A bad day all round today. I woke up feeling quite unwell. Leanne did also and came home from work early. However that is not my issue. My issue is i put on a 100 grams. I am not dealing well with this and don’t have much to say on the issue at the moment. I need time to reflect.
The usual Saturday morning for me. I was up early for cricket. I was apprehensive about it as it was the second part of the match that was played last Saturday and I had put in a complaint about the behaviour of some of the other team’s players and supporters. However everything was going fine until one of their players again was disrespectful. It ended up in me having an argument with their coach. I am not a big fan of confrontation so I was in a very depressed type of mood after that. I think this may have had an affect on my eating habits for the rest of the weekend or I am conveniently using it as an excuse.
I didn’t eat anything I shouldn’t have but just ate to much. Leanne and I went out for lunch after cricket as we had no kids. My mood wasn’t the best which is a real pity as we don’t get a lot of time with just each other. We did however have a nice lunch of steak and salad.
One of my favourite things to cook on the weekend is my version of Kentucky fried chicken. I have perfected my mix of herbs and spices and is very hard to tell any difference from actual KFC. So on Saturday evening I decided I would try to adapt my recipe to keto. I found a fried chicken keto recipe and then just adapted it to my recipe. The first batch I did was to spicy, so I did another batch increasing the amount of almond flour I used in the breading and I was pretty happy with how it came out. It wasn’t as good as my normal recipe but it was pretty close. I served it with a keto coleslaw Leanne made. The problem was while cooking I was taste testing and grazing the whole time which means I ate way more than I should have.
Sunday morning we were off to Brisbane for Taylah to play cricket. We had some left over fried chicken with the keto coleslaw. We also did up a platter of salami, kabana, pickled onions, stuffed olives and camembert cheese. We used pork crackle chips for crackers. It felt like I ate all day which is not a good thing. I am not sure why but I feel as if my appetite has increased and I am concerned that this extra eating is going to have a negative affect on this weeks weigh in.
Even when we got home that evening, I snacked on some more fried chicken that we left at home while Caitlin cooked bacon and eggs for dinner. I am really struggling to stop grazing Why is it a real problem all of a sudden? Anyway I am not looking forward to tomorrow’s weigh in because of this, but there is nothing I can do about that now. I will just have to be better next week.
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.
So as I mentioned in my last post I went to bed at 3 and was up at 7. So as you can imagine I was quite tired Saturday morning. Sleep is something I have struggled with over the years but I have had help with it in the last couple of years that have made it much better. So at this stage I wasn’t concerned about it. I heated up my burger for breakfast, it was even better than yesterday, the headed off to cricket.
I had some issues at cricket in the morning thanks to my teams opponents and their parents complaining about the umpiring. It weighed heavily on me after the match and I felt like I was close to bursting into tears. Thats when I did start to worry about my lack of sleep. It was likely I was falling into another bout of depression. Later in the day I would be even more sure.
When we got home from cricket I had a egg and salad lettuce wrap which I am sure was delicious but I was really eating without realising as I worried about the mornings events. I decided to make an unofficial l complaint at this stage and sent a long message explaining everything to the club president. I thought this might help me to feel better, but it didn’t have much effect at all.
I then headed down town where Leanne and the kids were. The kids were to busy to realise but Leanne realised something wasn’t right. This is where I knew I become even more sure that things weren’t right. We were in the food court and all I wanted to do was go to the chinese restaurant and pig out on all my favourites. I didn’t though, I was able to stay strong, but how long will I be able to if I fall into a deep state of depression?
When we got home I shared a bag of pork crackle with Leanne and the kids and then had a nap. We all went to watch Taylah play and umpire netball that evening and got home around 9. Knowing this would be the case we had preplanned dinner and bought a hot chook when we were out earlier. I enjoyed our dinner of chicken and salad and went straight to bed.
The good news is I slept well even though I was up early for Taylah and I to travel to Brisbane. An hour earlier than normal as she had to be there an hour earlier. I was still tired though as I kept on nodding off on the way, luckily Taylah is good at driving now that it’s not a problem although I would rather not have nodded off.
I ate some pork crackle chips throughout the day while watching her play. Around 1 I had leftover chicken and salad for lunch. We left Brisbane around 4. We stopped to get a drink at a fuel station and I got another packet of pork crackle as I was really hungry. I felt guilty after eating it though.
