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Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
I'm tired.

Hurt my arm at work. Going to doc today. Just got off, bout to crash.

Weight - 185.8

I'd like to say I'm pleased but I think it's coming off a little too quickly.

Peace


Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
Hi, all

I sorta abandoned this log the past 3 or so weeks, mostly due to adding full-time work to my schedule.

Well, I've decided to leave Amazon after an extremely brief stint. I don't think I have ever had more mind numbing, depressing work in my life. Scanning items for 10 hours, no headphones allowed (I broke this rule, as much as I could), scanning rate tracked, can't bring in bags that aren't clear, people patrolling your work area looking for wrong doing. Just a really bleak work experience. Not the most physically demanding job (it is demanding, and not in a functional way, but you aren't lifting much more than 30-40 pounds), but after 10 hours of repetitive motion, your body is kinda pissed at you. I actually went to my doctor the day before Thanksgiving and she told me I had bursitis and that there was really nothing to do other than rest or some sort of shot if it didn't get better in 7-10 days.

I was still eating right, but my workouts stopped completely being on the night shift. My body was having a hard time adjusting and I was as depressed as I've ever been. I'm back to doing doordash for now, and by next week I'll start working out again. I've dropped my caloric intake to back around 2000.

It feels good to be back to a normal sleeping schedule. It took me a day to adjust.

Anyway, just one check in, something of which should be far more regular.

Later!


OysterPoBoy
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
Did your weight go up any without the exercise?


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
Control the controllables. Get back on the grind!


Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
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Did your weight go up any without the exercise?


No, it actually dropped almost concerningly quickly. A couple days after I started at Amazon I was right around 190, and a week later I was 185. It wasn't water weight, as I had dropped that when I started this weight loss journey.

I ballooned back up to 195 after Thanksgiving, which was expected, as I didn't count calories or try to limit my intake. But 2 days back at Amazon I was again 186. That was a lot of bloat going away, so that wasn't as concerning, but still pretty quick. As of this morning I am 184.8

I upped my intake to a little above 2300 calories when I started at Amazon, didn't exercise (mostly so I didn't wear myself out), and the weight was still melting off. The difference is I didn't feel good about it. Also, the depression was making it hard for me to eat. Some days I just couldn't bring myself to eat "breakfast", so I'd go into work having eaten very little, get to lunch have my salad, fruit, sometimes tuna and eggs, and then eat dinner when I got home before sleeping. Some days I'd barely eat more than 1800 calories when my TDEE was at least 2700.


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Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
quote:

Control the controllables. Get back on the grind!


That's all we can do.

I'll start regular updates when I decide to start exercising again. Either tomorrow or Thursday. Trying to give my body a few days to recuperate.


Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
Update - 12/15/2020

Weight - 183.6 Lbs

Hi all,

I have finally found some time to update. To be honest, I've had opportunities since leaving Amazon, but I just haven't been able to find the motivation.

Exercise Today
Run - 2.72 Miles - 9:17 Pace

Exercise Notes
It's snowing here, and my asthma has been acting up, but I don't really care. I needed to run and it felt good. It's been about a month since I actually went on a proper run, so I just popped in my headphones and went at a pace that felt good. I've definitely lost some wind, but I'm sure I can pick that back up.

Diet Notes
Dropped my caloric intake back down to 1960 since leaving Amazon. Weight is coming off more gradually now. I sorta yo-yo'd there after Thanksgiving, but I feel good about what I'm doing now. There were a few days where I overate by 500-700 calories and almost gave in. But then I realized that I not only owed it to myself, but I owe it to my wife to not balloon up again. That little internal pep talk turned me around and I've been fairly strict since, other than my wife's birthday dinner a few days ago.

Still eating the same stuff, mostly, so no big change there. I have made an effort to up my protein, and I'm logging about 110-140 grams per day. I'd like to be closer to 140 than 110 but it's better than when I wasn't paying attention at all and getting between 65 and 90. As I keep dropping weight I will monitor my macronutrient intake more closely.

Other Notes
Tomorrow is finals day for me. I have 3 finals, two of which are stats and accounting. It's going to be a hell of a day. I'll be reviewing/testing from 8:30 Am until 4:30 pm and then finishing up my final project for another class. I should finish the semester with a 4.0.

Wife is having surgery this coming Monday. She has a gastro thing, don't really want to give more info than that. It's laparoscopic, so pretty minimal risk, and it should reap some rewards in terms of her quality of life. I am not allowed in the hospital, which really freaks both of us out since it requires a 1 night stay, but after a lot of discussion and risk weighing, the potential benefits of the surgery are too much to pass up.

So, as it relates to exercise and diet, I will be at home a lot, maybe giving me more time to exercise and update this log as she sleeps and recovers. I don't know what I will eat for Christmas, as she will be on a special diet for a few weeks. I was thinking that I might make a protein heavy Christmas dinner the night of her surgery and then eat on that for a week. That would be really beneficial as I wouldn't be trying to cook and take care of her in the evenings.

My sister got us a 50" TV for Christmas. We have had this cheap 32" for a couple of years, so it was a nice surprise. Can't wait to watch the Tigers beat the Rebels Saturday.

That's all I got.
This post was edited on 12/15 at 4:32 pm


Odysseus32
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re: Odysseus' Weight Loss/Gain Log - Never ever ever give up
181.6

Started internship today.

18 hours this semester.

I'll pop in with weights every now and again.


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