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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I haven't noticed any change in victoza. Been dosing at 1.8.

    3.3 was Approved to treat morbidly obese
    Hmm, I been running it at 1.2. Maybe I'll try a bit more before taking a break. Only been 2 weeks. Could also be that it is not as efficient on me!

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    Nice T, keep at brother, it's starting to come together(in agreement stick with)

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    Hi,

    Here are the latest values. Down 1.3lb, this is not an awesome loss, but it is still working IMHO. If I drop under 1lb/week I will change something. The numbers are kind of telling me that will happen but let's just wait and see. Workout (the cardio part) was a little bit off this week. I just felt kind of lethargic after my weight training so only did cardio 3 times this past week.

    STATS - 5/16/2015
    Weight..........: 173.7 (-1.3lb)
    Body fat........: Scale is just making me angry. Not using it anymore for BF.
    Calorie intake..: Flex eating
    Macro breakdown.: Varied
    Compounds.......: Victoza
    Goal............: ~10% by 7/1/2015 (Diet stops on this date regardless)


    Thanks
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    I hate my scale too! Still going down so moving in correct direction!!!

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    Hi,

    Well, this is one weird update. I jumped on the scale this morning and clocked in at 177.5. Yeah, according to my scale I have gained 3.8lb. Now, I am a reasonable man and realize something is off just not yet sure of what the heck it is. But, it is obviously time to really start eating a bit more strict so made a new food plan and will follow that for one week and see where I am at. A bit disappointed to say the least! My wife told me to "suck it up", "fix the problem" and "man up" so I will do that and stop complaining I do love that woman immensely!

    STATS - 5/23/2015
    Weight..........: 177.5 (3.8lb)
    Body fat........: Scale is just making me angry. Not using it anymore for BF.
    Calorie intake..: Flex eating
    Macro breakdown.: Varied
    Compounds.......: Victoza
    Goal............: ~10% by 7/1/2015 (Diet stops on this date regardless)


    Thanks
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    I hate my scale too!!!! Possible some is water and rest is increase in LBM!!!!

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    Could be some extra water, my weight can fluctuate up to 5 pounds in a day

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    I am going to update this thread each day this week to better track what I am doing. I mean, I am already, but this will be my second pair of eyes

    Today I ate about 2077kcal, 84g of fat, 170g of carbs, and 154g of protein.

    I worked out Abs and did 30min on elliptical keeping HR around 155-170.

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    Maybe time to up the cardio some also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    Maybe time to up the cardio some also.
    Generally do not workout on weekends so this was already one extra day

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    Generally do not workout on weekends so this was already one extra day
    I hear ya!

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    Forgot to update last night.

    Today I ate about 2077kcal, 84g of fat, 170g of carbs, and 154g of protein. (Same thing as yesterday)

    I have switched to a 3-day workout (Except for Abs, which I do on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday).

    So yesterday was Full Body Lifting, 30 min on elliptical and 20 min on Treadmill (10 incline and 6 speed).

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    Same food as yesterday, again :-)

    Trained Abs (Doing the So you want abs workout), 30 min on elliptical, 30 min on treadmill, 30 min swimming.

    I am pooped!
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    For some reason I thought you were low carb in your last cut. Why the change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    For some reason I thought you were low carb in your last cut. Why the change?
    In order to switch to low-carb I need a period of time to eat unlimited amounts of food (Zero carb but unlimited) because it makes me feel god awful (zero energy and so on) until I switch to fat for fuel and it just did not fit my schedule at this time. If I have not reached my goal by my timeframe I will do this switch anyhow as it is time to bulk with a new test-e cycle.

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    Ate closer to 2200kcal today.

    Full body workout except abs. That's it!

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    From yesterday:

    Ate ~2200kcal.

    Abs, 30min elliptical, 30min treadmill

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    Hi,

    Had to weigh-in one day early as we have a benefits function tonight where I will need to act normal or we lose money :-)

    Well, I managed to stop the weight gain from last weigh-in which is good and seem to have burned off about 1lb. I am still getting stronger in the gym, not by much, but it is happening. While that is not 100% conclusive that I am not losing muscle it is the best indicator I have. My wife (a.k.a my critic) tells me she can see better muscle separation than before and that I am losing fat on the lower back. It all, somehow, seem to be going in the right direction which is why I am taking the actual weight with a grain of salt.

    STATS - 5/29/2015
    Weight..........: 176.5 (-1.0lb)
    Calorie intake..: ~2200/day
    Macro breakdown.: Varied
    Compounds.......: Victoza
    Goal............: ~10% by 7/1/2015 (Diet stops on this date regardless)


    Thanks
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    What do u put your bf% at now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    What do u put your bf% at now?
    Around 12-13% I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    Around 12-13% I would say.
    Your doing well since started. Impressive!!!

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    Cheated today, **** ME, will it ever end :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Cheated today, **** ME, will it ever end :-)
    Your doing well... To see you at 12/13% is awesome brother!

    And a nice test e cycle will fill you out nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    Your doing well... To see you at 12/13% is awesome brother!

    And a nice test e cycle will fill you out nicely
    Appreciate it. Just one of those days you know and my wife made Snicker Doodles. Damn that woman and her baking skills!

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    Accidently over wrote this post :-(
    Last edited by tarmyg; 06-12-2015 at 07:48 PM.

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    I would go another week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I would go another week.
    And so I am :-)

    Today I went all out as it is in my nature to overdo most things.

