November 25, 2009

Stalled again in week 5

205 lb again this morning.  This is 5 weeks in, and I'm down 15 since I started, so I'm at least averaging 3lb/week as I'd hoped.  I just have to stay consistent and take the dribs and drabs as they come.

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November 24, 2009

Weed for autism?

So I saw this story over on ++undead, and I read it, and I see how the mom gave her son some pot brownies to see if it would help him come out of his autistic shell a bit.  Know what my take-away was after reading this?

NO FAIR, I WANT A BROWNIE!

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November 18, 2009

Un-stalled, 1 month in

205 lb this morning, down 15 lb from my starting weight, with 65 lb to go.

My waist measured in at... 40".  That's what I get for estimating rather than measuring back on day 1.  I couldn't find the tape that day, and I'm pretty sure this was my version of "rock bottom", so I haphazardly guessed that my waist was 2" larger around than my pants said it was.  Apparently a 38" pair of Wranglers is very, very generous, because my waist is visibly smaller than it was, and my pants are quite loose, to the point of being unwearable without a belt.  I'll just have to go forward with waist measurements from this point, since guessing at my original size would be just that: a guess.

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November 11, 2009

Stalled

Still 209 this morning.  Eating a little too much still, exercising too little, yada yada, SSDD.

It's tough to know something is basically life-or-death and treat it like life-or-death when it lacks all the traditional cues of life-or-death (like, say, an angered mother bear or an advancing line of mongol horsemen with bows drawn).

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Happy Veteran's Day

Thank a vet today.  If you are a veteran, thank you for your service.

Also if you are a veteran, free lunch at Applebee's!  The house sirloin is pretty good, at least at the one on Washtenaw in AA.

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November 04, 2009

Don't Cheat, Keep Exercising

209 this morning, putting me down 11lb with 69lb to go. I had a fair amount of "comfort food" (i.e. cake and bread) on Sunday at a family funeral, which likely set me back a bit, and I took a pass on exercising on Monday. It's also possible that I've been overdoing it on artificial sweeteners, so those have to go for now.

In related news, here's a fun post at the Heart Scan Blog.

Also, I find it funny and sad that sucralose and aspartame -- both laboratory products found nowhere in nature -- have both found approval as sweeteners by the US FDA, but miraculin was denied.  I suppose you could argue that miraculin might cause the imbiber to consume lots of acidic foods and cause injury of some sort, but it hardly feels like something the government ought to be protecting us from.

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