Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Induction Day 6

Induction Beginning Date: 7/6/2017
Starting Weight: 229.8
Current Weight: 220.8
Goal Weight: 175

Rough day yesterday.  Busy day at work and then scrambling to get my tire fixed on my bike so I could ride.  Scale this morning is pretty great, down 9 lbs in 6 days is hard to argue with.

Breakfast:  2 Eggs and 2 Slices of Bacon
Lunch:  chicken breast and Greens
Dinner:  5oz Burger (not feeling well still so stopped at that)

Did not get on the bike until about 6:30 and crashed and burned on the ride.  Ended up bailing about mile 3 of planned 9 and just riding back to my car.  I had forgotten how hard it is the first couple of weeks transitioning to Low-Carb and exercising.  First hot day in a while as well did not help either. Glycogen stores are completely depleted, I felt OK when I got there and excited to ride but I had no power in my legs.  Tried to push through it and ended up getting nauseous and light headed.

I am planning to ride again tonight, lets hope this goes a little smoother than last nights failure.

On On

Monday, July 10, 2017

Induction Day 5

Induction Beginning Date: 7/6/2017 
Starting Weight: 229.8
Current Weight: 222.6
Goal Weight: 175 

OK, so the tough part is behind me I believe.  Weight is down 7.2 lbs in 5 days, pretty great start!  Hunger was at a minimum yesterday and I am feeling much better.

I did hang out and have a few beers yesterday and was surprised that I did not gain overnight but I ate very little totaling about 1000 calories so 6 light beers did not do to much damage.  My friend spontaniously started writing goals on an extra piece of drywall in the garage and I snapped a photo of mine.  Will post them here and see if I can manage to cross these all off this year.

2017 Fitness Goals
Niner Jersey needs to fit proper
Weight at 180
Sub 27 5 Mile Loop at Cherokee
Dupont Do-Over
Pisgah Slick Rock
Sub 2 Minute Terrapin Station
3 Rides a Week
2 Lifts a Week
1 Run a Week
100 Miles a Month on Mountain Bike
12 Hours or Capital View

On On

Friday, July 7, 2017

Induction Day 2

Induction Beginning Date: 7/6/2017 
Starting Weight: 229.8
Current Weight: 226.0
Goal Weight: 175 

Day one pretty uneventful, happy to see 3.8 pounds down this morning.  Obviously that is a bit misleading as we went to Hooters the night before I started late and had several beers and a bunch of wings and fries.  So I more or less expected a big difference this morning.  Urine was pretty foul smelling this morning which leads me to believe that the Ketones are being produced by my good ol' liver, thanks buddy.  Some restless leg issues kept me awake a good portion of the night last night, dragging a bit today and have a low grade headache.

Skipped breakfast, still full from over indulgence the night before. Lunch a frozen chicken breast with a slice of cheese and bacon on top.  I decided to do this yesterday in the morning so I had not yet been to the store to buy the food necessary to support it.  Dinner was roasted chicken and a load of green beans.  

Wanted to ride my Mountain bike last night but rain ruined that so Amy and I went to spin class at the YMCA.  Like this instructor and glad Amy was with me to provide a bit of motivation.  Finished with a nice puddle under my bike and my wattage output over the entire class was 147 average.  Need to get that up above 200 but I have to start somewhere.  It was below 100 not that long ago so I see it as progress.  I don't know how true this statement is but I have heard that you should be able to maintain wattage equal to or above your weight for an hour long class.

On On

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Here we go again...

Induction Beginning Date: 7/6/2017 
Starting Weight: 229.8
Current Weight: 229.8
Goal Weight: 175 

Time to get it together again.  It's Thursday morning and my weight has continued to climb.  Can't seem to get a handle on it and continue to make excuses.  I am still exercising regularly but it is more of a challenge carrying an extra 50 lbs.  I believe what did it was seeing a photo of me riding my Mountain Bike a couple of days ago.  Look at that, I barely fit between the seat and the handlebars.  What the hell happened?  How did I let it get this far out of control?  Ughh.

Like most of us I kept telling myself I will start on Monday or there is a holiday coming up so I will wait until after that and then start.  The start date continues to get pushed back while the weight continues to get piled on.  

It was difficult to put that entry to lead into this post.  It's always hard to admit your shortcomings and failures and seeing that 229.8 on the scale and now in print makes it all to real.  They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, I don't know if that's true but I maybe that's where I am at.

My beautiful and supportive wife is running to the grocery today and I have to figure out what I need.  Sadly, it's been so long that I have taken it seriously I had to read my own writings to remember how to do this.  Anyway, here goes nothing!

On On

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".

Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.

Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy.

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