You may have noticed I fell off the planet for a month. Maybe you didn’t, but I am sure someone out there in the blogosphere did. Like all the spammers I get, they missed me. Anyway, I have been very busy for the past 4 weeks spending every waking moment thinking about food. Either thinking about how much I love tasty delicious food I was not eating, or that it had been 2-4 hours since my last mini meal and I was required to think of something else to eat from the approved list, or thinking about how I was starving. It was pretty much a full time job. Because I know you all want to know how I fared, here is a review of the pros and cons, followed by my overall performance.
-eating 5 small meals a day shrunk my stomach meaning now I can fit less junk into it. you know, like 7 cookies instead of 10
-being forced to exercise everyday made me feel good. not the being forced, but when I was done, then I was happy.
-the team support and opposite team taunting was quite enjoyable. also I wanted to/almost did quit several times but my thoughts of the public shame kept me going when I otherwise would have collapsed into a pile of french fries.
-I remembered I liked oranges.
-I lost 7.5 lbs in 30 days
-forcing yourself to at least be in your bed for 7 hours is a great idea.
-I grew some muscles.
-drinking 3 liters of water a day is awful 95% of the time. unless you like drowning and getting up every hour all night long, then it’s awesome.
-I was hungry all the time. going to bed hungry by choice seems so stupid.
-way too much time spent trying to figure out what to eat.
-way too much of the same foods, most especially reduced fat string cheese.
-I missed treats. a lot. especially when I was stressed near the end, I had a hard time (and didn’t always succeed in) resisting.
-I went running. in the morning. I hate both running and mornings, so it that was a double con.
In the end I am glad I did this horrible awful thing. Mostly because I got the reminder that having treats is good and awesome, but you don’t need to eat 1000 of them every day. Maybe just every other day. Also because I got muscles. Muscles are super awesome, even if they are still covered in a layer of fat. I didn’t win, because I am not as tough as the two dudes who got perfect scores, and my team did not win, because the two tough dudes were on the same team.