June 17, 2006 at 10:59 am
Wow, 218 right on the dot. I guess stress is good for weight loss. I thought I might be up because that TOM is supposed to be happening right now, but maybe the stress will cause me to skip. For those of you on the metric system, this also marks the first time I weigh below 100 kg. (218 lbs = 98.88 kg) Have a party in Australia for me, mates!
I use a program to chart my weight loss progress and it’s definitely slowing down as I approach goal. For instance, in the past 6 months I’ve only lost 30 pounds. The six month period before that I lost 50 pounds. When I first started exercising and eating healthy I lost about 25 pounds in the first month alone. That was kind of scary actually, because that’s insanely fast to be losing weight, like “I have an 8-foot long tapeworm in my colon” kind of fast. But I guess when you’re super morbidly obese you can do that. My point being, I know people sometimes wish they could lose weight as fast as someone else is, but that’s silly. Everyone’s situation is different and continues to change as they lose weight. So, keep it in perspective.
It’ll be interesting to see how long I stay in the teens, though I’m happy just to be out of the 20’s since I spent 3 months there. I was going to make an analogy about how all the time I spent weighing in the 20’s was like the American Great Depression in the 20’s, but then I realized that actually happened in the 30’s. Damn you, facts! This is why I never became a journalist. I knew I’d be tempted to just make stuff up to create a better story.