Last week, I had a free hour and was in the mood to do some gaming. After spending a half of that hour trying to get three different games working with my hardware (games that were already installed, mind you) I finally had it. The next day I bought a PSP.
In other news, I curse Hulver for taking down the calendar so that none of you would know about the garage sale we had last weekend. Still, we made a couple dinners out, so it was worth the time sitting out in the good weather. I didn't manage to ditch either of the monitors we no longer want.
I am currently dieting, which sucks. I started at 231 ten days ago and hope to get to around 190.
The last serious diet I went off was in 2000. I was 262, into the "obese" range. It was the result of too much food and too little exercise. I'd been in shape in the past, but for years had just kinda let it all fall apart. In the course of seven months, I dropped 75 pounds using very straightforward "eat less, workout more". I kept it off for about two years. Then my wife got pregnant, and started eating massive amounts of food. Sympathy weight gains are certainly well known in the literature. I gained about 25 pounds during her pregnancy, putting me around 210 when my son was born. This was mostly due to food as I kept going pretty well with the exercise routine.
I had planned to cut that down when my son was born, but the opposite happened. Lack of time made both cooking well and exercising harder. To make matters worse, I injured my knee, making running daily impossible. As this was my preferred form of exercise, I've had troubles getting back to the same level. Also, additional stresses (work, home construction, chasing a toddler) had me eating more. Over the course of two years I crept up to 230, where I've been for the last year.
Worse, I've been suffering all the issues I suffer when my weight exceeds 220 and I am eating like crap. Heart burn. High blood pressure. General feeling like shit.
So I'm back on the weight drop plan. The goal is to be around 190 on my birthday (August 8th.)
The story so far:
4/29/2006 Saturday 231.5
4/30/2006 Sunday 230.5
5/1/2006 Monday 231
5/2/2006 Tuesday 230.5
5/3/2006 Wednesday 231
5/4/2006 Thursday 230.5
5/5/2006 Friday 229
5/6/2006 Saturday 228
5/7/2006 Sunday 229
5/8/2006 Monday 227.5
5/9/2006 Tuesday 227.5
It can be hard because I get into a viscious circle: when I diet, I get insomnia in the evening. Because I'm not getting to sleep until late, I have trouble getting up the next day in order to exercise.
Tonight, I meet a couple Husites for dinner, so the diet is partly off for a day.
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