Thursday, January 12, 2006

New diet, again.

I came back from St. Louis like I do every Christmas break....ready for a new diet. I had set the 3rd as my new start date since we would be traveling January 2nd. Wednesday was a staff development day and I called my wife to meet me for lunch since we had 1 1/2 hours for lunch. There was a $20 gift card burning a whole in my pockets so we met at a semi-expensive steak house. There went the calorie counting diet. I did pretty well as my wife and I shared a 6 oz. sirloin and 5 grilled shrimp with a soup and potato side. Still above my alotted calories for the day. We only ordered one entree and one kids meal and blew by our $20 card by $11 bucks with the tip include.

I then did okay on Thursday, but blew last Friday with card night. Liquid beverages probably covered my daily calorie total. Then add a light breakfast and lunch. I think I poisoned my body by eating tons of fried food as we played cards. I was so sick to my stomach Saturday that I didn't eat my donut until 3pm. Sunday wasn't too bad, but I didn't count calories.

This puts us to this week: I've done impressively well. I've taken my lunch each day. My breakfast has been around 300 calories while my lunch has been near 400. I am okay eating the same thing everyday as long as I'm on a routine. I get in trouble by suprises.

Monday the baker guy GIVES me a second banana muffie for FREE. One is 270 calories. I took it to work and gave it away. Tuesday my wife fried chicken fried steaks so I only ate 2/3 of mine. Wednesday was my "beating" day and I tried my best to blow my diet. I did eat fried food that accounted for about 700 calories. Tonight has been okay. I've dug deep into our freezer and shared 2 microwave meals with my kids. The meals without splitting would have been about 450 calories. 4 good days so far.

Friday will be another test for me. 1st of all I usually go and get a Chick Fil A chicken egg biscuit and they are about 600 calories. I am also our Friday lunch coordinator so I'll do my best to order a GRILLED chicken sandwich only. Then Friday night a friend asked me to go to a Sportsbar and I said since I was on a financial and calorie diet I could go cheap and have diet Pepsis. He didn't seem too excited about that. If you are the one looking to drink a few I guess you are looking for someone else who is ready to cut loose also. I guess I could save enough calories for a low carb, low cal beverage. But then this place has great chips and hot sauce. I want to go, but will be relieved if we don't go.

4 good days. It takes 7 repetions to start a habit!

10 comments:

Wiccachicky said...

Yea! Keep it up!! I was worried because over the holidays I ate sooooo much. I gained about 5 pounds easy, but after being back on my regular diet I dropped them pretty quick. I'm hoping when I start my regular work outs next week, and walking around campus, that I'll be able to drop another 5-10 before the wedding!

KauaiMark said...

Diet? Counting calories? and you call yourself "The MAN"?

We're gonna have to drum you out the of "The MAN Club"... :)

H0kie Erin said...

All those numbers made my head swirl. I do hope you're writing them all down. Geesh. If I actually attempted to count calories I would go off the deepend.

You know...I heard once that a glazed doughnut has the number of calories you need for an ENTIRE day. Oy vey. I've since sworn off doughnuts.

Oh, and hot stuff - like jalapenos and such are supposed to speed up your metabolism. ;)

txgrl said...

One of students brought me a bag of donut holes this morning. made my day, altho reading that comment there about the glazed donut, shesh...does that still count if i'm only eating the holes?

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to wiccachicky: If I make it 7 days of good diet and then start a mild work out regiment I'd probably see great results. I don't walk much on my campus.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to kauaimark: Hey, when I get winded bending over to tie my shoes I think I need to try something.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to hokie: A Krispy Kreme donut only has 200 calories. Less than a bagel.

EAT MORE DONUTS!

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to txgrl: When teaching in the behavior program I would not eat anything a student brought in.

Pigs said...

You did an excellent job at lunch this week! Made me look like a hog. Go MAN! Maybe you should walk laps on the days you have recess duty. I used to do that.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to pigs: I'd be happier playing kickball! Now next week I'll need to implement the treadmill into the mix. 20-30 minutes while watching TV.