Saturday, October 15, 2005

Are you losing weight?

Someone came up to my desk last week and said, "are you losing weight?" I could barely contain myself. "Yes, I'm losing weight and thank you so much for noticing!" That's the second person within about a week who has commented on my weight loss. This is good.

I weighed myself that same afternoon and found that I had gone from 307 to 303. Just a few pounds shy of ridding that awful "300 pound" tag forever. There will be some celebrating when I break throught that barrier.

The desire for comforting myself with food seems to be fading away. Eating 6 small meals a day seems to be doing the trick. I'm never starving and I don't feel like I'm missing out on something. My wife Dawn and I went to Red Robin restaurant on Friday and split a burger and fries. I ate maybe 4 french fries. A friend and I went out to eat last night. He wanted to go to a new chinese buffet that just opened. I had egg drop soup and some different shrimp dishes. No rice - I think it was a nice lo-cal dinner without feeling the need to pig out.

I have lost 16 pounds since July 9, or just over a pound a week. Since the beginning of this year I've lost over 20 pounds. Since we're getting closer to Thanksgiving, I like to compare those pounds to a large turkey. That's a lot of fat.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sweet Comfort

Today was one of those days when I needed a little comfort. Funny, it's been a long time since I felt I needed to eat something to feel better. But today was one of those days. It's not like I went hog wild overboard or anything. I just had a craving for onion rings. Burger King onion rings if you really have to know.

Maybe it's because I was just so tired today. Feeling a little burned out. Feeling all of the 31-plus years that I've been a graphic artist/designer. Bored. Disgusted. Maybe it's because I went to the gym for the first time in almost a week to do a little weight lifting. I weighed in at 307 pounds. That's one more pound than last week. It must be water weight. Damned water. I don't even drink the stuff. I'm more of a diet Coke fan myself.

Tonight, the missus and I went to Red Robin to have split a burger. We split the watchamacallit burger with pineapple. Dee-lish. The kitchen split the burger for us and gave us each a little pile of fries. I cleaned out the basket.

So, I've been a little bit of a stinker today. Onion rings and fries. It's not the end of the world, but I'm not speeding toward my goal of 100 pounds by July 9, 2006 either.

Tomorrow's another day right? Riiighht.