kingkeld's Journal, 26 February 2014

Good morning (or whatever we'll call it).

It's 1:30 AM. I've been up for about an hour. As has Wife. We just can't sleep tonight. I'm stressing pretty bad, and I think wife is stressing over me stressing. It sucks.

I figured I might as well weigh in before I started drinking coffee and water, but since it's in the middle of the night, the weight is nowhere near accurate.

I did good yesterday, though. I didn't move as much as had thought I would, and there were plenty of changes to my food plans, but I managed to navigate though the mess, reach all my macros AND come out of the day with a 500 calorie deficit. Not bad.

It'll be more of the same today, but it'll be slightly easier to reach a nice calorie burn, since it's a workout day. It's gonna be a ROUGH workout though, after only 2½ hours of actual sleep. It's pretty bad.

Anyways, it is what it is. I'm wide awake. There's no more sleep for The King today. Might as well just deal with it.

So, when Wife leaves for work at about 4:45, I will walk her to the station, and then go for walk, hopefully to mentally wake up a bit. I would definitely need it. Then come home, rest a little, have some more coffee, and be at the gym at 7, to meet with a friend. I met him yesterday and we agreed to meet at 7, so I will be there. It's good motivation for going on a day like this.

Not that I tend to skip the gym. Quite the opposite. I'm VERY rigid on keeping that schedule. It's one of the few things I feel that I have a good grip on right now, and it's essential to my well being that I do it. I WANT to do it, and that is a great feeling.

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I also feel that I am getting a better and better grip on my calories.

It actually have taken a load off my back that I don't feel as obligated to move just for extra calorie burn. I move plenty already - 11,000 steps yesterday and a 2650 calorie burn - so I just need to adjust my calorie intake to give me the deficit I want for the day (while still reaching my macros).

I feel that I have gotten less hungry when I don't over exercise. This helps A LOT keeping the calorie intake down, and it makes me not want to get into the sugars.

I figure that the urge for sugar comes from low energy, because of the higher calorie burn? I don't know. Makes sense to me.

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So, today is walk at 5 am, gym at 7 am.
It's eating right, and staying on track.

My entire food calender for the day is filled out, and I know exactly what I need to do and eat.

It's gonna be a good day.

If anything, I'd be in risk of having too large a deficit, and I can easily compensate for that.

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I'm trying to get into the habit of eating fruit when I feel like a sweet snack.

I'm horrible at eating fruit. It's not that I don't like it - I actually like it a lot. I just never consider it when I feel like snacking.

I never buy it on my own. Again, not because I don't want to, I just don't consider it. It's not something that is in my pattern.

Still, patterns can be changed, and I am trying to change this habit.

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Today, I'm thankful for:
- Getting more time to do stuff since I apparently don't need sleep (yeah, right!).
- Spending time with Wife.
- Coffee at 1 am.
- Kitty Cat snuggling up with me while I write my journal.

Life is good!
195.3 lb Lost so far: 146.4 lb.    Still to go: 7.9 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 6.2 lb a week

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It's 7:53pm and I'm just thinking of sleep. And you're bright eyed and bushy tailed. With minimal sleep. I hope that you are able to catch a nap or two so you don't get too run down.  
25 Feb 14 by member: ClassicRocker
I hope you can work through these sleep issues soon. You need that as well as the good food and exercise (as you know better than I do). Hoping it comes together for you, my friend. 
25 Feb 14 by member: Draglist
Like Bill I really hope you get to sleep properly soon mate, I read somewhere that most weight loss occurs while we sleep or at least are at rest, so getting enough sleep is vital. I know how you feel, I manage a large car dealership and it can be very very stressful at times, and I go to bed with my mind racing - its the pits. Be well soon my friend. 
25 Feb 14 by member: Kingstephen
I appreciate it, guys. I'm thinking to call the doc to get something to help me sleep. He have me some anxiety-dampening something-something, but they just don't the job. I really hate needing something like this, but it's been almost two months with poor sleep. I can only take so much. On the other hand - less sleep equals more movement, which equals more calories burned. Win! No? :) 
25 Feb 14 by member: kingkeld
Hey, Keld. I'm sorry you're stressing so much, and that your sleep is suffering for it. Or maybe it's the other way around. I hope it all works out. Glad to hear the walking less thing I working well for you. :D I think that's very smart. Hey, keep smiling... maybe standing in on a gig somewhere will help soothe the stress a bit -- impromptu. 
25 Feb 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
I definitely eat more when I am tired or feel low on energy. I hope you catch a nap later! 
26 Feb 14 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
I read this last night just as I was going to bed so I didn't respond because I was in the go to sleep fog. I feel for you and your stress. I get so much good advice here when stressing from work stuff. It helps and know that it isn't worth it to stress over work. Think and read happy/joyful/pleasant stuff. Breathe and know that when one door closes another one opens and we all grow from adversity. Thinking of you and DW. HUGS! 
26 Feb 14 by member: Neptunebch

     
 

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