NSNG Low Carb Paleo 60 Day Challenge: Day 6

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NSNG Low Carb Paleo 60 Day Challenge: Day 6

So I haven’t quite figured out how to insert photos into the post that look “professional.”  We’re all going to have to deal with it for a while until I get the hang of it.  So, today was pretty good.

My weight was back down to 203.4!  I went to take a picture and when I got back on the scale it read 204.2!  What the heck.  I tried again and still 204.2.  I couldn’t figure it out until I realized that my phone cannot defy the laws of physics and it does indeed weight something.  So anyway… 203.2.

I was going to be pissed because I’ve got a secret… I’ve been hungry.  Yes, I know… the dreaded hunger.  Aren’t we supposed to be able to gorge ourselves on meat and butter until our lips glisten with fat.  Well I suppose maybe.  But my goals are to lose weight and get cut.  I want to be faster in my races and see how lean I can get.

So, for me, I think I need a combination of Paleo and the dreaded caloric deficiency.  My problem is that I can eat.  I can eat a lot of meat too.  I mean a lot of meat.  I once ate a 48 oz porterhouse in Jackson, MS.  It was obnoxious.  Point being is that I’ve stalled at 200-205 lbs since October and I’m convinced that I know why.  During that time I would binge on junk food once or twice and week.  Not good.  Carbo load.  But since then I’ve been throwing down steaks like ibuprofen, I think I’ve got some gluconeogenisis going on.  Yeah, I think even though protein is far from an “efficient” fuel, I’ve had a lot of lying around and my body probably used it.

So I’ve cut back on the protein a bit.  Nothing crazy.  I mean check out my logs, I’m still over .7 gram per pound of lean muscle.  So, for me, I need to keep an eye on my calories.

Today was tough.  You’ll see a picture of my all time favorite dessert besides doughnuts… pecan pie.  I was victorious though.  I abstained.  Not without some wicked cravings and hunger pangs though.  I wanted to eat it badly.  But I didn’t.  And you don’t need to either.

So I made it through day 6.  You can too.

Randall Messman

Born in 1976, I've always loved sports and working out. Currently my passion is Triathlon. I'm a IRONMAN Certified Coach and love to help anyone on their journey to a better life.

2 thoughts on “NSNG Low Carb Paleo 60 Day Challenge: Day 6

  • February 20, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Go Randy… that temptation one is a nasty one… stop calling me you siren of jelly candy… can I take out a non-molestation order on that sweet jelly roll… that ice cream, just…one…more…bite…

    You’re doing well… 6 days is good, only one more to 7.

    Yay Randy…

  • February 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    One thing to keep in mind is that your macro nutrient balance should change daily based on your activity level. I am almost done with Bob Seebohar’s book and it has been an eye-opener. For example, since I have a rest/recovery week after a string of 17 hour training weeks, I have cut my carbs and fat down. Protein is about the same, maybe a little higher.

    When I start up again on Monday, I will increase my carbs (and total caloric intake) as my training volume and intensity picks up. I am also going to shift almost all of my carb intake earlier in the day because I train before work. Even on a low carb day, I try not to get any lower than 130g (Bob’s minimum requirement for optimal health and fitness).

    Remember, we all justify a “cheat” or bad day by saying that it will be out of my body in a day or two. That same theory would hold true when eating well. You need to eat for the next 24 hours. Each day should be matched to its requirements.

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