at 239 on Sunday morning and just wanted to mix it up!
That is a total of 67 pounds since 12/20/2010
New hacks added in this week:
*Started working out again
*Cold Showers 2 X daily
OH - YEAH!!!!!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I believe the mixing it up has helped this week with the new hacks I am doing. Some added in brand new and some just doing things that I did before.
Cold Shower here I come!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Before bed weigh in was 235.2 pounds. Last Tuesday's weigh in was 237 pounds on the nose.
Tonight's workout was
-kettle bell, 75 reps @ 40 pounds
-25 myocratic finches on bosu ball
-15 cat vomit @ 12 second hold
And...2 cold showers today!
Can I break my all time low? We will see.
Monday, May 23, 2011
-did 30 minutes on elliptical at home
- upped the myocratic crunch to 25 from 20 (ouch)
- 10 reps pf cat vomit for a 12 count
My legs were shot...so no kettle bells
Took 2 cold showers today as well (day 2) of this
Last Monday nights weigh in was 238.4 pounds, tonights weigh in was 237.4 pounds.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Today I I shot some hoops to get a good sweat, then I also added kettlebells back in to the routing tonight.
This mornings weigh in was 239 on the nose...this evenings weigh in was 238.8
Lets see what tomorrow brings
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I am right on track for that 232 by Saturday.
On another note...I can safely claim that everything in my closet I can now wear. i just put on some shorts I haven't worn in like 5 years and even when they did fit.....I think I only wore them about a month. Those Oregon shorts are like brand new!!!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
-PAGG was all over the place, once twice...who knows
-I ate too many almonds...and I never eat them anymore
-I drank about 6 drinks on Tuesday and probably 15 on Wednesday
-No ab routines
-2 and 3 cups of coffee per day
All in all.....I'll take it!
I love not seeing 340 on the scale.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Anyway for me it has been pretty easy to stay on the diet, so staying on it yesterday was pretty easy. I had some almonds going through the airport and had a protein bar to eat on the plane.
I probably had more steak that I should have last night, but lets see how that works out.
Monday, May 9, 2011
So I will have to take some protein bars with me as snacks just in case. Almonds as well.
It is work meetings so I don't imagine dinner being a problem.....it's lunch that could be a problem. They usually have that ready for us....so it may minimize my choices.
I will scout out back-up alternatives when I get there Tuesday mid day
The Goal of this week is to get to 232.something.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
It was a struggle this week and there were fluctuations and swings I don't normally see.
In any case....I CLAIM VICTORY THIS WEEK!
MY REWARD OF CHEAT DAY.....SORRY WE CALL IT "FREEDOM DAY"IS HERE!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Is it the protein bars? I had an extra helping of daphnes yesterday....wasn't real hungry but it tasted goos. Could have been the chorizo?
Anyway no big deal, one more day to sneak into the 235 mark.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The other perspective could be that I am just in that area where it is going to be harder forme to lose weight. In any case, still have 3 shots to hit the 235 mark.
As I look back on yesterday.......that is first time I had 3 cups of coffee in one day since.....since. I don't even remember. I had the extra cup and didn't even realize it until right now.
I also will have another protein bar today to see if that is having an effect.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
*20 myocratic crunches on the bosa ball
*10 cat vomit, hold for 12 seconds
Over the years my back has gone out probably once ever 3 months like clockwork...and I literally feel like I am paralyzed.
So when I was off on my 2 day binge and have a bit of a drinkfest in Eugene, OR....I did not sleep in my own bed, I did not do my exercised, and I played golf.
When I got home on Saturday...I could feel a minor tweek. I always felt those as a warning, my back was telling me I am going out later today or the next day.
I doubled up the exercises on Saturday and Sunday, we are talking 3 minutes time each, and just like magic it is gone!
This for me is one of the great "side effects" of this diet!
I am feeling great and back on track.....and focused in on 235 by Saturday morning!
Monday, May 2, 2011
I am curious to see how i rebound and to see if I can get to 234.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I was happy to say that on Sunday morning the weight gain was only 7 pounds.
So back at it today.
