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Jul 29, 2019 07:17:14

Project Lose Fat Gain Muscle

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Brian Ball

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This weekend was my mom's birthday. The celebration included family, food, and an overall sense of well-being. The food started off right with good meats and vegetables. As the celebration ramped up and the heat took it's toll on our will-power, we detoured down a path of our favorite selections from a local pizzeria, Mexican food, fruit tart and organic, vanilla-bean ice-cream from the Strauss Family Creamery. There was a little dark-chocolate thrown in for balance.


As I'm still working on my #100DaysOfSweat, I'm labeling the first half "the foundation." The from here forward will be: "Results". My plan is to ramp up the precision of my attention and use analysis and tools to get results based on physics, psychology and chemistry. I see those as the macro-elements I'll need to consider at each step, with chemistry being the most powerful. I'll make rules for my nutrient intake and movement program. These will be put in place to take over when I'm not feeling up to thinking in detail -- i.e. when I'm tired, feeling hungry, which I expect while dropping 40% of my body's reserve fuel. The ancient part of my brain isn't going to like that. The comfortable part of my American brain isn't going to like that. However, I'm looking forward to being quite analytical about it and setting any emotion aside.


I use a FitBit Aria2 scale to weigh in without clothes. It shows me at 179.2 pounds with a 24.7% body fat ratio at 6:45 am on 7/29/2019. 


That seems high and explains the inability to determine there are any muscles in my body. From all visual cues, I could be stuffed with wool batting or just as likely inflated with air. 


My goal, then, is to change the numbers. I want to do what it takes to drop to 9.9% body fat. I've never been that low. Just like mountaineers train and prepare and do what it takes to climb Everest, this may be a once-in-a-lifetime summit, but I feel prepared to tackle it.


I'll revisit this post using the Keep Writing feature and also post at a separate blog specifically fro this project.


I expect it's going to take an extra effort bordering on obsession to make this happen. Forgive me in advance. Getting results like this won't be easy. Not taking it seriously would be an easy mistake to make.


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    @brianball - Hmm.. I like the writing style again.. the determination that is oozing out and the sheer magnitude of what you are trying to do - 24% down to 9% is insane.

    But I like it.
    I am eager to see your progress.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 30, 2019 08:42:52
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    @brianball Wow this looks like a high-powered project. I look forward to watching your progress.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 29, 2019 08:28:35
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