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A Little Update

A Little Update

I was in my garage yesterday afternoon thinking about how it needed to be cleaned out.  While making preparations to get reorganized my eyes kept wandering towards my Old Town Guide 119 as it sat on its gunnels in storage.  Spring isn’t too far off and thoughts of a quiet paddle on a cold spring morning started to fill my mind.

Could be an earlier Spring than expected.  This coming weekend, March 7th and 8th, the weather forecast for my area of NW Wisconsin is being forecast for the upper 50s and low 60s!

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Overweight Outdoorsman Update – Down To 225lbs

Overweight Outdoorsman Update – Down To 225lbs

Me, the wife, and a granddaughter a few weeks ago.

I have some conflicting notes I recently came across on how much I weighed when I started my Overweight Outdoorsman posts.  Some notes say 325 lbs, others say 335 lbs.  To be honest, I think I was likely 335 lbs.

Before going on my Voyageurs National Park trip this past week I weighed myself at 225 lbs bucks naked.  So I have either lost 100 lbs so far or 110 lbs so far.  Either way I am feeling good and have a lot more energy.  I’m happy.

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Overweight Outdoorsman – Name Change Coming?

Overweight Outdoorsman – Name Change Coming?

Another little update on my status as an Overweight Outdoorsman.  Not sure how long I should be referring to myself with that name.  I weighed myself this morning and I am down to 235 pounds.

My target weight for my height (pushing six foot 2 inches) and bone structure, from what I have been told, is 233 pounds… which seems still high to me.  Back in my Merchant Marine days I recall weighing in at 200 pounds, but I was leaner and had more muscle back them.

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Next Mile Meals Review

Next Mile Meals Review

Next Mile Meals Sampler Pack
Next Mile Meals Sampler Pack

Are Next Mile Meals any good?  Worth the higher price?  Should you give them a try on your next outing?  My Next Mile Meal review should help answer those questions.

Regular followers of this blog and my Overweight Outdoorsman posts know that about two months ago I started on the Keto diet.  I must say that so far I have had no problems staying on this diet, and want to ad I feel pretty darn good going low carb and high fat.  More energy, no sluggishness, and the weight has been coming off at a steady rate.

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Overweight Outdoorsman – Not Doing So Good!

Overweight Outdoorsman – Not Doing So Good!

No, I have not given up or started eating lots of pizza, lasagna, and sucking down 2-3 Coca-Colas a day like I used to.  I have actually been on a stricter diet than I have ever been before and not having any issues sticking to it.

However, despite feeling good and having more energy, I seem to have plateaued on my Keto Diet.  Every Friday since I went on the Keto diet I have weighed myself.  The past couple weeks I have not lost any weight!  I have been hovering around 244 pounds.

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Overweight Outdoorsman – Keto!

Overweight Outdoorsman – Keto!

As I recall writing in my last Overweight Outdoorsman post over a month ago, I had been pretty much maintaining my weight around 260 lbs since about June 2018.  I had been doing a Paleo type diet before that and went from 325 lbs+ down to 260 lbs.  This past summer and into winter I pretty much stayed in that weight range, but added in some other foods not on the Paleo diet.  All was okay as I did not gain weight back.

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Overweight Outdoorsman – Goals!

Overweight Outdoorsman – Goals!

I’ve been laying a little low the past couple weeks.  While I have managed to get out in a the woods a little, I have not been out hiking or even hunting.  This time last year I had harvested a nice healthy deer and was spending time at my cabin.

Jeep Renegade is parked and I'm heading into the woods.
Jeep Renegade is parked and I’m heading into the woods.

Sadly I suffer from a nasty condition called Diverticulitis.  My colon hates me.  Click on that link several words back to learn more.  In a nutshell it can be a painful condition that flares up once in a while.  The experts believe certain foods trigger it, and everybody can have their own triggers.  It can be treated with strong antibiotics most of the time and going on a soft food and liquid diet for a couple days.

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