Day 19: S&E – I quit, but I’m not defeated.

Today, I have quit the Steak and Egg diet, but here is why:

When I started this blog and challenge site, I based it around the properties of challenging and debuffing diets to see if they work, and the principals and logistics of how to make it work, if its possible. The 3 month timeline is just something that sounds relatively good, and is a nice period of time.

Yet, today, I have a different concept about where and what these challenges and this blog will take me, It will better myself and learn from trial and error.


I have always based my learning around trial and error. You must first be defeated, before you can win. I firmly believe this logic, and if you can’t take defeat and turn it around into a win where you have learned your lessons, then you will always be stuck where you are in life.

Furthermore, allow me to break it down (How I always do, point form):


Objective: Go for 90 Days just eating Steak and Eggs, and have a cheat day on every 7th day.

Rules: Can use alternatives for proteins, so ground beef for steak, and spices on the eggs, scrambled, sunny side, etc.


  • Temptation will always strike, and you will fall.
  • What I learned from this: You can decide the depths of the fall, and how fast you pick yourself up. Self destruction happens, and the true strength comes from within to get back on track with what you want.
  • If you play within your limits, you will always stay within your limits.
  • What I learned from this: If you don’t push your dedication to what you want, and keep the end game in mind, you will always have the same issues. For example, at the gym, I would only use machines because I thought that was the concept I needed to workout, but I was blind to other ideals and workout methods, I completely ignored the free weight benches, and the free weights in general. On the food side of things, I lost 15 lbs with this diet, this shows that while not on the diet, I need to maintain a proper calorie and carbohydrate intake, so I will be joining my girlfriend on her weight watchers diet.
  • If your in a relationship, you can’t TRULY enjoy a meal together.
  • What I learned from this: I love my girlfriend with all my heart, and because were both hard working individuals, who work separate shifts, we have little time in the morning together, and when I”m eating a steak and egg diet, I can’t really enjoy the “fruits of life” with her. I’m just eating the same shit, different day, and I really can’t enjoy that teriyaki chicken wrap with her, or that fruit parfait, because my diet is restricted. It’s unfair as a relationship, and I think going on the same diet is definitely going to strengthen our relationship going forward.  We made a weight loss challenge together, we may as well do the diet together and be a team. Plus, she’s going to love that there is no more greasy residue on EVERY frying pan, and EVERY bowl. Hahaha.


You don’t need to eat Steak and Eggs to lose weight, you don’t need to lift 150 pound dumbbells to lose fat and gain muscle (unless your at that level, haha), what you do need to do is this: realize.

Realize, you can’t ponder why your not losing weight, while you drink a double double coffee every morning

Realize, you can’t ponder why your not losing weight, while eating a family size bag of chips at night.

Realize, you can’t ponder why your not losing weight, while lifting 20 pounds at 200 reps.

Realize, you can’t ponder why your not losing weight, while you come up with excuses not to go to the gym.

Realize, you can’t ponder why your relationship may be stressed, if your not on the same page.

Realize, you could be doing it wrong, and it is okay. Just learn a lesson, trial and error.

I am so excited for my next challenge, and my next step in life with this journey. I hope you are too.


P.S. Here are my pictures from before and after, the 15 pounds I lost, and the weight loss goals of me and my girlfriend.


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6/2/2016: Day 18 S&E

Weight: 258.6

Starting Weight: 267.8

Weight Loss: 9.2 lbs

Workout: N/A

Meal: 3 Laughing Cow Lite Slices (I needed something new this morning)

Sleep: 7 hrs

Money Spent: $226.00

Notes: I had lite laughing cow slices this morning with my coffee.  I really needed something new and refreshing this morning because I was just contemplating having my steak and eggs and was truly turned off. Oh well I’ll see how it goes. I’m not getting discouraged, just need to find a way to cook my eggs and steak differently.

5/31/2016: Day 16 of S&E

Weight: 260.7

Starting Weight: 267.8

Weight Loss: 7.1 lbs

Workout: Seated Leg Press, Leg Curls, Leg Extensions, Crossover Sit-ups, Leg Raises, and 30 Second Plank

Meal: 300g Stewing Meat with 5 Sunny Side Eggs dropped on top. Keg Steak Spices and Franks Red Hot Powder added to taste.

