Day 100: Almost at the finish line [T-minus 4 Hours]

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Less then 4 hours left until midnight which is the deadline of my 100 day challenge. It’s funny, my mind is already mentally celebrating and food thoughts are the only things flowing in it right now. As we speak I’m already on my way to meet up some friends to count down the time until midnight.

Soon....

Soon….

So what am I going to do at midnight? Mcdonalds of course (since its probably the only place open), to beast and dish out whatever we can get a hold off. As for the rest of the year, I have to catch up on a few “food treats” (here is a link on my food wish list). So as the image above clearly explains…. Don’t wait up, I’ll be back less then a week, with the official 100 day post.

Until then, Eat Hard, Eat More and Eat until you die!

Ho ho Hoes, Merry Christmas!

//C

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Day 96: The funny and weird Statistics (How many Oldies Have I killed?)

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Back from my short trip feeling well rested and motivated to finish off the last days of the 100 day challenge. People I’ve spoken to recently has heard me nag and complain over the blog. Yes, I’m tired of writing these posts, and don’t get me wrong, it’s quite fun to write them. However I’ve noticed that when it comes to writing, my concentration level is equivalent of a three year old fat kid, high on sugar and life. I’m still surprised on how fast the time has gone during this period and happy that I’ve manage to reach this point. During these 96 days I’ve kept a shitload of statistics (rough estimates) of pretty much everything I’ve done, from how much I’ve eaten, to number of reps, and even the number of beers I’ve consumed during this time. Below is a mix of funny and unusual statistics that I’ve done from a time of 96 days.

“The Legendary Workout” Statistics

  • I’ve done about 357 chins, roughly 4-7 reps of a maximum total of 25-30 reps a day.
  • I’ve “only” done 30 gym session, a workout every third day, which is an average of 2.14 sessions a week.
  • The average age in my gym is roughly 76 years old (I haven’t included the people that I think are dead… dead tired).
Number of pictures which looks like I'm taking a shit: 9 Images.

Number of pictures where it looks like I’m taking a shit: 9 Images.

“The Anti Gordon Ramsey Food” Statistics

  • I’ve eaten 19.2 kg of protein (200g of protein a day) which is equivalent to 96 kg chicken or if you’re vegan 384 kg beans.
  • I’ve eaten 0 pizzas, 0 kebabs, and 0 hamburgers. I was allowed to eat this but I chose not to.
  • I’ve eaten 43 peanut butter n’ jelly sandwiches as my off-days desserts when I have cravings for something fatty and sweet.
  • I’ve eaten 23 Snickers, my post workout dessert.

“The Famous Blog” Statistics

  • I have an average of 75 unique visitors per post. When comparing this to Kenza, one of Sweden’s biggest fashion blogger, she has 148498 unique visitors each day. I feel useless when I see this.
  • It takes me an average of 1.45 hours to write my (longer) posts, 15 minutes to make the quote image, 30 minutes to fix up the images, 60 minutes to write the post.
  • 38 Posts has taken me roughly 30 hours to make, that’s about 20 movies or 1 movie of The Lord of the Rings “Extended Never Before Seen Directors Limited Fan” Edition.
Number of words I've written in the blog: 23478 words. 873 are the word "retarded", the rest is the word "challenge", No joke.

Number of words I’ve written in the blog: 23478 words. 873 are the word “retarded”, the rest is the word “challenge”, No joke. And yes, I’m

“The Grade A Student” Statistics

  • Despite the workload I’ve manage to balance work and gym time quite well, In fact I’ve even worked an additional 27 extra hours of overtime.
  • 30 planned gym sessions and I’ve missed 0 workouts.
  • 30 planned gym sessions and I’ve completed 29 of them (The only time I didn’t finish was when I injured my hip).
  • 288 meals and I’ve eaten ALL my veggies (mom would be proud).

“The I don’t know where to put this”  Statistics

  • I’ve gotten drunk during 4 different occasions. I almost broke my thumb, almost injured my shoulder (again), ate spicy noodles that ended up on my friends carpet and I danced with a giant girl (she was bigger than Godzilla). This happened all in one night.
  • I’ve successfully eaten 3 different buffés in three days, banning me from one of the restaurants. OK, I wasn’t banned, but he gave me the eye of “No Food For you Next Time”.
  • I’ve eaten lunch 14 times together with my work colleges, since my first allowed meal is after 1 P.M I usually have to eat alone (Forever alone..)
  • I have had 0 sick days!
  • I’ve scared every old person in the gym, BUT I have accidentally killed 0 oldies… so far.
Number of Sexy pictures taken: 0. This was the closest I could find.

Number of Sexy pictures taken: 0 images. This was the closest I could find.

Counting down the days. Be sure to check in tomorrow as well, I’ll be posting something each day now until the finish line.

