Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Diet update: through 13 weeks, I'm down 37 pounds. I got another stern message from Weight Watchers telling me that I was losing weight too fast, but the same message also told me that, now that I am below 175 pounds, I need to cut another 100 calories a day out of my diet in order to keep up with their plan.
Attending the American Sociological Association meetings was bad for my diet in that it exposed one of the larger cracks in my dietary resolve: room service. I don't know exactly what it is about me and room service, but I presume it is some kind of siren call to the lazy and decadent corners of my self. Even so, the general bustle of conference and moving activity and maintaining pious portion control has so far been adequate to keep the weight loss going.
And, of course, my recent adoration of jogging has also helped: in an especially catharsis-seeking mood, I went out 8-9 miles last night. A dramatic change: my eagerness to go out jogging from before, when after the first 20 minutes I felt like I was going to die, to now, when after 20 minutes I feel immortal.