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Sunday 8/24/08

Posted in 209 By 2009, diet, weight loss by Greg Bellan on August 24, 2008

  • a couple of scrambled eggs with cheese
  • coffee

It was a beautiful morning and we ate out on the patio. This summer has been so beautiful. We didn’t have one day over 90 in the month of July. The last couple of weeks have actually felt like a warm fall… it’s been great!

  • corned beef sandwich
  • diet Pepsi
  • water
  • pickles

Went to the Chicago Deli this afternoon for lunch. Had my standard corned beef sandwich which was awesome as usual. I probably should have passed on the bread but I decided to have a treat. I’m starting to think that the corned beef is triggering my heartburn though… I hate to say that but after two times in a row having a bit of heartburn afterward I’m not sure that I can come to another conclusion.


  • a couple of small pieces of cold pizza (Donatos thin crust)

  • went for a walk through the Metro Parks with Amanda and the boys.

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Tuesday 8/19/08 – Morning Came Early After A Late Night

Posted in 209 By 2009, diet, weight loss by Greg Bellan on August 19, 2008
So I went to see The Dark Knight last night — incredible! I wanted to be home to put the boys to bed before I went to the flick so I went to a 9:50 PM show. Normally that wouldn’t have been an issue, but The Dark Knight is about two and a half hours long. Uggh. In any case, I didn’t get to the gym this AM as I’d hoped but I did skip McDonald’s once again. I’ll do a movie review shortly but the flick was REALLY well done. Very much deserving of all the hype that it’s received.

  • none

  • steak salad (lettuce, black olives, steak, tomato, carrot, fat free ranch dressing)
  • fountain diet Pepsi

  • chicken wings
  • salad
  • Bud Lite x 1

  • coffee x2
  • birthday cake
  • scoop of ice cream

  • nothing

Tonight was my father-in-law’s birthday hence the birthday cake and ice cream.  Otherwise was a great day from the eating standpoint.
Did have some pretty bad heartburn on the way home from work (after the Starbucks).

Another Battle With Heartburn… Time For A Change

Posted in 209 By 2009, weight loss by Greg Bellan on August 10, 2008

Not sure why but I was having a brutal bit of acid reflux yesterday. Being an admitted hypochondriac, I of course starting thinking the worst. I tell you, when I get like this it’s like I’m just waiting to die. This obviously is a TERRIBLE way to go through life (especially with an awesome wife and two beautiful boys) so it’s time to make a change. I’ve decided that I’m going to lay off the carbs and keep a details journal (of sorts) of exactly what I’m eating. Hopefully I’ll lose some weight and feel a hell of alot better in the process.

Weight goal — 209 by 2009.

Went to Red Robin with the family and had the following for dinner:

  • Water
  • Royal Burger (with lettuce instead of bun) Here’s the description from the Red Robin site:
    This is the aristocrat of all burgers because we crown it with a fresh fried egg. Also, topped with three strips of hickory-smoked bacon, American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.
  • A couple french fries

After dinner I had a handful of peanuts before bed. Not sure what I’m going to do from a format standpoint here, but as long as I can get things down “on paper” that’s a good start.