kingkeld's Journal, 10 May 2013

Good morning!

It's Friday morning, and the 2nd day of my 4-day weekend. Well, kind of. I'm working at the gym tomorrow, but so far that doesn't really feel like working. It's all fun. I get to talk to so many positive people, I am really looking forward to it.

I'll be going there in about 30 minutes, for my workout. Daughter is coming with me.

I'm still progressing on those machines, though I can tell that it gets harder and harder to push it further. I do my best though, and every now and then a machine loses the battle and I get to put a little more weight on.

I have, however, also realized that focusing too much on the weight lifted/pushed/moved/whatever might be counter-productive in a few cases. in certain machines, it's possible to move a LOT more weight if you do NOT do the workouts correctly, so it's very important to keep an eye on form before weight. All I accomplish from doing it wrong with too much weight is to have a less efficient workout. No point.

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Yesterday was another Low Cal Day. Piece of cake. I'm getting so used to these, they're barely a challenge any longer.

Yesterday, breakfast and lunch were my vegetable/tomato soup. Dinner was mixed veggies and an oven roasted chicken thigh - skin and all - and I cut a protein bar into tiny pieces and had it as a snack over the course of maybe 4 or 5 hours.

That's all I had, but it was really plenty. I wasn't hungry at all. Actually, I am still not very hungry at all.

Today is NORMAL day, which means I can go as high as 3000 calories. Oh, how I love maintenance mode. I probably won't go that high though. I never seem to go high on a regular week day.

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I was gonna do a smoothie for breakfast before my workout. I think it's better if I do eat something before working hard. However, we're out of milk and I just can't be bothered to go to the store at 6 AM. :) So, today I will have to do my workout on an empty stomach.

I've done it before, it's not too bad. I know I'll be hungry when I come home from my workout and walk though, so I better bring home some milk.

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Wife will be joining me for another walk later on. It's gonna be another beautiful day, I think. The sun is already out, and the birds are singing the songs of spring and summer. I love this time of year.

Yesterday, on my walk, I chose to just put on a tiny wind breaker jacket, as I was going by the beach. However, it turned out to be way too warm, and I had to take it off. Fortunately, the jacket is so thin - and size Medium - that I could simply fold it up and put it in my back pocket! This is something I could NOT do when I was 155 kilos! :)

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So, today is another relaxing day. No work. All play. I gotta make sure to burn some extra calories, to compensate for my lack of work day. My plan is to go hit the gym, then go for my usual walk. Then, later, Wife and I will go for another walk. I'm thinking we're gonna go for about 5 kilometers, to the beach and back. It's a nice walk, and I know that Wife really likes it.

If I have more energy, I'll get on the stationary bike at home.

This should be PLENTY of exercise.

I have set my exercise level to "moderate" on my calorie counter. To live up to this, I need to move quite some every day, and I can't be slacking. I know that the rest of the day probably will be spent at home, watching TV, so it's essential that I move around throughout the day. I need this.

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I lowered my goal weight on Fatsecret. It used to be 85 kilos, and I've changed it to 80. It's no big change, but it's a psychological move from my side. Knowing that I have reached goal makes it tempting to be slacking, and I can't allow myself to do that. I need to focus and do good. I've been riding a positive wave for so long now, I don't want it to stop.

Besides, I am way more comfortable and light on my feet at 80 than I am at 85, so 80 it is. This is where I'd like to be for now.

It's important to me to be feeling this good. The moment I started seeing just HOW GOOD it can be, there is no turning back. I want this. I know I keep losing weight, but the numbers from the gym are all good, I am still building muscle. I still lose fat, though obviously not too much. There simply isn't a whole lot to lose. This is a good thing.

Today, I weigh in at 81.7 kilos. Not bad at all. The weight from the Tuesday binge is dropping rapidly. I'm not sure what I'll weight tomorrow, before Indulgence Day, but I'm not concerned. It's not gonna be that much of an Indulgence Day anyways, as I'll be at the gym from 8 am to 3 pm. This pretty much eradicates the option to misbehave most of the day. Coming home I will most likely just have dinner and maybe an evening snack. Oh, and of course the usual breakfast and lunch - but those won't be too bad. I'm guessing I won't go much higher than 2000 on my Saturday 3500 allowance.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Wife wanting to go walk with me! I get to walk TWICE! Twice is nice!
- Getting up early but slept super well. I feel so good today!
- Morning coffee!
- The total lack of frustration over not having breakfast. I'll eat eventually. No biggie.

