kingkeld's Journal, 19 April 2012

Good morning!

I know, it's about time I put some effort into writing a proper journal entry.

I've been out sick, and really haven't had the mental capacity to gather my thoughts enough to write.

Today, I'm better. I'm on my exercise bike, Tabby in hand, journaling away. It feels good to be back!

I was so kicked out of my regular habits that I even forgot to weigh in on Tuesday morning. It wasn't until the afternoon, liters of water and several meals into the day that it occurred to me. Of course any weight in at this point would simply be useless information so I chose to leave it at that and simply skip. The trend both yesterday and today will be what I use to indicate that weigh in. I'm 80.7 today, and a little higher yesterday. Probably the same Tuesday.

Coming home sick Monday, my body was screaming for calories. I guess this happens when we are low and our bodies need a helping hand. I gave in an snacked away to feel better, and surely also from self pity. It's no fun feeling sick.

But after Monday I've been on track all week, and probably even a little low on calories. I chose to be low, as I haven't had the strength to exercise until this morning.

The result so far is that I'm heavier than what I like to be. I feel sluggish, because I can feel the excess weight (water?) weighing me down. I want it gone, and gone fast. So I'm on track, doing right. I'm on the bike, burning a little extra and getting my metabolism going. It feels nice.

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I got a letter from the hospital yesterday. They have evaluated my case, and they are offering me surgery, the "big" one! This means that they have deemed it reasonable to remove a "belt" of excess skin all around my lower body, do a tummy tuck and the whole nine yards. Nice. So I am now on the waiting list, and supposedly it'll take about 4-5 months to get there. That's okay I can wait. Sure, I'd love to have it done right now and get it over with, but waiting gives me two huge advantages:

1. It's free. A private hospitaler charges around 15,000$ for this surgery. Getting it done this wasnis absolutely free.
2. The longer I have a steady weight, the safer the operation will be. If I am in a weight gain phase, then the skin will stretch, and if I'm still losing weight then my body will not have as many "building blocks" for recovery.

So it's maintenance all the way for me. I think I'm already doing okay on this. I can live with the fluctuations though I STILL wish they were at a three kgs lower weigh in.

I will simply keep working towards the as kgs as always, hit it now and then and be happy with that. The weight in on the day I went to the hospital was 75.8 kgs, and I have no urge to beat that one at all. But if I couldn't between that and 77,it'd be perfect for me, mentally and physically.

It's like there is a sweet spot for me around 77 kgs. My body simply feels happier and lighter at that weight. I'm not sure if it's a mental thing - it could be. It's difficult to tell.

Anyways, enough of my ramblings for this morning. I've done half an hour on the bike and this has to be enough for today. I don't want to push my luck and wear myself out before I eve get started. I feel good though, I feel that I'd have no trouble going another 30 minutes.

Today I'm thankful for:

- Being back on the bike.
- journaling! I've missed it!
- feeling better!
- a letter from the hospital!

Happy Thursday people! Life is good!
177.9 lb Lost so far: 163.8 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 April 2012:
2032 kcal Fat: 53.89g | Prot: 101.19g | Carb: 291.80g.   Breakfast: Egg, rye bread, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Lunch: Mixed Vegetables (with Salt, Frozen, Drained, Cooked, Boiled), Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten). Dinner: Chicken Meatballs, White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin), Carrots. Snacks/Other: cucumber, Tres Leches Cake Mix - Three Milk, Chocolate Cake (Without Frosting), frozen strawberries, whole milk. more...
3086 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 35 minutes, Desk Work - 5 hours, Sitting - 5 hours and 5 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 20 minutes, Standing - 5 hours. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 1.5 lb a week

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YAY!!! Congrats on the approval for the"big"surgery, how exciting!! I'm so happy for you and so glad you are feeling better.. Have a great day! Off to bed for me! 
18 Apr 12 by member: erika2633
Congratulations! Just keep it up. I've been cut up twice, the second time I was begging for it (c-section). It isn't as bad as it sounds in my opinion. I might have to do it too once I lose the weight. But I think I'd wait longar in mantainance mode. Just because I put it on so easily. Have a great day, hope you feel better soon. 
18 Apr 12 by member: kira1ar
congrats!! and i'm happy to hear you're feeling better! it's great to finally read a "normal journal" of yours today! have a wonderful day! 
19 Apr 12 by member: joelae
Congratulations! :) And glad you are feeling better! 
19 Apr 12 by member: Owsley
Congratulations on the surgery approval KingKeld. I am so sorry you have not been feeling well. Be kind to yourself and heal and rest. And, as always, thank you ever so much for the wonderful inspiration and insight into an amazing journey. I think about you frequently each day as I make choices to move forward on my own journey. I am so grateful to you. 
19 Apr 12 by member: joyfulgirl
Fantastic news..... Both for the surgery and for feeling better. You sound like the positive focused KingKeld, we all know and love x 
19 Apr 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
All you guys are too kind. Thanks.  
19 Apr 12 by member: kingkeld
Awesome, congrats on the approval. I'm sure these few months will drag along as you wait but so excited for you! And glad you are feeling better! 
19 Apr 12 by member: Bkeller1023
That is great news King about your surgery, you will be on the cutting edge (pun intended)! I am sick also this week, and my mood and appetite echo's yours. I actually feel worse today, and will be resting soon. Anyway, glad your back to your routine and feeling better! 
19 Apr 12 by member: posterchild66
That is wonderful news!! So happy for you. And happy that you're feeling better. 
19 Apr 12 by member: davidsmom
Congrats - what fabulous news!! 
19 Apr 12 by member: awshucks
Glad you're feeling better. So pleased that you're getting the surgery that you wanted, and that it's free (and that we get to keep you in the journey for a little longer). 
19 Apr 12 by member: Helewis
You are truly an inspiration to us all! 
19 Apr 12 by member: rico123
Glad to hear your feeling better! What great news about the surgery! Super excited for you!! 
19 Apr 12 by member: Tarla
So what are you going to buy with the $15,000 you saved??? Congratulations, that's really excellent news. 
19 Apr 12 by member: Earthlady
YAY!!!! Great news. Glad too you are feeling better.  
19 Apr 12 by member: madaboutmoose
great news. happy for you. now, like the song 'the waiting is the hardest part'. right? 
19 Apr 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
AWESOME, AWESOMER, AWESOMEST!! Oh, did I mention that it's AWESOME!!! Congrats buddy!! 
19 Apr 12 by member: ZippyDani
That is incredibly good news! About the surgery - not the being sick part. :) You've come a long way, and you've earned the right to look as good as you feel. Pulling for you! 
19 Apr 12 by member: DairyKing
Congrats :) 
19 Apr 12 by member: sjcoray

     
 

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