SGX Journal C4W1D4 (Getting into the groove)

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
(Details omitted by request)

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. 🙄

Brownie Points:
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.

Short-term Goals:
1. Get some more eggs. Lots and lots of them.

One thought on “SGX Journal C4W1D4 (Getting into the groove)

  1. Maggie – Do you have to hold on when walking on that incline at that level? Or is the goal to have the level where one can still walk without holding on? I’m interested in how the SGX works for you.

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