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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dropping Weight, and Why it Sucks

Combat athletes worry about their weight more than obese junior high-school girls.  I started the year off at 165 pounds, and I need to cut down to 152 within the next 6-8 weeks.  I am hungry a lot, and you should keep your fingers and hands away from my mouth for safety.  Tasty little morsels that they are...

I find myself wishing pain and misery on whatever boxing council member decided that weight classes should be 13 pounds apart.  That's just stupid.

"I'll take a ribeye steak please, with potato salad and one of those IPA's you got on draft."  No, not really.  I was just dreaming...and wishing...and hoping.  And now I got that song stuck in my head.  I find myself wondering if cutting my hair with a #1 guard instead of a #2 guard would take off a pound.  I scratch the idea when the dumb realization comes to me that hair just doesn't weigh that much.  Damn It.  It's ok to say "damn," by the way, for those of you who happened to notice my "cut back on swearing" resolution.  Because its both warranted and justified here.
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7 comments:

Lorien said...

I'm not fighting, but I'm cutting weight to try and get six pack abs (not an easy thing as a female) and it actually means less meals, more protein shakes, less stakes, no drinking and more work outs.

I'm working that job that I do, working out three hours a day and trying to keep up with blogging. Supplements, pain killers and a lot of sleep help. I mean, when you're starving, what's the best way to spend your time? Unconscious.

Martin said...

Don't cut too many meals. If the training is purely for aesthetics (ie getting a 6-pack), you will want to make sure you are getting enough (good) calories to fuel your workouts. Don't be scared of fats either, although it seems counter-intuitive. Being at a caloric deficit will make you lose weight, but wont necessarily burn fat.

*sigh*

For aesthetics, I would stay at my same weight. Right now, I have a 6-pack. At 152 pounds, I will be gauntly.

Alison said...

Aargh the january weight cut! A week xmas to new year to put on and then a month to lose it. Its the same every year, i never learn.
Loads of shows mid-late Feb though so i should be fighting then. That gives me 6wks...

And its not hunger thats the prob, u can eat loads of mega low cal foods and feel full cos of the volume you're eating. The hard part is taking on enough calories to train the way u want to but still drop weight overall. To quote one of my kru's David Pacquette "you can't train like a lion and eat like a mouse".

Martin said...

Alison! 6 weeks sounds about right for me too. Not on a card yet, but something will turn up.

I ate a human earlier today. She just looked too delicious, and I was hungry, you have to understand...

Alison said...

You've been reading too much Twilight, don't deny it.

I am living off soup a lot. Not so bad while its cold

Martin said...

"Twilight?" Bite your tongue...

Soup...yummmm

Clara said...

152 pounds???!! You are going to be angry and emaciated. Best of luck with the training and do keep us posted on your fights :)

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