kingkeld's Journal, 27 June 2012

...and the loser keeps losing...

Good morning! I can't believe it, but I am down ANOTHER 1.5 kgs (3 lbs) since yesterday. That makes it 7.2 kgs the last 7 days or so. Damn. It's still not the 11 kgs that FatSecret boasts with, but I am more than happy to get all the extra fluids out of my body.

Again, this morning I could tell that I was lighter even before I got up. I can feel it in my body. I can feel it in my fingers. I can feel it in the way my skin sits on my cheeks. It's strange, but it takes very little for me to get a hint of whether I am light or heavy any particular morning.

I hope this will help me from gaining weight in the future. Of course, I will keep weighing myself always, but being able to tell like this - and being able to FEEL how much better I feel when I am lighter, has to be the kicker. I feel that I perform better, I feel happier, I feel that I have more energy, the whole package.

Now, if only I could go use some of that energy...

I am so ready to get the stitches out and hopefully get permission to NOT have to sit here all the time. I need permission to sit in other seats in the house, and permission to play my bass, and permission to go take a bike ride. I am slowly going stir crazy here.

I have set up a nice little nest, where I have room around me for all my stuff. Since I can't easily get up, I need everything within reach around me.

Last night, when I couldn't sleep, I took a picture for you guys to see how I am situated. Notice the tilted back seat on my recliner - do you see why I need an external keyboard to type? :)

I got it all pretty nicely setup, though, and I think this is the best way for me to spend the day, as I can't do a whole lot. It keeps me reasonably entertained, with music, movies, internet, phone, tablet, coffee and kitty cat, who is lying here with me again.

I promised to post a photo of her snuggling with the keyboard on her.

I took a bunch of photos of her doing it yesterday, and this is the best one. It's hard to take a good picture, just tried again, but it's too close to get a proper picture. I hope you get the idea, though. :)

Indifferent cat is indifferent!

It's so weird that she is okay with it. She has NEVER done this before, and now it's 2nd day in a row.

Today and tomorrow I have "booked" a couple of friends to stop by in the mornings to entertain me. I miss talking to people. As much as I love Wife and Daughter, I need interaction. At work I am quite the social butterfly (as I am sure you can imagine) and I really miss chit chatting with people.

Hopefully, this will help me a little.

Also, today I am checking out a bunch of music that I have been wanting to hear. I have a gazillion albums that I been putting off hearing, and I think today I will try to squeeze in a few. Also, I want to give the new RUSH album another chance. I listened to it a few times, but I wasn't all that impressed, however, something seems to have gotten stuck with me regardless. I think I need to hear it again to do another assessment. I don't want to miss out on a good album just because I didn't bother to actually hear it. :)


I can really tell that the fluids are coming off. I get a little more sore here and there, that's for sure. I feel that I have some bumps and bruises on my butt cheeks that I didn't have before. There is no visible damage, but I think the hurting comes from me sitting or lying down more or less constantly.

I see the bruising on my back getting a little more purple, but I think that is okay. Other places it is LESS purple, so I think I will just let it run it's cause. I still haven't hear from the doctor, so I will assume there is nothing urgent that I need to do. She is pretty good at responding.

I gotta say I am amazed that I went from 84.0 kgs Monday to 78.8 kgs two days later. How is that even possible? Of course, I did gain all the fluid in a day or two also, so why not?

I did good on my food yesterday, I made sure to eat right to get some calories and nutrients in. I had my usual breakfast, lunch had a can of mackerel with breads, and dinner was whole wheat pasta, vegetables and a tomato/meat sauce. Also, I had two protein shakes with milk and frozen fruit throughout the day.

I made sure that most of what I ate had some protein in it, and weren't just high on carbs. I feel that I need this to recover. That is why my body is telling me that I want, and I think it's right. Protein IS for recovery, other than just post workout muscle building, right?


I woke up at 2 AM last night, and couldn't sleep any longer. I hope to take a nap a little later.

Yesterday, I slept amazingly well, but I was tired all morning, until at 10 AM I decided to go take a nap. Turns out, a Tuesday nap takes about 3 hours! It was good though, and I felt refreshed. I think I needed it.

I'm not sure if this is what did it, but I had a hard time sleeping last night. So, at 2 AM I got up. I didn't want to keep being noisy, as I didn't want to wake up wife.

I was so tempted to go write my journal already, but I really didn't want to - I need things to do in the mornings already, and writing my journal can be fairly time consuming. This is a good thing. I love writing my journal.

All in all I got about 5 hours sleep last night. It's not horribly bad, but it is also not enough. I feel the sleepiness coming over me slowly, so I am thinking that within the hour I will head back to bed and see if I can catch some zzzzz's before my friend comes over.

So, today I am thankful for:
- More fluid coming off.
- New, nice weight-in. Lowest post-surgery weigh-in.
- Morning spent with kitty cat.

I hope you guys have an amazing day today. I hope to get out, just a little bit, and move around. I need a change of scenery.

