Nice Dip!

No. no, no. Not that kind of dip. Although that looks pretty good now that I take a long look at it.  Velveeta used to be an essential food group back when I was at 323, but I haven’t touched Velveeta in almost 2 years.

The dip I am talking about is the weight I dropped Saturday and the good news is that it stayed off today.

Weight Statistics


I dropped two pounds from Friday to Saturday and I had a small dip this morning. I’m still nervous because last Sunday my weight loss was looking just as good and then the Phantom Weight Gain hit me on Monday.

I’m hoping the weight loss sticks tomorrow morning. If it does I should have at least a 3 pound loss this week for the Biggest Loser Competition.  I need a great week with Gail knocking the door down behind me.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast  – Turkey burger with cheese

Lunch – Baked chicken with salad

Dinner – Baked chicken with salad

Snack – Turkey burger with cheese

Calories – 1450

I have a couple of dangerous meals this week. Actually 3 if I count the Wednesday office lunch. Tomorrow night I need to behave at a birthday party. I’ve been told the menu will be carb friendly. I can make a low carb wrap or just eat the chicken or beef with a salad.

Wednesday is always a minefield at work.  Then next Friday night, my college roommate will be in town. He is headed out on a Bahamas cruise Saturday but he gets in Friday afternoon. I need to find an interesting place to eat that has healthy options on the menu.

Computer Update

I pulled the trigger and ordered all the parts for a new computer. Everything is coming from NewEgg and being shipped to my office. Now I just need to pray all of the parts arrive in working condition. I don’t have the faintest idea how you figure out which piece isn’t working if the computer won’t turn on. Wish me luck. I hope it will all arrive by close of work Friday so I can build it on Saturday.

Tip Of The Day

When you go out to eat, try to steer your friends and family to healthy restaurants. My old college roomie eats healthy all the time so it shouldn’t be a problem. Well, in theory. I am not sure I will steer us to a healthy spot. I haven’t had a real cheat in almost 4 weeks so I am not sure I will have the willpower to steer us to healthy.

BUT….. do as I say, not as I do. Try to hit up a nice healthy restaurant or at least a restaurant with a few healthy options. I have been checking menus online to see where we should go and I like to pick some healthy options from the menu before heading to the restaurant.

The key is to pick your meal from the online menu and then DON’T TOUCH the menu when you get to the restaurant. Once the aromas of the restaurant hit your nose, it will be very hard to stick to your game plan which is why you need to keep the menu shut.

Easier said than done, I know.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow




The Grumpy Man


I was so angry yesterday by my weight going up again that I didn’t feel like blogging. I jumped from 167.7 to 168.5 even though I have had several good eating days in a row.  I was really angry because I was 100% positive I was going to drop at least a pound. Not only did I not drop the pound but I almost gained a pound.

Yesterday had to be an odd aberration. I just knew I was going to lose that pesky pound and maybe even more because I had a great day with my food on Tuesday. I avoided all the King Cakes once again and I stayed away from Popcorn Hour. So color me surprised when this morning I was up again to 169.1!!!

169.1! Oh the humanity! I was expecting 166 on Wednesday Weigh-In and there I was at 169.1 with no real explanation. I didn’t cheat and my sodium hasn’t been too high.

This guy can relate. I slowly feel like I’m turning into Archie Bunker or even worse….these two guys.

Weight Statistics


Office Biggest Loser Contest


I dropped 1.2 since the last Office Weigh-In. I skipped breakfast this morning and I didn’t weigh-in until about 10am. I was going to wait longer but I was dying of thirst and needed my morning coffee.

Who the heck knows how HIGH my weight will soar tomorrow because I did eat the free lunch today.

Gail dropped about 3 pounds again. I think she caught back up with me and might be close to passing me with percentage weight loss. 1.2 pounds isn’t going to cut it. I needed at least 2 if not more and on Sunday, I thought I was going to have a huge week until this evil water spike hit me out of the blue.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – None

Lunch – 3 pork ribs (very small) with coleslaw

Dinner – Baked chicken with salad

Snack – Turkey burger

Calories – 1500

Lunch was tough. I REALLY wanted some of the mac and cheese, BBQ beans and bread pudding. Oh and once again they had a TON of garlic bread. Calorie wise, I think I did pretty good but once again, the sodium could send me higher tomorrow which will seriously aggravate me.  That would be 4 gains in a row which makes no sense eating 1500 or 1600 calories.

Tip Of The Day!

Dealing with frustration is key to a successful diet. You need to vent that frustration. Don’t use it as an excuse to load up on Twix ice cream. You need to find a way to vent that frustration. I vent here and on another site.

My brain tried to convince me to dive into the …..

Wow! My computer locked up and I thought I lost the whole post. I was about to go into full meltdown mode.  Thank heavens my computer came back to life after about 45 seconds. See I told you it was acting up a few days ago.

So back to our regularly scheduled program….  my brain really tried to convince me to toss my hands in the air and dive into that mac and cheese. I realllllllllly wanted some of the bread pudding but I held myself in check. I’m going to give Gail some competition.

So here I sit venting, and you need to learn to do that too. The scale is going to constantly hit you with bad information and the first reaction will be to cheat. You need to train yourself to react first with some venting to friends who understand. Then you won’t make the irrational choice to head to Taco Bell.

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

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