kingkeld's Journal, 08 December 2011

First of all, I'd like to thank you guys for all your "Get Well" notes in the comments yesterday. I really appreciate it. It's nice to see that you guys care enough to write. Thank you.

I'm still sick, though I gotta say I do feel a little better, though I'm clearly not on top of things just yet. The flu truck has his me again this morning, and I feel my whole body aching. I have no energy for exercising, no energy for playing music.

I am trying to get to write a little in this journal today, before I go to work. It's Thursday, and it's our long day at work. I really don't want to go, I am sick, but there is a LOT of work that I just can't get out of. I have three interviews booked today, and if I reschedule them it'll be total chaos. I better not.

Yesterday I felt like I did okay at work. Sick as a dog, but I got saved by most of the day being meetings. I had ONE interview, and I could do that one by phone, so I did. It made it easier. I even had excess energy to walk to the postal service to pick up a package. I can not safely say that Christmas is saved. Entertainment for the holidays is in the house!

Is it just me having a twisted mind, or is there something wildly entertaining in the fact that we'll be spending a Christian holiday watching movies about sorcery, magic and witchcraft? No matter, I like Harry Potter, and have purposefully stayed away from the last few movies to watch them all together at some point. Christmas will be "some point" for us this year. :)

So how am I doing on the scale? Doing better, actually. I dropped TWO KILOS since yesterday. That's a little over 4 lbs. A lot of the retained water has gone, and I can actually see it in my face. I look better again. I hope I can drop some more before Saturday morning. I'll be leery of a new Indulgence Day, simply because I probably won't reach a new low before then, but on the other hand I know it keeps my body going to do it. Maybe I simply need to do one with better choices?
I still have a few kgs (2.2 kgs, actually) to go before I can claim a new low, and I doubt that it will happen. That's okay. I'm fine with it. As longs as I am no longer in the high 80's. That hurt. I don't want to ever be up there again.

As I am not playing music this coming Friday I will not be doing my usual thing - and Friday nights are usually where I REALLY drop in weight. I wonder if that will change? It probably will, as I will NOT be standing up all evening, carrying my bass and all. I will try - if I am feeling better - to at least hit the gym to compensate. We'll see. It all depends how I am feeling.

I do miss my morning workout. I am actually finding it a reasonably pleasant experience. I like the feeling of accomplishment after. I will be looking forward to getting back on track on those. A day or two more and I think I can do it. Right now, I want to save that energy to carry me through my work day.

Today I am thankful that I lost two whole kgs.
I am thankful that my pants are no longer tight.
I am thankful that I got a pretty good night's sleep.
I am thankful that Wife will be cooking a wise choice dinner with chicken and veggies tonight.
I am thankful that kitty cat is keeping my lap warm.
I am thankful that I found the energy to actually write a decent journal, unlike yesterday.

As I posted this journal with my weigh-in, FatSecret came up with this prediction:


Have a great Thursday! The work week is almost over!

Life is good!

189.2 lb Lost so far: 152.6 lb.    Still to go: 1.8 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 December 2011:
1600 kcal Fat: 52.91g | Prot: 113.77g | Carb: 168.23g.   Breakfast: Egg, Rye Bread, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Lunch: Vegetable Oil, Masa Corn Flour (Enriched), Chicken Breast, Broccoli. Dinner: 200g curry vegetables, white rice, 250g serving chicken masala, Major Grey's Chutney. Snacks/Other: carrots, Milk Chocolate Candies, Cantaloupe Melons. more...
2859 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 9 hours, Sitting - 5 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 20 minutes, Standing - 1 hour. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 30.9 lb a week


