Easy does it!

I tend to go a bit overboard in either direction. Moderation eludes me.

The Bike

After the 8 miles on the bike Friday, I figured I would easily hit 10 by the end of the weekend.

My legs were not happy with me at all on Saturday. After 4 straight days of using the bike, they wanted a break. I didn’t give them a break because nobody has time for that. πŸ˜›

Saturday – 5 Miles

Sunday – 8 miles

I didn’t hit the 10 miles I was hoping for but going from 0 to 10 miles in the first week was a wee bit optimistic. Heck, I would be happy with a whole week at 8, this week. Tamp down those expectations a bit. I don’t want to burn out but I also have no idea how everyone else is doing. Moving the weigh-in day to Thursday, means I won’t know how hard my competition is working until then.

I know Mr. B is running but it would have been interesting to see his weight on Monday because he and his wife eat out a lot on the weekends.

The Menu

Saturday

Breakfast – hamburger with cheese

Lunch – Turkey burger with cheese

Dinner – Chicken with salad

Snacks – String cheese, turkey burger, almonds

Calories -1620

Once again, a little higher than I wanted but after the LSU loss my brain was telling me I needed ICE CREAM to sooth my anger. Instead I grabbed some almonds. πŸ˜›

Sunday

Breakfast – Hamburger with cheese

Lunch – Turkey burger

Dinner – Chicken with salad

Snacks – Almonds, Turkey burger

Calories – 1500

Weight Statistics

Saturday

Daily Loss – 2.1 pounds

Total – 6.7 pounds

Huge drop after the 8 mile ride on Friday. I was a bit suspicious of the number and not sure it would stick on Sunday morning.

Sunday

Daily Loss – .6 of a pound

Total – 7.3Β  pounds

Not bad for the first week. Won’t know how the number compares to everyone else until Thursday. Not bad, but also not thrilled with the number given that I added the bike into the mix. My week two number will show me if the bike is helping or hurting.

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

4.8!

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

Weight Statistics

323/170.6/175
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. πŸ˜€

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.Β  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. πŸ˜›

Have a great weekend!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Sunday News

Weight Statistics

323/173.5/175
Low – 160.5 / Re-fattening Peak – 206
Contest Starting Weight {office scale} – 200.2
Current Weight {office scale} – 178.6
Current Competition Loss – 21.6
Day 74 of 84
Flawless Days – 67
Mediocre Days – 3
Contest Cheats – 3

Giant drop this morning. Once again, I appear headed for a really great week. Will the silly annoying aggravating antagonizing pattern continue this week?Β  Will it!!!Β  I’m going to have to eat less and move more this week to make sure my lowest weight is on Thursday morning and not Sunday.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – None

Lunch – Burger patty with cheese

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1000

Ran out of everything today so I spent a couple hours cooking a pork loin and cooking hamburger patties for the week.Β One thing I hate about apartment living. No BBQ pit.

I would love to be able to grill those burgers or grill some pork or some steaks.

The Bike

Friday Night I was so worn out, I fell asleep at 8pm.Β  No bike ride. Saturday wasn’t much better although I did get about 5 miles done. Same for Sunday. Only had about 5.25 miles in the legs.

The Contest

10 horrible miserable days left in the contest!Β  I need to tighten the belt and really knuckle down.Β  I’ve got no room for any mistakes at all. Heck, I have no room to have average loss weeks. I must have a monster drop this week followed by a monster drop next week.

Yet, I can’t seem to get blueberry ice cream out of my head! πŸ˜›

Happy dieting, see you later

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Weekend Recap

Pretty flawless weekend. In fact, I couldn’t have done any better.

Weight Statistics

Saturday – 176.5

Sunday

323/176.1/175
Low – 160.5 / Re-fattening Peak – 206
Contest Starting Weight {office scale} – 200.2
Current Weight {office scale} – 180.2
Current Competition Loss – 20.0
Day 67 of 90
Flawless Days – 60
Contest Cheats – 3

Really big drop from Friday to Saturday.I figured I would probably be up a bit this morning but I was actually down. πŸ˜€

It will be interesting to see if I move up some tomorrow or if I can hold onto 176.1 or even drop more.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Burger patty with cheese and jalapenos

Lunch – Pork loin

Dinner – Pork loin with cheese

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1300

Seems, I’ve finally found a snack I can eat without cheating. I like the almonds but not enough that I want to polish off more than the 2 allotments per day. πŸ˜›

The Stationary Bike

Rich’s 3 pound drop last week has me nervous. I can’t compete with that kind of drop if he can continue to lose that much. I finally broke down and decided I need to hit the stationary bike. It might cost me if I start putting on some leg muscle.Β  I guess we shall see.

Friday – 15 minutes, lvl03, 3.7 miles, 67 calories

Saturday – 20.5 minutes, lvl03, 4.95 miles, 100 calories

Sunday – 26 minutes, lvl03, 5.95 miles, 125 calories

My brain decided I needed to work out but my legs and heart weren’t too excited. I couldn’t do much on Friday. Did a little better on Saturday and Sunday. I just need a little additional progress each day.Β  17 days to go!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Week 3 Results!

Oh yeah! I am in first place.

Not because the scale was particularly nice to me, but because the rest of the contestants had a rough week. More than half of the contestants gained weight this week.

I might need to remind them that we are trying to LOSE not GAIN weight. πŸ˜›

Jess who shot to first last week dropped to 3rd with a 4.05% total loss. Mr. National Guard continued aΒ  steady pace and he is at 4.18%.Β  I only dropped 1.2 pounds this week but that was good enough for a total of 4.9%.

Weight Statistics

323/188/175
Re-fattening Peak – 206
Contest Starting Weight {office scale} – 200.2
Current Weight {office scale} – 190.4
Current Competition Loss – 9.8
Day 22 of 90
Flawless Days – 19 Days

I was furious this morning. 188! 3 straight days with small gains. I was at 187.2 on Monday. How in the heck does the scale move up on 1425, 1650 and 1200 calories?

The frown did turn upside down when the final results were in. I at least have a little breathing room and I now know the rest of the gang will make mistakes now and then. I’m still aiming for 90 flawless days but if I slip up it won’t be a disaster. I noticed plenty of people chowing down on the Italian Feast leftovers today.

The Bike

I actually did a very tiny ride last night. Not really worth mentioning other than I at least cleared the dust off the bike. πŸ˜›

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – None

Lunch – Turkey Caesar with no croutons and half the dressing

Dinner – Pork with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1200

I skipped breakfast for the weigh-in so by the time lunch rolled around I was really hungry. I had a committee meeting today which means FREE LUNCH.Β  The only safe menu item was a turkey caesar salad. I’m sure it was loaded with sodium and probably not much healthier than the sandwiches.

I tossed the cookie over by one of the contestants and he ate it. Along with his cookie. Along with another contestant’s cookie. 3 cookies. I think he might take another hit on the scale next week.

Have a great night!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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