Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One Month Results!

I actually took my measurements on Saturday morning before my eat-crap-all-day extravaganza began, but I forgot to post them until now. It has been a month since I started the diet/exercise program, and made a few adjustments along the way. Once in a while (maybe 3-4 days out of 6) I'll eat 100% whole wheat bread with a meaty sandwich, and I have a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and vanilla everyday because it's just too good to give up!

Anyway, here were my measurements from Saturday:

arms: 9 3/4'' (left), 9 1/2'' (right)
waist: 25'' (@bellybutton)
hips: 32'' (@ widest part)
thighs: 18 1/4'' (left), 17 3/4'' (right)

Basically, I've lost an inch at my waist and hips, and gained about a 1/4'' or so around my arms and thighs. I like to think this because I lost some fat from around my midsection and gained muscle in my arms and thighs, but who knows? That's what I'll say it is anyway.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Abandoning Ship (For now anyway)

I know, I know. It's only been two and a half days. I came to the conclusion that the intense headaches of late were because of so much protein. I'm also starting to work nights, and my bizarre sleep schedule is not conducive to this sort of lifestyle. I thought the headaches were the result of the flu I've been getting over, which has now whittled down to a cough, but I noticed they increased about an hour after eating my protein-rich meals. It's not a big deal, my diet was quite healthy before I started this thing, and very similar to the slow-carb diet anyway. I just eat whole grains as well, and a little dairy. I'm still going to stick to the exercise now that I have a gym membership and a kettlebell coming in the next few days. I'll just have to gradually strip down my already meager carb and dairy intake to prevent the headaches, and hopefully I'll be working days soon so I'll have a more normalized schedule. Just too much going down right now! Will continue this at a later posting...