Breakfast, Diet, Exercise, Ketosis, Low carb, Macronutrients, Meal, Weight loss

September 1, 2015

I did my little video and progress picture thing this morning. Also, when I jumped on the scale I was 280lbs. Now I know majority of that was probably water weight, but I was still happy to see that after one day of switching things up. I haven’t eaten since around noon or one yesterday. I thought I would’ve been hungrier, but I guess I keep my fluids up enough to fight off the hunger. I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to cut out all soda and crystal light as well. I brought in some of the Costco meatballs for lunch to break my fast (haha breakfast at lunch…bad pun), so I hope I have enough shredded cheese in the fridge. I wish I had some mustard to go with this mayo jar I have at work. I like the mix of these two condiments. The flavor I mean. I need to do my pushups and squats because I’ve been slipping since last week. I was in the bed when I remembered to do them last night, but I was already pretty much down for the count. Speaking of down for the count, I notice that when I don’t eat or when I’m fasting, I can sleep forever. It took me a long time to actually wake up at my normal schedule this morning, and I fell asleep earlier than I usually do. I need to start going to sleep around 2100 instead. I made it all the way to 1230 before I had anything to eat. Maybe it was 1215, but it was pretty close. So I guess I’m good to go for the next 24 hours. I’m not hungry anymore after the meatballs, I guess I had to wait for them to start being digested or something. I feel like an idiot right now lol.

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Diet, Exercise, Ketosis, Weight loss

Personal Update 7

Ok, so this week I dropped 4.8 lbs and I’m currently at 265.4. Some people would be estatic about this, but I’m not some people. I think I could’ve lost more. But then again, I don’t think I’m fully in ketosis again yet. I just got a slight hint of the fruity taste yesterday. Maybe I should lay off the Crystal Light for a week and see if that’s really it.

Side note: what I mean by “fruity taste” is a little hard to describe, but I’ll try. Basically, some people in keto get a weird, somewhat sweet taste in their mouths. I’m not sure of an exact timeframe when this usually occurs in the whole keto process, and I really don’t think it can be gauged since everyone is different. For me, when I’m in deep keto, the taste is really strong upon waking up and if I don’t eat anything for a long time. Long being 6+ hours.

Anyway, there’s that. The last update, I said I sprained my knee. That was actually only a few weeks ago (tomorrow wil be three weeks since that happened). Needless to say, it’s been hard to do any type of exercise. I can’t wait till my knee is 100% again…I’ve been aching to do some exercise since I hurt myself and I’ve even tried to run a few times the past week. They’ve ended in epic fails, but they haven’t been discouraging. Before, I could barely walk so I’m happy with my progress as far as getting around. Well that’s all I got for now, so I’ll check in again soon.

– Veezy

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Diet, Ketosis, Weight loss

Personal Update 6

When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would keep it real with whoever read it. So here goes.

I put some weight back on. I know I was in the 230s before. Well, now I’m back up to 270. 270.2 to be exact. How did that happen? I screwed up, to put it simply. I decided last year that I would take a break from my diet, and that was a HUGE mistake. When I look at my progress, I was roughly 30 pounds away from being at a somewhat satisfying weight.

I’ve been trying to get back on the wagon. It’s been hard though. What I was actually trying to do was lose about 25 pounds before I started posting again so my regression didn’t seem so bad. It didn’t really work though. I got back down to 252 but then I sprained my knee.

Then I thought well, I need to hold myself accountable. Even if I don’t have a huge amount of followers, maybe someone on here will take notice of what I’m doing. Plus I have it in the back of my mind that people are watching. So I’m back on it now. Weekly weigh-ins, eating keto, the whole nine yards. I welcome all comments, whether constructive crticism or something to the effect of “get your $@#* together!”.

– Veezy

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Calisthenics, Exercise

Why Calisthenics?

This should be a lot easier to explain than my “why ketosis” posts. In fact, this should only take one post (hopefully). Let me try to be as concise as possible.

As I’ve stated before, calisthenics have been a big part of my life ever since I was very young. They were initially used as a form of punishment for me because I was pretty hard-headed as a young kid. A lot of kids got timeouts and whoopings; I got push-ups, six inches, squats, and whatever else was dreamt up. Needless to say, I was pretty strong and a natural athlete. You know those kids that do field day at school and get ALL the ribbons? Yep, I was that guy.

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