Day 6 – My First Slip!

8:00 Alarm, awake.

Out of bed, morning weigh in. YAY for a lazy morning in bed checking emails and such.

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Day 5

8:00 Alarm

Out of bed, morning weigh in.

Breakfast! I didn’t want eggs and I didn’t prepare any chicken last night, so I’m having a bowl of chili and raw spinach, as well as 12oz of black coffee. Chili just seems so wrong this early in the day. I also managed to slop some all over myself, so its a change of polo shirts before I leave for my 10:30 appointment. Go me!

3:07 FINALLY some lunch! Today has just been nuts, so I’m having a chicken breast, some spinach, and some carrots. Nothing special. While eating the chicken I noticed that it had a funny taste to it, and since it wasn’t heavily seasoned, I’m wondering if it’s gone bad. It was frozen near the end of its “use by” date, then thawed and cooked today. I had the room mate’s girlfriend try it and she said it was fine, so I’ll keep it around. I didn’t finish the chicken from lunch, thinking I’ll wait to see if I see any ill effects from the half breast I ate. I’ll just up my spinach intake for this meal, and have a decent dinner.

6:09 Dinner. Just having a bowl of chili, since I’m not starving but know I need more food in my system from the light lunch.

10:30 Snack. 2lbsp of organic peanut butter. It’s amazing how different a natural food tastes over a processed food. For instance, this peanut butter’s ingredients? Roasted peanuts. Go figure. No additives, no preservatives, just the peanut. And it was so much better than any other peanut butter that I’ve ever had.

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Firehouse Chili

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. beef stew chunks, cut small (bite-size) (I used thin cut steaks for brazing)
1 can red kidney beans
1 can chili beans
1 large can stewed or cooked tomatoes (I used 2 small cans)
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 green pepper, diced

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (hot)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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Day 4

8:00 Alarm, awake.

8:15 Out of bed, morning weigh in.

9:00 Breakfast! I’m really starting to enjoy making breakfast in the morning. Today I’m having 2 whole scrambled eggs, chicken, and raw spinach. I was ATTEMPTING to make an omelette. I really need to learn how to do so, if this is going to happen. I like omlettes, and I think I could probably do that a couple times a week. Also having 12oz black coffee and about 6oz of grapefruit juice this morning.

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Day 3

7:00 Alarm, awake

7:15 Out of bed, morning weigh in.

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Day 2

9:04 Breakfast this morning was 1 whole egg and 1 egg white, scrambled with Franks Red Hot sauce, some VERY delicious chicken my room mate cooked up, some raw spinach, 12oz coffee with 1tbsp non dairy creamer and 1tsp cinnamon, and 1 glass of grapefruit juice.  Scrambled eggs are my least favorite food.  I eat eggs about 4 times a year, and that’s usually over easy with toast, so this is difficult.

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Day 1

8:00 Alarm, wake up.  I’m a little nervous going in to this that it will be harder than I anticipate.  I’m already concerned about breakfast, since I haven’t precooked anything, have no veggies chopped, and no meals prepared.  Mental note to make my cheat day the same as grocery day and batch cook day, so that I dont have these worries in the future.

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Chicken & Chili Bean Stuffed Peppers

This is one of my favorite simple recipes.  I was very excited when I realized I could use it for 4HB.
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Initial Goals

“So, what exactly are your goals, big fat fatty?”

Ultimately, I’m doing this for me.  I want to drop some pant sizes, feel a little better, and lose some of the ridiculous gut that I have.  Here are my initial goals:

  • Closer to 200 than 300 on the scale.  Ideally, I’d like to be 200, but I’d be VERY happy at the 220-225 range.
  • Back under 40″ waist pants.
  • Better understanding of what I need to avoid in the future, to keep the wight off.
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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

As with any diet/exercise routine, it has to be tailored to fit the schedule of the person working toward success.  This is no different.  I have a few advantages and a few disadvantages that I’ll need to take into account as I begin. Continue reading

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