P D E – Day 60 or Restart Day 3

Well for the last 60 days I’ve been sort of doing the Potato Dieting of course as mentioned in previous entries, I took about 16 days off and then piddled around and finally on Monday I got serious about getting back on the diet.

So let’s just say that on Monday, 12/5/16 I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 201.8 which means that yes my weight went up from the day before but that was okay because I had pizza and mixed drinks.

Then on 12/6/16, which was day 2 of the restart (weigh-ins) are in the morning so this shows what happened after just one day of dieting.  I stepped up on the scale and saw that my weight was 201.4 which of course means that I lost 0.4 pounds.  Now that isn’t very much but I figure it was better than gaining weight.

Today on RS day 3, I got on the scale and it showed 200.3 pounds.  This means that I lost 1.1 pounds.  I figure that is a pretty good amount considering I’m no longer losing just water weight.

I wish I could more faster but since it is a loss and not a gain I figure that to be a positive thing.  Now I only wish that I could figure out where time is slipping away to because I would sure like to catch it.  The best thing so far is that being back on the potato diet has allowed me to slip into a deeper sleep which means that my stomach isn’t upset and I’m not woken up at all hours of the night by a new rooster in the area that is crowing all night long.  I mean come on, when does that stupid bird sleep???  Yes I hear it crowing all throughout the day too.  Knowing my luck, it probably sleeps when I’m at work.

I’m having to retrain myself on how to drink water because if I chug too much water at one time I get quite an upset stomach which is not a good thing to feel at work.  So I’m having to do concentrate on how frequently and how much water I drink each time.

Was very excited last night because finally I was able to pull a good espresso shot out of my Handpresso espresso machine (hand pump machine).  I’ve been trying it previously but was never quite on the money, but I did a change in the grind of the coffee beans and that seems to be doing the trick…so far.  So I’ve been spoiling myself a little bit along the way.

A prime example is that I really splurged a bit at breakfast.  I heated up one of the pre-formed hash brown patty in the pan, heated up the turkey sausage patty and then nuked my mini organic pancakes.  I know, I fell down when it came to pancakes.  I’ve been wanting them so much lately that I finally gave in and bought a box at the grocery store the other night and finally had them for breakfast.  I tried to use the maple syrup but it had something weird in it so I tossed it and went back to the high fructose pancake syrup and used that sparingly on my pancakes.  Oh my god, I had forgotten how good that can taste.  It was wonderful to taste all of it and I was so happy to have enjoyed it for breakfast.  I figure if I’m going to cheat then doing it in the morning is the best time to do this.

So imagine my shock at seeing that I had lost just over a pound especially after having that in the morning.  Oh and my appetite has returned and last night I had potatoes late in the evening.  Earlier I had boiled some potatoes and took some to work and was even worse by having potato salad.  I mixed 2 tablespoons of may, a good squirt of yellow/honey mustard/whole grain mustard into the bowl of cold boiled potatoes and it tasted great.  So that was my late night snack after I got home and then I also fixed myself a White Russian drink and was wide awake for about 30 minutes.  Sleep hit me like a sledge hammer and I thankfully crawled into bed.

Of course it helps that it is cold because it really helps me to sleep along with having a good diet.  So my lesson is if I’m going to add things into my diet for the day to do it early because this will allow my body some time to try and work it off.

I still keep on promising myself that I’m going to get out there and do light trike rides or that I’m going to start walking and even had hopes of walking at the zoo.  Unfortunately as I stated before, I’ve greased my fingers because time keeps on slipping through my fingers.

Now I’ve added potato salad or at least my version of potato salad to the diet plan and so far so good.

Oh a few girls at work have asked if I went back to eating potatoes because they saw me eating my warmed up boiled potatoes and I told them yes.  They said they could never do anything like that and started talking about how it was too hard for them to stay on a diet.  The most any of the ladies need to lose is maybe 10-20 at the maximum where I have 70.3 pounds to go.  I told them it was mostly a mental thing because I ate them plain and lived and was very successful.  I realize that I now need to cut down on the amount of salt I put on my potatoes so I’ll start using my white pepper to help season them.  Sorry not a black pepper fan, I’ll stick to white pepper.

