kingkeld's Journal, 21 August 2012

Good morning!

400 grams down since yesterday. These number still fluctuate, so I don't think there really is much point in tracking from day to day, yet I still do it. I'm just not comfortable with weighing in less than daily. The days where I have forgotten, I am really annoyed that I don't know how I am doing, good or bad.

I am still retaining tons of water - I really saw it coming home from work yesterday. I was wearing "diabetic socs" - I wear these as they are so much more comfortable than my other socks - and I could tell when I took them off how much more swollen my legs were where they socks had NOT been. Wow. That was quite an eye opener.

I often wonder how much of my gained weight is water. I wish I had a way to tell. My fat percentage is pretty much the same as always, but I don't check it very often. Maybe I should.

Food-wise yesterday, I did okay. I didn't track, but I know I did as I was supposed to. No baddies, but good meals. They were a bit on the heavy side, left-over pasta from Sunday was my lunch, and picadillo for dinner. Fortunately, there are no leftovers today. :)

Lunch will be my usual go-to lunch when we don't have leftovers: Wife and I will go have a pita with lettuce and ham and a tiny bit of dressing. It's super deliscious, not very salty (even if it's ham), and pretty low on calories.

Dinner will be chicken breast with broccoli and carrots.

We haven't had too many vegetables lately, I think we just got lazy cooking. It's been tough on us - I have been exhausted from work and fun, and Wife has struggled with the hot days we've had in Denmark.

It's not as hot as we were used to from living in Texas, but the difference is that we don't have air conditioners here in Denmark. It's usually not needed, but those few days in a summer where it gets really hot can be killer. The last week has been like that.

But today, I want a "proper" meal. I am tired of rice and pasta. I want vegetables, my body is really missing it.

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I have told them at work that I am attempting full time back to work this week!

Yesterday was my first day full time, and I did okay. I was super tired coming home, but that's okay. It's okay to be tired. That's what I tell my clients all the time anyways. :) If I talk the talk, I gotta walk the walk too, right? :)

It's good to be back, and I will be doing interviews at work starting today. It's gonna be nice. The days are going by so much faster when I see clients at work. I'm really looking forward to today.

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I still hope to be able to fit those green pants better by the end of the week. I tried them on again, and it really is just my swollen legs that are the issue. Well, that and the girdle.

I hope to get that swelling down soon, it's so annoying to have it there. I've been considering talking to my regular doctor about some diuretics, maybe that can help me out. I am so damn impatient when it comes to this. It's a minor thing but it's holding me back, I feel.

Also, I want to get more into the exercise. I have permission to do this, but of course I can't do crunches and other things that can affect my stomach and the skin around my waist and hips. I have to be careful what I do.

Also, of course, I have to build up stamina again. I feel that I am all the way back to square one on exercise. I am probably wrong - square one was still 70 kgs ago - but I know it's a long way back.

I was considering getting back on my stationary bike and working my way up. I will do it in a very simple manner:

I will simply start today (right after I am done journaling) and give it 5 minutes. That's all. Just to get started, get going.

Then I will increase with one minute every day.

I think when I was most comfortable, I did about one hour per day. This would then be in about two months, when my energy is (hopefully) much better. I think it's a reasonable way to work my way up - I will feel progress, but it will still be a very slow and cautious increase that won't kill me.

So this is what I'll be doing in a few minutes. :)

Today, I am thankful for:

- Yet another great night's sleep.
- Morning coffee.
- Getting on the bike (we'll see how it goes!)
- ZZ Top live in Germany 1980 on TV.

Happy Tuesday! It's gonna be a good one! Life is good!
190.9 lb Lost so far: 150.8 lb.    Still to go: 3.5 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 August 2012:
1632 kcal Fat: 58.57g | Prot: 124.83g | Carb: 126.70g.   Breakfast: Sliced Ham (Extra Lean), Egg, Rye Bread (Reduced Calorie). Lunch: Pizza. Dinner: Broccoli, Carrots, Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten). Snacks/Other: Extreme Protein Chocolate Flavor, Milk (Nonfat), strawberry. more...
3413 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 1 hour, Bicycling (moderate) - 13/mph - 5 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 45 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Desk Work - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Standing - 1 hour, Sitting - 5 hours and 40 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 6.2 lb a week

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good like on your bike today! i see you have good plans and i'm pretty sure you're doing well on that! 
21 Aug 12 by member: joelae
Wow, back to work already! Good job pal. Its tough I know. Its tough to sit home, and its tough to work! You cant win, lol. Good luck with the bike, and I will have to check out that ZZ Top! *cough* 
21 Aug 12 by member: posterchild66
YOu should get something for that cough, JP. ;) 
21 Aug 12 by member: kingkeld
I hope full time work is going well and that you felt good on the bike this morning!! 
21 Aug 12 by member: erika2633
The bike felt okay. It was only 5 minutes. Not enough to wear me out. I will continue slowly and not over do it. :) 
21 Aug 12 by member: kingkeld
Your plan sounds like a sound one. Just remember to take it easy and listen to your body. It will tell you when you've done too much. 
21 Aug 12 by member: davidsmom
Just got off my bike!...and I too started out at 5 minutes, adding a minute a day. It is a great way to be gentle with yourself, and not risk any injuries. Go for it! You'll feel happier with yourself the minute you climb on that bike. :) 
21 Aug 12 by member: yduj57

     
 

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