This week I am mixing in some protein bars that were recommended by @carbslow
Besides that nothing new adding in, but I am going to try out some more recipes form the cookbook.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
My game plan for the road trip is to stay on the diet, but I may add an extra cheat day on Saturday. I anticipate having to move the cheat day to Friday. If I do add an extra cheat day on Saturday I will show restraint. I will probably show some restraint even on Friday because I know I will be partaking in much alcohol consumption
.4 pounds down....I will take it!!!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
*Protein Shake (with Hershey's chocolate syrup)
*Cinabon Cinnamon Roll
*10 Knock Off Almond Roca candies
*Rice Krispy Treats
*2 cups of coffee
...am I done....probably......
Friday, April 22, 2011
AND IT'S FRIDAY TOO!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
*Take the pictures and measurements even though you may be hesitant, seeing your body change will provide you with motivation, even when you don’t see weight loss you will see your body change in a positive manner
*I “mixed it up” when I got stuck. Tim really preaches experimentation with this diet or “lifestyle”. When I hit a plateau, I tried to add something new from the book that I wasn’t doing before
*I added PAGG, got great results
*I accidently experimented with alpha lipoic acid in greater dosage (4 x 600 mg) per day and it works great…..got even better results
*Started working out….and lost weight…then it stunted my weight loss..so stopped
*Now I still do Myocratic Crunch & Cat Vomit (this is my 5 minute workout), but is has done wonders for my back (no more pain, knock on wood) & strengthened my abs…I won’t go as far to say I will have a six pack, but I have lost over about 12 inches on the waistline. I do it everyday.
*Keep a blog to keep track of how you are doing. I have an Ipad and it makes it very convenient for me, as opposed to keeping notes on my Mac
*Subscribe to Tim’s blogs, other blogs, get on twitter, share information on twitter. Become a student of the SCD
*Get some friends to do it with you. I have about 12 friends (a couple of others not on the group as well) who have joined a Google Group. We are able to share our successes and failures as we go down this journey (great idea by my sister in law). This can be a great source of motivation for you and fun as well. A shout out thanks goes to Derek, Charlie, Sina, Jessica, Amber, Karina, Eric, and Jaime. My 4HB Warrior buddies keep me motivated! My wife and kids don’t do it…but they have been great support as well!
*Go Crazy on your Cheat day…My group has re-named it “FREEDOM DAY” sounds great doesn’t it…imagine Mel Gibson in Braveheart…and then go get that cinnamon roll!
*Get that protein shake down right when you wake up (I have whey protein + athletic greens) works for me!
*Weigh yourself everyday and maybe 4 to 5 times a day. I can predict my weight loss like clockwork now and when it is “off” I tried to figure out what food I ate…or maybe what my water intake was…etc. Great self -analysis for yourself.
On to my next goal…..10 MORE POUNDS!!!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Still go 3 more shot to get 2 lbs.....and did lose, so that it positive!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This morning's weigh in was 240.4 pounds. So I hit an all-time low, that was great. Also, hit the all time low on a Tuesday which is another personal record for me. That still leaves me 4 more shots to continue losing this week. That puts me at 58 pounds total. 60 pounds it right around the corner!!!
I've been talking about alpha lipoic acid as some kind of magic elixir. Calling it that makes it sound like "snake oil" or something. I have seen great results from the ALA in this brand and dosage. If GNC makes a bunch of $$$$ one day...they better give me the hook up on commissions.
I recommend that if you take any of the PAAG, or you don't want to do the whole thing at least get this brand and take it 4 times per day!
Fired up....58 pounds and still going!!!!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Still doing the 20 myocratic and 10 cat vomit. Highly recommend it for back problems. I'm knocking on wood as i write this. Those 2 exercises have strenghtened my abs tremendously.
Loving the lamb curry from tim's cookbook. I put the smack down on some clown on tims blog as well.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Official weigh in before bed is 244.2 pounds.
See you in the morning.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
To all that check here....I FINALLY GOT THE GUTS TO PUT UP SOME PICS!