Wow, I had gone off on a tangent for a time but don’t worry, I’ll spare you the pain of reading it.  So this is looking good and so far I’m in good spirits as I do this major restart.  I have until the end of the month to get to 190.0 which means I will need to focus on what I eat.  I would like to weigh less but that won’t happen unless I keep thinking of how positive this diet makes me feel.  Oh wait a minute, I’m already thinking this way.

So I’m outta here for now.

 

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P D E – 25 Pounds Slimmer

Okay just as the title suggests, I finally hit a magic number in my books which is the loss of 25 pounds.  The last time I was able to lose this much weight was back in 1984 when I lost 30 pounds in 3 months which was about 90 days.  However, after only 41 days of dieting and having cheat meals or eating things I shouldn’t really eat while trying to lose weight, guess what, I lost 25 pounds.

The only way I lost the weight back in 1984 was by extreme exercising.  This was when I first started jogging and was doing HIIT jogging for 2 miles.  But that took me 3 months to lose that 30 pounds and I wasn’t eating very much because I was jogging at least 5-6 days a week.  However, there is one thing to also remember, I only needed to lose 30 pounds.  Yes I know this means that I only have 65 more pounds to lose and yes this is only a little of 1/4 of the way to go but I don’t care.

Sure I wanted to be able to brag that I had lost a whole lot of weight before Thanksgiving and actually I have lost a lot of weight, but I guess with so much more to go this is just a stepping stone for me to continue my dieting ways….after Thanksgiving.

Now to catch up with things.  When last I posted, it was day 38 but now it is time to pick up where I left off.  I saw a loss of 0.6 pounds and was happy about this because it mean that I only had 1.4 pounds to lose before Thanksgiving which was my set date to allow myself to cheat.

Wait…don’t believe that line.  I’ve been lightly cheating most of the time.  By cheating I don’t mean going out and eating a four course meal, I mean including a few things in my normal eating pattern.  There are two reasons why I’ve been doing this with the first being that I’ve been craving protein…a lot of protein and decided to include it in my diet.  Also by allowing myself to cheat a bit here and there, such as having a sausage link or a couple of slices of bacon or even a scrambled egg sandwich, it is introducing some more protein into my system.

It would be horrible for me to suddenly allow myself to pig out during Thanksgiving only to lose it from one end or the other.  I have actually been learning a few lessons as I’ve been allowing myself to cheat and one of the most important lessons that I’ve come away with is not to over eat.  My body pretty much limits me to what I can eat and lets me know in oh so unpleasant way that it will not allow this to happen.

But I digress.  So back to day 39 and my activity.  I did add a piece of bacon in while pouring picante sauce on my potatoes, like I said I found that I need a little bit more than just potatoes now and again.  I’m trying to keep the cheating times to my first meal which just happens to be close to noon time when most people eat lunch.  I seldom eat breakfast because I’m usually not very hungry so it works out okay for me.

Now onto day 40.  Oh wait, I forgot to mention that when I got home after work on day 39, I was really hungry but I hadn’t prepared any potatoes, figuring I would do that in the morning and I really didn’t want to nuke a whole potato and eat it, so I broke down and scrambled me a couple of eggs and made a sandwich.  Oh my god, it tasted so good and I was really craving the protein.  Now back to day 40.

So on day 40 imagine my shock when I notice that I had lost 0.6 pounds, even after I had that late night sandwich.  I was over the moon, this mean that between now and next Thursday I only had 0.8 pounds to lose to reach another of my personal minor goals.  I know I’m just pushing my luck but my body has been craving a bit more.  I’m still struggling to try and make myself drink more water because I know that water can break you out of a plateau and I’m just so afraid that this is what is going to happen to me.

Despite the night time temperatures warming up a bit, I’ve been able to sleep pretty well which is also one of the biggest benefits that I’ve felt since starting this diet.

Wow, sorry I had gotten off on a tangent but spared you from having to read my rantings.  So I’m sleeping so much better and maybe it is because my body is burning off some of the stored fat I’ve been carrying around for so long.  I’m going to have to see about buying some of my essential oils and try using a solution they suggest to tighten sagging skin but it is going to come at a cost.  Not all of the oils are cheap, most of them are a little expensive so I’m going to at least try them because as I continue to lose weight I don’t want a lot of baggy, saggy skin.  Hey, I’m on a good run with this diet of potatoes so I’m going to keep with it.

