Friday, July 25, 2008

190.4 and the Taco Bell Diet

My obsession regarding my weight continues. My obsession with posting every detail on this blog continues as well.

I seem to be less, ah...regular is how I would put it here. I went a couple of days between payload drops and so last night's must have been a brick because this morning I hit a new low weight--190.4 lbs. Yeee Haw!

Only 6 or 7 pounds to go to hit my target weight. I feel great. It is so much easier to get out of the saddle and sprint/power up the hills. I have more energy which has been great as well.

Interestingly enough a large part of my weight loss has included a large amount of meals from fast food restaurants. The four days per week that I work I start with two fresco-style soft tacos when I arrive at noon. Then around 4pm I eat either a Big Burger with nothing on it but a little ketchup and mustard and a side salad with some lite dressing. Total calories for both meals comes to just a little less than1000 calories for both meals. Carl's Jr and Taco Bell are the two closest fast food places to work, but I eat similarly at other places. Including eating whatever I eat when I get home at night and what little I eat in the morning I end up eating between 1700 and 2000 calories per day for usually 5 out of 7 days per week. The other two days I probably eat around 2500 to 3000 calories. On days I ride I am sure that I use up around 3000 to 3500 calories per day. On other days is more like 2500. So it is not hard to see why I have been losing 1 to 2.5 pounds per week normally.

So is it possible to lose weight eating at fast food restaurants? Absolutely. However, I never order anything with mayo, sour cream, cheese or sauces/dressing that have unnecessary fat and calories. I try to eat a lot of veggies, some meat and not a lot of bread. It seems to work.

1 comment:

Brianero said...

Blog entries on taking dumps are cool. Heh heh.