First week in review
Just one week. What a change a simple 7 days can make.
Hard to believe its a week, as it has zipped by. To say that I’m excited about tomorrow’s ‘crazy food’ day would be an understatement. In fact, it’s likely that I will dream about it tonight.. or not sleep. But more just for the variety, definitely not because I’ve been feeling hungry – that is one great thing I’ll say about this regime – I’m not left hungry often. Today was an exception because I made smaller than usual slow carb meals, and ate quicker than usual, which seems to have an impact. I filled the gap with a stick (yes one) of celery with almond butter. Did the trick perfectly.
It’s been a good week, of course with its ups and downs. Adjusting to the regular eating has actually been more like un-adjusting to random eating. Eating every 4 hours couldn’t be simpler. I love the schedule, it takes a lot of brain work out of it for me. I also love that I’m not planning like I used to, in my head, what I should be eating and when. Now, its a simple visit to the fridge, grab a protein, a veg or 2, and some beans from the cupboard. Spices from the rack, and we’re good to go in 10 mins normally. Simplicity working wonders!
I’ve toyed with the air squats, wall presses, and a new exercise I created which involves me straddling around a column in our kitchen, that lets me do a standup (not seated) row. Actually quite challenging, as I ignore my arms and so am basically moving my torso between my shoulders, from front to back. Try it if you want to hear clicks and pops in places that shouldn’t! Still, I’ve felt some aches, which means muscles are growing. I’ve also included a visit to the driving range, a couple of brisk, hilly walks, and 1 visit to the swimming pool, for a 20 minute session.
I’ve experimented with cinnamon in coffee, a teaspoon (1!) of cream in tea, lemon juice everywhere, new spices and have crafted my plan of attack for next week – Occam’s Protocol commences. I’m going to start the PAGG Stack too. Also I’ve been experimenting with 6 hr sleeps and 20 min naps – that’s giving me some extra day-time.
The news so far is that I’ve gone from a measly 155 pounds to a much healthier 159/160. I’ll confirm with weigh-in on Monday morning, as I’m surprised a little, but then again I probably haven’t eaten so healthily in a long time, I might have been undereating. It feels like I’m carrying less fat on my front, as I start feeling more muscle directly, though there’s nothing scientific about these measurements – I need to organize a caliper test this coming week.
So far, so good. Enjoying it, and enjoying the book. I’ve read most of it now, and have made lots of notes, some of which I’ll share in handy ‘cheat sheets’ on the site here. I found the workouts a little hard to internalize when reading the book, so I’ve pulled them out and noted their details. I’ll definitely post that for ready reference.
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