kingkeld's Journal, 09 January 2013

Good morning!

Yesterday, I screwed up. Dammit.

I was hungry all day, and none of my usual tips and tricks seemed to do much.

I ended up with candies, I had too much food for dinner, and what-have-you. Geez.

At least I stopped it, once I manned up. I had a fairly large bag of candies (and WAY too large for it to fit into my mission), and as I was walking and eating I simply threw it in the trash. It wasn't easy to do, especially as it had cost me good money too, but it needed to go.

I didn't need it - I was already stuffed from ordering too large a meal on my way to teach yesterday.

Looking at the calorie damage - which is estimated as I really wasn't paying attention, the damage is not TOO wild, but of course I'm way over RDI. I wasn't over calories burned, so there is at least that. :)

I'm wondering if this is related to the workouts. I know I get more hungry when I work out, and this felt like something that could happen. I need to be aware of this.

At least the overly full feeling was bad. Not gonna have a large meal like that anytime soon.

So, on track today, and staying on track no matter what.

I have gym this morning, leaving in about 90 minutes to go do the circuit training. I'm actually really looking forward to this. It would have been a lot easier if I didn't have another 500 grams of food processing in my system though. It's bugging me, but there's not a lot I can do about that.

I have eaten half my breakfast now, and I will have the other half after exercise. I felt NO real change having a chocolate milk after working out Monday. I'm not sure what the difference should be though. I felt fine, but no different. Today, I'm gonna skip that and see what happens.

The real issues were yesterday. Yesterday I was tired and munchy all day. This is the day that I need to fix. I can't feel like that 3 or 4 days every week - it'll totally destroy my diet.


I may have found a room to use for my weight loss class. The school where I teach the kids to rock has offered that I can borrow a room with them. At the same time, the boss man is talking about maybe doing a separate class for youngsters. I'm not sure if I can get results with them though, unless they are there 100% voluntary. But it's an interesting challenge, and it's an extra income for me whether I see results with them or not. Of course, if there are no results, then there is no class next year. So I will have to do my best.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- My body punishing me for pigging out yesterday.
- Going to the gym!
- Morning coffee!
- Positive outlook for my classes!

Happy hump day! Life is good!
203.5 lb Lost so far: 138.2 lb.    Still to go: 16.1 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 09 January 2013:
1512 kcal Fat: 44.26g | Prot: 69.96g | Carb: 195.44g.   Breakfast: Egg, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean), Rye Bread. Lunch: minestrone suppe. Dinner: Taco Shells (Baked), Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Ground Beef (95% Lean / 5% Fat). Snacks/Other: Isis, chocolate powder, Brown Sugar, Twizzlers, Chocolate Chip Cookie. more...
3673 kcal Activities & Exercise: Circuit Training - 30 minutes, Standing - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 6 hours, Desk Work - 2 hours. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 1.5 lb a week


