Monthly Archives: January 2012

FWIW

My diet has and working out have never been as in sync as they are right now; I’m feeling awesome about it, and I know that if I was ever going to hit my single-digit body fat percentage goal, now is the time.

I’m down 9 pounds on the scale, and that’s while creatine loading.  So I may have lost even more weight, but it doesn’t matter because I still haven’t hit that physical goal I want.  I could have lost 20 pounds; what does it matter?

I’m trying to scale back calories a bit.  It is difficult to hit too low, because I am hitting 180g of protein p/day.  That’s 720 alone right there in pure protein, and I am currently eating around 1900/2000 calories a day.  This morning I cooked only 3 eggs (down from 4) and did not top them with cheese.  It’s a small change, but may add up. I have about 200 calories in a day in cheese, alone.

Really feeling awesome.  Really fired up.  Hope y’all are too.

 

Hi from the Blue Point Brewery Run

Nestled in the rural backwoods of Long Island near Patchohugue is a smaller community called Blue Point; which is home to the craft brewery named Blue Point.

This morning the Greater Long Island Running Club hosted a 10 mile run to the brewery; described as a scenic run through an eclectic course.

But the real reason people lace up and run on this winter morn is the unlimited beer and festival style atmosphere at the brewery at the finish line.

Greetings from brewery- unfortunately (or fortunately) the taps weren’t serving my favorite brew of theirs, Hoptical Illusion when I saddled up to the outdoor kegs; which kept my diet plans in check, but there were temptations abound nonetheless- for one, I was starving, for two their were the most decadent looking gourmet cupcakes which sing to me like the beeping of a heart monitor in the hospital room of cardiac patient. Man, I’m poetic. In fact, recently My friend, who produces a show for Japanese television offered me the chance to be on TV if I would eat cupcakes at Magnolia bakery with my girlfriend- but she just haddddd to work- shes one of those shrewd business women types. She also doesn’t read this. And if she does, I’m just kidding.

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HFT Week 2

Wrapping up week 2- have my PM session left.  Like McDonald’s ba da ba ba ba…I’m loving it!

Feeling great, especially on the days I’m lifting. I really think doing this is the best gift you could give to yourself, besides getting a hot girlfriend.

I’m seeing results really fast.  I’m starting to look the most trim I’ve ever looked, and my diet is on point like never before, especially with alcohol.

It really isn’t that hard as long as you stay focused and can get to the gym where it’s not packed.  I super set everything- I would do circuits, but don’t know if it’s a great idea combining some exercises when lifting heavy.  Like this afternoon, I have to perform dumbbell rows and then single arm bench at a medium weight; rather than do it in a circuit, I’m giong to pair the bench up with reverse lunges.  I’ll be in and out in less than 30 minutes.

It always feels like more of a pain in the azz on a Friday, but oh well, only two more weeks to go.

Low Carb Coupon’ing – 1/27 – 2/2

Remember- most places double coupons with a printed value of up to $0.99 cents.  King Kullen doubles $1.00 coupons which is great.  There’s plenty of other great deals on other food and home supplies and shiz like that, but I’m only compiling the low carb stuff on this blog- I’ve lifted it all from http://www.LivingRichWithCoupons.com which is an awesome site for everything related to coupons.  If you have any questions or want tips or whatever, let me know.
Also, if you see a deal you love where the coupons were found in a circular, just head over to Ebay to pick some up- IMO, the $1.00 Hatfield coupons to make ham free @ King Kullen cannot be beat- also, they can be used at Target for free Hatfield Sauerkraut.
King Kullen
Heluva Good! Dip – $1.32
Galbani Mozzarella Ball – $2.50
Tai Pei Entree – $2.50
Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks – $1.99
Frank’s Redhot Hot Sauce – $2.19
Hatfield Ham Steaks – $2.00
  • $1/1 Hatfield Product, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 10/16/11)
  • as low as free after coupon

Pathmark

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise ($5.49) – $3.49

Stop and Shop

French’s Spicy Brown Mustard – $1.00
Coke Zero – .99
Poland Spring Brand Sparkling Natural Spring Water – $0.88
  • $1/4 Poland Spring Sparkling Water 1 Liter Bottles (RP 1/08/11)
  • as low as $0.63 each after coupon when you buy 4
Heluva Good Dip – $1.66

Don’t Tell me Dieting is Expensive

The other day, between CostCo and my Coupon’ing…

With Coupons…

20 Pouches of Starkist Tuna – Retail: $43.80PAID: $10.00

16 Bottles of Ken’s Salad Dressing – Retail: $67.04PAID: $8.00

10 Pounds of Italian Sausage and Bratwurst – Retail-  $43.96PAID: $15.96

Retail: $154.80, PAID: $33.96

CostCo

7.5 Dozen Eggs – PAID: $9.00

5 Pounds of Shredded Cheese – PAID: $6.00

Total: $15.00

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Grand Total: $48.96

 

HFT Week 2 Kick Off

Had a great workout this morning.  Got there circa 7 AM- couldn’t believe how empty it was.  Hope it is as empty tonight.  Brought my gym clothes to the office so I can change before I leave and stop off on my way home.

