Posted by: draknor | June 10, 2012

Debrief – Weekly Structure & Carb Refeed

Today’s post is going to be some reflections on the my attempt at introducing structure into my week, and my weekend diet.  Since the last few posts have been primarily on diet, I’ll start with the former topic.

As mentioned previously, I realized that my days & weeks have been lacking any kind of real structure, thus making it difficult to plan, prioritize, and actually accomplish things.  So I set about creating a weekly template — not as a schedule, per se, but more as a guide for how I want to spend my time during the week.  And this guide can provide transparency on what I’m trading / sacrificing when my daily schedule changes.  Let’s face it — no one “loses” time. We all have 168 hours every week.  The only variable is how you spend it.  So let me break down how I desire to spend my time:

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Posted by: draknor | June 6, 2012

Diet & Exercise – Back on Track!

At the company I used to work for, we sometimes had “Back On Track” efforts when major projects got delayed or fell behind due to other priorities / distractions.  That pretty much describes my week — getting back on track with diet & exercise.

What does that mean?

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Posted by: draknor | June 1, 2012

Crash Diet Update + Musings on Structure

Let’s start with the diet update — this is technically day 12, but the reality is I’m at about the same point I was at this time last week, with my weight at 192.4.

As expected, attending a friend’s wedding over Memorial Weekend derailed me for a little while. Note that it didn’t have too — I could have avoided the desserts & cake & other high-fat, high-carb foods.  But I chose not too — I wanted to enjoy myself and not be “missing out” (and probably be miserable) during my friend’s celebration.  Overall, while my fat & carb intake was much higher than desired (and protein intake much lower), I don’t think my overall calories ended up being insanely excessive — probably somewhere in the 2500-3000 range. I did try writing down my foods for the weekend but at this point, almost a week later, I’ve given up on actually trying to remember & enter things in.  It’s old news at this point.

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Day 3

  • Starting Weight: 194.6 lbs
  • Total Calories: 1614 (above goal)
  • Protein: 211 g (met goal)
  • Fat: 58 g (above goal)
  • Net Carbohydrates: 105 g (above goal)

Day 4

  • Starting Weight: 192.4 lbs
  • Total Calories: 1900 (above goal)
  • Protein: 188 g (met goal)
  • Fat: 71 g (above goal)
  • Net Carbohydrates: 43 g (met goal)

So let’s start with the obvious — I’m down almost 8 lbs from Monday.  Exciting, right?  But let’s look at reality…

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