kingkeld's Journal, 10 February 2013

Good morning! (Well, actually, good day)

It's post Indulgence Day, and I decided to weigh in again. I'm up 3 lbs since yesterday, which is perfectly normal. I have no problem with that. They - and more - will drop througout the next week.

I did great on my calories yesterday - having a great day out with Wife, and guests over for movies last night.

We fully (ab)used Indulgence Day. Breakfast with scrambled eggs, bread, ham and cheese, buffet at lunch time, and Wife's awesome pot roast for dinner. Snacks? I had a smoothie, tangerines, grapes...

PLEASE NOTE! Nothing with real sugar, other than fruit. No candy!

The result? Well, in a way this is NOT good, I was too low for Indulgence Day. I had 500 calories left that I could have used, but opted not to.

I'm not really in any risk of stalling right now, so there is no concern when it comes to this.

So, today I am back on my 1600 calorie schedule. I have been at the gym, done my workout, and we're essentially killing time before I go practice with Burnin' Live!

We're killing time watching Legend Of The Guardians 3D. Wow. Just Wow. I don't think I have ever seen a more impressive animated movie. The animation is incredible, and the 3D is astonishing. I highly recommend it.

So, as I said, I went to the gym this morning. Friday afternoon, I put up a little ad for my weight loss class, and I put up 20 flyers. Well, this morning 14 were gone! Woohoo! This means (at least, I think so) that 14 people were interested enough in my class that they took one! Nice! Now, of course, nobody says they'll all sign up - but hopefully a couple will. Only time will tell.

I put up 50 more flyers, so there are plenty to give out. As I was working out, I noticed several looking at them, and one took one. Another came to chit chat about it after the class, and took one. :)

I'd like to say thank you to all who has been commenting on my journal lately. You have all commented on me finding my good old positive attitude again. I'm not sure WHAT has actually changed, but I do feel super motivated to do this, and I feel that I am accomplishing my missions. It's a great feeling.

It's really not much more than just doing it, and keeping doing it. We all know how easy this is to SAY, but how hard it can be to DO. Talking the talk is never gonna be enough in the weight loss game. You gotta walk the walk too. And right now, I am super motivated to walk that walk.

Now I just need to walk it for a couple of months! LOL!

I've been thinking a lot about maintenance, and it really doesn't seem too intimidating to me. Sure, maintenance is hard, but I think it's very accomplishable.

I'm starting to set up some rules for myself for when I get there. It's all essentially about reasonable portions, and restricting myself when I stray from the path.

My main reasoning is this:

There are three main meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

If my maintenance RDI is about 2500 calories (which I believe it will be), then I essentially have 800 calories per meal. Easy. Actually, MORE than easy. The tricky part is that "easy" will tempt me to stray from the path.

So, the trick - I think - could be to set up some rules. If you have one larger/unhealthier meal one day, then the other meals have to be more reasonable.

I'll generally be starting the day off with a reasonable breakfast. If I then choose to have a heavy lunch, then dinner will have to be light. On the other hand, if I know I'm having a heavy dinner, then I need to be more reasonable on lunch. It makes perfect sense. And actually makes it pretty simple.

The same goes with snacks. Go ahead and have healthy snacks between meals. Don't over-do it. If you choose to have bad snacks, chocolate, candy, then ALL meals that day needs to be good.

So, essentially, ONE bad thing on the days you go eat bad foods.

What do you guys think? Would that work? In my head, it makes perfect sense.

Anyways, I better get back to our movie.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- People showing interest in my weight loss classes!
- Having a fun day yesterday.
- Having Monday off from work! Long weekend!
- Doing great, even on Indulgence Day!
- Coffee!
- Going jammin' with Burnin' Live!

Life is good!
Have a great weekend! Life is good!
203.7 lb Lost so far: 138.0 lb.    Still to go: 16.3 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 23.1 lb a week


Wow on 'potential' response to your class..... Fingers crosses :-). Re maintenance plan.... That sounds reasonable. I tend to go along that route.... If I have a heavy meal, my next one or maybe two will be lighter. Ok... During a day it doesn't always workout like that..... Eg if you have guests or are socialising..... I then pre and post those events with cutting back..... Not drastically... Just being 'aware' of what I am eating. I think the 'being aware' of the food and drink you consume is key.... You are now knowledgeable enough, to know roughly the calories in food and drink.... So can make a judgement call. I don't count calories anymore - life is to short - however, sometimes, if I can feel I am getting heavier (usually by my clothes), I may count and weigh food for a couple of days... Just to check how I am doing. 
10 Feb 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Oooh.... And DEFINATELY being aware of portion size..... I have yummy food... But if I know it is calorie laden, I only have a very small portion..... 
10 Feb 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Portion size? Definitely agree with you both - I've shaved more than 100 calories off my breakfast bowl by reducing cereal & yogurt from half a cup to a third. It hardly looks any different than before but I was struggling to finish the portions (and also guessing instead of measuring) - I've got used to having smaller meals generally. Measuring & weighing for a couple of days really does help me stay in the groove. 
10 Feb 13 by member: Earthlady
Isn't it great when you get in a grove and don't know why, but are on a roll! I think it makes perfect sense what you are doing. When I am on a roll, that is exactly what I do. My main thing is to know what dinner is going to be so I can plan the rest of the days calories around it. Even though I am losing, a chocolate bar is easliy worked into my diet if I really need it as long as the rest of the meals don't have sugar. Your on a roll and congrads on only 3 pounds up after indulgence, i think you use to post a 3 kg increase If I remember correctly! Whoo hoo. I also saw a weight loss class today in a local community center that someone was teaching for $145, ouch, lol. But I thought of you teaching your class! Community colleges aways have extention classes if you ever want to come back to the USA and teach. heheheh 
10 Feb 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
Great job on your weight loss class flyers, Keld. GREAT job.  
10 Feb 13 by member: Helewis
There's a saying that I've heard that helps when it comes to meal sizes and calorie distribution throughout the day: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. I see the logic in this as that you're taking in the bulk of your calories early in the day, when you've got a whole day ahead to burn it off. And breakfast being widely touted as the most important meal of the day, I agree with it. I see your point with the balancing bad with good/better. Portion size has a lot to do with it, too, and I truly believe that portions in this day and age have become WAY too big. The key, however, is exercise. No matter what you eat, exercise is a key component. If you're not moving, you won't lose. Period. I don't care the diet, the method, you GOTTA get moving. If Subway Jared can do it, and he's now kept it of for FIFTEEN YEARS, then we can do it, too! Keep us posted on the classes! I felt a surge of pride seeing the pic of your flyer set up and knowing that "Hey, I know that guy!!" Awesome possum, Keld!! 
10 Feb 13 by member: ZippyDani
Awesome possom indeed. To everyone. :) 
10 Feb 13 by member: kingkeld
Not sure if you feel it might conflict with your mojo, but Weight Watchers affiliate program operates in Denmark and there might not be anyone doing it in your area. Just thought since you were all about eating normal foods with a counting system it might not be too far of a stretch.  
10 Feb 13 by member: Cthulhu
Good thinking, Cthulhu. I'll keep that in mind, check it out. I used to do the weight watchers program, with success, but at the same time I do hear quite a bit of negativity about them here in Denmark. I'm not sure why. Maybe that should be the first step... Find out why...  
11 Feb 13 by member: kingkeld


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