Project 7000: February 21st 2022

Shopping355,777kj (+48,325kj)
Extra meals0kj
Cheat meals (@5000kj)50,000kj (+20,000kj)
Days elapsed (@7000kj)357,000kj (+35,000kj)
Cumulative totals

Days until next shop: 6* (📅 February 27th 2022) with 6,777kj carry-over.

* 6 days from shopping date; this blog post is really late so it’s actually 2 days from now.

Photos and reflections after the fold.

48MJ. Much more than I expected it to be when I was shopping.

So, last round was a bit of a failure.

I had a preliminary weigh-in right after the last shopping trip, and found I was exactly where I was at the start of the month, 133kg. My fear (probably irrational) was that I had massively underestimated the calorie content of the (delicious) food I was given last week, and was hence busy undoing all my good work.

My reaction (definitely irrational) was to finish the rest of the food as quickly as possible and then get back on the wagon. However I also felt bad and had a takeaway from the local ramen restaurant (same one I had in January) to cheer myself one evening.

A similar mood (or the same mood, continued…) lead to me eating my hoarded ice-cream stash for dinner last weekend (after the last shop, so wouldn’t have counted here anyway). That was going to be the same takeaway again, but I got there after closing time.

I’m unsure yet if that was a lucky escape or not.

Somewhere along the line, I lost track of how many such cheat-meals I had, so I have rounded it up to 4, as I’m confident it was at most that many, simply because I know I only had one on any given day.

I probably estimated high, as although I have supposedly almost a full day’s carry-over for the 27th, my actual food stores are going to be close to empty on that day, depending on how hungry I am tomorrow.

Anyway, it’s also possible I just plateaued for unrelated reasons, but the count is there now, so we’ll see how I am at the end of the month (next Monday, I now realise…)

The goal here is to weigh-in under 130kg, so that I can start the next stage and build in some exercises with some of the various pieces of gear and fitness games I’ve bought over the last few years. That may produce some blog post reviews, but I don’t plan to log exercises or integrate them into the diet plan, to avoid complications and risk of collapse.

One thought on “Project 7000: February 21st 2022

  1. Yeah we always need a break from eating the same things – particularly if it’s awesome food cooked by family! Don’t punish yourself, just enjoy it and then make a clean start back on the plan. Starting some gentle exercise will help if the weight is plateauing (although probably too soon to say that), as your body will slow metabolism in response to less food and needs to be kickstarted. I think keeping the food the same & increasing activity is probably a better way to go than reducing your intake further – although both would work for weight loss, exercise makes you feel stronger, gain better posture etc (eventually, with work), while restricting food too much just makes you feel run down.

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