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6/14 Weightloss Wednesday: Kettlebells Are Back in Play!

6/14 Weightloss Wednesday: Kettlebells Are Back in Play!

It’s Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I’m at 205.4 lbs which means I’ve lost 194.6 lbs so far.  Not bad but it also means I’ve gotten into a bit of a plateau here as I’ve been right about here for a couple weeks now.  Not a bad place to be except I’m about 5 lbs away from where I want to be.  I just keep reminding myself how long I sat at 250 lbs without moving to remind myself that it will happen and has always happened before.  I just need to keep doing what I’m doing.

The exercise part of the equation is back.  I took 3 weeks off to let a strained back muscle heal but yesterday I got back to swinging the kettlebell again.  I backed up the videos I was doing to an earlier week thinking I would ease into the exercise but it wasn’t enough.  I spent all day walking like Frankenstein because of those sore leg and back muscles.  I have to say though that it felt awesome to start moving my body again.

Other than that, nothing much going on.  My diet has been pretty good and the fasting at work is great.  It still blows my away how long I can comfortably go without eating although the night I did the kettlebell exercises I had to eat a bit of cheese to tide me over.

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

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6/7 Weightloss Wednesday: I’m Back!

6/7 Weightloss Wednesday: I’m Back!

It’s Weightloss Wednesday!   It’s been a while since I did one of these.  Not because I am gaining weight or anything but because I took a month to get the 28 day ketogenic meal plans and training up and running.  Which, by the way, is up and running and people are loving the hands on training!  You should sign up today!

As for me, on the last WLW I was at 215.6, this morning I was at 207.4 lbs.   Holy cow!  I am so close to being under 200 lbs!    I am so freaking close to being under 200 lbs that it is a bit frustrating to be sitting within spitting distance of the promised land but just a bit short.  It’s going to happen though, just going to keep on keeping on until I get there.

As for exercise, I had been doing the kettle bell exercises and was really enjoying the changes I was seeing in my body.  However, about 3 weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my lower back and shut down all exercise to give it a chance to recover.  I am good now but I haven’t gotten back to the program because I got lazy and doing the 28 Day Challenge stuff eats up more time than you would think.

It is important here to note that once again I pulled a muscle while exercising because I stopped stretching.  I’m not sure how many times I will have to learn this lesson but I just can’t do any kind of repetitive exercise without a comprehensive stretching program first.  I’m just too tight everywhere to be able to expect something to not give when I stress it.

All in all, everything is good.  Things are moving in the right direction, I just need to get where I’m heading sooner rather than later.   Or later.  I don’t care as long as I get there.

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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.

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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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