Chuck gives me the seal of approval after I dropped 4.8 pounds this week in The Office Biggest Loser Contest.

Weight Statistics

Low – 160.5 / Re-fattening Peak – 206
Contest Starting Weight {office scale} – 200.2
Current Weight {office scale} – 173.8
Current Competition Loss – 26.4
Day 79 of 84
Flawless Days – 72
Mediocre Days – 3
Contest Cheats – 3

Huge loss this week. Cranking it up to 11 worked wonders. I stopped eating fruit on Thursday morning. I think this might have helped too. I don’t eat breakfast at home on weigh-in day. Once I weigh-in, I am so hungry I grab a few pieces of fruit at work which of course then kicks me out of Ketosis.

The last two weeks I brought something with me to work to eat after the weigh-in so I wouldn’t disrupt the Atkins magic. I think that helped me pull the big number this week along with the lower calories and stationary bike.

I am surprised by the drop this morning. I figured I would be up today. I figured I had to be a tad dehydrated yesterday so once I hit the liquids, I figured I would bounce up this morning. Instead I had another nice drop.

Awesome to see that I am almost back into the 160s. I need to drop about 3 more pounds to hit a nice 30 pound drop for the contest. ๐Ÿ˜€

The Contest

I weighed in yesterday at 173.8 on the office scale which gives me a 26.4 pound drop since the contest started in early January.

Top 5
26.4 = 13.19%
23.8 = 10.07%
19.4 = 8.04%
10.0 = 7.44%
18.8 = 7.40%

Rich had a bad week which enabled me to retake the Total Loss lead and extend my Total % Loss lead. Barring some miraculous loss by Rich or a meltdown of epic proportions by me, I should take the crown on Thursday.

Gale, the Queen Bee of Dieting Contests, didn’t participate in the competition this year. She dropped 14.5% last year. I am actually within reach of that number so even though I appear to have the contest wrapped up, I am going to keep my effort cranked to try to beat that 14.5% number.

The Bike

I took last night off but I did get 30 minutes for 7.8 miles on Wednesday night. I need to do the same today.

The Menu

Breakfast – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – Almonds

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snack – Almonds

Calories -1000

Don’t worry, I’ll pick up the calories in just a few more days.ย  I am a bit worried about tomorrow. I am going to an office party to celebrate the semi-retirement of a long time employee and there will be piles of good food all over the place.

I have been craving some jambalaya and I know there will be a ton at the party tomorrow.

I need to stay strong.

Funny thing is that piece of toast in the picture is what I really want to eat. I’ve had almost no bread for 3 years. Someone made some toast at work on Tuesday and the smell almost overwhelmed me. I used to eat a ton of bread and pasta and I do miss them.

I hope to slowly add them back into the mix once I have settled at my goal weight. I learned a painful lesson last year shooting back up over 200 or I HOPE I learned the lesson. ๐Ÿ˜›

Have a great weekend!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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  2. Wow, you have done such a great job! I am amazed that you have been able to keep to such a low calorie diet for so long without getting burnt out or running into a long plateau for eating so little. You must have higher calorie days regularly?

    • In my normal diet I have planned cheats every once and a while. For the big office contest I’ve tried to avoid any cheats although I failed on 3 days but 3 out of 82 days isn’t too bad.

      Over the last 3 years, I’ve had plenty of plateaus. They happen to everyone on long term diets. You just need to keep pushing ahead and they finally end.

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