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Feeling Good Again

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hooray - Thursday and Friday I felt fantastic, after my run-in with whatever it was that I had on Monday and Tuesday.

On Thursday, Airin said something like "One good thing about being sick is that our stomachs shrank from not eating, and we're a little thinner!" I was kind of sad that he thought that way. I was feeling a little concerned about being able to effectively do my workout on Thursday, considering I had very little calories, protein, fat, or carbs on Monday-Tuesday, and Wednesday wasn't that great (though I did happily eat a big fat scoop of gelato, hoping that it would help me on Thursday).

Different mindset. I know the Ghost of Beechnut Past would have felt the same way: "Quick, let me weigh myself to see how much I've lost while I was sick!" after all, I barely ate (I calculated my calories last night at 440 on Monday and 950 on Tuesday, and then up a bit to 1600 on Wednesday), so let's see the results!

But let me tell you- I didn't weigh myself. At all. In fact, I haven't weighed myself in weeks. I know what's going on, so there is no need to weigh myself. It just causes stress. I'll weigh this week, as I'm finishing up Stage 2 of NROL4W. I'll probably have to weigh myself on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and take my BF%, so I get an average across them. It's a little finicky. Or maybe I'll just do it all on Friday and call it a day.

Today I deadlifted 110 lbs. I had to switch to a mixed grip (one hand overhand, one hand underhand) because I was losing my handle on the bar. Deadlifts are pretty much my favorite.

Airin's grandma visited for a bit yesterday with his parents. She is pretty conservative. But it went all right, and was a nice time. We had salad, guacamole, hamburgers, and ice cream.

Here's an interesting contrast: my work picture in August 2011, Feb/March 2013 and a month later, April 2013

I'm trying not to get too worked up about it - maybe I just need to figure out the sweet spot with the eating or something - but my pants are still snug around the waist. I don't know if it's because my gut isn't getting smaller, or if it's because my gut is getting smaller but my butt is lifting (progress pics would indicate that may be the case). On the other hand, my legs are looking better. I should be excited my legs are improving, but I have to be honest: the weight around my middle is really frustrating. I'm wondering what I'll see when I take post-Stage 2 progress pictures this week. I hope things are looking better, or I'll be sorely disappointed.
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    Glad you're over the ick, anyway.

    I have mental issues with my gut, too. It never felt like it was getting any smaller over the course of dropping 30 lbs, but now that I've regained 10, it feels like it's a monster overhanging the belt. Reality (in the form of a tape measure) suggests it has improved since last March, but perception is hard to fight.
    1613 days ago
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    I can't do any better than to quote SCAPP3LL3:

    "Looking good!"

    Lee emoticon
    1614 days ago
    Looking good!
    1614 days ago
    Have you considered BodyWeight excercises? :) tummy ( after 2 kiddos) was not budging . Started doing planks, mountain climbers, inchworms etc...Noticed definate improvements, still at it though :)

    I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised by your results!! emoticon emoticon
    1614 days ago
    That's all I can say.
    1614 days ago
    Yay! I'm glad you're feeling better!
    1614 days ago
    I think the pictures are beautiful1 You have a beautiful smile.

    Good for you for having that big fat scoop of gelao and enjoying it!
    1614 days ago
    Great pics!!! emoticon
    1615 days ago
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