I’m 18 days in, now. Tomorrow is another measurements day, so I’ll do that shortly before bed, probably, and then post results. Then it’s Saturday. That’s gonna be a day I may be late with my post because I’ll be up in Maryland (ugh!…Maryland) for some D&D with some friends. I’ve also decided that I’m going to allow myself a traditional 2,000 calories for the day. Anything over must be burnt off in the gym within seven days or I’ll add another fasting day to the end (taking this through January 31st). I’m not gonna go crazy; I already know what happened when I did that. But I will likely have a nice Qdoba bowl or maybe some tacos from this taco place in Manassas I found, or perhaps some of that ‘food’ at Chuck E Cheese. Either way, it’s going to be a day to kind of relax and have a food day. Maybe I’ll even allow myself two meals; can you imagine?
We’re looking good with blood sugar. It was 146 this morning and 126 five minutes ago when I tested myself. I had a sub from Subway this afternoon, opting for a lunch vice a dinner since I had the girls tonight. It’s just easier to do that on the days that my wife works. Then any focus on making food is for them rather than me. A lot of good that did, though; they never want to eat. I wish I had their willpower! At least they fill up on milk and bread. I guess my daughters are medieval paupers as far as their taste for food is concerned.
I talked to some friends at work about macros and how much protein we should be taking into our bodies. Google will tell you that it’s 0.8 g of protein per kg of weight (or .36 g per lb), so I should be getting, at 227 lbs (103 kg), I should be getting about 82.4 g of protein a day. Adding up today’s intake as a sample, I got 48 g from the shakes (24 each for breakfast and dinner) and 18 g from the sub, totaling in at 66 g. My calories were around 1,100 for the day. It’s not fun. I’ve been at it for 18 days and I should have built up a tolerance for it, and I do to an extent, but cravings are still there. Hunger is still there. That stuff hasn’t gone away and I would venture to say it probably won’t disappear. Makes me think the people that say, particularly, that they have no cravings are full of it. There’s only so many shakes one can have before they get sick of it. Many props to the people that stick to this kind of a diet for a long term. I’m gonna go as long as I can, but I’m not going to suffer through it. I long for an omelette or some coffee!