Thanks I'm Your Man
Yea I def do thrive, however, restricting calories and days of practically no calories at all is not condusive to bbing for the longer term which is why i'm off it now and trying to start to build again in a more traditional fashion. However, the juice fast/feast most certainly did it's job.
First of all, i'm kind of preturbed as I have been trying to extract the shots and a video off of my camera and for some reason neither of our computers will recognize the camera; just says the usb device has malfunctioned.... What the heck; any clue, anyone??? So no progress shots or video, alas.......
Before the Fast: 190lbs; 10%bf; 34.5" waist
Last day of Fast: 169lbs; 7%bf; 30" waist
Currently: 174lbs; 7%bf; didn;t measure waist (you always gain a decent bit once you start consuming solids again and then level off somewhere). I'd like to maintain around 175lbs, max 180lbs while bulking clean.....
Okay so here's the specs of the week:Breaking the Feast Transition to solids
I didn't stick to it 100% but this is still a better transition than the last time, for the most part..
Day 1 (Tomorrow) of breaking the feast
-Soaked prunes in the morning, no actual solid food other than that. Mixture of blends/juices and spirulina Stuck to the plan; 100%
Day 2 Half a Papaya and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100% and only had 1/4
Day 3 Half a Canteloupe and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100%
Day 4 Half a Papaya, Half a Canteloupe and liquids rest of day Stuck to the plan; 100% and only had a 14 papaya
Day 5 1 whole Honeydew melon liquids rest of day Started spiralized zucchini today, a day early
Day 6 Serving of spiralized Zucchini, 2 pieces of fruit and liquids Added a serving of quinoa and a serving of buckwheat. The buckwheat was sprouted and blended into a pate mized with some spices, the quinoa was sprouted and made into a tabouli. Then at night, I had two bowls, LARGE bowls of buckwheaties, fruit and pumpkin seed milk, oh so good. Payed for it ALL night LONG. AAAAAAH!
I've been a raw food prepping machine with Dani's help, of course! The buckwheaties (chocolate flavor with the use of carob) looked fantastic and I never tried them. Once I took one bite it was all over. That as well as the banana breads and much more that have been drying in the dehydrator all week, made me crack. Whatever, it was just too damn plain tempting. Plus, I wanted to speed up the process of transition a bit, so I could have a meal on thanksgiving and not be sorry. Plus I want to start feeding my body properly so that I can grow and be strong and swol once again.
Today I will have a sprouted sunflower seed pate that I prepared yesterday with lemon juice, garlic and a touch of shoyu and more seed miilk. Tomorrow a nut pate in addition. Wednesday a handful of nuts in addition and then it's back to anything being fair game, in moderation.
Oh Buckwheaties btw are: Sprouted Buckwheat, lightly processed into a soupy oatmeal texture and mixed with carob, vanilla, agave, touch of salt and dehydrated for a day or so until they get crispy. I use them like cereal and break the sheet up into little pieces....Resistance Training
-Trained 6/7 days
-Getting strength back and muscle memory kicking in making me feel like I belong instead of
a sore why did you do this to me feeling.Cardio
-None yet, although Dani did get a bike yesterday!!!! Which means perhaps we will start riding together and I plan on playing some racquetball and swimming soon too. Highlights
-Deadlifted 365, then tried for my old 405 regular and didn't clear it. My max is somewhere
in the middle. I was able to do it less than two mos ago, even with inconsistent training.
It should be a cinch fairly shortly; even though i'm not training for strength for awhile.
-Legs didn't feel horribly sore like they did the week before.
-Pullups didn't hurt either week, a sign my shoulder may be improving as I haven't been able to do them since I hurt my shoulder 5 mos ago.