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29 April 2009 @ 09:20 am
too much belly  
After a winter where I seemed to be getting away with eating whatever I wanted, I've recently found myself once again heavier than I care to be. K. and I bought a scale Sunday to replace our old electronic one that died when the battery leaked. This time we got a good, old-fashioned mechanical model that looks quite nice, except, of course, when it's telling you how much you weigh.

I'm up to 250 and my belly sits annoyingly on my lap like a piece of carry-on luggage that wouldn't fit in the overhead compartment. From past experience, I know that losing fifteen pounds will make a world of difference (more energy, clothes fitting better, etc), but I'd love to lose more, at least twenty-five or thirty.

Going back to eating better is obviously step one. Step two would be exercise, which is a bit harder. I'm over walking to work. Last year, it stopped being enjoyable and turned into a chore, especially in the dog days of summer. I've been saying for the past six months that I'm going to get a bicycle and start riding to work, which should make the trip about as quick as the subway. I've just got to make my decision about what bike to get and then go down to the bike store and buy it.

Current Mood: 250
Listening to: Roger Clyne - "Mercy"
traballenguastraballenguas on April 29th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Too much belly, but those earth tones! w00t!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: purple slapassmonkeydiary on April 29th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Between the roundness and the tones, I am the Earth!
traballenguastraballenguas on April 29th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
GROOOOOME! Earth Father!
theballadofyoko on April 29th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
I have to buy a bike, too. I'll go in the next couple of weeks.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green waitressassmonkeydiary on April 29th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Of course, if you buy it in DC, you won't need to transport it down there.
theballadofyoko on April 29th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
True. Lipz gave me a gift certificate for a bike shop here, though.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on April 29th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
You'll just have to make him ride it down to DC for you.
zantimisfit on April 29th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
It seems like the majority of people I know are trying to motivate themselves concerning weight loss and healthy diet/activity. Most of the people I know are in the Philly area. It seems like an opportunity to organize a group and schedule weekly long walks. Not to knock Jess's group, but it's too bad that it's easier to organize a burger eating outing than a healthy activity outing (I know, I know - juicy yum burgers vs. dull and tiring stuff). Now that I live 350 miles away from all you, all I want to do is organize get-togethers of various types... *sigh*
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green grassassmonkeydiary on April 29th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Organize us from afar! Command us a like a distant god!
zantimisfit on April 30th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
nothing would thrill me more than to be your puppet-master...
Pallaspallasathene8 on April 29th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
So far I have lost 0 of the 10 pounds I wanted to lose this year.

*rubs gridley's Buddha belly for good luck*
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Pallaspallasathene8 on April 30th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm 150. I used to always be 135. Ten pounds wouldn't kill me.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on April 30th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no shower at work. But no one really complained about the smell when I was walking to work, so hopefully it won't be too bad.

Thanks for the recommendations!