Week 1 of GLC + 50 (Week 15 of this effort) in the books, and the scale says......188.4. Up .2 lbs from last week, which in my book is a win, as my 'goal' at this point is to maintain below 190
So what did the 1st week of GLC (General Low Carb) + 50 look like? Through the course of the 7 days, I consumed extra carbs on 6 days, to include 2 bags of microwave popcorn (50 carbs each), 1 Five Guys burger with bun (29 carbs), 2 ramen soup packet with meat for lunch (50 carbs each) and 1 cup of rice with dinner (45 carbs). In the end, I left around 80 grams of carbs on the table.
With a budget of 50 carbs a day (350 carbs a week total), deciding what to spend them on is challenging. What foods are 'carb worthy'? I ate the popcorn because I had it left over in the pantry, and although I enjoyed the 2 bags I consumed, I do not plan to buy anymore. It just wasn't worth spending my 50 carbs on. The ramen soup, on the other hand, is well worth the 50 carbs, made with whatever leftover animal protein is in the fridge (adding chicken is my favorite). It is a good lunch on a cold day, filling and tasty (I also add onion and red pepper flakes. I used to add Kirin, but that would put it over the carb limit). Five Guys burger with bun at 29 extra carbs is the bargain of a century in my mind. The cup of cooked rice with a nice stir-fried squid dish, well worth the 45 grams of carbs.
I am not sure what I will spend my extra carbs on this week, but if I were to guess the 'purchases' again will include a cup of rice at a meal, 1 or 2 ramen packets, and a Five Guys burger w/bun. It could include a cup of pasta, or maybe even a cup of cookie dough ice cream. The possibilities are infinite (although the carb allowance is not:-).
I did not work out as consistently this week as I planned, as I took a few days off to hunt. I did run through my new workout routine, and it was really good. Adding in the dumbbell pull overs did toast my triceps, but after hitting them again on Monday I think I am past the soreness. I do not know if this is true for everyone my age, but I can feel the affect of even taking a few days off...not necessarily soreness, but just the feeling that the strength has taken a baby step backwards. Maybe it is in my head...
Well, off into week 16 I go, and off to the kitchen I go to make myself an egg, sausage and bacon breakfast.
Last edited by Sniggle : Wed, Nov-04-20 at 07:53.