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TigerfiercebabySo it has been a few weeks but I am still alive. I was super sick and lost like 12 lbs then but it wasnt good and I was like the walking dead. Then I went to the states for personal and business reasons. I ate a lot then of stuff I love and gained those 12lbs back to 250lbs. However since I have been back I have been really good about my eating though awful about my exercise and I have dropped 5lbs bringing me back to 245. If I can keep this going I will be pretty happy. I guess a little shock to the system got the body out of store mode and into cutting mode. Progress is at least healthy progress at this point.

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TigerfiercebabyThis week we still hover around 250 actually 251 with 32,8% body fat, I have hit my 10k steps and 5 miles everyday this week. I have made it to the gym a little less often but been really appreciating the rest days, I have started to feel that soreness again a little during those rest days. Weights keeping going up so that is good. If weights arent going up I get reps up. Weather is getting nice so I might add in swimming again for the off days. Food is still protein shakes and whole meals for dinner. Did a little more calories this weekend but still healthy foods. Water intake still high. Feeling much better since starting on the vitamin supplement. Vitamin B makes you pee neon yellow I learned. That is the weekly update. Thanks for reading.

SamosaI totally had a few samosas for breakfast yesterday and they were glorious. I wish the chilies had been salted but everything cant be perfect. Still cheating a little I was able to keep my calories under. I think what I like about the one meal a day theory is the protein shakes have a locked calorie count. Easy to follow. Bam this many calories. So I drink that and drink it again I know how many calories I have had that day. Then for dinner unless I go to a buffet it is pretty hard for me to blow through the rest of my calories for the day. I also feel full. I have energy. Actually my energy the last few days has been great. No mid day coma.

I suppose this is how those premade diet meals are supposed to work as well. I mean for the calories. You have the locked calorie amount and then you don’t worry but those things taste nasty and I also don’t think they exist in India so all for the best. Plus those meals wouldn’t work like the fasting does which I kind of enjoy.

Did I mention I am drinking a ton of water. I am getting in way more water which is awesome. I love water. Its funny I am a creature of habit and like the same things even though I try new things all the time but once I find something I like I tend to always order it. So this habit lets me drink the same drink every day and I never really get tired of it. I think that’s why a lot of people cant stick with it they don’t like the same thing day in and day out. I really don’t mind.

diI think my scale is crazy or needs new batteries. None the less I will take the weight I weighed in at this morning consistently which is 243. It is encouraging to keep at this then.

Green SmoothieI don’t know if the title statement is actually true but it seems to be the philosophy of one of my extended stay couchsurfer flatmates. She has been experimenting with my new smoothie blender she calls the toy. So far I have been greeted with “try this!” in the form of spinach, beet and a bitter gourd smoothie. The bitter gourd was pretty disgusting but I am sure it was super healthy. The blender came with a smoothie recipe book and with fresh vegetable and fruit markets all around I expect us to be experimenting with many a new smoothie concoction. Its like Healthy Alchemy.

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The more I research on weight training the more I realize I need to add more protein in my diet. I have some good sources in my whole food diet but I will be trying out some supplements soon with protein powder. I guess I will be moving towards a little more primal than paleo with my whey protein but I would rather be doing it right than doing it wrong. I’m not going to be replacing meals but supplementing my meals with protein shakes in the morning before my workout and right after. Rest of my diet should relatively stay the same. Lets see how this goes

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The month leading up to my trip to India had me slip a bit in my healthy eating ways. I was consuming not only things that weren’t paleo but also my portions were a little more than they should have been. If I learned anything over the last year in regards to being healthier it was that portion control contributed to not being fat. Yeah on paleo you can eat a lot because it is healthy stuff but at the end of the day it is still caloric intake and activity burning those calories. Needless to say that I gained about 10lbs to 15lbs back from what I had lost.

I knew coming to India I would be able to focus on my health a good bit more and so part of that would start with eating healthy. The good part about India is they have some healthy food. Not all of it is paleo but it is easy enough to navigate around the rice and bread and beans. Even with that I maintain my 100% paleo 80% of the time rule.

Since I have been in india my breakfast has been fresh fruit, egg and cheese omelot and a couple of pieces of bacon. I usually have a fruit smoothie to go with it. Oh and of course some Masala tea.

Lunch I have just been having a lara bar cashew  bar but I am running out of those so I will probably start getting lunch but keep an eye on portions. My first day at work I did get lunch and it was some nan bread, palak paneer and a lassi. So fricking good. Of course I also have chai through out the day but the portions are like a third of a tall Starbucks so no where near as bad as the two venti chais I used to have a day at 320 calories a pop.

Dinner for me usually is usually some protein like fish, beef or chicken, some diary like paneer, and lots of vegetables. Usually I have a glass of fresh squeezed pineapple juice too. It has been really filling and not bad on the calories. I haven’t been able to get on a scale here but I can already tell I have worked on cutting back down the weight.

Now some pictures of what I have been eating for dinner.

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Hello readers. With the New Year came some new changes. The Year of the Grinning Tiger has taken me to a new job and a new country. I have just this week moved to Mumbai, India. What does this mean?

Well what it means is I will be still trying to live a healthy and clean life. I am going to be doing my best to eat Paleo/Primal. However it also means I will be using this space to document more than just my health changes. That was the focus of last year and this was a great space for it and it will continue to be but changes will be coming. So in addition to me writing about my health I will be documenting my life here in India as a expat.

Expect the content here to be a bit inconsistent at first as I work out my schedule and life. You may see a flurry of posts and then a lack of them. In all honesty that is pretty consistent with how I have been posting here so yiu are probably used to it if you are reading this.

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This morning I weighed in at exactly 220lbs. Since I started I have lost 60lbs. Since I have started weighing myself with my Fitbit scale I have lost 20lbs towards my goal. My current goal is 210lbs which I feel is very attainable though perhaps not by my birthday. I had a few weeks of staying steady at 225 and that kind of put me off target. I cut back this week on my caloric intake which I was apprehensive about at first but I found to be easier than I thought. I switched up my breakfast to be a little bit lighter as well as lunch and dinner and cut out a chai latte and reduced the size.

Once I hit my goal weight I may aim for another 10lbs lower but I will pretty happy at 210. Like I have said before I am lighter than I have ever been in my adult life and most likely thinking back probably mid-high school.

As it gets colder here getting in my walks outside have been switched to walking in circles in my apartment. Not that exciting but I have my tv going while I do it and so I am able to catch up on shows as I walk. I still try to get in some strength training with pushups, planks, mountain climbers and crunches but they are not that exciting.

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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.