21 July 2007

Week 1 down

Well, I started this Precision Nutrition one week ago. Okay, technically I started on Monday, but I did all my weighing and measuring on Saturday, so it's been a week.

Now let's review, I don't want anyone thinking this is some weird, strange diet. It's not. It's eating natural, whole foods, but there are a few rules. Eat protein at every meal, only eat carbs after working out, don't drink your calories, blah, blah, blah. It's the way I've been trying to eat for months now. It's just more formalized and I'm not guessing at what to eat when, etc.

So I've been eating pretty crappy for a few weeks now, maybe a month. I've been eating what I should and then eating lots of desserts, drinking beer, eating fried foods. No wonder I was so tired and felt like crap.

Okay, so after 1 week I'm feeling pretty darn good. I'm down 2.5 lbs. Now I'm pretty sure this is 'real' weight. I'm pretty sure it's water weight, bloating, whatever you want to call it. But that's okay, I'd really rather not carry that around thank you. More important is the way I'm feeling. It took most of the week but my fatigue has passed. I'm not craving sweets (don't eat them and I don't want them it's that simple - duh!!). My clothes are slightly looser - 2.5 lbs is 2.5 lbs. What's really weird though is my bones are starting to stick out. My collarbone is getting really prominent. I'm feeling my hip bones big time. Interesting.

The bottom line is that this week was a success. I'm still fine tuning my program. I've spent the week trying to find things to eat that I like and that are kind of easy to eat while I'm running around working. This week I'll continue to follow the same routine and see how it goes. Next weekend I will evaluate my progress and make any necessary changes. I've very excited. I'm feeling good. I feel like I'm looking good. Things are going well.

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