kingkeld's Journal, 26 October 2011

So, I went to take a class in Copenhagen yesterday. The class itself was really good, the surrounding - weight journey related - parameters not so much.
The class was about how to deal with people who have psychiatric issues, how to interview them about their illnesses and how to help them back towards the work market. VERY interesting, and something I need to fully absorb over the next few days.
It was held at a fancy hotel in Copenhagen, and I was on the go all day. It's a two hour train ride each way, and there are so many things about that journey that I feel that I need to prepare for food-wise.
First of all, I left hours earlier than normal, so I had to re-think breakfast. Second, I didn't know what was for lunch. Third, I didn't know what I would be eating for dinner - but assumed it would be at a restaurant. Fourth, I assumed I'd be struggling to find water enough.

Well, some of my concerns were correct, some not.

I had oat meal as an early breakfast, just to get my metabolism going. I learned once at a WW meeting that after we sleep, our bodies don't "wake up" and start burning calories before we eat. This is why breakfast is so important, because it kick starts the metabolism. So I make sure I eat as one of the first things in the morning. Then, I packed my traditional two eggs and rye bread to eat on the train, after about an hour's ride. That way I would have food at "normal" time for me.
When we got to lunch, the Hotel supplied a LOT of different foods, but sadly they competently managed to screw EVERYTHING up for me. All the salads had oil based or other dressing on them. Plenty of bread. Plenty of meats in different sauces. Potato, rice AND pasta.
Sadly, it was all mixed together in very handy bowls and made it impossible to dissect what was actually in there, and thereby "forbidden" for me. I can eat it, but I don't want to.
I had a feeling this would happen - it's a problem I see constantly at gatherings like these - so I brought green beens and turkey breast from home. Sure, it's boring compared to some of the other stuff, but I am on a severe weight loss mission this week (after not losing anything last week) and I want results. The food I had was delicious, and I enjoyed it without ANY issues.
The classes ended at 4 PM, and I realized that if I hurried I could make it on a train home 30 minutes later. I went to the train station a few minutes away and managed to buy a tuna salad on the way. Basically a green salad with canned tuna and a little bit of low fat mayo mixed it. I asked for no dressing and tossed the bread away. Perfect dinner. I ended up at 1200 calories for the day, and had 400 calories that I used for ice cream(!).
All in all it was an awesome day. I love learning new things and I love going out like this, meeting new people.
Oh, and the result of the weigh in? Well, I was hoping for a new lowest weigh in before Saturday morning, and IT'S ALREADY HERE! WOW! I am today at 87.6 kg. I try to think back to when I last weighed this little and I think it has to be in my EARLY teens! This is so wild. This means I only have 10.4 kgs to go to reach my FINAL FINAL goal. :)
Today, I'm leaving work at noon, going to Holbæk (a city near by) with Wife. It's our 5 year wedding anniversary, and we are going to get her checked up on at the hospital. Nothing too serious, just things that needs to be done. Then, who knows? Maybe dinner out? I'm making sure to have plenty of wiggle room in my calorie counter. :)

Yup, you guessed it! Life is GOOD!

Have a great day everyone!
193.1 lb Lost so far: 148.6 lb.    Still to go: 5.7 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 October 2011:
1578 kcal Fat: 67.39g | Prot: 99.52g | Carb: 158.46g.   Breakfast: Egg, Rye Bread (Reduced Calorie), Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Lunch: Rye Bread (Reduced Calorie), Egg. Dinner: Seeded burger buns, Ground Beef, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables. Snacks/Other: Chewing Gum (Sugared), Starry Night ice cream. more...
3135 kcal Activities & Exercise: Standing - 1 hour, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 50 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 9 hours and 11 minutes, Desk Work - 3 hours and 59 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 26.2 lb a week

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The class sounds really interesting ..... Shame about the lunch. You are so focused Kingkeld, and your pre-prep is fantastic - no wonder you are so successful :-). WHOOOOOAAAA what a fantastic achievement - a new low and it's only Wednesday - that certainly has made up for last week and worth all the pre-prep you had to do yesterday.... A winner all round. Have a fab day celebrating your anniversary - hope your wife's hospital appointment goes ok. 
26 Oct 11 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Well done, Keld. You are so disciplined. I'm with you, bringing food makes all the difference. I pack what my bf calls my "picnic" bag everywhere I go. And happy anniversary to you and the divine Mrs. P. 
26 Oct 11 by member: Helewis
Kingkeld, just read your post of yesterday! :-)) great will power! Indeed I do not like those sorts of events for the moment (hard to always stay away as i also have to attend them for work), coz chances are high the food will be too fat / caloric... Well done on your weight goal... 
26 Oct 11 by member: Maheva
Your willpower is an inspiration to me.  
26 Oct 11 by member: sunshine_girl
Congrats on the new weigh-in -- and enjoy your anniversary dinner! 
26 Oct 11 by member: bflegg
Unbelievable, I don't think I could have pulled it off the way you did. Your preparation paid off and you're reaping the benefits with weightloss. What better reward could there be! I already said it before but I'm going to say it again: "Kingkeld, YOU ARE MY HERO"!!! 
26 Oct 11 by member: SoLosingIt
You have just given me lessons in; focus, preparation and iron clad will power. I am listening! XX 
26 Oct 11 by member: Di Happy
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Great job on making and keeping with your choices. Your will power is an inspiration.  
26 Oct 11 by member: petuniak
You guys are the best. I appreciate all the greeting and kind words. Trust me, everyone can do what I am doing. I have had hard times too, though they're quite a while back by now. But it's all about finding out what works for you, look ahead for potential traps (unspecified lunch at a fancy hotel is a dead giveaway trap!) and prepare for them. It takes practice, but everyone can do it. :) 
26 Oct 11 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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