Kishi Posted June 12, 2017 Author Report Share Posted June 12, 2017 On 6/9/2017 at 10:29 AM, Urgan said: Dang, sorry to hear that. FWIW, I have had, sluggish, no-appetite zombie days and they are the least fun ever. Maybe they're related to how hard we work vs calories in? Not sure. We can't go full throttle 100% of the time without taking a break, huh? Glad to hear it cleared up quickly. Well, it did! Kind of! Sort of. Not sure what happened. Read below... * So, I thought I was better. And then I wasn't. And then I was. The fever broke and everything, like I said, but it's like my stomach changed its character. The huge appetite that I was carrying with me back when I lifted weights... it went away. I went to have lunch with my coworkers and I found myself feeling full on a lot less food. After work, I went out for pizza and comedy and got full again. The past few days have been this recurring cycle of eating what feels like so little food compared to what I'm used to and feeling so little appetite. I went to go help my friend on Saturday, ate a couple slices of pizza, and almost didn't eat again for the rest of the day. Eventually I did my training on GB and worked up some appetite, but Greek yogurt and kefir were enough. Tonight, I went out with my folks, after practicing handstands and SLS. I took in yogurt, kefir, and protein, and then went to dinner. There was so much food, and I ate and ate and ate... and couldn't finish. Naturally, I've been thinking furiously since this happened. WebMD of course is useless - I have everything from indigestion to food poisoning to constipation and should be dead any day now. None of which is really true. If anything, it feels more like I'm courting food hangovers like I did in the old days, back when I believed in things like love and cheat days. None of this does anything to address why I feel this way. So, let's review what's changed. I'm not really lifting anymore. I'm overcoming resistance, yes, but it's not the same thing, not exactly. Most of my physical expression now is based in lengthy practice with comparatively brief spurts of intense effort (judo being the exception). Most of my strength adaptations now are going to be neurological rather than muscular. Everything is tied around relative strength as opposed to absolute strength. All of this to say that I suspect my body is attempting to autoregulate me down from where I was before. Because I have no more nausea, and I'm moving as well as I was... but I have no more appetite either. Of course, it could just be the last throes of whatever it was and my body getting back on track too, but it's a way slower recovery than it was last time. I dunno. Anyway, let the other goals slide for the past few days while I tried to sort this out. It's not sorted yet, but time marches on. Quote Work like a farmer, train like an athlete, fight like a soldier. 2 Tim. 2:3-6 BATTLE! Link to comment
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