kingkeld's Journal, 26 June 2013

Holy Weightloss, Batman! :)

(oh, and goodmorning - sorry, I just had to open with that line, it's been sitting in my head all night!).

What a difference a day makes, huh? I think I just broke the record for "biggest day-to-day weight loss without cutting off any limbs".

I am down THREE KILOS since yesterday. That's 6.6 lbs to you Americans. DAAAAAMN!

I did have to go pee all the time yesterday. I mean ALL the time. I'm guessing 10-15 times through the day.

Obviously, this is ALL water fluctuations, but I'm hoping they're going in the right direction. I'm hoping this is all the water from the Chinese/Sushi weekend. It probably is.

Still, better mentally prepare for a good chunk of gain tomorrow. A drop like this doesn't come without a gain afterwards.

And then again - my smart scale might indicate something different...

Usually, I see my bodyfat% plummet down when my weight stagnates. It usually go down to 5-6% - while my weight doesn't change for a day or two. Then, suddenly, I will drop a large amount of weight, and the bodyfat% will go up to maybe 8-9%. It's pretty standard that this happens.

Well, today it read 5.2%! So, does this indicate that more is coming?

These are crazy low numbers. Usually, my scale gives in and hands out an error message instead of the numbers under 5%. Something about it not reading accurately under that number. I think I can live with that. :)

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Yesterday was very different. I felt mentally drained (please insert random joke about being drained other ways too! LOL!), and I had a hard time concentrating. It was so bad that I decided to leave work early, as Wife was already out, and we went to the gym early. It was really hard work, but it was great. I needed it.

Afterwards, we walked to the post office - the one further away from us, maybe about 1 mile each way - to pick up a package of books for Wife.

I walked a LOT yesterday, and I loved it, but I was TIRED at the end of the day.

Here are my stats for yesterday
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I stayed with my food/calorie/exercise program. I did great.

First of all, I decided to NOT eat until I had worked out. The "2 meal solution" book suggests working out on an empty stomach, so I decided to try that out.

I skipped breakfast, and as I was preoccupied with work and not really hungry, I skipped lunch as well. Wife and I hit the gym at 1:15PM, were done at 1:45PM (oh, how I love that it only takes 30 minutes!), and after that we went for the post office.

I had an afternoon appointment for adjusting my contact lenses, and I wasn't home from that until at 3:45PM. Wife was already cooking dinner - Baked salmon with green beans and potatoes - so there was no point in having food at that time.

So, essentially, I didn't eat for like 22 hours straight. I had no issue doing this, and I could have waited longer had the food not been ready at that time.

The meal was 250 calories.

Realizing that this was going TOO low, I decided to do a strawberry protein smoothie for dessert. I haven't had one in a while, and it was super nice. I loved it. I think it was smart to have one - I was definitely low on protein yesterday had I not had it, and that could have made this morning a challenge.

It will, however, NOT be a challenge. I am in no way hungry.

It feels like the new habit of NOT having breakfast it starting to settle with me. As long as I have some water and a couple of cups of coffee, then it's all good.

The jury is still VERY out on the whole coconut oil thing. I don't know what to think. I've had it a few times, but I don't feel ANY difference, other than that my calorie intake takes a 140 calorie knock in the mornings where I am supposed to be fasting. Honestly, I think I'm better off without it. At least for now. I wonder how else we can use a large jar of coconut oil? :D

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I'd like to thank everyone for your comments on the kids' thing I have posted the last few days.

It seems that the thread turned the topic around a little. A lot of people have started opening up about THEIR experiences when we were little and when we were "the fat kid". I truly appreciate this. It's nice to see that I wasn't alone experiencing this, and it's sad to see how many of us have had to go through this torment.

Rest assured though - we CAN do something to change. It's all up to us to do it. Prioritize it, motivat yourself in any way you can. Fatsecret IS the place to be to do this, and it CAN be done. I'm living proof - and I am no different from anyone else here. All I did was read, apply and dedicate to it. Just like with anything else - if you want to be good at something, read about it, learn how to do it, practice, practice, practice, and apply what you see is working for everyone else.


