JLente's Journal, 25 April 2018

Nice to eat a bit closer to script. I still find it fascinating that while an ‘objective’ outside observer could say I’ve radically changed the way I eat and am following a highly restrictive ‘diet’, I don’t feel deprived in any way and all feels very natural. Yes it takes a little more planning and mindfulness but not overly so at all to me.

A bit higher on cabs this week than I target, due to the very yummy re-fried bean soup which I’ve had twice this week (and will have some more again tomorrow). But the overall mix of things has been solid. Have meals basically planning out for a few days forward and am happy with how my monthly averages are projected to look.

Down to the second to last hole on my ‘fat’ dress belt I bought a couple years ago on my way up in weight which I realized when I was wondering today why my slacks felt like they were sliding off even though I had my belt on. Will have to figure out where I stashed a ‘less fat belt’ soon so I can keep wearing some of my now to large in the waist dress slacks (I refuse to invest in anything new since I’m closing in on fitting into others that have been hanging in the closet for years now mocking me)

Planning on getting to a doc for a 500k mile check up once I hit 300. I know the line will be ‘you should lose weight’ to which I can reply “I’m down 300 and working lower, so back off”.

I know I still have to work some consistent exercise in to the mix just have not yet figured out what part of my limited ‘non work time’ I am willing to sacrifice. I will make it happen, just have not got there yet.

Before I go and light up a cigar and relax a bit (I gotta keep 1 or 2 vices), I just want to thank everyone here for the support, words of encouragement, and the knowledge I’ve gleaned from y’all in what is really a very short time. I don’t have to words to properly articulate how helpful you good people have been or how much it means to me. All I can simply say is… Thank You!

Have a good night all.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 April 2018:
1008 kcal Fat: 66.33g | Prot: 57.08g | Carb: 31.85g.   Lunch: Sports Research MCT Oil, Chicken Thigh, Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach. Dinner: Great Value Deli Style Sliced Swiss Cheese. Snacks/Other: Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Refried Bean Soup. more...
3569 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 24 hours. more...
on diet JLente's own diet  

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I'm still trying to figure out the consistent excercise thing too! Even my days off are so busy that it's hard to fit it in. But I have to. I feel better when I do. You'll get there just like I will. You're doing great! I'd be telling the doc to back off too, lol. 
25 Apr 18 by member: LSG417
I would say that if you don't feel deprived, you're doing it the right way! You have given many great comments, advice to people and this is one reason that this site can be so interesting! Good luck and keep up the great work! 
25 Apr 18 by member: Charlotte_15
I just started a group on over 50 losing over 50 don't know if you qualify . But I am over that particular hill and can use all the support i can get. I hope it catches on 
25 Apr 18 by member: WriterandPainter
Good luck with the checkup! Glad to hear your doing reasonably well. Keep us up to date and take care !  
25 Apr 18 by member: wright2018
I am finding that if I eat when I am slightly hugry, the food I eat is delicious. Very entertaining to eat food that is good for me and tasty too. 
25 Apr 18 by member: abbadabba
Thanks much again for all the kind words! @WriterandPainter.. I do indeed qualify on both accounts :D I've not looked at the groups here so O50LO50 is the first one I've joined. :) @abbadabba.. I agree, I'm finding the same, even the simple fare I fix up seems to have better flavor. 
25 Apr 18 by member: JLente
You are doing fabulous!  
25 Apr 18 by member: MereSess
great job the Non Scale Victories aree just as important as the scales well done you.. keep going :) 
26 Apr 18 by member: gaelicgal
How do u cheek your month prediction 
26 Apr 18 by member: 100problems
On the website.. not the app you can hover your cursor over the calender... there you will see 'Month view'. It shows you day to day cal intake number and if you go to the bottom right you will see averages in daily cals and macro's to that point. And if you are a planner you can see those averages with your planned out future days included. Wish I could attach screen shot here. 
26 Apr 18 by member: JLente
GREAT JOB !!! Keep at it !!! 
26 Apr 18 by member: DO N OK
Great progress! I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for sharing! 
26 Apr 18 by member: Gingerk65
Great Post, thanks for the tips on the app, still learning. 
26 Apr 18 by member: Steven Anthony
Great post! Moving forward! And after all that work, if the doc tells you you need to lose weight, get a new doc. I finally found one that was supportive and helps me instead of diagnosing everything ever wrong with me, ever, as weight related. 
26 Apr 18 by member: Nidoqueen
I'd love the refried beans soup recipe please 😁 
26 Apr 18 by member: Lepardldy
Always a great NSV when the clothes are starting to drop off! LOL 🙋🏻 
26 Apr 18 by member: smprowett
@Lepardldy this is the basic recipe https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/fast-refried-bean-soup its a great starting point to tweak for taste in any number of ways. 
26 Apr 18 by member: JLente

     
 

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