Until tomorrow, Work Hard, Eat Hard, Keep Your Statistic HARD.

/C

Day 84: Nice filter, good angle and some flexing equals perfect SELFIE

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So I’ve noticed that a few of my Facebook friends (mostly girls) like to post images of themselves where they stand in weirdass poses to seem more attractive. I found this quite interesting so I asked my younger sister and it turned out that girls do some weirdass tricks to get that perfect selfie shot. Really?
When girls take group photo, gravity suddenly gets stronger

When girls take group photo, gravity suddenly gets stronger.

I’ve noticed that my Weigh-In pictures (check link HERE) are not as appealing to my fellow readers as it could be, but yet again this wasn’t really my intention. It really occurred to me how much you can alter your images with a few simple tricks, and it got me thinking that people actually put a lot of time on this. So, I thought about this and made the decision to try this aswell, and see how much I can boost my selfie pictures. As you can see below I’ve taken two types of pictures, one where I have a neutral picture, my typical progression picture.
No flex, no filter, just me in my underwear looking all white as fucking snow.

No flex, no filter, just me in my underwear looking all white as fucking snow. Taken in the morning the same day as the image below.

And the other image is one with these things to keep in mind:
  • Do not take a picture where the camera is pointing upward, have it slightly elevated to avoid showing that fat double chin of yours, and who wants to see your nose hair?
  • Try not to look directly into the camera, tilt your face a bit to your side to give you the “illusion” of sharper chin, you practically become a fucking magician when doing this.
  • Wear dark clothing, it makes you look thinner. It also works to stand in front of a dark background.
  • If you’re taking a sexy selfie shot, it helps if you flex your muscles (obviously) but try to relax your face. Tensing your face can make you seem like your taking a dump.
  • Use Instagram filters, it can make the difference between buff and fat, since it brings out the shadows better. If you don’t have any abs why not just add some with PHOTOSHOP.
Dark background, flexing, and of course a nice filter, so I look buffer? The images is taken during lunch time same day as the image above.

Dark background, flexing, and of course a nice filter, so I look buffer? The images is taken during lunch time same day as the image above.

So the lesson for today? Don’t fool yourself, if you have a double chin or a muffin top, you’ll probably succeed in hiding it in your pictures. But once WE meet, I’ll expose the shit out of you and probably make you cry… No joke.
Two more weeks of the challenge, lets keep this up. Have a nice Sunday!

Work Hard, Eat Hard, Take Selfies…HARD.

//C

Day 80: T-minus 20 Days until my Diet Break

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I’ve been on this diet now for 80 days straight, and the reason why I haven’t cracked yet is the simple setup of my meal schedules. A diet that you don’t know you’re on is the best strategy for success. Rather than just counting down the day where you can go “obesity/diabetic power” mode (read FAT FUCK mode) a change in your eating habits is key. By this being said, I have to admit that I still have a crave for a pizza, kebab or something with fatty and forbidden. Will the craving disappear? I highly doubt it, but there are a few thing you can do to maintain these cravings.

New York City with my pimp friend M-Krantz, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. I'm literally screaming of joy for some Friieeeed chicken.

New York City with my pimp friend M-Krantz, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m literally screaming of joy for some Friieeeed chicken.

I’ve been on this diet about 11 weeks now and it’s recommended to take so called diet breaks, every now and then. Depending on your body fat a estimate of between 4-6 weeks if you’re lower than 15 % BF and 6-12 weeks if your’re between 6-12 weeks. As seen, I’ve almost exceeded the recommended break frequency by the double (my BF is about 10.6 % at the moment). The reason why it’s good to take these breaks are (cited from rippedbody.jp):

“A short period of regular eating has the potential to reverse some of this metabolic adaptation giving the hormones time to recover to normal levels.”

So what does this mean? It means that I can eat whatever the FUCK I want. If you count the days left on my 100 day challenge, you’ll land on a date just before Christmas Eve, is this a coincidence? Hell to the NO. The first thing I did when I planned this was to set the date were I’ll be able to eat whatever I wanted again, and there was not better day then this. So what am I going to eat during my diet break week? I’ll give you a little preview:

  • Pizza hut all you can eat buffé
  • Cinnamon Churros
  • Belgian waffles with Nutella
  • English breakfast (Fried eggs, sausages and a lot of baked beans)
  • American Panncakes with Bacon and a a ton of maple sirup
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (since we don’t have this in Sweden I just might buy a ticket to London, just for this….No joke)

What I probably won’t eat as much during this time:

  • Chicken, the equivalent amount of chicken I’ve eaten would be enough to feed a little village in Africa
  • Chili, man I’m tired of my own damn recepie.
  • Rice, I’m Asian but even for me the amount of rice I’ve eaten is ridiculous

Remember, I’m allowed to eat these things but I’ve noticed that the constrains of the Leangains diet, which is the ratio of fat, carbs and proteins you ingest. During my rest days I’m allowed to eat high fat, low carbs meal and opposite during workout days. So take for instance a pizza, it contains HIGH carbs and HIGH fat, I’m mean WTF, it’s like a fucking Greek tragedy. I guess I’ll have to wait until the 23 of December.

