kingkeld's Journal, 27 March 2012

Good morning!

Man, I feel loaded with energy this morning, even if I didn't sleep long.

I woke up at 2:15 am, after about 5 hours of sleep, and I don't think I actually fell asleep again. At 3:16, after tossing and turning for about an hour - and trying not to think about work or anything else (which is harder to do than you'd think) - I decided to get up and get on the bike.

I bicycled for a full hour, burning 500 calories. This is usually my goal. I got for the full hour (or half an hour if I am short on time), and it gets me to almost 500 calories burned, and the do the last couple of minutes to make it an even 500. It's a great feeling of accomplishment to have the extra energy to make it to a nice round number.

Today, I am down 800 grams since yesterday. The race to reach <77 kgs is definitely on! I completely skipped snacks and treats in the evenings yesterday, simply not adding unnecessary calories to my intake. I did have an orange during the day, but that's all - along with my normal meals, of course.

I hope to keep my snacks within a reasonable level all week - keep my eye on the ball and just get there. I hope this will help me doing it. I'm so close to my final goal, it's crazy. It's very hard to comprehend that something that started in October 2010 will be finished this coming Tuesday.

Yes. Tuesday. Not Monday. I looked at my doctor's papers again, and realized that it's not until Tuesday I have the appointment. I'm glad I saw, or I'd be sitting in the waiting room a day early, and not be able to go because of work on the actual day. That would have been pretty bad.

So, in essence, the game plan is this:

- Stay within RDI, possibly lower to some degree. Not over. At all.
- TONS of water, to rinse out as much as possible.
- Husk for fiber twice a day, morning and evening.
- Reasonable food choices.
- Very limited snacks. If I snack, make it healthy. Apples, bananas, oranges, etc.
- Exercise bike EVERY day, at least 30 mins, 60 mins preferred.
- No Indulgence Day Saturday.

I think this should do it.

It is, of course, essential for my final goal on Tuesday to skip Indulgence Day on Saturday. If I don't, it'll bounce up my weight my several kgs, and I will have no chance to fight them off in such a short time.

So my Indulgence Day will be Tuesday after the doctor's meeting, to celebrate. Wife is coming with me to the doctor, and since it's in a slightly larger town, they'll have some interesting restaurants, from which we can pick one. Then go enjoy.

I'm still not sure how to handle "the day" before the doctor's meeting. I mean, I don't want a hopefully great weigh-in in the morning to get spoiled by drinking tons of water and eating breakfast, and then go weigh in at the doctor's just to have gained a kg or two.

I'm thinking for once to do the "wrong" thing, and simply weigh in in the morning at home, and wait to eat breakfast and have anything to drink until I've seen the doctor. The meeting is at 10 AM, so it's not like I'm gonna be without food and water all day, probably just until 10:30 AM.

Then afterwards, we will go have a snack, or I'll bring something to have in my bag.

I might also - depending on the weigh-in - choose to simply eat an egg or something light and filling, just to get me going. I'll have to evaluate my options on the day.

I do realize that this is the wrong way of doing it, but I really want to meet this goal. I want to meet it for ME, not so much for the doctors.

This goal has been in front of me for so long, and if I reach it Tuesday morning at home, I'm definitely not gonna let breakfast ruin it for me.

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So, today the kids and I will be rockin'! It will be Smoke On The Water and Highway To Hell all the way, getting some details in there, and getting them groovin' it! It'll be fun. I can't wait. We only have two times left before we stop, and I want them in top shape! It'll be so much fun.

I'm gonna miss the kids over summer, I think. It's always fun to do this, even when I don't feel like going, it ends up being a nice experience.

Work today is gonna be pretty good, I think. I have a few interviews, and a few other tidbits to do, but nothing grave and severe. I think I can handle it. :)

Tonight, Wife and I are probably gonna watch a few shows, and that's probably it. Right now, we're following so many cool new shows, and when there are no new ones out, we're watching Stargate Atlantis, the whole 99 hours of it! :) It's a daunting task, but it'll give us something to do on the quiet evenings. I like it - and so does Wife.

This morning, I'm watching the brand new live DVD from Joe Bonamassa. If you like blues rock and haven't heard of this guy - shame on you! Go check him out! He's such a cool guy - good music and a great talent! This DVD really rocks!

I found a track from it on Youtube:

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I hope you like it. I sure do!

Today, I'm thankful for:

- "Jo-Bo" Live on DVD. It rocks!
- Pistachio flavored coffee. Yum!
- A drop in weight this morning - bringing me closer to my Tuesday goal.
- Rockin' with the kids tonight.
- Being able to get up early and get on the bike (without being frustrated that I can't sleep).

