Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kimkins: Day 1 Reviewed

Post Number: 31
Review of Yesterday's Progress
     Daily Points Left: 23 of 71 (Goal: 15)
     Weekly Points Left: 49 of 49 (Goal: 49)
     Meetings Attended: None Scheduled
     Exercise Completed: Splashing with the kids

I missed the Aquatics class yesterday. There were two key causes. I got busy with things needing done at 5:30 in the morning thanks to the end of daylight savings. Then, finally recognizing the time, I blitzed outta here with only 30 minutes to get there. An accident on the freeway closed the freeway and clogged the side streets. In 20 minutes, I had not made it even half way there. In good traffic, 25 minutes should have put me close to the Y, perhaps even at the Y. So I headed back to the house to get the kids to just go swimming. On the way home, I heard about a candy buy back program on the radio. Castlebury Dental in Eagle (near the Y, no less) was having a candy buy back program at $1 per pound with the candy going to the troops. The turn around allowed me to also pick up the left over Halloween candy. We made $7 off of the candy. After the buy back, we went off to the Y. The Y was wonderful, but exhausting. All I did was play with the kids in the kiddie pool. Fortunately, the recovery was shorter than the last time I did laps at the Y. That took three days. I am better already this morning. The middle kids enjoyed the water. Asian Red Fox took it upon herself to watch Quail. Quail shivered almost the whole time he was in the water even though the water was quite warm and the kiddie pool came most of the way up to Quail's armpits. He and Asian Red Fox left early. The swimming might have gone even longer had two sets of little kids not shown up. Having eight kids playing around the pool was fine. But when the number passed 20, I passed the decree it was time to leave. On the way home, we swung by the dollar store and I let the kids spend the $7 at the dollar store. It was quite the haul.

Day 1 of Kimkins went well. None of the benefits or complications of Kimkins have set in, so yesterday was simplicity itself. I didn't work in many Kimkins-friendly veggies except for a few at lunch. I need to work on that for today. I had mostly low-fat meats except for the meatballs at dinner. I didn't realize how much fat there was in those pre-made meatballs. But the family finished off the package, so I'm not going to worry about it. I avoided with ease the cookies, crackers, spaghetti, and other high carb items that the kids ate around me with gusto. One of the reasons, though, that this effort of food selection within the bounds of Kimkins is being kept to 2 week increments is because I never met a carb a didn't like. Based on personal, historical evidence, in time, I will crave a few more flavors. I will adapt to adding in sour cream, cottage cheese, grated cheeses, and other (potentially) high fat ingredients. I have kept myself to one high fat ingredient per day for quite some time. But when once a day isn't enough, then I will start craving carbs. And that is the marker in this food selection that will have me switching off of Kimkins.  

I didn't get anything else accomplished on unpacking at the house, but I did manage to work with the kids so we kept the mess at its current level. It still goat trails through the garage and downstairs. But keeping things clean is progress in and of itself.

Today is going to be a major juggling act. We need to get Asian Red Fox to and from her afternoon high school classes. me to my OA meeting, in-laws spending the day at the house when MBWM isn't running them hither, thither, and yon for doctor's appointments. This is the kind of day where practiced planning, experienced execution, and complete follow-thru come together. We shall see about today.

Yours in the joy of a less-painful tomorrow,


Several weeks ago, a friend came up to me and said, "You lost some weight."
I replied, "Shhh. I don't want it finding me."
She spoke too loud, it found me.

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