CURRENT PROGRESS: 17.2 pounds lost in 34 days.
That’s at a rate of .5058 pounds per day.
Projected weight loss over 180 days = 91.05 pounds.
Starting weight on July 5, 2017, was 281.2 pounds.
Day Twenty-nine: August 8, 2017 – This morning’s Weigh-in was 263.6 pounds and that’s a loss of 3.0 pounds since August 3.
It’s been five days since my last post. I’ve been very busily working around the house moving from room to room, preparing for my mother’s inevitable move-in with us this coming Sunday evening. I’m eating the same as I have been. I wanted to touch on something that was not really illuminating but a confirmation of something I considered to be true, but without direct proof. Last week, my wife had an event to attend hosted by her employer, so she wasn’t going to be coming home for dinner.
I’d have been craving pasta and pizza and cheese and bread and all those yummy foods. I think this was Thursday night. In a previous blog, I had mentioned we had a cheat-night that consisted of Fettuccini with a red sauce, cheesy garlic bread and lots of cheese. We didn’t eat all of that food that night and I had frozen the leftovers in our deep freezer. Last week, with my wife out of the house I decided to have those left overs. Two weeks earlier, I’d eaten this exact meal, and it made me feel ill. I spent the next twenty-four hours or more feeling like I’d been kicked in the gut and been dragged behind a horse for a few miles.
Having not ever been dragged behind a horse I’m speculating, but I’d pretty sure that tired and roughed up is how that would feel, minus the obvious physical injuries. Last Thursday night after having those leftovers. I only ate about a quarter of it, I started feeling tired and ultimately I feel asleep on the couch on and off for over two hours. The pasta and bread did a number on me and the fat from the cheese was heavy in my gut. I really ended that day saying never again. I wasn’t shocked or surprised, but I was taken aback by how quickly the sleepiness hit me and how long it lasted. I was still nibbling when I got sleepy.
The moral of this story or experiment if you like, is that carbs and fats make you sleepy and sluggish and make me feel awful for a full day and a half. I think things might be different in the afternoon and if I have physical activities to burn those carbs and use that fat. SO the next time I decide to cheat, it will most likely be a pizza, home-made, and I’ll be prepared to do some serious physical labor to offset the insulin resealed.