Carb Meltdown!

I’ve been in a carb free for all for the last 2 weeks!

I didn’t have pancakes or cornbread, but Ice Cream was well represented the last couple of weeks.

I went over board with everything. I didn’t eat any pizza. That is about the only thing I didn’t eat. I had some Chinese food. Hit up some Mexican twice. Popeye’s chicken and biscuits made an appearance. Taco Bell said hello.

Needless to say the scale is not very happy with me.

Weight Statistics


I was down to 176 before the wheels fell off. Time to get back to work. I finally made it to the store and purchased safe carb free meals. I dumped the beef burgers and loaded up on turkey burgers.

Someone tossed some pizza on the grazing table and my brain tried to convince me to restart tomorrow. I was able to hold back the cookie monster side of my brain. Finally! πŸ˜›

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Turkey burger with cheese

Those burgers up above sure do look a lot better than the butterball burgers. πŸ˜›

Lunch – None

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snack – Almonds, Turkey burger

Calories – 1300

I need another good day tomorrow and then the carb cravings should lessen a bit. At the moment, I want ice cream!!!


No ice cream until I am back below 175.Β  That might take a while. I’m sure some water weight will drop off but I put some real weight back on with all the carb munching.

Oh well, Back at it. Also need to get back to the bike which I’ve only been saying for 2 months. πŸ˜›

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

In the words of Ron Burgandy

I went from having a solid week to a lousy one really fast.

I was down to 175.7 and then a little thing known as the Seafood Feast happened.

Seafood Feast (2)

After a big pile of shrimp, catfish, hush puppies and crawfish pasta , the scale was not in a pleasant mood this morning. The ice cream didn’t help matters. πŸ˜›

I’m not upset about the feast. We only have the seafood feast about 3 times a year so there was no way I was going to pass it up. I didn’t eat too much with plate 1. The only mistake was getting an extra portion of pasta. I used to eat tons of pasta weekly. I’ve probably had it 6 times in the last 3 years so once again, I think I actually kept my old habits in check. I stopped even though I was still hungryΒ  or we ran out of food. πŸ˜›

Instead of the normal pint of ice cream, I grabbed a cone so I was bad but I toned it down slightly.

I did have a solid Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I’m hoping I can keep my hands off the donuts tomorrow. By Saturday I should be at least somewhat close to my Tuesday low.

Weight Statistics


At most, I gained 1 real pound. The rest is nothing more than water. No way I gained 4 pounds from 1 plate of seafood and some ice cream. The rest is water weight and it should flush out by Saturday. In theory. Just in time for the crawfish boil on Saturday which will really spike my weight with a zillion mgs of sodium.

It is a holiday weekend coupled with the annual office crawfish boil so I probably will go a bit nuts on Saturday. Then back to work on Sunday.

At least I kept the damage to one day and got right back to work. My brain tried to convince me that some McDonald’s for breakfast would be a good way to start the morning. I fought off those carb cravings although it wasn’t easy.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

I think I have had my fill of burgers. I think it is time to switch things up. I’ve been hitting the same regular menu for probably a year. Not sure when I last had turkey burgers but it has been a long time. I think I will probably add the turkey back into the menu next time I hit the store. I don’t like the higher sodium with the turkey burgers but I’m too lazy to get fresh ground turkey and cook it. πŸ˜›

Have a great weekend!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man


The good news is that I haven’t been hiding. I’ve just been a touch lazy. I was about to go to sleep but I thought I better post before TestingTrueChange hit me with a WHERE ARE YOU message. πŸ˜›

I had a good week last week. I avoided disaster Monday & Thursday when I skipped the Theo’s pizza.

I avoided the cakes on Birthday Day, also Thursday.


I skipped the poboys on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I skipped the donuts on Friday.

I did my part but the scale didn’t seem to care much about that. The scale hasn’t moved much in the right direction. πŸ˜›

I concur!

Weight Statistics


That is actually down 3 from yesterday although the number yesterday was greatly inflated by the salt bomb rotisserie chicken I had Friday night. I knew the number yesterday was complete nonsense. I only had about 1600 calories Friday night so I knew the gain was 100% sodium bomb related. Glad it dropped off immediately.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Slept late

Lunch – Burger patty with salad

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

About the same thing I had Saturday.Β  I felt the siren call for ice cream Saturday night but I was able to keep the cookie monster from taking control. Not sure if I will be able to block that side of my brain tomorrow.

We have a Monday lunch and learn and the great shrimp poboys are on the menu! We also have a Wednesday lunch and learn and I have a committee meeting on Thursday.  Boom!  Another week, another week of office temptations. 😦

I need to get back under 180 this week, so I need to be on my best behavior.Β  It would be nice to have back to back great weeks. It’s just going to take some serious willpower this week.Β  Cruel to start Monday off with fried shrimp!

I’d probably weigh 142 if it weren’t for the office temptations. You can see above, it isn’t easy to keep your weight in check at my office. πŸ˜€

My mom was out-of-town so we will be having our Mother’s Day lunch next week. I need to keep the mouth in check until the lunch next weekend.

OfficeΒ  Contest Part II

We are thinking about having a summer version of the Biggest Loser competition. Doubtful, but a few people have kicked the idea around. I don’t really have enough weight to lose but that could change if I accidentally buy corn meal, flour, eggs and milk. πŸ˜›

Have a great Monday!

Happy Dieting, see you soon,

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

One Small Step

Maybe not as impressive as walking on the moon, but for the first time in over a month, I behaved on Wednesday. I skipped the free lunch which happened to be poboys. That is after skipping the lunch & learn poboys yesterday.

Tuesday after the Lunch & Learn

Free Lunch Wednesday

I was good. I didn’t have anything on Tuesday or Wednesday. There was a big pile of peanut brittle on the kitchen table Tuesday morning. That almost got me, but I stepped away from the table. πŸ˜›

I’ve got another Lunch & Learn to set up tomorrow so another day of temptation leading to Friday which of course is donut day.

Just isn’t fair that I have to pick those evil tasty treats up on the way to work on Friday! πŸ˜›

Weight Statistics


I’m a good bit lower thanΒ  the horrific number from Monday, but I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was at the end of the contest in March.Β  Hmmmm….. still think the cornbread was worth it. πŸ˜€

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Pork loin with cheese

Lunch – Pork loin

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1400

I went a bit overboard on the pork loin today because I didn’t have anything else cooked.Β  I actually had lunch today because I took a half day of vacation and I was home. I had some errands to run and I hit up Sam’s to reload the food supplies.

The cookie monster part of my brain tried real hard to convince me that I could be trusted with eggs, milk, cornmeal and flour.


The rational part of my brain knew better. I just picked up my normal safe food.

That’s it for the night. I hope I can carry the positive Wednesday into a fantastic cookie monster free weekend. πŸ˜€

Happy Dieting, see you later

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man


You would think I would have learned by now. When I stop posting, the scale makes an epic climb up. I haven’t posted in almost a week and that week was not kind to the scale.


Epic Failure this past week.


Total disaster!!!


I had a great Monday and Tuesday followed by a disastrous Wednesday through Saturday. The big mistake was buying more milk and eggs which meant more CORNBREAD. I can’t stop eating cornbread. After 3 years of almost no bread, I’ve been unable to stop eating cornbread. πŸ˜›

Then I end up eating even more carbs! Vicious cycle!


I would say I have it out of my system, but I can’t guarantee that. πŸ˜›

Step 1, I need to get back to my regular diet food, thus I just finished cooking a pork loin.

Step 2, I need to get back to posting several times a week starting tomorrow.

Step 3, STOP eating cornbread.

I’ll post the full details tomorrow.

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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