12-week challenge!

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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11/2/2019
the misery was thick and heavy as I dragged myself out of bed and off to work. I could very well have used another day in bed. As I left the house I promised myself I'd come straight home and roll straight back into bed and dive back into the world of Netflix.
Probably for the best I had to go to work, because from there I managed a very good day of eating. As is normally the case after piggy days, I wasn't hungry at all when I woke up. I still had a gut full of Red Rooster goodness... so I toddled off to work. It was busy, and I didn't even think about snacking. Then when lunch rolled around, it was some chicken and salad.
Two cup-a-soups with the noodles strained out after 3pm. Over the course of the day, my mood had lifted so much that I was keen for the gym! Massive turnaround and a triumph for good eating and "getting on with it".
Although the day was massively physical, and as soon as I sat down I started to doze.
Ah well. A great eating day is always good on its own merits.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 83

12/2/2019
Morning weigh in: 113.3kgs

The weigh in I deserved, but I raged all the same. I am officially tired of looking at the same numbers. I have been fluctuating around 114 for two weeks at least, and I'm MAD. I want nothing less than 109.9kgs, and soon.
110kgs, I'm coming for you blood!
Four slices of low carb toast with cheese for breakfast, and a Greek salad for lunch. No big slices of cheese extra, no fatty meat. Just a big fuck off pile of leafy greens with a few olives and some cubes of feta.
This kind of motivation won't stay peaked forever, but I am not fucking around while it's here.
Two cup-a-soups with the noodles strained, then gym.
Hit the treadmill for 30 minutes. For the first time, I did something extra. I was feeling so fast, strong and my pace felt so smooth, that for the last minute (yes, just one, lousy, stinkin' minute), I kicked the speed from 8.5km/h to 10km/h... then about 15 seconds later, I kicked the uphill from 0.5 to 3.0.
This milestone is small, but it's a milestone none-the-less. It will never be extraordinary again. But just for today, it deserves an additional point.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 2
Total: 5
Overall: 88
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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13/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 112.4kgs

I AM COMING FOR YOU, 110KGS!!! And I will GET you!
Two slices of low carb toast with cheese, and a big Greek salad for lunch. A great big bowl with plenty of leafy greens, olives, cucumbers, cubes of feta and other goodies. A customer remarked "I should be eating that", and I truthfully replied "I'd rather be eating a parmigiana".
Two cup-a-soups with the noodles strained out at 9pm. Nothing more.
I was full of beans and keen to hit the treadmill tonight... but today was intense. Even by my usual standards, the amount of physical stress I put on my body at work was immense.
So it's off to bed before 10 for a good sleep and an early start.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 91
 
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RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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14/6/2019
I was up at 4:30am for work today. Started at 5:30am and for "breakfast", I had a Cornish pastie, convincing myself that it was okay because I'd be on my feet for the next 16 hours or so. It was absurdly busy throughout the day, so I couldn't really sit down to a proper meal (a salad). So I tried to minimise harm by avoiding carbs, eating five jalapeno poppers... they're quite fatty, but the portion was small and as stated... no carb content! All things considered, it wasn't a terribel effort. But, as the night wore on, I started to tussle with that familiar foe, physical exhaustion. It hung over everything I did, and by the time I finished (at 9pm) my body was sore and my brain was fried. Where I've lately had such mental fortitude and stubbornness, there was only a lazy sense of submission. I stupidly stopped at 7-11 after work and ate another Cornish pastie and a sausage roll.
I was so tough and motivated at the start of the week, but this was a test that the universe dropped on me from a great height, and I'm sad to say I failed.
I'm honestly happy with my efforts between 4:30am and 9pm, so I believe I've salvaged a point. But I'm subtracting two for late eating and carbs.
Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1
Overall: 92

