Project 7000: February 8th 2022

Shopping294,674kj (+36,832kj)
Extra meals0kj
Cheat meals (@5000kj)10,000kj
Days elapsed (@7000kj)266,000kj (+42,000kj)
Remaining38,674kj
Cumulative totals

Days until next shop: 5 (📅 February 13th 2022) with 3,674kj carry-over.

I finally spreadsheeted (spreadedsheet?) this, and found a 180kj undercount in the manual addition, which I’ve fixed and backdated. From here on, the computer will ensure accuracy.

Reflections after the fold.

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Project 7000: February 2nd 2022

Shopping257,842kj (+37,232kj)
Extra meals0kj
Cheat meals (@5000kj)10,000kj
Days elapsed (@7000kj)224,000kj (+35,000kj)
Remaining43,842kj
Cumulative totals

Days until next shop: 6 (📅 February 8th 2022) with 1842kj carry-over.

Reflections after the fold.

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Project 7000: January 23rd 2022

Shopping182,993kj (+38,566kj)
Extra meals0kj
Cheat meals (@5000kj)10,000kj
Days elapsed (@7000kj)154,000kj (+28,000kj)
Remaining38,993kj
Cumulative totals

Days until next shop: 5 (📅 January 28th 2022) with 3993kj carry-over.

Photos and reflections after the fold.

Updated: I found I’d lost 180kj from my total in this update. Whoops.

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Project 7000

Since 2007, when it started mattering, I’ve been through various weight-loss successes and failures. From that, I have gleaned the following aspects of a successful weight-loss program for myself:

  • Calorie limitation is all that matters; exercise has no particular effect on weight.
  • Minimum plan-length is a single day, but longer is better.
  • Food in my possession will get eaten; generally a whole packet at a time.
  • My cooking skills are quite limited; the only three recipe options are “put it in the oven”, “put it in the sandwich press at work”, or “mix it together and put it all in the slow-cooker”. I might buy a fry-pan to add a fourth option, but cooking oil adds a complication here I’m hoping to avoid.
  • The food rules must be flexible; if they are too specific, supply-chain issues will tank the diet, and I will flail around for emergency substitutes poorly.
  • Weigh-ins, measurement, and goal-setting are counter-productive; when I’m this far from my desired weight, every measurement is depressing, even if the trend is good.

Based on the above, and on a previous weight-maintenance regime I used, I get:

Project 7000 Rules

  • Calorie intake of 7000kj per day, on average. (Yes, I recognise that I’m measuring “calorie intake” in kilojoules.)
  • Average is maintained by shopping days: For every 7000kj of food bought, the next food shop is a day later.
    • The rough target is a week’s food at a time, but this isn’t a fixed rule.
    • If I don’t get through all the bought food, I may delay the shopping, but this isn’t a requirement.
  • An external meal with a calorie count, or other intrusive calorie count, pushes back the next shopping trip as if it was part of the last shop.
    • A meal with no measurement, is counted as 5000kj, because I have no self-control sense of scale. This also covers social drinks, which are either with unmeasured nibbles, or end up with a HSP afterwards, because I have no self-control.
  • Not measured: Sugar-free energy drinks and similar. I need the caffeine and hydration more than I need to think about this extra 200kj. And they’re bulky, so cannot reasonably be bought in the same shopping cycle as the rest of the project anyway.
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