Two Week Notice

Not sure what happened but I missed last week and now it has been two weeks since my last post.

I’ve been mostly good during that time…..mostly.






In week 6, I jumped to 2nd from 3rd place. That was the good news. The bad news is that Mr. B continued his onslaught and I didn’t make up much ground.

In week 7, I had a monster week but Mr. B continued his incredible shrinking man routine and he increase his lead to almost 1.5% with only 5 weeks to go. I’ve dropped almost 2o pounds but Mr. B has dropped almost 21 and he started off smaller thus the 1.5% lead.

Mardi Gras ended but the temptations continue. To start lent, we had the Seafood Feast yet again. Nearly killed me, but I stayed away.

Last Friday was my birthday. I told all friends and family that I wanted to forgo any celebration until after the contest is over. Then I cracked and ended up eating Chinese and ice cream for my solo celebration. I guess one bad meal is better than 3 or 4.

The scale punished me and I am up 3 from last week. Hopefully I can get back to even for the week by Thursday. Not sure I had a chance to catch Mr. B but I don’t want to miss out on 2nd prize.

Short and sweet!  That’s all I have for tonight. I will attempt to post more often. 😀

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man


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Where did that week go?

My daily posting hasn’t been a success. Somehow a whole week shot by.

I had a pretty good week. No cheats and I didn’t have any restaurant temptations in the last week.

Poboy day!

I was tempted by Free Lunch Wednesday. The hot sausage and meatball poboys were screaming for me to devour them but I held strong. I just had a salad with grilled chicken. I had a salad with some meatballs off the bread on Thursday.

Beignets & King Cake!!!

Only 1 more week of King Cake. A client dropped off 5 large king cakes. Then someone dropped off a few dozen beignets. The office reeked of sweet frosting. 😛

I skipped it all, but it took until 4pm for all of the king cake to disappear. I was beginning to crack.

2 more lunch and learns last week but I was able to avoid the food from both of them.

Today I avoided  King Cake for breakfast, BBQ during lunch and jambalaya & other party food at a birthday party.

The Contest

Last Thursday, I was down about 14 pounds total which is only  good for 3rd place. I did gain about .5% on the leaders but they are still a full 1% ahead of me. I thought The Kman would stop losing once he hit a certain weight but he is still hitting the diet/fast hard.  Mr. B slowed down a little bit but I heard he was eating cucumber slices while everyone else ate cake over in the Texas office.

3 of the 5 weeks, I had the biggest % loss. Those other two weeks hurt me.

I’ve been keeping the calories to approx 1500. No meltdowns like last week.  Almonds work much better than pistachios as my snack.

I’ve been eating burgers with salad, tuna fish with salad and pork chops with salad with almonds on the side as a snack. Thursday will be the halfway mark. I’m hoping to start on the bike soon………soon.

Happy dieting, see you soon….

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man



Catching Up


I was actually down 4 pounds for the week. That bumped me from 6th place to 3rd in the biggest loser contest.  I still have a long way to go to catch 1 & 2. They are well past 6.3% and I am down around 4%.

Not going to come close to them this week. Kman is on top and Mr. B is right below him. Kman is doing the 5 normal days, 2 fast dealio and he isn’t eating much on the 5 either. Plus he works out. Not sure I can catch him unless he hits a wall. He really doesn’t look like he can lose much more.

I sat out of the Lunch & Learn to skip the BBQ. However, there was tons left over and when I cleaned up the media room, somehow I ended up with a plate of brisket and sausage.


The BBQ didn’t hurt. I was actually slightly down on Friday. Well at least until the Pistachio Incident.  When will I learn my lesson. I can’t diet and have a big bag of pistachios in the pantry. I had a good eating day until I started mowing down the pistachios.

That is just about creepy enough to slow me down from my pistachio rampage. Not quite.


I was only up slightly, even with the Pistachio Incident. Well,  at least until Pistachio II: The Rest of the Bag.

I had to go to lunch but I was about as good as I could be. I had a burger on a lettuce bun and a Caesar side salad. Also had a decent dinner, then went off the rails polishing off the pistachios. That’s it! I guess I need to stick to those darn almonds.

Boring! I can barely tolerate them but that is going to be my snack until the competition ends in 7+ weeks.


Up 1.2 after the pistachios.  Sunday was The Day of the Chop. I cooked up a mess of pork chops and then proceeded to eat a mess of pork chops. Not a bad calorie day. I was probably around 1500 for the day. Still ate a bit too many chops.

Wish I had a grill! Those sure look a lot better than the ones I cooked.


I’m back to where I was on Thursday, but still a pound higher than the Friday low.  We had donuts and king cake today. I abstained.  Pretty good calorie day today under 1400 calories. A couple of burgers and a couple of salads.

Mardi Gras is heating up so it is going to be nonstop King Cake at the office. Not to mention the seasonal King Cake ice cream from bluebell.



Getting old! I started wearing glasses today! Probably needed them for the last 15 years but knew there was NO way I was going to pass the eye test when I renew my driver’s license. 😛

Going to take a while for me to get used to wearing these darn things!


Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Seafood Feast!

freelunchOne of the contestants in The Office Comp makes the decision on what we have for lunch on Free Lunch Wednesday.

Seafood Feast (2)After fried chicken and mac & cheese last week, she chose the Seafood Feast this week. We only have this a few times each year so it is very hard to pass up. I did. went with just a salad. I would accuse “C” of stacking the deck with bad food but she ate plenty so if she planned sabotage, it backfired on her.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast  – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – Salad

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Total Calories – 1250

Some of the contestants really egged me on, to try to get me to eat some of the seafood. They even heated up some fried catfish and brought it to me around 3pm! I was strong for about the first time this year and passed on the seafood. Tomorrow, I need to pass on the BBQ Feast we are having during a Lunch & Learn.

The ScaleScaleMight be months before I actually mention the dreaded number.  I’m down a little over 10 since the contest started 4 weeks ago, but the stupid scale was up this morning. I’m hoping to move up the rankings in the contest tomorrow. I saw plenty of people chowing down on the Feast, including a couple of people ahead of me. 8 weeks left to claim the prize!

The Bike

I haven’t cleaned off the dust, but I might tomorrow. If I have any chance of catching the pack in the competition, I am going to have to get back to riding the bike daily.

Short and sweet tonight, but at least I posted. 😛

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

The Return!

I would love to be able to blame my LONG absence on these guys.

Also would love to be able to say, they fattened me up good before I finally escaped. Upon crash landing, I ran into this old woman.

I would love to say it was that old croons fault for my RAPID MAJOR increase in my weight.


The reality is that I didn’t have a single good day from the end of the contest on November 20th until the start of The Biggest Loser 2014 which started mid January.  If you try to guess the amount of weight I gained, you probably need to multiply it by 4!

I’ve learned that I need to weigh myself every day or I am in big trouble.I didn’t weigh myself once from November until late December and by that point I just shrugged my shoulders and kept chowing down. 😛


About the only good news is that we are in week 4 of the Biggest Loser contest. The bad news is that I am in about 6 or 7th place.  I can’t seem to sting enough good days in a row to keep the scale moving. I am down about 10. Hoping to hit 12 by the Thursday weigh-in.

Shout Outs!

Shonnie & Testy and all of those of you who harassed me to come  back. Here I am! 😛

Hopefully I can get back into posting daily from this point forward.

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow.,

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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