Monday, July 25, 2005
putting the lean in boolean since may 2005
True story: an acquaintance of mine in graduate school had a sister who was an upscale prostitute. Somebody once asked at a party how the sister's business was going. "Not so well," my acquaintance replied. "She likes the money, but she's sort of lost the will to sell it."
Meanwhile, with my diet, I like that I'm losing weight, but I'm losing the will to stay within my weekly Weight Watchers points. More distressingly, I've been losing the will to explicitly track my points. My stance has been that, so long as I kept tracking, this diet would keep working. Now, it's turned into something more like a Boolean statement: so long as I keep tracking OR keep running ~> 25 miles a week, this diet will keep working. And I'm less certain of the ultimate validity of that statement, because, of course, exercise only goes so far toward weight loss.
So, anyway, yes, my losing streak continues another week: through 9 weeks, I'm down 24 pounds. But I suspect my comeuppance cometh soon.