Lucky (one) Thirteen?

Today was Day One #113. The astute reader will realize that the last post ended with me embarking on Diet #112. The kind reader will know it’s not polite to ask, “So what happened with the one hundred and twelfth attempt?”

But I’ll tell you anyway. Diet #112 began on Monday, February 3, 2014. It ended yesterday with an overall half-pound gain (though at one point I was down four pounds).

It’s clear the switch still isn’t on. And, as I look back through all the times where the switch has gotten flipped on, I’ve noticed one thing. It always flips on due to some sort of catalyst. Something in the real world happens to you—physically, psychologically, emotionally—and you’re just on. My problem over the last three months has been the distinct lack of that.

Fortunately, I got me one of those today.

Whether it lasts or not, we’ll see. But I feel good about it so far. (Hence, why I felt compelled to post again just one week after my last post, instead of waiting the now-customary one month between posts.)

One interesting bit of trivia… I went back to the very first recorded weight entry (May 1, 1990) and compared it with yesterday’s weight. The difference? 0.0 lbs. Nearly 24 years of ups and downs and downs and ups and the net result: nothing.

Food for thought. 🙂

4 Responses to “Lucky (one) Thirteen?”

Texas Deb said
March 11, 2014 at 6:35 am

I read somewhere we gain about a pound a year under ordinary circumstances (whatever the hell those are!). So if you are at the same point on the scale today after 24 years as opposed to 2 and a half pounds UP? I say you claim a raise your fist to the sky VICTORY! and let it go at that.

So far on the fast two out of every seven day system I have lost barely a pound. Hmpf. That said? On the five days I don’t fast I’ve been eating any and everything that catches my fancy. Without gaining. It has been fun to revisit recipes I put aside during all the low/no carb eating we’d engaged in.

My goal is to find the reasonable midground (potentially NOT baking a treat every 4 days, IE) and stick there. I am not looking to lose a ton of weight but I’d like not to gain weight past this point. The best part of this system so far is that it does not rely on The Switch. I only have to be “on” twice a week and really only for 24 hours at a time, and that I can most definitely pull off.

Biz said
March 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I can’t believe you are exactly the same after 24 years! My mojo is back – I can’t keep blaming working two jobs that I can’t give it the same effort as I did before.

Love you Charlie! Love, your prettier sister, Biz

Julie said
March 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Charlie, it’s funny because today I was working with my dad (he has alzheimers and we’ve been going through stuff before … well just before) and we came across some pictures from 2000 and I weigh the same, almost look the same as I did than. We were also talking and went back further and I had Mike in 1992 and I weigh the same as I did than but do look a bit older than that far back. I am a bit fluffier in the middle but we were looking and the shorts I wore back than, I still have them and wear them though they are not for wearing anywhere but in the garden.
So is that good news or not ??? I don’t know it just means after trying and trying I’m just getting older. I am eating healthier so maybe that’s why I haven’t gained the old age weight. On diet #112, I’ve lost 1.1 lb and haven’t eaten any bread or cereal going on 9 days so I’m working at it.
Good luck Charlie. You will get it back.

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March 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

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