It’s the last, and probably most challenging, day of the Slim in 6 6-Day Express program.
For starters, my work brings in FREE LUNCH every Friday– today is Indian. Somehow, enjoying chicken breast and zucchini with a plain fizzy water just doesn’t fly when the whole office smells of tandoori, tikka masala, naan and mango lassi.
For follow-up-ers, tonight is the Cock-T’s show at Annie’s Social Club and a dinner-date before at our favorite sushi joint, Yo’s. I have my plan of attack ready for tonight- I’ll be having one ahi sashimi, one yellowfin sashimi and a seaweed salad with hot tea at Yo’s, and club soda with lemon at Annie’s. But, still, hipster bars are kind of a pain in the ass without a bit of boozy buffer.
Surprisingly, I am feeling pretty well. I think the ill health effects I am suffering are more from the steroid shot I got for the poison ivy- tired, some joint pain and have a bit of a cough (steroid shots can tank your immune system.) I take this as exactly the kind of feedback I needed– I can go for 6 days on 1100 cals/day and not totally crash, I should be able to jump right in with the P90X+ “lean” and the fat burner eating plan with no ill effects. In other words, while I’m trying to get the fat off, I don’t need to be eating like a bodybuilder. I pride myself on eating WELL, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing… i think I was totally underestimating the quantity of good food I was eating.
We’ll see tomorrow morning at weigh-in if any of the past 6 days shows on the scale, tape or calipers. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’m not counting on anything.
Incidentally, I tracked the poison ivy to eating a mango from the office’s Fruit Guys box about two weeks ago. I remember hearing once that mango skin has the same oils in it as poison ivy, but I’d never remembered reacting before. Anyhow, the mango was kind of not-ripe, so I was chewing the fruit off the skin. Apparently, I swallowed some because… well… you don’t want to hear about all that, now do you? Bah.