Saturday, June 07, 2014
I think I finally have an actual " problem " with my LCHF diet. My eyes sting a little bit, and are very dry. I am in a very low carb cycle, and will see how high I need to go before this issue goes away, but I am hydrated ( at least 100 ozs a day ).
I go back up on Monday, so this will be a temporary issue, but I will probably slowly up carbs to see where it goes away. I had this issue a few weeks ago on my last very low carb cycle, and both times, I got below 20 total carbs. One thing I will note, is that this problem didn't happen, even at 2 grams a day ( eggs ), when I was barely exercising. Now that I work out 90 minutes a day, it seems to have become a problem. Wonder if the exercise is a factor.
Today I did 105 minutes at the gym.. 60 minutes walk/run, and 45 minutes of weight training. I upped my bench to 140, which is still pitiful, but my goal is only 180, and then I plan to stay at that level. I just want a decent amount of muscle in that area, since in 2016-2017, they will be cutting that muscle to put a new ICD, or a new battery into the old ICD. Bigger muscle tends to complicate surgery. I think being able to bench my body weight will be enough.
I also went up on my back exercises, and added some sets of deltoids. I ended up with 18 sets. and added reps for my hamstring curls. Don't want to have heavy leg presses, and nothing for the back half of the leg.
I seem to be stuck at 179. Weight loss in general has slowed down, but the only reason I want to be lower is probably my Monday doctor visit, not any huge concern about slow-moving scale.
I feel better than I have in years, and hope everyone who reads this does too. Have a great weekend!