Monday, September 29, 2008

Week two

I ended up losing 8 pounds last week, which is quite a bit by any measure.  It's possible that I may get close to that again this week, but that's probably going to be my record.  I think that this week is going to be a lot more tolerable than last week, regardless of how much weight I lose.  Being highly allergic to whey, I've given up on the program's official whey protein shakes, and now I'm sticking with 100% soy protein powder.  It's nastier than the old stuff and only comes in one flavor ("chalk"), but at least it doesn't make me ill.  I've been discliplined and a lot better about getting adequate sleep for the past few days, so things should just move much more smoothly.

The big change, though, is vegetables.  I can now eat most vegetables, and pretty much as much as I want to.  This should make me a lot less hungry overall, and drastically decrease my chances of flipping out and going on a murder spree.  Lunch today was the most exciting salad I'd ever had.

The workouts are fairly tough, but I'm ramping things up.  I did 40 minutes of cardio yesterday, and my goal is to get that to 45 or 50.  According to my push-up bra, I burned somewhere around 850 calories in this morning's workout.

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