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Food Swap 

Some say a calorie is a calorie.    I can’t say that really makes sense to me from at least some perspectives.   Maybe if it’s about weight loss?  But I still figure your body handles all sorts of different calories in very different ways.  And some calories come with a wealth of other “good stuff “.

So with that in mind, here is the first swap I making as I head towards my first meet.  Two or three times a week I used to have seven of these (very delicious, crunchy) chocolate eggs before the gym to give myself a bit of energy.   It was one of the things where I was still probably more interested in the experience than the fuel, if I’m honest.
Anyway, that’s the (caloric) equivalent of 3 of these figs, which I’ll now have instead.
Although perhaps I should ask Garth to bring the rest of the eggs into work, just keep them out of my reach.  🙂

oh crap….

weight trendI waited to long to sign up for the meet in August.  It’s full.  I feel gutted (which is a pretty extreme reaction.  But I guess a good sign, as had I felt relieved I’d question my motivation…)

I have asked Jerimiah for advice;  if I can make a July event in terms of readiness.  I am not worried about some big number; just want to be able to hit my best numbers or close to them for the day.  Right now, I am not regularly doing anything near my 1RM, so that’ll take a bit.

And I need to lose more weight to get into the 63kg class, which I think is somewhere around my sweet-spot for day-to-day comfort in my own skin.   Based on my current trajectory, I can be there by July(ish) IF IF IF IF I am a bit more disciplined when I travel (that’s those up-ticks.)