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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

215 lbs: 9 Down, 25 to Go

by Ken Newquist / September 21, 2006

The headline pretty much says it all: according to the gym scale, I've now 215 lbs. It was something of a surprise -- I haven't been hitting the gym as hard as I should have been the last week (going something like 3 out of 7 days) but I've still been watching what I eat and walking to working so I was still able to make some progress.

I'm switching to rabbit food (with an occasional helping of humus and some Triscuits) for lunch, which is undoubtedly healthier than my normal roast beef sandwich. Combined with drinking water instead of Coke, I've probably cut 350 calories out of my daily diet with that change.

My goal now is to go to the gym every day between now and next Friday, when my gaming group will be holding Nuke(m)Con (our at-home mini-convention) and which I will undoubtedly be eating like crap -- I anticipate more than a few hotdogs and hamburgers in my future. That's fine -- that's what cons are all about, and I figure as long as I go to the gym first thing each morning, I should emerge from the weekend in pretty good shape.

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I don't have the time for the gym but I walk, and I've been drinking the office swill instead of buying coffee (and the inevitable 'little sweet something' that comes with.

Don't sweat the con: you're eatin' healthy most of the year for six or 8 target holidays and party-binges!

The water instead of coke... hm, gotta get back on that.

Cheers! (raises watercooler dixie cup!)
J

Yeah, that "little sweet something" is probably what got me in trouble in the first place. When I used to commute to Jersey (and before we had kids, so I had the extra cash to spend), I'd grab a danish or coffee cake to go with my morning cappuccino. Unfortunately, that diet, combined with a long commute, plus no exercise, didn't work out well. :)