Saturday, May 12, 2018

Oh yeah ... I still suck at blogging.

To be fair to myself, I've been a bit busy trying to keep my sanity in tact, my kid happy the little bit I get to see him, and I've been so focused on this whole diet/workout/healthy me deal that I've neglected to carve out the time to actually write about it!

Things have been going well ... at least as far as that last bit goes. I rejoined Weight Watchers online to help me get a grip on eating regularly and enough, which has been increasingly difficult since imI also working out every day. (If you follow me on Instagram you already know that part!) My clothes are fitting better or are getting too big (mixed blessing there), and according to MyFitnessPal I'm down 34.2 pounds since whenever the last time I reset the starting weight on that was 🤔

One of the things I've been meaning to do is to come up with some sort of workout schedule... or at least a rough guesstimate as to what I plan on doing each day so I don't keep wasting precious time trying to decide. Had my boy help and this is what we came up with:

We'll see if I can stick to it for more than a couple of days!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I suppose a change is due

One of the things that I've always loved most about low-carbing is the lack of thought and effort required once the basics are nailed down. Real easy to stay "on track" when there are eggs, bacon, chicken thighs and sausage around. You don't even really need to do much with any of them.

But.

I'm getting a little tired of just eating because I have to eat. I get scolded at by a pretty remarkable person if he finds out that I "forget" ... which happens ... frequently. I'm thinking that if I put more of an effort into making the food in the first place I might be more compelled to, you know, consume it. It may be just for myself more often than not as "pretty remarkable person" is leaving the country soon and is out of the vicinity normally anyway ... and the smallish person is currently spending most of his time elsewhere, also ... but I have to start believing that I'm worth the effort.

(Yes, I do also have a huge collection of low carb cookbooks, but those are mostly of the digital variety and the picture taking isn't as much fun.)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

So, that didn't go as planned.

Very LITTLE in my life has gone as planned the past several months .... and I'm sick of letting all of the little crap and big crap get in the way of the important things -- including myself. SO one of my best friends and I have a plan in place to start mentally kicking each other in the ass come Monday. Not because it's New Year's Day -- that's just an amusing little coincidence.

I had been debating what to do food-wise for the next restart and when I was just at the grocery store I walked out with the realization that I apparently only know how to shop for myself low carb so I guess that settles it. Of course, I'll still have carbs .... and moreso than would put me in ketosis .... because there's no chance in hell that I'll be giving up my beloved craft beers.

I want to lose weight, but not my sanity.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Keep those fingers crossed!

This is going to be a hard week coming up for me. Starting tomorrow I'll be doing a 70 hour work week between two different jobs with very little time in between leaving one and going to the next. Desperation makes us do crazy things sometimes. Not sure yet what effect it will have on thee ol' step count or my inclination to attempt a DVD without completely collapsing part way through, but we'll find out soon enough. Right now, though, I have nothing better to do, so bring it on Turbo Jam...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Resurrection Begins

Once upon a time....

there was a girl ... let's call her, well, Karen ... you know, since she's me and that's my name and all.

Karen had a blog that she absolutely loved called Babyfat Go Bye-Bye.

She had her shit together. Mostly.

Things started going all "meh" with life and the blog was one of the first casualties. And the one after that. And the one after that. So on and so forth.

Nothing ever felt quite as right as that first blog did.

Life continued to become increasingly "meh" over the years and the only trusted standby was no longer there to fall back on.

I know, I know .... it's just a blog .... just a name .... but it was more than that.

And it's back.

The original url has been claimed by some foreign derp who has done nothing with it ... but no matter. I'm becoming increasingly flexible, after all.

So the plug is being pulled yet again on yet another blog that went largely ignored ...

And the shit will once again come together right here at the newly resurrected Babyfat Go Bye-Bye.

The baby isn't a baby anymore but too much of the fat is still there and it's time to get it gone ... and to get me back.