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25 April 2009 @ 01:57 am
Continued progress  
It's getting towards the end of the month, and I'm still losing. I had a very hard time this month, though. I still have another week to go, so I can't get too dejected yet. I'm looking at about 3 lbs this month, according to my scale. 4-5 if I kick it in the ass next week, really. And that'll be 10 lbs even for the two months combined. I cheated when I didn't want to, and had small victories when I wasn't expecting them, but if I can keep a steady loss, I will be happy. The numbers arn't huge, but they're macroscopically huge compared to all of last year.

I've noticed certain foods I love make me feel like crap. I mean, chocolate is wonderful, and I love chocolate so much! But the handful of hershey's kisses I had a while back left me feeling kinda gross the rest of the day. They still tasted great, though, so I find myself with a problem. There are things I love to eat that taste great that cause discomfort on a small level. The discomfort is so miniscule, though, it's hard to even relate the two together. Sure enough, though.. on the cheat days I felt physically less.. clean? I guess? than when I was able to keep it up with the fruit and veggies and lean protein. It's such a small difference, it's hard to say it's not just psychological, though. And really, I'm the kind of person to just say "fuck it" and deal with a minor annoyance in the future for instant gratification. I'm not sure it's a habit I'll ever break, really. But I can't deny the benefits I've had so far. I've had by far, many fewer days of feeling under the weather, lethargic, or having lower abdominal cramps. It's been very tricky to balance everything just right, though. Too many fats, and I'm feeling gross in the bathroom all day. Not enough carbs or fiber, and I'm left feeling hungry and wanting to binge on more carbs and more protein. Not enough protein, and even binging on carbs won't leave me satisfied.

I have a bad habit of being spotty with my daily vitamins, too. I need to do a better job of remembering to take everything all at once.. but OMG. If I don't take that fish oil right before a meal, I get these horrible fish burps!

Anyway.. I really wish the changes were more dramatic, but at least I can see progress on my weight lifting.. and my arms feel much more pumped after I'm done. You still can't see the muscles deep in the recesses of my obeisity, but I know they are there, and getting stronger. I'm very quickly outgrowing the home weight set we have here. I'm going to go out sometime one of these weeks with the Matt to try and find a folding weight bench so I can do better bench presses and squats. I won't worry about getting more plates until I run out of plates here, using everything available.

Edit: I just realized from looking at old posts that I didn't start the diet/weights combination until after my doctor's visit. I mean, I realized that part.. what I had forgotten is that I went during the second week of March. This means I have a week more than I thought I did. I'm only in the mid-point! This means I am right on track, and not doing as bad as I thought I was. :)
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1sheep1sheep on April 25th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hehe, some of the better quality brands of fish oil don't give that weird reaction and taste! The one I have right now is called Orthomega, and it even says "burp-free" on the front. XD
1sheep: sad1sheep on April 25th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Also, was there an entry where you detailed your dietary plan? I just took a quick look, but I couldn't focus, so if it is there I may have just missed it. Anyway, I want to know how to eat the right amount of protein and stuff, like you were talking about, so that's why I am wondering. I don't want to feel weird all the time because of eating wrong! XP And I'm pretty sure I do, because I never know how much of what and with what else I should eat.

I read about how different cultures have inherited eating habits from their ancestors and that even today it's a different thing for them to eat now than it is for us here, because they know what they've grown up knowing to eat and what to eat it with... and that our country isn't based on any one ancestral origin (or whatever) and thus we have such a problem knowing what to eat (not having learned ourselves from living off the land, as did those that passed down their eating habits to their respective cultures). That sounds so convoluted, but like I said, I can't seem to concentrate. Sooo... it just makes me feel so un-human, knowing that I don't even have the instinct, nor the traditional knowledge that tells me how to eat. @_@
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 25th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
lol! Burp free! I figured it was just me. I was taking the curves fish oil from my gym, because it was on sale. I picked up a new brand at the store that I'll try out. It's a bigger brand I think? I don't take herbals much, but the name sounded familiar. It's like Nature's Own or Nature Made or somthing like that. I figured if I didn't like that one, I'd hit up GNC next. Really, I'm just looking for the most bang for my buck, and the closest ammount of the fats I need in the least number of caplets :P Taking two a day is fine, but if I was going to get the ammount I needed from the curves supplements, that's 4 a day, and I don't like swallowing them because they're pretty big. XD I'll make a post to detail what I've been following, with some links here in a sec, or this reply will be huuuuuge