Have a good laugh on me!
the way through yesterday. Great job again amber 11.2 pounds total is
I am happy to say that I hit my lowest weight this morning...weighed
in at 242.2 pounds. So this concludes my experiment on the 4 day
binge. I was able to lose all the weight from my binge in 5
days...that was cool. Before I left for cabo I was 242.6 (last
Thursday) then I cam back at 251.8 (last Monday weigh in, in the am) &
now I weight in at 242.2 pounds. I feel great etc........now I am
thinking about that two meals I had bacon with at dinner.
But I feel great. I gotta throw a shout out for the Alpha Lipoic
Acid. I recommend everyone out there to try it. You can read about in
the book and do research online. It is the "A" in the PAGG
supplement. The Saturday before I left to Cabo I started taking it
and I am telling you I can tell the difference. LEt me clarify I
stared taking GNC brand of 600 mg...and I have never used that brand
and always take 300 mg. I take it 4 times a day, before breakfast,
before lunch, before dinner, before bed. I recommend for everyone
just to try it for a week and let me know if there is a difference.
Go for it 600mg...for 2400mg. I've done the research and it is safe!
In any case I am excited for FREEDOM DAY TODAY...I have been dreaming
about Luigis Pizza since Tuesday!
*Luigis Pizza (saw it on Diners, Drive In's and Dives..never been
*Rice Krispy treats I asked my wife to make some
*Fried Rice/Chinese Food
*Yogurt with toppings
Friday, April 15, 2011
I was tempted to repost my sister-in-laws post.....but I thought better of it.
This group is a close group of friends that find solace and comfort (at least I do) in sharing the failures and success of the diet. I encourage anyone on the SCD to group up with a couple of friends if possible and communicate in a group manner.
It will definitely keep you motived and keep you going!
I am looking to get into that 241 range somewhere......then the FREE DAY (cheat day) IS ON!!!!!!
My list looks like this so far:
*Luigis Pizza (saw it on Diners, Drive In's and Dives..never been though)
*Rice Krispy treats I asked my wife to make some
*Fried Rice/Chinese Food
*Yogurt with toppings
I will check in later and progress has been great!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
My before bed weight is 246.4 pounds. Hoping to be in the 244 area somewhere in the morning.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Did the 20 myocratic crunch
Did the 10 cat vomit
Still doing PAGG with the 600 mg ala, 4 times daily
First meal is still just a shake, athletic greens + isopure whey protein, unflavored
Haven't felt any hunger pains....so sticking with it!
My new goal is 228!
"What do you guys see yourself doing when you reach your weightless goal?
I then answered with this below:
I think the question provokes a lot of thought. I can't really say that I have a definitive goal and after that and then here is what I am going to do. I base that on my own experience so far and the modifications I have made a long the way.
I had an original goal of 250 (lose 48 pounds), as soon as I got close I changed that to 238 (lose 60 pounds). After getting to 242.6.....I knew it was a matter of time (this month) I would hit the 238 goal. Based on the pictures and shape of my body...I know I can do better, so now I have a goal of 228 pounds (70 pounds total). The timetable I put on myself is this year.
I am pretty immune to any cravings (at least right now), but I do relish that FREE DAY on Saturday! Once I get to 228 I will start experimenting on mixing foods back in (like cheese) or I am thinking of adding in a cheat meal for dinner on Friday or even as previously mentioned a cheat day on Friday, but not go all out. I am challenge myself to become a better cook so that I can continue to eat this way but add more spice.
So I say all of that with some definitiveness, but at the same time.....this experience for me has been all about change and adjustments. So that being said, I am going to search for ways to apply these same methods in everything I do. I am more inspired than ever to read more, to learn more, to be better at my job and be better in my family life. As I look at Tim's Book I am going to try out some of the methods "reversing permanent injuries" once I reach that 228 mark.
I like Tim's philosophy that the diet is about experimentation...you have to create a base line (kind of did that already, but I have been adjusting it) that see how your body reacts to different things that you do.
That may sound like a plan that is a bit loosey-goosey, but I like it's flexibility.......but I am dead set at 228 and I will still to the diet (life style change) till I get there.
