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.