kingkeld's Journal, 18 May 2012

Good morning, Fatsecret!

It looks like it's an amazing day here in Denmark. The sun is shining from a clear blue sky, and Wife and I are going out to spend the day off from work.

It's 4-day weekend in Denmark, and I don't think I mind at all. I needed a little mental break from work, and I'm gonna enjoy the hell out of it.

Yesterday, I did GREAT, for most of the day. No real bad choices, though I did give in in a very minor way last night.

I did good on my meals. It's all recorded and accounted for, as are my "cheats". Breakfast was as planned, but at both lunch and dinner I had to give up on the meal sizes that I had estimated for myself. They were WAY too big, and I ended up giving about 1/3 of my food away to Wife and Daughter who wanted a little more. It was a great feeling to be in control like that, and to realize that it was a bunch of calories that I didn't need to have.

Then, in the evening, Wife and I were watching movies. I suddenly felt an urge for snacks. Movies, in my mind, often equals snacks. I'm sure many people feel like this. Trouble is, it's unconscious feeding, and not good. We mindlessly shovel food in our mouth while we're paying attention to something else. We don't really taste the food, we barely notice how we're stuffing ourselves. I was in that mode. I wanted it.

I did the tapping, and it helped. It helped significantly. However, I did feel like there still was a void that needed to be filled. We had the red velvet cake sitting on the counter, and it was definitely calling me. So, with much pride, I am happy to announce that I went to the kitchen, walked RIGHT BY the cake, and grabbed a handful of sugar free candies, and a sugarfree frozen treat. It all came to about 150 calories, from what I remember. Nowhere near what the cake would have cost me, and WELL within my allowance. Nice. I felt that the control that was close to slipping for moment was fully regained.

While watching the movies, and snacking, I made sure to pay attention to the candies. I made sure to really taste them, and pace myself eating them. As much as is wasn't mindful eating, it wasn't entirely mindless either. I'm satisfied with the result - especially considering that one week ago I would probably have ended with a LOT of that cake. You guys saw the photo yesterday - it's pure evil. It actually has MORE calories per 100 grams than chocolate. I'm not sure how it's even possible. :)

So today, we're going out. We're gonna go a few towns over to do a little weekend shopping and just enjoy ourselves. We're gonna have lunch at a little café where we like to go, and I'm gonna make a wise choice from the menu. I have no doubt about that. I don't know just yet what it'll be, but I'll ensure that I'll make my body happy with my choice.

Dinner will be determined as we shop, and I will have to be home and have dinner in time for playing music with the band tonight. It's the Night Of the Black Peanut, and I'm really looking forward to rehearsing with the guys. It's always so much fun.

I will make a mental note (and enter it in the food journal already) that we have bread in our break tonight, it's always good to have a reminder to reserve a few hundred calories for it. It makes me focus on what I have left, so I don't do bad.

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This morning, I'm down 200 grams since yesterday. I'm still not under 78 kgs, but I know it's coming really soon. I have a feeling this will be accomplished by tomorrow. We'll see. I really want to be under 77, and I'll get there in a few days, I think.

I like the way I am starting to regain the control of my weight. I'm starting to be a little better at tweaking it, so I can be where I like to be. The tricky part is always to stay at that weight, but I feel that I have a much better grip on it now.

This morning, I'm thankful for:
- 4 day weekend!
- deciding to listen to the Paul McKenna CD this morning instead of spending time on the bike. I feel refreshed, energized and ready to take on the challenge of going out with wife without compromising my weight loss/maintenance journey.
- Morning coffee!
- New CD from Joe Bonamassa. It's not his greatest, but it's not at all bad either. Just maybe a little too much "more of the same". Then again, "the same" is excellent.
- going out with wife.

Happy Friday, friends! Life is good!
172.2 lb Lost so far: 169.5 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 May 2012:
1323 kcal Fat: 40.09g | Prot: 88.29g | Carb: 147.35g.   Breakfast: Olive Oil, Egg, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean), Rye Bread. Lunch: Flour Tortilla, Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten), Oven Cooked Fries, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Sour Cream, Salsa. Dinner: Salsa, Sour Cream, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Oven Cooked Fries, Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten), Flour Tortilla. Snacks/Other: French or Vienna Bread (Includes Sourdough), Cream Cheese, Grapes. more...
3018 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Sitting - 8 hours, Standing - 1 hour, Sleeping - 8 hours, Music playing - 4 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 30 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 3.1 lb a week

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Whoop.... Such progress KingKeld from how you were feeling a couple of weeks ago. I did the tapping last night, instead of pouring myself a drink, while preparing dinner. My trigger for alcohol, is feeling tired after some exertion, or a busy day - I see it as a reward- but know I shouldn't.....Result :-). Enjoy your day - an your evening with the band :-) 
18 May 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
I love hearing these little stories confirming that the tapping actually works. Maybe we can start a trend here on FS? If any community can benefit from it, it's us...  
18 May 12 by member: kingkeld
Great resistance to the temptation! Whether other folks on here may think that tapping is kind of hokey, I'm happy that's it's you helping you resist the urges for the sugary tastey snackies! In the holistic world it can be a powerful tool. Maybe you could think about starting a Tapping group on here?  
18 May 12 by member: CJT1217
Great job on the control, Keld. Very impressive. 
18 May 12 by member: Helewis

     
 

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