kingkeld's Journal, 10 April 2012

It's Tuesday morning, but it feels so much more like a Monday, and in many ways it IS Monday. The easter break is done and over with, and we all go back to our regular scheduled programs. I gotta say, as much as I enjoy having time off from work and as much as I enjoy spending said time with La Familia, I am really looking forward to going back to work and back to my normal doings.

This easter, we had really been looking forward to going to our garden and getting it started for the season. However, we haven't had a single day of outdoors friendly weather, so we ended up staying home with little to do other than sleeping late and watching movies. I will say that I've been a big boy and spent time on my exercise bike every day, though.

I'm even sitting there now, writing my journal on Tabby. It's a little tedious compared to doing it on my laptop, but this way I get to spend a full hour on the bike, AND I get to write a proper journal entry. It's been so many days without a full journal, and I have missed it. I just don't get to do it on my days off.

I'm still getting used to writing longer texts on my tablet, but I'm doing pretty good overall. I may have some strange auto-corrects here and there. If I do, please just ignore them, or laugh at them. Hopefully they'll be wonderfully awkward, and add to the entertainment. :-)

It's been such a dangerous path I've been walking this easter. Too much good food, cake, desserts and what have you. I am happy to be rid of it.

It never amazes me how easy it is to slip back into bad habits - even if they make you feel miserable, both physically and mentally.

To me, I see a clear connection between boredom/nothing to do and eating constantly. When we were watching TV shows these last days I've had so many instances of getting up to find a snack, or simply planning what to eat next. It's ridiculous. It wasn't until I saw my weigh-in yesterday morning that I realized how far I had slipped in less than a week.

Of course, my gain is not all fat. If it was, then I'd have had to consume around 35000 calories more than I've burned. I would have had to consume around 56000 calories this last week. Even if I feel fat, bloated and know that I ate like a pig, there's no way I could have done that. LOL.

So, today it's back to serious business, and I'm looking forward to it. All meals are pre-planned, I'm exercising and I have enough to do to not get bored. This should do the trick.

Tonight there is no rocking with the kids. Summer is coming, and we're on break until October. I'm gonna miss it, and I'm gonna miss the extra money too. It's an awesome little bonus job in many (all?) ways. I can't wait to start all over again.

Speaking of music, we have 4 jobs scheduled for my "real" band. This is awesome. Only, my surgery MIGHT end up being in August. I have no date yet, but with the estimated waiting time at the hospital, this is very likely. I have of course informed the guys, and we really can't do much other than wait for letters from the hospital. They're okay with it, though they're as bummed out about this as I am. I like doing concerts and I hate that I might be the reason for us having to cancel.

I gotta do what I gotta do, though, and the guys are okay with it. Well take things as they come.

Wow. Time is zooming by. It's already been så minutes on the bike. I think I might journal from here more often. It's a good motivator, and the display on the bike shows that my average speed is no different from what I normally do. Nice. It's a good thing to do it this way sometimes, as I have mornings when I'm a little shorter on time than others, and I feel that I have to shorten the bike ride from 60 to 30 minutes to comfortably fit in time to journal. This is of course not good, and this way I could fix this issue. Get on the bike, bring Tabby and multi-task!

It's quite a nice little spot I've made for myself here. I have the bike in the living room (as some of you already know), sitting right in front of the projector screen and in the sweet spot for the surround sound. It's right in front of the living room radiator, on which I have put a little plate where I can put coffee, water, phone, Tabby, remote controls and what ever else I may need. Captain Kirk didn't have a better seat on the Enterprise, I think. :-)

This, of course, also motivates me to get going. Every morning I try to watch a concert dvd. I love music and I have so many cool concerts to watch. This morning it's Gotthart Made In Switzerland. They're a Swiss band that you've probably never heard of. Hard Rock of the radio friendly kind. Very talented guys. If you like the style, check them out here:

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Wife and I have been checking out a few concert disks through the Easter break too. I bought the new live CD/DVD combo from Danish Pretty Maids, one of my favorite Danish hard rock bands. It's a brand new show, and it's pretty good.

Here's the trailer:

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Also, I just HAD to show her the Joe Bonamassa show that I've been eating about lately. She really liked it, proving to me once more that I married the right gal. :-) Actually, I knew that from the first time I met her, and I was sure she was the one when she was singing along to a Megadeth song on the radio on one of our first dates. LOL. It's the little things, right?

Wife and I have been together for almost 6 years now, but I feel like I have known her all my life. If there is such a thing as soul mates, then she is definitely mine. We share so many interests, and have just enough differences to keep things from being boring. It's a wonderful life we live, even on the boring days. Not a day goes by where I don't appreciate it. Life really is good, when we let it. Of course, it's something we gotta work and strive for. It doesn't just come to you - and you gotta work on making it stay. Just like the weight loss journey that we all are on here. It takes focus. I've seen it this last week.

