Starting weight: 299
Today’s weight: 290
Yesterday’s weight: 287.8
1-day difference: +2.2
Total pounds lost: 9
Pounds until 240: 50
2 cups Wheaties
1 ½ cups Skim milk
Fat: 1 gram
1 Subway Club, no cheese, all vegetables except jalapenos and cucumbers
Fat: 12 grams
2 slices whole wheat bread
3 slices lean turkey
2 servings, fat free mayo
Fat: 3.5 grams
5 fat free turkey hot dogs
Fat: 0 grams
Total calories: 1,480
Total fat: 16.5 grams
Exercise: none….see below
Because I have a tendency to write long, and I am always looking to make this more readable, we’re trying out subheads today.
MY THOUGHTS ON THE DAY
You know, I look at the numbers of the day, and I am pretty happy. Less than 1,500 calories and 20 grams of fat is always good (At least in my book).
I suppose I grouped nearly half my calories into breakfast and lunch, which came within two hours of each other. And I suppose I should really cut back on the Subway, at least for the sake of my available funds.
But Subway is one of the things I allow myself to be talked into. Even during the 100 Days, Subway was a major food source. You could argue that it is where I get the most vegetables on this whole diet.
Actually, it might be the only place I get vegetables on this diet. I’ve sort of sworn off fresh vegetables because I never eat them before they go bad, and throwing out slimy carrots and celery is not appealing to me. Still, I should look into buying them again, but just not as much.
But after a somewhat poor day Monday, I am happy to buckle down again on Tuesday. There were no cravings, no problems eating what I did. In fact, if anything, I had to force myself to eat dinner at 11:30 p.m., a little later than normal.
So I suppose I should be happy with that. But still, the Subway habit needs to be reduced significantly.
THE DUMBEST DECISION I COULD EVER MAKE
There is a real yo-yo saga going on with me and my scale right now.
I can’t blame anyone else. It’s my own fault. I am just an idiot.
See, for fun, I’ve taken to doing an unofficial weigh-in at night, to go along with the official weigh-ins in the morning. I usually like to see how much weight I’ve lost simply by sleeping.
I try not to put any stock into those night-time weigh-ins. After all, who knows what extra baggage you are carrying around? Inside your body is the remnants of any food you ate since your last bowel movement, plus any liquid you drank since your last piss. That stuff adds up.
But there have been times when I have lost a significant amount of weight during the day (last Sunday being the most obvious drop when I lost 4.4 pounds during waking hours), and I can’t help but get a little giddy when that happens.
But the numbers, predictably, are usually higher before I go to bed. I’m prepared for that, but when they are higher than I expect, I can’t help but feel a little frustrated.
Tuesday I awoke weighing 290 pounds, a shitty number to begin with, as it was 2.2 pounds higher than the day before. Just for kicks, when I got home from work at 11:30, I decided to weigh in again. The catch there was that I had to pee and, being the inquisitive and gross kind of guy I am, I was wondering how much that pee would weigh. So I climbed atop the scale and was shocked to see 295 pounds. That’s right, only four pounds under the diet’s starting weight, and a full five pounds over the day’s starting weight. To make matters worse, it’s 7.2 pounds higher than Monday’s official weight.