Monday, November 4, 2013


See, progress! Keep at it!

-Jason Kivela

Jason, friend of the show and all-around good guy, just commented on my last post about NaNoWriMo with this encouraging missive. My third day of NaNoWriMo was better than my first or second, and that's good. And it is progress, as he said.

As I said in the last Anklecast, I have a bunch of goals that I have formulated for me to fulfill by the time I reach my next birthday.

One of them is losing weight down to my ideal size. Now I'm not certain that this is my ideal size or not, I suppose we'll see when I start getting close, but my goal is to arrive at 200 lbs.

Today, I started in earnest to reach for that goal. I weighed in at 273 this morning, which is a little depressing, since it's already ten pounds more than I have been weighing for the last few months, but I gave in and let myself go. Now I gotta get it back.

So, here I am, trying to eat good. Monday is always a difficult day, because I go out to eat with Rish every week. But, as long as I'm good the rest of the day, I should be able to deal with one naughty meal.

This was my breakfast today:

That's two eggs with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms diced into them; a slice of deli ham; and some chopped tomatoes and avocados on top. It's part of a diet that I have followed to some great success in the past. I need a protein, a fat, and a carbohydrate in each meal. The eggs and ham are the protein, the tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions are the carbs (they're much healthier if you can make your carbs vegetables rather than cereals), and the avocados are the fat.

This was my mid-morning snack:

That's pears for carbs, almonds for fats, and a ham and cheese roll-up for protein. I had something similar for my late afternoon snack.

Then at lunch I had:

A great big salad with no dressing on it. The salad had both butter lettuce and romaine lettuce, spinach, red cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, celery, and cucumbers (maybe more, I can't remember what all I cut into that this morning).


That's chicken done up in some sort of sweet-and-sour-vinegar-something-or-other sauce by my wife as protein, more almonds as fat, and broccoli. The broccoli was really unnecessary, because I had the salad already, but we had it as a leftover from yesterday's dinner, and I knew I'd be the only one to eat it, so I went ahead and brought it.

I've been good all day, despite temptations like people's leftover Halloween candy being set out for whoever wants it.

And it was even the good stuff, not a bunch of Smarties and Tootsie Rolls or anything.

Hopefully, I can make progress on more than one front. Please, cheer me on, and I'll treat you with more photos of my unexciting food. After all, isn't that what iPhones are for, taking pictures of your food?

1 comment:

  1. Hey good job man. I too am trying to lose weight and be more productive. It's a hard endeavor - my vice is to playing video games. As Rish says "entropy is the natural state of the universe." Hearing your story inspires me to keep at it, if only because I'm not struggling alone.


    PS - keep up the writing. I saw Rish has a few more stories in the Amazon store, and I'm sure there's more from B.D. on the way, eh?