Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week 1 Weigh-In

Initial weight: 245.8
Weight after Week 1: 245.6

Sooooo....not going to lie, I'm a little disappointed with the results. Then I looked back over my week and I should be disappointed in my self-control. Pretty much had 2 cheat days and they were both doozies so I need to watch it. Went out to eat with my bro and mom tonight. Could have been worse. 1 chicken breast, two helpings of what I'm sure were just canned green beans cooked in Bacon grease, and a helping of baked beans. Not the healthiest but could have been a lot worse, all things considered. Today actually probably would have been right on point if it weren't for the small bag of Cheetohs I ate with lunch. Stress eating...not good.

Hopefully next Monday yields better results. I still have some work to do with my self-control but I'm getting better. As long as I don't get angry, I should be good. Tomorrow, I'm excited because I might have found a way to make a pancake like product that has lower carbs, low cal, low fat,and high protein. There will still he some but it'll mainly be fiber. I'll keep you posted on my findings. Toodles.

Side note to myself: If I find myself having success but at a slow rate, I may extend this diet further. We shall see.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Methods to My Madness

So ok... I suppose I need to lay down some guidelines for myself since I'm probably the only one reading this thing.

Caloric Intake: obviously since I'm trying to cut down weight, I will need to cut back my calories. For now, I will attempt to eat between 1500-1800 calories a day. I will probably allow for one cheat day.

Alcohol: No booze for the next 30 days. This will be somewhat tough. I'm not an alcoholic by any means but it seems to be a norm these days to drink socially. And if my past experiences are any indication, I hate drunk people when I'm sober. Yikes. Better just stay out of the scene as much as possible.

Macros: I'm trying to burn mainly fat and keep what muscles I have so protein consumption will probably be higher than usual. Probably around 200g a day on average. Carbs will probably be kept around 100g a day or less. Fat will probably just fall where it may. I think I'm averaging like 50-ish grams or less. Seems legit.

Workouts: Have to be quick...my lunch break is almost over. Anyway, I will be doing at least three days of weight training a week to help preserve strength and muscle. Cardio will be probably another 2 or 3 days depending on the intensity of my weight training which varies since I have partners in crime. And between the 3 of us, someone usually lacks motivation on at least one day. Cardio is done by myself.

Gotta get back to work! More to come later!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Let's start slow...

So this journal went nowhere fast. It's been about 4 months before I posted. I'm just not very good at this blogging thing. Maybe if I go the mobile route, I'll keep up a little better. I suppose I could always do grammar checks at home.

Anyway, I kind of gave up for the summer because there was just too much going on in my life to actually keep track. But now that summer is winding down, life will start to slow down...I'm hoping, at least. But my summer journey wasn't all bad. I actually did lose about 15 pounds. When I started this blog I was about 260 lbs. My official weight as of this morning is 245.8 lbs. I say official because this is what I'm starting with as I try to restart this journey.

Anyway, I'm going to try a 30 day cut of sorts. I'm not a body builder so I don't officially cut. I'm just trying lose weight. My ultimate goal is to be roughly around 210. Don't know if I'll get there but we'll see. Anyway, I guess I'll end this here because I'm about to go lift.

Too long, didn't read edition: 30 strict diet (Details to follow later) and starting weight 245.8 lbs. (15 lbs lighter than when I started this blog 4 month ago).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Disclaimer: Broscience Certified

Hello, welcome to my channel. My name is Scott Dalton. Over the last few years I've become somewhat of a fitness fanatic (for lack of a better word). I enjoy working out so I can not only look physically better, but to also feel physically better. I still have a lot of work ahead of me, and I hope you will join me on the journey.

First, let me go on a bit of ramble. I'll try to break it up into paragraphs so you won't have to read a wall of text. Anyway, some of you may be asking yourselves "what the hell is 'broscience certified?'" Well according to the "bro-scientific" at urbandictionary.com, broscience is as follows:

The predominant brand of reasoning in bodybuilding circles where the anecdotal reports of jacked dudes are considered more credible than scientific research. 
Layman terms:
Broscience is when bodybuilders (although not necessarily just bodybuilders) tell you what and how to do anything without any actual scientific proof.
The majority of bro-science is considered bullshit and gets a bum rap. Some bro-science is bullshit and ridiculous. For example (once again provided by the good people at urbandictionary.com):

"Bro, you gotta slam 40-60 grams of waxy maize plus 20 grams of BCAA within 7 seconds of finishing your last set of squat rack curls. Otherwise, you'll go straight catabolic."
Like me, most people have no idea what the hell he's talking about. Broscience at its finest. But like I said, it gets a bum rap. Honestly, I believe that, deep down, these fools aren't trying to feed you a load of bull. A lot of these guys are basing their "facts" on personal experience. What helped them might help you. The individuality of humans is both a gift and a curse.

By this time, you may be asking "what's your point?" or "why am I reading this?" It's because, my blog (don't know why I keep wanting to say channel) is basically going to be broscience. Almost all of my posts aren't going to be based on any actual scientific evidence. . . just putting that out there.

So why am I reading this?

Honestly, I don't know. The way I see it is that if you want to know something, chances are you're going to Google it. The problem is there are so many conflicting opinions regarding everything fitness, you don't know what to trust. It's tough, products could get rave reviews from one website where another knocks it down like a bunch of hipsters dissing anything mainstream.

Anyway, so, in short, I can't and won't guarantee anything I post on this blog will be 100%. But I can guarantee that everything I do write about will be based on my point of view, and my opinion will not be skewed by any kind of endorsement. This is not my job, this is a hobby. A hobby in which I hope some of you get something positive out of it as you're making your journey with me.

Did I miss anything?