I think I answered the question...but I may have went off on a tangent there. Great thought provoking question Sina!!!!!
Woke up and I weighed in at 246.0 on the button. I have to say I am quite pleased at the rate the weight loss has continued. My weight on last Thursday morning was 242.6 pounds (all-time low)
I don't think I will get there by Thursday which would be really cool......but you never know.
I have been continuing the PAGG, with the 600 mg of ALA.....and I think that might be the magic!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Losing weight is back in effect. He lamb curry recipe in the book is the bomb!
Last night i did up the myocratic crunch up to 20....and that hurt. Stuck with 10 on cat vomit
Knees ar still sore from basketball a couple of weeks back, so still hesitant to work out hard
Monday, April 11, 2011
So I went on a trip to Cabo San Lucas and planned for sometime to go on a 4 day binge. The day before I left I hit my all time low mark of 242.6 pounds, a total of 56 pounds lost. So this morning I weighed myself and I came in at 251.8 pounds. Easy math I gained 9.2 pounds over 4 days.
My binge really started with lunch on Thursday and then continued on. I didn’t make any real rules for myself, but I did tell myself a few things.
Eat whenever I want & whatever I want , but eat when I am hungry only…and don’t forget to keep drinking water.
I didn’t exactly stack 4 cheat day’s back to back and go crazy, but at the same time I did not show any restraint.
What is interesting is that I did weigh myself after breakfast on Day 4 of the binge and I weighed 245 pounds. Which means I was up around 3 pounds at that time. I think that was a huge mistake. At that point and time I started to eat even though I wasn’t hungry. At lunch and dinner I had extra helpings and snacked at the pool
Breakfast Day 4…..I overate. And through out the whole day I just kept on eating.
This is where I believe a made a mistake. That little over day and half contributed to about 6 pounds gained.
So here is what I learned:
*I probably will not do a 4-day binge like that ever again
*My energy level was lower, slept inconsistently
*I have to EAT WHEN ONLY HUNGRY
*Mix in workouts everday on the binge (I did the air squats & wall extensions on the first 2 days only)
*Drink more ICE water, I did not do this the much in Mexico
I learned a lot and when I do a binge I can do a far better job of damage control. I have more detailed notes on what I ate, but that would be boring to put every detail in here. That is the short summary and I am happy to be back on the SLOW CARB! Back at it!!!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
fact that I weighed in at 242.6 this morning. That puts me a a weight
loss of 3.2 pounds this week, and it's only Thursday morning....I had
a couple of more shots this week. So best week I have had in awhile.
I say that because I going on a "binge" sometime today and will
continue until I get back on Sunday. In the Tim's book you are allowed
to go on a binge. I don't exactly how often, but essentially I am
going off of the diet for more than just the cheat day. I do plan on
doing everything he recommends so again, another good experiment to
see how I do on my first "binge". So I really not coming off the
diet...just enjoying my first binge!!! There that is a better way to
So that means last Saturday I was at 245.8
Then on Sunday after the FREE-day (cheat day) carnage I was at 248.8
Today I am at 242.6!! Is it really that 600 mg x 4 per day of ALA????
I don't know
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
*41 inches on the waist
*44 inches around the navel
*43 inches around the chest
I looked up and on 3/8 I was at 42.5 inches....cool stuff!!!
I really didn't get a good first measurement, but I was in the low 50's area. Lets guess estimate at 53 inches. So that is about 12 inches off the waist. I am on the last notch on both my belts. One is pretty much done.
Those are my updated measurements!!!!
Today's weight: 243.8
I have been losing a pound per day since sunday or since...I've been taking the 600mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid!
In any case I am at total of 55 pounds lost!!!!!!
Did the myocratic crunch and cat vomit yesterday as well!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I am at 244.8 pounds this morning. That puts me at a total of 54 pounds lost!
I typically hit my Saturday morning pre-FREE day (cheat day) weight on Tuesday morning....well over the last 3-4 weeks.
With the exception of last week....when I didn't. I don't know if I can give the entire credit to PAGG. What I do know is that since Saturday at lunch I have been taking the "A" in the PAGG at a far larger dose than I ever have.
