Day 13: Sloth, Pride, Envy, Greed, Wrath, Lust, and ……. I forget

First off a big happy 2 year Anniversary to my beautiful wife Selma. It has been an amazing couple of years. I left an overworked underpaid job, started a gym, and we had an awesome little girl. She is 15 months old (If you do the math it works out just right:-)) I honestly get the saying “behind every successful man is a strong woman.”. My life really did take off in every way after meeting my wife. She kind of gave me superpowers, no I am not kidding she is that great.

The Workout

Today was my deadlift/pressing/and pullup workout. Honestly my deadlift just feels heavy. I worked up to a single of 385 and it felt heavy today. My best lift ever has been 430 and that felt lighter than 385 did today, but I got through the workout. Honestly though anything above 350 feels heavy to me. I pressed the 62lb bell for sets of 8 and supers setted with strict pullups for 10 reps. The funny thing is pullups still fell the same even though I have lost weight. As my friend Garrett pointed out it is probably a mental thing of me thinking “this is where it gets hard”. My energy level was very good during the workout though. I started sipping the recovery shake that has higher carbs about an hour before the workout and sipped on it throughout the workout. It definitely helped.

The Scale

Today I weighed in at 184.8, that is 9.2lbs. First time under 185 in over a year and a half and over half way to my goal. That is until Dinner tonight…….

The Dinner

I almost don’t want to admit what or how much I ate. The rules for the Meal are a lean protein, a pile of veggies, a starch, and a fruit. Well Mine looked something like this:

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The Gulf, Chef Creek, and Gold Mantle were Oysters all consumed by me. I believe the total is 18 oysters. For my wife’s sake I hope it’s not true what they say about oysters. I continued on with the Bouilliabase which is a Seafood stew that included half a lobster and lots of fish. I took a picture of the aftermath but forgot to take the before!!.

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Then came desert. Carmel Toffee Cheesecake.
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OK, so I screwed the pooch tonight.  I am only human. My wife actually said “babe I have never seen you eat so much”. Since I have lost a good amount of weight on this diet in 12 days I am not so worried about a set back. And though a good feeding can stimulate thyroid activity I still over shot the mark tonight. Actually it would have been an OK meal except for the cheesecake at the end. I was really surprised that my body actually put away that much food after living on shakes. This video is how I feel right now!!

Yes I indulged on my anniversary but it could be worse.  I have stuck to this diet perfectly up to this point and I will continue on for another 2 weeks.

I am definitely learning a lot on this diet because I feel so challenged. I know many people have done this diet and did it with ease. That hasn’t been my case. Fill you in more tomorrow!!!

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