Nov 30, 2014 2 Questions 1. One of the most frustrating things to me is not necessarily a lack of results, but not being able to explain why besides maybe some crazy mechanism. I have had a pretty good cut so far, 11-12 weeks in so far and waistline is down about 3 inches and most of strength/size is retained. But sometimes things will seem so random. E.g. one week I switched from cheat days to just moderate carb ups and fat loss doubled, then the next week lowered calories even more and added more cardio and I barely lost anything. Went back to a huge cheat and cut cardio in half and fat loss went up even more. Been sticking to one big cheat on Fridays and the other days 1400-2000 (yea, low) and things have been on track. Then suddenly this week the last 2 days have been 1400 calories, pretty much just direct protein sources, vegetables and diet soda/gum, I have had 75mcg-100mcg T3 both days (previously was 50-75mcg), added an extra dose of 1.25mg letro just in case there was a water weight issue, had 600mg caffeine from coffee and lo and behold today after 2 days of that I am exactly the same weight and waistline. How do you explain that?? I have legit gear and letro, pharm grade T3, doing the cardio, cutting the calories and I don't even get a drop in water weight or anything really from that? Cannot explain that. While it might seem like not a big deal for 2 days I am on a time-line as my cycle is over in 4.5 weeks, and I am somehow slighter fatter today than this same time last week so it's really like a full week stall. Suggestions? I'm considering just eating at 4000 calories the next 3 days to kind of restart things and then try a big drop to basically PSMF levels (~1200) for the next 6 days so that by next Friday's weigh-in I'll still hopefully be close to on track 2. What would you guys suggest if someone still isn't as lean as they'd like to be after they cut? I started this cut with almost a 37in waistline....held it well but still the fattest I've ever been, and my goal for the end of this 16 week cycle is 32in waistline, which if I hit it (if things above get back on track) will be a little leaner than the last 2 years' cuts (ended at 32.5in on so last 2 years) which is great and all since I'll be ~10lb heavier, but at 32in I'd still be 10-11%, which is not bad but ideally I'd get to 8%. Having said that, it seems like the worst thing to do post cycle would be to keep cutting when you're in a far worse hormonal environment, and I certainly don't want to use my next cycle (3-4 months from now) for more cutting as too much cutting has always been my biggest reason for lack of long term progress, so maybe I need to suck it up this year and just not get as fat next year.