Day 57, Why can’t the diet be as easy as the workout?!

2015-05-19 11.48.31Let’s start with the good news. I busted through 2 new PRs today.

Squat 220 x 5 x 3 and Bench 195 x 5 x 3. Tuesday is an off day for me at the gym but I had to deal with some logistical problems that prevented me from renewing my gym membership until yesterday afternoon. But who am I kidding, I was happy to sleep in yesterday.

So I plan to be a little unorthodox this week and take 2 days off in a row. This will set me up for Friday morning where I will finally try to hit 225 on the squat. If I’m not too sore, I’ll also shoot for 200 on the bench. Otherwise 260 deadlift again.

Diet wise, I’m still struggling. Trying to eat at a 1000 calorie/day deficit is hard and I already knew this when I started doing it last week. But the scale still doesn’t budge and I really think it should have by now. I started day 1 at 210 pounds and today I weigh 210 pounds. I suppose I should be happy because my strength went up significantly but my weight stayed the same. But I’m so conditioned to see the loss of pounds as a measure for success. I know, I know. Muscle weighs more than fat, body re-composition, etc. But the reality is that I have seen the other side of 200 pounds many times and even the other side of 190 a few times. But now I just can’t get there.

Day 50, Eating

Yesterday was my first day attempting a significant calorie reduction. Here are the results:

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Now if I could get to the end of May and *HONESTLY* hit these numbers every day, I can pretty much guarantee that I would be down to 200 pounds and all the clothes I tried on Sunday would surely fit!

The question is, why can’t I? I have the tools and resources at my disposal. I’m not a road warrior who eats 90% of his meals from restaurants. I can plan and prepare down to the exact calorie if I want to and I have plenty of time to do it.

So just do it!

This is the 2nd half of the 12 weeks. It’s time to move from creating the foundation to fine tuning the results. Time to write some new goals…