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DAY 141 (An Official Weigh-In Day)
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Thursday, 2014-07-10, Day 141.

I officially weighed 252.2 pounds (114.4 kg). My fasting glucose level was 86 mg/dL.

Weekly weight loss was 1.2 pounds (.5kg), for a total of 39.4 pounds (17.9kg) since the diet started. Only 84 pounds (37) kilos to go.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than yesterday, down £1.00, for a total decline of £39.40 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "It's time to tighten our belts."

Breakfast, 19 grams and 150 calories: ¾ cup Fiber One Cereal (16/80), 1 cup Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage (3/70).

After Breakfast Snack, 0 grams and 40 calories: hard candies.

Lunch, 0 grams and 1659 calories: two T-bone steaks, no sides, almost 24 ounces after bones removed and weighed.

After Lunch Snack, 2 grams and 140 calories: 2 hard-boiled eggs.

Dinner, 4 grams and 320 calories: Chili Con Carne.

Total carbs today: 25 grams, compared to the average of 33.8. Total calories: 2308.84 calories, compared to the average of 1913.7.


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DAY 140
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Wednesday, 2014-07-09, Day 140.

I unofficially weighed 253.2 pounds (114.8 kg). My fasting glucose level was 89 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than yesterday, up £1.60, for a total decline of £38.40 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "La rosa es bonita, pero la calle es verde."

Breakfast, 4 grams and 340 calories: Sausage Muffin with egg.

After Breakfast Snack, 2 grams and 300 calories: 2 x Chocolate Peanut Candies (1/150).

Lunch, 4 grams and 260 calories: two wild caught salmon fillets (0/110), broccoli in cheese sauce (4/40).

After Lunch Snack, 2 grams and 300 calories: 2 x Chocolate Peanut Candies (1/150).

Dinner, 4 grams and 320 calories: Chili Con Carne.

After Dinner Snack, 2 grams and 160 calories:Milk Chocolate Delight Shake.

Total carbs today: 18 grams, compared to the average of 33.8. Total calories: 1680 calories, compared to the average of 1910.7.


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DAY 139
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Tuesday, 2014-07-08, Day 139.

I unofficially weighed 251.6 pounds (114.1 kg). My fasting glucose level was 92 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than yesterday, down £2.00, for a total decline of £40.00 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "I'm sorry... what was the question?"

Breakfast, 1 gram and 160 calories: French Vanilla Shake.

After Breakfast Snack, 2 grams and 200 calories: 2 x smoked almonds.

Lunch, 5 grams and 330 calories: Crustless Chicken Pot Pie.

After Lunch Snack, 1 gram and 160 calories: French Vanilla Shake.

Dinner, 4 grams and 320 calories: Chili Con Carne. After dinner, my blood glucose level was 88 mg/dL.

After Dinner Snack, 1 gram and 160 calories:French Vanilla Shake.

Total carbs today: 14 grams, compared to the average of 33.9. Total calories: 1330 calories, compared to the average of 1910.2.


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DAY 138
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Monday, 2014-07-07, Day 138.

I weighed 253.0 pounds (114.8kg). My fasting glucose level was 91 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading even with yesterday,, for a total decline of £38.60 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs."

Breakfast, 1 grams and 160 calories: French Vanilla Shake.

There was no lunch nor between meals snacks, for I was planning to commit... Golden Corral.

Dinner, 200 grams and 5000 calories (best guess—nothing got weighed): Fried Chicken Thigh. Baked Chicken Leg, Mashed Potatoes with Rich Brown Gravy, Steak Fries, Broccoli with Cheese, Carrots, Green Beans (First trip to the buffet), White Rice, Fried Rice, Green Peppers and Onions, Teriaki Beef, Bourbon Chicken, Taco Beef (second trip to the buffet), Chocolate Cream Pie and more (last trip to the buffet.)

After Dinner Snack (hours later), 0 grams and 10 calories:Sugar Free Jello.

Total carbs today: 201 grams, compared to the average of 34.1. Total calories: 5170 calories, compared to the average of 1914.5.


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DAY 137
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Sunday, 2014-07-06, Day 137.

I weighed 253.0 pounds (114.8kg). My fasting glucose level was 94 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading even with yesterday,, for a total decline of £38.60 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "We have no comment at this time."

