9 Days Out – Diggin’ Down

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“So what you know about sacrifice when the lights go down?
The price you pay when you’re diggin’ down.”
-Redlight King’s “Born to Rise”

I don’t know if what I am doing is truly “sacrifice” but this is the song I heard on my way home tonight and it definitely gave me that added “umpf” to stay the course. I was driving home from what was supposed to be 1 hour and 40 minute drive but turned into 2 1/2 hours. I hit the road after 4 pm without water. The only food I had was my slightly heated chicken breast, brown rice, and green beans from 2 pm (uneaten meal # 3), protein powder, and a banana. My last “meal” was a Quest bar at 3:30 pm. A phone call to my mom included a thorough description of Thanksgiving dinner, the menu of the French cafe / bakery close to her house, the new pizza joint that opened, and her dinner from said pizza joint. As I was stopped in traffic on the interstate, I attempted to eat the uneaten “room temperature” chicken, rice, and green beans. Couldn’t choke that down and had no water for my protein. I was exiting the highway 2 hours later, my stomach felt like it was eating itself, and I was wondering how I was going to get through the grocery without throwing down a Power Crunch bar when that song came on..”What you know about heart? What you know about that?”.  So I picked up some fish, sweet potatoes, and kale and never even saw the aisle with the Power Crunch bars.

Life got in the way today. Despite my best intentions and preparations, I deviated from “the plan” and the remnants of meal # 3 now sit in my trash can. Tomorrow will be another day.

I haven’t kept journals the last 2 days because I had all my meals packed exactly as outlined. I do not pick at the candy sitting around or deviate without knowing exactly where I chose to do so.

11/6/13 and 11/7/13:
As always water, BCAA’s and L-Carnitine, and coffee (Stevia, no almond milk)

Meal 1: 2 hard boiled eggs and ISO-100 whey protein & water shake

Meal 2 : chicken breast, 1/2 c. brown rice, green beans or chicken breast, 1 c. sweet potato, and green beans

Meal 3: chicken breast, 1 c. sweet potato, green beans (11/6); Quest bar (11/7)

Meal 4: Quest bar and serving of peanut butter* instead of banana (11/6) and none* on 11/7. * Note deviation. 🙂

Meal 5: ISO-100 whey protein & water shake

Meal 6: 6 oz fish (salmon or catfish), 2 whole eggs, romaine lettuce “salad” (plain)

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