Since this weekend went by so fast, I decided to write about both days in a single post. For the record, this represented days 17 and 18 of the first Fat Guy Challenge, and Days 3 & 4 of our 2nd week!
After the first two weeks, I managed to lose 6.6lbs, without exercising at all. I got in a good workout during the first day of the 3rd week, so hopefully, I’ll see better results!
***[See how I did on the first 2 weeks of the challenge] – You can read our motivation for doing this, as well as the details of the challenge at the first link above. Our main goal is to lose 25lbs combined by June 4th, or there will be severe consequences! I am responsible for 15 of those pounds!***
Here is my assessment of days 17 & 18:
For the first week of the challenge, we decided to drastically reduce our carbohydrate intake to under 20 grams each day. Thankfully, that restriction was only in place for the first week. Now we are taking that amount up to 60 grams per day, with two “carb load” days each week.
Since I had a very late Friday night – I was up until about 3am writing articles and doing other things connected to my business and websites – I didn’t expect to get much sleep.
I just drank 32 oz of water and didn’t eat until around noon. I had the final piece of the stuffed chicken that we ate during the week. I spent most of the day preparing to teach the bible study portion of home group for tomorrow, so all I had were a couple of boiled eggs until dinner.
For dinner, I took some of the beef and made a little sandwich with it, with mustard and pepper-jack cheese.
I drank about 64 oz of water, which is pretty standard for the weekend.
On Sunday we woke up really late and actually missed Sunday School. Because of this we didn’t eat breakfast at all. I was actually fine during the service – I didn’t feel hungry or anything! It was our carb load day, and it wasn’t off to a great start!
Then after church we had home group (a time for bible study, fellowship, and dinner at the home of a member), where I ate mashed potatoes, string beans, carrots, and a lot of salad. I also had apple juice instead of water.
Then, after singing and bible study, they broke out the desserts. I didn’t have any because I knew that we needed to have a “carb load meal” after we left.
Once we left home group, we went to Pizza Hut – we haven’t been there in a long time. We ordered thin-crust pizza and boneless buffalo wings. We weren’t able to eat all of the wings, so we just took them home (along with a couple slices of pizza).
We stopped off at a convenience store on the way home to get “dessert”. I went home and at 2 slices of pizza, a Twix, and a cup of milk in the late evening. I think we managed this carb load day much better than the last one.
We probably will just go back to counting calories after this week, because it is more effective (but more time consuming as well).
As I told you above, my day started off late on Saturday, because I was up really late on Friday. Once I woke up, I knew that I wouldn’t have a chance to workout. My next goal is to get started Monday morning.
I was really busy on Saturday, and my wife wasn’t feeling well. Also, she had to help me prepare for the bible study, so neither one of us was in the mood to cook. But it felt great to find something in the house to eat, so we didn’t have to order junk!
For our carb load day, we figured that we would have to eat out – since we don’t have many carbs at home – so it really wasn’t a matter of giving in to temptation. However, we do want to be more prepared in the future.
So far, I really haven’t felt much temptation to have any food that I shouldn’t have – even the candy bar was more about just getting some quick carbs.
photo by scottchan
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