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Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:30 am
by Oscar_Actuary
I welcome all criticism and comments.
The initial journal post gives the info. Let me know if other stuff is needed

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:06 am
by Velcropop
It will be an onerous task logging all that food and sleep, hope you can stick with it (I'm horrible at keeping track of what I eat)!

Good luck and happy lifting!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:34 am
by Oscar_Actuary
I know.
I'm hoping that it will substantially slow my grazing down. I have time throughout day to wite it down; transferring shouldn't be too bad. The level of detail may suffer.
I also plan to use Fitday and track macronutrients. I don't anticipate doing all this food tracking for more than ... eh.. maybe a few months, depending.

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:25 am
by Jungledoc
Congrats on getting started with the journal, the home gym and the fitness plan!

The journal is primarily for your own benefit, so no, it's not narcissistic! However, it's nice to have others follow your progress and make helpful comments. The simpler and clearer your journal is, the more people will read it, and have some chance of commenting. So it's up to you how much detail you will put in, but you'll increase participation if you keep it simple.

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:48 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Ah, thanks for tip!

It is sort of serving as a diary for me, but yeah, I imagine that keeps the readership down. :lol:

I may tone it back as I get used to this.

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:08 pm
by pdellorto
Don't sweat it. Write your journal for you. People reading it is bonus IMO. :D

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:06 am
by Oscar_Actuary
New Journal: Mr Actuary, campfire talk

This is revived for the Fans.
Keep it real up in here.

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:58 am
by robertscott
you say you're replacing fruit with veg, please don't tell me you're trying to cut out fruit?

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:33 am
by Oscar_Actuary
robertscott wrote:you say you're replacing fruit with veg, please don't tell me you're trying to cut out fruit?
no, not at all.
I used to eat fruit about 5:1 vs veggies.
I'm eating less apples and bananas. I'll still average two-three fuit servings on most days
Blueberrie + Yogurt is one of my staples.
I should eat more melons too

It's really more about increasing the volume of veggies, I should have emphsised that aspect more in the post.

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:30 am
by robertscott
phew, I thought you were guilty of one of my major nutrition pet hates: people cutting out fruit because they think the fructose is going to make them fat. Really shakes my soda, but I should've realised you're smarter than that, so I apologise.

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:51 am
by robertscott
well? Tell us how much weight you lost?

I'm not trying to be rude, it's just the whole point of your log is so we can hold you to account (in a constructive, friendly way...)

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:07 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
dont worry I will, Nov 1.
I do appreciate your interest. I'm loging all I eat. That is the pain in the butt, but so helpful. I'll use that as motivation if need be in future "gain too much fat, you're writng down your intake again, boy!"
I was not even going to weight myself in the interim, but like noted, I was getting noticeable weaker and felt smaller. Thought I could use a check.

There will be a bit of "What I think I learned" and a mix of thoughts and questions for easing into a longer term plan. I'm also strongly considering adding a weight training log, to support staying with a program at least 8 weeks.

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:11 pm
by robertscott
my bad, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that you'd weighed yourself.

One other thing regarding this:
Oscar_Actuary wrote: I'm also strongly considering adding a weight training log, to support staying with a program at least 8 weeks.
controversially, I don't think when people switch about their routine that it's as bad as a lot of people think it is. As long as you're still doing certain key lifts and really bustin' ass when you do your workouts, then you'll progress

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:58 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
clarification: I did weigh myself. I was not going too. But did initially because I thought I needed the reinforcement. Either I'd show progress or feel a need to step it up. Well, the results supported the reality that I felt weaker.

As far as changing around a lot, while keeping prmary lifts, which I do. Anecdoteally, I dont' think it's hurting my progress to any meaningful extent. The ratrionale for my decision is more about learning what protocols and exrcise selections might be most effective for me at this stage. And that has been hard to determine thus far

Re: Clint's (Oscar_actuary) Journal Discusssion

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:03 pm
by _Wolf_
What routine are you on at the moment?