What The?

angry martianUp again. Not very much but two up days in a row and I am up 1/2 a pound from my Sunday weight.

I’ve noticed the pattern over and over again. This is the 3rd Office Competition and it seems my Sunday weight is more often than not, my lowest number. No matter how flawless I am, I tend to gain a little weight as the week goes on.

I consulted Beaker up there and he let me in on the secret. SLEEP. I get plenty of rest on the weekends and I get about 5 to 6 hours a night on week nights. Evidently less sleep means water retention and less weight loss. Just a theory but on circumstantial evidence it look pretty legit.

Weight Statistics

Daily Loss – UP 2/10 of a pound!

Total Loss 10.7

On Sunday, it looked like I would easily post a better number in the second week than I did in the first. That isn’t going to happen.

Still Not Happy Part III!!!

The scale better move in the right direction tomorrow or I might be needing a new scale.

That is about what Gail had for lunch. She never cracks. She is a broccoli eating machine. However. Her broccoli may help her but it also helps me. I was not remotely hungry at lunch today because the whole building smelled like 15-year-old wet sneakers stinking in the hot sun thanks to Gail microwaving her broccoli for an hour. 😛

The Menu

Breakfast – Angus burger with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Tuna salad

Snacks – Chicken, almonds

Calories – 1200

I do want to raise my calories a bit but not until after the Thursday weigh-in.

1453454047_angry_birds_lunch_box_xlargeFree lunch Wednesday is almost upon us. I am not worried. We’ve had all the tempting meals. Tomorrow will probably be hamburger steak or meatballs. I won’t be tempted. Even though I could probably stick with Atkins with the meat, the salt would kill me for the weigh-in Thursday.

The Bike

Once again I waited until the very last-minute. Heck, almost didn’t ride at all because I took a short nap. Could very easily have slept all night but I didn’t.

10 Miles!

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

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. 😛

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 hungry  or we ran out of food. 😛

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

323/179.8/175

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. 😛

Have a great weekend!

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Wednesday Report

Last week, the wheels fell off on Wednesday when the free lunch derailed me.  Then I carried that over all the way through Saturday.  I need to have a MUCH better Wednesday this week.

What was for lunch?

Up this week, bbq chicken, fried chicken, mac & cheese, buttered bread, green beans and salad. I was going to skip everything but I started to crack so I grabbed some salad.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – None

Lunch – Chef salad

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1200

Given the problems I’ve had with the last few Wednesdays, I am happy with how things went today. Good job on the diet front the last 3 days but after 4 weeks of goofing off, the scale has not been nice. Stupid scale!

Weight Statistics

323/181/175

I’m still up about 10 since the competition ended March 28th. No cheats until I get back down to my goal weight of 175.  In theory it shouldn’t take me too long to get back down to 175 as long as I can keep my paws off the cornbread. 😛

I do have a family lunch on Friday, but I think I should be able to order something Atkins friendly.

The Bike

At some point I need to get back on that bike just not tonight.  😀

Happy dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Mid Week Report

plateau ii

Not much movement on the scale so far this week. I need to get cracking because I will be chowing down on some good eats on Saturday night.

Weight Statistics

323/177/175

I guess the good news is that the scale hasn’t moved up and I am on my 4th good day in a row. At some point my weekend errors should drop off.

Today’s Menu

Yes Virginia, There is a Free Lunch!

I needed to skip Free Lunch Wednesday and thanks to the menu, it was pretty easy. We had beef stew and grilled chicken with mixed vegetables. Neither looked very appetizing so it wasn’t hard to skip.

I’ve got a tough test tomorrow. We have a safety seminar and they are breaking out the good poboys, fried shrimp and hot roast beef. Both are really tasty. I plan to skip the poboys….. Yeah, I plan…that’s the ticket! 😛

Breakfast – Hamburger patty with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1200

Not sure how I will get through Donut Friday. My sweet tooth has been screaming at me. 😛

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

 

Now It’s All Gone!

My last report stated that all of the bad food was out of my apartment. I was wrong. I forgot I had some mix to make these. I thought the recipe called for milk which I was out of. It did not. It called for water. Anyone say hot blueberry muffins? Yes, please. 😛

Now all of the bad food really is out of my apartment but once again, it all ended up in my belly! 😛

Weight Statistics

323/178/175

After the Chinese Buffet and Blueberry Muffins, I was actually expecting the number to be far worse than 178 so I am not too upset with the scale this morning. I just hope I don’t get another bounce up.

I actually had a good eating day on Friday. I think I was right around 1200 calories. A billion calories with an equal amount of sodium on Saturday, then about 1200 calories Sunday. I ate less than my normal amount at the Buffet but then more than offset any caloric reduction by eating some giant blueberry muffins.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Pork loin with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Calories – 1200

Another good day. I need to have several good days in a row which means I need to skip the free lunch this week. I am going out to dinner on Saturday and I want to be able to eat whatever I want, so the rest of the weeks needs to be flawless. That is going to be tough with Donut Day  looming on Friday. 😛

I also need to get the bike back in the rotation but I haven’t found the motivation yet. 😀

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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