kingkeld's Journal, 04 September 2013

Good morning!

I am NOT happy with my weigh in today. I'm not VERY upset, but slightly annoyed.

I had expected a nice drop again, having done all I'm supposed to, and done it pretty well.

All my exercise goals and calorie burn goals were met. I was under RDI by 400 calories. I ate NO sugars.

And still, I'm up 300 grams instead of dropping more water. Boo.

Anyways, it's not the end of the world. I see that my bodyfat% is down by two percent since yesterday, so there IS a loss going on, it's just hidden behind other factors - but I am as keen on seeing those damn numbers as everyone else is. :)

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I actually did GREAT yesterday. I ended up at 2100 calories, 400 to spare. No candy, no chocolate, no ice cream, not even protein bars. I did have a protein shake to up my protein, but that's as bad as it got.

Dinner was fried liver with onions, potatoes and gravy. It's fairly high in calories, but it fit me perfect and the nutrition in it was spot on for me.

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Doing my workout this morning I would CLEARLY feel that I did good yesterday. I truly felt that I had excess energy, even if what I did was heavy as heck. Wow. I'm sweating up a storm when I go to the gym. It's so much fun, though.

The owner was back after a couple of week's vacation, and he brought me a gift! That was so nice of him! He brought me an AC/DC t-shirt - something right up my alley. I really appreciate him thinking of me.

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So, the local weekly newspaper - one of those free ones that are distributed to every household - has a small article about the gym. About 25% of it is about the classes I do! Yay for free advertising!

I'm also going to drop off some fliers at the doctor's office today. They have about 100 people going through the rooms there on a daily basis, and I hope I can get a few clients from there. It's post-summer and I have empty spots in both my classes. I would love to have a full house in each - it's more fun for the clients, it's more money for me, and not any significant amount of extra work.

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So, what's in store for today?

Not really anything exciting. I have a doctor's meeting - just a minor thing - this morning, so I will take an hour off from work. Then I go back and straight into an interview, and then another interview, and that is pretty much the end of the day. Nothing too exciting to be talking about.

Lunch will be leftover liver and onions from yesterday. Dinner is not yet determined, but I have something like 1700 calories I can use on it, so it's pretty much "anything goes". As long as the meal has some meat in it, I should reach my protein goal.

This is what I love about maintenance. I know I keep saying it - but it's SO easy these days. I truly can eat what I want as long as I make smart decisions. This, combined with Intermittent Fasting (16/8) makes it a walk in the park.

Sure, I get cravings. Sure, I have urges for foods that I can't have. But I do realize that if I give in to them, then I'll be much more likely to mess things up. I realize that it just doesn't pay off having "a little".

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I have realized something else lately. I think it's a mindset thing that is slowly changing, and I think it is one of the most important ones.

From the day I started losing weight and pretty much up until now, it has all been about how we can lower our calorie intake and eat "what we want" and "what we like". The focus is easily put to "how can I still eat a LOT without getting too many calories?.

I think my focus on building muslce and working out is changing this mindset for me. I think I am slowly coming to a more "full" acceptance of the fact that our bodies simply aren't built to consume all the food/calories that we want to stuff ourselves with.

I think that I am starting to see that it just doesn't work that way, and that there is absolutely no point stuffing myself. It's counter productive in all ways.

The big change here is that I can much easier justify to myself to NOT eat candy. To NOT eat that 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th) plate of food.

It was easy to find the motiation to restrict my calories when I was losing weight. I am now at the end of that journey, and I know that I can easily drop five kilos if I really put my mind to it. This makes me lean back and relax, and in times like these it is EASY to justify to eat all the junk - as I have been doing on weekends lately.

What needs to be done is to have a drive because of a mission. Any mission that will do the trick is good enough.

For me, it's my workouts. I see GREAT results. I feel amazing - better than I have EVER felt. Hands down.

I also feel that when I eat too much junk, my workouts suffer. I suffer. I feel bad physically and mentally.

So what's the point? Why do it?

Well, there IS still a carb monster breathing down my neck. The moment I go too far, I'm done for. This is a real problem for me. However, it's a problem I am getting better at handling. I'm way better at NOT waking him up, but I'm not too good at putting him to sleep once he is awake.

This is what I need to work on. It would be nice to NOT have to say no every time, but to be able to do "just a little". I'm not sure if I'll ever get there, though. I tend to be an "all or nothing" kinda guy.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- A great workout!
- Lower bodyfat% indicating a loss, even if the weight disagrees.
- A great day!

Life is good!
186.7 lb Lost so far: 155.0 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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Such an uplifting journal today KK. You sound so positive and happy with life :-) 
04 Sep 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
I do know a lot of 'all or nothing' guys. Maybe its just in the male 'make-up'. But then again, you have come such a long way, maintained for a long period, & I think you will overcome this 'little' obsticle too :) YOUR AWESOME!  
04 Sep 13 by member: schmetterling34
Hi Keld, sorry your weight didn't cooperate, it's so frustrating BUT I do love your journal today. I too realize that much of my journey has been and still is - about how to squeeze in the 'good stuff' while keeping under calories; ie 'how much can I get away with' and this is absolutely the wrong attitude. If we are to be successful we must realize, as you have said above, that our bodies just aren't meant to handle trash. We are not trash containers. We are food processors; good food processors; clean unprocessed (as much as possible), raw, fresh, healthy. Unfortunately that type of food doesn't taste like chocolate or ice cream - lol. But we feel so much better when we eat better. As you yourself can attest, when you eat well you exercise better. Liver and onions - haven't had that in ages - mmmmm makes me want some. I love that with bacon too. I don't care about the potatoes or the gravy but liver, onions and bacon. Oh, I'll have to get honey to take me out this week-end to get some of that. My daughter wouldn't eat it so no point in cooking it but we can definitely get it while we are out. So great journal today Keld. I like that you put it all out there - the good, the bad and the ugly. I am sure your weight will cooperate soon, it usually does.  
04 Sep 13 by member: sarahsmum
It is refreshing to hear that people that have had great success also have the days where they want to throw up their hands and scream "WHY?". Makes me feel less like a failure myself! ;) Hope today goes better with the results that you want. 
04 Sep 13 by member: kmunson
Kind of unique that when I'm going through something, your journal hits the spot. Thank you. And yeah Angus!!!  
04 Sep 13 by member: ClassicRocker

     
 

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