Scales may lie…

But scales do tell part of the story. The good news is I am about half
a kilo lighter than mid-October. The bad news is I am two kilos
heavier than the end of August tipping in at 90.3 this morning. Time for focus. Good diet, sleep, reduced alcohol and chocolate,
change diet cheat day into a few exceptions and not a gorge-fest, walk
more and lift some heavy things.

Still looking for a good November goal. Will figure it out today.

Scales may lie…

But scales do tell part of the story. The good news is I am about half
a kilo lighter than mid-October. The bad news is I am two kilos
heavier than the end of August tipping in at 90.3 this morning. Time for focus. Good diet, sleep, reduced alcohol and chocolate,
change diet cheat day into a few exceptions and not a gorge-fest, walk
more and lift some heavy things.

Still looking for a good November goal. Will figure it out today.

One week, where’s the weight loss?

This is about one week into the September goal and more importantly
it’s diet cheat day which is always a good time to take stock. My weight is up about half a kilo this week. So any thoughts of
cutting out alcohol and dropping weight quickly are gone.

I had two 80/20 moments this week. One I blogged about, the
anniversary party champagne at work. The other was Wednesday night at
our fantasy football draft (yes, I am one of those nerds) where I had
a glass of wine and a beer. Really, football without beer is weird. On the other hand I didn’t work out much this week. I had one medium
run, a paddle board hour, and last night I played football (which was
a complete and utter blast, loved getting to play D-line and
linebacker, didn’t like O-line as much and will ask for more TE roles
moving forward).

Sleep has been good this week but sleep was good most of August too. I
have liked the extra time in the evenings to get some projects done
around the house.

One week, where’s the weight loss?

This is about one week into the September goal and more importantly
it’s diet cheat day which is always a good time to take stock. My weight is up about half a kilo this week. So any thoughts of
cutting out alcohol and dropping weight quickly are gone.

I had two 80/20 moments this week. One I blogged about, the
anniversary party champagne at work. The other was Wednesday night at
our fantasy football draft (yes, I am one of those nerds) where I had
a glass of wine and a beer. Really, football without beer is weird. On the other hand I didn’t work out much this week. I had one medium
run, a paddle board hour, and last night I played football (which was
a complete and utter blast, loved getting to play D-line and
linebacker, didn’t like O-line as much and will ask for more TE roles
moving forward).

Sleep has been good this week but sleep was good most of August too. I
have liked the extra time in the evenings to get some projects done
around the house.

Weight since June 2009

Weight

I have my weight going back even further but the data is buried somewhere. Here is the current graph going back to June 2009.

Pro: since January when I started going primal my weight is trending steadily down.
Con: I’m not fond of the spike in July.

Weight since June 2009

Weight

I have my weight going back even further but the data is buried somewhere. Here is the current graph going back to June 2009.

Pro: since January when I started going primal my weight is trending steadily down.
Con: I’m not fond of the spike in July.

March Resolution

March Resolution

Checking in as we check out

The big apartment move starts today. Since our scale will spend the next 3-4 weeks being carted across the world I won’t be able to weigh in. So here goes…

This morning I tipped the scales at a hearty 91.4 kilos. Two days ago I was 91.8. I don’t think I lost that much weight in between and I feel dehydrated this morning so I will split the difference and call this 91.6.

My biggest concern in the coming week is that living in hotels it will be even more difficult to stay off potatoes and grain and stay on the diet. And even more worrying is returning to the US where the food is just, how to say this gently, not as good (I probably should write a post on that subject alone). But my running shoes are packed, I can workout along the journey.

92.9 kilos to kick off a week

Going to the US is always hard on any diet. But I am trying. Baseline is 92.9 kilos.

Eating on the go is tough. I had an omelette with spinach palak left over from dinner. Today on the plane I had a little orange juice as well as some yogurt. Not a big slip-up but I will need to keep focus on the slow-carbs.

Good news is there is plenty of Mexican food ahead.

Mid-week update

93.8 kilos this morning. Lots of possible reasons why this could be a phantom measurement (I have a cold for instance). But still, it’s down from the baseline.

Yesterday was a rock-solid slow-carb day. I made an omelette for breakfast with some leftover veggies from the night before (red peppers and tomatoes mostly with a little corn…. Ferriss doesn’t address corn in the book I think). For lunch we went to a nice French bistro. I had a beer as an aperitif but otherwise stuck to smoked salmon and then a lovely seared “dos de bar”, or the back filet of whitefish.

For dinner I cooked cassoulet. This is my favorite country French dish and I believe is 100% slow-carb. The entire dish consists of beans cooked with herbs and a few tomatoes. The primary savory flavor comes from duck legs and sausages. The only possible no-no is that I make a light crouton topping (croutons fried in duck fat with garlic, yum) on top. I tried to avoid the croutons.

In addition to being delicious cassoulet stores very well so you can just crack open the tupperware and reheat a bowl for a snack or a meal. And trust me, a small bowl of this stuff will stick to your ribs for hours.