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  • #16
    Thanks for stopping by my journal. You have made great changes in your life. I hope to do the same.
    Start Date 9.24.12
    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
    CW - 271 pounds
    First Goal - 255 by 2013
    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
    Other Goal - to get off some medications
    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

    Your Dad is So Fat

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    • #17
      BennettC, is there a way you can switch out the Fly Machine for either dumbbell flys or using cables? I'm only recommending this as someone with chronic shoulder problems from an old injury that the fly machine only made worse years ago. Otherwise, pretty solid workout routine so far.

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      • #18
        I only reason I use the machine is because my friend who is a former Olympic weight lifter recommended it for finishing the chest workout. I find I get better results and can push more weight than with doing dumbbell flys. this is the only machine I use all week. thanks for the response!
        Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
        Before and after pics
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
        Primal Sucess Story
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
        Primal Journal
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BennettC View Post
          Bad morning already. Seems like 3/4 of my days in SC just suck. I have to be around depressing people all day. I don't care how hard you try to keep in good spirits, after a while it just breaks you. Bitching is all I hear and laziness is all I see. Oh the dog shits in the house again. Well my mother says, "I can't even deal with." So yay that means if I don't want to sit and smell it all day I have to clean it up. Nobody cleans up after their self and they wonder why the dog has torn up all the trash by the end of the night and its all over the house...maybe its because they didn't use the trash can. A mention of my fathers name and I get an ear load of what a worthless piece of shit he is. Which is not true, my dads a great guy. My parents want to throw up at the sound of each others name. I didn't even talk to my dad for over a year after the divorce because my mom talked so much trash about him. You fill a fifteen years old ear with that, its gets in their head. Of course I felt sympathy for my mother, but she had no place to trash my dads name to my face everyday. Sometimes I feel my relationship with my father will never be the same, although we love each other and are on great terms. I'm in tears as I type this. I'm strong, but sometimes people can just break you down. I have no one to talk to and no one to relate to. I could care less if anyone even reads this, the journal has been great for me to pull lingering thoughts out of my head. Good or bad, signing off until next time.
          This ticks me off. Your parents need to get their egos out of their a** and think of the kids. People should be required to go through parenting classes prior to getting a divorce. I'm sorry.

          Question: you eat no vegetables or fruit at all? Where do you get your fiber, your vitamins, your minerals, etc? Are you able to vary your meat intake in order to get a source of, say, Vitamin C (goats produce their own Vit C so eating goat can provide some C; things like that)? I'm not an advocate of supplements to replace food sources.

          Just worried. Call me a nosy mom.
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          Age 48
          Start date: 7-5-12
          5'3"
          121lbs
          GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


          "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
          Henri Frederic Amiel

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          • #20
            Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
            This ticks me off. Your parents need to get their egos out of their a** and think of the kids. People should be required to go through parenting classes prior to getting a divorce. I'm sorry.

            Question: you eat no vegetables or fruit at all? Where do you get your fiber, your vitamins, your minerals, etc? Are you able to vary your meat intake in order to get a source of, say, Vitamin C (goats produce their own Vit C so eating goat can provide some C; things like that)? I'm not an advocate of supplements to replace food sources.

            Just worried. Call me a nosy mom.
            my mother is horribly depressed and takes it out on me daily, i just try to ignore it. shes been on Prozac going on 20 years, obviously it isn't doing much for her. but ive found fiber really irritates my gut. i eat my meat pretty rare so good nutrition there. eat raw liver twice a week. eat wild salmon. eat a lot of pastured eggs and drink lots of raw milk. sometimes i drink it sour or have homemade cheese for extra probiotic. sometimes i use fresh garlic and herbs as well. so im getting plenty of good vitamins, minerals, ect. thanks for your concern though! i have a soft spot in my heart for compassionate mothers interestingly, ive always gone to other peoples mothers with my problems. never have been able to go to my own mother
            Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
            Before and after pics
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
            Primal Sucess Story
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
            Primal Journal
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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            • #21
              btw guys, im switching to goats milk! I'm very excited!
              Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
              Before and after pics
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
              Primal Sucess Story
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
              Primal Journal
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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              • #22
                Originally posted by BennettC View Post
                btw guys, im switching to goats milk! I'm very excited!
                Raw goat's milk? I see you drink raw milk. I *love* goat's milk. In fact, I have an entire cookbook on goat.

