06 January 2013
Reset Day 2
It's 4 am on day three. I fell asleep early last night... mostly because I was exhausted from the lack of calories and I generally just overdid my activity yesterday. My friend Newt and I walked for 7.5 miles which is not uncommon for me on a Saturday or Sunday. I walk 3.7 miles everyday and one weekend day a week I will walk 7+ miles with a group of three of my friends. It is essentially "Walk Therapy" a good time to talk shit and catch up... generally we end this trek with a nice Lunch/Brunch and a significant amount of Alcohol. Two years ago we had a 19 mile walk... that was a bit much. Yesterday was different, usually Greg and I are consistent walkers and Newt walks about 40% of the time. Greg couldn't make it due to some home repairs he was making. And instead of eating a big assed carb filled meal I had unsweet tea and one of my Optifast shakes mixed with some coffee. The diet plan is can be challenging when you are being social but it is doable. Overdoing it. During the walk I burned about 700 calories. I only consume 800 a day. That is overdoing it. I am paying for that mistake right now. I have incorporated the Optifast Meal Bars (they did not exist in 07 when I did this the first time). Honestly the Berry and Yogurt Bar is VERY good. I like the mix of chewing and drinking. I have also started freezing my shakes for about 30 minutes before I drink (eat) them and I use my Magic Bullet Blender to mix them. The texture is close to a Wendy's Frosty. Overall it's going well. 19 more days of Optifast Only meals. I am looking forward to Phase 2... who wouldn't? I actually get to eat again. Today while walking, Newt and I discussed our recent trip to Europe. Four of us went to Amsterdam, Paris, Antwerp and Brugge for 8 days. The trip was great, the food was incredible (especially in Belgium) and the people were trim and most looked young. Both of us noticed the differences in eating and activity between the average European and the Average American. I am sure we looked like 4 beached whales compared to the locals. I have a trip planned to go to Dallas Texas for 4 days in February. This will be during phase 3. I am concerned that this will cause some issues with the plan so I am already working out a "trip plan". How do I feel? At the moment Tired but mentally very clear. I have a small headache- I need some salt. There is no sodium in the Optifast food so you actually have to find a way to get it into your diet. Here is a tip and my only food exception. Dill pickles (Hamburger Dills)- No calories- You get to chew and you will get your sodium.