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Maintenance: Picture of me and
Friday, August 01, 2014      3 comments

Over a year since the last blog and two years since I hit maintenance "weight". So what has become of me? First - I visit SP three times a week if you check my spark group you will see that I have consistently met my target of visiting... Read more
SLVi3x3: Maintenance for a year?.. Not................
Monday, July 08, 2013      0 comments

The anniversary of me hitting "maintenance" or target weight is here - well two weeks off. By this time last year I had sweated in the gym, lifted heavy and controlled my diet to end up at a weight of 189 pounds. So 12 months later where am... Read more
SLVi3: Archery:Nuts to calories: 10 months of
Sunday, June 09, 2013      0 comments

My monthly weigh in was due this week. Over the last three weeks I have been on a minor bulk. I'm eating just above maintenance as my lifts are getting heavier and more demanding. I can't lift heavy without the food - I've long since learnt tha... Read more
SLVi3: Cardio makes you fat..
Sunday, May 12, 2013      3 comments

My programme (see my (Staying Power team where it outlined) has been devised using years of experience and actually does a pretty good job. it is easy to do, time limited and returns results in strength and speed over a sensible time period (mon... Read more
SLVi3: weigh day: death: motivation.
Sunday, May 05, 2013      1 comments

Gmail beckoned and my monthly weigh-in ensued. My diet has been on course this month - not much changed. I lost a grand total of 0.5 pounds over four weeks. I am now two pounds off my lightest ever. I look to NSV's. At this weight I... Read more
SLVi3: Striving for improvement
Sunday, April 28, 2013      1 comments

I am now 20% through the THIRD run of SLVi3. There have been minor modifications - all logged in the group. The key to this routine is consistency . My sessions in the gym from last September indicate that i have won that! ... Read more
Time for reflection: Signs that you won't last in a gym
Friday, April 12, 2013      4 comments

I just finished my three monthly gym tests and whilst I was sitting in a deep pool of my own sweat my thoughts turned to those around me in the gym. I've done gym a very very long time and over the years I've seen traits in people which I ... Read more
SLVi3 - Official weigh-in.. and gym tests start. New years resolutions
Sunday, April 07, 2013      2 comments

My monthly weigh-in under my strict protocol (same time, same meals 24 hours before etc) took place today. I have in fact reached 188 pounds. i.e I lost one more pound then I measured yesterday. I did the bodyfat measurement more accurately and ... Read more
SLVi3- Cake, chocolate and jelly beans and no exercise: WEIGHDAY :(
Saturday, April 06, 2013      3 comments

So after my week of chocalate and cake* I met up with my four weekly weigh-in. I've lost 2 pounds and more to the point it looks like my bodyfat has moved down 1%. Even without calipers to make the BF measurement it does seem that I'd leane... Read more
SLVi3- Cake, chocolate and jelly beans - a diet to lose weight
Monday, April 01, 2013      2 comments

My gym training routine gave way to a weeks skiing I spent the last week in Tignes: So much has changed. By chance Tignes was the last place I skiid when I was fat a... Read more
SLVi3 - Weigh day and extravagant eating
Saturday, March 16, 2013      2 comments

Two weeks ago my weighin put me back to 193 pounds. My weight had gone up 8 pounds over three months. The exercise regime (SLVi3) is designed to improve strength but I had got a bit lax. I was eating a few mixed nuts, greek yogurt and berries. B... Read more
SLVi3 - Things ain't what they used to be..
Sunday, March 10, 2013      5 comments

There was a time - 25 years ago - when "bulking to gain strength meant pizza, as much meat as I could eat, lager and red wine. Even so I found it hard to put on weight and muscle. Running a couple of 10k a week would ensure the loss of seven pou... Read more
SLVi3 - I'm now officially overweight again...
Sunday, March 03, 2013      4 comments

Weighday. I went through my SLVi3 session. found a PR in squats and was comfortably at the top end of my powercleans and overhead press. As is usual on weigh day I also did a 20 minute run. The scales came in at 193 pounds. Now I'm o... Read more
SLVi3 - The pain of weigh day.
Saturday, March 02, 2013      1 comments

Have I been away? No. Has the SLVi3 routine based in the "Staying Power" SP group been abandoned? No. How are my new years resolutions going? Fine to plan.. Firstly I am punching out each SLVi3 routine, session for session Here's the b... Read more
SLVi3 - Me, Kafka and Abraham Lincoln
Sunday, February 10, 2013      2 comments

It's a few days short of my year's membership of SP. I know this because I joined a couple of days after my birthday. I was a few weeks into the fat loss at that point - but I decided to use SP to track and blog in preference to some other site... Read more

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