kingkeld's Journal, 09 May 2013

Good morning!

It's a grey, somewhat wet day here in Denmark. I slept late - all the way to 7 am - and will more or less just lay low today.

It's a national holiday in Denmark, so everything is closed, and we're done working for the week. Nice!

Wife and I have nothing planned. We're basically gonna catch up on tv shows.

This, of course, means less moving around, and I will have to watch what I am doing on the calorie intake. Because of this, I decided to make today a Low Cal Day.

The hardest thing about Low Cal Days is to NOT get started on "bad" foods. In the term of Low Cal Days, one of the keys is to not have too many foods that makes you want to eat more. The other is to not get into situations where you normally snack. Occupy yourself instead.

I'm getting pretty good at NOT doing mindless snacking, but I'm not GREAT at avoiding it. Typically, it happens when I just have a little, when I watch tv, or when I'm bored.

So the trick today is to NOT start at all. I will simply just have water, water, water. No snacks. Just the main courses - breakfast, lunch, dinner. If I have room left after dinner, I'll evaluate what I'd like to do with it.

I had my famous Low Cal soup for breakfast, and I am planning on having another one for lunch. Wife and I usually eat different for these meals, so it really doesn't affect her what I choose to eat. Dinner is different, though. We eat together for dinner as most families, so it's more important that we can have a decent meal then.

When I do it this way, I still have 480 calories to spend on dinner. That should be easy.

I will be going out for my walk today. There is no gym for me today, it's my resting day (and I don't really think my body would be happy if I went anyways), but I do want to more around some today.

I do NOT wanna just sit all day. On a regular Thursday, I'd be going for my walk, and then spend 9 hours standing up at work. I need to at least burn SOME of the calories I normally would.

Maybe I should spend some time on my stationary bike? It's been a while. I'll consider it.

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I also gotta practice some new songs for Burnin' Live!

Wife and I were watching the movie Zombieland (and we're REALLY hoping that the show will take flight - the pilot was AWESOME!), and there was a great song during the end credits. It's dead easy to play, but it fits the bands attitude and is an AWESOME rocker. It's a little more indie, but very high energy.

This is Jack White's band The Raconteurs. Check it out:

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I'd say that we're working hard to learn this, but truth is that it took about 15 minutes! :)

It's awesome to play though, so much fun, and it TOTALLY fits the sound of my new bass! This is the perfect song to bring out a crazy, distorted bass line. Very rock and roll.

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We keep getting good feedback from people who saw us live last week, and from people who've seen the live video on YouTube.

People are starting to talk about wanting more live performances, and I hope some of that will become reality soon.

We're gonna have to expand the setlist though, as we don't have enough to do a full concert just yet. We've decided to focus on a line of songs that are good, fun, hard rock - and that are easy to learn. That way we can quickly expand the setlist with popular songs (stuff like Smoke On The Water, We're Not Gonna Take It, Highway To Hell and Cum On Feel The Noize) from the 70's and 80's, and then as we go on add more complicated stuff to feed our minds and challenge our abilities along the way. Songs like Highway Star and other Deep Purple stuff comes to mind. Maybe something from Rush? Not sure that I'm good enough to emulate Geddy Lee, though. :)

Anyways, I'm babbling.

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The weight is down today, but not further than 82.6 kilos. It's fine. It's a good weigh-in, especially after the Tuesday Binge. I needed that, and it felt good, and I am past it and moving on. I'm not gonna do anything to compensate for it, nothing I wouldn't do anyways. Today's Low Cal Day is simply because I feel like my body is kindly asking for it. I get that now and then, and I am gonna listen to it and grant its wish.

Besides, I am in no rush to change my weight to anything but where I am. I know I will probably generally end up being a little lighter if I keep going with my current activity/calorie intake level, but there's no hurry. What happens, happens.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- 4 day weekend! Yay!
- Focus on my food. 100%.
- Getting a chance to play more music today. I am looking forward to it.
- Redesigning my bass sound last night. I love the way it sounds. Even more than before!
- Spending four days with Wife.

Low Cal Day, here I come. I'm gonna conquer you, and dominate you! :)
Life is good!

EDIT:
Stationary bike ride done! 100 minutes on the heaviest setting (which isn't a WHOLE lot, but still...). I haven't biked in a LONG time, and I know that my endurance isn't what it could be, so I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. The last ten minutes were hard, though, but I managed.
Now I just need to do my walk - that's coming up after lunch. :)
END OF EDIT.

2nd EDIT:
Walk is done. It's AMAZING weather now - so nice that I had to take off my jacket to simply be in my shirt (well, and pants and shoes!)! I'm glad my thin wind breaker jacket is so small that it could be folded up and put in my back pocket. Life is good!
END OF EDIT.
182.1 lb Lost so far: 159.6 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 09 May 2013:
3449 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 1 hour and 40 minutes, Sitting - 12 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour, Standing - 1 hour. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 10.8 lb a week

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great job on the bike, keld, and on the planning. looks like you're doing great on the weightloss front. happy news about the new bass. regards to your DW. have a great holiday. 
09 May 13 by member: Helewis
Another 4 day weekend for you - how wonderful and you have it planned perfectly and congrats on all the activity. DH listened and enjoyed your Burning Live video. He had never heard Clones but we liked it. I imagine the 2 of you could talk for hours. This Raconteurs tune would be great for my Nano to walk/jog to. Thanks for sharing these! 
09 May 13 by member: Neptunebch
Thanks, Neptunebch! I appreciate you guys checking it out. We do a very rockin' version of Clones, it sounds NOTHING like the original in many ways - but much more like The Coop has been performing it live in recent years. Check it out on youtube - find the Live In Paris '80 performance. Here you will hear the original version. - would love to have that talk with your DH.  
09 May 13 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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