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ColtsForTheWin
05-10-2007, 11:45 AM
Well, it's been a decent 3+ month cut so far, but now it's time to take this seriously. I'm going to start a journal here to gauge my progress.

Currently, I'm doing full-body workouts 3x a week and cardio/basketball all the other days.

MWS

Bench Press, Decline Press, Bent-over Barbell Rows, Squats, Pull-ups, Crunches, Leg Raises

T, Th, F, S
Either 45 minutes of cardio at 160-180 beats per minute or 2-3 hours of basketball.

Diet will be posted on a daily basis.

Starting Weight: 189

Thanks, and so it begins.

thundergut
05-10-2007, 01:33 PM
Best of luck man!

phil2007
05-10-2007, 01:40 PM
pictures?

ColtsForTheWin
05-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Check my profile.

Anyways, these two days were probably bad days to start a journal because of exams but...I have to post still.

Today

Meal 1:
2 Kashi GoLean Peanut Peanut Butter TLC Bars
One scoop optimum whey
1C, 1E
Multivitamin
EGCG supplement

Meal 2:
2 Kashi GoLean TLC Bars
(Math exam)

Meal 3-4 (eaten over a 2 hour span in stress over math)
2+ servings of cashews/peanuts (500 calories)
1 Kashi GoLean Bar

Meal 5:
Brown Rice
Grilled flank steak strip
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon
EGCG supplement

(workout--35 minutes of supersetting--bench/squat/rows, pullups/decline bench/abs)

Meal 6:
PWO Shake

Total:
400+300+600+600+300 = 2200 Calories

-Aaron-
05-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Good progress, keep it up!

KowboysUp
05-11-2007, 09:39 AM
Despite the fact that I'm a pats fan from New England and am sworn to hate your team as a birthright, I'm going to follow your jornal because you and I are about about the same exact spot. I've been going since the end of Feb, I'm at about 13%, and I'm pushing through the finish line of my cut right as summer comes around as well. good luck

ColtsForTheWin
05-12-2007, 12:11 AM
Ugh, I'm so stressed and have only been sleeping ~3 hours a night. I ate liek crap today...again

Meal 1:
2 Kashi TLC
1 scoop whey
1 multi
1 fish oil
1 EGCG
0.5 EC

Meal 2:
Cashew Chicken, beef
Rice

Meal 3:
Nuts (600 calories worth -_-)

Meal 4:
Tilapia Fish w/ Long Grain Rice
0.5 EC

2.5 hours of basketball

Meal 5:
Grilled Chicken

Total:
400 + 600 + 600 + 600 + 200 = 2400

ColtsForTheWin
05-13-2007, 12:52 AM
Wow, I really have got to regulate my stress and my diet. Okay, no more of this bs like today. Ugh.

Meal 1:
1 kashi TLC

Meal 2:
Chicken sandwich, cashews, TLC (600)

Meal 3:
2 chicken marsalas, mashed potatoes (1100 calories)

Meal 4:
Rice cakes, vegetable chips (400)

1 hour of weightlifting

Meal 5:
PWO Shake

Total: 2600 calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-13-2007, 08:49 PM
Meal 1:
2 kashi golean, one scoop whey
1 E
1 C
1 EGCG
1 multi
1 fish oil

Meal 2:
one Kashi go lean

45 minutes of cardio @ 171 heart beats per minute
30 minutes of basketball drills

Meal 3:
2 scoops whey

Meal 4:
Steak w/ brown rice (400 calories)

Meal 5:
Steak w/ brown rice (400 calories)

Meal 6:
Nuts (400 calories)

Total: ~2000 calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-14-2007, 08:40 PM
I cycled up calories dirtily today because I was lifting...lifts have gone up!

Meal 1:
2 Kashi TLC
1 scoop whey
0.5E
0.5C
1 EGCG, 1 Multi, 1 fish oil

Meal 2:
1 Kashi TLC (140)

Meal 3:
1/2 salmon, brown rice (300)

Meal 4:
1/2 salmon, brown rice, cashews, vegetable chips (800 calories)

Meal 5:
1 Kashi TLC (140)

Workout, supersets, upped bench by 5 pounds
45 minutes of shooting a basketball

Meal 6:
PWO Shake (300)

Meal 7:
Grilled chicken breast, 8 cashews, one pretzel (300 calories)

Total: 2380 Calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Meal 1:
2 Kashi TLC
1 E, 1C, 1 multi, 1 fish oil, 1 EGCG

Meal 2:
Grilled chicken breast w/ lettuce/tomato
One slice of bread

Meal 3:
Chicken Breast w/ lettuce/tomato
1/2 rice cake

Meal 4:
1 Kashi TLC

1 hour of cardio @170 bpm

Meal 5:
Protein shake (35g whey)

Meal 6:
Brocolli, General's Chicken (grilled chicken breast w/ general's sauce...not as bad as you think), 1/2 sesame salmon (600 calories)

Meal 7:
1/2 sesame salmon (300 calories)

~2000 calories total

ColtsForTheWin
05-17-2007, 01:27 AM
Wow...talk about catabolic.

