Wednesday morning the scale was 229.5 and I am feeling good about the weight loss so far. Hopefully I will never see that 230 number ever again in my lifetime. Wednesday started off with my regular breakfast of a bowl of Cheerios and 2% milk with one spoon of sugar. That would be the only normal part of the day as work got in the way and I didn’t have a snack or lunch. If you are sensing a problem coming you are 100% right.
Dinner time came and I was starving and not in a mood to make dinner. I went around the corner to the pizza place and got a meatball parm hero. I also got one of those Orange Crush soda’s that were calling me yesterday. I almost died when I got on the scale after I ate (Big Mistake) and it said 231.6. Amazing how going off the plan for a minute can cause a good plan to go bad quickly. I did 5 minutes on the elliptical around midnight. I also made some fresh ice tea with new lemons and limes we picked up from the store along with about a dozen apples. I also forgot to take my vitamins today. It was just a bad day, which will happen from time to time I guess.
Thursday saw the scale at 231.4 and I am mad at myself but now that it is out of my system it is time to get back on track. Usual bowl of Cheerios. Some peanuts for a snack. Lunch brought the usual turkey/cheese/light dressing on whole wheat bun. Took a walk and did some sunset pictures and that made me very hungry. I had 2 hard boiled eggs for a snack and then made a cheeseburger for a late dinner. Does ketchup count as a vegetable? I was talking with my friend Sharon from Big City Vegan and she was asking me what vegetables I was eating. When I said none she was amazed. My taste buds are shot and I can’t tell a vegetable or fruit from a piece of cardboard. That is why I don’t eat them. No taste = no value to me, at least that is what I have been doing for about 25 years.
Friday morning I got on the scale and it said 228.8. I was surprised with that number. For breakfast I had my usual Cheerios but I was out of 2% milk so I had to use regular instead. Did some early morning elliptical for 17 minutes and burned 143 calories. Think that is a new record for me. There is nothing better than having the workout machine nearby and be able to do it when I feel like it. Got another email on the Fuji bike search and another one that has too large a frame, getting disappointed but know that there will be the right one listed on EBay or Craigslist soon. It is just a matter of time which I feel is slipping away with the summer but I know once I get one I will ride it unless we get 6 inches of snow.
Lunchtime I went to the store to buy whole wheat rolls and 2% milk since I was out. I really wanted a hero but I held my ground and came home and made a turkey sandwich on whole wheat rolls. These rolls that I am using are very tasty and made by Arnold. Only 100 calories which is a nice even number for me to figure in my calorie intake every day. I can see these already helping me drop a few pounds and will become a part of everyday life. I love the way they taste so that is a bonus. After my sandwich I had the last hard boiled egg that was left in the fridge.
For dinner I went up to the store and talked to the butcher a little bit. He told me yesterday when I was there that he had a fish sandwich for lunch and as he was explaining it I knew I would be back to get one and today was the day. Not the healthiest of fish because it was a filet in the deep fryer. I had him make it the same way he made his yesterday. It was wrapped in a pita flat bread with fresh mozzarella, bruschetta and lettuce. It was very good but I don’t see me having this every week, maybe every other week. It was a nice light dinner. About an hour later I got hungry and had a fruit bar. I picked them up the other day and they are 100 calories. I took a walk and took some sunset pictures which I am sure burned a few calories. Here is a picture of the sun setting over Jamaica Bay.
Later in the night Debbie wanted cookies so I went to the store and of course the cookies were right next to the ice cream. I looked in and saw these little ice cream bars. They were kind of like a Klondike bar and they were calling my name. I picked up two, one for Debbie and one for me. Debbie took one bite and didn’t like hers so it became mine. The other one went into the freezer for another day. After eating the ice cream I did 7 minutes on the elliptical. Two workouts for the day for 24 minutes.
Saturday morning scale said 229.8 I guess that ice cream and the workouts canceled each other out. I am a little discouraged as my weight is almost the same as it was when I started. Guess weighing myself every morning is just driving me a little crazy. I only care about weigh ins on Sunday morning though as that is my end of the week official weigh in time. For breakfast I had a bowl of Cheerios with the 1% milk I bought yesterday and I ate a banana too. I know what you are thinking, Vinny had fruit and vegetables in the same week. That is a new thing unless you count ketchup and fruit loops as a vegetable and fruit lol.
There is a new auction up for a black Fuji Allegro on EBay and it is only starting at really low. It is the color I want but I will have to change the brakes on it asap as I don’t like the ones that are on it. I have a strange feeling that this will be my bike. It is a two day auction that ends Monday so hopefully I will win the auction and have the bike I want. Odds are I will over bid just to get it over and done with.
My Saturday snack was half a banana and for lunch it was just a grape jelly on whole wheat. I wasn’t really hungry but knew I had to eat something before I went out shooting pictures. That walk ended up being almost 4 miles when I was done. I was exhausted when I got home, I knew I had to drink something and eat something. We ordered Italian as usual but I ordered a Ceaser Salad as a side dish with my veal parmesan diner. I ate half the salad and saved the rest for my Sunday snack.
Sunday morning the scale said 229.0 – Lost a pound for the week.