Monday, August 03, 2009

Don't Eat Like a Chowderhead Diet

Before I start, let me say that I am astounded at how much progress people have made since my last post. Most everyone is still at it. Way to go! I am humbled by your efforts and successes.

I've been gone a while, but not much changed since my last post. For about two years, I've been on the Teaching Diet.

The Teaching Diet works like this:

1) I eat whatever I want.
2) During school, I generally don't eat much during the day because I'm too busy.
3) I tend to run about once a week in an attempt to retain sanity (I teach middle schoolers).

The Teaching Diet has pretty much kept me at 178. Every once in a while I get to 175, and sometimes I get above 180 (like holidays). It's not bad for weight maint even it not that healthy.

Last week, I got back from vacations and the like and the scale said I weighed 183.5, so it was time to do something before things went real bad. I have opted for the the Don't Eat Like a Chowderhead Diet. It works like so:

1) I know the dumb stuff to eat, so I just don't eat it. *
2) I know about how much is a reasonable portion, so stick to that.
3) Try to eat unprocessed food.
4) Eat lots of fat free microwave popcorn. **

I weighed myself this morning, and I am at 181.0. A 2.5 lb loss in a week is good. I'm shooting for 1 lb/week. I had some challenges because I had a party and a birthday during the week. On my birthday, I had an ice cream cone figuring that this was a reasonable treat on my own damm birthday. The piece of blueberry pie at the party was, admitedly, just a Chowderhead move.

I'm going to see how far I can get on this diet . My goal would be to get to 172 by October 5, 2009. If I get stuck along the way, I'll consider other options. Perhaps back to Weight Watchers.

Glad to be back.
Don Q.

* Lady Lean seems to be using a similar strategy.

** Note: Rules 3 and 4 do conflict. Oh well. Microwave popcorn is the methadone of food addiction. It's crap, but better than the other crap you're already on.


Blogger Kim Ayres said...

I would say welcome back, but somehow that feels wrong...

Glad to see you're still alive :)

10:32 AM  
Blogger Don Q. said...

grins. I dunno. I have been technically trying to lose weight for the intervening two years. Coming back just means I'm actually doing something rather than just bellyaching.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Fat Lazy Guy said...

Haha, have to agree with Kim. Good to know you haven't dropped off the face of the earth :D

Nice job on the loss already!

7:17 PM  
Blogger ArleneWKW said...

I'm glad that you're back Don. And very impressed about how well you've done keeping your weight in line.

2:39 PM  

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