Saturday, June 22, 2013
So this week was the week where I decided to reduce my intake on the foods that have been killing my sugar cravings. Saturday through Monday I ate them as usual and my body wanted about 300-450 calories. Midweek weigh-in looked good on Tuesday. From then I reduced the amounts of the foods.
Though the quality of my food dropped dramatically, my calorie intake stayed pretty level. Had one day where I hit the 3000 daily calorie mark, but's that's still not that far over from a long term perspective. My sugar intake went as high as 800 kcals (still about half of what I was eating a month ago).
Yesterday morning, I went back on the foods and the sugar intake was back down to 400 without a hitch. Ate a few hundred total calories short of my recommended intake.
**THE PLAN (NEXT FEW MONTHS):
So regarding this, to make this permanent, I realize that I have to:
- Keep doing what I've been (eating the foods in the quantities that I have been)
- Slowly taper the sugar from 400 per day down to about 50-100
- Do an actual cleanse and program to finish the problem off.
As promised, I will blog about what I've done to get here this week (Tuesday or Wendesday). Speaking of here........
**THE NUMBERS (pounds @ bodyfat%):
Goal Weight: 195.0 @ 15%
Jan1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%
May 25: 212.2@23% (The week before I started addressing the sugar addiction)
June 01: 207.4@24%
June 08: 208.2@23%
June 15: 206.4@23%
Today : 205.4@22%
- Down 1 pound since last week
- Am finally below 23% body fat (22% baby! Whoooooo!)
- Down 6.8 pounds since this time last month
- 0.6 pounds from my last minor weigh milestone (below 205)
- 4.6 pounds from going below 200.
- 10.4 pounds away from my goal
My midweeks have been showing the bodyfat% steadily improving. For some reason, that's not ended up getting reflected in the actual weigh-ins.
Though I am well aware that one doesn't lose weight as I have been without facing a plateau at some point, I still think I might be below 200 by July 20th or 27th (the 3 year anniversary of last time I first dipped below).
Today, I'll keep dancing like I'm 22%!!!!
Thanks for reading.
- TD Out!
Monday, June 17, 2013
** It's been a while since I posted the first one of these
So, I�ve asked many questions on this site. Tough questions. Deep questions. Ones that challenge the mind and spirit of one�s very being.
Questions such as:
- What's stopping you from reaching your goals?
- How does one overcome set-backs/plateaus!?
- Why WAS 6 afraid of 7!!?
- Can drinking too much coffee make someone see DEAD PEOPLE!!!???
Today though, I ask an even more pertinent question:
** What beach should Trentdreamer go to next Summer? **
I�m now about 10 pounds from my weight goal and am seeing the results. Looser belts going, down a jean size etc.. I haven�t been to the beach in about a decade. OK, I�ve been to the beach, but never felt comfortable actually doing beach stuff (catching rays, playing Frisbee, etc.).
I would go to the local beaches and sit on the benches, eat at a restaurant with a view of the water. Maybe walk the beach in cargoes and a t-shirt. Never actually enjoy the beach gong experience (swimming, try surfing, etc.).
**Next Summer I've decided to actually "go to the beach" and am planning a week's vacation around it. The question is which one(s).**
So, I'm looking for a really top rate beach. One with a good single population (vibrant but not tacky). Relatively clean beach itself. Good local shops and restaurants either right on or near the beach. Good nightlife, but good hotels 5-10 minutes away from the action.
If you know of any in your area or have vacationed at, please let me know. It doesn't necessarily need to be one beach (if there�s an area that has a cluster of 2-3 beaches that are really good, even if not great, I can make a week of it). I will look into any recommendations.
So, What is your favorite beach or best beach you've vacationed at?
- TD Out!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On my 06.01.2013 weigh-in, I went below 210 (from 212.2 down to 207.4). My weigh-ins are Saturday mornings. I was ready for the scale to read a few ounces below 210, so I was planning on maybe treating myself to a nice lunch and possibly buying a belt or pair of shoes (a typical above-205 type gift).
When the scale said 207.4, I was like "Wow!". And thought, hmmm. Maybe I should try on that pair of 36" jeans and the 80's retro t-shirt that my dad gave me. I've had them hanging up on a door knob for the past 6 months as my motivation.
I thought that they might be tight (not wearable outside the apartment) but ok around the apartment.
I was wrong. They fit perfectly!
At that point, I was like "You know, though I usually like to be a little bit extravagant and buy one slightly more luxurious item of clothing as a gift, there is a style of Old Navy jeans that fit me really well". I've blogged about them in the past.
They have since put out three new washes for that style since I was last near/at 200. So that Saturday, I bought one of each of the new washes (36"). Some are a little snug, but 5-7 pounds from now, they will fit perfectly.
I can't wait.
THE FAT PANTS:
As for the 5 pairs of fat pants I had to start wearing again last year:
*the two pair of 40" ones flat out don't fit (saggy and baggy). They're going back into storage after laundry day.
* The medium wash DKNY pair (38") are sort of wearable but very loose
* The dark blue rock-washed (38") ones probably don't fit either (not going to bother trying. They have really faded, being the most worn pair for the last 6 years.)
* The lighter pair with the flaps on the back pocket fit OK. They are faded, VERY out of date and usually become too loose at about the 200 pound mark.
Where I plan to be in a few weeks, Lord willing.
So that was it. I bought three pairs of really cool jeans. Wore the pair of jeans I've been wanting to wear for awhile and had a great weekend getting out and doing cool stuff.
- TD Out!
Saturday, June 08, 2013
No, Not exactly.
From a weight loss perspective, the good news is I had 5 really healthy days of eating really fresh foods, not eating out much, this week. The bad news is that the two other ones were Wednesday and yesterday. Those two days are the ones where I leave my apartment at 7:30ish in the morning and come back at 8:30 in the evening. It often involves eating out once or twice and relying on convenience store foods (the ones that I don't like anymore).
I expected Wednesday, but Friday kind of came out of nowhere. A pulled pork sandwich, huge portion of fries and a really large piece of very rich chocolate cake for late lunch (*). I figured water retention itself would yield about a 2-3 pound gain (combined with such a massive loss the previous week).
Goal Weight: 195.0 @ 15%
Jan 1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%
2 Wks Ago: 212.2@23%
Last Week: 207.4@24%
This Week: 208.2@23%
* -4.0 pounds since two weeks ago
* +0.8 pounds since last week.
I'll tell ya. With my chocolate intake this under control and a measly 0.8 pound gain after a full score eat-out meal like the one yesterday, I'm thinking next week has some real potential. I don't think that I'll be below 205, but I kind of said the same thing about 210 for last week(**). So we'll see.
This week, my goal is to put together a few TIFA (***) stashes. These will be small Tupperware containers of non-perishable snacks that will keep me from needing convenience store/rest stop foods when I'm out. They will be mostly nuts and slow-to-rot or dehydrated fruits.
Recommendations are definitely appreciated.
So let's see about next week.
- TD out!
(*) OMG they were SOOOO good!
(**) And was wrong by about a third of a stone (See last week number above).
(***) TIFA stands for "Trent Is Fr**kin' Awesome" :)
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