Monday, August 24, 2009

It's BAAaack!

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Work 8p-8a--159#

I had lost my appetite while I was sick. I really didn't want any food at all then, but when I did eat, all I could stomach was fruit. I've NEVER been more than a day or two without an appetite, so this was a very new thing for me. Now, however, my appetite is back with a vengeance, and the last few nights have been ones during which I have felt compelled to do my bottomless pit impression. I am acutely aware that this must stop, and quickly.

4 4-rung ladders of black and purple band assisted pullups alternated with elevated perfect pushups.
During ladders 1 and 2, I did knee together squats with one-legged pulses at the bottom.
Ladder 3, I did 2 knee together squats per rung.
Ladder 4 I did 30 sec of plank per rung.

The difference between this workout and the one I did like it earlier in the week was remarkable. My pacing was much better; I felt stronger. It was just much better. I'm still way off of where I was, but I'm much better than I was just 5 days ago.


  1. Good for you on the progress. Try not to worry too much about the food intake, you'll balance out soon.

  2. Thanks, Mitch. I have to worry some about that intake. I have SUCH a tendency to overdo and so frequently am so out of touch with my system and what it needs that I have to keep an eye on it or I'll turn around and weigh 190 pounds again before I realize what happened.

  3. I wish I didn't hate my appetite so much. I find it lovely to have it gone, so if I'm in the middle of a violent episode of the stomach flu, I'd still be thinking, "You know, I'm probably losing weight!" and that would make me happy in the midst of a very unhappy event. Kinda like in "The Devil Wears Prada" where the assistant says, "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight!"

    I'm working on moderation as well. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend!

  4. Leslie, It is SO comforting to know someone else has those thoughts!