Breakfast - Skip
Lunch - Meat Balls with Awesome Sauce (what I have decided to name my veggie sauce) and parmesan
Dinner - Skip
Late-Night - Meat Balls and VELVEETA (ugh)!
Gym - None, 31.0 miles total
Clean - 20/10 x3
Last night at about MIDNIGHT I realized I had forgotten to eat anything since lunch time. I had meatballs in the fridge and for some unknown reason, I thought "I wonder how those would taste in a bit of melted Velveeta?"
(For those who don't know what Velveeta is, it's an orange brick of salt-flavored petroleum jelly. Oh it SAYS it's pasteurized processed cheese food, but I know better than that)
I have the velveeta for catering, it makes a great base for Macaroni & Cheese if nothing else! penelopes_web
asked me what type of diet I'm on, and if I'm getting the results I had hoped for. And that's... complicated.
I started the Atkins Diet during it's last resurgence in the late 90's and gained a small level of fame from it by writing humor articles for CarbSmart.com. I went from 420 pounds to right around 330 before I obtained my "Goal" - finding a mate for the purpose of companionship and reproduction :) During my time writing articles for CarbSmart, I gained a nice sized bunch of "Groupies" who mercilessly flirted with me, and eventually I fell in love with one of them :)
We flew back and forth across the country to see each other, and eventually she moved here to Seattle to be with me. Once we moved in together, the diet was out the window - she had come from a very small town in Ohio and here in Seattle we have ALL THE FOODS, so I had to introduce her to GOOD Italian, GOOD Seafood, GOOD Sushi, GOOD Chinese, GOOD Pizza... even GOOD FAST FOOD! Over the course of a year or two, we both ballooned back up to our pre-Atkins weights and beyond - but we're fat and happy :)
Eventually, my darling bride discovered that the insurance I had through my work covered weight reduction surgeries and so we both got the Lap Band Surgery done, which let us both lose enough weight to remember how nice it is to buy clothes at a regular store rather than a "Big N Tall" shop. But then we started finding ways to work around the Lap Band, and our weights started climbing again. I was okay with this because, like I said, I already achieved my goal long ago... but my wife was very sad about it.
And so now what I'm doing is trying to inspire HER in to action through my own actions, and taking all my knowledge from Atkins and Lap Band and all the other dieting and nutritional information I've gathered and making my own "I'm okay with my body, I just want to feel healthy" regime.
The rules are:
- If I'm getting carbs, they're coming from veggies and/or dairy products.
- Veggies, every day.
- Exercise for as long as it's fun, not an obligation.
- Cleaning is quite a workout, so try to get in at least one 20-minute cleaning session per day.
When I started this latest round of dieting about... 3 months ago? Started on May 30th... I weighed myself then and I was at 400 pounds. I'm now down to... dang, I just weighed myself two days ago, I should remember! It's somewhere around 350, I think? I've lost more weight than I thought I had lost, I know that much...
So yeah, it's working for me!
My two "Goals" currently are to build up my stamina for Disneyland, and to "Walk To Disneyland" on the exercise machines, logging the distance traveled each day :)