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  1. pic of supper tonight.
    5oz turkey breast
    3oz steak strips
    lil under 1/2 cup black beans
    6oz salad w/ croutons/red peppers/ceasar dressing
    (not pictured 2 white cheddar rice cakes dessert)
    total cals ~625



    also - went shopping today, picked up all the ingredients to make my own version of MP's pizza recipe he dropped earlier..
    not gonna be as low-fat as what he laid out, but it'll be pretty close, low enough.
    some goodies include steak strips, 93% lean ground turkey, chicken breast chunks, turkey pepperoni, some tasty marinara napolitana, white mushrooms, red onion, green olives (olives not on mine yuck, but i'm making 2 pizzas), and this tomato basil string cheese i picked up just looks too good NOT to use (did pick up light string cheese tho too).
    target date is Monday for these, can't wait.
    pics will be furnished.





  2. Looks awesome... I picked up some mahi mahi. Want to try and wok it up tomorrow with some veggies and brown rice
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    Looks awesome... I picked up some mahi mahi. Want to try and wok it up tomorrow with some veggies and brown rice
    sounds great man!
    i shoulda used coconut oil the other nite instead of olive oil, but i like using olive oil when i can..
    picked up some shrimp today too, so a shrimp/broccoli/coconut oil stir-fry over brown rice is on tap.

  4. turns out, my pizza will be made tonight (and the second one made Monday).
    mmmmmm looking forward to it.


    and: saw this article this morning, thought i'd share.
    nothing earth-shattering, but some good reading and nice concepts to embrace to keep things real.
    (also: altho i practice and embrace 'nutrient-timing' in my approach, this would seem to lend further credence that - for the average person - the body simply cannot be guided by such short and swift changes. that being said, i think i'll continue along on my merry timing ways. )


    M.I.T.-Trained Mathematician Dispels Weight-Loss Myths


    It may not have been your favorite class in school, but mathematics can teach us something about losing weight!

    Dr. Carson Chow is a M.I.T.-trained mathematician and physicist who works for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Chow and his colleagues study obesity using mathematical models. What his research group has learned throws some conventional beliefs about weight loss out the window. Here are just a few:

    •Belief #1: To lose a pound of weight, you need to burn 3500 Calories (kcal). Wrong. Dr. Chow's research indicates that the number of calories that you need to burn to lose a pound varies as your weight changes. In particular, as you gain weight, it becomes easier to get fatter. He explains, "An extra 10 Calories a day puts more weight onto an obese person than on a thinner one."

    •Belief #2: If you cut your calories (i.e. go on a diet), you'll lose weight at first, but soon you will hit a "plateau". Wrong. If you hit a plateau soon after cutting your calories, then you've probably mistakenly overeaten. Dr. Chow says there is a "time constant" to weight loss: If you reduce your caloric intake, your body will eventually reach equilibrium, or "plateau", but it takes a long time. In fact, Chow's research at the NIH suggests that if you cut your caloric intake by 100 Calories, in three years you will lose, on average, 10 pounds, so long as you don't cheat. If you want to lose weight more quickly than, then you must reduce your caloric intake by a more substantial amount.

    •Belief #3: Large variations in daily caloric intake will cause huge fluctuations in your weight. Wrong. In fact, Dr. Chow's research suggests that large variations in your daily caloric intake will not cause variations in your weight, so long as your average intake over the course of a year is about the same. This has to do with the "time constant" referred to above. The body responds slowly to changes in food intake. This is illustrated by physique athletes who suddenly and dramatically increase their calories in the days immediately following a competition. Their muscles "fill out" and they sometimes end up looking better than they did the day of the competition. A few days later, their caloric intake goes back to normal. Over the course of a year, this short brief of "gluttony" is averaged out and no excess weight is gained.

    •Belief #4: People have gotten fatter in the last 30-40 years because they are less active. Wrong. According to Dr. Chow, starting in the 1970s, changes were made to national agricultural policies that encouraged farmers to engage in full production. Previously, the government had paid farmers not to engage in full production. Around the same time, technological advances were made that increased the efficiency of food production. Combined, this resulted in a dramatic increase in the supply of food available to the average American. It increased by about 1000 Calories a day. The greater the food supply, the more people eat. This is what is responsible for our obesity epidemic.

    •Belief #5: Diets don't work. Wrong again. In fact, Dr. Chow says "All diets work [as long as you cut your calories enough]. But the reaction time is really slow: On the order of a year." Of course, physique athletes know that if you cut more calories and speed up your fat-burning metabolism with bodybuilding-style workouts and quality supplements, you can shorten the "reaction time" dramatically!


    REFERENCE

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/sc...sity.html?_r=1

  5. i dont break my fast for another few hours, these food pics are torture...
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  6. the pizza - it was friggin unreal.
    MP, great recipe base!

    made both pizzas tonight..first one up:
    pre-cooked


    cooked



    second one (half of this was mine, half for my son)
    pre-cooked, before cheese topping


    pre-cooked, with cheese


    and i accidentally deleted the cooked version
    but, here's a slice of the cooked meat-za-rilla beast

  7. those pizzas look amazing... I was going to grab some shots of my fish but my phone battery completely tanked... I cant even boot plugged in...