Well now here we are at day 41 and I’ve managed to lose 25 pounds.  It really is a big deal especially seeing how long it took me to lose these last 5 pounds.  I mean I went from losing 20 pounds in 19 days to it taking me 41 days to lose 25.

Maybe if I had stayed true and not added salt, picante sauce or allowed myself to have cheat days or cheat meals then I could have lost more weight in less time.  The thing is that although I’ve gained a few pounds between day 20 and 41 and lost some of it, most of the time I’ve been below 200 pounds.  This is really a milestone and a very happy thing for me.  I’m not worried about as much about my cheat days as I was when I took my first cheat day of eating because thankfully I’ve not gained 5 pounds in one day back from cheating.  I know that sounds weird, but just trust me when I say I’m still happy with my loss, no matter how long it took me to obtain the loss.

Oh, wait….I forgot to tell you something kind of important.  Last weekend, when I was taking a cheat day, I tried my Aero Press to make espresso and tried to use my hand mixer for whipping the cream but in case you didn’t remember, that didn’t work out so well.  On day 40 I got my milk frother in from Amazon.  See I lost the top to my last frother and so I haven’t been able to make my version of steamed milk.  So I got on Amazon and ordered a milk frother and got it on day 40.  Guess what, Yes you guessed it, I made some coffee and frothed the milk.  It was good but I used the regular amount of coffee in a small cup and so I didn’t use very much milk, I mean very much heavy whipping cream.  I thought that because the cream was old and a little past the due date, it might have caused my body to act like I had taken a laxative and that was probably why I didn’t gain so much weight from eating a Schlotzsky’s sandwich.

So on day 40 I made a second cup of coffee and had frothed cream in the second cup and things were okay, which means no laxative feeling.

Then on day 41 I decided to use my espresso Kona coffee beans and made a coffee, using the regular amount of water and beans only I put it in a latte cup.  Oh yeah and I warmed and frothed the heavy cream like I did yesterday.  Oh then I was very bad and decided that I wanted a sandwich so I made a sliced turkey sandwich, you know like the luncheon meat you buy in a package and put mayo on whole wheat bread, which I enjoyed with my special coffee.

MISTAKE!!  I don’t know if it was the large amount of espresso or the amount of frothed cream, personally I think it was a combo of the two that worked on a laxative on me.  Last time it wasn’t an issue but today it actually is an issue because I’m at work and today my work partner is filling in at another station.  I basically said too bad because when mother nature rings that bell you had better respond.  So I responded and am still doing it but at least I think most everything is already out of my system.

Oh and just in case you missed the hint, I had a light case of diarrhea which is not the easiest thing to deal with at work.

But onto something brighter, I’ve lost 25 pounds and I’m looking forward to having my baked potato tonight for dinner and drinking a lot of water.  I still want to lose some weight before Thanksgiving and so this is a quick effort to try and lose even more so I won’t freak out so much after Thanksgiving.

Things are looking better and brighter for my Thanksgiving holidays although we still have a lot of cooking/baking to do, but I’ll be doing them carrying less weight around.  Hope you weekend is good and I thank you for hanging tough with me through this mess.

P D E – Days 36-38

Well this will bring me up to today because this is day 38 of eating potatoes for me.  I will say this much, I’ve been cheating a little bit here and there but I felt like my body needed it.  For example, there has been some sausage in the meat drawer and I’ve been craving it so on Day 36 and today on Day 38 I had some of the sausage and it really, really tasted good.

Okay so let me get busy and let you know that on Day 36, which was the day after I spent the night sitting on my throne, I ended up gaining 0.2 pounds, bringing my weight to 196.5.  Not happy about the gain but it could be worse.  Oh yeah I decided to try couscous and it tasted good but would have tasted better with butter.  Oh wait a minute, I put a touch of butter in it and then it really tasted good.

Day 37 was when most everything caught up with me.  Remember me saying I had sausage on day 36, well I had some and then I didn’t drink very much water, maybe 50 oz of water and then I ate really late because I was hungry.  Well I stepped up on the scale on Day 37 and my weight had climbed, I now weighted 197.7 pounds, which means that I gained 0.8 pounds.  When I look at it this way, it doesn’t seem like too much but the fact that it changed from 196 to 197, that is what really made me disappointed with what I had done.  I couldn’t help it, I had some couscous earlier in the day and only wished I had cooked it better, it tasted all starchy which will keep my from eating much more of it.

