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4/26 Weightloss Wednesday: Yikes! A Step Backwards!

4/26 Weightloss Wednesday: Yikes! A Step Backwards!

It’s Weightloss Wednesday!  This has been a weird week.  After finally reaching my goal of 210 last week, I have done nothing but gain weight this week.  Looking at the app that tracks my weight, it has been a all over the map.  At one point I was as high as 220 and this morning I was at 215.6 lbs.  Like I said, it’s been a weird week.

The main thing that has changed is I have just been ravenously hungry this week.  I have eaten 3 very large meals most days this week and even a few desserts.  While it has all been ketogenic…mostly, it has been surprising how much I have eaten.  Just crazy hungry and after almost 3 years of feeling little to no hunger, it’s been an odd experience.  I don’t really know what has been happening but since my policy has always been to eat whenever I am hungry, I’ve just been going with it.

In other news, this is week 5 of working with my kettlebells.  It has been nice and I’m wondering if it’s been a reason for the hunger but I’ve exercised before and not felt hungry so I’m not entirely sure.

Eh, whatever.  It’s all good I guess.  I just need to get back to where I am losing weight.

How are you doing this week?  let me know in the comments.

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4/19 Weightloss Wednesday: Small Goal Achieved!

4/19 Weightloss Wednesday: Small Goal Achieved!

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I am at 209.8 lbs which means I have lost over 190 lbs!  This also means I have crossed the last mini-goal off my list (210 lbs) before heading towards my big goal of being under 200 lbs.  This a goal that has been almost 3 years in the making and I can’t wait to finally cross that finish line.

Something interesting happened to my weight this week.  I actually crossed under 210 last Thursday but over the weekend, I ate a lot of food.  Like full on Easter meal with snacks and treats and leftovers.  All sugar free and mostly ketogenic (there was a homemade strawberry shortcake in the mix that was sugar free but there was no way the poundcake was keto.) but just a massive amount of food over multiple days.  You know how it is, family is in town and there is a large ham available.

So what happened with my weight was it went up as high as 215 on Sunday, then dropped like a rock to my current 209.8.  This is after multiple weeks of just not being able to get under 210, then in just a few days I’m able to go from 215 to under 210 in just a few days.  It just goes to show that weight loss is weird and your body just does its own thing.

So a great week, now onward to 200!

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4/12 Weightloss Wednesday: Another Step Closer!

4/12 Weightloss Wednesday: Another Step Closer!

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I’m at 210.8 lbs which means I’ve lost 189.2 lbs so far.  I’m SO CLOSE to my next goal of 210.  In fact I was a little disappointed to come so close and not quite get there.  Oh well, at least the weight is coming off no matter how slowly.

I started week 3 of my kettlebell exercises today.  I’m interested in seeing what happens as I continue down this road.  The good news is that it longer causes the lower back tightness I felt in the first 2 weeks.  In fact I’m feeling pretty good except for the pesky tightness I feel in my hips because I spent the first 40 years of my life very sedentary.  Seems like no matter how I stretch out or try to squat, I still feel like nothing is really “loose” in there.  I usually feel it after I’ve been seated for a while and then try to walk.  It’s like I can’t sand fully upright until after a half dozen steps or so.

As far as what I’m eating, I am still using Intermittent Fasting on the days I work.  It still amazes me how I long I can go without food while in ketosis.  Then of course I stay in ketosis with a high fat, low carb diet.  Once I knock out the 210 milestone, I’m ready for the march to 200!

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4/5 Weightloss Wednesday: Losing Weight at a Snail’s Pace

4/5 Weightloss Wednesday: Losing Weight at a Snail’s Pace

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  And yes I know that this is going up on Thursday but sometimes life is crazy.  This week we are down to 211.8 lbs which means I am down 188.2 lbs.  Holy cow it is taking FOREVER to get these last 15 lbs off.  It’s like it knows how close I am to the end and just wants to dr-a-a-a-a-a-g it out.  I guess as long as it continues to come off, I don’t really care how long it takes but I sure would like to hit that 210 mark so I can focus on the final run to 200.

As for my meals, the intermittent fasting I’m doing is going well.  On my work days I usually only eat one meal a day and a little sugar free dessert just before my shift starts.  Although I’ve been considering cutting the dessert to see if that speeds things up.

As for exercise, I’m in the second week of doing the Swing Lean program with my 30 lb kettlebell.  I gotta say, it works.  I haven’t been doing it long enough to see any physical changes but just based on how sore I am after my workouts, I’d say I’ll have the upper legs and lower back of an Adonis in a few months.  Of course it will be hidden under a bunch of loose skin so who knows if anyone will ever see it.

So everything is going according to plan.  How is it going with you?  Let me know in the comments!

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3/29 Weightloss Wednesday: Another Step Closer To My Goal!

3/29 Weightloss Wednesday: Another Step Closer To My Goal!

Here is this week’s Weightloss Wednesday!  It’s been an interesting week as my weight has been up and down but as of this morning I’m at 212 which I will certainly take.  This means I have lost 188 lbs so far and I’m that much closer to my goal of being under 200 lbs.  I’m ready for that to happen!

I also got a kettlebell this weekend and started kettlebell workouts.  And by started I mean I did exactly 1.  I really didn’t know what to expect and while I expected to work out my legs and shoulders, I didn’t expect what it would do to my back.  Holy cow!  I’ve spent the last 3 days unable to bend at the waist.  I’ve probably taken more aspirin this week than in the last year.

However, now that the initial pain has faded, I’m excited about the prospect of starting back up tomorrow.  I really want to see what kettlebell exercises can do for me and how it can change the shape of my body.  Especially since, with almost 200 lbs gone, I look like a sack of potatoes left out in the sun too long with my shirt off.  I really need a little muscle definition in my arms, chest and back to see if I can fill out some of this loose skin.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how things are going.  How are you doing this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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