Day 361 (T, 111227) — The Best Of New John

Tooting My Own Horn.  Over the (soon to be) 365 posts I’ve written this year, some stand out as my favorites and some qualify as reader favorites.  I broke it down by topic for you so it would be easier to find something you might be interested in reading.  Because some posts fit into more than one category, there are a few duplicates.

Best of the Best

My 8 Rules of Losing Weight and Getting Fit

Sabotaging My Efforts

Intermittent Fasting

Thoughts on Exercise

Notes on Different Approaches to Health and Fitness

My review of “Why We Get Fat”

Keys to a Successful Relationship

Scale Issues

When Things Look Bad



Music to Move To



What my Readers Liked Best (as measured by views):

What my Readers Liked Best (as measured by comments):


An Explanation of Increased Hits.  Boy do I feel like a dumbass.

As I went through the whole blog compiling my “Best Of” list, I used a different browser to go day by day and grab the post titles and URLs.  Because this other browser was not logged in to WordPress, the stats program counted each page view as a hit, rather than ignoring it as coming from me.  D’oh!

(I figured it out when I realized that today’s stats said I received more than 400 hits and it wasn’t even 10 AM yet. Yeah, yeah, I know: I’m brilliant.  You don’t have to remind me.)


Exercise.  Making up for yesterday’s failure.  Also, I plan to exercise each day for the remainder of the week, in an ill-conceived effort to make up at the last-minute for my dieting failures over the past 60 days.  Given that I know fat-loss is driven by diet not exercise, I expect this to be a rousing success.

Exercise Sets Reps Notes
1 Myotatic Crunches 2 25
2 Cat Vomit Exercises 2 20
3 Push-ups 3 50 extra set today
4 Pull-ups 2 10 assisted
5 Squats 3 50 extra set today
6 Dips 2 20 assisted


Plan for Week 52.  The final week….

I had yet another Cheat Day yesterday.  My guess is that, like last year, these final two months of the year have seen my gain 15-20 pounds.  I hope not; I haven’t weighed myself so I can’t be sure.  We’ll see. =(

Day Fast? SCD? Run/Exer?
Sunday No No No
Monday Yes No Yes No Yes No
Tuesday Yes Yes No Yes
Wednesday Yes Yes Yes
Thursday Yes Yes No Yes
Friday Yes Yes Yes
Saturday No No No Yes
Red = a negative deviation | Green = a positive deviation | Blue = a note



One response to “Day 361 (T, 111227) — The Best Of New John

  1. Pingback: Day 356 (R, 111222) — Under the Hood | New John for a New Year·

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