The photo below is:
- A spot where my dog Benny Pee’ed
- A spot where I pee’ed.
- The remnants of really nice wet dream.
- The spot where I stretched after a WoD, and extra cardio, which means yes, my big fat ass not only sweat through my boxers, but my shorts as well, and then seeped into the rubber floor and probably has contaminated the entire box.
11/29 – 11/30/2011 Eating 200 Grams of Protein is Hard, and Ugly Feet
Yesterday was the first day of attempting to eat 200-225 grams of protein a day. This didn’t seem like a big deal, but when you are trying to change habits, it turns into an ordeal. By the early afternoon yesterday I had barely crossed the 100 gram threshold.
The thought of eating another 125 grams with dinner, and a snack wasn’t a pleasant thought especially because the body can’t digest more than 40 grams of protein at a time. I forced myself to have an early dinner, and then had two snacks over the course of 4 hours before bed. Some of my protein yesterday came in the form of protein powder (no not the Labrada stuff), without it I would have barely broken 150 grams.
In an effort to eat cleaner, I am researching online to find a couple of brands of protein powder that only have clean proteins in the mix, and don’t use artificial sweeteners or sugars. Most protein powders I found contain sucralose, it’s used in many foods as a calorie free sweetener but is 600 times sweeter than table sugar, and in a recent Duke University study was found to reduce good bacteria in the intestines of rats by 50%, it also increased the pH in the intestines and contributed to weight gain in the test rats, which is not at all surprising when you refer back to an earlier blog post where I wrote about a scientific study which found a direct link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain.
The theory being that the human brain connects sweet with high calories, and when those calories aren’t provided to the body after the receptors in your brain prep the body to take in the calories, your body responds by making you feel hungry so you eat calories dense foods so it gets what it’s been waiting for, so the “0” calories drinks cost you far more in the long run. This advice from a reformed Soda Monkey Crackwhore, there was a time where diet soda was my water.
The moral of the story for today is that first I was drastically under nourishing myself, if you think that I was most likely averaging 1800 calories a day, then on days that I worked out conservatively burned 800-1000 calories; this would have put me at a caloric threshold that tells the body to shut down because it’s starving. Eating 2500 calories is going to be hard, which is actually ironic because a year ago I was eating 7000-10000 calories a day to maintain the 370 plus pounds I was carrying.
The 2300 calories I ate yesterday felt like Thanksgiving dinner all over again, this is going to be difficult, it makes working out at Crossfit and doing extra cardio look like a visit to the massage parlor, not that I know what those are…
In moving forward I guess we’ll find out what happens.
I have troll feet, with an uncanny ability to use my big toe like a chimp. In fact I’m sure if I tried I could use chopsticks with my feet. Unfortunately there is no cosmetic procedure which will remedy my ugly feet, somewhere down the lineage on my father’s side I’m sure there is a troll or ogor who knocked up a random Korean Woman, savage troll. This chance encounter has created a genetic abnormality which involves the shape of my foot.
My heel, and Achilles area is super thin, and as you follow the curve of my foot towards the toes it bulges outward, then turns back in towards the toe, it’s like someone took my regular foot and smooshed the hell out of it to see if it could be any flatter, you then add the freakishly extended monkey toe, and you have a life of not enjoying shoe shopping because 90% of the time the shoes you want don’t fit, and the ones that feel good usually are ugly.
I finally went and bought a pair of minimalist shoes from Pacers last week, and the only pair that felt really good on my feet were the Brooks Pure Flow. They should rename this shoe Pure Ugly. It’s neon green. I don’t know why, maybe because most of the people who buy minimalist shoes are hardcore crazy runners, but the shoe companies make this type of shoe in the worst possible color patterns and schemes.
It’s almost like a freakish badge of honor, “I’m so fucking cool, and run so much that I can wear this ugly shit”. It may also be a liability issue because the hardcore runners are the ones you see running at the crack of dawn, so if you sell a normal color of shoe to one of these weirdoes and they get hit I’m sure some ambulance chaser will find a way to win a lawsuit, I’m not angry at all…fuck you…
WoD Today 11/30/2011
- 5 sets of 3 Clean and Jerks
- 3 Rounds
- 10 Backsquats 185 lbs
- 10 Pull Ups
- 10 Ring Dips
I did four sets of Clean and Jerks at 135 lbs, and did 1 set at 155 lbs. You can see video of my first and and last set.
During the metcon I did the back squats at 185 lbs, and did ring rows, and ring dips on my toes. It took me 8:05, I’m still bummed that I’m not improving on either the ring dips, or the pull ups. I need to spend more time on improving these two areas.
After the Workout of the Day, I grabbed a rower and rowed three 8 minute pieces, with 2 minute breaks between each piece. I ended up rowing 6340 meters in thirty minutes.