U2Sandrah, my energy levels seem to be fine for the most part. They are affected more by sleep than diet at this point. I think I was having a tougher time on the 200cal fat mornings but now that I've dialed it up to the 400 that seems to be a sweet spot. Now, keep in mind I'm not doing crossfit or anything like that. Today I did a mile of walking a half mile at a time on break at work. In my HIIT sesssions that is like 20-30 minutes broken up with short rest periods. The resistance training days or similaryly 25-35 minutes. However, at this juncture I'm really not THAT worried about gaining muscles. I just want to lose weight, work full time go to school and spend time with my wife. The weight loss is something that I am now certain will come with time.
I'm so certain I did some "Before" pictures today. I won't show them until I"m pretty much at goal but I can see muscles poking through my fat. I'm naturally muscular so it is all about the fat loss. I think I will probably come out of this week with two pounds lost but I think the body composition change is larger than that and that I gained some muscle anyway as well.
Todays food-up higher. Did usual work day breakfast and lunch. Picked up 5 KC strip steaks for $3 each at price chopper. Age a giant Rib Eye to clear some space in the freezer. Another Avocado ripe today pushed up the total more than usual when added to a big ass salad.
Carbs 69 (net 32) (11.71%)
Fat 167 (63.79%)
Protein 135 (22.92%)
Todays' victory: Made homemade salad dressing for the first time. Price chopper also had some great sales on vinegar. Bought White Wine, Red Wine, Balsamic and Apple cider vinegar. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it all!
Todays experimental salad dressing: EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, tahini, coconut milk, dab mustard and some basil. It was OK. Healthier than store bought and I'm okay with that being the standard.
WOE: Primal + IF
Goal: Walk daughter (due 1/21/13) down aisle
Motto: It will all be OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it is not the end.
Alternate Motto: Whatever the weather, always bring your own sunshine.