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  • Primal Alex 2013 Journey

    Why keeping a journal? Simple:
    1. I want to keep track of progressions in a scientific way and I am starting today
    2. Also, no cheating days anymore until the experiment is over (adieu cognac...)
    3. This way, I need to report to this journal regularly, so I will feel more motivated


    Objectives:
    1. eat 2000 calories per day (I never counted them in my life, I'll start today), divided into 140 grams of fats, 120 grams of proteins, 40 grams of carbs evenly distributed during the day so not to have peaks
    2. workout 3-4 days per week, one hour maximum (lifting heaving things, occasionally swimming or sprinting)
    3. walk alot
    4. keep track on a daily base of weight and BMI parameters to ensure I am not losing muscles


    Let's start!!! (See, I already feel motivated )
    Last edited by primal_alex; 02-01-2013, 12:11 PM.

  • #2
    Day #1

    61.7 Kg
    10.7% body fat = 6.6 Kg
    65.2% water = 40.22 Kg
    45.9% lean mass = 28.32 Kg

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    • #3
      Day #2

      61.3 Kg
      10.5% body fat = 6.43 Kg
      65.3% water = 40.02 Kg
      46.1% lean mass = 28.25 Kg

      Notes: So far I do not have enough data but soon I will be doing a moving average with the last 7 values, which will absorb measurement data and daily oddities (like: hydric retention due to extra salt in the ratatouille )

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      • #4
        Day #3

        61.4 Kg
        10.4% body fat = 6.38 Kg
        65.4% water = 40.15 Kg
        46.0% lean mass = 28.24 Kg

        Notes: I forgot to mention, I am 177cm tall (5' 9.6")

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        • #5
          Day #4

          61.3 Kg
          10.3% body fat = 6.31 Kg
          65.4% water = 40.09 Kg
          46.1% lean mass = 28.25 Kg

          Notes:

          1. Some fat loss (it's not what I am looking for but mostly welcome within certain limits)

          2. Lean mass apparently on a positive trend. Not bad for a diet where >60% of the calories come from tasty fats. Because let's face it: fats ARE tasty. I wonder why should I switch back to how I ate when I was listening to gym gurus (chicken breast, eggs' whites, white rice and skimmed milk).

          3. I have been overtraining during the previous week, so the weekend is going to be total relax and long walks

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          • #6
            Day #5

            63.4 Kg
            12.1% body fat = 7.67 Kg
            63.4% water = 40.19 Kg
            45.6% lean mass = 28.91 Kg

            Notes: Constipation... Somehow this is accounted as body fat, which I think makes sense: both are unwanted.
            The mirror confirms: the 8-pack is at its best since last summer when I last dropped into ketosis. The experiment is continuing.

            Edit: Strength seems to be improving in the lift-heavy-things exercises, despite the severe carbs reduction. I'm going to get a pair of V5F soon to start the conditioning and be able to sprint with them in spring (2 months from now).
            Last edited by primal_alex; 01-28-2013, 10:38 PM.

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            • #7
              Day #6

              61.9 Kg
              11.0% body fat = 6.81 Kg
              64.94% water = 40.17 Kg
              45.9% lean mass = 28.41 Kg

              Notes: Much better. Loss of lean tissue? I do not believe so, it must be tied to some sort of dehydration. What matters for me is not the daily spot exception but the moving average which I am going to post starting from tomorrow.

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              • #8
                Day #7

                61.4 Kg
                10.9% body fat = 6.69 Kg
                65% water = 39.91 Kg
                46% lean mass = 28.24 Kg

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                • #9
                  Day #8

                  61.7 Kg
                  10.8% body fat = 6.66 Kg
                  65.1% water = 40.17 Kg
                  45.9% lean mass = 28.32 Kg

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                  • #10
                    Bonus post #1

                    I'm going to buy a pair of V5F tomorrow. I will slowly try the conditioning, I plan to be sprinting soon with them

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