Lazy Saturday

If I had pajamas, I would have kept them on all day. This was one of those days I just wanted to laze about.  I did need to muster the energy to run out in the afternoon but once again, if I had pajamas, I might have tossed a robe on and headed out like this guy.

Weight Statistcis

323/190.2/185

I feel pretty good about this week. The weight gain from last weekend is gone plus some. Tomorrow I could be in the 80s for the first time since 8th or 9th grade. 😀

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Read beans and sausage

Lunch – Hamburger patty with cheese slice and salad

Dinner – Tuna and avocado

Snack – Red beans

Calories – 1400

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I was thinking of heading back to low carb and Atkns, but I have been losing weight lately so my body at this point likes what I am doing. One more meal plan with the beans.

Bike Riding

I procrastinated too long yesterday. By the time I headed out it was already getting dark so I did not get my full ride in. Only made about 6.4 miles but at least I got out there. Today is my normal day off so no riding on Saturdays.

Tip Of The Day

What? I told you I was being lazy today. There is no tip.

Oh okay, a  short no thrills tip.

Find distractions. From time to time you may be hungry so you need to find things to do to distract you. In most cases that hunger will go away if you can just make it through a few minutes. I use Netflix or Hulu to watch a good show or movie. Some people exercise but that seems like a double whammy to me. I’ve tried reading but that doesn’t work for me.

The best things for me tend to be surfing the net, playing games on the net or watching a movie on the net.  I may start out hungry but within a few minutes, my brain forgets that and I am having a good time.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

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Fantastic Friday

Weight Statistics

323/190.7/185

Woot! Woot! A new low today. At least 26 years since I last weighed 190, maybe even 27 or 28 years. I still have a long way to go. Not to 185 but to my final goal. I want to hit the 150 pound mark so I want to get to 173 before I start moving into  weight maintenance.  It will probably take me longer to lose 17 pounds than the first 60.  😛

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Red beans and sausage

Lunch – Hamburger patty, cheese slice and salad

Dinner – Tuna and avocado

Snack – Red beans

Calories – 1400

I am still liking the red beans and sausage as well as the tuna and avocado. Not really low carbing with all the darn beans,  but the weight is still coming off.  I really need to knock out the beans for a snack. Next time I cook them, I will only make enough for breakfast and that will knock out 2/3 of the carbs I have been eating.

Biking Update

I was back on the evil levee after a few days off because I have been under the weather this week.  The wind was blowing from a different direction than most days. The first 7 miles, I would rate about a 1 out of 5 on the heart attack scale.

Wow! Those last three miles the rating jumps from 1 to 4.75 out of 5 on the heart attack scale. Heck, the only way it could have been worse would be for me to actually have a heart attack.  The wind was just insane with no lulls. Just non-stop wind with some really harsh gusts.

I saw two groups of people stop to try to wait for the wind subside. Not me, just kept plugging away as slow as a snail, but kept those legs moving.

Road Marker 410 – 10 Miles

Tip Of The Day

I weigh my leg every day. I’ll repeat, I weigh my leg every day. 

What? Why?

Because I have the weirdest scale ever invented.

I think the genius that came up with my scale was trying to keep people from being upset by temporary fluctuations in weight so my scale takes my weight, then looks at my weight from yesterday and if there isn’t about a 2 pound difference it shows me the same weight from yesterday.

So, if I weighed 191.1 yesterday, it would still show me 191.1 today unless I lost almost 2 pounds.

It took me months to figure out why I always had either no loss or a 2 pound loss. I finally noticed the strange pattern and looked it up on the net, and plenty of people were screaming about the stupid scale.

So, to get around this nonsense, I start off each morning just weighing my leg, so I can fool the scale into giving me the correct weight the second time I get on the scale each morning.

How is this a tip? Get a good scale. 😀

Don’t buy the cheapest one at Wal-Mart and expect to be happy with the dumb thing. And make sure it is digital. It is impossible to get a stable reading on those old school scales.

I don’t have a good scale so I weigh my leg every morning.

Have a great weekend, Happy Dieting.

Terrific Thursday

I am feeling much better today. All rested up and my allergies are not making my eyes want to jump out of my skull.

On another positive note, I am once again, back at my low point so I even have a couple of days left to actually lose some weight this week and reach a new low point. 😀

Weight Statistics

323/191.1/185

Would love to be able to break into the 80s soon.