We got home around quarter to 6 and the house smelled delicious as Leanne was cooking a roast lamb. We ate relatively early and Leanne had also made a keto cheesecake for dessert that I was looking forward to. Unfortunately I didn’t like it so I didn’t eat mine. Everyone else ate theirs so it mustn’t have been to bad.
I went to bed quite early and I was thinking Saturday may have just been a bad day due to the lack of sleep as I felt content with things. I was looking forward to weighing in tomorrow. I feel like I am going to get a good result. I am not sure why, I just do, I feel slimmer for some reason.
I’ve been feeling hungrier as the week has gone on, so I actually had breakfast this morning. I cooked up some sausages but was to lazy to cook eggs lol. So just sausages it was.
For lunch it was some leftovers from last nights dinner which was just as good as last night which I had around midday. I was feeling quite full after and this was a little worrying to me. Strange I know feeling full is what I should want. However it isn’t really. What I want to feel is not hungry. Now when I feel full I also feel guilty because I think I have eaten to much. I don’t know whether it just a psychological thing or a just feeling. Right now I don’t want to concern myself with it though.
By this afternoon I didn’t just eat to much of what I am allowed to, i ate something I am not suppose to. Caitlin made these shortbread biscuits for Home Economics at school today. They looked so good and I know I shouldn’t have but I did. It had nothing to do with hunger. I just wanted to eat it. I knew this was going to happen if these bloody kids kept bringing in their junk food. At least that’s the excuse I want to run with in my mind, but in truth I know the real reason is my weakness. I should point out though it was a really minor infringement. The biscuits are very small and I only had one bite out of it. The damage should be minimal if not non-existent. But you know if I am not happy with my results on Monday I just know I will be thinking the fault comes from this moment.
I worked late tonight and while I was out I stopped off at Ben’s place who was grilling some chicken breasts on the BBQ for his dinner. He is a great cook and always wanting people to taste his food. Lately I haven’t been able to taste some of his things due to keto, but I was able to try the chicken breast and it was delicious. I will be giving these a go at home at some stage.
It was after half past 10 by the time I got home and I was starving. Waiting for me was a plate of bacon, scrambled eggs and mushrooms stuffed with feta. I enjoyed it immensely and was just what I needed to finish a long day.
Here it is! D Day! I feel good, I feel confident. Most of the week I was perfect. A little lax on the weekend but not enough to effect my result to negatively surely. I come to the scales weighing 128.4 kgs a week ago and will be annoyed if I am not at least under 128.
Drum roll please!!! 127 kgs! That is a loss of 1.4 kgs for the week and that will do me nicely thank you. A hundred grams short of 9kgs since I started and with another good week next week I am a chance of cracking the 10 kgs lost mark.
I was quite tired today after the weekend. So I dropped the kids school then went back home. I basically slept for most of the day. I finally had something to eat at about 4 o’clock which was just my usual pork crackle snack. I went to work at about half past 5 so I ate a small part of my lunch which was chicken lettuce and mayo, just to tide me over to dinner as I really wasn’t feeling hungry.
I got home from work around half past 9 and Leanne had made a pork and mushroom with creamy garlic sauce for dinner. It was nice enough and filling.
It’s weigh in day yay!!! Not really, although I am convincing myself it will be good, my eating habits the last week will suggest it’s not possible. And sure enough it was not good but at least a loss I guess, 100 grams. Although I am pretty disappointed at the result, I don’t feel disheartened because I know what I did wrong and I know how to rectify it. It is not as bad when you believe you did everything wrong and you don’t get the results you are looking for.
No breakfast this morning and probably just as well after the weigh in results. I had a small snack of pork crackle around mid-morning. I had a chicken and lettuce with mayo salad for lunch after 3 then went back to work. I ended up having to drive about 40 minutes out of town and was hungry on my way back so I had another small snack of pork crackle. I need to get back on the almonds. I wasn’t having the afternoon snack but if I am going to I should make it almonds.
Dinner was sausages with cauliflower and broccoli in a nice creamy sauce with bacon. It was delicious and I have managed to avoid grazing today. It was a busy day for work but I managed to squeeze in a 10 minute walk.
