I just this minute received an email. My bike has been lost or destroyed in transit.

I’ll update the details on my new plan of action a little bit later.




Because they either lost or destroyed my bike they are now offering 30% off my next online purchase no matter what I buy. They are also offering free 1 day shipping.

That is pretty generous especially paying the shipping on a 40 pound bike. Just one problem.

They don’t offer 1 day shipping on bikes. 😀

I’ve emailed them to ask if I could get the discount and go into a local store but I have a feeling they will tell me no. I think the stores and online revenue is separate.

Either way, I get a 30% discount which allows me to get a helmet, gloves and air pump for the price of the bike alone.

It appears once they realized they had REALLY messed up by LOSING the bike, they stepped up to the plate in the right manner.  Or so it appears at this moment. It could change by tomorrow. 😀


The Grumpy Man

Published in: on March 4, 2011 at 10:41 am  Comments (13)  

Relaxation Friday


It appears getting back into Atkins induction has worked.

For those people not familiar with Atkins, the first stage requires that you eat less than 20 net carbs per day.

This changes the engine that runs your body from a carb burning engine into a fat burning engine (ketosis). It is just common sense that to lose weight it would be best for your body to burn fat first so that is why Atkins works.

I’m not going to worry about the bike anymore. It appears I only have two options at this point. I can wait until 3/12 and get a $25.00 discount (they raised it last night) or I can get a refund but I will still have to go into the store when the canceled bike arrives and cancel it in person or I will be charged.

I think I am just going to take the $25.00 which I can use to buy the bike helmet but that means it will be at least another week before I get up on the levee.

The thing better arrive by the 12th. It really will be Armageddon if something else goes wrong. 😀

Yesterday’s Mean Plan

Breakfast – 3 eggs and 2 slices of bacon

Lunch – Chicken thighs with onion and a salad

Dinner – Hamburger patty with salad

Snack – string cheese

I know it is a broken record. I pretty much have the same thing every day. Having a regular routine makes things easy. Yes it may make things boring but boring is safer for me than difficult. If I have a difficult menu, that could give me excuses to cheat or give up. Having a set routine is important for some people. Other people need a touch more excitement and variety but for me I need something that is easy so I can’t make a single excuse not to follow the routine.

Wal-Mart…….oh wait. I said I was going to relax and not get stressed out over anything today. 😀

The rant has been closed today so that the Grumpy Man can relax.

Resist urge to scream about Wal-Mart………..

Ahhhhhhh, that’s better. Urge to scream resisted. Time for a relaxing happy Mardi Gras weekend if the darn weather doesn’t spoil the fun. 😀

Tip Of The Day

Don’t shop hungry. This is a good tip for people on or off diets. Try to shop after eating  a meal or have a healthy snack before doing your grocery shopping.

Simple step, but it can really keep you from making some disastrous meal and snack choices.

It is also best to have a grocery list. Have all your meals planned out and the ingredients on a list.  You need to get in and out of that store without making any purchases that could derail your diet so have a list and don’t enter the store starving.

I hope all you guys and gals have a great weekend.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

%d bloggers like this: