The blog description used to have "weight lifting" in it. I took it out because I never really blogged about that. Maybe I will put it back in now that I am exercising again.
For the past six months I was on a low-carb, ultra low calorie diet. I lost 40 lbs, but at about 195 lbs, found it very difficult to make any further progress. I was bouncing between 190 and 195 and miserable from 6 months of semi-starvation.
Rather than continue to do what was not working (only harder), I decided to take a different approach.
At the beginning of this month, I started exercising (something you shouldn't be doing when you are calorie-starved), and moved to a high protein, moderate carb, moderate fat diet. So far I like the results. More muscle definition and bulk, even if some fat is still on top of it. I definitely won't be seeing my abs for a while!!!
I figure that I will put on some solid muscle and develop a very active metabolism. Then later I will go slightly calorie deficient, with light exercise and high protien. This combination should really help shed the remaining fat while sparing the new calorie-burning muscle.
That's the plan, anyway. But right now I am sore like I was dragged behind a car for 30 miles :)