Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And Yet Another Reason Men Should Be Shot

I knew this was going to happen... absolutely. Freaking. Knew. It.

Thomas was "bad" this week. Not horrible, but he didn't make some of the greatest choices that he could have. Chief amongst the bad choices was going out to lunch with some co-workers without researching his restaurant choices beforehand. He selected a chicken sandwich that ended up being 20 points. And on Core, we only have 35 points to play with for the whole week (altho we are technically unlimited on CORE foods, a chicken caesar wrap is Not Core.)

And then at Darcy's little friend's birthday party, he had a hotdog and a half, and a chocolate cupcake. He went over on his flex points by... maybe 7 or 8 points. (If it was me, I would have had the hotdog or the cupcake, but not both.)

So, not a total binge or anything, just some bad choices through the week.

I... did not have a bad week. I had a good week. I got all my intended workouts in, I did my running, drank my water (even when I didn't feel like it, because this sore throat is still hanging around and water is just... no pun intended, hard to swallow) and made much better food choices. I ended the week with 15 flexies left.

Thomas lost... 3.2 pounds, going over his 30 pounds, and getting another gold star.

I lost... .6

I hate him. Just so you know.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time dodging bullets. I've lost twice as much as my wife in the same amount of time. I've lost as much in five months as Diet Book has in a year and a half. While it's great that men can lose weight faster than women as a general rule, it's also pretty darn dangerous.

Anonymous said...

I think is this why our society pressures *women* to be thin. Because, y'know, it's eviller that way.

Manuela said...

Darn that male metabolism!

But on the positive side, you still lost!

Anonymous said...

A loss is a loss.

Girl with a Problem said...

That's the only down side to "doing it together". My DH does whatever he wants and loses faster than me.

Congrats on the loss. There are NO small losses. As long as the scale is moving down instead of up, I counts that as a victory my friend.

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

I'm anti-gun, so I'm wondering if it would be okay to just knock them around a little. With our cars.

Good for you on the loss, anyway. You beat me this week! :)

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Does that not piss you off!?? Men can look at a piece of celery and lose 5lbs. Women can diet, exercise, make daily offerings to the diet gods, but accidentally look at a cupcake, and gain 10. Damn their metabolism.

Take heart though, your good week will catch up to his bad. Besides, his bad week without consequences will only fool him into thinking he can do it again. It will all equal out.

Be proud of your good week. Oh, and wish me luck, my meeting is tonight.

Holly said...

ARG stupid men!!!

I hope you kick his arse in the weight loss department next week!

st said...

men.....can't live with 'em, can't shot 'em......They do lose quicker that us!! I think it has something to do with their increased muscle mass......anyway, you are going great!!

Thinking Thin said...

It does suck that men lose weight faster and I can see why you would want to shoot him. It would be great if we could eat hot dogs and cake and still lose 3 lbs. I hate him too :)

Anonymous said...

I think that, instead of shooting him, you should beat him severely with a very large stick. Cause you know, that would burn a ton of calories, while still administering the appropriate punishment. :-)

It's completely unfair, stupid, and should be illegal. But you DID lose, and that is definitely something to be proud of. Plus you have the moral high ground. :-)

Congrats on the loss!


(And I am very nobly ignoring the comment of WVSooner, even though he is wrong. It's two years, not a year and a half.)

Anonymous said...

Oh I just HATE that male metabolism! But, on the good side, you lost! I say hide the TV remote!
Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

I vote for punishment!

Let's see.....what should it be....???

scrubbing the mold out of the shower with a tooth brush? organizing the food cupboards? brussel sprouts and cauliflower nightly for dinner? giving you a foot massage (without complaint) each night for a week? some kind of punishment MUST be extracted from this mega-weight-losing man!! :)