Happy Friday! Life is good!

EDIT:
Gym is done, and while I was there I had a good talk with a couple of potential clients for my classes. Notice that it's not plural. :) I need to expand shop!
Since I "wasted" a lot of time chit-chatting. I didn't get to do my walk. I will do it later, with Wife. I was, however, hoping for a double walk today. Oh well. I can still make it.
I haven't had breakfast today. I didn't have milk, and I wanted a smoothie, so I simpy skipped. I had no issue doing this, and now - at 9:45 and after a workout - I am still not hungry. I'm having water and coffee, and will have no issue waiting for lunch. I may as well save the calories - it'll help me compensate for my missing walk. No problemo. This, I think, I really the key to weight loss in many ways. Do the best you can. When you can't - compensate elsewhere. :)
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180.1 lb Lost so far: 161.6 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 13.9 lb a week

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Any chance you can make into the 77kg welterweight class? 
10 May 13 by member: Cthulhu
LOL, Cthulhu... I'm not sure about that. 77 used to be my goal, when I was to qualify to have excess skin removed. To be honest, I don't think it's at all impossible, but I think it would have to cost me on the muscles to get there. Then again, never say never. I'm happy to be around 80 though, I feel great here. I do think that if I simply keep doing what I'm doing and focus on it, then I will drop a few extra kilos. I do a monthly gym checkup to see what my levels are when it comes to fat, muscle, calorie burn, metabolic age, etc. I do this to keep an eye mainly on the muscles. I don't want a decrease of muscles just to lose more weight.  
10 May 13 by member: kingkeld
Hi KK, not sure if you know, (i know you have been researching same as me) the fitbit flex was 'on sale' in the USA. Lots of controversy though, as the order shipping was messed up, so lots of complaints. It is going to be on the UK around June/July. I re-looked at the Misfit Shine, that should be 'launched' in around July. This is the one that doesn't monitor 'sleep' activity (although the flex has, some people have found it unreliable) BUT, they say they are looking at including it in the future, as well as a heart monitor. Big question, which one is best, if it is the shine.... Do you jump now, or wait until they have incorporated the sleep activity feature.... And the heart rate monitor - mmmmm that could be 2-3 years before its out.... They both retail around UK £80. USA 99$ 
10 May 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Congrats on being able to fit your jacket into your pocket. I know the happy feeling from small clothes. When I picked up my shirt, shorts and things the other day I couldn't believe how tiny the pile was. I thought wow I will be able to pack a lot in a small space when we go camping this year. :) Which is good because my kids won't stop growing. 
10 May 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
Nice! Form is the most important thing to prevent injury as well. Another trick, is to mentally concentrate on the muscle you are working, squeeze it, you feel the burn even more. Slow and steady. Way to go! Thanks for the support the other day! I can do this without the lapband:-) Low cal days are so much easier for me than regular days cause they don't take much work LOL. Have an awesome break and congrads on the plural new potential weight loss students!!! Your gonna have one heck of a business before ya know it:-) You will be the talk of the town! 
10 May 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
LOL, Lizzy. I've been told a few times already that I ALREADY AM the talk of the town. I had no idea. :) 
10 May 13 by member: kingkeld
SkInny, I did see that it was out in the US. I tried to order, but they'd only ship US and Canada. So, I figured they lost a sale for now. I could lean on US friends, but I won't. I didn't knot that the Shine might have new features later, but I'm not surprised. I don't know which one to get still, I do really like the Flex, but the shine does look pretty cool. I might end up going with it.  
10 May 13 by member: kingkeld
I'm of the same mind KK.... Although, I am impatient LOL 
10 May 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Meh, I'm looking at them on their websites all the time, SkInny, but I am honestly not all that tempted to shop. The price to me is a liiiiitle steep for something that is - after all - a pedometer. Still, I'd like one.  
10 May 13 by member: kingkeld
Mmmm when you put it like that KK...you are right. I still want one though LOL... Just not sure which way to jump :-) 
10 May 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture

     
 

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