I had forgotten what it was like not to be hungry all the time. For the last year, I have had a very loose band, subconsciously thinking I will "do it on my own." The first 35 years of my life should have told me I couldn't. Anyway, during that time, I wasn't hungry 100% of the time like I was pre-banding, but functioning with normal portions was just damn near impossible, it seemed.
This fill was the first time in a really long time, where I got some satisfaction. I was slightly concerned that I would be too tight, but as time progresses (and I remain somewhat patient), I think it will be fine. I got hungry this morning, but after getting up, working out for an hour, driving to work, getting ready and having coffee...I SHOULD be hungry. That is normal. I don't expect to never be hungry, but when you eat a "normal" portion and you are hungry in an hour, it is really hard to watch your calories.
I do think I'm getting a bit dehydrated, so I'm trying to be conscious of that today. Water, water, water.
CrossFit was a beating today. I worked hard, but I didn't do very well. We did back squats...20 of them...in a row. Yeesh, that was hard. My last 5-7 were crap form, but I got them done, so whatevs. I was at 125# which is pretty damn heavy when you are squatting 20 times. 20 times is A LOT in case I haven't made that clear.
Then we did Presses. I like Presses. But I really struggled this morning. We were supposed to do 5 sets of 5. I did 2 sets of 5, then 4, then 3. I didn't even get to the last set because we ran out of time. I was disappointed until I realized that I had gone up 10# from last time instead of 5#. For a Press, that is ridiculous. Now I'm mad and I want to try it again. Oh well.
At the end, we were supposed to do 150 Double Unders & 150 Situps. (A double under is one jump, two passes of the jump rope.) I can't do double unders, so the scale was to do 3:1 singles. That meant 450 jumps. Damn. I got to about 375 and then I just had to stop and move to the situps. I did my situps and finished in 16:06. It was ugly.
But I went and I did it. Next week I will do better.
Just a week and a half into my challenge and I'm seeing a difference. Definitely losing the bloat which is nice. I'm frustrated that I let myself gain so many extra pounds before getting into gear, but I did, so what's done is done. Boy, I sound cranky or down today. I'm really not. In fact, I'm in a really good mood and excited for the weekend.
Have a good weekend! I hope I have good news for you on Monday!