UD 2.0: The End

Defcon ruined my cut ūüôā

I actually finished out 3 full weeks before I was no longer able to continue. I followed the diet reasonably strictly, my macros were either below or just above where they should be. I followed the workouts exactly. ¬†I stopped because the gym at my hotel wasn’t open at hours that I could get to it – and neither was the pool. ¬†The Gold’s on the strip had shut down, and I didn’t really know of any other good options. ¬†I was also incredibly busy and never really had a couple of hours to spare.

After 3 weeks, I was down 1 pound.

Clearly, there’s something going on in my system that is off. I went to the doctor on Thursday and asked her to put me on metformin. She agreed that this was a logical next step, and ordered the two hour fasting blood glucose test for me on Friday.

I took the test on Friday, went home, and had a very bad sugar crash around noon, about 15 minutes after the end of the test. I had some glucose rescue tabs and ate some normal food. An hour or so later, I went and worked out, but was too weak to do any leg work. I started feeling like myself again around 6-7.

I checked the test results online, and they were within normal range. I figured this was a normal response to the test, so I went about life as usual.

On Saturday morning, my doctor called me to ask if I was ok. ¬†She wanted to know if I’d passed out from the test, my end count was apparently 42 – normal range was something like 90-125 and she’d expected me to be above that range. ¬†Below apparently means I produced a bunch of insulin that used up all the sugar in my blood and made me feel terrible. ¬†She told me to hold off on the metformin until she talks to an endo, she’s not sure it’s the right thing for me now.

So, now I apparently have this thing. ¬†I have no idea what it’s called, I can’t seem to find anything online about a low test, only information about it being high pointing toward type II diabetes.

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UD 2.0: Intermission

I’ve gotten behind on my posts. ¬†While I am keeping a record of what I’m doing, I’m beginning to think that a couple of weeks here is¬†sufficient, because I’m doing the same things on the same days of the week ūüôā

I’ve been eating the same stuff, therefore staying on track for calories and macros.

Monday workout:

  • Leg Press: 195×15-215×15-235x15x15x15x15
  • Leg Curl: 135×15-150x15x15-135x15x1515
  • Bench Press: 75×15-65×15-60×15-55x15x15x15
  • Cable Row: 60x15x15x15-45x15x15x15
  • Lat Raise: 15x15x15x15
  • Calf Raise: 150×15-155×15 (This hurts my back, switching to one leg)
  • 1 leg Calf Raise: 15x15x15x15
  • Curls: 40x15x15x15-37.5×15
  • Tricep rope pushdown: 30×15-25×15
  • Tricep pushdown: 105×15-90×15
  • Rear Delt Fly: 15×15-45×15
  • Pec Fly: 45×5
  • Elliptical: 8 minutes
  • Walk: 30 minutes

Tuesday Workout:

  • Leg Press: 235×15-255x15x15x15-135x15x15
  • Leg Curl: 150x15x15-135x15x15x15x15
  • Incline Bench: 45x15x15x15x15x15x15
  • Lat Pulldown: 75x15x15x15x15x15x15
  • Lateral Raise: 15×15
  • Rear Delt Fly: 30x15x15
  • Calf Raise (1 leg): 35×15-55×15-35×15
  • Calf Raise: 155x15x15x15
  • Curls: 40×15-35×15-30x15x15
  • Tricep Extension: 40x15x15-30×15-35×15
  • Concept 2: 30:05 4,225m

I’m headed to Defcon for the next few days, so I’m not quite sure if I’ll be able to get in exactly the workouts I need. ¬†Diet should be ok, we’ll see.

UD 2.0 Wednesday: Day 10

Calves stil sore this morning, but not nearly as bad as yesterday.

I sugar crashed really hard today. ¬†This hasn’t happened to me on low carb since my first time, so it must be related to the carb-up. ¬†I ate a few cherries, this helped some.

Morning weight: 199.4 lbs

Today’s Workout:

  • All I managed today was to walk around Safeway.

