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10 December 2019

Weigh-in: 223.0 lb lost so far: 1.0 lb still to go: 83.0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (1 comment) steady weight

22 November 2019

Food for thought: Your body burns UP TO 4x AS MANY CALORIES from standing as it does sitting.

I was lucky enough to get myself a standing desk. After sitting and doing my job in a chair for so many years, I have actually had to slowly acclimate myself to standing for long periods of time again. That’s right, I had to adjust to standing! How crazy is that? I started with a couple hours a day, and then worked my way up. It was easy enough to stand for a half an hour after my 10-minute walking breaks because I was already up and moving. I went from that to 45 minutes after break. Then 15 minutes before break and 45 minutes after and so on, just kinda toying with which times work best. Any time I didn’t have much work to do, I’d see how long I could stay standing before my knees gave out. So far today, I’ve stood for all but 15 minutes of my shift, and I’m over 3 hours in. I used to do this as a cashier at Shaw’s, and then push carts on top of that! I think I can get back to that level of calorie burning again before the end of the year. Wish me luck!

Also: I'm only down a pound, but when I did my measurements this morning, it showed that I was down 1/2" all over. The exercise is really making a difference. More muscle, less problems! BOO YA!
Weigh-in: 223.0 lb lost so far: 1.0 lb still to go: 83.0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (2 comments) losing 0.8 lb a week

15 November 2019

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So it turns out I do have access to a scale. My mother lives next door, and she doesn’t mind if I occasionally go over to her place early in the morning to weigh myself. So it says I’ve “gained” 4 pounds, but actually, I was just throwing 220 out there because I didn’t know for sure. Turns out I wasn’t too far off! I’m excited that I’m good at guessing my own weight, not so much excited about having gained back all the weight I lost this past summer.

20-ish pounds of break-up weight over the course of 2 months. Lame. You know it’ll take me twice as long to take it back off again. Yesterday, according to this, I burned about 1000 calories more than I ate. I hope that’s accurate. I’ll be weighing in again after my next period. I’m probably a little heavier now because that’s coming up any second. I guess we’ll see.

I know that calorie restriction and high protein is my best course of action. I don’t do well with carbs, and I’m not doing well with keeping myself out of the pantry at night. I think I need to actually lay down a goal for target calories per day and really stick with it. I’m not going to ask “well, what do you think my target should be,” because it’s going to be lower than some of you reading this will think is “healthy.”

I feel like we’ve been brainwashed and lied to so many different times in so many different ways by the diet industry, the food industry, nurses, doctors, etc…, that it’s damn near impossible to tell what’s fact and what’s fiction anymore. Now, I know that I need to eat. I mean, most of the time. I also know that fasting for 36 hours seems to reset me in a very good way, so I might do that soon. I’m not keeping track of carbs right now, but I know that once I get myself settled in on this diet, I need to watch how many carbs I eat per week. I feel like per day is a little much. Crockpot stew is going to be a thing this winter. Cow tongue, yams, and carrots all have carbs, and I’d like to have that at least twice a week.

I’m eating a lot of eggs and fish right now, too. I also bought 20# of ground beef to have in my freezer. It’s packed in 2.5# packages, so I can make 2 meatloaves in my toaster oven with one of those, portion it out, and eat it for several days. I’ve had to check the Blood Type Diet app a few times because it seems that some things have changed since the last time I did this. Also, wine has A LOT of calories. I guess I’m only going to have 4 oz of wine every other day, not every day.

I just moved to a place where dogs have to be on a leash, and if I’m going to put my dog’s harness and leash on to take him out, I’m going to take him for a walk, not just open the door, let him pee, and drag him back in. This means I’ll be getting more steps without really having to try. I’m also shooting for 20 minutes of yoga every day to begin with. Working my way up to an hour a day.

I guess that’s it for now. Thanks for reading.
Weigh-in: 224.0 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 84.0 lb Diet followed poorly
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