Day 2 Summary – Brown, Chunky Breakfast Soup

19 Sep

Day 2 – Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • Steps Taken: 17,294
  • Calories Consumed:  1,800
  • Morning Weight: 136.2
  • 24 Hour Weight Loss:  2
  • Total Weight Loss: 2.6

The scale is saying I’ve lost 2.6 pounds in two days. According to this, one has to burn an extra 3,500 calories in a week to lose one pound. Obviously, my two day calorie deficit is nowhere near the 7,000 it would take to lose two pounds.

Here’s a good explanation about weight fluctuation, which is what’s going on.

The more important point after two days is that I feel better. Much better. I feel in control, which, obviously, is preferable to feeling out of control.

You might think I’m out of control when you read what I ate for breakfast this morning. In a large bowl, I mixed:


It turned into a brown soupy disaster with chunks of powder that refused to break down into the liquids despite my frenetic stirring. I gave up and just ate it. No sense spraining my wrist over it. And I liked it. Don’t believe me? Well, you didn’t see the smile on my face and the brown goo all around my lips. Here’s a blow by blow contest between my breakfast and a popular morning treat for thousands of people in any city that hosts a Krispy Kreme.

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled donut

My Breakfast Super Soup vs. a Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled donut.

TASTE: NO, I’m not going to lie and say that my concoction tastes better than a donut.

  • Breakfast Soup: Okay
  • Krispy Kreme Donut: Amazing        Advantage: Donut


  • Breakfast Soup: 354
  • Krispy Kreme Donut: 360        Advantage: Tie


  • Breakfast Soup: 11.2 grams
  • Krispy Kreme Donut: 3 grams     Advantage: Breakfast Soup


  • Breakfast soup: 16.9 grams
  • Krispy Kreme Donut: 1 grams     Advantage: Breakfast Soup


  • Breakfast soup: 0 grams
  • Krispy Kreme Donut: 6 grams      Advantage: Breakfast Soup

I could go on, but it’s pretty clear that my Breakfast Soup beats the sugary corduroy pants off the Krispy Kreme donut on all nutritional contests. But here’s why most humans in the U.S.A. are overweight: The Krispy Kreme donut is a goddam pleasure to eat–like ten minutes of heaven–and food discipline is just not something we’re good at. Discipline is hard, but that’s what I’m working on this week.

But the bottom line is if you eat healthful foods consistently you’re going to feel better, look better, and live longer than the person who consistently eats junk.

It’s 10:36 on Wednesday and I have 4,876 steps and 447.8 calories. A good start to Day 3.

One Response to “Day 2 Summary – Brown, Chunky Breakfast Soup”

  1. Warren March 24, 2014 at 8:42 am #

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