I usually take 300mg of Alpha Lipoic acid. GNC only had 600mg.....so I just bought it.
Overdose sounds bad but I have been taking more than what Tim says to take in his book. I can't say I will do it long term, but this is an experiment that bears watching.
In the book here is what is says on Alpha-lipoc acid:
*free radical scavenger
*regenerates vitamin C & vitamin E
*Lack of toxicity
*It naturally occurs in organ meats and vegetables
*trace amounts in broccoli & spinach
*ALA increases the muscular absorption of the calories (and supplements) consumed
*ALA is the perfect force multiplier
*More calories absorbed into muscle means fewer calores deposited as fat
In the book it says a 150 pound person can take up to 4,091 milligrams per day and there would be no observable adverse effect. Because I am taking the 600 mg 4 times per day, that comes out to 2400 milligrams...I checked the FDA site and the web and there is no regulation on how much you can take per day. I am certainly not going to take more, but just making sure.
Again this bears watching...magic supplement? I don't know...but I also have been back doing the myocratic crunches and cat vomit exercises this week as well.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Good Morning fellow 4 Hour Warriors! I am always ready Sunday morning to get back on with the good foods, but this Sunday Morning is different than most for me. I am enjoying some serious introspection this morning!!!!
So this week was a struggle from a weight loss standpoint. I did not lose any weight until Thursday and even then it was only .2 lbs.
On Friday morning I woke up and I was up .2 lbs from my last Saturday weight
Then on yesterday morning I woke up and was back down .4 lbs from my last Saturday weight and then I went and dropped the kids off at the pool….and that weight came down again.
So on Friday night I was racking my brain and my blog to see what was different. I noticed that I didn’t blog as much…..I think that was because I wasn’t having the success that I had the previous week. I played basketball pretty hard on Wednesday night, but have not done my Myocratic Crunch or Cat Vomit exercises since then because my knees are still a bit jacked. The foods I ate this week were the same I’ve ate previous other weeks (I was going through it day by day). What I did realize is that I ran out of the Alpha Lipoic Acid that I have been taking religiously that is the “A” in the PAGG routine. I ran out on Monday or Tuesday and since then I have been very inconsistent in how I was taking it. The routine consists of taking them 4 times per day in a certain order. I put this in a previous post. Well after really being religious at how I administered it, now I was taking it 2 or 3 times a day and then I left the Alpha Lipoic Acid out. I picked some up yesterday right after IN and OUT (yummy!) and I figured I pick up a back set of everything just in case (I was at the GNC in Mira Mesa). Even though you are supposed to take it before you eat, I took a the set right there in the car. I figured why not? I realized I was leaving the Alpha Lipoic acid out so I wanted to get back on it.
The PAGG stack/routine is supposed to go for 2 months straight and then you take a week off and get back on. Last time I came off the PAGG stack I still lost 3 pounds during that week, so even though I was still taking the PAGG still I wondered how much of effect it was having on me. Maybe 1 week isn’t enough of a test, but when I woke up this morning I was at 248.8!!!
That means I gained 3 lbs on my FREE DAY! Anytime I only gained 3 lbs on my FREE DAY I always knew it was going to be a good week. Was it the Alpha Lipoic Acid? Was is the PAGG routine. Who really knows, but it was the only thing I did that was severely altered during the week.
I recommend to all who have not tried it, to give it a shot. If you are hesitant re-read that section of the book. It could be that jump start you are looking for. I downed my PAGG stack so fast this morning (well just the AGG this morning). I also take the “Cissus” supplement they talk about in the book….but I can leave that for another time. Most people that I read about on Tim’s Blogs don’t take the PAGG because of the cost……I say go for it one time and see what happens.
Sorry for the long post , but it seemed appropriate to talk about doing some introspection on how I was doing, but also to share the my major finding of the flaw in my PAGG stack . I think that if you some introspection you might find some flaws in your own routine that you could improve upon. If you don’t have any flaws, then you can find some small tweeks you can do to strengthen what you already are doing.
