Friday, 17 June 2011

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Since being off the diet, I've been looking around for good recipes with lots of protein and a relatively low number of carbs.  These turkey meatloaf muffins look pretty good, and after I found the video, I was hoping that there would be other videos from models, so maybe I could get lots of really good help.

Unfortunately, I think Jamie is the only one who does videos for her recipes.  She has a few up, and I think this one looks the best.  Honestly, I think the Food Network should do a show just for healthy eating.  I'd watch every episode.  They'd probably give Gordon Ramsey another show instead though because everybody loves seeing him yell at people for being donkeys.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Food stuff

So I'm thinking about what I should write about for this blog, since I'm not going to have any updates on my leg for a while and I'm not going to be able to go for my powerlifting goals until that's all fixed up.

I think I'm going to continue cutting weight and write about that.  From what I hear, it's pretty simple:

I'll be a little more precise than that, but that's what I'll be looking at - foods that I eat and stuff like that.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Update about my leg

So after a few weeks of physiotherapy and now that we can see all the swelling has gone down... I've definitely partially torn my PCL.  None of the physiotherapists understand how it could have happened, so it might actually be an old injury that just got aggravated by other activities I was doing which caused the swelling.

Going to see a doctor next week to schedule an MRI to take a good look at what exactly is happening with my leg.  Hopefully I can get back to doing legs again soon - don't want to look like I just work beach muscles at the gym.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Diet finished a couple days ago

So I finished up the diet a couple days ago, but I've been busy with midterms and assignments so I didn't get a chance to post my "after" picture.  Either way, I went through 16 lbs in 30 days, and I've been back to the gym since haven't lost that much strength.

I still can't check my squats or my deadlifts because of my knee but I did get the go ahead from my physiotherapist to do empty bar, or lighter dumbell squats and deadlifts.

I now need to go and figure out how many plates I need to stack up to get an empty bar at the right level from the ground.  A 45 lb plate is actually made at the perfect height to be broken from the ground to do deadlifts with, so I never had to do this before (I started with 1 plate on each side).  The act of breaking the bar from an unmoving position (a "dead" position, thus the name) is extremely important for deadlifts too because it's the hardest part of the lift, so I'm not going to just lift it without putting the bar back down on something.

I always see people at the gym doing deadlifts where they don't put the bar back on the ground after each rep.  This is wrong.  Those are not deadlifts and they don't work your body the way deadlifts do.  Don't be that guy!

Now to relax, get back to promoting this blog, checking things out at and going to the gym!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Little mad at monster

So for the last few days I've been really busy with my summer courses and I've needed to stay up late because I underestimated the time that was required to do one of my assignments.  Usually I'd just pick up some smaller energy drinks or have some coffee, but because of this diet, I took another look around Walmart to see if anything matched up correctly.  Lo and behold, I saw this stuff:

Monster's "LO-CARB" energy drink.  Sounded great for a diet where you're trying to watch your carbs, right?  So I bought a pack and over the last couple days I've had them.  They REALLY gave me some energy, so I thought that it must just be a great product.

After drinking the last can, I took a look at the ingredients.

The number 2 non-medicinal ingredient listed was sucrose.  As in sugar. As in a very simple carbohydrate with a glycemic index of 67-68.  No wonder it was giving me so much energy, the "LO-CARB" version of this energy drink is full of carbs.

Probably set me back a couple of days.  Tasted really bad too, not worth the price at all.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Day 25 - new pic

Getting pretty close to the end. Just wanted to give you guys a look at what the difference has been over the last 20 days.

Day 5:

and today:

I've managed to keep up most of the muscle.  Went to the gym yesterday and was able to lift the same amount of weight, but for a couple fewer reps than when I started.  This could be because my muscles just don't have as much energy in them because of the diet, so I'll have to retest after I finish, but everything looks good.  Maybe NO-XPLODE really does help get those extra couple reps out.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Day 22

Had a chance to weigh myself today - looking at 214 lbs - so a good 16 lbs in.  I was hoping to have lost a bit more, but still, 16 in 22 days is pretty decent.  I'm thinking I'll keep up the diet until the end of May at least, but we'll see how things are at the end of next week for that decision.