Monday, July 16, 2012

Obsession. War has been Declared.

Day 8 of eating about 1400-1500 calories per day. Worked out once on 2 days, twice on 6 days. Each workout is 1 to 1.5 hours. 4/week include heavy weight lifting. Super high protein (about 180 grams of protein/day), ultra low fat (perhaps 5-7% of total intake). Energy levels are UP almost all the time. Haven't had a depressive episode, not sure if it is all factors, or just food, or that the 2nd workouts don't give time to mope. Getting more writing done than normal. Sleeping better than usual (I think). Lost 5.5 lbs. so far (note: this is from someone who worked out 6x/week before, it's not the normal fast loss most people would get, others would see more, I bet). Don't have the cravings for sweets that I normally have. Drinking more water than a camel (probably 90-120 oz./day just because I'm always thirsty, plus all my Dt. Mtn Dew).  Current weight 256.5, weighed 262 at beginning.
If anyone has questions, feel free to ask.  


  1. Great job on the weight loss. Over the last year I cut my calories back to about 1800 a day and have gone from 242 to 185. Number one think that helped me was 100 calorie snack packs. They are expensive but, they make it easy to have things like chocolate pretzels, chex mix, and cookies without going over for the day. That and switching to a lot of lean meat. Oh yeah I also just finished Gene Front and loved it. Left a review on amazon and hope you keep on writing the series.

  2. Wow, that's awesome over a year, especially if you just cut the calories and didn't work out as well!

    This time I'm going total abstinence on chocolate and cookies, once I start on them, I cannot stop, and I binge horribly. That's why I'm as heavy as I am now.

    I'll hope to match your success! I feel I can, as I've got my "switch thrown" now. I envision a huge power switch, like a whole-building circuit breaker, that has a lever you have to pull up/down to change. I finally succeeded at flipping mine, and once I do that, my driven & obsessive personality allow me to stay on something hardcore for a long time.

    You've seen that with the H.E.R.O. series. :) Thank you for the review, by the way! So, you want bigger fights (or at least hard to take down villains)? I wanted to show how dangerous he was to melee heroes in the Rayna/Impact fight, and how the teamwork of lightning/eyepoke/fear could do him in. Next time I'll work to be meaner. >:)

  3. I'm not sure I could live without chocolate or cookies. As long as I don't let myself get too hungry between meals then the 100 calorie snack packs keep me satisfied. I also keep a lot of low calorie craving killers like sugar free jello (10cal)/chocolate pudding(60cal)/fruit snacks(80cal).

    I like the fact that Neon had an anti-melee power, but he didn't seem dangerous at all, just really creepy. It would be interesting if someone already criminally inclined or dangerous gained powers from the latest meteor storm. Maybe a serial killer or a professional bank robber. The ice assassin was a good touch, he complemented Sparks pretty well.