OK, the weight is coming off of me. 146.6 after cardio this morning. I am going to stay on this 3 day low carb/1 day high carb routine. Found a diet pattern for the bodybuilder Hidetagada for Team Gaspari Nutrition that I like. He basically eats way more than I would even think of eating (plus the steak and fish and eggs that he eats), but he has sweet potatoes, brown rice, and oatmeal as his carbs. He eats veggies too, but they stay the same on high and low carb days (broccoli and green beans). On low carb days, he halves the carbs, and adds just alittle bit more fish (so more protein) to his diet. I think I will try that. I will keep my protein intake as usual, and use these carbs for my carbs. Though I have alittle secret that I read from an article written by Paulina Nordin for Flex (I think - I have been reading so many articles trying to find things that click with me), in which to substitute wheat bran instead of oatmeal for your breakfast meal -to cut down on calories, more phytonutrients in bran, and soluble fiber leaves the body mostly intacked. Now I do not like gluten, but the gluten is in the kernel of the wheat, and not the bran! But the bran is so light and fluffy (even when cooked) that it does not fill me up - so I do 1/4 cup of oatmeal with 1/4 cup of wheat bran for my meal#1 (along with protein powder). So saving calories there, and adding more nutrients. He also does alot of supplements (with Gaspari Nutrition brand of course), but I like the idea of the glutamine, BCAAs, and aminos first thing in the morning, 10 minutes before working out, and right before bed. So I got out my jar of BCAAs, and saw it had glutamine in it already, and ordered some vegan aminos. Tried it today, and could feel energy going back into my body after taking it upon getting up this morning - before taking the thermo! And it was an OK workout today with it - though I am so wide awake, and taking more thermo before working out, so that I could not feel so precisely. Tonight, hopefully, that combination of supplements won't keep me awake - especially now that I got going to sleep down to a science. Speaking of which, need to think about evening cardio. . . still so hot outside. . legs are a little sore from yesterday's workout (could feel them grumbling this morning during the usual morning cardio trail jog). . probably Elliptical tonight - though no arm motion - front delts are hurting (today's workout was a challenge to keep a form that allowed me to execute my exercises without pain ripping thru my left front delt. . . it is a workable injury right now. . . . gotta be so careful right now . . delts do alot for other bodyparts).
Tomorrow is high carb day! and day off from the gym! Need to rest and repair most definitely. No bread this time. I feel kind of sad to say that. I liked the soft texture and fluffiness with the tang of sourdough. . . . yum. . sigh.