I’ve been dreading this post. 2012 in Review. Parts of 2012 were great but the last quarter was a nightmare for the diet. The first quarter of the year, the office Biggest Loser competition helped me get all the way to 160.5 on March 28th.
I bounced up and down for the next quarter but for the most part I was under 175. My ice cream addiction caused serious problems but I was still able to bounce between 165 and 175.
The wheels fell off the bus during the end of the 3rd quarter and then deep into the 4th quarter. 175 crept up to 185, then 195, then finally the PEAK…..206.
At 206, I finally panicked and I was able to get back to 191, then Thanksgiving happened. I was able to get back to 191, then Christmas happened, I haven’t been able to get back to 191.
So here I sit on January 3rd at 195.8. Yikes!
It seems that I am not the only one who had a tough end of the year. Several of my good friends have hit a few bumps. I am quite happy to see my friend Ed is back on the diet wagon. Welcome back Ed ! 😀
To misquote the original quote, “Those who ignore history are bound (or doomed) to repeat it.” I would love to just sweep the end of 2012 under the carpet but instead I need to examine my mistakes and learn from them so I don’t repeat them next year.
I definitely learned that I need to stay away from MREs. 😛
The BIGGEST LOSER Office Competition
If you have followed me since last year you know that my office holds a biggest loser competition at the start of the year to knock of some holiday weight and slow down Mardi Gras gains. Gail usually runs the competition and she also usually wins. She has opted out this year and I was put in charge.
Last year only 7 people were willing to take the challenge against Gail. With her out, so far 12 people have signed up. 😀
I have done a terrible job with recent weight loss competitions but I have my mojo back. I am ready to win this sucker!
I’m back on Atkins full throttle.
Last week was terrible and this week won’t be any better. Heck, it could be worse. I’m debating my current exercise regimen. As you know, I don’t believe in heavy exercise and dieting. I think that is too much pressure and causes people to burn out and quit.
So, through the end of March, I am not going to push the exercise. I am not going to stop but instead of 4 to 5 rides a week I am probably going to stick with 3 rides a week and I am not going to push myself on time and resistance.
Breakfast – Pork loin with cheese
Lunch – None
Dinner – Hamburger patty with salad
Snack – Burger, bacon
Calories – 1350
I like the new menu. I miss the turkey burgers but my whole menu today has less sodium than 2 turkey burgers.
I stopped eating eggs a long time ago because I was so sick and tired of them. I really was sick of them. The mere taste of eggs would make me ill. At some point I might bring eggs back. Or at least test them out. Those look pretty good up there.
There were plenty of leftovers from the Wednesday free lunch but I stayed away from the kitchen. Friday is almost here which means, DONUTS. I’m in charge of grabbing 4 dozen for the office tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if all of the contestants stay away from the donuts.
Maybe I should put a box in each office of the contestants. 😛
Happy Dieting & Happy New Year,