NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan 10.
I love some of the comments we’ve received so far during the “Two Guys Lose Weight” program Tony and I are on.
LisaFlorida writes to Tony: “Your diet is crap. You should see a dietician.”
Patroklos tells me: “You sound like a horrible friend.” She was alluding to when I sabotaged my friend who was trying to lose weight with two Super Burritos every day.
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“Oatmeal is not a diet food,” AmyAlkon writes me. (By the way I was reading this while eating my morning oatmeal.)
Tony and I appreciate the comments.
I’m pleased so far with my results. I’ve gone from 203 (when I weighed myself) or 205 (when my trainer weighed me) to 198.5 in one week.
“Are you starving yourself,” trainer Mike asked me on Saturday.
“Nope,” I responded. “I’m just not grazing.”
The pounds won’t continue to fall off at this pace. First week is always the easiest.
It’s also when you really have to alter what you eat. That first week is the foundation. Tony wrote Tuesday that he isn’t going to stay away from sweets saying that he will just increase his visits to the gym.
Vaya con Dios, senor. That’s a road I can’t go down. I stay away, as Alice in Chains sang back in the 1994 (video below).
Speaking of Alice in Chains, I’m starting to get mocked for the iPod selections during my workouts. To the mockers I say, “I proudly wave the Hair Nation and Boneyard flags while on my quest to lose 25 pounds in 12 weeks.” (I just don’t have the mullet and jean shorts).
Anyway, I stayed away from all the sugary landmines placed around the newsroom again on Monday. I even trash-talked some Tootsie Rolls placed on Meredith’s desk just like Antonio Cromartie did to Tom Brady. And look who won that contest. (Go Steelers, by the way.)
No workout Monday. Diet stayed the course.
Breakfast: Oatmeal. Coffee.
Lunch: Green salad with lettuce, spinach leaves, broccoli, radishes, onions, and mushrooms topped with Tropics Oriental Fat-Free Dressing. According to the label, it contains 30 calories per serving. Each serving is two tablespoons.
Snack: Tub of Dannon Light & Fit vanilla yogurt.
Dinner: Steamed broccoli
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