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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.

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    It sounds like your body has adapted to getting by with less. I too am amazed at how grossed out I now am by foods I used to love - and just how little I can eat of other before I get "saturated" by the taste/texture.

    Mmmm popsicles. I have been wanting to make popsicles all summer but I can't find any molds here in Spain!!! I might have to make a trip to another city and go to Ikea just for the popsicle molds.
    3080 days ago
    Oh the heat i dont like it at all. It does effect my energy and apetite.

    Green tea popsicles good idea i would eat that wish i had one right now.
    3080 days ago
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