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Update #1

I went to my nutritionist about a week ago, and we came to the conclusion that there is no way for me to eat healthy from my school's dining hall... particularly after I found a feather in my salad (ick).  Temporary solution is to get salad for lunch every day from either the cafe on campus or a local store, and get chinese for dinner (steamed, white meat, brown rice, sauce on the side.)  Awfully bland, and I've been having trouble staying away from the sweets.  Fortunately (or unfortunately), since I've been eating clean my body hasn't been able to process properly when I put bad food in, so I've been getting sick.... At least it's motivation not to eat it!


After casually mentioning to a friend that I was taking CLA, I looked it up more closely.  It doesn't seem to have any proven bad side effects in normal, healthy individuals, but they have said it's been known to cause indigestion issues, particularly in people with lactose intolerance. The stuff I got was plant-based, but the fact that I feel obligated to keep it from my doctor gave me the wiggins, so I stopped taking it.  I also found an article that linked it to both gain of fat in liver AND loss of fat in liver, which was not comforting.  I think I gained weight after, but I can't tell if it's because of that, the sudden influx of crappy food on a daily basis, or the fact that I'm not drinking enough water.  I'm not tracking the gains because I'm confident I'll be down below 140 in no time once I get back on track with the eating.


Rugby was awesome!  I had no idea what was going on, but I got into the swing of things and it was a great workout.  Unfortunately, the season has ended, but I'm looking into registering for the summer 7's with either the NYRC or Brooklyn rugby.  Soon I'll have to get a gym membership for the summer, as well, since running is not working out.  I tried to run a bit today but my calves kept seizing up.  I don't know why I keep getting charlie horses and burning, shooting pains in my lower legs and it's infuriating.  Maybe I need more water?


I've decided against weight lifting for now, simply because I feel like it gets in the way of my weight loss and cardio.  I tried getting back on the horse, but I nearly didn't have enough time to do cardio and I definitely sacrificed a great deal of my homework time to do both.  I've found that when I lift, I only put on muscle (very quickly I might add) and tend not to lose fat.  So, until I reach my weight and size goals, I'm laying off the weight stack.


2 more weeks until my next check-in with the nutritionist!  Let's hope I trim down in the meantime.