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Im pathetic.... Thanksgiving Report(14 posts)

Im pathetic.... Thanksgiving Reportfunknuggets
Nov 28, 2003 7:46 AM
Man, I only took in 2700 calories... ON THANKSGIVING and that is INCLUDING PIE!!! I cant believe it, I feel such a loser. No, Im serious... the one day I LET myself go crazy I didnt....

I swear I tried, but was just so busy with raking leaves, Monopoly, and taking care of my 2 year old that I just totally flaked. Im sorry to all, as I can usually top 6K easily, but this year was a bust. So, please can someone provide a GOOD report on caloric intake so I can enjoy a fattening Thanksgiving vicariously through your efforts??? Who wins top prize for most calories?

re: Im pathetic.... Thanksgiving Reporttmotz
Nov 28, 2003 7:59 AM
That is sad,I take in over 2700 calories on an average day. I've got more of a linebacker built than a cyclist.
sadder thing is that Im built more like you....funknuggets
Nov 28, 2003 8:09 AM
176lbs and 5'9"...but not fat. Yah diet is by far the worst part of my training program. I have this insane craving for carbs, so Im kinda like the anti-Atkins posterboy. Ha!

I did get trainer time on wednesday and today, though (wind chill here of 8 degrees this morning). Im not sure the ride report of my basement would entrall the masses!!!

You are probably concentrating on the wrong areasbuck
Nov 28, 2003 9:46 AM
First, avoid all fruits and raw veggies. Salad is Ok if it is slathered with bleu Cheese or ranch dressing. Next, do 10-15 reps of creamy casseroles, hot bread with BUTTER, FRIED turkey or fatty roast beef, and pecan pie/chocolate cake. This may HURT, especially after the first 10 reps but KEEP PUSHING. Also do not for second overlook alcohol. It is a very important component to this workout. Cheers
Alcohol, check... but...funknuggets
Nov 28, 2003 10:54 AM
Michelob ULTRA... see, I told you I went wrong in so many ways.... This is definitely a year to forget!
Don't be so hard on yourself.djg
Nov 28, 2003 11:17 AM
Early in the drinking season it can be useful just to get some steady drinking going. At that stage, regular drinking is more important than what happens at any one sitting. Real quality drinking and serious volume don't have to happen right away and it may be detrimental to your long-range training to rush things.
Nov 28, 2003 3:16 PM
Jeez, now I'm really embarrassed for you. You should have gone with an Imperial Stout packing about 500 calories in a 12 oz. serving.
Well If you askSkooter
Nov 28, 2003 10:21 AM
My brother in Law and I had a little contest. See who could eat the most. There was a weight in before the meal, and one after. the only rule was no excessive beverage intake. I won total weight after about 2 hours of grazing, with 8 1/2 pounds of gain per 185 pound frame. He won the most per body weight 6 pounds per 140 pound frame. I hope you can live through our experience. By the way I still havent eaten and probably wont all day.
Now THATS what I'm talking about!!! (nm)funknuggets
Nov 28, 2003 10:51 AM
I eat almost 2700 cals for breakfast!!!!andy02
Nov 28, 2003 10:23 AM
I will on an avg day eat two to four bowls of grapenuts in the morning, three or so powerbars/granola bars during the day (that way I don't have to stop for lunch and don't feel bad for taking off early to ride) acceleraid and gels on even a short 30miler and then a huge dinner and evening snack. I do usually eat mostly whole grains and lower fat unless I have a talk I have to go to-they have them well stock with pastry and coffee.
Well, I probably took in no more than that while I was standingdjg
Nov 28, 2003 11:34 AM
at the stove. Sitting was another story.

Cereal for breakfast. Two Kosher hots and some carrots for lunch.

I set out the appetizers at about 3:00 or so. Smoked salmon with some cream cheese (into which I'd blended roasted red peppers) on one plate and some double-creme cheese on the other. At that point I was alternating between diet coke and coffee. In the kitchen I was working on my contributions to the meal, with regular tasting. The 20 lb. turkey was loosely stuffed with cornbread stuffing (with mushrooms, stock, sherry, and herbs) with some celery sitting on top to keep things moist. A very large extra pan of stuffing was also made, again corn-bread based with mushrooms (sauteed in butter and olive oil) and sherry, but this time--with no bird to turkify things--with the addition of some turkey sausage. Then, on a mushroom roll, I made a large puff pastry tart filled with assorted mushrooms (again with the butter, olive oil, herbs, and sherry) swimming in cream (well, half and half thickened with a slow cooked roux). And little ones with cheese, bits of olive, and roasted red pepper that I hadn't used in the appetizer.

Sauvignon Blanc was opened when folks showed between 3:30 and 4; and Pinot noir was uncorked for dinner. In addition to the above, others contributed two different sweet potato preparations, cranberry relish, two different green bean dishes (one steamed plain, the other a casserole), a squash casserole, and a spinach salad. Oh yeah, I set out rolls (store-bought--Sister Shubert's) and butter. And of course I made gravy, which of course contained alcohol and cream and, as the French say, encore du beurre. We took a break before sweets, which included apple pie, pecan pie, a Costco chocolate turkey, an apple cake, ice cream, whipped cream, and my mom's rugulach. And decaf.

Came into the office today, in part to do a couple of hours of emergency work and in part to avoid looking at the left-overs. I think I need to stop at the gym on the way home.
Hope you dumped that spinach salad. (nm)TFerguson
Nov 28, 2003 11:45 AM
Nope, couldn't.djg
Nov 30, 2003 11:53 AM
It was the only dish that had bacon in it.
10 oz New York strip?Sao
Nov 28, 2003 2:58 PM
That's what I had yesterday instead of turkey (minus the asparagus)........that has to be 2700 calories alone!