Day 14: Down for the count

day 14 front

  • Weight: 122.6 lbs.
  • No workout today
  • Total inches: 117.6
  • Protein: 172 g (54 g over target)

I apparently have a superpower.

Like Peter Parker waking up to stick to walls and shoot webbing, I now know I have a gift. I am immune to calories.

Ta da.

At heart, this isn’t true. While I’ve focused on protein consumption, I’m pretty sure my overall food/caloric intake has been roughly the same. I haven’t stayed at 120 pounds for decades without becoming steady in my habits.

I don’t eat a lot. The few hours of exercise I’ve done these past 14 days haven’t radically increased my appetite.

The next step is to count calories. As much as I love numbers, it’s a minor inconvenience to calculate protein in every bite. And now, I gotta add up the calories, too.

I’ll get used to it. I know this is the standard operating procedure for dieters, so it’s new to me.

In addition to counting those calories, I will continue to eat more. I might burst.

Probably not. But we’re going to find out.

Maybe that can be my superpower.

day 14 siade