Have you ever experienced stalled weight loss?
So I’ve experienced stalled weight loss. I started trying to lose weight at the beginning of October by eliminating bread, rice and pasta from my diet. I also stopped milk in my coffee and haven’t added sugar to anything except for the occasional sauce like the Sichuan Teriyaki dipping sauce from last week. I haven’t changed my intake of vegetables or fruit, except that I haven’t been eating potatoes. It’s been great enjoying mangoes and avocados.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve experienced stalled weight loss and haven’t been able to continue the steady decline that I had been enjoying. I know that so-called experts say daily weighing is not useful but I have an obsessive personality so I like to measure my mass, blood pressure and pulse rate. I managed to breach 83 kilograms last week and I’ve touched 83.0 kilograms twice. I need to get below that and keep going.
Photograph of weight chart up today
The answer is obviously to keep avoiding sugar and other carbohydrates but I also need to reduce the portion sizes. one of my downfalls is my love of nuts. Yesterday, I went to see Thor: Ragnarok at the local Hoyts cinema. I booked a seat in the theatre with an extreme screen and reclining seats. I knew I’d want a snack. To avoid choc tops and popcorn, I bought a bag of salted Queensland nuts. I love Queensland nuts. I’ve been eating almonds and Queensland nuts over the last couple of weeks and it’s been difficult to only eat a small number because they are so moreish.
Thor: Ragnarok (with spoilers)
What a fun movie that was. It was really very funny and much more casual than previous Thor and Avenger movies. It was also good to see Thor get a haircut.
It was nice to hear Australian and New Zealand accents throughout the movie.
Photograph from inside the cinema
Nope, I wouldn’t breach the copyright 😂
2 Yummy Super Tasty Boneless Duck
After the movie, I walked over to 2 Yummy and got myself some Super Tasty Boneless Duck which is on the Chef’s specials list. The duck from 2 Yummy is really nice. I brought the duck back to the flat and stir-fried some coleslaw with butter and added a little cream to finish it off. The combination was indeed super tasty. Read my review of 2 Yummy.
Photograph of duck and stir-fried coleslaw
Photographs from this last week
Gallery of photographs with comments
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You can probably see why I’ve experienced a stalled weight loss.
Regular readers know just how much I enjoy listening to podcasts. Two of my favourites are Mouthy Broadcast and Dork Trek. This week’s shows have left earworms in my head. The common factor between these two podcasts is Jennie Zell.
If you don’t mind some explicit language and NSFW themes, feel free to listen to both shows.
Slowly roasted pulled lamb meat from lamb bones
While I’ve been using my Tupperware Micro Pressure Cooker a lot, these lamb bones needed slow roasting.
This week on The Medical Fun Facts Podcast
I’m talking about Q fever and its ætiological agent, viz., Coxiella burnetii.
The show drops at 7 pm Monday night Canberra time.
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I hope you enjoy the week to come. Let me know if you have any ideas for helping me keep my weight loss going. My aim is to stabilise around 77 kilograms.
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