Day Sixty-Nine

69! Another day closer to completing this thing…I’m clocking in this post a little late as I had a late night.

Diet continues to go pretty great – even going out to eat and such I’ve been able to stick with it.

I don’t really have much to say, and I’m tired, so let’s get to the number fact.

69. It’s the number that Bill & Ted were thinking of.

Day Sixty-Eight

68! Made it to the end of another work week… and it actually didn’t rain today, which is pretty amazing.

I guess there isn’t really too much to say – Diet goes well, running should be happening tomorrow so long as I have time to squeeze it in – will be a busy day. If not, then Sunday.

I’m expecting a good weigh-in tomorrow morning.

And so, I guess I’ll get on with the number fact. 68…Ā  I’ve actually never heard on this one… (though, am familiar with the term 86)… In the restaurant industry, 68 may be used as a code meaning “put back on the menu”, being the opposite of 86 which means “remove from the menu”.

Day Sixty-Seven

67! I’m not sure if I’m counting the number of days I’ve been on this diet or the number of days in a row that it’s been raining…

I’m happy to report that the uptick in the weight is finally over, and in fact it dropped to a new low today – I have no idea what is responsible for that – I’m sure there must be some scientific explanation. A few days from now, it will probably uptick again, and I’ll be annoyed and frustrated all over again. Oh well.

So, 67. The number of the laps of the German Grand Prix since 2002 if the race was held at Hockenheimring.

Day Sixty-Six

66! It keeps steadily increasing… which I guess is to be expected.

Today was a pretty good day except I had to postpone my run due to a storm that was coming through during the time I was going to run – tomorrow I have plans to go to a movie and I’m not sure if I can squeeze in a run beforehand – I’ll have to gauge when I get back from work tomorrow. But, if I can’t squeeze it in then, more than likely I’ll have to skip the wed/thu run and just do my weekend run.

Today seemed like an easier day than the last couple, I hope that continues, but, I’m sure it will fluctuate.

Anyway, 66. I’m literally going to copy/paste from Wikipedia today:

U.S. RouteĀ 66 (USĀ 66 or RouteĀ 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. USĀ 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, California, near Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940Ā km). It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” and the RouteĀ 66 television show in the 1960s.

Day Sixty-Five

65! Getting closer and closer to the end… and I’ll be honest, I’m feeling like I want to change things up these past few days. But I won’t. Not until I’ve met the 90 day commitment.

Sticking to the diet today was pretty easy, no temptations or anything like that. Really both times I ate it was just kind of… because it was time to eat. Note that in the morning I am typically just doing a bulletproof coffee in lieu of food – for those of you who don’t know, that’s a cup of coffee in which is mixed 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil and 1-2 tablespoons of butter. I typically will do 2 of each, so there’s probably something in the neighborhood of 400 calories in it, so it’s enough to get one through the morning.

Stagnation continues today, which I find to be pretty annoying. That’s a big part of why I want to change things up, I feel like my body has adjusted to what I am doing.

Anyway… 65. There’s not really anything interesting about this number out there that a quick google search can find… so we’re going with: The traditional retirement age in the US and some other countries.


Day Sixty-Four

64. Oh man, I almost forgot about this. Posting real quick before I head to bed.

Diet goes ok – another scale uptick – super annoying – Hopefully it goes back down.

Here’s hoping for a good day tomorrow.

64… 64… that’s the total number of black and white squares on a chess board!

Day Sixty-Three

63! I’m a bit late again… I need to start typing these up a bit earlier.

Luckily, there isn’t really anything to say today. Diet continues to go well, still keeping up with the reading, I do have to admit I’ve not been keeping it up with my writing so much.

I’m hoping rain isn’t quite as bad as it looks like is being called for tomorrow, as I’d like to get a run in and… don’t really want to have to try to get myself to run in the rain. Hopefully there will be a light period in the evening.

Now then.. as for 63… it’s the number of chromosomes found in the offspring of a donkey and a horse. Now that’s useful knowledge for you.

Day Sixty-Two

62! Yet another day down.Ā  28 days, or 4 weeks, to go!

So I promised an update concerning what I plan to do once I reach the end of this meat and vegetables only diet. I can’t imagine that anyone really cares much, but, if you’re curious, here is some of what I have decided so far… pretty much only the stuff I am completely certain about.

At the end of it, I will first assess whatever my current weight is at that time. If it is above 174, then I will continue to pursue a weight loss diet to continue to lose weight. If by some chance it is 174 or lower, then I can’t say for certain what decision I would make, but probably my real target will be somewhere between 165 and 170. That would put me solidly in the “healthy” weight range of the BMI (the upper limit on that for me is 174, which is where that number came from).

In all likelihood, I will not quite have achieved the initial 174 goal though – keep in mind that would be ~15 pounds over 4 weeks, which would be quite rapid.

An option I am keeping open is an extension of the same diet I have been doing. I am potentially willing to continue it up until Thanksgiving, at which point I will definitely eat some things that are not allowed on this diet… haha. I don’t *THINK* I am going to continue it for that long though. I will not make a solid decision about an extension until I reach the end of the 90 days. That’s what I committed to, and once that commitment is complete, I can make some new commitment if so desired.

Barring a cheat day for Thanksgiving, when, as I said, I will be eating what I please, I intend to reintroduce things slowly, probably starting with either dairy or fruit. I also think I will continue to take a “no sugar added” approach for awhile (again, barring any designated cheat days). I will also beginĀ  tracking my calories. I’ve sort of loosely done it here and there as I’ve been doing this diet, and I know they’re pretty low (Most days probably 1300-1500). To maintain at 170, I could up that by 1,000, so I don’t think it’s impossible… I just need to take things slow and reintroduce things in a way that I can learn how to moderate them. Beans will be another thing that gets reintroduced early on. I’m not actually a big fan, but I think the carbs they provide will be a big help with the running.

And, I’ll probably start allowing whiskey right off the bat as well. I really want beer, but I’m probably going to restrict it to “special circumstances” (ie, I will never have a beer alone in my apartment – only if I’m out with a friend, etc).

So, that’s kinda sorta what the plan is. But there’s still 4 weeks to go before I get to it.

62. Breaking Bad has 62 episodes. The 62nd element on the periodic table is Samarium, which is used to treat lung cancer.

See you for 63!

Day Sixty-One

61. This post will come up a few minutes late as I waited until almost midnight to start writing it, but.. oh well.

It was another fairly typical day in regard to diet and such.Ā  No major struggles, all rules followed, etc. Oh, I did start the day at a new low, so, that of course is always a nice thing.

I also found an app for tracking weight that is going to replace the web-based tool that I’ve been using for years. Both the old tool and this app track the trend of your weight, to sort of normalize the ups and downs. The app will be a little more convenient as I can enter it on my phone without the need to get on a computer. Additionally, it makes projections based on the trends, so it might help me with mitigating my expectations a little bit.

I haven’t forgotten about how I said I was going to share some information about what I plan to do after the end of the 90 days today, but, I’m going to delay it for now… probably just until tomorrow. I’m just a bit tired, and would rather just be done with this for the night.

Anyway, 61. Here’s a quick and simple one. It’s the number of points required to win a “standard” game of Cribbage