kingkeld's Journal, 23 June 2013

Good morning, Friends and buddies and everyone else. :)

Today is a kinda big day for me.

Today is the first time in AGES that I weigh in less than 80 kilos after an Indulgence Day. That's ground breaking! :)

I went a little too high on my Indulgence Day calories yesterday, but I don't mind. My totals for the week are just fine, and I even had more to spare, had I needed it.

I started off the day with just coffee, with the coconut oil just to try it out. I gotta say it severely bothers me to spend 140(ish) calories on a spoon of oil. Still, if it DOES do something to my benefit, then maybe it's worth it. I'm not sure - the jury is definitely still out on this one.

However Coconut oil is frickin' expensive here - a jar was about $18 - so I better use it, right? :) Actually, if it turns out to have no effect, I will NOT use it, but throw it away. It doesn't have to be a cost on both money AND weight.

Anyways, coffee was my breakfast.

We were gonna rehearse early with Burnin' Live! and because of that my schedule was very jumbled compared to other Saturdays.

No lunch buffet with Wife. In fact, no lunch at all. And no breakfast either.

If was no problem to pull that one off. I was never hungry.

In the morning, before music practice, I went for my daily walk.

I'm not sure if it was just "the right day" for it, or if it was the coconut oil that gave me the energy that it supposedly do, but I decided to run as much as I could of the five kilometers. Well, Endomondo claims that I walked for 2 kilometers, and ran for three! I gotta say I'm impressed with myself - I am NOT a runner in any way. This is the 2nd time this week that I realize that I'm in better shape than I thought I was. What a pleasant thing to discover.

For dinner - Daughter invited us to the Chinese buffet! This was so nice of her, and we all enjoyed going. The food there isn't all that great, but it's the best in town, and we gotta take what we can get sometimes, right?

Still, I did miserably bad on my choices, but it's okay. It was Indulgence Day, and my only real meal of the day. I was hungry when I got there, but loaded heavy on the veggies.

Afterwards, we had (too much) cake and on the way home we got candy to munch on while watching a movie. Too much candy. As always. When will I learn to control that?

Still, It was Indulgence Day, and even if I kinda lost track of things, I still don't feel bad about it. I've done really well all week, and I have MANY more calories that I could have poured into Indulgence Day yesterday if I had wanted to max my RDI of the last week. No biggie.

So, today I weigh in at 79.5. I'm 3½ kilos over my ultimate goal, but already in my goal range. I am super fine with it all.

My average weight for the last month is less than 80 kilos, and that is essentially what I'm aiming for in the big picture, along with a weekly low just about 76-77 kilos. It's all good.

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One of the things that DEFINITELY affects me today is water retention.

I had soy sauce along with the sushi at the restaurant yesterday, and some of the dishes were very salty.

I can FEEL how the fluid is sticking to me today.

Last night, I was SO thirsty, and I kept drinking water. I think I've had several liters through the evening. I was expecting to having to pee in the middle of the night, or at least this morning, but it never happened. Not a all, really. So this is a CLEAR sign that there is a lot of water retention.

This has to be at least a kilo of the weight I am dragging extra today.

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So the game plan for today is simple: Low Cal Day. :)

I'm not sure I can go as low as I usually do, but I'll give it a try. It will be harder for several reasons:

1. I'm not playing with the band today. I will be home with Wife, and it takes a LOT of extra determination to pull off a Low Cal Day on a "stay at home and watch movies"-day.

2. The coconut oil already too 25% of my RDI away from me. :/ If this is Low Cal Day, then I have 450 calories left for today.

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Another way I usually get my mind off things is to do my daily walk. This won't happen today either, as the rain is pouring down again. Damn weather.

I'm so tired of having bad weather. Sure, it's not as cold any longer, but it's still raining and it's preventing me from going out.

It IS gym day though, and I WILL hit the gym later on, rain or not. I feel that I need it. My legs are sore from yesterdays running though, and I will have to watch out a little with that. But this won't affect my workout.

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SO, the game plan for today - in order to attempt to make it through a Low Cal Day is simple. Go with the 2 Meal Solution plan. Stick to the "8 hour window" or maybe even fewer hours. No breakfast. Delay lunch as much as possible, and AT LEAST until noon. Make it light.

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Music went GREAT yesterday.

We're playing better than we've ever done before and I am loving it. We've incorporated a few new songs that we're working on, and the setlist is slowly growing.