Here it is again, weigh in day. They seem to come around quickly. As I said in my last post, I am confident of a good result. I don’t know why, I just am. Drum roll please……. and the results are in, fist pump everybody 128.5 kgs! Woohoo, that is a loss of 2.7 kgs! I am ecstatic. That is my best loss since the first week. However it is still just a small battle win, not time to celebrate as the war continues.
No breakfast again this morning. I had a pork crackle snack about mid-morning. At about 1 I had a lunch of an omelette and a sausage. I was working late as Taylah didn’t finish work after school until 10. It was an extremely hot day so at about 7 I stopped to get a drink. while at the shop I found these chicken breast snacks. I had a small bag of them and that satisfied me easily.
During the day I managed to walk for 45 minutes and had a very slow 5 minute run. I have probably mentioned it before but there is no intent in my walking. I am not trying to walk fast, or cover a certain distance, I am just walking to increase my daily steps. In my opinion this is an important step. Don’t get me wrong cardio is important and I am getting a little of that with the short runs I am having. However the last time I lost weight I was successful because I didn’t try to overdo exercise as in the past doing that has had a negative effect on continuing. Building up how much you move each day and continuing to do it is far more important than running your guts out for 5 kms and then not doing anything after that for weeks. The more you get your body moving the more it will want to move and that comes from my own personal experience, not the word of some fitness freak who has never been in my situation.
I got home just after 10 and waiting for me was some leftover roast lamb from last night with a salad and it was delicious. One thing I have noticed is that we are being less creative than we were in the beginning. I am putting this down to not needing to deceive our bodies into thinking they are eating naughty food. This is a good step as it makes meal preparation a lot easier than it was in the beginning.
After dinner I was wondering if I should set a goal for this weeks weight loss. I decided that was only going to lead to disappointment so opted not to. I did say to myself it would be nice even just to get under 128 kgs which would be a 600 gram loss. Getting under 130 kgs was my first major goal but with no set time limit. Now I am looking forward to getting under 125 kgs but no time limit set, I will enjoy whenever it comes.
I almost wish at times I had started my weigh ins on Friday. The fact that I plan to weigh in every Monday means I want to behave myself on the weekend when I really like to be naughty food wise. So in hindsight it is a good thing I weigh in every Monday.
This weekend was pretty non-eventful really. I was up early on Saturday to coach my junior cricket side. I wasn’t hungry so I didn’t have breakfast again. We were home around lunch time and had leftover pizza from the night before. The afternoon was dedicated to Taylah trying on what felt like hundreds of formal dresses. She has her schools formal early next year and has also accepted an invitation from a boy to accompany him to his school formal. Now I thought one dress would do, but I was informed that would be considered social suicide and two will be needed. When she started trying on the dresses, my son, Hayden, and I went for a walk for about a half hour, nothing to vigorous but still some exercise. I thought she would nearly be finished when we got back but we spent the next three hours or more trying dress after dress. It was a really hot day so Hayden and I went for another walk to get a cold drink and something to eat. Hayden was eating chicken nuggets and I was a little jealous but I stuck with the pork crackle.
I was meant to take Taylah to netball Saturday evening but I fell asleep on the couch and Leanne couldn’t wake me so she took her. Which left Caitlin and I at home to get dinner ready when I did finally wake up. I just cooked some sausages and had them with a salad and my famous big mac sauce. I also boiled some eggs to make egg salad for lunch at cricket in Brisbane on Sunday
I was up early again Sunday for our trip to Brisbane so Taylah can play cricket. Taylah is on her learners so I don’t have to drive but neither can I doze off. It was a difficult trip for me as I was nodding off all the time when I shouldn’t have been. We got there safely though. I had skipped breakfast again so I was hungry by that time and had some pork crackle chips for a snack. At lunch time I ate half my egg salad and lettuce and saved the rest for the afternoon. That never eventuated though because thanks in part to Taylah the girls won the game quickly and we left a lot earlier than usual. I did finish it off when we got home at about 3:30 though. For dinner Leanne had made a lamb roast and it was delicious. I didn’t even miss the roast potatoes and pumpkin we would normally have.
Weigh in day tomorrow. I’m thinking something good is coming, here is hoping.