There’s nothing like new progress pictures to bring out the lurkers. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments on the last post! My head is now as big as the great pumpkin, but thankfully that didn’t seem to affect my weigh-in since I’m holding steady at 203. Good thing inflated egos are mostly just hot air :)
In other news, as both Monica and CalorieLab noticed, the Associated Press is ripping me off! (You both get gold stars for being attentive readers. I bet you aced the reading comprehension section on the SATs!) You can file this under things I could have told you a year ago (and did), but fat people get worse gas mileage than thin people. I guess I need to start issuing press releases, or stick some fancy looking initials after my name. On one of the diet blogs (can’t remember which) someone commented that they were offended by the AP article. Really? You’re offended by physics? Do you have a beef with gravity too for weighing you down? It’s not like the article is implying that fat people are causing an energy crisis. It’s just observing a somewhat obvious fact. More mass takes more energy to transport. Any trucker could tell you that they get better gas mileage when their rig is empty than when it’s full.