LOL..about the fatsecret prediction..i find it so dumb sometimes. Good going..proud of ur accomplishments...inspirational.  
08 Dec 11 by member: ruchi0112
Sending big (((((hugs))))) to get you through the day x 
08 Dec 11 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Nice gratitude list. I like it. That is a good idea about watching the Potter movies together. I am not that into Harry Potter, but that is a good idea and maybe would help me enjoy them all as a series.  
08 Dec 11 by member: posterchild66
They're pretty good movies. They're great family entertainment, and I really like the darkness that slowly creeps upon the story. That, and it's good acting with an interesting cast and unusually high production values. Oh... and I know a guy who did makeup on one of the Gringotts gnomes in the last movie. :) 
08 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
I'm glad you're feeling better.  
08 Dec 11 by member: Egibbs000
4 days! That's great. LOL. Feel even better today, Keld. 
08 Dec 11 by member: Helewis
Oh no Keld - this flu bugs really sucks - I'm into my fourth week with it and it is still lingering - I'm just boosting my system with fresh orange juice and will get back on track with exercising when I'm feeling more up to it. I hope yours passes quickly :) 
08 Dec 11 by member: triaby
Yes ... love the fatsecret weight calculator OR hate it depending on what it says!! LOL!!! Congrats on such a big drop ... I know that had to feel great!! I don't think I'll reach a new low this week either ... I am hopeful but I don't think it is going to happen. So what happens if I skip an indulgence day? Does that throw me into a stall? Glad you are feeling a little better and hope today you recover more. Have a lovely day!! 
08 Dec 11 by member: madaboutmoose
I love your idea of watching Harry Potter like that. Hope your feeling better. 
08 Dec 11 by member: davidsmom
Sorry you were sick! So many around me have gotten some sort of stomach virus but I've avoided it! About the weight prediction, my first week on here it told me I would be at my goal the following week. Hahahaha! Have you read any of the Suzanne Collins trilogy? Book one is Hunger Games and the movie will be out in March. I wasn't sure if I would like it but I'm hooked!!!! 
08 Dec 11 by member: dukesmom
@Moose - I don't think there will be any real damage from skipping an Indulgence Day now and then. I'm not sure what will happen this early on. Only one way to find out...! Also, I experience the BIG losses towards the end of the week - so give it a chance. Still two more weigh-ins to go... :) @dukesmom - I generally am bad at finding time to read books. I just don't really do it. I used to listen to audio books at work, but now I need to focus too much on my tasks (they changed significantly - to the better!). I've heard mentions of Hunger Games, I will make sure to check it out. 
08 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
Keld, I am sorry you have been so ill. You need a good dose of Chicken Soup and skip the gym and go to bed. This is Mom2 telling you to rest! I absolutely love the Harry Potter series. We just bought the last one and I suppose we will be watching these over and over. Do you have the Lord of the Rings? We love those also and on a different note... big, big fans of Johnny Depp movies... like his Pirates of the Carribean series. BIG WOO HOO on getting rid of the fluid. I can totally relate to how much better it feels to lose that bloated feeling. Take care, my friend, and get some rest when you can. 
08 Dec 11 by member: Mom2Boxers
Indulgence day diet question: Compared to when you were at the same number of calories a day are you loosing weight at a higher rate or about the same? Obviously I am not talking day to day here but over a longer period of time, say monthly? Obviously you think it is worth it since you are sticking with it, but if you were to choose again now that you know what you know would you have done indulgecne day dieting from the start or just same numer of calories in the begining and then indulgence day towards the end. Also BIG laugh at fatsecrets prediction. I dropped around kg when I was about 5 or 7 kg of my goal weight and it said id be there in a week, and at that point I didnt even think I would ever get here! 
08 Dec 11 by member: sunshine_girl
Thanks for the two cents Keld ... I would imagine it would be helpful to increase my calories ... but clearly not go HOG WILD like I did last week!! LOL!!! Patience is NOT my strong suit ... in case you hadn't figured that out about me yet!! 
08 Dec 11 by member: madaboutmoose
The Indulgence still has to be CONTROLLED! This is of course important. If we go absolutely bonkers (like I did last Saturday) we can eat so much we won't really have a deficit over the week. @Sunshine - I think if I was to do it again, I'd go as I have. I think Indulgence is good if you need it, but I think it's much more efficient if you can simply go for a generally lower calorie intake and go with that all the way. If your body stalls, then it's a great fix. Or, for that matter, if you simply can't live without a high calorie day. There is a backside to it though - the Indulgence Day gives you cravings the day after. It's like you get used to the higher calories over the course of just one day. Back before I did this, I would not get cravings like that. Now I do. However, I lose weight at pretty much the same rate. It's the same calorie intake, so the same weight loss is to be expected, I think. Wow... look at me babbling... Of course, others have done it successfully from the beginning, also on the "original spike diet". When I start on maintenance, I plan on still having an Indulgence day.  
08 Dec 11 by member: kingkeld
4 days to reach your goal, does that include indulgence day? Tee hee. I agree about you making better choices for indulgence day, good idea. Almost skipped some of your journal as things to get on with but glad I didn't as until I read the whole thing I thought you were still exercising when you were ill as this has the reverse effect. You should never exercise when you are ill, but thankfully you are not. I knew your wife was ill but I did not know you were. It is incredible I didn't have time to check on you for a few days and all hell breaks loose. Get better soon. My granddaughter is at the age (2) where she is catching one thing after another while her immunity builds up. Hope your day goes well. Regards sazy  
09 Dec 11 by member: sazy


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