1st log since DS came back to AM--LeanXtreme Cut

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  1. Protein definately needs to be higher!
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    Protein definately needs to be higher!
    Tell me about it. Those numbers were hard to post being they were so low.
    Im doing good thus far today, just finished a little oatmeal after an Anabolic Pump. Now just waiting a while before a dose of Jack3d, a protein shake and heading to the gym.

    Im hoping and praying today will be the start to w good week of workouts.

    Also, I weighed in at 216.7 this morning. So its time to get back on track seeing as I was down to 212.5 about 8-10 days ago.

    Man, I cant wait to get to the gym today!!! Im already getting hyped up, and that's without a pre workout mix! Just need to make sure I find the zone and don't look back.
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  3. DO WORK!
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    DO WORK!
    Oh I did my friend...This mornings workout went very well. I was able to get my trainer to write up a nice chest/biceps workout, with a focus on getting a pump and he definitely delivered.

    I think I am beginning to realize I don't have to move a crap ton of weight to get the results Im looking for. I probably dropped between 10-20lbs off every lift I did today other than the pec deck.
    Its always been hard for me to focus on getting a good pump b/c if I don't feel pumped after the first superset I always increase the weight. Not today. I forced myself to pound out 3-4 sets of 15 reps and loved the results.

    The workout was(if I remember correctly):

    Incline DB press
    SS w/ Incline Band flyes - thickest band

    Hammer Decline Press
    SS w/ pushups

    DB curls
    SS w/ EZ bar curls

    Preacher Band Curls

    EZ Bar Curl Pyramids X 3 sets

    Pec Deck
    SS w/ Chest Press machine-short quick bursts

    DB Hammer Curls

    IDK if the order is correct but that was my workout plus some ab work at the end. I had an exceptional chest pump about half way thru and was capitalized on with the work on the Pec Deck.

    I asked my trainer if he'd write up another two days worth of workout for me. Im hoping to have them by Weds of this week.

    Upon getting home I smashed about 10-12oz of steak after my 2nd dose of LX. And I am currently working on about 8-10oz of breaded Talapia as Im typing this.
    I will most likely update with diet after work.

    On a side note, does anyone have any easy tips for preparing and cooking plain Talapia? I have a bag each of that and Flounder but they're both prebreaded and Id like to try to get ahold of something without the breading Im just unsure of how to season it properly.
    Thanks

  5. I'm no good to ask re: the fish, the only fish i eat is tinned tuna.

    Good update though. Keep up the intensity!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    I'm no good to ask re: the fish, the only fish i eat is tinned tuna.

    Good update though. Keep up the intensity!
    Its cool. I just wanted to put the question out there just to see who knows what. I'll probably just put some lemon pepper on it. Ive also been told Italian dressing is tasty as well.


    As for the update, I was very glad to be able put up that last post. I am hoping and praying this new found intensity and success will follow through for the next few weeks...hopefully next few months.


    My diet today was admittedly a little more than I expected it to be, but it consisted of:
    -1 large cup of coffee
    -1/2 cup oatmeal
    -1 scoop whey protein
    -1 1/2 scoop whey protein(post workout)
    -approx. 10oz steak
    -approx. 10-12 oz breaded Tilapia
    -1 serving Chicken Tampico(dinner at work)
    -approx 10oz lean ground turkey
    -1/2 cup Mountain Trail Mix

    That doesn't look like a lot but my dietary totals are:
    ~3630 Calories
    ~315g Protein
    ~180g Carbs
    The carbs are a little high but I did introduce one serving of AnabolicPump prior to three carb containing meals today. Im gonna give AP another try, cause I had decent success with it at the beginning of the year.

    The worst part about today is that its almost midnight and Im still starving!!! But it looks like Im gonna go to bed hungry cause thats way too many calories for a cut IMO.

  7. Yeah they are definately a little on the high side.

    Might be an idea to pick up a fiber supplement. They are quite cheap. I use psyillium husk. Doesn't taste great, but if you chase it with a lot of water it swells in your stomach and really holds off hunger a lot.
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  8. I will consider the fiber supplement.

    Today was an unusual day considering the last two weeks. I actually ended up sleeping about 17hrs but still got in a good 55mins of cardio around 9pm. Also hit some quick abs before leaving the gym.

    I haven't eaten much at all today because I was always asleep. However, I did wake up at 211.5 lbs which is actually probably the lightest Ive been in about 3 or 4 years. IDK why I didn't use that as motivation and eat cleaner today.

