Well, it's the good news and the bad news, I guess. I carefully reread most of the Protein Power Lifeplan, concluded that we're probably not getting enough protein, and so seriously upped it while at the same time, trying to take it easier on the fats. Last week, Michael was down 4.5 lbs, and I was down 2.5. Have to call that good. But all week this week, I'm bloated and drifting up.
I don't know what's wrong.... or if, in fact, anything is wrong. I haven't been drinking enough liquids, and I know that... that's the obvious thing for me. Exercise... well, no. Played racquetball yesterday but otherwise haven't done anything consistent. I'll play again on Friday. I really don't think that exercise is so important in a burn calories sense (don't get me wrong, this IS important, but the number of calories I burn these days isn't huge, and I'm not eating that much). But it gets everything really moving. I think that if I get some more contract work, I'm going to spring for that ridiculously priced tiny step thing on the Jonny Bowden site and try some interval stuff... but all in all, exercise or not, I'm deeply puzzled about what's actually going on here.
I feel good about what we've been eating. But I do think that the difference between the lower weight days and the higher weight days is that on the lower weight days, I was actually eating a slightly higher level of carbs. Puzzling really. AND maybe leaner protein. I think that this may be part of the key, finding some leaner protein options while upping the vegetables, trying to keep the fat within lines.
But then I think, wow, maybe that's all wrong, and this is what makes me so crazy about all of this.