The dreaded 11pm meltdown of will


Day 9 of 62, Thursday May 9

  1. Morning weight / body fat: 210 lbs / 24%
    1. Weight loss to date: -4.5 lbs
    2. Target 200 lbs June 28
  2. Calories from food: 3,721
    1. Tracked using MyFitnessPal app
  3. Calories burned from exercise: 751
    1. Strava, FitBit and MyFitnessPal
  4. Eating window: 14 (Fail)
  5. Activity: 30 minute walk with Coco.  Everyday Active 15,246 Steps
  6. Mood: Great, productive, happy
  7. Stiffness and pain on waking: 3

Diary

So, everything was on track to continue last week’s resolve and resulting success.  Dishes done, kitchen tidied, should have gone to bed at 10:30 and instead hit the couch and devoured cheese and crackers with the end of a bottle of wine.

So, let’s let that be water under the bridge.  Today is a new day.  The only time you will ever do something good for yourself is right now.   Eat clean, move, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.

Day 7 Weight Loss Blog


Day 7 of 62, Tuesday May 7

  1. Morning weight and body fat: 212.5 lbs – 25%
    1. Weight loss to date: -2 lbs
  2. Calories from food: 1,860
    1. Tracked using MyFitnessPal app
  3. Calories burned from exercise: 471
    1. Strava, FitBit and MyFitnessPal
  4. Eating window: 9.5
  5. Activity: Everyday active…10,944 Steps
  6. Mood: Great, productive, happy
  7. Stiffness and pain on waking: 3

Diary

I resolved to drop the keto diet and instead focus on the Canada Food Guide for recommendations for a healthy, balanced, low protein, low carb, high-fibre, calorie-restricted, fasting mimicking, anti-disease diet for longevity.  That’s a lot of masters to serve.

I’m over 50 now so I am struggling to recast my exercise routine away from what it used to be (training for half-marathons and triathlons) and toward hip strength, core strength, mobility and overall functional maintenance…and by that I mean how can I keep playing hockey for another 20 years?  Swimming…sigh.

I should be able to design this and stick to it for the next 8 weeks.  I should, but can I?  Why is it that we have difficulty doing what we know to be the right thing…with our big evolved brains?

I’m excited to see what the results hold, and how it feels to walk around at 195.

Day 4 Weight Loss Blog


Day 4 of 62, Saturday May 4

  1. Morning weight and body fat: 210.5 lbs – 26%
    1. Weight loss to date: -4 lbs
    2. Measured with a TANITA scale
  2. Ketone level: Small
  3. Days in Ketosis: 3
  4. Calories from food: 2118
  5. Calories burned from exercise: 671
  6. Eating window: 10 hours
  7. Activity: Everyday active 14,118 steps. Coco at the off-leash dog park for an hour
  8. Mood: Great, productive, happy
  9. Stiffness and pain on waking: 3

Diary

Struggled all day wondering whether today would be a “cheat day”.  Big test for my resolve against following old habits of 2 steps forward 1 step back.  Saturday night and I’ve lost 4 pounds in less than a week.  Feeling good.

Day 2 Weight Loss Blog


Day 2 of 62, May 2

  1. Morning weight and body fat: 212.5 lbs – 26%
    1. Weight loss to date: 2 lbs
    2. Measured with a TANITA scale
  2. Ketone level: Trace
  3. Days in Ketosis: 1
  4. Calories from food: 2,137
  5. Calories burned from exercise: 1,000
  6. Eating window: 10.5 hours
  7. Activity: 20km Ride, 47 minutes at average speed 25.7km/hr
  8. Mood: Great, productive, happy
  9. Stiffness and pain on waking: 2

Diary

Made some fantastic hot chicken wings and got a bit carried away. 🙂 On track from my week goal of 212lbs.