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Saturday, May 17, 2014

I decided to skip a week... instead of losing weight this week so I could just gain it back next week, I Just gained this week and got rid of the middle man.

Not a great week for me. My back didn't really act up which was nice, but my knee has been hurting like hell and I can't figure out what the hell I did to make it angry! If it's not one thing, it's another, story of my life.

I had a big breakfast and dinner on Monday (celebrating Mother's Day on Monday because on Monday, the world is your oyster for these things). But those meals stuck with me all week. Hell, I had days this week where my calorie intake was right at 1200 and I gained weight (super low sodium on those days too!!)

Sometimes I just can't wrap my head around what my body is doing and that is frustrating.

Back to Mother's Day for a sec. All of these Hallmark holidays I show up with a card, gift, etc. on the day of, but anything else (meals, shopping) will take place the next day. I do things my own way. On Facebook people have taken to posting old pictures on Thursdays and calling it Throw Back Thursday (TBT). I will post an old picture with the tag TBT, but I'll post it on Wednesday, or Friday or any day other than Thursday. Why, you ask? Because I don't play by your rules, that's why.

Anyway, let's look at this week's apocalyptically horrendous weigh in.

Weight : 227.2
Gain : 1.8
Total : 92.8

Yep, just short of a 2 lb gain for the week. The week is over and I'm not going to let this eat at me. I'm going to try and enjoy my weekend and get back to work for the next week.

Ken Heaston
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    PS. And the remedy is not Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
    1221 days ago
    Well, I'm not in your shadows this week - Not following the path that leads to a lower reading on the scale - BUT - I am moving out of the WTH phase, slowly but surely. Its a minute by minute evaluation of sorts and a work in progress - Like a re-programming of a system that didn't CRASH, but one that came pretty damn close to it.

    So, here I am, appreciating my own need to have things backed up. My back-up .... tracking ..... and coming to terms with the fact that eating in a happy mood does not antidote calories consumed. Well, eating in a depressed mood doesn't either, but I never pretended that it did.

    Life ... Hmmm. Cried to myself a couple days ago. Knees were hurting so bad, I could not bend them. Stairs were a killer and every move I made, and still make, seems to involve them. Sooooo, I go to see the Amazing shop keeper, who is a Doctor of holistic medicine and a wonderful friend, and he says in his heavy accent, "don't worry, babbbbby, this (shows me a bottle of some wondrous remedy) will fix your knees. He had such bad knees, other Doctors had advised him to have knee replacement surgery for both his knees. Anyway, he used the magic medicine and now both his knees are 100% A-OK. He says in about 7 days I will see a GREAT improvement and in about 6 weeks my knees should be as good as new.
    So, I will let ya know how it goes. If it works within 7 days ..... well, will be different ..... in a positive way!
    Pain sucks ..............and you have my empathy! emoticon
    1221 days ago
    You know what bro? for a I will gain weight this week, this is not a good week.... You didn't gain more than that? Hope your health gets more bareable. As for the way you post, I admire that you do things your way.

    Well get out of that place soon I hope.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend
    1222 days ago
    Sorry for what you are going through this sounds so much like me and my struggles too I think the calorie range throws everything off ...Hang in there best wishes for your knee to feel better!
    1223 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I am surprised like the rest of the folks that you have been doing 1200 calories. However, you know best and reading your blog I believe attitude is everything. Not stressing about the gain is a good step in the right direction. That being said....let's both turn this week around and get going in the right direction!
    1223 days ago
    LOL at the TBT defiance! Now get in line and lose something this week Mister!
    1223 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your gain, but I agree 1200 calories for a man might make your body go into starvation mode and make you not lose weight. Sorry to hear about your knee it does make things harder when your in pain. You have lost an amazing amount of weight emoticon
    1224 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/18/2014 9:58:17 AM
  • JULIA_211
    I for one am glad you didn't lose...your sense of humor! I admire your accountability! Keep at it! emoticon emoticon
    1224 days ago
    There you go... there is the feisty 'out there' guy ... that's why I keep coming back to read your are your own man and you don't care who knows it!!!

    You actually won this week because you preempted the 'norm' you must feel great!!!
    Take back that week oh yeah!!!

    With your attitude your 'body' has to come into line and lose lose lose.... you rock!!
    1225 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Well don't mess your knee up worse, and don't beat yourself up about the weight gain. If you reduced your exercise that could explain it. So give this week the old college try, and see if the scale becomes your friend again.
    1225 days ago
    Well, we all know you didn't actually gain two pounds. You didn't eat an extra 7,000 calories did you?! It's just your darn scale. I can't believe you have days where you only eat 1,200 calories! That's not much for a man. Heck, that's not much for me either. I try to stay around 14 or 1, 500. as you know, my scale is not cooperating either. I swear, it's not me. I am doing everything right!

    So, aren't you a rebel. TBT on a Wednesday? You crazy kid!
    1225 days ago
    haha i do the same thing on the TBT...sometimes i do them Mondays!! its fun!!

    I gotta ask..1200 cals? could that be why you are gaining,,,that you arent eating ENOUGH? quick story for you...long before i did Spark i was on a site called ediets. i followed all the meals..only i ate less. and i didnt lose. and i gained. so i went to the fitness expert, Raphael Calzadilla. He looked at everything..said well you arent eating enough. i said HUH?? isnt it cals in cals out? he theory. i want you up to 1600 cals a day. i said I"LL GAIN111 he says humor me. give me 2 weeks. if you gain for 2 weeks we try something else.
    so, i did. and i ate. and at the end of the first week i was shocked to see i had lost 5 pounds. how could that be? i figured it was a fluke, so i did it again the second week, and i dropped another 3. and after that i steadily lost 1.5-3 EVERY WEEK that i stuck with it.
    I had to eat crow, and he was really nice about it.
    So now, i know i cant go below 1600 and lose...until i lose a bunch more. explanation, from Raphael, my doc, and the dietitian (i have to have an explanation) At the 1000 cals i was eating, my bofy knew i was starving it. so not only did i not lose, it slowed my metabolism so much that my body stored every morsel i gave it, creating a gain. Still sounds suspicious to me, but the numbers told the story.
    anyhow..thought i'd mention it...
    1225 days ago
    Sorry about your gain, but you sound determined and that's the most important. Hoping you have a BETTER week...I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Thanks for sharing!
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    1225 days ago
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