Good Luck 4 Hour Warriors!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Last week I checked in on Saturday at 246.6
This morning at wake up, my typical time....I checked in at 246.2
I was up and down all week, minor roller coaster, but I didn't get the consistency I have been getting the last few weeks.
Now that I think of it.....I think it was the "A" in my PAGG. Since I ran out and forgot to order in time....I was very inconsistent with it.
What was so funny though is that After I started my cheat day with my Fruity Protein shake, protein bar, and cinnamon roll....I had to drop a load. Gross I know.
I then went and weight myself after......245.8!!!!
YEAH BABY...I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!. I know melodramatic, but fun for me nonetheless
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
In any case I am monitoring what I eat and do closely. This week because I seem to have gotten stuck. It is okay, because I have been through weeks like this in the past.
Just got to push through and continue.
So I weighed myself just right now and I am at 248.4 (10:54 pm)
That is good news, because I am have been pounding the liquids since around 8:30 pm.
I am hoping for the 2-4 pound swing I typically see, but won't hold my breath.
I am curious to see what the weigh in is tomorrow......see you then blog!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
As far as measurements, my waist is less than 42! The measuring tapes shows about 41.75....I think, but I know it's less than 42.
Monday, March 28, 2011
If I can weigh in at that same weight tonight right when I go to bed...I have a shot at 246.6 tomorrow......high 247 is more likely. So we shall see!!!!
Lost about 2 yesterday hope to keep that pace up.
Since I let others know about my blog..maybe it's time to step my game upnand make this a better looking blog. We shall see!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Fired up, anytime Tuesday is right near the previous high......that means I got 4 shots to beat my previous weight....50 lbs is in sight!
Staying on my protein shake as a meal replacement for breakfast (1/2 athletic greens and 1/2 protein powder)
I have dramatically cut down on beans over the last month..no effect yet
Hav been doing 15 myocratic and 10 cat vomit
Fired up for tomorrow!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Did myocratic 15
Cat vomit by 10
Pretty much been doing it everyday for about 2 weeks, doing that with no exercise, so trying that out
Woke up and weighed in at 251.2,... Frustrated with that, what happened?
Was expecting more, but mayb it was chipotle + taco salad at home?
Still, why am I complaining about 1/2 pound loss...silly
Cam home weighed in at 254.4...that was good
Before sleep weigh in was 253.4......so could be good tomorrow...let's see!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
That was really cool!
Depending on my weight when i get home....I am starting to be able to predict my weight loss. The self awareness I am developing for food and it's effect on my body is growing.
Monday and Tuesday has been straight chicken salad work, shake for breakfast, then protein & vegetables & beans for dinner.
This mornings shake I went with two scoops of greens and one scoop protein. Let's see this new formula works.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ate dinner weighted in at 257.....
Did the 15 myocratic crunch
10 cat vomit
Excited for tomorrows weight in.
Last weekend just figured out that I fit into 5 pairs of shorts I used to not fit into!!! All size 42. The tape measure says I'm about 42.5. But the shorts are a little loose.....cool!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Curios to weigh myself when I get back.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I have probably thanked you 4 times on your blog, but I think its appropriate, based on the life changing events that have taken place in my life since I started your diet. Here is my individual success:
*I have lost 43 lbs. since December 20 th
*I went from 298 and now weigh 255
*I am down to a 43 inch waist….I did not measure initially, but I was probably like 50 inch range.
Those are all measurables that everyone can relate to. What has been most significant is that it has sparked me to start learning again. I have had a successful career in my field and it has taught me to strive to get better in my field an in life. I have helped get 5 other people onto your diet and they have seen success on your diet. My friends and I created our own group on google where we share our successes, celebrate our cheat day, share best practices on recipes. We just started this two weeks ago and has really helped to motivate the 6 of us and keep us going. There is power in feeling that you are “in it” together with a group of people. I can see their lives changing as well. It has made me a more positive person (and I thought I was positive before) and I just have a different perspective on life.
Thanks Tim for the new positive perspective on life, your book is truly inspiring to do things that are not only in the book, but a result of the book!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Good news though I am down to 255..that is 43 lbs lost!!!!