    But Im only about 214 now before bed so thats not too bad. Hopefully I will have a workout like I did monday tomorrow, but who knows.

  9. Wow, a 17hr sleep? I'd feel horrible and groggy after that!
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  10. Yeah, I actually had a hard time getting up the next day(today). I sleep a lot in general but 17 hrs is not normal. Sometimes I have energy, sometimes I don't. But Im already getting started with better diet. Making 5 scrambled eggs now then heading to the gym.

  11. Subbed, not too sure how I missed this.

    I had similar issue to you with OEP so I'm keeping a close eye on this log. It looks like you've lost about 5lbs in the last 2 weeks, which is great. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the BF reading on electric scales as they are notorious for being completely inaccurate. If your currently looking like your avatar than you are a lot lower than 16-18%.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by warsteiner View Post
    Subbed, not too sure how I missed this.

    I had similar issue to you with OEP so I'm keeping a close eye on this log. It looks like you've lost about 5lbs in the last 2 weeks, which is great. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the BF reading on electric scales as they are notorious for being completely inaccurate. If your currently looking like your avatar than you are a lot lower than 16-18%.

    Glad to have you warsteiner, but my avatar pic is about a year old. I don't look exactly like I do there but similar. I actually checked my BF about 2 weeks ago on the same scale and it was exactly 13% which is 3.9% lower than the last time I checked it. But you're very right about how far off those things can be. Im gonna try to keep cutting until I can get that same scale into single digits.

  13. Today was a good day for the most part. I was a little lazy getting out of bed but after some coffee, eggs, and 1.5 scoops of Jack3d I hit the gym for a leg day.
    My trainer came through with the workout I asked for and it was a good one. It consisted of( again unsure of the order):

    Incline Leg Press-deep, short bursts--4 sets x 15
    SS w/ squat jumps--3 sets x 15

    Smith Machine Lunges--3 sets x 15, 12, 10

    Reverse Hack Squats--3 sets x 15, 15, 10

    Bilat Calf Raises on Leg Press-- 3 sets x 15
    SS w/ Single Leg Calf Raises on same--3 sets x 15, 15, burnout

    Bilat Leg Extension--3 sets x 15-light weight

    HS Single Leg Curls--3 sets x 15
    Single Calf Raises on Box--3 sets x 15
    SS w/ Single Leg Calf Raise to Jump--3 sets x 15, 15, 30


    After eating some steak at home I was walking through Home Depot parking lot and felt like I was gonna fall because my legs were so weak. So all in all, very nice workout. But I know I could have pushed harder if I wanted to but I don't want my legs to hurt too bad so I can keep up with my cardio.

    My night at work was kinda quiet with lots of sitting and joking around. But I stuck to my diet actually pretty well all day.
    Today's diet has consisted of:

    -large cup coffee w/ creamer
    -4 eggs worth of liquid egg whites & 1 whole egg
    -1.5 scoops whey protein
    -approx 8oz steak
    -approx 10oz lean ground turkey
    -Chicken saltimboca & lemon orzo
    -2 small deli meat chicken sandwiches

    Dietary Totals:
    ~2361 calories
    ~211g Protein
    ~92g carbs

    Posting that list makes me realize why Im still so hungry at almost midnight. So Im probably gonna eat 5-10 more oz ground turkey and smash a casein shake before bed. That should bring the daily totals to right around 3100cals, 314g protein, and still only 95g carbs.

    Little side note: It was kinda hard to stick to the diet today but I am really hoping for decent results on tomorrows am weigh in. I was 211.7 this morning and 211.5 yesterday. And my diet yesterday was waaay less than stellar.

  14. Wait, you're still using Jack3d? I thought you were getting off all 1,3 dimeth?
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    Wait, you're still using Jack3d? I thought you were getting off all 1,3 dimeth?
    The only reason Im still using Jack3d is cause Ive had so much success with it for the past year or so. The more I think about it the more Im unsure of what caused my problems with OEP. Jack3d still makes me a little shaky but no where near the extent OEP did. But the shakes from Jack3d wear off after my workout when OEP made me shaky for hours on end.

    So Im not 100% sure it was the 1,3 dimeth causing the shakes and crashing all I know is I will never use OEP again. It just didn't agree with my body.

  16. Sorry for not updating last night. It was an off day to say the least.

    However, I have food totals for yesterday and today. Both of which are a little off due to lack of nutritional info for different meals.

    So yesterday started off very slow. Drug myself into the gym around noon for about 45mins or so of slow paced cardio. But I was able to work up enough sweat to make my arms drip. Upon getting to work yesterday I was completely beat. It took a lot for me to get going again.