Meal 1:
2 Kashi TLC
1 scoop whey
1E 1C
1 Multivitamin
1 fish oil
1 EGCG

Meal 2:
Chicken Breast
One slice bread

Meal 3:
Chicken Breast
1 Kashi TLC

3.5 hours of basketball

Meal 4:
8 california rolls (400 calories)
vegetable chips (100 calories)
1 Kashi TLC (140)
1 Chicken Breast (200)

Meal 5:
1 chicken breast
Salad
Pretzels/half a lof of bread (150)


Total:
~2000 calories

futamuscleman
05-17-2007, 01:44 AM
Man you look great. Just had a look at your bodyspace. You look alot more defined / ripped (6-pack + pecs).

Good luck getting to your goal (10%). Keep at it and I'm sure you'll get there.

ColtsForTheWin
05-17-2007, 11:18 PM
Interesting refeed day...

Meal 1:
2 Kashi GoLean
1 scoop whey
1 E 1C
1 EGCG
1 multi

Meal 2:
Vegetable chips, rice cakes, wafers, mixed nuts (700 calories)

Meal 3:
1 scoop whey

45 mins lifting

Meal 4:
PWO Shake

Meal 5:
Beef stirfry w/ white rice (500)
Rice cakes (100)

Meal 6:
Chicken salad (150)

Meal 7:
cashews (400)

Total: 2650 calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-18-2007, 10:41 PM
wow i'm such an idiot. It is sooooooooooo hard to balance this cut with an overloaded schedule...I might have to cut another month at this rate. I'm so disgusted with myself...and I'm guilt tripped into going to a very unhealthy restaurant sunday too.

Meal 1:
2 Kashi TLC
1 Scoop whey
0.5 EC stack
1 EGCG, multi

Meal 2:
Kashi TLC

Meal 3:
Turkey breast (200)

Meal 4:
Kashi TLC

Meal 5:
Steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus (500)
Nuts, Banana bread, rice cakes, candy (600)

2.5-3 hours of bball

Meal 6:
Grilled chicken (200)

2200 calories

Disappointing.

Dont-Buy-Pete
05-18-2007, 10:44 PM
Reps 4 Noodz

niiick
05-19-2007, 02:27 AM
no macros?

ColtsForTheWin
05-19-2007, 10:55 AM
I'd post macros, but I don't keep track of anything that precisely.

I eat at least 180 grams of protein a day and try to keep carb intake relatively low unless i'm lifting or refeeding. The reason i'm not posting macros is because this journal is more or less for me, and I know for a fact that I usually get enough protein in for muscle maintenance.

ColtsForTheWin
05-19-2007, 09:19 PM
Okay, today was my biggest failure yet. 1500 calories in cashews in one sitting!!!! It didn't fill me up AT ALL.

The worst part is I've been hungry all day trying to make up for it. Tomorrow I have a lunch I need to go to and then it's back on this cut. UGH.

Meal 1:
2 Kashi

Meal 2:
Cashews, kashi, banana bread (1700)

Meal 3:
Kashi

45 minutes lifting + 35 minutes of hard cardio

Meal 4:
PWO Shake

Meal 5:
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce/tomato

Meal 6:
Grilled Chicken breast, lettuce/tomato

Total: 2800 calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-20-2007, 08:08 PM
mmm...interesting day today. i woke up late for the lunch and...well my diet wsa pretty weird today.

Meal 1:
3 kashi
1E 1C
1 EGCG, multi

Meal 2:
20g whey

50 minutes cardio

Meal 3:
Salmon, grilled chicken, brown rice, rice cakes, fruit chips (1100)

Meal 4:

Salmon, fruit chips, rice cakes (500)


Total:
2200 calories

ScottC
05-21-2007, 04:39 AM
Hardly any fruits or veggies....

ColtsForTheWin
05-21-2007, 12:44 PM
Hardly any fruits or veggies....

yea...that could explain why i'm always hungry. i'm running low on dining and fruits and veggies have like no calories.

ColtsForTheWin
05-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Another day closer to summer and taking a break...ugh.

