SGX Journal C4W1D3 (Maggie the WoW-Playing Carb Monster)

Thoughts: Oh boy. I have a doozy of a confession to make.

I was perfectly on plan yesterday until meal 6, which I had at my parents’ house last night. I’d gotten a flat tire Sunday night on the way back to my place from their house, and my father came out to help me change the tire around 11:30 pm. Because the flat occurred closer to their place than mine, we switched cars so he could take my car to Sam’s Club the next day for a free replacement (bless the lifetime warranty!).

Anyhow, I drove over to the house to swap out cars last night and wound up having some home-cooked Chinese food for meal 6…correct ratios and all. However, there were also some very tasty Ferrero Rocher pralines at the house….

I had three of them.

That woke the carb monster within, and combined with oh…5 hours of World of Warcraft last night and a new box of Kashi GoLean Crunch, well–let’s just say that my glycogen stores were fully-replenished for my lower body workout today. And I have to make up my cardio session tonight because 3:45 am bedtimes do not mix well with 7:00 am cardio. 😳

Some notes to myself for the next non-training day:

1) Do not visit parents on non-cheat days. If a visit is absolutely necessary, do not enter house or kitchen. Heh.
2) Post “before” photo of self on cereal cabinet door as a deterrent to Kashi raiding.
3) Pick up some SF Jello to snack on while playing WoW.
4) Set timer for WoW to ensure that I’m in bed by 12 am.
5) Have more solid food during the day.

Well, at least it all came out to less than maintenance calories for the day, and my human warrior girl is now level 11 while my undead priestess is up to level 7. :mrgreen: My virtual selves had a kickass evening even if I didn’t, hah!

And just for fun, here’s a preview of the print my friend Joe Pekar did of me for Megacon this Saturday. I’ll be sporting the outfit and a wig, LOL. The legs are the right size, but I SWEAR my arms are bigger than that in real life!

Megacon print

Nutrition: SGX Training Day eating pattern
(Details omitted by request)

Regular (Non-SGX) Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 17 cups

12:00 PM Lower body workout
7:00 PM Steady-state treadmill (3.5 mph / 13.5% incline / 45 minutes)

The Awful Truth:
1. 3 Ferrero Rocher pralines
2. 1 c. Kashi GoLean Crunch

Brownie Points:
1. Had a great LBWO
2. Slamming down at least a gallon of water a day.
3. Came up with several acceptable meal combinations for SGX.

Short-term Goals:
1. Make some protein pancakes.
2. Cook up some lime-garlic marinated steaks tonight.
3. Pre-prep a few more meals.
4. Clean out the scary things in the fridge.

7 thoughts on “SGX Journal C4W1D3 (Maggie the WoW-Playing Carb Monster)

  1. I totally agree with you on avoiding teh parents place on non cheat days. They always try to feet me 3 times when I’m over .. or else I spot the peanut butter they leave in plain view and then I spot the soda craackers, again in plain view .. and .. well .. I make them disappear.


  2. Girl…sh** happens! It’s when you do this for 3, 5, 7 days in a row that you’ve fallen off the wagon!
    Quick question…did you get much info from BFFM? I’ve got to restart my comp diet, and want to go a different route (no carbs does not lead to excellent workouts!) than last time. I thought maybe BFFM might give me some ideas to work with.

  3. Heh, true. I’m never off the wagon, just having a high carb cycling day at maintenance. 😆

    BFFM’s baseline macronutrient ratios are 50/30/20 c/p/f. I thought the book was full of great information that explained WHY everything in the plan works, but the basic summary is as follows:

    1) 50/30/20 as a baseline diet for most people
    2) If you are carb sensitive (most endomorphs), then a 40/40/20 macro might be better for you.
    3) Do medium to high intensity cardio 6-7 days a week for 30-45 minutes per session if you are serious about getting lean. Drop back down to 3 days a week.
    4) Cardio should be done at 60-85% max heart rate.
    5) Authorized foods are pretty much the same as BFL
    6) Zigzag calories with a higher calorie day at least once every 4 days
    7) Eat 5-7 small meals a day

  4. Is this my cue to say “progress not perfection?” It’s good to know you are human afterall. Hmm, 300 to 400 calorie slip up?….30 minutes of cardio for you.

    Great artwork. I hope you will post your dressed up pics once you have them. You are brave to go in public with so little covering. Enjoy.

  5. Haha…I don’t expect any “It’s all right–progress, not perfection” coddling. I don’t even feel bad about the cheat–isn’t that sad? I think that knowing how much I can get away with eating and still not gain takes away most of the fretting. I feel sorry for the women out there who don’t have the same knowledge and therefore treat a Hershey’s Kiss or two like some kind of diet holocaust absolvable only through mental self-flagellation.

    Plus, those pralines and that cereal tasted REALLY good. 😈

    100% WORTH IT.

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