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Public Humiliation Diet ~ Round 2, Day 22! WTF??

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Well so much for the no smoking thing! I failed at that rather quickly. Made it 3 days and then failed miserably! I’m gonna try again here soon, just gotta stick to it. I think instead of just quitting altogether, I’m gonna wean myself off over a week or two.

See, when I stopped smoking I became incredibly hungry, all the fucking time. I’d be snacking constantly at work: fishy crackers, pretzels or peanuts… all freakin’ day!

I refuse to use “stop smoking aids” like nicotine gum or patches, ’cause the damn nicotine remains in your system throughout the process. Last time I quit somewhat successfully (for an entire year!), I relied merely on Stride gum to snuff out the cravings. That will be the plan next time around! Soon folks!

OH! Like I said I was gonna do, I renewed my gym membership so I could go up there with my oldest daughter, Alexis, and start working out! Been there 5 times since last Saturday and I fuckin’ love it! We’ve got three specific workouts we do. Biceps/back, shoulders/legs and triceps/chest! That’s our minimum for 3 days a week. Alexis made me do some ab and oblique work and holy shit am I weak in the midsection! I told her that’s obviously where I need the most help! I don’t believe I’ve seen my abs since I was 13. Be nice to eventually see them after all these years!

I know… ya ain’t gonna see your abs unless ya do a shit ton of cardio. I’m working on that, too, folks! I’ve been on that damn treadmill every day since we last spoke; anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes a day!

Cardio is brutally boring! Just stare at the wall or the treadmill display while working out! I guess I could get outside and run so there’s some scenery, but fuck that! I spent $1300 on a treadmill and I’m gonna get my money’s worth out of it! I picked up a little 19″ TV and hung it up on the wall in front of the treadmill today! BOOM: Scenery! I can now go for hours on that thing while watching TV!

As far as weight loss goes, I’ve gone backwards folks! Last week I weighed in at 202 pounds and was hoping to be under the 200 mark this week but NOPE!

After a week and a half of cardio, weightlifting, work, chicken breasts, protein shakes and turkey sandwiches on 12 grain bread I weighed in at 206 pounds this morning. I GAINED 4 pounds while hoping to lose. What the fuck? There’s no way I gained that much muscle after only 5 trips to the gym!

Whatever! I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve been doing and I have to imagine the weight will come off eventually!

Related Posts:

Day 12 ~ 202 Lbs.
Reboot ~ 210 Lbs.
Day 298 ~ 173 Lbs. Mission Accomplished!
Day 235 ~ 182 Lbs.
Day 192 ~ 187 Lbs.
Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Round 2, Day 12!

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Damn it’s hard to get on that treadmill, especially after it starts going! Honestly, I’ve only been on it 3 times since I started this “get in shape” thing and I’m up to a pretty brisk walk; uphill, however!

My oldest daughter is inspiring me quite a bit. See, she plays rugby and it’s conditioning time for her to get ready for the season. One night, she got on the treadmill and ran what appeared to be a pretty effortless 10 minute mile. I said, “I’m gonna try that tomorrow!” Her response? “Good luck with that…”

The following night, she upped the ante to an 8 1/2 minute mile.

I prolly sound like a pussy, but I haven’t attempted to run a mile yet. I’m still comfortable cranking up the incline and walking that shit. I’ll incline it between 8-10% and play with the speed here and there. Ha! Down to the 17-18 minute range the last couple times.

My biggest problem, and the reason my kid says, “Good luck with that,” is that I smoke and there’s no way I’m gonna make any real cardio progress while continuing to do so. I smoked my last cigarette, for the time being at least, at 11:16 am on September 2nd. As I’m writing this, I’ve been 36 hours smoke free and I’m going freakin’ crazy. That’s halfway, though, folks! If I can make it to lunchtime tomorrow, I’ll have passed the 72 hour barrier, meaning all the nicotine will be out of my system and the rest of it will be breaking the mental habit!

Keep your fingers crossed!

My kid also goes to the local gym, by herself, to lift weights. She has inspired me to renew my membership so we can work out together. I think she half asses her workouts and needs a bit more guidance to target muscle groups correctly. I know how to do this, so we’ll help each other out!

From a food standpoint, I’ve just been eating smaller portions right now. I need to hit the store to pick up some stuff to get the protein train rolling; prolly lots of chicken breasts!

I’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal, too, just because it’s low in calories, high in carbs for energy and quite filling. Gotta pick up some fruits to add to it so it doesn’t taste like wallpaper glue!

