Weight cutting - what it was like this time
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
So I've had to cut a little weight 3 times now. Roughly 10 lbs over 1.5 or 2 weeks, with the hard part being the last 5 pounds in the last few days.
The first time was the toughest. I was hungrier, more tired, and more thirsty, and I had to cut the most. This last time was the easiest - and as always I ended up a few pounds lighter than I needed to be.
I actually had plenty of energy, even though I was barely eating - I was most energetic the day before, when I had nothing but breakfast. I was also extremely hungry and thirsty. I wasn't allowed to gain or lose any weight on the last day this time, because I was on-weight by then.
After weigh-ins, you'd think I stuffed my face, but this time, my appetite is lower. After a week of eating disgustingly clean and light, I have almost no tolerance for foods that I had some tolerance for before (in my case: sugar, heavy fat, and dairy). The pasta I had was light, and I only could eat half of it. I also didn't want to be sleepy and weighed down for my fight in a couple of hours.
Post-fight celebration, I did have pizza. Plenty of it. Pizza is one of those exceptions to my low tolerance rule. But even the next day, when I bought some Wing Stop wings (mmmm, Louisiana Rub), I could only eat a few of them. No longer can I down 10 or more in one sitting.
This time around, post-weight-cut, eating anything at all seems like a treat. And as always, my favorite drink treat is unsweetened iced green tea. If you're a tea person, this is like heaven.
I think this is all because it is so friggin' hot right now, and who wants to eat heavy food when it's hot? I wonder what green tea popsicles would be like. I think that might be ideal.