It’s weird, because even though I gained weight (how much fat or how much muscle I’m not sure – I don’t trust my measurements, obviously :-p) and only lost a fraction of an inch, I really do feel like I look leaner than I’ve ever looked so I’m doing something right!!! That being said, I think I did better when I was eating less protein. I felt much less stuffed to the gills trying to get 120+ grams/day this week. With the weight gain and that feeling, I think I’ll dial down the protein and calories a bit this week. My body seems to do really well at 1000-1100 calories a day. Overall, I don’t know if that’s what stalls my weight loss, but obviously I must have eaten a little too much this week if I gained eating only clean foods. I’ll aim for around 1100 and know that if I get a little more I won’t break the bank .
This week I’ll be aiming for:
- +/- 1100 Calories
- 100-105 g Protein
- 50-55 g Total Carb (or less)
- 100 g Total Carb on Refeed Days
- Remainder as Fat
So more Primal than Leangains oriented, I’d say. I think I’ll be happier this way. But I’m going to have to measure more carefully, because the fat is going to add up!
Today I had two larger meals rather than three. I’m pretty full now, but my brain is having cravings for something sweet. I’m either going to either have to make a small cup of hot cocoa or have 1/2 a tsp of almond butter or just go upstairs and brush my teeth right away. My gut tells me that the former will cause me to get all cravey. My Mum just made huge, sugary, delicious cinnamon muffins, and it was a huge accomplishment for me not to run over and run even my pinky finger through the batter, so I want to keep this streak up for the night.
Ok, it’s the time I dread each and every week! Picture time – yet again with unkempt bed head and no makeup. Looking especially rough this week – sorry folks
Also, I took my “side” view from the wrong side of my body, which shouldn’t make that big of a difference for normal people who don’t have one side of their ribcage stick out a couple inches further than the other – weird, right? Great. Now I’m sure that’s all you can focus on.
I hate posting these pictures, because I don’t feel like they’re an accurate representation. I feel like I look better than this . That’s progress, people.
Also, I have wicked shin splits from jumping rope. Hope it doesn’t affect me tomorrow – good thing it’s not a Lower Body day.
*Also plan on doing Hamstring Gravity Stretches