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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Killed shoulders tonight. 15 sets. 3 of traps, 3 calves, 4 glutes

    I have 20 sets of quads and 5 glutes for tomorrow. Any suggestions? What are your favorite quad exercises?

    Had a good diet day. It was basically pv, but I used a couple whole eggs (so 6 whites plus 2 whole, instead of 9 whites only). That was meal 1 and 5. Had 5oz chicken and 1/2 cucumber for 2. Protein "ice cream" for 3. 5oz top round and 1/2 red bell pepper for 4. It doesn't sound like a lot of food, but I'm not hungry. My metabolism is so slow. I can get by on very few calories unless I'm bulking.

    Speaking of metabolism: mine has really tanked over the past few months. I had my thyroid tested bc of that, dry skin and hair, cold all the time, fatigue, significant unexplained loss of strength. My thyroid (tsh) came back almost normal: subclinical hypothyroidism. The doc says it's not enough to be causing my symptoms and no treatment is necessary. So my tsh is a little high and T4 is normal. Didn't test T3 (as far as I know). If any of you are knowledgeable on this and have insight or suggestions, PLEASE!

    Thanks!
    That stinks about your thyroid! I have had so much trouble with mine. I convinced the to get an ultrasound and they found multiple nodules and that it was enlarged. That led them to more test to find that I have whats called Hashimotos. Its an autoimmune disease that basically causes the body to attack the thyroid slowly killing it. Unfortunately the doctors refuse to treat it until it pretty much dies. So, I self treat the symptoms with desiccated thyroid and just recently added t3 due to my reverse T3 being elevated from long term calorie deficits.

    Hopefully with a little pushing, you get get some answers and relief! That junk is miserable!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Killed shoulders tonight. 15 sets. 3 of traps, 3 calves, 4 glutes

    I have 20 sets of quads and 5 glutes for tomorrow. Any suggestions? What are your favorite quad exercises?

    Had a good diet day. It was basically pv, but I used a couple whole eggs (so 6 whites plus 2 whole, instead of 9 whites only). That was meal 1 and 5. Had 5oz chicken and 1/2 cucumber for 2. Protein "ice cream" for 3. 5oz top round and 1/2 red bell pepper for 4. It doesn't sound like a lot of food, but I'm not hungry. My metabolism is so slow. I can get by on very few calories unless I'm bulking.

    Speaking of metabolism: mine has really tanked over the past few months. I had my thyroid tested bc of that, dry skin and hair, cold all the time, fatigue, significant unexplained loss of strength. My thyroid (tsh) came back almost normal: subclinical hypothyroidism. The doc says it's not enough to be causing my symptoms and no treatment is necessary. So my tsh is a little high and T4 is normal. Didn't test T3 (as far as I know). If any of you are knowledgeable on this and have insight or suggestions, PLEASE!

    Thanks!
    Adrenal fatigue?

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    Adrenal fatigue?
    I'll have to look that up
    Thanks!

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    Rest day and cheat meal day as I'm out of town. I'm bringing my son on his first airplane trip. We're visiting family in the Bay Area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Rest day and cheat meal day as I'm out of town. I'm bringing my son on his first airplane trip. We're visiting family in the Bay Area.

    And TBT
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    Me, a year ago.
    Hope it's a fun trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Rest day and cheat meal day as I'm out of town. I'm bringing my son on his first airplane trip. We're visiting family in the Bay Area.

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    Me, a year ago.
    Have fun, enjoy the city! Does your son like fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proximal View Post
    Have fun, enjoy the city! Does your son like fish?
    He does, but I don't.
    We visited my dad, my sister, and her family. My sister takes care of my dad.
    At the beginning of the thread I mentioned these past few months have been tough. One of the tough things has been my dad's failing health. His age is catching up with him. He has some dementia- good days and bad days- limited mobility, poor hearing and eye sight. He has prostate cancer and lymphoma, but the doctors aren't worried about either at his age. He'll be 95 on Tuesday, God bless him! He was in good spirits and still has a great sense of humor. Really glad we were able to make the trip.
    My boy was great at the airport and on his first flight.
    Went off diet most if the day. Weighed in lighter this morning at 126.2. Wtf, scale??? But I'm not complaining- just doesn't make sense

    Back at it today
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    Sorry bout your dad PB. Damn, 95!

    Congrats on a nice trip.

    But, you don't like fish? That's so un-southern Californian, lol.
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    So glad the flight went well! I hope its an amazing trip! Hate to hear about your dads health but its wonderful that hes 95 and still got his sense of humor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proximal View Post
    Sorry bout your dad PB. Damn, 95!

    Congrats on a nice trip.

    But, you don't like fish? That's so un-southern Californian, lol.
    I know, right! Did I mention my dad is a midwesterner? That must be where I get it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyO1 View Post
    So glad the flight went well! I hope it’s an amazing trip! Hate to hear about your dad’s health but it’s wonderful that he’s 95 and still got his sense of humor!
    Thanks!
    When I explained we were celebrating his bday 5 days early he joked about not taking any chances lol (like he might not make it another 5 days)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Maybe I need a new doc. I can ask to see the endocrinologist

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    Thyroid issues can be a real challenge to address. My wife struggles with hers.

    Don't hesitate to see an endo/shop around until you find the one that will help you. Like most hormonal issues, cookiecutter approaches generally aren't effective.

    Good luck, PB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I know, right! Did I mention my dad is a midwesterner? That must be where I get it lol
    Chicago boy myself. I blame my wife for my sushi habit!

