It was cardio week, which meant I sweat enough to power a water bender.
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And, just to entertain my blog readers, this week I tried drugs. Not those kind! GNC was giving out some weight loss "supplements" as free samples. Frankly, this is not something I would ever do in the long run and don't recommend, but for a week, why not?
The first one I tried is called Ripped Freak and has "green tea extract." As near as I can tell, they've extracted somewhere between 10 cups and a tea shop's worth of caffeine.
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When I was in college, I could drink pots of coffee until the wee hours of the morning and sleep like a log. Now that I am a middle aged woman, I've put away youthful things--including my tolerance to caffeine. So in retrospect, taking it at 4:30 in the afternoon was not the smartest idea. However, after tossing and turning until 1 am, I did get smart and succumb to the inevitable. In the next three hours, I cleaned a few rooms in the house, thought up several new scenes for Mind Over All, and read an entire book on St. Kolbe, whom I was able to write about the next morning after two hours' sleep.
The other pills are called Cellulor Super HD and CLK. They, however come in 2- or 3-pill a day packages. I was smarter and only took one a day.
However, the Ripped Freak came in a sample of two. You know the saying, "Fool me one, shame on you, fool me twice, it makes a great blog?" I took the second one on the morning of the 15th. It makes a BIG difference to take them in the morning! I'm writing this at 11 am, and the only thing I've noticed is I've gone through a gallon of water without noticing.
Anyway, with the sweating, the water and the chemical boost, I lost 3.6 pounds this week. However, I gained .8 percent body fat, and nearly 3 inches in the waist/abs area. This just goes to show that even drugs cannot defeat the double-whammy of Fat Tuesday and Valentine's Day!
Anyway, I must say I recommend the water, but not the supplements.