Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars


Posted by Trixter on January 4, 2007

The past few days, I’ve had to work long hours and generally had no willpower at all during the day. I’ve had two 1800 calorie lunches and today I had a 1500 calorie lunch. So, to make up for it, I’ve had nothing but my mainstay snack for dinner all three nights in a row — My giant bowl of popcorn:

The Gentle Giant

One meal a day is an unhealthy and stupid way to lose weight, since your body can’t possibly use a giant meal right away and it gets turned into fat. And yet, rumor has it that Sid Caesar used to do just that — he’d have one giant meal for dinner and tough it out until the next dinnertime.

Obviously, when work calms down, I plan on going back to my original plan, which was a slimfast for breakfast, a giant salad for lunch, and a reasonable dinner.

5 Responses to “Unorthodox”

  1. Like last time, your #1 issue will be 50% of there being snacks and sweets in the house (since you have three others who are not on this diet and have their own stuff) and 50% being offered snacks, which is what happened last time. If you focus on your appearance at Notacon as a clear goal, then there you have it.

    Either way, I like you.

  2. Matt Hite said

    Watch this:


    It’s a Frontline special called “Diet Wars.” It’s something I think you’ll find interesting.


  3. Matt Hite said

    Here’s another one:


    Saw that on Lifehacker today.

  4. Trixter said

    Downloading Diet Wars now, thanks! As for the 200 calories link, the amount of oil at the end surprised the hell out of me. And the peanut butter dab means I need to cut down on the number of PB&J sandwiches I make for Sam…

  5. themiddlemanager said

    The biggest part of winning the weight loss battle is understanding what you are doing wrong, and being able to correct it. You obvioulsy know what is going wrong, so you are moving in the right direction!

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