“Until then, I’ll try another type of pizza with a meat crust bottom instead of dough. It’s called a Meatzza, how awesome isn’t that?”

The manliest pizza out there, a meat crust bottom with meat as topping, Boyaa

The manliest pizza out there, a meat crust bottom with meat as topping, Boyaa

Work Hard, Sleep Hard, Wait Until you get your pizza and EAT it HARD.

//C

Day 63: Its all about the abs… Or is it?

3Since I live outside of Stockholm, I don’t have the possibility to meet my parents on a regular basis. Right around day 30 on my challenge I met my mom, we haven’t seen each other since I started my Leangains diet. Her first reaction was; “Wow you’ve lost a lot of weight!  This was true since at that time I dropped about 3 kg. However, my mom kept staring at me and eventually she told me honestly: “Have you really lost weight, or is it your hair” (read giant head)?

My mom usually has a good eye on how slim/fat/bony my face looks, but this time she was mislead by my long hair. And when I say long, I don’t mean like Rapunzel’s long hair. I have a friend that calls my hair the “Birds Nest”, since, according to him it looks like one, and birds fly into my hair and settles there until their eggs hatch.

Just another bad hair day? No man, this is a good day, you should see it on a fucking bad day.

Just another bad hair day? No man, this is a good day, you should see it on a fucking bad day, old people get lost in my hair and die.

I’ve noticed that if you only look at my head (separate from my body), its actually pretty huge. To to make it even worse, just put about 5 kg of pure Filipino hair and you got yourself the next villain in The Avengers movie, Dr Gigantor Head. But together with my body, its actually proportional.  

So why am I writing about my freakishly big head? Well, I got a comment from one of my friends, and he wrote: “In the end, isn’t all about the abs?“. For some people this might be all they want, but for me, I believe that having right body proportions is the right way to go. This is were my head story enters the picture, I believe that it’s proportional to my body, it has a nice fit to it. Now, your head is rarely something you can affect in terms of altering your overall look. There are other parts of your body that can shape to get that perfect body of yours. There are different shapes men or women in the gym can have, skinny, skinny-fat, bulky, lean, chubby and my personal favorite “did you forget something?”-people. From here, it’s easier to just show you what I mean….

The don't skip leg day people..

The” don’t skip LEG day” people..

The "don't skip chest day" people

The “don’t skip CHEST day” – people..

The "Don't sky GYM day" people

The “Don’t skip GYM day” people (Danny are you aming for this body? HAHA)

And my personal favorite:

The "you are beyond BIG that your head looks like a tiny thumb"-people

The “you are beyond BIG that your head looks like a tiny thumb”- people

So back to the original question, is it really just about the abs? Think about it…..!

Work Hard, Eat Hard… Sleep Hard?

Day 59: Do you eat 1 kg chicken everyday?

6A common question people ask me when I share my diet plan to them is: 200 g protein!? That’s a shitload of protein, do you really eat that much? The answer is, yes, I try. If you’re new to the blog I’m currently on a Leangains diet, and I went through the basic idea in my previous post which you can find here. Everyday I need to eat roughly 200 g protein a day, which corresponds to approximately 1 kg chicken (rule of thumb, 20 g protein in 100 g chicken).

I have a friend that calls me the “human trashcan” and the reason for this is that I’m the left on the dinner table that eats the left overs. I admit that I have a tremendous appetite but even for me, 1 kg chicken/beef is A LOT.

I try to eat at least a 600 g cooked chicken/beef each day and divided it into two large meals, my lunch and dinner. Here are additional protein sources I eat from, the different sources are graded by quality, price and taste:

  1. Chicken, red meat, fish (not canned tuna), grined meat
  2. Protein shakes, cottage cheese, nuts, canned tuna
  3. Eggs, dairy products, lenses, various beans
  4. Bacon, pork

So I eat little bit of everything, between my lunch and dinners. One of my favorite snacks/desserts is cottage cheese with berries and nuts on the side, winner food. Some of these protein sources have higher fat and carb contents, so if you’re planning on eating nuts, so keep in mind that you’re eating a shitload of fat.

Easiest snack ever, if you're even more lazy, skip the berries and bowls, eat the nuts directly in the package.

Easiest snack ever, if you’re even lazier, skip the berries and bowls, eat the nuts directly on the cottage cheese (lazy bum style).

