I have no idea if I’m leaning out or building muscle. My body has come comfortably to rest at 184-185. Scale hasn’t budged in about 2ish months. Which I’m happy about because now I can ignore the scale.
Maybe like a week ago, I had a giant card load session. That entire day prior to, I jam packed that day with veggies, and the rarest cuts of meat I told my mom to specifically go out and buy, and these weird blended fruit things that Costco sells. I was comfortably full, and around 9pm I had a massive craving for something. I tried some peppermint sticks, blueberry tea, water (since what I mistake for hunger is sometimes thirst), couple of dark chocolate cubes. Cravings still there.
My husband is not shy of ordering an XL pizza and eating the whole thing, so I stole a slice, and ended up finishing off 3/4 of a cheese pizza. Cravings stopped, I caught a massive carb rush, and went straight to bed.
But the next morning I woke up at 6am on the dot, feeling invincible, and dense? If that describes how my body felt that morning. No bloating (well after going to the bathroom as usual), and no, what I call, “cheetah spots”. I get these spots on my chest usually when I eat processed carbs either too frequently or too much in one sitting.
After that I’ve been able to add in an extra meal regularly. Usually around 8-9pm. Its usually the same thing since I’m a walking zombie by the time I get off work, and I just wanna throw stuff in a bowl, zap it, and go to sleep. Usually it’s shredded chicken, fiesta corn/bean mix thing, salsa, and a glass of HBCD with some coffee creamer.
Completely thrown out calorie tracking since, I’m lean enough to where counting calories is just going to make me restrict/overthink in an effort to try and eat more.
New OHP PR. Managed to get 135 overhead in a controlled motion. Yay! Went up quick, although I will admit I did give myself a bit of a boost up, like you would in a push press.
Running PR: I can run continuously for 5 mins. Never EVER been able to do that. It’s more or less run 1 min, drag my feet for 1 min, run 1 min, and so on. So I’m feeling good about that.
Sciatica has been very manageable, and I’ve found that having shoes on in general helps. Even if I’m just in my house or when I first get out of bed, I’ll put on a pair of Adidas with a slight heel on the back and arch support cushions. I’ll just have them on around the house. Switch to insoles in my work boots for work, and slip them back on when I get home, until I go to bed. Considering I have no arch whatsoever in my foot, my knee rolls inwards, which puts tension on my abductors pretty much 24/7 if I’m standing which is all the time. So wearing arch support shoes even when I’m just moving around the house helps tremendously.
Other than that I’ve been trying to work on keeping a schedule. Mostly for me and my husband since we’re not really used to routine and just doing stuff when we remember.
That’s it mostly.