But regarding the "Kids" topic. I have the meeting today with my new client. The mom and her daughter. I'm still not sure exactly how we'll approach this. I will do this much more on an individual level, not in my classes.

I have decided that counting calories - at least for the kid - is probably a bad idea. I don't want to get her too obsessed with this. I will start with having mom write down EVERYTHING that the girl eats, and try to get the girl on the same page, so we can see what's going on.

I want to see what kind of food they eat at home. I want to see what kind of activities they do. And more important - I want THEM to see it.

Mom is super skinny, but probably moving around a lot. I could easily imagine that she can eat almost as she likes, and thus won't be too concerned with what she eats. She looks very outdoorsy, and I would imagine her being active. She is very skinny.

So, my initial guess is that the eating habits are applied to her daughter, who is in no way as active, and thus gains weight from the food.

That, and I have a feeling that there are other things going on "under the hood". I'm not sure about this, but I gotta poke at it a little.

Let's see what happens. Wish me luck!

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So, today is an interesting day.

First off, I have my walk. Assuming it'll stop raining. It's only 4 am, and I'm not walking until in a couple of hours, so there is a good chance that it'll stop.

Then I am heading to a shorter meeting with a psychologist. This is work. This is basically one-on-one talks about how to better handle emotional strain from work.

I work with people who are long term ill. I work with their financial support in times when they're not able to have an income. It's a fine balance between law and "do-what's-right", and the law always wins. This can be hard on us caseworkers now and then. Tools to better cope with things is a more then welcome thing. You just can't avoid having cases that gets to you now and then.

This is something I am REALLY looking forward to. That, and just the fact that I get to talk to a psychologist. I love stuff like this. It broadens my mind and I learn new things.

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I got my weekly stats from the fitbit in an email yesterday. It seems that I generally am doing very well. The average got pulled down because of my lazy Sunday, but I can easily live with that.

The numbers aren't too different from last week, and that's fine. The numbers are generally much better than I would have ever thought.

I realize that the distance that the Fitbit Flex records me walking is NOT 100% real. A lot of it will be smaller steps taken, like when I work standing up at my desk, but it's very accurate when I walk, and it doesn't seem to record a whole lot of steps while I do hand movements other than when I move around. It doesn't record steps when I type on a keyboard, for example. So I do think it gives an accurate number of steps, at least within reason.

THis, of course, gives a relatively accurate calorie burn. Or so I feel that it does. I think it's something that is more or less trustworthy, and I see that it fits with my theories from my other calculators.

I have burned an average of 3000 calories per day according to the fitbit.

If I had been in 100% maintenance on my madlog calorie counter, with the activity level at "moderate" - as I have it now - then I would have had an allowance of 2700 calories. If I up it a notch to "active" - as I am severely debating, since I think it fits better - then I'd be given an RDI of 3000 calories. Well how about that! :) It adds up!

I'm still very leary of allowing myself this many calories. I don't think I'll ever be consuming 3000 calories per day. I'm sure I'd be piling up so much water in my body that I'd gain many kilos almost permanently. If I don't watch out, I'll retain water. This is fixed with better diet, but probably not at 3000 calories. LOL. Can't have it all, huh?

Still, I eat when I'm hungry, and of course now I try to stay within the 8 hour window. I only use this as a guideline for my eating patterns. If I am hungry - as in TOO hungry - outside that window, then I'll eat. I don't want to go hungry, ever. There is no need for that.

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Today, I am at a Normal RDI. Normal being for dropping weight down to 76 kilos. I still have a few to go, and they'll come off before I know it. I'm not sure I can make it to a New Low by Saturday morning, this time - I think I screwed that up by having a double Indulgence Day Weekend. Still, it doesn't matter. Just the fact that I'm well under 80 makes me happy.

My average weight for the last month is now 79 kilos, and my bodyfat% is about 6. I couldn't possibly ask for more.

Still, the goal is 76. Let's see how close I can get.

I just gotta remember to EAT my way there, not starve myself there.

