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11 September 2007 @ 09:24 am
mass and velocity  
All right, now that it's starting to cool down a little, I've decided it's time to lose some weight again. I lost 30 pounds a couple years ago, but have since gained half of that back. I'm at 244 at the moment. Ideally, I'd like to get down to 200 pounds (which at 6'2 still isn't going to make me a slender reed), but even getting back to 230 would be a nice change.

So, it's back to salads and semi-regular exercise for me. More walking is definitely on the agenda. Maybe get back into pilates. Plus, I think I can burn off some calories just bouncing my legs up and down at my desk all day (a nervous tick that I normally try to resist). Unfortunately, my workplace is well-stocked with snacks, so I'll need to muster some new willpower there.

If from time to time you see my "LJ mood" listed as some mysterious number, that'll be my (hopefully) declining weight.

Current Mood: 244
Listening to: Bic Runga & Dan Wilson - "Good Morning Baby"
ghibli_geek on September 11th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
What a pretty twelve year old you've featured today! Was this from your infamous Nordic tour of rustic horse stables?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: aqua chairassmonkeydiary on September 11th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
You watch yourself, missy, or I'm going to mail you all the greasy fat that I lose!
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on September 11th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
bitchiekittiebitchiekittie on September 11th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
me, too.

also, STELLAR ass photo!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on September 11th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Self-denial loves company!

And thanks!
walrus damnitdylanevl on September 11th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, I approve of today's booty girl. She's a lovely one.

And g'luck with yer weightloss. It's amazing how much you can lose just from diet and walking an hour a day.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on September 11th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Zan Crozancro on September 11th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yes... that's a damned fine example you've posted here. Good luck in your endeavor... walking is one of the best things you can do for yourself!
Christineleapfrog2747 on September 11th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Good luck!! I'm in the process as well....
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the apeassmonkeydiary on September 11th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
And luck to you as well!
Pallaspallasathene8 on September 11th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Men can do pilates? I thought that was a woman thing. :P
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on September 11th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hey! I used to do them. Was working fine until I decided to be a big slacker.

Good luck Monkey. I am in a similar situation (and hey, I'm 5'10" and weigh 255, so you're ahead of me at least) and I'm trying to keep it simple. We'll see how that goes.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: leopard skinassmonkeydiary on September 12th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the desire to slack is strong. Why walk home from work to eat salad when I can take the subway, pick up a three piece meal from Popeye's and play computer games?
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on September 12th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hell yes it is. I should be using my free morning to buy myself some lights so I don't die bicycle commuting and getting some exercises, but instead I'm here on the intar webs. And please, do not mention fried chicken anymore!

Good luck!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: tiki lustassmonkeydiary on September 12th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, Pilates was invented by a guy!

It was that Italian guy who executed Jesus. Pontius Pilates.
misterhumbug on September 12th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
I've found that having one less beer/cocktail (just one!) than I normally would have had makes a big difference.

Booze can be such a high-caloric bitch. Curse you, booze, and your fattening yumminess!
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on September 12th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the fifteen pounds that I've kept off so far was largely beer weight. Switching to rum-and-gingers made a big difference. Now I guess I have to buckle down and do rum-and-diet-soda. I wonder if I can drink just straight rum?
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on September 12th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
I used to drink straight rum when I ran out of mixers or when severely, severely drunk (sometimes one is a result of the other). All I can say is, make sure it's a really good rum.