7th May 21:26
Not starting over, just starting differently (calories diet osteoarthritis stomach weight)
After a talk with Tom, I am determined to restart my nutrition program. I
had been eating between 1600-1800 calories a day, actually that was my goal;
I was usually eating less. I was very disappointed that I had not been
losing weight faster and was disappointed in my performance at my monthly
testing for a new personal record by Ahmed (Olympic style lifting coach).
Tom is convinced, and convinced me, that I needed to eat absolutely clean
for a while to see why the diet is not working better. I had not been
watching the times I was eating and could go long periods without food if I
was out running around and not wanting to stop. The result was that my
calories could become bunched up. I also was not always careful of the
composition of my daily total. I thought that the daily total was
important, not necessarily what those calories were made of ( this is for
weight loss, I knew I had to watch protein and carbs for weight training).
So, yesterday I went shopping with my diet menu in hand and came home and
weighed and premeasured most everything. Tom's theory is the less choice I
have the better it will be. I am not sure about that, since I tend to be a
non schedule, don't box me in type person, but I will try it for a month. I
am determined to get a new pr in the snatch by the end of November.
One other glitch is that my doctor changed my osteoarthritis medicine from
Vioxx to Bextra and I don't think it is agreeing with me. I've spent the
past three days with a painful stomach AND my joints hurt. My stomach has
been rebelling against anything other than dry toast. Should be an
interesting day lifting this morning since I am still incredibly sore from
the pr testing, nauseous and underfueled (also I am fighting off my son's
cold..it's there in my head lurking but has not blossomed yet).
My biggest battle will be the organization required to eat absolutely on
plan, including timing, for a month. I will give it my best shot! Elise