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Monday Morning Weigh In: ??

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on August 18, 2008

I forgot to weigh myself. I can say I didn’t do too hot last week. I probably broke about even. I don’t do as well when I don’t force myself to post it. I don’t know why I’m not very good at being accountable to myself but when I post it here I feel more accountable. So, I’m going to try to post it here.

0530
2 large eggs, Colby cheese
1 slice whole wheat toast, peanut butter

Food I brought for today
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries
1 nectarine
1/2 cup potato salad
Roast beef sandwich
1 cup romaine, some button mushrooms

EDIT: ate it all, I’m a tad hungry, I may hae some miso soup before I go.
Tonight will be spinach pasta and cream sauce.

Got home and had about 1/4 cup of potato salad and a granola bar

With the pasta I have two slices of garlic toast

We split a 3 oz bag of popcorn after the gym

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6 Responses to 'Monday Morning Weigh In: ??'

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  1. speedstudio said,

    Mike, I can’t help but wonder if you’re eating enough protein, or just eating enough at all. I would be famished if I were you and I’m only 165lbs. Today, I’ve had 3 eggs, 1/4 lb of bacon, a 1.25lb of steak, 45grams of protein powder, and will have another 45 grams later. That’s on top of 2 cups of lettuce, a tomato, pepper, apple and a gallon of water. And, I haven’t worked out since Saturday AM.

  2. Mike said,

    Stephen

    I added in the other things I ate after making that post. I dunno if that still puts me low calorically. I was surprised by the abject lack of protein. I don’t think I can keep up with a diet like yours, financially or time wise. I’ve been trying over the past couple years but we try to keep our grocery bill at $100/week for two people. We do a pretty decent job but even with the cheaper priced meats at the Amish store I go to, that sounds like an extra $50 a week and I don’t think I can maintain that right now. Time wise, the prep and clean up would be a beast, with class starting, I dunno.
    Additionally, I go through little cycles of believing in different things. When I first got back to training (7ish years ago) I did what was popular, lot’s of protein shakes and stuff. Then I went through a phase of not really believing in that, then I went through a phase of going with what is basically the Beradi method, that phase is taking a break and I’m trying to eat a little more “normally” for a variety of reasons (cost, time, using leftovers, unavailabilty of prep facilities on class days, and some more). I dunno, I may find in a month or so that I was way off.
    That said, I’m gonna have to find a way to drop a little more protein in there, just cause I like protein-y foods.

  3. gene said,

    Calories in and calories either utilized by exercise/metabolism or increasing fat stores. Two people can have the same weight, height, and all normal metabolic lab values. Different calories per day may be needed for health. Each individual must see how many calories are needed and then allot the proper fat/protein/carbohydrates to maintain weight and health.
    One person’s healthy diet copied exactly by someone else could lead to obesity or weight loss in another person.

  4. Mike said,

    Well, we all know Stephen is a bit of a freak with his single digit bod fat:) but what he is talking about is a pretty solid staple of the weightlifter community, it’s pretty much the subject of the Good Calories, Bad Calories book as well. That is that by reducing intake, you often disproportionately reduce your capacity to burn calories. Also, that by uping intake in the right areas, fat and protein, you can disproportionately increase your capacity to burn calories. I don’t entirely disagree with the science behind it. In fact, I’d say it’s more sound that the science behind most reduction diets.
    That said, Gene is right too, one man’s hors d’oeuvre is another man’s meal. We all have to tailor our intake to meet our needs. Right now, the need I am trying to meet is one of sustainability, satisfaction and just trying to get myself pointed in the “right” direction.

  5. speedstudio said,

    I agree with Gene’s statement:

    “One person’s healthy diet copied exactly by someone else could lead to obesity or weight loss in another person.”

    Apparently, I’m someone who tolerates and utilizes high levels of protein (particularly meat, fish and eggs) and animal fat with absolutely no complications with digestion. I feel and recover better and remain lean with a high protein and fat diet.

    Conversely, I eat a plate of pasta or a pad of butter and I’ll feel like I have the flu the next day.

  6. Mike said,

    digestion wise, mine has never been better than when I was eating all or almost all meat.


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