15/6/2019

I skipped breakfast because I was still full from last night, and had a chicken karaage salad at about 11:30am. Another busy day at work and I was extremely well-behaved despite the fact that there was even more fatty, delicious, carby and otherwise naughty food around then normal. I pushed through and avoided all of it! It turned out to be about nine hours at work that day, and afterwards I trucked off to my good mates stag do. They were already a couple of hours in when I joined them, but I seemed hell-bent on catching up. there was no low carb beer on offer at any of the places we went, so I was hooking into whatever was cold and loaded with carbs. I was well behaved with food and didn't tuck into any of the seemingly endless plates of chips on the table.
By the end of the night I was utterly spannered though, and when my mates stopped off at the kebab shop, I indulged along with them, eating a felafel roll. Not the absolute worst, but heavy food and too late to be eating at all.
I lost a point for late eating, but the food wasn't that bad, and I didn't over-consume. I lose another for excessive drinking.
Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1
Overall: 93
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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16/6/2019
Hangover dayyyyyy! And if history has taught me anything at all, it's that food is even harder to resist when one is hungover than it is when one is drunk. I started semi-decently, actually braving the trip to the local shopping centre to eat some chicken karaage and two sushi rolls. Not the worst, really. My day was basically packed full of nothing, as one might expect from a hangover day, and I pondered the idea of a big, heavy dinner. It's amazing what a truly physically exhausting work day followed by another work day, then a stag party can do to your once steely resolve.
In the end I opted for some harm-minimisation, ordering a doner kebab box with plenty of salad. The meat was fatty, but there was near nought in terms of carb content, even when I included four slices of my low carb bread.
I subtract a point for late eating, but the portions weren't crazy. Subtract another point for carbs in the morning.
Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1
Overall: 94

17/6/2019

And I finally relented. I trucked off to work at 10am and worked for some three hours, and nailed five jalapeno poppers before I left. I then stopped off for a burger and fries before I got home, and nailed them down before an afternoon nap. I'd like to say I finished strong, but I ordered in some sushi and drank two full-sugar cider bottles for dinner, then ate some ice cream. Had some instant noodles today too. Terrible.
These things happen in every diet. But I'm no happier knowing this. I kind of decided that since I'm halfway through the twelve weeks (and approximately 10kgs lighter), that I'd take stock of how I'd come along and throw in a cheat day. Feeble reasoning, but it normally is.
It's also noteworthy that this month so far, I've had quite an important social event every weekend. And as motivated as I am, it is hard to bounce back from those.
Anyway, I've got nothing big coming up until the holiday. Time to kick it up a gear.
Diet: -1
Exercise: 0
Total: -1
Overall: 93

18/6/2019

Back to work and back to reality. Still full from last night, so I skipped breakfast. Had some vegan popcorn chicken at midday (tofu based), a bag of cashews at about 2pm, then a large bowl of Greek salad at about 3. One cup-a-soup with the noodles strained out at 7pm, then gym.
It was a typically physical work day for keg deliveries, and I followed it up with a treadmill workout.
Tomorrow I stand on the scales and face the music.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 1
Total: 4
Overall: 97
 
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RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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19/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 113kgs

At least I didn't have to see that bastard 114.
Still, my determination and resolve of the first part of last week withered and died amid some extenuating circumstances.
Four slices of low carb toast with cheese for breakfast, and all was good at work until I found out the head chef at work had banged up some devilled sausages for staff (not for the menu)... literally one of my favourite things! I dodged all of the baddies, but I didn't have any leafy greens at all today, so that's a strike.
One cup-a-soup minus the noodles at about 9:30pm, then the gym for 30 minutes of cardio.
Also had two bottles and two pints of low carb beer. Only about 13g total carbs for the lot of it.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3
Overall: 100
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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20/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 112.2kgs

Okay, seen 112 a few times, but not yet 111, so I'm in the Driver's seat!
Four slices of low carb toast with cheese, then off to work. Once again, chef had a big pot of devilled sausages on the hob, and I hooked into a big bowl of it again!
Slammed a few rums after work, but not too many, and all were paired with pepsi max! Dodged the baddies, but again, no leafy greens.
30 minutes on the treadmill, that's three workout days in a row!
Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3
Overall: 103
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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21/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 111.2kgs

