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Weightloss Wednesday

Time to Get Back on the Horse!

 

I hope everyone reading this had a great Thanksgiving yesterday, filled with friends and family and some great food!  If you are anything like me, chances are you over-indulged a bit and woke up this morning a bit heavier than yesterday.  My wife and I worked very hard to make sure there wasn’t any sugar or carbs in the meal but… that didn’t stop me from eating A LOT of food.  If I had to guess, I ate more food yesterday than I have in the entire previous week.  Yikes!

So if you are finding yourself in a similar boat, what do you do?  Answer: Get back on the horse and keep on keeping on.  Or to put it another way, Keep Calm and Keto On.

Rehydrate

I woke this morning dry as a bone.  All that extra digesting I had to do along with the fact that I drank very little water added up to me feeling like a sponge left out in the sun.  My hands were dry, my lips were tight and I had cottonmouth of the highest order.  So first thing was a big glass of water followed by 2 more just to get back to “even”.  Then I had my coffee but followed it up with another glass of water.  I’m writing this about noon and I’m just now beginning to feel a little normal.

Throw Away Temptations

Do you have a fridge full of mashed potatoes and apple pie?  You might be better off just throwing all that away.  I know, I hate to waste food too but better it goes to waste than goes to waist.  Lines like that are why this blog has won zero awards.

Time to Start the Exercise Routine

Did you stop exercising because the last few weeks were so hectic?  That’s exactly what I did and I have been kicking myself for it.  My wife was just saying today how I’m stooping when I walk which is something I do when I stop doing yoga and stretching.  I swear I think my hamstrings are 2 sizes too small for my legs.

Maybe Fast?

If you stuffed your face yesterday, consider fasting.  Skipping a few meals to get your insulin and appetite levels back under control couldn’t hurt and might be what you need to get everything back where it needs to be.

Most of all, get back to old routines and recommit yourself to a low carb diet.  Don’t let one bad day throw you off from your goals.  Get back to it!

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11/1 Weightloss Wednesday: I Guess Halloween was a Cheat Day

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday! I am up, WAY up to 208 lbs this morning.  Oh my!  How did this happen?  One word, Halloween.  Oh my gosh, we had SO MUCH CANDY left over at the end of the night that I grabbed a piece here, a piece there.  Did something on the computer, grabbed a Snickers.  Threw my kettlebell around, grabbed a MIlky Way.  Got ready for work, grabbed a 3 Musketeers.  Here’s the crazy thing.  I started to get nauseous and guess what I did?  Grabbed a Whoppers.

Ugh.  So I’m definitely not perfect, not that any of you thought I was but this puts me behind on my new goal.  I have decided to try to hit 190 by my birthday at the end of the month which means not only do I have to lose this new Halloween weight but I have to navigate Thanksgiving as well.  Should be fun!  But I have stayed between 200 and 210 for to long and need to renew my focus on the next stage of my weight loss.  I have decided my main goal is to get me waist down to half my height and since I am 70 inches tall, that means a waist of 35″.  Although maybe 36-37″ is more reasonable with all the loose skin I have but we will see.  According to the tape I have on my desk, I am about 45″ around right now so I’ve got quite a journey in front of me.

As for exercise, I did a short kettlebell workout last night for the first time in about 3 weeks.  The neck strain I had has pretty much gone away and I need to get back on the horse with that.  I downloaded a new workout video so I’m going to include a little more variety in my workouts.

That’s what’s new for me.  How are things going with you?  Let me know in the comments below!

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10/18 Weightloss Wednesday: Lose It!

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of yesterday, I am at 202.4 lbs which means I have lost about 2 lbs from last week.

The big thing this week is I started tracking my food using the Lose It! app.  I have to say, this has been a game changer for me.  It has been so interesting to see a little more clearly how many calories I am eating.  My dinner last night was over 1600 calories!  That is my entire allotment for the day according to the goals I programed into the app.  That absolutely floored me when I saw it.  It really drove home that I am absolutely terrible at estimating calories.  It also made me thankful that I don’t really care about calories as much as eating real high-fat food.

Psychologically the tracking has has an affect on me.  For whatever reason, now that I am tracking I am finding it easier to fast when I’m at work,  Eve since I started this I either fast or on occasion I’ll have some Wild Planet sardines, not so much for the food but for the Omega 3 fatty acids I’m probably not getting anywhere else in my normal diet.  In fact I’m listening to Deep Nutrition on Audiobook while I’m at work and one of the things she is driving home is how important Omega 3’s are for your health and weight loss.

Something else that was different this week was I didn’t do any Kettlebell swings.  I tweaked my neck and didn’t want to do anything to aggravate it.  It’s about 90% healed now so I think I’m going to wait another day or 2 to resume.

How did you do this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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10/11 Weightloss Wednesday: Any Recommendations on a Tracking App?

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  I am at 207.4 lbs which means my weight has crept up a tad.

I’m not too worried about it because as my exercise program has gotten harder.  The big thing I’ve noticed is my appetite tracks pretty closely with the amount of exercise I do.  On my exercise days, doing intermittent fasting overnight at work is pretty much impossible.  I have to get some sardines or lunch meat or I end up obsessing about food all night.

In fact, my exercise routines are only going to get harder moving forward so I’m leaning toward doing something I have resisted doing for years, tracking my food.  I never saw much use in it but I think there would be some value in seeing what my appetite does as compared to my exercise routines.  I also want to see if there are any ways I can “hack” my calorie intake to make sure that I am losing belly fat while putting on muscle.  I know that it is hard to do both at the same time but I think I want to give it a shot.  Any recommendations for a free app that makes tracking food easy?  I’d like one that I can upload pics of what I’m eating as well.

So what’s up with you?  Let me know in the comments!

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10/4 Weightloss Wednesday: A Little Muscle!

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  I’m sitting at about 206 today which is a bit up from last week.  Hopefully that means I am putting on muscle because of the increased exercise I’ve been doing but I’m not sure.  The one thing I am sure of is that it is about time to buy another belt! I’ve hit the last notch and it’s getting a little loose.  That’s pretty exciting.

I am on week 10 of my kettle bell exercises and it is getting TOUGH!  I thought the last one was going to break me because it was a full minute of swings before a rest and it was crazy tough.  Just trying to catch my breath before the next rep was challenging.  I’ll be doing it again later today so I wonder if it will be easier the second time around.

You may have noticed that I have totally NOT been taking pictures of my food on IG like I said I was going to.  I kept forgetting and it made for a really boring IG feed.  I eat the same thing every day!  It was like “here’s my steak and veggies, now here’s my hamburger and veggies, now here’s my chicken and veggies, oh and here’s some sardines.”  Bleh.  So I stopped doing that.  Looking over other IG feeds it looks like what I really need to be doing is taking pictures of my butt but I’m probably not going to do that either.

That’s it for me this week, what’s going on with you?  Let me know in the comments!

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