kingkeld's Journal, 22 January 2012

Today is 1st day of Maintenance.

It's not really a big change right now, I think. I'm basically gonna do what I always do.

Yesterday was Indulgence Day, so because of that I have - as always on Sunday mornings - gained weight. I guess, essentially you could argue that I'm not at my goal weight any longer, but that's fine. This happens every week. The weight will be gone in a few days and I am back to normal.

My buddy Sk1nnyfuture suggested in the comments yesterday that I make it a goal to stay below 80 kgs after Indulgence Day. Well, guess what, Pam! I'm weighing in at 78.9 today - there is STILL good head space before I reach 80! :) It's a wise goal though. I never want to get above 80 again, and if it does happen, then I want it back under again ASAP.

I think it's essential for the to stay below, and preferably below the 77, once I am a little more stable in the "normal" weight category. It's a great place to be, and I want to stay here. 80 kgs will be my panic, alert-the-media and get-going warning level. I will weigh in daily to ensure that I don't get there.

So, yesterday was a day with a lot of changes in our plans. At first, we were going to Roskilde, a larger town on the way to Copenhagen. The idea was to go do a little shopping, a little dinner etc.

Then we learned that a good old friend of mine was gonna do a concert with his band, and we were gonna go see that. The show was in Copenhagen. The train tickets cost the same, so we figured we'd just go, hang, do some fun shopping and then go to the show.

Unfortunately, we learned that they weren't gonna be on stage until midnight. Boooo! Last train leaves Central Station at 0:36 AM. Not enough time.

So we decided to skip on the concert.

We did go for a wonderful Turkish buffet for lunch, and ate a LOT. We did mostly wise choices, and it was awesome. I think I spent like 600 calories on that lunch - not bad at all.

We spent several hours at a little cafe, just hanging out, drinking coffee, reading magazines on our tables, playing games and chit-chatting. It was JUST what the doctor ordered! What an awesome day.

Also, in an attempt to put a little more movement on us at home, we bought a kinect sensor for the Xbox360. We only got the one game that came with it, but I have also ordered a fitness trainer game (half price in the UK compared to Denmark, so it's good deal to order online instead of simply bringing one home) and a little family fun too. Then, there are probably 20 different kinect game demos online we can try out too. It'll be fun to mess with.

So, my food mission today, learning to do better, and learning to maintain is this:

I will from today up my calories from 1600 per day to 1700 per day. I will stay with this RDI for one or two weeks, and see where it takes me. If I still lose weight (which I assume I will), then I will up it with another 100 calories. I will do this consistently until I can see that my weight is stable.

Also, I will try to do wiser choices on my snacks today. I know I'm gonna have mad carb cravings, I always do on Sundays, but I'm gonna try to simply satisfy them with fruit. I have given myself wiggle room in the shape of ONE serving of my much-beloved low cal ice cream, but I will not allow myself to have this until after dinner. Consider it a prize for doing good all day. If I feel like going too crazy, I plan to get the kinect going and simply move my focus to something fun. I hope it works.

Sundays are usually lazy days, and Wife and I are gonna watch a bunch of our shows. There are so many to keep up with. American Idol, Fringe, Grimm and others.

How about you guys? What's happening on a Sunday in your home?

Today I am thankful for:
- getting an extra 100 calories in my RDI starting today. It's not much, but it can really make a difference getting a few goodies in.
- A nice walk to the store with Wife. I always enjoy going out with her, even if it's just to the local supermarket around the corner. A 30 minute walk is awesome!
- Killer omelet for breakfast, and the rest of it for lunch. :)
- Sunday! Need I say more?

Take care, my friends. Make today a good one!

Life is good!
173.9 lb Lost so far: 167.8 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 22 January 2012:
3043 kcal Fat: 130.38g | Prot: 107.87g | Carb: 324.89g.   Breakfast: Mushrooms, Onions, Egg, Olive Oil, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Dinner: pizza. Snacks/Other: banana, apple, kakaois, Milk Chocolate . more...
2742 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (leisurely) - <10/mph - 45 minutes, Shopping - 20 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 13 hours and 55 minutes, Standing - 30 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   gaining 24.7 lb a week

