Did I Win?

Once again, Gail takes first place. She won by only 7/10 of a pound. 😛

I did drop about 20 pounds in 5 weeks, so the contest at least got me moving back in the right direction. Now I need to drop the pounds I put back on the last 4 days. 😛

Since last Wednesday I have gone a bit overboard. It took until today to get things back under control. Last Wednesday we had the office T-Giving feast. Thursday there were TONS of leftovers. Friday and Saturday weren’t very good. Some pumpkin spice ice cream somehow materialized in my freezer.

I had a decent enough day today and I will behave until Thursday. I won’t go crazy this Thursday since I already went crazy last week. No leftovers will be brought into the house!

I haven’t touched the bike since Wednesday and I’ll start back up tomorrow. The plan is every other day instead of every day.

I should be back tomorrow with a better report.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Published in: on November 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm  Comments (7)  

Thursday Results & Weekend Wrap

She hasn’t sung yet but she is warming up. I pulled almost 4 pounds for the week and I LOST ground. Gail pulled a 2.5 and increased her lead. With the competition ending on Wednesday, I don’t have a chance to catch her.

Gail – 8.06%

Me – 7.81%

KMan – 6.06%

Mr. B – 5.42%

Oh well! I did my best and Gail once again cleaned my clock!

The Queen Bee of Weight Loss takes the crown again!

We start all over again on January 2nd with the normal 12 week competition. I’ve tried to get people interested in a maintenance competition but so far there hasn’t been much interest to have a maintenance comp over the holidays.

The Bike

I was grumpy about the weigh in and I was worn out so I went to sleep Thursday without a bike ride.

Friday – 60 minutes – 15 miles

Saturday – 40 minutes – 10 miles

Sunday – 40 minutes -10 miles

Friday wore me out. It was a real struggle to get 10 done on Saturday.

The Menu

Thursday – 1450

Friday – 1000

Saturday – 1265


Breakfast – Angus burger with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Calories – 1000

I had to go to a BBQ place for lunch on Thursday and they didn’t have any salads. I think I did fine with a smoked chicken breast and some Brisket.  Overall, my calories are down for the final few days. Doesn’t matter. The scale won’t move!

Angry JacksonWeight Statistics

That is the look I have been giving my scale. No real drop from Wednesday to Friday. Then it looked like I had a decent drop yesterday only to see the scale take it back this morning. With 3 days to go, I’m down just about zilch since the last weigh in!

I’m down around 18 since the comp started but I was hoping for a great last week and it isn’t happening!

Now I need to start game planning for post competition behavior. I do plan to go a little bonkers on the Office T-Giving feast. Same for the following week with the Family T-Giving feast, but then I need to drop those gains. I plan to try to maintain my current weight until the competition at the beginning of the year.

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Is it over yet?

Getting a little tired of the mean scale. Once again I was the same weight Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! I didn’t have anything nice to say on Monday or Tuesday so I didn’t post.  I did have a good drop this morning so here I am.

Weight Statistics

Daily Loss – 1.7 pounds

Total Loss – 17.2 pounds

Just praying the scale doesn’t bounce back up after such a big one day drop. I needed to lose 4 pounds this week to catch Gail. At the moment I am at 3.4.  I can’t afford the scale to move up. I would like to see a drop down, but I will settle with the scale holding firm on the number this morning.

The Menu

Breakfast – Angus burgers with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Snacks – Burger with cheese

Calories – 1200

Lots of temptations today. The free lunch wasn’t too exciting. Stewed chicken, hamburger steak and mashed potatoes.  However, I had a lunch and learn and we had a tray of poboys and a tray of cookies and brownies.

I was really taking a long hard look at the brownies. The poboys didn’t bug me too much but the cookies and brownies were screaming at me.

None for me!

The Bike

Monday – 48 minutes – 12.1 miles

Tuesday – Nope

Wednesday – 50 minutes – 12.6 miles

I hopped on the bike Tuesday night, but my heart and legs weren’t in it. I decided I needed a break. 26 of 29 days I hit the bike so a few breaks are warranted.

The contest could be over tomorrow. I all depends on Gail’s number. If she has a big day then there is no way I can catch her. If she hits 2 pounds, I am in trouble. The contest ends next Wednesday. We have our office Thanksgiving party. I can’t wait!

Wish me luck!

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Weekend Upate

The scale had me so angry, I didn’t feel like posting on Friday and Saturday. A plateau is one thing but a big spike UP is intolerable.

Weight Statistics

Friday – Up .7

Saturday – Down .7

I wasn’t the least bit happy with that. Even though I dropped the Friday gain, I was still aggravated. That is 3 straight days without going below my Wednesday weight.

Sunday – Down 1.4

Total Loss – 15.4  pounds

That was a nice drop this morning. I need for it to not only hold but drop even more tomorrow. My only hope for victory is at least 3 per week and I am moving at a slower pace this week than previous weeks.

The Bike

bike sunset

I thought about taking Friday off again but with less than two weeks to go in the competition, I decided I couldn’t take a break.

Friday – 52 minutes – 12.95 miles

Saturday – 50 minutes – 13.1 miles

Sunday -40 minutes – 10 miles

I was all worn out today. I just about stopped after 5 minutes but I kept plodding around for another 35 minutes. Not bad when I still get 10 miles on a bad day.

The Menu

Friday – 1500 calories

Saturday – 1400 calories

Breakfast – Angus burger with cheese

Lunch – Tuna salad

Dinner – Angus burger with cheese

Snacks – Pistachios

Sunday – 1400 calories

I thought the extra carbs might be causing the gain and stalls so I have tossed the rest of the Teriyaki chicken into the freezer. I need to cut those carbs as low as possible for the final 10 days.  Whatever menu I pick next time I hit the store, I need to watch the carb count. I might have to drop the pistachios.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Big Pile of Temptations

The morning started with several big bags of beignets. None for me!

5 trays of fried shrimp, hot roast beef, ham & cheese, turkey & cheese and pastrami & cheese poboys. I had the fun task of picking them up. The smell of the fried shrimp was overpowering!

After the devouring hoard demolished the food. None for me! Those sandwiches hung around all day. Oh, on top of all of those temptations, we had plenty of leftover meatballs and lasagna.

The Menu

Breakfast – Angus burger with cheese

Lunch – Pistachios

Dinner – Tuna and salad

Snacks – Chicken, pistachios

Calories – 1250

Rats! Another pistachio violation!

The Bike

My legs were a little bit better tonight. 51 minutes for 12.7 miles.

Now on to the important news of the day. Nothing much to report on the scale. It didn’t budge an inch from yesterday so I am down 13.8 pounds since the competition started. Speaking of which….


Gail     – 6.30%
Me       – 6.06%
Mr. B  – 5.22%
Kman  – 4.70%
Cap      – 3.94%
Cindy  – 3.18%

I dropped 3 pounds this week and Gail only dropped 1 pound. She stayed in first place but I pulled much closer to her. Now the head games start. Did she really only drop 1? Did she wear heavy clothes or drink tons of water in order to hide her real drop? 😛

Mr. B continues to work hard.  Heck, if I don’t catch Gail, I am not even assured second if Mr. B continues to run and run and run. I have to keep hitting it and hitting it hard.

In order to win, I think I need to drop 3 pounds a week for the last two weeks. 6 more pounds and I might take the crown. Only problem is I don’t think I can lose that much in the last 2 weeks. I’ll give it my all. Just  two more miserable weeks.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man


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