Big O's Journal Diary

purpleorc

Silver Member
S: 20st11lb C: 15st8lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 5st3lb(25.09%)
I was the same, after a few months of being on slimming world my doctor took me off my blood pressure medication. I have more energy and able to move around more easily. In the last month doctor reduced my cholesterol tablets. I have read articles that say losing 10% of your body weight which you are fast approaches decreases your blood pressure and improves health considerably.
 
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BigO

Member
S: 416lb C: 373lb G: 180lb BMI: 50.6 Loss: 43lb(10.34%)
I skipped dinner mostly today. I worked overtime, and after work I had to get ice, then get gas, and do a grocery pick-up. And before leaving town I had to pick up food to bring home, not for me but for others. By the time I got home I really wasn't hungry, or in the mood to eat, but my wife convinced me to eat a piece of chicken (about 1.5oz peice), and some mixed greens she didn't want (about 1/2cup). My stomach lately hasn't really been bad in terms of "hunger pains" and I know in the morning there are no eggs, and to make a low-carb breakfast will be just about impossible tomorrow. I can do a salad for lunch, but someone else in the house ate all the leftover pork roast tonight, so it will be a plain salad. I should be upset and frustrated, but I'm not. I know my calorie count tomorrow will be much lower than it has been, but over all my calorie count has been lower than I thought it should be now that I've started using a calorie tracker.

I will be getting some bacon this weekend to try dehydrating to turn into jerky, and I hope I can hide that so others can't find it once it is made...
 

AliGal

Eating Like A Bear plus!
S: 22st10.6lb C: 19st3.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 43.5 Loss: 3st6.8lb(15.32%)
lt's odd - reacquainting ourselves wth our bodies' signals.
 

purpleorc

Silver Member
S: 20st11lb C: 15st8lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 5st3lb(25.09%)
so true @AliGal I had been doing sw for some months when I found i was eating just for the sake of it. So now I make baked oats, berries and a protien yoghurt for breakfast. Then I normally go till 5 or 6 in the evening before I am really hungry and have a cooked meal. Then for the evening I will eat a bowl of fresh fruit salad. Something i can nibble on. If I do get hungry in the middle of the day, I will eat a cereal bar or a banana and they tide me over.
 

BigO

Member
S: 416lb C: 373lb G: 180lb BMI: 50.6 Loss: 43lb(10.34%)
It may sound weird but the last few work days have been frustrating and the more irritated I become the more I want to eat. It is almost like my brain goes into a frenzied state when my adrenaline rises and I want to eat pizza and burgers and steaks. The feeling put into words is “just let me at it, I’ll smash it out the park”… I think that is the least aggressive way to describe it. One I let the aggression go, which takes some time because I’m very slow to anger and also very slow to cool down, I stop craving food for a bit which my wife doesn’t understand.
 

AliGal

Eating Like A Bear plus!
S: 22st10.6lb C: 19st3.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 43.5 Loss: 3st6.8lb(15.32%)

purpleorc

Silver Member
S: 20st11lb C: 15st8lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 5st3lb(25.09%)
It is surprising how quickly we feel better after just a few short weeks when we are not eating junk foods every day. I know I did. I have more energy now which is a blessing to me as I have MS and Sjogrens both of which sap energy by giving me fatigue
 

purpleorc

Silver Member
S: 20st11lb C: 15st8lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 5st3lb(25.09%)
I fully understand emotional eating , we eat for all occasion when we happy, sad , angry to name a few. The food gives you a good feeling for a short while. It is like a drug you need more to achieve the same high. For me knowing my triggers helped me be aware and try to steer myself away from mindless grazing. Cos I am not eating cos I am hungry just for that "fix". Easier said than done but it has helped. I don't keep foods in the house that I would graze on for no nutritional value. I go for chocolate when I am on a binge and cakes. One piece is never enough. I have low calorie goodies that I can't do so much damage with if I go off track.
 

BigO

Member
S: 416lb C: 373lb G: 180lb BMI: 50.6 Loss: 43lb(10.34%)
First day of week 7, and I plan to weigh myself this afternoon after work. I keep forgetting to weigh myself when I don’t go inside to shop and we do a curbside pickup instead. Hoping for several more pounds lost this week! My wife’s bday is next Friday, and I will probably take some anything/everything time on her bday and Saturday even if I am a few pounds shy of the 350 mark so we can enjoy that time easier. Will post again later or tomorrow with my updated weight. Last week I was at 43 lost in 5 weeks.
 

purpleorc

Silver Member
S: 20st11lb C: 15st8lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 5st3lb(25.09%)
Keep up the good work your doing really well , i see that you have now lost 10% of your body weight a great achievement in just a few weeks. To just lose 10% it will have significantly improved your health according to the NHS website. I hope you and your wife have a lovely time celebrating her birthday.
 

BigO

Member
S: 416lb C: 373lb G: 180lb BMI: 50.6 Loss: 43lb(10.34%)
I weighed in at 370 last night after work. That is 3 more pounds, and a current total of 46lbs in 6 weeks. I am not sure if next weeks weigh in will be that great. After weighing in my wife wanted to eat at a local place that just reopened that day. The place was closed for over a year due to tornado damage and rebuilding almost from scratch, on top of COVID restrictions. So I had about…9x the carbs as I should be limiting myself to while in the ketosis stage of my journey, but we wanted to show support for this family favorite and I wanted their creole pasta to see if it was as good as before, which it was but I’ll ask for more spice next time cause it wasn’t spicy enough for me.
 




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