hoops02's Journal, 22 April 2018

Day 3. A good two-days longer than any other "official" attempt I have ever made to eat more healthy with some sense of a plan. I have certainly had periods where I have tried to be more conscious, but stick a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts in front of me and I'll grab two. Or three. This morning I dropped in at work before church and discovered four boxes my Assistant Director put out for employee satisfaction purposes. I ate half a doughnut and recorded it. I'm feeling more proud than guilty, to be honest. I resisted far more than I gave in.

I estimate that my calorie intake has been around 4400 to 4900 each day just entering some of the common things I eat. Pretty alarming, I suppose. The RDI the app and other sites have set for me is 3500. Seems high, though I am currently 6' 7.5" and 330 lbs. with moderate activity. I am a former college athlete and, at 47-years old, can still dunk a basketball with two hands. I feel great.

(My goal is 289 lbs. I think ideally I should be between 270-290 as I have an extremely wide frame. Most people who guess my weight now will say 250. I do look far lighter than I actually am. Big bones, I suppose.)

The last couple of days I was right at 2000 calories for the entire day based on the calorie measurements offered by this app. I checked the items in other apps and found them to be almost the exact same, so I imagine it is pretty accurate. I was surprised at how satisfied I was with my hunger levels given it was half the calorie intake I am accustomed to. I think I eat out of boredom or habit sometimes more than out of hunger. I drank 8-10 cups of water, which I recorded just for the FYI purposes. I avoided obvious sugars such as sweet tea, sodas, potatoes, and bread. I think doing that alone will make a huge difference. I biked for 30-minutes yesterday on my Electra Townie 7D. Just over 4.5 miles. It was great.

Onward.

Diet Calendar Entries for 22 April 2018:
2225 kcal Fat: 120.67g | Prot: 114.03g | Carb: 149.13g.   Breakfast: Kirkland Signature Bottled Water, Hard-Boiled Egg , Chobani Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt, Nature's Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola, Stroope's Raw Unfiltered Honey. Lunch: Kirkland Signature Bottled Water, Kirkland Signature Spanish Queen Olives, Great Value Deli Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Great Value Deli Sliced Smoked Honey Ham, Great Value Pepper Jack Cheese Slice, Chicken Wing (Skin Eaten), French's Classic Yellow Mustard, Mt. Olive Petite Snack Crunchers Kosher Dills. Dinner: Beef Empanadas, Publix Sour Cream, Publix Thick & Chunky Salsa Medium, Refried Beans, Publix Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Kirkland Signature Bottled Water, Michelob Ultra Light Beer. Snacks/Other: Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut, Pickled Egg, Kirkland Signature Bottled Water, Kirkland Signature Bottled Water, Kirkland Signature Bottled Water. more...
4420 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (fast) - 15/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet hoops02's own diet  

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Welcome. Will be interesting to follow along as we don't usually have guys of your height here. 
22 Apr 18 by member: Draglist
Thanks! Looking forward to making this happen! 
22 Apr 18 by member: hoops02
Welcome, and congrats on your new "personal best" re: the krispy kremes! I am a 5'2" woman, and i think i may have given you a run for your money in the calorie department , haha. Amazing how many of those suckers can fit into the tiniest foods. 
22 Apr 18 by member: jengetfit123
Welcome. Stay awhile :") 
22 Apr 18 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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