I have been on clean calories (1700-1900 cal/day) the whole last week. I also had TOM. So the scale did NOT budge! I weigh 142 lbs right now so the calories I am ingesting are at where they should be for a slow cutting phase. I am still on dairy and am getting in enough good fats each day, and still getting about 200 grams of protein per day. I get my free MEAL (not a free DAY) tomorrow for lunch. I am, of course, eating Japanese, LOL! I am going to stay on my meal plan for another 7 days but if the scale does not drop by at least one pound then I will UP my calories to about 2100/day of clean food.
I don't tend to do anything but become a stick girl with NO muscle when I fall below 1700 cal per day. I seriously need to eat good food and eat it often or I practically shrink away to nothing. I don't like the waif look. I might have to give up my dairy or at least cut it in half for a couple weeks and see the results. As much as I analze my diet, and it starts to sound like I am complaining, I am really enjoying the experimenting. I did not like having a nutritionist tell me what to eat and when. I just kept shrinking into a long tall stick and they would not listen to me when I said I did NOT like it! But it was what they wanted for me so on they kept with their asparagus and fish.
I can hardly wait for my free meal! I have been planning this meal all week LOL! I am certainly getting that jaguar roll again and am also getting some grilled steak, a california roll, and some salad with ginger dressing. That should do me until next week LOL!
As for setting comp dates....sorry I digressed in the above diet musings....I am still aiming for my end of May comp. We are supposed to be moving this summer so I may have to postpone it till we get settled up North and then find fall comp dates for my new home area. I won't kick and holler about it cuz it just gives me more time to add some decent mass. I seriously have the HARDEST time putting on muscle. What gives? I wonder if my hormones are outta whack but I got checked about having such long, hard periods so often and they said my hormones were all normal. I don't believe it! I really have a hard time during TOM (I won't spell out the gory details) and I can't add muscle for anything. I wonder if I am truly normal with hormones or if my testosterone is low and estrogen is elevated or if the opposite is occuring??? Not sure but I suspect it highly. I also had my thyroid checked and of course...normal. I suspect these tests are all guesstimates since it all comes from military docs. When my daughter got really sick in kindergarten, I suspected mono and had her tested. They said nope, no mono so we will test her for everything under the sun from cancer to diabetes to worms. She had nothing. They did nothing for her although she was practically sleeping her life away! Finally, I treated her herbally and within a week she was fine. About 6 mos after the long 3 month sleeping ordeal, I get a call from her ped and he says we got her tests back in and she is positive for mono. WHAT???!!! I asked for the date on the test and he stumbled out the answer. It was the very first freaking test that was done when I first took her in and badgered them into doing! Idiots!!!! And when Jerome shattered his leg, they gave him practically no pain meds and left him in the hospital bed for 9 days before they did surgery...with almost no pain meds!!! And they left him untreated for thrush and a massive yeast infection from laying and sweating through massive pain on his back the whole time. I had to practically beat their brains into the wall with my perfected bitching before they did something and then were totaly embarrassed I was right. So after all this...no, I don't trust that my military healthcare profesisonals have my hormone levels tested correctly.
Anyway, comp dates are up in the air for now but I foresee everything falling into place as it should. I am not worried about postponing shows. I KNOW i will eventually get my mass I so desperatly work for. And I WILL look amazing!!!!