Well Keld, I had to clean out some holiday goodies yesterday, and toss stuff in the trash. And sometimes, I even toss some beers (well, give them to our house boys). Anyway, good luck with your class. We have some friends of the overweight variety, and they are making their kids eat right and exercise. I dont think that is quite right, kids need to make that choice. Forced diet and exercise will do nobody any good, just like you cant make a drunk or drug addict quit by force. At any rate, off my high horse. Recovery is tough no matter the problem.  
08 Jan 13 by member: posterchild66
YES working out makes me hungry too! The more I work, the more I wanna eat. Especially during my training last year.  
08 Jan 13 by member: JessWhatINeeded
It probably sounds like boring food and there's no science behind it, just my solution, but when I used to do weights etc I found that a light vegetable soup or broth about an hour after workout solved the hunger problem. I would have that as an extra mini-meal and stick to my eating plan otherwise. I'm talking aout 20 or 30 years ago though! I think our bodies process foods differently as we age and the same things may not have the same effect. 
08 Jan 13 by member: Earthlady
Earthlady, I'm gonna have to try that, whether I want to or not - I forgot my 2nd breakfast (post workout breakfast) at home, so I am without food for another three hours. I do, however, have many of those little bouillon soupy thingamabobs. Vegetable is 4 calories, tomato is 20. I think I'll go with Tomato. Much more fulfilling. It's nowhere near "a meal", but it'll have to do. I'm hungry, and I'm tired from the workout, but I think I'll be okay. The good news is that I'll have "leftover" calories for later, or for compensating for me doing dumb stuff yesterday. lol.  
09 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Since I have started weight training I have noticed that it doesn't really matter what I eat before hand (usually only a handful of almonds), but if I eat good protein & some good fat afterwards I feel a lot better, have more energy & sleep better. My trainer told me that that is what the body needs to repair the muscles. As for chocolate milk: can't see what it would do for you, its just loaded with sugars. Water is still really the only liquid you need :). Hope you have a good workout, wish I had time to exercise in the morning! 
09 Jan 13 by member: schmetterling34
Hi Keld! The first days you start going to the gym, it's pretty normal to feel super hungry. Your body needs a bit of time to get used to that. To me it works to have a slice of rye bread or few rye crackers with some cottage cheese or a slice of ham after workouts. And plenty of water. It's not too many calories, it fills you up, it's a bit of protein and carbs that can help you to recover. And you can easily wrap it into foil to take it with you. Give it a try! :) 
09 Jan 13 by member: Lizzie983
Lizzie, the lunch I forgot at home IS rye bread, along with an egg. lol. I guess I'm on the right track. I know it's a "beginner's issue" the whole fatigue thing. It'll be better. I will keep going and do good. The rough part is when my whole body is screaming "CHOCOLATE! STAT!" in the afternoon. I guess I didn't see it coming, and it snuck up on me. I still don't know how that happens. It's like we barely notice before we are suddenly muching away. Old habits die hard, huh? 
09 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Keld, good choice!!! The very good thing is you found a way to workout! I am super happy you did! I know the feeling of my body screaming "chocolate" or even "I want a pound of meat NOW!!!" after workouts. It's tough, and it's pretty normal to listen to your body the first times. To me, it works to carry with me all time some rye crackers for "emergency hunger". It's not chocolate, but it works :) I think the "I want chocolate" instinct will never leave me...  
09 Jan 13 by member: Lizzie983
I have a serious appetite problem when I'm working out regularly. I never did quite get a handle on it either, I didn't find it got easier with time :( But I didn't acknowledge it until later, so I'm hoping I can better manage this time around knowing it will happen. So now that you already know it, you can prepare for it. The soup/broth is a great idea to fill you up if you are extra hungry. Plus, its extra water to replenish from your workout, and a little sodium is good since you lose that when exercising. I hope you're managing better today! 
09 Jan 13 by member: Bkeller1023
Great news on the classes, how exciting for you! I have often thought how it would be great to morph into a motivational speaker to help other people that want to lose weight and get in to working out. Of course though I have to get farther along myself, but I love hearing how it is coming together for you!!  
09 Jan 13 by member: Rubie-sue
Actually, I'm looking into that too - motivational speaker. There's a LOT more money to be found there. ;) 
09 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
Tossing the candy in the trash - great move - reinforces in your mind you value your health more than (unnecessary type foods). Good for you. Today is a whole new day to be stronger than the sugars :-) Good job! 
09 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
Sounds like you're making good steps in that direction! One day we'll be able to say "we knew him when...."  
09 Jan 13 by member: Rubie-sue
FullaBella, I FEEL MUCH STRONGER! It's been a good day. Exhausted from the morning workout though. I can tell that my muscles are working harder than what I'm used to. :) It's a good feeling.  
09 Jan 13 by member: kingkeld
I hate the days when your hungry for something and can't figure it out what it is..I keep wandering from frig to pantry..frustrating..but you did awesome on throwing the candies coffee in hand is raised to you buddy...Congrats..:O) 
09 Jan 13 by member: BHA
Glad you journaled about this. I want to get back to the gym and hunger is always a big problem after working out. Need to plan ahead. I wonder if it is really dehydration and water is what we need not food. Protein is probably the more practical necessary ingredient. This is hard but with each others help and input it is bound to get a lot easier - even for our kids when they see how "cute" we are! 
09 Jan 13 by member: Neptunebch
Its tough working out and the appetite afterwards. Really tough. Lately when I am working out or riding, I am obsessing about what I am going to eat after. I think it is just a matter of dedication and trying not to give in entirely to that need. The body is sending you a message, it needs fuel to work, its how we choose to fill that gap.  
09 Jan 13 by member: posterchild66
2nd breakfast... You sound like the Hobbits! Earthlady has a good point. Fill up with something low in cal, but high in fiber, perhaps a big salad? Will fill you up and take longer to digest. Maybe throw protein on for addl filling. Good luck and don't beat yourself up TOO much. It hurt you twice with the candy-once with the calories, once with the wasted $$. I keep gum on hand, too. Helps with the munchies. 
09 Jan 13 by member: ZippyDani


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