Okay so first off you don’t need carbs. I want to get that out there and nail my flag to the nutritional pole before I embark upon this entry. There is no neccessity for the carb in your diet. There is a dependence on them in modern life to fill your calorific needs of your circa 2000 kcals per day, but you don’t need them as such. Now I understand this, I accept this, but I also accept that I love chocolate, pizzas, sandwiches and pasta dishes. With that as a given, I’d like to also point out that I currently can not eat carbs. I stood on the scales on Thursday night and the weight is not coming off. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly I think I have more muskles than last time out, which means I’m heavier, and secondly there was a good period there when I was dropping a kg a week and things looked good, so I relaxed a bit and I’m paying for it now.
The main reason is that I am not very good with dates, and also I’m 30. I’ll explain. I fought in 2007 at 77kgs. I cut easy with no water weight that time. Then in late 07 I busted myself up pretty badly, contracostal seperation, broken ribs, torn intercostals and many weeks out of training right into mid 2008. Then in July 08 I was looking for another 77kg match and couldn’t get an opponent so took a match at middleweight 84kgs. The some more persistent injuries meant another period out of action. Now I’m back and fighting at Tribal Warfare next weekend. Why the history lesson? Well, it just means that the last time I weighed 77kgs was two years ago. So it was a bit thick of me to expect to suddenly be 77kgs easily I think. I’m in good nick without being totally shredded right now and I don’t really care about that anyway. So I may just have to visit the sauna after all, but I’ll try the diet and hyperhydration first to see where that leaves me.
Oh and I have a head cold.