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May 14, 2013
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13/1/18

Day 13

Woke up late to get off for the kids football. So breakfast was raisins, a apple and a banana plus a bag of jerky. Again a terrible day diet wise after that meal wise due to a load of fried chicken and chips. Snacked on more fruit mainly grapes, blue berries and pineapple, had a bowl of porridge late on. Was a idiotic move as well the fried chicken because I had some great food in to cook, it was freezing at the football though with a cutting wind.

Got in a great fitness session though so that's a bonus.

Diet: 0
Exercise: 2
Total: 2

Overall: 29 points

14/1/18

Day 14

Football called off so after setting my alarm for 6:30 I slept in til 12 oops. No breakfast and straight on to cooking a huge lean mince spicey tomato pasta execpti had very little pasta. Felt stunning eating that after the fried chicken the day before. Kept on track with the eating, gammon for tea with leafy greens and more fruit to snack on. Light cardio so good day.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 1
Total: 4

Overall: 33 points
 

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16/1/2018

Day 16:
I was in way too much of a rush getting up this morning, so I had to take my three boiled eggs off the stove along with a tin of tuna and throw them in a lunch box and eat them when I arrived at work... and it worked a treat! Altogether prevented me from snacking on stupid shit like peanuts, and it kept me feeling fuller until my lunch break.
Had a snack of grilled chicken pieces with bbq aioli at noon, and a later lunch at about 2:30pm consisting of a beef burger without any fries or bread, with a side of steamed vegetables and mushroom sauce. After work I had a 200g blade steak with seeded mustard, a lo-carb protein bar and two tubs of the dairy free yoghurt.

Spent a wee too bit much time watching the tennis and made it into the gym late. Finally got around to the half hour on the treadmill and did three sets of bicep curls before closing time at the gym.

Still no weigh in, probably tomorrow now that I've had a decent flush out of sweat and fluids.

Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3

Overall: 41 points
 
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Day 15

15/1/18

Again light cardio was all I could manage, but diet was pretty good. Porridge for breakfast and again snacking on fruit with some jerky thrown in for good measure. Two chicken breasts for tea.

Day 16

16/1/18

Light cardio and a long day. Eating was pretty good. Had a few bacon medallions for breakfast followed by more fruit through the day and a couple of the low sugar yogurt things. Had a burger without the bread and a really nice big salad to go with it. Dropped a couple of rice cakes late on after a long drive stuck in snow.

Fitting in to some of my older nice shirts which is great. Got a load of great t shirts that have looked silly til recently.

Diet: 5 points
Exercise: 2 points
Total: 7 points

Overall: 40 points
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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17/1/2018

Day 17:
Weighed in at 104.4kgs, which is a new best since the start of the month. Happy with that after my cheat day weekend... I might even have one of those each week if I can keep losing weight. I might as well have a crack at something halfway sustainable if I wanna not balloon outward every time I "finish" a diet.
That won't be this weekend though, as the Aussie Open finals fall on the following weekend and will quite simple enjoy the process of eating shit food while I watch those about a million times more.

Did the same thing with the packed breakfast for work and once again held stronger in terms of snacking until my 2pm lunch break. Had my usual noon small snack (this time it was squid), but abstained from peanuts and shit, then at lunch had the same thing again (breadless burger with no fries and steamed vegetables).
Grabbed a discount bento from the Japanese shop, at the teriyaki chicken and threw the rice. Had another blade steak with seeded mustard after work then hit the gym.

Got through five minutes on the treadmill before my bum knee started aching, so I moved to the rower for ten minutes then the incumbent bike. It was still 25 minutes of cardio, but never feel like I've had as much of a sweat/cardio workout from anything other than jogging.
Same weight routine again, 5x8 smith bench, 3x6 heavy dumbell bench presses then 4x6 incline smith machine bench.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 2
Total: 5

Overall: 46 points


Day 15

15/1/18

Again light cardio was all I could manage, but diet was pretty good. Porridge for breakfast and again snacking on fruit with some jerky thrown in for good measure. Two chicken breasts for tea.

