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  • #61
    Day 57/365

    Decided today that I'm starting a Whole 30. I could go without alcohol for a bit. Busy February coming up at work... wife and I will be on opposite schedules... going to Florida in March. Aside from feeling good about hitting the beach/pool, I could use a totally clear mind, which is what a Whole 30 is most beneficial for (and great sleep!)

    So day 87 will be final day.

    Today:

    coffee

    bacon meatloaf (leftovers), sweet potato

    Not a big meal... not too hungry today. Will hit the gym tomorrow again for the first time in a few.
    Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

    SW - 235
    CW - 235
    GW - 205

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    • #62
      Day 58/365

      Whole 30 attempt... day 2. Lots of sleep last night, so didn't get the gym.

      Another fast through most of the day. Just one meal and a few coffees.

      coffee

      chicken wings (homemade... no bad sauce!)

      more coffee
      Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

      SW - 235
      CW - 235
      GW - 205

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      • #63
        Days 59 & 60 - FAIL

        Let's just forget that happened. Stayed pretty good for most of Wednesday... Then blew it at night. Beer, pizza, chicken tenders, dessert. Directly carried over to yesterday. Beer, Chinese food... Just horrible.

        Really have to push the reset button and remember what I'm after. Old habits die hard and it holds true here. Every time I make some progress (get below 230) I go right back up with a pat on the back in the form of beer and bad
        Food. Of course it's not like I'm never going to eat some junk food, but have to break through the barrier of eating like that on days off. Starts with having a solid routine which I haven't really had in about 10 months (moved last summer).

        Get up earlier, get to the gym regularly, keep the big picture in mind, don't get too up or down over short-term progress.

        Whole 30 is off... Bad idea anyway. Was not prepared to take it on.
        Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

        SW - 235
        CW - 235
        GW - 205

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        • #64
          Days 61/62/63

          Still struggling through the weekend. Busy and a weird schedule has kept me off routine, but things settling down tomorrow (Monday)

          I have stayed pretty good over the last few days, but not where I need to be. Just read my first post on this journal and it's pretty clear I am sliding back to where I swore I wouldn't go. Needs to stop now... and it will. This latest snag is just that... a few bad days in the grand scheme. Will not take long to regain form, just need to want it.

          Forcing myself to get up before 9 am tomorrow, gym before 10 am. Off you go.
          Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

          SW - 235
          CW - 235
          GW - 205

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          • #65
            Day 64/365
            234 lbs.

            Actually not as much damage as I thought over the last 5 or so days. Definitely a good re-start on Monday. Got back to the gym for some heavy lifting. Already feel better... slept better on Monday night.

            coffee

            2 burger patties with spinach, apple

            piece of key lime pie (paleo)

            WORKOUT
            deadlift - 245/235/225
            chin ups - 4/5(25 lb assist)/6 (40)
            Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

            SW - 235
            CW - 235
            GW - 205

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            • #66
              Day 65/365

              coffee

              protein smoothie (protein, almond milk, spinach, banana, almond butter)

              two burger patties w/ spinach, mustard

              pea soup

              Shouldn't have eaten the soup late night. Could have gone without it, and not primal. Got to the gym again... which is good. Building the habits again. Noticed that I have done the same thing each month: beginning of the month, done well. Slipped a bit... then binge for a few days at the end of the month. It totally negates any progress... FAIL. Have to realize the issue and stick with the good habits. No work on WED/THURS and will get to the gym both days. Main goal of both days off: No beer.
              Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

              SW - 235
              CW - 235
              GW - 205

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              • #67
                Day 66 & 67/365

                Both good days but really busy so making it a quick post.

                day 66
                coffee

                chipotle salad

                apple w/ almond butter

                steak w/ salad

                key lime pie (paleo)

                2 glasses of red

                day 67

                coffee w/ coconut oil

                burger patties w/ blue cheese and hot sauce

                2 glasses of red

                Got to the gym both days for heavy lifts. Feel really good. Weight back right at 230... and it's the START of the work week (usually this happens at end of work week, then drinking/snacking ensues and it F's things up). NO BEER on my last two days off... so that's great too. Ready to settle in for a blizzard of epic proportions.
                Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                SW - 235
                CW - 235
                GW - 205

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                • #68
                  Day 68/365
                  230 lbs

                  Coffee w/ coconut oil

                  eggs w/ sausage

                  burgers w/ blue cheese

                  pizza, coke zero

                  Mostly a good day. Got to the gym again... but obviously the pizza/coke zero not primal. Stuck inside with the storm. Certainly could be worse than a few pieces of frozen pizza. Biggest thing is have to start drinking more water and have been drinking entirely too much diet soda lately.
                  Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                  SW - 235
                  CW - 235
                  GW - 205

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                  • #69
                    Day 69/365

                    SNOWED IN! Actually got a great workout by shoveling my entire driveway... snow deadlifts for 3.5 hours basically. Strayed again at night because I feel like I earned a couple of beers for what I did all day! Staying motivated in the winter is definitely the biggest challenge to this whole process right now. Not beating myself up over it... just gotta make better choices more often.

                    Coffee

                    3 eggs, sausage

                    beers, 1/2 frozen pizza
                    Although I know it's not about weight, it is my benchmark:

                    SW - 235
                    CW - 235
                    GW - 205

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