kingkeld's Journal, 01 March 2014

Good morning!

Let's get straight to it.

The bad news of yesterday was that I got the final decision from work, that I'm being let go.

The good news of yesterday was that I got the final decision from work, that I'm being let go.

Honestly, I see this as an opportunity to move on, hopefully to a less stressful future.

I can't say all too much about my plans just yet - there are still some issues and negotiations between me, work and my union, and it will all have to wait a little bit.

I know quite a few of you guys have been following this situaion, and it's important for me to tell you to NOT feel sorry for me. I think this is an important step to my next future.


Considering that I got fired yesterday, I had a GREAT day! lol.

I went to see the new fitness center, about 90 minutes drive from here. I went to talk to my new coworkers for when I start having hours there, and I got to meet a few of the new guests.

We even did a little group photo for facebook.

I had a good talk with a few of the guests, and we talked about future classes. I think one or two might be interested, once I get to start up.

Wife and I spent the day out, had a nice healthy whole wheat burger for lunch, and went for Indian food for dinner.

I had ice cream and chocolate, everything was accounted for and I hit all my macros except protein, where I ended up at 180g instead of 200. That's fine.

I came out of the day with a 1000 calorie deficit, which is as much as I can allow myself without losing muscle mass. It was perfect.

It was another day with a LOT of walking - 23,000 steps.

Wife even treated me to a very nice little present. I guess she felt bad for my situation. Or maybe she just loves me? lol.

She bought me a little bluetooth speaker from Bose. It's a very high-end speaker, but small and portable and can easily fit in my backpack.

And truly - it sounds like a full stereo system.

I've had - and have - several of these type of speakers, in all kinds of quality, build and price range.

This one is by far the most expensive one. BUT - it is built like a tank, and the sound quality is hands down the best I have ever heard from a small portable speaker. It has bass that I can actually feel in the floor in my apartment, even at low volume. It's just amazing. This will be an excellent little companion for my journeys into the big scary world.


It's funny. Last week, I was talking about not going to focus all that much on walking, not spending hour after hour walking just to burn calories.

I have kept to that. It just has happened to be that I have walked more than I probably have in months!

I like that. I like walking, I just don't want to "walk just to walk". But I really enjoy walking to place I possibly can. It's great exercise, it is a nice little extra burn, and it is good for my heart.


Speaking of the heart - I want to thank everyone that has written with great advice and own experiences.

I have had high blood pressure when I was obese. Now it is pretty much perfect - I just had it measured over several days with numerous measurements over the course of every day, and the average came out to 128/80. It's perfect.

The only thing is that the heart beat is uneven, and this will be fixed with medicin. It is no longer the "silent killer" for me, and this is obviously a relief.

I have zero restrictions on ANYTHING. I can do what I want, as long as I take my medicine.


So, what's in store today?

Well, today is Saturday. This means a relatively relaxed day.

I'm hoping to put 5K behind me today, probably walking with a good friend. There is also a lunch buffet in my near future, and we're gonna have a nice meal tonight.

Clearly, there won't be the amount of walking and exercise as I have had through the week.

It's all good though.

Looking at my numbers, I have saved up a LOT of extra calories - even after considering a nice deficit daily. I could to 1000's over today and still be on track.

I won't, though.

I would like to have a decent weigh-in tomorrow. Sunday last week I weight 90.5 kilos. Today I am at 87. I would like to at least not get to 88 by tomorrow. If I do, I want to make sure it is NOT fat from pigging out.

No candy today. No weird snacks.

My treats are gonna be SKYR for protein, and maybe something to get me to my minimum calorie requirement for the day if I haven't reached it.


Today, I'm thankful for:
- Weekend.
- Being fired. No, really. I am. This will be the kick off to do my own thing.
- Wife, for being amazing.
- My little speaker. Guys love gadgets. :)
- Pumpkin spice morning coffee.

Have an awesome weekend, everyone. Life is good!
191.8 lb Lost so far: 149.9 lb.    Still to go: 4.4 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 4.6 lb a week

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It is so good to hear that you are looking forward to a change. satisfaction in the work we do is such a big perk. May you transition to the best possible work for you. J 
01 Mar 14 by member: JovialJ
you just been down sooo long that it looks like up to you - "the doors" (*grin*) 
01 Mar 14 by member: puhpine
I am glad you are happy with the new direction life is taking you. More so I am always pleased with your outlook on life. I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful day! :) 
01 Mar 14 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
Imagine if you had not lost all the weight you have and that silent killer might have succeeded. I am so happy for you Keld. For years now it looks like you have made one good decision after another. I shouted "oh no" out loud upon reading " I'm being let go" but immediately changed my mind following the next sentence. I swear, my gut instinct jumped in and knew straight away this is another turning point in your life. You have made your weight loss an education, not only from a physical point of view but emotional. You have studied all there is to know and about the lifestyle changes by noting and logging every bit of pain and pleasure. You started up your own group a long time ago. My gut instinct tells me you are on the right path now, the path that is truly KELD. I hope your future is with your classes, I think that will be a grand way to live and work now. You are such a genuine man and I am happy you are mu buddy. Don't forget your book Keld, you MIGHT have time to write it now, though I think I know you well enough to know you will fill your time very quickly. Very much love and luck on your new adventurous path. Can't wait to enjoy seeing it unfold. Best wishes to your wife and daughter. Xxxxx 
01 Mar 14 by member: sazy
One door closes...more open! 
01 Mar 14 by member: 2 Big 2 Fail
Great attitude looking toward the future and new opportunities. Go For It !!!! 
01 Mar 14 by member: erwinwarrior83
Keld, all that I can say is that the best thing that ever happened to me (career-wise) was that I left the job I held for 18 years. I never realized what a rut I had been in. I had no real idea what I'd do after leaving, but surprises do occur. I took a seasonal job and before the season was over, the owner decided to retire and sell me the business. I've never been happier or more successful (and I'm pushing 60). So you just never know what opportunities are waiting for you. Had I not been out of a job I'd have never stumbled on to this great gig. I know that you're going to land on your feet and move forward to a better future. Consider all of the tenacity that you showed in your weight-loss & health improvement. In light of that, a career change is small potatoes, as they say. Good Luck. Have a great weekend. 
01 Mar 14 by member: TXSnowman


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