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Friday, November 25, 2011

11/25 - After Thanksgiving update

What a feast! Boy did I feel like #$@^&*% at 10:30 pm last night though. I showed absolutely zero restraint yesterday during my families' Thanksgiving feast.

That was the plan though and no big deal. So here were my stats:

Since my last post I have been in maintenance mode, I typically have weighed in Saturday morning at 222-224 pounds.

Thursday morning I woke up at 226 pounds. This morning (Friday) I weighed in at 232 pounds. 6 pounds of damage is normal for what am I to do the rest of the weekend?

Here was my plan for the weekend. Definitely jumping back on the 4HB on Sunday. I was going to go for it on Thursday and then play the rest of the weekend by ear.

It's Friday morning about 10 a.m. and I am on my 4HB routine. I had my protein shake (whey protein isolate + athletic greens). Then I had my protein bar with a cup of black coffee. Now I am just exercising my mind by reading e-mails, blogs, tweets and doing some writing.

I have already decided that I am going to enjoy my cheat day on Saturday....but what do I do today? Not sure, but going to play it by ear. I have to be careful not to get lulled into a false sense of feeling great, because I feel awesome after my 4HB breakfast. I have to remember that I put on that 6 pounds yesterday. Too much feeling great could result in a complete meltdown over today. If I woke up at 238 tomorrow....I would be #$%^&* lets see how it goes.

There is my update peeps........catch you later!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

11/5 update - In maintenance

This mornings weight was 224.1 pounds.

If you look at my lowest weight it was 222.6 pounds. The last couple of weeks I have had some extra cheat meals here and there, nothing crazy, but I am amazed at the maintenance of this food plan.

Let me clarify extra cheat meals:

*On Friday night I have had a cheat meal the last 2 weeks. If I know I won't break my lowest weight I have a cheat meal, but I don't go into cheat mode...which means I don't gorge myself.

*I have the last 3 weeks I have done double-cheat-day on gone for it on Sunday as well (just not as crazy).

*Over the last 3 weeks I have also had 2 cheat meals during the weekday

I really wanted to see what the effect was to my body and myself when I add these meals back in. Here are my observations:

*My energy has actually decreased a around those extra meals
*My weight has been pretty stable
*I am up to 232 on Monday morning and then drop down to 222-224 on Sunday morning

I don't have anything too exciting, but I am still diligent in analyzing what I eat and reviewing the effects.

Have a great cheat day everyone!