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Willie
09-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Hey, I just got my Nitor this week (two days before the 10% discount!).

I'm looking to drop as much fat as humanly possible in the next month or so for an upcoming race, and I thought it would be a good idea to share the results.

I will be posting everything I eat, all my workouts, weight and bodyfat percentage (as shown on my Tanita scale) for 30 days starting tomorrow.

Wish me luck.
:)

cphafner
09-06-2008, 12:21 PM
Good luck Willie. Are you still following the TNT diet?

Willie
09-06-2008, 12:30 PM
Good luck Willie. Are you still following the TNT diet?

Yes sir, I am still on Plan A and I am following it very strictly. I plan to continue with Plan A for the duration of these 30 days, which will mean an 8-week Plan A, rather than 4.

Travis Bell
09-06-2008, 02:10 PM
Good luck! I will be watching this and look forward to seeing your results

chris mason
09-06-2008, 06:30 PM
I am excited to see how things go. I know TNT is great, and so is Nitor, so I expect some nice results.

Willie
09-07-2008, 07:58 AM
Weigh-in
0730-
196.0 lbs - 19% bodyfat.

lean mass - 158.76 lbs.
fat - 37.24 lbs.
waist - 37 inches

Training
Sunday is active rest day.
30 minute morning walk before breakfast.

Diet
0745-
16.9 oz Diet Lipton green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

0900-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(with 5 mg creatine)

0930-
2 boiled eggs 5/1/6 154 calories
1 oz brie 9/0/4/ 100 calories
6 oz black coffee 0/0/0 0 calories

1230-
200 g romaine lettuce 1/7/3/ 44 calories
2 tbsp Litehouse Caesar dressing 12/2/0 110 calories
2 oz "Valley Fresh" chicken in water 4/0/24 140 calories
1 oz brie 9/0/4/ 100 calories
32 oz Golden Crown club soda 0/0/0 0 calories

1400-
15 pistachios 5/3/2 60 calories

1500-
1 peanut butter "cookie" 8/3/4 92 calories

1530-
16.9 oz Diet Lipton green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(with 5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

1700-
32 oz Golden Crown club soda 0/0/0 0 calories

1930-
16.9 oz Diet Lipton green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories

2030-
8 oz 93% lean ground beef, pan browned 39/0/63 582 calories
1 tbsp salsa 0/2/0 8 calories
8 oz asparagus 1/9/6 50 calories
0.2 oz butter 4/0/0 36 calories
2 oz sharp cheddar 18/0/14 220 calories


Totals:
Fat- 125
Carbohydrate- 35
Protein- 155
Calories- 1894

Notes:

The most obvious effect today was the appetite suppressant. Between 1230 and 2030, I ate very little and wasn't really hungry when I was called to supper. I rode my bike around a little while tuning it up. I was able to nap for about an hour around 1400, so the stimulant effect was not over-the-top. I noticed that I was warm, despite the temps only around 78 today, after the second dose. No jitters at all.

I ate about 200 calories more than I intended. I'm trying to stay around 1700, which is about 500 below my maintenance (I think) to maximize fat loss. Could be from the lack of food before supper?

Willie
09-08-2008, 07:10 AM
Weigh-in
0650-
193.6 lbs - 20% bodyfat.
waist - 37 inches (more like 36 5/8's actually, but I work in whole numbers)
:eek:

Training
0730-0830
AM-
dynamic stretch/warm-up
3 sets of 5 reps Olympic Squat (110)
3 sets of 5 reps of Bench press (90)
3 sets to failure Chin-ups (7,6,4)
3 sets to failure Dips (5,5,5)
static stretch/cool-down

PM-
bike ride
1 hour 30 minutes, flat spinning.
No wind, good pace. A little dehydrated, slight cramping around mile 19.

