kingkeld's Journal, 31 March 2013

Disclaimer: I am currently doing a SUPER LOW calorie diet. I am only doing this a couple of weeks, going off and on it as I see it developing. I need to emphazise that this is not something I generally recommend doing. This is something I am doing to learn about hunger, behavior and other things. If you do want long, sustainable weight loss, then you need to work with an efficient diet, like consuming about 500-1000 calories less than you burn on a daily basis. I'm hoping that we can all learn things from these experiments, but please be VERY cautious if you decided to try what I try. Consider me the lab rat. We don't know the results. :)

Good morning!

Daylight Savings Time has finally hit Denmark, and it looks like the sun is gonna be out the next couple of day! Nice! Maybe Lady Spring is FINALLY getting her act together? :)

Man, yesterday was ROUGH!

We went to the little lunch buffet as always on Saturdays, and the food was great. Wife and I went there with a friend, who is becoming a good gym/walking buddy of mine. It's nice to have some company.

He's been following my diet closely, and he knows all the ins and outs of it, Indulgence Day Diet, Rollercoaster Diet, etc.

So, yesterday, we talk about Indulgence Day, as it is one.

He knows I am doing my 600 calories per day thing these days, and that the Indulgence Day is important for me to not suddenly reach a stand-still. I tell him there is probably no chance that I will actually reach my goal of 3500 calories.

Then, playing Devil's Advocate, he poses a very relevant question: Well, if you only do a half-assed Indulgence Day at maybe 2,000 calories, will you body at all realize that you are in fact NOT starving?

That's a damn good question. My general average weight loss RDI is set for 2,000 calories per day. I stift them around to be able to do Indulgence Day, ending up with 6 days of 1,600 calories and one of 3,600.

So, changing that to 600 and maybe 2,000 as I had planned would do nothing.

So...

I decided to do a full Indulgence Day. I recalculated to my lower weight, and it had to be 3,500 calories. Damn.

I did make it. However, I was sick as a dog all night. I CLEARLY over-ate, but didn't really realize until it was too late. Who knew that one could end THERE? lol.

I learned a valuable lesson. Do NOT eat when you don't feel like it.

Yesterday was a crazy mission, just like the 600 calories were. I don't see myself doing that again anytime soon. Not a chance. I felt so bad, it was horrible.

And, of course there is the consequence on the scale today. I am 5-6 lbs heavier than yesterday. The fat percentage is down accordingly - it went from 11% yesterday to 7-point-something this morning, and that's perfectly fine. However, I still feel bad for eating all that. It's embarrasing. I know I did it "out of need", but it was scary because I could also tell that I didn't have a huge problem with it - at first. After a while I regretted a little, but I was also curious to see how things would be - including today's numbers.

But damn. I did not expect to feel like that.

I spent most of the evening feeling uncomfortable and sick. I slept HORRBILE - and I have slept like a rock all week. I woke up so many times, it was ridiculous.

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So, today is a WHOLE different story. I am ON TRACK, doing my 600 calories. I will do this all week up to the surgeon's meeting Friday. I want to knock down the gained weight, and maybe - just maybe - reach a new low. I know the weight gain today comes from salt and food working it's way through my system, so it's not too bad. My general calorie burn, accoring do several websites (including fatsecret and caloriesperhour.com) suggests that my maintenance level with the activities I do these days is about 2,800-3,000 calories, so there is no significant actual fat gain. It's just a day setback. No biggie.

I had my famous tomato/vegetable soup for breakfast. 81 calories. I was in no way hungry, but I really need my metabolism woken up so I can get going burning some calories.

In 15 minutes I'm gonna hit the gym.

After gym, I'm gonna take a LONG walk on my own. I will bring Endomondo, hope it works as it sometimes seem to mess up, and some musick.

Then later, my walking buddy and Wife will join me for ANOTHER walk, to go visit my parents at the cemetary and go do a few things.

I really want to spend time walking today. I want to burn some fuel. Or, maybe I should simply go for the cross trainer at the gym? I don't know. I get tired REALLY fast on the cross trainer, and I don't really care for it. But I can walk for hours. I think it's a better - though slower - calorie burner for me.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Learning a LOT about over-eating yesterday. LOL.
- A crazy urge to GET BACK TO 600 calories today. I felt so much better before I did the nut-case Indulgence Day yesterday. Lesson learned here - this was too extreme.
- Morning coffee.
- Gym in a moment.
- Easter break with NO stress at all. Other than the over-eating. lol.
- No over-eating today.

Can you tell it was a bad day yesterday? LOL. I won't do that for a while. Life is too good to bug myself like that. :) Life is good!
193.6 lb Lost so far: 148.2 lb.    Still to go: 6.2 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 31 March 2013:
3582 kcal Activities & Exercise: Circuit Training - 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 3 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 11 hours and 30 minutes, Standing - 30 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 0.7 lb a week

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Happy Easter and DST buddy. 
31 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
Happy easter to you too, Bella - and of course to everyone else.  
31 Mar 13 by member: kingkeld
HAPPY EASTER! I am in shock that you have grown accustomed and yearn for 600 calorie day. Kudos to you. To eat so little and workout so diligently. I'm usually hungrier after a workout and have to reframe from overindulging. Considering you learned so much from your overindulgence day I say there was some good that came out of yesterday. Good luck today.  
31 Mar 13 by member: M.Trublu
M.Trubulu, today has been a BREEZE! I have walked further than I have ever walked before, and reached a new low in calorie intake through a day. The latter is not necessarily a good thing, but I can honestly say I am in no way hungry and that I have no urge for food. Maybe because of yesterday? 
31 Mar 13 by member: kingkeld
Your journals are always informative and entertaining Keld :-) 
31 Mar 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
I had this image of a snake having to swallow a whole mouse for a meal and then having a hard time getting around afterward :D 
31 Mar 13 by member: Cthulhu
Cthulhu, you're not all that wrong. LOL. That is pretty much how I felt. It was in no way pleasant. Damn me for getting carried away.  
31 Mar 13 by member: kingkeld
i over ate today, damn easter dinner! i feel sluggish and horrid too. blah. I did bring my work out clothes to work w me and i plan on running my ass off when im done. cheers to you and good luck friday! 
31 Mar 13 by member: sarahduke

     
 

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