Squats schmots! About an hour after doing squats and lunges yesterday I realized that I felt partially paralyzed from the waist down. My legs didn't hurt, mind you, they just didn't function. Ok so they functioned but it was like I couldn't really feel them. It was the most bazaar, curious sensation. By dinner time they were getting worse and I realized that when I would sit down the last inch or so, before my bottom would connected with the sofa or chair, my leg muscles would just "quit" on me and I'd kind of flop the rest of the way down.
Well this morning I woke up, rolled out of bed, hit the floor, and nearly crumpled in spasms of pain. My saddlebags are killing me! Every time I try to stand up or sit down it feels like those muscles on the outsides of my thighs are going to snap because they are strung tighter than a piano wire on the key of high-C. Glutamine, I definitely need to find some of that stuff.
Water drinking was easier yesterday but the calorie conundrum has struck me. I've read about this on the message boards at CalorieCount.com and I'm perplexed that I am experiencing it so soon. First I have a bad day where I am hungry all day and struggle to stay under my caloric limits and then I go three days or more of not feeling hungry enough to eat even 1600 calories. Although eating less than 1600 seems ok, everyone on CalorieCount insists that this is bad and can lead to malnutrition. I'm sure it's a form a "body tricking" as my brother mentioned in a comment on a previous post (Saturday) but it's still irritating.
I am so excited for the drive to Utah to see my family tonight. Although it's still more than 10 hours away, I can hardly sit still because of the anticipation!
4 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee with creamer (new creamer only 20 calories per serving!)
1 honey bran muffin
1 whole large white grapefruit
1 Weinerschnitzel Classic double cheese burger
1 Weinerschnitzel Chicago style hot dog, no relish
Daily Caloric Intake:1532
Folding laundry and packing for the trip
2 hours of golf, bowling and other Wii fun with mom, dad, and "Temptation (not included in count below)
Daily Caloric Burn: 125
(I don't have my Wii calculator link here at mom's so my burn figures will be off for the rest of this week.)