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Week Two Summary – IRA Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

Out of the four goals for this 31 week challenge, I think this one is going to be the most dynamic.  At the end of last week I was set on finishing track 3 at optionalpha.com.  That didn’t happen.  It didn’t happen because I was letting the knowledge need of each day direct what I would learn.  I think this served me well this week. I became and “Elite” member at optionalpha.com this week.  With that comes real time access

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Week Two Summary – Run Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

I mentioned last week that we weren’t starting the Run Goal until this week.  It’s tough getting into ketosis and getting cardio in the first week.  I’m old and I just don’t enjoy the pain that much anymore.  That being said, we had 3 runs scheduled this week and we got all 3 of them done.  I say 3 runs but I’m not sure what I did this week any runner would actually consider “running”.  Gotta start somewhere.   So far

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Week Two Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

1000lb Goal: Bench: 225 – 5×5Squat: 240 – 5×5Deadlift: 225 – 1×5 Total: 690 Things went according to plan this week.  Squats happened 3x, M,W,F and resulted in a 15lb gain as we go up 5lbs for each successful 5×5.  Bench happened twice and I cheated on Deadlifts as I was feeling a bit saucy and jumped the weight by 10lbs. Back in August I hit a high of around 330lbs on the squats.  Because of this, I’m guessing I’ll

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Week Two Summary – Weight Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

This was a difficult week.  I added a pound since last Saturday’s reading.  I have a lot of reasons as to why that might have happened and I’m sure it’s justified but I hate not seeing some progress week to week.  I’m backing off of supplementation for a while.  It just doesn’t seem necessary at this point and I’m pretty sure the protein supplementation knocked me out of ketosis for a day this week.  Since I’ve stopped the creatine, glutamine

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Week One Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/3/18 – 12/8/18

1000lb Goal: Bench: 215 – 5×5 Squat: 225 – 5×5 Deadlift: 215 – 1×5 Total: 655 I’m a huge fan of Stronglifts.com 5×5 workout, though if Mehdi reads this he will be disgusted. Mehdi focuses on strength alone, doesn’t agree with running and would hate my weekend “aesthetics workout”. That being said, my 5×5 compound moves come from him. When I first started doing 5×5 My squat was like 135lbs, only because I’d just never focused on this vital compound

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Week One Summary – IRA Goal – 12/3/18 – 12/8/18

IRA Goal: Until Jan 2nd, this goal is in cleanup and education mode. I’m still putting together my master checklist that I’m going to need in order to start and manage positions. It’s based almost entirely off of the educational series at OptionAlpha.com. It will obviously be influenced, as OptionAlpha itself is, by TastyTrade.com. Both of these sites are creating a paradigm shift in the retail investing industry. I fell in love with TastyTrade a couple of years ago and

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Week One Summary – Weight Goal – 12/3/18 – 12/8/18

Weight Goal: Yesterday was day 6 of no beer and very few carbs. As expected I shed a bunch of weight this week, 7lbs, but it’s really not real. During the adjustment phase, you can expect to lose a lot of weight, usually between 3 to 7 lbs. Most of it will be water weight, as each gram of glycogen is bound to at least 3 grams of water, and you’ll be rapidly depleting your glycogen stores (1). It is

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31 Week Goals – 12/3/18 to 7/6/19

I did some math the other day and found that I was 80 weeks from my 50th Birthday. As opposed to finding it disturbing, I immediately started thinking about what I could get done before that daunting date. As I pondered who I’d like to be 80 weeks from then I discovered that it was really TOO much time to work with, So I’m starting with a 31 week block and 4 specific goals to accomplish in that time. Why

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