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Bench Max 245 :)

Friday, November 09, 2012

So with thanksgiving coming up soon and me feeling good now, I decided to test myself and see where I was in the gym yesterday. Managed to one rep max 245 pounds at bench. That felt good. I weigh under 155 lbs and have a max of 245. I'll take that at the moment. Big me was 215 lbs and maxed 295 at bench for comparison. Not as strong as I used to be still, but much stronger pound for pound, especially when you consider things like bone and organ weight that stayed constant as the fat, and some muscle :'( left. My squat and deadlift are getting back up there as well, but I don't have a lifting belt so maxing on those didn't seem like the best idea for my back.

The other thing I noticed yesterday was that I finally figured out how to lift and eat efficiently. My weights have been going up faster than they ever have before. About a month ago I started lifting with a co-worker, he's bigger than me and when we started he was a little stronger. Now I've got the edge on him and it only took a month. I'm not looking at it from a competative standpoint, but it just shows to me that my lifting and eating plan is working better than just a typical "eat when hungry and hit the gym 2-3 times a week." Glad to see my hard work is paying off.

The only other thing I can mention from this last week is a topic I have already thouroughly covered. My binge-eating monster. I don't know if I gave it too much leash last week, or not enough. But it broke free and I went on a two day binge that started with just a handful of trail mix saturday night and didn't end until I was eating multiple Clif bars Sunday night in a desperate attempt to feel completely full. I think I ate 10,000-12,000 calories over those two days. My weight still hasn't come all the way down yet. Sucks cuz I had been binge free for 3-4 weeks before this.

Now I just have to buckle down the next week and a half and do some preventative maitinence, becuase I plan on eating anything I want come Thanksgiving. And I reccomend everyone else do the same.
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    I know what you are saying. When I was bigger, I could actually lift heavier things too. Now that I am 40 lbs lighter, I felt like I had to start all over. I even lost some inches off my arms. But while it looked good, it must have just been fat. LOL

    So just don't let the binge monster take you back, you have much better control now and more to lose if you fall back into it. Keep the faith.
    2013 days ago
    no worries you will get back on track :)
    2014 days ago
    Oh my, KYLAR_STERN! Not the dreaded binge-eating monster! I can relate as you know from some of our past communication. The thing that stood out this time for me was that yours started with Trail Mix.

    Trail Mix is one of my worst trigger foods. Why??? I really believe it is that sweet/salty mix that gets me going. OK, here comes my admission... On Monday I bought a three pound bag of Trail Mix at Sam's Club. We are empty nesters; its just my husband and me. Just now I had to go weigh that bag. There are 1.22 lbs left. And my husband did not eat much at all. 99% has been consumed, rather "binged" by me, the Sparker. And it led to further bingeing. And morning after yuck, and regret, and blah, blah, blah!!!

    OK, so let's banish this monster... what do you say to a pact that neither you nor I buy or consume anymore Trail Mix for the remainder of 2012? Can you do it? Are you up to it? Do you want to?

    By the way, sorry, but if you are game, it means Trail Mix is the one thing you can't plan on eating come Thanksgiving...
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