Monday, February 17, 2014

Weigh in, tweaks, and a food-day in the life

I had a dream last night that I was back up to 315lbs. My mother was saying how worried she was about me because I had no energy and my muscles were weak.

Yea, no shit.

The worst part of the dream is that I felt physically heavy. Freaked me out.

I woke up this morning to a 1 lb gain.

I didn't have a great eating day on Saturday. Not "bad" stuff, per say, just too much. I wasn't good with my water on Sunday and I think the 2 combined for a little gain.

I'm not going to let it screw with me, but I also have to be vigilant.  

I recognize that this weight loss is going to take a while. I am coming to terms with the fact that it could take me even a year to complete. 

In attempts to create a sustainable lifestyle, slower with slightly higher calories is what I am working with.

This week I am going to keep my calories about the same, but decrease my carb intake. Just for fun, I am taking pictures of everything I consume today... here's what we have so far:
Breakfast: Zucchini Kale quiche. There is some nitrate-free bacon in there!
Clean Muffin with 2 tbs of natural PB. These are good, but I won't be making them again for a while since I am going to cut my carbs a little lower. I used Spelt flour on these, which worked quite well!
coffee coffee coffee... tried it with a little cream and cinnamon as suggested by a friend. I wasn't a fan. You can see my water in the back there.  

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Chili. I almost forgot to snap a pic, so it's almost gone!

 So, this is most of my day. I have a serving of garlic chicken with quinoa for around 3:30. Then dinner will be a big salad with tuna. I'll snap pictures and post later or tomorrow.

Saturday was dead-lift day for reps. 60%, 65% and 70%. Here are some of the only clear pics. LOL. My camera is not good with action shots! And dead-lifting is rarely pretty:

I really do like lifting heavy stuff. This is #150, or 70% of my 220 max. I need to be focusing more on my metabolic conditioning to really shed some fat. I know I have mentioned it previously. I just haven't broken that news to my lifting coach yet... *sigh* I'm making the transition.

My next weigh-in is Saturday 2/22. Hoping to lose the lb it looks like I gained, and maybe another!


  1. I love seeing what other people eat - it gives me some great ideas! Speaking of which... would you share your quiche recipe? It looks yummy!

    Have a good day. :-)

    1. Sure Neca! E-mail me at and I will send it to you!