As long as I can remember there’s always been buzz and discussion on the use of supplements (Sv kosttillskott). I can relate to some of the questions people discuss on, but speaking from my own opinions, I believe that taking supplements is a great complement to your diet IF used correctly. Do you need supplements to reach what you want to achieve? It’s not necessary but it can help you on the way. I’m not here to start any discussions on if you should or should not take it, do whatever works for you.

The arsenal of supplements I take. It contains of amino acids, day and night whey protein and additional fish oil and vitamins/minerals.

The arsenal of supplements I take. It contains of amino acids, day and night whey protein and additional fish oil and vitamins/minerals.

My roommate had his birthday yesterday, so I’m gonna eat some tasty cake now, part of my supplement plan….NOT.

Have a nice weekend.

Work Hard, Eat Hard… Sleep Hard?

Day 50: The halfway mark.. Am I the same guy? [Retrospect]

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This day represent the halfway mark of my 100 day challenge. When I got the idea, my first biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my love for the food. Like I mentioned in the previous post (check it out HERE), during this period I’ve eaten my fare share of candy, muffins, ice cream and pretty much everything people would consider “unhealthy”. Did I feel bad that I “broke” my diet? No, the eating unhealthy part (in a controlled manner)  IS part of the diet, (MIND BLOWN). Thinking back on my previous attempts on eating healthier, this is by far the longest period I’ve succeeded in sticking to my diet plan. And let me tell you, it feels pretty damn good.

“When you achieved a goal and worked hard to reach it, there’s no other awesome feeling like it.”

When I have people over, I don't serve chips anymore, I give them chicken, raw, cold ass chicken, with DAT FACE.

When I have people over, I don’t serve chips anymore, I give them chicken, raw, cold ass chicken, with DAT FACE. Chicken with the side order of protein shake?

It’s crazy how fast this challenge is going, and how much I’ve improved on my lifestyle in just 50 days. For you readers that are new to the blog, the reason why I started this idea was to regain my control on my body and eating habits. What I wanted to achieve with this was 1) To feel sexy again; 2) Show my future kids how awesome their dad looked back in the days; 3) Show to people that getting in shape isn’t that hard. I made up a plan where I went through these following topics, I’ve linked the posts on each part:

  1. The Goals, [LINK] what do I want to achieve?
  2. The Workout, [LINK] Reverse Pyramid training on a 9 day-cycle.
  3. The Challenge, [LINK] Setting up a public challenge, me against the readers, If I lose I buy them EACH a dinner.
  4. The Diet, [LINK] 30% workout 70% diet is what’s needed for me to get in shape.
  5. The Weekly Weigh-in, [LINK] My documentation on my progress, fat control, weekly pics and measurements.
  6. The Rehab, [LINK] I fell off my longboard a few months back on my shoulder, in the progress of fixing it.

    At 12 reps now on my chins, will go for 20 reps by the end of the challenge, LETS GO!

    At 12 reps now on my chins, will go for 20 reps by the end of the challenge, LETS GO!

I know that it’s just gone 50 days but there are already noticeable changes. These are the things that has changed since I started with the challenge (for better or worse):

Positive changes:

  • I can already state that I’m in better shape then when I started, (Captain Obvious).
  • My tummy doesn’t do those weird morning grunts sounds anymore.
  • If I pass by a mirror, I turn to it and say, “who’s that sexy man in the mirror? Oh, its just me” *Giggle attack*
  • Confidence is growing not only in appearance, but also at work and the way I approach new people.
  • I cook more of my food nowadays.
  • I make better use of my time compared to how I was before.
  • Rehab is part of my everyday routine, it’s a new acquired habit.
  • English grammar skills has improved…. slightly…

The “less” positive changes:

  • I need to constantly go up and pee during the night… Like an old fuck.
  • If I pass by a mirror, I turn to it and say, “who’s that sexy man in the mirror? Oh, its just me” *Giggle attack*
  • I tend to go more often shirtless around the apartment, my room mate hates me now (Sorry äggmannen and Narvin-Hoe).
  • Taking a selfies has never felt this good…ever
  • Still can’t figure out the difference between “than” and “then” when I’m writing in the blog.
  • Writing these posts and cooking my own meals take a big chunk of my time.
  • I’m starting to believe that I look like the Green Hulk but in fact I’m still the same Yellow Asian Man.
  • I still want to eat a pizza, however the craving isn’t as strong as before.
  • I’m currently the “he needs to eat a sallad with high protein or he won’t join us” – friend.
Lets go for another 50 days, are you guys with me? Like and comment and give some support!

Lets go for another 50 days, are you guys with me? Like and comment and give some support!

I still have one more thing on my game plan that I need to do. Since I know how I get when things are going my way (lazy and content), this last topic is needed. Check out my next post, this one is gonna be fun.

Work hard, eat hard, sleep…hard?

//Chris