Friday at work, usual breakfast and the same lunch of devilled sausages.
Got home from work and my mother was in town so we had dinner. I count any time with family as a special occasion these days, so a definite justification to break the no food after 3pm rule. I indulged in some fatty meats, but none of the carb baddies. A satisfactory day of eating, really.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 105

22/6/2019

Chose not to weigh in after a heavy dinner the night before, and got about my business for the day. Started with the usual low carb toast, then had some vegan popcorn chicken and Greek salad for lunch. It was a day that dragged on a bit, but no stupid mistakes until after work. And it wasn't even that stupid. Picked up some burger patties from the supermarket on the way home and made some beef burgers with the low carb bread.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 107

23/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 112.2kgs

Not bad after two days of dinners.
Had a beautifully lazy, flip-floppy day for my only proper day off. I'm in a real rhythm of fatty meats this weekend, but I have it in my mind that I can still improve on every other weekend thus far by just being hard on myself and dodging the carbs. That step would be massive in itself. No silly slip-ups!
Bought some lower fat beef sausages from the local, and ate those with four slices of low carb bread. I had some brie and prosciutto later in the day, and two tubs of vegan yoghurt (which is very low in carbs and fat). I was on course for a two point day, but had a cup-a-soup with some more low carb toast at about 11pm while I watched the tennis.
Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1
Overall: 108


24/6/2019
No morning weigh in again. Went to work at 10am and had five jalapeno poppers after I finished. Once again picked up some burgers and made two of them with low carb bread.
No eating after 3pm.
Hit the gym for 30 minutes of cardio, which is good for my aim of hitting five days this week.
Quite bug portions this weekend, and some fatty meats, but the best weekend I've had in ages due to excellent carb control.
Diet: 2
Excercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 110
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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25/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 112.4kgs

Ah. Shit. Ah well. No use crying about it.
Wasn't hungry at breakfast time, so I just went in to work. Ate a bag of cashews at about 10am, then some vegan popcorn chicken at midday and a big Greek salad at 2:30pm. Excellent effort!
Had two instant miso soups at about 8:30pm before the gym.
30 minutes of cardio. Nothing special about tonight's workout other than the fact that I showed up for the second time in the first two days of the week.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 1
Total: 4
Overall: 114
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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26/6/2019
Morning weigh in: 111.8kgs

Well, it might be the best weekend I've had in a while in terms of carb-dodging, but I learned a brutal lesson about overconsuming with fatty meats.
Still, my second best weigh in yet.
Four slices of low carb toast for breakfast, then a bag of cashews at work.A big Greek salad for lunch, and two instant miso soups after work.
I ripped myself off a little after work by drinking low-carb ciders instead of low carb beers. I'll subtract a point for that.
30 minutes of cardio, three nights in a row.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3
Overall: 117
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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27/6/2019
Excellent eating, a few low carb beers after work. No workout, went home and watched Halep vs Kerber in Eastbourne.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 120

28/7/2019

Another stellar day of eating. Still tired. Went home and crashed pretty early.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 123

29/7/3019

Friday came around and knocked the wind out of me again. I worked an extremely physical 12 hours and then sat down for a low carb beer. Within minutes, I got an SOS call from the boss due to a busted glass washer which was spewing water everywhere. It was an annoying problem that took about 90 minutes to fix. It elongated my day quite a bit, and by the time we were done running around, then checking if it was really fixed, it was 11pm.
I broke diet too, as one does when they're exhausted. I had one slice of vegetarian pizza, and a few handfuls of chips right at the end of the night.
I'll downgrade myself to a 2 for that.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 125

30/7/2019
Morning weigh in: 110.8kgs

Woke up absolutely shattered from yet another long week. Got into work on an empty stomach, simply because I could not drag myself out of bed in time. ad a big, healthy salad with vegan popcorn chicken for lunch. Once again, I was slammed at work and ended up having to stay back and keep an eye on everything. It was shit. No workout and while I was at work, just over drank. Vodka with pepsi max to at least control the sugar aspect. But ended up pretty drunk after it all.
But another day given to my work and not to my health.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 127
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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1/7/2019
Got into work at 11:30am for another shit Monday shift, and ate fairly well to start... but as is the usual routine at work after a brutal weekend, I started drinking pretty hard. I also faltered with the eating, taking in some chips that were going around. Double zero. Three strikes for late eating, carbs and overconsuming on the booze.
Double zeros

