Two Week Notice

Not sure what happened but I missed last week and now it has been two weeks since my last post.

I’ve been mostly good during that time…..mostly.






In week 6, I jumped to 2nd from 3rd place. That was the good news. The bad news is that Mr. B continued his onslaught and I didn’t make up much ground.

In week 7, I had a monster week but Mr. B continued his incredible shrinking man routine and he increase his lead to almost 1.5% with only 5 weeks to go. I’ve dropped almost 2o pounds but Mr. B has dropped almost 21 and he started off smaller thus the 1.5% lead.

Mardi Gras ended but the temptations continue. To start lent, we had the Seafood Feast yet again. Nearly killed me, but I stayed away.

Last Friday was my birthday. I told all friends and family that I wanted to forgo any celebration until after the contest is over. Then I cracked and ended up eating Chinese and ice cream for my solo celebration. I guess one bad meal is better than 3 or 4.

The scale punished me and I am up 3 from last week. Hopefully I can get back to even for the week by Thursday. Not sure I had a chance to catch Mr. B but I don’t want to miss out on 2nd prize.

Short and sweet!  That’s all I have for tonight. I will attempt to post more often. 😀

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man


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The Return!

I would love to be able to blame my LONG absence on these guys.

Also would love to be able to say, they fattened me up good before I finally escaped. Upon crash landing, I ran into this old woman.

I would love to say it was that old croons fault for my RAPID MAJOR increase in my weight.


The reality is that I didn’t have a single good day from the end of the contest on November 20th until the start of The Biggest Loser 2014 which started mid January.  If you try to guess the amount of weight I gained, you probably need to multiply it by 4!

I’ve learned that I need to weigh myself every day or I am in big trouble.I didn’t weigh myself once from November until late December and by that point I just shrugged my shoulders and kept chowing down. 😛


About the only good news is that we are in week 4 of the Biggest Loser contest. The bad news is that I am in about 6 or 7th place.  I can’t seem to sting enough good days in a row to keep the scale moving. I am down about 10. Hoping to hit 12 by the Thursday weigh-in.

Shout Outs!

Shonnie & Testy and all of those of you who harassed me to come  back. Here I am! 😛

Hopefully I can get back into posting daily from this point forward.

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow.,

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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

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