These pizza-lumps are seriously delicious, you guys. Though I will admit that the absence of crust makes it seem a little less substantial. The mouth-feel is different without it, and although it's probably around the same calorie count, slice-to-lump, it is like 50% less food volume. Feels less emotionally satiating, but then again I am used to stuffing my face full of pizza, so yeah.
Still at 221 today, and I'm carrying some water bloat in my breasts and belly. I didn't really drink enough water yesterday. I'm pooping again, though, so that's nice.
I'm definitely noticing more muscle in my body lately, though I have technically lost lean mass since I started. Since my first BF% measurement in February (at 240lbs), I have lost 7lbs of lean and 12lbs of fat. That doesn't seem like a great ratio at all..
It's weird. My thighs have not decreased in inches basically at all, but I can feel more muscle in them and the fat is squishier and seems thinner. Yet, my upper arms have decreased like 3" from the very beginning, but they don't look smaller at all to me.
Bodies are wack, yall. I just hope that I look ok when I get down nearer to the goal. I'm half expecting to still have giant flabby ape arms even when I get there. And I'm wondering more and more if 160 is even going to be attainable for me. I still have over 160lbs lean mass right now! Then again, if I keep losing ~7lbs lean for every 20lbs lost, I will hit 20% body fat at ~168 with ~140lbs lean, which sounds just about right to me. So I guess I shouldn't worry about losing lean because it's working itself out just right. I don't want to end up ripped like a bodybuilder anyway, so there's no reason to try and cut with no muscle loss. I'm getting enough protein and I'm not starving. I do weight-bearing exercises. I am pretty sure I'm not going to end up a flabby super-weakling (like most CW dieters) no matter what happens. Also, lean weight includes water weight. Less body volume = less water that can be carried around. So I'm sure that has something to do with the lean loss too.
tl;dr: I freak out about stuff and then decide it's probably fine. Just like most of my posts.
Oh and also, I figured out what was making me so exhausted in the afternoon. It was from taking the magnesium! I guess that's a known thing that it does. So I'm taking it at night with my melatonin now. That's working out much better.