BTW, this morning was the end of the third week of my weigh-in, although my diet was somewhat (really! only somewhat, or at least not entirely) compromised during the trip to Taiwan. Anyway, if my starting weight was z, today's weight was z - 5.6 pounds. I've decided to set my goal weight at z-33 pounds, with the idea of having the 33 pounds gone perhaps by my 33rd birthday in March.
What does this mean in metaphorical terms? Let's fire up MapQuest. Calculations indicate that if my starting weight was Seattle and my goal weight was Key West, then my present weight would put me just past Butte, Montana on this journey.