I really like those Low Cal Days. Obviously, I lose weight as I don't eat a lot. However, I think it's more the other feeling of my body really working on tightening things up along the way that I love about it. I feel that my body is burning calories differently. It feels amazing, and I feel that it's working very very efficitently.

Most days it gives me tons of energy. Then again, yesterday it didn't.

It's all good though. I slep great last night, about 7 hours, and I feel that I'm ready to take on the world today.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- A THREE KILO drop! Damn!
- A good night's sleep!
- Wife!
- A new weight loss venture this afternoon. Wish me luch!

Life is good!

173.5 lb Lost so far: 168.2 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
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Comments 
Sheesh... what a bragger you are. And, of course, I am horribly jealous. Do you do transfusions? I'm B-Positive. Went off the beaten track for the past 2 days and regrouping to being anew tomorrow with tough goals and expectations. Fingers crossed. Hoping to drop 30lbs by 9/25. 3 months from today and my birthday. It's going to be kick ass hard, but I'm going to work it to the best of my ability. And you shall be a great inspiration to me. Thanks Keld. 
25 Jun 13 by member: ClassicRocker
I am more than happy to inspire. Now do remember that the harder you push, the more difficult it gets. Don't go TOO low on calories, but do what you're supposed to do. That'll make you reach goal faster than pushing too hard. :) 
25 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld
Wow, so much content in your journals - where to start. Weight drop - holy cow, batman, that is amazing. As you say all that draining, no wonder you were tired. Also I am glad you are settling into the no breakfast routine. I can't believe how easy it is to go without breakfast. Who would have thunk. I definitely am hungrier if I eat something in the morning. Coconut oil - yeah, not sure about that at all. I honestly don't see/feel a difference but I continue to use it because I believe it does help keep me full throughout the morning and I like to get 'good fat' into me as I don't get a lot of fat in other ways (at least I don't think I do :) Isn't it amazing how long you can go without food and not be hungry? I agree though that salmon and potatoes wasn't enough, especially for a man so the protein smoothie was a good call. Didn't realize what you do for a living, yes, that is very emotionally draining. I work as a medical secretary, and get very emotionally attached at times to patients, and they to me, as I am sure you find too. It's very emotionally taxing at times. The exercise likely helps stress relief too. So enjoy that appointment and glad you find it helpful. I won't discuss my options of the psych profession, my experiences have been mixed :) So onwards and downwards Keld, will be interesting to see what tomorrow's numbers are.  
26 Jun 13 by member: sarahsmum
That is a great loss! Congrats. 
26 Jun 13 by member: davidsmom
Congrats Mr Kingkeld!!!! That is really awesome. Today i'm royally pissed off seeing a 750 grams hike in my weight even after sweating like a pig in the gym yesterday. After seeing your journal I feel much better and encouraged. I need to loose 25kg in the next 6 months, It is a nightmare for me. Only when i come back to fatsecret and see your profile and weight loss Journey Ups and downs, I can tell myself that its not impossible, only thing that is needed is determination and consistency. That I'm learning from You. Thanks for the Inspiration. I'm really sorry if i'm sounding funny, I never write much. this time made an attempt :) congrats once again :) 
26 Jun 13 by member: empowering myself
Empowering, YOU CAN DO IT, and YOU WILL DO IT. As I said, I am nobody special when it comes to this. I stood on the shoulders of others in the beginning, and I still sneak up there to get a grip now and then. Now, please come stand on mine. :) 
26 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld
Keld you may want to check out 'coconut oil pulling' - I can definitely feel a positive difference after one of those. Otherwise, I never really felt any difference when ingesting it. It did make food taste good (stirred into oatmeal, veggies sautéed with it) and I also find it makes a good dry hand treatment. Good luck. 
26 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
Hoping you do stick around. Many of us will be coming to you for support and guidance.  
26 Jun 13 by member: ClassicRocker
Great results...Awesome Journal entry...Thanks for sharing... 
26 Jun 13 by member: ALotOfSoul
ClassicRocker, I WILL stick around. This journal is a big part of MY "therapy", getting my footing on everything I do. I wouldn't miss it for the world... :) 
26 Jun 13 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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