Day 16

16/1/18

Light cardio and a long day. Eating was pretty good. Had a few bacon medallions for breakfast followed by more fruit through the day and a couple of the low sugar yogurt things. Had a burger without the bread and a really nice big salad to go with it. Dropped a couple of rice cakes late on after a long drive stuck in snow.

Fitting in to some of my older nice shirts which is great. Got a load of great t shirts that have looked silly til recently.

Diet: 5 points
Exercise: 2 points
Total: 7 points

Overall: 40 points
Fuck you get maximum props for doing this shit in the winter. All that heavy food is purpose made for it.
Man I got a couple of shirts I wanna be able to wear again, one of them was in my official "before" photo! Also, I'm keen on the yoghurt snacking thing too as you may have gathered. You need things you can go to for your sweet cravings.

One of my customers at the pub is an absolutely jacked bodybuilder who actually competes, legend of a bloke... he was talking to me about diet, and even he has things he uses to kill cravings when he's limiting his carbs. His happens to be peanut butter. For some reason I was happy to hear him admit to that! :lol:
 
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May 14, 2013
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17/1/18

Day 17

Great day. Managed a full gym session. Porridge for breakfast and a bunch of fruit during the day, a few too many nuts and had some lean mince meatballs with loads of spicy tomato for dinner. Can't beat it.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 3
Total: 6

18/1/18

Day 18

Porridge for breakfast, snacked on a couple of yogurts and my usual fruit and nut combo. Dropped a ball with dinner by having gammon and chips, did have some pineapple with that. Had a couple of bean and steak burgers with no bread for lunch, a nice side of greens. Nothing on the cardio front after a long day.

Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2

Overall: 48 points
 

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Dec 2, 2013
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18/1/2018

Day 18:
Knew this day would be a long one at work, so there was no exercise planned. Took my three boiled eggs and tuna to work and ate it at about 9am, then had a lamb burger minus the bread and fries with a side of squid for lunch. Later in the evening I had some peanuts. Day was physical.

Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2

Overall: 48 points

19/1/2018

Day 19:
Friday, and as usual, a mammoth one and again, no workout. I was so wrecked when I got home the night before I forgot to boil up my eggs and put them in the fridge, so went to work on an empty stomach.
Had two tapas sized plates for lunch (fried squid and lamb kofta), before Friday night started and there was a myriad of terrible food all around me. I held strong for the first part of the night, even turning down slices of pizza, before another fucking pizza showed up a couple of hours later. A deep pan thing with meatballs and mozarella on it. I resisted that fucking thing for about three hours before sheer hunger took hold of me and I ate two slices.
A bit of a lapse, but my portions were extremely sensible throughout the day and I'm pretty proud of how I absolutely limited the damage done.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1

Overall: 49 points

20/1/2018

Day 20:
Morning weigh in of 103.9kgs, moving in the right direction!

As usual, I was pretty tired after two big work days and my discipline wasn't what it normally is. It started with a bag of cashews, continued with some chocolates (there're constantly turkish delight chocolates in the fridge at work) and for lunch I had two more tapas servings, this time fried fish and some beef empanadas... On the way home I stopped at the Chinese eatery and picked up some Mongolian beef and sweet and sour pork without the rice, and got home at a reasonable hour, only to watch the minutes pass by without a workout! Ate a bag of beer nuts. Minimised harm, but can't give myself any points for that effort.

All zeros

Overall: 49 points
 
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Day 19

19/1/18

Had the chance to go to the gym in the evening, but somehow managed to forget I was meant to be going to the gym as I sat talking. By the time I reemembered it was too late. Ate well, porridge and the natural snacks during the day with a small seafood dish with a blop of rice for lunch followed by a chicken breast with some veg for dinner in the evening.

