Saturday, January 11, 2020

change in plans

I'm up late making a gigantic pot of keto-friendly budae-jjigae (no noodles, no rice cakes, and going easy on the gochujang), so I won't be able to wake up early enough to see an early-morning showing of either "Dolittle" or "Star Wars." Will put this off until Sunday. Saturday will be a day of rest, and maybe some distance walking, e.g., out to Jamshil Bridge and back for 20-some thousand steps.

Also: I can't remember which commenter advised me to download the My Fitness Pal app, but I've been using it for the past 72 hours, and it's working great. Like my pedometer, the app motivates me to keep track of my activity—food consumption, in this case—down to every individual packet of Splenda that goes into my tea, and it forces me to be brutally honest with myself about what, and how much, I'm eating. The app didn't like the fact that Friday was a fasting day; it warned me that, as a man, I need a minimum of 1200-1500 calories per day to stay healthy. The app is so fussy, in fact, that it refuses to display a 5-week projection if you're below your caloric minimum for the day. (The 5-week projection takes the form of a message that cheerfully says, "If you ate like this every day, you would weigh X kilos in 5 weeks.") This could be problematic given that I'm now fasting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Anyway, on Friday morning, I saw that I had lost my first official kilo while on keto. A single kilo is nothing, of course, and may only be water weight. We'll see, over the coming weeks, whether there's any real progress. Expect more details as time goes by.


  1. Just curious how often do you weigh yourself? When I was doing my weight loss regimen, I only did a weekly weigh-in. I saw that day-to-day I would gain or lose pounds and it got frustrating. Once a week seemed to be a better indicator of progress.

    I weigh daily now that I'm in maintenance mode and I get that up and down ride all the time. I normally hit the scale in the afternoon after I walk and it is true, you can easily sweat off a pound or two.

    Anyway, good luck to you. You've got this!

  2. I don't have much of a weigh-in routine, but I don't weigh myself more frequently than twice a week. Walking can distort results, but that's mainly when the weather is warm, and I'm prone to sweating a lot.



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