Breakfast, 1 grams and 160 calories: French Vanilla Shake.

After Breakfast Snack, 0 grams and 0 calories: A Nap.

Lunch, 5 grams and 330 calories: Crustless Chicken Pot Pie.

Dinner, 5 grams and 330 calories: Chicken & Broccoli Alfred.

After Dinner Snack, 4 grams and 340 calories:2 brownies.

Total carbs today: 15 grams, compared to the average of 32.9. Total calories: 1160 calories, compared to the average of 1889.9.

One of the reasons for faithfully executing a diet diary is to allow the diarist to analyze the reasons for binge behavior, like yesterday's. On close examination, there was no real reason to eat all four of the remaining stuffed skins except "I felt like it." That in turn fed the craving for carbs and calories for the rest of that day and night. Note the carbs and cals for today, in comparison.

tomorrow is another binge day, because my daughter is taking/dragging me to a buffet style restaurant where I have historically never been able to demonstrate willpower. I don't expect to, this time, either. They have the best mashed potatoes and gravy in the free world.



DAY 136
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Saturday, 2014-07-05, Day 136.

I weighed 253.0 pounds (114.8kg). My fasting glucose level was 92 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than yesterday, up £0.40, for a total decline of £38.60 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "We're still in the process of laying off all the deadweight."

Breakfast, 5 grams and 370 calories: Farmhouse-style Sausage Scramble.

Lunch, 48 grams and 1360 calories: Chili Con Carne (4/320), 4 x Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skin (11/260).

After Lunch Snack, 0 grams and 40 calories: hard candies.

Dinner, 2 grams and 140 calories: 2 hard boiled eggs.

After dinner, my blood glucose level was 87 mg/dL.

After Dinner Snack, 10 grams and 820 calories:2 x Chocolate Peanut Candies (1/150), almonds (2/100), nutrition (4/250), brownie (2/170).

Total carbs today: 65 grams, compared to the average of 33.0. Total calories: 2698 calories, compared to the average of 1895.4.


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DAY 135
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Friday, 2014-07-04, Day 135.

I weighed 252.6 pounds (114.6kg). My fasting glucose level was 91 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than yesterday, down £0.80, for a total decline of £39.00 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "We're still exercising our options."

Breakfast, 5 grams and 360 calories: Tex-Mex Scramble.

After Breakfast Snack, 4 grams and 240 calories: Cobb Salad.

Lunch, 11 grams and 740 calories: Three Bacon-Wrapped Beaf Medallions (0/160), Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skin (11/260).

After Lunch Snack, 0 grams and 40 calories: hard candies.

Dinner, 0 grams and 240 calories: 3 x Bacon (0x80). After dinner, my blood glucose level was 90 mg/dL.

Total carbs today: 20 grams, compared to the average of 32.7. Total calories: 1620 calories, compared to the average of 1889.2.


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DAY 134 (An Official Weigh-In Day)
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Thursday, 2014-07-03, Day 134.

I weighed 253.4 pounds (114.9kg). My fasting glucose level was 94 mg/dL.

Weekly weight loss was 1.0 pounds (.5kg), for a total of 38.2 pounds (17.3kg) since the diet started. Only 85 pounds (38) kilos to go.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than yesterday, up £0.60, for a total decline of £38.20 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "The CEO has decided to embrace a much leaner style of operations."

Breakfast, 11 grams and 820 calories: Three Bacon-Wrapped Beaf Medallions (0/160), Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skin (11/260), bacon (0/80).

What is the third law of the pessimist? "Say something bad and it happens; say something good and it goes away." Fortunately, I am not a Pessimist. I am a Rational Optimist. What's the difference? A pessimist is certain the universe is intelligent, malevolent, and Out To Get Him. A Rational Optimist is just as certain that, intelligent or not, the Universe doesn't care about him at all.

This is prompted because I mentioned Tight Pants. Specifically, I mentioned keeping up the pace of losing two (2) pounds per week. Look above and see how much I lost this week...

Sigh.

WEIGHT ONLY COUNTS ON THURSDAYS. I've been up and down this week, as low as 250.6. But it wasn't on an official weigh-in day, so it didn't count. I suppose those potato skins didn't help, but they didn't hurt much either. I *did* lose a pound. A pound a week isn't anything to be upset about.