Diet
0700-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

0830-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(5 mg creatine)

0900-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
1 oz sharp cheddar 9/0/7 110 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

1100-
16.9 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories

1230-
4 oz 93% lean ground beef, pan browned 19/0/32 291 calories
200 g romaine lettuce 1/7/3/ 44 calories
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories

1300-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

1430-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories

1500-
16.9 oz water

1930-
12 oz. Gatorade 0/22/0 90 calories

2015-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(5 mg creatine)

2100-
15 pistachios 5/3/2 60 calories

2130-
4 oz Pork sirloin tip roast 2/1/21 100 calories
4 oz mixed veggies w/cream & cheese 8/10/10 152 calories


Totals:
Fat- 60
Carbohydrate- 57
Protein- 128
Calories- 1227


Notes:
Morning weight is 193.6.
2.4 lbs in one day? Incredible!

(At first I thought it might be scale error. The bodyfat percentage number is calculated through BIA (bio-electrical Impedance Analysis) and it fluctuates probably up to 4% due to hydration levels etc., so I use it as is just a reference point. The basic weight measurement, however, is spot on. I did it three times in a row.

There is usually some variation from day-to-day, but 193.6 is by far the lowest it's been since I started TNT. 196 is not unusual and I've hit 195 on occasion, but I haven't hit 194, much less 193, since starting on 08/11/08 (I was at 204.0).

Since going to three-day-per-week workouts, my chins, dips and pull-ups have declined per set. I used to do one set per day, but I did them everyday, and I could do 16. now, I am doing anywhere between 17 and 25, but in 3 sets. :confused:?

I am a little shaky after today's work-out. I spilled some creatine on the counter while trying to get it into the Nalgene bottle.

KingWilder
09-08-2008, 12:19 PM
I don't know that I'd weigh in every day due to the all the water weight fluctuations

I'd probably stick with once a week if you want to be accurate

Willie
09-09-2008, 09:49 AM
I don't know that I'd weigh in every day due to the all the water weight fluctuations

I'd probably stick with once a week if you want to be accurate

I thought about that, but since I chart it anyway, I think it's OK to mark down the day-to-day fluctuations. It shows that fat loss isn't linear.


Weigh-in
0830-
191.8 lbs - 21% bodyfat.
waist - 36.5 inches

Training
0730-0830
AM-
rest

PM-
short walk

Diet
0830-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

0930-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
1 oz sharp cheddar 9/0/7 110 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

1030-
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories

1100-
32 oz Diet Pepsi 0/0/0 0 calories
Nature Valley "Honey & Oat" granola bars 6/29/4 180 calories

1230-
0.75 oz Kraft "twist" cheese snack 7/0/5 86 calories

1330-
32 oz Diet Mt. Dew 0/0/0 0 calories
1 can (4 oz) "Valley Fresh" chicken in water 4/0/24 140 calories
200 g romaine lettuce 1/7/3/ 44 calories
2 tbsp Litehouse Caesar dressing 12/2/0 110 calories

1530-
1/4 cup almonds 14/6/6 160 calories

1700-
5 pistachios 2/1/1 20 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

2000-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(5 mg creatine)

2130-
4 oz Pork sirloin tip roast 2/1/21 100 calories
4 oz mixed veggies w/cream & cheese 8/10/10 152 calories

Totals:
Fat- 79
Carbohydrate- 57
Protein- 87
Calories- 1210


Notes:
Morning weight is 191.8.

Really feeling the bike work from yesterday.
Not feeling very hungry, and the calorie count shows it.

ryuage
09-09-2008, 04:49 PM
actually, if you were curious about how anything in your diet has an effect on your weight... or just overall trends, it wouldn't be a bad idea to log it every day for awhile.

and nestea green tea w/ citrus is better. :moon:

ryuage
09-09-2008, 04:53 PM
I Just realized you said you are dropping weight for a race, but doing plan A of the TNT diet. If I'm not mistaken, isn't plan A essentially low to no carbohydrates? How are you going to maintain training intensity/endurance with such little to eat.