Life is good!
173.7 lb Lost so far: 168.0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 23.1 lb a week


Love the pic with kitty cat -that's so funny! She just knows you need company, so she tolerates it.. :) glad the water weight is coming off so quickly!! Thanks for the glimpse into your little nest, hope the doc lets you move around a bit more soon! Good night from minnesota! 
27 Jun 12 by member: erika2633
I am seeing the doctor on Friday and I am expecting them to take the stitches out. Oh.... I didn't tell about the stitches... dammit... well, that's a little bit of a story for tomorrow (sorry, not TOO interesting, but more a fun fact). And I would assume that with the stitches gone I will have permission to at least sit at the dinner table again. That's all I want. To be able to sit on a regular chair. Maybe permission to play my bass. While sitting on a regular chair.  
27 Jun 12 by member: kingkeld
Hey King, I dont know if your work would allow it for the various reasons that could be present, but perhaps you could do a work from home thing. As for the Rush, me and a good pal have issues with the recording quality of this Album. Vapor Trails had similar issues that have been widely publicized. I hope for the sake of hope, that people arent mixing music for MP3's and crappy ass headphones, but sadly I think that is the case. Because general population is happy to play garbage through their headphones at the gym or at starbucks. I understand the great Niel Young is getting quite outspoken about this sad sad trend. But I digress... Anyway, good job on the weight loss! Amazing what effects surgery has on the body, and how it can heal. Lovely how the kitty hangs with you.  
27 Jun 12 by member: posterchild66
Thanks for posting the Kitty pic, seeing is believing! What a great companion. I am so happy for you and all the great things that are coming your way in your overall health and recovery. Thanks again for the updates! 
27 Jun 12 by member: Eringiffin
JP, I think later on it will be an idea to maybe work from home in the beginning. Right now it's hard to do. 90% of my work deals with face-to-face interaction, so that's out. The paper work I could do mostly comes from before mentioned interaction. Also, my concentration is crap right now, so I wouldn't trust myself to do proper work. Sitting with a tiny keyboard on my lap (and on kitty cat) is probably not the best way to do work. I manage though, it's just boring.  
27 Jun 12 by member: kingkeld
...and I think you are right about RUSH. Maybe that is what I can't pinpoint. I listen to pretty much ALL my music in headphones, but I have high quality ear buds that are EQ'd specifically to my liking. I think that they might have mixed this to fit cheaper gear, and when we pull out the higher quality stuff, it simply "de-equalizes" it. That is a shame. If Neil Young is going to fight this, I am right there with him. Let the producers of the albums do their job. Let us decide what kind of stereo we want to play it on. If we want to screw up the sound, then let US do it. Personally, I'd rather pitch in a little more and get proper headphones. Mind you, my favorite ones are from Walmart and cost $8.88 (I have a friend shipping me some every now and then as they are not long lasting, max a year) - unless I use my pro music in-ear monitors as head phones (which I normally do). Let music sound like music. Not like tin cans! This is also why I always politely ask people to NOT listen to my band or my songs/recordings on their laptops. The laptop speakers are fine to watch a news clip or just to quickly check something out, but they are truly an insult to music. What has this world of music come to??? Thanks, JP, now you got me all wound up... :) 
27 Jun 12 by member: kingkeld
Actually, I forgot to point out that Vapor Trails was mixed "Loud", so if you looked at a signal meter, entire songs pegged the scale. It was a criminal act what they did. Luckily in researching it this AM I found it was remastered. I need to find a copy of that! /Cheers, JP 
27 Jun 12 by member: posterchild66
Animals know when we are less than 100% :) 
27 Jun 12 by member: Earthlady
Cats are very intuitive... I remember years and years ago, we adopted a 'stray' cat. I then became pregnant and she would follow me around and sit at my feet. As soon as I had the baby (Jo3) she stopped doing it. Fantastic that the water weight is coming off so fast - you are doing amazingly well.... Must be that water you are drinking, flushing your system. A lesson for us all - mmm I must go and get a glassful :-) 
27 Jun 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
I love the pic of Kitty. Animals have that sense as to when you need them and will put up with just about anything to give you the comfor you need. My dog was that way. Always there when life threw me a curve. 
27 Jun 12 by member: davidsmom
Congrats about the water weight. And having a supportive kitty! Too cute! 
27 Jun 12 by member: jessabridge4444
Glad to hear the water weight is coming off for you. I have a cat too, that sometimes will sit with me and the next minute he's coming up behind me pawing at my leg, trying to bite me. 
27 Jun 12 by member: 99nascar99
WOW, Just caught up on your journal! OMG, you have done SOO well!!! I hope some day I have the daily drive that you have!!! How much longer till you can get around? (I probably missed that in your journal). You need someone to jerry-rig a guitar holder... like this :-) so it will recline with you. 
27 Jun 12 by member: Lizzygracemusic


Submit a Comment

You must  sign in to submit a comment

Other Related Links


kingkeld's weight history

Get the app
© 2019 FatSecret. All rights reserved.