kingkeld's Journal, 20 January 2014

Good morning!

It's been two days since my last weigh-in and I am up THREE KILOS!

No need to panic.

This is simply the after effect of a poor-choice weekend.

I think the stress got to me, too much to think about, too little sleep, too much to do, etc.

Most meals were pizza and candies, and I consumed something like 10,000 calories over the weekend.

It's all good, though. I have it all entered and considered in my system, and I'll be compensating for it over the next month. Shouldn't be a problem.

This is the true beauty of maintaining weight. I'm in no hurry. I just gotta keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't get out of hand.

Today is teaching day. I teach my weight loss classes after work, and this means that I am a little more active than I am on other days. My calorie burn is usually reasonably high, and this will nudge me in the right direction.

At the same time, my two planned meals are very low in calories. Daughter made chicken and dumplings, and I'm having leftovers for both meals, sans the dumplings.

Those two meals together won't even reach 600 calories, so I can easily have them, check it off as a fast day, and move on. It will basically counter balance one of my bad weekend feast days. Easy pieces.

If I do NOT make it through a fast day today, I am allowed 2800 calories. I have zero issue staying within this. I can eat what ever I'd like, as long as I think before I eat.

Actually, that's a good line. "Think Before You Eat". I gotta remember that.

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I found this picture online. I thought it was very thought provoking, and so brilliant that I just had to post it on my weight loss facebook page. We are so keen on doing things right, we are so keen on "clean" eating, and we study all nutritional info under a microscope before we make our food choices.

Well, some do. I really don't. I look at the macros, protein, fat and carbs, and that is pretty much all.

But some people are so scared of e-numbers and what have you, that they deny themselves so many goodies and so many things just because they see a lot of "chemicals" in the ingredients of foods.

So, check out the info for these three everyday foods:


(see the full picture here)

When you break everything down, it's all chemistry, isn't it?

I found this to tickle my noggin a bit.

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I didn't get enough sleep again tonight. I sleep better with the medicine that I got from my doc, but it's still not all that good. I need sleep, badly.

I hate feeling like this.

When I am tired, I get lazy. I don't want to go walk. I don't want to move more than absolutely necessary. This is not good. I NEED to move. Because I also want to eat more.

I can't eat more if I don't move more. It's that simple.

I think I need to maybe buy a bag of fruit to bring to work. It might be a smart move to have fruits there for snacks for the next week. I will do this in the afternoon today.

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I have no gym today. I went yesterday morning, so today (and probably tomorrow) is recovery day.

Normally, I go on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But I promised to help a new employee open up the gym yesterday morning, so I figured that I might as well go do the workout since I was there already.

Yesterday was the first day of week two of my rehabilitation workout.

Full weights at every machine, but only two lifts this time.

It was a lot harder than the first week, where I only did one lift.

Most machines I had no trouble with at all, but there was one that I could only do ONE lift 2nd time around. I made it to "1½ lift" if there is such a thing on the 2nd round. It was HEAVY!

Still, most of the exercises were nothing. I'm looking forward to 3rd week next Monday, when I get to up my game more. I'm ready for it.

Things get better and better daily. I like that.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Sleep. Some is better than nothing.
- Wife! I like getting up in the morning with her. I can't sleep longer anyways.
- Coffee! I need it. And no, I never really drink coffee in the evenings, this is not what keeps me awake.
- My weight maintenance spreadsheet. It makes me NOT panic after a couple of Indulgence Days. :)

Happy Monday! Life is good!
189.2 lb Lost so far: 152.6 lb.    Still to go: 1.8 lb.    Diet followed poorly.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 23.9 lb a week

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Happy Monday, Keld! Keep on rolling. 
19 Jan 14 by member: Draglist
Hey... no sweat with the calories and gain. You know you'll take it off and know exactly what to do. Hoping you have a good week and are able to get some sleep.  
19 Jan 14 by member: ClassicRocker
You only human, just like the rest of us, and we all sometimes feel stress and go off the rails for one reason of another (I know I do). You don't need me to tell you this is only a minor setback, its not a lifestyle change back to how you once were; those days are gone for you I know. I hope you enjoyed your 10000 calories, as you say you will peg it back over the next few days. You have more inner strength in your finger than a lot of us have in our whole bodies. 
19 Jan 14 by member: Kingstephen
Thanks, guys. I'm feeling fine and confident doing this. :) 
20 Jan 14 by member: kingkeld
OMG... Who would have thought, there was so much 'stuff' in an egg!!! I am assuming, it depends on what the chicken has been eating as well... Crap in, crap out.... And to think I have just had one on wholemeal toast LOL. Blah about the weight, know what you mean about tiredness and lack of enthusiasm for exercising. Hopefully, the enthusiasm of your class, will buck you up. :-) 
20 Jan 14 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Actually, I think the point to the "ingredients" in eggs, bananas and berries is to who what the all-natural food consists of when broken down to a much more detailed level. We could just as well have put "contains eggs". End of story. The point is to point out that just because it has an e-number, or just because it has a long "chemical-sounding" name doesn't mean that it's bad for you.  
20 Jan 14 by member: kingkeld
Yeah - that's a great counterpoint to anyone who says "a banana has only *one* thing on its ingredient label" or some similar nonsense to promote their "all-natural" diet. Not that "all-natural" isn't good for many reasons, it's just not always as "pure" as we assume when we read "all-natural" or "organic". 
20 Jan 14 by member: zebdavison
Point well taken, KK! I am sorry for all your stress and sleepless nights. It has to make you feel drained. Eating lots of sugar is going to make it worse. I would eat protein snacks instead. Just me. I am pre-diabetic and fruit and candy and bread send my blood sugar way up, which makes me feel real tired ... it will drop just as fast in a non-diabetic. Hope you can sleep better tonight. 
20 Jan 14 by member: Mom2Boxers

     
 

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