Diet: 2
Exercise: 0
Total: 2

Day 20

20/1/18

Food was fairly good all day apart from a burger and fries in the evening. I'd ate well all day before that and it was a night out with the wife. Very good cardio session to offset things so still going well.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 2
Total: 3

Overall: 53 points
 

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Dec 2, 2013
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21/1/2018

Day 21:
Another Sunday at work at 7am... tried valiantly to eat well but once again being tired and surrounded by shit food got me down. I ate even more of the chocolates that seem to be permanently in the fridge at work, and a Sunday roast without potato.
Beyond that I was going pretty well as the day wore on. I got home with plenty of time to get a workout in before the 7pm men's fourth round match at the Aussie Open, but I was fucking tired and dozed...
Then, as I watched the tennis, I completely caved to temptation and ended up ordering my two favourite burgers with a side of fries from my local Portuguese chicken shop. I made the decision not to feel shitty about it though; just another well-earned cheat day at the end of the week, and fuck it, I wait all year for the Australian Open, moreso than the other slam tourneys as it is on TV at a civilized hour when I can actually sit there with a nice dinner and watch it.

Diet: 0
Exercise: 0

22/1/2018

Day 22:
Was not gonna weigh in after a cheat night, and no jog, as it can generally be discouraging, but noticed that I am in fact looking much trimmer than three weeks ago... and weighed in at 104.1kgs! A paltry 200g heavier than my last weigh in! Happy with that, all things considered!
Had a nice, lazy day stretching out and taking it easy before my two hour group tennis class. Plenty of stop/start running as usual. Went to the gym afterwards again for the usual weight circuit: 5x8 smith bench presses, 4x6 heavy dumbell bench presses (increased weight slightly this time), 5x8 incline smith bench, 3x8 dumbell flyes and 3x8 shoulder presses.

Eating was decent, a little fatty at breakfast with cheese and cured meats, late lunch was half a chicken with roasted vegetables (no potato) and had a serve of butter chicken quite late... left most of the rice, but ate whatever had the tasty orange butter chicken gravy on it.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 2
Total: 3

Overall: 52 points
 

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Day 21

21/1/18

Had breakfast in the hotel. Can't see the 3 sausages I ate been healthy versions but they were very nice, had trimmed bacon and beans on the side. Snacked on some jerky and fruit during the day with a small slice of pizza next to some pulled bbq beef late on. Day ended been very late due to my son gashing his head and needing stitches. 3 hours in A&E, but no snacks or extra dinner. He's fine, just boring as hell in there. Didn't do much all day, rested after the journey home then looked on the net for properties to move to.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1

Overall: 54 points
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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23/1/2018

Day 23:
Weighed in at 103.9kgs.
The knee was absolutely fucked all day. I hobbled about at work hauling kegs, etc, and by the time I got into the gym I'd made a decision not to aggrivate my knee on the treadmill for the foreseeable future. I found the exercise bike and rower (20 mins and 10 respectively) relieved my knee pain somewhat through flexing and loosening the limb.
Did 5x8 barbell curls with the ez bar and 3x8 hammer curls before I had to leg it home.

Ate another serve of chicken curry without rice like the night before.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 1
Total: 2

24/1/2018

Day 24:
Weighed in at 104.4kgs, doubtlessly due to the late eating. None too fussed at this point. Getting to the late stages of the Aussie Open and I'm allowing myself to eat about 70% sensible, 30% stupid until next Monday.
The knee still hurt today, but less heavy work to do. Ate thee boiled eggs and a tin of tune for breakfast, a small serve of empenadas at about midday followed by a schnitzel without fries for lunch.
One of our regulars bought in a vegetarian pizza and I had two slices.
Knocked off work and decided to come straight home, rest my knee and get a good sleep for a monster day of work tomorrow. Ate a chicken curry, no rice, a cheese naan and two samosas for dinner and a bag of potato chips as I watched Federer vs Berdych in the quarter finals.
Tomorrow will be eating sensibly as I work a long-arsed day.

All zeros

Overall: 54 points
 

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May 14, 2013
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22/1/18

Day 22

Porridge and light day on the eating. Mainly fruit, but got the protein in late with three good sized chicken breasts. Very little done on thyeh exercise front though.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3

23/1/18

Day 23

Again a light day on the food with the usual porridge and fruit keeping me going til the evening. Had a few low fat sausages for tea with greens. Again should have got to the gym but failed. Found out we have got to move house by the end of Feb so had to start doing that whole search in the evening instead of working out.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3


Overall: 60 points.