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Red beans and sausage

Lunch – Hamburger patty with cheese slice and salad

Dinner – Tuna and avocados

Snack – Red beans

Calories – 1400

I am probably going to stick around 1400 calories the rest of the way. With the bike exercise I really should have added some additional calories. No wonder I wore myself out. I didn’t realize I was burning that many calories on the bike. Anywhere from 400 to 700 probably.  I will stick to 1400 until I hit a stall and then I will re-evaluate at that time.

Biking Update

None. Took Wednesday off. I am glad I did. I feel much better today and I am ready to hit that levee later on.

Tip Of The Day

Music!

When I tried walking for exercise back in September, I was miserable. I hated every second of it. I walked for a few months then used the cold weather as an excuse to stop.

Before I bought my bike, I finally moved into this century and bought an MP3 player. What an amazing difference! It really does help immensely to be able to distract yourself while working out.

My bike ride on Monday really stunk because I forgot to charge my MP3 player and it was dead 5 seconds after I turned it on. 😦

Not having my tunes to listen too really made the ride a much bigger chore, so if you don’t have an mp3 player and you can afford one then you need to get out there and get one. It makes a huge difference in my exercise routine.

Oh, it also doesn’t have to be some fancy schmancy MP3 player. Mine is about the cheapest one I could find. Hopefully it lasts, although the head phones did break, but that was my fault.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow.

The Grumpy Man

Short Post Wednesday

No bells and whistles today. I am feeling much better but still a little run down. On the bright side, the cheat weight continues to come down.

Weight Statistics

323/191.8/185

Nice to see that weight drop off much faster than the last time I cheated. It probably was mostly water weight from the massive influx of sodium.

I was hoping I would be back to my low by the end of the week and I should get there or be very close.

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Red beans and sausage

Lunch – Hamburger patty with cheese slice and salad

Dinner – Tuna with avocados and salad

Snack – Red beans

Calories – 1400

I’ve been sticking to close to 1400 calories lately.  I checked a few calorie burn calculators to see how many calories the bike burns and it was anywhere from 400 to 700 so I decided I needed to add a little more food into my system.

Biking Update

None due to illness. Not sure about today. I am still a little tired and run down. I might take the day off or I might not. I’ve got about 8 hours to make that decision. Chances are  I will take another day off to make sure I am 100% before getting back out there but guilt that I am sitting around doing nothing starts nagging away at me.  So I guess we will see tomorrow whether nagging guilt won out over common sense.

Tips Of The Day

Don’t push too hard. I bring this up since I need to hammer this one in my head today.

I should take another day off  but part of my brain is nagging me about sitting around when I should be working out and getting exercise.  There are times we need to listen to that nagging voice when we are actually being lazy and there are times we need to block that nagging voice when we are sick.

We didn’t gain the weight overnight so we won’t lose the weight overnight. Slow and  steady wins the race, so if you need to take a day off from exercise or if you feel run down and need a few extra calories one day, then don’t hesitate to take a break or eat a little more.

Just don’t make a habit of it.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man


Sick Tuesday

Not feeling good today. Not sure if it is allergies or what but my head was stuffed up last night and I had a headache and couldn’t sleep. So I am taking it easy today. No bike ride and I will be sleeping.  On a positive note the scale did drop some.

Weight Statistics

323/192.6/185

Nice movement down after the crawfish boil. Hopefully by the end of the week, I will be back to my low and dropping like a stone. 😀

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Red beans and sausage

Lunch –  Hamburger patty with cheese slice and salad

Dinner – Tuna and avocados

Snack – Red beans

Calories – 1400

Aquarium Update

Bluto is almost alone. I am not so sure he is killing the shrimp. Reading up on those shrimp, they are very sensitive to any chemicals even the stuff used to dechlorinate the water. So when I added a few gallons of clean water a few days ago, the chemicals probably killed the poor shrimp.

Biking Update

I sure wish I knew if the wind was normal or abnormal. I certainly have never noticed this much wind in the New Orleans area on a daily basis, but it is not something I would have been paying much attention to in the past.

Yesterday the wind was ghastly. The first 3 miles were horrific. But I plodded through them and the next 7 were not that bad. The first 3 miles were about 4.5 out of 5 on the heart attack scale but the last 7 were only a 1.5.

Road Marker 410 – 10 Miles

Tips of The Day

I’m headed back to sleep so no tip today other than the cardinal rule. Move more and eat less. You can sum up just about every diet with that little statement.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow.


The Grumpy Man

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