Anvil or Hammer

Another boring one

Posted in Concept II by Mike on July 16, 2007

Yeah Ben, I heard, I’m boring 😛

No AM workout

1,000 m 2:30 warmup
1,500 m 2:00
1,000 m 2:20
1,500 m 2:00
1,000 m 2:20
1,000 m 2:00
1,000 m 2:20
800 m 2:00
I was too gassed to finish.

Avg HR: 158
Max HR: 183

Another EDIT:
The fleu was closed all the way for this workout.

Monday Morning Weigh in: 245.2

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on July 16, 2007


How the, What the, Who the!

This just irritated me. I’ve been thinking about it since and I can’t come up with an explanation. I reduced the amount I was eating during the week and landed at 243 on Friday morning. Not where I would have liked to have been but acceptable. I weighed myself late morning on Sunday and I was 245. I probably should have gained the 0.2 lbs since then but, ok, I’ll take 0.2 lbs.

So what happened in the one day where I gained 2 lbs. That was my sushi day. One day a week I eat sushi for lunch. That means I bring a yogurt and nothing else for food. When it gets to be lunch time, I go across the street for some sushi. I usually get two rolls. One for then and one to go. I eat a sushi roll at 11 and a sushi roll about 1 pm. Other than that, there was no food between my 243 weigh in and my workout.

I did the ubermensch legs workout and drank a gatorade (not the quart, the smaller one). Usually on Friday nights my wife and I just have some corn chips. Not an ideal meal but it hasn’t seemed to cause any problems in the past. She loves corn chips and I really like the guacamole stuff we get with it. This Friday, instead we got BBQ with Dan. It was southern style so not all sauce covered. I got smoked catfish, it was good. Dan gave me the smoked chicken breast out of his meal because he couldn’t see me eating only the fish and because his was enough food for three people. I also had a small amount of my wife’s sandwich. So lots more fat and protein and probably calories but not 2 lbs worth.

Saturday morning was the usual. Most Saturday mornings we go get breakfast sandwiches at Einstein Bagels. It means eggs on bread, basically. Saturday lunch was Chik-fil-a, we split a meal. Saturday supper we had the chips and dip we usually have on Friday. Sunday morning I made my usual Sunday breakfast, which is basically a homemade version of the same breakfast from Saturday.

It might sound like we eat out a lot but some of that is because we don’t go out to eat all week.  The BBQ was an abnormal out meal. The rest of it is almost the exact same thing as every single other week since, at least, this winter.

So why did I gain 2 lbs in just over 24 hours? I haven’t a clue. I also don’t understand why cutting calories over the course of the week led to no additional losses. I’m going to continue this week with the same week time diet as last week (1 yogurt, 2 salad with chicken breasts) and see how it goes. May since I’m starting this week high rather than low, it’ll go the other way for me.

I guess I should look at the bright side. Even coming in high, I’m 20 pounds lighter than I was 6 1/2 months ago and I only  have anothe 10 to go for this year.

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