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  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,496Member Member Posts: 1,496Member Member
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    Can I just take some valuable space on this thread to say how much it sucks cutting during the holidays? Okay, maybe I should say trying to cut during the holidays. Egg nog with lots of rum is SOOO delicious! :'(

    And to think i thought i was the only idiot cutting during the holidays. Welcome to the club!!!

    Please don't get the wrong impression, I said I was trying to cut during the holidays! My weight has flatlined the last two weeks because of Thanksgiving and a Christmas party this past weekend.

    A note to those concerned about privacy and going on a cut, make sure nobody has access to your weigh-in data. You can see every f'ing vacation and party I went to on mine! :D

    https://trendweight.com/u/33c32eeb797249/

    Don't get me started on trying to cut and ending up maintaining. On page #1 of the thread (4/23/2018) my goal was to get down to the mid 160s to be lean enough to justify a solid lean bulk and that's still the plan having never gotten lower than 170 over that 600+ day span. 176.4 this morning, 166 is the target to be ~10%
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    Can I just take some valuable space on this thread to say how much it sucks cutting during the holidays? Okay, maybe I should say trying to cut during the holidays. Egg nog with lots of rum is SOOO delicious! :'(

    And to think i thought i was the only idiot cutting during the holidays. Welcome to the club!!!

    Please don't get the wrong impression, I said I was trying to cut during the holidays! My weight has flatlined the last two weeks because of Thanksgiving and a Christmas party this past weekend.

    A note to those concerned about privacy and going on a cut, make sure nobody has access to your weigh-in data. You can see every f'ing vacation and party I went to on mine! :D

    https://trendweight.com/u/33c32eeb797249/

    I feel you man. I hit 168 before Thanksgiving, bumped to 173 after with eating normal foods and adding Creatine to my routine. I hit 172 this morning.

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    I find when i get real strict keto it works more effectively. But these past 2 weeks have been difficult.

    ETA: strict keto for me is 50 total carbs and 20-25 net. Generally, it also means removing Quest bars (my crack).
    edited December 2019
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    steveko89 wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    Can I just take some valuable space on this thread to say how much it sucks cutting during the holidays? Okay, maybe I should say trying to cut during the holidays. Egg nog with lots of rum is SOOO delicious! :'(

    And to think i thought i was the only idiot cutting during the holidays. Welcome to the club!!!

    Please don't get the wrong impression, I said I was trying to cut during the holidays! My weight has flatlined the last two weeks because of Thanksgiving and a Christmas party this past weekend.

    A note to those concerned about privacy and going on a cut, make sure nobody has access to your weigh-in data. You can see every f'ing vacation and party I went to on mine! :D

    https://trendweight.com/u/33c32eeb797249/

    Don't get me started on trying to cut and ending up maintaining. On page #1 of the thread (4/23/2018) my goal was to get down to the mid 160s to be lean enough to justify a solid lean bulk and that's still the plan having never gotten lower than 170 over that 600+ day span. 176.4 this morning, 166 is the target to be ~10%

    Honestly... Cutting down 15lbs was like the hardest freaking thing I've ever done in terms of weightloss goals...

    I use to weigh over 333lbs and didn't stop dropping until I hit about 158lbs... At that point I bulked up to 190lbs and fought like hell to get back down to 175lbs...

    Then I bulked up to about 188-189lbs and it took about 5-6 months of hard work to get back down to 169lbs, which I reached last Sept... Today I'm about 174ish at 6'

    Not sure why I do it lol, it's not like I'm ever going to try and get on a stage or anything... But I guess this constantly trying to improve myself is what maintenance is going to look like for me 🤷🏽‍♂️

    tbggkhla49gp.jpg

    Insane progress man. Congrats on working through the struggles.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    steveko89 wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    Can I just take some valuable space on this thread to say how much it sucks cutting during the holidays? Okay, maybe I should say trying to cut during the holidays. Egg nog with lots of rum is SOOO delicious! :'(

    And to think i thought i was the only idiot cutting during the holidays. Welcome to the club!!!

    Please don't get the wrong impression, I said I was trying to cut during the holidays! My weight has flatlined the last two weeks because of Thanksgiving and a Christmas party this past weekend.

    A note to those concerned about privacy and going on a cut, make sure nobody has access to your weigh-in data. You can see every f'ing vacation and party I went to on mine! :D

    https://trendweight.com/u/33c32eeb797249/

    Don't get me started on trying to cut and ending up maintaining. On page #1 of the thread (4/23/2018) my goal was to get down to the mid 160s to be lean enough to justify a solid lean bulk and that's still the plan having never gotten lower than 170 over that 600+ day span. 176.4 this morning, 166 is the target to be ~10%

    I pretty much had the same goal with similar stats. I started at 177... And here i am at 172 with fighting to get low to mid 160s
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,645Member Member Posts: 8,645Member Member
    Wow @Mr_Healthy_Habits ... You are amazing. That is some inspirational progress right there!!
  • Mr_Healthy_HabitsMr_Healthy_Habits Posts: 8,769Member Member Posts: 8,769Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    psuLemon wrote: »
    GaryRuns wrote: »
    Can I just take some valuable space on this thread to say how much it sucks cutting during the holidays? Okay, maybe I should say trying to cut during the holidays. Egg nog with lots of rum is SOOO delicious! :'(

    And to think i thought i was the only idiot cutting during the holidays. Welcome to the club!!!

