Saturday, August 24, 2013
This week was too much. A lot of drama with a major purchase I recently made. A lot of social stuff in the evening. Didn't really get my act together when it came to prepping meals in advance.
I've started working out again and the hungries came back. I took the advice that some of you gave regarding how to make them go away, but the raw amount of stuff that I had to get done this week, made eating out a lot almost necessary.
As goes my eating out and junkfood consumption, so goes my weight:
-This all came after 6 straight weeks of very healthy weight loss (no complaints).
-The heaviest/saltiest meal I ate was mid yesterday afternoon (would have still gained but not nearly as much).
-I've fully transitioned down to the next to last notch on my belt, even with a dress shirt tucked in.
-I look a lot leaner than I did 2 months ago.
As I lost the 15 pounds and kept strength training to a minimum, I found myself losing weight, but getting flabby. After these past two weeks of ST, I feel really good.
I kind of hate to say it this close to the 190's and my final goal, but I'm kind of wondering if I really care about weight loss at this point.
On one hand, I really do want to hit the numerical goals I set.
On the other hand, my body fat will almost absolutely not hit 15% if I don't build muscle, which will and has been contributing to weight gain.
On yet another hand (I gots lotsa hands :D), I believe that even with the hungries, muscle-weight and even water retention from two slices of 'za on Friday nights, i can and will still hit my numerical goals (including the actual weight goal). It just may take awhile longer.
Back in 2010, I was not willing to sacrifice weight loss even if it meant building muscle. I was obsessed with hitting 195. In retrospect, I think that that might have been a mistake.
In about a year, I plan to go on vacation to a fairly upscale beach/resort area (TBD). For what I'm trying to accomplish, I would rather be 225 pounds of raw muscle, than 195 with some flab. And frankly, I don't think it will come down to having to choose.
My plan going forward is to:
- Continue doing cardio workouts.
- Try to do about 3 minutes of core-work a day (up that by a minute or so to that each week).
-Continue fighting the sugar addiction and the hungries
-Definitely continue strength training