    Full-Body Workout
    60min Treadmill, Max Incline, 5.1 speed. (HR 140-145)
    60min Elliptical (HR 155-165)

    Day just started here so we shall see what the calorie total becomes but I have increased total cals with 250/day (That is my plan anyhow) this week because I seem to do better with more food and more cardio instead of less food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    And so I am :-) Today I went all out as it is in my nature to overdo most things. Full-Body Workout 60min Treadmill, Max Incline, 5.1 speed. (HR 140-145) 60min Elliptical (HR 155-165) Day just started here so we shall see what the calorie total becomes but I have increased total cals with 250/day (That is my plan anyhow) this week because I seem to do better with more food and more cardio instead of less food. ~t
    I may have to steal the extra cardio approach for a few weeks but keep my calories constant.

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    That's how I feel as well, rather work more to eat more

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    As I suspected when I overdid the workout on Monday the Tuesday Abs and Cardio workout suffered. I still got through the Abs and 30min on the elliptical, but that was it.

    Today I did full body workout, 30min on the elliptical and 35min on the treadmill.

    Been doing good on the diet thus far this week and sticking to it. I am suspecting that, just as the last time, when I am hitting this stage I will need to switch to low-carb or my progress will come to a screeching halt, but we shall see on Saturday!

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    How long have you been doing the "So you want Abs" workout? Are you giving it everything? I would be interested in your results, I know it worked for me. Also you might try mixing it up. Do fasted High Intensity Interval Training (5min warm up, 15 sec as hard as you can go/45 sec rest, do this 10 times to the 15 minute mark. Then do a 70% perceived exertion for 20 min, this will take you to the 35 minute mark. Then 30 seconds hard 30 seconds rest .. for 5 minutes 40 minute mark ...5min cool down and done). Or try bring your heart rate down a bit and do go for longer. Good work keep it up.. you appear very motivated and that is what it takes.
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    How long have you been doing the "So you want Abs" workout? Are you giving it everything? I would be interested in your results, I know it worked for me.

    Only about 3 weeks and I go balls out in it. Not an ounce of energy left in the abs when done! If you remember ask me how it is working in 6 months

    Also you might try mixing it up. Do fasted High Intensity Interval Training (5min warm up, 15 sec as hard as you can go/45 sec rest, do this 10 times to the 15 minute mark. Then do a 70% perceived exertion for 20 min, this will take you to the 35 minute mark. Then 30 seconds hard 30 seconds rest .. for 5 minutes 40 minute mark ...5min cool down and done). Or try bring your heart rate down a bit and do go for longer. Good work keep it up.. you appear very motivated and that is what it takes.
    I had thought about this as my change this week but was going to wait until Saturday! Since I push between 60-120min of cardio/day already I was going to add one 10min HIIT session before bedtime (Got a small gym in the building). This should be enough to push through any plateaus, or I hope so anyways

    Truly appreciate the feedback!

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    It won't take probably won't take 6 months... closer to 4 if you get lean. A 24 hour fast with cardio at the end will break most plateaus.
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    It is safe to say that increasing the calories with 250/day did not work. The weird thing though is that actually look better. My wife looks at me and takes a picture each week and I am absolutely leaner than the previous week so not sure the scale is telling the real story here. While not perfect, I am going to go purely what it looks like. While I will still post the numbers I could not care less about them.

    In a weeks time or so I will need to start doing the fat adaptation as there are only about 60 days left to my 110km trek and I want to be fat adapted by then to easier finish the challenge. I am sure there are hold-outs, but most people doing extreme endurance events are shifting to fat adapted performance as they improve performance. The science is not there at a 100%, but the extreme athletes are, just as many of the guys in this forum that goes by what works and are ahead of the curve!

    STATS - 6/13/2015
    Weight..........: 178 (1.0lb)
    Calorie intake..: ~2450/day
    Macro breakdown.: Varied
    Compounds.......: Victoza
    Goal............: ~10% by 7/1/2015 (Diet stops on this date regardless)

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    Zero carbs

    Hi,

    This past week I switched to zero carbs and I did so by eating unlimited foods, that is, fat and protein. Tons of butter in everything and just ate everything whenever I could. It's not easy eating a lot when you take away carbs and it gets tiring but making some heavy whipped cream makes it easier. It is intresting to see how carb sensetive my body is. Even though I, easily, brokes 3000 calories some days I still did not gain weight. I must be the classic example of a carb sensetive person. I will eat the same way this next week and then start controlling it a bit if need be.

    STATS - 6/20/2015
    Weight..........: 177.6 (-0.4lb)
    Calorie intake..: Unlimitied/day
    Macro breakdown.: A close to zero carb as possible
    Compounds.......: Victoza
    Goal............: ~10% by 7/1/2015 (Diet stops on this date regardless)

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    I am become more interested in high fat, mod protein and low carb approach. I haven't found a lot of information on macro split tho. You were 50 carbs and 50% fat or even higher % fat???

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    Closer to 70% fat 30% protein. Macadamia nuts is my savior:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I am become more interested in high fat, mod protein and low carb approach. I haven't found a lot of information on macro split tho. You were 50 carbs and 50% fat or even higher % fat???
    Anywhere from 65% to 80% fat, 5% carbs and whatever left from Protein.

    I love keto and run it a few times of year, best thing for me is the fact that i never feel hungry, even on lower cals! if i eat 2000 cals with carbs im starving all the time, the same cals with no carbs im not fused.

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    Change of plans.

    I got a photo shoot in 12-16 weeks so I hired a PT to keep me on track and to get me completely ready. I'll keep updating this log with progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg
    Change of plans. I got a photo shoot in 12-16 weeks so I hired a PT to keep me on track and to get me completely ready. I'll keep updating this log with progress.
    Hmmmm. Interested in how this PT changes things up!

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