                If you want any goat's milk recipes, let me know! Even cheese...
                sigpic
                Age 48
                Start date: 7-5-12
                5'3"
                121lbs
                GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


                "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
                Henri Frederic Amiel

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                • #23
                  Slept well last night, only woke up once during the night and slept till around 9:30. Chest and shoulders were really sore! Had my usual bacon and eggs breakfast and then headed to the gym to hammer my arms. Arms has always been may favorite to workout. I love the pump and usually fly through the workout. Here's the results

                  Warm-up walk on treadmill

                  Neutral Pull-ups:
                  Set 1: 7
                  Set 2: 5
                  Iso: 10 secs

                  Tricep Dips:
                  Set 1: 12
                  Set 2: 12
                  Iso: 10 secs (down) 10 secs (up)

                  Bicep Curls:
                  Set 1: 12 at 65lbs
                  Set 2: 10 at 65lbs
                  Iso: 10 secs at 54lbs

                  Reverse Curls:
                  Set 1: 10 at 55lbs
                  Set 2: 11 at 55 lbs
                  Iso: 10 secs / bar

                  French Curls:
                  Set 1: 10 at 55lbs
                  Set 2: 10 at 55lbs
                  Iso: 10 secs / bar

                  lights stretches
                  Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                  Before and after pics
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                  Primal Sucess Story
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                  Primal Journal
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                  • #24
                    Winding down for bed now. Ready to have some cash in my pocket so I can order some supplements. I'm getting a good quality whey, BCAA's, and caffeine pills. Tomorrow Im doing IF until dinner, maybe till the following morning depending on how I feel. Going to be walking with the weighted vest to burn some extra calories. Going to do an assessment for my GED tomorrow, glad to be getting that on the roll. Will post tomorrow to follow up on my IF. Signing off
                    Last edited by BennettC; 09-26-2012, 03:46 AM.
                    Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                    Before and after pics
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                    Primal Sucess Story
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                    Primal Journal
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                    • #25
                      Well after lots of research, I'm officially doing eat stop eat. It makes so much sense now, basically I'm just giving my body more time to actually access my stored body fat as fuel. If I'm eating three square meals a day, that just isn't going to happen unless I get to a fasted state. Breakfast is for losers. My breakfast now is going to be coffee with a tiny amount of heavy cream just bc I don't really care for it black. I'm going to train my body to workout in a fasted state. I've actually always found my performance is much better when forced to use stored body fat as fuel rather than dietary fat. Sure I train ok on a bacon and eggs breakfast, but I train way better with more endurance on my bodies on reserves. This is why your body stores fat, for energy when it's not getting it through dietary intake. This is the key to becoming ripped and having a low body fat percentage. This is the trick these guys are using...and it's free! I do plan to take a scoop of high quality whey mixed with water about 30 minutes before my workout and possibly addition BCAA's. This ensure my body doesn't actually eat muscle tissue for food during training and ensure maximum gains. I'm not going to eat for at least an hour after my workout to take advantage of the extra fat burning. I don't believe in that window of opportunity bullshit. I plan to break my current fast tonight with bacon and eggs or chopped liver. I'm officially no longer eating breakfast. I'd rather get all my calories in a certain time frame. My post workout meal is still going to be raw milk and eggs. Then I'll have more meat and eggs as well. This will put me at about 1700 calories in one sitting and a little while later I'll have a lighter dinner with slow digesting protein, around 600-800 calories. This puts me in the sweet spot and during the night my body will slip back into the fasting state only to be broken after a high intensity workout. This is it!
                      Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                      Before and after pics
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                      Primal Sucess Story
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                      Primal Journal
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                      • #26
                        IF went well today, drank lots of tea and a little coffee...not that I needed it I just like the taste and the extra fat burning from the caffeine. Totally pigged out at my 24 hour mark. Total of about 2300 calories which is exactly where I wanna be. Listening to my mother gossip right now, can hear her running her mouth from all the way in the other room. So earlier we are sitting down eating dinner and she randomly starts going off about my father and how she feels that he's ruined his life and the family and blah blah blah blah blah. I really didn't know what to say, I just kind of sat there in disbelief. Like did you really just randomly say all that, or am I dreaming. So I responded, "Well, I guess everything happens for a reason..." I mean WTF, I'm tired of hearing it every single fucking day. I mean hell, my dad seems pretty happy. She's the one who's miserable with her life. Whatever! Winding down for bed now, need to be well rested for tomorrow. Gonna freakin hammer those legs! I'll update tomorrow on the workout, should be fun I'm doing it completely fasted and won't break my fast for abut 2-3 hours after. Planning on doing some intense cardio as well...wish me luck!
                        Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                        Before and after pics
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                        Primal Sucess Story
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                        Primal Journal
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                        • #27
                          Slept well last night. Had some tea and coffee when I woke up to get that caffeine flowing. Headed to the gum around 9:30, put a freakin hurtin on my legs! Staying in a fasted state for a couple more hours. Here the results

