2006 C1D57: Not so perky

I was lax this weekend with my diet between the out-of-town wedding I attended with Chris on Saturday and the dinner with Chris’s family that was sort of sprung on me at the last minute on Sunday. Between those two cheat meals and the usual water weight gain of PMS, Kim was not so thrilled with my stats when we chatted on Monday. :tongue:

Let it suffice to say that I am now on lockdown and my lovely meal 4 from the original nutrition plan has been cut to just once every three days. Even worse, an integral (yummy) part of meal 1 has also been axed for two out of three days.

Cardio Increase + Calorie Reduction = Unperky, Hungry Maggie

A lot of this has to be psychological. During my second BFL challenge when I switched to Leanness Lifestyle I think I was averaging an hour of cardio a day on top of my regular 3 day lifting split and only eating 1150-1250 calories daily. I wasn’t hungry at all back then and didn’t feel deprived. Of course, this might have been because I was falling into bed immediately from exhaustion after my evening cardio session before I could eat meal 6, but still…I sometimes think that knowing too MUCH about the body’s caloric intake requirements is psychologically counterproductive to weight loss for me.

When my calories are cut now, my brain tries to reason that since I do have more muscle mass now than I did back in the fall of 2004, I really shouldn’t drop to the same levels as I did back then. When I eat off plan, I call it maintenance as long as the calories don’t go over my calculated TDEE versus what it really is–an unauthorized cheat/screw up.

So now I need to stop listening to the Diet Professor in my head and just follow through on the last five weeks. I just need to reach the point where the novelty of seeing visible daily changes and improvements outweighs the reptilian portion of my brain that just wants to hit an all-you-can-eat sushi bar and wallow in spicy tuna rolls dipped in wasabi and soy sauce.

4/5 Report
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)

Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups
Supplements – On plan

Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D

Weights – Legs – Done
Cardio x 2 – Done

The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing!

Brownie Points:
1. Transplanted basil, cilantro, mesclun, flax, marigold, chard, and dahlia seedlings.
2. Soaked and planted morning glory, nasturtium, and moonflower seeds.
3. Transferred all data and programs to new Treo 650.

Short-term Goals:
1. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
2. Create new logo for PDB shirts.
3. Transplant remaining seedlings in Biodome to pots.
4. Transplant cosmos and marigolds in courtyard to final locations in yard.
5. Buy more potting mix and seed starting mix.
6. Transplant lychee tree.

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