I haven’t posted in a while because I moved to New York City a few weeks ago and have been very busy. That said, I’ve also been dieting my ass off. Unfortunately I can’t claim that literally. Well, not that I want to lose my ass, but you know.
Basically I’ve been dieting 5 days per week now instead of 4, and I’ve been only consuming about 1500 calories on each diet day. This doesn’t seem to be working well. Unless it’s the fact that I’ve run out of multivitamins and 5 HTP pills. I’ve also been working at this one vegetarian restaurant and eating most of my meals from there. And while I have been counting calories and eating mostly vegetables from there, some of it has been fried, so I’m going on a nothing fried diet for at least a week (yes, even on off diet days), and then I think I’ll make “nothing fried” a rule for all “on diet” days after that.
I’m going to buy more of those pills too, but I also think I’ll change my calorie totals to this:
Wednesday: Off diet day, Strength Training, cardio: 300
Thursday: Off diet day, Cardio: 500
Friday = 1800 – ST, and c: 200
Saturday = 1500 – Cardio: 400
Sunday = 1800 – ST, c: 200
Monday = 1600 – C: 400
Tuesday = 1500 – off work out
Because I think I must be going into starvation mode sometimes. This is going to work, folks, it’s. going. to. work.
I weighed in at 140.7 on my new fancy schmancy scale on Monday (I was unable to do so on Sunday morning before eating). This was the same weight I registered the day it came in (Tuesday of last week), so no progress. I’m not sure what to change exactly. I did have 4 beers instead of 2-3, and two of those beers were really highly caloric, so I can at least do better on that this week for sure.
Maybe I’ll do more light aerobic stuff throughout the week too. My Abs Diet book tells me not to do too much as I will undue the good I’m doing on my strength training workouts, so it’s just hard to decide. I do need to get some 12 lb weights still, and I’m making my work outs more varied this week (working my muscles different ways on different days), so I hope that helps.
I’ve also decided maybe I have a fucking gluten allergy, which is bull shit because I don’t really believe in “allergies”, but I have to rule it out I guess (the farting and bloating very much still at it). So after I use up the delicious pumpernickel bread I just bought, I will try going gluten free for a week to see if it helps.
I’m also using up the last bit of cheese I have and will be trying to go lactose free to see if that helps. Who fucking knows anymore. Yogurt is supposed to help with that, right? I bought a bunch of organic Greek yogurt (and some regular organic yogurt ’cause it was just way cheaper), and I’ve switched to organic plain light soy milk (allow me to send out a shout out to Publix, who offers all sorts of store brand, organic, relatively low priced items), from the non organic stuff I had been buying.
Soon I won’t have anything left at home that has any artificial sweetener in it either, so maybe that’ll help.
Oh, I also had been taking several supplements, which I’ve reduced to just 5-htp (keeps my OCD at bay), a multivitamin, and st. john’s wort, plus a pill of digestive enzymes at every meal as that might help.
And I bought all sorts of different fruits and vegetables of course, but more varied this time than usual, to sort of keep my body on its toes, so to speak.
I’m just trying to get rid of anything that could be causing the problem. Once I get the problem to go away, I’ll add one thing I want back at a time to see if the problem comes back, thereby finding the goddamned culprit.