Fatbuster Log - IR



  • Right I'm playing catch-up.

    Weight this morning 96kgs. Target 93kgs.

    Food today:

    Breakfast 1 (6am) - glass milk, 3 garabaldi breakfast cookies (c.180 kcals for cookies)
    Breakfast 2 (10 am) - 3 ryvita with spreadable cheese
    Lunch (1pm) - 3 ryvita with cheese
    Lunch 2 (4pm) - 3 ryvita with cheese
    Dinner (6.30 pm) - chicken schnitzel with peas and sweetcorn
    Dinner 2 (9.30 pm) - 3 eggs, scrambled, 2 garabaldi cookies, glass of milk

    Exercise - 1 hour weights in the gym at 8pm. No cardio - I refuse to cardio at night.



  • Day 2

    96.1 kgs this morning

    Breakfast 1 (6.30) - milk and 3 garabaldis (100 kclas & 180 kcals)
    Breakfast 2 (10 am) - brown bread roll, with the now inevitable spreadable cheese, & 2 cups of black tea (? 150 kcals I'm guessing)

    (Proposed 50km bike ride tomorrow will be postponed due to freezing temps and bitterly cold northerly wind)

    Lunch 1 (1 pm) 3 ubiquitous garabaldi biscuits, black tea (180 kcals)
    Lunch 2 (4 pm) 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese, black tea (150 kcals)

    On the weighbridge at 6.15pm - 95.2 kgs (surely just system getting cleaned out)

    Dinner (6.30 pm) green-pea soup, extra peas & carrots (c.350 kcals - but a huge bowl of food, feel full as)

    The prospect of a weights session after the Calcutta Cup looms......

    Dinner 2 (8.30 pm) - milk and 3 garabaldis (100 kclas & 180 kcals)

    45 mins weights

    Total kcals - 1400 kcals.



  • Okay. Recommended daily intake - 2500 kcals.

    You need to burn 7000 kcals in a week to lose 1 kilo.

    So: drop food intake to 1500 for 7 days - a kilo goes. And any exercise on top of that will burn even more kcals / kilos.

    Eating six times a day - with 'bulky / fibrous' foods - I have hardly been hungry all day. And had the energy to do an intensive weights system in the evening. This works - I got down from 100 to 96 in 5 weeks in Jan / Feb on this model (granted, eating crap on weekends and doing cardio most mornings). No alcohol.

    I'll keep this regime up for 28 days and see where we end up.

    Oh yes - taking a 'all-in-one' vitamin tablet every morning



  • This just makes me hurting reading this. You must be the most disciplined guy on the Fern.



  • [quote name='IR']I'll keep this regime up for 28 days and see where we end up.[/quote]

    Dead I expect 😁

    Slow down big fella, your putting the rest of us to shame.



    • Paj. Sparky, I've learnt it's all about the mental side. If you develop a strict routine and stick to it, you're laughing.

    Day 3

    95.4 kgs on the weighbridge

    Breakfast 1 (6.45 am) - yep, milk and the garabaldi's once again... (280 kcals)
    Breakfast 2 (8.30 am) - one glass of multi-fruit orange juice (100 kcals) to get the sugar levels up pre-gym

    30 mins on cross-trainer (heart rate - 150 bpm, 625 kcals burned the machine reckoned), 20 mins on bike (interval training, heart rate - 145, 160 on steep inclines, 225 kcals burned), 10 mins on 'grinder' (105 kcals). Thats nearly 1,000 kcals according to the machines (whcich is probably a load of cack!).

    Lunch 1 (12.45 pm) Super noodles with peas and carrots, 425 kcals

    Match (4pm) Ate c.400 kcals of crap (nuts, sweets, crackers etc)

    Dinner 1 (6pm) - 2 vegetarian samosas

    Gym 2 (6.30 pm) 30 mins on cross-trainer (heart rate - 150 bpm, 625 kcals burned the machine reckoned), 20 mins on bike (interval training, heart rate - 145, 160 on steep inclines, 225 kcals burned)

    Dinner 2 (8 pm) Half a peshawri nan



  • Day 4

    94.7 kgs on the weighbridge (slightly concerned I am just losing fluids - will drink 3+ litres of water today).