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Fringe is brilliant, but must admit I liked the first seasons better than the latest :) Grat to have you join me in maintenance! 
22 Jan 12 by member: sunshine_girl
Ahhhhh maintenance....concidered by most to be the hard part...but I think you will be treating it with the same attention to detail as you have given the entire journey....there in lies success! Loking forward to joining you there toward the end of summer...can't wait XX 
22 Jan 12 by member: Di Happy
I'm glad you're hitting maintenance and can tell us how it's done. I learn a lot through your journals. :) Have a fun Sunday with Wife. Sundays for me: un-rushed workouts, Church with my friend, seeing my dad's best friend (my "other" dad) and today probably some baking. Yay! 
22 Jan 12 by member: just.keep.swimming
I HOPE I can show you how it's done. This is all uncharted territory for me. I simply to what I feel makes sense. I know better than to just yell "DONE!" and go order pizza. :) 
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
...mmmmmm... pizza..... 
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
OMG.... Awesome... Below 80kg AFTER indulgence day....way to go KingKeld :-) 
22 Jan 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
haha! Now you've got me wanting pizza. You CAN show us how it's done. You made it through to your goal- you can accomplish maintenance. Through you, we will learn what we need to watch out for. I love that your attitude in your writing teaches us to be serious about this journey but not to take ourselves too seriously. :) 
22 Jan 12 by member: just.keep.swimming
@Swimming - about the seriousness - You've got it JUST right. It's a serious journey, our lives depend on it. But if we are all serious all the time, then it stops being a joyful journey, and we may end up losing the game. 
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
My question is; Is Peter really in another dimension or does he just think so because no one remembers him? And really do they think Alcatraz can replace Fringe even though it seems to have lost its way a bit? Those are todays mind boggling questions. So happy for you being in maintence. I do look forward to following your journey so one day I will have the knowledge to create my own. Have a great sunday with the wife. 
22 Jan 12 by member: petuniak
Petuniak - Honestly, Fringe confuses me these days. I think you may be on to something with Peter, though. Oh, and Wife and I really liked Alcatraz. I don't see many similarities between the shows though. They're two completely different beasts to me. I like 'em, though. Also, check out "The Finder", if you like Bones. It's a fun, new show.  
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
Kingkeld, Good ideas on maintenance, although I have a bit of time before I need to worry about that, at least I will have some ideas on what to do! Thanks also for the tips on shows, my wife enjoys those shows, I will have my daughter check into those for her. Glad you had a good day despite missing the concert!  
22 Jan 12 by member: posterchild66
I enjoy The Finder. Interesting the things you find while looking for something. Lots of nice twists and turns. I dont know yet about alcatraz. I think I dont like the idea it is going to replace Fringe. Yes its gotten a little way out there. Grimm grew on me a little bit. I actually like Once Upon a Time. Duo story lines makes it interesting while explaining itself on how everything fits together.  
22 Jan 12 by member: petuniak
We started on Once Upon A Time, but never made it past 1st episode. Today, we started on a show from last year, Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil - tons of fun. Kinda silly, heavy metal show from Canada. Good times. LOTS of profanity. 
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld
lol is that a good thing or bad? I will have to look that one up and check it out. 
22 Jan 12 by member: petuniak
Well done my friend. You have the right attitude to support your continued success in taking care of yourself AND maintaining losing HALF of your body weight from when you started!!! I've a ways yet to go to get to maintenance ... about 15 lbs give or take. Enjoy your day. My Sunday? Well, elliptical, laundry, tackle a couple items on my "to do" list, and RELAX!! My dear spouse isn't feeling too chipper today so I may have to dote on him a bit too. Take care my good buddy! 
22 Jan 12 by member: madaboutmoose
Enjoy your wonderful Sunday, with your wife. Great job keeping it under 80 post indulgence day! Have a wonderful week! 
22 Jan 12 by member: ctlss
Good Kinect games to try: Dance Central or Just Dance-any versions, Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures. The dancing games are super fun-and funny to watch! They have some high energy and lower energy songs, but mostly they're just fun while getting a little heart-rate boost. I thought it was funny that you referred to the cost of the meal in calories instead of monetary... sounds like all of us around here, really! Keep it up!! As Chicago once said "You're the Inspiration!"  
22 Jan 12 by member: ZippyDani
Once Upon A Time is a great one! I haven't heard of The Finder before - is it available in the US too? Grimm is filmed around the corner from my work and I know a couple guys who are regular extras in it. Have yet to see the show though. Good going staying below your "get in gear" weight. Its good that you've set that point now so you always have it fixed and don't get close then push it up later. Not that you would after everything you've expended to get here - just makes for a good mental reminder that 'that way there be dragons.' 
22 Jan 12 by member: Dani_Suave
@Dani and Dani: I have only just scratched the surface of the Kinect and I really like it. It looks like good fun. I downloaded the demo for the gym game that I ordered, and I can't wait to get going. I love that I can see myself in it, and compare to the trainer. Not sure if it'll replace my workout morning DVD, but as an extra thing it's definitely relevant. The Dance games... hmm... the jury is still out on that. Dancing makes me SUPER self aware, and Wife has yet to participate. If all she's gonna do is watch, then dancing will not happen. That, and the music selection (which I checked out online) SUCKS. Why do they think one can't dance to rock? LOL. Grimm - it's a cool little show. Kinda low budget, but good entertainment value. The Finder is on US TV right now, brand new show. I think it's a FOX show, but I'm not sure. I find it online and download it for us to watch it the day after release. We don't really watch regular TV. Too much clutter and junk and WAY too many commercials. 
22 Jan 12 by member: kingkeld

     
 

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