Friday, January 18, 2008

Day 17

There once was a boy named Tony, and he decided to do something about his health and drop the weight that he has grown accustomed to having on his body, so a decision was made to eat better and move more often. what do ya know! it is working, who wouldda thunk?

Day 17 went well and I actually hit my 1500 calorie mark almost perfectly, I think I am not getting enough calories, but not because I feel hungry or malnourished but because I am reading a lot on the subject of weight loss and everything I read says I should be eating more calories. I honestly feel like I am in a zone atm and don't want to break stride until I get the scale that was ordered. It should be here by mid week next week hopefully, and I can't wait! I feel so much better than I did a month ago as far as sluggishness and drive goes, and I actually look forward to working out again, once I drop a significant amount of weight I plan on lifting weights again to try and gain back some of the muscle that I know was lost in the last 7 years. I miss it. My father has started eating better and working out again too, this seems contagious. first my wife now the old man!

Exercising is going well and I can feel things are easier now and its only been 18 days! I think I am going to try and convince the wife that I need a heavy bag to hang in the basement for a little bit of "fun" exercise. I do wish the weather would lighten up so I can keep the walks going, there is a couple inches of snow on the ground this morning and freezing rain has been coming down on top of it for the past hour, weeee fun! anyways onto the menu for day 17.


7:30 AM
1 Quaker rice cake 60
10 oz green tea 1 tspn sugar 25

10:30 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 2% milk 130

2:15 PM
1 Van de Camp fish fillets 140
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
1/2 pat butter 20
1 banana 105
crystal light 15

6:00 PM
1/2 cup refried beans (3 tacos) 90
3 small mission white tortollas 165
1oz lite cheddar cheese 70
2 oz tomato 10
1oz lettuce 5
2 tbsp LaVictoria red taco sauce 10
2oz lean chuck steak sliced 140
2 jalapeno slices 5
glass of crystal light 20

6:45 PM
12 oz green tea 1 tspn sugar 25

9:15 PM
Beafsteak light Rye Bread - 1 slice 40
2 oz lean deli turkey breast 100

Grand total of 1505 Calories for the day, over by 5 but I call that right on any day! not much more I can say that I haven't said in the intro of this post so I will leave it at at that. As always Thanks for following along with my trip and thanks for the support.

As Ever


  1. Botzz, excuse me, Tony, Good job yesterday. I ate more after dinner last night, "just to make my calories" and I dont feel too good about that this morning. I think we need to trust our bodies. They will let us know. I think you are doing an amazing job, and meeting your goal one day and being under the next is fine. It's called calorie cycling, as long as at the end of the week, you are close to your goal. For my first week, after averaging the days, I came in 300 calories a day short. I'm very content, hunger wise and otherwise, have plenty of energy, so do what feels best for you. Remember, there are a lot of opinions out there, but you know your body best. Keep it up, you are doing an excellent job!

  2. I agree with Sandy! I don't really know why all of the info out there about having a particular number of calories a day is what we absolutely have to go by. I mean, I know that we need to keep our bodies as healthy as possible while dieting, but why, then would my doctor be telling me to have no more than 1000 calories in a day - and even telling me that it is OK to drop down to 800 for a week at a time in order to "save up" for a special occasion? He told me that during WWII, the refugees in the camps survived on 800 calories or less every day, doing hard labor. I'm not sure where he got the info about that, but he's a smart old doctor, so I believe him. And it makes me think about some of those survival shows that my husband LOVES to watch - -like Survivorman. In that show, he finds a bug here, and a bug there, and gets very few calories a day. He is able to survive, right?! I know that that is not a good way to treat a body, though. But, when I think about some near-anorexic people that I know, I know that they do not get enough calories in a day, and they are seemingly fine. For example, my neighbor accross the street from me pretty much never eats. She kind of likes to brag about it I think. She will tell me things like, " made lasagna? Oohh, that sounds good. But I'm full. I've already had a bowl of lettuce today." It makes me CRAZY, but I think to myself, "She's energetic. She's been doing this for years, and doesn't seem to be unhealthy." Another example is my husband's grandmother. She never eats. Sometimes she'll have a few crackers for breakfast, and a piece of cheese for lunch. I literally never see the woman eat. Now, she is not the greatest example, becasue she is not very "healthy" per se. She is anemic, and has osteoporosis. She is also 75 years old, though. But, she does go to an exercise class every day of her life, and also goes on 2 mile long walks very often with her brother. How, then, does she do that with so few calories per day? Heck if I know.
    Anyway, Sandy is probably right about the fact that if you feel okay, and are able to function without feeling sluggish or hungry, then you are most likely going to be just fine. Then again, 1500 calories a day does seem kind of low for a big guy like you. So, I don't know. It's a tough call. I think you should do what you think is best. I think it is SO good that you are reading, and researching - in order to make yourself as healthy as possible! That, in itself, is awesome!
    Okay, I think I've written enough. It's just so tempting. I love to talk, and am pretty bored right now! Typing out big long comments just happens. I can't help it!
    Hope you have a great Friday, followed by a great weekend! Keep up the GREAT work!

  3. Okay, maybe refugee camps wasn't the right term. POW camps I think was what my doctor was referring to. Okay, just had to make that quick correction. He just used the words, "camps" and "WWII."

    I don't even know what I'm talking about. I'm going to shut up now.

  4. As always thanks for the comments! I plan on keeping the calories at 1500 until I get that scale and can get a point of reference and how fast weight is coming off and adjust from there. **crosses fingers that the scale goes high enough**

    Robyn, you crack me up with your correction posts lol

    As Ever

  5. Oh, and I see that you found some 40 calorie per slice Rye bread! I see some Rueben sandwiches in my future! Wonder how many calories some corned beef and some sourkrout would be?
    How was that Rye bread? Good??

  6. that rye bread was very good, scale from 1 to 10 I would say 9, very good :)


    (It won't let me make this a link or picture) :(

    If you can see it (personal joke) here's a bag for $60 at your favorite store.

    Love ya,

  8. I had a Turkey on rye sandwich at lunch today and I think it made me sleepy. I think I'll stick to my soup or salad.


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  10. deleted that double post for ya ;)