    Breakfast 1 (6.15) - milk and the garabaldi's once again... (280 kcals)

    Gym - 30 mins on cross-trainer (heart rate - 150 bpm, 600-ish kcals burned the machine reckoned), 20 mins on bike (interval training, heart rate - 145, 160 on steep inclines, 200-ish kcals burned)

    Breakfast 2 (9am) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese
    Lunch 1 (12 noon) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese

    Drinking loads of water.

    Dinner (5.30pm) - noodles with egg, tofu, cabbage and onion. More water.
    Dinner 2 (9 pm) - milk and the garabaldi's once again, 2 ryvita & coleslaw



  • Day 5

    94.4 kgs on the weighbridge. (and drank water like a fish yesterday). Facing the prospect of converting myself from a loosehead prop (I was 104 in July 2005) to a half-back. Luckily I have skill and flair to spare, and can kick off both feet....

    Breakfast 1 (6.15) - milk and the garabaldi's once again... (280 kcals)
    Breakfast 2 (10am) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese (150 kcals)

    PS - 'Pride & Glory' the Zaak Wylde album from 10 years ago. Black Sabbath meets Lynyrd Skynyrd. Simply the best music ever for the gym. Ever.

    Lunch 1 (12.15) - 3 ryvita once again and spreadable cheese (150 kcals). Loads of water. Succumbed to a black coffee with two sugars. Tasted amazing!!
    Lunch 2 (3.30) - more fecking ryvita, liquid cheese, la-la-la we all know the score...also a (shock horror!) chocolate bonbon from the gurl in the office next door....

    Dinner (6.15 pm) - chicken schnitzel, steamed brocoli & coleslaw
    Dinner 2 (8 pm) - - milk x 2 and the garabaldi's once again

    45 mins weights

    Dinner 3 (10 pm) - Grilled chicken sausage (just for the protein after the gym) - 50g



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    Dinner (5.30pm) - noodles with egg, tofu, cabbage and onion. More water.

    [/quote]

    I take it you don't work in an office... If I had that for dinner, the next day I'd be pretty unpopular



  • Day 6

    94.2 kgs on the weighbridge.

    Have failed to mention that I cycle to-and-from work ever day. Even in the snow (this morning). Adds in 20 mins excercise I suppose, but it is just scooting along at an easy pace, hardly counts.

    Drank a lot of milk yesterday. Worked out that on this regime drinking sugar-free diet Fanta when hungry gives me a headache within 10 minutes. No kidding. All that chemical crap messing with your brain.

    Breakfast 1 (6.15 am) - milk and the garabaldi's once again... (280 kcals)
    Breakfast 2 (11am) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese (150 kcals)

    Lunch 1 (1.30) - Super Noodles!! (280 kcals)
    Lunch 2 (2.30) Almond biscuit - 77 kcals. Tasted heavenly though.....
    Lunch 3 (4.30) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese (150 kcals)

    Dinner 1 - (7 pm) green-pea soup, extra peas & carrots (c.350 kcals)
    Dinner 2 - (8.15) 3 garabaldi biscuits

    45 minutes weights

    Dinner 3 (9.45 pm) - Grilled chicken sausage (just for the protein after the weights) - 50g



  • Okay - Day 7

    94.2 kgs on the weighbridge

    The effects of only weights and no cardio in 2 days? No weight loss for the first time. But upped my free weights by 7% last night. Same reps and no strains this morning

    Breakfast 1 (6am) - milk and garabaldis (280 kcals)

    Gym (7am) - 50 mins on the cross-trainer, heart rate at 147-150 bpm. Just over 1,000 kcals burned reckons the machine (worried these machines are full of shite)

    Breakfast 2 (11am) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese (150 kcals). No coffee - it gives me the jitters and I shotgun-emailed people to death yesterday!!! oops 
    Lunch 1 (1 pm) - 3 ryvita, spreadable (mystery) cheese (150 kcals).
    Lunch 2 (3.40 pm) - 3 ryvita. am starving but no more cheese in office. I 'look forward' to relating the joys of this gastronomic experience. Tasted suprisingly edible...

    Forgive me fellow Fatbusters! For I have sinned. 2 beers with a mate after work. Felt like 10 pints. Honestly. Pissed as a fart I was / am. No joke. No drink for a month, 3 ryvitas in the belly and 2 beers (halves!!!) and I was half-cut.