  8. Those pizza pics are torture, haha.

  9. Very dedicated to this.
    Food pics are cool. Keep up the good work pal.
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  10. feeling like a champ today..the extra fats from last night just did me righteously.
    below is a pic of my 192.5lb self upon rising this morning.
    (i know, i know - i said no more pics till 195, but this was a nice plateau to hit too lol)



    back to the regular dietary fare this day..breakfast:

    2 whole eggs+2 whites
    2 slices Ezekiel cr toast w/ 1/2 tbs butter
    1 cup honey nut cheerios w/ 5oz almond milk
    1grapefruit
    (not pictured: 110cal, 20g protein shake)
    ~690cals total

    here's a pic.
    had to bust my black dish set back out..those other plates - while bigger - just aren't manly enuff.



    the training, chest:
    7min cardio warm-up
    4x10/9/8/7 low-incline DB press (pyramid up weight each set)
    4x6 DB flat bench
    4x12/10/8/8 hi-incline DB flyes
    3x max reps Perfect Pushup (incline feet off bench)
    7min cardio cooldown

    great session, strength is very good these days.
    gonna be scary when i start my next stack.
    (you guys are gonna freak on this one, ima gunna get hyooge i think)

    immediate postWO nutrition, something a lil different today:
    1 tbs brown rice syrup
    1 banana
    30g isolate
    1 bagel
    ~500cals total, 85g c/35g p/3g f

    followed an hour later with postWO meal
    ~500cals total, 35g c/60g p/13g f

    tennis on tap at some point later today.
    i'm ready.

  11. oh and btw..had some mushrooms left over that i dint use on the pizza last night, they were put to use today.
    one of my fav appetizers to make (luv me sum shrooms)
    you can make these in a lite olive oil, or butter; i prefer butter.
    these were white mushrooms, but i do all kinds this way..
    melt butter in pan on stovetop (i used 1/2 tbs for this amount of shrooms) and sautee in some garlic (or use garlic salt if you want), onion powder and black pepper.
    toss in shrooms evenly, spread around so as to distribute the butter sauce on both sides of shrooms nicely.
    cover, cook for couple minutes on med-high heat, stirring occasionally.
    then, remove cover (oil/butter should be dissipated shortly); toss in a dash of lemon juice, and a double-dash of red wine, sear accordingly.
    voila..delish.


  12. leg day:

    7min cardio warm-up
    3x12 1-legged leg extensions (did this more for a warm-up today, legs were a lil tight)
    4x10/9/8/8 wide-stance ATG BB squats (pyramid up in weight)
    3x10/8/8 DB lunges
    4x12/10/8/8 1-legged lying leg curl
    5x15 standing BB calf raises, rotating feet position to 3 points (toes straight ahead/toes in/toes out)
    7min cardio cooldown.

    solid session..enjoyed those 1-leg curls just fine (slow & controlled, long squeeze in contraction). will hit hams again this week, a bit harder.
    i'm thinking i'll add a bi/tri/hammy day to the rotation, so i can hit those hams 2x thru and avoid DLs on same day..this would space out the reg DLs & RDL/hammy work by at least a day or so too..i like it.

  13. random entry.
    my son found these when we were shopping last night..looks like i found me a new snack for awhile, these things are simply incredible.
    great way to increase your fat intake too, which i been thinking i want to do slightly anway.
    thinking of an intake that will more approximate 40c/30p/30f breakdown, or perhaps 35/35/30.


  14. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0
    random entry.
    my son found these when we were shopping last night..looks like i found me a new snack for awhile, these things are simply incredible.
    great way to increase your fat intake too, which i been thinking i want to do slightly anway.
    thinking of an intake that will more approximate 40c/30p/30f breakdown, or perhaps 35/35/30.
    Those are so good especially the spicy ones

  15. luvin em!
    man..had to go check out some of the other flavs now


  16. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0
    luvin em!
    man..had to go check out some of the other flavs now
    Smoke house BBQ nuts?
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  17. i'm on a srs mushroom kick right now.




    i cut the stem too close on one of them, so a side collapsed, but the taste was still g2g.



    first time i ever used string cheese on these, had some of that tomato basil stuff left, luvin the taste.
    also used turkey breast, black forest ham, red peppers, red onion.
    passed on the parmesan this day.

  18. Never had mushrooms... so not sure I could eat em ... I'm a picky eater as it is and I'm surprised I ate some of the stuff Matt had me eat for prep ...
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by bluerocket View Post
    Never had mushrooms... so not sure I could eat em ... I'm a picky eater as it is and I'm surprised I ate some of the stuff Matt had me eat for prep ...
    ah man, mushrooms are awesome, a tasty fungus among us.
    you should try!
    Matt has inspired me to get jasmine rice - never had it before but saw he mentioned it in a thread, and when i did my show there was another guy talking about it, so i picked some up...yum, good stuff.

