I officially weighed 111.6 kg (246.0 lbs). My BMI is 38.5. My fasting glucose level was 100 mg/dL. I rode my bicycle 10.13 kilometers.
I have ridden 47.98 kilometers this week, not including today.
Weekly weight loss was .1kg (.2 pounds), for a total of 20.7 kg (45.6pounds) since the diet started. Only 38.6 kilos (85.0 pounds) to go.
In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than yesterday, up £1.40, for a total decline of £45.60 since last February. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, "The experts have looked at this problem from every angle, except a toilet's-eye view in the restroom, because that would be really, really gross."
Breakfast, 2 grams and 420 calories: 5 Banquet Brown 'N Serve Beef Sausage Links (0/300), 2 Timber Ridge Farms Scrambled Egg Patties (2/120).
This just in:
When I opened my microwave the next morning, I found the described breakfast still there, uneaten.
Lunch, 12 grams and 1126 calories: Chrystal Farms All Whites 100% Liquid Egg Whites (0/246.7), Sargento shredded Mozzarella (8.1/322.9), Hormel Crumbled Bacon (0/353.6), Mount Olive Hot Banana Pepper Rings (4/20). After Lunch Snack, 0 grams and 10 calories: Coffee, Creamer, Sweetener.
Dinner, 0 grams and 304 calories: Oscar Meyer Thick Cut Bacon. After Dinner Snack, 3 grams and 280 calories: Atkins Caramel Nut Chew Bar (2/130), Atkins Chocolate Candies (1/150).
Total carbs today:
18 grams 16 grams, compared to the 30 day average of 39. Total calories: 2141 1721 calories, compared to the 30 day average of 2320 and a BMR of 3478 calories.
According to Basal Metabolism Theory, I should have lost 2.22 pounds since last Thursday.
Gary Jordan: Dieting. (Are you shocked?) Dieting is on my mind. See, lots of posts have been about how I am stuck in the 240s, weight-wise. My niece, Karen, suggests I consider a different diet (than the modified Atkins, or low carb diet I am on.) I don't think I will. I think I'll just get a little tighter on that diet.
See, I woke up Tuesday morning weighing 242.8 and had several days of losing 0.2 to 0.4 pounds to that point. I was on track to break the 240 barrier in a week or two, no worries. Then for the rest of Tueday I ate 52 grams of carbohydrates and 2946 calories. Wednesday I woke up weighing 244.6 pounds. One reason for keeping a diet diary is to be able to identify causes of losses and gains. What would you guess was the cause of my gain?
Despite that cause and effect, Wednesday I ate 52 grams of carbs and over 3K calories. So I woke up today (Thursday) weighing 246.0 pounds. I wonder why? (No, I don't.)
I'm riding 10 kilometers on my bike - over 6 miles - almost every day, and it's stimulating my appetite. And That's Okay! but instead of lots and lots of healthy, low or no carb snacks, I've been self destructing., and I know it. I started the week with boxes of Breyer's Carb Smart ice cream bars. They are okay on an Atkins diet, or at least they are okay on MY diet. But NOT three at a time in one swell foop, which is why I don't have any left.
Let's look at today's lunch: Eggs, bacon and cheese. Well, eggs got carbs. So does eggbeaters. So I ate liquid egg whites, which have no carbs. Bacon has no carbs, but I ate Hormel's Pizza topping bacon crumbles, which got carbs, even though I had some bacon on hand. (Oops.) And I added cheese. I had a block of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar (no carbs) but instead I used Sargento shredded mozzarella (carbs, and oops again.)
I am Still Good! Including breakfast and the creamer in my one (1) cup of coffee*, I am under 15 grams of carbs and 1556 calories for the day so far, and there are no Atkins chocolate bars or Carb Smart Ice Cream bars at hand. That changes when I arrive home, but that's what discipline is all about. If I don't eat another carb before I leave work, I can have a Carb Smart Fudge Bar when I get home and not break 20 carbs. That's the plan. And in three or four weeks, I'm gonna shatter that 240 barrier.
Gary Jordan: * Anyone catch that asterisk (*) above? That's for this footnote, which is to say that the cup of coffee was fully caffeinated. I'm allowing myself up to three cups a week if I feel like it and my heart doesn't make the borg implant (ICD**) shock me.
Gary Jordan: ** ICD stands for Internal Cardio Defibrillator. It also acts as a pacemaker, but I've never felt that function kick in except when they test it at the doctor's office. I HAVE been defibrillated (5 times!) one night because they set it a little low and I Had Too Much Coffee.
Karen Jordan: you can do this i have faith in you.
Gary Jordan: I had an Atkins Candy bar and Atkins M&Ms at home, 4 carbs total between them. 19 grams for the day. Lost 0.6 pounds overnight (unofficially, of course, it no longer being a weigh-in day.) OF COURSE I CAN DO IT! But I still gotta get 'er done.
Gary Jordan: Oh, Karen! I did better than I thought. When I opened my microwave to put in a plate for today's breakfast, I found yesterday's breakfast, uneaten. Probably not safe, being eggs and all, but I heated it and eated it anyway. (If I get food poisoning, that'll guarantee five pounds right there!) Oh, and 244.6 before the ride, 244.4 after. Unofficially.