Willie
09-10-2008, 06:00 AM
I Just realized you said you are dropping weight for a race, but doing plan A of the TNT diet. If I'm not mistaken, isn't plan A essentially low to no carbohydrates? How are you going to maintain training intensity/endurance with such little to eat.

You are correct. TNT plan A is low carb. I am in my 5th week of Plan A. The first few weeks were difficult, so I scaled back the intensity of my aerobic work and focused on doing just slow endurance and weights. I have started back on the bike and run at a higher pace and I do notice that I "bonk" a little quicker.

I think the advantage is that my body is learning to fuel itself from fat stores, which is precisely what I need for endurance efforts. That said, my intention is to do a "re-load" day the night before my event, as outlined in Plan B. I am going to make an effort to consume more calories from today. The last two days, I have been WAY under. I'm trying to stick to around 1700-2000, but I got less than 1300 the last two days.

Nitor really does supress apetite. :)



Weigh-in
0330-
192.4 lbs - 20% bodyfat.
waist - 37 inches

Training
0630-0730
AM-
Physical Therapy

1955-2045
PM-
Weights
dynamic stretch/warm-up
3 sets of 5 reps Olympic Squat (120)
3 sets of 5 reps Bench press (95)
3 sets of 5 reps Deadlift (140)
3 sets of 15 rep ball crunches (25)
static stretch/cool-down



Diet
0330-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

0530- (IHOP "big breakfast")
4 scrambled eggs 30/3/27 394 calories
3 sausage links 12/2/10 160 calories
3 bacon strips 10/0/9 130 calories
2 oz ham 7/0/19 140 calories

0600-
32 oz water
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

0930-
1/4 cup almonds 14/6/6 160 calories
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories

1100-
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

1430- (Dickie's "2 meat plate")
4 oz Beef brisket 17/0/51 370 calories
4 oz Southern pulled pork 30/17/21 410 calories
Fried Okra 14/23/3 230
Green beans 4/10/3 80 calories
32 oz Diet Coke

1700-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories

1800- 1845 Nap

1930-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories

2045-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(5 mg creatine)

2100-
2 oz stir fry beef 3/0/17 104 calories
1.5 oz shrimp 1/0/14 60 calories
3 oz mixed veggies 0/5/2 28
32 oz diet Mt Dew 0/0/0 0 calories


Totals:
Fat- 136
Carbohydrate- 87
Protein- 253
Calories- 2780


Notes:
Morning weight is 192.4.

Up and out early for a special project at work, then physical therapy at 0630. I got around to weights in the evening, and even though I progressed, I could tell that I didn't have full energy, even though I did get a decent 45 minute nap at 6 pm.

As for the diet, I think getting up so early resulted in me being more hungry during the day. The extra 5 hours awake meant that I ate about 700-1000 calories more than I was aiming for, but it probably also comes from under-eating the last two days. I over ate carbs, mostly from the fried okra and green beans I had at Dickies, but damn they were good! :)

Oh, I set a personal best on Deadlifts tonight, and I could probably have gone more. I will.

Willie
09-11-2008, 09:28 AM
Weigh-in
0830-
194.4 lbs - 18% bodyfat.
waist - 37 inches

Training
AM-
rest

PM-
Did not run!


Diet
0845-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

0930-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
1 oz gouda cheese 9/0/4 100 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

1330-
Panda Express "Panda Bowl"
Mandarin Chicken 10/8/31 250 calories
mixed veggies 7/8/2/ 90 calories
32 oz diet coke 0/0/0 0 calories

1445-
1/4 cup almonds 14/6/6 160 calories
16.9 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories

1630-
2 oz string cheese 6/0/6 80 calories
32 oz Diet Mt. Dew 0/0/0 0 calories

1700-
Nitor (3 capsules)

1800-
10 pistachios 4/2/2 40 calories

2000-
2 oz May-bud Gouda cheese 16/0/7 200 calories

2030-
2 Gorton's garlic butter grilled fillets 6/2/34 200 calories
3 oz mixed veggies 0/5/2 28

2130-
1/2 cup Carb Smart rocky road ice cream 7/14/3 110 calories
2 oz skim milk 0/3/2 23 calories

Totals:
Fat- 91
Carbohydrate- 54
Protein- 132
Calories- 1553


Notes:
Morning weight is 194.4.