Now onto Day 38.  I had been doing very good, I ate late and only added a touch of picante sauce to my potatoes I ate late in the night but all it seemed to do was give me lots of gas.  I stepped up on the scale disappointed that my morning  weigh in because all I did was have a lot of gas in my system.  However, it was time to step up on the scale and I saw that I lost 0.7 pounds.  Yep, I got down to 197.0 pounds which really isn’t too bad.

Then it dawned on me, I had lost a total of 23 pounds which means that I’ve lost 1/4 of the total weight I would like to lose for my final goal.  That’s not too bad.  Of course it probably won’t help that I had the last sausage link earlier today nor the fact that I think I’m putting too much salt on my potatoes and not drinking nearly enough water, but I’m going to have to address this issue tomorrow.  Today I’m feeling kind of funky and not really ready to do too much except try to increase my water intake just a tad tonight.

I now have 1/4 of my goal accomplished but I have so much more to lose.  I hope that I can do this quickly but I guess the only way to lose it quickly would be cut out the salt and increase the water and stop having cheat days.  However, for me having the cheat days helps because when I see what happens on my cheat days, it inspires me to return to my potatoes so I can drop more weight.

I would love to come into work in a pair of pants that don’t have stretch in the waistband and I can tuck my shirt in without worrying about how much my big belly sticks out.  That is a long ways away but I hope to shorten the time by eating and drinking right.

I’ll catch you later and hopefully you can see by what I’ve accomplished so far, it is possible to lose the weight and how easy it is to return to dieting again with potatoes.  I think I need those cheat days to renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on losing.

Good Luck if you try this diet, I’m sure you’ll be successful.

P D E – Starting 2nd Month (Day 32)

Okay so as the title states, this is beginning of the second month of my Potato Diet Experiment and I must say that I’m off to a pretty good start.  I stepped up on the scale this morning and found that I had loss 1.1 pounds.  Hey that is pretty good considering in the past few days it has only been tenths of a pound, so yes I’m happy for this loss because now I can say that I’ve lost 23 pounds in 31 days.

But enough about last month, this is a new month and I can already see that it is going to be a problem.  So why do I believe it will be a problem, well Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away and that means that I will have to help fix all of the dinner so all we have to do on that day is heat up things.

I’m hoping that my family gets there early enough so we can all sit down together and have a meal rather than me run out the door wishing them a good Thanksgiving on my way to work.  Now don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoy working the holidays and I get to use them at another time throughout the year or get paid for them at the end of the year.  Like today, I had about 33 hours of unused personal and holiday pay coming to me so that is a nice bonus but I need to build up my vacation hours because I keep on having a feeling that something is coming down the road and I will need to use almost all of my time.

Exactly what I might have to use those many hours for I’m not quite sure and since I haven’t been in trouble at work and losing any vacation time, I need to make sure the time is there just in case.  I wish I could figure out what or why I keep on having that feeling but I think I will be needing it in the next year.  I hope not because I want to be a vacation hour hoarder….LOL.  Sorry I think that just sounds funny.  Oh wait, losing my way again.

I think one of the reasons that I was able to lose that amount of weight was because of the amount of water that I took in yesterday.  I had close to 90 oz of water, but not quite there but it was a dramatic increase from what I had been drinking for the last week or so.  I’ve noticed that since I’ve been on this diet I don’t seem to be quite as thirsty but then again it could all be in my head, more than likely it is and that is why the slow down in weight loss.

Back on track, I’m trying to stay focused on the amount of water I’m drinking and I think that is going to make a difference.  I’ve read information on increasing your water intake when you get stuck at a particular weight and it can help you over the hump and put you back on track to losing.  So now I’m going to be doing this so I can get past this small hump and get my body back into the losing mode.

One think I didn’t realize was that I had been forgetting to take my BP medication, one because the pill that I should take the NP (Nurse Practitioner) will not renew the Rx unless I come in and see her and I really don’t think we have much to talk about.  I don’t trust her since I told her I was not going to have a certain test done and what does she doe, she signs me up for the test, so I paid $50 to see this specialist only to have me tell her that I’m not doing the test.

