PITTSBURGH (FFD) - Yesterday was Steelers Ravens day and the bar was absolutely packed for a 1 pm kick off. Somehow, beyond all logic, I was able to pound beers and show a weight loss this morning (being Monday). Here is how I accomplished that.
Watching Steelers Ravens Game At The Gym
I went to Club Julian and watched the first half of the Steelers Ravens game. So there I was on the elliptical, stepping away, as the Steelers played on TV. Without paying attention, I whittled off an hour on that damn mechanical contraption.
I burned over 800 calories stepping away while James Connor continued to run roughshod over the NFL.
After the gym, I hit the local GetGo and ordered a custom salad. It had everything except for meat and bad carbs. Even with a pouch of French dressing, this massive salad registered only 570 calories. That was it. That is all the solid food I ate for a day.
Miller Lite and Big Cigars at The Bar
The rest of the day, I drank Miller Lite. I had three beers at the Hiland Bar in West View as the Steelers dominated the Ravens to take a convincing lead in the AFC North. I was tempted by all the trappings of a typical game day at a great local neighborhood Pittsburgh bar - wings, burgers, fries. The tantalizing aromas were all there mixed into the atmosphere of beer, smoke and the great unwashed denizens of Steelers Nation.
I am typically a craft beer guy, but I have discovered one caveat: Miller Lite tastes great when smoking a big stinky cigar. Well, my cigar was not that stinky. It was an A.J. Hernandez cigar that garnered a 93-rating in Cigar Aficionado. It cost me 8 bucks so it must be good, right? Being mindful of cigar smoke, I gladly took a little window seat at the Hiland, where I could observe the barroom floor, TVs, and patrons, while blowing smoke out the window.
I consider smoking cigars on The Football Fan’s Diet equivalent to PEDs in the NFL. They are my version of performance enhancing drugs. You see, a cigar kills my appetite. Is the smoke good for me? Hell no. Still, I can smoke a stogie and drink Miller Lite without it taking a toll on my appetite.
Alternate Day Fasting - Like an idiot would do it!
On the heels of the most disastrous 7,000 calorie fast food binge day I had Saturday, where I had scarfed donuts, devoured Arby’s Greek Gyros, swallowed McDonald’s scrambled eggs with cheese, put two Dunkin Donuts into my pie hole… Then later ate hot dogs at night… I tallied a mere 597 calories on Sunday and knocked out over an hour on the elliptical machine at Club Julian.
10 Light Beers and a Salad
Counting Net Calories
Please be aware that I am deducting calories burned in my daily caloric assessments. I burned over a 1,000 calories on the elliptical and another 200 calories, according to my IPhone activity doohickey.
I had 3 Miller Lites at the Hiland Bar during the Steelers Ravens game. Then, later that night at home, and over the course of the next six hours, I had 7 more light beers at home, binge watching Netflix.
Today, I weighed less. Did you get that? That is correct, today I weighed less. Yesterday, I weighed 306 and today I weighed 304. How do you like them apples - or should I say, how do you like them light beers?
Believing I can actually loose weight on this diet
I know I can’t have that many light beers, eat a salad, and think for a second, I am setting myself up for a sustainable healthy pattern. I know I need to knock the beer down to become a Health All Pro. However, I needed a stress test, if you will, a game plan for a night where there is a Steelers Ravens game and that beer is flowing. I needed to prove to myself that I can handle that kind of day.
I did with this insane take on alternate day fasting. It worked for a day and I won. The trick now is to build on that and make it even better.
So for one day, I beat the Fat Man. It took blood, sweat, and tears... plus 10 light beers and a salad!