Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday morning quarterback?

Day one of the 1850 calorie experiment went ok but I did feel like I ate too much, which is insane because I didn't actually make it to 1850 calories exactly and it is after all only 150 calories extra. I ate until full and I did get a ride on the bike into the day as well as some late night snow shoveling, yes we got more snow and it was suppose to get very cold last night and the man in the magic plastic box said that it would be solid by the am so after the biggest loser I went out and cleaned off the car and shoveled the driveway so that was some bonus movement for the day. I find it odd that upping the intake by a mere 150 calories made me feel like I ate too much but I guess when you eat 1700 for just about a whole year making that change should feel a bit different, Have a look at the menu from Yesterday.


7:45 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 serving turkey pepperoni 70
2 wedges laughing cow 70
sliced tomato/dill pickle 20

9:00 AM
Dannon yogurt 80

12:15 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T jam 50

2:00 PM
1 pear 80

3:15 PM
2oz jax 280

6:30 PM
2 80 calorie rolls 160
5.5oz ground turkey/sloppy joe 245
7oz potatoes 175

All day
1 gallon blueberry green tea 80

1745 calories total but I did have a spoon full (slightly more than a bite) of some Turkey hill ice cream so that 1745 is not a true number but close enough and I know that I did not go over the limit with that bite. I have a feeling that the weight loss this week will not be a very high number, let me splain. As I mentioned in an earlier post I had a bad weekend intake wise and I was up in weight on Monday mornings weigh in by a couple pounds which was partially just retention but I know that I ate wrong and too much which was the main contributer to the "up". Since Monday I have steadily come down in weight creeping back towards the 354 that showed up on the scale Friday but I am still above that number, this morning I was 355.0 pounds exactly which is down from yesterday mornings weight of 355.6 so it is going in the right direction and feels like the normal fluctuation that happens each week if not a bit on the high end of it. Am I worried about this? not in the least because in the grand scheme its just a little experiment with calorie levels that if it doesn't turn out to be a good decision we just go back to the 1700.

Over all the goal is in sight and the program keeps on keepin on, I am fairly certain that I will hit my goal of 300 pounds by Junes end. the local weather appears to be on and off but such is life in New England, we had snow last night and all day yesterday and by Sunday it should be in the high 40's or low 50's and thats walkin weather! If so I will have myself a nice walk this weekend which will hopefully kick start me into 4 pound loss weeks (dreaming I know) but hey! why not? its happened before. That concludes this Wednesday morning post, I primed the hallway on the first floor of the new place yesterday and its time to finish up and get some paint over it so I am off to do so. You know the drill, H2O + You = Hydrated so get on it!

As Ever


  1. Glad to see things keep on moving. Heres to a good day for us both!

  2. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I know that I had to start eating a bit more to start losing weight again after I plateued at 201 pounds.

  3. SoC, it will indeed be a good for the both of us, it is what we make of it!

    Andrew, indeed I think it will be interesting, this entire time that I have been on this change in lifestyle I have been told here and there that I am eating too little and that I would never lose weight (180 pounds later) I really have no reason to up the intake other than its a curiosity to see what will happen and I have been reading more about calorie cycling lately and felt like changing things up, one of 3 things will happen, I will lose more than on 1700 calories, I will not lose more but still lose some staying level, or not lose at all.

    it killed the cat but I think it will be a good thing for me ;)

    As Ever

  4. I'm one of the "eat more" folks lol. I never said you wouldn't lose weight on less though. My thinking on it is the more calories I keep eating now the less I have to cut them as I lose more weight. Back in the Summer I was eating less and wasn't losing anything so I upped them 200-300 per day and the weight started coming off again. Of course I haven't lost 180 in a year so who am I to even talk lol. I say it's whatever works for a person and what they can live with forever.

  5. I just want to tell you that I really enjoy your blog. I wrestle with the "how" of losing weight and as I was reading your latest post I finally realized my need to get more focused on making better food choices and keep better track of what I eat.

    Thanks for your comment on my post. I appreciate your suggestion of green tea. I've never tried it, but that could be a good solution for me. Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Man I found your blog from Andrews site and the progress you are making is so amazing and inspirational as well. Then again you probably hear that all the time don't you. Keep up the great job your doing and I'll be backkkk...