So first thing this morning I took a photo of myself to try and compare to the photo I took of myself at the start of the journey. Really I don’t think I could see much difference. All this really means to me is that when you are extremely obese an a 11 kilo weight loss makes stuff all difference. Having said that I have noticed a difference in my clothes so at least I have that. Anyway I will put both photos up and you can make your own decision on if the difference is noticeable.
Just looking at this photo disgusts me
11.3 kgs later
Actually after editing them and putting them together like this I can see the difference. I have trimmed the beard since to, this could help lol.
The rest of the day followed the same pattern as most other days. No breakfast, a pork crackle snack mid to late morning and lunch around 3 o’clock of keto quiche and salad.
Dinner time was a different story as I was home which has been unusual on Thursdays of late. I attempted to make a keto flatbread to serve with some lamb, garlic and herb sausages. I successfully made the recipe but like a lot of keto breads we have tried it tasted like eggs. It is not a big deal the bread roll recipe Leanne has been using is a big hit, but I would like to find a decent flat bread recipe. All in all the meal was delicious though. The only major drama was the grazing I was doing while making dinner, which might come back to bite me. Not to mention the keto meringue snacks Taylah made which I also ate to many of.
Another pretty boring day again today. No breakfast as usual. A pork crackle snack about 11. I had lunch around 3:30. It was leftovers from last nights steak and salad. Then off to Ipswich for Taylah’s cricket training. We got home about 9 O’clock. Leanne had deboned some chicken thighs and served them with I don’t know what really (as she was already in bed) over the top and a side of cauliflower and broccoli. It was quite good and I was happy with the thighs as I prefer them over breasts (only on chickens though).
I went for a 20 minute walk while Taylah was training and tomorrow I hope to remember to take a comparison photo of myself to see if I can notice any difference.
I am still on a high from yesterdays weigh in. I find myself looking in the mirror to see if I can notice a difference. It might be time for a photo comparison to the one I took at the start of this process.
I had a small amount of pork crackle chips for a snack around 10 this morning. I didn’t have lunch until about half past 2, which was ham and salad. Leanne had to work later than normal so when I got home from cricket training I decided to cook something like I did last Tuesday. So I made a salad and tossed through my famous big mac sauce. Then I cooked some steak and made a creamy sauce of onion, mushroom and ham. It was delicious and very filling.
After my successful weight loss this week I feel like i have lost the intensity I had last week. I need to be aware of this. If I am not I might make mistakes that harm my progress. I have mentioned it before how being successful can make you be lax, but I feel like this is something more. I can’t put my finger on it exactly but it feels like I have more success when I am willing it to happen. I know that sounds ridiculous but it is the feeling I get.
I managed to get a 20 minute walk in today as well.
Here it is. The day we, well at least me wait for every week. Will it be a good result, will it be depressing. There is only one way to find out and thats by doing it. Drum roll please…… 124.6 kgs!!!!!! Thats a loss of 2.4 kgs, I couldn’t be happier!! Not only is it a good loss, it has got me under the next goal in my weight and over the next goal in weight loss. What I mean is I am under 125, thats great. Also I have now lost a combined total of 11.3 kgs, so I am over 10 kgs of total loss. Now I am aiming for 122 kgs. A strange number I know, but it has significance for me, as being a weight I use to hover at for quite a long time. I will also aim for 15 kgs total loss. No time limit on these aims, as I have said before that generally leads to failure and a feeling of negativity about yourself.
I was on a high for the rest of the day after that result. I had breakfast of sausages around half past 10. I was quite full from breakfast so I didn’t eat my lunch until about half past 6. It was a keto quiche with salad. I worked late and wasn’t home until after 9. Leanne had made a stroganoff type dish with the leftover roast lamb from last night. She had also made some cauliflower rice to go with it. Just a little bit in case we didn’t like it. It was pretty good, so I am looking forward to trying it again.
I got a 20 minute walk in while waiting for Caitlin to finish work. I am still not pushing for more exercise at this stage. As long as the weight loss keeps happening I will be happy with what I am doing. Once it slows down I will push myself to do more. I am still having knee issues and I think the more weight I can get off before pushing harder, the better for my knee it will be.
Another non-eventful fairly easy day. Although my appetite was a little higher today than it has been. I actually ate my lunch mid-morning, which was some of the leftover steak and salad from last night. I had a snack of pork crackle about half past 2 and again at 6. I need to get back on to the almonds I think if I want to have a second snack. At least I have stayed away from eating a whole packet of pork crackle chips.
For dinner Leanne made some cabbage concoction with mince and bacon. It was quite nice. She also tried to put some of the mixture inside the keto pizza dough and while a good effort it was a little uninspiring. To much dough to mixture ratio and maybe missing some soy sauce or something for dipping. It wasn’t terrible, I just enjoyed the cabbage by itself more than I did in the dough.
I got a 20 minute walk in today and I planned on doing another at Taylah’s cricket training at Ipswich this evening but it was called off because of rain. So that is two evenings in a row that I have been home, I could easily get use to this.
Today was the second day in a row where I haven’t eaten very much at all. Not because I am trying not to, just because I haven’t been that hungry. I had my normal pork crackle snack around lunch time. My actual lunch was a keto quiche with salad. About mid-afternoon I thought I would eat it but I didn’t like the quiche that much so I only had two bites.
I haven’t been home in the evening for that long I was excited that I would be today. The downside is that Leanne is sick of cooking dinner, so it was my turn. Actually I was a looking forward to cooking something. I cooked some steak in ghee, topped the steak with ham and mushroom creamy garlic sauce. I served it with a delicious salad with my famous big mac sauce tossed through it. Neither Leanne or I were able to get through even half of it. Before we started keto we would have devoured it easily.
During the day I got in a half hour walk. I have to be cautious with doing much more than walking at the moment. At the start of the year while playing touch football I tore my meniscus. I was hobbled for quite a few months and was stiff and sore for a couple of months after that. In fact I was starting to think I would never get back to good. The last couple of months it has been feeling good but since I have been doing more exercise the slow 5 minute runs have started making my knee hurt a little. I am worried I might have permanent damage and never get back to running like I use to.
Fairly standard day today. I had some pork crackle around 10. I didn’t eat lunch until after 3. It was chicken and lettuce and was bland and tasteless. However it didn’t bother me. I didn’t eat it all but just a little bit so I wouldn’t be hungry. I worked until after 10 and when I got home Leanne had made keto pizza that was delicious. Like last time I only had two pieces and was full. However I got the grazing bug later and had a third. I hadn’t eaten much all day so I don’t think it will be a problem. Also I managed to get an hours walk in today.
One of the bigger problems I have had with keto is finding a bread recipe that I like. We have tried a couple and they have been alright, but the fact I haven’t used them again suggests they weren’t good enough. While eating the pizza I said to Leanne I think this pizza base could be used to make a type of flat bread. She said you can actually use it to make buns, so I am thinking we might give this a go tomorrow night.