Lunch, 5 grams and 360 calories: Caramel Chocolate Nut Roll (3/190), Nutty Fudge Brownie (2/170).

After Lunch Snack, 1 grams and 100 calories: smoked almonds.

Dinner, 9 grams and 398 calories: Tomato (6.35/42.34), cheese (1.18/264.79), bacon (0/80), scallion (1.51/10.77).

After Dinner Snack, 1 grams and 180 calories:, peppermint patties.

Total carbs today: 27.04 grams, compared to the average of 32.8. Total calories: 1857.9 calories, compared to the average of 1891.2.



DAY 133
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Wednesday, 2014-07-02, Day 133.

I weighed 252.8 pounds (114.7kg). My fasting glucose level was 102 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than yesterday, up £1.20, for a total decline of £38.80 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "Gains and losses are just part of business."

Breakfast, 4 grams and 440 calories: 11:30 AM, 4 sausage (1/160), 2 egg (1/60).

Lunch, 28 grams and 800 calories: 2 x sausage (1/180), two TGIF Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skin (13/220).

After Lunch Snack, 2 grams and 360 calories: 2 x sausage (1/180).

Dinner, 2 grams and 170 calories: Nutty Fudge Brownie .

After Dinner Snack, 0 grams and 27 calories:hard candies (0/40).

Total carbs today: 36 grams, compared to the average of 32.9. Total calories: 1796.7 calories, compared to the average of 1891.5.

Pants. Pants are on my mind. Also on my legs and butt, but you knew that. I just got a package from Amazon, the first new pants since I bought the relaxed fit jeans. 44x28, they are. "Charcoal" they are supposed to be. More like olive drab, I think. I'm wearing them at work, and they're... just a little tight. The pockets gap. But they fit, otherwise.

The jeans are 46x28, and they not only fit but seem a bit loose. A belt is required. No belt for the chinos, though. Jeans are verboten at work, and I was wearing suspenders with all my old uniform pants, because I don't own a smaller belt. 52x28 pants with suspenders would make you think of clown pants.

Averaging 2 pounds per week, I expect these pants to fit better in a month. And I want them to be loose, that's what "relaxed fit" means to me. You couldn't get me off this diet for love nor money. I've decided to postpone my celebratory pizza until I hit 200 pounds. Christmas, if I can keep the pace up. Or maybe my next birthday. There are no diets on birthdays.


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DAY 132
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Tuesday, 2014-07-01, Day 132.

I weighed 251.6 pounds (114.1kg). My fasting glucose level was 98 mg/dL.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than yesterday, down £1.00, for a total decline of £40.00 since last February. A spokesman for GSJ said, "La rosa es bonita, pero la calle es verde."

Breakfast, 4 grams and 340 calories: Sausage Muffin with egg.

After Breakfast Snack, 0 grams and 40 calories: hard candy.

I got "Oops" on my mind. I rushed out of the house after a quick shower (and no shave) with my lunch and dinner, off to work. What I *thought* I had was four bacon-wrapped chicken medallions and two bacon-cheddar stuffed tater skins. What I *actually* had was the chicken plus two bacon-wrapped beef medallions.

Oops.

Fortunately, I still had three Jolly Green Brocolli & Cheese Sauce for Ones in the freezer at work, to take the place of the tater skins. Still got some Salmon filets, too. I'll take those out to thaw for tomorrow. Salmon and tater skins. Bacon wrapped salmon medallions?

Lunch, 4 grams and 677 calories: Four bacon-wrapped chicken medallions (0/150), broccoli (4/40), cheese (0/37).

After Lunch Snack, 2 grams and 105 calories: dukes sausage (1.5/90), 3 orange jellos (0/5).

Dinner, 4 grams and 397 calories: Two Bacon-Wrapped Beaf Medallions (0/160), broccoli (4/40), cheese (0/37).

After dinner, my blood glucose level was 104 mg/dL.

After Dinner Snack, 0 grams and 127 calories:Cheese Stick .

Total carbs today: 13.5 grams, compared to the average of 32.9. Total calories: 1686 calories, compared to the average of 1892.2.


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