Thursday, August 9, 2012

Friday Update.

Whats that you say? It isn't Friday, How clever are you!

Well today is Wednesday, and I just got off the phone with a good long time friend of mine and realized, I really have lost a lot of weight.

This time last year I was over 400 pounds, at my weigh in at my wife's doctors office I was showing over 420 pounds, the scale stopped there but it SHOT to that number.

I was in pain, legs hurt, hell everything hurt.

Now today I am in the 360 to 370 pound range.
I have lost over 50 pounds, and in those simple 50 pounds I have found so much.
I can now get up and down easier from the floor.
I no longer huff and puff when walking up the stairs, I even have a tendency to jog up the stairs.
There is more room on the bed and couch. I HAVE A LAP!
My pants that I purchased 2 months ago are now too big.
I went from a size 60 to a 54, now the 54's are too small.

I realized that I have lost the equivalent of my 8 year old son in weight.

My diet has improved a lot.

I now eat pretty much what I used to eat back in high school, however instead of Protein, veg and starch, it is now Protein, veg, and bean.

To give you an idea of the type of protein.

This is a typical meal. Roughly 8 to 10 ounce pork chop 1 inch thick, roughly a cup of pinto beans, a cup of cut green beans and a bit of broccoli.
To get our meats cheaper I buy them in slabs and cut them myself.
I buy that pork chop as a pork loin log at Cash & Carry. It costs about 15 dollars for 10 pounds, I cut it into 1 inch slices. So now I have usually around 16 pork chops for 15 dollars. And they are THICK and juicy.

Below is a 16 pound slab of rib-eye.
I bought this at Cash & Carry. 106 dollars for 16 pounds of meat. 
Cut into 1 inch slices this give you 16, 16 ounce steaks. If this is not enough to fill you up then I do not know what is. 
And that marbling ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

And here it is cut up, This was the 12 on the platter, plus 4 more getting seasoned to go on the grill. The diet coke can is there for size. FYI, keep it to one diet soda per day. No more.

So, this is how I have been eating for the past 3 weeks.

Finally, once a week (in our case Saturdays), we can eat anything we want. We go wild, we all end up a bit sick after killing a bag of chips and chocolate bar on top of everything else we are eating.
We call these weekends, Fatties Gone Wild

Funny enough this is actually needed in the slow carb diet. The insulin spike keeps you form going into a low insulin state. I do not know 100% of the science behind, only about 80%, but it is sound science, it has proven to be effective, and most importantly, it is effective for us.

Tomorrow, look for breakfast.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Update

As I mentioned I created my own idea on a diet and then found out about the 4 hour body diet which is hilarious since I have been reading the 4 hour workweek.

Well this being the case I am going to start this, watch the blog for a grocery list and meal plan.

I will be doing the full 4 hour body run which includes the same food day in and day out with a cheat day each Saturday.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I invented something which has already been invented.

Holy wow I have been busy.

Rapid fire update.

New house is fully moved into.
Old house is fully cleaned and a walkthrough (if you want to call it that) as been performed.
Work is non stop 6am to 8pm it seems. 6am for the west coasters, 8pm for the east coasters, this is why working form home rules/sucks.
I lost a ton of weight.

OK you got me, I have not actually lost a ton, I mean I weighed less than a quarter ton to begin with, though really not much less.

For months I was stuck riding the 380 line.

I get up this morning and hit the scale without really thinking about it.
370 pounds, on the nose!


Look at that, can you believe it! This marks my 50 pound mark. I am now down 52 pounds, it took me nearly 9 months of off and on keto, but I finally broke the plateu, I did it by eating at Red robin, those fries are delicious.

I did not know it but I was actually working with a known plan called the "Slow Carb Diet", figured it out for myself, told my wife I wanted to try this after doing some medical research, saw a link for the Four Hour Workweek this morning and lo and behold, this article, written 2 days prior.

Who knew, I have something in common with a rather smart dude.
Decided to get his book as well, I need some new, non fantasy, reading material.

