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TigerfiercebabyOk Back from vacation and while I was not the worst on my vacation for eating and exercising habits I could have been better. I will just call it a rest week and get back to the action now. Weight stayed the same as did BMI so I cant really complain. I saw a small drop this weekend to 248 lbs but as of this mornings weigh in still 250. Appearances though look better so not sure where this weight is shifting but I dont really care. Failed to buy new fitbit watch in states so I will be ordering one here even if it is more expensive. That is all. Thanks for reading.

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Last week was super busy with a big presentation for work (hence the lack of Friday post because I was busy with said presentation) but I was still able to get all of my steps and keep to the diet and make it to the gym everyday. So the results of said regime and dedication was a fluctuation of 1 pound up so 251 and a 1 percent increase in BMI 33.3%. Everyone keeps telling me to ignore the scale and for the most part I am but it is still annoying. My Weights in the gym keep getting heavier though and I am putting in a little more time and reps in each day. I have hit 10k steps no matter what.

This week the real test is my quick jaunt to the United States for a week. Maintaining my steps might be a challenge with the mixed time zones but will work towards it regardless. I have my Resistance bands packed in my suitcase and ready to go. Won’t have any protein powder with me but I might pick up some bars when I land. Staying vigilant on trips has always been my downfall. Expect erratic to non-existent posts from Wednesday to Wednesday.

TigerfiercebabyThis week I got back down 250lbs and maintained a 32 BMI. I realize that the amount of calories I am adding in from the protein shakes was spiking me up this week and I hit 255 at one point. So this weekend I cut back on calories in my meals. So instead of supplemental I will be looking at one of my shakes as a replacement meal. I hit the gym every day and have my rest day today which is still yoga and some body weight exercises (main reason Monday is rest day is gym is closed). I cooked and bought way too much food the week before so I am letting the leftovers carry into this week and not doing anything but veggies this week for dinners. We will see playing with calorie counting this week what results I can attain on the weight side. Hoping to see a nice downward trend start this week.

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This week I saw a little improvement. I weighed in at 251 and a BMI of 32%. Down a pound and same BMI. Visually I notice different shape and definition. I got fitted for some bespoke clothing yesterday and looking in the mirror while I was being measured I could see the change. Slow progress but only 3 weeks in. I did pick up some protein powder and a shaker. Also bought a generic Magic Bullet for making smoothies. I was surprised the taste was not awful and actually pretty good. Looking forward to seeing how this all continues to shape up. Cooked some awesome Mutton Masala yesterday which my house guests enjoyed. Always a nice feeling to get positive feedback on cooking. I cooked up the Mutton Masala and some chicken marinaded in Italiandressing. I have chicken livers and bacon but no Rumaki. I will try to make that tonight. That is the update. Riveting I know.

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My apologies to anyone who actually reads this. I totally have been traveling every other week and then not posting. Here is a post though. I have been working hard at my current goal post being obese. That goal has a date attached to it which is my Birthday in November. As of today I am Halfway to my goal from when I set it which was 15lbs ago. I am actually 16lbs down but lets just call it half. So the goal is 210 by my birthday. I feel pretty good about it. Definitely think I will make it.

Fit bit is still my favorite tool for keeping me on course. My scale gives me three fun numbers to play with. My weight, body fat percentage and my BMI. Sure people say BMI is bullshit and it might very well be but you know what is cool watching all these numbers go down. I will take it.

Of course as I lose weight my fitbit page adjusts my calorie intake to reflect how much I should eat to meet my goal. That number also keeps going down which means I need to make some sacrifices in my eating or kick up my activity level. First compromise which has worked well is switching from my beloved Venti Chai Latte to a Tall (or Mezzo as they call it here). That little move shaves off 120 calories each drink and since I am an addict I have 2 a day and that saves me 240 calories. That is awesome. Means I can eat like half a sausage or something stupid.

My daily meals routine is roughly the same.

Breakfast: 2 pieces of Bacon and 1 egg

Morning Snack: Banana and a tall chai latte

Lunch: 2 sausage and some peppers. onions and mushrooms with tomato sauce

Afternoon Snack: tall chai latte

Dinner: Beef stew with carrots, mushrooms and onions

Desert: Maybe another Banana

Activity for me is on average 10k steps. Though I am working hard to get more than that in a day to help offset the ever decreasing calories I am able to have with my lower weight. More activity means more food and I like this reward.

Also with Winter looming ahead I need to find an activity that will replace some of the walking that will not be happening in the snow. Walking was easy and getting myself to walk more wasnt much of a challenge. But what to do when walking isnt an option. Considering more Yoga, some of those 30 day challenges or maybe even P90X.

I am hoping my all or nothing behavior will kick in for one of these and I will ride the train to awesome fitness. We will see.

Till next time stay groovy.

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Today I hit one of my big goals for myself. I weighed in this morning at 233lbs and my BMI worked out to be less than 30 putting me no longer in the obese category but in the overweight bracket. So I am no longer obese, I’m just fat. I have a long ways to go to not being fat but it is great to get myself out of that extremely unhealthy level of obese which I have been in since I was a kid. Seriously, I am pretty sure I have been obese since I was 12. So it only took 23 years to get here but it feels good.

My next goal is weight based and I am targeting my birthday. When I hit it I will announce it but I like making my goals more private until I make them and then celebrate them.

This week is Dragon Con and I will be there from Wednesday till Tuesday. I was good about not killing my diet and weight last weekend when I was in Atlanta so I think I can make it through this weekend and not tank out my recent accomplishments. Even if I do I know I can readjust and get back to where I am no problem.