Day 3: Wednesday, April 3, 2014 – 221.4
Down 4 pounds ever since I started. 36.4 lbs. away from my ‘ideal’ weight. This would me a BMI of 26.5, which is technically ‘overweight’ but I think below that I’d look gaunt.
Seems a far way away…sigh.
No matter. I’ve been here before. I just keep repeating to myself: ‘patience is a virtue’.
After my pure fat & caffeine breakfast, I ate mid afternoon. Two baby cucumber about 4 inches long wrapped in cheese – that’s a first for me and it wasn’t half bad – I’ll have to remember that trick.
I got a link today – how much coffee would it take to kill you? (http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/06/how-much-caffeine-would-it-take-to-kill-you/)
given my tolerance for the noble bean, I’m (probably) OK.
There’s also this tidbit:
Numerous studies have shown that moderate caffeine intake can protect you against neurodegenerative diseases. 3-5 cups per day at midlife will reduce your risk of dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s later in life. The mediating factor is thought to be the effects caffeine has on the A1 adenosine receptor site.
(Please note: the studies I agree with are always sound science. The one I don’t agree with were done by shoddy researchers.)
Before leaving work there was a Fage yogurt with EZ-Sweetz.
Home proved to be somewhat tough to navigate. First, my own plans were thrown off because my wife asked me to take the kids to class. When I got home to take them, there was leftover baked ziti that my wife had brought in. I was already going to be late for the class and had to leave without grabbing a bite to eat.
And class is next to a grocery store. So here I am, walking the aisles of a grocery store, hungry, with baked ziti at home – and my wife calls and asks me to pick up some dumplings at the very awesome Shanghainese restaurant that’s close by.
I had plenty of things to eat at home – but no plans, nothing unfrozen to cook – and the earliest I would be home would be 8:30pm.
I bought 2 pounds of ground beef and as the family dug in to the ziti and dumplings, I took the package of meat, placed it on tinfoil on the convection oven tray and with a piece of Saran wrap covering it, mashed it down into a very flat meatloaf of sorts. Then using a plastic knife, I slicked it up into 6 pieces. I put it into the convection oven with a little steak sauce and salt on top and waited 20 minutes. W
When ‘ding’ it was done, I had 3 of the burgers wrapped in cheese with the low carb ketchup – I could have lived with two, really.
I also had 2 very large glasses of the almond milk, as well as the Lindt 85% dark chocolate.
I had to put away the ziti and the extra dumplings. I resisted the temptation to have ‘just one bite’ – Hell – this is day 3! I can do better than that.
The sugar cookie was still on my nightstand from the night before.
I read with my sugar cookie until I nodded off.