Today, I'm thankful for:
- An awesome Easter with Wife and Daughter.
- Being back on track.
- Going back to work and to a normal schedule.
- Kitty Cat, who's spent hours in my lap every day through easter. She's probably the one who's enjoyed the Easter break the most of all of us!
- Morning coffee!

Right folks. It's time to send this journal into cyberspace, get off the bike, get on the laptop and start correcting all the errors that I'm sure is in this journal. If you spot any, please ignore. :-)

HAPPY TUESDAY! life is good!

177.7 lb Lost so far: 164.0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 April 2012:
1650 kcal Fat: 52.52g | Prot: 105.50g | Carb: 198.18g.   Breakfast: Egg, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean), Rye Bread (Reduced Calorie). Lunch: White Rice (Long-Grain, Cooked), Beef, Green Snap Beans. Dinner: Whole Wheat Spaghetti, tomato sauce. Snacks/Other: Whole Milk, Frozen Fruit Medley, Cookie, Free Laekkerbar. more...
3340 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 15 minutes, Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 1 hour, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 25 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Desk Work - 1 hour and 45 minutes, Standing - 6 hours and 45 minutes, Sitting - 5 hours and 50 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 3.1 lb a week


i didn't know that you know Gotthard! this band is so great, i love them. of course as a swiss girl, i know them. in 2010, steve lee, the singer, died. did you know that? we thought that with his dead, the band will die, too. but they found a new singer and he sounds pretty similiar to steve lee. they already recorded a new CD with him. thanks for sharing that, keld! :) and wish you a great day and i hope you get your date for the OP pretty soon! 
10 Apr 12 by member: joelae
Joelae, Gotthard is not a big name here in Denmark, though I think they deserve to be know much further than they are. They're a great band, and could easily do well internationally. I forgot how I came across them, but probably due to my musical curiosity. :) I did hear about the singer, and the new one coming in - though I haven't heard their recent stuff. Maybe I should check it out. :)  
10 Apr 12 by member: kingkeld
Glad you had a good Easter, Keld. being aware of the slips, I think, is half the battle. Your bike setup sounds optimal for exercise. And 4 jobs with your band sounds amazing. Have a great week. 
10 Apr 12 by member: Helewis
The weather here has been a bummer too :-(. Know what you mean about boredom and eating - my DH is particularly guilty of this one... And I can be persuaded with food and a drink too. Def something to keep an eye on.  
10 Apr 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
It's such a weird mechanism, that one. I know that I'm not hungry. I'm not even peckish. Still, I find myself in front of the fridge, hoping that some goodies have magically appeared since I was there 30 minutes earlier. :/ 
10 Apr 12 by member: kingkeld
Keld, it's really very common for people to have an adverse reaction 'emotionally' once they have reached a long term goal. People who spend as much time as you have working towards something...and then to get there and feel like you're 'done'!!! is kind of dangerous. While I do hope you totally enjoyed your holiday, you will do well to kick those 'laxidasical' thoughts to the curb! Not much should really change when you switch over to Maintenance except a possible slight uptick in your daily calories...til you find what you can consume daily w/ your one Indulgence day...and not gain...but not lose. Steady as a rock should be your new mission!!! Much Love! 
10 Apr 12 by member: jsfantome
jafantome - thanks! I'm already there again. :) My mission is to simply do that - find out what kind of calorie intake I can have and NOT gain and NOT lose anything significant in either direction. Sure, the Easter break messed me up a little, but I am fully on track today. I do appreciate the concern. :) I have no plan of fully letting go again. Control will remain, one way or another. :) 
10 Apr 12 by member: kingkeld
I find that boredom and eating go hand in hand for me too. Sometimes being too busy throws me off also. I feel that you've got this under control and just because old habits do come back too easily, you aren't about to let them become part of your life again. 
10 Apr 12 by member: davidsmom
Davidsmom, I do feel that I have control. I am able to say no when I really want to. I just feel that the grey zone is a little too broad sometimes, like the Easter days. However, making the decision to get back on track yesterday did it perfectly for me. I had no trouble all day, and managed to work in my snacks as I have done for eons. Sure, I had a home made chocolate shake. It fit in my RDI, so I have no worries about this. My only concern when it comes to snacks is when they exceed my RDI. This is of course not good.  
10 Apr 12 by member: kingkeld
I know what you mean about being back on track but still thinking about the goodies…We had leftover chips from the holiday. I asked my hubby to throw them out so I wouldn't succumb. I was relieved when he did. 
10 Apr 12 by member: jessabridge4444
I am all too familiar with how easy it is for me to eat the way I used to eat pretty much "all" the time ... which has caused me to be overweight most of my life. You have this down Keld. You'll be feeling so much better (in your body) after several days of being back on your "regular" schedule. Take care my friend!! 
10 Apr 12 by member: madaboutmoose


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