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Out of All the Things I Have Lost, I Miss My Mind the Most.

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updated: 2023-09-20

Victoza® Weight Loss Journey - Continuously Updated Weight Log

I’ll be keeping the table below updated along with every weight-log post going forward along with my goals as I reach them. I weigh myself every Wednesday but will update this with a post every other Wednesday (dates below). I am very excited to see how much this can help and lets see what the numbers (hopefully) fall. Going to be wild to see what a bit of help from the right medication can do for my weight and overall health.


Pokémon Crystal: Nuzlocke Challenge #00 - Look what I found!

Oh hey, look what I found! All this started when I was sorting through some boxes to rearrange the storage in both my home office and bedroom. During this shuffle, I found my Nintendo 64 transfer pack with a copy of Pokémon Crystal in it. Now owning a copy of Pokémon Stadium 2 I decided to throw it into my Nintendo 64, attached the transfer pack only to discover the inevitable horror of all old Game Boy game collectors… the battery in Pokémon Crystal was dead.

updated: 2021-08-08

Intermittent Fasting

Ripped from my blog post “Weight Log: 10 - 125 days of Intermittent fasting” Let us start with the basics, what the heck is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it’s not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern.

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Weight Log: 34.5 - Weekend Off, Week to Recover

Latest recorded weight: 188.1 kg - 414.7 lb - 29 stone and 8.7 lb - BMI: 58.1 Numbers rising again… and I know why. Few weekends ago I wanted to have a moment of indulgence, a moment off from being super careful and calculated with my diet. While it was nice, I suffered after and its taken a week to get back on track-ish with the eating. Stress eating is my biggest enemy.


Weight Log: 34 - Hard Consequence of the Increased Dose

Latest recorded weight: 187.3 kg - 412.9 lb - 29 stone and 6.9 lb - BMI: 57.8 Numbers slightly down! But 💩 💩 💩 “The most common side effects of Victoza® may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, indigestion, and constipation.” Yes, I got constipation bad. Not something anyone here wants to read but whole point of these posts is for me to be open with it all. Water retention and oedema symptoms are pretty much dealt with.


Weight Log: 33.5 - Dose up, waist down

Latest recorded weight: 187.7 kg - 413.8 lb - 29 stone and 7.8 lb - BMI: 57.9 Numbers still going down! Yes, some fluctuations still but since my dose got increased last week it kicked things into the next gear. Water retention and oedema symptoms are going away too which is great. Mentally doing great but bit work stressed right now. But! I have booked off an extended Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday to Wednesday) to help just relax with my better half 💕, can’t wait.


Weight Log: 33 - Slowly but Surely

Latest recorded weight: 188.8 kg - 416.2 lb - 29 stone and 10.2 lb - BMI: 58.3 Numbers still going down! I feel my weight fluctuations day by day. Water retention and oedema is still a significant thing to tackle but overall its going well. Diet is, okay? Well until last weekend where I got a bunch of snacks to enjoy myself and go goblin mode into Baldur’s Gate 3 (which is amazing btw).

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