Sunday, November 13, 2011
Dropped some significant pounds last week, and despite an initial celebratory cheat day, I'm sticking hard and fast to my diet, and upping my exercise significantly this week. Having serious sweet cravings but not giving in to them yet, gonna see if I can clear 290 this week. Unlikely, but I gotta try. If not, I plan to set myself up for a deceptively big pound drop on Thanksgiving weekend.
My Turkey Day plan of attack: I've got plans to run a 5k on T-Day morning, the Turkey Trot in Downtown Orlando. That's gonna be my secret weapon, I think. I'm in the mindset of "needing to train" for the race, to see if I can't better my overall time, so my exercise should keep up until then, and the 5k in the morning should keep me moving and working all day on the big feast day. Gonna try and resist the urge to eat pies and treats and such, and maybe make a big batch of roasted veggies if I'm called upon to bring a dish somewhere. Besides that, I'm just gonna enjoy a leisurely day of working out and mostly fasting, with some video games thrown in there for flavor, probably.
If I can manage this, then I will definitely take a big break at Christmas time, and finally give people a taste of my legendary cheesecake.
My exercise mode has gone from weights/cardio to almost exclusively cardio, and I think that is one of the big things contributing to my recent losses. I think I'm past the point where my body will easily build muscle while losing fat simultaneously, so I need to focus on one or the other now, and I need big numbers more than I need big muscles. So until I clear 275, I think I'm going full on cardio and high rep, light weight sets on compound exercises to burn calories instead of building muscle.
I need another sex buddy for extra-curricular cardio activities. That always helps.