Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 3: Cleanse....holding steady, but STARVING!

My weigh in this morning explains everything. I held steady @ 146.8 which means that the sudden drop in the first 24 hours was in fact just my body shedding that initial water volume.

This morning was spent on the trainer for 60 minutes. I broke out some chamois cream for the first time. I think it helped! I had enough energy to get through the workout, which included a lot of one leg drills. Staying in the aero position was a bit easier this time around. I don't care if my bike fitness is not at 100% in April, I just want to be able to stay in the aero position for the entire ride like I was able to do this past season.

OH! If you aren't using a fan cooling you down on the trainer, GET ONE! Riding on the trainer IS harder than riding outdoors, especially if you want to hit the same wattage #'s as riding outdoors. I notice that while I am generating less watts indoors, my heart rate is signifigantly higher than when riding outdoors, when I am pushing more watts, but at less effort. Ever wonder why? READ THIS. It explains it pretty well.

Using a fan this morning did help a lot.

The food cravings haven't really started yet, other than eggs for breakfast, which are not allowed. I can have eggs later in the day, just not for breakfast since only fruit is allowed. I am sure more cravings will show up in the next two weeks. My supervisor on Monday brought in a HUGE box of cookies to our Dept Meeting. Everyone turned into vultures and all I heard was, "MMMMMMMMM! Cookies! Jelly!" *chomp chomp chomp chomp* "MMMMMMMMM! Chocolate! Granola!" *chomp chomp chomp chomp*

I felt like a vegetarian Lion watching the pack devour a poor antelope...

By 11AM, I was RAVENOUS! I ate an apple with two tablespoons of peanut butter. I was literally licking the spoon clean to get all of the peanut butter. I basically already crashed, this didn't help much, and I crashed further.

@ 1 I ate more turkey breast, brussel sprouts, steamed broccoli, and half an avocado. FINALLY I felt like a human again. Except now I needed this to fuel a swim.

The swim was good, but I cut it short to only 1500 yards. I did 500 WU, then 10 x 100 on 2:00, and held a consistent 1:31 for the first 5, and 1:29 for the second 5. I held a STEADY pace the entire time. Just cruising! Any form of a pickup I felt would put me over the edge and send me bonking. I got back just in time to eat two clementines and down a glass of water. I think I managed to hold off a bonk.

I think a lot of the food intake and starvation feeling is mental since this is a total diet change for me. I am hoping this day #3 is the final hump and my body will adjust.

By 6:30 it was dinner @ the Cheesecake Factory. That menu is so HUGE that it is easy to find something. I got the grilled salmon with steamed broccoli and had to swap the potatoes (boo!) for some asparagus. Having to give up that bread was hard. I LOVE their bread! I killed the entire plate and was STILL hungry! After another glass of water, finally my blood sugar evened out and I was good. Watching someone eat the bowl of strawberries with whipped cream killed me. No fruit other than breakfast. GAH!

I hope tomorrow is was rough.

So have you seen those balance shoes which are the new fad now? You know, those shoes that have the rounded bottom which is supposed to work those stabalizing muscles in your legs to get your butt toned, lose weight, etc etc etc. I have even seen sandals in that design!

 Well, apparently people are now suing shoemakers cuz they aren't working as advertised and will even injure you! *hangs head in disgust* REALLY?

Sorry folks, sounds like the huge marketing campaign worked; you bought the product and drinking the kool-aid didn't work. There is no magic pill to get your butt in shape! You still gotta sweat a bit....

Anyways, my rant is over.

Have a nice night!


  1. Yikes! Hang in there. You will likely adjust as your metabolism settles and your stomach shrinks. BTW, those shoes are hilarious!

  2. interesting article about cooling .... i feel dumb now for thinking my pool of sweat means I worked hard

    The last 3 days I have read your blog it is making me hungry? The description of your cleanse is making me want to sympathy eat for you (-:

  3. Chamois cream for the first time??? How have you survived on the bike until now???

    Do you find that you get more saddle sore on the trainer than on the road? Maybe it is just me.

  4. man ---I am super impressed with your willpower. amazing. no bread at cheesecake factory????? I about fell out of my chair.

  5. You are ON IT!
    lol @ had to swap out potatoes boo

    bold of you to even go in that place!


  6. The cheesecake factory had to be a torture fest extravaganza! Bravo to you for staying strong.

    I did a post on those shoes some time back, but damned if I can find it. I always thought they were, not only a bad idea from a functional point of view, but a huge marketing lie as well.


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