Bunch of updates coming soon.

Keep tuning in you 2 or 3 people, it will be worth it.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday update.

OK, so another Friday update.
Well this one is a couple of days late.
But we have good reason this time.

We are about 40% moved over, we have finished painting the largest amount of rooms, we have decided where things are going, moved the 70's chair, moved the book cases and cleaned out most of the downstairs, today is the kitchen of all non-essentials including the alcohol.
We are also moving the snakes today, should be no issues to do that.

We also have all day tomorrow as well.

The new place is beginning to feel like home.

The only bad thing here is that this is killing my diet, eating out, fries, burgers etc, I even had a glass of Mt. Dew yesterday after eating a pastrami sandwich and fries.

Thankfully I am moving enough that I am working it off but I will never be able to work it all off, I have to really buckle down.

Well, time to do some more moving since it is now 10 after 1 and we are just now showering and getting ready.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Update

And another Friday update.

This one is less about my big ass and more about moving my big ass, no really, we are moving to a new house.

About a month ago we found out that the owners of this house would be selling it eventually, rather than get the dreaded "we are selling get your butts out" email, we decided to start looking for a new place.

Thanks to Mark up in Alaska we now have a beautiful new home, 2k sqft + with garage.
I will get pictures of it this evening so that we can update, but for now suffice it to say we are thrilled and cannot wait to leave the asshole neighbors behind.

Oh, and about my fat ass, gained a bit of weight, 5 pounds, fluctuation, no biggie.
We have a bunch of clean up here at this home and it is nice out so I should burn off plenty of calories working on it.

Update with images coming.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Update

And now for another round of Friday updates.

I am going to try to make this as regular as possible.

Back to the flight to Ohio, first of all, how the hell did I go to Ohio and not message by good buddy Chris until the day I was leaving, I must have been out of it.

Anyway, the flights were nice, the final flight back seemed to drag on forever but it was still nice.

To answer your question, nope, tray tables still do not fit on most of the flights, they worked fine on the first one, but the rest just were not happening.

Also, what asshole decided it would be a good idea to put the headset jack INSIDE the seating area, with an ass this size there is no way I can plug in a headset without destroying it with my thigh.

Anyway, I promised to take a bunch of pictures, my phone was dead 90% of the time so I had to break that promise
But I did get a shot of me in the most uncomfortable place (and no I do not mean the back of a Volkswagen).

At this point my right shoulder is against the wall/ceiling of the airplane bathroom. Roughly 4 inches from the outside at 30k feet. My left shoulder is touching the door to the bathroom. I would hate to have to actually to have to poo in there, my knees would go through the door.

Back to the trip, I had a ball.

I stayed within my diet rather well until we hit the Cheesecake Factory, my first time there and I ordered the Filet with Mac and Cheese, OMFG it was good.

Sadly no Skyline chili while I was there.

Anyway still lost weight while there.

Not doing bad, down in the 370's now.

Bonus image.

Hmm, a few cracks in the window there...

Till next time.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Update.

Friday update.

Currently 381 pounds.

This week I am enjoying Percocet thanks to getting half my mouth root planned on Wednesday the 25th, getting 4 wisdom teeth pulled on Monday the 30th and getting the other half of my mouth root planned 2 days later on Wednesday the 2nd.

Sadly Percocet really does not work to well for me but it does take the edge off a little bit.

Unfortunately due to the pain I am unable to eat anything, I also want to avoid a dry socket issue so I am have been eating Vienna sausages, not bad for keto, just have to go easy on them, which is easy since I cannot open my mouth enough to actually bite them.

Today has been better, I can open my mouth nearly all the way.

This week I fly out to Cleveland Ohio, 6am Sunday morning out to Ohio. I hate airplanes, it is not the flying, not a huge fan of that in and of itself, but I hate flying because I am fat. Asking for a seatbelt extender, not being able to control the seat or use the tray because my gut is in the way, forget actually eating on the flight, the tray wont sit straight and so I would be spilling shit everywhere.

