Moving Right Along…..

Actually, the officer is wrong. Plenty to see here. Atkins continues to work its magic on that water weight I gained. I need that magic to continue a few more days and I might just lose all 10 pounds in under a week. 😀

Weight Statistics


I’ve dropped 5.5 pounds since Friday and I am only 4.4 from my low point. I imagine the drop will stall a bit soon.

Yesterday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – Chicken with salad

Dinner – Chicken with salad

Snack – Cheese

Calories – 1250

Biking – 300

Net Calories – 950

I was a bit hungry last night but now that I am back in ketosis that hunger should diminish some. Plus as usual, I ate dinner way too early so by 10pm I was hungry. I need to hold off until later on eating dinner. Some days I eat it at 4:30pm because I convince myself I need the energy for my bike ride. Then I don’t get out for my bike ride. 😛

Biking Update

I procrastinated until after the last moment yesterday. I actually took my shoes off and tossed in the towel for the day but then I decided I wanted to start the week of right so I put the shoes back on and went out for a shorter than normal ride.

Road Marker 330 – 6.4 Miles

The sun had set by the time I got home and bugs were bouncing off my sunglasses and face for about the last mile.  It was hot but the humidity was really rough. It felt like I was pedaling through pea soup.

At least I got out there. That was the first time in a very long time that I did rides on back to back days. I am going for the trifecta today. I need to get out there for the 3rd day in a row. 😀

Tip Of The Day 

A friend of mine on another site started out great with his diet. He then moved into the exercise phase and over did it which then caused him to shift out of his normal diet which then caused him to quit exercise which then caused a stall.

Thankfully he didn’t just quit and kept plugging away. Eventually, he went back to the diet that worked best for him (Atkins) and the weight started coming off again. But…. the dang exercise crowd got on him again, so he is back to exercise doing the couch to 5k plan.


Yes blah blah blah blah! Exercise makes you healthier but for people with tons of weight to lose, I bet the failure rate is higher than 98% on diets. We over do it both ways. We eat too much then when we finally diet, we over do the exercise to the point we just quit due to exhaustion.

I firmly believe my diet worked because I really didn’t start exercising until 1 solid year into the diet. I did a tiny bit of walking in June or July of 2010. I stopped that immediately because of the heat. I then started up again in late September of 2010, but I hate walking. I think I gave up in October or November.

Even though I did very little on the exercise front, I still had dropped 100 pounds between March 16, 2010 and December 25, 2010.

If you take exercise very slowly, I have no problem with it but we tend to go overboard in both directions leading to burnout and the end of the diet.

Be careful. Don’t over do it and exhaust yourself to the point you toss in that towel. Take it easy with exercise.  Even a tiny bit helps. You don’t need to go crazy at the gym 42 times a week.

Just my two cents even if it is only worth a penny.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow




The Grumpy Man

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