Friday, February 06, 2009

+22 (∆ -1.6)

I can't be sure, but I think my stomach is shrinking. I've had just under 1700 calories today and don't feel like I'm starving. Either that, or I'm getting used to a regular appetite.

Today was also a little funky for calories. If you include my workout of 388 calories, my total Net Calories—food calories consumed minus exercise calories burned—is 1307 (in case you're wondering, my food today was one serving of grape nuts cereal in soy milk, one large pear, a tuna fish sandwich with sharp cheddar on honey wheat berry bread, one large banana, and halibut with a half cup of fried brown rice and mushrooms and zucchini. And coffee. Looooots of coffee.).

At the gym today, I was surprised to find myself crunching my abs a little on the treadmill. Mostly, it was an experiment to see if I could feel all my abdominal muscles, which appear to be more active from my workouts. Right after did a quick crunch, I saw my treadmill's heart rate monitor shoot up for about 10 seconds. That was kind of fun to watch, and inspired me (albeit mildly) to do some sit-ups to feel all my abdominal muscles... but not today.

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