I had some IBM training this morning. I found out last when heading to Ronkajane's birthday party. I got to the party, where Jen² had already ordered me a NY strip, no butter, and a side of salad. Hold your congratulations, I also had three scoops of sherbet and a Mojito. An email came in on my Treo that someone forgot to send me an invitation. Knowing my day was shot for Friday, I headed back to the office after dinner to to Friday's work in advance. I got home around 2am and followed my own advice to go to bed hungry.
This morning, I was starving. I got up late since I didn't have to be a the training until 9:30. I didn't eat because I knew they'd have quartered bagels with cream cheese and tiny containers of OJ like always. When I got there, nothing. NOTHING! By 10:30, I was trying to calculate how long it would take to go from the 12th floor to the first, cross the street, buy something and eat it on the way back up, and then compare it to a long trip to the bathroom with an added excuse that I couldn't find it. Just as I'd convinced myself it would work, some rep mentioned that Pizza was on its way.
Pizza. My Lex Luthor. It showed up and was placed next to me, and it was all I could to to not dive in. Fortunately, someone else spoke up and made a joke about how we should probably stop to eat. Good thing. I was going to do that, but I was afraid it wouldn't have come out a joke. Ultimately, I had a meat lover slice, a plain, and a pepperoni and d diet Pepsi. I was so full, that I had nothing the rest of the day, and only a bowl of cereal and the two 'fishy" sticks Chib hadn't finished and a quarter cup of corn. Feeling guilty, I ran it through the plan that Viv sent me and lookie what I came up with!
Basal Metabolic Rate
- Men: BMR = 66 + (13.7 X wt in kg) + (5 X ht in cm) - (6.8 X age in years)
- Women: BMR = 655 + (9.6 X wt in kg) + (1.8 X ht in cm) - (4.7 X age in years)
My BMR is 2340. This is almost a snapshot of how quickly I am burning calories. The BMR is not the total picture though. There are multipliers based on one's lifestyle.
- Sedentary = BMR X 1.2 (little or no exercise, desk job)
- Lightly active = BMR X 1.375 (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/wk)
- Mod. active = BMR X 1.55 (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk)
- Very active = BMR X 1.725 (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days/wk)
- Extr. active = BMR X 1.9 (hard daily exercise/sports & physical job or 2X day training, i.e marathon, contest etc.)
I think it's safe to say, I'm "sedentary." So that puts my BMR at 2340 x 1.2 or 2808. That's the amount of calories I need to take in to break even. More, and I put on weight. Less, and I lose. Now a pound is roughly 3500 calories. To lose a pound, I have to run a 3500 calorie deficit. I can do this by burning more than 2800 a day or eating less than 2800 a day, or some combination of the two... which brings us back to the pizza. As per DietBites.com, I consumed the following in calories:
- 1 meat pizza- 350 calories per slice
- 1 pepperoni- 290 calories per slice
- 1 plain- 230 calories per slice
- GRAND TOTAL- 870
Oh, one other thing. One can only run a deficit of 1000 calories a day when attempting to lose weight. Apparently a greater deficit will slow down the metabolism and thus reduce the effects of the calorie deficit. So, though I didn't check the exact caloric value of the corn and fish sticks, unless they were 1000 calories, I actually didn't eat enough that day. Something tells me this is where those "Eat Pizza Lose Weight" diets come from. I'm somewhere between feeling I've finally gotten a way to plan this, and thinking it is so damn complicated I'm gonna go get my stomach banded.
Saturday was a bit of a mess. A good friend's wife had a baby shower just north of Philly and the Chib's best friend had a birthday party in Long Island City. Since the Missus can drive, but has yet to master the art of reading maps, we could not split up and had to go to both together. I ate honey nut Cheerios for breakfast. At the shower, I had a gin and tonic, two full plates of equal proportions chicken cutlet, ziti ala vodka, and something that tasted like lasagna with a white mushroom sauce instead of tomato meat sauce. At the birthday party, I ate twice my weight in that florescent orange cheese popcorn and six or seven Clementines. Afterwords, we stuck around and ordered Thai with the parents, but I opted out because I wasn't hungry. That was it for the night.
Sunday, HNC cereal again for breakfast, and then I tried to have a single Cup O Soup for lunch, but my stomach laughed at me. I paused my Sunday afternoon Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon and went back to the kitchen to the sound of a wife warning me that this was "nut goood et awl, yo!" I begged to differ. The six teryaki meatballs (that SHE purchased, mind you) were delicious and satisfying, as were the two pieces of 12 grain toast with that gas inducing garlic butter I am almost out of. I asked Chib what he wanted for lunch. He wanted.... a lemon. I asked him if he was SURE he wanted a lemon? He did. I told him they were very 'shupai' (sour) and maybe he wanted something else. No, he told me, lemon was not sour. Lemon was spaghetti soup. I was at a loss. Then it occurred to me that he knew this meal, "lemon" from his mother, a person who has trouble with the letters R and L when speaking English. Lemon, I realized was in fact Ramen, which is, in fact, spaghetti soup. He got it, and was thrilled. For dinner, I developed a very UNsatisfying migraine headache, and did some work in my office. Now, at almost 11pm, I am starving, and will probably break my vow of not eating after I post. I'll also get an earful from the wife, who insists this week that the whole reason I am fat is because I eat after midnight. Well, HA! Its only 11:00! So much for that theory.
So here it is:
- Three slices of pizza of varying toppings
- two fish sticks
- quarter cup of corn
- ??- while it isn't much, I am almost sure I ate something else that evening.
- 2 bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios
- 2 servings of chicken breast in mushroom sauce
- 2 servings ziti- vodka sauce
- 2 servings of almost lasagna
- 264 lbs of cheddar popcorn
- 2 bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios
- 1 Cup o Soup
- 6 teryaki meatballs
- 2 pieces of bread with garlic butter sauce
- [insert bad idea here]