Thoughts: It’s taken me a few days to de-bloat from this weekend’s excesses, but I finally got a starting scale weight this morning. 134.8 lbs. I was 135.5 last week before the weekend Cake-o-Rama and Chinese buffet.
Even now, I’m not sure how accurate this is because I just realized this morning that I’m smack dab in the middle of PMS this week. I should have known from the Kashi Attack the other night. This happens to me EVERY month. The problem is that I don’t get any other PMS symptoms–I’m not moody, I don’t cry at the drop of a hat, I’m not hypersensitive to things people say to/about me (comes from being completely oblivious to social niceties), I don’t cramp, and I don’t dial up the bitch-meter according to my male co-workers–so I’m always taken by surprise by my evening cereal cravings.
(I did acquire a small zit on the right side of my chin, though, lest some of you think I am getting off too easy during PMS.)
It must be nice to be a Y-chromosome carrier who never has to deal with water weight fluctuations three weeks out of four, I think.
Anyway, the adjustments I’ve had to make in my diet have been pretty significant with SGX. In the past, I’ve pretty much stuck with BFL ratios (40/40/20), but SGX relies on something so different that I can’t use any of my old standby recipes. I miss the Kashi crispy bars and the cran-raisin strawberry crunch bars the most. 😥
I’m getting used to the flow of this plan more now, but I think my future, simplified maintenance routine will definitely be using Tom Venuto’s 50/30/20 ratio, especially when I return to running for cardio.
Nutrition: SGX Non-Training Day eating pattern
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Regular (Non-SGX) Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 18 cups
8:00 AM Steady-state treadmill (3.5 mph / 13.5% incline / 45 minutes)
10:00 PM Yoga for Athletes DVD
The Awful Truth:
1. Final meal last night was more BFL than SGX–Yes, the Kashi Monster struck again. 🙄
1. Treadmill workout flew by today since I had a book to read–Stuart McRobert’s Insider’s Tell-All Handbook on Weight-Training Technique
2. Have been drinking at least a gallon of water a day. I slosh when I walk around, I do.
1. Get some more eggs. Lots and lots of them.