My mom invited me over for dinner last night and she said crab cakes were on the menu. I was a little leery but after looking them up, they really aren’t that high in calories or carbs unless there is tons of breading which hers tend to have very few bread crumbs. One crab cake and a little Caesar salad shouldn’t cause too much damage. Plus I told her, I would blame her if the weight went up.
Drum roll please……..
A tiny loss even with the crab cake. Woot! No blame for mom today in the blog. I am sure she will be happy to know that she didn’t derail the weight loss train.
Yesterday’s Meal Plan
Breakfast – Red beans and sausage
Lunch – Hamburger, slice of cheese, spinach salad
Dinner – Crab cake with Caesar salad
Snack – String cheese
Calories – 1550
Not real positive of the crab cake calories. I looked up about 4 different nutritional information sites and most of the crab cakes weren’t high in calories so I can’t be too far off.
My guest tip yesterday from my step-dad prompted him to ask how many people who stop by my site use Weight Watchers. I have no idea so PLEASE click on the poll.
Tip Of The Day
Don’t over do it! I mention this again because lately I have been getting into a few internet brawls over the exercise issue.
Yes, it is better to do some exercise than none. BUT, I would bet that most of us have quit diets in the past because we went too darn hard with the exercise and burned out within a month or two.
Every person is different but I believe with my whole heart that the reason this diet worked for me is that I didn’t do too much too soon. I started in mid March 2010 and I didn’t even try to do exercise until late September. Almost 6 months into my diet, before I started walking.
Some people may be able to handle both, but I think most of us tend to go overboard in either direction, not enough or way too much.
I will advocate until I am blue in the face, losing a big chunk of weight and getting some serious momentum before doing exercise.
I have also been met with concerns that I am overdoing it with the bike. And….. I agree. 😀
But, I am nearing my goal weight. I don’t have to be as cautious about burnout as someone who is just starting out. Heck, I’ve dropped 130 pounds. Not much more momentum is possible. I have 130 pounds of momentum to keep me rolling through that horrific mean nasty smelly wind. Really smelly, the river has had a horrible odor the last 10 days.
If you need to be on a LONG term diet, please take the exercise slow. Do not over do it and burn out on the diet before you get the results you need.
I am sure every doctor on the planet would be against this tip but which person is better off?
1. Lose 130 pounds and then get into shape .
2. Lose 20 pounds, get into better shape but burnout and gain 30 pounds.
#2 is probably what happens to 95% or more of all dieters. Not me. I am #1 and that is because I took things slow.
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow.
The Grumpy Man