So I’m going to take the too powerful pill and hope that taking it every other day will bring my BP back under control.  It had been working for the first couple of weeks doing it that way but I tend to forget things and taking my meds is just one of the things I forget.  Please I know how important it is to take it but I just forget, so I’m going to try and remember to take it again on Saturday since I took the strong pill because I remember that being a little bit calmer during the first week and things didn’t bother me as much and maybe it was because of the medicine.

But then again things have gotten a lot more stressful at work especially with the holidays.  So besides my regular tasks I have to help people sign up for a Christmas assistance program and I would say my phone calls have doubled and I keep explaining things over and over again and then they come into my station and don’t have what they need and try begging and using stories but last time I allowed it, I got a lecture about sticking to the rules.  Sometimes I really hate my job around the winter holidays, because the Christmas assistance program.

Wow, I got stressed just talking about it so I had to push back from the desk and take a couple of deep breaths.  Come on BP meds, work good and work fast.

Getting back on topic of PDE, I realize that I ate my meals within a 6-7 hours and so I’m going to try and keep it the same today.  Now I will admit that I had a little bit of tummy rumble but instead of eating I drank more water and that worked kind of well.  I say kind of well because I woke up twice last night needed to use the facilities.  But hey if it works then I’m all for it.  But I made sure I really ate quite well when I did eat.  So now it is time for me to eat so I’ll wrap this up.  So Yay!! I lost 32 pounds in 31 days.

P D E – Day 31

Yippy, and Finally….it only took 30 days for me to finally lose a full 22 pounds.  Yeah I know it was only 0.5 pounds from yesterday but considering lately I’ve only been losing 0.2 or 0.3 pounds, I’ll take the 1/2 pound loss.

I’m hoping this won’t come back to slow me down but I added 1/2 tablespoon of picante sauce to my baked potato which I had for lunch.  Usually I need a little something extra but today I guess it was the 1/2 pound loss that made me decide that was enough for me.  Now I must admit that last night as I ate my dinner, I added some salt onto my mashed potatoes that were inside semi-crunch potato skins.  The skins were only semi-crunchy because they were not freshly cooked but left over from lunch but warming them up sure helped a lot.  I filled up also with boiled potatoes with some salt and drank water but not nearly enough water.

Today I went to the grocery store and actually bought baking potatoes and had one of those for lunch which helped filled me up since I was starving.  I’m hoping that I can dramatically increase my water intake and that will help me continue to lose weight.

I’m having a hard time trying to read more about the Bulletproof Diet because I learned that it really isn’t much different from Primal Blueprint.  I think I would rather stay with Primal once I finish my PDE, but that is a long way off….68 more pounds to be specific so I guess for now I’ll not worry about it.

I’m looking at the calendar and seeing that Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks so I need to concentrate on losing as much weight as possible because the truth is I’m going to be eating the normal Thanksgiving feast.  However, two years ago while I was dropping off my mother in his city so my sister-in-law and my mother could go to South Africa, my brother made a comment my possibly being diabetic because I was so fat and he asked me if I’ve ever tried to lose any weight because I was too fat.

Oh gee, did he think that I didn’t look in a mirror and see my weight?  I have yet to return to my brother’s house, it is my way of not wanting to listen to him giving unwanted or unsolicited advice.  I now try to limit my contact with my brother because I really don’t need to be lectured AGAIN about my weight because I wake up each morning wishing I could figure out the best means to lose the weight.  So here we go, he is coming over for Thanksgiving because they are going to South Africa for Christmas to be with their daughters, so once again the Thanksgiving responsibility has fallen into our lap, my mothers and mine.  Oh yippy, skippy, can you see how overjoyed I am.

There is one lucky thing though, I get to leave shortly after we eat our Thanksgiving lunch and yes we make it lunch time because I have to go to work.  Well I could call in and there are enough people working to work for me but they are all making plans to do things at their station with the people they work with, so I won’t ruin their time.  Besides, it will take me away from even more temptation.

However, like a fool I asked for the next day off but my other brothers will be there too so I will be limited my interactions.  Oh so since my other brothers will be in town, this means that we’re probably going to go out and have dinner somewhere else because we probably won’t be eating turkey two days in a row…or maybe we will.  Either way, I want to be able to wear some of my older clothes that can show that I have lost some weight.

