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    Pylon's new journal

    OK, so after 6 months, I finally decided to start an online journal. So far, here's the progress I've made:

    Starting weight - 323
    Starting BF - 23.2%

    Current weight - 290
    Current BF - 16.8%

    Things are going well, but I'd like to make sure I stay on track. This seems like a good way to do it. (And I'm probably skipping my cardio today. Have a cold, can't breathe...treadmill might be a bad idea. Maybe I'll feel better tonight.)

    Did legs yesterday:

    Hip Sled - 2 warmup x 15 (90lbs, 180lbs)
    360 x 10
    630 x 8
    720 x 6
    810 x 6
    900 x 4

    Followed with squats: 225lbs, 3 sets of 20 (almost died from that)

    Finished with 3 sets of 50 leg extentions (started at 100lbs, ended at 45lbs)

    Crawled into the shower, stumbled thru rest of day. Fell asleep before 9pm. 10 hours of sleep. Felt good.

    And, of course, now stuffed up, can't breathe. If up to it, will crank out cardio tonite while playing NFL Blitz, hope to be ready for back and tri work tomorrow. Woo hoo!
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Pushing some good weights there

    Making good progress too. How tall are you ?

    Good luck with the journal
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    Youre a pretty big pylon

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    Sorry, guess I should have added that. I'm 6' - 6'1", depending on what shoes I'm wearing.

    I lucky that I have a pretty strong structure to build off of. I'd like to get my BF down to under 12% and work on flexibility. I used to play a lot of roller hockey, but haven't for a while and probably wouldn't do very well at this point. (I play goal, so it takes a while for the reflexes to come back.)

    My leg days are best, mostly because I can crank up the weights. Other days are good, but not as fun. (My bench is around 210 right now, deadlift around 275, I think.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Iron
    Youre a pretty big pylon
    Yah...but not quite as big as I was....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon
    Yah...but not quite as big as I was....

    True, nice progress bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Iron
    True, nice progress bud
    Actually, I maxed out at close to 350, about 2 years ago. I'm happy with where I'm at (comparitively speaking), but still lots of work to do.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    No cardio today

    Couldn't breath, so I figured I was OK to skip. I'll pick it up this weekend. (Famous last words, huh?)
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    OK, so didn't get to the gym today either, and actually got talked into lunch with some others. Caved a little, had a calzone, but managed not to do too much damage. Guess I'll lose an off day this weekend to go lift...

    I'm kinda at a sticking point right now. I feel like I can' get moved off of 285-290. I just bought new pants that are smaller than last time around, but I'm stuck on the weight thing. Just need some extra motivation, I guess. Shitty weather and a cold make it tough to get stoked up...

    Hmm. Should've started this journal earlier...or later. A low spot is probably not the best place to start from, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon
    OK, so didn't get to the gym today either, and actually got talked into lunch with some others. Caved a little, had a calzone, but managed not to do too much damage. Guess I'll lose an off day this weekend to go lift...

    I'm kinda at a sticking point right now. I feel like I can' get moved off of 285-290. I just bought new pants that are smaller than last time around, but I'm stuck on the weight thing. Just need some extra motivation, I guess. Shitty weather and a cold make it tough to get stoked up...

    Hmm. Should've started this journal earlier...or later. A low spot is probably not the best place to start from, huh?
    NAAAAA!! You picked the best time...that way, the bad, or hard times will be fresh in your memory when U are tempted to skip more w/o's or eat more calzones!! Dont quit!





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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_enough
    NAAAAA!! You picked the best time...that way, the bad, or hard times will be fresh in your memory when U are tempted to skip more w/o's or eat more calzones!! Dont quit!
    Hmm...sounds like the voice of experience.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    As the day rolls on, my slide continues. I went into full tilt junk mode tonight. The funny part is, I've been harping about buying healthy food for some time now. So I headed to the kitched, craving anything other than chicken or egg whites. I guess my shopping theories have been working, because I couldn't find ANYTHING! The worst I could throw together was a quesadilla made from chicken and veggies with cheese, plus a couple of toaster waffles my kid doesn't like. (I couldn't bring myself to eat the ones he does like.)

    I also know I don't have the patience for anything that would take more than 5 mintues to make. So, I ate a rice cake or two and mixed a bowl of sugar free pudding with low carb milk.

    I'm not sure if all this makes me feel better or not. If I had the junk, I'd eat it, but I don't, so I can't. I guess it's pretty effective self preservation in advance.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    It's not easy brother, but you have to stick with it!!! Where are you at in "the Lou"? I'm about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon
    ... So I headed to the kitched, craving anything other than chicken or egg whites. I guess my shopping theories have been working, because I couldn't find ANYTHING! The worst I could throw together was a quesadilla made from chicken and veggies with cheese, plus a couple of toaster waffles my kid doesn't like. (I couldn't bring myself to eat the ones he does like.)

    I also know I don't have the patience for anything that would take more than 5 mintues to make. So, I ate a rice cake or two and mixed a bowl of sugar free pudding with low carb milk.

    I'm not sure if all this makes me feel better or not. If I had the junk, I'd eat it, but I don't, so I can't. I guess it's pretty effective self preservation in advance.
    Can't tell you how many times I have been through the same scenario almost verbatim. It works really well to control my binging tendencies. I find myself eyeing my father's food but can usually restrain myself by remembering that it is his. Getting rid of junk completely is such a good call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel
    It's not easy brother, but you have to stick with it!!! Where are you at in "the Lou"? I'm about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis.
    Affton. And yes, I'm within walking distance of Fortell's. Never a good thing...
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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