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Progress Photo: 360 degrees of 180

My younger brother returned my camera last night, so I woke up early this morning to make the long-awaited progress photo. To ensure that this photo was taken exactly 10 pounds after the last one, I ate some cake and dropped some Jager bombs this weekend to get back up to 180. This had nothing to do with the ritualistic practice of buying kitchen utensils for my future sister-in-law or a night of debauchery with her bridesmaids. No, I did this for you so you know exactly what I look like at 180 and not 179. Those of you who do not have Flash installed in your browser can see the new picture on my images only progress page.

I’m wearing one of my new small t-shirts. When I was going through my files making this photo, I stumbled across an old PhotoShop image that estimated what I would look like when I was skinny. I can’t remember if I made this or if it was one Mark at CalorieLab made me. The timestamp says it […]

Weighing in on May

Last Saturday I weighed in at 187 and was glad I’d decided the week before to nix the weekly weigh-in entries in favor of round-ups at the beginning of each month. My weight has been all over the place in May, making me wonder if I should rename this blog every week. One week it’s “Half of Me” and the next week it’s “Over Half of Me” and then the week after that it’s “Almost Half of Me.” I practically needed rotating logos.

So I was looking at that number, wishing I was a dishonest person and could lie about my weight or perhaps “forget” to update my sidebar with the number. Then I thought about everything I’ve been saying lately about how I don’t care so much about my weight as I do about being fit and healthy and able to roll on my back and fling myself up to a standing position. I asked myself, “Self, do you really believe all that stuff?” And I realized that yes, I do really believe all that […]

Revised weigh-in schedule and cute skirt

It’s funny how the act of blogging about something can affect it. For example, I feel perfectly fine during the week as my weight teeters and totters up and down. I know there are a million and two things that affect weight other than fat. But when I come here on Saturdays I feel like I’m playing “Justify Your Weight.” Every time the number goes up I feel like I need to reiterate all the possible reasons for gains, from salt to water retention to that time of the month , etc., etc., etc., just so other people don’t freak out. The madness must stop.

So, in the interest of keeping me out of a padded room that I doubt my health insurance would pay for anyway, I’ve decided to revise my blogging weigh-in schedule. I will continue to update my weight on Saturdays mornings, but it will appear in the sidebar of this page and not in an entry. You can find it in the “Just how fat are you?” box. I will make a […]

Weight: 182 – Pounds left to lose: 22

I haven’t ridden a steel and beams roller coaster for years now, though I’m finally thin enough to do so again, but I was riding the weight roller coaster this week. It was down and then it was up and now it’s down again, so I’ll just clap my hands and say “Yay!” and hope it continues on a downward trend. Maybe next month I’ll hit 180 and have some new progress pics for you.

My kickboxing instructor seems to be sick or injured. Perhaps she got into a fight with someone with a better right hook than her. Two weeks ago I picked up the phone to hear the automated voice of an auto-dialer telling me class had been canceled. This week we had a – duh, dun, duh – substitute teacher. Perhaps my instructor is not injured at all, but just wants us to appreciate us more. Maybe she sent in a sub so we’d see how good we’ve got it with her.

The class I’m taking is called Turbo Kick, which is basically a […]

Weight: 184 – Pounds left to lose: 24

And we’re back to deflowering the virgin fat. I haven’t weighed this little in my entire adult life. Odd to think Buffy the Vampire Slayer wasn’t even on the air the last time I weighed this little.

Thursday I walked out to my car in the parking lot after work and noticed the front passenger tire was somewhat deflated. I inspected the rim and noticed it was dented, undoubtedly from one of the numerous potholes in the street. If we cooked a roast in every pothole in this city we could feed the homeless for a day. I tried using my Fix-a-flat spray which sprays rubbery gunk into the tire as well as inflates it. However, it was about 30 degrees out and that gunk decided it was too cold to come out of the can.

Spare tire it was! And not the one around my waist, though that one’s pretty deflated too. There was about 20 seconds when I seriously considered calling up to my office and getting one of the guys I work with to […]

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