That’s about it for now…

This morning’s weigh in? 202 pounds.

I’m pretty impressed with that since this past Sunday I ate a ton of food at the fantasy football draft party! There was my award winning chili, beer, stuffed hot peppers, homemade pizza, beer, wings, some kind of healthy looking shish kabobs, beer, buffalo chicken dip, beer and meatloaf.

Needless to say, I pooped a lot Monday.

Related Posts:

Reboot ~ 210 Lbs.
Day 298 ~ 173 Lbs. Mission Accomplished!
Day 235 ~ 182 Lbs.
Day 192 ~ 187 Lbs.
Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Round 2!

Chicken Fries

Son of a bitch… here we go again, folks! The fatty is back after falling off the wagon! I knew I was gaining weight for months but I just got lazy. Yeah, even throughout the summer months with so much stuff going on with the kids and all the running around, I managed to gain 37 freakin’ pounds since I completed the first round of dieting.. chronicled below.

This is merely a minor setback; happens to a lot of people. After workin’ kinda hard to lose 58 pounds, I just stopped dieting. Stopped exercising.

The last straw this time was the button popping off a couple pairs of shorts. I had to sew them back on. I despise sewing! I’m not gonna sew any more!

No more Burger King Chicken Fries, or any other fast food for that matter! Water will replace pop, even diet pop! Beer? Hmmmm…. The NFL season starts in 12 days, so who knows…

I know I’m not gonna work kinda hard this time to get down to around 175. That shit took like 10 months. I want to hit that goal by Christmas, so that means 4 months! Gonna have to bust my ass!

This morning I removed all the laundry from the ol’ treadmill, dusted it off, gave it a quick tuneup and fired it up. I managed to walk a mile, at an 8% incline in 20 minutes before I began to feel heart failure setting in. Embarrassing, I know! I had to start somewhere, though!

So here goes! Current fatty status: 210 sweaty pounds!

Related Posts:

Day 298 ~ 173 Lbs. Mission Accomplished!
Day 235 ~ 182 Lbs.
Day 192 ~ 187 Lbs.
Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 298. Done Dieting!

Big King

A couple weeks ago I was talking with my eldest daughter, who works at Burger King, about this awesome sandwich they had years ago called the Big King. It was a copy of the Big Mac and it was delightful because Burger King’s burgers are way better than McDonalds. They only had it for a limited time and in select markets.

Last Saturday, my daughter texts me: Remember how you were telling me BK copied the Big Mac? We’ll have that burger next week haha!

HOLY SHIT was I excited! I could hardly control myself Tuesday while waiting to go to lunch ’cause I was gonna get me a Big King!

It was good great heavenly!

Don’t get me wrong, folks, I don’t eat fast food very often as I’ve largely sworn it off since January. Occasionally, though, I’ll fall off the wagon and eat the low grade stuff. It tastes so good but damn does it mess with my innards!

I’m now done with fast food… yeah, I loved my Big King… yeah, I bought my coworkers McDonalds breakfast this morning…

The other day I weighed in at 173 pounds, however, so now it’s time to stop losing weight!

Now’s the time to dust off and put my old nutrition plan into motion and get back to the gym so I can add the 20+ pounds of muscle that I want!

I’m not normally one to toot my own horn, folks, but I’ve lost 58 pounds since I started this process; it’s all about portion control and exercise!

Now comes the hard part because those weights are so damn heavy!

Related Posts:

Day 235 ~ 182 Lbs.
Day 192 ~ 187 Lbs.
Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 235

Jagermeister

Now is the time of year that I believe will be the most difficult to maintain my weight loss program. Why?

BECAUSE IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!!! And with football games come all kinds of crazy foods: wings, chili, pizza, subs, chicken, various dips and ALCOHOL!

There are already two parties planned; week 2 and week 6…

My drink of choice is Bud Light; yeah I’m pretty simple. I considered switching over totally to the above pictured Jägermeister, thinking it contained less calories than Bud Light. It has less, but not much… turns out a shot of Jäger has 107 calories vs. Bud Light at 110. The only things I would cut down on would be volume of liquid and piss breaks!

Did you know??? Jägermeister’s ingredients include 56 herbs, fruits, roots and spices including citrus peel, licorice, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger, juniper berries and ginseng? SOUNDS a lot healthier, no? But no real calorie savings!

