It has been far too long…..

I have now sustained my weight loss for a long time.  I am down to about 215 lbs. give or take, and have been there for a while.

I haven’t fallen off the wagon or gained my weight back.


I have made several changes now, however:

  • I no longer practice Intermittent Fasting.  This is not in response to anything particular, I just wanted to see what happened.  So far nothing appreciable has changed.
  • I still lift heavy weights, but I now lift four times per week instead of three.  I also have shifted my focus to more hypertrophy, to try to fill in some of the loose skin a little better.
  • I still track my intake meticulously through myfitnesspal, but I have loosened up a bit.  I don’t have nearly as many “off limit” foods anymore.
  • I also strive to maintain a steady balance of Fats in my diet as well, equaling .45g/lb. of bodyweight.  This is essential for proper hormonal functioning.
  • I also consume ~.82g/lb. of Protein as well.

This was just a short update to let you know that I am still in the fight.  Hopefully there will be more to come soon.


Thanks for reading!

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Long time away…….

I think I am close to returning to the mindspace that allowed me to write in this blog before.

I am still here, plugging away at the weights and keeping the weight off.  I am eating quite a bit more calories, and slowly losing more fat while gaining muscle and strength.  It really feels great!

I need to think of a good topic for my official return post, so stay tuned!

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A great post on New Year’s resolutions by a friend of mine.

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Sorry for the long delay……

Hello readers,

I know it has been a long time since my last post, and I sincerely apologize for that!

I will be writing an article soon that may help some people achieve their upcoming weight loss resolutions.

In the meantime, jut wanted to let you know that I have been using the time since my last post to build strength, and therefore have upped my caloric intake quite a bit. I am holding steady around 223-225 pounds, but I know that my body fat percentage is still coming down, but much more slowly than before. This has tested my psyche, as I am used to a much more rapid weight loss. To be honest, it freaked me out a little. I am finally coming to terms with the fact that I don’t have to be quite as obsessive as I was in the past regarding my caloric intake, and this has come as a relief (especially during the holidays!).

I am still practicing IF, and still cycling my carbohydrates depending on whether or not it is a training day or not, but the calories have increased quite a bit.

Anyway, I will be back soon with a new article. See you soon!

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Pretty darn interesting…

Science & Space

(Correction appended Sept. 26, 2012.)

Time was, the solar system was raining rocks. You only need to look at the cratered face of airless bodies like Mercury and the moon to get a sense of the cosmic crossfire that took place back when the local worlds were just forming and much of the debris that helped make them up was still flying free. Even now, planets and moons occasionally swap rubble, with odd bits of, say Mars, blasted into space by a long-ago meteor spiraling slowly in to get snagged by Earth.

This kind of planetary tissue exchange long ago gave rise to the  concept of panspermia — the idea that life on Earth may not have originated here at all, but rather was imported in the form of organic building blocks or even microorganisms from far away. Earth, in turn, may have similarly seeded other worlds. The catch is…

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I have absolutely noticed more mental clarity after upping my fish oil intake to 2g EPA/1g DHA per day.

The Chart

People with diets short on omega-3 fatty acids – the kind found in fish oil – were more likely to experience accelerated brain aging, a new study found.

“People with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of brain aging,” said Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, a member of the UCLA Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology.

The study was published Tuesday in the print edition of the journal Neurology.

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