wintersmith's Journal, 18 March 2010

So, it has been a month on the "zig-zag" approach. I'm sorry to say there wasn't a change. In fact, I'm to the pound the same weight as I was. I've eaten a lot more than I was previously, so that is a good thing and I might revisit the diet plan later.

I'm going to try a 2200 kcal diet plan instead. Consistent calories is somewhat easier to track and will make my wife relieved since she was trying to plan our meals and date nights around my diet. I will stick with the no sugar or artificial calorie-free substitutes for now. It isn't easy (yea gods, restaurants do not know how to brew iced tea!) but I have hopes. I will back off of the "no sugar" a bit and codify it. One sugary item per day, and it has to be at least an hour before or after weight training or other exercise. That will at least keep the insulin spike from causing unintended side effects.

So, a thank you to Cindy for pointing that diet plan out to me. It certainly was eye-opening and has convinced me that my previous plan (severe calorie restriction compared to the amount of calorie burn I was attempting) was probably unhealthy and holding me back a bit.

Diet Calendar Entry for 18 March 2010:
2165 kcal Fat: 57.81g | Prot: 183.79g | Carb: 227.10g.   Breakfast: Oven Baked Fried Chicken, Fresh & Easy Greek Yogurt, honey. Lunch: Chicken Mini Bowl. Dinner: California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian. Snacks/Other: tangerine, Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder, Trader Joe's Honey Sesame Almonds, Baked Veggie Crisps, Fruit Leather. more...


Phew! I am glad I helped with something. Sorry it didn't work for you. On a positive note, sometimes doing something different for an amount of time, (like you did w/ the zigzag for a month) and then going back to a 'diet mode' may trick your system and get you losing again. Really the last 10 pounds ARE killer! I've been on them forever. Once at 135 going to 125, then to 120 to now pushing to about 115, lol its hard dedication work. Determination will get us there. I also dropped the last 3 pounds by less weight training, upping cardio, less protein also and upping fiber... but that was just ME ... NO more advice from ME!! hahahaha Thanks for trying it anyway Wintersmith. Atleast you are rocking out on your workouts, no doubt!  
18 Mar 10 by member: cindyshine


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