Day 53, Cutting seems to be working

My home scale read 208 this morning, down from 212 on Monday morning. So at least initially the cutting is working. I kept to my calories yesterday but my macros were bad. The meatballs I had for dinner were too fatty so I skimped on the protein.

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Also, I’m having a hard time finding an accurate nutritional profile for cooked pasta. The best one I could find was 158 calories for 100 grams (which is a very small portion, most “normal” sized portions of cooked pasta are probably around 300 to 400 grams!)

Today’s gym experience was a bit challenging. My train was late and the squat racks were all taken. So I started with overhead presses and then moved to squats. This was fine until I got to the deadlift because I failed to get 5 reps. I was just too burned out from the squatting. Here are the numbers:

  • Squat 215 x 5 x 3 (same weight as Wednesday)
  • Overhead 105 x 5 x 3 (same weight as Monday)
  • Deadlift 260 x 3 x 1 (a new PR but didn’t get the 5 reps so I will do 260 again next time)

Perhaps after this month is over I will switch to an AB split of Squat/Bench and Dead. I could probably do OP after deads. So something like this:

Workout A

  • Squat 3 x 5
  • Bench 3 x 5

Workout B

  • Deadlift 3 x 5
  • Overhead Press 3 x 5

So now the real challenge begins… trying to cut over the weekend!

Day 49, Cutting!

Ugh. I suck at this! I had another “Come to Jesus” moment after trying on a few non workout summer clothes yesterday. Nothing fits. And I constantly distract myself by blaming the diet.  Meanwhile the harsh reality is that I just don’t stick to the diet. I do pretty good for a couple days and then I start getting lax on the tracking or just I just convince myself that this is a long term goal so I should enjoy myself a little and eat something. Meanwhile, the scale read 212 this morning. TWO FUCKING TWELVE. Seriously, what’s the point of doing all this if I’m not going to do it right? Who am I trying to fool?

Ok, rant over. I’m cutting more calories to try to jump start some weight loss. If I notice my strength going down I will revise. But honestly I think I have enough fat storage to cut 1000 calories a day for the next few weeks and see what happens.

Slept in this morning so I’m off to the gym right… NOW!!!F