    Please don't get the wrong impression, I said I was trying to cut during the holidays! My weight has flatlined the last two weeks because of Thanksgiving and a Christmas party this past weekend.

    A note to those concerned about privacy and going on a cut, make sure nobody has access to your weigh-in data. You can see every f'ing vacation and party I went to on mine! :D

    https://trendweight.com/u/33c32eeb797249/

    Don't get me started on trying to cut and ending up maintaining. On page #1 of the thread (4/23/2018) my goal was to get down to the mid 160s to be lean enough to justify a solid lean bulk and that's still the plan having never gotten lower than 170 over that 600+ day span. 176.4 this morning, 166 is the target to be ~10%

    Honestly... Cutting down 15lbs was like the hardest freaking thing I've ever done in terms of weightloss goals...

    I use to weigh over 333lbs and didn't stop dropping until I hit about 158lbs... At that point I bulked up to 190lbs and fought like hell to get back down to 175lbs...

    Then I bulked up to about 188-189lbs and it took about 5-6 months of hard work to get back down to 169lbs, which I reached last Sept... Today I'm about 174ish at 6'

    Not sure why I do it lol, it's not like I'm ever going to try and get on a stage or anything... But I guess this constantly trying to improve myself is what maintenance is going to look like for me 🤷🏽‍♂️

    tbggkhla49gp.jpg

    Insane progress man. Congrats on working through the struggles.
    sardelsa wrote: »
    Wow @Mr_Healthy_Habits ... You are amazing. That is some inspirational progress right there!!

    Thank you guys, it's appreciated 💕...
    That's 2012- 2019
  • mom23mangosmom23mangos Posts: 2,893Member Member Posts: 2,893Member Member
    Your transformation is mind blowing @Mr_Healthy_Habits. Not many people could be disciplined enough to bulk not once but twice after losing such a substantial amount of weight.
  • Mr_Healthy_HabitsMr_Healthy_Habits Posts: 8,769Member Member Posts: 8,769Member Member
    Your transformation is mind blowing @Mr_Healthy_Habits. Not many people could be disciplined enough to bulk not once but twice after losing such a substantial amount of weight.

    Thank you, very kindly 💕...
    You know I will say that it wasn't actually cutting that 15lbs that was the hardest thing...

    The hardest was allowing myself to gain weight back after losing it in the first place...

    Marvel movies and Thor had me inspired tho 😂
    edited December 2019
  • chickencerealchickencereal Posts: 81Member Member Posts: 81Member Member
    @Mr_Healthy_Habits I am speechless, WOW. You are inspiring as heck. If you can become Thor I can become She-Ra.

  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,496Member Member Posts: 1,496Member Member
    Your transformation is mind blowing @Mr_Healthy_Habits. Not many people could be disciplined enough to bulk not once but twice after losing such a substantial amount of weight.

    Thank you, very kindly 💕...
    You know I will say that it wasn't actually cutting that 15lbs that was the hardest thing...

    The hardest was allowing myself to gain weight back after losing it in the first place...

    Marvel movies and Thor had me inspired tho 😂

    No joke, that's an incredible transformation.

    Captain America (and my wife's obsession with Chris Evans) is what got me to finally start lifting.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,496Member Member Posts: 1,496Member Member
    IF update: I do have to say, since getting back to 16:8 IF right before Thanksgiving, adherence is coming pretty easily and I've been able to adjust my eating routine without too much of an issue. Not counting Thanksgiving weekend, I've hit 77% below maintenance compared with 55% in the 226 days prior (since I got away from IF the last time)... oof is that a depressing number.
  • imforndimfornd Posts: 414Member Member Posts: 414Member Member
    I do a lean bulk --- people consume to many calories when bulking when really you only need 250+/- /day extra and of those most from protein - I just entered my leaning cutting for 8 weeks - cutting carbs to 100/day and increasing protein to 300 from 250/day .... increase my low level cardio 10 minutes more per session
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,562Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Entered my holiday season where I stop logging. We will see how this goes, lol.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,645Member Member Posts: 8,645Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Entered my holiday season where I stop logging. We will see how this goes, lol.

    Ahhh good luck!
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 407Member Member Posts: 407Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Entered my holiday season where I stop logging. We will see how this goes, lol.

    Great minds. I’m tired of logging. I usually maintain ok over the holidays. I try and do a bit more cardio as I only have access to a hotel gym for a week.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,496Member Member Posts: 1,496Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Entered my holiday season where I stop logging. We will see how this goes, lol.

    Great minds. I’m tired of logging. I usually maintain ok over the holidays. I try and do a bit more cardio as I only have access to a hotel gym for a week.

    Good luck to you both. I don't have any confidence in my ability to effectively maintain without logging at this point. The thought of not gave me low-key anxiety.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,645Member Member Posts: 8,645Member Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Entered my holiday season where I stop logging. We will see how this goes, lol.

    Great minds. I’m tired of logging. I usually maintain ok over the holidays. I try and do a bit more cardio as I only have access to a hotel gym for a week.

    I've been over logging since 2015 :D .. sometimes I log a day, a meal, a food, only main protein sources. Now I can't be bothered to add anything into my diary
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