Free Lunch

I’m not sure of my grade on the free lunch today. My first trip to the trough, I had a small amount of Daube and small salad.  If I had stopped there I probably would grade out with an “A” but then an hour later I grabbed some more Daube. For those that don’t know what Daube is, here is a picture of some. Basically it is a slow cooked, thin sliced tender beef.

I’m not exactly sure how much I ate or the total calories but I doubt the 2 portions and salad were more than 800 calories. That shouldn’t be too bad BUT…… SODIUM.

I imagine the sodium bomb will strike tomorrow. It would be nice if it didn’t, but I think I’ve been nailed pretty much every time I have mowed down the Wednesday lunch.

The Contest!!!


Don’t forget to give me your 1st full week numbers by Saturday. Oh, and if you gave me your numbers, please check below because we had some MASSIVE drops and I want to make sure there weren’t some typos.

Congratulations to all who have dropped some weight this week. Especially the mad crazy numbers. Kudos!

Name Initial Weight August 4th
AbbieWatters 285
Betty Not Posting Not Posting
Elisa 208
FitBy40Ms 257.4
Food Addict 197.2
J 168.5 166.2
Kadel 180.5
Kathie 269 257
ManIsMyShadow 282.4 280.6
Sam 178 177
Shonnie 182
SkinnyCat64 165 159
Slim Joan 181.8 179.8
Testing True Change 187
The Grumpy Man 185
Tiffany 280

I completely forgot my plan of reminding myself that my official weigh-in will be every Thursday. If I had remembered that, I might have skipped the 2nd trip to the Daube.

Weight Statistics

I had a good drop today, but I might pick it back up tomorrow when the sodium bomb strikes back!


I was hoping for a little more in the first week. 4 pounds is great (mostly water) but I dropped 6 the first week of the Office Challenge.  I wish somebody would finish off the Strawberry Pie Bluebell ice cream in the freezer. I could hear that dang thing calling my name around 4pm.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Pork loin with cheese

Lunch – 2 portions of Daube with salad

Dinner – Pork loin with cheese

Snack – None

Calories – 1200+

It is going to be a long night since I can’t eat any additional calories. 😛

Tip Of The Day!!!

ONCE AGAIN! It isn’t about perfection. Don’t use a slip up as an excuse to give up. Slip ups will happen. Try to have more good days than bad and the weight will start to come off. Most of us got this way by having LOTS and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of bad days.  A bad day here or there is not a problem. DON’T DON’T DON’T use it as an excuse to quit.

Just pick yourself up, brush off the dirt and get back to a having a better day. Fall down, get up. Rinse repeat. Eventually you stop falling down as much 😛

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

Week 1

J has thrown down with a 2+ pound week. That is the sobering news. The good news is that he can’t keep it up since J doesn’t have  much left to lose. Although I said the same thing about Gail in the office contest and she kept losing until she almost disappeared. 😛

Last Week was the initial weigh-in so I am calling this week 1. Toss your weight out anytime during this week and I’ll add it to the spreadsheet.

Weight Statistics


I’m not far behind J. Once Atkins kicks in I should get a nice boost.  I should be in full-blown Ketosis at the moment. I’ve been under 20 carbs for two days so that should be long enough to be back in Ketosis.  I’m hoping for the

WHOOSH to hit tomorrow but I already dropped a pile of water weight so I am not sure it will happen like it normally does.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Pork loin with cheese

Lunch – Pork loin with cheese

Dinner – Baked chicken with salad

Snack – Pork loin with cheese

Calories – 1250

Sweet N Low Count – 2

I really need to figure out some snacks I can eat.  Next time I hit Sam’s I might give individual packs of nuts a shot.  I don’t want to burn out on pork loin and that is going to happen if I keep eating so darn much of it. Not many options when you are trying to keep super low carb and low sodium. 😛

Technology Is Crazy

Bob Ross has been dead for almost 20 years, but here he is singing a new song.

Same thing for good old Mr. Rogers.

I know lots of people hate the Autotune program but this is a use that I wholeheartedly endorse. 😀

PBS! Do parents still get their kids to watch PBS? We watched it because we only had 4 options on the tv set. I’m guilty of almost never watching PBS anymore. About the only time I watch is when they have something good on Masterpiece like Sherlock, Downton Abbey or Wallander. Support your local PBS station. 😀

Tip Of The Day

None of us are going to perfect with the diet over the next two months. Progress not perfection is what you should strive for.

If you set perfection as your goal then once you stumble it will be easier to convince yourself that you might as well spiral out of control.

It is very easy to get demoralized when you think of the long road ahead. Don’t do that. Get through each day and measure your success as you reach your mini-goals. Don’t worry about time. Once you start losing weight, this becomes much easier to do, that is a promise. 😀

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

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