kingkeld's Journal, 30 January 2013

Good morning buddies!

It's Wednesday, and a busy day at work.

I have already been at the gym, and it was rough today. I didn't eat as well as I should have yesterday, and I am starting to see a pattern in rough workout days after days of not eating right. I guess I'll have to conclude that good eating habits promote better workouts.

Why, oh, why can't it be the other way around? lol.

Anyways, today I feel great, motivated and on track. Wife and I will go for Mongolean BBQ tonight, and I will make wise choices. I have plenty of calories to spend on it, so I am not the least worried.

I had a good talk with my surgeon on the phone yesterday. I have been worried about reaching my goal, and about the whole surgery thing. I don't feel that I know enough about what is gonna happen, what they would like to do for me, and about me reaching my goals. There is no way I can be 80 kilos on February 22nd.

Well, essentially, she told me to not worry about dates. She would much rather see me stabile at 80 kilos than rushing there. If I am not ready by the end of February, then I'll book a new meeting end of March. If I am not ready there, then April, etc. No worries at all.

The surgery itself is a much simpler version of what I have had done already. I have a little "saggy gut" after the surgery, and they (and I) want it gone. Nice. I can do that. She tells me to expect about two days in the hospital, and a week or two at home. Not more than that, as long as I don't do hard physical work. No biggie.

Knowing this really calmed me down on the whole thing.

I feel that I do NOT need to rush or stress about it, but of course I feel like I am in no position to slack either. I do, however, want to be a little less "psycho" in my approach, and I will go back to grant myself 1600 calories per day instead of the 1400 I have been trying to do. I think this will help me tremendously.

I think some of my recent binges have been of the "I don't eat enough, and now my mind rebels!"-kind. Those that really suck. Hopefully, with 1600 calories spend on NOT eating candy and chocolate all day, I can make it to goal nice and easy, with my Indulgence Day once a week. These also need to be tightened up a bit. I tend to wing them these days, and as much as I am pretty sure I don't go over my allowance, I don't really know for sure.

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I'm really starting to like my new gym. It's become habit to go, I am proud to say. I like going, and I like the way I feel after. Even on a day like today where the workout was extra rough, I really enjoy it.

To be fair, it wasn't all just the poor food choices that make the workout rough, now that I think of it. I am upping the weights on a significant amount of the machines there, and that of course takes its toll on me. I try to set the weights so that the last of the lifts/pushes/pulls/what-have-you is a TOUGH one that really takes effort. I feel that this is where I benefit the most. Am I right? I know that some of you dear buddies of mine know a lot more about this than I. I simply go by the way it feels.

After the workout I feel accomplished, proud, strong, and ready for the day. I love that I can go in the mornings and "get it overwith", even if this is not the feel that I have. I am actually looking forward to it.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- The workout, with extra weights!
- Morning coffee!
- A GREAT night's sleep! Boy, did I need it!
- The outlook to a good, but busy day at work.

Happy Hump Day! Life is good!
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So pleased your op can be 'postponed'. Definately will take the pressure of you, and is so much more sensible, to have a stable weight, before you have it.  
30 Jan 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Great news on the surgery, Keld. Great to take stress away from you about that as worry might have adversely affected your eating and your loss. Well done on the workout. Have a great day. 
30 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
Thats right Keld, if you do 10 reps, the last two reps should be really hard, if they are not....your weights are too light. Maybe you could make a note on which weights you use, so you can see your own progress :) 
30 Jan 13 by member: schmetterling34
Great to hear about the surgery update. I agree, sometimes pushing yourself too hard sets you up for binging so its good that you have some extra time. Focus on that strength training and you'll get there in good time! 
30 Jan 13 by member: Bkeller1023
Thanks, guys! Schmetterling34, that is essentially what I do. I started with a "level 4" across the board for arms, and "level 6" for legs. I am now - after 3-4 weeks at 6 for arms and 7-8 for legs on most machines. Not bad.  
30 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Good! Maybe with the pressure off in regards to the date you'll be able to get back on track! 
30 Jan 13 by member: madaboutmoose
Sounds like a reset of the mind! Great news! I know what you mean about the working out. Accomplishment/feeling good. It's all positive! When I send my "care pkg" I will include some of my raw meal packets. They are chocolate flavor. Perhaps it might help you keep the chocolate monster at bay by getting the flavor? It certainly helps me-I love chocolate, too!  
30 Jan 13 by member: ZippyDani
Good Morning to you too and congrats on getting in those morning workouts. Good luck figuring out your RDI. 
30 Jan 13 by member: Neptunebch
You rock, Dani!  
30 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Dude, anything to help out a fellow chocoholic!! 
30 Jan 13 by member: ZippyDani

     
 

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