kingkeld's Journal, 22 April 2014

Good morning!

Almost zero change in weight, but plenty of change in all the other numbers.

I did a fasting day yesterday. Well, mostly. I did my "hunger calibration", not eating for 24 hours straight.

It wasn't hard, not at all. Actually, I'm always surprised how easy it is to do. The "downfall", if we can call it that, was the fact that Wife cooked meatloaf with mashed potatoes. :)

I was PLENTY within RDI, and wasn't gonna meet my macro nutrients anyways, but I ended up consuming 1200 calories instead of 600 yesterday. Meh, it's all good. I'm still at a 1500 calorie deficit for the day.

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I feel that I still had a great start on a new week.

I'm focused on my mission(s), and it's gonna be a great and fun week. I have a feeling that more clients are gonna pop up over the course of the week, and I am ready for them.

Lost of people need a helping had after easter, and I am sure some will ask me. :)

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Today, I am meeting with the gym owner to get the finer details in place for Saturday. We're going to a local health convention, representing my company and the gym. It's always fun to do, and I am dying to go with MY company.

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Over the course of easter, I've been getting on my stationary bike a few times. I gotta say, I suck at it. Actually, I'm kind of shocked at how poorly I feel that I perform on the stationary bike. I used to be able to do mile after mile after mile, but that's a thing of the past.

I don't feel that I'm in bad shape or anything, but my focus has changed from endless cardio to strenth training and general conditioning. What makes me fall behind is the fact that my legs feel tired a few moments into it, and I probably give up or get bored before I get past that.

This weeks task is to get back into biking. It'd be nice to be able to take bike rides over the course of summer, and it is a great calorie burner for when I want that extra, "easy" burn. It'll do me good.

I probably have to accept that I will start at a pretty low pace and with not all that much weight on it, just like with everything else. Of course, I have LOTS of strenth in my legs, but the movement is what kills me. That is what I need to get used to a little more.

This will be a nice little venture. I'm not so sure it'll be a fun one. I tend to get very bored doing cardio exercise. Let's see.

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I have all my food planned out for the day. It's nice and simple.

I still have a handful of kilos that I'd like to drop, so I need focus on that mission, but also on my macros. I'd like to go as low as I can without it being counter-productive. It shouldn't be too hard.

I can handle a 1200 calorie hit, so I will be allowing myself a 2000 calorie RDI, 215g of protein, 68g of fat, 42-51g of fiber and the rest just carbs, up to 130g.

This should be a walk in the park.

Of course, the key word is always "should". :) Then again, I'm a big boy and I can handle this. Doing the 1200 calories wasn't even remotely hard - I actually ate more than planned, and 2000 is WAY easier.

Planning is everything.

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I'm actually very happy that Easter is over. I'm not good at change when it comes to my daily habits. There has been too many days with inactivity (well, to some extend - I have been out and moving, done my workouts, etc.), and it makes me feel like I'm not doing enough. Looking at my numbers, I don't see any real damage, I'm still more than active. It just doesn't feel like it.

I'm sure you guys know that feeling.

This is one of the downfalls from being very active. It kind of makes you want to push for more, constantly.

Being a food lover, I see a clear advantage in being very active. It's simple. Move more, eat more. However, I also see that I push myself to doing things I don't really like doing. The stationary bike is a good example. I want to do it, but I really don't want to get "addicted" to more exercise, just to burn off carbs that I eat just because I like them.

What's the point of spending half an hour on a bike just to eat a chocolate bar? Isn't it easier to simply not eat the bar? You'd think that - but that's not always how our minds work, is it? :)

I allow myself the fun stuff, if I can see that it fits my plan. Hell, I have been bad at allowing myself the fun stuff even with it doesn't.

Getting a better grip on maintenance, it's important for me (and everyone else) to keep those "walks off the beaten path" in a short leash. I see it clearly for me.

When I do well, I do really well. When I decide to get "just a little" at the candy store, then I get a LOT more than I intended. And, obviously, it wouldn't be fair to anyone if I didn't eat it all, right? :D

For me, the solution is actually ridiculously simple - but often hard to do. Do NOT go to the candy store.

This is my one and only downfall.

I can hit my macros any day of the week. I have zero problems doing this. I can hit my RDI any day of the week. Absolutely no trouble doing this.

I can, however, not control myself when I buy candy. LOL. Who knew this would be tough, huh? It's so weird.

Still, I am sure I can man up and just do it.

For quite a while, I could put stress as an excuse. I could put holidays as an excuse. I could put self pity from trouble at work, or from not being able to do anything while recovering from surgery.

There really aren't any excuses right now. This is what will make me do better and focus on the mission. No excuses.

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For me, I think the focus is usally what gets me into deep waters. I know what I'm doing. I know my mission. I have everything planned.

Then I get sidetracked. Then I feel like a little something-something. This is that moment where I make the wrong decisions. It's not really THAT hard to push back on track. It's simply a matter of deciding that I want this, and make it a priority.

I'm sure MANY of you guys can relate.

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So, today is fun. I have the meeting with the gym owner. I have two weight loss coaching sessions. I have the Stationary Bike Mission (I wonder if I can handle more than five minutes? I'm honestly not sure!). I will go for my 5k walk.

There is PLENTY to do. Today will be a busy and active day.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- A good night's sleep.
- Focus.
- Getting to actually write a proper journal entry here on FS.
- Wife!
- Morning coffee. I don't know what I'd do without it. :)

Have a great week! Life is good!
210.3 lb Lost so far: 131.4 lb.    Still to go: 22.9 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 1.5 lb a week

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How is your heart? 
21 Apr 14 by member: ClassicRocker
Hey there friend! Heart is actually fine. I had the reset twice and it didn't take neither time, so I am now on medication instead. I feel great. I'm just lightly annoyed that I can't claim to be medicine free any longer. It's a minor quibble though. I have zero restrictions on ANYTHING in regards to the heart. Thank you so much for asking. I hope you're doing well too - it's been a while since we've talked. :) 
21 Apr 14 by member: kingkeld
Hi Keld, I'm also back in FS to write and read. I got so lost in the last 3 weeks that I didn't event know all what you are doing! this is awesome! congratulations and I truly see why you will get more and more customers :) Enjoy what life brings you and good luck with the stationary bike! 
22 Apr 14 by member: Chickturu
Hey Chickturu! I SUCKED on the bike! LOL. I'll get better, gradually. It's really scary how far away one can get on a specific exercise, when focus is elsewhere. At least it's a nice reminder to NOT let strength training go. :D 
22 Apr 14 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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