                          Warm-up walk on treadmill for 5 minutes then straight to the squat rack

                          Back Squats:
                          Did 12 rep warm-up set (always found this a good thing with squats before adding a lot of weight)
                          Set 1: 15 at 115lbs
                          Set 2: 15 at 115lbs
                          Iso: 10 secs at 65lbs

                          Leg Press:
                          Set 1: 15 at 180lbs
                          Set 2: 15 at 180lbs
                          Iso: 10 secs at 90lbs

                          Stiff Leg Deadlifts:
                          Set 1: 12 at 120lbs
                          Set 2: 12 at 120lbs
                          Iso: 10 secs at 65 lbs (pushing against safety bars so was truly Isometric)

                          Front Squats:
                          Set 1: 15 at 95lbs
                          Set 2: 12 at 95lbs (really struggled to get up around 10 so I racked at 12)
                          Iso: 10 secs / bar

                          Hanging Leg Raises:
                          Set 1: 20
                          Set 2: 20

                          Did a few minutes of jump rope then cooled down on the treadmill for 10 minutes
                          Had jello legs when I left LOL!
                          Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                          Before and after pics
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                          Primal Sucess Story
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                          Primal Journal
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                          • #28
                            I do believe our moms are related. I've decided I'm not gonna be like that, I'm gonna be a happy person. Focus on you, that is the best thing to do.

                            I see where you mentioned going into the military next year, what branch?
                            "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post964333 (My journal)

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                            • #29
                              that's exactly what I'm doing, worry about me is going to get me where I wanna be. I really don't want to join, my reasoning would be to pay for school. If I do it would be the coast guard, I'm scared of getting shipped off and getting killed if I join another branch. It isn't worth dying for this country IMO
                              Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                              Before and after pics
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                              Primal Sucess Story
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                              Primal Journal
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by BennettC View Post
                                that's exactly what I'm doing, worry about me is going to get me where I wanna be. I really don't want to join, my reasoning would be to pay for school. If I do it would be the coast guard, I'm scared of getting shipped off and getting killed if I join another branch. It isn't worth dying for this country IMO
                                My husband is looking at National Guard then transitioning to Army. He was in the Marines but got hurt.

                                He did look at Coast Guard but the recruiter never gave him the time of day.

                                Thats one of the reasons I'm working out. I want to be able to train with him.
                                "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post964333 (My journal)

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