Enormous Baloth Diet: I Can’t Believe How Much Weight I Lost!

Fathom Mage

Fathom Mage:
Still got a few details
of that look to work on 😉

So am I still an Enormous Baloth, or have I managed to become a Fathom Mage?

You won't believe how much weight I lost on my Magic: The Gathering themed Enormous Baloth Diet this week!

Starting weight: 223.6lbs
Ending weight: 218.6lbs

It worked! Ok, so I may not be a Fathom Mage yet, but I found this diet easy and pleasant to follow, and still lost five pounds in a week! Why? Why?? My best guess is: no bread...?

To sum up the Enormous Baloth Diet:

It's lots of vegetables, fruit, unprocessed whole grains, and pork.

Read the card:

Its diet consists of fruits, plants, small woodland animals, large woodland animals, woodlands, fruit groves, fruit farmers, and small cities.

Enormous Baloth: Is this the Best Magic the Gathering card for Dieters?

 
So here's my food diary, but first, about that bacon:

I know bacon isn't usually a healthy food, but I was very lucky to find the healthier 'no added nitrates/nitrites' bacon in a pretty good sale at the supermarket this week - it must be a sign! Still salty, but it's an improvement 🙂

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How did Walking like a Hobbit work out for me?

The Hobbit: Map from AllPosters

The Hobbit: Map from AllPosters.com

How did Walking like a Hobbit work out for me?

I admit it: I really wanted my Hobbit diet week to work out. And it did! I mostly enjoyed the walking, managed five miles most days, and loved the bacon and mushroom sandwiches.

I'm not sure I'd have got to Mordor, but then they had more time, and Middle Earth to save, and Gollum. But with the road going ever on, I know I'd have made it 'There and Back Again' in the end 🙂

Beginning weight: 215lbs
Ending weight: 213.2lbs

A very nice week!
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They have nothing in common but mushrooms :)

Can't get out for a walk today? Perhaps hobbit week is the best week for bouncing around to Badger Badger Mushroom Mushroom!

Ok, at first glance it may not seem at all Tolkien-like, but hey, they like music, dancing and the countryside, so dancing badgers are probably good. And of course there are mushrooms 🙂

My 11 year old has great fun showing this to my toddler and now it's one of his favourite songs. Great. But at least it's made him eat his mushrooms this week!





Go on, have a bounce around...!
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Eat like a Hobbit, Walk like a Hobbit

Ever wished you could eat like a hobbit? (Tweet this!) Twitter

Eat like a Hobbit!

Eat like a Hobbit! Picture credit: Geekfestbr

This hobbit-inspired week is an experiment:

Can I get away with a bacon and mushroom sandwich for second breakfast (ok, lunch) every day if I walk far enough to get to Mordor and back?

What you'll need:

A pedometer, or smartphone app, that measures how far you walk each day.

I will be aiming to walk 5 miles a day, during the course of the whole day's activities, which for me is about 10,000 steps.



 

"Frodo now accepted the invitation gratefully, to the relief of Pippin and Sam. The sun was already behind the western hills, and the light was failing. Two of Maggot's sons and his three daughters came in, and a generous supper was laid on the large table. The kitchen was lit with candles and the fire was mended. Mrs Maggot bustled in and out. One or two other hobbits belonging to the farm-household came in. In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer in plenty, and a mighty dish of mushrooms and bacon, besides much other solid farmhouse fare. The dogs lay by the fire and gnawed rinds and cracked bones."

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

 
If you're still looking for inspiration, try these Hobbit collectibles for walkers.
Hobbit-themed snacks also feature strongly in the Harvard Lampoon spoof, 'Bored of the Rings' (Rutabaga tea, anyone?)

 

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