I am now a week into this operation and have decided to post a weekly update.
One of my roommates does athlete training and I have enlisted him to spearhead Operation Make Josh Attractive (OMJA).
He outlined a meal plan for me. I am allowed to have three servings per meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and one serving for each snack: morning and afternoon. I am allowed one “cheat” meal per week, and am supposed to drink 60-80 oz of water per day.
He also plans my daily exercises: Monday through Friday. I have no idea what we are doing until he tells me.
The initial weigh-in was on Sunday, March 14, around 10 PM. I weighed in at 405.6 lbs, lower than the highest I know I have reached at 414 lbs.
My meals for the workweek were basically the same:
The only deviance was on Thursday, where the engineering group went out to Rib Crib. I had the Crispy Chicken Salad. When eating a salad, I am supposed to dip my fork in the dressing and then take a bite of salad. With this method, I used less than a spoonful of ranch with my entire salad! I tried to avoid the fried tortilla strips (Rib Cribs tastier alternative to the crouton), but couldn't resist eating a few; the bowl was still covered in them when I was finished though.
There was a small change with Saturday's meals because I went to a friend's house for dinner:
Sunday was my cheat meal day. Because Sunday School was canceled, I ate breakfast late and missed my morning snack. For lunch a group from church went to Agave. I ate a lot of chips, white queso, and salsa. I ordered the Pollo al Queso with no beans. I then went to my grandma's 80th birthday party and had a piece of chocolate frosted yellow cake and no-sugar added vanilla ice cream. I was so full by the end of the day, I substituted my dinner with an apple.
My exercises for the week were as follows:
Each exercise was followed by some miscellaneous
torturesstretches. The walking didn't cause me much pain the next day, but the squats were practically killing me the next few days. I could barely sit down and get up for three days!
We had out official weigh in on Sunday, March 21st, around 9 AM. My weight was 383.8 lbs, which is over 20 lbs in only one week.