Thoughts: In the name of accurate cutting stats, I am giving up the GNC Creastack I’ve been taking on weight training days because it causes my weight to fluctuate too much from water retention. I’m sad to see it go since it contained l-glutamine as well as creatine, but I want to know how much of me is actually real muscle vs. artificially water-pumped mass. I might add a plain l-glutamine supplement by itself, but I really hate to spend that kind of money. I only got the GNC stuff because Drugstore.com sold it uber-cheap at $15 a bottle (I’m only about halfway through my first bottle, and I’ve had it since August!).
I’m going to miss those “HOLY $#@! are those MY arms?!” moments I’ve had during my bulk following a round of creatine and a day of water chugging.
Those were just about the only times I’ve actually felt like I’ve made some progress towards the Angela Bassett arms goal.
Nutrition (1426 calorie low zigzag menu)
1: Cinnamon raisin bran microwave muffin
2: Oatmeal tuna salad with Romaine, tomatoes, and apple
3: 3/4 c. cottage cheese and 3/4 c. strawberries
4: Chocolate whey and 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal
5: Healthy options from catered dinner
6: 3/4 c. cottage cheese and 3/4 c. strawberries
Multivitamin with iron
Calcium 500 + D
1 T. flax seed oil
Calories eaten / deficit for yesterday = 1867 / -214 (target -538)
Water: 13 cups
Ratios: 52% carb / 25% protein / 23% fat
8:30 am 2 mile run treadmill/outdoors (6 mph / 20 minutes)
3:00 pm 1 mile walk (4 mph / 15 minutes)
10:00 pm steady-state recumbent bike (40 minutes)
The Awful Truth:
1. Had a small piece of carrot cake with dinner last night that I had to count as my carb for meal 6. Sigh. I do love carrot cake so. I must come up with a healthy version ASAP.
1. 6 mph is definitely a slow pace for me now. I could probably maintain it for an hour, but really, who actually ENJOYS that kind of tedium?
1. Do the laundry.
2. Make a batch of strawberry crunch bars.
3. Do my tax return–yay!