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.
But hey, wait a second. A person’s weight is the most fickle thing in the universe. It goes up and down constantly, and can fluctuate up or down up to 10 pounds in a single day.
True, but I was still hoping that this would be one of those days in which I would lose weight during the day, giving me reason to be optimistic when I woke up for the official weigh-in on Wednesday.
I’m not really upset about this. I just think it’s kind of annoying. But, like I said, I really shouldn’t weigh myself at night. Hopefully I will learn that lesson.
By the way, if you were wondering, after I took that piss, I weighed 294.4. So that particular pee was .6 pounds.
Someone commented that this wasn’t really a scientific blog. Well I beg to differ. I am teaching you all about water displacement.
WHY CAN’T I JUST GO TO THE GYM ALREADY?
I officially have a gym membership. The gym itself is about three miles away from my house and is open 24 hours a day (it says it right in the name, actually). My work schedule is favorable to working out, and I love the way I feel after I work out.
So why do I insist on staying at home all the time?
I haven’t worked out since Friday night, and then the only reason I went was because we had a power outage that lasted 13 hours. Since then, I have wasted two days off of work, and two days in which I was working but could have fit in some elliptical work either before or after my shift.
So here I am, not really attacking this whole thing with everything I have. I don’t really know why, either. I suppose precedent was set by the 100 Days diet. During that, it still took about a month for me to start working out regularly. Once I did, I felt bad if I took even one day off. Working out and ellipticising became part of my life. It was what I did for fun.
But I don’t know if that’s it. Certainly, I can’t rely on the idea that in a few weeks I’ll just magically begin working out. Hell, if I don’t work out, I am cheating myself out of money. Meanwhile, I eat decently well, but am not getting everything out of it that I could.
As of right now, I am indeed confident that the working out aspect will somehow be resolved. I think I need to simply force myself to do it four times in a week. After that, I should be able to get used to it.
Still, it’s somewhat distressing to continually talk myself out of one of the biggest parts of this diet. It’s almost like I am setting myself up to fail. Or maybe I just want to see this blog go on as long as possible. But, of course, that’s not it.
So I’ll work on that. My next day off of work is Friday. I should set a goal to get to the gym either Wednesday or Thursday. Once I get used to going on work days, the rest should fall in line.