Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 6: Cleanse.....OoooooouuuuuuuuuuuuCH!

This morning was a total suffer fest. So I first want you to watch this:

My legs didn't hurt. My whole body was just giving me the OUCH in terms of energy. What is flatter than flat? Is there such a thing? If there was, I was it.

But first, AM weight in: 147 again.

Then I had my usual breakfast of grapefruit, cherries, blueberries, and an orange.

So I was on the trainer for 95 minutes, doing a HUGE number of intervals going from 1 min @ 150 watts to a variable time of 180 watts. Now, those numbers aren't huge. But remember how I have been complaining of being flat all week? That 180 felt a LOT harder! And the fact that I was doing it over and over and over again ranging from 4 mins to 1 min was just sapped what little energy I had to begin with. With 10 mins left, I was just waiting for the BONK. It never really showed up. That fruit breakfast did little for fuel....

I got off the trainer and was shaking so I ate an apple with peanut butter (salt added!). OMG it was heaven!

But this was merely something to calm my stomach down for a 3 mile brick run. It seriously felt like the run from my first triathlon. My legs were SO weak! Walking down the stairs was even hard!

Amazingly during the final mile and especially @ the very end, I had some energy and felt normal again (besides the usual hungry stomach).

So I am seeing a trend. I am hungry a lot during workouts, which I always thought I was out of energy, but in fact I do have energy, but I am just hungry.

Ate the leftover steak and salad for lunch. Then I took a short nap. After the nap I woke up and felt like a freaking zombie. I was HUNGRY. I mean, HUNGRY HUNGRY HUNGRY!

@ 4 I couldn't take it any more and had two hard boiled eggs, and another apple with some peanut and almond butter. I sorta felt human again...

Then we went out for Mexican. I got the steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas. OMG I felt human again! I only ate the meat with the grilled veggies and onion with guacamole and pico de gallo. I CLEANED the plate! Tough watching my girlfriend eat fried ice cream right in front me....

Today was another hard day, diet wise, and probably as hard as Wednesday when I had similar hunger pains.

Tomorrow should be interesting...


  1. i flippin love the family guy. I really like how they prolong moments like above. HILARIOUS!

  2. I don't feel so bad for all the pizza pictures now. At least I wasn't eating friend ice cream in front of you.

    As for feeling like a "freaking zombie", make sure to at least look alive to avoid the double tap.

  3. Ugh, that is so tough! Feeling for you. Thanks for the family guy though, so funny

  4. fellin ya on the watching her eat ice cream
    big time
    went gluten free dairy free....but the rest of my fam didnt:)

    Im starting to think this beginning of year cleanse and change for you is going to give you an awesome start and base


  5. as a Previously Fat Guy I know all about the hunger and energy pains. I'm feelin' ya!

  6. You can't have any brown rice or anything? I think the flatness is lack of carbs. I was on 1000 cals a day which is ridic, but because some of the juice was fruit based I was getting about 195gCHO and I think that's why I was able to keep working out. I was flatter than normal as well, but it wasn't terrible.

    The upside is that training on low glycogen increases the body's ability to metabolize fat for fuel. Is that why your coach has you doing this? Just think, only 7 more days :)

  7. That youtube clip killed me!!! Annie and I were laughing and she was on the other side of the room and could only hear it!!!

    Your energy level has to be non-existant?

  8. How low are you looking to get in the weight cat? I bet you body fat is in the single digits? Just wondering

  9. Eat, eat! You'll be happy you did.

  10. can't wait to see what happens when you start to throw some carbs at that body!!! MAGIC!

  11. Hahahahahahahaha! I was laughing before I even hit "play." I love that clip and quote it often when I hurt myself on something stupid.
    This cleanse is super tough. Honestly, if you have the strength of will to do this, you can do ANYTHING!


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