Viva - Thanks for the encouragement. I hope you're right. I feel like I'm struggling now, and it seems too early to be plateauing.
Mary - Yeah, my wife is such an awesome cook, and she's always experimenting. I'm very lucky
Didn't really have time to go to the gym this day, so I just did some dumbell curls at home (30 pounders, 3 sets of 20). The reason being that I was heading up to the University my wife works at to see some of the "Peace Week" activities. There were some Tibetan Monks there making a Mandala sand painting all week. It was beautiful. Really.
And then in the evening, a reformed Neo-Nazi skinhead from California named TJ Leyden (You may have seen him on The History Channel's "Gangland" program) came and spoke about the things he had done, and hate/racism/organized crime in general, and how he travels the country now doing these speaking engagements. It was EXTREMELY interesting.
Went and saw the monks (mentioned above) wipe away their sand painting (that they had worked on all week) and put it in little plastic bags and vials to hand out to spectators. Kinda sad to see something so beautiful get destroyed, but part of the significance is that nothing is permanent. They chanted and played horns and drums and things too. Really cool to watch. I've never seen anything like that in person before.
BW: 202 lbs
Bench Press: Warm up set 135 lb x 5, 160 lb 4 sets of 4, 160 lb x 3, 155 lb x 2, 135 lb x 5
-Still struggling with this damn 160
Squat: Warm up set (just bar) x 5, 55 lb x 5, 65 lb x 5, 75 lb x 5, 85 lb x 5, 95 lb x 5
-Nothing serious here. I was experimenting with my form. Trying to figure out what was best and most comfortable, and how far down my back to rest the bar.
Overhead Press (standing w/ barbell): 65 lb x 5, 70 lb x 5, 75 lb 3 sets of 5
Hypers: no weight x 10, 5 lb 2 sets of 10
Assisted Pull-ups: 2 sets of 5 at 60 lbs assistance
-Started feeling some lower back discomfort here. Weird huh? So I stopped. Maybe I was too rigid. I don't know.
Asssited Dips: 5 sets of 5 at 40 lbs assistance
bowl of grape nuts cereal with banana and soy milk
2 more bananas
PB Cliffs bar
smoothie: 2 bananas, frozen blueberries, 1/3 cup Ultimate Meal powder, some soy milk, too much water, half a block of frozen spinach, 2 tsp veg omegas.
3 TJ's Organic Tofu burgers with bbq sauce, homemade cole slaw, on whole wheat buns
sauteed zuchinni w/ lemon juice & thyme