Today, I weighed in at 238.1 which is a loss of 0.7 lbs. To be honest, I am a little disappointed with that number; I worked pretty hard this week. I counted every morsel of food I put in my mouth this past week. Let’s just hope it will mean a even bigger number next week
Month – March 2011
Seems like every season, I struggle with the idea of quitting the team. At the end of every season, I tell myself that this is my last season and then at the beginning of each season, I say ok, one more season.
The truth is, I love playing the game; I love, getting out there and getting dirty and most of all, I love seeing my friends every week. To be totally honest, I’m a pretty dam good first baseman if I do say so myself.
After many seasons of indecision, I have finally came to the conclusion that I will play softball as long as my body will let me or the team breaks up. I know I’m getting older and the other teams we play seem to be getting younger, but the fact is I am still a pretty decent player, I love being with my friends and if I quit now, I know a year or so from now, I will be wishing I was still playing. There will be plenty of time for me to sit in my rocking chair dreaming of games past.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
Arnold H. Glasgow
You may not know this, but one of my biggest down falls is breakfast. I love going to McDonald’s and getting a Sausage McMuffin w/ Egg or Chick-Fil-A’s chicken biscuit with cheese. Add a hash browns to that and your looking at a great way to sabotage your weight loss goals. I’ve tried everything to substitute my cravings oatmeal, cereal, fruit and yogurt….. I was still left yearning for my favorite things.
May I present to you the SFG (short fat girl) Breakfast Bagel. This work of art has finally satisfied my breakfast cravings. Here’s what’s in it:
1 Thomas’s Whole Wheat Mini Bagel
1 slice of canadian bacon
1 slice of 2% american cheese
1 serving of egg beaters
You can even spice it up a and add jalapenos and salsa for a zesty southwestern bagel.
On the Weight Watcher’s plan, you get all this for only 6 points compared to 12 points for the Sausage McMuffin or or 14 points for the chicken biscuit with cheese.
Need I say more?
We had our first Biggest Loser Temptation. I came home the other day to find a package sitting on our coffee table. The front of the box said one word WHOOPIE . Kristy and I looked at each other and figured it has to be something else. We opened the box and and to our surprise, was an entire case of Whoopie Pies from our good friends in Maine. They were unaware of our weight loss journey and out of love, sent us a case of one of our favorite treats.
Back in the day, I would polish one down immediately. This was a true test of self control. If you have ever experienced the delight of a Whoopie Pie, you would understand exactly what I’m talking about. The problem is, the suggested serving size is one half of a pie. If I only ate one half, it would equal out to 390 calories and 21 grams of fat. Unfortunately, I don’t remember ever eating half of a pie. Today however, Kristy and I decided not to immediately eat one. We picked out our favorites and put them in the freezer. The rest, we shared with our skinny friends. Because they freeze well, we can save them for special times. We can also cut them up into more reasonable portions.
Looks like we passed our first test. Thanks to Del and Mare for thinking of us. We will enjoy them for a while.
It was a good week. I didn’t get a lot of exercise in this past week, so I made sure I paid close attention to what I ate this week. I also made sure I drank a lot of water. The result of all this was a 5.4 pound loss.
It just goes to show you that if you stick to your plan, it will work. Because of being sick the past 7 days, I have not been able to get much exercise in this week either. We’ll have to see how the next weigh in goes.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to suceed, is trying one more time
Thomas A. Edison
Today was my friend Page’s birthday. To celebrate, we both broke away from the office and I took her to lunch at one the local restaurants. I ordered a portobello mushroom sandwich with roasted red peppers and provolone cheese on a whole wheat bun which was delicious by the way. The sandwich was about the size of a hamburger you would get at any restaurant. Page ordered a sandwich called the Dagwood. To her surprise, this is what Page got. The sandwich was so big, she immediately ask the waiter for a to go box to take half of it home. There was so much food on her plate, Page and I could have split that sandwich and still had leftovers.
This is why obesity is such a huge epidemic in this country. Many people would order this and eat it one sitting. Heck, back in the day, I probably would have attempted to down it all myself.
Don’t you think that instead of serving something so ridiculously big, they could make the sandwich half the size and lowered the price? I can only imagine how many calories was in that sandwich. How much food does this place waste everyday? I’m not going to go on a tie-raid over this; it’s been going on for years, but something has to change. With portions that big, our country’s obesity problem is just going to get worse.
Well, I went to the doctor today to have my knees checked out and after, several x-rays and some painful knee squeezing, I am happy to say that there’s nothing broken, crushed or ripped. Basically I have two bruised knees which can be expected when someone as heavy as I am goes crashing down concrete the way I did.
Doc says it’s going to take 6 – 8 weeks to totally heal, but I should be good as new then. In the mean time, I can only do low intensity exercises. I can swim, do the eliptical trainer, and stationary bike on low settings. So, as long as I take it easy, I can still keep up with my workouts.