Yesterday morning, fully aware I was back on the road to $5000, I completely disregarded my better judgment and bought an apple turnover from the roach coach fat guy. Then came the work day, where I have found a number of things that seem to work instead of a heavy lunch. My most recent problem is that I've found a number of things I can substitute for a heavy lunch. The problem is, I eat them all during the course of the day, and then even when I know there are only 45 calories here, or 90 calories there, I eat enough to let them pile up. For example, four Lipton soups at 90 calories each, plus four white cheddar rice crackers at 45 calories each, plus a buttered roll at 120 cals, and a hard boiled egg at 75 calories and by the end of the work day, I've had 735 calories. Now, I don't know how many I should be having, but that seems like a lot to me. A big mac is a bench mark for me and that's about 500 calories, so during my work day, I ate one and a half big macs.
That isn't the worst of it either. Angry Boss and I went out for a few beers after work Tuesday. He was hungry, but I told him I was not going to eat. He didn't believe me and when we got to the Irish pub, ordered two appetizers and an entree. I gave in to temptation and ate two potato skins (6th of a potato, bacon, absurd amount of cheese, sour cream, you get the picture) and a chicken wing with no dressing. And, while patting myself on the back, watching him finish off both apps and the steak & mash entree, I sucked down three full pints of Sam Adams.... and then a bottle of bud. At least I wasn't the one complaining of a stomach ache when all was said and done.
Today was better, almost, because I was able to avoid the apple turnover. I spread the four soups out over the whole day as is my habit now days. Lunch was a buttered roll and an egg. When I got home, I gave the Chib a choice of fishy sticks, a hamburger, or "ravamolees." He took the last of the three, and after watching him eat, I thought I should have one too. 210 calories for not a whole lot of food, but I ate it. Pretty tasty. Chef Dee has improved greatly since my childhood when watery orange liquid held a series of limp and saturated 'O's. So 210 down and I'm still hungry, so I have a healthy choice chicken soup (110 cals) and then two bowls of Quaker Oats Raisin Bran and Apparently Wood Chips. My jaw still hurts, and I know it will feel as much like gravel when it leaves me.
Then the missus comes home and asks if I've eaten. Good one. Like asking a zombie if he's dead yet. She then went about making her own dinner, and full as I was, I couldn't help but be intrigued. She unloaded some funny looking vegetables that I've never seen before from her shopping bag. I ask what they are, and she tells me that not only have I seen and eaten them thousands of times, that I every time she cooks them, I act like I've never seen them before. According to her, I ate them this past weekend. Anyway, she calls them Chinese Vegetables, and they look like short, leafy celery. She throws them in a pan with olive oil, a few blocks of cubed tofu, and some white pepper, and that's it. Dinner time. She offered me some, and I tried it in spite of my lack of room. It was great, and I ended up with a small bowl of it that I managed to go right through.
- Apple turnover
- 4 soups (chicken)
- Four quaker rice crackers
- One hard boiled egg
- One buttered onion roll
- Three pints of beer
- 1 bottle of beer
- Two “potato skins”
- 1 chicken wing
- 1 kashi grain bar (got home late, I was STARVING!)
- 4 soups (90 cal each)
- 1 buttered roll
- 1 hard boiled egg
- Chef Boy R Dee single serving Beefaroni
- 1 can Healthy Choice chicken soup
- 2 bowls of Quaker Oats Raisin Bran
- 1 bowl of Chinese Vegetable and tofu.
- 1 glass of chocolate milk (pending)
Tomorrow it is my Knitting Sister's birthday and I will try to catch up with her at Cercle Rouge to celebrate. I don't know how to reconcile this. I could try not to eat all day, but it won't work. We'll see. Stay tuned for the train wreck that will be my next post.