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Two Guys Lose Weight: Bacon-flavored gum

Day 8: Jimmy's attempt to lose weight stays on track despite horrifying flavors.

January 17, 2011|By Jimmy Orr, Los Angeles Times
  • Bacon, bacon fat and butter. Hey, here's an idea ... let's make gum out of this!
Bacon, bacon fat and butter. Hey, here's an idea ... let's make… (Glenn Koening / Los Angeles…)

NOTE:  This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.

Friday was rough.  The morning oatmeal lasted until about 11 a.m., but then the cravings hit for something sweet.  Popped into my boss’ office and grabbed some gum.

Unfortunately, the gum on his desk was a gag gift.  I didn’t read the package.  The gum was bacon-flavored.

That horrific taste didn’t leave my mouth for the rest of the day.  It was almost as bad as the time I ate raw whale tongue soaked in its own blood.  Then, I was caught up in a summer solstice celebration in Barrow, Alaska, and that was apparently a delicacy.  

Friday, I was just an idiot.

Because I’m waiting for my first shipment of food from Nutri-System, I’m still on my own.   So I picked up some sashimi.  Normally, I’m very careful about where I eat raw fish.  This time I just picked a random supermarket in Little Tokyo.  

I think it was alright.  It’s not like I got it out of a vending machine at Jiffy Lube or anything.   And eight hours later, nothing had erupted out of any portal.  So I’m going to call it a good pick.

Met a friend for dinner.  I had salad.  Boring green salad with a lot of boring vegetables.  No dressing.  And a boring water with a boring lemon in it.  Dinner was boring.

Quick workout a couple hours later.  Just 30 minutes on the stair climber.  Averaged 110 steps per minute.  It said I burned 497 calories, but everyone says disregard the results.

Consider them disregarded.

Starting weight:  203.  After one week:  198.5


Tony climbs the stairs

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