As a Homage to mymagro’s blog (where our protagonist was able to lost 9 lbs of water weight in a week by subsisting on fruit, not drinking enough water, and becoming dehydrated), here’s what my 5’9 200lb Brutal Woman self does so I can walk confidently down the street with the knowledge that my right cross ain’t too shabby:

A typical weekday:

6am: protein shake (1/2 banana, 1/2 cup milk, four strawberries, 1 scoop protein)

10am: half whole wheat pita with chicken & veg.

1 string cheese

1-30pm: other half of whole wheat pita with chicken & veg.

1 string cheese

1 protein bar

4pm: 1 protein bar

6-7pm: pork and veg. omelette or flatbread wrap from Quizno’s

(optional pm snack: 1 cup red berries with Splenda)

Walking travel time (to/from train):

Martial arts days: 70 minutes roundtrip

Non-martial arts days: 30 minutes roundtrip

Workout days per week:

Monday: Strength training 60 min

Krav Maga 45 min (variable)

Wednesday: Boxing 60 min

Friday: 1.6 mile jog (yea, yea, I’ll be at 2 by the end of the month, blah)

Sunday: 40-60 min. bike ride

If I don’t weigh 99lbs while working this way (I do, in fact, have other things to do besides count calories, and I don’t aspire to concentration-camp-chic. Isn’t it weird that I feel guilty for admitting that being a thin woman scares me?), well, fuck it. I throw in my towel. Congratualtions, I’m not a supermodel. I find being hungry terribly boring. It’s just nice to know that now that I’m in Super Kameron mode, nobody can harp on me with the “but I just want you to be healthy” euphemism when what they’re really saying is, “Damn, woman, you’re intimidating.”

Fuck `em.

In other news, I’m hoping to ramp up these workouts pretty soon, likely adding another boxing day on Saturday and a jogging day on either Tuesday or Thursday. There’s a hiking trip up to Machu Picchu that I really want to take, likely in 2007 (I’ve got a big trip to Britain next year, and I have no idea where I’ll be the year after, but MP is on my list, and I’d like to do it this way. Far more rewarding).

Anyway, I’m off. Things to do. Novels to write.

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