Happy Tuesday! One more week! The race is ON! Life is good!
174.4 lb Lost so far: 167.3 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 27 March 2012:
1605 kcal Fat: 47.92g | Prot: 119.22g | Carb: 183.10g.   Breakfast: Rye Bread (Reduced Calorie), Egg, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean), Swiss Cheese, Grapes, Radishes, Salami, French or Vienna Bread (Includes Sourdough), Camembert Cheese. Lunch: White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), Green Snap Beans, Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten). Dinner: Pita Bread, Chicken (Skin Not Eaten), Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables. Snacks/Other: Apples, extra lean ham. more...
3558 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (moderate) - 13/mph - 1 hour, Sitting - 3 hours and 45 minutes, Standing - 4 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 55 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours, Desk Work - 4 hours and 50 minutes, Music playing - 2 hours. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 12.3 lb a week

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Good luck on your goal Tuesday king! I am facing one for this month to be below 230, and trying some creative ways to make it there. For sure my indulgence day will be postponed if I am not near it. 
26 Mar 12 by member: posterchild66
In case of an emergency cut all carbs 3 days before, you will shed water like crazy and maybe some fat too... I doubt you have any left! 
27 Mar 12 by member: kira1ar
Good luck, Keld. I have no doubt you'll make your goal and I have no doubt you'll enjoy your post-doctor indulgence day. 
27 Mar 12 by member: Helewis
Kira1ar - it's always good to have a few tricks up ones sleeve to reach a goal. I have a few of my own too, but I will take yours into account too. Thanks. :) It's so silly to have to do this, but I want to end this on a high note if in any way possible. I know it's gonna make it a "pseudo weigh-in" but still, it matters to me.  
27 Mar 12 by member: kingkeld
Remember the Docs scales, may be different from yours. I am sure you will make it.... I would plump for an egg and some water, before the Dr's appointment. You want to be fully 'focused' when you see him/her, and being hungry, may make you loose concentration. :-) 
27 Mar 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
A good point, SkInny. Of course the scale at the doc can be different, but there's not a whole lot I can do to accommodate that.  
27 Mar 12 by member: kingkeld
I was just wondering, which scale you are focusing your 77kgs on. If it is your own - that's ok.. If it's the Docs - if it reads your down :-), if it reads your up :-(..... Personally, I would be focusing on your home scale and going by that - if the Docs shows a good reading, it's a bonus... If it doesn't - it won't matter. (I know it will to you). I just think you need to make up your mind which reading you are going to take as "your final" reading. X 
27 Mar 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Nearly Impossible!!! to not stress out over all of this...but you have already accomplished the 'Nearly Impossible' - with 167 lbs gone!!! I know the human psychie wants to 'reach it's goal' - no matter - but friend you are there! You have done this! You are doing it! You got this!!!!!!!!!! Pinch yourself... this is real! All you've worked for is coming to fruition - so proud of you Keld! Come Tues Morning... (personally) - I would skip the scale! I would throw a fist to the sky and let out a BIG CHEER and say I DID IT!!!! and then go see that Doc and get ready for the next chapter! Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Much Love!!! 
27 Mar 12 by member: jsfantome
js, the fist WILL be in the air no matter what! I will, however weigh in and hope that I made it on my personal goal. And SkInny, the scale I focus on is my own. It's been my dear companion all the way, and it will be for years to come. I can't count on any other scale, and besides - I'd have NO idea what the doctor's scale will read, other than assume that it's gonna be ball park close to mine. I can always hope that it gives me a lower reading just to thoroughly kick some butt. :) If it doesn't, then there are two options: 1) I still made it, because I reached my goal of <77. 2) I still made it, even if I didn't reach <77. This battle is won no matter what.  
27 Mar 12 by member: kingkeld
WOW-- 1. CONGRATULATIONS Kingkeld.. Your lookin good in our new photo. i fell off the tracking wagon for a while but I know I need to get back on. 2. Jon Bonamassa, I had not heard of him but after viewing the clips above I could SO play with this band. Great Music. Thanks for promoting him.! 
27 Mar 12 by member: papaw
Papaw - Joe B. is amazing! I discovered him through one of my favorite bands, Black Country Communion, where he plays guitar. He has an amazing solo carreer going, and it's all under the commercial radar. He's the little man's rock hero, and he is so cool about it. Read into him - it's an interesting story. :) 
27 Mar 12 by member: kingkeld
Wow. Hope the time flies by quickly for you until the appointment. Meeting this goal has got to be an amazing feeling, have a good day at work.  
27 Mar 12 by member: just.keep.swimming
So exciting. As always, you sound wonderful. Sorry I've been absent but looks like you have lots of other buddies cheering you on!!! Eventually my funk will pass and I'll be back in full force! 
27 Mar 12 by member: madaboutmoose

     
 

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