I look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. With a beard. I guess it’s no surprise really, considering how white I am. And considering the “carb up” I had yesterday (really just a “junk up”). But I’ll get to that . . .
First, I’m giving myself a pat on the back for sticking with my diet as laid out in the protocol for the entire week. It actually wasn’t too difficult. I enjoyed my dinners of steak and eggs (fried) and only had trouble finishing the one meal where I had my eggs scrambled.
I shed a bunch more water, kept to my training routine, and thought I was looking pretty damn sharp yesterday morning, all things considered.
And then I binged.
Holy shit did I binge!
Cheez-its (half a box), toast, a massive root beer float (half a pint of ice cream floating in there) and drinks galore.
But that wasn’t enough. Oh no. Not even close.
My inner Great White had been aroused and I was in full on feeding frenzy mode. So I had to go get some donuts.
I bought a dozen boxed donuts off the shelf, a pint of milk (whole, but not raw), and went to town. I had eight donuts. Eight fucking donuts!
Yep. That did it. I was finally sated.
But I knew I’d be paying a price come picture time today. Sure enough, I looked at my naked ass in that mirror and Mr. Stay Puft was looking right back at me. Fuck.
So I took my pictures, dreading the moment it came time to unroll the tape measure. I knew it was going to be worse than even my first week. To my surprise, however, it read 33 ¼ inches. I couldn’t believe it. So I tried relaxing my belly even more – now it read 33 ½ inches.
I could live with that.
It’s dawned on me that Sunday is not the best day to be taking my progress pictures. While the Saturday carb up helps to fill out my muscles — which only really looks good when I’m lean – for the next day and a half after I end up nice and bloated with retained water from all the junk I ate. Saturday mornings would be a better time to take pictures since that’s when you can best see the untainted results from a week’s worth of dieting.
But a week is a week. So for now I’ll continue the Sunday progress pics. Improvements should still eventually be pretty visible.
Now on to the pictures . . .
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