Heavy News

Post ImageI just realized it’s been seventy-three days since I’ve mentioned anything about my weight. I know! It’s hard to believe the earth is still rotating on its axis. I thought for sure we would have crashed into the sun if I ever stopped publicly reporting my weight on a weekly basis.

I also just realized that it’s only been two days since I said the blog’s primary purpose would no longer be about weight and food. The basic premises being: 1) there’s more to life than counting cookies, and 2) there are already a brazillion other websites devoted to the topic. Granted, none of them are as entertaining as mine, but you can’t have it all. *wink*

Ironically, then, how we now find ourselves on the second post of the newly re-opened blog, and I’m already back to talking about weight. Sheesh. My blogging plans are as bad as my dieting plans.

What drove me to such madness? Well, I figured some of you might still be interested in food and dieting and you might be possibly wondering if my Return To Onederland was an actual return or just a visit. But mostly it’s to maintain my delusion that the world is actually concerned with a paramecium such as myself.

But enough with the jibba-jabba. First, take a look at how rosy things used to be only three scant months ago:

Now let’s tack on a dose of reality:

Anyone still reading at this point is probably asking, “Why am I still reading this post?” Er . . . sorry. I meant to say: Anyone still reading at this point is probably asking, “What happened between the happy graph and the less than happy graph?”

Several things: vacation, work, food, more work, more food, more more work and a lot more work.

Work is hard. Work is also bad for maintaining normal eating patterns. Now I could just blame myself. But it’s so much easier blaming others. Here’s what also happened: Day Ones #89, #90, and #91. Yes, it’s true. I could no longer go on pretending I was still on Day One #88 which began on July 28, 2008 and ended right about here.

Week 1
Start Date Oct 5, 2009
Starting Weight 203.0
Current Weight 197.0
Change from Last Week -6.00
Lost So Far 6.0 lbs

It’s kinda sad starting over, but I can’t say I’m not a stranger to the concept either. Of course, like a mini New Year’s Day, there is something special about wiping the slate clean and starting afresh.

And yes, you read that right, I lost six pounds in the first week. I can do that when I quit eating like a pig. Of course, the next six pounds will take me six weeks to lose (which—great!—lands me right in the middle of Thanksgiving. I’m doomed.)

From here on out, I’ll report in the first Thursday of each month. Because I wouldn’t want the earth to stop spinning, you know.

12 Responses to “Heavy News”

tuscanystone said
October 15, 2009 at 5:32 am

haha! You’ve done really well in keeping 2 stone off….nearly! I think you can call that an acceptable summer maintenance plan. Personally, I put on 10lbs over the summer, not so good…lol

Tusc 🙂

Helen said
October 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

I’m glad you’re continuing to report occasionally – I would really miss the graphs.

TexasDeb said
October 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

I thought I felt something weird this summer – must have been that “I don’t know what is up with Charlie’s weight today” thingie.

Seriously, if I can obsess (voyeuristically) about your weight then maybe I can stay more relaxed about mine. Since the folks in the lab coats keep nattering on about stress putting on extra midsection weight, I’m convinced the more relaxed I am, the better off my waistline will be.

So you go ahead and post all your want about your weight, graphs and all, and we’ll see if I lose any weight by watching you.

I love science!

Cynthia said
October 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I won’t say it’s OK, because it’s not. My graph would look far worse than yours though. I put on something like 15+ pounds over the summer? I’m working it off now. I say we will learn from our backslides and do better. I’d really like to see Onederland sometime next April.

Quix said
October 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Some people say that the holidays is the hardest time of year – I fully believe it’s the summer. At least in Austin, during the winter I want to move AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE to keep warm, and summer I just want to lie under the AC. I’m more inclined to pig out at BBQs than the holiday season. I’m just not that much of a sweets person (as long as I don’t let it in my house where I eat it because it’s there).

Considering the circumstances, you’re not doing too badly. You’re back in onederland and ready to reach…180-land?

Biz said
October 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

The dreaded Halloween to New Years is around the corner – hope you make it Charlie (and me too!). 😀

Jenn@slim-shoppin said
October 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I, for one, am glad to see the graph back.

That’s awesome weight loss for 1 week!!

The best thing though Charlie, is that you didn’t gain EVERYTHING back, so consider that a great achievement with how busy you are!

Love, your prettier sister

Guy who doesn't currently have vegetable fajitas said
October 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I can bring you some vegetable fajitas!

Jess said
October 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Looks like you’re still in Onederland!

    Charlie said
    October 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Barely! 199.5 this morning. Ack!

John's Weight Loss Blog said
October 18, 2009 at 9:08 am

Dude, that chart isn’t bad at all, what are you talking about! You are doing great, but don’t get down and let that chart really turn against you. Trust me it gets real hard once it starts going in the other direction. Stem the tide!

Sagan said
October 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I was telling my roommate the other day how I’ve been snacking a lot while I’m studying. His opinion was that because I’m working so hard, my brain requires extra fuel, therefore it makes sense that I’d need to eat more.

Heh. I think if I go by that philosophy I’ll be ballooning in a couple months 😉