Whoa! What? Daaaaaaaaaamn! LOL!
Well, what can I say? I'm on vacation, and I am enjoying it TO-THE-MAX!
I think my body needed a little time off from dieting, and enjoying a stress free week is a very welcome thing. Not stress from dieting - I actually like doing that - but just the general business of my everyday shenanigans.
So, what have we been up to lately?
Well, Tuesday, Wife and I went to Copenhagen. We went in fairly early, and walked the streets of Copenhagen. We didn't do too much shopping, as we didn't want to drag everything around.
At night we went to the KISS concert. It was SO much fun! Sure, they're getting old. They're on their 40th anniversary tour this year, but they are still rockin'!
I've been a KISS-fan ever since I was a kid, and they still do what I like. They have an amazing show, and they are just so much fun to watch.
Besides, how many bands on 40th anniversary tours do something like this:
Pure ROCK AND ROLL!
After the concert, we went to stay at a friend's house, and went back into Copenhagen to do some shopping... this is where we did the majority of shopping for the trip.
I bought some new chilis for a chili-party in a few weeks, and just a few other things.
Well, at least until we hit the music store.
I love going to this store - there is always something fun to try out, something fun to see, musicians to talk to, etc.
The last few times we have been there, I've been looking at a few specific basses, and they always catch my eye. Yesterday was no exception.
There is an Epiphone Thunderbird, basically the cheaper version of the Gibson Thunderbird, that I have noticed there quite a few times. I've tried it several times, and it's just a blast to play it. It sounds VERY rock'n'roll, with a certain "growl" to its sound, and I really like it.
Well, the big difference was that Wife gave it to me. She wanted me to have something fun, and she bought it. I was gonna object - she didn't have to do that - but I was told to shut up and just accept it. Yes ma'am.
It has now been established. I have the most awesome wife in the world.
Here's what it looks like:
Awesome, isn't it? Very ROCK! :)
Anyways... let's get to it. Cause here are the bad news.
Today, I weigh - are you ready? - 4.8 kilos more than Saturday. LOL.
I'm reasonably calm about this, but I need to focus on fixing this. It's NOT acceptable.
I know it's not a fat gain, not all of it. Some is. Clearly.
Tuesday, I tried registering my foods. I think I only went over by a little. Yesterday, I know I went over by a LOT.
We had two super fun days, lots of sunshine, vacation, all that. It was a great time and I think I mentally needed to get away from it all. It was nice to let go for once.
Today, however, is another story.
I feel sluggish. I feel bloated. I feel bleh.
I want to fix this, get back to where I was. And I'm on top of it already.
There are still challenges this week, though.
Today, I am going to work, even if it is vacation time. My team is taking a stress-management class, and I really want to be there for it. So I think it's smart to go in today.
This means food every-frickin'-where. It means lunch where I can't tell what I'm eating. It means all that and more.
My solution is skipping breakfast. I'm in no way hungry - still full from yesterdays dinner.
Lunch - I will have to assess what they're serving. I hope I can dig into a salad. I hope I can find something reasonable, that is not mess of things tossed together. If this is the case, then I'll simply bring a protein "emergency" bar, and have that. I don't want to give in.
Another challenge is that the rain is HAMMERING down outside. I need my walk. I really want my walk. But I'll be soaking wet, and obviously that wouldn't go well hand in hand with taking a class all day.
Today is gonna have me sitting down the entire day, and I am NOT happy about that.
Tonight I'm working at the gym. I hope that I can at least get my workout done. I hope that I can at least do this. Please let this be a quiet evening. If nothing else, I'll have to do this in the morning Friday.
I'm way ahead on my movements though. We have walked SO MUCH these last couple of days. The Fitbit says a total of 38.5 kilometers and 49000 steps. In TWO days! :)
It's also suggesting that with my general activity level and all I have burned an average of 3700 calories the last two days.
If this is the case, then the actual calorie damage is maybe not as bad as I feel it is. I know that quite a lot of the weight gain is simply food in my belly. :) We had a lot of good food, but when I think about it, I could have done worse. Sure, there were a few ice creams. There was also cake. :) But there were also reasonable meals and better choices than I would have done 80 kilos ago.
I think it's all just a matter of going back to what I know will work, and then keep doing good. And I'm on that mission already.
Today, I'm NOT thankful for:
- Weighing 82.8 kilos. Booo.
However, I AM thankful for:
- Being home again after having a FUN couple of days. NO place like home.
- New Bass!
- Morning coffee. I need it today.
Let's hope the rain will stop soon. I want to go walk SO BAD!
Happy Thursday! Life is good!
Lost so far: 159.4 lb.
Still to go: 1.5 lb.
Diet followed poorly.
Missed you yesterday.... But you are forgiven LOL. Bass looks awesome, such a lovely wife. Food... Well, at least you enjoyed it and are now getting back to being strict with yourself. Life and weight is an up and down affair, it's avoiding the extremes that's important. Enjoy the stress management session - all I will say about this is 'flight or fight' :-)
13 Jun 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
You Danes really understand time off. That is one part of American culture I hate! Employers and customers act like it some kind of crime for you not to be available 24/7.
13 Jun 13 by member: Cthulhu
Wow - seems like you were just in Paris. DH and I are moving to Denmark! Now! Showed DH your KISS picture. He says he saw KISS in 1976 for their Destroyer tour in Chicago and loves your new bass! You are still keeping me inspired even though I am struggling to get here as much as I should. I'm kinda stuck on my sweets again and need a kick in the butt.
13 Jun 13 by member: Neptunebch
Man your wife sure does spoil you. You guys are so lucky to have each other. I hope my husband and continue to grow to be as awesome as you two.
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