*No working out at all for a week
*I stuck to the diet to a tee!
I am continue to be motived by the diet I was able to inspire and get 5 other people on the diet as well. Now that they are on it..I feel even more motivation!!!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
*One night Pizza....I ate a side salad that was tough because it was chicago style pizza
*One lunch it was HOT DOGS...chicago style....so I ate no buns and crushed the chicken wings
What an adventure and NO SCALE TO BOOT!!
So it has been weird not to weigh myself....so hoping it is all good when I get back.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
after the cheat day. Good news is I decided to say $&@!# it just got
used to it. As the diet has progressed my gain after a cheat day has
When I first started it was always around 7 to 10lbs.....like on the
money. Now it seems to be always between 1 and 3.....and then gone by
Today 3 pounds gained........should gone by Tuesday.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
My guess is 8 vodka and diet 7up
4 shots of patron
I was pounding plenty of water to countermand it. It seems to work pretty well for me.
Woke up....no weight gain. Sweet.
Cheat day today...going to cheat, but I don't know how crazy I am going to go
Friday, February 18, 2011
I got up and had the new combo shake...day 3 of that.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Experimenting it as a meal replacement int he am. , I gotta take a break from the eggs.
In any case, if I moved around the scale enough I was at 259.8....but finally I am back down to the 260 I was a week ago
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
My 4-hour Body notes
Today is 2/15/2011 and I will attempt to recount as best as I can in some sort of format my experience with the Slow Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ book. To net it out why I am writing this; I have lost 38 lbs. since 12/20/2010 and this is the best I have felt in literally 20 years
· I started the diet on 12/20/2010
· Even though there was Christmas upcoming I decided to go for it
· I regret that I did not take any pictures, and I did not take any measurements.
· My starting weight at this time was 298 lbs.
· On the morning on 12/25, when I weighed myself I had already lost 10 lbs. I couldn’t believe it and I was motivated to continue. It had only been 5 days
· I stuck to the diet to a “T” and by the name 12/31/2010 came around I had lost 20 lbs
· This is where a lot of my information get distorted, but it is roughly right
· On around 1/7/2011 I was down to 24 lbs, weighing in at 274
· On around 1/15/2011 I noticed that I was plateauing, I decide to give PAGG a try. I noticed immediate results. I started losing weight again and was down to 269 by 1/22/2011. I finally decided to measure my waist ( I really regret not doing this in the beginning). On 1/22/2011 I was at 46 inches. I don’t know where I really started but I think I was in the low 50 inch range.
· I again appeared to plateau and was hovering at 269 around the 29th and then I decided to add the other supplement “cissuss” whatever it is.
· As another note I have been taking potassium, magnesium, and calcium the whole time
· After that cheat day on the weekend, which I was at Disneyland….I noticed I had only added 2 lbs. So here I was sitting at 271 on 1/31/2011. I was the first cheat day that I did not pack on 5-7 lbs.
· I seemed to be stuck at 269 that whole week (2/2 to 2/5). I decided to cut out almonds ( I ate them as a snack) and boost up my protein in the am with egg whites mixed with one egg. I saw and immediate drop in my weight. By the morning of 2/11/11 I was now down to 260 lbs. That evening I did measure my waste at 43.5 inches
· Keep in mind during this whole time I have been working out moderately. At least two times a week, about an hour at the gym. Every other week maybe twice.
· So her it is at it is no 2/15/11. I am gained about 4 lbs during my cheat day on 2/12/11. No surprise really had a huge BBQ at my house.
I do really enjoy the experimenting portion of this diet, but I can say I have done any real experimenting that was “out of bounds”. I have been just adding in supplements and making minor changes in the moderate workouts I was doing.
Today I received the Whey protein and Athletic Greens. I am going to experiment with those as well. Well this might be along blog, but I was inspired by a lady on the blog here who told me to blog my experience. I hope that everyone can forgive my lack of detail on the lost of my first 38 lbs. I admit I should have done a better job tracking, but I still have a ways to go for my ultimate goal. If this helps anyone good luck!