"It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them" – Man Ray

I started my journey yesterday. Only about 6 months later than I wanted.

And now?

Now I have to push like I have never pushed before to get to where I want to be in April. I have joined Planet Fitness and will be working out there while I am on my diet. Here is the run-down.

I have figured the calories I need to maintain my weight if I am lightly active (which I will be more active than that).

66 + (6.3 x body eight in lbs) + (12.9 x height in inches) – (6.8 x age in years) = your Base Metabolic Rate

66 + (6.3 x 350) + (12.9 x 72) – (6.8 x 39) = 2934.6

I then multiplied that by 1.375 because I classified myself as “lightly active”.

I need 4035 calories a day to keep my weight the way it is.

That’s ridiculous. I should not have to consume the caloric intake of 2 normal sized people.

I have cut my caloric intake to 1500 calories per day (maybe a few hundred more depending on the day, although I want to be as strict as possible) and plan on working out.

If I am working out regularly and am at a caloric deficit of 2500 calories a day then I should theoretically be losing up to 5lbs a week.

While this is not advised and most in the field of health and fitness will tell you that 2.5 lbs per week is the safe way to lose weight, I do not have the time or luxury. I’ll see how it works and make sure I’m constantly checking in with my Dr.

I will be ultimately figuring out an easily replicable breakfast and lunch and then drinking a meal replacement shake, called Ketond, for dinner.

I will be doing Keto for my diet of choice for the time being. I will also be throwing in a bit of intermittent fasting just to make myself look like a sadist.

No eating after 7pm and I eat my breakfast at 11am.

Day 1
Monday 12/09/2019 – 357lbs

Breakfast (Around 500 cal)

  • 2 slices bacon
  • Half of an Avacado
  • 2 large eggs
  • Around 8oz of Unsweetened Almond Milk

Lunch (500 cal)

  • Soylent Meal Replacement Drink
  • Tahini Bar – Super Seed Sesame Bar (Vanilla)

Dinner (500 cal)

  • Soylent Meal Replacement Drink
  • Tahini Bar – Super Seed Sesame Bar (Vanilla)

Workout

  • Planet Fitness 30 minute Circuit Workout (Included resistance machines that covered the whole body and steps for aerobic exercise).

Day 2
Tuesday December 11, 2019

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all the same as day 1.

Workout

  • I did not workout today. I will be doing a workout again tomorrow of the same cardio circuit. I have a meeting with a trainer on Friday from planet fitness to help create a workout program to get upper body strength while losing as much weight and toning as much as possible while doing it.