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.
I’ve trimmed down pretty good and still want to drop another 15 pounds. There is a nice ring of blubber around my midsection that I know can be shed off but it is taking a long time to burn that area away. That and my neck/chin area is gonna be problematic. Double-chin Outdoorman? Does that have a ring to it, or what!?
So maybe I change the name of these posts to Double-Chin Outdoorsman? Hmm, I will have to think about that. Either way I am doing well on the Keto diet I started a few months back.
My intent was to be down to 230 pounds by the time I go on my May BWCA trip, and that is certainly going to happen. I don’t leave for another few weeks and am confident I will meet that goal. On average I am loosing about 1 pound per week, but over the next few weeks I have a lot going on, lots of potential days for serious cardio. That will help bump my weekly loss up a pound or two.
Getting Myself Ready
At my heaviest I was over 330 pounds. I started my dieting in late December of 2017. It needed to be done. I didn’t want to die early and miss out on family and the granddaughters. I’m currently 45 years old, and I was headed for bad health if I kept on the way I was, if not an early death.
Now I’m down nearly 100 pounds and feeling great… feeling dangerous again. I’m back outdoors doing what I love to do and not feeling sluggish like I had before. I feel like I used to ten plus years ago before starting to put on all the weight.
I’m ready… ready for the outdoors season ahead. I have three larger trips planned for this coming year, and there will be dozens of smaller outings, if not more.
It’s going to be a great year!
Keto Dehydrated Meals
Keto has been very good to me. I actually enjoy being on the Keto low carb diet, and so does my stomach and colon. I’ve mentioned before in other posts I have Diverticulitis, and since being on a Keto diet I have had ZERO issues with that annoying colon issue.
I am planning on staying on a low carb diet moving forward. Once I get down to my happy weight, I may kick up the daily carbs a bit to maintain, but will by and large likely stay on a Keto themed diet.
And with that I want to create some of my own tasty Dehydrated Keto Meals. Ones I can make myself at home in my soon to be purchased dehydrator. There are a few companies out there that make some fantastic dehydrated Keto meals, but they are very expensive.
In the near future I suspect I will be sharing some Keto recipes here on the blog that can be dehydrated and packed along on camping, hiking, and canoe trips.