Scoring Update: Saved by the counting calorie average

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Posted by Scratch

I pounded some Yuenglings with Dad yesterday. Thankfully, I was saved by the average.

I pounded some Yuenglings with Dad yesterday. Thankfully, I was saved by the average.

PITTSBURGH (FFD) - Yesterday was a high calorie day on intermittent fasting and counting calories approach to my Season 48 of the Football Fan’s Diet. I had grand ideas to go to the gym prior to meeting my old man at the Highland Bar for a couple Dad catch up beers, but, instead, I got bogged down on writing this query letter for this book I am writing.

Note: The book is the Midas Protocol and while this is the not right forum to promote it, hey, if you like sci-fi techno thrillers (to go with your beer and football) hit me up. I could use another read on the beta version.

So I didn’t go to the gym. Right there I am missing a field goal for exercise and I am essentially surrendering at least 400 - 500 calories to The Fat Man. I drank full bodied beers too, which packs on even more calories. Add to that a breaded chicken sub and a bowl of nachos and cheese shared with my son while watching Raiders of the Lost Ark on Netflix, and you have a high calorie day. Miller 64 just ain’t going to save my butt today.

However, because I had low calorie days Monday and Tuesday, I am still under my goal of a 2,200 net calorie average. Still, something doesn’t feel right about counting this as a touchdown day. These high calorie days have not happened to often and I think there is a danger of them becoming the early sends of a weight loss journey reversal.
I get a field goal, because while my calories were high my average for the week is still low. So instead of a touchdown, the new rule is I only get a field goal.

I get a field goal, because while my calories were high my average for the week is still low. So instead of a touchdown, the new rule is I only get a field goal.

What if today I depend on the average. Tomorrow I give up a touchdown. Then, I start losing and putting the weight back on. To differentiate these “saved by the average” days, I am only going to give myself a field goal. This way if I am saved by the average, I will at least tie The Fat Man. I don’t really win or lose. So yesterday, scoring wise, I get a field goal for being saved by the average and I give up a field goal for drinking beer. Bingo. It is a tie.

I should add that I still adhered to the 4-hour eating window. So that is a major plus. I have this notion too that I can average on the window too. You see on intermittent fasting sometimes I only eat for an hour on some days. So my thinking is that on high calorie days, it won’t kill me to have a 5 or 6 hour window, so long as I average a 4 hour window for the week. Sounds fairly liberal but I will call days where I go beyond the 4 hour eating window, yet stay under an average of 4 hours per day, as SBA (“Saved By The Average”) days.

With all that said, today is July 4, and wish you all a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration. Hmm. Pool party all afternoon. Hot dogs and hamburgers. Beer. Should I just log the SBA now?