Dan Nied’s 100 Days is the chronicle of one man’s quest to improve his health in 100 days. Feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you might have.
What I ate today
Breakfast (11 a.m.)
2 servings of apple cinnamon oatmeal
Fat: 3 grams
Lunch (3 p.m.)
1 package of beef jerky
Fat: 1.75 grams
Snack (4 p.m.)
Sunflower seeds (I actually didn’t swallow many seeds. I just sucked on them. That’s all right, right?)
Dinner (7:30 p.m.)
1 foot-long Subway club
Fat: 12 grams
Total Calories: 1,140 +
Total fat: 16.75 + grams
Exercise: 40 minutes on elliptical machine. However, I didn’t lift. That sucks.
So I had some sunflower seeds today. I think I came up with a pretty good deal on those. If you eat 2/3 of a cup, which is one serving (by the way, I am pretty sure I didn’t get close to that), they are 160 calories and 14 grams of fat. I am assuming all of that is in the seed because, really, who eats the shell? First I had a very small handful and ate the seeds, so that was probably a few grams of fat right there. Then I got another handful, sucked on the shells and spit the seeds out. Still, while I was doing that I couldn’t help but feel guilty. Correct me if I’m wrong, but nutritional information applies only to things you swallow, right?
Anyway, baseball season always brings on a rash of sunflower seeds. The spring is the only time I eat them, but still I find them very enjoyable.
I also got a bit of information about the scale I’ve been using today. According to one of the directors of the gym, the scale in the men’s locker room is four pounds heavy. So that means that if I weighed in at 312 today, then I am actually 308. I am not exactly jumping for joy on that one, but it isn’t bad, I guess. Still, until they get a new scale in there, I’ll stick with what that scale says for official readings.
And I did officially weigh in today. But I had to do it twice. The aforementioned scale has been kind of screwy lately. The first time I got on, it said 308, which would be a nearly impossible seven pound drop from last Wednesday. So I got on again and it was just under 312. That three-pound drop is much more believable. But the point is that I lost somewhere between three and seven pounds in the last five days, and I’m pretty happy about that.
The official total for right now is 58 pounds, however, I guess if you take the 308 reading as fact and then factor in the four pound curve for the scale, I could say that I’ve lost 66 pounds.
Really, I’m not worried about that at all. The important thing isn’t the amount of weight I’ve lost to this point; it is the simple fact that the number keeps coming down. That’s what I care about. So if its 58 or 66 I don’t give a shit. As long as its at least 59 or 67 next week. This whole thing isn’t really about numbers, I’ve realized.
Anyway, I am hoping to get some new pictures up on the site very soon. So hopefully you can see what I look like either 58 or 66 pounds lighter. I’m hoping for a big improvement.