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Diet update

Whoof. What a workout...and I had been afraid I wouldn't be able to make it to the gym tonight. I was feeling inexplicably loopy earlier. Thinking that it was a symptom of low blood sugar and figuring that I might as well start my two-week diet break now (according to Lyle McDonald's charts, I'm lean enough that I need one after every 4 to 6 weeks of dieting), I ate some carby goodness and felt much better very quickly. I think my first CKD attempt went quite well (and other than the foggy adjustment period at the beginning and earlier tonight, I felt pretty good during the entire thing). However, I miss being able to lift throughout the week and do even remotely challenging cardio (if you do any on a CKD, it's supposed to be of the long-duration, dull as dirt variety because you just don't have the glycogen to spare for more difficult stuff), so I'm thinking I might try a TKD when I return to dieting. You don't get the monstrous carb up every weekend, but you do get to work out when you want to because you eat carbs close to your workouts to fuel up and recover, and if you're like me, you get the keto appetite suppression that helps you keep your caloric intake at a proper dieting level. I don't think I'm going to miss the carb up anyway because I got sick of most of my temptations during the weekends of this CKD cycle.

My pants are mostly back to where they used to be. They're comfy around the top and fitted (but not tight), but they feel weird around the front of my thighs. Funnily enough, there's more than enough room in the legs for said thighs. I suppose that my quads poofed slightly during my bulk (I hope SOMETHING poofed...I was eating 2600-3000 calories a day for a month while lifting heavy, for criminy sake), and though they look basically the same to me, they're different enough to change the fit of my pants a bit. I'm not complaining (I'm not done cutting, so the pants may go back to normal once I get some more fat off, and besides, I really do want big strong-looking legs dammit), just making an observation. Some of my muscular female friends have reported having trouble finding pants that fit their quads and their waist at the same time, and I think I'm going to be in the same boat in the near future. Maybe after I get these costumes out of the way, I can learn to sew my own pants. Maybe I'll just be lazy and wear spandex everywhere. I can pretend that it's still 1986 and throw some hot pink leg warmers on for added flair.

Asparagus is teh r0x0r. It's jokingly easy to prepare (rinse, chop a bit off the cut end, boil for 3-5 minutes), and it's yet another one of those fibrous veggies with very few effective carb grams per serving. And it tastes good. I think I'm going to go make some right now.


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