Although 22 pounds is a good amount, I would love for it to be 25 or more which would be good but in order for that to happen I’m going to have to drink a lot more water and maybe try to limit the time in which I eat.  Now don’t get me wrong, I would like to yes show off my weight gain, but I really just want to feel better about myself and not cringe every time I look in a full length mirror.  Besides I would love the idea of being able to cosplay, not that I think I will be able to make the costume I desire in time but it would be nice to be able to do something like that.

Now where was I…oh yeah, losing weight.

So maybe I’m getting back on track but I guess I won’t really know until I weigh in tomorrow.  I know I shouldn’t stress because it also puts on the pounds but my friend is losing weight fast and pretty soon she will leave me behind in the dust in the weight loss area and I was the one who encouraged her to try this.

Oh but wait, you remember how I said in one of my earlier posts about one of my friends texting me at 0400 hrs, well my massage therapist had asked what I was doing to lose weight and I told him about it but didn’t have enough facts so I suggested he read a book called Potato Hack so at 0700hrs he texted me, waking me up to tell me he read the book in one day.  I hate waking up before I have too and especially this morning because the rain kept on dripping on my window A/C unit and it was okay if it was a constant drip pattern but it would be erratic once in a while and would wake me up because they must have been big heavy drops.  So didn’t get much sleep and right now I think I could probably sleep at least 8 hours.

I’m going to have to learn not to leave my message alert on when I go to bed, maybe then I won’t risk being woken up too early.  So maybe now that I loss 1/2 pound in one day maybe I can lose another 1/2 or more.  Personally, I keep on trying and hoping for a bigger weight loss but I won’t know anything until tomorrow.  So it’s potato skins with mashed potatoes and boiled potatoes on the menu for tonight’s dinner.  Now doesn’t that sound yummy!!  It sounds yummy since that is all I had time to prepare and have to eat.  I’ll probably have some coffee when I get home.  I found that if I drink my black coffee, I can go to sleep shortly after where it used to weigh too heavily on my tummy when I used to add the ‘stuff’ in it, but plain black seems to be okay for now.  Shit, I’m getting used to black coffee….bummer.

P D E – Day 18

Yes I know, you’re wondering what the heck happened to day 17, well I’m just going to incorporate it into this day’s ranting.  Guess I should start out by saying I stepped on the scale and was a little sad but only a little.  I still lost weight, only it was 0.8 pounds, which isn’t much but it is a loss.  So today on day 18 I stepped up on the scale and the weight loss was even less, it was only 0.4 pounds lost.

So it appears that when I took my big cheat day back on day 6, it snapped my lucky losing streak and my weight loss has never been as good since that time.  If only I would have known, then I wouldn’t have taken that cheat day but it did show me something, it showed me that if I could have ever made bad choices for food, I made it on that day.

Today after getting color renewed in my hair, I tried my cold brew coffee and I had used espresso coffee like someone had suggested, but I should have ignored them and followed my own lead by using regular coffee.  It was really strong and since I’m still drinking my coffee black, it was rough on the system and I only ended up drinking 1/4 cup of it.  So I made my regular coffee but I was so busy trying to get things set up for my dinner at work that my coffee had grown cold.

Of course I could have nuked it to warm it up but I live in an old house and none of the wiring has been redone so microwave plus coffee maker plus my airfryer and my television are all on the same circuit which would have tripped the breaker and it takes forever to get things up and running so I just drank my cool cup of regular coffee.

Yesterday I decided to experiment and create some steak fries in my airfryer because it doesn’t use any oil.  It took a little bit longer to cook them and then I had a problem with some of the thicker fries not being fully cooked and since I cut them, I’m blaming me for cutting them too thick on some of the fries.

Now today, I got out my madoline slicer and put the french fries blades on and after I finally remembered how to use the device and so I made quick work of the two potatoes I had washed.  Had to put the waiting french fries in cold water while I cooked some of the fries in the airfryer.  So you’re probably wondering why in the heck was I doing this?

