kingkeld's Journal, 30 May 2013

Good morning!

Phew, yesterday was hard for me. I wanted to eat all the time! I managed to stay (almost) within the calories I allowed myself.

I didn't weigh in yesterday, and thus didn't enter anything in my calorie counter, and thus didn't get my RDI for the day.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about:

I am using a Danish website called www.madlog.dk - it's basically like FatSecret, but more advanced, have Danish foods in their database, and they have a brillian "maintenance-mode" part of their food calculator.

So every day when I weigh in, it will adjust my RDI to maintain the weight I have entered as my maintenance weight. If I am too heavy, I get a lower RDI, if I am lower, I get a higher allowance.

I add my own twist, of course. When I reach a lower weight, then I will adjust my goal weight to this number, to it (in theory) should slowly nudge me to a new low now and then until I reach my 77 kilos right around the corner.

I started doing this Tuesday morning, so it's a brand new thing for me. I set it at 79.8 kilos, as this was what I weighed Tuesday morning, and it gave me a maintenance RDI of 2700.

Fiddling a little with it, I learned that if I was much heavier than that, I would get an RDI of 2100.

Since I did NOT weigh in yesterday, I allowed myself 2100 calories. I knew that I was heavier than Tuesday, so it was what I was supposed to do.

And today - I am still heavier than 79.8. Just by one pound, though. Nothing much. (TMI warning!) I feel really constipated today. I did yesterday too. I think this is also making me feel heavier, obviously.

Anyways, I did get to weigh in, and madlog has adjusted my RDI to 2400 for today. That shouldn't be a problem.

I will, however, try a few new things to see if I can avoid feeling snackish. I have had to battle this quite a bit this week, losing the grip a little too much here and there - but without going overboard though. It's taken quite some effort to not just give in.

I think it has to do with my protein intake. I think I am simply not getting enough. I'll try to fix that today.

The first thing I am doing is having a little more breakfast. Lately, I have split my breakfast in two, having one half as always, and 2nd half when I get to work 3 hours later. This is done to spread my meals through the day, but I am not really feeling that it works for me.

So I had my entire breakfast, and I can already tell that I feel more full and satisfied. Of course, it's only 5:50AM, and there is still 2½ hours until I would normally eat 2nd breakfast.

I will go buy a sports protein chocolate milk on the way to work. This will be my 2nd breakfast. It's 300 calories, but gives me 25g of protein, and should make me feel full for hours. It usually does.

I have 150g of radishes packed for snacks. I feel that I can better handle snacking on radishes than something with sugars, and I don't feel that the protein drink will affect me the same way. I hope I'm right. :)

Lunch will be leftover whole wheat pasta with ground chicken and tomato sauce. Yum! There's enough to fill me up again, but not TOO much.

Then, of course, it's cake day. There will be a break where we'll all meet. For this, I am brining a home made protein shake. It's different, as it's just milk and powder, but it has TONS of protein. I think it might even carry me through the evening. If not, then I will go buy a pita bread with ham.

My total estimate of calories if I stick to plan is 1660, so I still have FAR I can go to reach 2400.

I will NOT spend them on bad things. If I decide to eat more, it will be good choices.

Seeing my intake for the day, I see that I am having a LOT more protein than I usually do. I will be consuming 143g of protein. I know this will fill me up more than I have felt recently. I hope it helps.

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Today the busy part of the week starts.

No gym today, but I will go for my walk, maybe even put in an extra kilometer or so just because, and then I'm off to work. I'm working 8AM-5PM today, in Denmark this is longer than usual, and then I'm going straight to work at the gym until 9PM.

It's gonna be a long day, but a fun day. I'm actually looking forward to it a lot. It's always fun to work the gym.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Feeling control of my calorie intake. 2400 should be EASY!
- A fun day coming at me!
- Wife!
- Life!

Happy Thursday! Life is good!
177.3 lb Lost so far: 164.5 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 4.6 lb a week

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Comments 
It's so funny to see you saying good morning when it's midnight where I live. haha. 2400 should be a breeze for you. Hope you have a good day! 
29 May 13 by member: tiffa5ny
Makes me feel better knowing you have days where you really struggle too. As busy as you are today you shouldn't have too many problems staying in your calorie range. Have a fantastic day Keld! 
30 May 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
Keep hanging in there like the pro we know! And I almost forgot what radishes looked like for a second lol. Healthy snack! :D 
30 May 13 by member: SELouisiana
Iama - I am sure I have just as many "struggle days" as the next person. However, I am glad that I am also pretty good at being hard-headed and pushing through when I really have to. :) 
30 May 13 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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