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    Back on track with diet yesterday after a cheat Th. Taking one more rest day bc I'm beat.
    Cardio tomorrow morning and possibly another day off from the gym. With work and meal prep I might not make it to the gym. It is extremely rare for me to take more than a day's rest, especially when I'm not sick

    Have a great weekend!
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    Spring break is coming to an end here; my son goes back to school tomorrow. You know what that means? More time for me to do the things I love to do and need to get done.
    Seeing a hand doctor in the morning, been getting cortisone shots for stenosis in my thumb. If I get out of there early enough I'll head to the rink for some skating cardio.
    As for tonight: gym and food prep
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
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    As for tonight: gym and food prep
    What's your food prep look like PB? Tonight I made 6 pounds of chicken, 3 pounds of turkey, 18 boiled eggs, and rice. That's about my normal meal prep, sometimes I do potatoes. And I cook broccoli daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    What's your food prep look like PB? Tonight I made 6 pounds of chicken, 3 pounds of turkey, 18 boiled eggs, and rice. That's about my normal meal prep, sometimes I do potatoes. And I cook broccoli daily.
    Holy smokes! You got me beat!
    I pan seared a few pounds of chicken breast- got 8 servings of 5oz cooked.
    I broil steak every other day
    I scramble eggs daily, once or twice, as needed
    Usually eat veggies raw
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    Got my thumb shot up with cortisone this morning. Let's hope this works!
    One more thing I wanted to include in this log was my use of pain meds and sleeping pills. I'm trying to reduce/eliminate both.

    Been holding steady last few days at 126.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post

    Speaking of metabolism: mine has really tanked over the past few months. I had my thyroid tested bc of that, dry skin and hair, cold all the time, fatigue, significant unexplained loss of strength. My thyroid (tsh) came back almost normal: subclinical hypothyroidism. The doc says it's not enough to be causing my symptoms and no treatment is necessary. So my tsh is a little high and T4 is normal. Didn't test T3 (as far as I know). If any of you are knowledgeable on this and have insight or suggestions, PLEASE!

    Thanks!
    Conversation with my doctor:

    You are in range.

    And Im barely in range.

    You are at the low end and in range.

    Statistically Im not optimal. Can we call it not optimal and see how I respond to lowest dosage possible? Please. Pretty please. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Thyroid issues can be a real challenge to address. My wife struggles with hers.

    Don't hesitate to see an endo/shop around until you find the one that will help you. Like most hormonal issues, cookiecutter approaches generally aren't effective.

    Good luck, PB!
    Exactly!!! My OBGYN took care of everything except Thyroid.

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    Still holding at 126.2. I know I need to add more cardio (currently approximately 1x/week), particularly HIIT if I want the scale to budge. Also need to tighten.up diet. Been a little loose since my trip to San Jose
    PV day today

    2 pain pills yesterday, no sleeping pills. Listened to a relaxation meditation podcast to help me fall asleep. Got a decent night's sleep.

    I did hams at the gym last night: single leg kbell sldl, nordic curls, lying curls, standing curls, seated curls: 15 sets total. Threw in a little high rep/low rest/light weight shoulders, and as always glutes for good measure

    Happy Tuesday, friends!
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    For you PB

    52 reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    For you PB

    52 reps

    I love CT, but I'd die laughing if my he was yelling at me repping out like that

    Btw, I had the pleasure of working out there- Iron Addicts Gym in Signal Hill. It's a hot, dirty, old-school, closes-early dive
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    I love CT, but I'd die laughing if my he was yelling at me repping out like that

    Btw, I had the pleasure of working out there- Iron Addicts Gym in Signal Hill. It's a hot, dirty, old-school, closes-early dive
    You are kidding me. That’s awesome. I’d love to go there once.
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    PB's eclectic log-20190430_131550_stripped.jpg

    Cold flex. What do you guys think comparing last spring (profile pic) with today? Obviously fatter now, but more muscle???

    Heading to the park for a run
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
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    Cold flex. What do you guys think comparing last spring (profile pic) with today? Obviously fatter now, but more muscle???

    Heading to the park for a run
    Hellz yeah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
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    Cold flex. What do you guys think comparing last spring (profile pic) with today? Obviously fatter now, but more muscle???

    Heading to the park for a run
    Looking amazing ypur arms are fuller throughout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    You are kidding me. Thats awesome. Id love to go there once.
    Do it!!!
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    Hellz yeah!!!
    SWEET!!!! Will pop with cut!

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    Looking awesome PB!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    You are kidding me. That’s awesome. I’d love to go there once.
    Yeah, it's a sh!thole, but the people and vibe are awesome. It's 20 minutes from where I live. If you're ever in soCal we can drop in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
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    Heading to the park for a run
    Damn- you look great. Glad your not competing against me. lOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    Yeah, it's a sh!thole, but the people and vibe are awesome. It's 20 minutes from where I live. If you're ever in soCal we can drop in there
    I will go to the Mecca at muscle beach this summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    I will go to the Mecca at muscle beach this summer.


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    You guys are too kind!
    Thanks for the support. It's hard for me to feel good about my body or even recognize the muscle when I'm carrying extra fat. This helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutbutterDC View Post
    You guys are too kind!
    Thanks for the support. It's hard for me to feel good about my body or even recognize the muscle when I'm carrying extra fat. This helps!
    Remember you can’t build muscle without a little fat. It’s just not possible.
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    Got my cardio this afternoon: 18 minutes steady state and 12 HIIT
    Shoulders for 15 sets, traps for 3, calves for 3, glutes for 3

    Steak and veggies for meal 5 tonight then hoping to get to sleep early

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    Did not get enough sleep last night... maybe 6 hours. I need 8-9 to feel good.
    Used my pain med last night but no sleeping pill. Just melatonin and my relaxation podcast.
    Got in 40 minutes LISS cardio this morning- skating.
    No gym tonight- rest day

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