|Good Samaritan Hospital overlooks the artery-busting Puyallup Fair|
Last Week’s Plan
1800 Calories per Day
This Week: -0.8 pounds
Total Loss: 33.4 pounds
I survived the Puyallup Fair (pictured). Ate what I perceieved to be the healthiest optionat the stand my family chose for lunch. OK, the chicken sandwhich with fried onions wasn’t healthy, but I skipped the fries, skipped ice cream later, and only drank water. And before you think, “Hey Alan, the fair’s only once a year, live it up,” I want you to know I really didn’t miss eating a bunch of fair food.
2500 Calories advances to the semi-finals. 1800 Calories is eliminated.
Here’s The Deal
It’s a shocking outcome, with the seeming mathematical impossibility of 2500 calories defeating 1800 calories. As the cliché goes, that’s why they play the games.
1800 calories had two main problems. First, it wasn’t very resilient when I got into situations where it was difficult to manage my eating and calorie counting. It was too easy to get past 1800 calories and just stop counting.
Second, early in the two weeks, I had some serious energy crashes. I would do just about anything to perform well at work (which is partly how I got so big), so a mid-day dip wasn’t unacceptable, and I upped my eating accordingly. Over the two weeks, I basically treaded water, weight wise.
I feel a little disappointed, as I know Clyde and others have made a similar calorie level work. But as I concluded in the first round, 1800 calories is more than 1000 a day less than my maintenance level. 1800 is about right for a petite woman. It just didn’t work for me.
This Week’s Plan
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