February 3, 2007 at 10:36 am
One pound away from officially losing half my body weight. Maybe I won’t have to lob off a hand to make it after all. The amount I have left to lose is equivalent to one bucket of kitty litter. When I started out I got a sense of how much I’d lost by hefting those bright yellow buckets into my grocery cart and thinking “Wow, I’ve lost 1/2/3/4 of these!” Eventually it got a point where it was so much weight I couldn’t even judge it anymore. Now we’re reaching the other side and I can actually lift the amount of weight I need to lose.
It appears my weight loss is back to the pattern of hold…hold…hold…HUGE LOSS! The ride down is exhilarating, like sledding down the enormous snowy hill in our backyard on the bright orange plastic sled I had as a kid. Climbing back up that snowy hill, slipping and sliding in the wrong direction, getting snow down my butt crack, was the tedious cost of the thrill ride. Seems like my weight loss is following the same pattern. But I’m down six pounds from last week!
Thanks for all the congratulations in my last entry! To answer some questions, I don’t know what the status is on international releases, but I’ll tell you when I find out. At the very least, the book will be available from online retailers, so if you are willing to pay the shipping costs you can get a copy. Also, I will make sure everyone who wants an autographed copy gets one, though you might have to pay some extra shipping costs. I might end up selling autographed copies directly on this site or just set up a PO Box where you can send them to be signed. I don’t know, but I’ll let you know when it gets sorted. Also, I’m aiming for the book to be 80,000 words long. And I’m going to go work on it right now because oh-my-God-I-have-to-write-80,000-words! See ya’!