Today’s Food Intake:

  • 2 protein shakes (6 total scoops)
  • Chicken and broccoli stir-fry
  • Cherries
  • Skim milk
End of day macros (an estimate due to picnic):
  • Calories: 1,542 (target 1,435)
  • Protein: 305 (target 231)
  • Fat: 18 (target <= 25)
  • Carbs: 20 (target <=72)

Supplements/meds:

  • 88mcg Synthroid
  • 1 Claritin (am)
  • Morning mix¬†+ 3g l-tyrosine + 5g creatine + 2g glutamine + 2g beta alanine
  • 600mg Calcium (4 hours after Synthroid)
  • Evening mix
  • 1200mg Calcium
  • Iron
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • 5g Glutamine
  • 2 ZMA
  • Potassium
  • 6 Fish oil
  • 8,000 iu Vitamin d

UD 2.0 Tuesday: Day 9

My calves are so sore this morning that I’m having trouble walking.

Morning weight: 202.0 lbs

Today’s Workout:

  • Leg Press: 135x15x15-155×15-115×15-120×15-115×15 (Variety of machines)
  • Laying Leg Curl: 70×15-67x15x15 (Uncomfortable, but someone was on the seated machine)
  • Seated Leg Curl: 135x15x15x15
  • Incline bench press: 45×15-40x15x15x15x15-20×20 (Can you believe someone stole my bar???)
  • Lat Pulldowns (varying grips): 75x15x15-60x15x15x15
  • Lateral Raise: 3/3x15x15-0x15x15x15x15
  • Calf Raises (Standing): 135×15-115×15-95x15x15-75x15x15
  • Machine Preacher Curls: 40×15-30x15x15x15
  • Tricep Pushdown: 105×15-90×15-75x15x15
  • Concept 2: 15 min: 2280m
  • Elliptical stepper machine thingie: 15 min, .63 miles

Today’s Food Intake:

  • 2 protein shakes (3 total scoops)
  • Chinese bbq pork
  • String beans loaded with garlic
  • Spinach with feta
End of day macros (an estimate due to picnic):
  • Calories: 1,278 (target 1,435)
  • Protein: 191 (target 231)
  • Fat: 50 (target <= 25)
  • Carbs: 8 (target <=72)

Supplements/meds:

  • 88mcg Synthroid
  • 1 Claritin (am)
  • Morning mix¬†+ 3g l-tyrosine + 5g creatine + 2g glutamine + 2g beta alanine
  • 600mg Calcium (4 hours after Synthroid)
  • Evening mix
  • 1200mg Calcium
  • Iron
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • 5g Glutamine
  • 2 ZMA
  • Potassium
  • 6 Fish oil
  • 8,000 iu Vitamin d

UD 2.0 Monday: Day 8

Hit hard by DOMS this morning. ¬†I’m moving the workout to afternoon to give myself a bit of extra rest.

I don’t know how my calves are going to take tomorrow’s workout, they felt pretty destroyed by the end of today’s.

Morning weight: 204.0 lbs

Today’s Workout:

  • Leg Press: 135x15x15x15-130x15x15-145×15
  • Laying Leg Curl: 80×15 (Uncomfortable, but someone was on the seated machine)
  • Seated Leg Curl: 120x15x15x15-135×15-150×15
  • Chest Press: 45x15x15-30×15 (This is killing my good shoulder. ¬†I’m done with this machine)
  • Bench Press: 65×15-55×15-45×15
  • Row Machine: 45x15x15x15
  • Cable Row: 45x15x15-60×15
  • Lateral Raise: 3/3x15x15x15-0x15
  • Calf Raises (Seated): 135x15x15x15x15
  • Calf Raises (Standing): 135x15x15
  • Machine Preacher Curls: 40x15x15-30×15-35×15
  • Tricep Pushdown: 60×15-90x15x15-105×15
  • Elliptical stepper machine thingie: 30 min, 1.09 miles – gradually cranked the resistance from 40% up to 100%

Today’s Food Intake:

  • 2 protein shakes (3 total scoops)
  • Chinese bbq pork
  • String beans loaded with garlic
  • Spinach with feta
End of day macros (an estimate due to picnic):
  • Calories: 1,278 (target 1,435)
  • Protein: 231 (target 229)
  • Fat: 30 (target <= 25)
  • Carbs: 9 (target <=72)

Supplements/meds:

  • 88mcg Synthroid
  • 1 Claritin (am)
  • Morning mix¬†+ 3g l-tyrosine + 5g creatine + 2g glutamine + 2g beta alanine
  • 600mg Calcium (4 hours after Synthroid)
  • Evening mix
  • 1200mg Calcium
  • Iron
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • 5g Glutamine
  • 2 ZMA
  • Potassium
  • 6 Fish oil
  • 8,000 iu Vitamin d

UD 2.0: Day 7

Woke up stiff and sore this morning.

Morning weight: 204.2 lbs

No workout today.  Walked all around Volunteer park, including up the stairs to the top of the water tower and back down.

Today’s Food Intake:

  • 3 protein shakes
  • A sandwich from Jimmy John’s
  • A gyro
  • A few greek fries
  • Some fruit with small pieces of chocolate
End of day macros (an estimate due to picnic):
  • Calories: 2,721 (target 2,440)
  • Protein: 213 (target 205)
  • Fat: 105 (target <= 118)
  • Carbs: 165 (target <=139)

Supplements/meds:

  • 88mcg Synthroid
  • 1 Claritin (am)
  • Morning mix¬†+ 3g l-tyrosine + 5g creatine + 2g glutamine + 2g beta alanine
  • 600mg Calcium (4 hours after Synthroid)
  • Evening mix
  • 1200mg Calcium
  • Iron
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • 5g Glutamine
  • 2 ZMA
  • Potassium
  • 6 Fish oil
  • 8,000 iu Vitamin d

UD 2.0: Day 6

I woke up feeling pretty good this morning. ¬†I lost last night’s bloat, my weight is down a bit, and I’m really looking forward to today’s workout. ¬†I weighed myself before bed and came in at 206.8, higher than the weight I started at but full of water. ¬†My shoulders were a bit stiff when I woke up, but feel ok a couple of hours later

Morning weight: 203.8 lbs

Today’s Workout:

  • Deadlift: 135×5-185×3-225x3x4-255×2-245×1-225x3x3
  • Calf raise: 175×6-195×6-215×6-235x6x6
  • Bench Press: 45×5-65×5-85×3-105x3x2-100×6
  • Bent Row: 100x3x3x3
  • Incline Bench: 65x6x6-75×4
  • Lat Pulldown: 90×6-105×6-120×4
  • Front Squat: 95×5-115x3x3
  • Shoulder Press: 45×5-65x4x5x3
  • Rear Lateral Raise: 3/3x5x5x6
  • Barbell Curl: 40x6x5x5
  • Close grip bench: 65×6-85x-95×3
  • RDL: 185x3x5x3

Today’s Food Intake:

  • 1 plain bagels
  • 2 protein shakes made with 2 scoops each
  • Pulled pork at a¬†picnic¬†– let’s call it 10oz
  • Lotsa fruit
  • Egg roll
  • Yogurt
End of day macros (an estimate due to picnic):
  • Calories: 2,616 (target 2,462)
  • Protein: 206 (target 205)
  • Fat: 40 (target <= 93) (Not too worried about this, I’ve been way under the rest of the week)
  • Carbs: 224 (target 320)

Supplements/meds:

  • 88mcg Synthroid
  • 1 Claritin (am)
  • Morning mix¬†+ 3g l-tyrosine + 5g creatine + 2g glutamine + 2g beta alanine
  • 600mg Calcium (4 hours after Synthroid)
  • Evening mix
  • 1200mg Calcium
  • Iron
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • 5g Glutamine
  • 2 ZMA
  • Potassium
  • 6 Fish oil
  • 8,000 iu Vitamin d