I brought the new bass yesterday. I LOVE THE SOUND OF IT! It's really spectacular, and especially for a reasonably cheap instrument like this. I can't believe the way it sounds.

Actually, it sounds so good that I just put a bid on a 2nd hand one, just to have a spare. :) It's dirt cheap, and I hope he didn't sell it already, though he probably did. Let's see.

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I tried out a new Fitbit Flex approach to music playing. I have noticed that the counter goes REALLY fast when I have the Flex on my right arm while playing bass. I want a reasonably accurate number for my playing time, so I shifted it to my other hand while rehearsing. I changed the settings appropriately for the device, and I was happy to see that it did change somewhat - to something that I found a little more reasonable. Along with that, I registered the time as "playing music, rock'n'roll band" in my activity log. You can register "special" exercise, just like on Fatsecret. I use this when I have do things that burn extra calories but don't count any steps. It could be standing up (but not moving your feet) for and extended time period, it could be the circle training, bicycling, and many other things.

Here are yesterday's stats.

It's gotta be hard to get all my exercise in today, especially with the rain. If I can't walk, I can't step. I hope it clears up throughout the day, so I can go. I want to.

I can tell that the Fitbix really pokes at my conscience. It really motivates me to move.

I have not had ONE day where I didn't meet my goals, and I would really like to keep it that way. It's great motivation, and it would be such a shame to fail it. So cross your fingers for me, please.

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I think a good alternative to walking right now, since I can't, is maybe sleep. It's getting close to 5AM, but neither Wife or I could sleep, and we've been up for hours. I only slept 4 hours, and I don't feel that it's anywhere near enough. Maybe that should be my first mission.

This, of course, would also make it easier to delay meals today. :)

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Sunday weigh-in is less than 80! That's as great a thing as a new low would have been! :)
- Morning coffee!
- Getting to spend time with Wife and we have NO PLANS!

Happy Sunday! Life is good!

175.3 lb Lost so far: 166.4 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 1.5 lb a week

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Glad you enjoyed your indulgence day. And just imagine your weight when you get rid of all that water. I too find it more difficult to eat light when at home and unstructured but I am sure you can/will do it. Sorry about the weather, makes it difficult/impossible to get your walk in. Yeah you for 'running' some of your walk. Impressive. You have changed so much since you started this journey. I am enjoying following your journey. Enjoy your day. 
22 Jun 13 by member: sarahsmum
Hey Keld - just poppin' in to say Hi! Been catching some of your journals - and so happy to see you figured out a breakthru! You sound happy! And I am happy for you :) Well done, my friend!! Well done! 
22 Jun 13 by member: jsfantome
Hey JS! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.  
23 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld
Meh. Today's plans aren't gonna work out. We had a call from some good friends, inviting us out for brunch! I'll do what I can, but honestly today is one of those "bleh" days. Wife and I decided to cancel gym, as my legs are sore from the run yesterday, and Wife is hurting from work. The rain makes it hard to walk, and my legs probably would benefit from the break from the walks. I'll just have to swallow my pride and take a knock on my fitbit stats, and enjoy my brunch. :) I'll make sure to stay within my "normal day" RDI, and just do my best. I'm fully on track tomorrow.  
23 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld
Congrats, Keld 
23 Jun 13 by member: Helewis
Life is all about compromise. Enjoy your brunch. It is more important to enjoy life and the good things it spontaneously brings you. You know that if you fast and/or be careful that you will undo any 'damage' you do today. But I also hear you and know that it is a bit of a bummer when you have a plan and it goes awry. I think it is definitely a good idea to give your legs a break and I am hopeful you will feel physically better tomorrow and that the rain will stop and the sun will shine. 
23 Jun 13 by member: sarahsmum
I'm enjoying the day. I ate too much, and I'm moving too little. It's a good day. :D 
23 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld
Chinese food is always a danger for me too. Lots of sugar and sodium that add up to water weight, so I try to avoid it unless I'm making it at home. But sometimes, you just have to have the bad stuff... if only to remind yourself why you don't usually and to get the craving out of your system. I'm finding it very frustrating with all the rain we've been getting here lately too. It's been very detrimental to my total steps, as work out videos in my living room just don't get the same kind of distance. Congrats on your great weigh-in! 
23 Jun 13 by member: mrsgamgee

     
 

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