Willie
09-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Weigh-in
0800-
194.4 lbs - 19% bodyfat.
waist - 37.5 inches

Training
0830-0930
AM-
Physical Therapy
weights?

PM-
weights?

Diet
0800-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

Totals:
Fat-
Carbohydrate-
Protein-
Calories-

Notes:
Morning weight is 194.4.

I seem to have caught a cold during the night. Sore throat and runny nose this morning.

ZenMonkey
09-12-2008, 02:52 PM
I would wiegh myself once a week. Or open a journal.

Willie
09-13-2008, 07:41 PM
My cold has become the flu. More updates later.
:mad:

chris mason
09-14-2008, 12:48 AM
Get better Willie! I like your journal here!

Chris

KingWilder
09-14-2008, 06:23 AM
Nitor causes the flu!!!


ha, get better man

Willie
09-16-2008, 09:47 PM
From Friday 9/12/08 around 0930 to Monday 9/15/08 around midnight:

Diet-

In addition to monster doses of vitamin C and NyQuil (the original "green death" flavor), I ate a ton of whatever-the-hell-I-wanted to include a couple of Wendy's burgers, two large Frosty's, several bottles of lemon-lime gatorade, about a gallon of skim milk, maybe a quart of orange juice, at least one and a half quarts of ice cream, a half of a 14" pizza, and an order of breadsticks with ranch dressing.

Low-carb, schmo-carb, I needed cold, milky goodness.

Training-

After hours of not-very-good sleeping, I would limp to the couch (still suffering from that crappy tendonitis) where I slept or dozed while watching the "Burn Notice" and "House" marathons in their entirety, as well as a bunch of TV shows about UFO's and the American Revolution.

On occasion I would toter to the kitchen to retrieve some sort of food stuff from the refrigerator.

Sometimes, I would think about moving.

I probably burned some calories shivering.
And sweating.
At the same time.

Notes-

In case you aren't aware, having the flu sucks.

Willie
09-16-2008, 10:17 PM
Weigh-in
0800-
199.2 lbs - 20% bodyfat.
waist - 37.5 inches

Training
AM-
None

PM-
I did my laundry

Diet

Back to TNT!

0815-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

0845-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
1 oz sharp cheddar cheese 9/0/7 110 calories
16.9 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

1000-
16.9 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories

1200-
16.9 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories

1330-
1 scoop chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey in 6 oz water 2/5/21 118 calories
(5 mg creatine)

1430-
32 oz diet Mt. Dew 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

2030-
4 oz baked salmon fillet 14/0/25 234 calories
2 oz mini-shrimp 1/0/12 56 calories
4 oz roma tomatoes 0/8/0 40 calories
8 oz asparagus 1/9/6 50 calories
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories

Totals:
Fat- 45
Carbohydrate- 26
Protein- 87

Calories- 842 :omg:


Notes:
Morning weight is 199.2.

The added junk I ate while sick was very obvious on the scale and tape measure, but I needed it and it's just fat.

Despite that I am feeling loads better than I was, it's pretty darn obvious that I am still very much under the weather. I felt OK enough to go to the office today and do my laundry tonight after supper.

I very briefly considered a short, easy ride, but I'm still sniffling and have a slight fever, so I didn't. I'm also still hawking up those multi-colored hunks of semi-solid goo from the nether regions of my throat and blowing hunks of bloody snot-n-boogers out of my nose every hour or so, so I'm still pretty sick, but at least the shivering and sweating is over and my eating is back to normal(-ish).