2/7/2019

A back-breaking day in the cellar, but punctuated by very good eating and sensible drinking. I was absolutely burned from another 50+ hour week that was typically very end-heavy, so I didn't make it into the gym.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 130

3/7/2019

Low carb toast with cheese for breakfast, and a smoked salmon caesar salad for lunch! I am absolutely out of rhythm with the exercise at the moment. Got home, watched a bunch of Wimbledon and was basically just a piece of shit.
Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3
Overall: 133

4/7/2019

Same breakfast and lunch, but no exercise. Had some chilli chicken karaage for dinner, without the rice.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 135

5/7/2019

Another filthy Friday, and I started out with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Another smoked salmon ceasar for lunch. Finished at 9pm then sat around drinking until midnight, when I was given a lift home and went straight to sleep.
Subtracting a point for drinking too much, and a few handfuls of doritos and such over the course of the night.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2
Overall: 137

6/7/2019

And as the routine goes, absolutely fried by Saturday. Had a Spanish omelette for breakfast, and that pretty much carried me through the day. I was so tired after work, I just wanted some dinner and to relax. But I still managed to avoid carbs, eating a Panang curry chicken and some satay chicken skewers.
Later in the night I hankered for something sweet, so I walked over to the local bottle shop and picked up some full sugar ciders.
Silly, but at least I didn't do what I used to, which would be a trip to 7-11 for every bag of lollies, Krispy Kreme and ice cream tub they had, and probably still get the ciders.
Two points down for late eating and carbs.
Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1
Overall: 138

7/7/2019
Morning weigh in: 112.3kgs

A nice sleep in, then a trip to the local shopping mall for some fatty meat. Chicken karaage and teriyaki beef, and back home for a nice, restful day.
Unfortunately, I had the dinner demons again, and I slipped badly, going to the Portuguese takeaway for a half chicken and coleslaw... but of course screwed up royal and got fries. I also got some ice cream from the bloody 7-11.
At the very least, I worked less that fifty hours this week and I don't feel nearly as burned out!
Double zeros

8/7/2019

Another shit-tedious Monday, but this time, as with the weekend, I did my duties and got the hell out of there without getting drunk.
I did however have a final splurge this afternoon. I made the calculated decision to have a burger and fries, based of the "I might as well have an enjoyable transgression" rule. I screwed up royal, so I might as well have one of my favourite things so I don't spend the next three weeks dreaming about it. I also decided it was better to do this with three weeks left until my holiday than the actual day before.
It also occurs to me that I will not hit my very ambitious weight loss target, but there's nothing to be gained by thinking of how much i haven't lost... I stand 13kgs lighter than when I stated, and I quite simply have to make these last three weeks as productive as I can! Positive thinking and a lot of work can see me push to a very admirable 15kgs lost. And I am nowhere near as tired as I was last week, after doing less hours at work and resting more.
Back on the horse!
Double zeros
Overall: 138
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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9/7/2019
Morning weigh in: 115kgs

A new start, time to sprint home!
Slept too long after a night watching Wimbledon, so I didn't have enough time to sit around waiting for/eating toast, so I just had a sandwich with the low carb bread and scuttled off to work!
Had a smoked salmon Ceasar for lunch and pushed through a moderately difficult day of hauling kegs, before getting home for my cup a soup... buuuuuuuut I screwed up and ended up having two more low carb sandwiches with cheese... Not the worst screw up, just the size of a normal low-carb dinner, with very low carbs.
Got to the gym for my half hour of cardio, and attempted a little play around with the jump rope, without music... and without music I'm proud to say I lasted a whole twelve seconds! Excelsior! Time to charge up those wireless headphones I bought in January so I don't have to hang my phone in my pocket.
Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3
Overall: 141