Weight Loss Journey 2022 - Day 1 (January 3rd)

Rupert, Idaho
January 4, 2022 12:24am CST
Hello everyone, how are you all doing? I know it has been a while since I shared one of these kind of discussions/posts. I am back though, at least for now. Let's start with the weigh in - January 2021 - 193 January 1st 2022 - 180.6 Today - 183.2 The good news is that I am 10 pounds less (well almost) than when I started in January of 2021 I did gain a bit since the 1st of this year, but I know that is water weight. Blood sugars; Fasting - 287 Meal 1 - 224 Meal 2 - 162 Meal 3 - 140 Thankfully the numbers did go down after each meal....hoping they are even better tomorrow. We'll see. Now, what did I eat today? Meal 1 - 2 eggs fried in butter (just a little) 2 beef and pork sticks (jerky like) Meal 2 - 1 can of tuna with some mayo & sugar free ketchup 1 slice of swiss cheese and for dessert right after a quest frosted protein cookie (so good) Meal 3 - Taco bowl (sorta) - 3 oz ground beef with taco seasoning 1 TB sour cream 2 servings cheese (tried to make a taco shell out of cheese) Macros: 1,322 Calories - Protein - 88 Fat - 100 Carbs (total/net) - 22/14 Water - 72 oz I think the macros for the day were pretty good. I am not too hungry, although I miss snacking. I don't mind being at 1,322 calories since on protein sparing days the calories will be a lot lower. I did not work out, but will get back to that soon... What do you think of my first day back on track?
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@DocAndersen (55141)
• United States
4 Jan
well begun, per Mary Poppins, is half done!
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
If only I was halfway done
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@DocAndersen (55141)
• United States
4 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 you will be eventually
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Jan
@DocAndersen Sadly everything has changed....
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@JimBo452020 (80130)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Jan
So 163 at.this time next year. Would that be good?
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
No, that would not be good at all lol. I have like 80 pounds to lose
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@JimBo452020 (80130)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 Oh dear Courtney If it takes 4 years to lose it It is less likely you will ever need to lose weight again 20lbs per year, probably 30 is the way forward Took me 3 years to lose 100lbs
• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
@JimBo452020 I don't want it to take 4 years....I will give up I don't do well with things taking too long. I remember you saying that...and nothing wrong with that at all
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@LindaOHio (82048)
• United States
4 Jan
Kudos for starting on your weight loss journey! I wish you much success.
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
Thank you, although I want carbs lol
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@LindaOHio (82048)
• United States
5 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 Do you have any days when you can eat carbs?
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Jan
@LindaOHio apparently not!! Well maybe when I get on insulin fully I can add a little bit
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@Courtlynn (71925)
• United States
13 Jan
Thats good you were down from last years
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• Rupert, Idaho
14 Jan
I think it was a side effect of being as sick as I was.
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@Courtlynn (71925)
• United States
15 Jan
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@Shavkat (122207)
• Philippines
4 Jan
I think you did a great job. Keep it up!
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
thank you...
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@Shavkat (122207)
• Philippines
5 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 You are welcome.
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@wolfgirl569 (48857)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Jan
You did great. Keep at it those sugar numbers need to come down a lot
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
well the 140 was not horrible, although I want it to get under 100 consistently
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@Nawsheen (28789)
• Mauritius
4 Jan
I'm getting motivated to lose some weight too
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
thats good
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@aureliah (24517)
• Kenya
4 Jan
You did great and with time you will achieve your goals
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
thanks....but that is the problem....time lol
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@MarieCoyle (2747)
14 Jan
The main thing is, you are trying. I finally realized that for me, I was doing a lot of what I call mindless eating--not eating from hunger, just eating because it tasted good. Then I started writing down what I eat, every day. I kept track of fat and sugar and calories. Now I have many calories memorized, which helps me keep track. Oh, I was going to say, try frying your eggs in just a smidge of olive oil rather than butter. I LOVE butter, but a friend told me that trick and I tried it and it is good. I save my butter allowance for my toast, as toast must have butter without fail. I think my main problem with dieting is I always gave up so soon. This time, I haven't. Not sure why, but it's been easier than it has ever been before to stick to eating mostly healthy things and more fresh produce. You're doing well, keep trying!
• Rupert, Idaho
14 Jan
Well things have changed after I spent last weekend in the hospital in DKA. Now I will need to be on insulin and not sure how I will eat for sure. But that is great it is working for you with writing things down and stuff like that. I think the smoke point is higher on butter is why I use it rather than olive oil. Plus, couldn't have toast on Keto.
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14 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 I'm still working on it. Sometimes it is hard to stay on track when there are yummy things to eat. But I have discovered I get full way, way faster than I used to, which in my case is a good thing.
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• Philippines
4 Jan
I didn't do that these days. All I ever do was checking my high blood pressure and making sure I have more than six hour of sleep. as for my weight Im not rushing to loose it because it's easy to gain it.
• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
alright....well best of luck
4 Jan
you're doing good. keep it up! keep us posted on your journey!
• Rupert, Idaho
4 Jan
Doesn't feel that good...I already want all the things I can't have.