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New low for 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Quick blog here for the sake of later reference. I've been struggling for the last six months, bru ... struggling is. (Don't know about ending sentences with "is?" Click the link to move into the 90's, bru.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=

For any newbies reading, my starting weight was 273 and I had lost 103 pounds (down to a low of 170) when I quit smoking. After quitting smoking it took me exactly one week to gain ten pounds and another 12 weeks to gain 12 more pounds (for a total of a 22-pound gain.) Then I started trying to control calories again ... it was MUCH harder than I thought it would be.

In my spreadsheet I post my weight and log all my calories every day so I can make graphs and check on history etc.

Anyway, last week my spreadsheet calculated that I should have had a loss of .9 pounds. Instead, I gained 2 pounds. Depressed? Yes ... but seeing as how I've been around Spark for a long time now, I was depressed but not shocked ... it happens sometimes.

This week my spreadsheet showed I should have lost 1.1 pounds but I lost 3. By my calculations, that puts me one pound behind the universe so I'm still not caught up. Too bad this blog is a low-sniveling site so I have to stop whining now.

Anyway ... posting 184 pounds is the lowest number since last July and a new low for 2011. One more pound and I get my 90-pound icon back ... ONE ... MORE ... POUND!!!

Ok, you're updated now get back to what you're really supposed to be doing.

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  • no profile photo CD6966999
    Did you ever figure out why the math doesn't work?? It doesn't work for me, either. Can't figure out if I track wrong or what, but I never get my expected loss (whether it be more or less than I thought it would be). Sigh.

    3776 days ago
    Phew! you did it.

    ONE MORE POUND, emoticon
    3829 days ago
    Okay, I already know you celebrated the low with beer calories (I think), but still--way to go! You know as well as I do that this morning's up 5 was simply salt and water bloat from your fun Friday night...

    Just imagine what your lungs are looking like after six months of not smoking. Black tarry tissue is being replaced with nice pink stuff. Scarred capillaries are becoming more supple, moving blood and oxygen more easily...I bet your doctor brags about you-almost 90 pounds down AND stopped smoking. Taking down your chances of a disabling stroke or painful bout of cancer in a major way.

    I like to imagine the fat around my heart and liver getting a little less each week, my arteries getting a bit wider, and so forth.

    HOpe you have a great week, oh fave EvilKlown.
    3837 days ago
  • MAIA2011
    I can't think of another word for superhero SO you are a superhero!


    (Also, I recently entered the 90s again myself by increasing DSL speed so I could watch youTube videos again. I noticed that Charlie the Unicorn was on the list next to bru. If you haven't gone to candy mountain then you have to check it out. ROFLOL)
    3838 days ago
    Well done, Klown!
    3838 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6784549
    emoticon Evil you're doing spendidly!

    3838 days ago
    Well done! Quitting smoking and dealing with the other side-effects are very difficult. It seems you are getting the better of those challenges rather than the other way around.

    I'm just a day or so away from my 1 year Spark anniversary and you were one of the first people whose progress helped inspire me, so I am especially glad to see your success right now.
    3838 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6299204
    Give yourself time, your body is not only trying to lose weight and get healthier but it is recovering from an addiction. Yes and addiction, nicotine is one of the most addictiong substances ever found. emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great, losing what you have dont get discouraged and cudos to you for quiting that is difficult, it was the hardest thing I ever did and I am still proud of myself for it. Hold your head up high and give yourself a rounding cheer. Good luck to you. emoticon emoticon
    3838 days ago
    keep working
    3838 days ago
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