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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 06:26:39 PM EST) (all tags)
Gosh I am so original...

On December 30th, 2007, I weighed in at an embarassing 199.5 lbs, by far the fattest I have ever been. I'm relatively tall, 6'1", so it's not quite a catastrophe yet, but I definitely need to start losing weight. When I graduated high school, I weighed a pitiful 160 lbs.

What changed in the last 7 years? Simple. I turned 21. And I started drinking. A lot. In fact, this past November and December, I have averaged from 9 to 12 beers per night. Besides being terribly unhealthy, it's impossible to lose weight drinking that much beer.

Fortunately, the past week I have been deathly ill (not really) from a terrible cold. Whenever this happens, I tend to give up on drinking both alcohol and caffeine. It's been over a week since I've had a sip of either.

So my four-pronged attack to lose weight is:

  1. Stop drinking. Okay, that's not realistic, especially since my birthday is coming up. So only drink on special occassions and never alone.
  2. Stop drinking caffeine. While caffeine doesn't add pounds of fat per se, it's containers usually do. So no more Coke and no more Pepsi for me. Incidentally, even though I've been off the stuff for a week, if I'm not taking my Acetinemenophen (sp) in the form of DayQuil or NyQuil for my terrible cold that I still have, I still get massive headaches. How fucking long do these caffeine withdrawals last? I was drinking way too much of the stuff though - probably about 500-750 mg per day.
  3. Exercise. Only 6 months ago, I could run 3 miles. Now I probably can't run 1. Time to start running again.
  4. Eat better. I'll never "eat well." I'm too finnicky to eat vegetables, and I really only like eating a tiny subset of all food. That food just happens to be the food that's bad for you. But I'll try, drinking V8 daily and eating an apple a day. Lots of raisins and nuts, too, instead of pop corn and potato chips. Oh, and Cheerios every morning.
My ultimate goal is to get down to 170-175. I would like to do that by the end of March. That's not as ridiculous as it sounds - once my Mom made a bet with me that I couldn't stop drinking for a month. Well, I did, and in the process, without exercising or eating right, I lost about 10 lbs. So I think it's a reasonable goal. If I stick to my regiment and don't make it to 170-175 by March 31st, I won't be terribly disappointed or anything. It won't devestate me.

I have other resolutions but they are too lame to share even with you.

I will post updates and reports. Because I know you guys care.

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NIWS: A FAT BASTARD AND A DRUNKARD by discordia (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 07:44:59 PM EST
who could have guessed

Diets almost by blixco (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 11:05:06 PM EST
never work.  Adjusting, long term, is a good plan.

And exercise == teh win if you develop a habit of it.  So, you'll succeed.
"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

My caffeine has no calories by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #3 Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 04:12:44 AM EST
but then I like my coffee like my Supreme Court Chief Justices.

old white men ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 04:56:51 AM EST
or narrow minded, conservative, paranoid, mean spirited, sexually harassing and bitter black ?

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black and bitter by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 05:01:54 AM EST

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