Week 3 - Preseason
Highlights From the Fifty Yard line
Here is what went down this week… In images.
Sunday - Steelers lose a tough one to the LA Chargers-33-30. Ben Roethlisberger looked a little long in the tooth, if you ask me. As far as my health, I had a super healthy day, despite going to the Hiland Bar and having a few beers during the game. All in all, I kept the calories down. I also fasted and ate a hearty vegetable soup with carrot-based ginger juice. Man, that was a blast of energy. No doubt about it… Sunday capped a very successful week folks. I need to repeat this success this week and even make my health better.
Saturday - Somehow I managed to win yesterday on a Friday! This is extremely rare. I went to the gym in the morning, but later found myself meeting friends at a couple new places that are not my normal haunts. Cap the night off at home. All in all, a pleasant day.
Friday - Coach was ready to proclaim a DGO change yesterday, but the fact that we scored a touchdown by not paying attention, has changed his mind. There is hope that a win is in the works. Of course, it is Friday and there will be some beer. But, is there a way to keep in reasonable? Let’s find out.
Thursday - Well, having lost Wednesday by a few apples, I was bit bummed out. I fretted that it was time to go back to Warrior’s Diet without paying attention to calories in the hope they naturally come down over time. I said screw, I need a beer too. Incredibly busy at work and I was just about done counting calories. However, something happened. I actually met my DGO this day. Maybe I should get those calorie days going then?
Wednesday - Was really pissed about not scoring a TD yesterday. If, I could have went to the gym at night, I could have worked down the calories for a score, but, alas, I was really run down. Oh, this is not going to be easy to get a Win. I will keep on. Working from home today. It is snowing. I should have a chance for the gym later. I need to keep it low cal today—and tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Tuesday - It is Taco Tuesday and Scratch has tacos on his mind. Today is a maintenance calorie day - or a “non-fasting” day. Does it really make a difference what it is called? The game plan is to adhere to some form of fasting during the day, that could be Warrior’s Diet style of 20:4 or it could be 16:8. In fact, the fasting in this particular case is to keep the calories down and the energy managed.
Monday (Dynasty Day) - So week three begins with a 7-minute HIIT workout on an app, plus mediation. The focus is on productivity, energy, and routine this week. As such, Monday saw Scratch hit the gym for a touchdown. He also avoided beer and stuck to an alternate day fasting level of 600 net calories. For the second day, Scratch hit Subway for an old school oven-roasted chicken sandwich with all the fixings.
This Week’s Box Score Blog posts
Here are some lengthier thoughts from Scratch that popped into his noggin this week…
Next Up: Week 4
In case you missed it…
See what happened to Scratch on Week 2 of the Football Fan’s Diet.