Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Year, New attitude


BWT 319.5#

I am try a more moderate approach to my weightloss in the new year by going straight into "maintainance" at my goal weight. That is I am going to eat as if I am already at my goal weight of 242#, and gradually take the weight off over the course of the year, while I try to accustom myself to better habits.

Calorie goal: AVERAGE 3,500 Cal/day over the whole week. That is counting any binges or cheat meals, so I will try to stay under 3,000 cal on most days. Protein will be in the 150-200 gm range, to support my weightlifting efforts.


Seated OHP: 200#x5 210#x4 220#x3 230#x2 245#x1x1x1

Circuit training in machine room: 3 sets of 10 of benchpress, curls and row.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Hi Becky! Thanks for posting and galvanizing me into action. I am still working pretty hard on the cardio and the lifting, although I need to get back going on the dieting!. I will start blogging again.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

BWT 307.8# Diet 1,800 Cal.

Seated OHP: 135#x3 185#x1 210#x1/2/2 205#x1/2/2 195#x1/2/3

Losing a bit of strength on these because of the diet. I will try 200# for the ladders on Friday.

Concentration curl: 45#x6x6x6

LifeCycle (Hill level 12) 30min. Cal=304

Thursday, September 28, 2006

5# October challenge?

BWT 308#

My YMCA is offering a free T-shirt to very member who loses at least 5# in the month of October. I was kind of hoping they would give me a T-shirt for every 5# I lost, but no such luck.

I am still dieting like crazy (,1,800 Cal/day) and logging everything onto fitday. Even if I ease up a bit on weekends (but stay under 4,000 Cal/day) I should stay on pace to lose 5# a week. Cardio 6xweek is pretty tough but I am getting used to it. It would be a lot easier if I wasn't dieting, but one of the primary reasons I am doing it is to help my dieting.


V02 Max test on lifeCycle=16.6 ml/kg/min, Very Poor.

Even if I was at goal weight that is a very poor score. A well conditioned man should have a value in the 40+ range. I think mine is worse than most chain smoking couch potatoes.

LifeCycle (Hill mode level 12): 40min.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


BWT 309# Cal. 1,749

My diet is still firmly on track. I have been managing to eliminate any eating after 1PM, which seems to be a key to my sucess. Night time "grazing" has always been my Achille's heel, and probably accounts for more than half of my calories. I am still aiming high and trying to drop 5#/week for the rest of the year. I am going to have to really reign in my weekend consumption in order to keep things on track.

Workout (PM):

LifeCycle (Cardio mode): 55min. HR=143 bpm.

I still have a tough time with the first 15 min. or so, when the resistance is highest.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


BWT 312#

I am still cycling 6xweek and lifting 2xweek. Diet is under 2,000 Cal/day, although I went alot higher on Friday and Sunday. Friday was the Metropolitan opera open house, which was kicked off by a FREE performance of the new production of Madame Butterfly. We ended up having the prix fixe dinner at "DB", afterwards which turned out to be alot of food. Sunday we had dinner at a friends which again put me over my goal.


Seated OHP: 135#x3 185#x1 210#x1/2/3/1/2/3/1/2/2

Missed the final ladder.

Cable curls: 80#x7x5x5x5

LifeCycle, Hill climbing mode level 12, 40 min. HR=140-150 bpm Cal.=407


LifeCycle, Cardio mode, 55min. HR=143 bpm


Seated OHP: 135#x3 185#x1 210#x1/2/3 235#x1x1 210#x1/2/2

Cable curl: 80#x5x5x5

LifeCycle, Cardio mode, 40min. HR=143 bpm


LifeCycle, Cardio mode, 55min. HR=143 bpm

Thursday, September 21, 2006


BWT 310#


Exercise: LifeCycle 55min, HR=143bpm

I am getting used to the lifeCycle. My legs are no longer seizing up after a 55min. ride.