Boring Title, but I wanted to make it an easy search. Here we go.
I hope this log helps some young man like myself. I live passionately, which means I'm devoted to working hard which results in 70-80 hr work weeks. I am also passionate about my family, my friends, and my city and I try to enjoy every bit of my life, especially in the summer. I wont let keto keep me from doing the things I love, which means an occasional off period and I will describe those as they happen.
2 years ago I was around 215lbs and although I wasnt terribly out of shape, I got serious about nutrition and lifting weights. I bought, read, and still use this book for lifting and for a year until I found keto I used the nutrition advice. http://www.amazon.com/New-Rules-Lift.../dp/1583332383
At the end of April 2010, I was in pretty good shape after nearly a year of following the "New Rules of Lifting" but I started keto. Thats the first picture.
I did keto for 8 weeks and it was awesome. Check the results in the second picture.
I took 9 weeks off in the summer. I worked 70-80 hours as a bar-tender on a Chicago tour boat and partied 5-7 nights a week. Injuries (many that resulted from partying too hard) kept me from working out all summer, but I did ride my bicycle for 20 or more miles a day and working on the boat offers some opportunities for exercise (try hauling wet lines (the ropes for you non-mariners) around for half an hour.) I paid some attention to what I ate, mainly focusing on getting my req protein and avoiding too much simple sugar/carbohydrate. Check the results of my summer of partying in the third picture.
September started and I got back on ckd, but two weeks into it I discovered I had a broken wrist from a bicycle accident. I switched to SKD at a 500 cal deficit and did only cardio and ab work during the 6 weeks my wrist healed, save a 4 day fishing trip when I was completely off the diet. This was a mistake, as I did not up my cals enough and lost LBM.
When I healed at the end of October I started lifting again on the "New Rules" program and I usually add a day or two of HIIT in the gym. I carbed up around every 2-3 weeks, but pretty much as soon as I felt I needed it, or a social event on the weekend, and I am a Bears season ticket holder, so tail-gating counts. Besides that, I stopped counting my calories and my diet during the week consisted of casein, heavy cream, salami, cheese, spinach, bacon, eggs, tuna, broc, whey, and natty pb. I am also fortunate to have a cheap source of grass fed beef so I eat beef daily prepared in a number of different ways, but my favorites are stroganoff with broc instead of noodles and steak with some decent spices served on spinach with oil and vinegar dressing. When December hit and I had 2 weeks vacation, I did not stay on Keto but followed generally low carb and also missed a hand full of workouts. I started back seriously this last week, but I partied on friday and saturday this weekend which meant I was definitely knocked out of keto. Which brings me to today. Thats the last pic and I'm weighing in at 181lbs. I was unable to check my body fat because the gym lost it
Allright, I think that's it. I'll try to post weekly and include information on how to deal with social events as they come about. Below is my former signature which basically sums up all the above information and gives weight/bf
6/21/10 175lbs /9.5% bf
Summer of drinking and partying
9/22/10 193lbs / 14.5%bf
9/26/10 187lbs / 13.5% bf
10/4/10 187lbs/ 11.5% bf
Broken wrist, weekend fishing trip/3 day dirty carb-up
10/12/10 191lbs/ 11.5% bf
10/19/10 186lbs/ 10.5% bf
10/26/10 184lbs/ 10.5% bf
11/2/10 182lbs/ 14% bf (new gym, new bf scale)
11/9/10 179lbs/ 13.5% bf
11/16/10 182lbs/ 12.5% bf
11/25/10 179lbs/ 10.8% bf
12/5/10 179.5 lbs, 10.6% bf
12/11/10 176.5 10.5% bf
1/9/10 181.4lbs/ ?%bf