Week 5 - OTA: Good Solid Week, Weight Loss Continues Going Down

Week 5 - OTA

Scratch 70, The Fat Man 15

The weight is down again—2-lbs exactly. Here I am, like a jack ass, in my cube, acting like I am getting ready to go to the line of scrimmage. What am I? Am I a linebacker? Am I stand up DE? Or, am I merely a D-bag on a mission to lose weight? They are all right!

The weight is down again—2-lbs exactly. Here I am, like a jack ass, in my cube, acting like I am getting ready to go to the line of scrimmage. What am I? Am I a linebacker? Am I stand up DE? Or, am I merely a D-bag on a mission to lose weight? They are all right!

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Box Score

The Box Score is a breakdown of the week on the Football Fan’s Diet. Essentially, you can see how Scratch scored each day.

If you are not familiar with how the scoring works, you get a touchdown when you meet your health goals for the day and give up one when you don’t. Field goals are gained for exercise and given up for drinking beer. However, you can score your game however you damn well please. This is Scratch’s scoring system.

Scratch’s best days are called “Dynasty Days”. This is when he scores a TD and a FG and shuts out The Fat Man. He is then playing like a dynasty in the making. Conversely, “Laughing Stock” is when your day is 0-10 and so bad your health franchise is widely viewed as the laughing stock of your friends and family. days. In between are “Need Some Help” and “Wild Card” days. You probably get the point by now! Therefore, here is how Scratch is doing…

Day PF PA Notes
Monday 10 0 Ate leftover burgers--damn good!
Tuesday 10 0 Awesome workout.
Wednesday 10 3 Beer with friends.
Thursday 10 3 Discussed Midas Protocol at Wheelfish Bar.
Friday 10 3 Beers at Hal's Bar.
Saturday 10 3 Swimming Pool Beers
Sunday 10 3 Sweet Sausage sandwiches on grill.
Total 70 9
Scratch Gets the Win with yet another impressive week on The Football Fan’s Diet. the scale went down 2-lbs. Hey, that ain’t bad for this fat guy. He deserves a beer—a Miller 64 perhaps?

Scratch Gets the Win with yet another impressive week on The Football Fan’s Diet. the scale went down 2-lbs. Hey, that ain’t bad for this fat guy. He deserves a beer—a Miller 64 perhaps?

Scoring Summary

  • Monday (June 24th) - This was one of those days where I managed to get a 10—it was tough to do. I ate left over burgers from the previous weekend and they were damn good. However, I was too sluggish to go to the gym later that night, so I did a super leisure session on my cheap-o exercise bike at home. In short, I got it done. So give me a goddamned touchdown and a field goal—even though I felt like I didn’t deserve it.

  • Tuesday (June 25th) - I had a super awesome workout at Club Julian this evening. Notable was that I grilled chicken for the gang earlier, but did not eat while I made some mouth-watering BBQ chicken for the rest of the family. I did construct a grilled chicken sub and put it into the fridge for my after workout meal. I hid my freaking sandwich in the lower drawer, where my son might not look for it later. Man, ain’t I the clever health idiot? Anyway, this might have been the healthiest day of the week.

  • Wednesday (June 26th) -It was a somewhat a very unusual beer meet up. It so happens I had to drop my daughter off at Lacrosse summer league in Franklin Park, Pa. It was beautiful and sunny day—as opposed to a dark and f’n stormy night. It was a pleasant day to drive with the top down on the Blue Bonnet, the good ol’ Jeep Wrangler Willy’s Wheeler edition. After I dropped my daughter and her friend’s off, I was left to my own devices. Not too faraway in these parts, lives an old friend. I stopped by to say hello and twist the tab off a beer can or two. Oddly, we shared beers on the side of the road as cars came whizzing along their way. At the edge of a gravel driveway, we drank some beer.

  • Thursday (June 27th) - This was to be my day off—a guy’s night ostensibly with my Irish buddy Timmy O (who came down ill). Since my lovely wife was attending a special tango class Friday and my daughter didn’t have any plans—that involved me driving her at least—I was free to my own devices this evening. I put in a great two hour workout and was thinking about going home afterwards. Instead, I sojourned to the Wheelfish Bar, where I ran into a neighbor. This guy was kind enough to read my fictional work, The Midas Protocol, which will be a big ass hit one day—mark my freaking words. He had nothing but high praise for the book and for that, I got him a gift card to the Wheelfish Bar, his preferred place to frolic. I had a chicken salad and a BBQ quesadilla. Good stuff. I also decided on light beer this evening—thus capping a very healthy day.

  • Friday (June 28th) - Well, my lovely wife did have her tango class, but she wasn’t leaving until 8. That gave me a little window after the gym to hit Hal’s for a couple beers and a delicious half chicken with buttery broccoli and long grain rice. Friends were there, including Bud and Steve The Mailman. Steve said he is noticing the weight drop.

  • Saturday (June 29th) - A sunny fun filled day, for the most part. I got the grass cut, which always feels good. However, got cut short at the pool because of sporadic rolling showers. Hell, I was at Club Julian later that day and I didn’t have the soft top on the Jeep locked properly so while I was in the gym, a fierce thunderstorm rolled through and blew the rag top to the front of the car, exposing the entire inside to the rainy weather. No damage—it’s a Jeep!

  • Sunday (June 30th) - Finished mulching the damn front bed, which has been an overgrown mess of tangled weeds and grass fro the past couple years. The brick edging looked real nice.

More Season 48 Box Scores

Read more Box Scores. Hey, note that “green” numbers indicate a weight loss and “red” numbers indicate a weight gain.