Sleep: 6 Hours

Money Spent: $226.00

Notes: Great workout today. Started a weight loss challenge with my girlfriend (I guess I was an inspiration for her, so I’ll take credit.) She has started the weight watchers program online, and I’ve supported her through her workouts with the WiiU Workout Evolution 2013. It’s fun, but I don’t think dance moves are my cup of tea, but the fighting definitely was a great alteration to working out. It was a lot like shadow boxing.

5/28/16: Day 13 S&E – I Made a boo boo

Well, I fucked up.


I decided to go on my cheat day early, which was giving into temptation and breaking my dedication and desire for my goals, and just fell for the lesser good.

5/26/2016, I cheated… big time on my diet.

5/27/2016, was a continuation of this cheating.


Now, my weight is 266.4, from 256/something. That’s 10 pounds. But knowing me, I always look at the positive side of things, and I don’t focus on the negative, so this is what I pulled from this encounter:

  • During my cheating, I focused a lot on what was wrong, and how I could easily break this diet, and that I am disgusted with having Steak and Egg, all the time. I have no idea where this though pattern came from, and I was convinced of quitting the challenge, and the diet, and say fuck it.
  • Temptation and the “little devil on your shoulder”, will always be there. It won’t change. You will always have the temptation to break whatever order you have in life, and cause chaos by doing it.
  • Once temptation has set in, it’s like a sports car going down hill with no brakes. You justify the first temptation and cheat meal, with another one, because in the world of breaking rules, once broken, you my as well go all the way. That’s why a lot of people say “I’ll start MONDAY, at the beginning of a new week”, by setting some sort of order, but you cheat and gain weight until then. Doesn’t make any sense.
  • Once off the dedication train, it’s one of the hardest things to set in stone to hop back onto it. You truly need to gear the engines up, remember and retrace your thoughts back on track for why you are doing it in the first place.

I’ve just simply decided that I will continue this route, this diet, because I want to show the world, and more importantly, myself, that I am stronger than most, and I am stronger than my temptation. I will continue having my cheat days, but I will not be going overboard. I will most likely not be on this diet for the rest of my life, but I will fulfill the 3 month challenge to prove to myself I am capable of many things, and this is just one of them.


This blog, is definitely my strong point. Being able to write down my feelings, emotions, and how I truly conceive the world and myself during this challenge, is a key element for this to work. I suggest whoever is reading this, when you challenge yourself, write down your emotions and your feelings towards the challenge on a daily (or close to daily) basis. It will feel cleansing and remind you why your doing it in the first place.


5/25/16: Day 10 S&E

Weight: 260.2

Sleep: 8 Hours

Workout: Yes

Workout Info: 20 Minutes Elliptical, 12-10-8 Heaviest Sets with Free Weights (Arnold Curls, Overhead Triceps Extensions, Shoulder Press)

Notes: I have a current follower/steak and egg dieter, having questions about the “Shakes” the individual is getting during the ketosis of the diet. So I decided to do some research into it, just in-case it will cause issues with individuals. This is what I learned:

Is ketosis dangerous?

According to Peter Attia, M.D., the ketosis diet is as common as a fireplace inside a house. He states all these medical terms that I truly don’t understand, but on an “mediocre intellectual” stance, I can see it is a great way to diet, but it doesn’t tell me why she is having the shakes. Furthermore, I need to dig into more research about it.

According to multiple sources at, their actual article states that there is multiple problems with a ketosis diet, but if you read the actual comments:
proof1 proof2 proof3


There is multiple people debating the article, and find it completely null and disapprove.  I am not trying to be biased about the challenge, since its my job as the administrator to take note and see angles from both sides, but I can’t truly find anything to cause health issues with this diet.

I’m not dietitian, nutritionist, or doctor, but I truly believe any kind of negative side affect like diarrhea, shakes, and other symptoms within the first week, is your body rejecting all the bad shit you put into it, and if it doesn’t stop within two or three weeks of the cycle, then I would worry, other than that, I think it’s safe to say the diet is perfectly okay.

5/23/16: Day 8 S&E

Weight: 264.4 (Got a little bum-crack action on the back shot! Sorry the photos are sideways)



Well, rebooted and restarted, I feel great. (Even though I gained 4 to 5 pounds on my cheat day, haha) I neglected my best friend’s offerings of free food and alcohol today, I’m going to my first movie at the theaters and dinner afterwards, and going to see how the impact is with general life and being on the diet.

I can tell you one thing about this diet though, It’s refreshing, and definitely doable, with the right mindset.

