kingkeld's Journal, 22 May 2013

Good morning!

So, it's back to "normal life". Vacation is over. Boooo!

It's been a great 4 days in Paris, some of the most fun I have had in years.

If you've read my journals over the last few days, then you know how Wife and I have enjoyed it. I don't want to get TOO much into it all again (though I probably can't help myself).

On the way home, I got tempted by a good sale at the airport. I bought chocolate. Lots of it. LOL. Actually, 1200 grams of Toblerone. I already have them calculated, and know the damage they will do.

I will consider them my Trial Of Fire. I will not have more than a piece or two at a time, and I will record it all in my food journal. I will NOT go nuts.

I really feel that I have a good grip. I feel that I know what I am doing, and I don't really have a big problem having a little chocolate IF - IF IF IF IF - I can tell that I won't send the Carb Monster on a rampage. This is essential. Sometimes I can do this, other times I can't. These days I feel that I have control of it.

I loved the fact that I came home a good chunk lighter than when I left. I am today at 79.2 kilos, very close to my ultimate goal of 77. I am in no way rushing to get those last two kilos off me, I know they'll be gone in no time.

We came home from Paris last night around 11 PM. Guess who was at the gym at 7 AM this morning? LOL. Yup, that's me. I had to go, I felt HORRIBLE that I haven't been there for days - even if I did my workout video a couple of times in Paris. Still, it's not the same.

The workout was HARD, and I could tell that I didn't have the energy that I normally have. I think it is simply because of the less than optimal food that we've had. It was good food, sane choices, and low calorie (well, most of it), and it was all registered and counted as best as I could while on the go. I think it's very reasonable, the way I have calculated it. When ever I was in doubt, I would add a little extra to not cheat myself.

I have set my calorie counter to maintenance calorie intake at 77 kgs. This has given me an allowance of 2150 per day. I had saved up a huge amount of calories I could spend "extra" while on vacation, so I had 3500 available per day without messing anything up, but I never needed to use them.

Here are my stats for those days:

Friday (travel day): 618 calories
Saturday: 1041 calories
Sunday: 1467
Monday: 1728
Tuesday: 1605

Total calories for the days: 6459 calories
Calories "not used": 4372. I have eaten 59% of my allowance, averaging 1259 per day, skipping 874 per day.

And speaking of numbers, I have taken approximately 65000 steps over the last 5 days. That's more than a marathon. :)

Not bad. Not bad at all.

It wasn't really something I did on purpose. I simply made sure to eat what I felt I should and what I felt was right. I simply ate what I felt like, but asked myself "Do you really want and/or need this food?" before each meal. And I had plenty of snacks. I've had ice cream, smoothies (not the protein kind), cake and other goodies. I haven't just skipped all the "fun stuff".

It feels great coming home and seeing that I actually lost a little weight. I can't say I could have lost more just being home - this is perfect. Obviously, the walks have helped me a lot


I still need to do my walk today. I was gonna do it right after gym, but it started raining hard. I'm glad I didn't go - I would have gotten caught smack in the middle of it.

Today is maybe a good day to try out my new set of rain clothes. I will be doing my walk. I'm not gonna skip.


Today, I'm thankful for:
- Danish coffee! SO much better than the French. No offense. :)
- Sleeping in my own bed.
- New low, and not even feeling that I had to work for it. :)
- Wife!

Have a great day! Life is good!

The Fitbit Flex is FINALLY available here in Europe. About damn time! Obviously, I just pre-ordered one. :) Supposedly, they'll ship by the end of the month.

Check it out here

174.6 lb Lost so far: 167.1 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 7.7 lb a week


Fantastic, that you had a good time AND lost weight... Shows you have really got to grips with a 'life change'. Good for you :-). .... And we'll done on getting to the gym this morning. 
22 May 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Getting to the gym this morning was surprisingly easy. It was simply something "I had to do". I love the that change - that it's now an obvious thing to be doing. :) 
22 May 13 by member: kingkeld
So glad you had a good time in Paris - I've been pretty much offline since you went so I missed it all; will catch up if I get time :)  
22 May 13 by member: Earthlady
Nice job losing on vacation while still enjoying yourself. I know you know it.. but HUGE accomplishment! 
22 May 13 by member: Bkeller1023
I am so glad you had a wonderful trip, felt like I was there! And freakin fabulous that you had such a great trip, ate what you wanted (relatively speaking) and lost weight. No doubt the walking helped but you guys walked A LOT. Enjoy the day and hope the rain gear makes walking in the rain somewhat enjoyable. 
22 May 13 by member: sarahsmum
Well, it's been raining so intensely that I had to cancel my walk. BOOOO! So, instead of my 50 minute walk, I got on my stationary bike for 75 minutes. suggests that this burns between 543 to 691 calories. I'm gonna assume it's smack in the middle at 617 calories. Let's say 600. This leaves a little extra burn than I would have gotten from walking, where it generally registers at around 400 cals. Not bad. :) 
22 May 13 by member: kingkeld
Yay KING - you are again inspiring to get it back n track!  
22 May 13 by member: HCB
Haha, glad you had a good time. There can only be you who goes on holiday and loses weight !!! :-)  
22 May 13 by member: shaz7140


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