My weighted dips did not improve at all.  Part of me is like “I should get a weight belt,” but I’ve been doing pull-ups and dips with dumbells between my feat for years and never had a problem adding weight.  So I don’t think that is it.  My weighted pull ups went up though.  My deadlift, I could have gone heavier on, but it was a good weight none the less.

At the end of Week 1 I am beginning to see results in my upper body and mid section.  I am eating at a caloric deficit to lose weight while following this program.  Building muscle is not my goal at the moment.  I have the rest of the winter and spring for that.

Week 1 HFT Total Body

Hey everybody, what’s going on?  I just wrapped up my first week of- OK, I think by the subject you can figure it out…

Anyway, it’s going great, and I feel awesome.  Being in the gym 6 times this week lifting weights was definitely the shot to the arm I needed.  I’m loving it. 

I know some people think that the time commitment involved with HFT from Huge in a Hurry would be too much too handle, but it’s really not so bad.  I’m fortunate to have no wife or children, so I don’t have that holding me back, but beyond that, each session lasts between 30 and 40 minutes.  Between the two, it’s equal to or less than the time I spent running over the last couple of months.

Soreness abound.

 

Low Carb couponing

Some of these are not low carb, but they are fitness related…for all things couponing check out Living Rich With Coupons

Whole Foods

Stop and Shop

  • Equal Sweetener 115ct. box – $2.50
  • *Note Expiration date
    $2/1 Equal Sucralose or Equal Classic, exp. 1/23/12 (SS 10/23/11)
    as low as $0.50 each after coupon
  • Eggland’s Best Large eggs (excludes Cage Free) – $1.99
  • $0.35/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, exp. 3/31/12 (SS 10/02/11)
    as low as $1.29 each after coupon

King Kullen

  • Balance Bar – $1.25

$1/3 Balance Bar printable
as low as $0.58 each wyb three

  • Premio Chicken Sausage – $3.99
  • Ken’s Dressing – $2.50
    $1/1 Ken’s Dressing, exp. 2/28/12 (SS 01/08/12)
    $1/2 Ken’s Dressing, exp. 2/28/12 (SS 01/08/12 R)
    B2G1 Ken’s Dressing, exp. 2/28/12 (SS 01/08/12 R)
    as low as $0.50 after coupon

    • You can get a bunch of coupons on Ebay for this item to stock pile the dressing
  • Trop 50 – $2.99
    $1/1 Trop 50 Printable
    as low as $0.99 after coupon

Pathmark

  • Starkist Tuna Water Pouches – $1.50
    $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch Product, exp. 2/12/12 (RP 01/01/12)
    $0.50/4 StarKist Tuna Pouch Product printable
    $1/2 Starkist Tuna Pouch Product, exp. 2/12/12 (RP 01/01/12 R)
    as low as $0.50 each after coupon
  • **With the .50/1 coupon it’s a great price; look on Ebay- you might be able to score 20 coupons for $5.50 or around that price- at .50 cents a pouch it’s a great item to stock up on.  But I know you can also get the tuna for free at Shoprite when you combine it with their online coupon they got that gets linked to your Shoprite card.
  • Coca-Cola 12pk – $3.66 $0.99 Coke Zero Coupon
    $1/1 CocaCola 12 Pack Cans Zavers e CouponDeal Idea (using 2 IP coupons):
    Buy 3 Diet Coke or Coke Zero $11 Total
    Buy 1 Diet Coke or Coke Zero 8 pack – FREE
    -(2)$0.99/1 Coke Zero
    -$1/1 Coke Zavers eCoupon
    $1.51 each after coupons, zavers & free product

  • This is a pretty good price, but I’m a “free is better” kind of guy- and I’m sure that .99 cent coupon could double and make a 2-liter bottle free at King Kullen, Stop and Shop, etc. 
  • Crest Toothpaste or Oral B Cavity Defense Toothbrush – $0.99

    $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12)
    $0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 1/31/12 (P&G 01/01/12)
    as low as free after coupon

  • If you take a look on Ebay you’ll find a lot of .75/1 coupons sold in bulk at a low cost right now 
  • Hormel Pepperoni – $1.99
    $1/2 Hormel Pepperoni, exp. 3/15/12 (SS 01/15/12)
    $0.55/2 Hormel Pepperoni printable
    as low as $1.49 each after coupon
  • Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip – $2.99

    B1G1 Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip printable
    as low as $1.50 each after coupon