Two Week Notice

Not sure what happened but I missed last week and now it has been two weeks since my last post.

I’ve been mostly good during that time…..mostly.

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In week 6, I jumped to 2nd from 3rd place. That was the good news. The bad news is that Mr. B continued his onslaught and I didn’t make up much ground.

In week 7, I had a monster week but Mr. B continued his incredible shrinking man routine and he increase his lead to almost 1.5% with only 5 weeks to go. I’ve dropped almost 2o pounds but Mr. B has dropped almost 21 and he started off smaller thus the 1.5% lead.

Mardi Gras ended but the temptations continue. To start lent, we had the Seafood Feast yet again. Nearly killed me, but I stayed away.

Last Friday was my birthday. I told all friends and family that I wanted to forgo any celebration until after the contest is over. Then I cracked and ended up eating Chinese and ice cream for my solo celebration. I guess one bad meal is better than 3 or 4.

The scale punished me and I am up 3 from last week. Hopefully I can get back to even for the week by Thursday. Not sure I had a chance to catch Mr. B but I don’t want to miss out on 2nd prize.

Short and sweet!  That’s all I have for tonight. I will attempt to post more often. 😀

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

 

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Catching Up

Thursday

I was actually down 4 pounds for the week. That bumped me from 6th place to 3rd in the biggest loser contest.  I still have a long way to go to catch 1 & 2. They are well past 6.3% and I am down around 4%.

Not going to come close to them this week. Kman is on top and Mr. B is right below him. Kman is doing the 5 normal days, 2 fast dealio and he isn’t eating much on the 5 either. Plus he works out. Not sure I can catch him unless he hits a wall. He really doesn’t look like he can lose much more.

I sat out of the Lunch & Learn to skip the BBQ. However, there was tons left over and when I cleaned up the media room, somehow I ended up with a plate of brisket and sausage.

Friday

The BBQ didn’t hurt. I was actually slightly down on Friday. Well at least until the Pistachio Incident.  When will I learn my lesson. I can’t diet and have a big bag of pistachios in the pantry. I had a good eating day until I started mowing down the pistachios.

That is just about creepy enough to slow me down from my pistachio rampage. Not quite.

Saturday

I was only up slightly, even with the Pistachio Incident. Well,  at least until Pistachio II: The Rest of the Bag.

I had to go to lunch but I was about as good as I could be. I had a burger on a lettuce bun and a Caesar side salad. Also had a decent dinner, then went off the rails polishing off the pistachios. That’s it! I guess I need to stick to those darn almonds.

Boring! I can barely tolerate them but that is going to be my snack until the competition ends in 7+ weeks.

Sunday

Up 1.2 after the pistachios.  Sunday was The Day of the Chop. I cooked up a mess of pork chops and then proceeded to eat a mess of pork chops. Not a bad calorie day. I was probably around 1500 for the day. Still ate a bit too many chops.

Wish I had a grill! Those sure look a lot better than the ones I cooked.

Monday

I’m back to where I was on Thursday, but still a pound higher than the Friday low.  We had donuts and king cake today. I abstained.  Pretty good calorie day today under 1400 calories. A couple of burgers and a couple of salads.

Mardi Gras is heating up so it is going to be nonstop King Cake at the office. Not to mention the seasonal King Cake ice cream from bluebell.

Rant!

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Getting old! I started wearing glasses today! Probably needed them for the last 15 years but knew there was NO way I was going to pass the eye test when I renew my driver’s license. 😛

Going to take a while for me to get used to wearing these darn things!

G’night.

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Seafood Feast!

freelunchOne of the contestants in The Office Comp makes the decision on what we have for lunch on Free Lunch Wednesday.

Seafood Feast (2)After fried chicken and mac & cheese last week, she chose the Seafood Feast this week. We only have this a few times each year so it is very hard to pass up. I did. went with just a salad. I would accuse “C” of stacking the deck with bad food but she ate plenty so if she planned sabotage, it backfired on her.

Today’s Menu

Breakfast  – Burger patty with cheese

Lunch – Salad

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Snacks – Almonds

Total Calories – 1250

Some of the contestants really egged me on, to try to get me to eat some of the seafood. They even heated up some fried catfish and brought it to me around 3pm! I was strong for about the first time this year and passed on the seafood. Tomorrow, I need to pass on the BBQ Feast we are having during a Lunch & Learn.

