Saturday, 30 April 2011

Day 6 Keto - new pic up

Day 6 into keto, eating sausages and cheese like they're the only thing in the world.  I counted the calories I was eating yesterday, and at 170 cals per sausage, and 120 cals per quarter cup of cheese, I'm still ate 2490 calories yesterday.  That's also the least I've eaten since I've started.

I don't understand how some people can say that it's just food boredom or something that lets keto diets work.  This is about 600-700 calories less than I was eating when I was bulking and I'm pretty sure my BMR is somewhere around 2700.

Some people.

Friday, 29 April 2011

First pic up!

So it's day 5 of my keto diet, and I have my first picture up.  This is my start:

Now that I look at it, I may have bulked a little too hard towards the end of last semester, haha.  Oh well, the keto diet in the past has helped me lose ~1 lb per day.  Based on the fact that I really was overeating at the end of last semester and I've stopped taking NO-XPLODE, I should be able to reduce my weight pretty quickly (because of the reduction in creatine).

Going for 30 days (day 5 now) I should be able to get down to my goal weight of 205.  If I don't reach it by then, I'll take a closer look at my diet, and lose the rest using a lowered calorie 50% protein, 30% fat, 20% carbs diet with 500 calories less than my BMR.

Next post I'll go into more detail about what I'm eating while on this diet.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Updates - pics tonight

So I went to GNC today, and the first guy I talked to said they didn't have callipers for measuring body fat percentage, and that they didn't have any tape measures for measuring other body part.  When he asked his manager if they had any tape measures in the back, the manager pulled out callipers for bf%... Sometimes I wonder about that place.

Still looking for a tape measure.  Goals are still about weight and bf% right now (cutting) so I can update about that.  If anybody knows where I can get a good 1 hand tape measure, please let me know!

Updated my body space and my goals for now:
  • Weight down from 230 to 205
  • BF% down from 18.6% to ~10%
And my summer goals:
  • Bench up from 245 lbs to 260 lbs
  • Squat up from 209 lbs to 315 lbs
  • Deadlift up from 280 lbs to 405 lbs (a stretch, I know)
  • OHP up from 135 lbs to 205 lbs
After I get my weight down, I'll probably do measurements for my body (chest etc.) and have other goals there.  For example, while I only want to get to 260 lbs for my bench, I know that  I'll want to do more flys and dumbell press to make my chest look more proportionate. 

The main reason I'm keeping the barbell bench so low is because my gym doesn't have very good hooks for their benches, and so I need to press up before I can get the bar into position.  This isn't good technique for bench press.  I'm thinking of switching gyms for better benches - I'll need to look into what's available around here.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


So I set up my bodyspace on (didn't know they had a blog area, wouldn't use it anyway it's kind of ... clunky).  BUT I am going to use it for pic uploads and stuff.  Gonna keep the two somewhat synced - but you can see some of my goals there.

Pics go up tomorrow!

Where I'm at


Not sure of body fat % (might get something to measure if I go for my next supplement order)
23 years old

I'm also on a keto diet - gonna look to stay on for 30 days.  I'm already 3 days in, but I'll see what I can do for a camera to take some pictures so I can see the difference.

After I take some pics, I'll give some idea of what I'm unhappy about aesthetically too.

Not all business

So after blogging for a few days about my business ideas, I've noticed that I've started to follow a lot of people who aren't necessarily "business oriented" or "computer science oriented" and that's because I have other interests than just my business ideas.

I've decided that I'm going to make a couple more blogs to separate everything out and to keep me going with some of my other projects.

THIS blog, is going to be about my body-building/body-aesthetics routine.  I'm not going to become a big body builder, and I'm more interested in how my body looks than how big my body can get.  I'll post a bit about where I'm at in a bit, but right now I'm going to go start another blog about my nerdy-gamer-programmer side and explain what I'm doing for that project.