    Last nights food totals were low but like I said, it was an off day by far.
    Yesterday I ate:

    -1 scoop whey protein post cardio
    -approx 5oz lean ground turkey
    -1 sirloin/beef patty
    -1/2 deli meat chicken sandwich
    -1 taco chip salad-which was much more than I expected it to be
    -1 stuffed chicken breast w/ gravy
    -approx 4oz mashed potatoes w/ gravy
    -1.5 scoops isolate protein

    Totals:
    Calories ~ 2100
    Protein ~ 155g
    Carbs ~ 150g


    Today has not been much better of a day. I ended up sleeping all day before work and missing out on lots of food and exercise. And upon searching for my list of meals from today I have come to realize I left the paper in the changing room at work!!!

    So here's a rough list of what I ate today. And please don't be too harsh, I know its terrible as well as embarrassing.

    -2 cups coffee
    -1 shaved chicken sandwich
    -1 grilled chicken sandwich
    -1/2 shaved chicken sandwich w/ 2 small bags doritos - in a pinch for food
    -1 hand full of so of red grapes
    -1 Otis Spunkenmyer chocolate muffin( <-to those with discipline)
    -1/2 shaved chicken sandwich and another 2 hand fulls red grapes
    - 8-10 regular sized strawberries throughout the day
    -approx 5oz lean ground turkey
    -1 scoop casein protein w/ water before bed

    I had all the values added up before leaving work but I forgot my slip at work somehow. So honestly I have no idea how many calories but I know I was somewhere in the range of 150-175g carbs for the entire day.

    I have a early am meeting at church in the morning which I am really hoping will be followed up by my back and triceps workout. If not, I might hang myself...j/k But I will be super upset if I miss another chance to workout this week.
  17. Saturday's Update


    So today ultimately could have gone either way on the good/bad meter, but IMO I managed a pretty decent day.

    Waking up was extremely easy this morning. After 2 cups of Joe and my LX I was very well able to stay awake and alert all morning. Upon getting home from church I attempted to hit up the gym with no luck. After coming home after only about 35mins I quickly realized I had too much energy after my half pack of Black Powder, so thinking stupidly I downed 1 scoop of Jack3d to help with the focus aspect of the workout. Luckily it payed off.

    My second attempt at a workout was quite successful. Although I haven't set any PR's in a long time, I still had a good back workout with a noticeable pump in my lats. BTW, lat pumps are few and far between for me cause my arms are so long and I have trouble isolating those muscles.

    Diet today IMO has also turned out okay today as well. It about 11:00pm and although I lack the exact numbers I am pretty sure I am well under 150g of carbs for the entire day. I was running around a lot today and didn't think to track what I ate so here's the best I can remember:

    -4 eggs worth liquid egg whites & 1 whole egg, scrambled
    -approx. 5oz lean ground turkey
    -2 scoops isolate protein
    -shaved chicken on 2 slices wheat bread w/ mayo & ketchup
    -1 pack strawberry Pop Tarts(my stomach was begging for food & that's all the kwiki mart had for cheap...flame me later)
    -6 or 7 pieces deep fried perch(my mom made me eat it)
    -2 small pieces of a Bellacino's pizza sub
    -3 medium celery sticks w/ almond butter & raisins
    -1.5 scoops casein protein w/ water-before bed

    Dang...after seeing it all in writing, today's diet sounds kinda iffy. All I know is Ive been hungry all stinkin day so my kcals cant be too high.

    Tomorrow's a day off from everything except the diet. I just need to go shopping and get some more meat products....and I just realized I gave my mom's Sam's Club card back tonight...dang it!

  18. Get that card back...Sam's club is the ****!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by haiz69 View Post
    Get that card back...Sam's club is the ****!
    You don't have to tell me twice. I love Sam's Club. I had to break down today and get a box of turkey burgers from their counter part Wal-Mart. Hopefully they don't taste like cardboard.


    But so far today has been a lazy day. Woke up easily around 7am. After some coffee and scrambled eggs I got my worship on at church. However, I did notice I wasn't as hungry this morning probably for two reasons. 1, I ate a little something and smashed some casein before bed last night and two I ate a chicken sandwich a little after my eggs before church and didn't have the usual hunger pains post church today. This was good.

    To be honest I haven't eaten a whole lot today, good or bad. And again, I failed to keep track very well. Here's a quick list if my memory serves correct.

