Throwing this up here for ramblings. Been spending a good portion of this year getting back on the throttle and piecing together a nice little garage gym set up, having spent the past couple flitting between gyms and training outside, which didn't pan out great over the winter. Love the plethora of equipment gyms have to offer, but prefer training solo as opposed to crowds. So..picked up a commercial leg extension, olympic incline bench, have two builder trestles for a rack, a roman chair/hyper extension, have had a chinning stand frame made from steel piping (still need to piece it together) and couple of bars iron weights and dumbells which are on the pending upgrade list. Also restarted tracking calories with a more difinitive goal in mind rather than spinning the wheels any further. Nice insight into how fat you actually are when you try to get lean... Holiday coming up in 6 weeks which I will have a week of relaxing on the diet and just eat 'normally' but with some constraint (as it is all inclusive) and then back on the mark again. Eating habits (and food relationship) have massively changed these past couple of years so I don't forsee this being an issue at all. Will continue with the lowered calories and see how far I can take it as they're not stupidly low, but probably the lowest I've ever eaten at. Exercise wise; squat, a press, and deadlift on different days with a bunch of accessory/bodybuilding fluff and mobility/stability work around them. Not chasing numbers, not a fan of tweaking things these days. Strength will increase gradually and more so when the calories eventually go up. Body weight down from 224 to 203 since March/April and holding there on around 2300kcal. Scales havent budged in weeks but condition is improving which is what I'm looking for.