  20. and Basmati rice ... I like that even better than Jasmine ...
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  21. shoulders/abs this day..another fine session.
    seated BB military press/seated laterals, standing DB front raises, standing plate raises were order of the day, followed by some ab work.
    cardio warmup/cooldown as usual.
    ran out of my brown rice syrup, my store was out too, so went another direction for postWO nutrition today:
    1 cup shredded wheat
    2 TBS honey
    8oz almond milk
    (not pictured, 40g isolate shake in water)
    ~525cals total.


  22. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    and, allow me to refresh my initial opinion of Axon. i have had nice, even, consistent energy all day long - no letdown, including all thru tennis and even right now..no kidding when they say long-lasting energy, WOW.
    Awesome, thanks for the great feedback!
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by BigBlackGuy View Post
    Awesome, thanks for the great feedback!
    my pleasure man.
    been loving every day i've used it, same great effect every time so far.

  24. back training this morning..tennis later this afternoon.
    chins/rack pulls/lat pulldowns/deadlifts were the chosen exercises of the day.
    not much to report - strength remains constant, energy levels fine (axon in play again ), feeling good overall..
    same old, same old.

    EDIT: dint want this update to be so boring, so some added info.
    i use the perfect pullup attachments off my reg pullup bar sometimes, to get a different ROM and hand position - usually when i do these, my body is parallel to the floor in the contracted position, and i pull back tight.
    well, couple weeks back i was doing these, and both PP grips snapped simulteously! almost coulda been a bad scene, if it weren't for my cat-like reflexes and ability to level myself out before i landed flat on my back lol..
    so, upon a search i find that i'm not the only one this has happened to - indeed, some couple thousand consumers experienced the same thing, and the company issued a recall over a yr ago. talki about being late to the party.
    e-mailed the company, ands they promptly issued a replacement with the new and improved grips.
    fyi for anyone still using those old-style grips.
    they looked like this:


    the new grips look like this:


    and this is what i mean by using my pullup bar with them..i built this bar into the ceiling in my garage, attaching to studs in attic.

  25. mid-day snaggage (oops, i mean snackage).



    strayed from the ezekiel with some pepperidge farms 15-grain bread..stuff is pretty good.
    sandwich has deli cuts of turkey breast, roast beef, and black forest ham with a slice of 2% pepperjack cheese
    can of bumblebee albacore chunk tuna w/ garlic salsa
    obligatory veggie medley

    ~475cals total

  26. i always feel good after some tennis.



    this might be the last pic you guys see of me as a 40y/o..birthday is in a week, and gaining has slowed a bit, still ~ 192.6
    so i doubt i'll hit 195 before i turn 41.
    still amazed i'm eating as much as i am and seeing the weight gain slow tbh..my Pp run has pumped new life into this old body, gotten me back on track.
    (tennis was straight sets win btw, 7-5 and 6-3)

  27. breakfast.
    5oz turkey breast
    1 slice ez cr toasted w/ butter
    1 whole egg/2 whites
    1 cup grape nuts flakes
    1 cup almond/coconut milk
    large banana
    ~625cals



    training:
    hip thrusters, RDLs, bi/tri supersets, mixed in ab work.
    warmup/cooldown cardio.
    was supposed to be an off day, but i may not be able to train for next 2 days so got it in while i could.
    feeling good - esp after tennis yesterday.

    postWO nutrition:
    1 bagel (no butter)
    1 TBS honey
    30g isolate
    6oz Mountain Dew

    the dew just sounded good today.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    i always feel good after some tennis.



    this might be the last pic you guys see of me as a 40y/o..birthday is in a week, and gaining has slowed a bit, still ~ 192.6
    so i doubt i'll hit 195 before i turn 41.
    still amazed i'm eating as much as i am and seeing the weight gain slow tbh..my Pp run has pumped new life into this old body, gotten me back on track.
    (tennis was straight sets win btw, 7-5 and 6-3)
    looking good dude, if i was that lean i might just throw out all my shirts and just walk around topless 365...

  29. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    looking good dude, if i was that lean i might just throw out all my shirts and just walk around topless 365...
    haha, thanks bro.
    kinda irritating when ppl stare all the time tho..can only imagine how really big guys get eyeballed.


    haven't shown a dinner plate for awhile, thought this was a good time.
    bustin out some variety tonight..baked red potato on the side, salad too of course.
    main course:
    5oz turkey breast
    4oz laura's lean 92% beef
    1.5oz chicken breast chunks



    and, i stocked up on a few snacks, one shelf of my pantry..


  30. all right..time to take this thing to the next level.

    dietary consumption will be increased gradually now, macros/micros get a bit cleaner for awhile..the goal is to get to 5k cals -- and potentially hit 195 by my birthday.

    started this upward movement yesterday actually, hitting 4250cals on a non-tennis playing day.

    eating this many cals will require a slight sacrifice in chosen foods, to ensure no accompanying fat gain..

    workouts will also take on a slightly different structure, as i constantly evolve.
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