I have decided to do no weights or hard cardio until Monday. I will do some walking this week and maybe a easy ride, lest I beat up my immune system again.

EDIT:

After realizing that I ate less than 1000 calories, even though I'm not hungry at all, I made myself a shake.

2200-
16 oz skim milk 0/26/16 180 calories
2 scoops chocolate "Ultimate Nutrition" Whey 4/10/42 236 calories


Calories- 1078

Still too low, but better.
I'm stuffed now.

Willie
09-17-2008, 08:02 AM
Weigh-in
0630-
196.6 lbs - 21% bodyfat.
waist - 37 inches

Training
AM-
None

PM-
Short, easy walk, not even a mile.

Diet
0700-
16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
(5 mg creatine)
Nitor (3 capsules)

0745-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
3 Fred Meyer Zesty breakfast sausage links 12/2/10 160 calories
16 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

1000-
16 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories

1115-
1 "cow pals" string cheese 8/3/4/ 80 calories

1330-
2 Taco Bell Meximelts 28/44/30 560 calories
1 Taco Bell Beef & Cheese burrito 20/52/18 460 calories
32 oz Diet Mt. Dew 0/0/0 0 calories

1530-
32 oz Diet Mt. Dew 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

2000-
8 oz New York tip sirloin 10/0/50 300 calories
4 oz mixed veggies w/cream & cheese 8/10/10 152 calories
32 oz Golden Crown soda water 0/0/0 0 calories


Totals:
Fat- 96
Carbohydrate- 112
Protein- 134

Calories- 1866


Notes:
Morning weight is 196.6.

I woke up this morning about 30 minutes before my alarm clock was set to go off. I still have a slight fever and some aches here and there, but I'm able to breathe pretty well through my nose this morning after a good round of honking out goo and boogers. The noise made my dog bark at me from the bedroom this morning, so it must have been pretty gruesome sounding!

If I keep improving at this pace, I may lift on Friday. I'll go for a short walk tonight after supper, maybe even a short bike ride.

In an effort to up my calories (and because I was lazy and did not make my lunch) I ended up stopping at Taco Bell for lunch today. I'm not terribly pleased at the carbohydrate amounts in the food. I thought I was getting the high fat/high protein stuff, but I didn't realize it was so high until I got back to the office and checked it online.

The amounts are off because I only ate the "guts" and not the tortilla shells, but I'm sure there's more carbs there than I need for TNT. Wierdly, the crunchy taco is the lowest carb item on the menu (13g), so Taco Bell is out from now on. I guess I'll stick with Panda Express when I forget/don't take a lunch.

At least I was able to get calories up, though.

I still have the sniffles and stuffy nose, so I only went for a short walk.

Willie
09-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Weigh-in
0800-
195.6 lbs - 20% bodyfat.
waist - 36.5 inches

Training
AM-
Some light stretching

PM-
Maybe a jog and a few minutes on the rope?

Diet
0800-
4 oz of Orange juice
(5 mg creatine)

16.9 oz Lipton Diet Green tea with citrus 0/0/0 0 calories
Nitor (3 capsules)

0830-
2 boiled eggs 10/1/12 154 calories
1 oz sharp cheddar
16 oz water 0/0/0 0 calories
(multi-vitamin, 500 mg vitamin C)

Totals:
Fat-
Carbohydrate-
Protein-

Calories-


Notes:
Morning weight is 195.6.

I woke up this morning about 2 minutes after my alarm clock went off. I am feeling a little tired and beat. I still have a slight fever, and my tendon is still pretty sore, but I am much improved over the start of the week.

I'm able to breathe pretty well through my nose this morning and I didn't need to go through yesterday's nose-blowing exercises.

I am planning on doing last Friday's weight work-out tomorrow.

Rodzilla
09-19-2008, 12:29 AM
im following along... looking at this product myself

WildJames
10-05-2008, 10:10 AM
nice experiment