What I have learned from this diet so far is:

  • Discipline, knowing when and what I can eat.
  • It gives me tons of energy, I mean tons, I haven’t pushed myself to a point of physical fatigue at the gym yet, but It takes a lot more to get there.
  • I’ve had no hunger pains, or problems not eating.
  • I am emotionally happier.
  • It’s time efficient.
  • Affordable healthy way of life.

And above all else, I’m truly proud of myself. I know its only been 8 days, but it’s been one hell of a week, and it’s really a very hard discipline to say no to people who have used to you saying yes. Really hard.

Anyways, that’s today’s update, short and sweet. Keep me posted on how you guys are doing!

5/22/16: Day 7: CHEAT DAYYYY!

Weight: 260.4

Oh God this day has been great! The first things I ate were all consumed within an hour, like the following:


Peach Fuzz Flavored Slurpee  (No banana flavored but it sure hit the spot.)


Reeses Big Cup Peanut Butter


Dark roast double double with a maple shot


Tim Hortons Farmers Breakfast

And a strawberry short cake doughnut. I forgot to take a picture haha.

So that was a little overboard on eating whatever  I wanted in such a short time. ( it was like twenty minutes tops). I also had an large extreme Italian sub from Tim Hortons but had it 4 hours later in two separate meals. The other items I ate/drank that day were:

  • Bud Light Apple
  • Caesars Homemade
  • Caesar Premade Bottled
  • Meteor Chocolate Bar
  • Ruffles All Dressed Chips
  • Another Big Cup Reese Peanut Butter Cups
  • Drumstick
  • Two Pepperoni Taquitoes
  • A Hotdog with Mustard

I felt free and unbound from restriction and it was refreshing.  Yet, I had an epiphany:

Guilt. I felt guilty.  That I did that to my body. I feel that after every terrible thing I eat that I know I shouldn’t have, that feeling pulling into drive throughs. You can always do better.

I had a second phase to this thought:

I never felt guilty during my 6 days prior. I felt good and knew I was doing the right thing. It is a refreshing feeling and duly noted for my next week. I’ve lost a lot of weight already and I love it. I feel rebooted.

Then, I had a third phase to this thought:

Am I doing cheat day wrong? Is it suppose to be two meals still? Or do I completely reboot the system with an all around eat fest? I don’t know, but time will tell.

All together I truly enjoyed my guilt drowning cheat day, and look forward to tomorrows results!

Don’t fret over cravings


The hardest thing I’ve done during this diet was watch people eat in between my meals and have cravings for things I can’t have. Like the above list for example: banana flavored slurpee, a Caesar, an Montreal smoked meat sandwich, and a God damn chocolate bar !

Yet I tend to realize one thing: I am truly disciplined if I can withstand my cravings and withstand the offerings of cookies and doughnuts at work, I can withstand the cravings of drugs and alcohol after a stressful day at work. Thinking about these factors give me a huge boost of self confidence and the power of the mind and spirit

Don’t  give up! It’s for the better good. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Free Weights vs Weight Machines

Recently. I have done a post about a workout I did we my partner in crime, Kevin. I was doing link references for the workouts we did, and I while googling the machines, most of the results were along the lines of ; “Top 11 Machines you never use” and “Why you should workout with free weights in regards to machines“. Like every other thing on this site, I needed to do my research, this is what I learned:

  • Free weights are functional, while machines are structural. Meaning functional workouts with free weights give you the full range of motion for properly executing a strength dependent movement (aka, picking up a rock to move somewhere, or to properly hit a punching bag), while doing structural workouts with weight machines give your body, bluntly said, the look and feel of a body builder, because of the isolation to the muscle.
  • People who fall under the beginner, rehabilitation, or body building categories, should do Weight Machines. Why? Because it helps with basics understandings of range of motion, and can be set to work muscles that may have been mistreated or damaged, and create muscle mass in the areas you want to isolate.
  • People who fall under the prior categories, plus athletes, should use free weights. Why? Because it just makes sense if you think about the concept: You aren’t using the range of motion on a day to day purpose when it comes to weight machines. Now that I think about it, there is no actual time I have used the same motion as a pectoral fly machine other than maybe hugging at overweight lady.

Definitely an eye opener to know that most things I’ve been doing in the past year, has been inaccurate for what I want to accomplish. I’ll be mostly doing free weight workouts from this point on, other than machines like Rowing and treadmills/elliptical and weighted abdominal crunches, I most likely won’t hop on a machine again.