Meal 1:
2 Kashi
One scoop whey
0.5 EC
1 EGCG, multi

Meal 2:
1 Kashi

Meal 3:
Grilled chicken breast

Meal 4:
Grilled Chicken Breast
1 slice bread
2 Rice Cakes

Meal 5:
1 Kashi

50 minutes cardio, 40 minutes basketball

Meal 6:
Tuna w/ lots of veggies (300)
Grilled chicken
2 Rice cakes (100)
Small amount of Munchies/bread/pretzels (100)
1 Kashi

Total: ~2000 calories

ScottC
05-22-2007, 05:25 AM
I have one question Colts:

For the last 5 months or so, you have posted nothing but threads about how you can only eat tuna subs because your at school and your school food stinks, you won't walk to the store, blah blah, blah,...and now all of the sudden you are eating chicken breast, steak, salmon, etc., so what gives?

ColtsForTheWin
05-22-2007, 06:48 AM
I have one question Colts:

For the last 5 months or so, you have posted nothing but threads about how you can only eat tuna subs because your at school and your school food stinks, you won't walk to the store, blah blah, blah,...and now all of the sudden you are eating chicken breast, steak, salmon, etc., so what gives?

The weather got better and I decided it wasn't worth taking a risk on tuna subs. i had eaten them for liek 2 weeks straight before I stopped.

Just for the record, the school food does stink...at least for a cut.

ColtsForTheWin
05-22-2007, 11:31 PM
So I kind of cycled up calories today.

Meal 1:
2 kashi, rice cake (330)

sleep for a few hours

Meal 2:
2 Kashi
One scoop whey, 2 rice cakes (500)

45 minutes workout

Meal 3:
PWO Shake

Meal 4:
Tuna w/ lots of veggies (400)
bite of garlic, a little pasta, a bite of chicken parm (150)
3 Rice Cakes (150)

Meal 5:
2 rice cakes (100)

Meal 6:
Grilled Chicken w/ lettuce/tomato (200)

Total:

~2200

ColtsForTheWin
05-23-2007, 10:45 PM
Meal 1:
2 Kashi
1 Scoop whey
1 Rice Cake
0.5 EC, 1 EGCG
(450)

Meal 2:
1 Kashi (140)

Meal 3:
1 grilled chicken breast, 1 slice bread (300)

Sleep

Meal 4:
1 Grilled chicken breast
3 Rice Cakes
1 Kashi
1EC, 1 EGCG (500)

Meal 5:
Grilled Chicken Breast
Brocolli
Half a potato
Corncake (500)

3 hours of light to medium intensity basketball

Meal 6:
Tuna w/ lots of veggies (350)
Grilled Chicken Breast (150)

Total: ~2400

ColtsForTheWin
05-24-2007, 06:14 PM
Meal 1:
3 Rice Cakes
1 Scoop whey (30 g protein)
(300 calories)

Meal 2:
3 Kashi (520)

45 minutes of Cardio

Meal 3:
Salmon, Brown Rice, Grilled Chicken (700)
(45g carbs, 60g protein, 30g fat)

Meal 4:
Salmon, Grilled Chicken, 3 Rice Cakes (~500)
(33g carbs, 40 g protein, 20g fat)

Meal 5:
Piece of grilled chicken

Total:
~2200

ColtsForTheWin
05-25-2007, 10:05 PM
Bad cheat today...especially since I'm planning on cheating tomorrow.

Meal 1:
2 Kashi
1 Scoop whey
1 Rice Cake (50g carbs)

Meal 2:
1 Kashi (20g carbs)

Meal 3:
Roast beef sub (50g protein, 60 carbs)
3 Rice Cakes (30 g carbs)

Sleep

Meal 4 (cheat):
2 Kashi (40 g)
6 Rice Cakes (60g)
Banana Bread (20g)
2 werthers (40 cals, 10g)
Honey Roasted Peanuts (200 cals, 10g carbs)

Meal 5:
Protein Shake

3 hours bball

Meal 6:
Tuna

~2500 calories

ColtsForTheWin
05-26-2007, 11:03 PM
Not even gonna bother to post the details of today.

5000-6000+ calories XD.

Refer to this thread:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=2919241

ColtsForTheWin
05-27-2007, 10:29 PM
Today was craaazy

Meal 1:
3 slices of double fiber bread
1 EC, multi, EGCG
1 Scoop whey
(400 calories, 40g protein)

1 hour of cardio (1000 calories burned)
20 minutes of walking
2.5 hours of disk (2000 calories burned)

Meal 2:
Roast beef, carrots (250 cals, 40g protein)

Meal 3:
Roast Beef, carrots (250 cals, 40g protein)

Meal 4:
Roast beef, almonds, peanuts (700 cals, 40g protein)

Total:
~1600 cals