Saturday, January 26, 2013
I was pretty good in keeping with HFLC for the week. The ketosticks are showing a deep purple. I am still doing induction levels even though I am several weeks into Atkins.
I'm eating on program. I made roast pork belly with crunchy skin last Saturday and it was delish! In fact, I'm making the roast again today. I just bought some coconut oil (pretty pricey) - now I have to figure out how to use it and incorporate it into my meals.
I biked over 36 miles this week and bowled two games with a couple of friends on Wednesday during lunch - I'm not very good bowling (108 and 116), but it was fun and I burned some calories. I haven't lost weight so far this week - in fact for my weigh in on Monday I may be a pound or two heavier - but that's okay because I know I'm on program. I think that the weight is coming on as muscle in my thighs - I used to lift heavy to try to build muscle (squats, deadlifts, etc.), but I stopped going to the gym a few months back. I think that my legs are regaining the muscle I used to have due to my bike riding - and I can see the difference in the size and shape.
I am looking into taking a martial art for fitness and self-defense and will try out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The school that I'm looking into has a initial private lesson and then you can workout with others students for 30 days free to see how you like it. I have the private lesson scheduled for Tuesday - I'll see if it can fit into my schedule and budget (and whether I'm up to it or not). I'm crossing my fingers.
I had a check up last Friday with decent results:
Cholesterol: 133 (Triglycerides - 64/HDL - 47/LDL - 73)