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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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9/27 Weightloss Wednesday: Bon Bons?

It’s time for a Weightloss Wednesday!  As of yesterday afternoon, I am 204.4 lbs.  A little higher than where I want to be but I’m not too concerned about it.

Tonight at work, something weird happened.  Something that hasn’t happened in years.  I have talked many times about what is my real Achilles heel when it comes to the low carb life, chips and salsa.  If I go to a Mexican restaurant and they put chips on the table, I cannot stop myself from eating them.  And not just a few either, as many as I can shove in my piehole.  Well, I have another weakness also but I never talk about it because it never comes up, until tonight.

I love frozen bon-bons.  Now it’s been years since I’ve had them but something about the little frozen creme centers absolutely does it for me and tonight, there was a box available at work.  And I had one.  And then another.  And then another.  And then another.  It was an odd experience because I knew I needed to stop and they weren’t doing me any favors but I just couldn’t tear myself away from them.  It was almost surreal how much my will power absolutely deserted me in my time of need.

I haven’t weighed myself since it happened but I am terrified I’m going to have gained 10 pounds.  I know that’s ridiculous but still, it totally got in my head.  As I thought through what happened, I realized that I have been a little lax since I met my big goal.  Nothing major but a little more Coke Zero than the none I was drinking previously, or maybe a spoonful of peanut butter every once in a while.  Like I said, nothing major but enough to make me realize that I was getting too comfortable with compromising.

So I decided on a solution.  Starting today, I’m going to use my Instagram account as a way to make myself accountable.  Everything I put in my mouth, I’m going to snap a pic and put it on IG.  I know, that makes for a terrible IG feed but I need to get back to basics.  If you would like to follow on, just click here.

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9/20 Weightloss Wednesday: I’m Back!

9/20 Weightloss Wednesday: I’m Back!

I stopped doing these Weightloss Wednesday’s after I met my goal of being under 200 lbs because I didn’t think anyone would want to hear about this anymore now that I’ve met my goal.  Turns out I was wrong!  Opps!  Since I expect my continuing weight loss to be rather slow, hopefully we can turn this into a place where we can all talk about what we are going through.  Please use the comment section below to let me know how you are doing!

As for me, right now I’m sitting at 205.4 lbs and this is about where I’ve been for the last month or so.  My weight kind of goes down to about 198 and up to 205 depending on what I eat and what time of day I weight myself.  I am much less religious about it now that I’ve met my goal.

What I am FAR more interested in now is exercise.  Now that I have a body I can move, I want to move it!  I’m still doing kettlebell swings, in fact I am on week 8 of the Swing Lean videos right now, hopefully I can make it all the way to week 15 without injury this time.  I also bought a jump rope the other day because I have very weak ankles and it looks like this is a way I can toughen those up.  I did exactly 20 jumps 2 days ago and had pain in my calves and hamstrings for all the next day.  I am not in shape!

As for diet, I am sticking to my same ole ketogenic diet with Intermittent fasting when I am work.  Sometimes I’ll get a little nibble of cheese halfway through my shift on the nights after I do kettlebell swings but other than that, I don’t get hungry and stick to the one meal a day on my 5 working days.  It seems to be working well for me as I am weight stable while putting on muscle from the exercise which is exactly what I want.

As for what I am reading, I’ve read several books since my last video and have been totally negligent about posting reviews here but in the last week I have finished The Hacking of the American Mind by Robert Lustig, Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill and I am currently reading Brain Maker by David Perlmutter.  All great books that I will eventually get around to writing about.

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