The ScaleScaleMight be months before I actually mention the dreaded number.  I’m down a little over 10 since the contest started 4 weeks ago, but the stupid scale was up this morning. I’m hoping to move up the rankings in the contest tomorrow. I saw plenty of people chowing down on the Feast, including a couple of people ahead of me. 8 weeks left to claim the prize!

The Bike

I haven’t cleaned off the dust, but I might tomorrow. If I have any chance of catching the pack in the competition, I am going to have to get back to riding the bike daily.

Short and sweet tonight, but at least I posted. 😛

Happy dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Thursday Results & Weekend Wrap

She hasn’t sung yet but she is warming up. I pulled almost 4 pounds for the week and I LOST ground. Gail pulled a 2.5 and increased her lead. With the competition ending on Wednesday, I don’t have a chance to catch her.

Gail – 8.06%

Me – 7.81%

KMan – 6.06%

Mr. B – 5.42%

Oh well! I did my best and Gail once again cleaned my clock!

The Queen Bee of Weight Loss takes the crown again!

We start all over again on January 2nd with the normal 12 week competition. I’ve tried to get people interested in a maintenance competition but so far there hasn’t been much interest to have a maintenance comp over the holidays.

The Bike

I was grumpy about the weigh in and I was worn out so I went to sleep Thursday without a bike ride.

Friday – 60 minutes – 15 miles

Saturday – 40 minutes – 10 miles

Sunday – 40 minutes -10 miles

Friday wore me out. It was a real struggle to get 10 done on Saturday.

The Menu

Thursday – 1450

Friday – 1000

Saturday – 1265

Sunday

Breakfast – Angus burger with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Calories – 1000

I had to go to a BBQ place for lunch on Thursday and they didn’t have any salads. I think I did fine with a smoked chicken breast and some Brisket.  Overall, my calories are down for the final few days. Doesn’t matter. The scale won’t move!

Angry JacksonWeight Statistics

That is the look I have been giving my scale. No real drop from Wednesday to Friday. Then it looked like I had a decent drop yesterday only to see the scale take it back this morning. With 3 days to go, I’m down just about zilch since the last weigh in!

I’m down around 18 since the comp started but I was hoping for a great last week and it isn’t happening!

Now I need to start game planning for post competition behavior. I do plan to go a little bonkers on the Office T-Giving feast. Same for the following week with the Family T-Giving feast, but then I need to drop those gains. I plan to try to maintain my current weight until the competition at the beginning of the year.

Happy Dieting, see you soon

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

Is it over yet?

Getting a little tired of the mean scale. Once again I was the same weight Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! I didn’t have anything nice to say on Monday or Tuesday so I didn’t post.  I did have a good drop this morning so here I am.

Weight Statistics

Daily Loss – 1.7 pounds

Total Loss – 17.2 pounds

Just praying the scale doesn’t bounce back up after such a big one day drop. I needed to lose 4 pounds this week to catch Gail. At the moment I am at 3.4.  I can’t afford the scale to move up. I would like to see a drop down, but I will settle with the scale holding firm on the number this morning.

The Menu

Breakfast – Angus burgers with cheese

Lunch – None

Dinner – Tuna with salad

Snacks – Burger with cheese

Calories – 1200

Lots of temptations today. The free lunch wasn’t too exciting. Stewed chicken, hamburger steak and mashed potatoes.  However, I had a lunch and learn and we had a tray of poboys and a tray of cookies and brownies.

I was really taking a long hard look at the brownies. The poboys didn’t bug me too much but the cookies and brownies were screaming at me.

None for me!

The Bike

Monday – 48 minutes – 12.1 miles

Tuesday – Nope

Wednesday – 50 minutes – 12.6 miles

I hopped on the bike Tuesday night, but my heart and legs weren’t in it. I decided I needed a break. 26 of 29 days I hit the bike so a few breaks are warranted.

The contest could be over tomorrow. I all depends on Gail’s number. If she has a big day then there is no way I can catch her. If she hits 2 pounds, I am in trouble. The contest ends next Wednesday. We have our office Thanksgiving party. I can’t wait!

Wish me luck!

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow

The Grumpy Man

The Grumpy Man

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