15 Weeks to OCB

15 weeks out, and I fit into my actual show suit from 2015. That’s great news!!

Hellooooo.. I’m back for this weeks update!! There’s a lot going on this week!!
It was officially Thanksgiving week. Our family did not observe but we did our own thing on

I don’t ever use the words ‘cheat’ meal or ‘cheat day’. There is no such thing as cheat day.
I do IIFYM/Macros so there’s no need to ‘cheat’.

Rob is such a chef. He made beautiful food for us. He had us choose what we each wanted and
he chefed it up for us. I wanted cake. He made a sugar free cake with cherries in it.

Hunter had deep dish pizza, made with turkey meatballs.
Rob had Mango Scallops. It was really nice.

All three of us were under the weather for a few days so I had some extra recovery. It is what it is.

Check in went great this week.
I’m down 1.8 pounds this week. I’m still losing so I’m not changing my macros yet.

Because of my pre-diabetes, trying to stay on the lower carb side is not really good for me at all.
If I stay where ‘lower carb’ is set at about 90g carbs for the day, I feel terrible. I did a refeed this week on
our family holiday. The next day both Rob and I were nice and tight, muscles looking full.

Trying to navigate my pre-diabetes, watch added sugars, limit sugar alcohols and still feel really good
is challenging. I’m taking it one day at a time.

Sugar Alcohols: I learned a valuable lesson this week. I have to limit sugar alcohols or it causes me terrible stomach issues. On feast day, I over did it. It was really bad.
Sugar alcohols are not the same as sweetners like Splenda.. They are listed as

  • Erythritol
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • Sorbitol

They are listed as a ‘sugar swap’ and often found in products labeled “sugar free”.
They are difficult to digest. So if you eat them, you can track them in My Net Diary
so you are aware of how much is too much.

My family had no issues with them, but I had nausea, vomiting and it felt like a heart attack.

For me, what I have daily is about 12g and it’s never a real problem. I guess it’s good to know now, that my body is sensitive to these products.

We are beginning our posing work and train every single day on it.

This week.. we are pushing hard. Hope you are too!

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