Thursday, February 28, 2008

Smoothie operator or the breakfast blender blunder. . . Zone day 5

Breakfast blender blunder: Smoothie, but ran out of strawberries, and only had 1.5 cups. So I added another 1/2 cup of blueberries, not doing the math, forgetting that some of the carbs come from the milk, so I was 1 block over on carbs, so it was a 5/6/5 meal.

Then had "issues" putting my lunch together, but got it figured out.

One weird thing . . . mustard isn't listed in any of the zone references I have: to be specific prepared mustard (yellow/and or brown) doesn't show up in the Zone book I have or on the crossfit list of foods, nor could I find its block count. Is it free? Inquiring minds want to know.

Weigh in: 176

That bothers me a bit. Seems fast. We'll see how it come out in two weeks. I mean, I crossfit for three months, lose 15lbs. I crossfit for another 9 months, maintain at 180-185. I hit the zone for 5 days . . . . lose 4 lbs.

I suppose I'm of two minds: 1) it's too much, I need to back off and see where the diet needs adjusting. If you drop too fast you lose muscle and fat and I really want more of the former and less of the latter, i.e. a better ratio. or 2) Wooot!

Lunch: Ham sandwich, 5 oz ham, slice of bread, cashews, grapes and an orange to round it out.

Snack: 1/2 orange, ham slice, cashews

Dinner: Salad, topped with 5oz of ham and turkey, 1 cup of tomatoes, 2.5 tbls of salad dressing, 1 cup of grapes, 1 tangerine.

That was a five block dinner, so I don't know if I get a snack, that would put me at 18 blocks.

Today was tougher, I had some concentration issues, the "are you hungry and foggy/alert" issue with the zone diet. We'll see what tomorrow brings.


Anonymous said...

You know, it's uncanny that you posted this. My lunch today I assembled what I thought was a solid 5 block meal. After I was through eating I calculated everything up and missed 3 blocks of carbs. Seems I forgot to have the bread with my burger.

Anonymous said...

"I suppose I'm of two minds"

hmm two minds, ten feet... what kind of crazy diet you got going on anyway??

TexasPatrick said...

Oh man, you don't even know . . .

Chris said...

Fella, on the too fast thing don't sweat it. Just as likely to be water weight as well as slightly improved GI transit due to more fruit, veg and fiber (hope you can figure that out, I don't wanna have to paint a picture). So long as your performance is maintaining or improving it's pretty clear you're not losing anything you need - no?

Nice job on giving it a go - I'm tightening up at the moment myself too.

Cheers, kempie

TexasPatrick said...


Yep. That is the bottom line . . .

Because I wasn't feeling off, and put in what I felt was a good performance on Saturday, i.e., didn't feel like the tank was empty at all, at this point, yeah, it's more a curiosity. But I was surprised as all get out.

Here's to good surprises . . .