Week 12 in the books, and the scale says....188.4. Yes, you read that right. I did feel and look thinner, and when you weigh in once a week a well-timed biological function can tip the scales, but I did not expect to be down 4.4 lbs from my last weigh-in, and 1.2 lbs below my post-GoRuck weight.
The last week was pretty typical. I did get back to working out, although I am not working out as hard as before (read..I am not dripping in sweat after the workout). I did stick with low carb pretty much, the only deviation being I went to Five Guys and had a burger with a bun (29 carbs, well worth it). Meat and salad and nuts and cheese and eggs and bacon (and my beer and/or wine ration, of course).
I am still working to adjust my workouts for post GoRuck. At present they look like this: Day 1: 4 sets bench press, 3 sets dumbell press, 3 sets dips, 3 sets dead lift, 3 sets knees raises; Day 2: pull ups/chinups (4 sets or a couple pyramids), Farmers walk (3 sets), 20 burpess x 2, dumbell shoulder pressx3, leg liftsx75 Day 3: cardio. Yesterday, I ran 2 miles...first time I have run in a while, as the last few months it has all been rucking. The run went well, but as always the best thing about running is stopping.
On another note, this weekend I should be able to talk to my son for the 1st time in almost 3 months ( he was in the reception BN for 1 full month because Benning was FUBAR). He will complete basic training (1st 8 weeks of OSUT) this Friday, and he should get phone privileges sometime this weekend. It is just so hard to go from daily interaction with your child to no interaction (he did send a few letters, but not enough:-).
On to week 13. If my weight holds below 190, it may be time to start a controlled carb experiment. My plan is to introduce approx. 50 grams of extra carbs a day (cup of rice for instance), or 350 per week, to be used as I choose (If I want to use 150 grams on a slice of cake I will only have 200 extra for the other days). If I can do that and maintain, I plan to up it to 75 grams, and then to 100 grams. I will keep you all informed:-)