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Unread 01-30-2017, 03:35 AM
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250k Challenge - Week 3 Summary
Avg Weight: 228.9lbs (-0.1lbs/-3.9lbs)

Weekly steps: 67k

Between travelling, going to meetings and living out of hotel room overall it was an awful week in terms of weight loss, training, walking and diet.

I tracked my intake as best as possible and should have been in a deficit. However the food I consumed was sub-par at best (McDonalds, Subway, hotel breakfasts, etc.).

The only saving grace was this weekend where I hit 30k steps in one day (a PB for the current year) and had a few high carb meals to make sure I was 100% recovered for the coming week.

I didn't want to use RFL this early on but I am going to do 2 days of Cat 1 RFL and the remaining 4 days as low carbs and lower calories with my normal refeed on Saturday. Hopefully this will get rid of the horrible water retention and shed a few lbs of fat.

On the walking front; the weather is forecasted to be terrible this week so another reason why dropping my calories is a good plan as my TDEE will no doubt suffer. I may have to hit the treadmill but I hate it with a passion.

One positive is that I will be able to run a bit of an experiment in a few weeks. I have 3 days with social or work engagements and plan to do a stint of ERFL which has always been an interest of mine.

Heres to a better week this week and hopefully a big loss on the scales!
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250k Challenge - Week 4 Summary
Avg Weight: 227.4lbs (-1.5lbs/-5.4lbs)

Weekly steps: 91k

I wrote a full post yesterday but it seems to have disappeared :/

I won't rewrite it but in summary; the week went well, diet was on point, got out and walked a fair amount, strength is up slightly and I look leaner.

Hit a new PB for walking 42k steps in a day (31km) which was pretty easy going.

This week I have dropped calories again (2k daily) and then the normal refeed on saturday and maintenance sunday.

8 more weeks to go so I'm upping my game!
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Hit a new PB for walking 42k steps in a day (31km) which was pretty easy going.
Damn, you're a machine. The best I've been able to do was just over 25k and my body was sore.

Keep it up.
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Damn, you're a machine. The best I've been able to do was just over 25k and my body was sore.

Keep it up.
Cheers! My knee is a bit sore still but the actual walk was ok.

Signed up for 26 mile (42km) walk in July so will be training for that.
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250k Challenge - Week 5 Summary
Avg Weight: 226.0lbs (-1.4lbs/-6.8lbs)

Weekly steps: 79k

Hit a new low weigh in of 223.2lbs on wednesday. That is the lightest I have been in at least 3 years. My rough maths puts me at around 13.5% although I can't help but feel like I'm fatter than expected (which shouldn't be a surprise really).

My mid-section is tightening up; love handles shrinking and low back fat is reducing nicely. More veins appearing daily which is nice.

This weekend I went a bit overboard (this is becoming a reccuring theme) and I rebounded up nearly 10lbs :0

Much of the same this week but I'll throw in a few RFL days as it's valentines and I'm going to London for the weekend both mean lots of food/drinks.

Overall I think this cut is going well. The scale keeps dropping, I feel leaner and don't feel run down or like fat loss is slowing yet despite reaching the "leaner" realms.

My plan going forward is to treat the half-way weekend (next week) as a 3 day diet break to try to boost any metabolic adaptations and as a mental break before stepping it all up for the second 6 weeks. Fasted cardio, yohimbine, structured and stricter re-feeds (opposed to binges).

Thanks for reading my incoherent ramblings.
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Keep up the good work man! I hear ya on the whole midsection shrinking and new veins showing up thing. It's definitely exciting to see the changes, even if they're coming in slow and steady
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250k Challenge - Week 6 Summary
Avg Weight: 225.9lbs (-0.1lbs/-6.9lbs)

Weekly steps: 77k

Not overly impressed with progress this week (as there was none). Had 4 days where I was heavily in a surplus and barely walked so actually losing weight is probably a huge success.

I have changed my workouts to 3 full body with an optional 4th session where I focus on whatever I want/need to.

Moving forward
I am drawing a line under last week and moving forward to the final 6 weeks of the challenge. Starting today I will be doing;

- 30 mins fasted walking (5 days a week)
- No cheat days, limiting myself to 1 meal
- Increasing calories to hopefully stop and binge episodes
- Aim to hit 15k steps daily average

My goal is to lose 1lb a week which should put me right around 11-12% for the deadline. After this I will take 2 weeks off at maintenance before a 4-6 week push to get sub 10% before a holiday in May.

Thoughts/Ramblings

I am definitely in the "dead zone" for bodyfat where scale loss doesn't equal physical improvements but then suddenly the mirror will catch up. I feel small and weak but know that it's all just the mental game.

Clothes are feeling loose and baggier so I don't think that is helping but I'm, going to hold out until I'm as lean as I want to be before buying fitted items.
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