After four weeks, it's time to report in.
I *Love* this way of thinking. Like most, I dropped a lot of weight at the beginning, and have marveled at what is possible here.
Lately, I've been playing more with the "how much can I stuff down and still not gain real weight" line, and frankly, it's been damn impressive. As an example, here are yesterday's meals:
1 scoop zero carb protein powder
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 raw eggs
walnuts and pecans - big handfuls!
12oz ribeye steak with a side salad.
more walnuts and pecans!
3 shortish polish sweet sausages and a large handful of frozen veggie medleys tossed in olive oil.
I gained 1 pound! Incredible! Anything less than that, and my weight stays the same or slowly drops. Awesome!
Before starting the PB, I was on the typical rabbit food, obsess over carbs and lean meats diet, and any trace of a binge meal would set me back for days. With this plan, I actually have to work in order to gain weight, and that's frikken awesome!
So a little bit of background - I've been working out using P90X and Insanity for roughly six months, and have been eating under the aforementioned diet plan. To say I was a slave to the carb train would be an understatement. A month ago, I decided enough was enough and decided to adopt a diet and exercise plan I could actually live with over the long haul.
Progress-wise, I'd managed to drop 26 pounds before starting the PB, and was about 10-15 pounds away from my goal weight. (Which is actually very unknown since I haven't really paid attention since high school and I was a lot scrawnier back then. heh. Back then, I did a lot of distance running and nowadays, the focus is on weight training and overall "durability".)
Anyhoos - love this forum and everyone here. Huge thanks to Mark and all of you for the knowledge and inspiration!
I figure I have about 10 pounds left to get rid of the last of the spare tire, but that is always subject to change.
Exercise-wise, I've lately been sticking to the P90X weight days, but doing a lot of different things in place of the cardio days. My favorite so far has been going on a great six mile hike last weekend. I did brisk walking for hours, with clambering over rocks and streams, and it was great! Dropped a pound that day without even trying.