Socrates' weight-loss log
10-16-2007 01:53 PM
Socrates' weight-loss log
Well I am sitting in my pharmaceutics class and I couldn't be more bored. There is an Indian guy in the background talking about n-octanol partition co-efficients and what not. So I figured, no better time than now to start a log. I figure if I post before pics and keep daily posts (or atleast try to) I can get some support, because this diet change won't be easy.
I will post picture but these are my stats, or so I am thinking
probably 35-40% body fat
I do have good lean mass, I always have. However I have always been a chubby kid. Im very active so I am really going to focus on my diet a lot
Probably going to a 3500kcal regime through 6 meals on a 45/35/20 breakdown. (carbs dont agree with me and a lot will come post workout). Most people will probably recommend more kcals, but I will start at this point and gage how I am feeling and make adjustments as necessary.
My workout will be 3x a week starting out, then probably moving to a 2on-1of-2on-2off breakdown.
45minutes of total body workout with minimal rest between sets, with moderate weight.
Im thinking of incorporating a plyo workout (any recommendations)
Now for cardio, this is where you guys come in. I enjoy playing racquetball, and ellipticals are nice, any recommendation. Keep in mind, Im a big boy, so my joints take a beating.
Anyone have luck with cissus?
10-17-2007 12:37 AM
I took pictures, but they haven't been sent to my computer yet (stupid cell phone). I will post them when they go through.
10-17-2007 04:35 PM
Here are a few pics (keep in mind I am at the beginning of my body recomp, so go easy).
For 331lbs on a 5'11'' I think with my muscle mass Ill be nice at 240-250lbs.
Side and front-no flex
Double bicep and trap flare-flex
Im starting tomorrow with the diet and the changed workout routine tomorrow after my Health Care dimensions Exam. So I will post diet and routine sometime late tomorrow evening.
10-17-2007 05:33 PM
10-17-2007 06:05 PM
Ill be watchin this one. Cissus has worked wonders for my joints and im sure a lot of other people on this board will also agree! Most of the time you can find it on nutra in bulk powder form which will cut down on costs. I also think plyos would be an excellent addition, just be careful where you add them in because they are surprisingly super intense and not the easiest thing to recover from; there a good way to overtrain if you dont use them correctly.
10-17-2007 08:46 PM
When I get some money im gonna have to look into cissus, I have heard nothing but awesome things about it. My joints kill me after a game of racquetball or bball.
Here is the link to my fitday account, it is for tomorrows intake (no activity added yet)
FitDay.com - Diet and Fitness journal for chrisl44
Its a little low, but I will tweak it as I find out how my body feels.
I know I can put on muscle, im a super-endo, so total-weightloss and toning what I have is my goal, so keep that in mind before saying you are going to lose it all. haha.
10-18-2007 09:19 AM
Just had my medication counseling exam, Im a pharmacy major, and my breakfast went pretty good.
3/4 cup eggwhites with a whole egg
1/4 cup of oatmeal
1 gala apple
*anyone know a sensible way to make oats not taste like a$$?
2 Pieces of Double fiber bread (10g of fiber, 200kcal)
Two tuna burgers (about 45g protein and 1.5 g of fat)
1 medium banana.
1 Tuna Burger
1 cup of green beans
*forgot my rice, damnit
10-18-2007 12:05 PM
You post at M&F too? Jc... as for oats not tasting like arse... try
Raw oats w/ yogurt
10-18-2007 08:06 PM
Good luck and keep in mind that this is a marathon and not a sprint. I am in a similar boat. I am 36 5 11 around 25 percent bf and big muscles. i have decided to get a flat stomach by 01/01/08 and wash boards by 04/01/08. keep the faith
10-19-2007 10:00 AM
I drank about 1.5 gallons of water yesterday and had about half a tub of cottage cheese for a snack.
Workout was decent, wasn't really feeling it after my long day. Today's will be better I'm sure.
10-20-2007 04:43 PM
Did plyo's for the first time today, they are killer. I might decided to do plyo's on my cardio day instead of mixing it with a full body workout until I am more acclimated to them. Diet is fine, have'nt deviated .
10-20-2007 10:50 PM
Subbed...Good luck to ya!!
10-21-2007 10:02 PM
....The indians are giving me a heart attack right now. 3-1.... GO TRIBE!
10-26-2007 05:06 PM
Hey... haven't heard from you in a while. How's everything going?
10-26-2007 05:08 PM
Maybe he actually had a heart attack after the Tribe lost.
10-29-2007 08:12 PM
Sorry guys, it hasn't gone well the last week. My aunt passed away in a very tragic way and I have been swamped with school work (catching up from missed things). I will be starting it back up tomorrow. Thanks for checking up.
11-09-2007 01:30 AM
Hey man, just wanted to encourage you.
I once had eerily similar stats, im the same height as you, although when i started to lose weight (from 325, 5'11) i think i had less muscle than you.
It took me around 2 years to go from 325, to 205. In that time i experimented with lots of stuff, mostly to avoid having to perfect my diet. If you do a search for me i think i posted a bunch of pics of how fat i used to be in one of my threads a couple years ago, and then pics from when i was around 205.
I just want to say, that it IS a marathon, and if you think its a sprint, you wont internalize all the habits you need to be successful.
Which is where i am right now.. i was in the best shape of my life, coming off a cycle of pheraplex and a bunch of other stuff. I was the leanest ive ever been... then i got married.
that was 2 years ago, now im back up to 270 and just getting my crap together again. My problem was i stopped caring what i looked like, because i didnt need to attract women anymore (as i now had a wife.) My motivation had ceased, and the eating began in earnest.
I was working a manual labor job for the better part of the last year and a half, so that kept me around 250 simply because i had so much exersize on the jobsite. Then i quit, and started to go to school and a gained another 20lbs.
I woke up one morning and finally had enough.. now im back on the bandwagon, and i know i can make it stick this time.
I just want to let you know that you can do it... and there will be times you are discouraged, but just keep going and you will get there.
And hopefully you dont make all the dumb mistakes i did
12-16-2007 10:26 PM
Well you guys probably thought I died, and I nearly did. After my aunts passing and with schools pressure (im in school to get become a doctor of pharmacy)....I got mono. So here I am, tomorrow I am cleared to be lifting again. Ironically, I did not lose a lot of weight, but I have a feeling I lost plenty of strength, so I will gage that in the gym tomorrow. I think throughout the entire ordeal I dropped 5 lbs. So I will keep you guys up to date, thanks for following.
Kristopher, I feel that I have a sensitivity with carbs, have you found more success in limiting carbs (not totally getting rid of them)?
01-06-2008 06:09 PM
Haha the spleen has returned to normal size finally, and I am cleared for take off. I had started lifting and noticed a strange sensation in my back and decided to get it checked. My idiot doctor told me my spleen was normal size when he used "manual percussion", but an ultrasound revealed it was swollen.
My diet is back on track (doing a low-carb) approach, only thing that has worked for me.
Ill keep ya up to date. Thanks for following.
01-07-2008 11:59 PM
Long day today, started at 7 and ended at 6. Just got done watching my Buckeyes screw up another shot at a national championship, its hard to take. Today went good, not entirely sure on the fats and protein but there was plenty. I think I held the carbs to around 16 grams (mostly in the form of spinach greens).
For all of you wondering what the hell im doing taking just 16 grams, trust me, it works for me.
Even though im mad, go bucks.
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