Thursday, February 11, 2010

Days 56-60 - The Superbowl

Hello blog.

I fell off my diet over the Superbowl, my computer exploded, and I gained 4 pounds.

My life has been pretty messy these past few days. I lost all of the data on my hard drive, so I've had to reinstall everything, reconfigure some touchy software, and reconstruct a huge database. It's like a big pile of work that I don't get paid for.

I'm just about fixed up now though. My life will be back to normal within a couple days.

With regard to my absence, I didn't keep any record of what I ate, but it was too much. Beer, meatballs, a pulled pork sandwich, potato chips, lots of pistachios, pizza, chips and dips, hot wings. Basically typical Superbowl fare extended over a 5-day period.

Without a functioning computer at home I feel like I'm in limbo or something. I really live through my computer. I can't even receive a bill without my computer. I can't get work done. I can't pay a bill. I can't communicate with people. I'd find myself sitting around my apartment not knowing what the hell to do with myself.

I actually watched an entire episode of Maury. That guy is just pure evil. And I ate a lot of bad foods, I think mostly out of boredom.

But I'm fully back now. Back with a functioning computer. Back to my daily updates, and back to healthier eating.

The plan I'm going forward with is pretty basic. Keep it under 1400 calories per day, avoid all deep fried foods, eat a salad and a fruit every day, and generally avoid all food that isn't immediately recognizable as some kind of a plant or an animal.

I've just come home from the grocery store (hear that), with some fresh fruits and yogurt and raw nuts and salad.

If you see me deviating from that plan I outlined, please do give me hell in the comments. :)

Yuck. This graph makes 4lbs look like a mountain.

It'll be back off in no time.

Until tomorrow,


  1. The GROCERY STORE!! Yayy! Good on ya Eric! :) You rock that salad and yogurt! :)

  2. Just remember to stay around the perimeter in the grocery store and you'll be golden. Well, as long as you stay away from all the nasty processed meats.

  3. By only shopping the perimeter you miss out on legumes, beans, brown rice, oats, whole grain pasta, etc. It's okay to shop the middle of the store. Just avoid most packaged goods with a list of ingredients.

  4. If you sat through a whole episode of Maury, you have punished yourself more than enough. Good on your for getting to the store and back on track. We all slip up.