Yesterday we ate some of the thinner french fries that I airfried and they were crunchy,… of course they needed salt but I had them without salt.  So today once I cooked them, the fries came out much crunchier so I took a bag of french fries with me, made some boiled potatoes and made some mashed potatoes.  So I’m set for dinner tonight, day 18 because on day 17 I didn’t take much for dinner.

Big drum roll please…so I took my boiled potatoes and since they had been in the fridge here at work, I only warmed them so they were room temperature and I found that they are not too bad to eat and that I can eat room temp boiled potatoes.

Now you’re probably wondering why this is important enough for me to write about, it is because the odds are not in my favor to be 200 pounds by tomorrow morning, so after talking with my hair stylist, she convinced me that I should stick to my potatoes and to prepare the potatoes just before I leave for the convention and then carry them in my bag while at the convention so if I get hungry I can eat a potato rather than having bad pizza, horrible convention hot dogs/hamburgers, stale chip nachos or overpriced water and sodas.  Instead I plan on bringing a bag of boiled potatoes and carrying in a collapsible water bottle so it can be refilled as many times as possible at water fountain.

You know, today is a really crappy day at work because all I have had are whiners and people who heaven knows how they even reached adulthood because they are all acting like crying babies.  As of this writing I only have 3 1/2 hours until I get off and can escape to my convention the next day.  Come on 11pm, you can’t get her quick enough.

Well I’m out of here before I pull my hair out after talking with people who should not have been allowed to have children because they never matured into adulthood.  Hey I understanding being young at heart but when they seem to digress back to teenage years, then I give up.  Thank goodness it is my Friday and on the real Friday I’ll be at the Con.

So I’m gone and time to do a stroll in the station to try and relax.

 

 

P D E – Day 10

So got some good rest but was feeling a bit anxious about my weigh-in, so let me just get it over with and tell you I lost 1.1 pounds.  I was a bit disappointed but then I had to mentally slap myself (if I would have done it in real life I would have probably hit myself too hard) and remind myself that it was a loss and that it can always be a big loss and to enjoy the fact it wasn’t a gain.  Keeping that in mind, I see that I’m only 9/10ths of a pound from getting back down to the weight I was last Saturday which was day 6 and my poorly chosen food selection day (cheat day).

Perhaps it would have been better if I had not taken a cheat day but I did and that is pounds on the body and time to get past it.  I’m still trying but I guess until I see the scale hit 207 or lower than I really won’t be excited.

 

Well last night’s experiment into making potato tortillas was interesting but since today was grocery shopping day I was able to return my russet potatoes that were still green on the inside and then pick up some other potatoes.  So I stepped up on the scale and little late but saw that the weight had not fluctuated so this was a good thing.

Back into the kitchen I went to try my hand at potato tortillas again only this time I would roll them out a bit thinner or at least I tried.  Turned out they stuck to everything which meant I needed to add more starch but time was now getting away from me…again.  So I made up some, nuked some potatoes and mashed a few others for my dinner tonight.

The tortillas still were a bit gummy on the inside but tasty but I’ve been kind of bad today and have used Kosher salt on a few things such as tortillas and when I mixed the hash browns into my mashed potatoes at work.  I got to pretend that the hash browns were really little pieces of cheese and it was a wonderful way to mix up the textures.  So this is something that I will probably do again.

On the way to work I ran by the grocery store and bought a ‘Reduce’ insulated mug and made a mad dash for work.  I cleaned out the mug and then filled my 32oz mug with cold water but since it had been in the car for a bit I figured it wouldn’t be that cold so I added some ice into my water.

BRAIN FREEZE

To make it even worse, it hit when I was on the phone talking.  So what I’m saying is my mug keeps the water darn cold and the lid has closure spots for straw/sip openings so I can keep out annoying bugs we can’t seem to get rid of at work.  The ice is still there but I’m working it down with the constant open and close and refilling the mug.  I like my new mug.

Today is going so much better than my WUOWSOB (wake up on wrong side of bed) day yesterday and things are getting a little bit better.  Nah, it is much better today and I’m glad that I’m still losing weight.  I’m grasping for that silver lining and holding on with both hands.

 

If I’m lucky tomorrow when I step on the scale it will show me to be down to the weight I was last Saturday morning, I would hate to think I’ve slowed so much on losing weight.  Needless to say I don’t think I’m up for any cheat day any time soon.