I guess I’ll just have to drink a lot less on Thursdays and Sundays… Hmmmm, I’m gonna have to think about that! Shoot; then there’s the food! Ugh… this is gonna be a stressful 6 months and I’m not even talking about what the Browns are gonna do to me from an emotional standpoint!

Anyway, my pre week one weigh in this morning was 182 pounds! I’m pretty damn proud of myself… that’s 49 pounds… GONE!

Related Posts:

Day 192 ~ 187 Lbs.
Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 192

Whopper with cheese

I’ve been doing so well with my portion control lately… for months actually! I’ve been kinda pissed off the last few days, so yesterday I succumbed to my appetite.

On my way home for lunch I forgot about the turkey sandwich I had planned and, instead, stopped at Burger King for a Whopper with cheese meal. It was delightful! I tore that shit up… but only ate about a third of the fries if that matters!

I think I’m gonna be alright, though! One day ain’t gonna ruin all my progress… Hell, I ate quite a bit while on vacation for a week in Myrtle Beach, but made up for it with a lot of walking and flopping around in the Atlantic!

This morning.. I weighed in at 187 pounds, down 44 pounds from when I started this!

I’m now 7 pounds away from lifting weights, hard, to get back to 200 pounds on muscle!

Look out ladies!

Related Posts:

Day 162 ~ 193 Lbs
Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 162

Steak-Umm… Mmmmm those wonderful chopped and reformed “beef” steaks. It is beef, I guess, ’cause that’s what it says on the box…

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In order for it to be really good, however, ya have to put a little effort into preparing it. Like cook it with a little Montreal Steak Seasoning, butter and Worcestershire sauce!

Three steaks on a hoagie bun with mayo and pepper jack cheese and BAM!

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Steak-umm-gasm! It’s what was for dinner tonight!

Note Bernie in the background… never far from the food!

Other than the occasional slipup like this, I’m still keeping a pretty close eye on what I eat. Smaller portions is key. Hell, I had steak dinner last week and brought half of it home in a box! That’s the ticket…

Anyway, I weighed in at 193 pounds this morning… that’s 38 pounds lost since day one!

Unfortunately, since I haven’t gotten to the gym, the man boobs may still exist when we arrive at the beach in 11 days… Maybe I’ll go pushup crazy until then…

…. at least I shouldn’t get any harpoons tossed my way!

Until next time…

Related Posts:

Day 143 ~ 197 Lbs.
Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 143

I’m still working on getting skinny and ultimately fit! The girlies and I have a Myrtle Beach vacation in a month and my goal is to run on the beach without floppin’ man boobs!

Progress has been made, but there’s a lot more to go!

Check out this picture from February…

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… and then this one I took just a bit ago…

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Everything is coming together…. 197 pounds right now!

Related Posts:

Day 125 ~ 200 Lbs. WOO HOO!
Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs.
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 125 ~ A Milestone has been Reached!

Gourmet Burgers

Ah yes… the above burgers were for dinner yesterday! They’re fantastic, to say the least! The difference with me lately, is that I ate one.. instead of two, maybe 3!

I weighed in at 200 pounds this morning! That is very exciting as it has been my first official milestone!

What I’ve done thus far is just eat less. My next milestone is 180 pounds and won’t be achieved by just eating less…

Time to dust off the treadmill fatty!

Once I get to 180 pounds on diet and cardio… It’s time to hit the gym and work to add 15-20 pounds of muscle. This will be extremely difficult and more than likely will require HGH!

That said… once that goal is achieved I’ll be similar in shape to an NFL defensive back…

Joe-Haden

Only lighter skinned and with less tattoos…

LOOK OUT!

Related Posts:

Day 113 ~ 204 Lbs
Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 226 Lbs.

Public Humiliation Diet ~ Day 113

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Yeah… I’m still alive and For Shiggles continues to exist, just haven’t had much of a desire to write lately… I promise I’ll get back into it, however! I’m actually thinking about some stuff I wanna bitch about right now!

Anyway…. I’m still working on this weight loss thing though, admittedly, I’m only doing it right now by eating less… I can only imagine how much better I’d be doing had I spent 113 days on the treadmill, or running with Bernie outside…

Regardless, I remain successful! I weighed in at 204 this morning… 24 pounds to go!

Related Posts:

Day 25 ~ 220 Lbs. via pizza rolls…
Day 5 ~ 225.4 Lbs. The nutrition plan…
Day 3 ~ 231.8 Lbs. WTF??
Day One ~ And so it begins ~ 231 Lbs.