Great couple of days on the diet. Weight has dropped off me. I feel very sluggish though so I need mix things up or something. I'm unsure, may try instead of having cheat days with crap food by having a cheat day thrown in with carbs?
 

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May 14, 2013
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24/1/18

Day 24

Light cardio was a nice treat to myself. Diet was great. Kept the carbs to a minimum and ate mostly veg and meat.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 1
Total: 4

25/1/18

Day 25

Cooked a chilli, very little wholegrain rice for myself. Loved it. Same again during the day food wise, kept things very light with grapes coming in real handy. Nothing on the exercise front, but was on my feet most of the day.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 0
Total: 3


Overall: 67 points
 

RappingKungFuToaster

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Dec 2, 2013
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30/1/2018

Day 30:
Well, the finals weekend of the Australian Open finally arrived, and I fucking well enjoyed them just as I planned to do. The couple of days leading up to them I was a little loose with the diet, but by and large I wasn't too bad.
For the whole mess until today though, bad eating and all, I'll just count as a big fat zero.
My knee has also been an issue. It's finally started to feel normal again, and I've bought a knee sleeve for the next time I play tennis. I'm extremely reluctant to jump back on the treadmill, so today I hammered out a good solid 20 minutes on the incumbent bike at a resistance level of 8, before hitting the weights room for 5x8 smith bench followed by 3x6 heavy dumbell presses.
Not the greatest of workouts, but a decent "stop the death slide" effort.
Eating was pretty good all day until I found two instant noodle packs I'd leftover from yesterday. So naturally I ate them.
Roll on February!

Diet: 1
Exercise: 1
Total: 2

Overall: 56 points
 

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Dec 2, 2013
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1/2/2018

Day 32:
Yesterday was a fat pair of zeros as I enjoyed the last day of the month by eating like a complete idiot.
Today I ate decently well, I had a small serving of fish at about midday followed by a serving of Thai chicken curry without rice for lunch at about 2pm. I did well to resist chips and chocolate all day, and for dinner I had a half barbecue chicken with gravy. All was going pretty well until I had a 90g bag of chips I'd had sitting in the pantry from yesterday to be "saved" for the second weekend of the month when I'm allowed a cheat. Knew it was a terrible idea to be fair.
Still resting my knee, and am considering a good sleep tonight for a long shift, and sensible eating tomorrow.

Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1

Overall: 57 points


Not giving up yet!
 

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Day 26

26/1/18


Good bit of cardio done and ate reall well again. Felt great through the day and training, snack wisei'm doing real well still and enjoying the fruit. Got a couple of those low carb protien bars and damn not sure if you can get Grenade bars over their but they are fine. Dinner had two chicken breasts with salad and another chicken breast late on

27/1/18

Day 27

Again grea cardio training and diet held up just about, did sneak a slight of pizza though.

Diet: 3 points
Exercise: 4 points
Total: 7 points

Overall: 74 points




Had a few days of not doing any training at all due to family commitments, kids take up a lot of spare time. Diet was fine, but I did get my carbs so I can't take any points for the days. Just glad I didn't go over the top and indulge. I still feel light and look good. At the point where I need to hit the gym with serious gusto though. I want to really smash home while I can, think weights would get me going really good right now. Very easy to slide off in to pie burger and chocolate city though.

So after the little blip

1/2/18

Day 1

Very light day and a trip out in the evening which after a good day on the diet I plucked for a KFC which ended up with me feeling terrible.

Diet: 0
Exercise:0
Total: 0

Overall: 74 points

 

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Dec 2, 2013
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2/2/2018

Day 33:
Haven't weighed in in fuckin' yonks!

