Ikce Reduction Experiment

Ok time to come clean. I am fat. Not just fat, Orca fat. My 40 years and continued eating habits of a 20 year old stoner have caught up with me. My metabolism can no longer keep up with my calorie intake and lack of exorcise. Because of my weight I have sleep apnea and I am experiencing other health issues. It is time that I clean up my act. It is time that everyone sees less of me, in a sense.

Here are the gory details:

Height = 6’2″

Weight = No clue, last time I was weighed I was 360 and that was 4 years ago.

Waistline = 56″

Shirt size = 3X

I have two major problems that I need to overcome. I love food; to make matters worse I love potatoes, rice, bread, cheese, ice cream, cookies, brownies, cakes, pie and chips. All the worst things are the things that I love. The other problem is that I eat when I am bored. I nibble constantly.

My dear wife Jonette has a coworker that has used the HCG diet with great success. The HCG diet is a modified paleo diet that includes a supplement that suppresses apatite. I have my doubts but starting today I am giving it a shot.

The diet works like this. I start taking the HCG supplement twice a day; one dose before lunch and another dose before dinner. I have just taken my first 1ml of HCG. It is supposed to taste like chocolate. Yea right it is freak’n nasty. For the first 3 days I load up and eat whatever the hell I want to eat. If declaring war on 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies and a quart of Ben and Jerrys floats my boat for breakfast, I can go right ahead and begin my campaign of shock and awe. I have only 3 days to complete my assault and then the UN takes over on Friday.

For the next 27 days I am restricted to 2 4 oz servings of lean beef or chicken, some salad and two servings of fruit. I cannot have beef twice on the same day, same with chicken. If lunch is chicken then dinner is beef. Apples and oranges make the best fruit servings. The fruit can be eaten with my meal or as snacks but only two a day. After 30 days I must no longer take the HCG supplement. I can go back on the supplement after 30 days if I choose.

I am not sure if the reports are true but people are losing a pound or more per day. Most scales only weigh up to 350 pounds so even at max effectiveness I will not be able to gauge my weight for at least 10 days, till after the 3 binge days, so that would be Friday. I am not expecting to lose a pound a day but it sure would be nice.

Starting on Friday I have committed myself to 27 days of food hell, afterwards I will go on a paleo diet to maintain and continue to lose weight. I hope all goes well. I have some favorite shirts that no longer fit and I would love to wear a Tanka Bar shirt, but the biggest they come is in 2X. It has been years since I was able to wear a 2X shirt so that would be nice. Tanka Bar shirts are yellow, one of my favorite colors so BONUS!

So that is my goal, wear a Tanka Bar shirt and start powwow dancing again and other things.

I plan on providing weekly updates as to my progress.

Wish me luck.

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Ikcewicasa means common man in Lakota. I guess that describes me. I am turning 40 next year. I have a college degree and I have a professional job. The blog is just random stuff. I try and keep most of my posts humorous in nature sprinkled with a bit of American Indian items, soundtracks (which I love), food (something I also love) and movies (when I have the money and time to go see them. so basically ramblings that rattle around in my mind. Hope you enjoy. Like what you read? comment and re post. don't like what you read, let me know as well. ALL STORIES ON THIS SITE ARE ABSOLUTELY TRUE... EXCEPT THE PARTS I MAKE UP!
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8 Responses to Ikce Reduction Experiment

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    Good luck to you. I can empathize about the eating. I have always loved to eat, but not much one for counting calories or getting enough exercise. I never attained the statistics that you’ve cited for yourself, but I could stand to lose a few pounds. The only thing I guess I’ve got going for me now is getting older. I don’t enjoy eating like I used to and find that I can’t eat as much. I’m steady at my 215 lbs 40 in waist, but I have a ways to go to get back down to my college age stats.

    Hope you attain your goals not just for your issues of esteem and bragging rights, but for your health.

    Lee
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    • ikcewicasa says:

      Thank you Arlee, I have not heard from you recently, glad you are still around.

      If I get to 215 pounds and a 40 inch waist that would be beyond my wildest dreams. I have a big frame, I actually carry my weight so well that most doctors are stunned at my actual weight. they tell me to get on the scale that only goes up to 350 and I tell them, it is not going to work and they try anyway.

      I am not bragging about it but my goal is 2X shirts and 46 inch waist I will call that a win even if it takes me over a year to do it.

  2. Losing a pound a day is a recipe for failure, and is unsafe. The best way to lose and keep it off is to totally change your eating habits and gradually increase your activity. I want you to be healthy, my friend, not just slim. :)

    • ikcewicasa says:

      Yes I realize that and it is a great concern. that is why I will only be on this super diet for 30 days. I am not expecting a pound per day. I will also be changing my lifestyle and eating habits, that is something I must do and will do.

      Thank you bru for your concern. I hear it and I do acknowledge the danger and the possible risk of disappointment. I am using it as a booster rocket to get me off my ass and into a place where I can start to exercise and get healthy. I want to dance again. I want to ride a bike again… and that is just two things of many I want to do and just can’t anymore.

  3. Nancy W says:

    I don’t remember the name of the documentary but it was recently on PBS about a man from Pine Ridge who lost a lot of weight by following a more or less traditional diet centered on buffalo and exercising a little. The tribe gave him I think it was a half buffalo and he did ok until he ran out of buffalo and couldn’t afford to buy any more.

    • ikcewicasa says:

      I would love a diet of traditional foods, but buffalo and other wild game meats are crazy expensive. I maintain with a diet of meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts and berries. No more sweets or sodas bread and dairy will be severely limited to an occasional treat.

      I have to do this. I have no choice anymore, I am killing myself.

      • Nancy W says:

        The documentary is called “Good Meat”. It was interesting to see all his younger relatives not wanting to eat buffalo!

  4. Boredom nibbling = chewing gum, my friend! Sugarless, especially

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