But the last time I flew I was 421 pounds, now I am 381 pounds. So I will update everyone and see what a difference of 40 pounds makes.

I thought I had some pictures around here from the last time but apparently not.

But no worries, I will take plenty of pictures this time.

I guess that is all for now. Just finished watching this video while writing this post, he details his weight loss, from 425 down to 210 in 15 months. I have been on the same path here, November 9th to today, 6 months, down 40 pounds, have been stuck at 380~ for the past 2 months, but working on it. So I dropped 40 pounds in 4 months, not amazing, but works for me.

And now it is quarter till 8, dinner has still not been made and the wife is suggesting Red Robin. So with 4 open wounds in my mouth, a general overall pain in my head and trying to lose weight, I am headed out to Red robin for dinner. Yay. 

Fuck it, I will make this an experiment, how Keto can I get at Red Robin.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Update

Ok, couple of months have gone by and it is time for an update.

Work and kids etc have kept me from updating as much as I should be.

Here goes.

Current weight is 380.5 pounds.

And there we go, I have room between my arms and sides, the stomach is mainly hanging there now and I have a torso again.

From the side I actually have a major difference in profile.

I feel a million times better and need to learn to smile!

I am breaking Keto tonight to partake of some Skyline Chili that I had shipped in, then back into keto nice and strong in order to drop more weight for my trip to Cleveland!

That is all for now.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Bread

I came across this post today on Reddit.

This is Peanut Butter bread, not bad, I need to tweak it a bit, the bread, even after 3 days is still really moist, mainly due to the peanut oil, it is also only about 1.5 inches thick. While it works perfect to make finger sandwiches it is not yet ideal for real sandwiches, but I will update if I figure it out.

It cuts just like bread, smells wonderful while baking and has the consistency of a lighter than normal pound cake.

A slice of cheddar cuts into thirds, a rolled up piece of lunch meat (black forest ham in this case) and you have yourself a nice little lunch.

That's all for now.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu.

So, Friday is here and have I got some Food Porn for you!

The wife says "hey honey how about some chicken cordon bleu?" I say, "great", we make this!

Chicken breasts, beaten out to a nice even quarter inch thickness.
2 slices of black forest ham.
1 mozzarella cheese stick.
1 slize of thick bacon.

Wrap it all up, secure with toothpicks and bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Add a side of green beans and loaded cauliflower (cheese bacon and butter) and you have yourself a meal.

For what you see on the plate we get about 4 grams of carbs, 2 from the ham, and 2 from the cauliflower.

Absolute Yum Yum!

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Year Update.

Hot and Damn!

OK, It has been a little over 6 weeks since I updated, xmas, wife being pregnant, 18 hour work days and kids = ZERO time for updating this here blog.

However I have not forgotten about the 300 people a day who are here looking at the blog.

So on with the post.

I am going to get this out of the way now, I have lost a lot of weight, I am now down to 384 pounds, that is another 14 pounds since before xmas. This brings the weight loss total to 36 pounds! Total time on keto is about 10 weeks., 2.5 months, 75 days, you pick your unit of measure. Do the math on that and we are looking at 2.08 pounds per day, this is about 60% water weight though I have lost a good bit of the thick fat layer.

While the size is not as easily seen I can certainly feel it. From my perspective the only difference is that my knees hurt less, my clothes fit looser and my belt is now almost wrapped back around to my back instead of my side. Getting up and down is now much easier, doing simple things like sitting in the truck is much easier, grocery shopping is no longer a marathon race (as far as my heart and lungs are concerned).

Without further brain puke I present to you, the picture.

I tried to get it as close to the original as possible.

10 weeks in.

So there we have it, from now on I plan to update at least once a week, more if possible.
I will eventually get the rest of the family unit to post as well, after all my wife is scheduled to lose about 9 pounds at the end of next month, it's a girl.

BONUS CONTENT: Kids learning ancient warfare.

Sadly his last class here, while they have great instructors they are a McDojo and as such I am taking them out of the class and looking for a real school.

Next content by Friday!