    Dinner 1 - (6.30 pm) - milk and garabaldis (280 kcals) Slowly sobering up.....
    Dinner 2 - (8.30 pm) - potatoes and salmon
    Dinner 3 - more milk and garabaldis



  • Day 8

    94.1 kgs on the weighbridge, despite the return last night to the traditional diet of my nation - potatoes and alcohol. I have noticed the past 2 days I'm getting light-headed now and again. Reckon I will start to eat a bit more.

    Breakfast 1 (6am) - milk and garabaldis

    Gym (7am) - 30 mins on cross-trainer (heart rate - 150 bpm, 600-ish kcals burned the machine reckoned), 20 mins on 'grinder' (c.210 kcals)

    Breakfast 2 (9 am) - proper brown bread (2 rolls) and low fat cheese

    Fell off the Fatbuster bandwagon folks

    Lunch - salmon salad baguette
    Tea - Indonesian
    Rugby - half a hundred-weight of M&Ms

    Dare not put meself on the weighbridge tomorrow....



  • Due to the pressures and stresses of work and more IR has not really done any fat-busting since Day 8.

    It is now Day 12.

    94.7 kgs on the weighbridge

    Eating healthy (regime as outlined above) but no exercise just now.

    Bugger. Went to the pizza slice shop for lunch. Haven't done that in the past 7 years. I'm not sure if that means I had seven years of remarkably good behaviour with one relapse (today) or a sign of a total breakdown in self control.

    I trust painting a ceiling will burn off some of the meat-substitute topping on what was classified as a 'tandoori' pizza slice.



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    Due to the pressures and stresses of work and more IR has not really done any fat-busting since Day 8.
    [/quote]

    Exercise should be your release from stress :neutral: But NTA knows what you mean, having done the 14 hour days thing for weeks at a time.



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']
    [quote name='"Irish Richard":2th1ppvm']
    Due to the pressures and stresses of work and more IR has not really done any fat-busting since Day 8.
    [/quote]

    Exercise should be your release from stress :neutral: But NTA knows what you mean, having done the 14 hour days thing for weeks at a time.
    [/quote:2th1ppvm]

    Aye. It is great for that.

    When you ain't even getting enough time to sleep then there is dang all chance of working out.

    Saturday will be a 14 hour day. Stress-release though. I'll be up to me oxters is silage and all sorts. Mate in Ireland has 400 ewes lambing and 40 cows calving. I have been booked to fork silage, lamb sheep and de-horn calves. Will be great!!!! 😁

    Yes - I a f**king wasted on an office-job....

    Lunch today - super noodles x 2

    Hope to enjoy spuds and salmon for tea.

    And exercise will be more painting of ceilings.....



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    Mate in Ireland has 400 ewes lambing and 40 cows calving. I have been booked to fork silage, lamb sheep and de-horn calves. Will be great!!!! 😁[/quote]

    Funny thing is on our dustbowl farm we never assisted the sheep with lambing - merinos usually pretty good at it themselves, and then you've got 1000-1200 at a time going for it over a few hundred acres its a futile process. Don't think we ever lost a single ewe overall, but a few lambs here and there.

    When the wool market went to shit we moved into meat sheep, and that meant leaving the last of the Merino rams out to pasture while we brought in the motherfuckers of the sheep world - Suffolks. We had two of them go through about 400 ewes over a couple of days, and then once they'd finished up there one of them broke into next door and in the course of [u]one night[/u] did about 50 of the neighbour's merino ewes :shifty: neighbour saw the funny side fortunately, and had a lamb roast every night for a couple of months thereafter

    I decided, based on his performance with the females, to name that ram Conan



  • Nick - these are mostly purebred Texels. So its big shoulders and backsides of lambs and hard work getting 1.85 per ewe. Very labour intensive.

    Regarding your Suffolks. As a neighbour said to me as a young fella:

    "thon ole ram can buck away all he likes, but he's not doin the job. After number 20 he's just shootin' water"

    In retrospect I reckon - fair dues. "thon ole ram" got to 19 before he started "shootin' water"  :nta

    Apologies to the non-farming posters and lurkers for this terribly agricultural discussion of ovine fornication....



  • [quote name='Irish Richard']
    Regarding your Suffolks. As a neighbour said to me as a young fella:

    "thon ole ram can buck away all he likes, but he's not doin the job. After number 20 he's just shootin' water"...
    [/quote]

    Well Conan must have been on the juice or something - 50 little motley buggers and only one Suffolk ram within quim's odour


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