Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 7: Cleanse...suprise energy and halfway there

Today's workout was a 90 min steady run, or a 10 miler.

Pre run weigh in: 147 (again!)
Post run weigh in: 144.6 (new low)

I don't drink anything during my long runs in the winter since I am not thirsty. I also did the entire run on no fuel, before or during. So that 2.4 pound loss was totally through the 1000 calorie or so energy expenditure (less than 1/3 of a pound) and the rest through sweat loss, though I didn't feel like I was sweating hard. It was 30 degrees, a bit windy, and super dry and sunny, so most likely the sweat just evaporated as soon as it came into contact with the air.

So this run proves that you can run for 90 mins or more on nothing, AND on a no refined carb diet. Other than getting bored and anticipating the end of the run, I had enough energy to stretch it out to a half marathon if I had the motivation.

I also had some energy this time! I didn't feel flat, but I didn't feel peppy, I just felt "normal" for once. Last night's dinner REALLY did the trick. Here is the run:

I ate the usual breakfast, but I was out of cherries (boo!) so I polished off the blueberries (yay!). I didn't wait too long before I scarfed down an apple with all natural peanut butter with salt (yay!). But I was still hungry....I had to GET OUT of the apartment. Just thinking about food was making me hungry! Not eating any solid protien before lunch really kicks my butt. That is the #1 thing I am looking forward to after this experiment: Eating protein and lots of it @ all meals. ESPECIALLY eggs with breakfast! (cravings anyone?!?!)

Went to Whole Foods to get some groceries (including cherries!) and bought a pre-made meal of chicken and roasted vegetables, including POTATOES! I haven't eaten a starch in 7 days. Potatoes are not a grain. So I cheated a bit and ate some fucking roasted red potato cubes. I felt SO guilty!!!!!

This held me off and reclaimed my human status again. Then I was good for the rest of the day.

Dinner was chicken marinated in a really yummy Greek dressing recipe given to me by Kevin @ IronmanByThirty. Thanks Kevin! I made roasted green beans on the side.

This again totally filled me up. I survived the weekend!

Only 7 more days to go...


  1. You are doing such a great job on your challenge! Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Glad the dressing worked for you! I doubled checked the recipe and it did say 1 TABLESPOON of salt. I agree - Yikes! I am pretty sure Jennie made it to taste rather than adding all the salt. Then again, the original recipe makes a huge batch.

  3. I am starting to find this fascinating

  4. Baked potatoe chips are not cheating. ;)
    Just dont eat the whole bag in one sitting like me lol :)

    You are crazy! But I like it!

  5. you are on fire and doing awesome

    I had red potatoes last night they were soooo good.
    nice run!


  6. You've got this! That poor dinner looks like nothing. Glad you had the potatoes!


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