So it was a Friday and I was absolutely determined to have a 3 out of 3 day for eating as I wouldn't be able to do a workout. I ate some pieces of fried fish at about noon, a chicken burger with no bread or fries, with a side of steamed vegetables for lunch at about 3pm, and over he remainder of the evening I had four lamb kofta pieces, five small fried chicken strips, and two pieces of chicken tikka from the Indian takeaway near work at about 11pm on the way home. A great effort for a period of about 14 hours and the fact that I was surrounded by chips, chocolates and pizza all day.

Diet: 3
Exercise:0
Total: 3

3/2/2018

Day 34:
woke up with about ten minutes to spare before I had to head off to work, did so quickly and ate some peanuts when I got there, and had a classic "tired" day, where I basically ate as badly as possible without breaking the diet. Small serve of empenadas at midday, for lunch, some tempura prawns, and for dinner, some butter chicken without rice followed by a big serving of curries sausages with low fat coleslaw.
Feeling good, and the knee is feeling better. Have a game of tennis organised tomorrow, and will probably eat a heavy, low carb dinner again as it's something I like to enjoy on a night off, and I feel as though I've earned it!

Diet: 1
Exercise: 0
Total: 1

Overall: 61 points
 

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Dec 2, 2013
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4/2/2018

Day 35:
A pretty good day in all respects; woke up late morning and grabbed some supplies from the local supermarket, ate a small wheel of brie and some Danish salami for breakfast, then whipped up a bolognese sauce (using 500g of lean mince) and some home made coleslaw to eat for lunch and dinner. Omitted the sour cream in the slaw and used low fat whole egg mayo, and some dijon mustard.

Did a half hour of cardio with the rower for ten minutes and the incumbent bike for twenty, followed by my usual chest routine consisting of smith bench, heavy dumbell presses and incline smith bench. Gym was stupid crowded so I got the fuck out of there pretty quick.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 2
Total: 5

5/2/2018

Day 36:
Eating wasn't quite so good today, picked up two six-packs of beef sausages (5.5g of fat in each sausage) and basically split them up four per meal and made some more some made coleslaw with the leftover cabbage, capsicum and sauces.

Went to tennis tonight with my knee strapped up and got through it fairly comfortably.
Didn't follow up with a weights session this week.
About due for another weigh in, probably this Wednesday or Thursday.

Diet: 2
Exercise: 1
Total: 3

Overall: 67 points
 
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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
2/2/18

Day 33

Good day. Got some cardio in. Diet was good too. Load of fruit and veg, nuts and a couple of chicken breasts for lunch and dinner.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 1
Toal: 4

Overall: 78 points

Bit of a fall off since then due to pretty bad illness. Got some antibiotics yesterday, but I'm pretty much writing off the last few days and the next few.
 

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Dec 2, 2013
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6/2/2018

Day 37:
Caved in to temptation ad weighed in this morning. 104.3kgs. So after the total fucker of Australian Open weekend (which somehow mutated into five days of terrible eating), I'm back on par with a little over three entire weeks ahead of me to push towards double digits.
I was feeling discouraged that, due to my knee, I can't really do the treadmill at the moment, which has always been my bread and butter, but reminded myself that in health kicks past, there've been times when I've seriously fucked out on the gym and continued losing weight sheerly through diet. So any cardio I manage is better than nothing.

Eating was excellent today; started out with three hard boiled eggs, followed up with some nuts, ate a entree sized serve of lean, grilled beef at midday, followed by a beef burger without bread or fries, with a side of steamed vegetables for lunch.

After work I had three more hard boiled eggs and a small tin of flavoured tuna.

Did ten minutes on the rower followed by twenty on the incumbent bike for cardio, but the fucking gym was packed so couldn't do my smith bench routine. Did 5x20 leg presses, pushing with control in order to strengthen/protect my knee.

Diet: 3
Exercise: 2
Total: 5

Overall: 72 points
 

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May 14, 2013
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6/2/18

Day 37

So still ill, antibiotics have kicked in now but we shall see if I escape any further illness that usually tags on the end of this. Obviously no training, but ate well so adding some points. Light breakfast of a slice of toast with peanut butter lashed on, snacked on fruit and had 4 lean sausages for dinner.

Diet: 2 points
Exercise: 0 points
Total: 2 points

Overall: 80 points