    -4 eggs worth egg whites & 1 whole egg, scrambled
    -1 shaved chicken sandwich w/ mayo & ketchup
    -a few 5 or 6 Now and Later's & 2 Jolly Ranchers
    -approx 5oz lean ground turkey
    -a 2nd shaved chicken sandwich around 2pm or so
    -1.5 scoops isolate protein around 5:30pm
    -3 pieces breaded Talapia w/ ketchup now-8:00pm

    I will most assuredly be eating at least one more thing before bed. Probably a turkey burger or some other protein source.

    Also gonna try to figure out some dietary totals for the day and will post em if I get em.

  20. Looking good so far. Any weight/fat loss to speak of yet?

  21. Quote Originally Posted by warsteiner View Post
    Looking good so far. Any weight/fat loss to speak of yet?
    Thanks. Im sitting right at 211.5lbs this morning which is were Ive been couple times for the past few days. But that's still about 14lbs below what I started at 225. Plus my abs are showing up a lot better than they were 4 or 5 weeks ago. I just wish my arms were getting more vascular, which is odd.

  22. After a quick recap of yesterdays meal I figure I ate:
    ~1800 cals
    ~160g Protein
    ~140g Carbs

    I know those numbers are quite low but today is off to a good start with an insanely intense workout so I am hoping tonight's totals will look much better.

    BTW, after today's workout I noticed some striations in my chest that Ive never noticed before. This makes me think everything is working well thus far.

  23. Update for Monday August 23rd

    Today was actually an incredible day IMO. The day started off a little slow at 7am with an extra 45 minute nap but after a little coffee and a look at this log I got things going pretty well.

    My workout was super intense, yielding an incredible chest pump I was even able to go home with a little of. The workout was Chest and Biceps. Both of which were pushed a little harder than normal.
    I followed the exact same routine as last Monday and I am really starting to enjoy this write up from my trainer.

    So far I have absolutely ZERO sides to mention since starting my LeanXtreme cut. I am down a solid 14lbs since beginning and my abs are looking better every day. And as I mentioned earlier, today I noticed some nice striations between my pecs as well as the T-shaped cut that shows up just inside the axillary region So that alone definitely helped create today awesomeness.

    Upon getting home from the gym I was shaking like crazy from expending so much energy so I smashed down about 5-8oz of steak and a little bit of brown rice w/ applesauce(one of my favorites). I ate the carbs solely because of the terrible shakes from the workout. They seemed to do the trick and I quit shaking.

    As the day progressed I found myself extremely hungry around about 2pm. So much so I was forced to eat 2 more turkey burgers. I was also very tired so I gulped down 2 cups of coffee before heading into work.

    My evening at work was the second contribution to today awesomeness. The night ended up going ridiculously smooth, even with a pretty busy night in the ER. Now that Im home and calming down some, I am forced to give praise to the Lord for this awesome day.

    Even my diet was more on point today than it has been probably throughout this entire cut.
    It a little after midnight and so far today Ive eaten:
    -2 large cups of coffee w/ liquid creamer
    -1/2 cup oatmeal w/ a little honey
    -1 scoop Isolate Protein w/ water
    -5-8oz steak-Post workout
    -2 string cheese sticks
    -1 shaved chicken sandwich w/ mayo & ketchup
    -2 more cups of coffee w/ same creamer, just less of it
    -2 pre-made turkey burgers w/ ketchup, mayo & sugar free pickles
    -1 grilled chicken sandwich on white bun w/ provolone cheese & 1 breast w/ cheese, no bun w/ ketchup & mayo
    -1.5 scoops Isolate Protein w/ water around 8:00pm or so

    I also plan on eating after finishing this post cause Im still hungry. Also gonna smash a scoop of casein before bed as well.

    Including the food Ive yet to eat, today's dietary totals are:
    ~2585 calories
    ~310g Protein
    ~168g Carbs

    I have no idea how I kept my calories so low cause I felt like all I did between the time I got home from the gym till I went to work was eat. But other than being over on my carbs Im pretty happy with those numbers.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by TheBreeze View Post

    So far I have absolutely ZERO sides to mention since starting my LeanXtreme cut. I am down a solid 14lbs since beginning and my abs are looking better every day.
    Correction: I am down about 6lbs since beginning LX. When I said 14lbs I was referring to the few weeks prior to starting LX and this log.

    So far today, Tuesday, the days going pretty well. And Ive only eaten about 500calories since getting back from working out, so hopefully I can keep the calories low like I did yesterday cause I was down another 8/10 of a pound this morning.

  25. Awesome! I love how much your attitude/mood has changed over these weeks btw. You seem much more energized now.
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