Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stick's Quest for Fitness: End Month 14

07/20/09 = 243 lbs(start) 30.8 BMI
07/20/10 = 215 lbs.(-28) 27.3 BMI, 18.8% Body Fat
08/21/10 = 217 lbs. (+2) 27.5 BMI, 19% BF
09/20/10 = 217 lbs. (-0) 27.5 BMI, 19% BF

Welp, at least I didn't backslide. Stats exactly the same as last month. Considering I attended a brewfest, a family B-day, and Mary's graduation dinner, I guess I should feel lucky that I didn't gain. The culprit this month is alcohol and desserts. I'm seriously thinking about going on a beer-less stretch for a month and see how it goes. My willpower sucks pretty badly right now. I'm not very confident that I could go very long without alcohol, but I'm willing to try. I'm going to a food show with Chef-C tomorrow where they'll have free food and drink for 2 days, so maybe I'll start after that. Hmmmm.

I think I'm doing well on the fitness side of things. Jogging on the treadmill longer. Lifting more weight and seeing my arms get bigger. Now I just have to get rid of my gut. I've changed my routine again to focus more on my abs and I think cutting the alcohol will help too.

Goal is still 199 and I was recently doing some calculating. At 217 and 19% BF, I am carrying 41 lbs of fat. If I lose just 20 lbs of that (about 1/2), then I'll be at 197 and 11% BF. Increasing my muscle will help those stats even more. From what I understand, over 200 with 10% body fat is pretty ripped. Would be nice. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stick's Random Update 9/14/10, Plus Justin.tv

Been laggin' on the blog updates. Between fiddling with my Captivate smartphone, working out, playing poker, Twitter, Facebook, and a brewfest last weekend, it hasn't dawned on me much. I was gonna say "haven't had the time", but I actually have. I've just been distracted, I guess.

Gained 6 pounds recently, but I think it's part water weight and part muscle gain. Been working hard, sweating a lot, and drinking a lot of fluids. The brewfest indulgence didn't help, but I'm still not discouraged. 1 more week until monthly weigh-in. I've checked my body fat % a few times recently and it looks good.

Poker has been going well. I was running bad the first week of the month in SNG's, so I decided to switch to 10NL cash games for a little while. Did well for a while and just had my first down day today. Still good for the month, though.

I decided to start a Justin.tv channel after reading some good reviews of their new android app. I'll be able to broadcast live from my phone soon. Not sure what I'm going to show yet, but it won't suck. I hope. Stay tuned: http://www.justin.tv/stick66/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stick's August 2010 Poker Results

Sucked. Again. 4 negative months in a row. This month it was -$393. That includes the Reno trip for live poker. Total for the 8 months of this year: -$875, about $500 of that is live. Slight silver lining. For as many hours as I've played, I feel like that's not too bad.

Here's the online damage for this month:

(No online cash games at all.)

I feel a solid commitment to STT/MTT's. I guess I need to study more. Hit the books. Watch some videos. Obviously, just playing and practicing isn't working at the moment. I feel like my basics are good and my reads are good, but it's my situational play that is lacking. I'll either fold too much or make a bad shove. Seems like I rarely make bad calldowns, but maybe I'm missing the opportunities where I should call down. Back to the books, I guess.