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01-28-2011, 04:40 PM
Just wanted to say hi! Male from Boston that had recently noticed his work schedule and nightlife has done a little bit of damage to the old stomach. Pre-ordered the book, got it, read it from cover to cover in 3 days and started the diet on Dec 20th. Going STRONG!
Good luck everyone!
Welcome! It would be great to see your progress if you feel open enough to put up your stats. I like seeing how other people are doing on the diet.
I'm also from Boston! I live in Bilbao now though. Good luck on the 4HB!
01-30-2011, 04:11 PM
Great to have you Gameface!
02-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Please note that when I say I have a schedule of things outlined here, I have not followed it to a T. Many days I skipped certain things due to time constraint or other limiting factors.
Also remember we went through Christmas, New Years and Football Playoff during the time of this diet and I didn't slack on eating/drinking any of those days
I don't know if shirtless pix are OK on this site or not. If they aren't please, let me know and I'll remove.
-Wake up and immediately weigh myself.
- Chug 50 ounces of ice water.
- Check email and shiver for 15 minutes.
- Do 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls.
2 eggs with some black bean and corn salsa (used to be 3 whites and 1 whole egg until I started drinking whey)
1/2 cup of black beans (about 1/3 of can)
1 cup of chopped spinach with lemon juice and flaxseed oil.
Whey protein shake. (25g of protein)
cup of green tea (or 2 or 3)
-an hour after breakfast: 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls. Started adding 60 bicycle crunches to this the past week.
-Right before making lunch: Do 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls.
6 ounces beef or chicken (if I have chicken I slather it in guacamole)
1/2 cup black beans or lentils
1 cup mixed veggies (usually broccoli and cauliflower)
If I work out of a clients office I go to Qdoba and get either a chicken or steak salad "naked", with extra beans, medium salsa and a side of guac. No cheese or sour cream. I squeeze one lemon and lime wedge and dump the whole side of quac on top. Unfortunately when I work away from home (what my last 3 weeks were like) I don't do my after breakfast exercise or my pre/post lunch exercises cutting my day down to half the exercises.
-an hour after lunch: 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls.
-Right before making dinner: Do 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls.
6 ounces of of beef, chicken or fish. Been big on the Angus beef roundeye steaks as of late. My grocer has them for cheap and they come in a 2 pack and are perfect portions for me.
1/2 cup black beans or lentils.
1 cup mixed veggies (usually a Broccoli, carrots, white beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, green beans and red peppers medley).
-an hour after dinner: 90 seconds each of air squats, wall presses and chest pulls. Been adding 100 bicycle crunches to this recently. I wait 5 minutes and do 10 'cat vomit' exercises. Every 3 days do high rep swings with 44lb kettlebell trying to get up to 75. Slacked on this the majority of the time but am doing good the last week or so.
-an hour or so later, while watching tv I put ice packs on my chest and back of my neck (just been doing this for a week or so) for 30 minutes.
-relax with a couple glasses of red wine before bed.
Every Saturday I have my normal breakfast and binge on whatever I want to eat or drink for the remainder of the day. Gained 7.4 pounds from when I woke up Sat to when I woke up Sunday. It is all gone again by this morning minus .4lbs.
Men's Health one a day (once in morning before breakfast)
B-Complex 50 (once in morning before breakfast)
Ultimate Omega Sport 975 mg EPA 675 mg DHA (once in morning before breakfast)
Vitamin D-3 1000 IU (once in morning before breakfast)
Allicin 4000 Garlic (before each meal and before bed)
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300 mg (before each meal and before bed)
Green Tea extract decaffeinated 325mg EGCG (before each meal and before bed)
Policosanol 20mg (before bed)
= 16 pills a day :rolleyes:
I base my progress on not only body weight lost but also inches (stomach, waist, thighs, biceps and total inches). When I started I could do something like 24 swings with the 44lb kettlebell. I am up to 63 as of last night and I slacked on this for 3 weeks. When I started the chest pull with a 25lb band I had to only grab one side of it and I could only get up to 30 in my 90 seconds. Now I double it up and can get anywhere between 40-50 depending on how I'm feeling. Bicycle crunches I started at 40 and am up to 100 now.
Start of diet measurements 12/20/11:
Weight - 153.4lbs
Waist (around belly button) - 35
Hips - 37
Right thigh - 20
Left thigh - 20
Right Bicep - 11.25
Left Bicep - 11.25
TI (total inches) = 134.5
Measurements this morning 2/1/11
Weight - 138.8lbs
Waist - 30
Hips - 35
Right thigh - 18.5
Left thigh - 18
Right bicep - 10.25
Left bicep - 10.75
TI - 122.5
So that is a loss of 12 total inches over 6 weeks. A loss of 14.6 pounds but I am sure I gained some weight in muscle (not much) so that is more than 14.6lbs of fat.
Now, these pictures may not seem too startling to you but for me they are amazing. I have never been a strong or big person and have never been on a diet or been a gym rat so I've always just gone with the flow. It's nice to see with a little bit of paying attention I can rebuild my body to hopefully be more physically fit.
These are all at rest, no flexing, no sucking in. Left photos were taken 12/16/10 (4 days before I started my diet) and right pictures were taken today.
PS... this is an ongoing experiment so I hope to update this with in another month or so with new measurements, changes in routines, and pictures as long as these don't get abused. I got a long way to go but I'm down for the challenge!
this is totally wild... are you tim in disguise?? the photos aren't showing up on my computer, and I'm really interested to see the before and after difference.
02-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Not even close to Tim build wise. Haha! I was linking to external pick, I'll upload them inline here. Click to enlarge.
02-02-2011, 07:35 AM
That's incredible.. you even lost inches from your hair!! ;)
02-02-2011, 12:01 PM
based on those pics, very noticeable results ^_^
wow, way to go!! you definitely notice a difference. that's really awesome, unbelievable for such a short period of time, no?
gameface, with all the supplements you're taking, do you feel like you're really going to tax you liver and kidney? I feel like that's something I'm afraid to do considering we're already eating so much protein. I wonder how it will affect our bodies in the long run. What do you think?
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