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5/3 Weightloss Wednesday: There’s More to Weight Loss Than Food

5/3 Weightloss Wednesday: There’s More to Weight Loss Than Food

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  This has been an interesting week but before we get into that, here are the numbers.  I am at 214.6 lbs which means I have lost 185.4 lbs so far but it also means I have gained about 5 lbs in the last few weeks.  The good news is, I think I figured out the issue.

I talked last week about how hungry I had been and how crazy my appetite was getting.  It was like I had gone back to the old me where I had to eat every few hours to be satisfied.  Well, what I didn’t talk about was the other thing that was going on in my life because I didn’t realize the relevance.  I have talked about how my Dad passed away a few weeks and how tragic it was because his death from a stroke was the final act of a body that was just broken down over a lifetime of smoking, eating too much, drug abuse and just generally not taking care of himself at all.

His wishes were to be cremated and because it all happened so fast, I wasn’t able to see him before he was gone.  Last weekend we put together a little memorial for him at my Mom’s house and as that date got nearer, I found myself feeling more and more anxious about it.  I’m not totally sure what was going on but looking back I realized that one of the things I wanted to eat was Cream of Wheat and the only time I’ve ever had that was when my Dad cooked it for me growing up.  Looking back, it all seems pretty obvious.

So once the memorial was done, everything went back to normal.  I was able to get back to the Intermittent Fasting I was doing and any cravings for carbs have disappeared and I have actually lost weight since then.  At one point last week I had gotten all the way up to 220 lbs so I’m moving in the right direction again.

Hopefully this trend continues!  How are you doing this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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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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