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02 March 2010 @ 10:24 am
don't toy with me, scale!  
When I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was surprised to see that despite my winter of poor eating and little physical exercise, I had actually lost weight, down five pounds to 225. It's probably just muscle weight sadly, although K. says my sides are slimmer. Maybe my body responds better to a high meat diet than I give it credit for as long as I eat plenty of veggies as well. Perhaps I'll concentrate my dieting energy on reducing my sugar intake instead, a huge task as I've gotten quite addicted this winter. I kind of like viewing myself as some sort of hack high school science experiment. Cycling in was so much easier today and it's already lifting me out of the winter doldrums.

Current Mood: BE (225)
Listening to: Air Miami - "Neely"
Dr. Deathraymodrobot on March 2nd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Man, I've been riding my bike 10 miles a day (5 to and 5 back) out of necessity for the last year. It was rough at first, but even when I have a car, I prefer to bike. It can be a bit rough on the knees if you're not careful, but it's a great way to get around and my wife enjoys how my legs have developed.

I also used to be fairly overweight, and I've found that cutting way back on the sugar has been a huge boon. For me, it's not a question of dieting, but of diet; reasonable portions, not gorging, etc. Also, the exercise. But mostly it was cutting back on the sugar. Turns out that drinking 64-128 ounces of soda a day made me fat. Hum. Go figure.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on March 2nd, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Nice. I do seven miles a day, but only four days a week (work at home on fridays). Yeah, sugar is mean. Fortunately, I'm not that into soda, but I work in an office that is always full of donuts, cake, pie, and candy. I need to just force myself to avoid it.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on March 2nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
That's great news! I've had surprises like that before, they are always great to get.

Today's pic...I can't decide if I like or dislike it. It just seems either pleasantly dirty or creepily dirty, in equal measures.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on March 3rd, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Heh... yes, a scene of good innocent fun as carefully contrived by a perverted photographer.