It is really not as dramatic as it looks. My weight can bounce around 4 or 5 pounds over night. The weight will start to stabilize and then I will star adding a couple of hundred calories each day until it is a steady 155!
If you look at the amounts of food that I have been eating, the volume is very high, the nutrients are very high, however the calories are low. Try eating a half pound of grilled chicken and a half pound of raw carrots plus a half pound of humus for dinner and still being hungry? And that is just 772 calories.
On top of the scripted meals I have been able to get back into the exercise. I have been riding the trainer each morning and running at lunch. The mobility in the shoulder is coming back. I was able to bust out 20 push ups! That is a far cry from a couple of weeks ago but I did not experience any pain. Last week I did 12 push ups and paid for them dearly for the rest of the day. However, the overhead range of motion is still not better. There will be no military press ups or chin ups for another week.
I have a tendency to grab things over my head and do a pull up – I don’t know why I do this. It is not an ego thing. It is not showing off. I even do it while I am by myself. If I see a door jam with a decent hand hold I will grab it and do a pull up. Well, subconsciously I did it this past weekend while looking at storage sheds. Ouch – it hurt so bad. Massive pain for the rest of the afternoon.
Regarding the back, it is also getting better. I have discovered that 6 miles is about as long as I can run without suffering consequences. So, 6 miles it is everyday at lunch. Nothing fast. Nothing hard. Just 6 miles at lunch.
On the positive side, I am nailing the trainer. My numbers are increasing. I am feeling stronger. I am putting in the time!
My body is healing, I am getting back to normal. I am missing the strength training.