Thursday, March 12, 2015

Week 6 - And there was much rejoicing...Yay!

Well, week 6 was interesting to say the least. Home from my arctic trek for the first solid week, I was energized, raring to go, nothing can stop me--except some microscopic beasties. Unfortunately, I came back to the second coming of the plague. Having vanquished my first wave of viral villains before my trip to Ohio, I returned to a veritable Den of Doom, Shack of Sick…ok, enough with the colorful euphemisms. Every one in the office was really, really sick. Thinking I missed the bacteria boat, I was sitting high on my horse, until the next morning, when the fever hit. Ok, you know the rest, missed some work, definitely missed my workouts, feeling better now.

I am happy to say that I was able to eat this time around and stuck to my diet. I noshed on my breakfast pizza that was made and ready to go. All the while thinking about the next pie I'm planning to make, the legendary Mashed Potato Roast Beef pie. My white whale. But I will have thee, mark my words.

So not wanting to venture to the real world for supplies, I raided my personal stores. There I came up with
one of my favorite combinations. An Alfredo Spinach Artichoke Pizza. I finished this combo off with some diced tomatoes, sliced red onions, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and turkey bacon…yes it IS a kind of bacon!! I also made my next week’s breakfast pie. As always, the hardest part is not eating 3 or 4 slices when it’s still hot and fresh. But I maintained!

This weekend I was also able to get out to the theater again. I've been waiting for something worth my while
to come along and it found itself in the movie, “Chappie”. I love the director's style. But who can go to the theater and not get popcorn? This guy right here!! Luckily, my theater serves an array of finger foods, up to and including pizzas. I was able to get a very thin 10" cheese pie to fend off the movie munchies. Wasn't that bad either.

Now here's what it boils down to. There are many diets out there. Similarly, there are many different body types out there. You need to do what fits your body type and lifestyle. I've looked into many diets in the past. Low Carb, Bacon and Eggs diet, The 5 Day Turkey, Berry & Yogurt Diet (yes, it's a thing). No one diet will work for everyone. You have to have a diet and exercise program that will work for your lifestyle. My lifestyle just happens to revolve around pizza, so the choice for me was obvious.

I am down about 20 pounds in 6 weeks, but this is not easy. Yes I eat only pizza, yes I am losing weight. But I am also monitoring my intake. I am also exercising more than I used to. I am also driving right by the dang McDonald's next door to my office that I have to pass every darn day. Right by it people! Plus the
abundance of Girl Scout cookies that just arrived does not help. It comes down to accountability and discipline, in your choices and in your day-to-day life. Trust me folks, I don't want to be using a lot of grown up words like accountability and discipline, but that's what this journey has led me to, whether I like it or not.

Week 6 round up, down another pound to 267 lbs. and maintained my navel measurement at 46.25". This small victory still has me excited! Who knew I could achieve such lofty goals with the aid of pizza. Now almost half way in, I wish to up my workout regiment to help in the weight loss and toning of my manly physique. As I said last week, now comes the time of extra hard work and determination to keep the momentum I have started. Luckily, I have been able to create new habits of eating smaller portions, and a little more self control. This is a cake walk…mmm…cake.

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