Tuesday, August 23, 2005

more losing



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.

6 comments:

A+ said...

I think if I literally stopped eating for an entire week and ran non-stop for that entire time, I'd proably lose about a half pound. I'm so jealous.

Anonymous said...

Resplendent AND Immortal. Wow. Rock On.

Anonymous said...

Going, going, gone (the memory of the sofa, that is).

jeremy said...

The sofa triumph is far from gone from my memory.

Anonymous said...

Sofa work, moving with help = weight loss

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

I just got my first stern warning today (I couldn't log my weight until I got back from MO). It's funny because while I lost over three pounds the week before last, I'm pretty sure at least some of it was muscle mass from being unable to lift weights while traveling, and it was sandwiched between my two lowest weight loss weeks--but was still enough to push the three-week average over two pounds. My friend Matt feels that I have all the excuse I need to eat an entire cheesecake this week. I am going out for margaritas tomorrow--they're high points. Hey, if Weight Watchers thinks I need those extra points, I guess I'll just make the sacrifice and drink heavily.