October 17, 2009

Day 8

Weight - 220.8 (-4.2 lbs) Nothing much to note except that even three starches a day (muesli for breakfast, garlic mashed potatoes at lunch, pita at dinner) is still leading to weight loss. I even had a bowl of ice cream. Incidently, have you ever measured out a true serving of ice cream? It's worse than a true serving of wine. 1/2 a cup of ice cream ain't much. I turn it into health food by dumping cocoa, not hershey's chocolate milk stuff, 100% cocoa powder in addition to walnuts and coconut (unsweetened as I'm obviously counting calories with my dessert). That rinky dink half a cup probably runs 300-400ish calories. And my exercise capacity is abyssmal. About 1 mile of jogging and I'm about to keel over. I'm going to have to up the healthy carbs just a bit more because the 2nd block exams are coming up and I've got to be able to use my brain. I don't have time to train my brain to work on ketones. My gluconeogenesis process must be off, which is to say, I could have less efficient burning of fats or catabolism of proteins. And now the weekend where I tend to not really fall off, so much as jump off the wagon. Last weekend was the Renaissance Festival. Two words - funnel cake. I think I ingested 8,000 calories that day. This week is OU vs UT. One word - beer. Maybe I'll touch that light beer crap. Yeah, right.


Steve Parker, M.D. said...

A glass of wine to me is 7 oz, not the four ounces in some references or the amount served at a high-dollar restaurant.

Go Sooners!

Steve Parker, M.D. said...

Regarding poor exercise tolerance: is it possible you're just out of shape, rather than carb-deficient?

I'll admit I haven't done any vigorous exercise since starting my very low-carb kick 48 days ago. Will start some rigorous hiking soon, however, now that it's not blistering hot here in Arizona.


Isaac said...

I'm not in the best of shape but I started running again about 3 weeks ago. Instead of getting easier, it's getting harder. I know my body well enough to know that's not normal for me. I know there's exercise phys literature out there about decreasing exercise capacity with a low carb diet.

And that was one ugly game. Despite going to UT-Houston med school, I'm not a huge UT fan. I just like seeing a good game. While being a close game, it was definitely not pretty. UT being ranked 3 should be worried about struggling against a #20 ranked team with a freshman backup qb.