Jeremy C. Parsons
The Parsons Perspective
Back in saddle again
April 9, 2017

Starting weight on 1/01/2017: 356 lbs.

Last week's weight on 4/01/2017: 313.5 lbs.

This week's weight on 4/09/2017: 310 lbs.

So, I didn't update last week because I went up a half pound from the week before. It was a week of eating terribly again, and my shoulder giving me issues. I'm happy to say that my shoulder is now back to 100%! It's no excuse for eating terribly, but it affected my workouts for sure. Anyway, here's what the past week looked like as I dropped down to 310:

Monday morning: Thrive vanilla shake w/banana.

Workout: Treadmill: 36 minutes - 1.85 miles - 308 calories. Woke up late and this was all I had time for.

Post-Workout: Piece of gluten-free French Toast w/strawberry spread.

Lunch: Gluten-free toast w/deli ham and olive oil mayo.

Dinner: Chicken w/rice and broccoli.

Evening: Can of Pepsi


Tuesday Morning: Thrive vanilla shake w/banana.

Workout: Treadmill: 36 minutes - 1.88 miles - 369 calories.
Preacher Curls: 12 x 40 lbs., 10 x 50 lbs., 8 x 70 lbs.
Delt Flyes: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 70 lbs., 8 x 90 lbs.
Rope Pulldowns: 12 x 60 lbs., 10 x 72 lbs., 8 x 84 lbs.
Triangle Handle Rows: 12 x 84 lbs., 10 x 96 lbs.

Post-Workout: Piece of gluten-free French Toast w/strawberry spread.

Lunch: Gluten-free toast w/deli ham and olive oil mayo and a serving of pineapple.

Dinner: The chicken w/rice and broccoli dish from Monday was cooked in a pressure cooker and it kinda turned it all to mush. By Tuesday, it was very mushy. It wasn't appealing to me and I ran to Taco Bell and got a supreme burrito, a taco, and a Pepsi.


Wednesday Morning: Thrive vanilla shake w/scoop of PB2.

Lunch: Mason jar salad w/deli turkey & pepperoni and a serving of Hidden Valley Ranch. Did 5 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the treadmill.
Preacher Curls: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 60 lbs., 3 x 70 lbs.
Vertical Bench: 12 x 60 lbs., 10 x 72 lbs., 8 x 84 lbs.
Pec Deck: 12 x 70 lbs., 6 x 80 lbs.
Biangular Chest Press: 10 x 70 lbs., 8 x 80 lbs., 6 x 90 lbs.
Biangular Incline Press: 10 x 50 lbs., 8 x 70 lbs., 6 x 90 lbs.
Shoulder Press: 10 x 36 lbs., 8 x 48 lbs., 6 x 60 lbs.
Biangular Shoulder Press: 12x25 lbs.
Pec Flyes: 12 x 70 lbs., 10 x 80 lbs., 8 x 90 lbs.
Rope Pulldowns: 12 x 48 lbs, 10 x 60 lbs., 8 x 72 lbs.
Tricep Pushdowns: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 70 lbs., 8 x 90 lbs.

Workout: Woke up late and decided to hit the gym after work.

Dinner: Smoked sausage skillet with various veggies.


Thursday Morning: Thrive chocolate shake.

Workout: Treadmill: 33 minutes - 1.61 miles - 306 calories.

Post-Workout: 3 egg white cups with green peppers and turkey sausage.

Lunch: Mason jar salad w/deli turkey & Pepperoni and a serving of Hidden Valley Ranch.

Workout: Calf Raises: 12 x 160 lbs., 10 x 200 lbs., 8 x 240 lbs.
Seated Leg Curls: 12 x 60 lbs., 10 x 80 lbs., 8 x 100 lbs.
Leg Extensions: 12 x 80 lbs., 10 x 90 lbs., 8 x 100 lbs.
Abductors: 12 x 90 lbs., 10 x 130 lbs., 8 x 170 lbs.
Closed Abductors: 12 x 130 lbs., 10 x 150 lbs., 8 x 170 lbs.
Situp Machine: 20 x 180 lbs., 15 x 190 lbs., 10 x 220 lbs.

Dinner: Leftover smoked sausage skillet.


Friday morning: Thrive chocolate shake w/PB2.

Workout: Tricep Rows: 12 x 96 lbs., 10 x 108 lbs., 8 x 120 lbs.
Tricep Pushdowns: 13 x 60 lbs., 10 x 72 lbs., 8 x 84 lbs.
Lat Pulldowns: 10 x 72 lbs., 8 x 84 lbs., 6 x 96 lbs.
Single Cable Rows: 12 x 24 lbs., 10 x 36 lbs.
Oblique Crunches: 12 x 24 lbs., 10 x 36 lbs.

Post-Workout: 3 egg white cups.

Lunch: I was lucky enough to meet my wife for lunch and had a salad bowl and a Coke Zero at Qdoba.

Dinner: BBQ pulled chicken, fries, and baked beans.


Saturday morning: Thrive chocolate shake

Workout: Bike: 15 minutes - 2.3 miles
Delt Raises: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 60 lbs., 8 x 70 lbs.
Preacher Curls: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 60 lbs., 3 x 70 lbs.
Bicep Curls: 12 x 40 lbs., 10 x 50 lbs., 8 x 60 lbs.
Tricep Extensions: 12 x 50 lbs., 10 x 60 lbs., 8 x 70 lbs.
Biangular Lat Rows: 12 x 90 lbs., 10 x 110 lbs., 8 x 130 lbs.
Biangular Lat Pulldowns: 15 x 70 lbs., 12 x 90 lbs., 10 x 130 lbs.
Vertical Bench Press: 12 x 72 lbs., 10 x 84 lbs. 8 x 96 lbs.
Pec Deck: 12 x 55 lbs., 10 x 70 lbs., 8 x 110 lbs.
Biangular Chest Press: 12 x 70 lbs., 10 x 90 lbs., 8 x 110 lbs.
Biangular Incline Press: 12 x 90 lbs., 10 x 110 lbs., 4 x 130 lbs.
Shoulder Press: 12 x 60 lbs.
Biangular Shoulder Press: 10 x 50 lbs., 8 x 70 lbs., 7 x 90 lbs.

Afternoon: Couple of pieces of bacon.

Dinner: Catfish, fries, and baked beans w/a Diet Coke.

Evening: Can of Pepsi.


Sunday morning: Thrive chocolate shake w/PB2.

Mid-Morning: Scrambled eggs w/bacon.

Dinner: Ribeye, green beans, and a small sweet potato w/ketchup.

Obviously, I've gotten back on a soda kick, but keeping it at 1 a day. I bought a 12-pack of Coke Zero today. It tastes much better than Diet Pepsi, but I still want to limit myself, as the artifical sweeteners aren't any better for you than sugar. Had a couple of really great workouts this week and made sure to hit the gym everyday, even on the days I woke up late when it's easy to say "to heck with it". The struggle is real, but I keep bouncing back! Thanks for reading and have a great week, folks!

Jeremy C. Parsons

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